Down yonder green valley where streamlets meander, When twilight is fading I pensively roam. Or at the bright noontide in solitude wander Amid the dark shades of the lonely ash grove.
’Tis there where the blackbird is cheerfully singing, Each warbler enchants with his note from the tree. Ah, then little think of sorrow or sadness; The ash grove enchanting spells beauty for me.
CALL OF THE FIRE
The call of the fire comes to us through the shadows That fall at the end of the day Each flame brings us peace and a calmness of spirit That drives all our troubles away We’re thankful for days and the joys that they bring us For nights and the rest that they give May we go on believing In this love we’re receiving Just now round the fire as we sing Each campfire lights anew The flame of friendship true The joy we’ve had in knowing you Will last our whole lives through And as the embers die away We wish that we might ever stay But since we cannot have our way We’ll come again some other day [hum] We’ll come again some other day
TEACH YOUR CHILDREN
You who are on the road Must have a code that you can live by And so become yourself Because the past is just a good-bye. Teach your children well, Their father’s health did slowly go by, And feed them on your dreams The one they pick is the one you’ll know by. Don’t you ever ask them why, If they told you, you will cry, So just look at them and sigh And know they love you.
And you, of tender years, Can’t know the fears that your elders grew by, And so please help them with your youth, They seek the truth before they can die.
Teach your parents well, Their children’s health will slowly go by, And feed them on your dreams They on they pick is the one you’ll know by Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you will cry So just look at them and sigh, and know they love you
HOUSE AT POOH CORNER
Christopher Robin and I walked along Under branches lit up by the moon. Posing our questions to Owl and Eeyore As the days disappeared all too soon. Well I wandered much farther today than I should And I can’t seem to find my way back to the wood.
CHORUS So, help me if you can I’ve got to get Back to the House at Pooh Corner by one. You’d be surprised there’s so much to be done, Count all the bees in the hive, Chase all the clouds from the sky. Back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh.
CHORUS Winnie the Pooh doesn’t know what to do, He’s got a honey jar stuck on his nose. He came to me asking help and advice And from there no one knows where he goes. So I sent him to ask of the Owl if he’s there, How to loosen a jar from the nose of a bear CHORUS
CAROLINA IN MY MIND CHORUS In my mind I’m gone to Carolina Can’t you see the sunshine? Can’t you just feel the moonshine? Ain’t it just like a friend of mine To hit me from behind? Yes, I’m gone to Carolina in my mind
Karen, she’s a silver sun You best walk her way and watch it shine And watch her watch the morning come A silver tear appearing now I’m cryin’, ain’t I? Gone to Carolina in my mind CHORUS
There ain’t no doubt in no one’s mind That love’s the finest thing around Whisper something soft and kind And hey babe, the sky’s on fire I’m dying, ain’t I? Gone to Carolina in my mind CHORUS
BRIDGE With a holy host of others standin’ around me Still I’m on the dark side of the moon And it seems like it goes on like this forever You must forgive me, if I’m up and gone to Carolina in my mind CHORUS
CHORUS It’s a web like a spider’s web Made of silver light and shadow Spun by the moon in my room at night It’s a web made to catch a dream Hold it tight ‘til I awaken As if to tell me that dreaming’s all right
Down in the valley, there’s a mission By the old oak tree By the mission, there’s a fountain Where my love told me CHORUS
On the evening I was leaving My love came to me I was sleeping, she was weeping As she said to me CHORUS
I met a stranger, his name was Danger We rode side by side Down in Santa Fe, I killed a man they say Danger told me ride CHORUS
Now if I return, they will hang me From the old oak tree Down in the valley, by the mission Where my love told me CHORUS
LEAN ON ME
Sometimes in our lives we all have pain We all have sorrow But if we are wise We know that there’s always tomorrow CHORUS Lean on me, when you’re not strong And I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on For it won’t be long ‘til I’m gonna need Somebody to lean on
Please swallow your pride If I have things you need to borrow For no one can fill those of your needs That you won’t let show
You just call on me sister, when you need a hand We all need somebody to lean on I just might have a problem that you’ll understand We all need somebody to lean on CHORUS
If there is a load you have to bear That you can’t carry I’m right up the road I’ll share your load If you just call me Call me (when you need a friend) (x3)
Yesterday a child came out to wonder Caught a dragonfly inside a jar
CHORUS And the seasons they go round and round And the painted ponies go up and down We’re captive on the carousel of time We can’t return we can only look behind from where we came And go round and round and round in the circle game
Then the child moved ten times round the seasons Skated over ten clear frozen streams Words like, when you’re older, must appease him And promises of someday make his dreams CHORUS
Sixteen springs and sixteen summers gone now Cartwheels turn to car wheels through the town And they tell him, take your time, it won’t be long now Till you drag your feet to slow the circles down CHORUS
Well the years spin by and now the boy is twenty Though his dreams have lost some grandeur coming true There’ll be new dreams, maybe better dreams and plenty Before the last revolving year is through CHORUS
Day is done, gone the sun, From the lake, from the hills, from the sky; All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.