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牋牋牋牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋?Little River

牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋牋牋?Lyrics ?975 Ruth Moore

牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋牋牋?Music ?1986 Gordon Bok


牋牋牋牋牋?Ruth has written the definitive novels of the Maine coast as it was when I was growing up here.?One day she handed me this poem, claiming it wanted a tune.?This young fellow, most likely a lobsterman, is listening to the buoy off Cutler Harbor, but now it is above him, and he has?just figured out that he's drowning.


Gordon ?12-string guitar


牋牋牋牋?Little River lighted whistle, cry no more

牋牋牋牋牋?Sleepy sound from the breakers calling me back to shore

牋牋牋牋?Whistle it soft to the silver river

牋牋牋牋?Whistle it loud to the drumming sea

牋牋牋牋?Whistle it low to the moon and morning

牋牋牋牋?Not to me, never to me.


牋牋牋牋?For I'm swinging high in another country, swinging low

牋牋牋牋?Rolling it easy and the dolphins follow me where I go


牋牋牋牋?Whistle it loud to the flood tide making

牋牋牋牋?Whistle it soft to the wheeling sun

牋牋牋牋?Whistle it wild to my girl's heart breaking

牋牋牋牋?She'll remember; she was the one


牋牋牋牋?Spring comes warm over Little River, storm comes black

牋牋牋牋?I was headed home when the Indian Giver took me back'


牋牋牋牋?Whistle it high to the graybeard breakers

牋牋牋牋?Where the secret over the great shoals ran

牋牋牋牋?Whistle the world that was in my pocket

牋牋牋牋?When I had pockets, when I was a man


牋牋牋牋?repeat # 1


Little River is recorded on the albums Bay of Fundy, Herrings in the Bay, and is also in the songbook Time and the Flying Snow