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A Water Over Stone?

?1979 Gordon Bok, BMI


"Three songs for Ethelwyn."

牋牋牋牋牋?My aunt, Ethelwyn, lives on a boat and once married a fellow from the Isle of Man.?One of her favorite quotes was:


牋牋牋牋牋?For sad I was, and sore I was,

牋牋牋牋牋?And lonely to the bone.

牋牋牋牋牋?A green a grass, a gray a grass,

牋牋牋牋牋?A water over stone.

牋牋牋牋牋?Oh, lay a rose upon a rose

牋牋牋牋牋?And take away the lone.


牋牋牋牋牋?It is apparently from an old Irish book that she and her sisters were fond of reading when they were children.?One day she wrote it down for me and said "Here.?Put a tune to this."

牋牋牋牋牋?The first tune here happened while I was trying to write the second.?The third tune is a traditional lullaby from the Isle of Man called "Oye Vie" (goodnight.)


A Water Over Stone ?/span>is recorded on the album A Water Over Stone