Mudcat Café message #1038750 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #15434   Message #1038750
Posted By: Desert Dancer
21-Oct-03 - 12:19 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Here Is My Home (Si Kahn)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Here Is My Home -- Si Kahn
I've made another verse:

In dancing to this joyous sound
    Where are we bound?
From hand to hand, pass love around;
    Here is my home.

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I love the way this song adapts to many kinds of spiritual and/or physical "homes." I've used it as a closer for my cohousing community's meetings. I planned earlier this year to get to writing a dance verse to use it to close the annual meeting of the Country Dance and Song Society (but I couldn't go, as it turned out).

Needed a closer this past weekend at a dance fundraiser/celebration for a dear dance community friend who is dying of cancer -- so I finally got the dance verse made (and skipped the "work" verse). Being 3/4 chorus, it's also very quick for a group to get into. We sang it at the end of the night this weekend, and I didn't want to have to work to teach a new round (like Onawa's Waltz) or do anything too complicated, or sing myself too much.

Then led it again on Sunday afternoon for the singing group that's heavily populated by peace/justice advocate types as a preview for the concert that Si Kahn will do here in a week.

~ Becky in Tucson