Mudcat Café message #178149 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18166   Message #178149
Posted By: Dave (the ancient mariner)
14-Feb-00 - 02:00 PM
Thread Name: Mudcat Island Folk Festival
Subject: Lyr Add: PEBBLES IN THE SAND (Melanie Safka)
An ancient mariner longing for the good old days invites a group of friends over to Mudcat Island for a few days of fun and music. Mudcat Island is on the East Coast near the border with The USA. It is a large island with a small safe harbour with room for several vessels. At low tide it is possible to drive campers onto the island via a short causeway. Since the down turn in the local fishery only the ancient mariner lives in the lighthouse keepers house; and a few biologists and meteorologists occasionally visit the Island. The lightkeepers house is quite large; and the old Lifeboat station attached has been converted into a sound stage with lighting. The old lighthouse has been replaced by a solar powered modern light. The ancient mariner is spending his retirement on the island; and has opened up all the spare rooms; and the assistant lighthouse keepers house for his friends to stay. Or if they camp or come by boat, provides refreshments and facilities for everyone... The stage is open refreshments are waiting; and a lovely lady he fell in love with years ago steps up on stage guitar in hand, and sings a gentle song for him......

PEBBLES IN THE SAND
Melanie Safka

Isnt it grand
I picked up a pebble on the sand
It knows my hand
I taught the sea my song
And it sings it for me when I am gone

Seasons of rain
I bring my little river thus he knows my pain
I gave the sea my tears
And they'll cry for you when I am not here

Under the sun
All pebbles on the sand know why I've come
The sea knows what I've done
And it missed the sea toys that I took home
And its gonna miss me when I am gone
And its gonna miss you cause we are one

Isn't it grand
I picked up a pebble on the sand
It knows my hand
I taught the sea my song
And it sings it for me when I am gone
And its gonna miss me when I am gone