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Lyr Add: Christian Island (Gordon Lightfoot)

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BALLAD OF THE YARMOUTH CASTLE
BEST YEARS OF HER LIFE
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DID SHE MENTION MY NAME
IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND
I'M NOT SAYING
IN THE EARLY MORNING RAIN
LOST CHILDREN
THAT'S WHAT YOU GET FOR LOVING ME
THE EDMUND FITZGERALD


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Christian Island
From: Inukshuk
Date: 15 May 07 - 06:48 AM

How timely! I just got back from a week's vacation on Georgian Bay. When the weather was clear we could just make out Christian Island. Got me thinking about its history and Lightfoot's song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Christian Island
From: SouthernCelt
Date: 14 May 07 - 07:44 PM

Good, somewhat typical, Lightfoot song. The only problem I ever have when I listen to it is that it makes me want to get lazy and go do pretty much nothing except watch the world go by ;-). I don't sail so I have to find some other non-activity to give me the same feeling "as I while away the time of day..."

SC


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Subject: Lyr Add: CHRISTIAN ISLAND (Gordon Lightfoot)
From: Stewie
Date: 14 May 07 - 02:16 AM

I have transcribed a number of songs for a presentation titled 'Of Rivers, Boats and the Sea' for the 37th Top Half Folk Festival next month. I might as well post those that are not in the DT or forum already. Here is the first.

CHRISTIAN ISLAND
(Gordon Lightfoot)

I'm sailin' down the summer wind
I've got whiskers on my chin
And I like the mood I'm in
As I while away the time of day
In the lee of Christian Island
Tall and strong, she dips and reels
I call her Silver Heels
And she tells me how she feels
She's a good old boat and she'll stay afloat
Through the toughest gale and keep smilin'
But for one more day, she would like to stay
In the lee of Christian Island

I'm sailin' down the summer day
Where the fish and seagulls play
I put my troubles all away
And when the gale comes up Ill fill my cup
With the whiskey of the highlands
She's a good old ship and she'll make the trip
From the lee of Christian Island

Tall and strong, she slips along
I sing for her a song
And she leans into the wind
She's a good old boat and she'll stay afloat
Through the toughest gale and keep smilin'
When the summer ends we will rest again
In the lee of Christian Island

Source: Gordon Lightfoot 'Don Quixote' Warner Archives CD 9 45687-2

--Stewie.


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