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A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing

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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: SINSULL
Date: 03 Jun 14 - 07:10 PM

Keep your lamp trimmed and burning
Keep your lamp trimmed and burning
Lamp trimmed and burning
Jesus gonna make up my dyin bed


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jun 14 - 03:13 PM

In Everything, Turn, Turn, Turn
There is a season, Turn, Turn, Turn
A Time for Every Purpose Under Heaven


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: Rex
Date: 03 Jun 14 - 01:07 PM

I don't get on here as much as I used to and sometimes I pay a price for that. I didn't know Kat was gone. She and I would share cowboy songs, something her father enjoyed. I guess I figured she would always be here. Below is something by Badger Clark that I recite sometimes for those I'm missing. Thanks for sharing the songs Kat.

The Lost Pardner
Badger Clark

I ride alone and hate the boys I meet.
Today, some way, their laughin' hurts me so.
I hate the mockin'-birds in the mesquite--
And yet I liked 'em just a week ago.
I hate the steady sun that glares, and glares!
The bird songs make me sore.
I seem the only thing on earth that cares
'Cause Al ain't here no more!

'Twas just a stumblin' hawse, a tangled spur--
And, when I raised him up so limp and weak,
One look before his eyes begun to blur
And then--the blood that wouldn't let 'im speak!
And him so strong, and yet so quick he died,
And after year on year
When we had always trailed it side by side,
He went--and left me here!

We loved each other in the way men do
And never spoke about it, Al and me,
But we both knowed, and knowin' it so true
Was more than any woman's kiss could be.
We knowed--and if the way was smooth or rough,
The weather shine or pour,
While I had him the rest seemed good enough--
But he ain't here no more!

What is there out beyond the last divide?
Seems like that country must be cold and dim.
He'd miss the sunny range he used to ride,
And he'd miss me, the same as I do him.
It's no use thinkin'--all I'd think or say
Could never make it clear.
Out that dim trail that only leads one way
He's gone--and left me here!

The range is empty and the trails are blind,
And I don't seem but half myself today.
I wait to hear him ridin' up behind
And feel his knee rub mine the good old way
He's dead--and what that means no man kin tell.
Some call it "gone before."
Where? I don't know, but God! I know so well
That he ain't here no more!


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: Janie
Date: 02 Jun 14 - 10:11 PM

Last song circle for Kat? Perhaps. But circles never end.

Sweet Honey in the Rock - When I Die


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: topical tom
Date: 05 Aug 13 - 11:05 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIHFxIQfSxc


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: bet
Date: 05 Aug 13 - 10:50 AM

All beautiful! Thanks Mudcatters!


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 04 Aug 13 - 11:38 PM

Has anyone suggested Elder Joseph's "Simple Gifts"? I am sure that Kat has "come 'round right."


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: gnu
Date: 04 Aug 13 - 05:23 PM

Spaw... Like. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Aug 13 - 12:47 PM

I'll add one more, a song she and I both liked that hits many others with the beauty of this simplistic idea......an idea which touches the depths of my heart. By Peter Himmelman, The Best Kind of Answer.


Spaw


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: gnu
Date: 04 Aug 13 - 04:49 AM

Ditto that, Spaw.


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: catspaw49
Date: 03 Aug 13 - 10:35 PM

Yes it does.....Thank you Janie..............

Spaw


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: Janie
Date: 03 Aug 13 - 07:50 PM

This just seems to fit.

Darlin' Kate Emmylou Harris


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: gnu
Date: 03 Aug 13 - 06:09 PM

Hot Damn! What a "find", McGrath! Lovely song and the ensuing kat quotation is... you know.

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 03 Aug 13 - 02:05 PM

This thread set me thinking about the strange friendships we build up on the Mudcat, and I remembered a song I wrote about that back in 1999, quite soon after I found my way here

THE BLUE CLICKY THING
I spied it one day, I was trawling the net,
a fish like a cat, what an elegant pet.
When I reached out to touch, me head started to spin -
I was off for a ride on the Blue Clicky Thing.
The Blue Clicky Thing, the Blue Clicky Thing,
it can take you away like a magical ring.
It can make you as free as a bird on the wing,
the Mudcat Cafe and the Blue Clicky Thing.

I was off on a ride and admiring the view,
there were places I got to that I never knew,
there were stories to hear, there were songs for to sing,
there were all kinds of folk in the Blue Clicky Thing.
The Blue Clicky Thing, the Blue Clicky Thing,
it can take you away like a magical ring,
It can make you as free as a bird on the wing,
the Mudcat Cafe and the Blue Clicky Thing

There are names you can mutter and photos to see,
of neighbours next door, 'cross the wide rolling sea,
and a tavern where you can drop in for a drink,
and gossip with friends, in the Blue Clicky Thing.
The Blue Clicky Thing, the Blue Clicky Thing,
it can take you away like a magical ring,
It can make you as free as a bird on the wing,
The Mudcat Cafe and the Blue Clicky Thing.

Well I try to explain, and you might understand,
it's a fine place to go to when you're feeling grand -
but when your heart's heavy, and you're shackled and pinned,
you can reach out for help with the Blue Clicky Thing
The Blue Clicky Thing, the Blue Clicky Thing,
it can take you away like a magical ring,
and holds us together like brown paper and string,
the Mudcat Cafe and the Blue Clicky Thing.


So I went back and looked at the thread (mudcat magic...), and there in the very next post was katlaughing, such a kind welcoming response - and I'll print the rest of the post, kat being encouraging to someone who was a bit down:

Oh Kevin, thank you for that. It's been a very, very blue day here, for me and your sonyg just made me smile. Why don't you sing it and send it to Max, for the radio show? Then Rick Fileding can really go down in history; he will never live down the fact that it was himself who coined the term, "blue clicky thing(ie).
Steve, young women or ones without too much experience with "hunks" or whatever, may feel that way about sensitive men, but those of us who've been there, done that, learn we are none of us exactly as hoped for and we learn to compromise through the eyes and heart of love. This is damn hard to do, sometimes, like today, but still it seems worth it in the long run, esp. after a history together. I love attractive men, which I consider all of you Mudcatters to be, BUT that is not what attracts me to want to know a man more. Rather it is the depth of his feelings, emotions, beliefs, opinions, listening ability, willingness to forgive and/or apologise, perception, ability to "read" emotions and to act upon that whether he feels like it or not, sometimes, etc., etc. that would make me want to know a whole lot more about that man. These are not impossible standards...almost everyone of you here have demonstrated them repeatedly. Women get tired of men expecting them to be fashion-plate bimbos, with the starved, pre-pubescent body look of Madison ave. Some of us eschewed such strictures a long time ago and have been wearing purple, Birks, and all cotton, even our undies, for years, in a bid for comfort and independence from all pervasive mass media. Thank gawd I found the Mudcat where that seems to be more the norm than t'other!

katstilldepressedbutfeelingbetter|


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: ranger1
Date: 02 Aug 13 - 11:04 PM

I can't believe no one has posted this one yet: I'll Fly Away.


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: GUEST,gillymor
Date: 02 Aug 13 - 09:58 PM

Glory Bound


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: GUEST,gillymor
Date: 02 Aug 13 - 09:43 PM

Someday My Ship Will Sail


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: Janie
Date: 01 Aug 13 - 09:40 PM

Lovely, Kevin. Thank you.


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 01 Aug 13 - 08:42 PM

You're most welcome to do that gnu.

I wrote it some years back when someone I really admired died, and I find it can be the best way to say what I feel like saying sometimes. Hits the spot for me.
.........................
I've been going through this thread listening to the songs and such, and it's really something special. I know I'll be coming back to it again.   Thank you spaw for starting it. And thanks to kat for inspiring it.


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: gnu
Date: 01 Aug 13 - 08:28 PM

McGrath... may I post the lyrics and your link to my Facebook page... timeline... status... whetever the hell it's called? I would like to share it with my friends.


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: gnu
Date: 01 Aug 13 - 07:31 PM

McGrath... thanks. It was lovely.


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 01 Aug 13 - 11:53 AM

But maybe this clicky will work...


Over the edge of the world


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 01 Aug 13 - 11:50 AM

And here is a link to a youtube recording of that I have just put up. Not sung as wll as kat deserves. Stick it in the address bar if you want to hear it - my blue lickies seem to go wrong these days...


http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=plcp&v=-0Dwgy_W-KE


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 01 Aug 13 - 08:00 AM

Sometimes there's a thread that makes me aware of how grateful I am for the gift of the Mudcat - and so much of that is thanks to the way Kat influenced how it developed.

Here's a song of mine I am likely to sing when people I feel close to die.


Now you've left us behind and you've gone on your way,
over the edge of the world.
You left without warning with so much to say.
Are you just round the corner, or far far away?
Well, goodbye, and I hope I might see you some day,
over the edge of the world.
Now you've gone where nobody can find you,
over the edge of the world.
To follow a star, like the wise men of old,
to search for a treasure, far richer than gold,
and to find a great secret, can never be told,
over the edge of the world.

I'm watching and waiting and trying hard to see
over the edge of the world.
Now your prison is opened, and now you are free,
and that's how I always have known it must be.
And maybe now somewhere you're waiting for me,
over the edge of the world.
Now you've gone where nobody can find you,
over the edge of the world.
To follow a star, like the wise men of old,
to search for a treasure, far richer than gold,
and to find a great secret, can never be told,
over the edge of the world.


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: ranger1
Date: 31 Jul 13 - 06:37 PM

Gnu, thank you for posting that! I couldn't remember the name nor the group. The CD is now on its way to my mailbox.

Nathan, that was incredible. Thank you for sharing it with us.


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: Amergin
Date: 31 Jul 13 - 04:03 PM

Kat was one of two women who inspired this poem...

The Concert


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: gnu
Date: 31 Jul 13 - 02:10 PM

This is my contribution. It means a lot to me after seeing what everyone has written. It's not just about kat... it's about kat's friends... you.

Long Night


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 31 Jul 13 - 04:47 AM

Phil - I used to have trouble using 'cut & paste' instead of 'copy'

Another problem is when folks leave off the http:// & the blickifier thinks it's a page on mudcat.com

sandra


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 30 Jul 13 - 07:32 AM

Thank you, Janie. When I've followed the directions, it doesn't seem to work. Don't know what simple thing I've left out.


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: Janie
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 11:17 PM

Here you go, Phil. Fare Thee Well Sweet Mally

When I Go


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 10:59 PM

I would put out in Kat's song circle When I Go by Dave Carter (I posted one of the youtube videos on the facebook page) and Robin Williamson's Fare Thee Well Sweet Mally. Here's a link of Margaret Nelson, Paul Goelz and me playing it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfEFZkYChyU sorry I've never been able to do the blicky thing. Here's the Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer link if you didn't catch the FB page:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZk1CvsDSZc


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: nutty
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 02:42 PM

I've only recently written this - it hasn't got a proper tune yet but I'm sure the sentiments are ones that Kat wouldagree with


THANK YOU

Now, something in my life would have been missing
If I'd not taken time to watch children play
And If I had never seen true lovers kissing
Life would have been lived in a sad and dull way
And if I had never heard people sing
A rousing chorus that joined them as one
Then life would have been a poor, barren thing
With no special memories to dwell upon


Now I know that if I'd spent all of these years
In solitude and we'd never met
Then life would now be so full of tears
Not these wonderful mem'ries I'll never forget
And if I didn't know that you cared
And worried about me when we were apart
I'd never have found the courage to have aired
These feeling of love buried deep in my heart


So, know that your kindness has carried me through
And helped make the darkest days sunny and bright
For when I've felt down, I've been lifted by you
Just being in your comp'ny made everything right
So when my spirit is used up and gone
And no one on this earth has the power to save me
Don't weep and don't mourn, send me off with a song
And reflect on the pleasure that knowing you gave me


So thank you for the music and thank you for the songs
And thank you for the friendships I've seen grow
And I'll say another thank you to each and every one
For being the nicest kind of folks to know
YOU ARE - BELIEVE ME
You are the nicest kind of folks to know


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: bradfordian
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 02:13 AM

SLEEP ON BELOVED (Trad) Watersons

Not quite sure if it is good to offer this one now. I do sing it at times of loss. The melody is beautiful.


Sleep on, beloved, sleep and take thy rest,
Lay down thy head upon thy Saviour's breast.
We love thee well but Jesus loves thee best,
Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight.
        
Until our shadows from this earth are cast,
Until He gathers in His sheaves at last,
Until the twilight gloom is over past:
Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight.
        
Until made beautiful by love divine
Thou in the likeness of thy Lord shalt shine,
And He will bring that golden crown of thine,
Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight.

Until we meet again before the throne
Clothed in the spotless robes He gives His own,
Until we know as we have known:
Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight.

goodnight Kat

bradfordian


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 12:44 AM

Here's one from me: "Long, Long Ago."

Click to play (joeweb)


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 12:33 AM

Here's one Louie Roy sent in:
    JOE This tune came out of the West Virginia Hills and was taught to me by my Grand Mother in the 1930s.
    I sent this to Kat about 10 years ago and she really liked it. I think it fits the thread. My Grand Mother was born in 1860. Anyway it's a new tune for Mudcat. Louie


Thanks, Louie. The song is "Climbing the Golden Stairs."

Click to play (joeweb)


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: Ebbie
Date: 28 Jul 13 - 10:01 PM

I'm gonna sing with the angels
When my time comes around
This earth is just rehearsal
For when I'm heaven bound
And I'll be well prepared to take my place
With harmony and rhyme
I'm gonna sing with the angels
When it's time

I like to think of Kat and Rick in lively Elysian Fields. (It's a good thing I can't prove or disprove it, because life after life makes a pretty picture for me. And I like pretty pictures.)


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: Janie
Date: 28 Jul 13 - 07:26 PM

What You Give Me (copyright 1988 Laura Lingren)

To Walk in your forest,
To graze in your pastures,
To fly in your starry black night
Such is the garden, Such the devotion
Such is the fountain of love in my heart

To flow in your river,
To gaze at your colours,
To sway in your treetops so high
Such is the garden, Such the devotion
Such is the fountain of love in my heart

1st bridge
What you give me is a doorway to God, let us bathe in the Now
Never grasping at the days ahead
Just a patience of the heart in the pastures of truth
And love, trembling love.

To let out your kite string,
To feel your dark ocean,
to play in the breakers at dawn
Such is the garden, Such the devotion
Such is the fountain of love in my heart

To shatter on your hard floor,
To dance in your cobwebs,
To sing the song of our death
Such is the garden, Such the devotion
Such is the fountain of love in my heart

2nd bridge
You are teaching me songs that I never dreamed of.
Opening worlds that I never hoped for
I'm breathing my breath, I'm dying my death
Sing that the world doesn't end.

To read your sad story,
To bask in your glory,
To sit in the presence of god
Such is the garden, Such the devotion
Such is the fountain of love in my heart

To know beyond knowing
In the patience of being
Beyond thought, beyond wanting to know
Such is the garden, Such the devotion
Such is the fountain of love in my heart


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: Cats
Date: 28 Jul 13 - 06:02 PM

The Parting Glass.

Of all the money that e'er I spent
I've spent it in good company
And all the harm that ever I did
Alas it was to none but me
And all I've done for want of wit
To memory now I can't recall
So fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be with you all

If I had money enough to spend
And leisure to sit awhile
There is a fair maid in the town
That sorely has my heart beguiled
Her rosy cheeks and ruby lips
I own she has my heart enthralled
So fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be with you all

Oh, all the comrades that e'er I had
They're sorry for my going away
And all the sweethearts that e'er I had
They'd wish me one more day to stay
But since it falls unto my lot
That I should rise and you should not
I'll gently rise and softly call
Good night and joy be with you all

Goodnight Kat. Walk the bridge to the Summerlands with gentle feet.


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: KathWestra
Date: 28 Jul 13 - 11:47 AM

I sing this a lot, for friends alive, and friends gone. Sang it for Helen Schneyer's memorial service in 2005, and for Lee Haggerty's memorial a few years earlier. Led it with Caroline Paton at a NEFFA workshop remembering Sandy Paton. Never get tired of it, so I'm singing it now, with love for Kat, who was my "Kat-kin" on Mudcat. We corresponded here, and she got her special nickname when we decided we really must must be family.

Total Strangers, by Alan Bell

When first we met, we were total strangers.
We didn't know if we could be friends.
How soon we came to love each other.
Now I know we will meet again.

Chorus:
So here's to you, and our time together.
I'll share with you now a parting glass,
And bid farewell, with a smile and laughter.
Our time apart will be short, and pass.

We talked of dreams, and the good tomorrows,
Of yesterdays with their dark despair.
We've had our share of joys and sorrows.
Now we part, as friends who care.

A long, long road now winds before me,
And fate may take me where it will.
Through deep valleys, and over mountains.
I'll not forget. I'll remember you still.


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jul 13 - 11:14 PM

If I die young, bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song

The ballad of a dove
Go with peace and love
Gather up your tears, keep'em in your pocket
Save them for a time when you're really gonna need them

The Band Perry - If I die Young

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NJqUN9TClM


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: Bill D
Date: 27 Jul 13 - 10:55 PM

What's the Life of a Man yes... it includes a wonderful woman. It just struck me...I hope it's ok...


WHAT'S THE LIFE OF A MAN

As I was a walking one morning at ease
A viewing the leaves as they fell from the trees
All in slow motion appearing to be
And those that had withered, they fell from the trees

What's the life of a man anymore than the leaves
A man has his season, so why should we grieve
Though all thru this life, we appear fine and gay
Like the leaves we will wither and soon fade away

If you'd seen the leaves just a few days ago
So beautiful and bright they all seemed to grow
A frost came upon them and withered them all
A storm came upon them and down they did fall

If you look in the churchyard, there you will see
Those that have passed like the leaves from the trees
When age and affliction upon us do fall
Like the leaves we must wither and down we must fall.


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: GUEST,Rue
Date: 27 Jul 13 - 10:05 PM

thank you all


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: Bobert
Date: 27 Jul 13 - 05:48 PM

"Dancing With the Angels"

A blessing pure as an infant's soul
Bright as stars in the dark of night
An angel sent from above
Dancing in His loving light

Taken before the music's end
Her spirit lifted by His gentle hand
But she'd danced with all of those she loved
Touching woman, child and man

Chorus:

Heaven sent and Heaven bound
Yeah, tonight's she's dancing high
Dancing with the angels
In the starry Southern sky

Drenched in the light of His sweet love
How can this sorrow be
Knowing that she'll be waiting
When we're joined eternally

Chorus...

(Bob Harrison, 1996)

When my late wife, Judy, was dieing she asked me to write a song to perform at her funeral with the stipulation that I not play it for her... I went out to my studio and wrote the above song which I did perform at her funeral... I know that Judy would be honored to know that after all these years I have dusted off these dusty lyrics in Kat's honor...

Luvya, Kat

Bobert


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: Janie
Date: 27 Jul 13 - 05:40 PM

Tears of solace falling, Allison. Thank you.

Folks, sing or share a song you love. This is a song circle. If the "right" song doesn't immediately arise, don't worry about it. Kat surely doesn't.


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: Joybell
Date: 27 Jul 13 - 05:32 PM

"You've been a Friend to Me" is sounding in my head. I'd like to add it from inside my mind.
Joy


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 27 Jul 13 - 05:14 PM

I'm loving this thread. I've had a hard time picking the "right" song, because there are so many. For now, here's one from my chorus, Animaterra:
Speak for Me


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: Janie
Date: 27 Jul 13 - 03:06 PM

On A Day Like Today


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: catspaw49
Date: 27 Jul 13 - 01:59 AM

I was overjoyed when kat discovered the Appalachian dulcimer and of course that the "Mother of the Appalachian Dulcimer," Jean Ritchie, was a Mudcat member.

She too could appreciate the lineage in folk music and here's a great song that proves it. Two great voices from two different times blending in a mountain harmony second to none. The song is Jean's lovely "Dear Companion" with Jean Ritchie and Emmylou Harris providing a sweet harmony second to none in sheer beauty.

My Dear Companion



Spaw


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: maire-aine
Date: 27 Jul 13 - 12:16 AM

I don't have the words. I leave it to Si.

WHAT WILL I LEAVE

Words and music by Si Kahn

Late in the evening as light fades away
In silence we gather together
Searching the faces of those who are here
For those who have left us forever.

Chorus:
What will I leave
What will I leave
What will I leave behind
When I am gone
Who'll carry on
What will I leave behind.

Where are the ones who caught flame in the night
Fired up by the heat of devotion
Measuring their lives by the light of the truth
They burned like a lamp on the ocean.

Who will remember the words of the brave
That lifted us higher and higher
Who will remember the price that they paid
For lives lived too close to the fire.

Hearts of the ones who inherit your lives
Will rest in the truth you have spoken
Memory will echo the trust that you kept
Like you it will never be broken.


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Subject: RE: A Last Song Circle for Katlaughing
From: GUEST,daughter kirsten
Date: 26 Jul 13 - 10:41 PM

thank you everyone for all your love...my heart is broken..


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