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Thread #88685   Message #1931975
Posted By: GUEST,Robin 'Arty"
09-Jan-07 - 10:59 PM
Thread Name: Origins: & Lyr Req: 'River in my Heart'-camp song?
Subject: RE: Origins: & Lyr Req: 'River in my Heart'-camp song?
My dear itsRena~ I hope you find this message. I was a camper, and later a counselor, at Camp Nawakwa in the Angeles National Forest for 10 summers in the 60's and early 70's. I would love to know when you were there. Maybe you know me or vice versa!

I compiled a music book of all the songs I knew from camp, plus some songs of the era that I played on my guitar. Flipping through the book, I find a couple of personal favorites, like "Flicker of the Campfire", "Sweet the Evening", "Barges", and "Moon on the Meadow".

During one summer at Nawakwa, I took a bus tour of other local mountain camps in a special series of camping experiences for teenage girls. We found that many of our songs were sung differently at the other camps. (shocking to us!) These are the lyrics as we sung them at Nawakwa...


My Home

My home is by a river in the hills
It's pools and splashes making little rills
That will flow through the years

chorus:
The river seems to sing within my heart
Days quickly pass and soon we all must part
A pine tree tucks it's head beneath a cloud
and says aloud, "this is my home"

The river that we passed just yesterday
Is different for it's gone along it's way
To the sea, from you and me

chorus

Although the river seems to rush away
I'll come to this green spot another day
and I will say "this was my home"

chorus

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Guitar chords:
verse: G - C - D7 - C - B7 - C - D7
chorus: G - C - D7 - G - B7 - Em - B7 - Em - D7

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