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Thread #88685   Message #1966131
Posted By: GUEST
13-Feb-07 - 11:43 AM
Thread Name: Origins: & Lyr Req: 'River in my Heart'-camp song?
Subject: RE: Origins: & Lyr Req: 'River in my Heart'-camp song?
Rena~ That is SO wonderful that you have made such a delightful recording of our old songs. Wow, that is one CD full of song memories. I know almost all of them, although you managed to find a couple I am not very familiar with. Great job! That should make a lot of old campfire girls happy. I already have shared it with an old camp friend.

I have a little anecdote to share about the River song, but I could not figure out exactly which camp I was visiting when I heard this story. It was one of the camps on Seven Oaks Road along the Santa Ana River... Wasewagan, Yalanni, or River Glen, where we heard a different version of the song. They said that it was their song, their river. This might be total camp mythology, but they claimed the song was written by one of their alumni. I doubted it then, and I doubt it now, but perhaps it could be true, who knows? That's the best I can do about the origins of the song.