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Thread #75499   Message #4095198
Posted By: Joe Offer
27-Feb-21 - 03:13 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Susquehanna (Martyn Wyndham-Read)
Subject: ADD: Susquehanna (Martyn Wyndham-Read)
So, putting all that together and adding my two cents, here's what I come up with. I'm sure Reinhard is right about "wander," but it's clear in the recording that Martyn sings "travel."

SUSQUEHANNA
(words by Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by Martyn Wyndham-Read)

Of late as I did travel my heart filled with despair
I came upon a wondrous sight which drove away my care
Where glittering waters glide and magic filled the air
Beside the Susquehanna and along the Delaware

Of where and how I do not know and why I do not care
From now until forevermore my soul will wander there
By flood and field and sunlit hill by wood and meadow fair
Beside the Susquehanna and along the Delaware

I think and hope and dream no more the dreams of otherwhere
Of things that were and might have been this man has ceased to care
For I have breathed too long, too deep, the lotus in the air
Beside the Susquehanna and along the Delaware


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JI5m_d8WW8&list=RDMM

Martyn Wyndham-Read sings SUSQUEHANNA on his album "Sunlit Plains," Fellside, FECD102, 1995.