All The Pretty Horses

 

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ALL THE PRETTY LITTLE HORSES
Traditional adapted by Mark Growden

Hush-a-bye, don’t you cry
Go to sleep a-little baby
When you wake you’ll have your tea and cake
And all the pretty little horses
All the pretty little horses
Black and bay, dapple and grey
And all the pretty little horses
All the pretty little horses

Mother dear, where’s your lamb
She’s layin’ cold in the meadow
Bees and butterflies sittin’ on her eyes
And all the pretty little horses
All the pretty little horses
Black and bay, dapple and grey
And all the pretty little horses
All the pretty little horses

The Gates/Take Me To The River

 

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THE GATES / TAKE ME TO THE RIVER
The Gates – Words and Music by Mark Growden
Take me to the Water – Based on a traditional with new words and music by Mark Growden
Sparked by a line by Jenya Chernoff

If the gates that hold the tears of this world were to open
We’d all be washed away
If the stories those tears have to tell were spoken
We’d nothing left to say

The water is slowly risin’
The water, it just keeps risin’

If the gates that hold the tears of this world were to open
We’d all be washed away
If the stories those tears have to tell were spoken

The water is slowly risin’
The water, it just keeps risin’

The gates can’t take
The weight any more
The river is washing them away
We could swim back to the shore
Oh the tides so strong today

The gates can’t take
The weight any more
The river is washing them away
We could swim back to the shore
Oh the tides so strong today
Time to drift
And pray

Oh won’t you take me to the water
Oh won’t you take me to the water
Oh won’t you take me to the water
Lay me down, lay me down at her side

Listen to her callin’
Oh listen to her callin’
Oh listen
She’s callin’ out your name

Oh won’t you take me to the water
Oh won’t you take me to the water
Oh won’t you take me to the water
Lay me down, lay me down at her side

Everyone is welcome
All y’all are welcome
Every soul is welcome
Be you a virgin, a whore, a sinner or a saint

Oh won’t you take me to the water
Oh won’t you take me to the water
Oh won’t you take me to the water
Lay me down, lay me down at her side

Take me home
Won’t you take me home

Inside Every Bird

 

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INSIDE EVERY BIRD
Words by Mark Growden and Angus Balbernie
Music by Mark Growden

Inside every bird
There’s a smaller bird
Flying faster
And inside that bird there flies another

La la la la, ….

Beneath every wave
There’s a larger wave
Rolling slower
And beneath that wave there rolls another

La la la la la, ….

Behind every word
There’s another word
Spoken softer
And behind that word the sound of laughter

La la la la la, ….

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