“River, take me along….” Nurturing Thursday




The  magic and beauty of nature…
the magic and beauty of rivers…
the nurturing presence of waters flowing gently past…
nurtured by a river
nurtured along
~ nature nurtures ~

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The last 2 stanzas from a beautiful river song,
the nurturing of music, lyrics and nature,
“River, take me along…”
written by Bill Staines,

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“Here’s to the rainbows that followed me here
Here’s to the friends that I know
I feel the song within me now
I’ll sing it where ‘er I go…

River…take me along
In your sunshine, sing me your song
Ever moving and winding and free
You rolling old river, you changing old river
Let’s you and me river go down to the sea….”

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That river video is a “still shot video compilation,” created a few years ago by my daughter Julie,  of a lovely river near Olympia Washington…with the song “River, take me along” in the background.

The full lyrics of the song….

“I was born in the path of the winter wind
I was raised where the mountains are old
Their springtime waters came dancing down
And I remember the tales they told

The whistling ways of my younger days
Too quickly have faded on by
But all of their memories linger on
Like the light in a fading sky

River, take me along in your sunshine, sing me a song
Ever moving and winding and free
You rolling old river, you changing old river
Let’s you and me, river, run down to the sea

I’ve been to the city and back again
I’ve been moved by some things that I’ve learned
Met a lot of good people and I’ve called them friends
Felt the change when the seasons turned

I’ve heard all the songs that the children sing
And listened to love’s melodies
I’ve felt my own music within me rise
Like the wind in the autumn trees

River, take me along in your sunshine, sing me a song
Ever moving and winding and free
You rolling old river, you changing old river
Let’s you and me, river, run down to the sea

Someday when the flowers are blooming still
Someday when the grass is still green
My rolling waters will round the bend
And flow into the open sea

So, here’s to the rainbow that’s followed me here
And here’s to the friends that I know
And here’s to the song that’s within me now
I will sing it wherever I go

River, take me along in your sunshine, sing me a song
Ever moving and winding and free
You rolling old river, you changing old river
Let’s you and me, river, run down to the sea”

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Link to full “River take me along …” song….written and sung by Bill Staines

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Nurtured along by…
nature…rivers….flowing waters…
music…
friends…
beauty…
nurturing each of us along… on this Nurturing Thursday

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Nurturing Thursdays is hosted by Becca Givens, at her blog, On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea…please visit Becca’s site, On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea…. to link into posts by other Nurturing Thursday contributors…

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23 Responses to “River, take me along….” Nurturing Thursday

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  2. nrhatch says:

    Beautiful shots, Kathy. Perfect song to share.

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  3. Makes me want to go to the hill country and then stop in at a music coffee house. Thank you for taking us there.

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  4. lauriesnotes says:

    Nature and music…very nurturing indeed. 🙂

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  7. hugmamma says:

    I need to go sit beside a river…or imagine that I am. Hugs for the suggestion… 🙂

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