“River, take me along….”

River take me along Pemi River Bll Staines


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

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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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River, take me along Pemi River NH Bill Staine

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The Pemigewasset River, in Lincoln, NH
a truly lovely and magical spot
~ calling my name  ~

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

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The full lyrics of the song “River, take me along”

“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
( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJiEsiO9ZRI )

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Nurtured along and inspired  by…
the Pemigewasset River, in New Hampshire
…rivers….steams…flowing waters…
singing us their very own songs

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River Take Me Along, run down to the sea, Bill Staines

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11 Responses to “River, take me along….”

  1. suzicate says:

    OH, to listen to the song of the river, just lovely!

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  2. pman777 says:

    Looks like we need to go to the river!

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  3. It’s such a lovely song and the video your daughter made is perfect to go with it. there is something so magical, so soothing and healing about being by the river.

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  4. sufilight says:

    I was about to sign off and go to sleep but checked your post, and glad I did. The video of the river is beautiful and blends so well with the song. Lovely way to conclude my day.

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  5. Robin says:

    Lovely. Just lovely. Thank you for a visit to the river. It was very refreshing. 🙂

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