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Carole Eagleheart - some lyrics

Walk Gently in My Life (Thirteen Ships)

Travel Light and travel Easy (Thirteen Ships)

Standing Before Us (Thirteen Ships)

Lostwithiel (Thirteen Ships)

Walk Gently in My Life

© Carole Etzler Eagleheart

Walk gently in my life, and I will find a way
To open up my heart and share my secret thoughts
And trust you with my deepest dreams.
Walk gently in my life and someday I'll no longer have to hide.
I'll open up my heart and let you touch the places deep inside.
Walk gently in my life.
Walk gently in my life.
Walk gently in my life.

2. Walk gently in my life and we will learn the boundaries of love,
Careful as we touch to let each other move and grow.
Walk gently in my life and we will help each other to be whole,
Exploring with our hearts the tender territory of the soul.

3. Walk gently in my life and together we'll move gracefully through time,
Sharing all our gifts, and greeting life with open hands.
Walk gently in my life and we'll discover as we let the feelings flow
A deepening of love as the seasons come and as they go.

Travel Light and Travel Easy

© Carole Etzler Eagleheart

Travel light and travel easy
Till I see you once again.
Travel light and travel easy
And remember I'm your friend.

May the road rise up to greet you
As you leave your past behind.
I will think about you gently
And I'll hold you in my mind.

Travel light and travel easy
Till I see you once again.
Travel light and travel easy
And remember I'm your friend.

Standing Before Us

© Carole Etzler Eagleheart

These are the women who throughout the decades
have led us and helped us to know,
Where we have come from and where we are going,
the women who’ve helped us to grow.

CHORUS: Standing before us, making us strong.
Lending their wisdom to help us along,
Sharing a vision, sharing a dream,
touching our thoughts, touching our lives
Like a deep flowing stream.

These are the women who joined in the struggle,
angry and gentle and wise,
These are the women who called us to action,
who called us to open our eyes.

CHORUS

These are the women who nurtured our spirits,
the ones on whom we could depend,
These are the women who gave us their courage,
our mentors, our sisters, our friends.

CHORUS

These are a few of the women who led us,
we know there have been many more.
We name but a few, but we honor them all,
those women who went on before.

CHORUS

Lostwithiel

© Carole Etzler Eagleheart

Oh raise the mainsail and hoist the job
And stand by to cast away,
For the canvas fills with a fine north wind
And a-sailing we go today.
With a hey and a ho and a call "Jibe-o"
And a tiller hard to lee,
We leave our moorings far behind
And Lostwithiel takes to the sea.

Keep a wary eye as the telltale blows
And a steady hand on the sheet
We laugh as we feel the fine cold spray
As up the wind we beat.
With a hey and a ho and a merry-o,
A happy crew are we.
And we sing as we ride the bounding waves
And Lostwithiel takes to the sea.

Oh the sea runs high and the wind runs wild
And we're up on the gunwale now.
We're hiking out as our fine boat flies
And the waves dash over the bow.
With a hey and a ho and a splash, splash-o!
And a-very wet are we,
But we love the thrill of the white-capped waves
As Lostwithiel takes to the sea.

Far, far up past Diamond Isle
In our dancing boat we will roam
Till finally we come about
And wing on wing we run home.
With a hey and a ho we homeward go,
Turning back reluctantly,
And we come to the end of a fine, fine sail --
And Lostwithiel's home from the sea.

Vocal, guitar, ship's bell: Carole Etzler
Cello: Brenda Chambers
Bass: Chris Blackburn
Flute: Sarah Benson