Lyrics

Blueberry  (lyrics Lena Ullman)

Chorus

You’re gone away to the Northern Country,

Home to the Ice and Snow

Verse 1

I can hear you calling

Whisper in the snow

Babies in the woods all gone, gone

Babies in the woods all gone.

Verse 2

I sing to you

I know you can hear

I can hear you, too, babe,

I can hear you too.

Verse 3

I hear you cry

I know you are gone

I can hear now more

Baby in the wood is gone.

Verse 4

It broke her heart

To see her baby go

Joining all the babes in the wood

Joining all the babes in the woods.

Verse 5

You were born in the snow

Left there to cry

Left there to die in the snow

Left there to die in the snow

 

Homeless (lyrics Lena Ullman)

Chorus 1

You look at me

I look away

Someone else may look your way

You look at me, I look away

River’s flowing right beside

Chorus 2

You look at me

I look away

I am going home tonight

You stay here, anywhere

River’s flowing right beside

Verse 1

Stars are shining in the night

They may be my only light

Plastic cup is rattling thin

Heart is shriveling deep within

Verse 2

Lonely people rushing around

Streets are busy homeward bound

One more night below the stars

Please come take me, take me far

Verse 3

River’s cold and water’s black

Rain is pounding on my back

Streets are frozen, bones are thin

Heart is shriveling deep within

Verse 4

River’s cold and water’s black

Rain is pounding on my back

One more night below the stars

Please come take me, take me far

Verse 5

River take me, take me far

Take me far away from here

Moon is rising from the sea

Curlew crying out to me

 

 

Irish and American Traditional Music and Beyond