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Mary Stribling: Music

Blue Meadow

(Mary Stribling)
Mary Stribling
I saw a show on PBS several years ago about ancient Scandinavia. Someone on the show remarked that they called the ocean "the blue meadow" because they got so much of their sustenance from the sea. What a great image!
Some say they love the green of the orchard
I love the sight of the blue meadow
Where the dolphins leap and play
Some say they love the snow-covered mountains
I love to sail on the blue meadow
Set the course, we're underway

Skirting the reefs and the shallows
These are the fields never fallow
We love to sail upon blue meadow

Filling the sails the the tradewinds are blowing
Riding the swells of the rolling ocean
Where the dolphins leap and play
Flying fish try try to soar to the moon
Sailing by night "cross the blue meadow
Set the course, we're underway

Turning towards home the rocky shores call us
Not meant to live on the blue meadow
Where the dolphins leap and play
When we reach land I'll long for the ocean
"Til my next voyage on the blue meadow
Set the course we're underway