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Wood River

1992

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A collection of songs about the prairies. It includes Wood River that Canadian Geographic voted as one of the best songs about Canada.

Song List

  1. Wood River
  2. Outlaw
  3. Sleepy Little Town
  4. Can’t Go Back
  5. Modern Lullaby
  6. Canoe Song
  7. Bird on a Wing
  1. Harsh and Unforgiving
  2. Just a Little Dream
  3. Hymn for Pincher Creek
  4. Spring on the Prairies
  5. Margaret’s Waltz
  6. Grandmother’sSong
  7. Saskatoon Moon

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1 Wood River

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Oh won’t you come with me

Where the Wood River flows

We’ll watch it meander slowly

As the sky turns from red to dark

And as that sun goes down

We’ll throw our arms around

Each other and tell the dreams

That are deep in the heart

Because the heart is bigger than trouble

And the heart is bigger than doubt

But the heart sometimes needs a little help

To figure that out

So won’t you come with me

Where the Wood River flows

The little Wood River knows

That it goes to nowhere but
That doesn’t stop it going

Or them willows growing

Or all the lovers showing

Their hearts to each other there

Chorus

So won’t you come with me

Where the Wood River flows

The little Wood River knows

Comments:

The wood river runs through southern Saskatchewan. It comes out of the Wood Mountain hills and goes to Old Wives lake. It is an old river that winds and twists its way along. It is traditionally the local picnic spot and necking spot in the Gravelbourg Assiniboia area. I lived on the bank of the wood river for a while. I think this is one of my favourite songs. The melody was written first while I was in Toronto. I was renting a room in a house where a lot of Mauler was being played and I think I wrote it to balance the musical palate. But the lyrics came later when I was back home and needing a little solace.

6 Canoe Song

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Take me where the loons are calling
Mist in the morning, smell of pine
Whiskeyjack wake me up
Send me out with a fishing line

Give me a canoe and let me go
Up past Waskesui to the Wabano
Give me a canoe and let me go

Take me where the loons are calling
Lake like glass and a starlit sky
Smell of a small campfire burning
Sit and watch the embers die

Chorus

Give me a canoe and let me go

9 All About Love

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It’s all about love, all about love
It’s all about love
All about love, all about love
It’s all about love

Every morning when I wake up
And I feel you lying there
I hear the sound of little feet
Running down the stairs
I can’t believe I got to be so lucky in this way
I can’t believe I don’t mind getting up early every day

Chorus

It’s in the old man and his puppy
And the lady with her cat
It’s in the girl who is wearing her boyfriend’s hat
It’s in the hand that you grab when you’re learning how to walk
It’s in the friend that comes over when
She knows you need to talk

Chorus

It’s in every generous heart, in every helping hand
It’s in anyone who takes the time to try and understand
It can move a mountain, it can make a heart true
God knows it’s the way I feel about you

Chorus