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Mary Rocap: Music

North Star

(North Star off of Sweet Mimosa)

the image is from John Sayles' film "The Secret of Roan Inish" - an Irish folk myth.

babies placed in a sea-worthy bassinette and placed in the water when the parents repaired the fishing nets. 

I was born in the town of Safe Harbor

And I've lived all my life by the sea I

've taken what little's been given

Like my mother and hers before me

As a babe I was nestled in a basket

And the basket was set on the sea

Mother Ocean she'd rock and caress me

Whispering sweet melodies

 

North Star above in the heavens

North Star above the North Sea

North Star above in the heavens

Guide home my sailor to me

 

When you're born by the sea you do marry

A man of the sea with sea dreams

A dreamer of sail, a sail on the breeze

Skimming the open blue green

When a sailor he gives you his promise

And a vow that he'll always be true

Know the sea will become like a mistress

She'll be jealous of his time with you

 

Now riches abound in deep waters

But you gather at risk to your life

There's a price to be paid for the harvest

And it's paid by the children and wives

On the top of the hill is our cottage

And it faces the east to the sea

Through the day I will scan the horizon

Hoping his ship will I see