The Boatman's Call

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(G. Gothard)

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The boatman works alone, it’s the only life he’s ever known
A young man in life alone, across the river every day
He ferries settlers o’er the rushing cool, carries merchants through the rapids cruel
Even royals in their crown and jewel, across the river on his own
CHORUS
Ya - da da da, a young man tall
Ya- da da da, ya da da da da da
Ya- da da da, the boatman’s call
Ya - da da da, ya da da da da da

The young woman lone she goes, gathering flowers where the river flows
She is lovely as the mountain rose, and she needs passage on her way
She needs crossing late in emerald May, sitting golden in the creak and sway
Our young boatman gave his heart that day, across the river going home
CHORUS
Ya - da da da, a young man tall
Ya - da da da, ya da da da da da
Ya - da da da, for this girl did fall
Ya- da da da, ya da da da da da

Their world was set, planned, always they would be
They didn’t fret, no, not like you and me
Their world was small, there, near the river free
Then came this fine, grand, tale of he and she
CHORUS
Ya- da da da, this girl did fall
Ya- da da da, ya da da da da da
Ya - da da da, for the boatman’s call
Ya- da da da, ya da da da da da

And now they are not alone, their lonely life by one has grown
Now they are not alone, they cross the river every day

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from Mountain Rose, released June 23, 2015
Solana Gothard - vocals, djembe, percussion, dulcimer
Greta Gothard - guitar, cajon, vocals
Willow Gothard - octave violin, bass, vocals

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The Gothard Sisters Seattle, Washington

The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic all-female Celtic folk music and dance group from the Pacific Northwest, USA.
Historical fiction songwriting, fiddle tunes about cats and raccoons, and a love for folk heritage.

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