19 Nov 2008

Lake Cadibarrawirracanna

Those of you who are using Colin Buchanan's Devotional, Remember the Lord, mentioned here, may be interested to have the words of this song:

Carra Barra Wirra Canna

There's a lake in South Australia,
Little lake with lovely name
And the story wound around it
From the picaninnies came
Every night the native mothers
Croon this lovely lullaby
Croon across the moonlit waters,
to the star up in the sky

Carra Barra Wirra Canna,
Little star upon the lake
Guide me through the hours of darkness,
Keep me safely till I wake.

Piccaninnies' heads are nodding,
Drowsy crooning fills the air
Little eyes at last are closing,
And the boat of dreams is there
Guide my boat across the waters,
Cross the waters still and deep
Light me with your little candle,
Safely to the land of sleep.

Rolf Harris

You can find the music and words here
And you can buy the song on the Best of Rolf Harris here

1 comment:

  1. I'm really looking forward to you blogging your traditions, Jeanne.
    I am working on my advent posts, atm.


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