River Song

from by Ric Kemper

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Knowlton - the subject of this album - may have been settled as a village due to the presence of the river, along the south bank of which it stretched. Prior to the establishment of the medieval settlement the river may have held religious significance in prehistory since Knowlton’s prehistoric, earthen ritual circle or henge - there were originally several - is also situated relatively close to the river. The name of the river Allen may I think recall Middle Welsh ‘elain’ meaning a deer, a swift creature with possible solar symbolism.

lyrics

Move you move
To the river, its song

Echo the banks
Flash ripples along

Yes the river
Swiftly she flies

Through summer lands
She glitters & winds

Watch the surface
Eddy & whirl

Sun reflected
Deep waters which swirl

Yes the river
Swiftly she flies

Through summer lands
She glitters & winds

Said the river
Purling yet calm

Bestowed her song
Intoned like a charm

I the river
Swiftly fly I

Through summer lands
I glitter I fly

credits

from To Speed The Plough, released August 31, 2015
Words & music by Ric Kemper.

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