The Danish Peace Academy

Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp Songbook

21 The river is flowing

Nottingham CND Bulletin, July 1983
Notes to The river is flowing, Greenham Common somgbook

The rivers are flowing
Flowing and growing.
The rivers are flowing
Down to the sea.
Mother earth carry me
Child I will always be
Mother earth carry me
Down to the sea.

The moon she is wailing
Waiting and wailing
The moon she is waiting
For us to be free.
Sister moon watch over me
Your sister I shall be
Sister moon watch over me
Until we are free.

The hags they are sailing
Sailing and waiting
The hags they are sailing
Over the sea.
Sisters, go to Sicily
A revolution there will be.
Sisters, go to Sicily
Over the sea.

[The last verse is added from the Ravnstrup Women's Peace Camp songbook.
No information about authors, composer and artist.
Thalia Campbell: 'It was sung by the woodcraft folk the international youth movement of the cooperative movement its on the video.'
Hear The river is flowing sung by unknown artist, courtesy Ferron and Nemesis publishing:

Source:
http://www.firedance.org/chantmp3s/river_is_flowing.mp3

The video: Greenham : The making of a monument.
Directed by Hamish Campbell.
wfloe & Undercurrents, 2000.
30 Min. 66.335 kb.

 

http://video.indymedia.org/download/%5BIndymedia%5D_(2005-01-19)_greenhamfin.wmv

The river is flowing is also recorded by Jana Runnalls on the CD "Eye of the Womb":
http://www.wildwomenmusic.co.uk/eye.html
with the following text:

The river is flowing, flowing and growing
The river is flowing down to the sea
Mother earth carry me
Your child I will always be
Mother earth carry me
Down to the sea

The river is flowing, flowing and growing
The river is flowing down to the sea
Mother moon watch over me
Your child I will always be
Mother moon watch over me
Until I am free]

[Artist unknown.]

[There is a slightly different version of the illustration in the Nottingham CND Bulletin, July 1983. Artist unknown.]

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