Prince William Sound

1992 Lynn Noel
air: Prince William

      Wild goose, you call to me
      From northern sky to southern sea
      Lift my spirit, set me free
      Come and give my heart your wings.

Three notes clear and high
It's winter, the Canadas are calling
Mississippi's flow
leads you to Mexico

Three notes clear and high
It's springtime, the Canadas are calling
Winging through the sky
The vees of wild geese fly

Three notes clear and high
It's summer, the Canadas are calling
Nest upon the ground
Along Prince William Sound

Three notes clear and high
It's autumn, the Canadas are calling
Goslings, stretch your wings
Lift up your voice and sing!

Copyright (c)1992-2004 Reprinted with the kind permission of the author, Lynn Noel, who may be found these days at her website, CrossCurrents. Here's what she has to say about the song: "Begun in Strafford, VT on the morning of the 1992 Strafford (Playford) Ball, when the flyway above the Connecticut River was loud with Canada geese, and completed at Fall Dance Camp in Aptos, CA, in 2001. Prince William Sound, in southern Alaska, is the site of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. As an American working for a decade with the Canadian Parks Service on water resources, the Canada geese became my symbol, as I used to explain that I was 'protected under the Migratory Waterfowl Act.' Prince WIlliam has always been my favorite English country dance tune, and is a joy to sing."

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