Canoe Song (Paul Robeson)

“Canoe Song” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Canoe Song” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Performer: Paul Robeson.
Lyrics: Arthur Wimperis.
Tune: Mischa Spoliansky.


Sandi the Strong, Sandi the Wise,
Righter of Wrong, Hater of Lies,
Laughed as He Fought, Worked as He Played,
As He Has Taught, Let It Be Made.

Away you go, and make it so,
Together all the paddles fall in tune and time.
So look alive-o, and dip and drive-o,
The current swings; the water sings a river rhyme.
For light is the burden of labor
When each bends his back with his neighbor.
So each for all, we stand or fall,
And all for each until we reach the journey’s end.

Away you go, and make it so,
Together all the paddles fall in tune and time.
So look alive-o, and dip and drive-o,
The current swings; the water sings a river rhyme.
For light is the burden of labor
When each bends his back with his neighbor.
So each for all, we stand or fall,
And all for each until we reach the journey’s end.


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