Blue Boat Home

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pdfs/mp3 – lyrics by Peter Mayer – arranged by Peter Amidon for piano/tenor/baritone/bass

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You get a pdfs of the full piano/vocal score and of the vocal score only, and an mp3 of the recording.  The lyrics are by Peter Mayer, copyright 2002 – https://www.petermayer.net/ to the traditional Welsh tune HYFRYDOL.  It is sung here by Peter Amidon, Stefan Amidon, Arthur Davis, Rhys Glennon, and Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin with Peter on piano. Peter Amidon arranged this originally for a virtual choir performance by the men of the Guilford Community Church:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq8QAoYCzd8&t=5s .

Blue Boat Home
Peter Mayer

Though below me, I feel no motion
Standing on these mountains and plains.
Far away from the rolling ocean
Still my dry land heart can say.
I ve been sailing all my life now
Never harbor or port have I known;
The wide universe is the ocean I travel
And the earth is my blue boat home.

Sun, my sail and moon, my rudder
As I ply the starry sea.
Leaning over the edge in wonder
Casting questions into the deep.
Drifting here with my ship’s companions
All we kindred pilgrim souls;
Making our way by the lights of the heavens
In our beautiful blue boat home.

I give thanks to the waves upholding me
Hail the great winds urging me on.
Greet the infinite sea before me
Sing the sky my sailor s song.
I was born upon the fathoms
Never harbor or port have I known;
The wide universe is the ocean I travel
And the earth is my blue boat home.