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Gary Bowman: Music

Cry of the Wild (Tribute to John Muir)

(Written by Gary, Performed by Gary, Mike & Ludi)
"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves." - John Muir
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Soar like an eagle, Past billowing clouds,
Far from the din, Of deafening crowds
Heavens above, Cañons below,
Racing through clouds, Ever higher we go
Over the summit, Riding the breeze,
Whispering wind-tones, Great ancient trees
Breathe living air, The senses employ,
Let loose a shout, Wild animal joy!
Let loose a shout, Wild animal joy!

Walking the trails, Black-tailed deer,
Chattering chipmunks, Full of good cheer
Beetles and butterflies, Sparkle and shine,
Sunbeams dance, Through needles of pine,
Crossing the path, Of cinnamon bear,
Ramble along, With nary a care
No fear of the future, No fear of the past,
Cloud mountains of rain, Explode now, at last
Breathtaking thunder, Flashes of light,
Awesome display, God’s Power and Might!
Awesome display, God’s Power and Might!

Deep mountain streams, Glide over sheer walls,
The roaring sound, Of cascading falls
Water songs play, Tones sweet and low,
Gather in sparkling pools below
Clashing and ringing, Rippling waters,
Rush to the basin, Greeted by otters
Hilarious joy, Free as a child,
Now can you hear, The Cry of the Wild?
Now can you hear, The Cry of the Wild?


© Gary Bowman, 2008