“Secrets of the Stream” — lyrics & chords

Words by Donald Harrell. Music by Andru Bemis

(C – Em – F – G)
(Am – F – G – Em)
(C – Am – Dm – G – C – F – G)

          C                        F                                          D7                         G
The Black River Pathway runs from Bangor to the shore
                  C                               Em                     F                             G
And it’s there for us to paddle as it flows on ever more
       Am                          F                      G                               Em
By our canoes or kayaks, no matter how we go
          C              Am        Dm                     G                C  F  G
The secrets of the stream we’ll come to know

From Bangor to South Haven we can while away our day
As serene and quiet currents gently guide us on our way
By our canoes or kayaks, no matter how we go
The secrets of the stream we’ll come to know

(Am – F – G – Em)
(C – Am – Dm – G – C – F – G)

There’s a wild, natural valley that winds down through the land
From forested headwaters to the lakeshore’s golden sand
Oaks, maples, pines and hemlocks make a canopy of green
A mix of light and shade so rarely seen

There’s deer, raccoon and otters, creatures wild and free
Ducks, and geese and songbirds for us to hear and see
Salmon, trout and walleye wind their way along
As trickling waters sing a natural song

There’s history, native trappers, the early pioneer
Lumberjacks and tanners, a heritage true and clear
By our canoes or kayaks, no matter how we go
The history of the stream we’ll come to know