“Secrets of the Stream” — lyrics & chords

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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