Sing Along! Desperado, Go Gently Through the Years, and the Canoe Song!

[audio:http://campillahee.com/media/desperado.mp3|titles=Desperado]

Desperado

Chorus:

Oh, what a big, bold man was this desperado,

From Cripple Creek, way down in Colorado,

And he horsed around just like a big tornado,

And everywhere he went he gave his war whoop!

He rode out of the wild and the woolly, woolly west,

He rode into Chicago just to give the West a rest,

He wore a big sombrero and two pistols by his side,

And everywhere he went he gave his war whoop!

Chorus

He saw the big policeman come a strollin’ down the street,

He saw the Desperado come a strollin’ down the street,

He took him by the collar, and he took him by the seat,

And put him where he couldn’t give his war whoop!

Chorus

[audio:http://campillahee.com/media/go_gently.mp3|titles=Go Gently Through the Years]

Go Gently Through the Years

Go Gently through the years, but go in strength,

Don’t be ashamed of tears, of anger, or of fears,

For they’re a part of you and you’re alive.

Chorus

Climb mountains while you may, and sing your songs,

Start living every day; it won’t be long before you turn around

and wonder where life’s gone.

Go firmly through the night, but go in peace,

Know for yourself what’s right, keep all your goals in sight,

For they’re a part of you and you’re alive.

Repeat chorus

Walk bravely through each day, and go in pride.

Show that you know the way, in things you do and say,

For they’re a part of you and you’re alive.

Repeat chorus

[audio:http://campillahee.com/media/canoe_song.mp3|titles=The Canoe Song]

The Canoe Song

Our paddles keen and bright,

Flashing like silver,

Follow the wild goose flight,

Dip, dip, and swing,

Dip, dip, and swing her back,

Flashing like silver,

Swift as the wild goose flight,

Dip, dip and swing.

(sung in a round)

A summer camper plays guitar while her counselor sings.
Music in the Woodland Chapel makes worship amazing.

2 responses to “Sing Along! Desperado, Go Gently Through the Years, and the Canoe Song!

  1. I love “go gently through the years”!!
    Brings back great memories! Although I don’t recommend playing them at work!

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