Gathering Of Circles
Songs We Sing

Updated 06/28/2009

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  1. We All Know Everything
  2. She's Been Waiting
  3. If The People 
  4. Dreamland 
  5. I Am A Circle 
  6. Sure As The Wind 
  7. We All Came From The Goddess 
  8. Earth, Air, Fire, Water 
  9. May We All Fly Like Eagles 
  10. Free The Heart 
  11. We Thank The Source 
  12. I Will Not Be Afraid 
  13. Beautiful Women 
  14. Hold Me 
  15. The River She Is Flowing 
  16. Wen De Ya Ho 
  17. Un Go Wa 
  18. The Earth Is Our Mother 
  19. The Spirit Of The Plant World 
  20. Gate, Gate 
  21. Isis 
  22. May the Circle Be Open 
  23. White Buffalo Woman 
  24. I Am A Wild Woman 
  25. Earthchild 
  26. Ayla 
  27. How Could Anyone Ever Tell You 
  28. Ancient Mother 
  29. Sumertime 
  30. Deep Down Inside Of Me 
  31. Our Magic Is Our Giveaway 
  32. River Of Birds 
  33. My Spirit Flies 
  34. Amazing Grace 
  35. Calling Of The Angels 
  36. Om Nima Shiva 
  37. Sing To You 
  38. Chumundayi 
  39. God Bless The USA 
  40. Star Spangled Banner 

 

 


Words to Songs We Sing

Songs for the Rainbow Bridge Clan
Selected by Carol Dawn, Pamela Scheler, Susan Murray, Lynne Heilbuth
Earth songs have been handed down through the centuries and various lineages.
August 2000

 

1.   WE CAN ALL KNOW EVERYTHING

                        David Pomoranz               

 

It's in everyone of us, to be wise.

Find your heart, open up both your eyes.

We can all know everything ... 

without ever knowing why.

It's in every one of us ... by and by.

 

It's in everyone of us!

 

I've just remembered.

It's like I've been sleeping for years.

I'm not awake as I can be ... but my seeing's better.

I can see ... through the tears. 

I've been realizing that I bought this ticket

            and watching only half of the show.

 

But there is scenery and lights

and a cast of thousands

Who all know - what I know -

and it's good - that it's so.

 

It's in every one of us, to be wise.

Find your heart, open up both your eyes.

We can all know everything ...

without ever knowing why.

It's in everyone of us ... by and by.

It's in every one of us, by and by.

  

2.   SHE'S BEEN WAITING, Goddess Traditional

 

She's been waiting, waiting,

She's been waiting so long.

She's been waiting for her children

To remember to return.  (repeat 2 - 4 times)

 

3.   IF THE PEOPLE

 

If the people lived their lives as if it were a song

or sing it out of light.

Provide the music for the stars to go dancing

circles in the night.     HEY!

 

If the people lived their lives as if it were a song

             or sing it out of light,

Provide the music for the stars to go dancing             circles in the night.       HEY!

            (repeat 2-4 times)   

                                 

4.   DREAMLAND

 

When the day is over and all the work is done,

we'll fly away home.

When the day is over and all the work is done,

we'll fly away home.

Fly away home to dream land, fly away home.

Fly away home to dream land, fly away home.

 

5.   I AM A CIRCLE  Goddess / Wiccan

 

I am a circle,

I am healing you.

You are a circle,

You are healing me.

Unite us, be one.

Unite us be as one. (round robin)

 

6.   SURE AS THE WIND

                Traditional Goddess

 

Sure as the wind, my sisters and

sure as the rain.

Sure as the wind does blow, 

We will raise our song again.

 

Sure as the wind, my sisters and

            sure as the rain.

Sure as the sun does shine,

We will raise our song again.

 

7.   WE ALL COME FROM THE GODDESS

Traditional Goddess / Wiccian

 

We all come from the goddess

            and to her we shall return

Like a drop of rain,     

flowing to the ocean. (4 times)

 

8.   EARTH, AIR, FIRE, WATER

                Native American / Celtic

The earth, the air, the fire, the water,

return, return, return, return.

The earth, the air, the fire, the water,

return, return, return.

 

Hey ya, hey ya, hey ya, hey ya.

            Ho ya, ho ya, ho ya, ho ya.

Hey ya, hey ya, hey ya, hey ya

            Ho ya, ho ya, ho ya, ho.

(repeat everything 2 times)  

9.   MAY WE ALL FLY LIKE EAGLES

            Native American / Ghost dance song

 

May we all fly like eagles,

            Flying so high.

Circling the universe

On wings of pure light.

Oh wichi chi oh, oh a i o

Oh wichi chi oh, oh a i o

 

Where we walk is holy,

            Sacred is the ground,

Forests, mountain, ocean,

Listen to the sound.

Oh wichi chi oh, oh a i o  

Oh wichi chi oh, oh a i o

 

Oh, how I love you,

more than words can tell.

Oh, how I love you

and I always will.

Oh wichi chi oh, oh a i o

Oh wichi chi oh, oh a i o

 

Oh wichi chi oh.

 

(repeat 2-4 times)

 

10.   FREE THE HEART

 

Free the heart, let it go.

What we reap, is what we sow.

 

Free the heart, let it go.

What we reap, is what we sow.

 

(repeat 2 - 4 times)

 

11.   WE THANK THE SOURCE

 

We thank the source from which we came,

            You and I must be the same.

We thank the source from which we came,

rivers go on flowing.

 

Rivers go on flowing,

rivers flow on endlessly.

Rivers go on flowing,

rivers flow on endlessly.

And I call your name,

and I call your name.

 

(repeat 2 - 4 times)

12.   I  WILL  NOT BE AFRAID

 

I will not be afraid ... to feel all my fears anymore.

I will not be afraid ... to feel all my fears anymore.

I will not be afraid ... I will not be afraid.

 

            2. to dance all my dreams anymore.

            3. to say what I know anymore.

            4. to say who I love anymore.

            5. to wander and weep anymore.

 

13.   BEAUTIFUL WOMEN

 

Beautiful women, power in their struggle.

Beautiful women, there's a power in their love.

 

            2. beautiful men...

            3. beautiful children...

            4. beautiful people....

            5. beautiful circle...

 

14.   HOLD ME

 

Hold me, hold me,

            never let me go.

Hold me like the leaves

            on the end of the branches.

 

And when I die,

            let me fly, let me fly.

Through the air 

like the leaves when they're falling.

 

Hold me, hold me,

            never let me go.

Hold me like the stars

in the sky high above me.

 

And when I die,

let me fly, let me fly,

Through the sky

like the stars when they're falling.  

 

15.   THE RIVER SHE IS FLOWING

 

The river she is flowing,

            flowing and growing.

The river she is flowing,

down to the sea.

 

Mother carry me,

a child I will always be.

Mother carry me,

down to the sea.             (2 to 4 times)

16.   WEN DE YA HO

         A Cherokee medicine song of joy to honor the butterfly

 

Wen de ya  ho, wen da ya ho,

            Wen de ya

            Wen de ya

O ho ho ho, ha a ho, ha a ho

Ya ya ya

 

17.   UN-GO-WA, a song of welcome. Northwest coast

 

Hey hey, Hey hey, Hey un go wa,

Hey hey, Hey hey, un go wa,

Hey hey, Hey hey, un go wa,

Hey hey, Hey hey, un go wa,

Hey hey, Hey hey, un go wa,

Hey hey, Hey hey, un go wa,

Un go wa, un go wa

 

18.   THE EARTH IS OUR MOTHER

                Native American

 

The earth is our mother, we must take care of her.

The earth is our mother, we must take care of her.

 

Hey ey, yon(g) ah,

            ho oh, yon(g) ah

hey ey, yon(g), yon(g)

Hey ey, yon(g) ah,

            ho oh, yon(g) ah

hey ey, yon(g), yon(g)

 

Her sacred ground we walk upon,

with every step we take.

Her sacred ground we walk upon,

with every step we take.

 

Hey ey, yon(g) ah

            ho oh, yon(g),

hey ey, yon(g) , yon(g)

 Hey ey, yon(g),

            ho oh, yon(g) ah

hey ey, yon(g), yon(g).

 

19.  THE SPIRIT OF THE PLANT WORLD

Gifted from Jeanne / Celtic / Wiccian Song

 

The spirit of the plant world comes to me

            in the form of a beautiful

dancing green woman.

 

Her eyes fill me with peace and light

            her heart fills me with love.

Her eyes fill me with peace and light

            her heart fills me with love.  

20.   GATE, GATE  Hindu Mantra

 

Gate, Gate, paragate, gate,

Para sum gate, bodhi, sva ha!

Gate, gate, paragate, gate,

Para sum gate, bodhi, sva ha!

 

(sing 2 - 8 times) (as a mantra repeat 108 times)

(Meaning:  O' Bodhi, gone, gone, gone to the other shore - gone beyond all we know. Oh what an awakening! OR ... Pure presence is transcending, ever transcending, even the transcendence of transcendence!)

 

21.   ISIS Celtic / Wiccan Song

 

We all come from the goddess

and to her we shall return,

Like a drop of rain,

flowing to the ocean.      

 

(repeat 2 or 4 times)

 

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna.

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna.

 

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna.

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna.

 

(repeat entire cycle as many times as desired)

 

Note:

ISIS - Egypt: life, heaven, mysteries.

ASTARTE - Sumerian (& earlier): spirit and stars.

DIANA - Roman: hunt, wild creatures.

HECATE - Greek: underworld and moon, magic.

DEMETER - Greek: fertility and growing things,

corn mother, earth and sea.

KALI - Hindu: death and birth, beginning and end.

INANNA - Sumerian: transformation.

 

22.   MAY THE CIRCLE BE OPEN

                Traditional Goddess Song

 

May the circle be open

but unbroken.

May the peace (#2 love) of the Goddess

flow (#2 live) in our hearts.

 

Merry meet and merry part

and merry meet again.

Blessed be, blessed be, blessed be.

 

(repeat at least twice - first with peace and flow then with love and live)  

23.   WHITE BUFFALO WOMAN  unknown

 

White Buffalo Woman

I seek your vision,

White Buffalo Woman            

I seek your grace,

White Buffalo Woman

I seek your wisdom,

White Buffalo Woman            

I seek your peace.

 

Fill me with your vision,

fill me with your grace.

Fill me with your wisdom,

fill me with your peace.

 

24.   WILD WOMAN   unknown

 

I am a wild woman... I am a wild woman.

I live in the sands and I hawk in the sun.

 

I am a wild woman... I am a wild woman.

I live in the sands and I hawk in the sun.

I am a wild woman... I am a wild woman.

 

I sleep on the earth and I dance in the trees.

I live in the sands and I fly on the breeze.

I walk in the sun and I drink with the beast.

I sing with the rocks and I do as I please.

 

I am a wild woman... I am a wild woman.

I live in the sands and I hawk in the sun.

I am a wild woman.

            I am a Wild Woman.

 

25.   EARTHCHILD

            words, Carol Dawn - music, Pamela Scheler

 

Child of the Earth

            Daughter of the Moon

Light from Wakan Tanka  

touches you with love

Stand tall in spirit

secure in power

Take fearless walks

down uncharted paths

And barebacked rides

on red winged mares

Fly high with Hawk

and climb to the top of the sky

The circle remains unbroken

            The gateway is ever open.

 

 

 

26. AYLA  African song of joy

 

Ay la, Ay la shala

            Ay la, shala hey hi ho. (Repeat)

Ding gon, goodi, goodi, washta

            Ding gon go, ding gon go.

Ding gon goodi goodi washsta

            Ding gon go, ding gon go.

 

27.   HOW COULD ANYONE

EVER TELL YOU

 

How could anyone ever tell you,

you were anything less than beautiful.

How could anyone ever tell you,

you were less than whole.

How could anyone fail to notice

that your loving is a miracle,

How deeply you're connected to my soul.

 

28.   ANCIENT MOTHER  Celtic / Native American

 

Ancient Mother, I hear you calling.

Ancient Mother, I hear your song.

Ancient Mother, I feel your laughter.

Ancient Mother, I taste your tears.

 

29.   WE CIRCLE AROUND  Traditional Goddess

 

We circle around.

We circle around,

The boundaries of the earth.

(repeat 2 times)

 

Wearing our long tail feathers as we fly.

Wearing our long tail feathers as we fly.

 

(repeat entire song  2 - 4 times)

 

We circle the Earth!

 

30.   DEEP DOWN INSIDE OF ME

 

Deep down inside of me

            I've got a fight going on

Deep down inside of me

            I've got a fight going on

Part of me wants to sing about the light,

Part of me wants to cry, cry, cry.

 

(repeat 4 times)

 

31.   OUR MAGIC IS OUR GIVEAWAY

 

Our magic is our giveaway,

            Our magic is our song.

So give away your love today,

            And sing the whole day long.

 

32.   RIVER OF BIRDS

 

There's a river of birds in migration,

            A nation of women with wings.

 

            2. a nation of men.

            3. a nation of children.

            4. a nation of people.

 

33.   MY SPIRIT FLIES

 

There's a time to dance together.

There's a time to dance apart.

And when the loves flow on forever

My spirit flies, my spirit flies,

            my spirit flies, my spirit flies.

 

You are a light that shines so brightly.

You are a joy inside my heart,

And when our love's not taken lightly

My spirit flies, my spirit flies,

            my spirit flies, my spirit flies.

 

34.   AMAZING GRACE

            John Newton

 

35. CALLING OF THE ANGLES

                from the East

 

Angel Michael

Angel Gabriel

Angel Raphael

Angel Ariel

 

Oh the teachers of the light,

help us in our earthly plight.

Open up the other side,

            Oh the teachers of the light.

(repeat twice)

 

Angel Michael

Angel Gabriel

Angel Raphael

Angel Ariel

 

36.   OM NIMA SHIVA

 

Om Nima Shiva,

Om Nima Shiva,

Om Nima Shiva,

Shiva, Om Nima

            (repeat)  

37.   CIRCLES GATHER

4/99 Eagles Landing - by  Connie C. Williams

 

I am the first star of the nation,

Eye of the dawning of creation, spinning a new creation

Circles gather round the dawning of a brand new  moon.

Earth Mothers might in tune

Circles gather brother sister

Heart and hand in balance with the land

Bind us together circle and feather HO!

 

   

Some resource notes about tapes:

 

Some of these songs were found on these tapes. I have had these tapes for many years and some information may not be correct. Many of the songs were passed to groups orally during ceremony. Other songs were gifted to me. Carol Dawn

 

Songs of the Spirit - 1984 - Lisa Thiel

Songs of Transformation - 1988 - 1994 Lisa Thiel

Journey to the Goddess

            Sacred Dream Production

            6336 Oracle Road

            Suite 326-307

            Tuscon, AZ 85704

 

Brook Medicine Eagle / Sky Lodge

            P.O. Box 121

            Ovando, Montana 59854

 

Circle the Earth With Song - Susan Elizabeth Hale

Southwest Center for Music and Imagery

            P.O. Box 4190

            Albuquerque, NM, 87196-4190

 

Changing Woman  Lou Montgomery, Adele Getty, Rebecca Hyde-Skeel

Box 8164

Santa Fe, NM 87504

 

Libana: A Circle is Cast

Rounds, Chants, and Songs for Celebration and Ritual

Spinning Records

P.O. Box 530

            Cambridge, MD 02140  

EARTH IS OUR MOTHER/EARTHSONG

(another version)

 

The Earth is our Mother, we all live on her.

The Earth is our Mother, we all live on her.

The Earth is our Mother, we all live on her.

The Earth is our Mother, we all live on her.

 

The Earth is our Lover, we must discover.

The Earth is our Lover, we must discover.

The Earth is our Lover, we must discover.

The Earth is our Lover, we must discover.

 

Where there's fear there cannot be love.

Where there's love there cannot be fear.

 

  ALL MY LIFE IS A CIRCLE

 

All my life is a circle

sunrise and sundown.

The moon rolls through the night time

till the daybreak comes around.

 

All my life is a circle

but I can't tell you why.

Seasons spinning round again

the years keep rolling by.

 

(1)  It seems like I've been here before. 

I can't remember when.

I've got this funny feeling

that we'll all be together again.

 

There's no straight lines make up my life

and all the roads have bends.

There's no clear cut beginnings

and so far till the ends.

 

(2)  I've found you a thousand times.

I guess you've done the same.

But then we loose each other.

It's just like a children's game.

As I find you here again,

the thought runs through my mind, Our love is like a circle

let's go round one more time.

 

WISHITA

 

Wishita, doo ya, doo ya, doo ya

Wishita, doo ya, doo ya ah

Wishita, doo ya, doo ya, doo ya

Wishita, doo ya, doo ya ah

Washa ta nay ya, nay ya, nay ya

Washa to nay ya, nay ya, hah

 

Hoyt Axton

 

Way before the time of towns,

when men were wild and life was free;

My father's father, great grandfather,

whose ancestors did see

the morning star, the rainbow sign;

early morn for all mankind.

The God of life and growing things,

the rising sun and me.

Way before the time of towns

when men carved tales

on great stone drums.

My father's father, great grandfather,

whose ancestors did sing

about the wild beast they did fight;

The ones that came to kill at night

and how the early morning light

the rising sun did bring.

It was way before the time of towns

when women danced

and men looked down

and gazed at them with open eyes

and what they saw was fair.

They laughed at how the children looked

bathing in a forest brook

and they were proud

and they were kings

And Love was everywhere.

and they were kings

And Love was everywhere.

 

  MEDICINE BEAR WOMAN OF THE STARS

by Carol WhiteWater Dawn  

From the stars I came

to Earth here below.

From the stars I came to teach...            

to show.

From the Stars I came   

back to them I shall go

While I am here

I am Hawk,

I am Tiger,

I am Bear

I am Medicine Bear Woman of the Stars

From there I came

I came here to know

I am Rock

I am Earth and Tree

I am all of life...

I am Thee.

I came here to teach... to reach.

From the stars I came.

And back to them, soon I shall go.

 

33.  RAINBOW PEOPLE

 

Rainbow people, Rainbow Bridge

Reaching out across the edge.

 

People to see,

places to go.

People to touch,

people to grow.

We'll bridge the gap with a rainbow,

with a rainbow,           

with a rainbow.

 

.   SHE'S BEEN WAITING

 

She's been waiting, waiting,

She's been waiting so long.

She's been waiting for her children

To remember to return.  (2X)

 

Blessed are and blessed be the children of the lady, She's been waiting for her children

to remember to return. (repeat the first four lines)

Blessed are and blessed be the children of the lady, She's been waiting for her children

to remember to return.

 

Blessed are and blessed be Mother, Maiden, Crone.

Blessed are and blessed be the ones who dance together.

Blessed are and blessed be the ones who dance alone

 

Mother, maiden, crone; the one's who dance together and the ones who dance alone.

 

11.   OPEN YOUR ROBE

            Hawk Little John

 

Open your robe

            and let your spirit shine.

Open your robe

and let your spirit shine.

 

See that circle of light

            and let your spirit shine.

See that circle of light

            and let your spirit shine.

 

 

17.   I CAN OPEN MY ROBE

 

Everything that dies is reborn,

everything that dies is reborn.

There is no end,

there is no end.

I can open my robe,

I can let go of fear,

There is no need to fear.

There's nothing here to fear.

 

18.  KIOWA ROUND DANCE

 

hey hey ya

hey yia yia, hey ya ho ya yia

hey yia yia, hey ya ho ya yia

hey yia yia, hey ya ho ya yia, hey ya ho hy yis

hey yia yia, hey ya ho ya yia

 


 

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