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John Muir

Song Lyrics

Words by Geordie McIntyre; Tune: Gilderoy Traditional, adapted by Geordie McIntyre.

"John Muir" is recorded on the CD Rowan in the Rock: Songs of Love, Land and Nature, by Alison McMorland, Geordie McIntyre with Kirsty Potts (The Tradition Bearers, Kimarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, 2001). Words by Geordie McIntyre. Tune: Gilderoy Traditional, adapted by Geordie McIntyre. Vocal: Geordie McIntyre and Alison McMorland. Arrangement: McMorland, Chalmers, Joy. Concertina: Normal Chalmers, Fiddle: Derek Hoy. Album is available for purchase from the Alison McMorland/Geordie McIntyre website or discogs.com.

Listen to the song on the McIntyre/McMorland website.


He was a "lad o' pairts"
Who developed many arts
When he left the old country
for the USA
His apprenticeship was long
And his love of nature strong
Nows the the time to sing
Let's hear it for John Muir

There he wandered through the wild
With the wonder of a child
Exploring fragile earth
In many different ways...
His message it is clear
We must handle her with care
Nows the time to sing
Let's hear it for John Muir

Every flower every tree
Every living thing you see
Are fragments in a tapestry
Of grand design
His message is profound
In one circle we go round
Nows the time to sing
Let's hear it for John Muir

Every glacier and lake
Every snowy mountain peak
From Yosemite
Up into the Arctic Sea
His message it is plain
Such riches must remain
Nows the time to sing
Let's hear it for John Muir

Man of letters, mountaineer
Man of silence, pioneer
A guid friend tae the planet
Through all his years
With vision he was fired
Many people he inspired
Nows the time to sing
Let's hear it for John Muir

A man who earned his fame
Many places bear his name
From Scotland,
to the far shores of America
He blazed a worthy trail
His wisdoms must prevail
Nows the time to sing
Let's hear it for John Muir


© 2001 Geordie McIntyre PRS/MCPS.
Reprinted by permission



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