Circle of the Sun

CIRCLE OF THE SUN
By Sally Rogers  www.sallyrogers.com
If you want to purchase a clip of Sally singing it you can find it here.

 

Baby was born in the circle of the sun,
circle of the sun on the birthing day

Baby was born in the circle of the sun, 
circle of the sun on the birthing day

Clouds to the north, clouds to the south
Winds and the rain to the east and west

Baby’s first steps in the circle of the sun... on the walking day
Baby’s first words in the circle of the sun... on the talking day
Baby’s first food in the circle of the sun... on the eating day
Gonna get married in the circle of the sun.... on the wedding day
Sing my song in the circle of the sun.... on the singing day
Live my life in the circle of the sun.... all the live long day
Bury my bones in the circle of the sun... on the dying day

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This song was taught to us by John Gawler, my wife Edith’s dad.  He learned it from Pam Weeks at Maine Fiddle Camp.  Not sure where she got it, but it seems to be written by Sally Rogers of Connecticut, who is a pretty legendary folk singer, songwriter and educator.   Recently Sally has been working on a project where she travels to schools and teaches childeren to collect oral histories about their community and landscapes, then they write songs using the oral histories.  Great stuff!