Songs of the Sea

River of Dreams

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Pierce Campbell
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written by Pierce Campbell

Story

Written after a walk in some CT Water Company land and seeing buttons on the groud from and old factory that was located there at a waterfall.

Lyrics

We all worked the mill we’d be working there still But steam took the jobs all away The river was key we thought it would always be Now it doesn’t seem to matter at all We made button for coats brass hardware for boats And fabric we spun by the ton We made rope by the mile and all of the while Never thinking that it could all end Say hello to the river of dreams, say hello to the ways and the means Say hello to the river of dreams, it’s much more than it ever seemed Some will go south, the Mississippi’s wide mouth, calls them down by the score Some will go to sea and sailors they’ll be, as they take up the wind and the oar Some will go west, seduced like the rest of those miners and panners of gold But many remain and stoutly maintain, true wealth is right here to behold Say hello to the river of dreams, say hello to the ways and the means Say hello to the river of dreams, it’s much more than it ever seemed Connecticut’s banks expand with the rains And recede when her skies have turned dry But those who live near hold these seasons all dear And by her side they will live and will die