"Mount Katahdin" by R&F Newman (BMI)

Chorus from "A Rolling Stone" by Robert W. Service (1912)

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Chorus: Here's a hail to each flaming dawn
Here's a cheer to the night that's gone
May I go a-roamin' on
Until the day I die


Lyrics:
Mount Katahdin © 2009 Rich & Flo Newman (BMI)

Mount Katahdin - hike her side
Every cell springs alive
Right by me - I hope it's you
Breathin' in that breathless view
When I get to the top
Carved there in the rock is -

Here's a hail to each flaming dawn
Here's a cheer to the night that's gone
May I go a-roamin' on
Until the day I die

When I get stressed and feel not good
It's then I drag me into the woods
It never fails to win my soul
Despite the depths I've dug my hole
As I clamber out - my insides shout

Here's a hail ...

Here's wishing that carver's wish came true
Hope we'll be roaming right thru too
And may we never break our stride
And hike straight thru to the other side
As I begin again - I want you with me friend

Yeah, that's us you'll see in each flaming dawn
We'll be the moonlit night you saw - we'll shimmer
And may you keep on keeping on
Until the day Until the day
We watch you hike on by


Genre: folk rock, ac adult contemporary

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Mood: (76bpm)

About the Song
Several books sited the following poem as carved in a rock on Mt. Katahdin.
"Here's a hail to each flaming dawn
Here's a cheer to the night that's gone
May I go a-roamin' on
Until the day I die"
We wrote our song around this public anonymous poem. We had never seen this rock, nor found any further information about this rock or this poem - on or off the web until after publishing the song. Of course, considering that MT. Katahdin is covered in thousands (millions?) of rocks this may not be so surprising. Finally an intrepid scholar discovered this was originally from the poem "A Rolling Stone" by Robert William Service (1912)
Title: Mount Katahdin
Author(s):Richard & FloraLee Newman & Robert W. Service
Year:© 2009
Pro:BMI
Licensing: contact authors


About the Recording
Title: Mount Katahdin
Author(s):Richard & FloraLee Newman
Year:© 2009
Pro: BMI
Published: on TagYerit's CD "Shimmer"
Artist: TagYerit with Flo (guitars, vocals) Rich (bass) Jopey Fitzpatrick (drums)
Producer: Ed Vadas
Recorded: Greg Steele (engineer) at Derek Studios - Dalton, MA
Mastered: Northeastern Digital Southborough, MA
Review quotes: Music Street Journal - "This is straightforward rock and roll meets Blondie."
Licensing: contact authors


Ways to purchase - Here are a few places you can buy the tracks digitally

Buy the entire Shimmer CD at CDBaby

For all other inquiries, contact Rich Newman


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