RECLAIMING CHANTS

Chants CD1

Second Chants CD2

Dirges


Reclaiming is Starhawk's Goddess community.

You will find here many traditional Wiccan chants and original chants with lyrics and guitar chords.

To learn more about the Reclaiming Community, go to  www.reclaiming.org

To buy CDs from Reclaiming, go to http://www.reclaimingquarterly.org/music/music1.html   Recommended: Chants, Second Chants.

For Reclaiming books, go to  http://www.reclaiming.org/resources/booksmusic.html  Recommended: The Spiral Dance, Circle Round, The Pagan Book of Living and Dying.



Chants CD 1

Wiccan and Goddess Songs
LYRICS AND CHORDS
Transcribed by Cernowain Greenman

1. The Beginning of the Earth
2. Touching Her Deep
3. Air I Am
4. Rise with the Fire
5. Snake Woman
6. Goddess Medley (Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate...)
7. We Are the Flow
8. Silver Shining Wheel
9. Where There's Fear There's Power
10. Hecate, Cerridwen
11. Return to the Mother
12. Born of Water
13. Air Moves Us
14. Water and Stone (Solid as a Rock)
15. We Are Alive
16. We All Come from the Goddess/Hoof and Horn
17. Sun King (This is the wake of Lugh)
18. Kore Chant (She Changes Everything)

 
 

1. The Beginning of the Earth
(Starhawk & Delaney Johnson)

capo III

    Am              G              Am
The ocean is the beginning of the earth

    Am              G              Am
The ocean is the beginning of the earth

Am        G              Am
All life comes from the sea

Am        G              Am
All life comes from the sea

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2. Touching Her Deep
(Feather Singing)

Capo III

 Am                 C           G                      
Touching Her deep, deep in our center

 Am                 G
Touching Her deep, deep in our center
 

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3. Air I Am
(Andras Corbin)

capo III

Am  G Am  Am   G Am
Air I am, Fire I am

Am  C    G        Am    G Am
Water, Earth and Spirit I am

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4. Rise with the Fire
(Starhawk)

capo III

        Am
We can rise with the fire of freedom

                   G        Am
Truth us the fire that burns our chains

          Am
And we can stop the fire of destruction

                               G         Am
Healing is the fire running through our veins

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5. Snake Woman
(Starhawk)

 Dm           C           Dm
Snake Woman shedding Her skin

 Dm           C           Dm
Snake Woman shedding Her skin

  Dm                  C           Dm
Shedding, shedding, shedding her skin

  Dm                  C           Dm
Shedding, shedding, shedding her skin

 Dm           C           Dm
Snake Woman shedding Her skin

 Dm           C           Dm
Snake Woman shedding Her skin
 

Bird Woman taking flight...
Star Woman shining bright...
Moon Woman riding the night...
Blossom Woman opening wide...

    *Cern adds:
     [Eagle Man circling high...
     Bear Man growling loud...
     Mountain Man touching the sky...]

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6. Goddess Medley
(Deena Metzger, Will Sherardson, Greenham Common)

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

Dm                    C        Dm
We are an old people, We are a new people

Dm                       C             Dm
We are the same people, Deeper than before
 

I am a strong woman, I am a story woman
I am a healer, My soul will never die

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7. We Are the Flow
(Shekhinah Mountainwater)

Em
We are the flow, we are the ebb,

                    D       (Em)
We are the weavers, we are the web

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8. Silver Shining Wheel
(Peter Soderberg)

Dm
Holy Maiden Huntress Artemis, Artemis,

 C      Dm
Maiden come to us.

Silver Shining Wheel of radiance, radiance
Mother come to us

Ancient Holy Mother, Hecate, Cerridwen
Old One, Come to us

Holy Shining Sunlight, radiant, radiant
Brother come to us

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9. Where There's Fear There's Power
(Starhawk)

              Dm    Am      Dm
Where there's fear there is power

 C             Am Dm        C          Am       Dm
Passion is the healer, desi-ire cracks open the gate

           C                     Dm
If you're ready it'll take you through

But nothing lasts forever
Time is the renewer
The wheel turns again and again
Watch out, it'll take you through

But nothing dies forever
Nature is the renewer
The wheel turns again and again
If you're ready it'll take you through

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10. Hecate, Cerridwen
(Patricia Witt)

capo III

Am       Em         Am          Dm     Em
Hecate, Cerridwen, Dark Mother take us in

Am       Em        Am     G    Am
Hecate, Cerridwen, Let us be reborn

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11. Return to the Mother
(Judy Grahn & Wind Hags)

spoken: All over the world the waters are breaking
        Everywhere, everywhere
        The waters are breaking ...

         Em
And so return, return, return

   D          Em
return to the Mother

(descant): All over the world, the waters are breaking
         The waters are breaking all over the world

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12. Born of Water
(Women's Workshop, Madison, WI)

capo I

Em               D         Em
Born of water, cleansing, powerful

Em                 D   Em
Healing, changing, we are
 

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13. Air Moves Us
(Cathleen Shell, Cybele, Moonsea, Prune)

Dm            C         Am
Air moves us Fire transforms us

Dm               C     Dm
Water shapes us Earth heals us

         C                         Dm
And the balance of the wheel goes round and round

         C                         Dm
And the balance of the wheel goes round

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14. Water and Stone
(Raven Moonshadow)

 F#m              E
Solid as a rock, Safe within the harbor

F#m                       E          C#m
Ancient as a stone and strong as the sea

 F#m                                  E
Solid as a rock, set deep within the Mother

    F#m          E         F#m
And water that flows round me
 

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15. We Are Alive
(Rose May Dance, Starhawk)

Dm                    C        Dm
We are alive, as the earth is alive

Dm                     C             Dm
We have the power, to fight for our freedom

Dm
If we have courage, We can be healers

          C    F    C    Dm
Like the sun,  we shall rise
 

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16. We All Come from the Goddess/
Hoof and Horn
(Z. Budapest/Ian Corrigan)

Dm                    C  Dm
We all come from the Goddess

                C      Dm
And to Her we shall return

Dm             C Dm    C              Dm
Like a drop of rain, flowing to the ocean

 Dm   C   Dm    Dm   C   Dm
Hoof and horn, Hoof and horn

Dm        C              Dm
All that dies shall be reborn

 Dm   C   Dm     Dm   C    Dm
Corn and grain, corn and grain

Dm                    C     Dm
All that falls shall rise again
 

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17. Sun King
(Raven Moonshadow)

B7         Em   B7        Em
O, tell me why, O tell me why

         G             D
Tell me why must the clouds come

    B7         Em
to darken the sky? (repeat)
 

 Em                  D       Em
This is the wake of Lugh the Sun King

             Em          B7      Em
He lost his life on the Solstice Day

 Em                  D       Em
This is the wake of Lugh the Sun King

                            B7        Em
He steps into the dark and guides the way!

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18. Kore Chant
(Lauren Liebling & Starhawk)

capo III

       Am
She changes everything she touches, and

G                        Am
everything she touches, changes (repeat)

Her name cannot be spoken
Her face was not forgotten
Her power is to open
Her promise can never be broken

All seeds She deeply buries
She weaves the thread of seasons
Her secret, darkness carries
She loves beyond all reason

All sleeping seeds She wakens,
The rainbow is Her token
Now Winter's power is taken
In love all chains are broken

Everything lost is found again
in a new form, in a new way
Everything hurt is healed again
in a new time in a new day

Bright as a flower and strong as a tree
With our love and with our rage
Breaking our chains so we can be free
With our love and with our rage

We are changers
Everything we touch can change

Change is, touch is; touch is, change is

Change us, touch us; touch us, change us
 

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