RECLAIMING CHANTS- CD2

Reclaiming is Starhawk's Goddess community. You will find many traditional Wiccan chants and original chants with lyrics and guitar chords.    

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LYRICS AND CHORDS
Transcribed by Cernowain Greenman

19. The Fool
20. Circle Casting Song (Eastern morning...)
21. The Awakening (If I touch you I will know you...)
22. Rhiannon Carry Us
23. I Am But One
24. His Mystery (Darkness-- the sound of the unknown)
25. Sparks
26. Free the Heart
27. Powerful Song
28. Harvest Chant (Our hands will work for peace and justice...)
29. Inanna
30. Return of the Goddess (One thing you can know is true...)
31. Wings of Change
32. Barge of Heaven
33. Who is She?
34. When We Are Gone
 

19. The Fool
(Susan Sterling)

 Am         G        Am(4)   Am
Night and stars are falling down

        Am(4)      E
A wild breeze is blowing

 Am        G        Am(4)     Am
Earth and moon are whirling 'round

     Am           G         Am
The fool walks through the door

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20. Circle Casting Song
(Susan Falkenrach Wolf)

Capo III

Am       C  Am          Em7                Em6  Em
Eastern morning (repeat)   First breath of the soul (repeat)

 Am        C  Am          Em7     Em6   Em
Worldview forming (repeat) Sacred and whole (repeat)

 Am       C  Am            Em7    Em6  Em
Wind of knowledge (repeat) simple and wise (repeat)

  Am            C    Am
Bringer of the lightning (repeat)

       Em7      Em6  Em
that strikes in our minds (repeat)

 Am         Am Fma7  Am
Come to us. Be here now!
 

Southern fire (repeat), White rays of the sun (repeat)
Source of will (repeat), That always is done (repeat)
Heat of passion (repeat), Longing and need (repeat)
You who push the green one (repeat)  Out of the seed (repeat)
Come to us. Be here now!

Western river (repeat) devotee of the moon (repeat)
Gentle sculptor (repeat) of babes in the womb (repeat)
Spring of jubilation (repeat) courage and tears (repeat)
Giver of the sweet love (repeat)
that soothes all our fears (repeat)
Come to us. Be here now!

Northern mountain (repeat) body of the earth (repeat)
Finite treasure (repeat) of infinite worth (repeat)
Cave of transformation (repeat) childbirth and death (repeat)
Suckler of the wild ones (repeat)
who curl upon your breast (repeat)
Come to us. Be here now!
 

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21. The Awakening
(Anne Hill)

Am             Dm      C   Am
If I touch you I will know you

  Am                      C       Em
Though my veil be drawn, you're glowing

Am              Dm   C  Em   Am
In my mind and soul and bo-dy
 

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22. Rhiannon
(T. Thorn Coyle)

Capo III

  Em      D6   Em   Em       D6   Em
Rhiannon carry us, Rhiannon carry us

  Em     D6   Em  G Em
Rhiannon carry us o-ver

Em             D6      Em     Em        D6
Crossing the threshold from sleeping to waking

      Em         Em D6  Em G Em
from Birthing to dying and o-ver
 

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23. I Am But One
(Jan Bates)

C    G7   C   C    G7   C    F   C
I am but one, I am but half and half

F  C   G7  C
I move between the worlds

F   C    G7   C  F   C   G7    C
I bring your message to the world
 

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24. His Mystery
(by Brook)

capo III

 E   Am                       Dm7
Darkness-- the sound of the unknown

     Am7           Bm7b5     E7+
He calls us-- his mystery unfolds

      Am        Am7              Dm7
His riddles-- a fire from deep inside

    Bm7b5  E7b5        E7+
Rekindles memories of night

 Am        E7su4      Am           E7su4
Forest and antler, we run with the deer

  Am          E7su7          Am            E7su4
Swift* as the roebuck, his breath draws us near

 Am                            G/A
Darkness-- the sound of the unknown
 

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*original wording on the CD:  "fleet"

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25. Sparks
(J. Robin Gall)

 Dm               C
Sparks from the hearth

        Bb       A7       Dm
Of the Queen of Death and Life

  Dm               C
Swarm through the dark

  C2    A7         Dm
Dance through the night
 

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26. Free the Heart
(by a Reclaiming workshop participant)

 Dm                 C     Dm
Free the heart and let it go!

 Dm               C      Dm
What we reap is what we sow
 

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27. Powerful Song
(Pandora, Starhawk and Rose May Dance)

  Dm              C       Dm
Powerful song of radiant light

  F                     C        Dm
Weave us the web that spins the night

 Dm                C         Dm
Web of stars that holds the dark

  F           C                    Dm
Weave us the Earth that feeds the spark

(Descant:)
Strand by Strand, hand over hand
Thread by thread we weave our web
 

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28. Harvest Chant
(T. Thorn Coyle)

capo I

     A                    D        A
Our hands will work for peace and justice

     D                  E
Our hands will work to heal the land

 A                D       A
Gather round the harvest table

                   D         A
Let us feast and bless the land
 

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29. Inanna
(Susan Sterling)

capo IV

       Em      D        Em
We go down as She goes down

           G   D     B7
We follow Her underground.

 G   D    Em        D              Em
Hail to Inanna who dies to become whole

     Em    D       Em    Em    D       Em
And deep calls to deep, deep calls to deep

     Em   D        Em    Em   D        Em
And deep calls to deep, deep calls to deep
 

               Em  D     Em
The veils drop by on our way

       G      D         B7
As we pass through the gates

       G    D       Em
With Inanna as our guide

         Em       D       Em
We find truth in deepest night

     Em   D        Em    Em   D        Em
And deep calls to deep, deep calls to deep,

 Em   D        Em    Em   D        Em
deep calls to deep, deep calls to deep
 

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30. Return of the Goddess
(Rose May Dance)

 Dm               Dm   A7   Dm
One thing you can know is true

     Dm     A7     Dm            Dm A7  Dm
I'm coming back to you the way I always do
 

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31. Wings
(by Susan Sterling and Witchcampers)


 Am    G          Am  Am4     Am
Wandering in the deep of the night

   Am       Am4        Esu4  E7
A thousand birds take flight

          Am        Dm          Am       Dm
and our dreams are born on the wings of change

        Am          E       Am
We are weaving the world tonight
 

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32. Barge of Heaven
(Starhawk, from an ancient Sumerian chant)

       Em             D        Em
Your crescent shaped barge of heaven

    D                Em
So well belayed, so well belayed!

                    D       Em
Full of loveliness like the new moon

                    D       Em
Full of loveliness like the new moon

               D         Em
Your fertile fields well watered

               D         Em
Your fertile fields well watered

 Em      G          D       Em
Hillock lands well watered too

 Em      G          D      Em
Hillock lands well watered too

         D      Em              D      Em
At your mighty rising, At your mighty rising

     Em            G       D          Em
The vines rise up and the fields rise up

     Em            G       D          Em
The vines rise up and the fields rise up

 G              D          Em
And the desert fills with green

 G              D          Em
And the desert fills with green

             D      Em                  D      Em
Just like a living garden, Just like a living garden

       Em           G    D           Em
In the heat of the sun, you are the shade

   Em                 D        Em
A well of water in a dry, dry land

        Em          G    D            Em
In the heat of the sun, you are the shade

   Em                 D        Em
A well of water in a dry, dry land

 Em        G        D        Em
Swelling fruits to feed the hungry

       Em        D         Em
Sweet cream to quench our thirst

 Em        G        D        Em
Swelling fruits to feed the hungry

       Em        D          Em
Sweet cream to quench our thirst

        Em      G            D      Em
Pour it out for me, pour it out for me

Em              D               Em
Everything you send me I will drink

        Em      G            D      Em
Pour it out for me, pour it out for me

Em              D               Em
Everything you send me I will drink
 

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33. Who is She?
(Vibra & Susan Falkenroth Wolf)

A2        E   A2             E
  Who is She?   She is the Young One

A2               E        A2        B
   with shining eyes and fearless heart

 A              B
She brings the dawn

A2        E   A2             E
  Who is She?   She is the Young One

A2             E          A     B
  The daring dreamer She runs alone

 A         B
She runs alone

A2         E      F#m           B
O silver crescent Thou lovely maiden

 A2               B
Come, Young One, come
 

Who is She? She is the Lover
Her bones and blood are of the Earth
She holds us all
Who is She? She is the Lover
Unfailing bounty She walks in power
She walks in power
O blessed full moon Thou sacred Mother
Come, Lover, come

Who is She? She is the Old One
Who has survived beyond her fear
She laughs out loud
Who is She? She is the Old One
With love and wisdom She leads the way
She leads the way.
O waning gold moon thou honored Crone Queen
Come, Old One, come. Who is She?
 

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34. When We Are Gone
(Starhawk & Anne Hill)

 D                             G
When we are gone, they will remain

          A7             D
Wind and rock, Fire and rain

D                           A
They will remain when we return

               G                      D
The wind will blow and the fire will burn
 
 
 

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