lyrics and melody by Cat Faber 2011
mp3 and pdf sheet music
Note the /G is the last beat of the preceeding measure and the /C /Em/Am are on beats 1, 2 and 3 of that measure.
/G D /G D C D
Sweet Swanmay, your notice I courted at length
G D C D
I asked, and was given, your sweetness and strength;
C G C D
Why thrust in my arms, in the first light of dawn
/G D /G D G D
Your shirt of white feathers that makes you a swan?
Forever can never be given away;
C G Em D
It's chosen and re-chosen, day after day,
C G D
As footstep by footstep a mountain we climb--
C G Em D
We walk to forever one day at a time--
C G C /Em/Am G G4 G G4
We walk to forever one day at a time.
To lock up your choices and give me the key
Makes a prisoner of you, and a captor of me.
The caged bird could never my whole heart command--
Like the wild bird that chooses to come to my hand.
Wherever you go, my heart follows your charms,
So here is your feather-shirt, set in your arms.
For truly, what love would ask more than do I?
A sweetheart who's mistress of water, and sky!
(first four lines of last chorus, then)
C G C C
We walk to forever, we swim to forever,
C G C /Em/Am G
--we fly to forever one day at a time!