Freedom River - III (Patrick O'Shea)

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Editor: Patrick O'Shea (submitted 2008-12-01).   Score information: Letter, 10 pages, 620 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Freedom River - III
Composer: Patrick O'Shea

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Secular

Language: English
Instruments: oboe

First published: 1999

Description: Composed for the Words to Music project of the La Crosse Chamber Chorale, Paul Rusterholz, director, in 1999. Third movement of three.

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Original text and translations

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When I was a child
I would play along a creek
I remember wanting to be that creek,
Wanting to run along it
And see where it would end.
Free to go wherever I pleased
Free to make decisions by myself
I could go to the gulf perhaps
Or float down an underground river
Free to just go wherever the wind would take me
But then,
My mom called me inside
And I realized, I was not free like a river,
Not yet anyway.