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Ric Gillespie

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Amelia Song
« on: November 12, 2020, 12:18:28 PM »

TIGHAR member Lew Toulmin wrote this song while on the 2017 Niku expedition.

 Amelia Earhart: Find Me the Lass That’s Gone

Adapted from the Skye Boat Song, Sir Harold Boulton, Bt., 1884
and the theme song from Outlander by Bear McCreary
Revised lyrics by Lew Toulmin,
July 2, 2017, on Nikumaroro Island, Republic of Kiribati,
on the 80th anniversary of the disappearance
Chords for bari uke or guitar added 11/2020; strum: 1x on ea. chord

[C] Sing me a [Am] song of a [Dm] lass that is [G] gone.
[C] Say, could that [F] lass be [C] I?  [G]
[C] Merry of [Am] soul she [Dm] flew for a [G] day,
[C] over the [F] sea and [C] sky.  [G]

[Am] Billow and breeze, [Dm] islands and seas,
[Am] skies full of [F] rain and [Am] sun
[Am] All that was good, [Dm] all that was fair,
[Am] all that was [F] she -- is [Am] gone.  [G]      CHORUS

[Am] Far back in time, [Dm] found task sublime:
[Am] change the [F] domain of [Am] man.
[Am] Circle the globe, [Dm] over the rime.
[Am] Can she [F] complete her [Am] plan?  [G]    CHORUS

[Am] To Niku land, by [Dm] fate’s forceful hand,
[Am] is that her [F] final [Am] end?
[Am] From the sky downed, [Dm] can she be found,
[Am] by our [F] canine [Am] friends?  [G]    CHORUS

[Am] Give me again, [Dm] all that I prize! 
[Am] Give me that [F] face that [Am] shone.
[Am] Give me her eyes, [Dm] give me her soul,
[Am] find me [F] the lass that’s [Am] gone.   [G]     CHORUS

[Am] Dear Millie’s gone, [Dm] as is our Fred,
[Am] sought for by [F] TIGHAR’s [Am] men.
[Am] Our heroes are where? [Dm] But do not despair,
[Am] they will [F] come home [Am] again!   [G]      CHORUS                                         

[Nikumaroro is the island that TIGHAR theorizes was the final resting place of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan; the 2017 Niku expedition sought to test this theory.]

Bill Mangus

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Re: Amelia Song
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2020, 02:16:22 PM »

Now to find someone or a bunch of someone's who can play and sing.

Record and post here :D

Don White

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Re: Amelia Song
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2020, 08:14:47 AM »

I will try this out on my baritone uke.

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