Fall Fair singing - "As the Earth"

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At the Fall Fair after dinner, my friends and I sang a song commemorating the change of seasons. Many others of those present joined us in the choruses.
Below are the lyrics in case anyone wanted a copy.  The song was written by a dear friend of mine in Vancouver, Lee Henderson (aka the Fossilosopher).
 
As the Earth
 
am C G
am am em
C G C em
am em am
 
[chorus:]
As the earth leans back into winter,
In peace turning round into night,
Our hearts lean into the mystery,
Awaiting the birth of the light.
 
[south]
With these fruits of summer past
I shall make a feast with my people
And we shall rejoice,
We shall rejoice
In the year's goodness.
 
[west]
Light wanes fast,
darkness shrouds the land,
Life's power shrinks.
It draws inward, into the winter,
Into the underworld.
 
[north]
Cold winds weave
Icy lacy beauties
In woods and waters,
Winter stars,
the Hunter and his Dog
Pierce the black sky.
 
[east]
Now is the time to wonder,
To seek truth in mystery.
Spirit gives gifts.
Spirit gives gifts
And earth is healer.
 
[centre]
And now let us kindle
A holy fire,
Gird it with prayers
And share dreams.
Share dreams
For a new year of blessing.

 

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Is there a recorded version

Is there a recorded version of this song

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