The Ocean Is The Beginning

(By Delaney Johnson & Starhawk)

Call: The ocean is the beginning of the Earth

Response: The ocean is the beginning of the Earth

Call: All life comes from the sea

Response: All life comes from the sea

 

Notes: This song is a call/response, with the Response part beginning on the last word of the Call part, creating an “echo” effect.

 

Listen:

Sheet Music: 

Another Version:

(Ivo Dominguez, Jr. & Friends)

The ocean is the beginning of the earth.
The ocean is the beginning of the earth. All life comes from the sea.
All life comes from the sea.

Counterpoint:

Run, river. Flow river.
Run, river, water, daughter.

Additional verse options:

The air is (breezes are) the beginning of the world.

All breath (joy) comes from the wind (breeze).

The fire is the beginning of the world.
All strength comes from the flame (hearth).

The water is the beginning of the world. All life comes from the sea.

The earth is the beginning of the world.
All strength comes from (the womb) within.

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