We All Come From the Womb

We all come from the womb of the earth.

Mamma in fire, mamma in the wind,
mamma in the rain and in the skin.
Mamma in the sky, mamma on the land,
mamma in the ocean and all the sands.

Hey, sisters, look at me.
Hey, sisters, listen to me.
Hey, sisters, blessed be.
Hey sisters, groove with me.

(Repeat, replacing “sisters” with “brothers.”)

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Turn the World Around / We Come From the Mountain #1074

WE COME FROM THE MOUNTAIN

(Harry Belafonte)

We come from the fire
Livin’ in the fire
Go back to the fire
Turn the world around

We come from the water
Livin’ in the water
Go back to the water
Turn the world around

We come from the mountain
Livin’ on the mountain
Go back to the mountain
Turn the world around

Oh, oh so is life
Oh, oh so is life
Oh, oh so is life
Oh, oh so is life

Do you know who I am
Do I know who you are
See we one another clearly
Do we know who we are

Oh, oh so is life
A ba tee wah ha so is life
Oh, oh so is life
A ba tee wah ha so is life

Water make the river
River wash the mountain
Fire make the sunlight
Turn the world around

Heart is of the river
Body is the mountain
Spirit is the sunlight
Turn the world around

We are of the spirit
Truly of the spirit
Only can the spirit
Turn the world around

We are of the spirit
Truly of the spirit
Only can the spirit
Turn the world around

Do you know who I am
Do I know who you are
See we one another clearly
Do we know who we are

Oh, oh so is life
A ba tee wah ha so is life
Oh, oh so is life
A ba tee wah ha so is life

(Replace “mountain” with “starlight,” “fire,” “ocean,” “children,” “heartbeat,” etc.)

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#1074 in  Singing the Journey: A Supplement to Singing the Living Tradition

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