Carmel Charlton

Performer, Songwriter, Musician, Folk, Country, Gospel and Instrumental

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Calling My Name - 2010

 

 

CD INFORMATION

 

Track 1  Calling My Name

Track 2  Old Rugged Cross

Track 3  Irish Blessing

Track 4  Penola School

Track 5   Calling My Name (Congregational Version)

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Acknowledgements:

Musicians: Carmel Charlton:  Vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar and piano

Toni Italiano: Bass, drums, percussion, electric guitar and backing vocals

Emma West:  Cello

James Webb:  Didgeridoo

Cliff Sequerah:  Piano

Recorded and mixed by Toni Italiano at Pet Rock Studios, Kiara, WA


 

CALLING MY NAME

 

Words Sr. Emilie Cattalini RSJ - Music Carmel Charlton 

Calling my Name reflects on Mary MacKillopís spiritual relationship with the Australian land and its people. 

Great Spirit of this southern land

Weaving, wandering desert tracks

Prints on stone-walled caves

Patterns on the plains.

 

Great Spirit of the human heart

Fanning fires of joy and love

Dreams of peace and hope

Words of trust and strength

 

Chorus

You have shaped our earth,

Shaped our land, you shape it still

Come shape our hearts, shape our lives

You have walked our land, walked in our shoes,

Dance in our hearts, dance as you will.

 

Great Spirit of the soulís deep call

Fiery flame in Maryís heart

Keeping keen this battlerís dream

Tracing our own lifeís way

 

Great Spirit of the Southern Cross

Singing secrets through the scrub

Seeds of faith and growth

Calling each one by name   Chorus

 

Chorus 

You have touched our eyes,

Our ears, you touch us still

Come touch our hearts, touch our lives

You have walked our land, walked in our shoes

Dance in our hearts, dance as you will

Dance in our hearts, dance as you will

 

               Dance as you will (Great Spirit of this southern land)

               Calling my name (dance as you will)

               Great Spirit of this southern land (calling my name)                                               

               (Dance as you will) Great Spirit of this southern land

                          Oo oo

               Calling my name (dance as you will)

               Great Spirit of this southern land Oo oo                                                   

               Calling my name

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OLD RUGGED CROSS

 

George Bennard

 

On a hill far a - way stood an old rugged cross

The emblem of suffering and shame

And I love that old cross where the dearest and best

For a world of lost sinners was slain

 

Chorus

So Iíll cherish the old rugged cross

Till my trophies at last I lay down

I will cling to the old rugged cross

And exchange it someday for a crown

 

O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world

Has a wondrous attraction for me;

For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above

To bear it to dark Calvary   Chorus 

 

To that old rugged cross I will always be true

Its shame and reproach gladly bear

For heíll call me someday to my home for away

Where his glories forever Iíll share   Chorus  

I will cling to the old rugged cross and exchange it someday for a cross      

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IRISH BLESSING

 

Chorus Lyrics: Trad  Verse Lyrics: Carmel Charlton  Music: Carmel Charlton

 

Not much time to say goodbye

So be-fore you leave I pray

That this Irish Blessing

Will touch your heart

And speed you on your way

 

Chorus

May the road rise up to meet you

And the Wind be always at your back

May the Sun shine warm upon your face

And the rain fall soft upon your fields

May the road rise up to meet you

And the wind be always at your back

And until we meet again

May God hold you in the palm of his hand

 

More than silver, more than gold

Is the treasure of a friend

And as you journey on your way

This blessing with you Iíll send  

 

Chorus

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PENOLA SCHOOL

                  
Sr Emilie Cattalini RSJ & Carmel Charlton                                                                                                                  

Let me take you on a journey

Back to old Penola school

Where children came from near and far

To learn the golden rule         

Some would come by *shanksís pony

Or in the old spring cart

They would rise at break of day

To be in time for school to start

 

Chorus

I can hear the school bell ringing

Come rain or shine

Where Mary came to help the poor

Her sisters by her side

 

The school was but a stable

That was hastily repaired

Where children learned to read and write

Where hopes and dreams were shared

Each would come to be encouraged

As their families battled on

They learnt to trust the God of love

Then be mates to lean upon  

 

Chorus

 

Penola, town of destiny

Where Maryís work began

Reaching out to those in need

Guided by the Masterís hand

 

Repeat verse 1 and chorus

 

*Shanksís pony means Ďto walkí

 

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CARMEL CHARLTON PO BOX 853 INNALOO WA 6018

  MOB: 0412 777 061 EMAIL: carmel@carmelcharlton.com

 

 

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