Carmel Charlton

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We'll Be There - 2014

 

 

CD INFORMATION

 

Track 1 Women Of The West

Track 2  We'll Be There

MP3  LYRICS

MP3  LYRICS

Acknowledgements:

Vocals, backing vocals, guitar, keyboards: Carmel Charlton
Charlie McCarthy: Violin
Derry Doyle: Guitar and Mandolin
Narration of Women of the West: Jane Marwick
Recorded and engineered: Toni Italiano, Pet Rock Studios, Kiara, WA
Produced: Carmel Charlton and Toni Italiano
Mastered: Mark Whitehouse, Procopy
Artwork: Andrea Panara, Procopy, Morley
Profits from sale of CD are to go to C.W.A. of W.A.
For additional copies contact carmel@carmelcharlton.com


 

WOMEN OF THE WEST

 

Evans, George Essex (1863 - 1909)
They left the vine-wreathed cottage and the mansion on the hill,
The houses in the busy streets where life is never still,
The pleasures of the city, and the friends they cherished best:
For love they faced the wilderness -- the Women of the West

The roar, and rush, and fever of the city died away,
And the old-time joys and faces -- they were gone for many a day;
In their place the lurching coach-wheel, or the creaking bullock chains,
O'er the everlasting sameness of the never-ending plains

In the slab-built, zinc-roofed homestead of some lately-taken run,
In the tent beside the bankment of a railway just begun,
In the huts on new selections, in the camps of man's unrest,
On the frontiers of the Nation, live the Women of the West

Chorus
There’s friendship in your look
Laughter in your eyes
Strength where strength is needed most
Kind and woman wise
We shall love the land you loved
Knowing it is blest,
For you have walked a way with God –

The red sun robs their beauty, and, in weariness and pain,
The slow years steal the nameless grace that never comes again;
And there are hours men cannot soothe, and words men cannot say
The nearest woman's face may be a hundred miles away

The wide Bush holds the secrets of their longings and desires,
When the white stars in reverence light their holy altar-fires,
And silence, like the touch of God, sinks deep into the breast
Perchance He hears and understands the Women of the West

Chorus
There’s friendship in your look
Laughter in your eyes
Strength where strength is needed most
Kind and woman wise
We shall love the land you loved
Knowing it is blest,
For you have walked a way with God – Women of the West

For them no trumpet sounds the call, no poet plies his arts
They only hear the beating of their gallant, loving hearts.
But they have sung with silent lives the song all songs above
The holiness of sacrifice, the dignity of love

Well have we held our fathers' creed. No call has passed us by.
We faced and fought the wilderness, we sent our sons to die.
And we have hearts to do and dare, and yet, o'er all the rest,
The hearts that made the Nation were the Women of the West

Chorus
There’s friendship in your look
Laughter in your eyes
Strength where strength is needed most
Kind and woman wise
We shall love the land you loved
Knowing it is blest,
For you have walked a way with God – Women of the West

Words of chorus by Mrs. H. H. W. Wilson C.W.A. First Cook Book

 

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WE'LL BE THERE (CWA S0NG)

 

I’ve seen the beach at Anzac Cove – the ragged hills that rise
Amazed I’ve scaled the treacherous heights to honour those who came to fight
Gazed in awe back down the range, tried to grasp what they attained
Did they really leave a mark – was it just too large

Nungarin, 1924 women came together
They saw a need in the lives of country people
They said, “We will be the voice for those who can’t be heard”
If disaster strikes we’ll be there.

Chorus
In times of flood, fire and drought
With food and shelter, we’ll be there
On farms and on outback stations
In country towns, we’ll be there

With a voice to keep our schools and hospitals open
Respect our forebear’s struggles and all they achieved
With friendship, humour, hard work and dedication
In the name of country women we’ll be there
 

Chorus

Scones and old remedies in our famous cookbook,
Stout can cure anything, so they say!
Tried and true recipes sent in from ‘round the country
Mothers’ and daughter’s still using them today.
 

Chorus

Fundraising, holiday camps, overseas aid, cooking and craft
Choirs, drama, country woman magazine

Nungarin, 1924 women came together
They saw a need in the lives of country people
They said, “We will be the voice for those who can’t be heard”
Whatever happens we’ll be there.
 

Chorus
 

In times of flood, fire and drought
With food and shelter, we’ll be there
On farms and on outback stations
In country towns, we’ll be there
On farms and on outback stations
In country towns, we’ll be there

 

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CARMEL CHARLTON PO BOX 853 INNALOO WA 6018

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

 

 

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