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The Boatman

by Bhumika (age 10) | Partner Organization: Dream a Dream

Dream A Dream is a professional, registered, charitable trust. They empower over 12,000 young people, referred from 17 NGO partners, through life skills-based programmes. Empowering young people from vulnerable backgrounds by developing life skills and at the same time sensitising the community through active volunteering leading to a non-discriminatory society where unique differences are appreciated.

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Law Blank (IC) Malvern, PA

LYRICS: Under the dock in my hometown Runs a river of coffee brown Bank to bank each and every day The boatman journeys while the children play He’s taking passengers here and there The river can take him everywhere Will never ask anyone for pay If you listen to his stories while the boat it sways It’s the boatman A penny for the boatman It’s the boatman He’ll get you to the shore So you’re safe and warm and out of the storm Was a very long time ago My grandfather’s boat rocked to and fro When the winds pulled up all the trees Crashed his boat and pinned down both his knees My grandfather knew without a doubt The river had won there was no way out Until the boatman threw his line Pulled him out just in time Chorus His hands are big and strong On the boat where they belong Early morning to late afternoon And then he floats his boat to sleep Just behind the moon Chorus (2x) Flowing water underneath His firmly planted feet Another satisfying day As the boatman Sails away It’s raining pennies, pennies for the boatman

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