29 Sep Fluent
This beautiful piece from Laurence Cole features amazing lyrics by poet John O’Donohue about presence and living life in the flow. It’s distinctive in that the song has two different sections with very different energies.
Composer & Copyright
Original song by Laurence Cole with some lyrics by John O’Donohue.
This recording is by Lisa G. Littlebird.
I would love to live like a river flows,
Carried by the surprise of its own unfolding
From a tiny trickle on the highest mountain
To the mighty river that flows to the sea
With no regrets for where we’ve been,
No worry where we’re going
I teach and recorded this song slightly differently than Laurence’s original sheet music (with permission), for an ease and flow that works well for Wholehearted Chorus. It is a very versatile song, in that it can be made simpler or more complex for different groups and environments. I’ve taught the first part before without ever adding the second, or taught the whole song without harmonies or without part 3.
This recording is in B flat. The original sheet music is available from Laurence and is in Cm.
Level of teaching speed/ difficulty (1 = very easy, 10 = very challenging)