Ships of Sticks and Twine - Chords, Lyrics and Origins


Ships of Sticks and Twine

by Chris Rubeo


CM                                   FM sus2

Kara, child bright as the lights that stained the glass

am             C/G    FM

who could there forget


who there was given


Corn and cider warm till the long light lingers last

and know I'd be there yet

wearing woven mittens.


Thaw wakes the world and all voice for song and bark for sap

and winter knows the world

all a rest and reflect.


Chase and call running through the tall bur grass

ships of sticks and twine

fasten leaves for a mast.


Some clouds are ships carrying on the westward path

but some are anchored fast.


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