Kate Walker

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KATE WALKER (key of B)
© Bob Wright
B
The harbor is a busy place
E
Filled with boats and all those faces
B G#m F#
Lookin’ for a shelter from the storm
B
It may be safer that the open waters
E
But the dangers aren’t over
B F# B
We still need someone to guide us home

(chorus)
E B E B
mind the light Kate mind the light
G#m E
keep us protected in the night
B G#m
as long as its still burning everything will be all right
F# B
mind the light Kate mind the light


Katie Walker was a lighthouse keeper
A mile offshore on Robbins Reef
She toted kerosene throughout the night
For over thirty years she struggled
To keep the harbor safe from trouble
By making sure she kept it shining bright

(chorus)


So heres a toast for when she graced us
It took four men to replace her
And now the lights run automatically
But sometimes from a foggy ferry
Look hard at the light and
You might see her sitting
out there with her tea

(chorus)

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from HARBORTOWN, released January 1, 2004

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Bob Wright/ Harbortown New York, New York

He is a multi-instrumentalist, an award winning songwriter and Bob Wright songs are often mistaken for traditional songs because their immigrant roots run deep beneath the surface of America and back to the places they came from for nurturing and inspiration. They surface in a modern world, constructed with a modern sensibility and a comforting resonance with the past. ... more

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