Songs from Space
AUX ÉTOILES Judith Hayman, © 1992 intro: G C D G Chorus: Farewell to Terra. Ádieu! Ádieu! G/C/D So soon, so soon, we are leaving! G/C/D Farewell to Terra. Adieu! Adieu! G/Am/C Aux étoiles maintenant nous departons. G/D/Am/G Left our land of rock and of snow, D/C/G/Em Stretched among three oceans' shores Am/D/Em/C Left lakes that sprawl and forests vast G/D/Em/C Mountains that soar beyond seas of grass G/D/Am/G Chorus Left our homeland's diversity All conflicts passed to harmony To join in the bold adventure now, Main à la main jusqu'aux hautes étoiles. Chorus Adieu La Terre, vraiment fini, Our lives bound to your lands and seas, Et tout le monde d'une seule voix, Sing out to the stars which call us now. Chorus Chorus, one full tone up Coda: To the stars, the stars, we are leaving. A/E/D-Bm-A Return to Top FAREWELL Judith Hayman, © 1994 a cappella Fare thee well and adieu my true friend dear In this parting there is naught but a sorrow, For the sundering miles rend a space in my heart, Where we'll meet not again come the morrow. All the years we grew, we one dream shared Of the stars that we some day would soar to Though our hearts as one yearned for that goal We will share not this sun come the morrow. Though two may strive but one might fly Though your soul with that passion burned strong, oh. Till the fateful day when you heart was turned So we'll meet not again come the morrow. As my soul's own twin, was your soul to me And the parting tears me all the more so For your life's own love has bid you to bide So we'll share not this sun come the morrow. Fare thee well and adieu my true friend dear In my leaving there is naught but a sorrow. As I seek the stars how it rends my heart, For we'll meet not again come the morrow. No, we'll share not this sun come the morrow. Return to Top FIRST</a> Judith Hayman, © 1997 Where the first breath of a new sun whispers soft upon the ship G/D/C/D We waken from our long sleep for the last part of our trip G/C Heading for a new sun, a new world, a new home place G/C/D/G Eager now to leave the silent emptiness of space. C/D/D7 All our lives we waited for this moment to arrive: C/D/G To see the dance that life might spin beneath an alien sky D/D7/G Yes, all our lives we listened and at last began to fear C/D/G-G/F#-EM That the hissing of the universe was all we’d ever hear. C/D/G Chorus: But we are not alone! We are not alone! D/C/G/D The planet we thought empty now sings of life with thought C/D/G/C We will be first contact: this is not the life we sought. D/C/G/D We are not alone! We are not alone! D/C/G/C Can we find the likeness; will we learn to understand? C/D/G/C Can we reach in peace not war to take an alien hand? D/C/Am-D/G We are pioneer adventurers, out to the stars we roam And never thought some other life might call this planet home. No warning ever came to us across the dark of space No evidence that sentience dwelt, here in this longed-for place. Now we reach our target, past forty years of hope And all our plans unravel with the message on the scope. More questions now than answers, for what we are to do And always the self-doubt that we will fail to see it through. Chorus Coda: The dance of life has many strands, Em And more will make a richer sett, Asus2/Em So the web weaves stronger with each year. Asus2/Em They, like us, are star stuff as they reach out to new lands. Asus2/Dsus2/Asus2 When they reach this planet, Em Will they wonder? Will they fear? Am/Em Return to Top LEAVE THE RED PLANET BEHIND Judith Hayman, © 2001 The launch sirens howl and the rockets are lit. Am/D/E7 Leave the red planet behind Em/Am We’re heading on out to the asteroid belt. Dm/Am-Am7 Who knows there what we will find Dm/E7 The old earth is dead ’neath the water’s blue pall. F/C/ Leave the red planet behind Dm/E – E7 Her refugees choices are no choice at all. Am/Dm/E7 Who knows there what we will find Am/Em/Am Chorus: So, away to the asteroid mines G/Am We’ll wrest out the treasures they hide G/E – E7 Someday we’ll return to our dusty cold Mars Am/Dm/E To build a new earth there in time. Am/Em/E We’ll build a new earth there in time. Am/Em/Am The little of life that old earth could save Leave the red planet behind Are barely subsisting on Mars’ dusty plain. Who knows there what we will find They are starving and cold and they barely find breath, Leave the red planet behind And they look to us miners now to save them from death. Who knows there what we will find Chorus We’ll strip out the ore; send it back to our home, Leave the red planet behind And search through the belt for the ice and the snow. Who knows there what we will find For the same icy melt that has drowned Earth’s green shore, Leave the red planet behind Will make life on desolate Mars bloom once more. Who knows there what we will find Chorus: So, away to the asteroid mines We’ll wrest out the treasures they hide Someday we’ll return to our dusty cold Mars To build a new earth there in time. Am/Em/E Who knows there what we will find Am/Em/Am When we leave the red planet behind Am/Em/Am We’ll build a new earth there in time. Am/Em/Am Return to Top LONG LULLABY (C) 1994, Judith Hayman intro: C-Am-C-Am-F-G-C A thousand weeks gone and a thousand weeks more C/Am/C/Am Till we stand in the warmth of a sun. Dm/G Till then only ship's light and stars be your guides C/Am/C/Am On a journey that's barely begun. G/G/C Chorus: Sleep little darling, may dreams hold you close F/C/F/C Where the stars make a cradle of light. C/G/C Sleep my beloved, so far from my arms F/C/Dm/Am And the ship keep you safe through the night. F/G/C In duty I bore you, then you filled my life And to give you to sleep is so hard, But I must return to my duty once more; Though you sleep, you will still warm my heart. Chorus When long years are past, you will wake to a voice, Though not mine, for my song will be old. So, I’ll rock you, once last time, to sleep in my arms, And leave you to dream in the cold. Chorus repeat last line of chorus end: C-Am-C-Am-F-G-C Return to Top OUTWARD DREAM ©1998, Judith Hayman intro: G -- D -- C9 – D – C9 The little light C9 That from the moon Cmaj7 Enchants the very heart of night C9/Cmaj7 Is so small, so very small F/Am7 That one raised finger Cmaj7 Eclipses it all. C/D So small and yet the dream is grand F/G/C Of going to that distant land. F/C/G So outward dream D So outward dream C9 And onward go. G Suspended on The sea of night Above the moon, we gaze upon The earth a-glow, so blue a-glow. And yet my hand’s farewell Masks all that wondrous show So into the starry sky We sail, and wave our last goodbye. So outward dream So outward dream And onward go. (transition chords: G - D - C9- C - C/B - E) Break: There lies beyond the galaxy E9/D A space so vast that there can be no reckoning E9/D/A In dreams and in humility E9/D I raise my hands to my home stars a-beckoning. E9/D/A The Milky Way lost in th’embrace C9/D Of wond’ring hands that reach for space... C9/D And so I sigh I dreaming sigh For I will never pass the sky My aching hand, my reaching hand Will never grasp The earth or stars within its span. I can but dream of may can be And all that we may one day see. So outward dream And outward dream And onward go So outward dream And outward dream And onward go Return to Top PRAYER AT THE SPACE WINDOW © 1999, Judith Hayman intro: Bm - C - Bm - C - D - E Sunlight in the Cathedral Bm/C Splashes on the hand hewn stone Bm/C A tapestry of blazing colour spreading F/C Warmth upon the building’s bones D/E My pilgrimage ends at this window. I, drowning, fall into the light: No saints or angels, but the endless tumbling Dance of earth and moon in flight. What ear, hears the dreams and the unspoken prayers Cmaj7/C/D Of those of this curious faith D7/Am Built not on the hope of god’s grace Asus2/Bm But on memories of flight into space. E7/A – Amaj7 – D – E7 Moonrock anchors the Space Window Anchors dreams more than a faith, Reminder of a world that we once touched In our brief voyaging to space That first small step made all the difference, The giant leap that still survives, Deep in the hearts of all the dreamers here Who keep that one dream alive. What ear, hears the dreams and the heartbroken prayers Of us of this curious faith Holding dear, not the hope of god’s grace, But our visions of flight into space Moonlight falls in the Cathedral. The window’s washed in shades of grey. Will we once again illuminate Our escape from Earth’s domain? A quiet day in the Cathedral, Work and will made real this place. So, shall we storm the halls of power Now, to realize our dreams of space? What ear, hears our dreams and our outspoken prayers, As we beg with our curious faith, That governments and gods grant their grace, So we’ll venture once more into space? Into space... Cmaj7 And we’ll venture D Once more C Into space G – D – E – E – Bm – C.... The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C, is an English Gothic Cathedral built in modern times using ancient -- and modern -- techniques. One of it’s windows is dedicated to Scientists and Technologists, but is commonly known as The Space Window. The upper lancet contains a piece of lunar rock from the Apollo 11 missions was presented to the Cathedral for this use by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. It was my favourite spot when we visited in 1992. A poster of the window hangs in my living room and was the inspiration for this piece. Return to Top SEA OF STARS Judith Hayman,© 1992 intro: C G C F G Once I laid on the grass in a summer field C/G/C/F/G And watched the night wheel by. D/Em/Am/Em I learned all the stars and I called their names Am/Dm/C/Am Reaching down from that wondrous sky. Dm/C/Am I called their names and they sang to me C/ C/B /C / C/B / Am And my friends they surely were. F/C/Dm Little knew I that one day I would fly G/Dm/C/Am Out to the sea of stars. G/Em/Am And the sea that calls is not the sea of old C/Dm/C/Em But the starlit sea of fire and eternal cold. C/G/Am/Em/Am Reality called so I built my life On the dreams within my soul. I gave of my best -- nothing less would do -- As I worked and won each goal. I lent my heart to those earthborn dreams And I flew beyond my past, Each day I lived built the gifts I would give One day in the sea of stars. And the sea that calls is not the sea of old But the starlit sea of fire and eternal cold. Opportunity knocks but once they say So I left my settled ways, And gave my heart to the dream of stars Spent in training all my days. I saw the deaths and the triumphs too As I waited through those years; And then I flew with the shuttle crew Out to the sea of stars. And the sea that calls is not the sea of old But the starlit sea of fire and eternal cold. I set my hand to the research planned And our knowledge grew thereby, Then I drank the sight of my distant world And the seas I'd left behind. The works of man are small from space For I've looked with eyes and heart And with mind and soul, seen the blue earth whole Lit by the sea of stars. And the sea that calls is not the sea of cold For the blue earth shining bright is the image I'll hold.