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Lands the World Has Never Seen

Judy Barrows ©8/10/17


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First there are triangles, of blue or gold or grey
Around them peer the animals, from half a world away
Others leap from peak to peak, or hide in corners dark
While leaves spring up around them, in that wild jungle park

It's a land the world has never seen, more true than those that be
Full of life and beauty, it brings a smile to me

Sometimes there's a prairie, reaching out to meet the sky
With only a few antelope, or horses racing by
But wait – I see a little mouse, a lizard ventures out
The more you look, the more you'll see; life is all about

It's a land the world has never seen, more true than those that be
Full of life and beauty, it brings a smile to me

Cats that are true calico, nestled on a bed
Dalmatians running through the fields, as a brown cow lifts her head
Hens scratching in the barnyard, watched by a rooster bold
Hex signs painted on the barn, and tools that don't grow old

It's a land the world has never seen, more true than those that be
Full of life and beauty, it brings a smile to me

Fish swim in sparkling waters, midst diamonds blue and green
Mountain goats climb icy cliffs, while snowy owls preen
Ladies ride on tigers, striped men on zebras tall
While high above a blue moon shines down upon them all

They are lands the world has never seen, more true than those that be
Full of life and beauty, they bring a smile to me

Lands the world has never seen, more true than those that be
Full of life and beauty, they bring a smile to me.

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Notes:

I wrote this song in honor and memory of my mother-in-law Dahlov Ipcar, who passed away on February 10, 2017, and sang it at her Remembrance, August 26, 2017; the mp3 version was recorded live at the event.

Harlequin Jungle (©1972, all rights reserved) is one of her many paintings, and hopefully provides a sense of what was going through my mind as I wrote the song. The image below clicks bigger.
Harlequin Jungle by Dahlov Ipcar (c)1972

You can see more of her work on her website http://www.exitfive.com/dahlov/ or her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DahlovIpcar/.

She really was the best mother-in-law a woman could have, and I feel very lucky that she was part of my life.

Judy Barrows
9/2/17

PS - This is me singing the song, accompanied by Eli Dale on guitar; the photo was taken by Charlie's great-nephew Gavin Brien.
Judy Barrows singing Lands the World Has Never Seen, accompanied by Eli Dale; photo by Gavin Brien, 8/26/17

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