Wynken, Blynken and Nod

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Buffy Sainte-Marie, OC (born February 20, 1941) is a Canadian Cree singer-songwriter, musician, composer, visual artist, educator, pacifist, and social activist. Throughout her career in all of these areas, her work has focused on issues of Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Her singing and writing repertoire includes subjects of love, war, religion, and mysticism. She recorded one country album, I'm Gonna Be a Country Girl Again, in Nashville, and her Academy Award-winning "Up Where We Belong" is considered "pure pop." more »


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1976
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Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe
Sailed on a river of crystal light
Into a sea of dew

"Where are you going, and what do you wish?"
The old moon asked the three

"We have come to fish for the herring fish
That live in this beautiful sea
Nets of silver and gold have we!"
Said Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

The old moon laughed and sang a song
As they rocked in the wooden shoe
And the wind that sped them all night long
Ruffled the waves of dew

The little stars were the herring fish
That lived in that beautiful sea
"Now cast your nets wherever you wish, never feared are we"
So cried the stars to the fishermen three
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

All night long their nets they threw
To the stars in the twinkling foam
Then down from the skies came the wooden shoe
Bringing the fishermen home

It was all so pretty a sail it seemed
As if it could not be
And some folks thought it was a dream they'd dreamed
Of sailing that beautiful sea
But I shall name you the fishermen three
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes
And Nod is a little head
And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies
Is a wee one's trundle-bed

So shut your eyes while mother sings
Of wonderful sights that be
And you shall see the beautiful things
As you rock in the misty sea
Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

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Written by: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Eugene Fields

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