WELL WATER

by Carol Ann Weaver

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Carol Ann’s sojourn to Paraguay gave rise to very interesting composition. This simple effective song captures the idea of heat and thirst. It also hints at the crisis in many areas of the world where fresh drinking water is a cherished commodity. Well Water is the prelude to the legendary Uncle Hans – a brave man who was lowered into a dry well to dig out sand – the rope snapped – and he shattered his leg so badly that amputation was necessary!

LYRICS

During the hottest time of day
during the noon-time of the day
we sat in a tent – that time of day

During the hottest time of day
not a breath of fresh air stirred
Even the well water was barely cold

and if the water sat for a time in a pail
it was hardly drinkable

So, we had to draw fresh water
frequently

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