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Still Water Pool

(Bob Nolan)

 

Iíve been lonely for a long time;

Someday loneliness will end.

Mystical lagoon, cradle of the moon,

Wonít you tell me where and when?

 

Refrain:

Still water pool, wishing well of the moon,

Delve in your secretive deep lagoon

And tell me whatís lying in store for me soon,

Still water pool.

I ask you this because I never knew

High in the sky and reflected in you,

Instead of one heaven Iíd find there are two,

Still water pool.

 

Deep down in the depths of you, stars reclining there.

They know a secret that I long to share.

 

I only wish that when each day is through,

Someone will wait with a love deep as you.

Oh, tell me that someday my wish will come true,

Still water pool.

 

 

        Bob Nolan used "Still Water Pool" in the 1939 03 06 Columbia film, North of the Yukon but he wrote it for a more personal reason. It was about this time that he discovered the little cabin he would use as a refuge and retreat for the rest of his life. The beautiful words of "Still Water Pool" describe Big Bear Lake and they also describe the feeling of acute loneliness he was subject to. The cabin proved to be the answer for him - a peaceful, beautiful escape from the noisy entertainment world.

         We have been unable to find a copy of the film, "North of the Yukon" yet so cannot confirm that the song is in it.

        The Sons of the Pioneers recorded it for their Orthacoustic "Symphonies of the Sage" in 1940 and that is the year the sheet music was included in the songbook, "Bob Nolanís Folio of Original Cowboy Classics No. 2", © 1940 by AMERICAN MUSIC, INC. Copyright date is March 30, 1940.


Recordings:

Orthacoustic

Thesaurus

Teleways Transcription

Robert Wagoner

 

TRANSCRIPTIONS

Typed copy of the lyrics from the repertoire box.

 

"Bob Nolanís Folio of Original Cowboy Classics No. 2, © 1940 by AMERICAN MUSIC, INC.

 

 

TRANSCRIPTIONS

Orthacoustic "Symphonies of the Sage (064470 Supplement 7)

Teleways Transcriptions: #47 and 82