Refugee Trilogy 3:
Harbour

Tracks
Harbour - ALL
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Harbour - TUNE
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Harbour - ALTO
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Harbour - TENOR
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Lyrics

HARBOUR BY Anna Tabush

 

1.When you’ve crossed the stormy waters – Come walk ashore –

      Bring your sons and bring your daughters – Wander no more

For our door is always open - And our hearth is always warm

When you need a place to shelter – We’re a harbour in the storm

 

2. There’ll be time for rest and sleeping – Come walk ashore –

There’ll be space for peace and healing – Wander no more

For our door is always open - And our hearth is always warm

When you need a place to shelter – We’re a harbour in the storm

 

3. For in days of lesser fortune – Come walk ashore –

We may need a door to open – Wander no more

For our door is always open - And our hearth is always warm

When you need a place to shelter – We’re a harbour in the storm

"I wrote Harbour in response to the Syrian refugee crisis.

With the appalling response by the British press and Government to the tragedies that were happening at sea, I felt mine was a lonely voice in wanting a more welcoming and compassionate country to live in. I wrote the song so that others with similar opinions to me could sing together and know that they were nor alone and that together we could change society for the better.

 

Harbour is more popular than ever now that the people of the world are feeling driven to help the millions of refugees fleeing Ukraine. I would like my song to help all of those fleeing war zones. Soon we will be welcoming more refugees into our countries and my hope is that my song will help ensure that they are met with warmth, compassion and generosity. So please keep singing and sharing it. Keep campaigning to reduce the unnecessary bureaucracy that prevents people from finding a safe passage into our countries. Thank you for your belief in the power of song." Anna Tabush