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June 6th, 2017

Mabel Lake Jam Camp is now full!

There is still room at Jam Camp by the Sea and Jam Camp North. The very final registration date is July 1 for these camps.

Dates:

Mabel Lake Jam Camp July 16 - 21

Jam Camp North July 23 - 28

Jam Camp by the Sea Aug 13 - 18

 

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2007 Jam Camp Lyrics

Akiwowo


Akiwowo Oloko Ile
Akiwowo Oloko Ile
Iowo Gbe Mi Dele
Iowo Gbe Mi Dele
Ile Baba Mi
Akiwowo Oloko Ile

Chorus: O Se O (x4)

Oloko Ile
Akiwowo, Se Wowo
Akiwowo, Se Wowo
Akiwowo, Se Wowo
Oloko Ile

Bat Cave


Year #5 and it's raining again,
Setting up tents and meeting old friends,
I came to Jam Camp and I'm feeling so daaa------mp.

Chorus # 1

Running from the weather so they built us a shelter...BATCAVE
Batten down the hatches while we're looking for dry matches....BATCAVE
All we wanted was some fun while we're waiting for some fun BATCAVE

Feeling so shy till we danced with Geordie
Breaking down walls and smiling so free,
Bumping and grinding we worked up a swe.......at.

Chorus # 2

Running from each other cus we smell just like the ...BATCAVE
No one's had a shower so we jumped into the water...BATCAVE
All we wanted was some fun now we;re playing in the sun...BATCAVE

Poi on the beach the fire all aglow
Wouldn't you know, here comes DFO
Came to Jam Camp to let the strange ou......t.

Chorus #3

Running from the weather so they built us a shelter... JAM CAMP
Batten down the hatches while we're looking for dry matches...JAM CAMP
All we wanted was some fun, now we're playing in the sun JAM CAMP,
JAM CAMP, JAM CAMP

Blues Reggae


If I close my eyes I could see the colours in my mind,
They are telling me music is the colour of our voice,
The colour of our souls
If I close my eyes I could see the colours in my mind,
They are telling me drums are the rhythm of our selves
If I close my eyes I could see the colours in my mind,
They are telling me dancing is the painting in the music.

Blues Reggae

If I close my eyes I could see the colours in my mind,
They are telling me music is the colour of our voice,
The colour of our souls
If I close my eyes I could see the colours in my mind,
They are telling me drums are the rhythm of our selves
If I close my eyes I could see the colours in my mind,
They are telling me dancing is the painting in the music.

Green is the colour of the banjo,
Purple is the colour of the zither
Red is the colour of the drums
Blue is the colour of the blues...

Don'cha Hear Your Poor Mother Calling?


Adapted from "Prison Songs, V.2 produced by Alan Lomax

Don't you hear your poor mother calling?
Calling you, poor boy, (she's) calling you.

She call like her heart's in trouble
It's all 'bout you, poor boy, it's all about you.

You better run home to your mother
Run boy run, poor boy, run poor boy

She call like her house's on fire
Burning down, poor boy, burning down

You better run home to your mother
Run boy run, poor boy, run poor boy

Jovano Javanke


Jovano, Jovanke,
Kraj Vardarot sedis mori,
Belo platno belis,
Belo platno belis duso,
Sve na gore gledas.
Jovano, Jovanke



translation:
Jovano, Jovanke,
You sit by the Vardar,
Bleaching your white linen,
Bleaching your white linen, my dear
Looking at the hills*.
Jovano, Jovanke,


From Macedonia. Jovana is a female name, similar to English Joanna.

Jovanka is a diminutive version of the name, and Jovano and Jovanke are the vocative case of these names - i.e. the way the name is said in Macedonian when speaking to the person.

The Vardar is Macedonia's main river.

* Another translation gives "sky" instead of "hills"

Mother Nature


The sound of the wind is so beautiful
Seeing the sun reflect on the lake
Time passing by so slowly
Mountains echo the music we make

(chorus)
Watching the trees swaying high
Gaze at the stars in the sky
See the water flowing by
Mother Nature doesn't lie

It's so sad people don't notice
All the life that we abuse
Creatures great and small (and those like Otis)
Should not be hurt or misused

Chorus

Open your mind to a new way of life
Put aside all differences and dislikes
Help stop nature's major strife
Don't be so lazy hop on your bike!!!

Chorus

Time Goes By


You only get to live your life once
So take the chances you get while you're young
Forever really doesn't last so long
So take the time you have to sing a song
When the time goes by
We'll all say goodbye

Chorus:
You've got forever to Live
And just a second to die
You've got forever to wait
But just a second to try
For every second you waste
Another second ticks by
You've got forever to stay
But no time to say goodbye

Don't be afraid to be noticed
And live your life to the fullest
It's so hard to be the one to change
To be the one that's different and that's strange
When the time goes by
We'll all say goodbye

Chorus