Flower Ceremony Song Lyrics


One of the traditions of the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival is our Flower Ceremony. All of the participants in our Sisters at Heart Celebration sing a special song as we join our boats, hands and hearts together on the water. 

This year we will bring our hearts and hands together in a virtual flower ceremony. We will create a montage of participants’ flower tosses set to the music of the vocal ensemble Solaris, in honor of those survivors here today and those who remain with us in our hearts.

 

Song Lyrics 2020

“Joy Be With You All”

Scottish Folk Song
Arranged with new Words by Douglas E. Wagner
Performed by Solaris Vocal Ensemble

For friendships long and family near, for all in life that we hold dear; let fortune smile and luck appear round the corner through each coming year.
May all your days be ever full of love.
May sorrow never come to call.
Oo farewell and joy be with you all.
May all your days be filled with love.
Farewell and joy be with you all.
We send this gentle song to you with all our hearts and feelings too.
Let it sing to you where’re you go, endless blessings on your life bestow.
May all your days be ever full of love.
May sorrow never come to call.
Oo farewell, and joy be with you all.
May all your days be filled with love.
Farewell, and joy be with you all.
Joy be with you all.