Fellowship Going South

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What is courage now?
               F    C         D
Is it just to go until we're done?
Dm       G              C
Men may call us heroes when
They can say we've won,
        C         Dm
But if we should fail, how then?
              Em      Am
	What is courage now?

Mountains to our side,
Standing like a wall against the sky,
Show no path to let us through.
Still we search and try.
Silver snow and cold stone-blue --
	Mountains to our side.

River from the pines,
We can hear your echo far away.
To your banks our steps must lead.
Help us on our way,
We who know your, lend your speed,
	River from the pines.

Star above the world,
Seeing down the ways that we must go,
Throw down light to guide a friend.
How else can we know --
Is there hope where pathways end?
	Star above the world.

What is courage now?
In the hope we know that holds us fast.
Bear us to the final door;
Win us free at last,
Or we touch he world no more.
	What is courage now?

Copyright 1963 Leslie Fish and Random Factors