Elizabeth Colenso

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Released 19th September 2014 in celebration of Women's Vote Day in NZ (1893 in NZ). A four year project researching the lives of women in NZ in the 1800s and turning their stories into songs. The album of musical tracks is partnered by a book that has the show album including the musical tracks inside - includes the research behind the songs, images, lyrics of the show including the songs and tales on the road.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Boundary Riders via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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lyrics

ELIZABETH COLENSO

I write this final letter to the man I’ve called my husband
Whose actions these last ten years have caused me so much suffering
But now the church has given me a way from your adultery
That’ll keep my hand upon ‘the’ book, fulfilling my own destiny

For we are but pilgrims on this earth
We are strangers to this land
We have no abiding city, outside the lord’s domain
We are but workers in his name

This golden ring of servitude I do now return to you
As love, honour and obey all requisites of our trade
Belong to a greater good where now I must devote my time
Estranged from you for ever now I do make this solemn vow

For we are but pilgrims on this earth
We are strangers to this land
We have no abiding city, outside the lord’s domain
We are but workers in his name

Instrumental with working into a slight move away…
Maori bit here …..slight difference in tune.

I promise to create a home providing for our children dear
And to this add the babe you bore who from another’s breast you tore
In this loving place I’ll find some happiness and peace of mind
Denied me as your loyal wife that led to such woe and strife

For we are but pilgrims on this earth
We are strangers to this land
We have no abiding city, outside the lord’s domain
We are but workers in his name

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from The Boundary Riders, released September 19, 2014

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