Paula Jongerden

Harry Jongerden is a talented bass player and musician. He wrote the following song as a tribute to his wife's successful crossing of Lake Erie from Presque Isle (Erie, USA) to Long Point. The song not only reflects his respect for her as a swimmer, but also to her dedication to the cause of the Long Point World Biosphere Reserve. Harry performed this moving song at the Biosphere Awards Banquet held in Paula's honour.

Lady of The Lake

Do you have any idea . . . how many people you've touched with your heart?
Nobody really got inside the passion you were feeling,
And we were all just grateful to play a part.
Every now and then somebody steps outside the boundaries,
And does something that takes your breath away.
You have made me realise that every moment's precious,
And there's more to life than living every day.

Chorus:
Oh Lady of the Lake, I want to thank you
For giving me the chance to understand
That we can make life better, and we can make a difference,
And give this gorgeous world a helping hand.

Now everybody knows that there are problems.
We shrug our shoulders...wonder what to do.
There's just too many obstacles, and way too many bills to pay,
And we don't have the time to think things through.
But watchin' you out on the water . . . givin' your last ounce of power,
Showing everybody - we can do it if we try.
I never thought that I could love you more than I already love you,
But you have proved me wrong and I will love you 'til I die.

Chorus:
Oh Lady of the Lake I want to thank you
For giving me the chance to understand
That we can make life better, and we can make a difference,
And give this gorgeous world a helping hand

Oh Lady of the Lake we want to thank you
For taking us along for the ride
You filled our hearts with hope, and you gave our spirits courage
And everybody feels a sense of pride
We want to thank you...we want to thank you

(Thank you)

© Harry Jongerden
2nd November 2002



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