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Hitty's Theme is an original song written by professional musician Geoffrey Wadsworth especially for the Great Cranberry Island Historical Society.

Hear the song, with its beautiful, innocent, haunting melody, in our new video, Great Cranberry Island: Hitty's Home.

Hitty's Theme

Hitty sits in an antique shop window,
What's her next adventure,
Watching the world go by.
She takes up her quill pen,
To write down her story,
Of a seafaring goddess,
Oh, what a story to tell.

Hitty was carved on Cranberry Island,
In the dead of winter,
By a Yankee peddler.
Made of mountain-ash wood,
With a pleasant expression,
For little Phoebe Preble,
Oh, what a story to tell.

Hitty rides in a snake charmer's basket,
Bought for Little Thankful,
Scorned by society.
An artist's little model,
Rolling like Moses,
On the Mississippi,
Oh, what a story to tell.

Hitty's lost in the dead letter office,
Sitting in the crow's nest,
Sleeping in the hay.
A star of the stage,
In a white cotton wedding dress,
Sold at auction,
Oh, what a story to tell.

Hitty sits in an antique shop window,
Watching the world go by.
She takes up her quill pen,
To write down her story,
Oh, what a story to tell.

Words & music Copyright 2004 Geoffrey Wadsworth, all rights reserved.

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