The Swarthmore Round List

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Abide with us, O Lord, For it is now the evening. The day is past and over. Ah, comme c'est chose bel- -le; de te louer. Sei- -gneur, et de tres haute l'honneur. Chantez de coeur fide- -le, chantez! Ah Fear! Ah frantic Fear! I see, I see thee near. I know thy hurried step, thy haggard eye! Like thee I start, like thee disordered fly, For lo, what Monsters in thy train appear! Words: Melissa D. Binde Lyrics: William Collins, "Ode to Fear" Ah, Robin, lend to me thy bow. Sweet Robin, lend to me thy bow. For I will go a-hunting, with my lady go, With my sweet lady go. ~ Thomas Ravenscroft (1592-1633) All is Loneliness here for me, loneliness here for me, Loneliness. ~ Moondog (Louis Hardin) All praise to thee, my God, this night, for All the blessings of the light. Keep Me, oh keep me, Lord of life, with- in thy love and free from strife. ~ Thomas Tallis (1505-1595) All things shall perish from under the sky Music alone shall live (2x) Music alone shall live, never to die. Alleluia (2x). ( ) Alleluia (5x). Al- -leluia, Alleluia (3x). ~ William Boyce (1710-1779) Alleluia, amen (x3) ~ W. Peek And ev'ry man 'neath his vine and fig tree, shall live in peace and unafraid (x2) And into plowshares beat their swords, and nations shall learn war no more (x2) Lo yisa goi el goi cherev Lo yilmedu od milchama (x2) Anytime you need a calypso, here is what you must do: First of all, you need a rhythm, so you shake a little, shake a little, shake a little shaker; then you Bang a drum, and you sing and strum, and then there's a calypso for you! ~ Jen Holdstock Artichokes and broccoli Lettuce and tomatoes Brussel sprouts and celery Onions and potatoes ~ Clyde Appleton Autumn time, red leaves fall While the weeping sky, looks over All. Demeter sadly walks the land, ( )The dying grasses in her hand. Baby cares for, my (3x) baby cares for only me! Baby just, baby just, baby just cares for,(3x) me-ee, oo-ee. ( )Everybody loves my baby, yeah. Baby cares for only me. ( )My baby I'd sigh for, oh, my pretty baby I'd die for, 'cause my baby don't love nobody but me-e, I'm so lucky! Bacon & eggs & pieces of pie. Bacon & eggs & pieces of pie. Blue is my love and red is her eye-yi- yi. Bacon & eggs & pieces of pie. Bacon & eggs & pieces of pie. Purple her hair as high as the sky-yi- yi-yi. Bacon & eggs & pieces of pie. Bacon & eggs & pieces of Hello there, Myrtle; hello and goodbye! Words: H. Porter Abbott, alt. Music: Walt Kelly Banished now is love's sweet glow. Gone is the dearest heart I know Now hear my sorrow, my sadness, my wail of Woe. Oh, why did you go? ~ Charles Gounod (1818-1893) Be like a *bird, who halting in her flight, on a limb too slight, feels it give way beneath her, yet sings, sings, knowing she has wings; yet sings, sings, knowing she has wings. words: Victor Hugo music: Arthur Franckenpohl Bells of evening Calling me to pray; calling me at end of Day. Bless the day that's been our rest begins with angel ~ John Krumm Benedicite omnia Opera Domini Domino Domino Daniel 3:57 Benjy met the Bear; the Bear met Benjy. The Bear was bulgy; the Bulge was Benjy. ~ Pat Shaw Black socks, they Never get dirty; the Longer you wear them the Blacker they get. Sometimes I Think I should launder them; Something keeps telling me, Don't wash them yet, not Yet, not yet, not yet.

[parody] Black socks, it never is over; the longer we sing it the faster we get. Somebody started us singing it; someday we'll stop, but it's not over yet, not yet, not yet, not yet Blossoms on the plum, Wild winds and merry, Leaves upon the cherry, And one swallow come. Bumpity, bumpity, bumpity bay, Lions went to the matinee. They Said they enjoyed the violinist even Though she was thinnest! ~ Jan Harmon (1940-1993) By moonlight, by moonlight. I search in the moonlight. The pale light, silver light. ( ) A-ah, a-a-ah. ~ Elliot Z. Levine, 1989 By night and day we circle the sun, from year to year go round. So Silently the planets revolve; sleep sweetly and sleep sound. Now the Night bird sings of Saturn's rings, and the Heaven's starry crown, while You, my child, are circled in love; sleep sweetly and sleep sound. Words: Anne Hill Music: AP Power By the waters, the waters of Babylon We lay down & wept & wept for thee, Zion We remember (3x) thee, Zion. words: Psalm 137 music: William Billings (ca. 1780)

Call John the boatman; call him again. Loud is the river and fast falls the rain John is asleep; he sleeps very sound. His oars are adrift, and his boat is aground Loud roars the river, so wide and so deep, but the louder you call John, the sounder he will sleep. A camel am I, 'tis plain to see, But am I a Bactrian or Dromedary? Lay down the 'B', and then the 'D' And which one I am is clear as can be. words: The Dictionary of Mnemonics music: Jim Moskowitz Can you dig it? Can you dig it? Can you dig that crazy gibberish? (x2) Hey look, there's a chicken on the barnyward fence; oh look, there's another one comin' down the road! Maw! Maw! Get that sonagun offa my tractor. Dig that crazy gibberish! Cantate Domino Alleluia, alleluia Jubilate Deo ~ Taize Chant Caution! Disconnect cables at Roof and ground level before uncoupling! Danger do not board moving train. Dead in tow. Airspring supply cock. Words: South Eastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Music: Melissa Running Charlottestown is burning down; Goodbye, goodbye. Burning down to the ground; Goodbye, Liza Jane. Ain't you mighty sorry? Goodbye, goodbye. Ain't you mighty sorry? Goodbye, Liza Jane. [The rounds above and below work well sung together] Ezekiel saw two wheels a-rollin' Way in the middle of the air. A wheel within a wheel a-rollin' Way in the middle of the air One wheel ran by faith; The other ran by the grace of God: A wheel within a wheel a-rollin' Way in the middle of the air. COFFEE -- don't drink too much coffee. Not for children is this Turkish brew; hurts the brain and the nervous system, too. Take this advice from me -- have a nice cup of tea! ~ Karl Gottlieb Hering (1766-1853) [derivation] FROGGY -- don't stick that froggy in your eye. Don't believe him if he says you'll get a wish; think about it, would you do this with a fish? If you just have to try, don't come to me and cry! ~ Ruth Alfasso and Gavin Schnitzler(?) Come, and follow (word 6x) me. Whither shall I follow, follow, follow; whither shall I follow, follow thee? To the greenwood (phrase 3x), greenwood tree! ~ John Hilton (1599-1657) Come down, come down! Come to the buryin'. Come down, come down to that old buryin' ground. Way down in that old buryin' ground, (2x) Lay that body down. (2x) Come life, Shaker life! Come life eternal! Shake, shake, out of me all that is carnal. I'll take nimble steps; I'll be a David. I'll show Michael twice how he behavèd! [derivation] Dance, dance, sisters dance, come dance eternal Our love is mystical, our love is carnal. I'll dance nimble steps; I'll be a Miriam, Leading my people across the water. Come on and see the sun rising high; see the glow of the morning sky! Come on and see the sun, if you don't wake up soon, all you're gonna see is the moon. Wake up toes, wake up knees, wake up your whole body if you please. Stretch those arms, open your eyes. Everyday's a big surprise. I like sleeping; waking is a crime. Call me for breakfast when it's lunchtime! ~ Sue Ribaudo, "Wake-up Round" Cuckoo, as I was Walking, on a May ( ) Morning, I heard a Bird sing. Da pacem cordium. (x2) Da pa - cem. (x2) ~ Taize Chant Dance and sing for the harvest is over. All of the barns are full; all of the barns are full, hey! Now let it snow! The Leaves are whirling around, around; the leaves are whirling around and down to the ground. Hey! ~ Joel Hayden Dear Miss Smith, do be careful! Do not heed that wolf, his honey-dripping Words, Miss Smith, will break your tender heart. He Says you're sweet; he says you're pretty, says he'll never kiss another girl and then he does and says he's true to you - the gay deceiver! ~ Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) Der Hahn ist tot (x2) Der Hahn ist tot (x2) Er kann nicht mehr singen ko-ko-di, ko-ko-do Er kann nicht mehr singen ko-ko-di, ko-ko-do Ko-ko-ko-ko, ko-ko-ko-ko, di ko-ko-do Did you ever go down a water pipe, way down to the bottom of the water system? There you'll find a little alligator; if he answers to the name of Alfred, then he's Mine. I lost him. I flushed him down the water pipe, and Now I'm really sorry 'cause he's gone. I miss him. Dona nobis pacem, pacem. Dona nobis pacem Dona nobis pacem (2x) Dona nobis pacem (2x) German Dona nobis pacem (x2) Dona nobis pacem (x2) Dona nobis pacem, pacem. Dona no-o-o-o-o-o-bis pacem ~ Peter Schickele Don't put your trash in my backyard, my backyard, my backyard. Don't put your trash in my backyard, my backyard's full! Fish and chips and vinegar, vinegar, vinegar, Fish and chips and vinegar, pepper pepper pepper salt! One bottle-a-pop, two bottle-a-pop, three bottle-a-pop, four bottle-a-pop, five bottle-a-pop, six bottle-a-pop, seven bottle-a-pop, POP! Doo-be-doo-wah. Doo-be-doo-wah be-doo-be-wop Doo-doo-doo-be-wop, doo-wop-wop Doodilly-doobie-doobie-doobie-doo-wah- -op! Wop! Doo-wop be-doodilly-op. ~ Daniel Paget Dream a but is life Merrily (4x) Stream the down gently Boat your row, row, row. A dream is spoken, circle unbroken A new way joins with old, safe in the valley's fold. And 'neath the rising moon they dance to fiddler's tune. Our life beat sounds through the mountains. ~ John Krumm Ego sum pauper Nihil habeo Cor meum dabo Est ist ein Ros entsprung- -en aus einer wur-zel Zart, wie uns die Alten sung- -en, von Jesse kam die Art. [translation] Lo, how a rose e'er bloom- -ing, from tender stem hath sprung! Of Jesse's lineage com- ing, as men of old have sung. ~ Melchior Vulpius (1570-1615), based on Praetorius Even the rabbits inhibit their habits when carrots are green (2x) The chickens get into the to-ma-toes (2x) Squish. Squash. Squish. Squash (2x) Ev'ry white will have its black, And ev'ry sweet its sour. Most cruel thorns will ever lurk Nearest the sweetest flower. Father, father, goodbye; Fare thee well, mother. I'm a-leavin. you now To begin with another. I'm a-leavin. you now To begin with another. Fie, nay prithee, John, do not quarrel, man; let's be merry and drink a bout! You're a rogue; you cheated me, I'll prove before this company; I caren't a farthing, sir, for all you are so stout. Sir, you lie, I scorn your word, or any man who wears a sword; for all your huff, who gives a damn, and who cares for you? ~ Henry Purcell (1659-1695) Fleecy clouds at sunset glow O'er the hill are bending. Not a breath above, below; Softly day is ending. Fly, fly away, fly away, fly away. He Offered a kiss; I gave a blush. He Offered a song, but I bade him hush. He Offered a swan, but I took a thrush. Let me Fly, fly away, fly away, fly away. Words: Heather D. Weidner Music: Melissa Binde Fly, fly, fly. ( )The leaves are leaving the Branch, cold are the winds; Winter is coming. Words: Peter Erdely Music: Lajos Borossi Four long hours of driving, for One short swim in the ocean. Mi- -iserere Nobis ~ Lucy Shelton and Stephen Morris Full moon outside my window this warm September night Pulls me into wakefulness far too early. I'd rather be sleeping, the day is already too long for me. I'll just wait for dawn.

Gaudeamus, gaudeamus, gaudeamus hodie, hodie. Gaudeamus, gaudeamus, gaudeamus hodie gaudeamus, gaudeamus hodie. Gaudeamus, gaudeamus hodie. music: Natalie Sleeth (1930-1992) George Bi-*zet, for Carmen is best known; he wrote great music, some of which was not his own. This old tune, from medieval France, he stole! L'arlesienne now it does enhance. words: Sol Weber, "Bizet's Canon" music: adapted from Bizet's "L'arlesienne" suite no. 1 Go to Jane Glover and Tell her I lover her and By the light of the moon I will come to her. ~ Thomas Ravenscroft Go to the top of the path in the garden; there you will find a mill. See those blades turn round & round & round on yonder hill, and round and Round again, and round again; those blades are turning still! Good night, good night, good night, my friends; it's time for us to part. But through my day in work or play I'll keep you in my heart. Sharing my trials, sharing my joys, though we may be so far apart. And if or when, we meet again, your face will warm my heart. ~ John Krumm Grasshoppers three a-fiddling went. Hey! Ho! Never be still. They Had no money; they paid no rent, but all day long with their elbows bent they Fiddled a tune called rillaby, rillaby, fiddled a tune called rillaby rill. The great bells of Osney, They ring, they jing, they ring, they jing, And the tenor of them goes merrily. ~ Thomas Ravenscroft Great Tom is cast, and Christchurch bells ring one, two, three, four, five, Six, and Tom comes last. ~ Matthew White (or Henry Aldrich?) Happy days to all those that we love Happy days to all those that love us Happy days to all those that love them that love those That love them that love those that love us! Hark, the bonny Christchurch Bells, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 they sound so worldly great, so woundrous sweet, and they troll so merrily, merrily. Hark, the first and second bell that every day at Four and Ten cries "come, come, come, come, come to Pray'rs" and the Verger troops before the Dean. Tingle-tingle-ting goes the small bell at Nine to call the bearers home, but there's not a soul will leave his hole 'til he hear the mighty Tom. ~ Henry Purcell Hashivenu hashivenu, hashem alecha Venashuva venashuva Hadesh hadesh, yamenu k'kedem Soft autumn breeze slowly winds through the night as the moon in the hills starts to rise into sight. All around is the quiet sound of the crickets and owls saying, "hush, all is right!" Oo-oo, oo-oo, now let your dreams hold you tight. words: Jim Moskowitz Hava nashira, shir halleluia (x3) Hear the lively songs of the Frogs in yonder pond: Crick, crick, crickety-crick Brrrrrrrr-ump! Heave and ho, rumbelow Row the boat, Norman, row; Row to thy leman. "Hey, ho!" cried the merry dwarves. "It's off to the wars we are To strike our foes both blind and dumb!" ~ Patti Nagle (Elinor Aurora of Rosewood) Hey ho, nobody home Meat nor drink nor money have I none Yet will I be merry! Hie we to the other world lads, Where 'tis thought they very merry be. There the Man in the Moon drinks claret, a Health to you and me. High tide, Full moon, Red Blood moon. Dance at the... ~ Linda Hirschhorn, "The Full Moon Song", © 1989 Hineh mah tov umah nayim, shevet ahim gam yahad (2x) Hineh mah tov, shevet ahim gam yahad (2x) Ho,* *ho, ho-ta-a-ru koi A-chi no-mi-zu wa ni-gai zo Ko-chi no-mi-zu wa a-mai zo Ho, ho, ho-ta-a-ru koi I am an acorn, the packet, the seed. God is within me, and God is the tree. I am unfolding the way I should be, Carved in the palm of his hand. (x2) I am off down the road where the fairy lanterns glowed, And the pretty flittermice are flying. A slender band of grey runs creepily away, And the hedges and the grasses are sighing. Words: JRR Tolkien Music: Melissa D. Binde I have promises to keep, and Miles to go before I sleep. And Miles to go before I sleep. words: Robert Frost I need a waiter, with some water. I need a waiter with some water for my daughter. I need a waiter with some water, with some water, for my daugh- -ter, so my daughter doesn't die of thirst! I sat next to the duchess at tea It was just as I thought it would be Her rumblings abdominal were simply phenomenal Everyone thought it was me! ~ Pat Shaw I stand a-lone, in dust-swirled ground. The drying tinder, beneath my feet. The sun burns high on the snow-capped mountains, The branded rock, the dusty trees. ~ Melissa Binde I went to bed with a tune in my head, and I woke up in the middle of the night. To my dolls and my bears harmonizing on the chairs; when they sang their song I just had to sing along, For the melody was in a major key, and this is the way that it goes. Words: Al Power Music: Anne Hill I'll take my fiddle if you'll bring your flute. Then I'll scrape the catgut while you blow toot-toot I'll scrape the gut; you blow toot-toot. I've been waiting all the day long to see the stars in your eyes. My Love, come, dance with me now; see how the evening flies. And As you sleep my dear, know that I'll be near, to hold you when you arise. ~ John Krumm, "Onawa's Waltz" I've got music in my soul today. Makes me feel so good I wanna say "Sing and ev'rythng will be OK." I Will not plead a kiss; I will not seek a smile, ( ) For if I Gain a kiss, you will my heart be- -guile. A smile would make me Proud, so proud the while. ~ Joseph Haydn, "To Electra" If I had a child, I'd name him Harold, and Harold would be his name - not Fitzgerald. And this child Harold would carol around And Round and round and round and round. If the people lived their lives, as If it were a song, for singing out a light... Provide some music for the stars to be Dancing circles in the night. Yesli b zhizn' lyudyei byla Kak skazochnaya pesn' dlya peniya v nochi, Ta pesnya zvyozdy b obnyala Gasnushchie, kak fitel' svechi. ~ Yuri Zaritsky and Eugene Friesen

Jack boy, ho boy, news, News! The cat is in the well. Let us ring now for her knell: Ding, dong, ding, dong, bell. ~ Thomas Ravenscroft John, come kiss me now, Once again, for my love gentle, John, come kiss me now. [alternate John and Joan] ~ Thomas Ravenscroft Joy & temperance & repose! Slam the door on the doctor's nose. Slam the door on the doctor's nose. The Doctor's nose, the doctor's nose, slam, Slam the door on the doctor's nose! Joy in the Gates of Jeru- -salem. Peace be in Zion. ~ Thomas Ravenscroft Jubi- -late Deo Jubilate Deo Allelu- -ia ~ Michael Praetorius Jubilate Deo Omnes terra Servite Domino In laetitia Alleluia, alleluia In laetitia Alleluia, alleluia In laetitia ~ Taize Chant Keep feet off seats (x2) Spitting prohibited (x2) Emergency brake valve (x4) Caution - door closes automatically when train starts (x2) Words: South Eastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Music: Jim Moskowitz Kiwi fruit, it.s the fruit that is so cute. Kiwi kiwi kiwi is the key, kiwi kiwi you and me for kiwi kiwi kiwi kiwi fruit. It's got Itsy bitsy seeds on the inside, teensy-weensy hairs on the outside, oh, how I love my kiwi fruit. Kiwi, kiwi, kiwi kiwi-ay. Hey! Oh, you and me for kiwi fruit. Kyrie, kyrie eleison Kyrie, kyrie eleison Kyrie, kyrie eleison La la la, La la la, La la la, La la la, La la la, La la la, la lala lala la. La la, Lalala, La la lalala, La la, La, La! La la, Lalala, La la lalala, La la, La la lalala la! La la la la, La la la la, La la lalala, La la lalalalalalalalala la, La la la la lalala la. ~ Antonio Caldera ("Eurhythmie" or "Che Gusto") Lachend, lachend, Lachend, lachend Kommt der sommer Über das feld Über das feld kommt der Sommer, ha, ha, ha, Lachend über das Feld The lark in the morn does arise from her nest, and flies through the air with the dew on her breast. And like a young plow boy she'll whistle and sing, and at night she'll return to her own nest again. A lazy vicar, born in Bray. Allowed his roses to decay; His wife, more alert, bought a powerful squirt, and said "let us spray." The leaves turn gold in the fall. Turn red, turn old in the fall. Fall down, turn brown, grumble and crumble, Under my feet in the fall. ~ Marilyn Davidson Let us have songs to fill our mouths as full as the Sea. Let us have songs to fill our hearts as full As the sea. Full as the sea. words: traditional music: Linda Hirschhorn, "Ilu Finu" List to the bells, list to the bells Rhyming and chiming their melody swells O, the beautiful rhyming of bells, bells, bells, beautiful bells. Little Jack Horner sat in a corner, eating his Christmas pie. He Stuck in his thumb and pulled out a plum and said, "yum, yum, yum, Yum. What a good boy, what a good boy, what a good boy am I!" Lord, bring our lost and lonely home again as you bring Forth the Spring from Winter's stony hand. Amen, amen, amen. Music: John Krumm Lord, turn not away thy face from him who lies prostrate, Lamenting sore his sinful life before thy mercy's gate, Which gate thou open wide to those that do lament their sin. Shut not that gate against me Lord, but let me enter in. ~ Thomas Ravenscroft The love your deepest heart desires Is offered with ev'ry breath you take. The rose whose scent you seek is blooming at your very feet. Music: Robert Mortier Words: Dorothy A. Jackson Make a joyful noise unto the Earth Make a joyful noise. Let our voices rise up to the sky Make a joyful noise unto the Earth ~ Lui Collins, "Joyful Noise" Margery, Serve well the black sow All on a misty Morning Come to thy dinner, sow; Come, come come, or Else thou shalt have Never a crumb. ~ Thomas Ravenscroft Matthew, Mark, Luke and John Bless the bed that I lie on. Four angels round my bed. Two of them stand at my head. Two of them stand at my feet. All will watch me while I sleep; While I sleep. ~ John Krumm Matthew, Mark, Luke and John went to bed with their britches on. John got up in the middle of the night and said his britches were too tight Matthew, Mark, Luke and John went to bed with their britches on. John Got up in the middle, in the middle of the night and said his britches, said his britches were too tight. John got up in the middle, in the middle of the night and said his britches were too tight. May I be an * instrument of peace. May I be an instrument of peace. May lamb and lion lie down together, Joy and wonder never cease, Halleluia, halleluia, Grant us peace. [parody] May lime and lemon go well together, Coke and Pepsi never stop Mr. Pibb and Dr Pepper Grant us pop. Moon, moon, Rolling moon; Round is the Moon. The morns are meeker than they were; The nuts are getting brown. The berry's cheek is plumper; The rose is out of town, out of town. Words: Emily Dickinson Mother morning, I must leave you; I must go to carry the light. Mother ev'ning, I will return to you; Safely held in the arms of night Mourn for the thousand slain, The youthful and the strong. Mourn for the tyrant's fatal reign and the deluded throng. Mourn (x3) Mourn for the thousand slain. My bed is too small for my tiredness, Give me a hilltop with trees. Tuck a cloud up under my chin. Lord, blow the moon out, please. My friend Sharon saved an armadillo from a crocodile one day. My friend Sharon saved an armadillo from a crocodile one day. It was Out in Amarillo where this vile child had an armadillo by the tail, and he would have sent it sailing to some Smiling crocodile, only Sharon hollered "Stop, you rotten kid!", and he did. ~ Jan Harmon My paddle's keen and bright Flashing with silver Follow the wild goose flight Dip, dip, and swing Dip, dip, and swing her back Flashing with silver Follow the wild goose track Dip, dip, and swing. ~ Margaret Embers McGee Nanosaurus, Tyrannosaurus, Sinraptor, Ozraptor, Diplotomodon Talarurus, Sinocoelurus, Afrovenator, Troodon. Jubbulpuria, Augustia, dinosaurs died but their names do go on. ~ Jim Moskowitz Nero's expedition up the Nile Failed, because the water hya- -cinths had clogged the river, Denying Nero's vessels Passage through the sudd of Nu- -bia. ~ Moondog (Louis Hardin) Nicaragua venció, El Salvador vencerá. (2x) Será libre; será, será libre. (2x) Con el apoyo de todo el pueblo. (2x) Night has come, my wee one; the dark wraps around us. Night is here, my wee one; the stars gather round. If you listen, quiet and still, you will hear the stars whisper your name. Through the dark silence, they dance above you, and all through the night they will sing their loving secret song. ~ Mayer Shevin No loaf, no jug, no thou, no way, nothin' doin'. (x2) Poor me; I'm feelin' sorry for myself. Pour me another bottle of that stuff. Mope around or turn around, it's all up to you. Mope around or turn around, it's easy to do. ~ Jim Moskowitz Now I walk in beauty; Beauty is before me; Beauty is behind me, a- -bove and below me. Now is the longest night of Winter, when all the world a- waits the sun's return. Sing farewell to all we knew, Ring out the old! Bring in the new! ~ Sky Evergreen O * bruit doux de la pluie par terre et sur les toits pour un coeur qui s'ennuie. O, le chant de la pluie. (4 voices) Words: Paul Verlaine O, if I had wings just like Noah's dove ( ) I would fly away to the one I love. ( ) I would fly away to the one I love. [O] joy upon this earth to live and see the day when Rockefeller senior shall up to me and say Brother [comrade] can you spare a dime? O music: Charles Seeger words: Fred Holland [O,] merry, merry gathering folk, Lift the plough, and Sow the seed in the dark rich Earth Spring is now. Let the sun shine up- on the Earth, and Let us praise the work of Giving birth. O, O Mister Miller, what a swing that you bring to the band.... with your Saxophone, and your trombone, ring-a-ding through the land! Ba-ba-da-Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-badabadaba-dabadaba-da-da-Da. O my friends, the night is long; one more dance, one more song! There's still time before we part for one toast, from the heart: Here's to life and may it bring friends to dance with, songs to sing! O my love, Lov'st thou me? Then Quickly come and save him, that Dies for thee. O, the time, time, time goes on. O, the time, time, time. Let it ring. ( ) Chime, chime, chime. Let it ring. Chime, chime, chime. Time goes on (x2) ~ Robbie Wedeen O, the wind, it is a song that harbors through the winter. O, the sail, it is a door that bids the song to enter. Then Let us sail the sea, good friend, and let us sing together. The Singer lasts a season long, while the song, it lasts forever. ~ Jan Harmon, "Good Friend" O, who is so merry, hey ho, hey ho As the light-hearted fairy, hey ho, hey ho. She dances and sings to the sound of her wings With a hey and a heigh and a ho. ~ Melissa Binde, "Anna's Round" Oak and ash and Thorn All on a midsummer's Morn Surely we sing of No little thing in Oak and ash and Thorn. Words: Kipling Music: Peter Bellamy Oaken leaves, in the merry woods so wild, when will you grow green, oh? Fairest maid, and thou be with child, lullaby may'st thou sing, ah. Lulla, lullaby, lulla, lulla, lullaby, lullaby may'st thou sing, ah. ~ Thomas Ravenscroft Of all the falling leaves of Fall, the leaves that fall from Maple trees fall best, I feel. On a grey and misty morning I looked out upon the sea Sea birds cried; soft breezes sighed As you sailed away. ~ John Krumm Only in silence the word, only in Dark the light, Only in dying life: bright the hawk's Flight on the empty sky. Words: Ursula K. LeGuin Music: Ben Newman Orléans, Beaujency, Notre Dame de Cléry, Ven- -dome, Vendome Ostende nobis Domine, Misericordiam tuam. Amen, amen Maranatha, maranatha ~ Taize Chant Passengers will please refrain from Flushing the toilets while the Train is standing in the Station. I love you! Music: Franz Joseph Haydn Pride of trees, swiftness of streams Magic of frost have shaped their dreams. No baser vision their spirit fills, who Walk by night on the naked hills Words: Eiluned Lewis Music: Melissa D. Binde Quand la nuit se pose se pose se pose, quand toutes les choses reposent sans bruit. Quand les paupieres se closent, se closent, se closent comme une rose qui se replie. J'aime ce moment. J'aime ce moment, quand l'on dit doucement, "bonne nuit, bonne, bonne nuit, bonne nuit." Rain falls down on the streets where the cars go Rain falls pitter-pat on my head Rain makes the grass grow Rain makes the whole world wet. Rain on the green grass. Rain on the tree. Rain on the housetops, but Not on me. ~ John Krumm Reaching and winding the Trumpet vine grows; Hummingbird hovers and Sips ambrosia, Feathers and flowers Glowing, Trumpets and breezes Blowing. ~ Louise Levinger, "Trumpets" Rejoice, rejoice! Turn, turn each part a voice! While with the heart-strings ye all rejoice! Words: John Collop Music: Melissa Binde Los relojes grandes dicen tik-tak, tik-tak Los relojes chicos dicen tik-tak, tik-tak, tik-tak, tik-tak Los relojes del bolsillo tikataka-tikataka-tikataka-tik! ~ Karl Karow, "Tik Tak" Rise up, oh * flame, by thy light glowing show to us beauty, vision and joy. ~ Christoph Praetorius The road is calling as leaves are falling; It's back to home; my travels are now done. So I'll sit by the fireside and drink a toast to all of you; Farewell, I must be gone. ~ John Krumm, alt. A rose that here all mortal eyes behold Through all eternity in God is old. It flowers with no reason but to flower, And needs no idle eye to tell its power. Rose, Rose, Rose, Rose Shall I ever see thee wed? I will marry at thy will, sire, At thy will. Ah poor bird Who art thou Sleeping in the shadows at This dark hour? I won't be my father's Jack I won't be my mother's Jill But I will lead a fiddler's life And fiddle when I will [derivations] Dear friends, dear friends, Shall I tell you how I feel? You have given me such pleasure, I love you so. Peace, peace, peace, peace, Wars have been and wars must cease We must learn to live together, Peace, peace, peace. Round and round the Earth is turning. Turning always round to morning, And from morning round to night. Round and round we dance. We hold each other's hands and Weave ourselves in a circle. Our Time is done; the dance goes on. ~ John Krumm, alt. A round is a circle, a circle of sound Fits like a puzzle, as it goes round Notes fly high, like clouds in the sky They chase each other like a sister and a brother ~ Tom Chapin and John Forster Samba chill, samba brazil (x4) Rio de Janero, dancing all the night. Rio de Janero, black as well as white. Samba do Brazil, samba do Brazil. Samba do Brazil samba. (x4) Sev'n great towns of Greece, 'tis said, Claimed Homer's birth when he was dead Through which, in life, he begged his bread. words: Thomas Seward, alt. Shadow striking on the wall, see the candle drip and fall. Shadow dancing in the night, faded colors run in spite. Shadow slip into the gloom, trickling light come fill the room. Shalom, chaverim, shalom, chaverim Shalom, shalom L'hitraot, l'hitraot Shalom, shalom Shangee Mama (x8) Ee susie-ka ee ya ee termina (x2) Ya too yavona ee yavona termina susie-ka (x2) Sing a sing of popcorn when the snowstorms rage, Fifty little brown men put into a cage. Shake them 'til the laugh, and crowding to the top, Watch them burst their coats, pop! pop! pop! words: Nancy Byrd Turner music: Melissa D. Binde Sing, oh you falling rain, dance, oh snow; Swell, you river, river, river; Blow wind blow. ~ Dorothy Attneave Jackson Singt dem herrn. Singet ihm und jubilieret. Alle sammt In dieser Morgen stunde. Commt herein und danket Ihm. ~ Michael Praetorius Smetana, Dvorak and Janacek Are the most famous composers of Czechoslovakia. They Often wrote tunes in this curious rhythm. ~ Pat Shaw, alt The snow falls lightly. Lashes sparkling with silver. Our voices lift into the air on clouds of light. We sing a song of cheer with all who gather here on this the shortest day, the longest night. We sing of spirit, sing of hope. We call each one to shine. We bind, by ribbon bell and song our people to an older time. Peace like a river to all lands will flow. We sing, gloria in excelsis, Peace on Earth below. ~ John Krumm, "Holiday Quodlibet 1997" A southerly wind and a cloudy sky proclaim it a hunting morning. To horse my brave boys and away; bright Phoebus the hill is adorning. Hark! Hark! Forward! Tantara, tantara, tantara. Spreading my long-winged feathers as I fly Spreading my long-winged feathers as I fly I circle around (2x) The bound'ries of the earth, The bound'ries of the sky. Arapaho Such a long way from ho- -o-o-o-o-o-ome, love- -ly on the wind And water. The sun descending in the west, the evening star does shine. The birds are silent in their nest And I must seek for mine. words: William Blake music: Melissa Binde Sure as the wind, My sisters and Sure as the rai--- ---n Sure as the sun Does shine we will raise Our song agai--- ---n ~ Terry Dash Sweet the evening *air of May, soft my cheek caressing; sweet the unseen lilac spray, with its scented blessing. White and ghostly in the gloom, shine the apple trees in bloom (apple trees in bloom). ~ Betty Aswith Tender shepherd, tender shepherd, Let me help you count your sheep. One in the garden, two in the meadow, Three in the nursery, fast asleep. words: Carolyn Leigh music: Mark Charlap There once was an ichthyosaurus Who lived when the Earth was quite porous. But he fainted with shame when he first heard his name, And departed a long time before us. ~ Patricia McKernon, "The Dangers of Knowing Your Name" There was an invisible fox, by chance Did meet with two visible, visible geese. He taught them a fine invisible dance For a hundred hundred crowns apiece. There was an old man, an old man who said, "How Shall I soften the heart of this terrible cow? If I sit by the stile and continue to smile Will I soften the heart, the heart of this cow?" There's a submachine gun in my violin case And a pistol in my shoe; There's a Bank of America on my block, I'll meet you there at two! ~ Jonathan Eberhart, alt. They for sudden joy did weep, and I for sorrow sung That such a king should play Bo-Peep, and go the fools among. La la La, la la, la la, la la la, la la la la la la la. words: Shakespeare This old Freedom Train is such a Long time in a-comin., and no- -body can afford it, so you Better climb aboard it. Gimme that ( ) Freedom, gimme that ( ) Freedom, gimme that Freedom, freedom, freedom (ch-ch) This pretty planet, spinning through space, you're a garden, you're a harbor, you're a holy place. Golden sun going down, gentle blue giant, spin us around. All though the night, safe 'til the morning light. ~ Tom Chapin and John Forster Those who will an alehouse keep must have three things in store: a Chamber and a featherbed, a chimney and a hey nonny nonny, Hey nonny nonny, hey nonny no, hey nonny no, he-ey nonny no! ~Thomas Ravenscroft Though my soul may set in darkness, It will rise in perfect light. ( ) I have loved the stars too Fondly to be fearful of the Night, fearful of the night. words: Sarah Williams music: Joseph Haydn To stop the train, in cases of emergency, Pull on the cord, Pull on the cord! Penalty for improper use: five pounds! Turpitude, moral turpitude! Depravity, depravity! Inherent Baseness, inherent baseness! Ubi caritas Et amor Ubi Caritas Deus ibi est Taize chant Under the full moon- -light we dance, spirits Dance we dance, joining Hands we dance, joining Souls rejoice! Vivaldi was the quickest of men; Music flowed from his vi----- ---igorous pen. He wrote scores by the ton, Though some say it's just One written over and over again. music: Gene McBride words: David Goldstein Warm hands, warm. The Men have gone to plow. If you want to warm your hands, Warm your hands now. music: John Krumm We all come from the mother Earth And to her we shall return, like a Drop of rain Falling to the ocean. [derivation] Hoof and horn (2x) All that dies shall be reborn Seed and grain (2x) All that falls shall rise again. We wish you a happy birthday A joyous and celebrated birthday For you, dear [name] We wish you a long, long life. music: William Shield Well rung, Tom boy; well rung Tom Well sung, cuckoo, well rung Tom. The Owl and the cuckoo, the fool and the song Well sung, cuckoo; well rung, Tom. ~ Henry Purcell What a queer bird the frog are! When he Sit he stand, almost; when he walk he fly, almost; when he Sing he cry, almost, and he ain't got no sense, hardly; Ain't got no tail, hardly, either! He sit on what he ain't got hardly... When I'm under pressure I get speedy and tense up and then ironically I don't get as much done as I could if I would slow Down, breathe deep, stay centered and calm. I Try, but I can't; I'm thinking of adding a relaxation class into my schedule, so I can be more steady even though I'm adding more, 'cause ~Joanna (Olshansky) Hammil When Jesus wept, a falling tear In mercy flowed beyond all bound. When Jesus groaned, a trembling fear Seized all the guilty world around. William Billings When stark winter's darkest dark is, Bless us each in boots and parkas. Teach us creatures where some spark is, Which, by it, to park our carcass. Jan Harmon When the winter comes, we gather to dance and sing together. When the winter comes, we gather to dance our cares away. ( ) Everybody clap hands, everybody sing now. Sing a song of gladness, sing a song of joy. Winter, cold winter, blows hard against the windowpane. Dance round the fire till springtime comes again. John Krumm When will this hike be over? I am so tired of marching, of marching. I am so very tired. I have lost my best companion, my pipe, my pal, my friend on the hike, friend on the hike, my pretty little meerschaum pipe. I have found my best companion, my pipe, my pal, my friend on the hike, friend on the hike, my pretty little meerschaum pipe. Where is the moon when the moon is new? It's a sliver on the right, growing bigger every night. Where is the moon when the moon is round? Rising as the sun is going down. Where is the moon when the moon is waning? Fading to the left, 'til there's no moon remaining. Becky Reardon, alt. White coral bells, upon a slender stalk Lilies of the valley line my garden walk. Oh, don't you wish that you could hear them ring? That will only happen when the fairies sing. White sands & gray sands, Who'll buy my gray sands? Who'll buy my white sands? Why can't we all live in peace together? Why can't we all live in harmony? Peace flowing on majestic as the river. Why can't we all live in peace? Why can't we all live in peace? Robbie Weeden Why is the Fourth of July? Jay is the first, and You is the second and Ell is the third and so therefore Steven R. Woodbury Why shouldn't my goose Sing as well as thy goose? When I paid for my goose Twice as much as thine! Wind spi- *rit sing above, earth spirit deep below, water dancing with the moon, fire within me! ~ Marytha Paffrath Winter calls a clear horizon Like the sea calls to the port Like the sky calls to the desert Like the love calls to the heart. Jan Harmon Winter is icumen in; lhude sing Goddam! Raineth slop and never stop and how the wind doth ram. I must escape the snow; off to Aruba I go! words: Ezra Pound Wipe the dishes. Dry the dishes. Ring the bell for tea, oh Three good wishes, three good kisses I will give to thee, oh. music: John J. Krumm With beating wings and crying, I Hear the wild goose flying. And Dreams in my heart sighing Followed their northward flight. words: Elinor Chipp music: Melissa D. Binde Yemaya-o, ago akoyo Yemaya Yemaya-o, ago akoyo Yemaya Yonder come day; day is a breakin'. Yonder come day, oh my soul. Yonder come day; day is a breakin', sun is a risin', in my soul. Sun rise, sun rise oh yonder. Sun rise, sun is a risin', in my soul. Yonder (x6). Sun is a risin', in my soul. You kick, and then you glide. You kick, kick, and then you glide. It's all in the rhythm (3x) of the heart. Keep breathing; it's the most important part (2x) Young rider, apple-cheeked one, *come whither riding? **On your steed so proud and prancing, come whither riding? No matter where I ride, Slavic mountains at my side, to Shemora, to Shemora.
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