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vijay 19 Jul 2020

Words as promised

kuakas 10 Aug 2020

California Dreaming

vijay 19 Aug 2020

Thanks for this resource Hanne.Inspiring:)

 

Liz K 14 Oct 2020

Puria Nei

Anna Coddington > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRWwrdRjkDA
Lyrics > http://folksong.org.nz/purea_nei/index.html

Purea nei e te hau
Horoia e te ua
Whitiwhitia e te ra
Mahea ake nga poraruraru
Makere ana nga here.

E rere wairua, e rere
Ki nga ao o te rangi
Whitiwhitia e te ra
Mahea ake nga poraruraru
Makere ana nga here,
Makere ana nga here.

***

Scattered by the wind
washed by the rain
and transformed by the sun,
all doubts are swept away
and all restrains are cast down.

Fly O free spirit, fly
to the clouds in the heavens,
transformed by the sun,
with all doubts swept away
and all restrains cast down.
Yes, all restrains are cast down.

 

 

kuakas 28 Oct 2020

Better Times Will Come Sheet 1

kuakas 28 Oct 2020

Better Times Will Come Sheet 2

kuakas 28 Oct 2020

Better Times Will Come Sheet 3

kuakas 28 Oct 2020

Better Times Will Come Sheet 4

kuakas 08 Dec 2020

A youtube link to So This Is Christmas with John Lennon 

vijay 01 Feb 2021

The Wellerman

 

There once was a ship that put to sea
And the name of that ship was the Billy o' Tea
The winds blew hard, her bow dipped down
Blow, me bully boys, blow (Huh!)
 

Chorus


Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum

One day, when the tonguin' is done
We'll take our leave and go


Verse 2
She had not been two weeks from shore
When down on her a right whale bore
The captain called all hands and swore
He'd take that whale in tow (Hah!)

Chorus
 

Verse 3
Before the boat had hit the water
The whale's tail came up and caught her
All hands to the side, harpooned and fought her
When she dived down below (Huh!)

 

Chorus


Verse 4
No line was cut, no whale was freed;
The Captain's mind was not on greed
But he belonged to the whaleman's creed
;
She took that ship in tow (Huh!)

Chorus

Verse 5
For forty days, or even more
The line went slack, then tight once more
All boats were lost, there were only four
But still that whale did go

Chorus

Verse 6
As far as I've heard, the fight's still on;
The line's not cut and the whale's not gone

The Wellerman makes his a regular call
To encourage the Captain, crew, and all

Chorus X 2
 

Bvcyoung 03 Feb 2021

Loving the sea shanty!

hamishmacbeth 31 Mar 2021

 

Crossing the Bar

 

Sunset and evening star,

And one clear call for me!

And may there be no moaning of the bar,

When I put out to sea.

 

When I put out to sea,

When I put out to sea,

And may there be no moaning of the bar,

When I put out to sea.

 

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,

Too full for sound and foam,

When that which drew from out the boundless deep

Turns again home.

 

Turns again home,

Turns again home,

When that which drew from out the boundless deep

Turns again home.

 

Twilight and evening bell,

And after that the dark!

And may there be no sadness of farewell;

When I embark.

 

When I embark,

When I embark,

And may there be no sadness of farewell;

When I embark.

 

For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place

The flood may bear me far,

I hope to see my Pilot face to face

When I have crossed the bar.

 

When I have crossed the bar,

When I have crossed the bar,

I hope to see my Pilot face to face

When I have crossed the bar.

 

When I have crossed the bar,

When I have crossed the bar,

I hope to see my Pilot face to face

When I have crossed the bar.

 

 

 

It can be found on Spotify:

Crossing the Bar Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem

or

The Longest Johns

or

The Spooky Men's Choral

 

Here are some Youtube clips with harmonies:

 

The Longest Johns:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuNZ3Eis_Kc

 

Spooky Men's Chorale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvFNn4a5srk

 

Also:

 I have sought clarification of 'bourne' - it is like 'burn' a river, denoting a boundary:

 

For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place

 

c. 1599–1602, Shakespeare, William, Hamlet, act 3, scene 1:

But that the dread of something after death, / The undiscover'd country from whose bourn[e] / No traveller returns

 

1879, Stevenson, Robert Louis, Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes:

[…] and though I did not stop in my advance, yet I went on slowly, like a man who should have passed a bourne unnoticed, and strayed into the country of the dead.

 

More info:

Tennyson is believed to have written the poem (after suffering a serious illness) while on the sea, crossing the Solent from Aldworth to Farringford on the Isle of Wight. Separately, it has been suggested he may have written it on a yacht anchored in Salcombe, where there is a moaning sandbar. "The words", he said, "came in a moment".[1] Shortly before he died, Tennyson told his son Hallam to "put 'Crossing the Bar' at the end of all editions of my poems".[1]

 

The poem contains four stanzas that generally alternate between long and short lines. Tennyson employs a traditional ABAB rhyme scheme. Scholars have noted that the form of the poem follows the content: the wavelike quality of the long-then-short lines parallels the narrative thread of the poem.

 

The extended metaphor of "crossing the bar" represents travelling serenely and securely from life through death. The Pilot is a metaphor for God, whom the speaker hopes to meet face to face. Tennyson explained, "The Pilot has been on board all the while, but in the dark I have not seen him…[He is] that Divine and Unseen Who is always guiding us."[1]

 

In August 2018, the writer V. S. Naipaul died after reading "Crossing the Bar" on his deathbed in London; his family and friends citing the poem as having always held a great resonance to him.[2]

 

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