Mudcat Café message #821231 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #53226   Message #821231
Posted By: Genie
07-Nov-02 - 09:32 PM
Thread Name: Mudcat CD Series: Strawberry
Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Strawberry
Here are the liner notes for my song which Amos so graciously included in the Strawberry Mudcat CD (because he thought it was "sweet.")
Genie

Harmony (One Out Of Many)

words & music by  R. Jeanene Pratt © 1988; 1990*
Jeanene Pratt (Genie): guitar, lead vocal, harmonies

Many instruments and melodies,
Many voices form a symphony:
One Out Of Many: Let the music be
Sung not in unison, but harmony.

Many textures in one tapestry,
Ev'ry thread with its own specialty:
One Out Of Many.  Let the fabric be
Woven with loving hands in harmony.
 

Chorus:
So let us all sing out and let it be
Sung, not in unison, but harmony .
Harmony, let it be
Sung, not in unison, but harmony.

Many colors, each with its own name,
In one rainbow burst as if in flame;
One Out Of Many.  Let the colors be
Rich in their character and harmony.

Many creatures, marvelous to see,
Share with us the earth and sky and sea:
One Out Of Many.  Let all nature be
Rich in diversity and harmony.

Chorus

Many roots must feed one growing tree,
Unity, not uniformity:
One Out Of Many.  Let the music be
Sung, not in unison, but harmony.

One true light from vantages diverse;
One community is all this earth:
One Out Of Many.  Let the music be
Sung, not in unison, but harmony.

Last Chorus:
So let us all sing out and let it be
Sung, not in unison, but harmony.
Harmony, let it be
Sung, not in unison, but harmony.
Harmony, let it be
Sung, not in unison, but as a symphony.

©1988   R. Jeanene Pratt,  Portland,  OR
jeanenepratt@onebox.com


 

*The song was written for a Unitarian-Universalist summer camp in 1988 (theme: "Harmony"), without a chorus or verse #4.  I added the chorus in 1990 to make it a better group sing-along song, and also added verse #4 that year.   The version on this CD is the original five verses sans chorus, recorded in 1988.

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And here is how the chords go.

Harmony (One Out Of Many)
R. Jeanene Pratt © 1988, 1990

C       G                               C
Many instruments and melodies,
C    [ Am     D7                  G
Many voices form a symphony:
  F                C         F                  G
One Out Of Many.  Let the music be
  C      F       C  (Am)        G      C
Sung not in unison, but harmony.

 ...

(Chorus )
                G                      C F   C
 So let us all sing out and let it be
   C       F       C (Am)         G      C
 Sung, not in unison, but harmony
   G     (G7) C  F  C
 Harmony, let it be
   C       F       C   (Am)       G      C
 Sung, not in unison, but harmony.

...
     C     F       C                G     G7      C
 Sung, not in unison, but as a symphony!