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Subject: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: MichaelAnthony
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 01:08 AM

Hello,

I like the categories in Rise Up Singing, like Love, Work, Mountain Voices, etc... Have any favorite songs of Hope?

I'm rather fond of When the ship comes In.

MA


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: DougR
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 01:31 AM

Amazing Grace.

DougR


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Anglo
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 01:48 AM

Mary Ellen Carter.


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Quincy
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 05:37 AM

Hi Michael Anthony,
How Great Thou Art has to be one of my favourites. A mixture of hope and assurance.....it makes me go all goose pimply!

best wishes, Yvonne


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 06:23 AM

Anglo, were you at Old Songs this year when Artisan sang Mary Ellen Carter? It made that song fresh and new for me once more- I was positioned so I could watch the audience- the fervor and passion in their faces told such a story of the lives we've all lived since we first heard Stan sing it!
This is a good topic, MichaelAnthony- I'll have to think about it!


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: John Hardly
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 06:50 AM

Hope (Robin's Song)--as done by Small Potatos

Life Is Good--Livingston Taylor

It's My Job--Mac McAnally

Still Believe--Susan Werner


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: kendall
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 06:52 AM

Gordon Bok's TURNING TOWARD THE MORNING.


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Pinetop Slim
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 09:42 AM

Cris Williamson's Song of the Soul


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GeorgeH
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 09:51 AM

Dick Gaughan's "Different Kind of Love Song".

G.


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: IanC
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 10:01 AM

Glad That I Live


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: rea
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 10:05 AM

Bright Morning Stars are Rising (trad)

Love Will Come to You (Indigo Girls)

And I don't know if this qualifies as "hopefull" but I always feel much more peaceful and positive after singing "Bleak Midwinter"


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Anglo
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 10:18 AM

Animaterra, re Artisan performing Mary Ellen Carter, no I missed that, (maybe wished I hadn't, they're fine singers but I don't always go for their songs) - I'm glad people are still doing it. I was singing in Vermont on the night Stan died and the only song of his I really knew was Barrett's Privateers which hardly makes an obit. I went out and learned Mary Ellen Carter and sang it at Mystic Seaport later that month.


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: ScottyG
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 10:37 AM

This has been my favorite inspirational song ever since I sang it as my audition piece for the choral group I sang with in high school. I don't recall who wrote the words and music.
One World

One world built on a firm foundation
Built on a firm foundation of peace
What a wondrous sight, freedoms flame alight>br> In a world where war shall cease
One world built on love and peace

When God smiled, bright sunlight flooded hills and planes
Songbirds filled green valleys with their glad refrains
All things God created, His great love to share
Now let men and nations join and shout it everywhere!

One world built on a firm foundation
One world no longer cursed by war
Let no mortal man change the master plan
One great world at peace once more

One world....one world....one world, at peace forever more!

ScottyG


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: SharonA
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 10:57 AM

Don Henley's "Heart of the Matter" ("...I think it's about forgiveness... even if... even if...")


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Ebbie
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 12:46 PM

If in the dusk of the twilight
Dim be the regions afar
Doth not the deepening darkness
Brighten the glimmering star?

Whispering Hope. Still one of my favorites.

So I'll go on my weary way to the end of my day
For I know that my goal is in sight
Through the darkness I see- now so much brighter to me-
At the end of my road is a light.


He'll Welcome Me Home

(Mine)

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,JMR
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 12:51 PM

"Fashioned in the Clay" by Elmer Beal


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Finn McCool
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 01:23 PM

My favorite is Phil Coulter's The Town I Loved So Well. It's a plea for hope and healing in Derry, Northern Ireland that gives a glimpse into the lives of the ordinary working people who are just trying to get by.

--Finn


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GeorgeH
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 01:34 PM

If we're going into specifics, and especially if the specific is the island of Ireland, then:

Ron Kavanah's "Reconcilliation"

Colum Sand's "Throw the ball against the wall" (may not be the actual title).

Personally songs which just say how wonderful God's earth is (such as "Glad that I live am I"; sorry, Ian C) are more likely to induce depair than hope in me; if there's any hope to be had it has to come from our efforts to make something out of this (man-made) mess in which we find ourselves.

G.


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,djh
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 02:05 PM

So many....
I shall be released- B. Dylan
Feelin good again - Robert Earle Keen
Uncloudy Day - Trad. Doc Watson
I'm gonna live on till I die- miles and Bob Pratcher
I am the light- Rev. Gary Davis
got my Mojo Workin - bum-bum-bu-ba workin , brrrrrrrrrrr workin - Muddy
I could go on and on...........


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,djh
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 02:06 PM

I forgot Bob Marley Three little Birds


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: TNDARLN
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 03:54 PM

Wondrous Love. Amazing Grace. So many hymns...Psalms 37 and 139...wish I knew the tunes they were sung to! [someday!] T


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 04:13 PM

Outward Bound by Tom Paxton.

Jock


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Wavestar
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 09:01 PM

Kendall got mine.

-J


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 09:17 PM

What great songs! Keep them coming!


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Helen
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 09:26 PM

Ebbie, I second Whispering Hope - one of my favourites since I first played it in primary school music lessons.

And also All Through the Night - it's not so much a hope song, but it is a comforting song, bringing peace.

Helen


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,TonyK
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 11:28 PM

Song of the Soul, as mentioned,
Julian of Norwich
Tulips in the Spring by Brooks Williams


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 12:32 AM

I'm partial to either "Cocaine" or "Take A Whiff On Me".


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: DancingMom
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 09:41 AM

Keb' Mo' has two good ones on his "Slow Down" CD;

"Everything I Need" where he sings about having nothing, then "But I'm still climbing up the mountainside, Don't count me out, Long as I got my heart and soul I got everything, I got everything I need, Everything I need.

Then "A Better Man": I'm gonna make my world a better place, I'm gonna keep that smile upon my face, I'm gonna teach myself how to understand, I'm gonna make myself a better man.

Great CD. Sharon


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: SharonA
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 10:55 AM

"I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day".


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: SharonA
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 11:11 AM

Also, "It's Just Another New Year's Eve" by (please don't laugh at me for this) Barry Manilow.


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Brian Hoskin
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 11:13 AM

Nina Simone singing 'I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Feel.'

And I wish I knew how
It would feel to be free
I wish that I could break
All the chains holding me
I wish I could say
All the things that I'd like to say
Say 'em loud say 'em clear
For the whole round world to hear
I wish I could share
All the love that's in my heart
Remove every doubt
It keeps us apart
And I wish you could know
What it means to be me
Then you'd see and agree
Every man should be free

I wish I could live

Like I'm longin' to live
I wish I could give
What I'm longin' to give
And I wish I could do
All the things I'd like to do
You know they'll still miss part of you
Yes Sir...
And I'm way way over due

I wish I could be like a bird up in the sky
How sweet it would be
If I found out I could fly
So long to my song
And look down upon the sea
And I sing because I know
I would see you
I sing because I know
I would see you
And I sing because I know
I would see you
To be free Yea


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Midchuck
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 11:48 AM

I go along with "Mary Ellen Carter" and "Turning Toward the Morning." Too close to call as between them.

Some consideration should be given to "Drop Down, Mama," though.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,djh
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 12:32 PM

Art, How is Cocaine a song of hope? I love the song, I perform it regularly, but, a song of hope it is not. Depending on which version you listen to the singer/addict gets shot or at least attacked with a frying pan by his girl friend, harassed by the cops, violently ill, dumped, warned that it will kill him , but, the doc won't say when, winds up on the corner with his money for his room and board gone, and/or finally laid 6 feet under the ground after that damned cocaine gets all around his brain. Unless you want to follow it with Lay My Burden Down, Cross The River Jordan , or Soon My Work Will All Be Done it is not a happy piece. "Take a Whiff on me" is at least fun and nieve enough to possibly hold some promise of false hope.


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Greenbean
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 12:33 PM

Peter Gabriel's "Don't Give Up" & "In Your Eyes."


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,Mike Strobel
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 12:45 PM

My Choice is : Thanksgiving Eve by Bob Franke


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Jim Krause
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 12:58 PM

Bill Staines' Faith of Man
Jim


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 02:00 PM

A loan again naturally? Gilbert O'Sullivan. Jock


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 02:13 PM

Amazing grace has always apealed to me (Perhaps becuse I am such a wretch) My Current favorites by Great Big Sea Turn (old man see you sons and daughters no longer hesitate, and I can see the earth below me and I can feel it turn) and Ordinary Day (Way hey hey it's just an ordinary day and it is all your state of mind, at the end of the day you just gotta say it's alright!) Now there is a band with an optimistic outlook.


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: John Hardly
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 02:51 PM

SharonA,

John Gorka has a superlative version of "...Bells...". Have you heard it? Is that the one to which you refer?


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 05:25 PM

What's the Life of a Man?


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 06:59 PM

The one Enya recorded..."How Can I Keep From Singing?"

And by Dylan...

Mr. Tambourine Man
Chimes of Freedom
Forever Young
Changing of the Guards
Every Grain of Sand

- LH


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Gareth
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 07:10 PM

Times have changed but a mention to

Eddy Grants "On Joanna"

and on a personal note

The Seekers "Big Red Rubber Ball"

I hope I Have the specifics correct.

Gareth


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 08:17 PM

Oh, is THAT what it's about?!?! I thought it was all a come-on to get his lady over to the bed.

Art


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Helen
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 10:34 PM

Guest, djh,

For a taste of Art's humour, just click on his name above his posting here and it will show a list of all of his contributions to Mudcat. (Warning 1: don't drink coffee or other liquids while reading, unless you want to redecorate your keyboard. Warning 2: if you are of a delicate and PC. i.e. politically correct disposition, maybe you'd better not read his stuff.)

Helen


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Helen
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 10:58 PM

I forgot to add Jimmy cliff's I Can See Clearly Now. Love that song - when I'm down it reminds me that life gets better, and when I'm up it makes me appreciate the good feelings.

TNDARLN,

Try the
CyberHymnal site to see if there are any midi tunes for those Psalms.

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/

Helen


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: SharonA
Date: 03 Aug 01 - 10:54 AM

John Hardly:

I haven't heard John Gorka's version; I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the heads-up!

I know of at least two tunes used with "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day." The version that Frank Sinatra sang is the one that always makes me tear up.

More hopeful songs, on a lighter note: "Friday On My Mind" and "Five O'Clock World"!

SharonA


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,MichaelAnthony
Date: 03 Aug 01 - 02:08 PM

Just got a chance to come back and check the thread. Great replies, keep em coming, thanks...I'll have to look a bunch of these up for a listen or at least to read them.

MA


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: MAG
Date: 03 Aug 01 - 10:35 PM

Nancy Shimmel's "Don't let the turkeys get you Down"

... When it seems they're just too numerous,
Remember life is humorous,
And don't let the turkeys get you down.


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Peter T.
Date: 04 Aug 01 - 10:32 AM

"Total Eclipse of the Heart" played backwards. But seriously, "Morgen," Richard Strauss. Best song of hope rising out of ashes I know. Someone once described it as a song for those who have learned what hope means when you have no hope.
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,Wayne
Date: 04 Aug 01 - 04:47 PM

Willie Nelson's "Healing Hands Of Time" the recording on which he is backed by an orchestra.


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)
Date: 04 Aug 01 - 05:33 PM

"Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley

"On the Road To Find Out" by Cat Stevens

"Six O'Clock News" By Robin and Linda Williams

Rich


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Dani
Date: 04 Aug 01 - 10:07 PM

Without a doubt, "How Can I Keep From Singing".

James Taylor's "Martin Luther King"... that's not what it's called, but my tape is bootleg. It'll give you goosebumps.

"Precious Lord".

"The Welcome Table".

Great thread.

Dani


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: davidg
Date: 04 Aug 01 - 11:51 PM

"A Change is Gonna Come" the last and greatest song by the great Sam Cooke.


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 02:19 AM

Dear Helen,

Thank you very much ! That was really nice of you.

Art


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Jande
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 01:19 PM

When You Walk Through a Storm
hold your head up high
and don't be afraid of the dark
at the end of the storm is a golden sky
and the sweet silver song of a lark!

Walk on through the wind,
walk on through the rain,
though your dreams be tossed and blown.
Walk on! Walk on!
With hope in your heart
and you'll Never Walk Alone!

you'll never walk alone"

Learned that in the school choir at age thirteen. It's kept me alive so far...

And my own song Slow Now:

I'm movin' Slow Now
Takin' my time...
And my heart's so easy
'Cause if it don't rhyme
it's still got rythmn!

I've seen the stars at night, now
far from the city lights
And my heart's so easy
'cause I can take a mind-flight
See them dusted against the night sky!

::chorus::--
And I'm letting the message fly!
That sometimes things unseen
Move us to a yearnin', love,
and wake us to the dream
We've all been dreamin'...

I'm movin' Slow Now
Takin' my time
And my heart's so easy
Now that I can see
That I was blind

I'm moving Slow Now,
Takin' my time...
Oh. my heart's so easy, love,
Now that I have seen
Sweet Love refined...

::chorus::

I'm movin' slow now
Takin' my time...
And my heart's so easy
'Cause if it don't rhyme
it's still got rythmn!

~ Jande


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Zorro
Date: 06 Aug 01 - 08:10 AM

A song by Tommy Sands:

"When the Music Starts to Play."

His message is that music may be the only one thing that will bring people together. (Tommy resides in Northern Ireland.)

ZnT


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Zorro
Date: 06 Aug 01 - 08:10 AM

A song by Tommy Sands:

"When the Music Starts to Play."

His message is that music may be the only one thing that will bring people together. (Tommy resides in Northern Ireland.)

ZnT


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,Bo in KY
Date: 24 Jul 03 - 11:13 PM

Just felt the need to refresh/ressurect this thread. I would add:
"God Bless the Grass" Malvina Reynolds
"The Great Storm is Over" Bob Franke
"Spirit Song" by Bill Staines - heard him do it in concert a few months ago in Ohio and the goose bumps have only started to subside - and incredible song.
"Canto De Esperanza" - an hispanic hymn that is in some of the newer hymnals.

In these days of political/cultural/economic unrest, it's easy to be cynical, much harder to raise a song of faith and trust in the future.

Bo


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Padre
Date: 24 Jul 03 - 11:42 PM

"Hail thee, festival day, blest day that art hallowed for ever;
Day whereon Christ arose, breaking the kingdom of death"
                         Venantius Honorius Fortunatus (530-609)


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: forty two
Date: 25 Jul 03 - 04:53 AM

Remember that hit during the eighties (I think) by Timbucthree (I think) called The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jul 03 - 05:10 AM

Hiya Mike,
         I'm afraid it's
'E-V-E-R-T-O-N we're gonna win the football leaque again'
Believe me it is a folk song.

Otherwise it's 'The Patriot Game'

Peace and Love
Joe in the 'Pool


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 25 Jul 03 - 06:36 AM

For hymns, besides the ones mentioned, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms and Softly and Tenderly are two of my favorite songs of hope.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Amergin
Date: 25 Jul 03 - 05:23 PM

its a small world after all.....


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 25 Jul 03 - 05:51 PM

Lately I've been singing
Who Could Have Known by Garnet Rogers   That's a pretty hopeful one... or maybe thankful is a better word...


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jul 03 - 07:06 PM

Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyde


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 25 Jul 03 - 09:55 PM

"Seeds of Hope", Garnet Rogers.

I also like "Mary Ellen Carter", "Thanksgiving Eve", and "Turning Towards The Morning"

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 25 Jul 03 - 10:15 PM

Today on the radio I heard the story of how "Precious Lord" was written. (Dani mentioned it above.) Tommy Dorsey wrote it, he's the black gospel writer not the white band leader.

the story


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,Boab D
Date: 26 Jul 03 - 01:14 PM

Got to be
Morning Song by Gaberlunzie
What a nice wee song about the world getting on with it and if I can find the words I'll post them. Back in a wee minute.
Dylan


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: saulgoldie
Date: 26 Jul 03 - 02:16 PM

Great thread with great contributions. Some ideas for songs I must revist, and a few new ones. Thanks all. Let me add a vote for "Mary Ellen Carter," and "How Can I Keep From Singing." And let me add "Let The Band Play Dixie" by the late, great Bib Gibson, and also "Christmas in the Trenches" by John McCutcheon, both attesting to the power of song. How can you go wrong with that?


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Deda
Date: 26 Jul 03 - 09:00 PM

Whispering Hope
We shall overcome (I actually think that song has changed the world.)
One by Steeleye Spam with a changing chorus, last one being, "All the good times of old England, In old England very good times" -- who knows the name?
Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.
This little light of mine.
"Sing halleluia, come on, get happy"


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Jul 03 - 11:04 PM

Mary Ellen Carter
How can I keep from singing
Rainbow connection
Morning has broken

come to mind immediately.


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Jul 03 - 12:05 AM

I just posted some, but forgot what I consider the greatest one ever sung or played:

the chorale section to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, "Ode To Joy."

I've even had the occassion to see two thousand LIBRARIANS singing it together. Talk about frightening!

But the music! The joy! The hope!


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Amergin
Date: 27 Jul 03 - 02:12 AM

quite early morning


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Neighmond
Date: 27 Jul 03 - 02:57 AM

ANother vote for Alice Hawthorne's "Whispering Hope"

Otherwise I like "We shall Overcome"

Chaz


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Cruiser
Date: 27 Jul 03 - 12:24 PM

As a kid, the song would have to be "High Hopes"

BTW, that is the only Frank Sinatra song I ever liked.

"High apple pie in the sky hopes"


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,Big Al
Date: 10 Jun 07 - 08:37 PM

Hello everyone

I have a list here of some of my favourites

1 Buddy Holly-Learning the game
2 Charlie Landsborough- Isle of innisfree
3 Phil Coulter-The town i loved so well

And some hymns/christian songs
1 Amazing grace
2 Kumbaya ( i used to sing this in school
3 The old rugged cross

!! to name a few


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 10 Jun 07 - 09:59 PM

Pete Bond's 'It's Alright For Some' - Especially as it seems to be OK for me now !


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 10 Jun 07 - 11:31 PM

"When my rowboat comes in." Sung by, and probably written by, Steve Goodman.


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: akenaton
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 02:22 AM

"After all"..............Garnet Rogers.


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Pilgrim
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 03:08 AM

"A Place Called England" - Maggie Holland


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,Enoel
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 03:38 AM

Trails of troubles,
Roads of battles,
Paths of victory,
We shall walk.


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,Andy
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 04:12 AM

A hymn, 'Blessed Quietness'

Blessed quietness, holy quietness
Such assurance in my soul
On the stormy sea, speaking peace to me
How the billows cease to roll.

and another song I've heard on the folk circuit, possibly sung by Dave & Anni, the chorus of which is:-

Row on, row on another day
Shall see a brighter light
Ply, ply the oars and pull away
There's dawn beyond the night

Hope I've got it right, nevertheless, its a lovely song with a great chorus

Andy


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: HipflaskAndy
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 05:08 AM

With apologies if I've not remembered the lyric exactly....
Not just the lyric - but a beautiful melody this one has too!

Somewhere along the road (Rick Kemp)

Somewhere along the road some one waits for me
Beyond these present storms that blow waiting patiently
No secrets held in an open heart
A spirit that soars on the mountains
Somewhere along the road some one waits for me

Somehow a guiding light always shows the way
To those that lose their way by night searching for the day
A day away from happiness
Tomorrow will bring a new sunrise
Somewhere along the road some one waits for me

Sometime when winds are still – unexpectedly
Perhaps beyond this silent hill a voice will call to me
Raise your eyes to see my world
Raise your voice and sing out
Somewhere along the road some one waits for me


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Grimmy
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 06:54 AM

Andy - great song. I've got a version sung by Maddy Prior. Wonderful!


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: JennyO
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 08:39 AM

Here's a song I love. It's sung here in Oz by The Wheeze and Suck Band.

The Goodnight Song - Jim Boyes

Chorus (after each verse):
So goodnight my friends as the dawn comes pale
And the Eastern wind brings the threat of gale
Keep a hold on hope through the darkest vale
And we'll meet further on down the road

I have travelled far from this island strand
From the icy wastes to the burning sand
Ploughed the raging sea, seen the verdant land
Been at home in a place far away

Many differences but much the same
Though the ways are strange and have different names
But a friendly face breaks a thousand chains
And a smile breaks the lock on the door

We have joined in song, laughed a night away
Swapped out tales of woe, kept the clouds at bay
In the morning clear will be on our way
But we'll meet further on down the road

So lets drink a health to good times gone by
When our spirits soared and we touched the sky
And we'll bid farewell but not goodbye
And we'll meet further on down the road

Chorus:
So goodnight my friends as the dawn comes pale
And the Eastern wind brings the threat of gales
Keep a hold on hope through the darkest vale
And we'll meet further on down the road
(repeat last two lines)


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: HipflaskAndy
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 09:24 AM

Which Andy did you mean Grimmy - ie which song were you referring to?
Two 'Andys' posted one after the other! -
Cheers - HFA (Duncan, really!)


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Grimmy
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 10:01 AM

Sorry - you're the Andy I meant, Duncan.


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 12:56 PM

Too many to pin one down, but I always liked "The Marvelous Toy," by Tom Paxton. When I look in my grandson's eyes as he hears it, I feel the sense of hope that each generation of children brings to the world. Innocence, however fragile and fleeting, is a human treasure.


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: HipflaskAndy
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 05:26 PM

Ah, now I know which song you meant you heard sung by Maddy, Grimmy.
Twas that version I heard first mesen. Grand.
Cheers - HFA (Duncan)


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Jim Lad
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 05:38 PM

Today?
You'll think, I'm nuts because I don't understand a word of it but the song is called "Have Hope" by Jennifer Kreisberg.
Sometimes, the words aren't necessary.


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,lefthanded guitar
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 06:12 PM

Bob Dylan When The Ship Comes In
         
Bill Staines Bridges

Beyond the Blue Horizon

Over the Rainbow


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 12 Jun 07 - 03:48 PM

The hour that the ship comes in is hopeful? :I always found it to be a wonderful song, especially as sung by the Clancy Brothers (see Youtube) ...but it is scary....sort of like judgement day..oops you're on the wrong side. mg


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Nathan in Texas
Date: 12 Jun 07 - 03:53 PM

How about "Down By the Riverside"

and two hymns:
A Shelter in the Time of Storm
Trusting Jesus


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 16 Jun 07 - 02:13 PM

Well, without trying to stumble into a nother Dylan debate, I DO think the When the Ship comes in is Hopeful. ...

The song is hopeful from the point of view of those who have been oppressed. It's a David and Goliath sort of thing, from my take on it.


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Fred Maslan
Date: 17 Jun 07 - 01:13 PM

itsy bitsy spider


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,Downgirl
Date: 17 Jun 07 - 07:56 PM

For me it has to be "Every December Sky" by Beth Nielsen Chapman.
There's a Light" from the same album also fits the bill, as does "Sand and Water".
Tommy Sands "We Will Rise again" would also be on my list, as would athie Ryan's version of "The Parting Glass."


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,Downgirl
Date: 17 Jun 07 - 07:58 PM

Sorry for the tyo! That should be Cathie Ryan.


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 10:35 AM

As I continue to pile up birthdays (70 + ), I think I like the chorus to "The 200 Year Old Alcoholic":

'It's never too late to start living,
To get out and have some fun.
The sun will be just as shiney in the morning
As the first day the world was born.'


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 07:37 PM

You know I've always wondered why there were so many elderly ..ah...drinking chums. The recent medical discoveries about the healing power of grapes nothwithstanding, I think that last joyous verse says it all.

Here's a toast to John BarleyCorn as well.


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Kipp
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 10:46 AM

There are just way too many songs of hope to remember the list could go on ans on But anyway here are a few


Amazing Grace, all nine verses
How can I keep from Singing
Bright Morning Stars are Rising
Be Thou My Vision
and I don't know if it would be considered Hopefull or not it is just the song I guess
Will Ye No Come Back Again
A Jacabite song askig if Bonnie Prince Charlie will ever return to his Native Scotland .


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,chinmusic
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 04:14 PM

David Mallet's 'Hope For One and All' is a beauty...


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,Pete Peterson
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 05:04 PM

Longfellow's Psalm of Life. Using the tune collected (don't know if he wrote it) from Lotus Dickey.


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: coldjam
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 05:35 PM

That's the Way it's Gonna Be by Phil Ochs & O Come Immanuel leap to ming...


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: coldjam
Date: 22 Jun 07 - 07:24 PM

"Ming"? What the heck is "ming"? And why would I leap to it?


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Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: john f weldon
Date: 22 Jun 07 - 08:18 PM

"Jump" by Dudley Moore


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