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What's your favorite song of hope?

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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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