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Well done to all the singers who joined the Coventry Salvation Army Band to sing at the Bandstand!

SALVATION ARMY SONGS OF PRAISE

BANDSTAND CONCERT - JULY 10th

 

Here are the words and music to our two new songs; don't forget to keep practising Sing! too!

 

 

Down by the Riverside

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I’m gonna lay down my burden,

Down by the riverside,

Down by the riverside,

Down by the riverside,

I’m gonna lay down my burden,

Down by the riverside,

Gonna study war no more.

Ain’t gonna study war no more,

Ain’t gonna study war no more,

Ain’t gonna study war no more.

(Repeat)

 

2. I’m gonna lay down my sword and shield,

Down by the riverside,

Down by the riverside,

Down by the riverside,

I’m gonna lay down my sword and shield,

Down by the riverside,

Gonna study war no more.

 

Chorus

3. I’m gonna shake hands with everyone,

Down by the riverside,

Down by the riverside,

Down by the riverside,

I’m gonna shake hands with everyone,

Down by the riverside,

Gonna study war no more.

Chorus

 

4. I’m gonna walk with my friends in peace,

Down by the riverside,

Down by the riverside,

Down by the riverside,

I’m gonna walk with my friends in peace,

Down by the riverside,

Gonna study war no more.

Chorus

04 - If I Had A Hammer (The Hammer Song) (Karaoke Instrumental Track) [In the Style of Peter, Paul and Mary].mp3

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If I had a hammer

If I had a hammer, I’d hammer in the morning

I’d hammer in the evening – all over this land.

I’d hammer out danger

I’d hammer out a warning

I’d hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

 

 

If I had a bell, I’d ring it in the morning

I’d ring it in the evening – all over this land.

I’d ring out danger

I’d ring out a warning

I’d ring out love between my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

 

If I had a song, I’d sing it in the morning

I’d sing it in the evening – all over this land.

I’d sing out danger

I’d sing out a warning

I’d sing out love between my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

 

 

Well I’ve got a hammer, and I’ve got a bell

And I’ve got a song to sing – all over this land.

It’s the hammer of justice

It’s the bell of freedom

It’s the song about love between my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

 

It’s the hammer of justice

It’s the bell of freedom

It’s the song about love between my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

 

Welcome to Bridgetown Sings! Summer Season.

We are learning 'Sing!' especially for the Queen's 90th Birthday!

 

Sing!

Some words they can’t be spoken, only sung,

So hear a thousand voices shouting love.

There’s a place, there’s a time, in this life, when you sing what you are feeling.

Find your feet, stand your ground,

don’t you see right now the world is listening to what we say.

 

Sing it louder, sing it clearer, knowing everyone will hear you

Make some noise, find your voice, tonight

Sing it stronger, sing together, make this moment last forever,

Old and young, shouting love tonight.

 

To sing we’ve had a lifetime to wait

And see a thousand faces celebrate.

You brought hope, you brought light, conquered fear, no it wasn’t always easy

Stood your ground, kept your faith, can’t you see right now the world is listening to what we say

(Chorus)

Some words they can’t be spoken, only sung,

So hear a thousand voices shouting love– and light and hope

Just sing, just sing, just sing, just sing.

Sing it louder, sing it clearer, knowing everyone will hear you

Make some noise, find your voice, tonight

Sing it stronger, sing together, make this moment last forever,

Old and young, shouting love tonight.

 

Hear a thousand voices shouting love.

 

Sing track

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This Little Light of Mine

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Here is 'This Little Light of Mine' as we will sing it with the African Children's Choir on January 15th. Have a listen and sing along!

Love Can Turn the World

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This is another song we will sing with the African Children's Choir, called 'Love Can Turn the World'. We will only sing the chorus. See if you can learn all the words!

Nkosi Sikelel music

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Here are the amazing African Children's choir, singing Nkosi Sikelel. We are so lucky to be joining them in this song in January!

Here are the words to Nkosi Sikelel, written phonetically.  This song asks for blessings upon the continent of Africa.

 

 

N CORE SEE ... Seek E LAI-LEE..... AFRIKA.

MA LOO PAH  KA NEE SUE .. DUM A RIGH  YO,

IS RAH  EE ME TON DA   ZO .. YEAH TOO,

N CORE SEE..Seek E LE-LA TEE NA .. LOO SA POR RIGH YO.

     

We have a brilliant half term ahead of us!  Here is the rehearsal schedule for Bridgetown Sings!  including our performances:

 

Events for Bridgetown Sings

Tuesday November 3: listen to Love Can Turn the World, start learning Nkosi Sikelel

Tuesday November 10: start learning Christmas songs + Nkosi Sikelel

Tuesday November 17: continue learning Christmas songs; join Year 1 to sing Nkosi Sikelel

Tuesdays November 24/ Dec 1: continue with Christmas songs and Love Can Turn the World; practise with Ukelele Band

STAR BAKE!  Bake star biscuits at home to sell at Reception/Year 1 performance of ‘Sparkle’ on Dec 1/2—to raise money for African Children’s Choir

Wednesday 2 December: walk to Swan Court to sing Christmas songs (during school time)

Friday 4 December: sing at start of Christmas Fayre (details to follow)

Friday December 11: walk to Rosebird Centre and sing for Tea Party for elderly people (during school time)

Tuesdays January 5/12: final school rehearsal of African songs

Friday January 15: afternoon rehearsal with African Childrens Choir and concert in evening (details to follow)

 

Bridgetown Sings! and Ukelele Band

Summer Concert Music

Here are the songs we will be singing and performing in our two concerts, on June 17 at the Arts House, and on July 1st at school.

 

We are also singing 'I knew a man' from First Kids in Space.  If you don't know this song, look on Mr Cooney's class page for the link.

 

If you haven't returned your permission slip and ticket request, you can download a letter here, or ask for one at school.

 

Don't forget our singing practices on Tuesdays in the music room.

 

Enjoy singing these fun songs and try to learn all the words!  And many thanks to Sing Up! for giving us permission to use these audio files.

Summer concert letter and ticket request form

Bassez down (performance track).mp3

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The bare necessities (melody only performance track).mp3

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