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Lyr Req: I Climbed the Mountain (Gasman/Friberg)

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PEACE IN THE VALLEY
PRECIOUS LORD


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GUEST,Merideth 26 Oct 09 - 04:22 PM
Peace 26 Oct 09 - 04:42 PM
Peace 26 Oct 09 - 05:29 PM
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peregrina 27 Oct 09 - 10:22 AM
pdq 27 Oct 09 - 11:30 AM
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GUEST,leeneia 27 Oct 09 - 11:51 AM
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GUEST,tomomiko202 18 Nov 10 - 11:25 PM
Jim Dixon 19 Nov 10 - 01:07 AM
GUEST,leeneia 19 Nov 10 - 09:55 AM
GUEST,leeneia 19 Nov 10 - 09:59 AM
GUEST 13 Dec 10 - 01:18 AM
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Subject: Origins: Info On 'Peace in The Valley'
From: GUEST,Merideth
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 04:22 PM

I am looking for composer and lyricist info on a song that I first heard in the early '70's called "Peace in the Valley." The first few lines are:
    I climbed the mountain I saw the other side.
    And I can rest now for I am satisfied.
    I saw a rich land where each man had his share.
    I saw a free land with freedom everywhere.
The refrain is:
    And there was peace in the valley,
    there was hope in the land,
    there was joy in the children,
    there was love, beautiful love in the heart of Man.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Info On 'Peace in The Valley'
From: Peace
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 04:42 PM

It is at

www.geocities.com/sweidentha/allonebook.html

I have no time to search the site. It has many song lyrics, however.


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Subject: Lyr Add: I CLIMBED THE MOUNTAIN
From: Peace
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 05:29 PM

OOPS

Here are the lyrics, I think.

"I Climbed a Mountain"


I climbed a mountain, I saw the other side
And I can sleep now because I'm satisfied
I saw a rich man who showed that he could care
I saw a poor man who had enough to share.

And there's peace in the valley
And there's hope in the land
And there's joy in the children
And there's love, beautiful love in the heart of man.

I saw a schoolhouse where every child could come
I saw a table that welcomed everyone
I saw a city that had no slums to hide
I saw a prison that had no one inside.

And there's peace in the valley...

I saw a lion lay down beside a lamb
I saw a white dove asleep upon the sand
And I saw Caesar give up his mighty throne
And I saw Johnny as he came marching home.

And there's peace in the valley....

That is from

www.geocities.com/Yosemite/.../IClimbedaMountain.html



NO attribution given.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Info On 'Peace in The Valley'
From: Peace
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 05:30 PM

IMO you will need Q or Jim on this.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Info On 'Peace in The Valley'
From: peregrina
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 10:22 AM

If you google Thomas Dorsey you'll get the words to a different "Peace in the Valley"


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Subject: RE: Origins: Info On 'Peace in The Valley'
From: pdq
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 11:30 AM

Good thing the words were copied yesterday from GeoCities...

"Yahoo GeoCities closes on Oct. 26 - Computerworld Blogs..."


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Subject: Lyr Add: PEACE IN THE VALLEY (Thomas Dorsey)
From: peregrina
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 11:41 AM

And the song of that name by Thomas Dorsey (thanks to another site)

Verse 1:
I am tired and weary, but I must toil on
Till the Lord comes to call me away,
Where the morning is bright and the Lamb is the light,
And the night is as fair as the day.

Chorus:
There'll be peace in the valley for me someway,
There'll be peace in the valley for me.
I pray no more sorrow and sadness or trouble will be,
There'll be peace in the valley for me.

Verse 2:
There the flow'rs will be blooming,
the grass will be green,
And the skies will be clear and serene,
The sun ever shines, giving one endless beam
And no clouds there will ever be seen.

Chorus

Verse 3:
There the bear will be gentle, the wolf will be tame,
And the lion will lay down by the lamb,
The host from the wild will be lead by a Child,
I'll be changed from the creature I am.

Chorus

Verse 4:
No headaches or heartaches or misunderstands,
No confusion or troubles won't be
No frowns to defile, just a big endless smile
There'll be peace and contentment for me.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Info On 'Peace in The Valley'
From: pdq
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 11:45 AM

The song mentioned here seems to date from 2002 by the British group The Remote Viewer.

CD is called Here I Go Again on My Own and is on City Centre.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Info On 'Peace in The Valley'
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 11:51 AM

Thanks, Meredith, for asking about this song and so bringing it to our attention. It's a good one.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SUDDENLY THERE'S A VALLEY (Jones/Meyer)
From: oldhippie
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 08:54 PM

There must be something with peace and valleys. Here's an old song that was sung by Gogi Grant and much later covered by Country Dick Montana of the Beat Farmers on his solo CD "The Devil Lied To Me"

SUDDENLY THERE'S A VALLEY

When you climb the highest mountain
When a cloud holds the sunshine in
Suddenly there's a valley
Where the earth knows peace with man

When a storm hides a distant rainbow
And you think you can't find a friend
Suddenly there's a valley
Where friendships never end

Touched only by the seasons
...... by the waving grain
...... by a happy bluebird
And kissed by the falling rain

When you think there's no bright tomorrow
And you feel you can try again
Suddenly there's a valley
Where hope and love begin


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Subject: RE: Origins: Info On 'Peace in The Valley'(not Dorsey)
From: GUEST,tomomiko202
Date: 18 Nov 10 - 11:25 PM

Yes, I remember that song too... Remember where I heard it too -- in my great aunt's kitchen. It came on the radio and we stopped talking and listened til it finished. Really caught our attention. That was the very early 1970s and honestly I'm sure I haven't heard it since. But the lyrics stayed with me. That's how I found your post....


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Subject: RE: Origins: Info On 'Peace in The Valley'(not Dor
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Nov 10 - 01:07 AM

I CLIMBED THE MOUNTAIN (Note: "THE" not "A") was recorded by Strawberry Alarm Clock and released as a single in 1969, according to the information at Strawberry Alarm Clock's web site.

The chorus is quoted there:

"There was peace in the valley.
There was hope in the land.
There was joy in the children.
There was love, beautiful love in the heart of man."

According to the US Copyright Office, copyright for I CLIMBED THE MOUNTAIN was claimed in 1969 by Ira Gasman (words) and Carl Friberg (music).


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Subject: RE: Origins: Info On 'Peace in The Valley'(not Dorsey)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 19 Nov 10 - 09:55 AM

Thanks for the reminder about 'Suddenly There's a Valley.' You can find various recordings of that on YouTube.

Back in 1955, when I was nine years old, I heard that song on the radio and found it irritating. As a scientific experiment, I clicked on Gogi Grant's recording, and by golly, it's still irritating. Also, I now note, overly loud and unvarying.

Like, don't you think the words 'surveyed by a happy bluebird' would call for a lighter touch? a turning-down of the internal volume control? a smile in the voice?
===============
When I was a kid, I liked my music pure. I didn't like pipe organ, saxophone or fiddle. Now I've changed and like fiddle and organ okay. Still don't like saxophone.

It would be interesting to know how much people's 'music core' changes over the decades. Clearly my own hasn't changed much.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Info On 'Peace in The Valley'(not Dorsey)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 19 Nov 10 - 09:59 AM

I think the real reason there are so many songs about mountains and valleys is that we are sitting at our desks, slaving over our stoves, or toiling in the field and we really want to be here:

http://www.music-for-music-teachers.com/images/sound-of-music-mountains-big-2.gif


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Subject: RE: Origins: Info On 'Peace in The Valley'(not Dorsey)
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Dec 10 - 01:18 AM

I used to sing this song at church quite often, I have the lyrics as:

I climbed a mountain, TO SEE the other side
And I can REST now FOR I AM satisfied
I saw a rich LAND WHERE EACH MAN HAD HIS SHARE
I saw a free land with freedom everywhere.

And there WAS peace in the valley
THERE WAS hope in the land
THERE WAS joy in the children
THERE WAS love, beautiful love in the heart of man.

I saw a schoolhouse where every child could come
I saw a table that welcomed everyone
I saw a city that had no slums to hide
I saw a prison that had no one inside.

And there was peace in the valley...

I saw a lion lay down beside a lamb
I saw a white dove asleep upon the sand
And I saw Caesar give up his mighty throne
And I saw Johnny WHEN he came marching home.

And there was peace in the valley....


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Subject: RE: Origins: Info On 'Peace in The Valley'(not Dorsey)
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 08:35 PM

We used to sing this song (same lyrics posted by 'PEACE') at Girl Scout campouts when I lived in Utah 1977-79. I've never heard it since so glad that others remember it too.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Info On 'Peace in The Valley'(not Dorsey)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 13 Sep 11 - 12:30 PM

You can hear Jerry Vale singing it at this YouTube address:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WQA5DXE0Ts


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Subject: Lyr Req: I CLIMBED THE MOUNTAIN (Gasman/Friberg)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Dec 11 - 11:56 PM

Here's how I hear the Jerry Vale recording: (I boldfaced the words that are different from our last GUEST's posting.)


I CLIMBED THE MOUNTAIN
(Words, Ira Gasman; music, Carl Friberg, 1969)

I climbed the mountain, to see the other side,
And I can rest now, for I am satisfied.
I saw a rich land where each man had his share.
I saw a free land with freedom everywhere.

CHORUS: And there was peace in the valley.
There was hope in the land.
There was joy in the children.
There was love, beautiful love in the heart of man.

I saw a schoolhouse where every child could come.
I saw a table that welcomed everyone.
I saw a city that had no slum to hide.
I saw a prison that had no one inside. CHORUS

I saw the lion lie down beside the lamb.
I saw the white dove asleep upon the sand,
And I saw Caesar give up his mighty throne,
And I saw Johnny as he came marching home. CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Climbed the Mountain (Gasman/Friberg)
From: GUEST,Winter
Date: 01 Jan 12 - 05:40 PM

the song was called " I climbed the Mountain" (1969) by a group called Strawberry Alarm Clock. the same group that did " good morning Starshine

if you need anymore information here is the link http://www.unwindwithsac.com/i/I-Climbed-The-Mountain


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