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William Pint 18 Aug 99 - 12:56 PM
GUEST,d.de.bruycker@skynet.be 27 Aug 04 - 03:42 PM
Barbara 27 Aug 04 - 04:38 PM
MoorleyMan 27 Aug 04 - 05:55 PM
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Haruo 06 Mar 07 - 07:29 AM
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Subject: Chariots
From: William Pint
Date: 18 Aug 99 - 12:56 PM

Can anyone give me, or direct me to the lyrics of John Kirkpatrick's Christmas song, 'Chariots'? I was given a poor quality cassette dub and can't make out some of the lines. Thanks.


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Subject: Lyr Add: CHARIOTS (John Kirkpatrick)
From: GUEST,d.de.bruycker@skynet.be
Date: 27 Aug 04 - 03:42 PM

CHARIOTS^^
(John Kirkpatrick)

O Shepherd O shepherd come leave off your piping
Come listen come learn come hear what I say
For now is the time that has long been forespoken
For now is the time thereíll be new tunes to play
For soon there comes one who brings a new music
Of sweetness and clarity none can compare
So open your heart for heavenly harmony
Here on this hill will be filling the air

Chorus:
With chariots of cherubim chanting
And seraphim singing hosanna
And a choir of archangels a-caroling come
Hallelujah Hallelu
All the angels a-trumpeting glory
In praise of the Prince of Peace

2. See on yon stable the starlight is shimmering
And glimmering and glistening and glowing with glee
In Bethlehem blest this baby of bliss will be
Born here before you as bold as can be
And youíll be the first to hear the new symphony
Songs full of gladness and glory and light
So learn your tunes well and play your pipes proudly
For the Prince of Paradise plays here tonight

3. Bring your sheep bleating to this happy meeting
To hear how the lamb with the lion shall lie
Itís mooing and braying youíll hear the song saying
The humble and lowly will be the most high
Let the horn of the herdsman be heard up in heaven
For the gates are flung open for all who come near
And the simplest of souls shall sing to infinity
Lift up and listen and you shall hear

4. The warmongerís charger will thunder for freedom
The gun-makerís furnace will dwindle and die
And muskets and sabers and swords shall be sundered
Surrendered to the sound that is sweeping the sky
And the shoes of the mighty shall dance to new measures
And the jackboots of generals shall jangle no more
As sister and brother and father and mother
Agree with each other the end to all war

5. As a candle can conquer the demons of darkness
As a flame can keep frost from the deepest of cold
So a song can give hope in the depths of all danger
And a line of pure melody soar in your soul
So sing your songs well and sing your songs sweetly
And swear that your singing it never shall cease
So the clatter of battle and drums of disaster
Be drowned in the sound of the pipes of peace


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chariots(John Kirkpatrick Christmas S
From: Barbara
Date: 27 Aug 04 - 04:38 PM

And for the rest of us, where do you find the tune and/or recordings of this?
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chariots(John Kirkpatrick Christmas Song)
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 27 Aug 04 - 05:55 PM

Barbara,
Tune and lyrics are published in John Kirkpatrick's marvellous songbook "What do you do in the day?" (pb. Quarry House Publishing, Tolhurst, Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 7LJ tel. 01580 200503 - ISBN.0-9537914-0-8), still available from John himself.
There's a recording on the "Wassail" CD, Fellside FECD. 125.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chariots(John Kirkpatrick Christmas S
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 28 Aug 04 - 12:43 AM

Also on Nowell Sing We Clear's "Just Say Nowell" (Golden Hind, 2000).
See also this short thread.

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chariots (John Kirkpatrick)
From: Haruo
Date: 06 Mar 07 - 07:29 AM

Just got the songbook, and there's some really neat other stuff* in it, too, but what a joy to get a great Christmas song early enough in the year to really learn - and teach! - it before it's too late.

Haruo

* VastaVido and I are particularly smitten, if that's the term, by "Eddie Baker's Muckspreader" ;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chariots (John Kirkpatrick)
From: elfcape
Date: 26 May 07 - 11:50 PM

quote: * VastaVido and I are particularly smitten, if that's the term, by "Eddie Baker's Muckspreader" ;-)

And well you should be! Yes, indeed.


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