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Jack Campin 04 Jul 07 - 12:37 PM
frogprince 04 Jul 07 - 01:15 PM
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Subject: Music for the end of the world
From: GUEST,clockwatcher
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 08:02 AM

... well, almost !

I was driving home after work yesterday, the sky got blacker and blacker, the wind was getting up, the rain started lashing down in stair-rods (hail, too), the road was turning into a river, the thunder and lightning were getting nearer.

And the music I happened to be listening to ? Bach's great C-minor Passacaglia, a massive, thundering great organ work which keeps grinding on the same doom-laden C-minor chord sequence for about a quarter of an hour.

Somehow, the perfect accompaniment. Can anyone think of anything more appropriate ?


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: GUEST,Young Buchan
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 09:04 AM

Depends if the End of the world is going to wait for the End of the song: how about A Million Green Bottles Hanging On The Wall? Chevy Chase might do just as well.

Whereas if there's only time for a couple of words - Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang

What about Barry McGuire - Eve of Destruction?

The eastern world, it is exploding
Violence flarin', bullets loadin'
You're old enough to kill, but not for votin'
You don't believe in war, but what's that gun you're totin'
And even the Jordan River has bodies floatin'

But you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don't believe
We're on the eve
of destruction.

Don't you understand what I'm tryin' to say
Can't you feel the fears I'm feelin' today?
If the button is pushed, there's no runnin' away
There'll be no one to save, with the world in a grave
[Take a look around ya boy, it's bound to scare ya boy]

And you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don't believe
We're on the eve
of destruction.

Yeah, my blood's so mad feels like coagulatin'
I'm sitting here just contemplatin'
I can't twist the truth, it knows no regulation.
Handful of senators don't pass legislation
And marches alone can't bring integration
When human respect is disintegratin'
This whole crazy world is just too frustratin'

And you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don't believe
We're on the eve
of destruction.

Think of all the hate there is in Red China
Then take a look around to Selma, Alabama
You may leave here for 4 days in space
But when you return, it's the same old place
The poundin' of the drums, the pride and disgrace
You can bury your dead, but don't leave a trace
Hate your next-door neighbour, but don't forget to say grace
And… tell me over and over and over and over again, my friend
You don't believe
We're on the eve
Of destruction
Mm, no no, you don't believe
We're on the eve
of destruction.


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: Charley Noble
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 10:38 AM

"The World Turned Upside Down"?

Well, at least it's a great title and the name of at least one great pub.

Then there's the Tom Lehrer song "We'll All Go Together When We Go!"

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: katlaughing
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 10:43 AM

Mozart's "Requiem."


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: The PA
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 10:44 AM

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life ?


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: GUEST,AR
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 10:46 AM

A hard rain's a-gonna fall


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: GUEST,Ian cookieless
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 10:54 AM

'Last Night of the World' by Bruce Cockburn.
'The End of the World' by Bob Geldof and the Vegetarians of Love.


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 10:59 AM

Gustav Holtz "The Planets"

"Mars" is particularly moody.


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: GUEST,Richard
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 11:00 AM

Scott Skinner's "Glencoe" as played by Richard Thompson is about as spine-tingling and doom-laden as it gets!


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: oldhippie
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 11:15 AM

"The Last War" - Danny Howe


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: GUEST,Edthefolkie
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 11:57 AM

Dies Irae - Verdi's Requiem. I shall hide behind the choir.


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 12:03 PM

Something cheerful - how about "Favourite things"? :-)


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: M.Ted
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 12:17 PM

REM's "The End of the World as We Know It"--


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: Charley Noble
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 12:20 PM

Didn't Artisan have a song titled "This Is the Way the World Will End"?

And Lou and Peter Barryman had several including "Why Am I Painting the Livingroom?"

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: katlaughing
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 12:37 PM

Well, since no one else has posted it yet, I guess we should include Woody's "So long it's been good to know ya."


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: Jack Campin
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 12:37 PM

The current model for the end of the universe has the cosmic expansion going faster and faster until it produces the Big Rip, when it tears even quarks and leptons apart. I can't think of any piece of music that goes like that.


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: frogprince
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 01:15 PM

Jack, how about "I Fall to Pieces"?


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE TWENTIETH CENTURY IS ALMOST OVER
From: Beer
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 01:40 PM

How about this one.
Beer (adrien)

The Twentieth Century Is Almost Over
(AKA "The Calendar Song) by Steve Goodman, John Prine

Back in 1899, when everyone was singing "Auld Lang Syne"
A century took a long, long time for every boy and girl.
Now there's only one thing that I'd like to know
Where did the 20th century go?
I'd swear it was here just a minute ago
All over this world.

Chorus:
And now the 20th century is almost over,
Almost over, almost over
The 20th century is almost over
All over this world.
All over this world, all over this world
The 20th century is almost over, all over this world.

Does anyone remember the Great Depression?
I read all about it in True Confession
I'm sorry I was late for the recording session
But somebody put me on hold.
Has anybody seen my linoleum floors
Petroleum jelly, and two World Wars?
They got stuck in the revolving doors
All over this world.
And now...

The winter's getting colder, summer's getting hotter
Wishin' well's wishin' for another drop of water.
And Mother Earth's blushin'' 'cause somebody caught her
Makin' love to the Man in the Moon.
Tell me how you gonna keep 'em down on the farm
Now that outer space has lost it's charm?
Somebody set off a burglar alarm
And not a moment too soon.
Because...

Old Father Time has got his toes a tappin'
Standing in the window, grumblin' and a rappin'
Everybody's waiting for something to happen.
Tell me if it happens to you!
The Judgment Day is getting nearer
There it is in the rear view mirror.
If you duck down I could see a little clearer
All over this world!
And now...


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: beardedbruce
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 02:12 PM

The words to the song as stated above

(Charley Noble - PM
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 10:38 AM )

WE WILL ALL GO TOGETHER WHEN WE GO

When you attend a funeral
It is sad to think that sooner or
Later those you love will do the same for you
And you may have thought it tragic
Not to think of other adject-
Ives to think of all the weeping they will do
(But don't you worry)
No more ashes, no more sack cloth
And an arm band made of black cloth
Will someday never more adorn a sleeve.
For if the bomb that drops on you
Gets your friends and neighbors too
There'll be nobody left behind to grieve.

And we will all go together when we go,
What a comforting fact that is to know.
Universal bereavement,
An inspiring achievement,
Yes, we all will go together when we go.

We will all go together when we go.
All suffused with an incandescent glow.
No one will have the endurance
To collect on his insurance
Lloyds of London will be loaded when they go.

We will all fry together when we fry.
We'll be french fried potatoes bye and bye.
There will be no more misery
When the world is our rotisserie,
Yes, we all will fry together when we fry.

Down by the old maelstrom
There'll be a storm before the calm.

And we'll all bake together when we bake.
There'll be nobody present at the wake.
With complete participation,
In that grand incineration
Nearly three billion hunks of well-done steak.

We will all char together when we char.
And let there be no moaning at the bar.
Just sing out a Te Deum
When you see that I.C.B.M.
And the party will be "come as you are".

We will all burn together when we burn.
There'll be no need to stand and wait your turn.
When it's time for the fallout,
And Saint Peter calls us all out
We'll just drop our agendas and adjourn.

You will all go directly to your respective Valhallas
Go directly. Do not pass GO. Do not collect two hundred dolla's

And we will all go together when we go
Ev'ry Hottentot and ev'ry Eskimo
When the air becomes uranious
We will all go simultaneous
Yes we all will go together when we all go together
Yes we all will go together when we go


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: Charley Noble
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 05:12 PM

bearded bruce-

Inspiring song, isn't it?

Thanks for going to the trouble to post the lyrics.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: Micca
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 05:35 PM

the last movement of Mahlers Symphony No3


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: Peace
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 05:48 PM

"Music for the end of the world"

I thought rap music WAS it.


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: Joybell
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 06:23 PM

THE OTHER SIDE (The Icecaps are melting)
from Tiny Tim's God Bless Tiny Tim -1968 by Bill Dorsey
arr: Artie Butler

I've been trying to track down Bill Dorsey - All I can find out is that he was "a young songwriter" in 1968 - according to Tiny Tim's notes. There is a Bill Dorsey - a street singer in Pittsburg, but he seems an unlikely bet.
Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: GUEST,DD
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 06:28 PM

Quoting Peace:

""Music for the end of the world"

I thought rap music WAS it. "

Rap music is folk music, no?


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: Peace
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 06:58 PM

It comes from the folk, so I guess so. However, it grates my ears no end.


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: bobad
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 07:03 PM

Lyrics for Song: End of the World - Skeeter Davis
Lyrics for Album: Classic Country: 1950-1964

Why does the sun go on shining?
Why does the sea rush to shore?
Don't they know it's the end of the world,
'Cause you don't love me any more?

Why do the birds go on singing?
Why do the stars glow above?
Don't they know it's the end of the world.
It ended when I lost your love.

I wake up in the morning and I wonder,
Why everything's the same as it was.
I can't understand. No, I can't understand,
How life goes on the way it does.

Why does my heart go on beating?
Why do these eyes of mine cry?
Don't they know it's the end of the world.
It ended when you said goodbye.

Why does my heart go on beating?
Why do these eyes of mine cry?
Don't they know it's the end of the world.
It ended when you said goodbye.


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Subject: RE:Music4 the end of the world(Epoch Elipse Now)
From: Severn
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 07:14 PM

WHICH end of the World? It seems like they've been working at it so hard nonstop lately that they're burning the world at both ends.

....or is this just drift from the Global Warming thread?

Hell, play the Unfinished Symphony! Nobody'll notice anyway.




....oh by the way, and if the World's running a little late, what do you have in reserve for an encore?


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: SouthernCelt
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 08:06 PM

Quoting Guest, DD:
'Quoting Peace:

""Music for the end of the world"

I thought rap music WAS it. "

Rap music is folk music, no?'

It might be from the folk, but music it ain't!

SC


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: Peace
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 08:12 PM

That's why I thought it was the end of the world!


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: Charley Noble
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 09:02 PM

Oh, yes, there's "Take Me Out in the Morning Dew" and "The Sun Is Burning," two really cherry songs.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: GUEST,Jay
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 10:12 PM

"The Man Comes Around" is an excellent song that relates to the theme of
this thread.


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: Ythanside
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 10:54 PM

From those long-ago days of my youth, many spent marching, demonstrating and protesting against the proliferation of nuclear weapons,

Oh, the Glasgow moderator disnae mind,
In fact he thinks the Yanks are awfu' kind,
For if it's Heaven that you're goin' it's a quicker way than rowin',
And there's sure tae be naebody left behind.


(All together now)
Oh ye canny spend a dollar when you're deid,
No ye canny spend a dollar when you're deid,
Singin' ding dong dollar, everybody holler,
Ye canny spend a dollar when yer deid.


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: GUEST,Mike B.
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 11:23 PM

WELL, WELL, WELL - Bob Gibson & Bob Camp

Refrain:
Well, Well, Well, Who's that callin'?
Well, Well, Well, Hold my hand.
Well, Well, Well, Night is a-fallin',
Spirit is a-movin' all over this land.

Lord told Noah, Build him an ark,
Build it out of hickory bark.
Old ark a-movin', and the water start to climb,
God send a fire, not a flood next time.

(Refrain)

God said fire comin' judgement day,
He said all mankind gonna pass away.
Brothers and sisters don't you know?
You're gonna reap just what you sow.

(Refrain)

World's not waitin' for the Lord's command,
Buildin' a fire that'll sweep the land.
Thunder out of heaven, comin' Gabriel's call;
And the sea's gonna boil and the sky's gonna fall.

(Refrain)


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: Peace
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 12:18 AM

A friend just messaged me and took me to task for saying I didn't consider rap to be music. If I gave that impression, please excuse me. I will rephrase: I personally do not LIKE rap music. I had no intention of belittling the culture from which it sprang or the people of that culture.


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: mrdux
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 02:06 AM

Mahler's Sixth Symphony, for a devastating end of the world. His Ninth for a resigned end of the world.

Or either of the two above-mentioned Requiems (Mozart or Verdi).


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 04:03 AM

Steve Pitmans song ' If There's No Beer In Heaven '

If there's no beer in Heaven,

I think I'll stay right here.

eric


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: Diva
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 11:26 AM

Ride of the valkyries (excuse the spelling)


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: GUEST, Mikefule
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 12:54 PM

It'd have to be Bonny Green Garters


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 07:48 PM

"Take this Job and Shove It" comes to mind....


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: Peace
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 07:52 PM

"Convoy". The song to end all songs.


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: BK Lick
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 08:08 PM

Ah yes -- Skeeter Davis. Now that's country!


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: Joybell
Date: 06 Jul 07 - 07:24 PM

"He Will Set Your Fields on Fire" for the opposite senario to the flooding one.
Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: Effsee
Date: 06 Jul 07 - 08:18 PM

I think the finale of the 1812 Overture would suit nicely!


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: Artful Codger
Date: 06 Jul 07 - 08:49 PM

Deep River Blues


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: EuGene
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 01:08 AM

I don't guess it will make much difference, as we will all be snuffed out, and thus we won't see the only sign of life left on the whole planet: A cockroach driving a slant six Dodge Dart while strumming on a First Act geetar and singing "The Song of the Volga Boatmen" Sigh, I hate to miss a good show! Eu


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: GUEST,Morry Bund.
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 10:36 AM

Isn't there a song called "Gloomy Sunday" which is supposed to drive those who hear it to suicide? (or is it an urban myth?)


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: Charley Noble
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 12:43 PM

Oh, I've forgotten "The Roaches Will Inherit the Earth," a song we composed some 20 years ago when I lived in Lansing, Michigan. Maybe you had to be there to appreciate the song!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: Bill D
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 01:37 PM

a song I've been singing for years...posted by Masato several years ago....and evidently, Lonnie Donnigan also did it.

NOAH FOUND GRACE IN THE EYES OF THE LORD
(Words and Music by Robert Schmertz, 1951)

The Lord looked down from His window in the sky,
Said, "I created man but I don't remember why.
Nothing but fighting since creation day.
I'll send a little water and wash 'em all away."
The Lord came down to look around a spell,
And there was Mister Noah behaving mighty well,
And that is the reason, the Scriptures record,
That Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

(Chorus)
Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord,
Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord,
Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord,
And he landed high and dry.

The Lord said, "Noah, there's gonna be a flood.
There's gonna be some water and there's gonna be some mud.
So take off your hat, Noah. Take off your coat.
Get Ham, Shem, and Japheth and build yourself a boat."
Noah said, "Lord, I don't believe I could."
The Lord said, "Noah, get some sturdy gopher wood.
Never know what you can do till you try.
Build it fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high."

Noah said, "There she is. There she is, Lord."
The Lord said, "Noah, it's time to get aboard.
Take of each creature a he and a she.
And, of course, Missus Noah and your whole family."
Noah said, "Lord, it's getting mighty dark."
The Lord said, "Noah, get these creatures on the ark."
Noah said, "Lord, it's beginning to pour."
The Lord said, "Noah, hurry up and shut the door."

The ark rose up on the bosom of the deep,
And after forty days, Mister Noah took a peek,
Said, "We're not moving, Lord. Where are we at?"
The Lord said, "You're sitting right on Mount Ararat."
Noah said, "Lord, it's getting mighty dry."
The Lord said, "Noah, see my rainbow in the sky.
Take all your creatures and people the earth.
But be sure you aren't more trouble than you're worth."


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 01:42 PM

Alone Again Naturally. by Gilbert O'Sullivan?


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: BK Lick
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 07:08 PM

Snopes.com calls Gloomy Sunday a meta-legend and gives detailed background.

But dontcha think I'll Fly Away would be a better choice? Only Some glad morning is much preferable to DigiTrad's One bright morning I believes.
—BK


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: Graham and Jo
Date: 08 Jul 07 - 08:06 AM

Adrian May did a whole terrific CD based on the end of the world
called '1999 1/2' (the end of the world review).
There are lots of great songs and hearty jokes in some of them that would have you laughing through the last moments.


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 08 Jul 07 - 08:22 PM

'Ere we go, 'ere we go, 'ere we go...


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: bobad
Date: 08 Jul 07 - 08:36 PM

Political Science
Artist: Randy Newman
Album: Sail Away

No one likes us
I don't know why.
We may not be perfect
But heaven knows we try.
But all around even our old friends put us down.
Let's drop the big one and see what happens.

We give them money
But are they grateful?
No they're spiteful
And they're hateful.
They don't respect us so let's surprise them;
We'll drop the big one and pulverize them.

Now Asia's crowded
And Europe's too old.
Africa's far too hot,
And Canada's too cold.
And South America stole our name.
Let's drop the big one; there'll be no one left to blame us.

Bridge:
We'll save Australia;
Don't wanna hurt no kangaroo.
We'll build an all-American amusement park there;
They've got surfing, too.

Well, boom goes London,
And boom Paris.
More room for you
And more room for me.
And every city the whole world round
Will just be another American town.
Oh, how peaceful it'll be;
We'll set everybody free;
You'll have Japanese kimonos, baby,
There'll be Italian shoes for me.
They all hate us anyhow,
So let's drop the big one now.
Let's drop the big one now.


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: SharonA
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 01:58 AM

Mama don't allow no big world endin' round here
Mama don't allow no big world endin' round here
We don't care what Mama don't allow
Gonna...


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: JennyO
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 01:01 PM

A wide assortment come to mind.

First one I thought of was Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.

Or we could go down singing Isn't it Grand Boys.

On a classical note, maybe Zadok the Priest or Te Deum by Berlioz, or as someone else mentioned, the 1812 Overture.


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: EuGene
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 05:08 PM

Hell, let's go out in a blaze of glory . . . to the sound of "The Light Brigade Overture"


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 05:15 PM

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

From The Hollow Men, by T. S. Eliot


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: oldhippie
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 06:08 PM

Lyrics Add:

(for song title posted 4 July)
transcribed from recording

THE LAST WAR
Danny Howe

At twelve last night we had our last war
We're never gonna have one anymore
Bombs were falling rapidly
From sea to shining sea
People were dying everywhere
They died so senselessly


Oh look at Mother Russia now
She's a wasted mass of land
And the good old USA
You'll find her buried in the sand

At twelve last night we had our last war
Never gonna have one anymore
The soldiers did their duty
For a land that lost its form
The soldiers did their duty
They were told to fight alone

Oh someone get the children
Put their parents by their side
Someone get the others
Who's lives were denied

At twelve last night we had our last war
Never gonna be one anymore
Bombs were falling rapidly
From sea to shining sea
Mankind never did achieve
Peace and unity

Oh look at Mother Russia now
She's a wasted mass of land
And the good old USA
You'll find her buried in the sand

Good old Africa hasn't got a friend
Good old Israel hasn't got a land
Good old Europe hasn't got a man.


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: Burke
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 06:18 PM

The Great Day
(As sung by Judge Falkerner of Al'a.)

John P. Rees. in Sacred Harp, 1859.

I've a long time heard that there will be a judgment,
That there will be a judgment in that day.
O, there will be a judgment in that day,
O, sinner, where will you stand in that day?

I've a long time heard that the sun will be darken'd,
That the sun will be darken'd in that day.
O the sun will be darken'd in that day--
Oh! sinner, where will you stand in that day?

I've a long time heard that the moon will be bleeding,
That the moon will be bleeding in that day.
O the moon will be bleeding in that day,
Oh! sinner, where will you stand in that day?

I've a long time heard that the stars will be falling,
That the stars will be falling in that day.
O the stars will be falling in that day,
Oh! sinner, where will you stand in that day?

I've a long time heard that the earth will be burning,
That the earth will be burning in that day.
O the earth will be burning in that day,
Oh! sinner, where will you stand in that day?


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Subject: RE: Music for the end of the world
From: Kent Davis
Date: 10 Jul 07 - 12:10 AM

One of my early childhood favorites was "Very Last Day" from the album "In the Wind" by Peter, Paul, and Mary. I would appreciate any corrections to the lyrics. I have the song on an LP, but no longer have a turntable, so I can't check the words.

Very Last Day
Stookey/Yarrow

(refrain)
Everybody's gonna pray on the very last day.
Oh, when they hear that bell ring the world away,
Everybody's gonna pray to the heavens on the judgement day.

Verse 1:
Well, you can sing about the great King David,
And you can preach about the wisdom of Saul,
But the judgement falls on all mankind,
When the trumpet sounds the call.
All equal and the same,
When the Lord He calls your name.
Get ready, brother, for that day.
(Refrain)

Verse 2:
Well, one day soon all men will stand,
His Word will be heeded in all the land.
Men shall know and men shall see,
We all are brothers and we all are free.
Mankind was made of clay,
Each of us in the very same way,
Get ready, brother, for that day.
(Refrain)

Verse 3:
Oh well the law is given and the law is known,
A tale is told and the seed is sown,
From dust we came; into dust we'll go,
You know the Lord once told us so.
Each brother take His hand,
Heed the meaning of the Lord's command.
Get ready, brother, for that day.
(Refrain)


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