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GUEST,Clint 10 Jun 04 - 07:03 AM
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Subject: Power ( John Hall )
From: GUEST,Clint
Date: 10 Jun 04 - 07:03 AM

Hi everybody!This is a hard one to find,I tried it in vain on sirensongs.com.It´s on the No nukes album from 1979 done by the Doobie brothers.Go fetch!


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Subject: Lyr Add: POWER (John and Johanna Hall)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Jun 04 - 01:01 AM

Lyrics copied from http://frogcircus.org/ppm/songs_of_conscience_and_concern/power

POWER
(John and Johanna Hall)

CHORUS: Just give me the warm power of the sun.
Give me the steady flow of a waterfall.
Give me the spirit of living things as they return to clay.
Just give me the restless power of the wind.
Give me the comforting glow of a wood fire;
But please take all of your atomic poison power away.

Everybody needs some power, I'm told,
To shield them from the darkness and the cold.
Some may see a way to take control
When it's bought and sold.
I know that lives are at stake:
Yours and mine and our descendants in time.
There's so much to gain, so much to lose,
Every one of us has to choose. CHORUS

We are only now beginning to see
How delicate the balance of nature can be.
The limits of her ways have been defined
And we've crossed that line.
Some don't even care or know that we'll pay,
But we have seen the face of death in our day.
There's so little time to change our ways.
If only we together can say: CHORUS

All of your atomic poison power,
All of your atomic poison power away.

[Recorded by The Doobie Brothers on "M.U.S.E.," 1979, and "No Nukes," 1997; by John Hall on "Recovered," 1998, and "Clearwater Live!," 2001; by Holly Near on "And Still We Sing: The Outspoken Collection," 2002; by Orleans on "Orleans Live, Vol. 1," 1995; and by Peter, Paul & Mary on "Such Is Love," 1998, and "Songs of Conscience & Concern," 1999.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Power ( John Hall )
From: GUEST,clint
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 07:51 AM

Hi Jim!Thanks a lot!You´re a darling!How about the chords?Ta


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Subject: Lyr Req: Trying to find 'POWER'
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 11:40 AM

It's a pretty familiar song to those of us who like music about environment, and alternative energy. But for some reason, I can't find it on any websearch. I thought the original writer/performer was John Hall (NOT Hall and Oates which keeps turning up on my searches). I think the song dates to the 70's, or the 80's at the latest.

some of the lyrics are
"Everybody needs some power, I know"

"Just give me the warm power of the sun"

"take all your atomic energy power away."

I need the lyrics and if possible, the chords.
Thanks, leftie


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Subject: Lyr Add: POWER (John Hall)
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 11:53 AM

POWER (John Hall)

Just give me the warm power of the sun
Give me the steady flow of a waterfall
Give me the spirit of living things as they return to clay
Just give me the restless power of the wind
Give me the comforting glow of a wood fire
But won't you take all your atomic poison power away

Everybody needs some power I'm told
To shield them from the darkness and the cold
Some may seek a way to take control when it's bought and sold
I know that lives are at stake
Yours and mine of our descendants in time
There's so much to gain and so much to lose
Everyone of us has to choose


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Trying to find 'POWER'
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 02:10 PM

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Power (John Hall)
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Mar 09 - 01:39 AM

I find this song for almost 20 years. Thanks


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Subject: Lyr Add: Power (Renewable Energy)
From: open mike
Date: 07 May 10 - 10:14 AM

There is a song that has been sung at "No Nukes" rallies. There is a
group of musicians called MUSE, Musicians United for Safe Energy who
often sing this. (Jackson Brown, Bonnie Raitt, Graham Nash, Jessie Colin Young and others)

Power
by Peter, Paul & Mary
performed by Crosby & Nash
from the Bread & Roses Festival

Just give me the warm power of the sun
Give me the steady flow of a waterfall
Give me the spirit of living things as they return to clay.
Just give me the restless power of the wind
Give me the comforting glow of a wood fire
But please take all of your atomic poison power away.

Everybody needs some power I'm told
To shield them from the darkness and the cold
Some may see a way to take control when it's bought and sold.

I know that lives are at stake
Yours and mine and our descendants in time.
There's so much to gain, so much to lose
Everyone of us has to choose.

Just give me the warm power of the sun
Give me the steady flow of a waterfall
Give me the spirit of living things as they return to clay.
Just give me the restless power of the wind
Give me the comforting glow of a wood fire
But please take all of your atomic poison power away.

Just give me the warm power of the sun
Give me the steady flow of a waterfall
Give me the spirit of living things as they return to clay.
Just give me the restless power of the wind
Give me the comforting glow of a wood fire
But please take all of your atomic poison power away.

Won't you do this for me?
Take all of your atomic poison power
Take all of your atomic poison power
Take all of your atomic poison power
Away.

I found a you tube clip of this song
that attributes it to John Hall (now a congressman)
here he plays it with Pete Seeger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0Qn038jsjk


I was thinking about this because:
I saw this amazing site in the Feather River Canyon yesterday...a v-e-r-y---l-o-n-g train carrying what i decided were wind turbine blades...here is a video i found about wind generator transportation.

wish I had taken a video of this long train! Here is a clip :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqAtSaSMqNc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Power (Renewable Energy)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 May 10 - 12:25 PM

At Allmusic.com, POWER is attributed to John Hall & Johanna Hall.

It is on 3 albums: PP&M, "Such Is Love," 1983; Peter, Paul & Mary 25th Anniversary," 1986; and various artists, "Songs of Conscience & Concern," 1999.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Power (Renewable Energy)
From: Genie
Date: 11 May 10 - 02:51 PM

Holly Near has also performed and recorded it. In fact, I heard it first in one of her concerts and thought she had written it (as she had most of the non-trad songs she sang).   But it was written by John and Johanna Hall and published by Siren Songs.


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Power (John & Johanna Hall)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 May 10 - 03:11 PM

The story of John Hall is quite an interesting one. Apparently, he and his ex-wife Johanna were quite prolific songwriters. The 2004 George Bush campaign used their "You're Still the One" without permission and the 2008 John McCain campaign did the same.
John Hall was elected to Congress from the State of New York in 2006, and re-elected in 2008.
I didn't find out much about Johanna Hall, except that she and John were divorced in 2000. Oh, but then I found her Myspage Page, with a lengthy biography and a recording of another Hall hit, "Dance With Me."
I've always had some trouble with this song, "Power," because I think that if designed and managed properly, nuclear power could be one of our safest sources of energy. I don't agree with absolutist declarations that nuclear power is always evil and dangerous.

-Joe-
Click here for a video of the song, performed at the 1979 "No Nukes" concert.


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Power (John & Johanna Hall)
From: pdq
Date: 11 May 10 - 03:24 PM

Johana (Schier) Hall bio...

Johanna Schier was born in Greenville, South Carolina, daughter of a drama critic and an English teacher/feature writer. They settled in Levittown, Pennsylvania, where father Ernest Schier commuted to work at the Philadelphia Bulletin.

He often took Johanna with him to see the shows he was reviewing, then let her wander the quiet newspaper office while he typed his piece. This immersion in journalism helped set her on a course which led her to be a proofreader at the Bucks County Courier-Times and at Woman's Day magazine, a columnist for the Village Voice, and a freelance writer whose articles appeared in publications including Crawdaddy and Rock Magazine.

Her songwriting career began in 1970 with the magic wand of Janis Joplin-- in the form of a request that Johanna write a song for her with guitar genius John Hall. Johanna's Village Voice review of Janis' "Kozmic Blues" album led to a friendship between the two women.

John and Johanna were living in New York's East Village and Janis often visited their third floor walkup. The Halls turned out "Half Moon" for the "Pearl" album. It was also the B side of "Me and Bobby McGee". So they moved up to the country, painted the mailbox purple and learned how to write songs.

In 1972, they founded the band Orleans and wrote three albums for them while touring on bills with Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat and Bruce Springsteen, among others.

The Hall/Hall Siren Songs catalog of nearly one hundred songs is active all around the world and spans genres of rock, pop, country, folk. They have been recorded by Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, The Doobie Brothers, Steve Wariner, Linda Ronstadt, Ricky Skaggs, Chet Atkins, the Tymes, Millie Jackson, Joe Dassin and Orleans. Five have been certified gold: "Still The One", "Dance with Me", "Power", "Half Moon" and "You Can Dream of Me". Johanna Hall's song catalogue has received BMI awards for ten million airplays worldwide. "Still The One" has pervaded the language to even surface as graffitti in Portugal.

In 1988 a collaboration with Nashville soul singer, Jonell Mosser began. This partnership bore fruit in 1998 with the release of Jonell's CD "So Like Joy". Hall/Mosser/Hall songs have also been recorded by Orleans, John Hall, Moira O'Connell, and others in such far-flung lands as Sweden and Japan. The songwriting team wrote two new songs for the musical "Dance With Me": "How Green Was My Mood Ring" and "Enough".

In Fall 2000, Johanna was the Artist-In-Residence at SUNY-Ulster, teaching a course in songwriting and producing concerts. She continues to teach the three-credit course she developed then, "The Art and Craft of Lyric Writing."

Johanna sings alto with Ars Choralis, a Woodstock-based vocal enemble and serves as president of their board. She produced their CD's "Welcome Yule: American Christmas Cameos", "Messengers Of Peace", and "8 Cellos and a Guitar". She has written libretto for three operas with composer Barbara Pickhardt. Continuing her work in journalism, Johanna writes about music and culture for the Woodstock Times, in Woodstock, NY.

The Halls divorced in 2000 and John is now a Congressman representing New York's 19th congressional district, and has retired from music.


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Power (John & Johanna Hall)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 May 10 - 03:31 PM

Oh, and John Hall has an Amazon Page. He's one of those people you think you've never heard of, and then you find out you've heard his recordings and songs thousands of times, and may even know some of the lyrics by heart. He was in the band Orleans, and I'm sure that most of us who are "of an age" have heard their recordings of "Dance With Me" and "Still the One."

-Joe-


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Subject: Power (John & Johanna Hall)
From: GUEST,Art Walker
Date: 07 Jul 10 - 04:09 PM

I just came across this string for the first time. John Hall played in Georgetown in DC with the Briars, The British Walkers, and then with Kangaroo in the early 70's. Later he moved to NY (started in Baltimore). He is a phenominal musician-singer-songwriter. The single "Power" was first released off of his vinyl record album "Power". Backup vocals by James Taylor & Carly Simon. The man rocks. I saw him at DAR Constitution Hall with Jackson Browne and Valerie Carter. PS: He is not retired from music, but rather from full time playing out. He still performs in fund raising events and charity events in the Mid-Hudson Valley. A true musical talent.


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Power (John & Johanna Hall)
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Aug 10 - 03:09 AM

still no-one with the chords?!?!?   

Pleeze , people!


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Power (John & Johanna Hall)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Aug 10 - 01:56 PM

Hi-
here are the chords from the Rise Up Singing Songbook:

G Bm / Em D / AmBm CD G (D) :||


(Last Line): AmBm C D -



So, if I interpret that correctly, the parentheses mean you don't play that measure in the last line, and instead substitute AmBm C D -

That would make the last line:

G Bm / Em D / AmBm CD G / AmBm C D -

But maybe I'm understanding that wrong. I'm not a guitarist.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Power (John & Johanna Hall)
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jul 11 - 09:19 PM

I kuje John & Johanna's song Power quite a bit. Although I derive sopme comfort from a wood fire, I would not go so far as to proclaim it "clean". However, I'd like to comment about the nuclear power subject in this thread. While nuclear fission does not release greenhouse gases, much of the mining, refining, metallurgical treatments, and energy for removal and internment does. Moreover, if I were to develop an engineering cycle for electrical power, I would develope the WHOLE cycle, from cradle to the grave.
The spent nuclear fuel pools I live with have more fuel in them than all of the Fukushima plants. If the pool (which has been leaking for years) were to be attacked, it could burn from 8h to 3 days, releasing enough radiation to make this valley unlivable.
A friend recently said "Fukushima couldn't happen here". John Hall reminded us that the GE designs used in Japan are used here too. Another friend said "Just duct tape your windows and stay inside for 3 days if a fire happens." Are you really kidding me?

One could be reminded of the fleet of wooden ships (HRS Clearwater, the Woody Guthrie, etc.) that came up the river some years ago with banners flying to warn us:

Words by Steve B. Kaplan
Sung to the tune of "Farther Along"


Chorus: Gather your children, and your belongings
         Just what you carry, you cannot take more,
         Leave this old valley, it must be forsaken
         Life can't go on here just as before.

We should have known there was trouble coming
We should have stopped them long, long ago
We truly believed what the bureaucrats told us
Now they are telling us that we must go. ==> Chorus

A wooden armada invaded these waters
Bright banners flying from ev'ry mast
But we didn't heed their message of danger
We let them sail slowly into our past ==> Chorus

Nuclear fission is not the answer
Nuclear waste has too high a cost
Use precious sunshine, it's there for the taking
Change your direction before all is lost.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Doing without Indian Point's 1 Gigawatt of power will not be easy.
I believe Dar Williams, who suggests starting with conserving every
watt has a good start. A distributed grid with many users of solar and wind energy will require re-engineering how the loads are balanced. Good music can help keep our spirits up.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Power (John & Johanna Hall)
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Nov 15 - 06:09 PM

I was watching you tube of this and what I can make out is

(G) C Em Am C Dm G C G... For the chorus.

The lyrics do something else because they are a line longer. If anyone has figured this out I'd love to know what you think. If I work out the verse I'll post it too.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Power (John & Johanna Hall)
From: GUEST,incommon
Date: 09 Aug 16 - 01:14 PM

It's Nagasaki Day today. 71 years since "Fat Boy" dropped in the middle of that city. The plutonium for it was produced at Hanford in my state, and the radiation will effectively never be "cleaned up". So I appreciated the post about the wooden ships warning years ago in your precious and huge valley. I added an end to Steve Kaplan's re-working of Farther Along. We'll be singing it today at "Singing For Our Lives, Nagasaki Day" in public space here in Seattle, 20 miles east of the USA's largest collection of nuclear warheads at the Trident base at Bangor. Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action adjacent to the base has been witnessing in disobedience to those weapons for 31 years now. www.gzcenter.org

Words by Steve B. Kaplan
Sung to the tune of "Farther Along"


Chorus: Gather your children, and your belongings
         Just what you carry, you cannot take more,
         Leave this old valley, it must be forsaken
         Life can't go on here just as before.

We should have known there was trouble coming
We should have stopped them long, long ago
We truly believed what the bureaucrats told us
Now they are telling us that we must go. ==> Chorus

A wooden armada invaded these waters
Bright banners flying from ev'ry mast
(But} we didn't heed their message of danger
We let them sail slowly into our past ==> Chorus

Nuclear fission is not the answer
Nuclear waste has too high a cost
Use precious sunshine, it's there for the taking
Change your direction before all is lost.

[Nuclear weapons are not the answer
Nuclear fear has so many costs
Geo, solar, and windpower; here with our planet
Working together before all is lost
(Life can't go on here just as before!
We must move on now, beyond More and More!)]*

Added ending by Rick Harlan 8/9/2016


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