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Lyr/Tune Add: Quite Early Morning (Pete Seeger)

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BIG MUDDY
DON'T ASK WHAT A RIVER IS FOR
FLOWERS OF PEACE
I MIND MY OWN BUSINESS
MY GET UP AND GO HAS GOT UP AND WENT
MY OLD BROWN EARTH
OH, HAD I A GOLDEN THREAD
OLD DEVIL TIME
ONE GRAIN OF SAND
PRECIOUS FRIEND
QUITE EARLY MORNING
SAILING DOWN MY DIRTY STREAM
SAILING DOWN MY GOLDEN RIVER
SOUR CREAM
TURN, TURN, TURN or TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON
WALKING DOWN DEATH ROW
WELL MAY THE WORLD GO


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Joe Offer 15 Aug 98 - 08:46 PM
spburke 05 Jun 99 - 09:05 AM
Frank of Toledo 06 Jun 99 - 01:51 AM
spburke 07 Jun 99 - 10:54 AM
matt milton 07 Sep 09 - 12:48 PM
Ron Davies 07 Sep 09 - 12:57 PM
matt milton 07 Sep 09 - 01:20 PM
Bettynh 07 Sep 09 - 02:40 PM
Jim Dixon 08 Sep 09 - 11:02 PM
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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: QUITE EARLY MORNING (Pete Seeger)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Aug 98 - 08:46 PM

QUITE EARLY MORNING
Words and Music by Pete Seeger, 1969
©Copyright 1969, by Fall River Music, Inc.


Don't you know it's darkest before the dawn
And it's this thought keeps me moving on
If we could heed these early warnings
The time is now quite early morning
If we could heed these early warnings
The time is now quite early morning

Some say that humankind won't long endure
But what makes them so doggone sure?
I know that you who hear my singing
Could make those freedom bells go ringing.
I know that you who hear my singing
Could make those freedom bells go ringing.

And so we keep on while we live
Until we have no, no more to give
And when these fingers can strum no longer
Hand the old banjo to young ones stronger.
And when these fingers can strum no longer
Hand the old banjo to young ones stronger.

So though it's darkest before the dawn
These thoughts keep us moving on.
Through all this world of joy and sorrow
We still can have singing tomorrow.
Through all this world of joy and sorrow
We still can have singing tomorrow.

MIDI file: QUITEE~1.MID

Timebase: 192

Name: Quite Early Morning
Text: By Pete Seeger
Copyright: Copyright © 1969 by Fall River Music, Inc.
Tempo: 160 (375000 microsec/crotchet)
Key: G
TimeSig: 2/2 24 8
Start
0000 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 69 110 0336 0 69 000 0048 1 69 110 0336 0 69 000 0240 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 71 110 0816 0 71 000 0240 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 69 110 0336 0 69 000 0048 1 69 110 0336 0 69 000 0240 1 71 110 0096 0 71 000 0000 1 69 110 0256 0 69 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 71 110 0720 0 71 000 0240 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 67 110 0528 0 67 000 0432 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 64 110 0336 0 64 000 0048 1 62 110 0336 0 62 000 0240 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 69 110 0528 0 69 000 0336 1 62 110 0256 0 62 000 0032 1 67 110 0256 0 67 000 0032 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 71 110 0256 0 71 000 0416 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 67 110 0336 0 67 000 0624 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 62 110 0576 0 62 000 0000 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 69 110 0928 0 69 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 71 110 0256 0 71 000 0032 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 67 110 0528 0 67 000
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Quite Early Morning
M:2/2
Q:1/4=160
K:G
DDE2G2A2|-A2A6|B2A2GB3|-B8|D8|-DDE2G2A2|-A2A6|
BA3G2B2|-B8|B8|-B2B2A2G2|-G8|A8|-A2G2E2E2|
-E2D6|D2c2B2A2|-A7D|-D2G3AAB|-B6B2|B2A2G4|
-G6A2|G2E2E2D2|-D4D2D2|c2B2A4|-A6G2|B3AA2G2|
-G7/2||



I hope you're taking the tune from the MIDI on these MIDITXT tunes. The ABC is just an approximation, and doesn't do very well when there are ties and rests - this song has a lot of both.


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Subject: quiet early morning lyrics
From: spburke
Date: 05 Jun 99 - 09:05 AM

Looking for lyrics for Pete Seeger's "Quiet Early Morning" - also recorded recently by Mary Staunton as "Bright Early Morning". Many thanks. Sean


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Subject: Lyr Add: QUITE EARLY MORNING (Pete Seeger)
From: Frank of Toledo
Date: 06 Jun 99 - 01:51 AM

QUITE EARLY MORNING
Pete Seeger

Don't you know it's darkest before the dawn
And it's this thought keeps me moving on
If we could heed these early warnings
The time is now quite early morning
If we could heed these early warnings
The time is now quite early morning

Some say that humankind won't long endure
But what makes them do doggone sure?
I know that you who hear my singing
Could make those freedom bells go ringing
I know that you who hear my singing
Could make those freedom bells go ringing

And so we keep on while we live
Until we have no, no more to give
And when these fingers can strum no longer
Hand the old banjo to young ones stronger
And when these fingers can strum no longer
Hand the old banjo to young ones stronger

So though it's darkest before the dawn
These thoughts keep us moving on
Through all this world of joy and sorrow
We still can have singing tomorrows
Through all this world of joy and sorrow
We still can have singing tomorrows

(Repeat first verse)
^^


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Subject: RE: quiet early morning lyrics
From: spburke
Date: 07 Jun 99 - 10:54 AM

Dear Frank, Many thanks, Sean


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Subject: Lyr Req: Quite Early One Morning
From: matt milton
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 12:48 PM

I searched, but couldn't find the lyrics to this song on here. I just listened to Pete Seeger singing this song on an album of his called Banks of Marble And Other Songs (on Spotify). Did he write this song? Great lyrics (albeit slightly chilling words to hear when you've been reading NASA reports on melting ice-caps the same day). I could transcribe the words I guess - he sings them very clearly....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Quite Early One Morning
From: Ron Davies
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 12:57 PM

Looks like you can buy this track on Smithsonian Folkways and download it. Just type in "quite early one morning pete seeger". From the 30 seconds I heard on that website, it doesn't appear to be the tune of the traditional folksong--though Pete may have just changed it drastically, and that might be clear if you heard the whole song. Of course you can also buy the entire album.   Maybe through CAMSCO.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Quite Early One Morning
From: matt milton
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 01:20 PM

I heard the whole song (spotify lets you do that, and putatively pays some kind of performance royalty to the musician, if you're prepared to put up with the occasional advert).

I don't know the traditional folksong. Is it of the "as I strolled out one May morning..." variety? The Pete Seeger song is a call to action, a bit of a sort of We Shall Overcome, only one with a the sense of a clock ticking to it, if that makes sense. One for any green socialists out there...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Quite Early One Morning
From: Bettynh
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 02:40 PM

The Smithsonian website shows a PDF of the back of this album, which has all the lyrics for each song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Quite Early One Morning
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 11:02 PM

This song is in the DT under the title QUITE EARLY MORNING, which is, I believe, its correct title.

The Smithsonian Folkways web site says QUITE EARLY ONE MORNING, but the pdf file with the lyrics says QUITE EARLY MORNING.


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