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Chord Req:Teach The Children to Sing--SchoonerFare

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saulgoldie 07 Jun 11 - 11:57 AM
GUEST,Grishka 08 Jun 11 - 08:50 AM
saulgoldie 18 Jul 11 - 12:23 PM
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Subject: ADD: Teach Your Children to Sing--SchoonerFare
From: saulgoldie
Date: 07 Jun 11 - 11:57 AM

I can usually pick up chords by ear. But this song seems more complicated. Can anyone help me out? Thanks in advance.

Saul

TEACH YOUR CHILDREN TO SING
words and music by Steve Romanoff

This is one of our most-requested songs and the only one of the
Schooner Fare originals that predates the group.

Somewhere between your noon hour and alarm clock setting day,
If you are lucky, must be lucky, but we're all lucky anyway,
Set aside your routine pleasures for this most important thing,
And take the time to teach your children to sing.

Oh, you know it's not like working and the kids will call it play,
And as you teach them, they will teach you, we're all teachers in a way.
Set aside your routine pleasures sit together in a ring,
And take the time to teach your children to sing.

Now I know what you are thinking, he's a dreamer, he's a fool,
I can't even sing myself, they used to keep me after school;
But if the parent is the playmate and the playground is your mind,
Take a lesson from the piper, kids choose music every time.

Before the fighting, or the silence that they find when they're at home,
And when they grow they turn to battle, or find some way to be alone;
Away from life, away from loving, away from nearly everything
That gives us all our own good reason to sing.

No, it won't take away your sorrows or be a cure-all for your pain,
It won't end all wars tomorrow, or bring all the deserts rain,
But if we start now with our children, while we still have got the time,
They'll be much less apt to quarrel when a song is on their minds.

Somewhere, somewhere, between your noon hour and alarm clock setting day,
If you are lucky, must be lucky, but we're all lucky every day,
Set aside your routine pleasures for this most important thing,
And take the time to teach your children,
Take the time to teach your children,
Take the time to teach our children to sing.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Teach The Children to Sing--SchoonerFar
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 08 Jun 11 - 08:50 AM

A charming song, and not as naive as it may appear; see the reference to the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

The chords as heard from a YouTube rendering (the flute part often adding sevenths or sixths):

C C C C
F F F G G
C C C Am
F G C [1.] Am F G :| [2.] C

F F G G
C C C C
F F G G
F F G G

Coda: F G C etc.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req:Teach The Children to Sing--SchoonerFare
From: saulgoldie
Date: 18 Jul 11 - 12:23 PM

Thanks Grishka. This song is especially important to me at this moment. I hope my listeners will appreciate it, too. Thank you very much!

Saul


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