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Lyr Add: The People Have Songs (Miguel Heatwole)

freda underhill 08 Oct 11 - 11:34 PM
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GUEST,Kevin Adams 14 Feb 12 - 10:42 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: The People Have Songs (Miguel Heatwole)
From: freda underhill
Date: 08 Oct 11 - 11:34 PM

Hi, for those who asked, here are the words to a song I sang at the Getaway, by Australian songwriter Miguel Heatwole:

THE PEOPLE HAVE SONGS
(Miguel Heatwole)

Here voices are tuned to each other in gladness
To all here in common affection belongs
Here joy and laughter meet keening and sadness
Here tyranny's cursed for the people have songs

Chorus:
Let us set the room ringing with the sound of our singing
When we come to the end let us hold the chord long
Hear the harmonies rise and all close our eyes
'Til the last cadence dies the people have songs

Here is war parting sweethearts
Here are strong sweating sailors
And poets for beauty who ardently long
Here are people at work singing loud at their labours
Here are marriage and drinking for the people have songs

Respect for each other gives each one a hearing
And whether the voice be uncertain or strong
We listen with love if the heart is endearing
Supported in harmony the people have songs

Disdaining oppression like others before us
Our gentleness angered by history's wrongs
Our tradition endures, and our voices in chorus
Are lifted in hope for the people have songs!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The People Have Songs by Miguel Heatwole
From: freda underhill
Date: 08 Oct 11 - 11:36 PM

The song was recorded on the CD of the same name, in 2003, The People Have Songs.


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Subject: Tune Req: The People Have Songs
From: GUEST,Kevin Adams
Date: 14 Feb 12 - 10:42 AM

I heard this sung at Cheltenham Festival recently and I loved it. I have the words but can anyone notate the tune for me.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The People Have Songs
From: Kevin Adams
Date: 14 Feb 12 - 10:44 AM

written by Miguel Heatwole


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The People Have Songs
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 14 Feb 12 - 03:37 PM

Miguel's website:-
http://www.miguelheatwole.com/
The song is on a CD collection of the same name.
Miguel can be contacted at
mheatwole@bigpond.com

Couldn't find any sound clips.
Lyrics were posted on Mudcat by Freda Underhill (Hi, Freda!) here:-
thread.cfm?threadid=140757
(They're also on Miguel's website above, along with a host of other great songs.)

Ross


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The People Have Songs
From: Kevin Adams
Date: 14 Feb 12 - 10:38 PM

hey thanks Ross

after a lot more searching I came across this PDF of the music and words

http://test.sffmc.org/archives/sep08/08%20Sep-Oct%20p6.pdf

in case it's of interest to anyone else

fine song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The People Have Songs (Miguel Heatwole)
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 15 Feb 12 - 03:22 PM

Well spotted!

Miguel does other good stuff:-

Miguel Heatwole presents "Frank the Poet" at the Loaded Dog 11/02/12

Contact Sandra Nixon on that page (or PM Sandra in Sydney via Mudcat). The Loaded Dog website sometimes posts YouTube clips of singers at the club - might be something available I don't know about.

Ross


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