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Lyr Req: Easy Come, Easy Go

Joe Offer 21 Jan 13 - 04:46 PM
GUEST,999 21 Jan 13 - 05:06 PM
GUEST 21 Jan 13 - 05:09 PM
GUEST,999 21 Jan 13 - 05:14 PM
Joe Offer 21 Jan 13 - 09:04 PM
GUEST,999 21 Jan 13 - 09:34 PM
Joe Offer 23 Jan 13 - 08:57 PM
GUEST,999 23 Jan 13 - 11:09 PM
GUEST 24 Jan 13 - 07:09 PM
Joe Offer 24 Jan 13 - 11:54 PM
GUEST,999 25 Jan 13 - 06:13 AM
GUEST 16 Sep 13 - 07:03 AM
Joe Offer 16 Sep 13 - 02:46 PM
GUEST,Kevin 19 Nov 13 - 06:50 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Easy Come, Easy Go
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Jan 13 - 04:46 PM

Anybody know the songwriter, and the rest of the lyrics?
    Easy come, easy go, through summer and through snow;
    Up and down, all around this universe I go.
    And I'll walk upon your water, move mountains from your path--
    With a smile for my companion, I'll teach you how to laugh!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Easy Come, Easy Go
From: GUEST,999
Date: 21 Jan 13 - 05:06 PM

The following is from

http://www.streetlevelconsulting.ca/rareTreasures/MISCpoems.htm

EASY COME EASY GO

easy come easy go through summer through snow
up and down all around this universe I go
and I'll walk upon your waters, move mountains from your path
with a smile from my companions. I'll teach you how to laugh

cause I have ripped off my mask, torn down my walls
strapped up my boots to answer his call
you say that i am a rover, got no place to call my own
with a thousand places I call home,I know i am not alone

I've thawed out my body, I've put blood in my veins
cause people were crying , they were calling out my name
you say that I am a poor man, got no one to care for me
I have a million brothers , how rich can one man be?

my sister is from Boston, my brother rides the rails
my cousin is from china, my cousin brings the mail
I have met with kings who have passed away, but I know they still care
My Father lives in Heaven, MAN He's a millionaire

saw a light in your window, thought i would pause and take a rest
say helo and goodbye and wish you all the best
I am just here on a visit , I may not be back this way
cause when my journeys over I'll be going home to stay

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On another site that quotes only the stanza you posted says the fellow 'used to sing it in the 1970s'. There is no attribution on either site.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Easy Come, Easy Go
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jan 13 - 05:09 PM

I corrected the spelling of veins which was presented as viens. Other sites have the same typo so I figure someone copied someone. I'll keep looking . . .


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Easy Come, Easy Go
From: GUEST,999
Date: 21 Jan 13 - 05:14 PM

http://www.duntemann.com/november2000.htm

Check out November 19 on that link. Someone else has the same question you do.


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Subject: ADD: Easy Come, Easy Go
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Jan 13 - 09:04 PM

Here's Jeff Duntemann's complete post from January 13, 2003. I think his transcription of the song is more accurate than the one 999 found originally. I learned the song from the songbook of "Search for Christian Maturity," a retreat program put on by the Catholic Youth Organization in the 1960s. I'm guessing the songbook was printed in about 1966. I think I have a copy of it around here somewhere, but I couldn't find it this afternoon. The songbook used a lot of songs from Sister Miriam Therese Winter and from the Up With People program, but I couldn't find the song by searching sites associated with them.

    I was out digging around in the garage earlier this fall, when in a box of old papers I came across a song sheet from a Catholic high-school retreat I had attended as a senior in 1970, at Divine Word Seminary in Techny, Illinois. I had been searching for the words to a song called "Easy Come, Easy Go" for some time. After posting a query here in my November 19, 2000 entry, someone sent it to me in an email, and then I lost the email in one of my periodic purges. The song sort of defines The Sixties for me, back when church retreats were more hootenanny than theology, and I'd gladly buy a recording if I knew of one, since all I can do is remember unsteady teenage voices singing it in a drafty old red-brick seminary, not really understanding how completely young and carefree they were.

    Well, I pulled the sheet out of the box, and there it was. And even though it was on a fragile and yellowing sheet of cheap pulp stock, it slapped down on my scanner and came in without a struggle, thanks to Fine Reader Sprint. So let me post it here. It's got a very nice melody, and if anyone knows its author, please drop me a note.

    Easy Come, Easy Go
    (Kevin Johansson??)

    Refrain:
    Easy come, easy go, through summer and through snow.
    Up and down, all around, this universe I go.
    And I'll walk upon your waters, move mountains from your path,
    With a smile for my companion, I'll teach you how to laugh.

    'Cause I've ripped off my mask and kicked down my walls,
    Strapped up my boots to answer His call.
    You say that I'm a roamer, got no place to call my own,
    With a thousand places I call home, I know I'm not alone. (Refrain)


    I've thawed out my body, I've put blood into my veins,
    'Cause people were cryin', they were callin' out my name.
    You say that I'm a poor man, got no one to care for me;
    With a million brothers and sisters, how rich can one man be? (Refrain)

    My sister is in Boston, my brother rides the rails,
    My cousin lives in China, my uncle brings the mail.
    I've met with kings who've passed away, but I know they still care.
    My father lives in heaven: Baby, He's a Millionaire! (Refrain)

    Saw a light in your window, thought I'd pause and take a rest,
    Say hello and good-bye and wish you all my best.
    I'm just here on a visit, I may not be back your way,
    'Cause when my journey's over, I'll be going home to stay. (Refrain)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Easy Come, Easy Go
From: GUEST,999
Date: 21 Jan 13 - 09:34 PM

Good one, Joe. Idiot here was looking only for the song title and as I scrolled Duntemann's posts I stopped at Jan 19 and didn't note the dates were in reverse order. Live and learn . . .


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Easy Come, Easy Go
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Jan 13 - 08:57 PM

Author? Author?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Easy Come, Easy Go
From: GUEST,999
Date: 23 Jan 13 - 11:09 PM

I found the following:

The singer is John Rodak. The name of his 1960's album is, "Just Passin' Through" by John and Patrick, Detroit, MI.

#######################

My Dad, Kevin Johansson, wrote this song!!! He wrote it back in the late 60's/early 70's when he was part of Young Christian Workers and it got incorporated into a small song book which we still have. He was searching for his song online the other day and told me about your post and asked me to answer it (he's no good at technology!)

################################

The above are from

http://www.question.com/who-wrote-the-song-easy-come-easy-go-through-94432.html

Give that link a read, Joe.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Easy Come, Easy Go
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jan 13 - 07:09 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Easy Come, Easy Go
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Jan 13 - 11:54 PM

I'd still like to verify that the songwriter name is Kevin Johannson, and I picked up somewhere that Johannson was from South Africa. I can almost read the back of the John & Patrick album cover here (click)

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Easy Come, Easy Go
From: GUEST,999
Date: 25 Jan 13 - 06:13 AM

Be careful. There's a few Kevin Johannsons out there (variant spellings).

With my eyes I can just about make out the album title . . .


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Easy Come, Easy Go
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Sep 13 - 07:03 AM

Hi everyone. Am glad you found my song. I wrote this song in 1968 while with the YCW movement. We were banned and disbanded in 1976. Great to see it is still being sung. Blessings


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Easy Come, Easy Go
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Sep 13 - 02:46 PM

Kevin Johannson, is that you? Tell us more about the YCW Movement. Wikipedia says Young Christian Workers is still active in many countries. Were you in South Africa?

Do we have the correct lyrics, or can you supply corrections? I sang this song many times in the 1960s, and I really liked it.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Easy Come, Easy Go
From: GUEST,Kevin
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 06:50 AM

You do not have the words correct. I am the songwriter. Wrote in 1968 while with YCW


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Easy Come, Easy Go
From: GUEST,Kevin
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 07:14 AM

Hi Guys. I am not very good at this here technology.
I was an area leader in South Africa with YCW. The organisation was banned in 1976 and I was arrested. We wrote many songs back then and they were incorporated into a song book. No one laid claims to them. So I do not know how or where they circulated. wwill pop back soon, will send you the correct words. It is almost correct except for a few minor changes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Easy Come, Easy Go
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 08:57 PM

John and my dad were best of friends for years. They sang together before my dad went in the Navy. I believe they were the Sabastian Singers doing the college circuit. John went through rough times in the 70s and 80s. Lived on East Grand Blvd in Detroit for years. We would pick him up for the weekends and and john was back to normal playing guitar and banjo with my dad. Sadly John passed away earlier this year while living in Southgate Michigan.
We still have the album which we transferred to CD several years ago.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Easy Come, Easy Go
From: GUEST,Jean Dowell
Date: 07 Aug 15 - 02:48 PM

Can you send me the chords to this beautiful song?

tjdowell@juno.com


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