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Lyr Req: Now is the Hour

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Lyr Req: Now Is the Hour (Maori) (19)


andyjim 08 Nov 99 - 10:07 AM
Musicman 08 Nov 99 - 10:42 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 08 Nov 99 - 10:48 AM
Liz the Squeak 09 Nov 99 - 05:06 AM
Eeyore 09 Nov 99 - 05:59 AM
Brakn 09 Nov 99 - 06:41 AM
Liz the Squeak 09 Nov 99 - 12:38 PM
Brakn 09 Nov 99 - 01:36 PM
Penny S. 09 Nov 99 - 02:40 PM
andyjim 09 Nov 99 - 04:05 PM
_gargoyle 09 Nov 99 - 10:47 PM
GUEST,brettgnz 15 Feb 00 - 11:04 PM
GUEST,Bill Kennedy 16 May 02 - 09:47 AM
Dicho (Frank Staplin) 16 May 02 - 02:09 PM
GUEST,Bill Kennedy 16 May 02 - 02:17 PM
masato sakurai 04 Apr 04 - 04:28 AM
GUEST,Mr Happy 25 May 05 - 07:06 PM
GUEST 26 May 05 - 01:42 AM
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Subject: Now is the Hour
From: andyjim
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 10:07 AM

Now is the Hour was a popular song during WWII. Part of it goes: Now is the hour when we must say goodbye, Soon I'll return from far across the sea.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Now is the Hour
From: Musicman
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 10:42 AM

Now is the Hour, When you must sail away
Soon you'll be sailing far accross the sea
While you're away, o please remember me
When you return you'll find me waiting here.

I think I have the verse somewhere, will look when I get to work....

Musicman


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Now is the Hour
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 10:48 AM

Here's Bing Crosby's version.

http://www.kcmetro.cc.mo.us/pennvalley/biology/lewis/crosby/nowishour.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Now is the Hour
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 05:06 AM

Was it not originally a Polynesian song? Either Hawaiian or Maoiri, I know both sing it, in their own languages, because I was at a Maoiri 'do' in Rotorua, NZ years ago, when they sang it, and it just sounded right. I think it was originally Hawaiian though. I may be wrong, I usually am...

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Now is the Hour
From: Eeyore
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 05:59 AM

I have, somewhere, sheet music which contains the Maori words for this song. Could try to find them, if anyone is interested.

W


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Subject: Lyr Add: NOW IS THE HOUR / HAERE RA (Maori)
From: Brakn
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 06:41 AM

NOW IS THE HOUR
(HAERE RA)
Maori Farewell Song


I have the sheet music (copyright 1913, W.H. Paling Ltd, Sydney Australia) which says thw music was by Clement Scott and the words by Maewa Kaihau.

Now is the hour
When we must say good-bye
Soon you'll be sailing
Far across the sea
While I'm away
Oh please remember me
When you return you'll find me
Waiting here

I'll dream of you
If you will dream of me
Each hour I'll miss you
Here across the sea
It's not good-bye
It's just a sweet adieu
Some day I'll sail across the
Seas to you

Haere ra
Te manu tangi pai
E haere ana
Koe ki pa mamoa
Haere ra
Ka hoki mai ano
Kite tau E tangi
Atu nei


Mick Bracken


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Now is the Hour
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 12:38 PM

I knew I'd seen it somewhere, I have just this afternoon found the very same song sheet - have you been rifling through my drawers Mick??

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Now is the Hour
From: Brakn
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 01:36 PM

That was you, was it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Now is the Hour
From: Penny S.
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 02:40 PM

Watch out. I posted a while back about this one. I read an article about an author who wanted to use phrases from it, with other works in a novel (Barbara something - it'll come back, but I can't post from home at the moment). This one has a tune which came from a Norwegian folk song, heard by Maoris from Norwegian sailors, given Maori words, then translated into English. The copyright for all of these is held by an office in London for an Australian company. She couldn't quote it.

Penny


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Now is the Hour
From: andyjim
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 04:05 PM

I've only heard it on an old 78 we had many years ago when I was young. The record was called Songs of the United Nations, and included Tecelote de Guadania, Waltzing Matilda, My Father Gave me an Acre of Land, Jane Jane Come to the Glen, and other obscure things. Wish I had that record. Apologies for the destraction.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Now is the Hour
From: _gargoyle
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 10:47 PM

In the back of Latin Text Books it was titled, Nunc Hora Est a favorite just behind Guatiamus Igator


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Now is the Hour
From: GUEST,brettgnz
Date: 15 Feb 00 - 11:04 PM

does anyone know the chords for Now is the Hour? if you do could you please email me ASAP at brettgnz@hotmail.com

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Now is the Hour
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 16 May 02 - 09:47 AM

http://members.tripod.com/NZFolkie/poatarau/

this site has all the info, it was a piano tune published in a book by Palings, called Swiss Cradle Song, that became the Maori farewell song,

INMHO definitely one of 10 songs everyone should know, not to mention 50


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Now is the Hour
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 16 May 02 - 02:09 PM

New Zealand Songs
I have given the clickie to the song list. Many New Zealand songs here in addition to Po Ataru (Now Is the Hour). A very useful website.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Now is the Hour
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 16 May 02 - 02:17 PM

thanks, Dicho, I've got to learn how to do that blue clicky thing!, hoped someone would help, and you did!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Now is the Hour
From: masato sakurai
Date: 04 Apr 04 - 04:28 AM

Also a hymn Cleanse Me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Now is the Hour
From: GUEST,Mr Happy
Date: 25 May 05 - 07:06 PM

Thanks lots for full words,

I did this song recently & have been asked on other occasions if there were more verses than the just the first which I had.

A good singalong one with opportunities for fine harmonising.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Now is the Hour
From: GUEST
Date: 26 May 05 - 01:42 AM

As the link above from 2002 no longer works, here is a more recent article on this song...

There's a wonderful fragment of b&w film of the Maori singer Ana Hato singing this to gentle banjo accompaniment in the 1930s, in the collection of the NZ Film Archive.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Now is the Hour
From: Gurney
Date: 26 May 05 - 03:59 AM

Here you go, Brettgnz, straight out of the Readers Digest Family Songbook.


G-C/ebass-Cm/eflatbass-G('Hour'),('when')D-('must')D7-G,   C-F7-F#7-G-Em(ing), ('far')A7-('the')F--D7, ('while')G-C/ebass-Cm/eflatBass-G, (oh)D-D7-G('me'), ('when')C-F7-F#7-G-F7-E7-A7-D7('ing'), ('here' guitar tacit)).
EMailed, and posted for anyone else.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Now is the Hour
From: fat B****rd
Date: 26 May 05 - 05:31 PM

I'd just like to say that I've always loved this song since my mum used to sing it when I was a little kid AAAAAAAAAAH.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Now is the Hour
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 27 May 05 - 09:44 AM

Me too, Chalie!

RtS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Now is the Hour
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Mar 10 - 06:37 AM

I remember this song like it was yesterday. My Maori friend's mother used to sing it to say goodbye to friends.
We would all end up with tears in our eyes.
I was only 8 or 9 years old.
He has passed on now, this memory of him playing guitar and his mother singing will never die.


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