Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I just want to sing in a choir|
Date: 09 Aug 14 - 06:10 AM
I think I have it all. The songwriter is Bill Irwin, and you can get sheet music at sheetmusicplus
I found two YouTube Recordings: I think these are the entire lyrics. I found them here (click)
Heh...only for music nerds... which is mainly me. But I picked up this funny song today and its amusing. Called "I just want to sing in a choir"
I JUST WANT TO SING IN A CHOIR
Main Choir: Each year we hold auditions, which have very strict conditions, to help us on our quest to find the best! We do need one more member in the group by late December, so we're willing to put some-one to the test.
Main Soloist: My greatest desire is to sing in a choir, whether alto or tenor or bass.
*main choir responds with spoken ok*
Main Soloist: Soprano is out, cause there just is no doubt, my weak squeak would bring on disgrace
*main choir laughs*
MS: Imagine the spectre of me as director, with having to sing every line? With my small range that's crazy, plus a mem'ry that's hazy, and a resonance hard to define. My pitch is not on, and my eye-sight is gone. But deep in my heart there's a fire. I'll practice my singing 'till both ears are ringing. I just want to sing in a choir!
MC: She just wants to sing in a choir!
MS: I read all that choral stuff, difficult oral stuff, other parts are so distracting. I try hard to concentrate, is this a singers fate or am I over reacting?
MC: We think she is over reacting!
MS: Alas and a lack, I am taken aback by the thought of our singing together. I have a deep loathing for the theatrical clothing and my voice seems to change with the weather.
Choir Soloist: I have a strong conviction that a singer must have diction to express the subtle feelings in a song
MC: This girl may have good diction, but we say with great conviction, that in this group she won't last very long!
MS: I drink herbal tea with basil, to avoid my sounding nasal, to make each word I sing clear as a bell. I try to say each "essss" with a delicate finessssse.
Choir Soloist: She sounds just like the arrow in the op'ra Willian Tell
*swishing sounding and choir giggles*
MS:I've tried breathing with corection, just to aid in my projection. My voice can now be heard in any hall. I can sing both loud and quiet.
MC: Say this girl's a real riot!
CS: May I suggest you try it in a rather empty mall?
*Choir bursts with laughter. Director taps the baton and waves for instant quiet*
MS: I find myself mumbling to cover my stumbling. A singing coach I plan to hire. It may sound absurd, but I mean ev'ry word, I do want to sing in a choir!
MC: The poor girl has passion, and in some sort of fashion, we sing this with out any ire. If she doesn't make noise and on stage some poise..Or if she doesn't yell, she can stay for a spell..and sing with us here in the choir!
*Choir cheers and yells as everyone congrats. the "new member" and leaves*