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Lyr Req: One star? / Big Six (Terry Tufts)

Charles Colyer 27 Nov 99 - 11:41 PM
Liz the Squeak 28 Nov 99 - 05:44 PM
Charles Colyer 28 Nov 99 - 06:59 PM
Willie-O 28 Nov 99 - 09:09 PM
Charles Colyer 29 Nov 99 - 12:56 AM
Charles Colyer 29 Nov 99 - 04:50 PM
Willie-O 29 Nov 99 - 05:08 PM
Willie-O 29 Nov 99 - 05:09 PM
GUEST,wayne rostad t,v show on the road again 16 Dec 05 - 08:56 PM
Peace 16 Dec 05 - 09:20 PM
GUEST,Terry Tufts 28 Oct 10 - 07:46 AM
GUEST,leeneia 28 Oct 10 - 11:22 AM
Jim Dixon 30 Oct 10 - 11:33 AM
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Subject: One star...
From: Charles Colyer
Date: 27 Nov 99 - 11:41 PM

As we move into the Christmas season I am starting to hear, fairly frequently, a song with a chorus that starts: "One star, shining in the heavens". Do you know the title of this song and/or where I can find the lyrics and a MIDI version of it on the Net?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: One star...
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 05:44 PM

Where are you hearing it? UK, US or elsewhere?

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: One star...
From: Charles Colyer
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 06:59 PM

I'm hearing it in Canada although it may be an American male singer who has recorded the piece. Does this help?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: One star...
From: Willie-O
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 09:09 PM

I think that's Terry Tufts. He's an Ottawa Valley singer-songwriter who I just happen to have booked for a concert on December 28 in our little community hall.

Terry's a great, great guitar player (currently touring with George Fox, formerly Susan Aglukark's bandleader, etc.) and a very good songwriter and singer, voice is very reminiscent of Jonathan Edwards but more energetic and poetic. He's one of those too-folk-for-country, too-country-for-folk types whom the industry can't seem to cope with. He's got a bunch of recordings out,

see his website.

I'm pretty sure the "One Star..." song is his contribution to one of Wayne Rostad's Christmas In The Valley compilation recordings.

Anybody going to be in Eastern Ontario right after Christmas, this will be a great show. Contact me for details.

Bill C.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: One star...
From: Charles Colyer
Date: 29 Nov 99 - 12:56 AM

Thanks, Bill... I checked out his web site but found nothing there to help me any further with this search. Good luck with your December concert!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: One star...
From: Charles Colyer
Date: 29 Nov 99 - 04:50 PM

Thank you, Bill C. A phone call to an out-of-town radio station revealed the unlikely title ("The Big Six")of this tune and also the name of the singer, Terry Tufts, just as you thought. A further search on Terry Tufts' name brought me to MP3.com where I found everything I needed at http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/14/terry_tufts.html .

Others might want to visit this site and hear the music and obtain some information about Terry Tufts. It's all there.

Charles


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: One star...
From: Willie-O
Date: 29 Nov 99 - 05:08 PM

Yeah, Terry's the only person I know who's gone through the MP3.com thing and done well by it--he was the feature artist one day, ("Music that doesn't suck!") and after that started selling a lot of online product. Sorry--should have remembered that.

Bill


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: One star...
From: Willie-O
Date: 29 Nov 99 - 05:09 PM

Yeah, Terry's the only person I know who's gone through the MP3.com thing and done well by it--he was the feature artist one day, ("Music that doesn't suck!") and after that started selling a lot of online product. Sorry--should have remembered that.

Bill


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Subject: lyrics christmas in the valley
From: GUEST,wayne rostad t,v show on the road again
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 08:56 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: One star...
From: Peace
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 09:20 PM

This it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: One star...
From: GUEST,Terry Tufts
Date: 28 Oct 10 - 07:46 AM

Thanks for the kind words. You could also go to http://www.terrytufts.com.

Cheers;

Terry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: One star...
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 28 Oct 10 - 11:22 AM

Welcome to the Mudcat, Terry, where conversations can last for years. (This thread started in 1999.)

I tried your link, but it didn't work because you put a period after it.

This should work:

http://www.terrytufts.com/


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Subject: Lyr Add: BIG SIX (Terry Tufts)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Oct 10 - 11:33 AM

Copied from Terry Tufts' web site:


BIG SIX
W. T. Tufts, SOCAN

1. Oh, it ain't a big production to conjure up a miracle,
Just Heaven and the earth and the magic in between,
But once the fire is lit, the consequence becomes historical.
It ain't a big production, though, and this is all you need:

CHORUS: One star shinin' in the heavens,
Two shepherds watching from the fields,
Three wise men come to worship in the manger,
Taking in the glory as the magic is revealed.
Four days fleeing into Egypt,
Five days walkin' back again,
Six angels guiding from the heavens.
Hallelujah, children, 'cause He's comin' back again.

2. This ol' world was over weary with the worry and neglect.
We were all losing the point between the cause and the effect,
So Jehovah sent a baby on a long and lonesome trek
To try to teach us all to treat each other with respect. CHORUS

3. He put the sun up in the sky to drive away the night.
He put the boots to Pharaoh for the Israelite.
He can make a flower bloom in a heart that's choked with weeds.
It only takes a miracle and this is all you need: CHORUS


—I wrote this for a Christmas show I was to be part of in Ottawa one winter but I couldn't get in to the performance due to snow. A few years later, CKBY manager Ted Daigle called me up to participate in a yearly release of Christmas carols called "Christmas in the Valley." I had recorded a Regney/Shayne tune called DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR? (which changed to IS THIS YOUR BEER OR MY BEER? when the session got started) so this time I asked the producer, Ted Gerow, if I could do one of my own. He had a listen and was really supportive and the song was released on volume 7 of the project. The disk was distributed by the Mac's Milk convenience store chain and the money went to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the Royal Ottawa Health Care Foundation.

When I did the annual radio interview with Wayne Rostad for the broadcast of the music, Wayne went nuts on the song and ended up using it for the closing tune for the CBC TV broadcast ('96, '97, & '98) of his Christmas special called Christmas In The Valley. Thanks, Wayne.


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