Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


ADD: Welcome (Jon Fromer) [rec by Roy Bailey]

Related thread:
Obit: Jon Fromer (1946-2013) (1)


Joe Offer 04 Jan 14 - 12:11 AM
GUEST,Gazza2 28 Jul 15 - 04:36 PM
Leadfingers 28 Jul 15 - 05:04 PM
GUEST,Gazza2 29 Jul 15 - 02:38 AM
Joe Offer 30 Jul 15 - 02:20 AM
Leadfingers 30 Jul 15 - 07:11 AM
Reinhard 30 Jul 15 - 12:18 PM
GUEST,# 30 Jul 15 - 02:39 PM
GUEST,Gazza2 09 Aug 15 - 09:58 AM
GUEST,# 09 Aug 15 - 10:31 AM
GUEST,Gazza2 09 Aug 15 - 12:33 PM
GUEST,# 09 Aug 15 - 01:27 PM
GUEST,Gazza2 11 Aug 15 - 04:22 AM
GUEST,Gazza2 12 Aug 15 - 04:17 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Lyr Add: Welcome (Jon Fromer, 1946-2013)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Jan 14 - 12:11 AM

Some of my favorite singers sang this song one evening this week at San Francisco's Camp New Harmony. I didn't know Jon Fromer, but he was well-known and highly regarded in the San Francisco Folk Music Club. I've worked a lot with immigrants over the last two or three years, so I found this song particularly poignant.

WELCOME
(Jon Fromer)

1. Welcome, come on into my land
It's your land too; now…want to shake your hand
I want to know your story, the journey you've been on
Want to hear your language; want to learn your songs
The earth knows no borders, just one sky above
And friendship has no fences…no walls can stop the love

2. Welcome, make my home yours
These arms are open, and so are the doors
Faces of the world are all around us today
Many voices make for harmony, let the music play
My life is richer for your presence today
Let's break bread together, while our children play.

3. Welcome, I hope you like it here
I hope that you are safe, and your children without fear
But if they come to take you in the dead of the night
I'll be there beside you, to stand up for your rights
I will harbor you; I'll fight for you, as you would do for me
And when everyone is welcome, we will all be free
Welcome, I say welcome, you are welcome.


Source: http://waucc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/WorshipBulletin9-15-2013.pdf

Here's a recording of Jon singing "Welcome":


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Tune Req: Welcome Roy Bailey
From: GUEST,Gazza2
Date: 28 Jul 15 - 04:36 PM

Singing this all day long since hearing it for the first time last weekend. I think it's in D but would be grateful for any help on chords.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tune Req: Welcome Roy Bailey
From: Leadfingers
Date: 28 Jul 15 - 05:04 PM

Do you mean Welcome to the World ? Link


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tune Req: Welcome Roy Bailey
From: GUEST,Gazza2
Date: 29 Jul 15 - 02:38 AM

No. It's a song on his 2014 Stories EP.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tune Req: Welcome Roy Bailey
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Jul 15 - 02:20 AM

The song was written by Jon Fromer (1946-2013). I posted the lyrics here (click). Roy Bailey's recording of the song is very good. Can anybody help with the melody?
-Joe-


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tune Req: Welcome Roy Bailey (by Jon Fromer)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 30 Jul 15 - 07:11 AM

Your link does not work Joe !


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tune Req: Welcome Roy Bailey (by Jon Fromer)
From: Reinhard
Date: 30 Jul 15 - 12:18 PM

Try Welcome, Leadfingers.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tune Req: Welcome Roy Bailey (by Jon Fromer)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 30 Jul 15 - 02:39 PM

Jon sings it on YouTube. I can't do music notation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Fjy2nKs5Q

Pretty melody.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tune Req: Welcome Roy Bailey (by Jon Fromer)
From: GUEST,Gazza2
Date: 09 Aug 15 - 09:58 AM

Thanks for the link and for introducing me to Jon Fromer. Now looking and listening to his other songs! Any help with basic chords much appreciated.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tune Req: Welcome Roy Bailey (by Jon Fromer)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 09 Aug 15 - 10:31 AM

What kind of help, G2?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tune Req: Welcome Roy Bailey (by Jon Fromer)
From: GUEST,Gazza2
Date: 09 Aug 15 - 12:33 PM

Welcome seems to be starting in D. Usual A and G works but a bit lost on minor chords.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tune Req: Welcome Roy Bailey (by Jon Fromer)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 09 Aug 15 - 01:27 PM

I will provide them.

In the key of D, the three main chords are D, G and A7. The chords that will usually be found with them are called their relative minors, because they are related. (We don't need to go into why just now. It's one of those 'just do it and we can get technical later' things.)elative moinor called

D has a relative minor called a Bm.
G has a relative minor called an Em.
A has a relative minor called an F#m.

Some people avoid the 7th--I'm one of them--just because I don't usually like the sound of it. YMMV and you go right ahead and use it if you like it. Most music and guitar backup is a matter of taste. If it sounds good to you, do it :-)

There are a few online places to see what the chords look like. Here's one of them.

http://www.chordie.com/chords.php

You may encounter many chords there that at present have no pertinence to what you want to play. That's ok. Don't worry about it. Some will sound wretched first time you play 'em. That's ok too. They may need other chords to provide the musical setting for the sound it makes. Start with fairly basic chords and don't worry about making mistakes.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tune Req: Welcome Roy Bailey (by Jon Fromer)
From: GUEST,Gazza2
Date: 11 Aug 15 - 04:22 AM

Thank you for helpful suggestions and information. Anybody else singing this song who has worked out where the chords go?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tune Req: Welcome (Jon Fromer) [rec by Roy Bailey]
From: GUEST,Gazza2
Date: 12 Aug 15 - 04:17 AM

Bump


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 10 December 10:11 AM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.