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Lyr Req: School song: Persevere, Persevere

GUEST,Pork sausage Mike 12 Oct 16 - 03:22 PM
keberoxu 12 Oct 16 - 11:34 PM
Joe Offer 13 Oct 16 - 01:03 AM
Joe Offer 13 Oct 16 - 11:09 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 14 Oct 16 - 12:23 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 14 Oct 16 - 01:37 PM
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Subject: RE: Mudcat FAQ - Newcomer's Guide
From: GUEST,Pork sausage Mike
Date: 12 Oct 16 - 03:22 PM

For years I've been searching for the melody to my old school song. I nicked a copy of the words and kept it as a souvenir....70+ yrs ago.
I have no idea who composed it...or when... I'm guessing in the 1900's or earlier.. or think I would have found it.

It has 5 verses.

V1. When years have rolled behind us and back in times deep shade,
The distant days of boyhood grow fainter till they fade,
One memory we'll cherish, one name hold ever dear,
And through the darkening shadows our school shall stand yet clear.

Chorus:-
Persevere! Persevere! In work, in play, in life,
In rivalry of Nations, or boyhood's friendly strife,
The race goes to the eager, the laggard falls behind,
And ever to the bravest do fortune's smiles prove kind.

I thought about it last Sat when celebrating the 40th anniversary of its' closure with the Annual re-union!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat FAQ - Newcomer's Guide
From: keberoxu
Date: 12 Oct 16 - 11:34 PM

....And you may get answers, whether right or wrong, even if you don't create a New Thread.

"Absque Labore Nihil"
-- H. R. "Masher" Mills, at what used to be Brighton Grammar School.

? which three words in the chorus, by the way ?

(really I ought to get a proper job and stop this madness)


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Subject: Lyr Req: School song: Persevere, Persevere
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Oct 16 - 01:03 AM

Dear Mr. Pork,
I moved you here.
Joe Offer, Mudcat Music Editor


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: School song: Persevere, Persevere
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Oct 16 - 11:09 PM

Refresh
Anybody find full lyrics for this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: School song: Persevere, Persevere
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 14 Oct 16 - 12:23 PM

Absque Labore Nihil
In work, in play, in life;
In rivalry of nations
Or boyhood's friendly strife:
The race goes to the eager,
The laggard falls behind,
And ever to the bravest do fortune's smiles prove kind!
When years have rolled behind us,
And back in time's deep shade,
The distant days of boyhood grow fainter 'til they fade;
One memory we'll cherish,
One name hold ever dear,
And through the darkening shadows
Our school shall yet stand clear.

Noted in this man's blog (Chris Lord) under "School Dayz".
http://www.pixielatedpixels.com/New-Site-Pages/All-About-This-Site-and-The-Ar/Articles-

He states, The motto Absque Labore Nihil (without labor nothing) was written over the door of the original building that housed my school but when the school moved to it's later much larger building the motto stayed and caused much laughter as the building was turned into a maternity hospital.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: School song: Persevere, Persevere
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 14 Oct 16 - 01:37 PM

Photograph and memories of "Brighton Grammer School" and reference to the hospital conversion noted in Chris Lord's blog above. This would be the forum location to ask your question Mr.


http://www.mybrightonandhove.org.uk/page_id__10150.aspx


H. R. Mills (Masher) was the French master who was approaching retirement age and not averse to a lunchtime sherry. He also was Second Master and the writer of the words of the school song - Absque Labore Nihil. A very respected man.
(posting by By Dudley Seifert 25/02/2008)

............

PHOTO - stained glass motto and crest
https://www.flickr.com/photos/75161281@N00/191699111


Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Surely this thing will pop-up as a video on someone's facebook reunion page.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: School song: Persevere, Persevere
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Oct 16 - 08:04 AM

Thanks Joe, for the move it has brought in some useful info...a date above the school Brighton Grammar school would be helpful, but I'll follow a published web site in a mo and see what is on there.
Ta Guest...one time pork sausage...me thinks I should change my name to chipolata Mike!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: School song: Persevere, Persevere
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 20 Oct 16 - 12:18 PM

It is in this you tube of the performance "100@205" for the hundred year anniversary. Try around point 1:08

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xgrBHGqJx1U

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

interesting attire


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: School song: Persevere, Persevere
From: GUEST,Pork Sausage Mike
Date: 12 Nov 16 - 03:59 PM

Thanks for your interest, and the lyrics . My copy of the lyrics..has 4 verses but does not begin with the Latin phrase as is published on this site and a chorus...to be sung once. But it is the melody I require.
I and a pal have worked out the tune to the verse and I have put the 'dots' on manuscript paper...in a v basic manner..but I can understand it and we think it's correct but the chorus has defeated us.
We think we know how it goes but when I sit in front of my keyboard we lose it completely!
Being Octogenarians doesn't help either!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: School song: Persevere, Persevere
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 13 Nov 16 - 01:08 AM

Have you been able to view area 1 hour 8 minutes into the above video?

IF...that is the tune you are requesting ...it should not be difficult to transcribe.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

If you post YOUR "nicked" verses...and the video tune matches...musical notation, and perhaps, song may soon follow.


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