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open mike 06 Mar 17 - 11:32 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: America Alternative lyrics by Ruth Pelham
From: open mike
Date: 06 Mar 17 - 11:32 PM

I am participating in a women's history month performance and the song America was suggested....I remember hearing some alternate lyrics sunc by Ruth Pelham would anyone have these lyrics or know of a source for them?

Also does anyone have any suggestions for a song that might be good for a group such as a women's chorus to sing as an anthem for a women's concert/event? I am thinking of Singing for our Lives by Holly Near or Turning of the World by Ruth Pelham.....others/??

The song i heard a parody of was America the Beautiful the one that goes:
    O beautiful for spacious skies
    For amber waves of grain
    For purple mountain majesties
    Above the fruited plain


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: AmericaAlternative lyrics by Ruth Pelham
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Mar 17 - 12:34 AM

Hi, Laurel -

The Rise Up Singing and Rise Again songbooks have used a number of Ruth Pelham songs, but I don't think we used that one. I think I've heard it once or twice, but of course now I can't find it.

Her Website is http://www.musicmobile.org

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: AmericaAlternative lyrics by Ruth Pelham
From: open mike
Date: 07 Mar 17 - 01:55 AM

yes i have looked at that site....she has a vehicle with music speakers that she drives where kids can hear it!! Great, enthusiastic musician, and charismatic like Faith Petric!! I have found several of her songs in Rise Up Singing, and particularly like Turning of the World which has been mentioned in another thread here. I see some of her songs are in the Unitarian song book. I heard the "new" lyrics to the America song on you tube, and now cannot re-find them!


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Subject: ADD: Under One Sky (Ruth Pelham)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Jun 17 - 09:06 PM

UNDER ONE SKY
(Ruth Pelham)

CHORUS
We're all a family under one sky, we're a family under one sky
We're all a family under one sky, we're a family under one sky

We're sisters (we're sisters), we're brothers (we're brothers)
We're fathers (we're fathers), and we're mothers, too (we're mothers, too)
We're grandmas (we're grandmas), we're grandpas (we're grandpas)
We're friends (we're friends), and we're neighbors, too (we're neighbors, too)

Bilingual version by Sol y Canto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hxDpuo9r9s (Chorus)

We're plumbers, we're doctors, we're nurses, and we're builders, too
We're dancers, we're astronauts, we're teachers, and students, too

(Chorus)

We're lions, we're kitty-cats, we're puppy-dogs, and we're sheep, too
We're horses, we're cows, we're snakes, and we're pigs, too

(Chorus)

We're American, we're Russian, we're Israeli, and Egyptian, too
We're Mexican, South African, we're Irish, and we're Chinese

(Chorus)

We're happy, we're sad, we're silly, and we're tender, too
We're angry, we're frightened, we're curious, and we're really excited!

(Chorus)

Source: http://www.songsforteaching.com/store/under-one-sky-song-download-with-lyrics-pr-3520.html

Recording by Magpie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi5qYKD3PB4

David Grover & the Big Bear Band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scY35_-NUmY

Ruth Pelham recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBk--jQwDJU


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Subject: ADD: I Am a Woman (Ruth Pelham)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Jun 17 - 03:57 AM

I AM A WOMAN...ON PLANET EARTH
(Ruth Pelham)

I am a woman, here on planet earth.
I have the breath of life in me,
A gift given at birth.

CHORUS:
No one, nobody,
no powers that be,
Can ever, ever, ever take
This (gift) away from me.

I am a woman here on planet earth.
I have a song to sing in me,
A song sung birth to birth.
CHORUS:
No one.. my self away from me.

I am a woman here on planet earth.
Flesh, blood and bone am I
Before and after birth.
CHORUS:
No one..my self away from me.

I am a woman here on planet earth.
I have the will to live in me,
I learned that at my birth.
CHORUS:
No one..my will away from me.

Repeat first verse
Tag: my life away from me.

©1983 Ruth Pelham. Silver Crane Music

On Pilgrim Warrior Songbook
http://www.culturemagic.org/PDF/c6Chants05.pdf

Also in the Rise Up Singing Songbook


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