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Lyr Add: New Year's Round (Alix Herrmann)

Mark Cohen 27 Dec 99 - 10:56 PM
katlaughing 27 Dec 99 - 11:06 PM
Sandy Paton 27 Dec 99 - 11:18 PM
Mark Cohen 28 Dec 99 - 11:05 PM
catspaw49 28 Dec 99 - 11:12 PM
GUEST,D Pokorny 07 Jul 11 - 11:57 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: NEW YEAR'S ROUND (Alix Herrmann)
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 10:56 PM

There is a tradition at the San Francisco Folk Music Club's New Year's gathering, Camp Harmony, of all the several hundred campers singing in the dining hall before dinner. One song that is always sung was written by Alix Herrmann, a SFFMC member and daughter of Lani Herrmann, long time Bay Area folkie, ethnomusicologist, and friend of Folk-Legacy. (Lani notated and calligraphed Gordon Bok's and Bill Staines' excellent songbooks for Folk-Legacy, and probably others I don't know, but Sandy does.)

Alix's song, called "New Year's Round" or "Ring It In", is not in the DT, but I believe it's in Rise Up Singing. Singing this simple round with four people is wonderful; singing it with a few hundred is pretty close to heaven. Here are the words; it would be great if someone could post the tune, so everybody can sing it for New Year's. Alas, I haven't been at Harmony for almost a decade, but I'm going to try for next year.

New Year's Round
by Alix Herrmann

Ring it in, ring in the New Year
Ring it in, ring in the New year

Bells are ringing, bells are ringing
Bells are ringing, bells are ringing

Peace and love, throughout the New Year
Peace and love, throughout the New Year

Joy, joy, joy!
Joy, joy, joy!

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Ring in the New Year
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 11:06 PM

Thanks, Mark, I hope you do make it there next year. Also, hope this finds you doing well. This sounds like a fine song.

kat


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Subject: RE: Ring in the New Year
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 11:18 PM

Caroline and I sing it with Cathy Barton and Dave Para on our CD-114: 'Twas On a Night Like This; a Christmas Legacy. Learned it from Lani, who also did graphics for us on a couple of LP jackets. My proudest moment was putting Lani in touch with Gale Huntington when I knew he was about to give up on getting the Sam Henry collection published. The end result of that modest effort on my part was a wonderful book edited by the two of them. That alone might get me past St. Peter, in spite of the rest of my earthly activities.

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Ring in the New Year
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 11:05 PM

Sandy, you and Caroline have done so much for so many that you are assured of a place in the sun, and are entitled to all the earthy -- sorry, earthly -- activities you like.

Mark


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Subject: RE: Ring in the New Year
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 11:12 PM

And you beat me to the punch (as well you should Folk Fogey!!! And BTW, "Clarence" and Karen's sister loved the copy of that CD we sent for Christmas.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: New Year's Round (Alix Herrmann)
From: GUEST,D Pokorny
Date: 07 Jul 11 - 11:57 PM

Hi,

My Choir would like to sing this song for an upcoming concert. Anyway to get permission to perform? Aren't going to record or sell-just perform. We'd buy the sheet music if available-is it in Rise Up Singing? Would purchase of that book give us permission to sing? Thanks for any help you can give.


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