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

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


ADD: Why Are We Waiting, the sun is high...'

GUEST,Rich Pniewski 18 Mar 19 - 01:47 AM
Joe Offer 18 Mar 19 - 04:28 AM
leeneia 20 Mar 19 - 11:37 AM
GUEST,Rich Pniewski 20 Mar 19 - 01:51 PM
GUEST,Bruce 10 Feb 24 - 06:45 PM
Stilly River Sage 10 Feb 24 - 10:05 PM
GUEST,Bruce 11 Feb 24 - 08:11 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum Child
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: 'Why Are We Waiting, the sun is high...'
From: GUEST,Rich Pniewski
Date: 18 Mar 19 - 01:47 AM

A million years ago (actually forty) my seventh grade music class was taught what was apparently an Eastern European children's song called "Why are we waiting?" I still remember the first stanza and the voices of the girls who sang it on the recording that accompanied to songbook. I have found no reference to it online - here in this site the title is mentioned in reference to the songbook - and would like to find the lyrics and possibly hear the song. Can anybody here steer me the right way

The lyrics I remember are "Why are we waiting? The sun is high/Morning is spreading across the sky/This is a play day, happy and gay day/Many surprises we'll surely meet."


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: ADD: Why Are We Waiting (Chaffee/Slovakian)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Mar 19 - 04:28 AM

WHY ARE WE WAITING?
(Slovakian Folk Song, text by Eleanor Alletta Chaffee)

Why are we waiting? The sun is high;
Morning is spreading across the sky.
Free as the swallow, Onward we follow,
There are a hundred new trails to try.

Pack up our knapsack with things to eat;
Forests are waiting for eager feet.
This is a play day, happy and gay day,
Many surprises we'll surely meet.

Source: Making Music Your Own, 1971 6th Grade Edition, published by Silver Burdett & Co. (page 81).



Click to play (joeweb)

Here's a scan of the page: http://www.joe-offer.com/MudcatMIDI/2019/WhyAreWeWaiting.jpg


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: ADD: Why Are We Waiting, the sun is high...'
From: leeneia
Date: 20 Mar 19 - 11:37 AM

That's impressive, Joe. Lyrics, music and everything. I have downloaded the song to do on accordion.

Thanks for asking Rich.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: ADD: Why Are We Waiting, the sun is high...'
From: GUEST,Rich Pniewski
Date: 20 Mar 19 - 01:51 PM

Thanks very much! Aside from the companion album to the text, has this ever been recorded? I'm beginning to think it's status as a "Slovakian folk song" is somewhat exaggerated since it is not to be found in any other collections.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: ADD: Why Are We Waiting, the sun is high...'
From: GUEST,Bruce
Date: 10 Feb 24 - 06:45 PM

I had to search this up, and as you said, this thread is the only reference I found. Now, here is why I felt a need to search it up. I had my classical radio station on yesterday. The final movement of Dmerti Kabalevsky’s 4th piano concerto ie THIS SONG!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: ADD: Why Are We Waiting, the sun is high...'
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 10 Feb 24 - 10:05 PM

Kabalevsky piano concerto no 3 Eric Lin, piano MusicaNova Warren Cohen
Which movement?

Movements
1. Allegro Molto: 0:10
2. Andante con moto: 7:10
3. Presto: 13:22


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: ADD: Why Are We Waiting, the sun is high...'
From: GUEST,Bruce
Date: 11 Feb 24 - 08:11 AM

4th piano concerto, third movement.


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: 1 March 4:41 AM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 2022 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation. 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.