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Proverb about singing

Amergin 09 May 00 - 03:03 AM
alison 09 May 00 - 12:33 AM
Mbo 09 May 00 - 12:23 AM
catspaw49 09 May 00 - 12:13 AM
Mbo 09 May 00 - 12:09 AM
Night Owl 09 May 00 - 12:00 AM
Chocolate Pi 08 May 00 - 09:41 PM
Mrrzy 08 May 00 - 09:04 PM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 08 May 00 - 08:48 PM
Malcolm Douglas 08 May 00 - 08:41 PM
Mbo 08 May 00 - 08:32 PM
Clinton Hammond2 08 May 00 - 08:26 PM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 08 May 00 - 08:26 PM
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wysiwyg 08 May 00 - 07:58 PM
Mary in Kentucky 08 May 00 - 07:48 PM
GUEST,Mbo_at_ECU 08 May 00 - 06:30 PM
wysiwyg 08 May 00 - 06:29 PM
Chocolate Pi 08 May 00 - 06:26 PM
Mark Clark 08 May 00 - 06:08 PM
McGrath of Harlow 08 May 00 - 06:07 PM
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Subject: RE: Proverb about singing
From: Amergin
Date: 09 May 00 - 03:03 AM

Through all this world of joy and sorrow We still can have singing tomorrow

Pete Seeger


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Subject: RE: Proverb about singing
From: alison
Date: 09 May 00 - 12:33 AM

Swans sing before they die - t'were no bad thing
should certain persons die before they sing.

S.T.Coleridge

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Proverb about singing
From: Mbo
Date: 09 May 00 - 12:23 AM

"If I get an encore
I go home feeling like a king
It's a two-way situation
I get a lot of pleasure when I sing"
--Christy Moore

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Proverb about singing
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 May 00 - 12:13 AM

You're right Owl.......The only thing that always comes to mind first is something I heard Roy Clark say about Patsy Cline.

"After Patsy sang a song, you knew it had been completely sung."

Now that's one helluva' compliment......if not a proverb.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Proverb about singing
From: Mbo
Date: 09 May 00 - 12:09 AM

"I'll sing my song to the wide open spaces
I'll sing my heart out to the infinite sea
I'll sing my visions to the sky-high mountains
I'll sing my song to the free....
One note, pure and easy
Playing so free, like a breath rippling by...."

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Proverb about singing
From: Night Owl
Date: 09 May 00 - 12:00 AM

great thread and responses....Thank you for starting it Angun!!!!


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Subject: RE: Proverb about singing
From: Chocolate Pi
Date: 08 May 00 - 09:41 PM

Mrrzy: Emma Goldman, turn-of-the century American (born in Russia, deported from the US several times) feminist and anarchist.

more quotations:
various people quoted as saying something along the lines of "give me the making of a country's songs and I will control the making of its laws" (isn't this the epigraph in "Songs that Changed the World"?)
Anything too silly to be spoken can be sung (Voltaire or Beaumarchais or someone; quoted by Shaw in Man and Superman)
"All things shall perish from under the sky
Music alone shall live, music alone shall live, music alone shall live
Never to die"

"A damsel with a dulcimer
In a vision onde I saw:
It was an Abyssinian maid
And on her dulcimer she played,
Singing of Mount Abora.
Could I revive within me
Her symphony and song,
To such a deep delight 'twould win me
That with music loud and long,
I would build that dome in air,
That sunny dome! those caves of ice!"
Coleridge, Kubla Khan

"Now shall my inward joys arise and burst into a song." Africa, Sacred Harp 178


Chocolate Pi


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Subject: RE: Proverb about singing
From: Mrrzy
Date: 08 May 00 - 09:04 PM

Thread Creep alert, but who said If I can't dance, I don't want to be a part of YOUR revolution!?


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Subject: RE: Proverb about singing
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 08 May 00 - 08:48 PM

Song is the pen of the soul. Rabbi Chaim Drizin, at the funeral for tenor Jan Peerce


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Subject: RE: Proverb about singing
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 08 May 00 - 08:41 PM

Not a proverb, but:

You can do anything to music; it doesn't mind.  -Dave Swarbrick.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Proverb about singing
From: Mbo
Date: 08 May 00 - 08:32 PM

"Ponder your life, and the lives of those who are, have been, and will be...and let your voice be the instrument of the combined existence..."

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Proverb about singing
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 08 May 00 - 08:26 PM

My Grandmother used to say "Sing at the table, cry in bed" But I'm not really sure why... we used to sing at the table all the freekin' time?!?!?!?!

LOL!
{~`


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Subject: RE: Proverb about singing
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 08 May 00 - 08:26 PM

Sorry forgot the second quote is by Edith Piaf...


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Subject: RE: Proverb about singing
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 08 May 00 - 08:22 PM

Couple for ye to ponder on:

Every time she (Edith Piaf) sings you have the feeling she's wrenching her soul from her body for the last time. Jean Cocteau

For me, singing is a way of escaping. it's another world. I'm no longer on earth.

Only when singing did I feel loved. Maria Callas

It is the best of all trades, to make songs, and the second best to sing them.
Hilaire Belloc


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Subject: RE: Proverb about singing
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 May 00 - 07:58 PM

The song Mbo is referring to is written out in the HearMe May 05 thread, and is by Lorre Wyatt.

More info on it is at this thread:

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.CFM?threadID=17874

~S~


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Subject: RE: Proverb about singing
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 08 May 00 - 07:48 PM

HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING?


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Subject: RE: Proverb about singing
From: GUEST,Mbo_at_ECU
Date: 08 May 00 - 06:30 PM

Praise, what about the lullaby from last night? That sure works for me!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Proverb about singing
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 May 00 - 06:29 PM

The Book of Psalms is full of quotes about singing.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Proverb about singing
From: Chocolate Pi
Date: 08 May 00 - 06:26 PM

From the fasola discussions email list:

>>"Some people say I can't sing.
>> Well, nobody can say I didn't sing."

>attributed to Florence Foster Jenkins, operatic singer
>whose recordings were marked by "rather remarkable
>shifts in tonality."


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Subject: RE: Proverb about singing
From: Mark Clark
Date: 08 May 00 - 06:08 PM

"Never teach a pig to sing; it is a waste of your time and it annoys the pig."

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: Proverb about singing
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 08 May 00 - 06:07 PM

Here is a quote I just put in the thread What is Folk in SONG.

Bright is the ring of words
when the right man rings them
Fair the fall of songs
when the singer sings them
Still they are carolled and said -
on wings they are carried -
After the singer is dead
and the maker buried.


Robert Louis Stevenson (from Songs of Travel)


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Subject: RE: Proverb about singing
From: GUEST,JZG
Date: 08 May 00 - 05:17 PM

"If you can walk, you can dance. If you can talk, you can sing."

But I forget who said it. Another one I like (but also can't attribute, and it's not specifically about singing) is:

"Music is too important to be left to professionals."

JZG


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Subject: RE: Proverb about singing
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 08 May 00 - 05:17 PM

A German one: Birds who sing at dawn are eaten at dusk by the cat. (Proibably not the kind you are after ...) - Susanne


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Subject: Proverbs about singing
From: GUEST,Angun
Date: 08 May 00 - 05:11 PM

Anyone knows a good proverb or a quote about singing?

Angun


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