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Lyr Req: Time is a Tempest

Chicky 21 Aug 00 - 08:03 PM
Callie 21 Aug 00 - 08:47 PM
Chicky 21 Aug 00 - 09:10 PM
phil jl 22 Aug 00 - 02:15 AM
Lena 22 Aug 00 - 03:25 AM
Chicky 22 Aug 00 - 07:11 PM
Jim Dixon 27 Jan 12 - 11:52 PM
Joe Offer 28 Jan 12 - 01:07 AM
Sandra in Sydney 28 Jan 12 - 03:46 AM
GUEST,Canberra Chris 29 Jan 12 - 12:52 AM
JennieG 29 Jan 12 - 05:16 AM
Tattie Bogle 29 Jan 12 - 05:32 AM
GUEST,Paul Burke 29 Jan 12 - 06:06 AM
Sandra in Sydney 29 Jan 12 - 06:52 AM
GUEST,Gerry 29 Jan 12 - 07:43 PM
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Subject: Time is a Tempest
From: Chicky
Date: 21 Aug 00 - 08:03 PM

Hi all

I'm after the lyrics for a song that I've heard Martin Pearson and John Thomson do - and which crops up at sessions every now and then. I think it's called Time is a Tempest, and the lyrics in the chorus are (I think):

Time is a tempest and we are all travellers,
we are all travellers, we are all travellers.
Time is a tempest and we are all travellers,
travelling through the storm.

Anyone know the verses?

Many thanks
- Chicky


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Time is a Tempest
From: Callie
Date: 21 Aug 00 - 08:47 PM

I think John Thompson wrote it. Can't help with the verses though.

Peace Callie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Time is a Tempest
From: Chicky
Date: 21 Aug 00 - 09:10 PM

Sorry Callie - it's apparently by a person called J. Broomhall, not John Thomson.

Thanks for trying. You going to the gig tonight?

- Chicky


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Time is a Tempest
From: phil jl
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 02:15 AM

I seem to recall a verse something like this:

So lift up your voices and sing through the wind and rain
Sing through the wind and rain
Lift up your voices and sing through the wind and rain
Travelling through the storm

It's a good song, I would also be interested if anyone has more words.

Phil


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Time is a Tempest
From: Lena
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 03:25 AM

I heard it sung in Canberra.How about walking down in the Valley Brisbane on a tuesday night and ansking John Tompson?! Hang on a sec.There is a fanzine called "The Folk Rag" in Brisbane and it's published online by Queensland folkies.I'm sure you'll find who to ask to.I can't find the URL now,but it should be easy to find.Try on the Australian folk federation website ,among the links...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Time is a Tempest
From: Chicky
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 07:11 PM

Thanks Phil, and Lena. I found The Folk Rag here, so I'll ask them if they know how to get in touch with John.

Any other verses still welcome!

Cheers
- Chicky


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Subject: Lyr Add: TIME IS A TEMPEST
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Jan 12 - 11:52 PM

TIME IS A TEMPEST
John Broomhall / John Thompson
As sung by Cloudstreet on "Dance up the Sun" (2008)

Time is a tempest and we are all travellers.
We are all travellers; we are all travellers.
Time is a tempest and we are all travellers,
Travelling through the storm.

Our cities are crowded; our forests are falling,
War clouds above, angry voices are calling.
Five minutes to midnight is no time for stalling.
It's time to share our load.

So lift up your voices and sing of the wind and rain.
Sing of the wind and rain; sing of the wind and rain.
Lift up your voices and sing of the wind and rain,
Travelling through the storm.

For time is a tempest and we are all travellers.
We are all travellers; we are all travellers.
Time is a tempest and we are all travellers,
Travelling through the storm.

They've poisoned the oceans; they've dammed the great rivers.
They've killed all the jungles; they're takers, not givers.
They call it progress; well, it gives me the shivers.
We're in for a winter that's cold.

So lift up your voices and sing of the wind and rain.
Sing of the wind and rain; sing of the wind and rain.
Lift up your voices and sing of the wind and rain,
Travelling through the storm.

For time is a tempest and we are all travellers.
We are all travellers; we are all travellers.
Time is a tempest and we are all travellers,
Travelling through the storm.

So brothers and sisters, we'll join hands together.
With love in our struggle, we'll face the foul weather.
And when the sun shines through, under blue skies we'll gather.
Our journey will take us home.

So lift up your voices and sing of the wind and rain.
Sing of the wind and rain; sing of the wind and rain.
Lift up your voices and sing of the wind and rain,
Travelling through the storm.

For time is a tempest and we are all travellers.
We are all travellers; we are all travellers.
Time is a tempest and we are all travellers,
Travelling through the storm.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Time is a Tempest
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Jan 12 - 01:07 AM

John Thompson has posted this song for free download at Australian Folk Song a Day.
He says the song was by John Broomhall, with additional lyrics by John Thompson.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Time is a Tempest
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 28 Jan 12 - 03:46 AM

one of the best songs for a roomfull of singers!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Time is a Tempest
From: GUEST,Canberra Chris
Date: 29 Jan 12 - 12:52 AM

Indeed!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Time is a Tempest
From: JennieG
Date: 29 Jan 12 - 05:16 AM

With lots of harmonies all going at once.....

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Time is a Tempest
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 29 Jan 12 - 05:32 AM

There have been previous threads on this, from which I got the lyrics several years ago: thank you JennyO! (But also thanks to Jim D for those who didn't find the earlier thread!)
See: thread.cfm?threadid=32306#841443

Delighted to see that Cloudstreet are doing another UK tour this year too!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Time is a Tempest
From: GUEST,Paul Burke
Date: 29 Jan 12 - 06:06 AM

Well I just checked and you're fast. Time is a fivepest.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Time is a Tempest
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 29 Jan 12 - 06:52 AM

groan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Time is a Tempest
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 29 Jan 12 - 07:43 PM

Two comments on this song:

1. Note that it has two distinct choruses; the "Time is a tempest" chorus, and the "So lift up your voices" chorus.

2. One of the most moving of many moving moments I've had at the (Australian) National Folk Festival came some years ago when Martin and John sang this at the Union concert in the Budawang. Large venue, packed, everyone standing and singing along. Perfect song for the occasion, and sung terrifically.

Make that three comments:

3. Nice recording by Alan Scott on the CD he did with Keith McKenry, Travelling Through the Storm.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Time is a Tempest
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 30 Jan 12 - 06:32 AM

Martin and John - Pearson & Thompson


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