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Lyr Req: Let the Light from the Lighthouse Shine..

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LET THE LOWER LIGHTS BE BURNING
LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE ON ME
LIGHT FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE
LIGHT ON CAPE MAY
LIGHTHOUSE (SHINE ON ME)
THE LIGHTHOUSE
YOUR LIGHT FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE


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Subject: Let The Light From The Lighthouse Shine
From: GUEST,Michael in Swansea
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 10:19 AM

Hi,
Anyone know the gospel(?) song that goes something like "Let the Light from the Lighthouse Shine on Me"
I've looked on the DT and other song sites but surprisingly can't find it anywhere. LYA
Michael

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let The Light From The Lighthouse Sh
From: Pene Azul
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 10:26 AM

You can get the lyrics here (click).

PA


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let The Light From The Lighthouse Sh
From: Pene Azul
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 10:28 AM

Here's a different one.

PA


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Subject: Lyr Add: LIGHTHOUSE (SHINE ON ME)^^
From: MMario
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 10:48 AM

This is the second one

LIGHTHOUSE (SHINE ON ME)

I am a sailor
out on the ocean
far from land
as I can be
But, I am not afraid
no, I will never worry
'cause the light of your lighthouse shines on me

Shine on Me
Shine on Me
Let the light of your lighthouse
Shine on me (repeat)

Built upon a rock
carved out of a mountain
laid upon the shore
pointing out to sea
stands a mighty light
and I will never worry
'cause the light of your lighthouse shines on me

chorus

Oh, the sea gets rough
and the boat may get a-rocking
and the gale winds blow
the waves grow tall as trees
But there's peace in my heart
and I will never worry
'cause the light of your lighthouse shines on me

chorus
^^


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Subject: Lyr Add: LIGHT FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE (Bob Zentz)
From: Jeri
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 11:03 AM

This is definitely not gospel, but a new song modeled on the old (and I hope I got the breaks right!):

LIGHT FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE
(Bob Zentz/Traditional)

When the daylight fades and the shadows fall
Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me
And the weather watch spies a coming squall
Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me
And the sun sinks low in a troubled sea
Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me
And the night winds blow and the rain falls free
Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me

Oh shine on me, shine on me
Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me
Shine on me, oh, shine on me
Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me

Oh the clouds boil black and the wind will wail
Let the light...
And you're caught in the teeth of a living gale
Let the light...
And then your sailor's heart is filled with fear
Let the light...
When the sound of the surf on the rocks is near
Let the light...

CHORUS

Then the wind drops off and the sea's becalmed
Let the light...
But the fog is thickest before the dawn
Let the light...
Then the new sun burns that fog away
Let the light...
From the darkest night comes the brightest day
Let the light...

CHORUS

When your ship is safe in port again
Let the light...
You can thank the keeper, you can thank the flame
Let the light...

CHORUS

Copyright 1999 Soundside and Bob Zentz
From Bob Zentz's CD "Hove-to and Drifting," Soundside BZ01



Here are the lyrics from the Bob Zentz Website. They're almost the same as what Jeri posted. -Joe Offer-

The Light From The Lighthouse

From Hove-to, and Drifting ...

Music traditional;  lyrics © 1999 Bob Zentz

Click here for info about the traditional song "Shine on Me"

 

(in “A” – capo 2)

 

When the daylight fades and the shadows fall  (G-D-G-C-D-G)
Let the light from the light-house shine on me  (G-C-G-D)
And the weather watch spies a com-ing squall  (G-D-G-C-D-G)
Let the light from the light-house shine on me  (G-C-G-D-G)

Then the sun sinks low in a troubled sea

Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me
The wind will blow and the rain falls free

Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me

     Shine on me, oh, shine on me

     Let the light from the light-house shine on me
     Shine on me, oh, shine on me

     Let the light from the light-house shine on me

 

Then the clouds boil black and the wind will wail

Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me
And you’re caught in the teeth of a living gale

Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me

Then your sailor’s heart is filled with fear

Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me
When the sound of the surf on the rocks is near

Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me  (chorus)

 

Then the wind drops off and the sea’s becalmed

Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me
But the fog is thickest before the dawn

Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me

Then the new sun burns the fog away

Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me
From the darkest night comes the brightest day

Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me  (chorus)

 

When your ship is safe in port again

Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me
You can thank the keeper, you can thank the flame

Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me  (chorus)

 



The Story of the Traditional Song "Shine on Me"

Reproduced by permission of the U.S. Library of Congress American Folklife Center

 

 

According to Meade, Spottswood and Meade’s Country Music Sources, the earliest known published version of “Shine on Me” appeared in Songs & Spirituals (Chicago: Overton-Hygienic Co., 1921).

The song was recorded by both black and white artists during the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s (and, apparently, continues to be recorded by both communities right up to today). Ralph Peer recorded Ernest Phipps and His Holiness Singers from Kentucky performing “Shine on Me” on 10/29/1928 at the famous “Bristol Sessions” in Bristol, Tennessee, where the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, and the Stoneman Family also got their careers jump-started. It is the Phipps version of "Shine on Me" that was included on Harry Smith's 1952 folksong compendium Anthology of American Folk Music, and which also appears on the Country Music Foundation compilation The Bristol Sessions.

You will notice in the Phipps version that the rhythm really picks up speed in the middle of the song. According to notes by Moses Asch, Josh Dunson and Ethel Raim in the 1973 Oak Publications book Anthology of American Folk Music (meant as a supplement to the Harry Smith Anthology),

“The device of stepping up the beat after singing several verses slowly was, according to Harry Smith, first recorded by Blind Willie Johnson, who also recorded a version of “Shine On Me” for Columbia. The version included in the Anthology is by Ernest Phipps and his Holiness Singers, recorded in 1930 for Bluebird. This tune is close to “Amazing Grace.” Some great examples of the syncopated singing of the last verses can be found in the singing of the black congregations of the Sea Islands. The Moving Star Hall Church congregation was recorded by Guy Carawan and is well worth listening to ("Been in the Storm So Long," Folkways FS 3842).”

========

Here are the field recordings of “Shine on Me” that we have here in our Archive of Folk Culture at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress:

John Lomax recorded “Shine on Me” in an unidentified rural Baptist church in Alexandria, Virginia, in September of 1933 (AFS 00087 B02). His son Alan Lomax recorded Leadbelly singing “Shine on Me” for this Archive here in the Library of Congress in August of 1940 (AFS 04471 B01). There is yet a third version of this song in our Archive, titled “Let the Light from the Lighthouse,” recorded by John Henry Faulk at the Church of God in Christ in Navasota, Texas in August of 1941. (AFS 05438 B04)

You can see the original catalog cards for all three of these recordings by entering "Shine on Me" in the LOC's online Catalog of Early Field Recordings at:

 

           http://memory.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/afccards/afccards-home.html

When doing further research on this song, be aware that “Shine on Me” is also recorded and indexed under several alternate titles, including “Let it Shine on Me,” “Will the Lighthouse Shine on Me,” and “Let the Light from the Lighthouse Shine on Me.”

Given the widespread distribution and diffuse text of this chorus, it is our opinion that “Shine on Me” truly is a traditional song. Though the verses differ widely according to the community singing it, the recurring lines of the chorus are found in some form in all of those versions.

 

 

To get an answer to your questions about traditional music, "Ask A Librarian" at the LOC!

 

Source: http://www.bobzentz.com/songbook/t.lighthouse.htm

Live performance by Bob Zentz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cABOjHyrwGc


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Subject: Lyr Add: LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE ON ME (Johnson)
From: Pene Azul
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 11:11 AM

Well, I might as well post the first one.

LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE ON ME
(Blind Willie Johnson)

Let it shine on, oh, let it shine on
Let your light from the lighthouse shine on me
Let it shine on, oh, let it shine on
Let your light from the lighthouse shine on

My Lord he done just what he said
Let your light from the lighthouse shine on me
Heal the sick and raise the dead
Let your light from the lighthouse shine on

I know I've got religion, I ain't ashamed
Let your light from the lighthouse shine on me
Angels in the heaven done wrote my name
Let your light from the lighthouse shine on


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let The Light From The Lighthouse Sh
From: MMario
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 11:32 AM

with three lighthouses the way should be clear


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let The Light From The Lighthouse Sh
From: Barbara
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 11:36 AM

I know I posted at least one of these before. Did anyone do a forum search?
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let The Light From The Lighthouse Sh
From: Pene Azul
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 11:56 AM

Right you are, Barbara. It's right here. It's similar to the one I found.

PA


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let The Light From The Lighthouse Sh
From: Micca
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 01:21 PM

This has got to be one of the squirelling songs of the year..someone did it every where we went at Towersey a couple of years ago and it took WEEEKS to get rid of the monotonous little tune!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let The Light From The Lighthouse Sh
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 03:07 PM

Ah, just wait until you hear Princess Demizulu do it..... clears the wax out of your ears clear down to your toenails.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let The Light From The Lighthouse Sh
From: GUEST,Michael in Swansea
Date: 23 Aug 00 - 04:42 AM

Thank you one and all, didn't realise there were so many versions.
Barbara - this is only my fourth week in the Mudcat, I didn't know of a forum search - I do now. Blessings on you.
I have to agree with Micca about it being a squirrelling song but it's worth a good quarter hour at any maritime festival.
You're all good people, may you always walk in sunshine, (unless you need cooling off).
Llawer o'gariad (LOL)
Michael


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let The Light From The Lighthouse Sh
From: MMario
Date: 23 Aug 00 - 08:54 AM

Michael - the other three of us don't have your excuse *grin*. Can't remember everything all the time, the important part is you got what you needed. AND two more as bonus!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let The Light From The Lighthouse Sh
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 15 Apr 02 - 02:03 PM

Another Lighthouse song (Hymn, from Cyberhymnal) Lower Lights

Link fixed. One of your “.” should have been a “/”. When dealing with URLs it’s always better to copy-and-paste rather than type. --JoeClone, 18-Apr-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let The Light From The Lighthouse Sh
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 15 Apr 02 - 06:28 PM

LtS

If anyone wants to hear Princess Demizulu sing it, they'll have to catch a boat to St Helena.... however, Graeme Knights does a pretty good version (and has recorded it on his CD).

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let The Light From The Lighthouse Sh
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 15 Apr 02 - 09:07 PM

Jon Durant does a take on this same song. Less religious, more nautical. His chorus goes:

"Shine on me, shine on me let the light from the lighthouse shine on me. Shine on me, shine on me let the light from the lighthouse shine on me".

I love his delivery on this one. Anyone heard this alternate version before?

Mmario, likely you have when you were visiting MD.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let The Light From The Lighthouse Sh
From: Abuwood
Date: 16 Apr 02 - 04:57 PM

I sing basically the version on the clickie, but with 2 extra verses:

Paul and Silas were bound in jail
Let your light from the lighthouse shine on me,
There ain't nobody gonna pay their bail
Let your light from the lighthouse shine on me,

Oh let it shine, etc.

The very moment they thought they was lost
Let your light from the lighthouse shine on me,
The dungeons shook and their chains fell off
Let your light from the lighthouse shine on me,

I've heard extra verse 1 include without extra verse 2 but you need them both to conclude the story and celebrate His victory.

WWJD Ali


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let The Light From The Lighthouse Shine o
From: GUEST,Jack Robertson
Date: 01 Nov 07 - 09:02 PM

Don't know how this works but at last I have found references to a song which I have been trying to locate. "Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me" It was sung by the LCGC at our Isle of Bute Jazz Festival some years ago and one of our singers would like to get the music.
I notice there are various versions of the lyrics, but is there one standard melody? Can anybody out there help? Many thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let The Light From The Lighthouse Shine o
From: Peace
Date: 01 Nov 07 - 09:23 PM

I found it listed as Trad, and looking at the various lyrics, I don't think there COULD be a standard melody because not all scansions are the same.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let The Light From The Lighthouse Shine o
From: GUEST,JACK ROBERTSON
Date: 02 Nov 07 - 07:42 AM

Thank you for reply - understand the problem. Do you know of a CD or DVD containing the most popular version? I notice a mentions of Princess Demizulu? and Graeme Knights. Really must learn how to use this forum correctly. Many thanks for your help and patience. Jack Robertson


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let The Light From The Lighthouse Shine o
From: Peace
Date: 02 Nov 07 - 11:29 AM

Hello, Jack. Look up top of this thread. There are some links to the Digitrad. Click them. Some have midi files and they will give you an idea of the melody for the song.

It's a pleasure to be of assistance, so please don't feel you are being a pain. You're not.

If you can access YOUTUBE, you may find some versions there, also.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let The Light From The Lighthouse Shine o
From: Peace
Date: 02 Nov 07 - 11:50 AM

As for 'most popular version', I'm afraid I don't, Jack. However, I think some posters here will be able to advise you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let The Light From The Lighthouse Shine o
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 02 Nov 07 - 12:45 PM

With an old gospel song like this, favoritism is divided. Some (like me) prefer the rather free renditions of a Blind Willie Johnson, others want the more formal version of a church choral group. And as Peace noted, there are various versions and tempos.
Go through the threads and DT posted versions in the links at the top of this thread and you will probably find one that suits you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let The Light From The Lighthouse Shine o
From: GUEST,Caleb
Date: 20 Apr 08 - 09:42 PM

What's the Basic chords progression of Blind Willie JOhnsons Version? Im thinking its mostly the key of D, and I have been messing around with it, Im just wondering if anyone knows how HE plays it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let The Light From The Lighthouse Shine o
From: Mr Red
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 02:44 AM

Liz the Squeak -

The Princess is due in the UK this year. see this thread


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Subject: Lyr Add: LIGHTHOUSE (from The Waifs)
From: quokka
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 04:16 AM

Here's a beautiful lighthouse song from a West Australian band.Look them up on youtube - tried to blue clicky but didn't work sorry


Lighthouse – The Waifs


Lighthouse tall and grand
Standing on that cold headland
Shine your light across the sea
For a wayward sailor girl like me

Lighthouse man
Guide this sailor back to land
Steer my ship on through the storm
Back to water safe and calm

Sometimes I need a lighthouse for my own
It gets so dark I can't see which way I'm going
Oh lighthouse man I'm all at sea
Shine a little lighthouse light on me
Lighthouse man I'm all at sea
Shine a little lighthouse light on me

Lighthouse man can't help us all
Some he'll save and some will fall
He'll show you where the danger lies
But he can't help it if you capsize
He'll light your way but that is all
Steer your own ship back to shore

Won't you light my lonely way back home
This sea is full of misery and woe
Oh woe betide those that say
They don't need no light to light their way
They think they're safe enough on their own
Drown in murky depths below

We all need a lighthouse for our own
It gets so dark I can't see which way I'm going
Oh lighthouse man I'm all at sea
Shine a little lighthouse light on me


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let the Light from the Lighthouse Shine..
From: GUEST,dr lisa
Date: 23 Nov 11 - 06:18 AM

I used to sing in a gospel choir
it was either St Brigid or New Life
we did a song that was adapted, i think, by the new york restoration choir
the lyrics went like this:

i saw the light
i saw the light
no more darkness
no more night
no more pain
misery and strife
praise the lord, praise the lord, praise the lord, I saw the light

Jesus is the light, light of the world
Jesus is the light, light of the world
Jesus is the light, light of the world
praise the lord, praise the lord, praise the lord, I saw the light

shine, shine, shine on me
let the light, from the lighthouse, shine on me

(new octave)
shine, shine, shine on me
let the light from the lighthouse shine on me

(all three octaves)
shine, shine, shine on me
let the light, from the lighthouse, shine on me

shine, shine shine
shine shine shine
shine on me
let the light, from the lighthouse shine on me

praise the lord, praise the lord, praise the lord, I saw the light

...it goes on and on like this..in harmonies..it is incredible
i have looked and looked and i cannot find it anywhere on line
i have a copy of it on an old tape cassette that barely works anymore!!!
xox dr lisa


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let the Light from the Lighthouse Shine..
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Feb 12 - 05:33 PM

Reverend Lawrence Thomison and the Music City Mass Choir

I saw the light medley.

album never let go of his hand


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let the Light from the Lighthouse Shi
From: GUEST,John Foxen
Date: 20 Feb 12 - 11:04 AM

Pete Coe does a rousing version of this on his CD Backbone


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