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Req: The Whale Song (Dan Peton/Marty Kaniger)

Barry T 19 Oct 00 - 11:36 PM
Gypsy 20 Oct 00 - 12:20 AM
MMario 20 Oct 00 - 10:51 PM
MMario 20 Oct 00 - 11:02 PM
Sorcha 21 Oct 00 - 12:42 AM
Barry T 30 Oct 00 - 12:35 AM
MMario 30 Oct 00 - 08:18 AM
Gypsy 30 Oct 00 - 10:40 PM
Barry T 31 Oct 00 - 02:02 AM
MMario 31 Oct 00 - 08:48 AM
Tinker 31 Oct 00 - 10:17 PM
MMario 01 Nov 00 - 10:08 AM
GUEST,Marty Kaniger 28 Sep 06 - 10:33 AM
Joe Offer 29 Sep 06 - 04:37 AM
GUEST,John 09 Jun 11 - 02:40 AM
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Subject: The Whale Song
From: Barry T
Date: 19 Oct 00 - 11:36 PM

For years I've longed to find the lyrics to a song sung by Shirley Jones on one of the episodes of the Partridge Family. It was titled The Whale Song, and was written by Dan Pevton and Marty Kaniger. It was never released on any of their albums.

I've asked the webmaster of the Shirley Jones Fan Club website, but perhaps one of you already has the lyrics. You can read about it here, and listen to one verse and refrain here. (Warning 570k wav file!)

If I manage to find it, I'll sequence a midi (How can I resist?) and share the lyrics with you. It's a beautiful melody with a poignant message!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Whale Song
From: Gypsy
Date: 20 Oct 00 - 12:20 AM

Well, i've exhausted my resources! And i'm with you...it is indeed a beautiful song. Anyone with kids out there that watch nick tv? We could bribe them to transcribe. All of the is my way of saying, "refresh"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Whale Song
From: MMario
Date: 20 Oct 00 - 10:51 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Whale Song
From: MMario
Date: 20 Oct 00 - 11:02 PM

according to one site this was only released on a promotional record distributed to easy listening stations


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Whale Song
From: Sorcha
Date: 21 Oct 00 - 12:42 AM

So, do you have a friend that is a DJ? Ask him to look in the archives of the radio station.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Whale Song
From: Barry T
Date: 30 Oct 00 - 12:35 AM

I've made partial progress tracking down this tune... one verse and the chorus plus my midi sequence.

Chorus
Whale song, soft and low
Sing a story as gently you go
Whale song, I hear what you say
This may be the last time you're passing this way.

Sing me a song of times that you knew
When the waters were clear and the seabirds they flew
Through a sky that was clear from the sea to the land
Safe from the fear and destruction of man.

I may have found an individual who has the rest of the verses, but he has to scour his archives to look. In the meantime hum along or make up your own verses. Nice tune, to be sure!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Whale Song
From: MMario
Date: 30 Oct 00 - 08:18 AM

Lovely tune. Thanks, Barry!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Whale Song
From: Gypsy
Date: 30 Oct 00 - 10:40 PM

Yay Barry! Keep goin', and keep us posted!


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE WHALE SONG
From: Barry T
Date: 31 Oct 00 - 02:02 AM

We have a bingo!

THE WHALE SONG

Whale song, soft and low
Sing a story as gently you go
Whale song, I hear what you say
This may be the last time you're passing this way.

Sing me a song of times that you knew
When the waters were clear and the seabirds they flew
Through a sky that was clear from the sea to the land
Safe from the fear and destruction of man.

Whale song, soft and low
Sing a story as gently you go
Whale song, I hear what you say
This may be the last time you're passing this way.

Song of the whale so sweet and so clear
But no song at all to the ones who won't hear
And if people don't listen, and if people don't know
Might the song of the man be the next song to go.

Whale song continue to sing
There's a place in this world for each living thing
So long, but just for today
'Cause people will listen and I know there's a way.

Repeat last chorus

Play Midi

Composed by Dan Peton and Marty Kaniger

Thanks, guys! Wherever you are!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Whale Song
From: MMario
Date: 31 Oct 00 - 08:48 AM

yeah!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Whale Song
From: Tinker
Date: 31 Oct 00 - 10:17 PM

A definate add to the camp song list. Thanks.

Tinker


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Whale Song
From: MMario
Date: 01 Nov 00 - 10:08 AM

I now have this in NoteWorthy format if anyone would like it


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Subject: RE: Req: The Whale Song (Dan Peton/Marty Kaniger)
From: GUEST,Marty Kaniger
Date: 28 Sep 06 - 10:33 AM

Thanks for the kind words. Don't mean to nit-pik but just a couple of minor corrections on the printed lyrics - second line of the chorus should read... "sing ME a story as gently you go" and the last line of the last verse should read... "FREE from the fear and destruction of man". Glad you all appreciate the song... isn't it a shame though that the lyrics are still relevant.


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Subject: ADD: The Whale Song (Dan Peton/Marty Kaniger)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Sep 06 - 04:37 AM

Thanks for dropping by, Marty. It's a powerful song. Here are the complete lyrics, with your corrections.
-Joe Offer-

THE WHALE SONG
(Dan Peton and Marty Kaniger)

Whale song, soft and low
Sing me a story as gently you go
Whale song, I hear what you say
This may be the last time you're passing this way.

Sing me a song of times that you knew
When the waters were clear and the seabirds they flew
Through a sky that was clear from the sea to the land
Free from the fear and destruction of man.

Whale song, soft and low
Sing me a story as gently you go
Whale song, I hear what you say
This may be the last time you're passing this way.

Song of the whale so sweet and so clear
But no song at all to the ones who won't hear
And if people don't listen, and if people don't know
Might the song of the man be the next song to go.

Whale song continue to sing
There's a place in this world for each living thing
So long, but just for today
'Cause people will listen and I know there's a way.

Repeat last chorus

Barry's Midi doesn't work

Composed by Dan Peton and Marty Kaniger


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Subject: RE: Req: The Whale Song (Dan Peton/Marty Kaniger)
From: GUEST,John
Date: 09 Jun 11 - 02:40 AM

Dan and Marty, are you still out there? I'm working on a book and I'd like to interview you if you may be so kind to participate? Thanks, John


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