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Lyr Req: There Is More Love Somewhere

dani 21 Oct 97 - 04:14 PM
dani 21 Oct 97 - 04:21 PM
Frank Phillips 22 Oct 97 - 01:10 AM
Frank Phillips 27 Oct 97 - 01:26 AM
dani 27 Oct 97 - 07:36 PM
Joe Offer 16 May 04 - 02:40 AM
Little Robyn 16 May 04 - 03:53 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 02 Dec 12 - 10:49 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 02 Dec 12 - 08:06 PM
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Subject: INFO REQ: African-American hymn
From: dani
Date: 21 Oct 97 - 04:14 PM

Can I pick y'alls brains again? I know this song only as an 'African-American hymn' and would like to know where it comes from. Haven't been able to find writer of tune, writer of lyrics or anyone having recorded it.


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Subject: RE: INFO REQ: African-American hymn
From: dani
Date: 21 Oct 97 - 04:21 PM

Good grief. My only excuse is that I haven't had my coffee this afternoon. The song is called "There Is More Love Somewhere" and it goes,
    There is more love somewhere
    There is more love somewhere
    I'm gonna keep on 'til I find it
    There is more love somewhere

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: INFO REQ: African-American hymn
From: Frank Phillips
Date: 22 Oct 97 - 01:10 AM

I think this is one that Eileen McGann likes to do at her concerts. I will see if it is on a recording.

Frank


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Subject: RE: INFO REQ: African-American hymn
From: Frank Phillips
Date: 27 Oct 97 - 01:26 AM

My wife assures me that I am not hallucinating and indeed Eileen has done it at concerts BUT I can't find any recording or any other info so I will bump this back to the top of the threads.

Frank


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Subject: RE: INFO REQ: African-American hymn
From: dani
Date: 27 Oct 97 - 07:36 PM

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: African-American: There Is More Love Somewhere
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 May 04 - 02:40 AM

Well, I picked up another tidit - there's a song called "There Is More Love Somewhere" on a CD called River of Life/Harmony One by Bernice Johnson Reagon of Sweet Honey in the Rock. The Sound clip here assures me that it is indeed the right song. The only lyrics I found on the Web were the same as the one verse Dani posted. I think it's a "zipper" song that you can zip about anything in that you want.
-Joe Offer-
I found the CD. Here are the lyrics in the CD booklet. Bernice Johnson Reagon says she learned the song from Bessie Jones.
    There is more love somewhere
    There is more love somewhere
    I'm gonna keep on 'til I find it
    There is more love somewhere

    (There is more peace, happiness, joy)


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Subject: RE: African-American: There Is More Love Somewhere
From: Little Robyn
Date: 16 May 04 - 03:53 AM

Try More Joy

There'll be more joy somewhere,
There'll be more joy somewhere,
I'm gonna keep on till I find it,
There'll be more joy somewhere.

There'll be more peace somewhere.....

There'll be more love somewhere.....

It's a lovely song and I think we pinched it from an Eileen McGann CD.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: There Is More Love Somewhere
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 02 Dec 12 - 10:49 AM

Refreshing! My chorus sings this, learned it from the great Nick Page. He calls it a traditional African-American song. He cares about his sources, so I guess his is good enough for me!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: There Is More Love Somewhere
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 02 Dec 12 - 08:06 PM

There's a recording of Bessie Jones singing it at Alan Lomax' appartment in 1961 here: There Is More Love Somewhere.

She sings the following verses: more love/more joy/happiness/Jesus/more love/more peace/heaven/more love/more joy

Mick


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