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Lyr Req: Pete Seeger's Old Hundredth Verses

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BIG MUDDY
DON'T ASK WHAT A RIVER IS FOR
FLOWERS OF PEACE
I MIND MY OWN BUSINESS
MY GET UP AND GO HAS GOT UP AND WENT
MY OLD BROWN EARTH
OH, HAD I A GOLDEN THREAD
OLD DEVIL TIME
ONE GRAIN OF SAND
PRECIOUS FRIEND
QUITE EARLY MORNING
SAILING DOWN MY DIRTY STREAM
SAILING DOWN MY GOLDEN RIVER
SOUR CREAM
TURN, TURN, TURN or TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON
WALKING DOWN DEATH ROW
WELL MAY THE WORLD GO


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GUEST,1mouse 19 Sep 01 - 08:07 PM
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Subject: Pete Seeger's Old Hundred Verses
From: GUEST,1mouse
Date: 19 Sep 01 - 08:07 PM

I know, I know, I could go home and retype them out of "Rise Up Singing," but I hoped to find Pete's lyrics here or otherwise on line. Does anyone know of a site where they are already written out so I can just forward them to someone who asked ME for them, please? Yes, I admit to being lazy. But we were singing the old traditional verses over the weekend, and I realized how much I love Pete's. Thank you!

Old Hundred in the Digital Tradition

(not the Seeger version)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pete Seeger's Old Hundred Verses
From: GUEST,GUEST
Date: 19 Sep 01 - 10:28 PM

I questioned why you say your self to be as a rodent and thief if your werent so ignorent and lazy you could have found them for yourself http://encyclopediaindex.com/b/seegr10.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pete Seeger's Old Hundred Verses
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Sep 01 - 10:47 PM

On the Alan Seeger web page? Rodent though I might be, it's not there. It is however dinner time (I have been at this desk for 11 hours which is 3 too many and it is time for dinner.)

I did find references to the recorded song, but not there. I did search for "Pete Seeger" and "Old Hundred" but came up with mostly references to the song and not the lyrics.

And Mouse is a gray cat.


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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: OLD HUNDREDTH (Pete Seeger)
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 20 Sep 01 - 02:27 AM

Interestingly, the version here in the DT doesn't have Seeger's verses, nor even all the verses given in RUS.

So for the sake of completeness, here is "Old Hundredth" as given in Rise Up Singing, including "new words by Pete Seeger." OLD HUNDREDTH

Chords: D-AGD DAD--/D—ABm GDA—DADAD GABm--/D—AG DAD—

All people that on earth do dwell
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice
Him serve with fear, His praise forth tell
Come ye before Him and rejoice

The Lord, ye know, is God indeed
Without our aid He did us make
We are his flock, He doth us feed
And for His sheep He doth us take

O enter then His gates with praise
Approach with joy Hi courts unto
Praise, laud, and bless His name always
For it is seemly so to do

For why? the Lord our God is good
His mercy is forever sure
His truth at all time firmly stood
And shall from age to age endure

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Words attributed to William Kethe, 1561
Music by Louis Bourgeois, 1551 (Geneva Psalter)
Also known as The Doxology, a paraphrase of Psalm 100


_________________

OLD HUNDRED

Chords: D DA GD D A D - / - - AD G D A – D AD AD G A D - /D DBm Em D A D

All people that on earth do dwell
Sing out for peace 'tween heav'n and hell
'Tween East and West and low and high
Sing! peace on earth and sea and sky

Old Hundred you've served many years
To sing one people's hopes and fears
But we've new verses for you now
Sing peace between the earth and plow

Sing peace between the grass and trees
Between the continents and the seas
Between the lion and the lamp
Between young Ivan and young Sam

Between the white, black, red and brown
Between the wilderness and town
Sing peace between the near and far
'Tween Allah and the six-pointed star

The fish that swim, the birds that fly
The deepest seas, the stars on high
Bear witness now that you and I
Sing! Peace on earth and sea and sky

Old Hundred, please don't think us wrong
For adding verses to your song
Sing peace between the old and young
'Tween every faith and every tongue

New words by Pete Seeger
Copyright 1985 Sanga Music Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Seeger uses the 2nd version of chords above and calls this "Old Hundred." For 4-part harmony arrangement by Pete see
Sing Out! 31-4 and his forthcoming songbook.

ABC Notation below is from Jerry Silverman's Folk Song Encyclopedia, Vol. II.


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Q:1/4=100
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Subject: LYR ADD: Pete Seeger's Old Hundred Verses
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 20 Sep 01 - 02:35 AM

P.S. ABC notation included because the "Click to Play" in the DT gives me an "invalid file format".

Lin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pete Seeger's Old Hundred Verses
From: GUEST,1 mouse
Date: 20 Sep 01 - 08:29 PM

We, and the group who will now be singing these wonderful words, thank you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pete Seeger's Old Hundred Verses
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 21 Sep 01 - 01:51 PM

You're welcome! :>)

Lin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pete Seeger's Old Hundred Verses
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 29 May 04 - 09:16 PM

Lin in Kansas gave the early history of "Old Hundredth" Here is a little more on this famous old song.
The tune was given English words and published in a psalter (Book of psalms) prepared by Henry Ainsworth and published in Amsterdam in 1612. The Ainsworth Psalter and the Bible were the only books the pilgrims brought with them when they came to America from Holland.
Longfellow, in "The Courtship of Miles Standish," describes Priscilla-

"Open wide on her lap lay the well-worn psalm-book of Ainsworth, Printed in Amsterdam, the words and the music together,
Rough-hewn angular notes, like stones in the wall of a churchyard,
Darkened and overhung by the running vine of the verses."

Words to the first verse differ from those given in Cyberhymnal, (Kethe's words from the Genevan Psalter and copied in the Ainsworth Psalter):

All people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice.
Serve Him with mirth, His praise forth tell;
Come ye before Him and rejoice.

'Mirth,' not 'fear'

Thomas Ken, 1709 (1674?), wrote these well-known words to the Old Hundredth (Doxology) (the last verse of his longer hymn, "Awake, My Soul, and With the Sun"), using the Bourgeois tune from the Genevan Psalter:

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Seeger did an excellent job. Do we need another slight revision for today?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pete Seeger's Old Hundred Verses
From: masato sakurai
Date: 29 May 04 - 10:44 PM

From earlier editions:

The whole booke of Psalmes, collected into Englishe metre by T. Sternhold, W. Whitingham, I. Hopkins, and others: conferred with the Hebrue, with apt notes to sing them withall. Newly set forth and allowed to be song of all the people together, in all chu. (London: Printed by Iohn Daye, dwelling ouer Aldersgate, 1583, pp. 272-73)

The Whole Booke of Psalmes: With The Humnes Evangelicall, and Songs Spiritual (1621, Psalme 100)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pete Seeger's Old Hundred Verses
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 29 May 04 - 10:56 PM

Masato, is the Ainsworth Psalter printed in Amsterdam available on the internet? I think it should be, but couldn't find it.
I see the English psalters use 'fear' in the first verse, not mirth.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pete Seeger's Old Hundred Verses
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 29 May 04 - 11:02 PM

Lin in Kansas -

http://www1.tpgi.com.au/users/afostes/miditext.html as linked above is not there anymore.

The version of the midi file linked to referred to above
http://media.mudcat.org/MIDI/OLDHUND.MID (313 bytes downloaded)
gives an error that it is not compatible with any of my midi players - is it corrupted?


(see also http://help.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=2559&messages=25)

Robin
    Hi, Robin - it works in the Windows and DOS versions of the Digital Tradition, but apparently the semi-automated conversion to MIDI didn't "take" - although I can download the MIDI file and play it in programs other than Windows Media Player. You'll note that we posted a tune to Mudcat MIDIs to replace it.
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pete Seeger's Old Hundred Verses
From: masato sakurai
Date: 30 May 04 - 12:16 AM

Q, I'd like to see the Ainsworth Psalter, too. It hasn't been found on the net so far. I'm thinking of getting this monograph (from here):
The Music of Henry Ainsworth's Psalter (Amsterdam, 1612)
by Lorraine Inserra and H. Wiley Hitchcock, 1981 (no. 15) $10
The 39 tunes in Ainsworth's psalter—brought to the Plymouth Colony by the Pilgrims—are analyzed and reproduced in facsimile and transcription. "…Its detail [is] extensive, accurate, and perceptive." (Notes)


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Subject: Lyr Add: PSALM 100 (from Bay Psalm Book)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 30 May 04 - 07:17 AM

Seems odd that it isn't on line. Its successor with the Pilgrims, the Bay Psalm Book, Cambridge, Mass., Stephen Day 1640 ("Whole Booke of Psalmes...," first book printed and entirely written in the Colonies) is in e-text here: Bay Psalm
It gives this for Psalm 100 (Book 4):

A psalm of praise

1 Make ye a joyful sounding noise
unto Jehovah, all the earh:
2 Serve ye Jehovah with gladness:
before his presence come with mirth.

3 Know that Jehovah he is God,
who hath us formed it is he,
and not ourselves: his own people
and sheep of his pasture are we.

4 Enter into his gates with praise,
into His courts with thankfulness:
make ye confession unto him,
and his name reverently bless.

5 Because Jehovah he is good,
for evermore is his mercy:
and unto generations all
continue doth his verity.

Note 'mirth,' not fear, in this text.

This website does not photographically reproduce the original.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pete Seeger's Old Hundred Verses
From: masato sakurai
Date: 30 May 04 - 10:07 AM

The Bay Psalm Book (facsimile edition, University of Chicago Press, 1956) looks like this (long s's are used):
            Psalme 100.
       A Psalme of praise.
MAke yee a joyfull sounding noyse
    unto Iehovah, all the earth:
2 Serve yee Iehovah with gladnes:
    before his presence come with mirth.


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Subject: Doxology
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 May 04 - 12:40 PM

The Doxology is actually only the last verse ("Praise God from whom all blessings flow..."), an additional prayer of praise added to the end of Psalm 100. Here are some other well-known doxologies:

    Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit
    As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be
    World without end. Amen.

    Through him, with him, and in him,
    In the unity of the Holy Spirit
    All glory and honor is yours, almighty Father
    Forever and ever. Amen.

    For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory
    Forever and ever. Amen.
    (doxology appended to the Lord's Prayer)

It seems to me that doxologies are often Trinitarian endings to prayers that may not have originally been Trinitarian, but maybe that's just my own experience and not a general rule.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pete Seeger's Old Hundred Verses
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 30 May 04 - 01:43 PM

Interesting how mirth became fear (or v. v.) in some versions. Is there a doctrinal difference here?
(asked out of complete ignorance of the subject)

Thanks, Masato. The e-text of the Bay Psalm Book is in modern English, and one worries that changes might have been made by the editor. At least the first verse of '100' is not changed in meaning.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pete Seeger's Old Hundred Verses
From: masato sakurai
Date: 30 May 04 - 10:06 PM

"Voluntary on the Old Hundredth" [midi] by John Blow (1649-1708) is here. "Both Blow and Henry Purcell may have contributed to the development of this piece. Blow's arrangement of the Old Hundredth is here used as a coda."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pete Seeger's Old Hundred Verses
From: masato sakurai
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 11:30 PM

From Lorraine Inserra and H. Wiley Hitchcock, The Music of Henry Ainsworth's Psalter (Amsterdam, 1612) (I.S.A.M. Monographs: Number 15, 1981, pp. 114-15):

Psalm 100

Showt to Jehovah al the earth.
   Serv ye Jehovah with gladnes;
before him come with singing merth.
   Know that Jehovah he God is.

It's he that made us and not were,
   his folk and sheep of his feeding.
O with confession enter yee
   his gates, his courtyards with praising.

Confess to him; bless ye his name,
   because Jehovah he good is.
His mercy ever is the same,
   and his faith unto al ages.

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