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Lyr/Tune Req: Precious Friend (Pete Seeger)

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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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heartlandsangha@hotmail.com 06 Feb 98 - 12:52 AM
Joe Offer 06 Feb 98 - 01:02 AM
06 Feb 98 - 01:05 AM
Joe, I'm brand new to this 06 Feb 98 - 01:09 AM
Joe Offer 06 Feb 98 - 01:48 AM
Joe Offer 06 Feb 98 - 01:54 AM
Lydia Scratch 11 Apr 98 - 09:00 AM
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Subject: Buddhists and "Precious Friend You Will Be There"
From: heartlandsangha@hotmail.com
Date: 06 Feb 98 - 12:52 AM

There is a Buddhist event in May. I it would be fun to sing (with my Buddhist Sangha group) the song Precious Freind You Will Be There by Pete Seeger.

I picked up my guitar today for the first time in 15 years. Boy, I need practice.

I also need your help. I went to Carl Fishers (the big sheet music store here in Chicago) and they didn't have the sheet music to Pete Seeger's "Precious Friend." It's been so long that I can't wing it In the old days I could listen to a song and make the best of it. It's not the old days. I need:

1. Lyrics--if anyone knows where I can get them.

2. sheet music--if anyone knows where I can get them.


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Subject: RE: Precious Friend You Will Be There/Pete Seeger
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Feb 98 - 01:02 AM

It's in a Pete Seeger book from Sing Out! called "Where Have All the Flowers Gone." The number for telephone orders is 1-888-SING-OUT; but they only take orders during Eastern Standard Time business hours, so you'll have to wait until the morning or get it from Amazon or something. Lyrics and chords are also in the "Rise Up Singing" songbook. Come back here in an hour, and I'll have the lyrics and tune posted.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Precious Friend You Will Be There/Pete Seeger
From:
Date: 06 Feb 98 - 01:05 AM

Joe,

Thank you.

I posted my question just minutes ago and you were there with an answer. I'm looking forward to seeing the lyrics and tune posted.

Thank you.

In Oneness,

Cynthia


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Subject: RE: Precious Friend You Will Be There/Pete Seeger
From: Joe, I'm brand new to this
Date: 06 Feb 98 - 01:09 AM

please read my previous post.

I didn't realize I needed to fill out the "From" until I posted and I noticed a blank that made it look as if it wasn't worth clicking on.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: PRECIOUS FRIEND (Pete Seeger) ^^
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Feb 98 - 01:48 AM

PRECIOUS FRIEND
Words and Music by Pete Seeger
©1974, 1982 by Stormking Music, Inc.

Just when I thought
All was lost, you changed my mind.
You gave me hope (not just the old soft soap)
You showed that we could learn to share in time
(you and me and Rockefeller)
I'll keep pluggin' on,
Your face will shine through all our tears.
And when we sing another little victory song,
Precious Friend, you will be there.
Singing in harmony,
Precious Friend, you will be there.

G D7 Eb7 G - / C - G - / G D7 Eb7 G Em / A7 - D7 -
/ " / C - F# - / C A G E / A D G E / A D GC G

Tune comes next.
-Joe Offer- ^^


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Subject: Tune Add: PRECIOUS FRIEND (Pete Seeger)^^
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Feb 98 - 01:54 AM

MIDI file: PRECIO~1.MID

Timebase: 192

Name: PRECIOUS FRIEND
Text: By Pete Seeger
Copyright: Copyright © 1974, 1982, Stormking Music, Inc.
Key: A
TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Start
0000 1 61 110 0160 0 61 000 0608 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0224 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0224 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0800 1 73 110 0336 0 73 000 0048 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 69 110 0336 0 69 000 0624 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 66 110 0094 0 66 000 0002 1 64 110 0816 0 64 000 0816 1 61 110 0336 0 61 000 0432 1 62 110 0336 0 62 000 0048 1 63 110 0336 0 63 000 0048 1 64 110 0094 0 64 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 69 110 0256 0 69 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 66 110 0160 0 66 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 66 110 0160 0 66 000 0224 1 73 110 0336 0 73 000 0048 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 71 110 0720 0 71 000 0048 1 68 110 0094 0 68 000 0002 1 71 110 0094 0 71 000 0002 1 68 110 0094 0 68 000 0002 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 66 110 0094 0 66 000 0002 1 64 110 0094 0 64 000 0002 1 64 110 0094 0 64 000 0002 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0194 1 61 110 0528 0 61 000 0048 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0224 1 63 110 0094 0 63 000 0002 1 66 110 0256 0 66 000 0032 1 64 110 0528 0 64 000 0432 1 73 110 0160 0 73 000 0032 1 73 110 0160 0 73 000 0032 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 69 110 0720 0 69 000 0240 1 71 110 0094 0 71 000 0002 1 71 110 0256 0 71 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 68 110 0336 0 68 000 1008 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 66 110 0256 0 66 000 0320 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 71 110 0256 0 71 000 0032 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 71 110 0094 0 71 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 71 110 0094 0 71 000 0002 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0194 1 73 110 0160 0 73 000 0032 1 73 110 0094 0 73 000 0002 1 73 110 0160 0 73 000 0032 1 66 110 0816 0 66 000 0432 1 71 110 0094 0 71 000 0002 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 73 110 0256 0 73 000 0032 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 66 110 0160 0 66 000 0032 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 69 110 0432 0 69 000 0432 1 76 110 0094 0 76 000 0002 1 76 110 0094 0 76 000 0002 1 75 110 0094 0 75 000 0002 1 74 110 0190 0 74 000 0002 1 74 110 0094 0 74 000 0002 1 73 110 0160 0 73 000 0416 1 71 110 0094 0 71 000 0002 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 73 110 0256 0 73 000 0032 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 66 110 0160 0 66 000 0032 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 69 110 0816 0 69 000
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the January 15 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:PRECIOUS FRIEND
M:4/4
Q:1/4=120
K:A
C7/4z25/4|D7/4z9/4^D7/4z9/4|E7/4z25/4|z2c7/2z/2B7/4z/4|
A7/2z9/2|z2B7/4z/4A7/4z/4FE|-E15/2z/2|z8|
C8|-C7/2z9/2|D7/2z/2^D7/2z/2|EAAAAA7/4z/4A|
-A7/4z/4A7/4z/4A7/4z/4A7/4z/4|F7/4z/4A7/4z/4F7/4z9/4|
c7/2z/2=c7/4z/4B2|-B11/2z/2GB|G=GFEEDz2|C11/2z/2D7/4z/4|
z2^DF11/4z/4E2|-E7/2z9/2|c7/4z/4c7/4z/4B7/4z/4A2|
-A11/2z5/2|BB11/4z/4A7/4z/4G2|-G3/2z13/2|
z4=G7/4z/4F2|-F3/4z13/4A7/4z/4B2|-B3/4z/4ABAB=cz2|
c7/4z/4cc7/4z/4F3|-F11/2z5/2|z2BA7/4z/4c11/4z/4|
E7/4z/4F7/4z/4AA3|-A3/2z9/2ee|^dd2dc7/4z9/4|
z2BA7/4z/4c11/4z/4|E7/4z/4F7/4z/4AA3|-A11/2||


This is another cryptic ABC translation, since Alan's program doesn't like lots of rests and weird tempo changes. Can't say that I blame it. I have as much trouble singing those complicated tempos as the program has translating it. I really like the song and sing along with the recording all the time - but so far, I haven't been successful leading it. Cynthia, I'll e-mail you a MIDI of the song. If you stick around a while, we'll teach you to use Alan's miditxt program so you can post tunes, too.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Desperately seeking lyrics
From: Lydia Scratch
Date: 11 Apr 98 - 09:00 AM

I am seeking the lyrics to Guthrie and Seeger's Precious Friend you will be there. This is for personal reasons. My mother died and this was one of those songs... Any and all help would be appreciated. Email me at lscratch@chass.utoronto.ca if you can help at all. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Desperately seeking lyrics
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 11 Apr 98 - 09:57 AM

Lydia.....
Sweet little song! I'll E-Mail to you also, but we usually post responses to the list for the benefit of all.
Condolences....Tiger

Precious Friend You Will Be There - by Pete Seeger
Copyright 1974, Stormking Music, BMI
(from the Precious Friend album)

Just when I thought all was lost
You changed my mind
You gave me hope, not just the old soft soap
You showed that we could learn to share in time
You and me and Rockefeller
I'll keep plugging on
Your face will shine
Through all our tears
And when we sing another little victory song
Precious friend, you will be there
Singing in harmony,
Precious friend, you will be there.


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Subject: RE: Desperately seeking lyrics
From:
Date: 12 Apr 98 - 12:10 PM

sorry for your loss


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