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Need grace (thanks for food) songs

GUEST,MarkF 18 Apr 02 - 09:37 AM
GUEST,greg stephens 18 Apr 02 - 09:45 AM
SharonA 18 Apr 02 - 09:46 AM
GUEST,greg 18 Apr 02 - 10:04 AM
MMario 18 Apr 02 - 10:06 AM
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Subject: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: GUEST,MarkF
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 09:37 AM

Can anyone recommend a source of songs (short ones) that can be sung in lieu of a prayer of grace? I need words and music (and chords, if appropriate). The title of a book or three that might include such would be most helpful. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: GUEST,greg stephens
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 09:45 AM

"Give us a bash at the bangers and mash me muvva used to make" or "boiled beef and carrots" would be very appropriate and set just the right tone.


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: SharonA
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 09:46 AM

Hi, Mark, and welcome!

Are you looking for songs that are religious, or songs that don't mention a deity but are still mindful of the creatures and plants of the earth of which one is about to partake? Or both kinds of songs?

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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: GUEST,greg
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 10:04 AM

To you, O food/ our thanks we give/ That you have died/ That we may live. Don't think it's gota tune though, but someone could oblige.


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: MMario
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 10:06 AM

try here


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 10:27 AM

When we had big family gatherings, my Uncle Walt always used to lead us in singing "Praise God from whom all blessings flow, praise him all creatures here below, praise him above, ye Heavenly Host, praise Father, son and Holy Ghost." Works beautifully for Christians, but not suitable if you aren't one.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: SharonA
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 10:34 AM

Jerry: That song can also be sung to the tune of "Hernando's Hideaway" (with an Amen at the end for the "stinger"!). Makes it more fun for kids' camps and such!


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: greg stephens
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 10:39 AM

Little more reverence please Sharon.


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: SharonA
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 10:53 AM

Greg: Sorry, but it wasn't my idea! Singing those words to that tune has already been done, in summer camps and elsewhere. Anyway, if there is a God, one would hope he has a sense of humor (after all, he's supposed to have created humans, right? And the emu and the platypus? *G*).

But okay, here's a reverent song of thanks (go to link by clicking on the blue words, Mark): http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/w/e/t/wethankt.htm


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: SharonA
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 10:57 AM

Find more songs of Thanksgiving in this list of topics from the CyberHymnal, here: http://www.cyberhymnal.org/top/topics.htm


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: Mrrzy
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 11:03 AM

Somebody needs to post a warning when links are going to play music! I'll get caught here at work...

I like the idea of thanking the people who cooked, sold, and produced the food, as well as the animals and plants involved in being eaten, as well as the evolutionary process for making us omnivores so we can eat anything (except, I hear, penguin).


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: GUEST,greg stephens
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 11:22 AM

Fast as i reset my cookie, somebody turns me off. What happens if you eat penguin?


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: SharonA
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 11:23 AM

Whoops! Sorry, Mrrzy! Here, let me make it up to you (no MIDI here): http://www.seaworld.org/songs/march.html *G*

These songs have MIDIs too, but I don't think they'll play automatically: http://homepage.mac.com/dragon3/Graces/menu.html (Campfire grace songs – click on links along left-hand side of the page to bring up song lists – these songs have music notation for the melody also!)

Scouting (Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts) graces: http://www.macscouter.com/ScoutsOwn/Graces.html (no MIDIs; some songs are sung to well-known melodies – see listing)

Graces, Vespers and Closings (warning to Greg: these include the "Addams Family Grace" and the "Flintstones Grace"):http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/Glade/8851/songs8.htm

Even more camp-song graces: http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/Meadow/3763/graces.html

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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: MMario
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 11:24 AM

I don't have it with me to post - but I heard one at a ren-faire last summer - thanking the cooks and the servers.


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: GUEST,Cara
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 02:18 PM

My favorite as a akid in Ohio was always "The Johnny Appleseed Song"

The Lord is good to me/and so I thank the Lord/for giving me the things I need/The sunand the rain and the appleseed/The Lo-ord is good to me

Very simple tune..we learned it in Catholic school in kindergarten


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: SharonA
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 03:30 PM

The following are selections from several camp-song sites. Again, some may be considered more reverent than others.


From http://a_scout.tripod.com/graces.htm, another prayer sung to "Hernando's Hideaway": CLICK HERE TO SEE ENTIRE LIST

GRACE (HERNANDO'S HIDEAWAY)

Be present at our table, Lord,
Be here and every where adored,
These morsels bless and grant that we,
May feast in paradise with thee. Amen.

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"Gilligan's Island" grace in here: http://www.angelfire.com/oh/claremansfield/Graces.html CLICK HERE TO SEE ENTIRE LIST

BLESSINGS OF THIS DAY (Tune: "Gilligan's Island" Theme)
We thank Thee, Lord for giving us
The blessings of this day;
For friends and food and family,
And showing us the way.
The bounty that you set before
Us, proves to us you care.
We praise you, Lord, for showing us
Your presence everywhere.
So, join us at this table, Lord,
As we prepare to dine.
All that we have is sent from you;
And all we have is thine.
(Lyrics copyrighted 1996 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)
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From http://homepage.mac.com/dragon3/Graces/tune/rockclck.htm (sung to the tune of "Rock Around the Clock"): CLICK HERE TO SEE 2 SIMILAR VERSIONS

GOD IS GOOD

God is great, God is good,
Let us thank him for our food,
We're gonna thank him morning noon and night,
We're gonna thank him 'cause he's out of sight
Amen-Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen.

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I'll post selections from the "A Prairie Home Companion songbook" in my next post.


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: SharonA
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 04:10 PM

Anyway, here are some Grace songs, with comments in italics from the folks who submitted them, that I pulled them from the "A Prairie Home Companion songbook" at http://phc.mpr.org/activities/19970704_campsongs/index.html (NOTE: A couple of the songs at that site were submitted by Joe Offer!)


THE DOXOLOGY
(To the tune of "Jamaican Farewell")

Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
Praise him all creatures here below,
Praise him above all heavenly hosts,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

The same words can be sung to the theme song of the "Gillette Cavalcade of Sports".

—Dick Roy


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More Doxology stuff: At Camp Loy White in the foothills of North Carolina, the Camp Director used to make up songs for blessings or sing-alongs dependent on the happenings of the day. For instance, when everybody was sunburned from a trip to the lake, the blessing that night was:

To the tune of "The Doxology"

Thank God for sun and sun tan oil.
Thank God for crabs and shrimp to boil.
Thank God we spent the day in fun.
May our sunburns be minor ones. AMEN.

—Mike S-R, Pearl, MS

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Another "Hernando's Hideaway" song, similar to the one I posted earlier:

Be pre-sent at our table, Lord.
Be here, and ev'rywhere adored.
These mer-cies bless and grant that we
May faith-full for thy service be. A-men!

—Susan Squires Cox, San Francisco, CA

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...One of the most fun camp songs we sang, was Amazing Grace to various different tunes. For example:

To the tune of "The Mickey Mouse Club Song"

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me
A-m-a-z, -i-n-g G-r-a-c-e
Amazing Grace (amazing grace)
Amazing Grace (amazing grace)
Forever let us hold His banner high! (high! high! high!)

I once was lost but now I'm found was blind but now I see!
A-m-a-z, -i-n-g G-r-a-c-e

[Can also be sung to the tune of] "Ghost Riders in the Sky" (Go ahead TRY IT! You will need two verses of Amazing grace to get through one musical verse.) Try it with other songs too! The words are in such a common rhythm it fits into bunches of songs. These are just the funniest ones I remember.

—Amber Mahoney, Lafayette, IN


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YAWNING IN THE MORNING
(Tune: Roamin' in the Gloaming)

Yawning in the morning when the rising bell has rung.
Yawning in the morning when the dawning day's begun.
And when our dip is o'er, and we've had good food once more
Then we're happy yawning in the morning.

—Beets McMahon

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I'll TRY to link the index to the entire songbook! Here goes: CLICK HERE TO SEE APHC SONGBOOK INDEX

Sharon


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: Pinetop Slim
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 05:45 PM

Thanks all. I can't use the irreverent ones, but they've been fun to read. -- MarkF


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: SharonA
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 06:13 PM

CHICKEN DINNER GRACE

Thanks to the hens who gave their lives
To lie between our forks and knives,
And thanks to all the grain they ate
For fatt'ning them to meet their fate.

Thanks to the hardy meat processors,
Carcass-pullers, bird undressers,
Packagers and meat-deboners,
Company execs and owners.

Thanks to 18-wheeler truckers
Driving meat to stores, poor fellows.
Thanks to ev'ry groc'ry clerk
Who stocks the freezer shelves at work

With boneless chicken breast and thigh
That we might go to shop and buy.
We thank you all, both young and old....
But now the goshdarn chicken's cold!


by yours truly


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 10:56 PM

Mark, if you use some of these where I THINK you're planning to use them, Troublesome will rise and sweep you away!


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: DancingMom
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 11:08 PM

Sung to the "Jeopardy" theme song tune: God is great and God is good, Let us thank Him for our foo-ood, By His hands we all are fed, Give us Lord our daily bread. Amen.

We do the "Johnny Appleseed" song, too.

Sharon M.


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: SharonA
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 09:31 AM

SharonM (DancingMom): That's great! I'm guessing the "Amen" takes the place of the kettledrum-beats at the end of the "Jeopardy!" song. I read somewhere that Merv Griffin (creator of "Jeopardy!") wrote that tune himself.


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: Peg
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 10:09 AM

I used to have to sing and direct little grace ditties every week at "high table' when I studied at Oxford for the summer (I was the resident music/drama person on staff). Wish I could remember some of these: they are quite formal but nice and short.

One of 'em goes "All things are Thine, no gifts have we; Lord of all gifts to offer Thee; and yet with loyal hearts we pray; Thine own before Thy feet we lay. Amen."


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: MMario
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 10:14 AM

Peg - that is "Old Hundred" I think - or at least the tune is.

Here is a version from Pete Seegar


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: MMario
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 10:19 AM

Unless I'm confused - All things are thine


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 10:42 AM

Kytrad: I would be in deep trouble, wouldn't I. (PS: I think I've got that problem solved)


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Subject: Lyr Add: UNCLE DAVE'S GRACE (Lou & Peter Berryman)
From: SharonA
Date: 25 Apr 02 - 01:54 PM

Okay, this one's not short, but it's cute. There's no MIDI for the tune, that I know of, but a CD with the song on it can be ordered from www.louandpeter.com


UNCLE DAVE'S GRACE
(Lou and Peter Berryman)

Thanksgiving day, Uncle Dave was our guest
Who reads The Progressive* which makes him depressed
We asked Uncle Dave if he'd like to say grace
A dark desolation crept over his face
    "Thanks," he began as he gazed at his knife,
    "To poor Mr. Turkey for living his life
    "All crowded and cramped in a great metal shed
    "Where life was a drag, then they cut off his head.

"Thanks," he went on, "for the grapes in my wine
"Picked by sick women of seventy nine
"Scrambling all morning for bunch after bunch
"Then brushing the pesticide off of their lunch
    "Thanks for the stuffing all heaped on my fork
    "Shiny with sausage descended from pork
    "I think of the trucks full of pigs that I see
    "And can't help imagine what they think of me

"Continuing, I'd like to thank if you please
"Our salad bowl hacked out of tropical trees
"And for this mahogany table and chair
"We thank all the jungles that used to be there
    "For cream in our coffee and milk in our mugs
    "We thank all the cows full of hormones and drugs
    "Whose calves are removed at a very young age
    "And force-fed as veal in a miniscule cage

"Oh, thanks for the furnace that heats up these rooms
"And thanks for the rich fossil fuel it consumes
"Corrupting the atmosphere ounce after ounce
"But we're warm and toasty and that is what counts
    "I'm grateful," he said, "for these clothes on my back
    "Lovely and comfy and cheap off the rack
    "Fashioned in warehouses noisy and cold
    "In China by seamstresses seven years old

"And thanks for my silverware setting that shines
"In mem'ry of miners who died in the mines
"Worn down by the shov'ling of tailings in piles
"Whose runoff destroys all the rivers for miles
    "We thank the reactors for our chandelier
    "Although the plutonium won't disappear
    "For hundreds of decades it still will be there
    "But a few more Chernobyls and who's gonna care?"

Sighed Uncle Dave, "Though there's more to be told
The wine's getting warm and the bird's getting cold"
And with that he sat down as he mumbled again
"Thank you for everything, amen"
    We felt so guilty when he was all through
    It seemed there was one of two things we could do:
    Live without food in the nude in a cave
    Or next year have someone say grace besides Dave.


*The Progressive: A respected old left-wing magazine, published in Madison, WI.


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: GUEST,ylime
Date: 25 Apr 02 - 02:08 PM

every thanksgiving (or other holiday involving turkey) we get together and sing this family favorite:

(to the tune of "my country tis of thee")

My turkey tis of thee sweet bird of cranberry of thee I sing.

I love thy breast and wings back legs and other things I love thy good stuffings oh luscious bird

. . .

with assorted other verses, most of which i can't remember


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Subject: RELyric Add:: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: Tinker
Date: 25 Nov 02 - 10:59 PM

Thought I'd refresh this for Thanksgiving and add a couple we Episcopals and Lutherans use at Camp. I found a few new ones in here..

GOD IS GREAT
(tune: Flinstone theme song)

God is--Great and God is--Good
And so we thank HIm for our food
God is --Great and God is-- Good
And so we thank HIm for our food
Amen, Ah, Ah, Ah-ha-ha-ha men
Amen, Ah, Ah, Ah-ha-ha-ha men
God is great and God is Good and so we thank Him for our, we thank Him for our, we thank Him for our food.



PRAISE
(tune: Windy--Associations)

Praise be to God both Father and Mother
Praise be to God who gave us the earth
Praise be to God the Spirit eternal
Praise be to God forever.


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: Neighmond
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 12:15 AM

Here's one I wrote but someone smarter than I will have to set it to music

Praise to the father
Praise to the son
We offer thanksgiving
for all thou hast done.
For the family and fellowship
friends and the food
Blessings you give us in great multitude
And we pray for the hungry
the friendless and cold
Those who are homeless or weary and old
that they soon find repose
through your wonderous love
And let us do below as you do up above
Gory to God! Peace among men!
forever and ever
Amen and Amen


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: open mike
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 01:34 AM

the johnny apple seed one is the best!!

here is another one i sort of remember from camp:
back of the bread is the flour,
and back of the flour is the mill,
and back of the mill is the
sun and rain and the good lord's will


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 05:22 AM

A Scottish songer/songriter I knew put the Selkirk grace to music (Possibly a traditional tune). For the life of me I can't remember his name! Iain something I think but can't be sure. I can't remember the verses he used either but he used the grace itself as a chorus.

The grace is -

Some hae meat and canna eat,
and some wad eat that want it,
but we hae meat and we can eat,
and sae the Lord be thankit.

I can't do the music bit here but if you get in touch I can sing it down the 'phone at you!

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 05:38 AM

Wahey! Found it. It was Ian Walker - Looky here!!!


Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: GUEST,Micky
Date: 23 Jun 10 - 06:45 PM

Jesus is a cool dude 40 days without food, Tempted by the devil but thats ok, Hes got love on his face, Saved by grace, Spreading his love all over the place... Singing... We will, We will Love him (clap, clap-clap-clap, clap) We will, We will Praise him (clap, clap-clap-clap, clap)

AMEN!!!

Done to tune of 'We will we will rock you'


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: olddude
Date: 27 Aug 10 - 09:44 PM

Johnny Appleseed

The Lord been good to me
and so I thank the Lord
for giving me the things I need
the sun and rain and an apple seed
the Lords been good to me


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: open mike
Date: 28 Aug 10 - 01:27 PM

see (and hear) the Johnny Appleseed grace in a cartoon here...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_IrdS-zu48
(i think this was from Disney...can you imagine the
mention of god in a cartoon these days?)


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: open mike
Date: 28 Aug 10 - 01:36 PM

from another mudcat thread...
Cherokee Morning song: Windeyaho
"I am of the Great Spirit. It is so."

sums it up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VqoxOcEqpk&feature=player_embedded#!


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 04:47 PM

Well, that certainly is an interesting post to follow..

How about the one about long life and success to the farmer..

starts may the wealthy and great live in splendor and state I envy them not I declare it mg


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: Dead Horse
Date: 10 Nov 10 - 06:39 AM

In the mouth and down to the belly
Eat it up quick, there's something on the telly. :-)


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 10 Nov 10 - 07:30 AM

An after meal blessing.
Learnt from my great uncle Bruce Counsel, farmer at Old Mixon farm near Weston-super-mare and sexton at Uphill church.

The Lord be praised my belly's raised an inch above the table,
And I'll be damned if I ain't crammed so full as I be able.


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: JB3
Date: 10 Nov 10 - 04:01 PM

Guest, mg: The song you mention is "The Farmer's Toast" in the database.


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 10 Nov 10 - 04:45 PM

In through the lips & past the gums
Look out stomach, here it comes

But 1 of the good sung ones:

(Morning/Noontime/Evening) is here;
The board is spread.
Thanks be to God
Who gives us bread. Amen

Sorry I can't give you the tune for this.   Tw


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 11 Nov 10 - 12:49 AM

Tune here; it's a nice one.

Here is another lovely one I learned at Girl Scout camp as a kid: It's a Poor Man

And a couple more -- both rounds (also learned at Girl Scout camp):
1) For health and strength and daily bread, we praise thy name, oh Lord. For health...
Hear it sung. (note: it has an "alleluia" bit near the end which I did not learn.)

2) Jubilate Deo
Ju-bi-la-te De-o
Jubila-te De-e-o
A-le-lu-ya

YY -- who knows a lot of "religious"-y graces -- that is, a lot for someone brought up agnostic/Unitarian/Jewish(ish)...


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: GUEST,Erich
Date: 11 Nov 10 - 02:52 AM

Mashed Potatoes by "Sir" Oliver Mally
(go to youtube and surch for Oliver Mally mashed potatoes)


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: Gutcher
Date: 11 Nov 10 - 05:25 AM

The Galloway Grace

All people that on earth dae dwell,
Rax oot yer haun and help yersel;
For if ye don"t, depend upon"t,
Ye"ll get a scone, wi naething on"t.

Joe.


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 11 Nov 10 - 07:25 AM

That should be "Counsell" in my earlier post. I'm getting lots of missed characters with this keyboard!

He was quite a character himself, always with a tale to tell.

He also had another one which my late father was trying to research. It had four or possibly five verses and listed bread, cheese, beer and meat(?) in one line of each verse, each verse being about one of them. They may have been listed in a different order in each verse.


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: Bettynh
Date: 11 Nov 10 - 11:34 AM

This thread was a discussion, with lots of links, of Girl Scout graces.


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Nov 10 - 09:01 AM

The 'Grace' at the Northwood Pickle Night on Wednesday was the chorus(Spoken) of Tom Lewis' song - Oh Lord above send down a dove , in its beak a Razor , to cut the throats of them there blokes that sells bad beer to Sailors -- Amen


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: GUEST,gallus moll
Date: 12 Nov 10 - 09:20 AM

apologies if this has been suggested before - Eric Bogle's song 'Suffer the Children' makes you stop and think in the midst of all the excesses of the increasingly secular Christmas time - - - -.


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 11 Dec 10 - 03:56 PM

I've always liked this grace, which my landlady and her family in Edinburgh in the 1960's taught me:-

Sun, earth and air
Are wrought by God's care
That the plants live and bear.
Praising God for this food,
In truth live we would,
Bearing beauty and good.


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: GUEST,999
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 03:59 PM

Rub a dub dub
Thanks for the grub,
Yea, God.




Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Who eats the fastest gets the most.


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: Crowhugger
Date: 28 Feb 11 - 10:42 PM

Almost a decade after the OP's request, here's one of my favourites for 4 parts a cappella. It's arranged for women; for all male voices transpose down about 4 whole tones; for mixed voices have men sing the lower parts and women singing the higher ones. If you have really high sopranos available, transpose it up a couple of tones and have some of the men double the bass and melody an octave lower (which would make 6 parts total).


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 28 Feb 11 - 11:39 PM

The Sailor's Grace


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 14 Oct 12 - 03:14 AM

From 1950s Liverpool

"Thank you for the food we've had,
A little bit more and we'd be glad"

Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Need grace (thanks for food) songs
From: Joe_F
Date: 14 Oct 12 - 09:25 PM

Good bread,
Good meat,
Good God,
Let's eat!

If you need to post here ask a moderator to reopen it. The spammers are having a field day with it open. --mudelf


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