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Lyr Add: Singin' with the Big Choir (R. J. Pratt)

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Singin' With The Big Choir [R. J. Pratt © 1996, 2002]


GUEST 15 Dec 02 - 01:13 PM
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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: SINGIN' WITH THE BIG CHOIR
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Dec 02 - 01:13 PM

Ever wonder who all those angels were who sang for the shepherds on the first Christmas?    Well, here's he story of one of 'em.

 Singin' With The Big Choir    ( R. J. Pratt © 1996, 2002)

Chorus:
         F                                     C       Am
   Tonight I'm singin' with the big choir!
 F                  G                       C     Am
   We gonna sing our fav'rite hymn!
F                  G          C           Am
   We gonna set the night on fire
               F             G       C          Am
   In the hills over Bethlehe-e-e-e-em,*
               F             G         C
   In the hills over Bethlehem.

    G                                C
I only been a angel for a little while, /
         G                            C
Got plenty o' millenia** to go
      G                                             C
Before they let me join the choir of seraphim
         F                     G                                      G                                          C
And hear ol' Gabriel blow.              // But I hear they need a multitude to sing tonight,
                              (Pa pa pa pa pa Hal-le-lu!)****
      G                                             C           F   C
"Hosannah In The Highest" is the song. (Ho-san-na!) 
       G                                             C
We gotta do a concert for some shepherd folk.
               F                                        G
Must be somethin' pretty special goin' on!

So, tonight I'm singin' with the big choir!
We gonna sing our fav'rite hymn!  (Ho-san-na-na-na!)
We gonna set the night on fire
In the hills over Bethlehe-e-e-e-em,*
In the hills over Bethlehem.

Now they never had a banjo in the choir before
                                                                (banjo riff)
And if I mess up, they prob'ly won't again,
                                                        (banjo SNAFU)
So tonight you bet I'm gonna make the most of it,
Doin' back-up for the cherubim!
                                          (banjo riff)

Yes, tonight I'm singin' with the big choir!
We gonna sing our fav'rite hymn! (Ho-san-na!)
We gonna set the night on fire
In the hills over Bethlehe-e-e-e-em,*
In the hills over Bethlehem.
 

They tell me the occasion for this special gig,
This intergenerational angel jam****
Is a birthday party for the boss's kid,
The one thay call "The Lamb."

There'll be no one but some shepherds in the audience
To hear our awesome carolling sublime,         //     But they say in time the whole wide world may sing along,
                                                     (La la la la la Hal-le-lu!)
It's a oldie but a goodie for all time.

So, tonight I'm singin' with the big choir!
We gonna sing our fav'rite hymn!  (Ho-san-na-na-na!)
We gonna set the night on fire
In the hills over Bethlehe-e-e-e-em,*
In the hills over Bethlehem.

             -----------------------------------------
* The "hem" in "Behlehem" is sung over an ascending scale of 5 notes.  The "e" is, of course, short (not "Bethleheem").
** Sing: "...plennya millenia ta go..."
*** The "lu" in "Hallelu" is sustanined and overlaps the first words of the next line
**** Sing "...intergenerayshnl angel jam..."

© 2002  R. Jeanene Pratt  866-841-9139 x4100


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: New Christmas Song: Singin' w/ Big Choir
From: Haruo
Date: 15 Dec 02 - 02:12 PM

Looks like Genie to me. ;-)

Haruo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: New Christmas Song: Singin' w/ Big Choir
From: Genie
Date: 15 Dec 02 - 09:29 PM

Sorry about that "guest" thing. I forgot I wasn't logged in.

There should be a MIDI in the Mudcat MIDIs soon.

This song is really more soft rock or rockabilly than "folk," at least the way I do it. But it's all in the arrangement.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: New Christmas Song: Singin' w/ Big Choir
From: GUEST,Jeanene
Date: 19 Dec 02 - 12:42 AM

The MIDI may be a while in getting posted. It seems Max has some little thing on his mind that's displaced most thoughts of technical matters, at least for the next couple of weeks (most understandably).

If I can figure out how to do the ABC thing, I'll try to post a simple ABC soon (not nearly as good a representation of the song as the MIDI is, complete with trumpet and banjo back-up), but it'll give the basic tune.

Meanwhile a MIDI is available via email on request.

J


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: New Christmas Song: Singin' w/ Big Choir
From: Mudlark
Date: 19 Dec 02 - 01:03 AM

Jeanene....Great song....thanks for posting!


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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: SINGIN' WITH THE BIG CHOIR (Pratt)
From: Genie
Date: 22 Dec 02 - 12:36 AM

I hope this post will help fit the lyrics to the melody:

SINGIN' WITH THE BIG CHOIR
words and music by R. Jeanene Pratt © 1996, 2002

Chorus:
Tonight I'm singin' with the big choir! | z6C2 | A3AAGFA | G2E4z2 |
We gonna do my fav'rite hymn! zAAAAGFA | G4z4 |
We gonna set the night on fire In the | zAAAA2B2| C2G2E2EG |
hills over Bethlehem, In the | F2FED3D |CDEFG2EG|
hills over Bethle- | F2FED3D |
hem. I | C4z3C |

only been a angel for a little while, Got | DDDEFEDC | G,G,G,z4G, |
plenty o' millenia to go Be- DDDEFEDC | G,3z3G,2 |
fore they let me join the choir of seraphim And | DDDEFEDC | ECC2z2E2 |
hear ol' Gabriel blow. But I F2E2D2C2| G5zCC |

hear they need a multitude to sing tonight, "Ho-   | DDDEFEDC | G,G,G,z4G, |
sannah In The Highest" is the song. We   | DDDEFEDC | G,3z4G, |
gotta do a concert for some shepherd folk. Must be   | DDDEFEDC | ECC2z2DE |
somethin' pretty special goin' on! So, To- | FFFFFEDC| G5zCC

night I'm singin' with the big choir! | z6C2 | A3AAGFA | G2E4z2 |
We gonna do my fav'rite hymn!   | zAAAAGFA | G4z4 |
We gonna set the night on fire, In the | zAAAA2B2| C2G2E2EG |
hills over Bethlehem, In the | F2FED3D |CDEFG2EG|
hills over Bethle- | F2FED3D |
hem. | C4z2CC|

Now they never had a banjo in the choir before, And if | DDDEFEDC | G,G,G,z3G,G, |
I mess up, they prob'ly won't again, So to-   | DDDEFEDC | G,3z3G,G, |
night you bet I'm gonna make the most of it, Doin' | DDDEFEDC | ECC2zDE |
back-up for the cheru- F2F2FEDC |
bim! Yes, to- | G5zCC |

night I'm singin' with the big choir! | z6C2 | A3AAGFA | G2E4z2 |
We gonna do my fav'rite hymn! | zAAAAGFA | G4z4 |
We gonna set the night on fire, In the | zAAAA2B2| C2G2E2EG |
hills over Bethlehem, In the | F2FED3D |CDEFG2EG|
hills over Bethle- | F2FED3D |
hem. Now, they | C4z2CC|

tell me the occasion for this special gig, | DDDEFEDC | G,G,G,z3G,2 |
intergenerational angel jam Is a | DDDEFEDC | G,3z3G,G,|
birthday party for the boss's kid, The | D2E2FEDC | DCC2z3E |
one they call "The Lamb." There'll be | F3ED2C2 | G5zCC |

only a few shepherds in the audience To | DDDEFEDC | G,G,G,z4G, |
hear our awesome carolling sublime, But they | DDDEFEDC | G,3z3G,G,|
say in time the whole wide world may sing along, It's a | DDDEFEDC | ECC2z2DE |
oldie but a goodie for all time. So, to- | FFFFFEDC| G5zCC

night I'm singin' with the big choir! | z6C2 | A3AAGFA | G2E4z2 |
We gonna do my fav'rite hymn! | zAAAAGFA | G4z4 |
We gonna set the night on fire, In the | zAAAA2B2| C2G2E2EG |
hills over Bethlehem, In the | F2FED3D |CDEFG2EG|
hills over Bethle- | F2FED3D |
hem. Yes, to-   | C4z2CC|

night I'm singin' with the big choir! | z6C2 | A3AAGFA | G2E4z2 |
We gonna do my fav'rite hymn!   | zAAAAGFA | G4z4 |
We gonna set the night on fire In the | zAAAA2B2| C2G2E2EG |
hills over Bethlehem, In the | F2FED3D |CDEFG2EG|
hills over Bethle- | F2FEFGAB |
hem. |C4z4|
             -----------------------------------------

© 2002 R. J. Pratt   geniesings@yahoo.com 866-841-9139 x4100


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: New Christmas Song: Singin' w/ Big Choir
From: Genie
Date: 22 Dec 02 - 03:47 PM

One other correction. (Sorry, I'm just learning ABC.)

In the chorus, the melody line

"We gonna set the night on fire, In the" | zAAAA2B2| C2G2E2EG |

should be

"We gonna set the night on fire, In the" | zAAAA2B2| c2G2E2EG |


That note sequence needs to be corrected in the ABC file I posted, too.

Genie


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Subject: Tune Add: SINGIN' WITH THE BIG CHOIR
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Dec 02 - 11:44 PM

OK, I think this is the final corrected version, sent to me at 3:44.
-Joe Offer-



X:1
T:Singin' With The Big Choir
C:Jeanene Pratt ©2002
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q: 1/8 = 300
N:This is the lead vocal melody. Back-up vocal parts are important to the song but cannot be indicated here, since they overlap the lead melody line.
N:The chorus was written in 1996 and the verses in 2002.
Z:Jeanene Pratt 12/20/2002
K:C
| z6C2 | A3AAGFA | G2E4z2 | zAAAAGFA | G4z4 | zAAAA2B2| c2G2E2EG | F2FED3D |CDEFG2EG| F2FED3D | C4z3C | DDDEFEDC | G,G,G,z4G, | DDDEFEDC | G,3z3G,2 | DDDEFEDC | ECC2z2E2 | F2E2D2C2| G5zCC | DDDEFEDC | G,G,G,z4G, | DDDEFEDC | G,3z4G, | DDDEFEDC | ECC2z2DE | FFFFFEDC| G5zCC | z6C2 | A3AAGFA | G2E4z2 | zAAAAGFA | G4z4 | zAAAA2B2| c2G2E2EG | F2FED3D |CDEFG2EG| F2FED3D | C4z2CC | DDDEFEDC | G,G,G,z3G,G, | DDDEFEDC | G,3z3G,G, | DDDEFEDC | ECC2zDE | F2F2FEDC | G5zCC | z6C2 | A3AAGFA | G2E4z2 | zAAAAGFA | G4z4 | zAAAA2B2| c2G2E2EG | F2FED3D |CDEFG2EG| F2FED3D | C4z2CC | DDDEFEDC | G,G,G,z3G,2 | DDDEFEDC | G,3z3G,G,| D2E2FEDC | DCC2z3E | F3ED2C2 | G5zCC | DDDEFEDC | G,G,G,z4G, | DDDEFEDC | G,3z3G,G,| DDDEFEDC | ECC2z2DE | FFFFFEDC| G5zCC | z6C2 | A3AAGFA | G2E4z2 | zAAAAGFA | G4z4 | zAAAA2B2| c2G2E2EG | F2FED3D |CDEFG2EG| F2FED3D | C4z2CC| z6C2 | A3AAGFA | G2E4z2 | zAAAAGFA | G4z4 | zAAAA2B2| c2G2E2EG | F2FED3D |CDEFG2EG|F2FEFGAB | c4z4 |


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: New Christmas Song: Singin' w/ Big Choir
From: Genie
Date: 25 Dec 02 - 04:19 AM

Yeah, Joe, that's right. That ABC file is the basic melody.

The MIDI which I sent you and Leo has the back up trumpet, banjo, and soprano parts, as well. At some point I hope that one will appear in the Mudcat MIDI pages, but there's no rush, since Christmas is upon us for this year.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: New Christmas Song: Singin' w/ Big Choir
From: MMario
Date: 24 Jan 03 - 07:36 PM

midi added


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Subject: Tune Add: New Christmas Song: Singin' w/ Big Choir
From: Genie
Date: 24 Jan 03 - 09:04 PM

Thanks, MMario. Good to have the MIDIs back up.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: New Christmas Song: Singin' w/ Big Choir
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jan 03 - 05:12 PM

If you play the MIDI (see link above), keep in mind that it includes tracks for both the melody and the back up "Hosana," "Pa pa pa pa pa Hallelu," and banjo riff parts.

G


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: New Christmas Song: Singin' w/ Big Choir
From: Genie
Date: 04 Dec 04 - 04:00 AM

Now let's see if I can remember how to find the MIDI. LOL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Singin' with the Big Choir (R. J. Pra
From: Genie
Date: 28 Dec 08 - 08:56 AM

Sorry I couldn't get this posted before Christmas (I'm still learning all the bells and whistles of saving and sharing my iMovie videos), but if you'd like to actually hear the song, it's now posted on YouTube:

"Singin With The Big Choir"


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Subject: Video: Singin' with the Big Choir (R. J. Pratt
From: Genie
Date: 15 Dec 09 - 03:13 AM

This video is better. It has harmony, for one thing.

Singin' With The Big Choir (Genie at Park Shore Assisted Living 12-9-09)


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Subject: Chords Add: Singin' with the Big Choir (R J Pratt)
From: Genie
Date: 10 Dec 12 - 12:13 AM

Singin' With The Big Choir    ( R. J. Pratt © 1996, 2002)

Chorus:
                                                                                                
Tonig(F)ht I'm si(G)ngin' with the bi(C)g cho(Am)ir! /
(F) We gonna d(G)o my fav'rite hy(C)mn! - Hos(F)ann(C)ah!
(F)We gonna s(G)et the nig(C)ht* on fi(Am)re
In the hi(F)lls over Be(G)thleh(C)e(Am)m, / In the hi(F)lls over Be(G)thleh(G)em.

    G                               C                         G                           C
I o(F)nly been a a(G)ngel for a li(C)ttle wh(Am)ile, / Got pl(F)enty o' mill(G)enia to g(C)o**                                 
Bef(G)ore they let me join the choir of s(C)eraphi(Am)m                              
And he(F)ar ol' Gabriel bl(G)ow.                   //                               (Pa pa pa pa pa Hal-le-lu!)***
But I he(G)ar they need a multitude to si(C)ng toni(Am)ght,
"Hos(G)annah In The Highest" is the s(C)ong(Am).    /   
We g(G)otta do a concert for some sh(C)epherd folk(Am).
Must be s(F)omethin' pretty special goin' o(G)n!

So,
Chorus:
tonight I'm singin' with the big choir!
We gonna sing my fav'rite hymn! (Ho-san-na!)
We gonna set the night on fire / In the hills over Bethlehe-e-e-e-em,
In the hills over Bethlehem.

Now they never had a banjo in the choir before (banjo riff)
And if I mess up, they prob'ly won't again, (banjo SNAFU)
So tonight you bet I'm gonna make the most of it, /
Doin' back-up for the cherubim! (banjo riff)

(Chorus)

Now, they tell me the occasion for this special gig, / This intergenerational*** angel jam,
Is a birthday party for the boss's kid,
The one they call "The Lamb."

There'll be no one but some shepherds in the audience
To hear our awesome caroling sublime, (La la la la la Ha-le-lu!)
But they say in time the whole wide world may sing along,
It's a oldie but a goodie for all time.

So, tonight I'm singin' with the big choir!
We gonna sing our fav'rite hymn! (Ho-san-na-na-na!)
We gonna set the night on fire
In the hills over Bethlehem,
In the hills over Bethlehem.
             -----------------------------------------
* or "skies"
** Should be sung: "...plenny 'o millenia ta go..."
*** The "lu" in "Hallelu" is sustanined and overlaps the first word of the next line (**** Should be sung "...intergenerayshnl angel band..."

© 2002 R. J. Pratt   geniesings@yahoo.com 866-841-9139 x4100


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Singin' with the Big Choir (R. J. Pratt)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 10 Dec 12 - 12:15 PM

Thanks, Genie. It's delightful!


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