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Lyr Req: There Are Two Sides to the Jordan

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CONESTOGA ON THE JORDAN ROAD
CROSSED OLD JORDAN'S STREAM
DEEP RIVER
JORDAN IS A HARD ROAD TO TRAVEL
RIVER OF JORDAN
ROLL, JORDAN, ROLL


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Rabbi-Sol 04 May 04 - 05:29 PM
wysiwyg 04 May 04 - 06:22 PM
McGrath of Harlow 30 May 04 - 08:29 PM
masato sakurai 30 May 04 - 08:57 PM
The Fooles Troupe 30 May 04 - 10:00 PM
Rabbi-Sol 30 May 04 - 11:10 PM
Rabbi-Sol 30 May 04 - 11:16 PM
The Fooles Troupe 31 May 04 - 12:27 AM
McGrath of Harlow 31 May 04 - 05:54 AM
Rabbi-Sol 31 May 04 - 03:30 PM
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Subject: There Are 2 Sides to the Jordan
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 04 May 04 - 05:29 PM

When I was a young child 53 years ago I went to a camp which was very Zionist oriented. Some of the counselors thre sang a song which was supposed to be the theme song of the right wing Revisionist party in Israel. The title of the song was "There Are 2 Sides To The Jordan". Although the original song was written in Hebrew, there was an English version that was quite popular in various Jewish camps in the early 1950s. If anyone has those lyrics, I would like to obtain them. Thanks. SOL ZELLER


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Subject: RE: There Are 2 Sides to the Jordan
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 May 04 - 06:22 PM

I dunno, Sol, but welcome to Mudcat, and good luck with your request!

You might want to bookmark this thread or use the Trace function to put a link to it on your personal page (see FAQ). Each day's threadlist is only what's been on for the previous 24 hours. After that you need to use the Age Filter to bring up older threads, or go to the thread either from a bookmark, your personal page, or your browser's history. And sometimes it can take several days before someone with the info sees the thread, because altho a number of us are Mudcat-addicted, some people actually are not here eery day! :~)

~Susan


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Subject: RE: There Are 2 Sides to the Jordan
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 30 May 04 - 08:29 PM


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Subject: RE: There Are 2 Sides to the Jordan
From: masato sakurai
Date: 30 May 04 - 08:57 PM

Mentioned here:
For a while my sentiments were with Menachem Begin and his Irgun Zvi Leumi revisionists. I hummed their hymn, Shtai gedot layarden, zu skelanu zu gam ken ("There are two sides to the Jordan and that is ours too") but that didn't last.


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Subject: RE: There Are 2 Sides to the Jordan
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 30 May 04 - 10:00 PM

It could be worth contacting the owner of that site - he may have the words, or a pointer to them somewhere. If you find them, please post the English version here. Also a tune might be handy, now that you have piqued our interest.


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Subject: RE: There Are 2 Sides to the Jordan
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 30 May 04 - 11:10 PM

When I was 13 years old in camp ( I am 61 now), I was awakened every day to the Hebrew version of the song. The person who sang it (over the camp p.a. system), was a Hungarian Jew who emigrated to Israel after the Holocaust and then found his way to the USA. Unfortunately, he is no longer alive. I did not know that an English version existed, until a girl I went out with once while I was a student at Brooklyn College happened to sing it to me. I lost track of her 38 years ago, but she is living somewhere in Israel today. She also sang me the Hebrew lyrics to Oh What A Beautiful Morning from Oklahoma of which I only remember the first line "Kama yafeh hu haboker, Kama yafeh hu hayowm". I am contemplating starting a separate thread to rediscover all those lyrics. SOL ZELLER


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Subject: RE: There Are 2 Sides to the Jordan
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 30 May 04 - 11:16 PM

By the way, the tune to the English Version of "There Are 2 Sides To The Jordan" is identical to the Hebrew one. The same holds true for Oh What A Beautiful Morning. SOL ZELLER


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Subject: RE: There Are 2 Sides to the Jordan
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 31 May 04 - 12:27 AM

Thank you Rabbi-Sol, but many of us here are unlikely to know the Hebrew version of anything. :-)

Robin


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Subject: RE: There Are 2 Sides to the Jordan
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 31 May 04 - 05:54 AM

Out of curiosity I put "Jordan" in in the Mudcat search of the Digital Tradition; it came up with 32 songs. None of them were this one though.


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Subject: RE: There Are 2 Sides to the Jordan
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 31 May 04 - 03:30 PM

That is because the River Jordan is a frequent theme in Gospel music, both African American and Southern White. Bluegrass as well. SOL ZELLER


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