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Origin: Song of the Sea (Ray Hannisian)

Andrea Dale 11 Oct 98 - 03:03 PM
GUEST,Gwyn 19 Jul 04 - 04:42 PM
GUEST,Randomteen 19 Jul 04 - 04:46 PM
Joe Offer 19 Jul 04 - 05:53 PM
Amos 19 Jul 04 - 06:22 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 19 Jul 04 - 06:26 PM
GUEST,Helena 19 Jul 04 - 10:27 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 19 Jul 04 - 11:06 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 21 Jul 04 - 06:55 AM
GUEST,Kaytie 29 Oct 04 - 06:50 PM
GUEST,lyrics of it..... 07 Oct 05 - 02:14 PM
GUEST,Tyler O 19 Mar 06 - 12:21 PM
Herga Kitty 19 Mar 06 - 12:45 PM
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GUEST,Lindsay 14 Mar 07 - 05:57 PM
GUEST,Alex 04 Apr 07 - 05:37 PM
GUEST,Nick 06 Apr 07 - 09:17 PM
GUEST,Ray Hannisian 15 Nov 07 - 03:33 PM
Peace 15 Nov 07 - 06:57 PM
joseph 22 Nov 07 - 06:29 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 22 Nov 07 - 11:00 AM
GUEST,belle 15 Dec 07 - 03:14 PM
maeve 15 Dec 07 - 03:50 PM
GUEST,carolineH 19 Apr 08 - 11:13 PM
GUEST,Ray Hannisian 21 May 08 - 11:17 AM
GUEST 25 Jan 09 - 12:49 AM
GUEST,Anjo 16 Feb 09 - 10:12 AM
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Subject: ADD: My Song of the Sea
From: Andrea Dale
Date: 11 Oct 98 - 03:03 PM

I am in search of who wrote a song that I learned in middle school, three part harmony (SAT). I now do an a cappella version.

It's quite short, here's the first two verses
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"My Song of the Sea?"

"My song of the sea, you bring me a memory
of faces and voices that call me.
I find myself yearning for places I used to be,
chasing the morning and wandering free.

Come and sail on the water and follow a star,
for tomorrow is calling and we must be gone.
For we must be sailing to know where we are,
we are ships on the sea, and must keep moving on . . ."
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As I am would like to put this on my current recording project, I am bit desperate to find the author, and copyright ownership.

Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Please email me if you can help!

Thank you,

Andrea Dale
adale@ix.netcom.com


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Subject: RE: Who wrote it? "Song of The Sea"
From: GUEST,Gwyn
Date: 19 Jul 04 - 04:42 PM

Raymond R. Hannisian is the one who wrote it...I have the first three pages of sheet music but no more. Do you know all of the words? I also sang it in middle school and have forgotten the words, but would like to learn them again. My email is gwyndolyn_graves@yahoo.com. Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Who wrote it? "Song of The Sea"
From: GUEST,Randomteen
Date: 19 Jul 04 - 04:46 PM

Seabird calling, gull wind laughing
Leave the tired shell on shore
Sun dance shining, all are saying
Come to fly the waves once more.

Speckled eagle on the wing
From the ledge the seal-men sing
Oh la lady lady loo
Oh la lady lady low

Too long sighing, too long parted
From your ancient wat'ry home
Come to singing, come to freedom
Once again the sea to roam

Deep and green the fishes throng
From the ledge the seal-men's song
Oh la lady lady loo
Oh la lady lady low


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Subject: RE: Who wrote it? 'Song of The Sea'
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Jul 04 - 05:53 PM

This Google Search will take you to several sources for Hannisian's "Song of the Sea." Apparently, Hannisian wrote two very popular choral works, "song of the Sea" and "Movin' On". That's all I was able to find out about him. Anybody have full lyrics for these two pieces?

Randomteen, is that part of the same song, or what's that you posted?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Who wrote it? 'Song of The Sea'
From: Amos
Date: 19 Jul 04 - 06:22 PM

The Google search did not reveal any page with the lyrics on it for public reading, although it leads to a number of sites offering sheet music.

Strange so well-known a song isn't written out somewhere.

A


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Subject: RE: Who wrote it? 'Song of The Sea'
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 19 Jul 04 - 06:26 PM

There are several "Song of the Sea."

The one posted by Randomteen is copyright 1990 by Julia Lane. Complete lyrics at Song of the Sea

Not what you want, but in Heart Songs, 1909, p. 67, is one with this 1st verse:

A sailor's life is a roving life,
It robbed me of my heart's delight,
And caused me to lament and mourn,
And sadly wait for his return.

It ends with that verse common to several, "Go dig my grave both wide and deep, etc. etc.


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Subject: RE: Who wrote it? 'Song of The Sea'
From: GUEST,Helena
Date: 19 Jul 04 - 10:27 PM

Wow, the words to the Julia Lane version are BEAUTIFUL! Does anyone know where can I find the tune?


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Subject: RE: Who wrote it? 'Song of The Sea'
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 19 Jul 04 - 11:06 PM

Julia Lane's delivery is individual and haunting. In "Song of the Sea," a mood is set but there is scarcely a melody in the normal sense.
There is a good sound clip at Excerpts


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Subject: RE: Who wrote it? 'Song of The Sea'
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 21 Jul 04 - 06:55 AM

I go to J.W. Pepper for all my choral needs. If you go to their search site here and put "song of the sea" (no quotes) under title and Hannisian under Composer you can even hear a Real Audio clip of the song. A single copy would be very inexpensive to buy, and besides, if you're going to record it you need to buy a copy for every singer.

It sounds like a lovely song!

Allison


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Subject: RE: Who wrote it? 'Song of The Sea'
From: GUEST,Kaytie
Date: 29 Oct 04 - 06:50 PM

I am singing that song now in my high school choir. We are doing it for our performing arts festival. It seems awefully fun, and I do indeed enjoy the song. I am in our choirs soprano section, so we have the first part... the high part... actually, that is the high part, but not the first part... the baratones have the firsy part...

""Gone are the days
when I would go traveling
Over the sea
as a sailor..."

and it goes on from there.


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Subject: RE: Who wrote it? 'Song of The Sea'
From: GUEST,lyrics of it.....
Date: 07 Oct 05 - 02:14 PM

if anyone has the lyrics from beginning to end. Please email them to me at literotica.2@gmail.com

I love that song and would like to sing the full song to my kids.
I remember the tune, just need help with all of the words.

THIS VERSION:
Gone are the days
when I would go traveling
Over the sea
as a sailor..."

My song of the sea, you bring me a memory
of faces and voices that call me.
I find myself yearning for places I used to be,
chasing the morning and wandering free.

Come and sail on the water and follow a star,
for tomorrow is calling and we must be gone.
For we must be sailing to know where we are,
we are ships on the sea, and must keep moving on . . ."


Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song of the Sea (Raymond R. Hannisian
From: GUEST,Tyler O
Date: 19 Mar 06 - 12:21 PM

Gone are the days,
when I would go traveling.
Over the sea,
as a sailor.

Seeking the breeze
My dreams went unraveling.


My song of the sea, you bring me a memory
of faces and voices that call me.
I find myself yearning for places I used to be,
chasing the morning and wandering free.

Come and sail on the water and follow a star,
for tomorrow is calling and we must be gone.
For we must be sailing to know where we are,
we are ships on the sea, and must keep moving on.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song of the Sea (Raymond R. Hannisian)
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 19 Mar 06 - 12:45 PM

Rod Shearman's "The Song of the Sea", recorded on "Here's to Friends", also worth hearing (and singing).

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song of the Sea (Raymond R. Hannisian)
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Mar 06 - 11:52 PM

"Gone are the days,
when I would go traveling.
Over the sea,
as a sailor.

Seeking the breeze
My dreams went unraveling.
Far from the memories on the shore.

My song of the sea, you bring me a memory
of faces and voices that call me.
I find myself yearning for places I used to be,
Sailing the ocean and missing the land.

Come and sail on the water and follow a star,
for tomorrow is calling and we must be gone.
For we must be sailing to know who we are,
we are ships on the sea, and must keep moving on."

Then some ohh and awws and there was one more verse that escapes me.


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Subject: RE: Who wrote it? 'Song of The Sea'
From: GUEST,Lindsay
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 05:57 PM

My song of the sea, you bring me a memory
of faces and voices that call me.
I find myself yearning for places I used to be,
chasing the morning and wandering free.

Come and sail on the water and follow a star,
for tomorrow is calling and we must be gone.
For we must be sailing to know where we are,
we are ships on the sea, and must keep moving on . . ."

"ohhhh's"
i find myself yearning for the places i used to be "ahhh" and missing the land.
Theres no home for the sailor on the sea or the sand.


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Subject: "Song of The Sea" by Raymond R. Hannisian
From: GUEST,Alex
Date: 04 Apr 07 - 05:37 PM

Gone are the days when i would go traveling over the sea as a sailor
Seeking the breeze my dreams went unraveling far from the memories on the shore

My song of the sea you bring me a melody of faces and voices that call me
I find myself yearning for (places I used to be) or (the sea, the sea) chasing, the morning and wandering free.


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Subject: RE: Who wrote it? 'Song of The Sea'
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 06 Apr 07 - 09:17 PM

We just did this song in my county chorus festival. It's really beautiful, and I would like a download. I might still have it memorized.

Gone are the days, when I would go traveling
over the sea, as a sailor
Seeking the breeze, my dreams went unraveling,
far from the memories from the shore

my song of the sea, you bring me a melody
of faces and voices that call me
I find myself yearning (tenor) for the sea, the sea (everyone else)for places I used to be
chasing the morning and wandering free

come and sail on the water and follow a star
tomorrow is calling and I must be gone
for we must be sailing to know where we are
we are ships on the sea and must keep movin' on

Ooo, ooo, ooo, oooh, ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo,
I find myself yearning for places I used to be
seeking the morning and wandering free

there's no home for the sailor
On the sea or the sand...


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Subject: RE: Who wrote it? 'Song of The Sea'
From: GUEST,Ray Hannisian
Date: 15 Nov 07 - 03:33 PM

I doubt if anyone who has posted here is still following this thread, but: I wrote this song. It does my heart good to see that so many people are able to quote the lyrics. Further information about "the author", (and what he's up to now), can be found at: www.ray3d.com


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Subject: RE: Who wrote it? 'Song of The Sea'
From: Peace
Date: 15 Nov 07 - 06:57 PM

Hello, Ray. Please don't be a stranger.

http://www.ray3d.com/


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Subject: RE: Who wrote it? 'Song of The Sea'
From: joseph
Date: 22 Nov 07 - 06:29 AM

I think this song was written by Evans and Doherty.Try modtrad@siocan


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Subject: RE: Who wrote it? 'Song of The Sea'
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 22 Nov 07 - 11:00 AM

Joseph. I think you may be confusing "Song of the Sea" with Kevin Evans' song "Silver Seas" which is a nice song.


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Subject: please, i need to hear the tune of this song
From: GUEST,belle
Date: 15 Dec 07 - 03:14 PM

Ray...please, i couldn't find "song of the sea" on iTunes...where can i find it and download it? it's really important that i hear the tune...if anyone else knows too, where i can listen to the tune of it, download it, or preview how it sounds, PLEEEEASE let me know, it really would mean a lot...bellavanilla1313@gmail.com
-belle


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Subject: RE: Who wrote it? 'Song of The Sea'
From: maeve
Date: 15 Dec 07 - 03:50 PM

Guest, Belle- Ray left a link to his own site just three posts above yours. Good luck!

maeve


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Subject: RE: Who wrote it? 'Song of The Sea'
From: GUEST,carolineH
Date: 19 Apr 08 - 11:13 PM

To whomever is still following this:
For awhile I had been trying to find a completed recording for this song and I just found my middle school county chorus copy of it. The flute is a little sharp, and the boy's voices are quiet because many of them couldn't reach the notes (haha) but I have it if anyone would like it.


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Subject: RE: Origin: Song of the Sea (Ray Hannisian)
From: GUEST,Ray Hannisian
Date: 21 May 08 - 11:17 AM

I just recently found this recording.   
http://www.alle-noten.de//audio.php?file=cd136_22

It is not entirely complete, but it is one of the most sensitive performances I have ever heard.

Ray H.


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Subject: RE: Origin: Song of the Sea (Ray Hannisian)
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jan 09 - 12:49 AM

There is a voice that has no name;
It comes with evening or behind the rain:
"I have no time now to stop and explain;
I just keep moving' 'cause it helps to ease the pain."

The night has music that calls to me
Across canyons, of an endless sea.
I seek the shadows of yesterday
Today can't hold me, and I must be on my way.

Speak to me softly but tell me no lies;
I see tomorrow shining in your eyes.
"I have no time now to stop and explain;
I'm just movin' on to ease the pain."


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Subject: RE: Origin: Song of the Sea (Ray Hannisian)
From: GUEST,Anjo
Date: 16 Feb 09 - 10:12 AM

What is the copyright details of this song? Anyone please help me out. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Origin: Song of the Sea (Ray Hannisian)
From: GUEST,Anjo
Date: 20 Feb 09 - 10:31 AM

Does anyone know where I can get a digital sheet music of "Song of the Sea"?

I need it really soon, and I don't want to ship just one copy to the Philippines and pay shipping fees.

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Origin: Song of the Sea (Ray Hannisian)
From: GUEST,GUEST
Date: 22 May 10 - 01:45 AM

(Tenor and Bass)
Gone are the days
When I would go traveling
Over the sea as a sailor
Seeking the breeze my mind went unraveling
Far from the memories on the shore
(Everyone~only Soprano part listed)
My song of the sea
You bring me a melody
Of faces and voices that call me
I find myself yearning for places I used to be
Chasing the morning and wandering free
Come and Sail on the water and follow a star
Tomorrow is calling and I must be gone
For we must be sailing to know where we are
We are ships on the sea and must keep moving on
Doo doo do doo, do do do do do do doo
Doo do do do do do do do do
I find myself yearning for the sea
The sea
Ahh ahh
And missing the land
There's no home for the sailor
On the sea or the sand
~Ray Hannison
Trust me on this...I just sang this song Fall 2009 Concert in Marshfield, WI Senior High. 8)
Bye Yall
Beana


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Subject: Rat River Trapper song of 1973
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Sep 12 - 03:27 PM

Marg in Ontario
Hello to Belle - who listed the words to 'Rat River Trapper' that I am familiar with. That scratchy old lp you mentioned was probably the one put out by Tommy Banks and the Edmonton Symphony along with some great Canadian talent for the 1973 RCMP Centennial. I was able to get a copy from the CBC archives, along with several other really great tunes relating to the RCMP and the settling of our Canadian West and North. Too bad these tunes were not circulated more. We have some great stories to tell here in Canada, and we don't promote them enough. That's all I have to offer. If you are interested in the music, I'm sure the CBC Archives would be helpful.
Best to all.


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