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Lyr/Tune Add: Simple, Little Things (Ann Magill)

CapriUni 30 Dec 04 - 10:52 PM
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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: SIMPLE, LITTLE THINGS (Ann Magill)
From: CapriUni
Date: 30 Dec 04 - 10:52 PM

This year is quickly fading in the night
With all the joys and sorrows that we knew.
A new year comes with promises so bright
And so, with hope, I give this gift to you.

I give this gift to you: a simple little thing.
And yet, I hope you feel the love that I've tied up in string.


There is a new light shining in the dark
As fragile as a candle in the snow
Yet one small flame can light ten thoussand sparks;
When passed from hand to hand, the Light will grow.

I give this gift to you: a simple little thing.
And yet, I hope you feel the love that I've wrapped up in string.


So when I fear the cold and darkness, too,
And sorrows seem to gather 'round my door
I'll open up my heart to love from you
And it shall light my way forevermore

You give this gift to me, a simple little thing
Yet, most of all, I feel the love that you've tied up with string


So hang your shining garland in the hall,
And let your candle burn against the night
And celebrate the gifts from one and all
Each tied with string, and wrapped with paper bright.

And so, we give our gifts, such simple little things
Yet what we're really giving is our love tied up with string.


This year is surely fading fast away
With all the joys and sorrows that we knew.
And what the future brings, no one can say
But courage and our love will see us through.

And so, we give our gifts, such simple little things
Yet what we're really giving is our love tied up with string.

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To hear the tune, copy the bold text, and paste it into the window here:CONCERTINA.net's Tune-O-Tron: Converter, turn off any pop-blockers (or it won't work), and hit [submit].

X:1
T:Simple, Little Things
C: Ann Magill
M:3/4
L:1/8
Q=240
K:C
EE2GG2|FE2DC2|DE4z|
w:This year is quick-ly fad-ing in the night
EE2DC2|DF2ED2|CD4z|
w:With all the joys and sor-rows that we knew.
GG2EE2|DC2DE2|AG4z|
w:A new year comes with prom-is-es so bright
FF2DD2|ED2DC2|B,C4z|
w:And so, with hope, I give this gift to you.
GG2EE2|DC3zC|D2EF2A|G4zG|
w:I give this gift to you: a sim-ple lit-tle thing, and
F2FE2D|C2B,C2D|F2DE2B,|C6||
w:yet, I hope you feel the love that I've tied up in string.


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Subject: RE: New Year (& Yule) song by CapriUni
From: open mike
Date: 31 Dec 04 - 01:55 AM

such a nice simple little song
with great feeling and meaning
thanks for the gift,
Ann!


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Subject: RE: New Year (& Yule) song by CapriUni
From: CapriUni
Date: 31 Dec 04 - 05:14 AM

Thank you for being there to receive it Laurel!

I was getting so much joy from making my Secret Santa gift, last year, that I realized the real "reason for the season" is the presents.

So I guess an alternative title could be: "The Mudcat Secret Santa Song" ;-)


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Subject: RE: New Year (& Yule) song by CapriUni
From: Leadfingers
Date: 31 Dec 04 - 05:47 AM

Thank you Ann - With all my best wishes for the season and the reast of the year .


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Subject: RE: New Year (& Yule) song by CapriUni
From: CapriUni
Date: 31 Dec 04 - 06:39 AM

And to you, Terry. May your 2005 be filled with gifts and joys of all kinds.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: New Year (& Yule) song by CapriUni
From: CapriUni
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 04:56 PM

I know it's not the New Year anymore, but I was just wondering:

I start the third verse with "So when ..." as if the idea that "it is just as important to receive as to give" were obvious. But is it?

If not, I'd like to put another verse in there, to build upon that idea. But I don't want to overstuff the song if I don't have to...

Thanks in advance!

Ann


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: New Year (& Yule) song by CapriUni
From: CapriUni
Date: 26 Jan 05 - 10:44 AM

So -- I decided to write that extra verse, after all. If, later, I feel it makes the song too "stuffed and heavy," I can choose leave it out.

Here is the 6-verse song as it stands, now: I'm pleased with it:

This year is quickly fading in the night
With all the joys and sorrows that we knew.
A new year comes, with promises so bright.
And so, with hope, I give this gift to you.

I give this gift to you: a simple little thing.
And yet, I hope you feel the love that I've tied up with string.

There is a new light shining in the dark,
As fragile as a candle in the snow.
Yet one small flame can light ten thousand sparks;
When passed from hand to hand, the Light will grow.

I give this gift to you: a simple little thing.
And yet, I hope you feel the love that I've tied up with string.

It's easy, in the dark, to feel forlorn,
And lock my heart against the storms of Fate,
And dwell upon the sorrows I have borne,
Forgetting you, my friend, outside my gate.

You give this gift to me, a simple little thing
Yet, most of all, I feel the love that you've tied up with string.

So when I fear the cold and darkness, too,
And sorrows seem to gather 'round my door,
I'll open up my heart to love from you
And it shall light my way forevermore.

You give this gift to me, a simple little thing
Yet, most of all, I feel the love that you've tied up with string.

So hang your shining garland in the hall,
And let your candle burn against the night,
And celebrate the gifts from one and all:
Each tied with string, and wrapped in paper bright.

And so, we give our gifts, just simple little things:
Each one a token of our love that we've tied up with string.

This year is surely fading fast away
With all the joys and sorrows that we knew.
And what the future holds, no one can say
But courage and our love will see us through.

And so, we give our gifts, just simple little things:
Each one a token of our love that we've tied up with string.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: New Year (& Yule) song by CapriUni
From: CapriUni
Date: 30 Dec 05 - 12:02 PM

This song is a year old, today. Although it's not new anymore, the sentiment in my heart is renewed. So I want to renew the thread, and send you all my best wishes for a loving and prosperous 2006!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Simple, Little Things (Ann Magill)
From: CapriUni
Date: 19 Dec 11 - 04:28 PM

After nine years (don't ask), I finally got a computer microphone which I can use to record my voice.

I also recently discovered that this computer did, in fact, come with "Windows Movie Maker" installed (I do not, however, have a camera yet; I'm not really a luddite-- just a make-doer). So, to practice using both the microphone and the program, I made a video of this song (with a "slideshow" of the lyrics) and posted it to YouTube, here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VrNSY4YhjA

In the process, I discovered that it worked better with three choruses instead of five. I also discovered that singing out loud is harder than I remembered (and harder than singing in your head).

Still, I thought I'd share the sound of this song, anyway (and wish my fellow 'Catters a Jolly New Year).


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