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Lyr Add: Help for the Needy (Thomas Dorsey)

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Jerry Rasmussen 06 Feb 05 - 08:24 AM
masato sakurai 06 Feb 05 - 08:53 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 06 Feb 05 - 09:14 AM
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Jerry Rasmussen 06 Feb 05 - 02:14 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: HELP FOR THE NEEDY (from Fairfield Four)
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 06 Feb 05 - 08:24 AM

A Guest requested the full lyrics to this song in the Have I Given Anything Today thread in the BS section. I thought I'd put them up here, too..

This is the song as recorded by the Fairfield Four

HELP FOR THE NEEDY

Have I given anything today?
Have I helped some needy soul on my way?
Just to know I've done my best
Let me go home to take my rest
Then my name, my name, my name be written there today

CHORUS:
   Today (oh, today), today (oh, today)
   Have I helped some needy soul on my way?
   Just to know I've done my best
   Let me go home to take my rest
   Then my name, my name, my name be written there today

Have I given anything today?
Have I helped some needy soul on my way?
From the storm to the sun
Have I wounded anyone?
To weep a weep a weep or worry Lord, today

The tenor sings the first verse, and the bass the second, and they alternate repeating the same verse as the spirit moves them. Harmonies are doo-doots, except for the (oh, today) responses on the chorus.

You gotta hear it to fully appreciate it... it's done a capella. The Gospel Messengers do it pretty much the same as the Fairfield Four.
With a lot of eneregy.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyric add: Help For The Needy
From: masato sakurai
Date: 06 Feb 05 - 08:53 AM

The Fairfield Four sang HERE (A Prairie Home Companion, November 15, 2003):
Segment 4

00:50:33 "Help for the Needy (Today)" - The Fairfield Four
This song was written by Thomas Dorsey (copyright 1939). The original title is "Today." The score is in Bernice Johnson Reagon, ed., We'll Understand It Better By and By: Pioneering African American Composers (Smithsonian, 1992, p. 148), and in Great Gospel Songs of Thomas A. Dorsey (Hal Leonard, 1988, pp. 38-39).


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Subject: RE: Lyric add: Help For The Needy
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 06 Feb 05 - 09:14 AM

Thanks, Masato:

I haven't seen the lyrics in print and don't have either of the books you refer to. There aren't any toehr verses, by chance? It sure would be nice to have another verse.

(It's so good to see you here, Masato! I've missed your contributions..)

Jerry


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Subject: Lyr Add: TODAY
From: masato sakurai
Date: 06 Feb 05 - 10:01 AM

Hi, Jerry, nice to talk with you.

      TODAY

1. Have I given anything today?
   Have I help'd the needy soul on the way?
   From the dawn till setting sun
   Have I wounded any one
   Shall I weep for what I've done today?

   CHORUS:
   O today, O today, O today,
   Have I failed some great acclaim on the way?
   Just to know I've done my best
   As I go to take my rest
   Let my name be with the blest today.

2. Have I made some person glad today?
   Did I help someone who had lost their way?
   Did I counsel with the sad
   Try to make some poor heart glad
   And share with them what I had today?

3. Have the Savior's name I hailed today?
   Have my feeble efforts failed on the way?
   If I've failed some soul to guide
   Deep in love and peace abide
   I find joy to know I tried today?


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Subject: RE: Lyric add: Help For The Needy ['Today' -Dorsey]
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 06 Feb 05 - 02:14 PM

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!

Did I say thank you?

Jerry


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