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Songs on teamwork needed

Dacia 08 Jan 99 - 08:25 AM
SteveF 08 Jan 99 - 01:12 PM
Bert 08 Jan 99 - 01:19 PM
Roger in Baltimore 08 Jan 99 - 07:14 PM
Barbara 08 Jan 99 - 10:11 PM
gargoyle 09 Jan 99 - 12:48 AM
Animaterra 09 Jan 99 - 11:30 AM
gargoyle 10 Jan 99 - 11:23 PM
Sir 11 Jan 99 - 08:34 AM
Joe Offer 11 Jan 99 - 04:13 PM
12 Jan 99 - 09:15 PM
SKW@WORLDMUSIC:DE 22 Jan 99 - 08:53 AM
Music Teacher Mama 22 Jan 99 - 05:59 PM
GUEST,jo 09 May 09 - 02:19 PM
Eve Goldberg 09 May 09 - 06:57 PM
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Subject: Songs on teamwork needed
From: Dacia
Date: 08 Jan 99 - 08:25 AM

I am working on a presentation on teamwork and am desperate to find any songs that illustrate the benefits of working together. If you can suggest songs specifically about women working together, even better. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Songs on teamwork needed
From: SteveF
Date: 08 Jan 99 - 01:12 PM

Hi Dacia. Been wracking my weary brain on this one.
I need to know - is your presentation for adults or children? I hope you'll agree with me that the concept of teamwork is so well understood by anyone over the age of ten that lecturing to adults on the value/virtue of teamwork is condescending...and often irritating. Of course, you know your audience. If it is a group of adults, you should strive to be clever on this teamwork issue. A skit, perhaps, with a song in the background? Most sea shanties were sung to give a team of men a rhythym for working in unison, e.g., for hauling on ropes. There are many such shanties in our DT database, such as [Haul Away Joe].

Adult songs on this theme are more likely to stress the power of the group, i.e, collective bargaining. The database has many songs on unionization, if that's how you want to go. Search for Solidarity Forever, for example.

As for examples of teamwork for ladies, this is risky, and you may want to consider your selections very carefully. Modern feminist songs carry unashamedly a strong anti-male message, which may not go over well with a diverse audience. I cannot think of any teamwork song from the pre-liberation days. Give a try at Girls of Dublin City which is in the database, and report back here with your additional thoughts.

--SteveF


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Subject: RE: Songs on teamwork needed
From: Bert
Date: 08 Jan 99 - 01:19 PM

The Eton Boat Song.


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Subject: RE: Songs on teamwork needed
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 08 Jan 99 - 07:14 PM

Dacia,

STEP BY STEP, written by Waldemar Hille & Pete Seeger should fit the bill. It's here in the DT.

The DT credits different authorship than RUS which notes it is copyrighted 1991 by Sanga Music. Like the DT, it notes it is based on the preamble to the constitution of the American Mineworkers Association. It says the tune is based on "The Praties They Grow Small." I am minimally familiar with that song and the connection seems a bit loose to me.

If you search for @union you should find many team work songs.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Songs on teamwork needed
From: Barbara
Date: 08 Jan 99 - 10:11 PM

One Man's Hands (can't tear a prison down)
(spect you could PC this into One woman's hands, or A woman's hands). a round: Building Bridges
Somos El Barco (We Are the Boat)


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Subject: RE: Songs on teamwork needed
From: gargoyle
Date: 09 Jan 99 - 12:48 AM

"Song of the Volga Boatmen"

Heave - Oh - Heave - OOOOOHHHHHH

In college frateraties know as "the song of procelan god"


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Subject: RE: Songs on teamwork needed
From: Animaterra
Date: 09 Jan 99 - 11:30 AM

For grownups: Look under "Unity" in the dreaded Rise Up Singing. Also: We Shall Overcome; We Shall Not be Moved; When Every Woman in the World (for a female group); The Together Song by Jan Harmon For kids: The more we get together (of course!)... hmmmmm, let me think on this and get back to you!


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Subject: RE: Songs on teamwork needed
From: gargoyle
Date: 10 Jan 99 - 11:23 PM

Any of the dozens of "rounds" sound much better with the added harmony of the two additional parts than solo. That could illustrate your point....we are better together than apart....ie try to clap with one hand..

Also, on a teamwork theame you might consider "I Would Like to Teach the World to Sing." From a militaristic angle you could consider "Give Me Some Men Who are Stout Hearted Men and I'll Soon Give You 10,000 More." From a nationalist view you could consider "This Is My Country." You could also consider any of several audience participation songs, ie "The Noise Song"......'Half th greatest moises in the whole wide world, comes from me, comes from me and you....1.give me a clap, give me a stomp, give me a shout 2. snap ----cough----whistle, 3. dog--horse---laugh 4. kiss ....grunt.....some quiet.....5. give me the end, give me the end. Or, on a religous note, "Will the circle be unbroken" "Helping Hands" Or from a child's view, "We're all together again," or "There's a Meeting Here Tonight."


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Subject: RE: Songs on teamwork needed
From: Sir
Date: 11 Jan 99 - 08:34 AM

All kinds of sea shanties - which are not about teamwork but which were used to facilitate teamwork.


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Subject: RE: Songs on teamwork needed
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Jan 99 - 04:13 PM

In 1997, John McCutcheon released a CD called Bigger Than Yourself, a collection of children's songs he wrote with Si Kahn. The songs were intended to demonstrate labor union principles without overtly referring to unions. The one I like best is The Principle but there are lots of gems in this collection.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Songs on teamwork needed
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Date: 12 Jan 99 - 09:15 PM

when my small theatre group gets together we usually start with "teamwork" songs to get us all going. I think our favorite is "common thread" by cris williamson. it's in the rise up singing book too. and someone mentioned somos el barco which we also like. for kids, my three-year-old brother has a tape called kidsongs and there's one called friends are special that seems to affect him.


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Subject: RE: Songs on teamwork needed
From: SKW@WORLDMUSIC:DE
Date: 22 Jan 99 - 08:53 AM

'The Little Red Hen', parts of which I've just posted to another thread (The Miracle of the Wheat - I think). It's not in the DT, as far as I know, but I can bring in the lyrics next week if you're interested. - Susanne


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Subject: RE: Songs on teamwork needed
From: Music Teacher Mama
Date: 22 Jan 99 - 05:59 PM

The Vine and Fig Tree


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Subject: RE: Songs on teamwork needed
From: GUEST,jo
Date: 09 May 09 - 02:19 PM

high school musical...;. we are all in this together


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Subject: RE: Songs on teamwork needed
From: Eve Goldberg
Date: 09 May 09 - 06:57 PM

"Common Thread" was actually written by Pat Humphries.

I would also suggest "Sing Along" by Malvina Reynolds, "Moving Mountains" by Arlene Mantle.

Then there's Shel Silverstein's great kids song, which I can't remember the name of:

Agatha Frye, she made a pie, and Christopher John helped bake it
Christopher John, he mowed the lawn, and Agatha Frye helped rake it
Zachary Zug took out the rug, and Jennifer Joy helped shake it
Jennifer Joy, she made a toy, and Zachary Zug helped break it

And some kind of help, is the kind of help, that helping's all about
And some kind of help, is the kind of help...

We all can do without.


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