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Lyr Req: Simple Faith (David Tamulevich)

GUEST,a friendly guest 12 Apr 06 - 08:21 PM
GUEST,af riendly guest 12 Apr 06 - 09:02 PM
Peace 13 Apr 06 - 10:20 AM
Peace 13 Apr 06 - 10:25 AM
Peace 13 Apr 06 - 10:28 AM
Peace 13 Apr 06 - 10:41 AM
wysiwyg 13 Apr 06 - 10:41 AM
Peace 13 Apr 06 - 10:43 AM
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Peace 13 Apr 06 - 03:50 PM
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GUEST,Don Meixner 17 Apr 06 - 12:24 AM
GUEST,david@mustardsretreat.com 17 Apr 06 - 09:37 AM
Peace 17 Apr 06 - 09:48 AM
GUEST,David Tamulevich 28 Apr 06 - 08:35 PM
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bbc 29 Apr 06 - 06:30 PM
frogprince 13 Oct 10 - 03:47 PM
Mysha 16 Sep 11 - 03:38 PM
GUEST,David Tamulevich 11 May 13 - 11:19 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Ours is a Simple Faith: Mustrd's Retreat
From: GUEST,a friendly guest
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 08:21 PM

Does anyone have these lyrics? Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ours is a Simple Faith: Mustrd's Retreat
From: GUEST,af riendly guest
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 09:02 PM

Here's what we hve so far....



Ours is a simple faith
Life is ashort embrace
Heaven is in this place every day
Hope is the ground we till
Make each day what you will
Thankful for dreams fullfilled everyday

"...There is no Hell to fear. No judgment day drawing near
Trust that inner voice you hear, everyday
Life's not a goal or race, it's about heart and faith
And living a life of grace. Everyday..."

Trust is an open hand
Making an honest stand
Rooted....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ours is a Simple Faith: Mustrd's Retreat
From: Peace
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 10:20 AM

My gawd, what a beautiful song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ours is a Simple Faith: Mustrd's Retreat
From: Peace
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 10:25 AM

http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:xyXwqsLOIakJ:www.pbrynbenson.com/bryn/cow/bios.htm+%22Ours+is+a+simple+faith%22,+lyrics&hl=e

You can listen to it on the link above. IT IS BEAUTIFUL. What a song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ours is a Simple Faith: Mustrd's Retreat
From: Peace
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 10:28 AM

here (?) in the land
everyday
Living mystery, seeking the harmony
Here between you and me
Everyday


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ours is a Simple Faith: Mustrd's Retr
From: Peace
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 10:41 AM

CHORUS
Ours is a simple faith
Life is a short embrace
Heaven is in this place, everyday
Hope is the ground we till
Make each day what you will
Thankful for dreams fulfilled, everyday

There is no Hell to fear
No judgment day drawing near
Trust that inner voice you hear, everyday
Life's not a goal or race,
It's about heart and faith
And living a life of grace, everyday

CHORUS

Trust is an open hand
Making an honest stand
Rooted here in the land, everyday
Live in mystery
Seeking the harmony
Here between you and me, everyday

CHORUS


Dear guest. Thank you so so much for turning people (me specifically) onto this song. It is GREAT. Thank you, thank you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ours is a Simple Faith: Mustrd's Retreat
From: wysiwyg
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 10:41 AM

I'll transcribe it later tonight if no one beats me to it.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ours is a Simple Faith: Mustrd's Retreat
From: Peace
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 10:43 AM

BTW: It was written by David Wilcox, a tremendous songwriter.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ours is a Simple Faith: Mustrd's Retreat
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 03:41 PM

It is beautiful isn't it Bruce? Thanks for all the words. We did find the recording last night and intend to do it harmonically with several voices. Do you know David Wilcox? your southern friend


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ours is a Simple Faith: Mustrd's Retreat
From: Peace
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 03:50 PM

I am afraid not (to knowing David at all). However, when you're of a mind to, please join and message me. I would love to hear what you do with that piece. I just posted a link to the song on another thread. Man, what a great piece of writing. The song is just made for harmonies--beautiful message and good 'feel' to it. You have excellent taste in music if that's representative of what ya like. Thanks again for posting this thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ours is a Simple Faith: Mustrd's Retreat
From: LilyFestre
Date: 14 Apr 06 - 04:59 PM

Brucie, you have great taste in music! When you get this chorded out, let me know, k? I have plunked out some of the notes on the piano....I'm gonna get this one....love the tune and the words!

Michelle

PS. Ready for an invite like the other I sent?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ours is a Simple Faith: Mustrd's Retr
From: DonMeixner
Date: 14 Apr 06 - 05:37 PM

Hi Bruce,

The link has Simple Faith as written by David Tanulevich. 'm sure it could be a typo based on wrong info. I have Mustard's CDs over to the shop so I'll check for sure when I get to work tonight. I've enjoyed the song for some time, I just never looked for the author. It sounds so much like lots of Dave T's work I assumed it was his.

Mustard's Retreat is one of my favorite duo's. We have become craft festival friends after ten years of being at the same festival. They with the music, me with the silver jewelery. I think they are un appreciated gems out there and more people should hear them perform.
They have a streamed performance at The Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour site. Probably as good as any introduction you'll find.

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ours is a Simple Faith: Mustrd's Retr
From: Peace
Date: 15 Apr 06 - 03:05 PM

Michelle,

CHORUS
(C) Ours is a simple faith
Life is a (G) short em (Am) brace
Heaven is (F) in (G) this (C)place, every (G) day
Hope is the (C) ground (G) we (C) till
Make each day (G) what you (Am) will
Thankful for (F) dreams ful (G) filled, every (C)day (F) (C)

(G) There is no (C) Hell (G) to (C) fear
No judgment day (G) drawing (Am) near
Trust that inner (F) voice you (C) hear, every (G)day
Life's not a (C) goal (G) or (C) race,
It's about (G) heart and (Am)faith
And living a (F) life of (G) grace, every (C) day (F) (C)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ours is a Simple Faith: Mustrd's Retreat
From: Peace
Date: 15 Apr 06 - 03:09 PM

However, Don, please make any corrections you see fit. I was doing it by ear--no guitar with me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ours is a Simple Faith: Mustrd's Retreat
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Apr 06 - 10:51 PM

Apparently the song (OURS IS A) SIMPLE FAITH is on Mustard's Retreat's 2005 album MR7. Mustard's Retreat's official web site doesn't mention the song, but they do provide a link to a review that mentions it. The review doesn't say who wrote it.

(David Wilcox's official web site doesn't mention it either.)

I'm inclined to think David Tamulevich is the songwriter and not David Wilcox, but I'd feel better if we had the information from the horse's mouth or from a reliable source such as Allmusic.com.

Also, Mustard's Retreat is a duo (Michael Hough and David Tamulevich) but I hear the voices of 2 men and a woman in the recording. Neither the web site nor the review mentions a woman.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ours is a Simple Faith: Mustrd's Retreat
From: Peace
Date: 16 Apr 06 - 11:04 PM

I think Jim is correct. My apologies to y'all, and especially to David Tamulevich. Thanks for getting and setting it straight, Jim.

To ensure accuracy on this, I have e-mailed David asking about authorship of the song. I'll post back when he responds.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ours is a Simple Faith: Mustrd's Retr
From: GUEST,Don Meixner
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 12:24 AM

Sorry, Been busy with Taxes and Family so I haven't been to the shop.
I'll try nd check the cd tomorrow to confirm the authorship of this fine tune.

Once again let tell you all what exceptional writers and performers are Mustard's Retreat. I have enjoyed there music and congenial aquaintence
at craft fairs for years. They are the reason my silver smithing both is set up close to the stage in Norwich, NY.   Both are fine writers and musicians and they are perfect harmonic foils for each others lead voice. I suggest "Back to Back" is the perfect intro to Mustard's Retreat. "Resolution of..." is also a great way to meet them.

They can be seen in performance on Millenium Stage and The Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour. Check them out.

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ours is a Simple Faith: Mustrd's Retreat
From: GUEST,david@mustardsretreat.com
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 09:37 AM

HI all..David Tamulevich here.
Thanks to Don for alerting me to this site/discussion!!
Yes- I did write Simple Faith...Nov. 04, after the last "selection"..trying to articulte some kind of common ground amid all the devicevness . I am glad that you all enjoy the song so much. FYI- SingOUt! will be publishing it in their Summer issue this year. Glad to answer any questions you might have.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ours is a Simple Faith: Mustrd's Retreat
From: Peace
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 09:48 AM

Hello, David. I rec'd your e-mail, but you have posted the answer here. Thank you very much.

First my apologies for thinking it was David Wilcox and not David Tamulevich who wrote this beautiful and very moving song. I took a stab at the chords in a post above. If I've made mistakes (been doin' lots of that lately), would you be kind enough to correct them?

My question about the song is this: How did it come about?


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: A SIMPLE FAITH (David Tamulevich)
From: GUEST,David Tamulevich
Date: 28 Apr 06 - 08:35 PM

Thanks..for thinking it was a David Wilcox song- that is a complement!!

As to how it came about...it was brewing for a long time..then after the last "election"- I was looking for common ground...there was so much division and lying and spin...I wanted to say " People, use your common sense".. listen to your heart...these people are snake oil salesmen...and women......
the last verse..the " live in the mystery" line came from the movie " What the Bleep Do We Know"..I heard that line and thought..." I've got the key to my last verse"......

Here is what I have been sending people.....


( Ours Is) A Simple Faith ( words & music by David Tamulevich, Mustard's Retreat Music, BMI, copyright 2004)

G                  C   G                   D          Em                  
Ours is a simple faith.   Life is a short embrace.
                C D    G                D
Heaven is in this place, everyday.
                   G          C G                           D             Em
Hope is the ground we till. Make each day what you will.
                     C                D               G
Thankful for dreams fulfilled, everyday.

(Ours is a) SIMPLE FAITH
(David Tamulevich)

CHORUS:
Ours is a simple faith. Life is a short embrace,
Heaven is in this place, everyday.
Hope is the ground we till. Make each day what you will.
Thankful for dreams fulfilled, everyday.

There is no Hell to fear. No judgment day drawing near.
Trust that inner voice you hear, everyday.
Life's not a goal or race. It's about heart and faith,
And living a life of grace. Everyday.

Trust is an open hand, making an honest stand.
Rooted here, in the land…everyday.
Live in the mystery, seeking the harmony
Here, between you and me…everyday.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Simple Faith (David Tamulevich)
From: Peace
Date: 28 Apr 06 - 09:34 PM

David, thank you very much. The beauty of the melody sure makes those words stand up and talk. (I think there's some Chuck Berry and a mixed metaphor in that sentence, but I mean it anyway.)

The stark simplicity of the words and wonderful truths you unfold with that song speak so clearly to the heart and soul. I have a few 'favourite songs'. Yours is for sure one of 'em.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Simple Faith (David Tamulevich)
From: GUEST,bflat
Date: 28 Apr 06 - 10:35 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Simple Faith (David Tamulevich)
From: GUEST,bflat
Date: 28 Apr 06 - 10:45 PM

I wrote this large port, for me about how much I love this song. In summary, thank you David for a song that makes me hold my breath for the simple beauty of it. It is a love song to whatever and whomever that stirs a person. Bless you and keep writing.
Ellen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Simple Faith (David Tamulevich)
From: GUEST,DonMeixner
Date: 28 Apr 06 - 11:15 PM

I tell you all you are missing a bet if you don't pick up Mustard's Retreat's "Back to Back" CD. Two for the price of one and it has some of the best stuff on it you will hear.

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Simple Faith (David Tamulevich)
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 29 Apr 06 - 07:39 AM

What a beautiful, beautiful song. I'm learning it now. Thank you, Dave, for writing and sharing it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Simple Faith (David Tamulevich)
From: GUEST,Nancy Bailey
Date: 29 Apr 06 - 10:09 AM

"A Simple Faith" has taken central Ohio by storm, ever since first hearing it at a benefit concert in Columbus where Mustard's Retreat generously shared in the evening. Everyone there was awe-struck by the song and there are little pockets of musicians all over the area working on learning it! Mustard's Retreat will again appear at The Central Ohio Folk Festival (May 5, 6, 7)and we are all anticipating hearing this beautiful work again. It is great to hear all the kudos for David in this thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Simple Faith (David Tamulevich)
From: bbc
Date: 29 Apr 06 - 06:30 PM

I just ordered MR7 on CD Baby. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

bbc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Simple Faith (David Tamulevich)
From: frogprince
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 03:47 PM

We're fortunate enough to live relatively close to the duo, and hear them with some regularity. So we get to hear this "from the horse's mouth", as well as sing it at other times in local circles. Add me to the list of those for whom this song resonates right down to the core. I think it's a "spiritual" song in the best possible sense.
                            Dean


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Simple Faith (David Tamulevich)
From: Mysha
Date: 16 Sep 11 - 03:38 PM

Hi,

I notice the first line has changed to "No room in this heart for fear". I wonder whether the mention of H*ll was too confrontational. Still, "No Judgement Day drawing near" does remain in the text, so it's not like the change makes it acceptable to Christian doctrine. Maybe there was a different reason.

Bye,
                                                                  Mysha


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Simple Faith (David Tamulevich)
From: GUEST,David Tamulevich
Date: 11 May 13 - 11:19 PM

I was always a bit uncomfortable with the line " There is no Hell to fear" not because I don't believe it, but because some people would fixate on it....and miss the point of the song...which is to open doors and find common ground. David Barrett, who is a member of the songwriting group I am in, The Yellow Room Gang, suggested the " No room in this heart for fear." I like it a lot, as it takes the Christian imagery out of the song...though yes, I still do have the " No judgement day" line...but I think that can be more broadly interpreted


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Simple Faith (David Tamulevich)
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 12 May 13 - 10:08 AM

Great new line, David. I'm loving this song all over again!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Simple Faith (David Tamulevich)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Nov 14 - 03:48 AM

I came across this song while I was working on editing the upcoming Rise Again Songbook. There's a very nice recording of this song by Mustard's Retreat here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGlSos5-mCM

also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VARBeVVcbw

Note that Tamulevich and his partner use "No room in this heart for fear" in this recording.

-Joe-


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