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ADD: The Rhythm of Life (from Sweet Charity)

GUEST,Brett Humphreys 26 Feb 15 - 12:41 PM
GUEST,Cammy Goodall 19 Aug 13 - 12:07 PM
McGrath of Harlow 28 Oct 12 - 07:02 PM
GUEST 28 Oct 12 - 12:04 PM
Joe Offer 21 Aug 10 - 11:32 PM
GUEST,LOOPYLOU 21 Aug 10 - 11:08 AM
GUEST 29 Mar 10 - 02:10 PM
GUEST,Canberra 11 Jan 10 - 05:44 AM
GUEST,the netherlands 16 Dec 09 - 08:43 AM
GUEST,Angie 11 Sep 09 - 10:28 PM
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Subject: RE: ADD: The Rhythm of Life (from Sweet Charity)
From: GUEST,Brett Humphreys
Date: 26 Feb 15 - 12:41 PM

The choral arrangement (starting "When I started down the street last Sunday") is by Richard Barnes in 1975 and is available from Shawnee Press:

http://www.shawneepress.com/search/search.do?keywords=richard+barnes


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,Cammy Goodall
Date: 19 Aug 13 - 12:07 PM

I don't suppose anyone would happen to know who first adapted Dorothy Fields lyric a la Sweet Charity to the version beloved by choirs?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: The Rhythm of Life
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 07:02 PM

We've just been working on The Rhythm of Life - the original cynical version, this is England after all - in a choir I belong to. We sang it in a concert the other day and it went down a bomb. Great fun to sing, with te different parts singing against each other.

One interesting difference and a question arising from it - we had the seventh line as
"Hit the road, Daddy. Leave your trouble and strife" - a phrase that is rhyming slang for "wife". And the version given here has "Hit the road, Daddy. Leave your common-law wife."

So is this a case of an American use of rhyming slang, or a change made here in England?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 12:04 PM

Oes na rhywn yn gwybod y lyrics cymreag oedd Ysgol Glanaethwy yn canu ar Last Choir Standing? Neu'r geiria i gyd yn gymreag? Dwi'n cofio neud o yn ysgol gynradd, oeddan ni'n neud y corus efo cor athrawes blwyddyn 0 ni, ond dwi'm yn gwybod be di'r penillion. Os oes 'na rhywun sy'n gwybod y geiria plis plis rowch nhw fama, diolch :)

Does anyone know the welsh lyrics Ysgol Glanaethwy were singing on Last Choir Standing? Or all the lyrics in welsh? I remember doing it in primary school, we were doing the chorus with our year 0 teacher's choir, but i don't know what the verses are. If anyone does know the welsh words please please put them here, thank you :)


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 11:32 PM

Interesting. I remember watching Sweet Charity very well, but didn't remember this song at all until this thread began. So, I watched the movie again, and I thought the song just didn't fit the rest of the play, and that it was a totally forgettable song. It's a nice attempt at making fun of shallow spirituality, but nothing really inspiring.

But apparently it strikes a chord with a lot of people, because the thread has lived forever. I wonder if they find it inspiring. Maybe I shouldn't rain on the parade of those who love this song.


-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,LOOPYLOU
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 11:08 AM

I am just learning this fantastic song.. and am honoured to say, I'll be singing it with other members of the just formed Dundee Proms Chorus, for the Dundee Last Night of the Proms 2010! We've just started the rehearsals. At the moment I go blue in the face as its so fast, but I'm just getting the breaths sorted!

I sing soprano, so not all parts will sing it the same...

Verse 1
When I started down the street last Sunday
feelin' mighty low and kind a mean
Suddenly a voice said go forth neighbour
spread the picture on a wider screen
And the voice said neighbour there's a million reasons
why you should be glad in all four seasons
Hit the road neighbour leave your worries and strife
Spread the religion of the rhythm of life

Chorus
For the rhythm of life is a powerful beat
Puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet
rhythm on the inside rhythm on the street
and the rhythm of life is a powerful beat
                To feel the rhythm of life
                To feel the powerful beat
                To feel the tingle in your fingers
                To feel the tingle in your feet (2x)

Verse 2
Go and spread the gospel in Milwaukee
Take a walkie talkie to Rocky Ridge
All the way to Canton then to Scranton
even tell it under the Manhattan bridge
Bridge
(Fast 3x)
You will make a new sensation
have a growing congregation
build a glowing operation
here below
Like a pied piper blowing
Lead and keep the music flowing
Keep the rhythm go go going
Go go go

Flip your wings and fly up high
Flip your wings and fly up high
Flip your wings and fly up high,
Fly, fly, fly up high

You can do it if you try
You can do it if you try
You can do it if you try
Try, try, try to fly

Like a bird up in the sky
Like a bird up in the sky
Like a bird up in the sky
Fly, fly, fl-y

Doobi, doobi, doobi, doobi, doobi, doobi, do-bi
Doobi, doobi, doobi, doobi, doobi, doobi, do-bi
Doobi, doobi, doobi, doobi, doobi, doobi, do-bi
Doobi, doobi, doobi, doobi, doobi, doobi, do
(3x)

Chorus 3x
For the rhythm of life is a powerful beat
Puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet
rhythm on the inside rhythm in the street
and the rhythm of life is a powerful beat

                To feel the rhythm of life
                To feel the powerful beat
                To feel the tingle in your fingers
                To feel the tingle in your – Life-Life-Life



.. Rhythm- rhythm- rhythm

RHYTHM OF LI--IFE!

Fantastic stuff! This threads been going forever, but here we are, still loving it and singing it!


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 02:10 PM

Used to sing this song in the choir in Zimbabwe!!!Great piece! Fantastic rhythm!


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,Canberra
Date: 11 Jan 10 - 05:44 AM

Far out ... they're using this song as the theme for the 2010 series of Australian Idol. I remember it as a kid ... loved it ... not the Sammy David Jr version though, another version.


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,the netherlands
Date: 16 Dec 09 - 08:43 AM

Hello,
can someone email me the piano sheet music for the version:
when I started down the street last sunday
feeling mighty cold and kinda mean
????
I like the song verymuch en I hope that someone can send me sheets.

My emailaddress:
jvandbrink@hotmail.com

Thank you!!


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,Angie
Date: 11 Sep 09 - 10:28 PM

we are doing this song right now.

When I started the street last sunday feeling mighty low and kinda mean suddenly a voice said go forth neighbor spread the on a wider screen and the voice said neighboor theres a million reasons why we should be glad in all four seasons hit the road neigbor leave your worries and strife spread the religion of the rythym of life cause the rythym of life is a powerful beat puts a tingle in your fingers puts a tingle in your feet rythym on the inside rythym on the street and the rythym of life is a powerful beat. repeat x2 (sopranos singing: to feel the rythym of life, to feel the powerful beat to feel the tingle in your fingers to feel the tingle in your feet)Go and spread the gospel in milwauke take a walkie talkie to rocky ridge all the way from canton then to scranton even tell it under the manhanttan bridge, you will make a new sensation have a growing congrigation build a glowing opperation here below, like a pied piper blowing lead and keep the music flowing keep the rythym go go going go go go, repeat x2 spread your wings and fly up high, spread your wings and fly up high fly fly fly up high you can do it if you try you cando it if you try you can do it if you try try try try to fly like a bird up in the sky like a bird up in the sky fly fly to the sky o the rythym of life is a powerful beat puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet rythym on the inside rythym on the street and the rythym of life is a powerful beat. repeat x2 neighor you go the rythym rythym rythym of liffffeeeeeeeeeee :D there you go


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,froggie24
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 10:33 PM

to GUEST,lonely star (plus several others)
the lyrics you have are for the musical piece.

i have been searching for years for the lyrics to the piece i learned in 4th grade choir. and now ive found them. to all of you posting the musical lyrics, that wasnt helpful that was very discouraging. the musical lyrics are very very easy to find. any sheet music site has the musical piece, but not the one i learned. so thanks to GUEST,Here's the words to the variant of The Rythe for posting the lyrics of the version i learned.

and please stop claiming that the version you know is the correct version because there is no correct version.


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,Jason
Date: 29 May 09 - 02:18 PM

I sung this song in choir back in 4th grade.
I too have been looking for the music but cannot find it.
I remember the sopranos would sing the "dance dance dance" part really high.


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,Me!!!!!!!!!
Date: 13 Mar 09 - 02:12 PM

Hey guys, can someone please e-mails me the piano sheet music for this song cause i really luv it and wr're doing it for choir too!!! can you send me the one that goes like:

when i started down the street last sun day feeling mighty cold and kinda mean

That would really help. ta x x
My e-mail is fullofephedrine@hotmail.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,kayla v
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 11:49 PM

i know most of it it goes...

when i started down the street last sun day feeling mighty cold and kinda mean suddenly a voice said go fourth neighbor spead a picture on a wider screen and the voice said neighbor theres a million reasons why should be in all for seasons hit the road neighbor leave ur worries and strife spread the rythm of life for the rhythm of life is a powerful beat puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in ur feet rhythm on the outside rhythm on the streets (soprano) for the rythm of life for the powerful beat for the tingle in your feet (2 time when u sing for the rhythm of life is a powerful beat) go spread the news in maulwalkie take a walkie talkie down to the rigde all the way to canton then to scranton. (FAST) You will make a new sensation, have a growing congregation Build a glowing operation here below!And Like a pied piper blowing lead and keep the music going go go go. fly up high (soprano)
Flip your wings
And fly up high
Flip your wings
And fly up high
Fly, fly, try to fly (alto) you can do it if u try u can do it if u try try try to fly (every one) like a bird up in the sky like a bird in the sky like a bird the sky fly fly fly try to fly. (base first) doobi doobi doobi doobi doobi do (then soprano) doobi doobi doobi doobi doobi do!! (alto) doobi doobi doobi doobi do!! for the rythm of life is a powerful beat puts a tingle in your finger and a tingle in ur feet rhythm on the out side rhtym on the streets and the rhythm on the outside is a powerful beat. neighbor u got rhtym   rhythm   rhtym rhythm of liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiife!!!!


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,(:
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 04:36 PM

were singing it in choir right now and it goes like this:

i was walking down the street last sunday
feeling mighty low and kind of mean
suddenly a voice said go forth neighbor
spread the picture on a wider screen
then the voice said neighbor theres a million reasons
why you should be glad in all four seasons
hit the road neighbor leave your worries and your strife
spread the religion of the rhythm of life

ALL:
for the rhythm of life is a powerful beat
puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet
rhythm on the inside rhythm on the street
and the rhythm of life is a powerful beat
ALTOS REPEAT X2
MEN REPEAT

SOPRANOS:
to feel the rhythm of life
to feel the powerful beat
to feel the tingle in your fingers
to feel the tingle in your feet
REPEAT

MEN:
Go, go go
Go, go go
Tell them everything you know

-and thats everything that we have practiced so far(:


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,rusty buddy
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 03:32 AM

thancks alot for the lyrics to this song i have to perform the rhythm of life in 1 nights time in front of about 1000 people and i dont know the words and i couldnt find them anywhere else until i found this.

i am singing it in the iona college boys choir


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,go Maryvale Choral!!
Date: 06 Sep 08 - 01:53 PM

I sang this song in Choral in 1985! We had five parts, 2 soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. I was a great song and a great Choral! Go Mr. Rogers!! It was the whole version doobi dos and everything.


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,em
Date: 07 Aug 08 - 07:03 AM

OMG everyone my choir in year 5 and 6 did the rhythm of life for estedford and won 1st in year 6. CPS was the school WOO!
how exciting
does anyone know the artist of the edited version "when i started down the street last sunday..." etc. or where to download a good version of it? tried limewire but they only have the sweet charity one...
thanks :)


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 22 Jun 08 - 09:31 AM

when i started down the street last sunday,
feeling mighty low and kinda mean,
suddenly a voice said go forth neighbour,
spread the picture on a wider screen
then the voice said neighbour theres a million reasons
why you should be glad in all four seasons
hit the road neighbour
leave your worries and strife
spread the religion of the rhythm of life

for the rhythm of life is a powerful beat
puts a tingle in your fingers
and a tingle in your feet
rhythmon the inside
rhythm on the street
for the rhythm of life is a powerful beat

to feel the rhythm of life
to feel the powerful beat
to feel the tingle in your fingers
to feel the tingle in your feet (x 2)

you will get a new sensation
have a growing congregation
make a glowing operation
here below
like a pied piper blowing
lead and keep the music flowing
keep the rhythm go go going go go go (x 2)

flip your wings and fly up high
flip your wings and fly up high
flip your wings and fly up high
fly, fly, fly up high
you can do it of you try
you can do it if you try
you can do it if you try
try, try, try to fly

to feel the rhythm of life
to feel the powerful beat
to feel the tingle in your fingers
to feel the tingle in your feet (x 3)

to feel the rhythm of life
to feel the powerful beat
to feel the tingle in your fingers
to feel the tingle in your
liiiiiiiiiiiiiife
of life, of life, of life
yeah yeah yeah
liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiffffe

i am singing this in school choir at the moment i love it
we have got a concert soon too


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,Guest#sweetlitkoala
Date: 15 May 08 - 05:45 PM

i am singing rythem of life in my choir ill send a copy of the text zroxed if u wan


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,Will
Date: 01 May 08 - 05:52 PM

This song is from the Broadway musical Sweet Charity. You can find it recorded by the original cast and new cast.

Hope this helps.


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,Proudsy Doudsy
Date: 25 Mar 08 - 08:44 AM

Hi!!!

I am sooooo excited in this site.
I can't believe it that such many choirs sang this song, even mine!
Like everyone said, this is the best song ever to sing in choir.
We will have a concert next week called LIFE! And this song is in it!
I was trying so hard to find this site, I can't believe it, I will write the frist verse and Chorus.

When I started down the street last sunday
feeling might low and kinda mean
Suddenly a voice said go forth neighbor
Spread your picture on a wider screen
And the voice said theres a million reasons
Why you should be glad in all four seasons
Hit the road neighbor leave your worries and strife
Spread the religion of the rythym of life!

For the rythym of life is a pwerful beat
Puts a tingle in your finger and a tingle in your feet
Rythym on the inside rythym in you feet
And the rythym of life is a pwerful beat!

To feel the rythym of life
To feel the powerful beat
To feel the tingle in your fingers
To feel the tingle in your feet


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,Juan
Date: 14 Feb 08 - 04:39 PM

Hi !! , iM LEARNING THAT SONG :D , And i Like to sing the song , is funny :D , and make me feel happy , i will sing the rhythm of Life for the CHORUS concer :D


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 07:51 PM

Daddy started out in San Francisco,
Tootin' on his trumpet loud and mean.
Suddenly a voice said, "Go forth, Daddy.
Spread the picture on a wider screen."

And the voice said, "Daddy, there's a million pigeons
Ready to be hooked on new religions.
Hit the road, Daddy. Leave your common-law wife.
Spread the religion of the rhythm of life."

And the rhythm of life is a powerful beat,
Puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet,
Rhythm in your bedroom, rhythm in the street,
Yes, the rhythm of life is a powerful beat.

And the rhythm of life is a powerful beat,            To feel the rhythm of life,
                                                                               To feel the powerful beat,
                                                                                 To feel the tingle in your fingers,
                                                                                  To feel the tingle in your feet.
Puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet,
Rhythm in your bedroom, rhythm in the street,
Yes, the rhythm of life is a powerful beat.

And the rhythm of life is a powerful beat,                  To feel the rhythm of life,
                                                                                     To feel the powerful beat,
                                                                                     To feel the tingle in your fingers,
                                                                                     To feel the tingle in your feet.
Puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet,
Rhythm in your bedroom, rhythm in the street,
Yes, the rhythm of life is a powerful beat.

Daddy spread the gospel in Milwaukee,
Took his walkie-talkie to Rocky Ridge,
Blew his way to Canton, then to Scranton,
Till he landed under the Manhattan Bridge.

Daddy was the new sensation, got himself a congregation,
Built up quite an operation down below.
With the pie-eyed piper blowing, while the muscatel was flowing,
All the cats were go, go, going down below

Daddy was the new sensation, got himself a congregation,
Built up quite an operation down below.
With the pie-eyed piper blowing, while the muscatel was flowing,
All the cats were go, go, going down below

Daddy was the new sensation, got himself a congregation,
Built up quite an operation down below.
With the pie-eyed piper blowing, while the muscatel was flowing,
All the cats were go, go, going down below

Flip your wings and fly to Daddy,
Flip your wings and fly to Daddy,
Flip your wings and fly to Daddy,
Fly, fly, fly to Daddy.

Take a dive and swim to Daddy,
Take a dive and swim to Daddy,
Take a dive and swim to Daddy,
Swim, swim, swim to Daddy.

Hit the floor and crawl to Daddy,
Hit the floor and crawl to Daddy,
Hit the floor and crawl to Daddy,
Crawl, crawl, crawl to Daddy.

To-to-to-to-tooooo! To-to-to-to-tooooo! To-to-to-to-tooooo! To-to-to-to-tooooo! To-to-to-to-tooooo!

And the rhythm of life is a powerful beat,
Puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet,
Rhythm in your bedroom, rhythm in the street,
Yes, the rhythm of life is a powerful beat.

And the rhythm of life is a powerful beat,            To feel the rhythm of life,
                                                                               To feel the powerful beat,
                                                                                 To feel the tingle in your fingers,
                                                                                  To feel the tingle in your feet.
Puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet,
Rhythm in your bedroom, rhythm in the street,
Yes, the rhythm of life is a powerful beat.

And the rhythm of life is a powerful beat,            To feel the rhythm of life,
                                                                               To feel the powerful beat,
                                                                                 To feel the tingle in your fingers,
                                                                                  To feel the tingle in your feet.
Puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet,
Rhythm in your bedroom, rhythm in the street,
Yes, the rhythm of life is a powerful beat.


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,Shamey
Date: 26 Jan 08 - 10:34 PM

hello [; im looking for downloads of rhythm of life, the edited version. does anyone wanna help me out?


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,smartinez
Date: 03 Jan 08 - 10:06 PM

when i was walking down the street last suday
feeling mighty low and kinda mean
suddenly a voice said go forth neighbor
spread the picture on a wider screen

and the voice said nieghbor theres a million reasons
why u should be glad in all 4 seasos
hit the road neighbor leave ur worries and strife
spread the religion of the rhythm of life

if u want more contact me!!
~smartinez


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Dec 07 - 01:05 AM

The sheet music for the choral version is readily available at places like Sheet Music Plus - or download form Sheet Music Direct. My only experience with the song is seeing it in the movie Sweet Charity, where it sounds intentionally corny and stupid. I think of this as a novelty comedy piece, and can't imagine it as a choral performance.

There must be something to it, though - this thread has been kept alive forever by people who really seem to love the song.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 04 Dec 07 - 07:45 PM

OK well in the song there is no doobie dobbie ect it is doom froom and boom ect. and well i would know cuz i am in 6th grade and my concert is in 4 days and so eyah we are singingt hat song so yeah


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 10:55 PM

oops, I got so caught up thinking what the names of the girls tones are called that I forgot to add my statement.

I was trying to add that we sang a complex version that hand 5 separate groups within the choir singing different lines. All together it sounded beautiful. I'd rly like to know if anyone had sang this version or seen a copy of it somewhere?


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 10:52 PM

I sang this song too, in my performing choir in Melbourned Australia about 15 years ago.

I too didnt know it was from Sweet Charity until today and I like the choir version better than the original too.

We had a more complex version of this again. It had more parts repeated and was quite long. It also had 5 different groups singing at once. I can't believe that after being so heavily involved in the choir for 3-4 years, performing overseas, training to almost military regimes during 'camps' which were really 14 hours per day of training (which I dreaded) I have forgotten so much!!!. I can't even remember what the 'parts' are called when you talk about each 'group' singing a different line from the sheet music and also what these 'groups' are called. I know I was one of the 2 soprano groups. I read the second top line of music which was equally as high pitched as the other soprano group. There was another line for the some pitch I can't remember and one line for altos. Being 5 lines all up. I also can't remember if alto is the lowest pitch for young girls and whether the other 'group' which I can't remember the name of is higher or lower than altos. How sad am I LOL


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,GUEST Ally
Date: 28 Sep 07 - 10:39 PM

I'm learning this song in chorus. I LOVE IT! it's such a fun song to sing.


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 10:13 PM

my chourus is singingin this song.....i like the edited version of it best!


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,Solo mi
Date: 17 Sep 07 - 04:33 PM

Wow, that's a lot of choirs who sang this song! I remember our Junior Choir singing it -great fun! Pity there aren't any boys brave enough to join the choir....


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,Jodi
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 08:57 PM

I can't stand the "sanitised" (Politically Correct) version of this song - it's original or nothing for me! Why do people do this to songs ... we sang the original version in Grade 6 and now, as an adult, our chorus is doing the sanitised version so as to not offend anyone. What a lot of BS!!!


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,lotusflower
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 07:13 PM

Daddy we got the Rhythm of Life, of Life

Exactly how I feel - the power of now everyone x


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,BWS
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 02:37 AM

I am currently learning this song at School.
Maddi's version is almost what I'm learning.


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,GUEST; dreamchaser
Date: 22 Aug 07 - 05:41 PM

I sang this song at a music camp I attended about 7 years ago. I loved this song. Except the version we sang didn't have "doobi, doobie" instead it was zoom, vroom, or boom (depending on witch section you were in. sounded really cool :3


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,Nicola, Guyana
Date: 26 Jul 07 - 04:14 PM

Hello, Could I please also have a copy of the sheet music? I'm setting up a choir for a group of Amerindian youths in Guyana, & think this would be a fun start - they're all fantastic singers! My address is nikki_attar@hotmail.com

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,graham
Date: 23 Jul 07 - 01:57 PM

hi there wondered if u can email me the sheet music for rythym of life please as my dad plays the organ bt cnt find it anywhere be much obliged if u could my email adress is graham.poplar@btinternet.com thnks again


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,Erika F
Date: 12 May 07 - 01:19 PM

HI my school choir just leart it today we are performing it on Thursday then on Sunday. Adiemus has kind of become the choir's theme tune.. where ever wwe go people ask for it. it is my favourite song. my family is obsessed with it. ps. thanks for this site. from Erika F


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST
Date: 08 May 07 - 08:21 PM

I really dont like the real version. The "daddy in San Francisco" version. But, I know this will sound lame. We sang the rhythm of life in our chorus and i liked it so much that i wanted to download it and put it on our IPod, but the only version u can get is the REAL one. I hate it!!!! but i luv the song.


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: JohnB
Date: 06 May 07 - 09:11 AM

Just done it in concert three times in the last two weekends, We have been doing it that long now I know the whole thing without music.
We sing almost exactly what is stated in the last posting above, except third line is "spread" not speed and the odd sp. We also Canadianize the towns, "Go and spread the gospel in Vancouver, take a walkie talkie to Calgary, all the way yo Kingston then to Moncton, even shout it lodly from sea to sea"
JohnB


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Subject: Lyr Add: RHYTHM OF LIFE
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 06 May 07 - 03:51 AM

Here is the version from choir perspective that I used to sing 10 years ago:

When I started down the street last Sunday
Feeling mighty low and kinda mean
Suddenly a voice said, "Go forth, neighbor! Speed the picture on a wider screen!"
And the voice said, "Neighbor, there's a million reasons
Why you should be glad in all four seasons!
Hit the road, neighbor; leave your worries and strife!
Spread the religion of the rhythm of life."

For the rhythm of life is a powerful beat
Puts a tingle in your fingers and tingle in your feet!

Rhythm on the inside, rhythm on the street, and the rhythm of life is a powerful beat!

To feel the rhythm of life, to feel the powerful beat,
To feel the tingle in your fingers, to feel the tingle in your feet!
[ATB: for .. beat!]

To feel the rhythm of life, to feel the powerful beat,
To feel the tingle in your fingers, to feel the tingle in your feet!
[AT: for .. beat!]
[B: Go, go, go! Go, go, go! Tell them ev'rything you know!]

Go and spread the gospel in Milwaukee: take a walkie-talkie to Rocky Ridge!

All the way to Canton, then to Scranton, even tell it under the Manhattan Bridge

You will make a new sensation, have a growing congregation
Build a glowing operation here below!
Like a pied piper blowing, lead and keep the music flowing
Keep the rhythm go, go, gong; go, go, go!

[Flip your wings and fly up high!] 3 Fly, fly, fly up high!
[You can do it if you try!] 3 Try, try, try to fly!
[Like the bird up in the sky!] 3 Fly, fly, fly!

[Doobi, doobi, doobi, doobi, doobi, doobi, doobi, doo!] Repeat

[O the rhythm of life is a powerful beat
Puts a tingle in your fingers and tingle in your feet!
Rhythm on the inside, rhythm on the street, and the rhythm of life is a powerful beat!] 3

To feel the rhythm of life, to feel the powerful beat,
To feel the tingle in your fingers, to feel the tingle in your life! Life! Life!
Neighbor, you've got the rhythm, rhythm, rhythm of life!

======================

I put that in my song collection help file. If you'd like to download the whole, it would be here: http://cest-ma-maison.net/music.html

--evi


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST
Date: 02 May 07 - 11:19 AM

I was walking down the street last Sunday
feeling mighty low and kind a mean
suddenly a voice said hey there neighbour
spread the picture on a wider screen
and the voice said neighbour there's a million reasons
why you should be glad in all four seasons
hit the road
neighbour leave your worries and "strife"
hit the "religion" with the rhythm of life
cuz the rhythm of life is a powerful beat puts a tingle in your finger puts a tingle in your feet
rhythm on the inside rhythm on the street
cuz the rhythm of life is a powerful beat...



not sure about the "religion" and the "strife"


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Subject: Lyr Add: RHYTHM OF LIFE
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Apr 07 - 07:22 PM

Well one version goes:

When I started down the street last Sunday feeling mighty low and kinda mean,
Suddenly a voice said 'go forth neighbor, spread the picture on a wider screen.'
And the voice said, 'neighbor, there's a million reasons
Why you should be glad in all four seasons,
Hit the road neighbor, leave your worries and strife.
Spread the religion of the rhythm of life.'
For the rhythm of life is a powerful beat,
Puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet.
Rhythm on the inside, rhythm on the street,
And the rhythm of life is a powerful beat.
Go and spread the gospel in Milwaukee, take a walkie-talkie to Rocky Ridge.
All the way to Canton, then to Scranton, even tell it under the Manhattan Bridge.
You will make a new sensation,
Have a growing congregation,
Build a glowing operation here below!
Flip your wings and fly up high,
Flip your wings and fly up high.
Flip your wings and fly up high,
Fly, fly, fly up high.
You can do it if you try,
You can do it if you try,
You can do it if you try.
Try, try, try to fly.
To feel the rhythm of life, to feel the powerful beat,
To feel a tingle in your fingers, to feel the tingle in your feet.
For the rhythm of life is a powerful beat,
Puts a tingle in your fingers, and a tingle in your feet.
Rhythm on the inside, rhythm on the street, and the rhythm of life...
Tingle in your life. Rhythm in your life!


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: Mick Tems
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 09:24 AM

Snap! When I was with Cantorion Creigiau (the mixed choir from the village of Creigiau, about eight miles north-west of Cardiff) we sang The Rhythym Of Life and Adiemus as well. The Rhythm Of Life really boiled my kettle, but our own local favourite was Adiemus, by the visionary composer Karl Jenkins, an ex-pupil of Gowerton Comprehensive School in the same county.

I love Karl's compositions, including the piece he was commissioned to write for the opening of the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay. His work has been recorded for several CDs.


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,member of the MC-army
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 06:30 AM

our choir sang that version in a competition about a month ago. You won't have heard of us we are an english school choir. We sing mainly gospel music 'Halleluja' but we do sing a lot of other stuff. Unfortunately our condctor has bought a high school musical medly which we are going to learn after our next comp., a week on friday!!!
We sang 'Adiemus' aswell but 'Rhythmn of Life' is my favourite by far.


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,Bri
Date: 05 Apr 07 - 08:55 PM

I am singing that song in choir! Here are some of the lyrics-

As I started down the street last Sunday
Feeling mighty low and kind of mean
Suddenly a voice said, "Go forth, neighbor! Spread the picture on a wider screen!'
And the voice said, "Neighbor there's a million reasons why you should be glad in all four seasons. Hit the road neighbor leave your worries and strife. Spread the religion of the rhythm of life."
For the rhythm of life is a powerful beat, puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet. Rhythm on the inside rhythm on the streetand the rhythm of life is a powerful beat.

And that's all I can come up with this second...:-D


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,Zelda,,of,,Hyrule
Date: 19 Mar 07 - 04:25 PM

i know the REAL version of "the Rhythem of life!!!!! Im singing it in my 6th grade choir!! - just so you know the website guiness probly has BEER POP UPS, since guiness is a certain company of beer!! I should know!! My brother went to ireland on vacation when I was 10 and broght me home a shirt with guiness beer on it!!!!!!!!!!


the lyrics... I started down the street last sunday feeling mighty low and kinda mean............................................. For the rhythem of life is a powerful beat, puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet!!!   

P.S. - i know the original song because me choir director gets his music from the people who made them!!!!! Also i know the full version but my fingers hurt so im going to stop know!!!

BYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: The Rhythm of Life
From: GUEST,Amz
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 12:29 PM

It is actually called the rythm of life and it's by Sammy Davis Jr.!
just watched the advert on the guinesss website!
very funny!
=]


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