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What's your favorite song of hope?

01 Aug 01 - 01:08 AM (#518825)
Subject: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: MichaelAnthony

Hello,

I like the categories in Rise Up Singing, like Love, Work, Mountain Voices, etc... Have any favorite songs of Hope?

I'm rather fond of When the ship comes In.

MA


01 Aug 01 - 01:31 AM (#518833)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: DougR

Amazing Grace.

DougR


01 Aug 01 - 01:48 AM (#518837)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Anglo

Mary Ellen Carter.


01 Aug 01 - 05:37 AM (#518890)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Quincy

Hi Michael Anthony,
How Great Thou Art has to be one of my favourites. A mixture of hope and assurance.....it makes me go all goose pimply!

best wishes, Yvonne


01 Aug 01 - 06:23 AM (#518910)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Anglo, were you at Old Songs this year when Artisan sang Mary Ellen Carter? It made that song fresh and new for me once more- I was positioned so I could watch the audience- the fervor and passion in their faces told such a story of the lives we've all lived since we first heard Stan sing it!
This is a good topic, MichaelAnthony- I'll have to think about it!


01 Aug 01 - 06:50 AM (#518918)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: John Hardly

Hope (Robin's Song)--as done by Small Potatos

Life Is Good--Livingston Taylor

It's My Job--Mac McAnally

Still Believe--Susan Werner


01 Aug 01 - 06:52 AM (#518919)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: kendall

Gordon Bok's TURNING TOWARD THE MORNING.


01 Aug 01 - 09:42 AM (#519009)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Pinetop Slim

Cris Williamson's Song of the Soul


01 Aug 01 - 09:51 AM (#519017)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GeorgeH

Dick Gaughan's "Different Kind of Love Song".

G.


01 Aug 01 - 10:01 AM (#519025)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: IanC

Glad That I Live


01 Aug 01 - 10:05 AM (#519029)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: rea

Bright Morning Stars are Rising (trad)

Love Will Come to You (Indigo Girls)

And I don't know if this qualifies as "hopefull" but I always feel much more peaceful and positive after singing "Bleak Midwinter"


01 Aug 01 - 10:18 AM (#519037)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Anglo

Animaterra, re Artisan performing Mary Ellen Carter, no I missed that, (maybe wished I hadn't, they're fine singers but I don't always go for their songs) - I'm glad people are still doing it. I was singing in Vermont on the night Stan died and the only song of his I really knew was Barrett's Privateers which hardly makes an obit. I went out and learned Mary Ellen Carter and sang it at Mystic Seaport later that month.


01 Aug 01 - 10:37 AM (#519049)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: ScottyG

This has been my favorite inspirational song ever since I sang it as my audition piece for the choral group I sang with in high school. I don't recall who wrote the words and music.
One World

One world built on a firm foundation
Built on a firm foundation of peace
What a wondrous sight, freedoms flame alight>br> In a world where war shall cease
One world built on love and peace

When God smiled, bright sunlight flooded hills and planes
Songbirds filled green valleys with their glad refrains
All things God created, His great love to share
Now let men and nations join and shout it everywhere!

One world built on a firm foundation
One world no longer cursed by war
Let no mortal man change the master plan
One great world at peace once more

One world....one world....one world, at peace forever more!

ScottyG


01 Aug 01 - 10:57 AM (#519066)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: SharonA

Don Henley's "Heart of the Matter" ("...I think it's about forgiveness... even if... even if...")


01 Aug 01 - 12:46 PM (#519128)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Ebbie

If in the dusk of the twilight
Dim be the regions afar
Doth not the deepening darkness
Brighten the glimmering star?

Whispering Hope. Still one of my favorites.

So I'll go on my weary way to the end of my day
For I know that my goal is in sight
Through the darkness I see- now so much brighter to me-
At the end of my road is a light.


He'll Welcome Me Home

(Mine)

Ebbie


01 Aug 01 - 12:51 PM (#519132)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,JMR

"Fashioned in the Clay" by Elmer Beal


01 Aug 01 - 01:23 PM (#519158)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Finn McCool

My favorite is Phil Coulter's The Town I Loved So Well. It's a plea for hope and healing in Derry, Northern Ireland that gives a glimpse into the lives of the ordinary working people who are just trying to get by.

--Finn


01 Aug 01 - 01:34 PM (#519167)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GeorgeH

If we're going into specifics, and especially if the specific is the island of Ireland, then:

Ron Kavanah's "Reconcilliation"

Colum Sand's "Throw the ball against the wall" (may not be the actual title).

Personally songs which just say how wonderful God's earth is (such as "Glad that I live am I"; sorry, Ian C) are more likely to induce depair than hope in me; if there's any hope to be had it has to come from our efforts to make something out of this (man-made) mess in which we find ourselves.

G.


01 Aug 01 - 02:05 PM (#519206)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,djh

So many....
I shall be released- B. Dylan
Feelin good again - Robert Earle Keen
Uncloudy Day - Trad. Doc Watson
I'm gonna live on till I die- miles and Bob Pratcher
I am the light- Rev. Gary Davis
got my Mojo Workin - bum-bum-bu-ba workin , brrrrrrrrrrr workin - Muddy
I could go on and on...........


01 Aug 01 - 02:06 PM (#519210)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,djh

I forgot Bob Marley Three little Birds


01 Aug 01 - 03:54 PM (#519282)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: TNDARLN

Wondrous Love. Amazing Grace. So many hymns...Psalms 37 and 139...wish I knew the tunes they were sung to! [someday!] T


01 Aug 01 - 04:13 PM (#519295)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: John MacKenzie

Outward Bound by Tom Paxton.

Jock


01 Aug 01 - 09:01 PM (#519420)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Wavestar

Kendall got mine.

-J


01 Aug 01 - 09:17 PM (#519425)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

What great songs! Keep them coming!


01 Aug 01 - 09:26 PM (#519428)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Helen

Ebbie, I second Whispering Hope - one of my favourites since I first played it in primary school music lessons.

And also All Through the Night - it's not so much a hope song, but it is a comforting song, bringing peace.

Helen


01 Aug 01 - 11:28 PM (#519467)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,TonyK

Song of the Soul, as mentioned,
Julian of Norwich
Tulips in the Spring by Brooks Williams


02 Aug 01 - 12:32 AM (#519483)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Art Thieme

I'm partial to either "Cocaine" or "Take A Whiff On Me".


02 Aug 01 - 09:41 AM (#519632)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: DancingMom

Keb' Mo' has two good ones on his "Slow Down" CD;

"Everything I Need" where he sings about having nothing, then "But I'm still climbing up the mountainside, Don't count me out, Long as I got my heart and soul I got everything, I got everything I need, Everything I need.

Then "A Better Man": I'm gonna make my world a better place, I'm gonna keep that smile upon my face, I'm gonna teach myself how to understand, I'm gonna make myself a better man.

Great CD. Sharon


02 Aug 01 - 10:55 AM (#519692)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: SharonA

"I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day".


02 Aug 01 - 11:11 AM (#519708)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: SharonA

Also, "It's Just Another New Year's Eve" by (please don't laugh at me for this) Barry Manilow.


02 Aug 01 - 11:13 AM (#519711)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Brian Hoskin

Nina Simone singing 'I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Feel.'

And I wish I knew how
It would feel to be free
I wish that I could break
All the chains holding me
I wish I could say
All the things that I'd like to say
Say 'em loud say 'em clear
For the whole round world to hear
I wish I could share
All the love that's in my heart
Remove every doubt
It keeps us apart
And I wish you could know
What it means to be me
Then you'd see and agree
Every man should be free

I wish I could live

Like I'm longin' to live
I wish I could give
What I'm longin' to give
And I wish I could do
All the things I'd like to do
You know they'll still miss part of you
Yes Sir...
And I'm way way over due

I wish I could be like a bird up in the sky
How sweet it would be
If I found out I could fly
So long to my song
And look down upon the sea
And I sing because I know
I would see you
I sing because I know
I would see you
And I sing because I know
I would see you
To be free Yea


02 Aug 01 - 11:48 AM (#519731)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Midchuck

I go along with "Mary Ellen Carter" and "Turning Toward the Morning." Too close to call as between them.

Some consideration should be given to "Drop Down, Mama," though.

Peter.


02 Aug 01 - 12:32 PM (#519758)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,djh

Art, How is Cocaine a song of hope? I love the song, I perform it regularly, but, a song of hope it is not. Depending on which version you listen to the singer/addict gets shot or at least attacked with a frying pan by his girl friend, harassed by the cops, violently ill, dumped, warned that it will kill him , but, the doc won't say when, winds up on the corner with his money for his room and board gone, and/or finally laid 6 feet under the ground after that damned cocaine gets all around his brain. Unless you want to follow it with Lay My Burden Down, Cross The River Jordan , or Soon My Work Will All Be Done it is not a happy piece. "Take a Whiff on me" is at least fun and nieve enough to possibly hold some promise of false hope.


02 Aug 01 - 12:33 PM (#519759)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Greenbean

Peter Gabriel's "Don't Give Up" & "In Your Eyes."


02 Aug 01 - 12:45 PM (#519767)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,Mike Strobel

My Choice is : Thanksgiving Eve by Bob Franke


02 Aug 01 - 12:58 PM (#519777)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Jim Krause

Bill Staines' Faith of Man
Jim


02 Aug 01 - 02:00 PM (#519815)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: John MacKenzie

A loan again naturally? Gilbert O'Sullivan. Jock


02 Aug 01 - 02:13 PM (#519825)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,Nick

Amazing grace has always apealed to me (Perhaps becuse I am such a wretch) My Current favorites by Great Big Sea Turn (old man see you sons and daughters no longer hesitate, and I can see the earth below me and I can feel it turn) and Ordinary Day (Way hey hey it's just an ordinary day and it is all your state of mind, at the end of the day you just gotta say it's alright!) Now there is a band with an optimistic outlook.


02 Aug 01 - 02:51 PM (#519850)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: John Hardly

SharonA,

John Gorka has a superlative version of "...Bells...". Have you heard it? Is that the one to which you refer?


02 Aug 01 - 05:25 PM (#519965)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Susanne (skw)

What's the Life of a Man?


02 Aug 01 - 06:59 PM (#520038)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Little Hawk

The one Enya recorded..."How Can I Keep From Singing?"

And by Dylan...

Mr. Tambourine Man
Chimes of Freedom
Forever Young
Changing of the Guards
Every Grain of Sand

- LH


02 Aug 01 - 07:10 PM (#520045)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Gareth

Times have changed but a mention to

Eddy Grants "On Joanna"

and on a personal note

The Seekers "Big Red Rubber Ball"

I hope I Have the specifics correct.

Gareth


02 Aug 01 - 08:17 PM (#520085)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Art Thieme

Oh, is THAT what it's about?!?! I thought it was all a come-on to get his lady over to the bed.

Art


02 Aug 01 - 10:34 PM (#520139)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Helen

Guest, djh,

For a taste of Art's humour, just click on his name above his posting here and it will show a list of all of his contributions to Mudcat. (Warning 1: don't drink coffee or other liquids while reading, unless you want to redecorate your keyboard. Warning 2: if you are of a delicate and PC. i.e. politically correct disposition, maybe you'd better not read his stuff.)

Helen


02 Aug 01 - 10:58 PM (#520142)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Helen

I forgot to add Jimmy cliff's I Can See Clearly Now. Love that song - when I'm down it reminds me that life gets better, and when I'm up it makes me appreciate the good feelings.

TNDARLN,

Try the
CyberHymnal site to see if there are any midi tunes for those Psalms.

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/

Helen


03 Aug 01 - 10:54 AM (#520407)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: SharonA

John Hardly:

I haven't heard John Gorka's version; I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the heads-up!

I know of at least two tunes used with "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day." The version that Frank Sinatra sang is the one that always makes me tear up.

More hopeful songs, on a lighter note: "Friday On My Mind" and "Five O'Clock World"!

SharonA


03 Aug 01 - 02:08 PM (#520529)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,MichaelAnthony

Just got a chance to come back and check the thread. Great replies, keep em coming, thanks...I'll have to look a bunch of these up for a listen or at least to read them.

MA


03 Aug 01 - 10:35 PM (#520789)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: MAG

Nancy Shimmel's "Don't let the turkeys get you Down"

... When it seems they're just too numerous,
Remember life is humorous,
And don't let the turkeys get you down.


04 Aug 01 - 10:32 AM (#520949)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Peter T.

"Total Eclipse of the Heart" played backwards. But seriously, "Morgen," Richard Strauss. Best song of hope rising out of ashes I know. Someone once described it as a song for those who have learned what hope means when you have no hope.
yours, Peter T.


04 Aug 01 - 04:47 PM (#521058)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,Wayne

Willie Nelson's "Healing Hands Of Time" the recording on which he is backed by an orchestra.


04 Aug 01 - 05:33 PM (#521069)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)

"Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley

"On the Road To Find Out" by Cat Stevens

"Six O'Clock News" By Robin and Linda Williams

Rich


04 Aug 01 - 10:07 PM (#521176)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Dani

Without a doubt, "How Can I Keep From Singing".

James Taylor's "Martin Luther King"... that's not what it's called, but my tape is bootleg. It'll give you goosebumps.

"Precious Lord".

"The Welcome Table".

Great thread.

Dani


04 Aug 01 - 11:51 PM (#521204)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: davidg

"A Change is Gonna Come" the last and greatest song by the great Sam Cooke.


05 Aug 01 - 02:19 AM (#521236)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Art Thieme

Dear Helen,

Thank you very much ! That was really nice of you.

Art


05 Aug 01 - 01:19 PM (#521418)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Jande

When You Walk Through a Storm
hold your head up high
and don't be afraid of the dark
at the end of the storm is a golden sky
and the sweet silver song of a lark!

Walk on through the wind,
walk on through the rain,
though your dreams be tossed and blown.
Walk on! Walk on!
With hope in your heart
and you'll Never Walk Alone!

you'll never walk alone"

Learned that in the school choir at age thirteen. It's kept me alive so far...

And my own song Slow Now:

I'm movin' Slow Now
Takin' my time...
And my heart's so easy
'Cause if it don't rhyme
it's still got rythmn!

I've seen the stars at night, now
far from the city lights
And my heart's so easy
'cause I can take a mind-flight
See them dusted against the night sky!

::chorus::--
And I'm letting the message fly!
That sometimes things unseen
Move us to a yearnin', love,
and wake us to the dream
We've all been dreamin'...

I'm movin' Slow Now
Takin' my time
And my heart's so easy
Now that I can see
That I was blind

I'm moving Slow Now,
Takin' my time...
Oh. my heart's so easy, love,
Now that I have seen
Sweet Love refined...

::chorus::

I'm movin' slow now
Takin' my time...
And my heart's so easy
'Cause if it don't rhyme
it's still got rythmn!

~ Jande


06 Aug 01 - 08:10 AM (#521777)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Zorro

A song by Tommy Sands:

"When the Music Starts to Play."

His message is that music may be the only one thing that will bring people together. (Tommy resides in Northern Ireland.)

ZnT


06 Aug 01 - 08:10 AM (#521778)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Zorro

A song by Tommy Sands:

"When the Music Starts to Play."

His message is that music may be the only one thing that will bring people together. (Tommy resides in Northern Ireland.)

ZnT


24 Jul 03 - 11:13 PM (#990152)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,Bo in KY

Just felt the need to refresh/ressurect this thread. I would add:
"God Bless the Grass" Malvina Reynolds
"The Great Storm is Over" Bob Franke
"Spirit Song" by Bill Staines - heard him do it in concert a few months ago in Ohio and the goose bumps have only started to subside - and incredible song.
"Canto De Esperanza" - an hispanic hymn that is in some of the newer hymnals.

In these days of political/cultural/economic unrest, it's easy to be cynical, much harder to raise a song of faith and trust in the future.

Bo


24 Jul 03 - 11:42 PM (#990168)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Padre

"Hail thee, festival day, blest day that art hallowed for ever;
Day whereon Christ arose, breaking the kingdom of death"
                         Venantius Honorius Fortunatus (530-609)


25 Jul 03 - 04:53 AM (#990249)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: forty two

Remember that hit during the eighties (I think) by Timbucthree (I think) called The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades


25 Jul 03 - 05:10 AM (#990257)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST

Hiya Mike,
         I'm afraid it's
'E-V-E-R-T-O-N we're gonna win the football leaque again'
Believe me it is a folk song.

Otherwise it's 'The Patriot Game'

Peace and Love
Joe in the 'Pool


25 Jul 03 - 06:36 AM (#990289)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Jerry Rasmussen

For hymns, besides the ones mentioned, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms and Softly and Tenderly are two of my favorite songs of hope.

Jerry


25 Jul 03 - 05:23 PM (#990740)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Amergin

its a small world after all.....


25 Jul 03 - 05:51 PM (#990760)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Clinton Hammond

Lately I've been singing
Who Could Have Known by Garnet Rogers   That's a pretty hopeful one... or maybe thankful is a better word...


25 Jul 03 - 07:06 PM (#990795)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST

Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyde


25 Jul 03 - 09:55 PM (#990861)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Gorgeous Gary

"Seeds of Hope", Garnet Rogers.

I also like "Mary Ellen Carter", "Thanksgiving Eve", and "Turning Towards The Morning"

-- Gary


25 Jul 03 - 10:15 PM (#990867)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Mary in Kentucky

Today on the radio I heard the story of how "Precious Lord" was written. (Dani mentioned it above.) Tommy Dorsey wrote it, he's the black gospel writer not the white band leader.

the story


26 Jul 03 - 01:14 PM (#991119)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,Boab D

Got to be
Morning Song by Gaberlunzie
What a nice wee song about the world getting on with it and if I can find the words I'll post them. Back in a wee minute.
Dylan


26 Jul 03 - 02:16 PM (#991150)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: saulgoldie

Great thread with great contributions. Some ideas for songs I must revist, and a few new ones. Thanks all. Let me add a vote for "Mary Ellen Carter," and "How Can I Keep From Singing." And let me add "Let The Band Play Dixie" by the late, great Bib Gibson, and also "Christmas in the Trenches" by John McCutcheon, both attesting to the power of song. How can you go wrong with that?


26 Jul 03 - 09:00 PM (#991271)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Deda

Whispering Hope
We shall overcome (I actually think that song has changed the world.)
One by Steeleye Spam with a changing chorus, last one being, "All the good times of old England, In old England very good times" -- who knows the name?
Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.
This little light of mine.
"Sing halleluia, come on, get happy"


26 Jul 03 - 11:04 PM (#991299)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Rapparee

Mary Ellen Carter
How can I keep from singing
Rainbow connection
Morning has broken

come to mind immediately.


27 Jul 03 - 12:05 AM (#991322)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Rapparee

I just posted some, but forgot what I consider the greatest one ever sung or played:

the chorale section to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, "Ode To Joy."

I've even had the occassion to see two thousand LIBRARIANS singing it together. Talk about frightening!

But the music! The joy! The hope!


27 Jul 03 - 02:12 AM (#991348)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Amergin

quite early morning


27 Jul 03 - 02:57 AM (#991363)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Neighmond

ANother vote for Alice Hawthorne's "Whispering Hope"

Otherwise I like "We shall Overcome"

Chaz


27 Jul 03 - 12:24 PM (#991477)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Cruiser

As a kid, the song would have to be "High Hopes"

BTW, that is the only Frank Sinatra song I ever liked.

"High apple pie in the sky hopes"


10 Jun 07 - 08:37 PM (#2073262)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,Big Al

Hello everyone

I have a list here of some of my favourites

1 Buddy Holly-Learning the game
2 Charlie Landsborough- Isle of innisfree
3 Phil Coulter-The town i loved so well

And some hymns/christian songs
1 Amazing grace
2 Kumbaya ( i used to sing this in school
3 The old rugged cross

!! to name a few


10 Jun 07 - 09:59 PM (#2073290)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Leadfingers

Pete Bond's 'It's Alright For Some' - Especially as it seems to be OK for me now !


10 Jun 07 - 11:31 PM (#2073313)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,leeneia

"When my rowboat comes in." Sung by, and probably written by, Steve Goodman.


11 Jun 07 - 02:22 AM (#2073358)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: akenaton

"After all"..............Garnet Rogers.


11 Jun 07 - 03:08 AM (#2073368)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Pilgrim

"A Place Called England" - Maggie Holland


11 Jun 07 - 03:38 AM (#2073375)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,Enoel

Trails of troubles,
Roads of battles,
Paths of victory,
We shall walk.


11 Jun 07 - 04:12 AM (#2073391)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,Andy

A hymn, 'Blessed Quietness'

Blessed quietness, holy quietness
Such assurance in my soul
On the stormy sea, speaking peace to me
How the billows cease to roll.

and another song I've heard on the folk circuit, possibly sung by Dave & Anni, the chorus of which is:-

Row on, row on another day
Shall see a brighter light
Ply, ply the oars and pull away
There's dawn beyond the night

Hope I've got it right, nevertheless, its a lovely song with a great chorus

Andy


11 Jun 07 - 05:08 AM (#2073418)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: HipflaskAndy

With apologies if I've not remembered the lyric exactly....
Not just the lyric - but a beautiful melody this one has too!

Somewhere along the road (Rick Kemp)

Somewhere along the road some one waits for me
Beyond these present storms that blow waiting patiently
No secrets held in an open heart
A spirit that soars on the mountains
Somewhere along the road some one waits for me

Somehow a guiding light always shows the way
To those that lose their way by night searching for the day
A day away from happiness
Tomorrow will bring a new sunrise
Somewhere along the road some one waits for me

Sometime when winds are still – unexpectedly
Perhaps beyond this silent hill a voice will call to me
Raise your eyes to see my world
Raise your voice and sing out
Somewhere along the road some one waits for me


11 Jun 07 - 06:54 AM (#2073468)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Grimmy

Andy - great song. I've got a version sung by Maddy Prior. Wonderful!


11 Jun 07 - 08:39 AM (#2073539)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: JennyO

Here's a song I love. It's sung here in Oz by The Wheeze and Suck Band.

The Goodnight Song - Jim Boyes

Chorus (after each verse):
So goodnight my friends as the dawn comes pale
And the Eastern wind brings the threat of gale
Keep a hold on hope through the darkest vale
And we'll meet further on down the road

I have travelled far from this island strand
From the icy wastes to the burning sand
Ploughed the raging sea, seen the verdant land
Been at home in a place far away

Many differences but much the same
Though the ways are strange and have different names
But a friendly face breaks a thousand chains
And a smile breaks the lock on the door

We have joined in song, laughed a night away
Swapped out tales of woe, kept the clouds at bay
In the morning clear will be on our way
But we'll meet further on down the road

So lets drink a health to good times gone by
When our spirits soared and we touched the sky
And we'll bid farewell but not goodbye
And we'll meet further on down the road

Chorus:
So goodnight my friends as the dawn comes pale
And the Eastern wind brings the threat of gales
Keep a hold on hope through the darkest vale
And we'll meet further on down the road
(repeat last two lines)


11 Jun 07 - 09:24 AM (#2073585)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: HipflaskAndy

Which Andy did you mean Grimmy - ie which song were you referring to?
Two 'Andys' posted one after the other! -
Cheers - HFA (Duncan, really!)


11 Jun 07 - 10:01 AM (#2073623)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Grimmy

Sorry - you're the Andy I meant, Duncan.


11 Jun 07 - 12:56 PM (#2073789)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego

Too many to pin one down, but I always liked "The Marvelous Toy," by Tom Paxton. When I look in my grandson's eyes as he hears it, I feel the sense of hope that each generation of children brings to the world. Innocence, however fragile and fleeting, is a human treasure.


11 Jun 07 - 05:26 PM (#2074036)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: HipflaskAndy

Ah, now I know which song you meant you heard sung by Maddy, Grimmy.
Twas that version I heard first mesen. Grand.
Cheers - HFA (Duncan)


11 Jun 07 - 05:38 PM (#2074053)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Jim Lad

Today?
You'll think, I'm nuts because I don't understand a word of it but the song is called "Have Hope" by Jennifer Kreisberg.
Sometimes, the words aren't necessary.


11 Jun 07 - 06:12 PM (#2074098)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,lefthanded guitar

Bob Dylan When The Ship Comes In
         
Bill Staines Bridges

Beyond the Blue Horizon

Over the Rainbow


12 Jun 07 - 03:48 PM (#2075031)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,mg

The hour that the ship comes in is hopeful? :I always found it to be a wonderful song, especially as sung by the Clancy Brothers (see Youtube) ...but it is scary....sort of like judgement day..oops you're on the wrong side. mg


12 Jun 07 - 03:53 PM (#2075037)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Nathan in Texas

How about "Down By the Riverside"

and two hymns:
A Shelter in the Time of Storm
Trusting Jesus


16 Jun 07 - 02:13 PM (#2078745)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: lefthanded guitar

Well, without trying to stumble into a nother Dylan debate, I DO think the When the Ship comes in is Hopeful. ...

The song is hopeful from the point of view of those who have been oppressed. It's a David and Goliath sort of thing, from my take on it.


17 Jun 07 - 01:13 PM (#2079346)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Fred Maslan

itsy bitsy spider


17 Jun 07 - 07:56 PM (#2079554)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,Downgirl

For me it has to be "Every December Sky" by Beth Nielsen Chapman.
There's a Light" from the same album also fits the bill, as does "Sand and Water".
Tommy Sands "We Will Rise again" would also be on my list, as would athie Ryan's version of "The Parting Glass."


17 Jun 07 - 07:58 PM (#2079555)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,Downgirl

Sorry for the tyo! That should be Cathie Ryan.


18 Jun 07 - 10:35 AM (#2079932)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Big Jim from Jackson

As I continue to pile up birthdays (70 + ), I think I like the chorus to "The 200 Year Old Alcoholic":

'It's never too late to start living,
To get out and have some fun.
The sun will be just as shiney in the morning
As the first day the world was born.'


18 Jun 07 - 07:37 PM (#2080463)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: lefthanded guitar

You know I've always wondered why there were so many elderly ..ah...drinking chums. The recent medical discoveries about the healing power of grapes nothwithstanding, I think that last joyous verse says it all.

Here's a toast to John BarleyCorn as well.


19 Jun 07 - 10:46 AM (#2081070)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: Kipp

There are just way too many songs of hope to remember the list could go on ans on But anyway here are a few


Amazing Grace, all nine verses
How can I keep from Singing
Bright Morning Stars are Rising
Be Thou My Vision
and I don't know if it would be considered Hopefull or not it is just the song I guess
Will Ye No Come Back Again
A Jacabite song askig if Bonnie Prince Charlie will ever return to his Native Scotland .


19 Jun 07 - 04:14 PM (#2081390)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,chinmusic

David Mallet's 'Hope For One and All' is a beauty...


19 Jun 07 - 05:04 PM (#2081433)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: GUEST,Pete Peterson

Longfellow's Psalm of Life. Using the tune collected (don't know if he wrote it) from Lotus Dickey.


19 Jun 07 - 05:35 PM (#2081464)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: coldjam

That's the Way it's Gonna Be by Phil Ochs & O Come Immanuel leap to ming...


22 Jun 07 - 07:24 PM (#2084480)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: coldjam

"Ming"? What the heck is "ming"? And why would I leap to it?


22 Jun 07 - 08:18 PM (#2084508)
Subject: RE: What's your favorite song of hope?
From: john f weldon

"Jump" by Dudley Moore