AUTUMN 2016

Blood I BledSigalaThere's a storm comingUp Above my HeadSallou Allah NabinaGoing HomeSodadeBright Morning StarsAsikhathaliThe Sparrow and the Seed

BLOOD I BLED

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Seconds (Weds 1 Dec )

Bass (Weds 1 Dec)

Tops (Weds 1 Dec)

All (Weds 1 Dec)

LYRICS

Come the quickening feet that fall

Come the gathering rain

Suffering as I suffer you

Hearing you speak of pain

 

If I was

If I am

If I did

If I have

 

Come the quickening feet that fall

(Hard behind you)

Come the gathering rain

Suffering as I suffer you

(Woe betide you)

Hearing you speak of pain

 

If I was

If I am

If I did

If I have

 

Raise your banners and ride to war

(Just and righteous)

Throwing around your name

(Fortune find us)

 

See the damage of churlish rae(Just and righteous)

Saddle me with your blame

(Fortune find us)

 

You cut my roots and now my leaves are dead

They tumble down in pools of all the blood I bled

 

If I was

If I am

If I ever did

If I ever have

 

You cut my roots and now my leaves are dead

They tumble down in pools of all the blood I bled

 

 

Blood I Bled Lyrics

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Seconds

Tops

Bass

All

 

SONG STRUCTURE

8 bar guitar intro

Come the quickening feet that fall ( Belle) ooh’s

Come the gathering rain.               ( trio ).   ”

Suffering as I suffer you.                ( Belle)  ”

Hearing you speak of pain.            ( trio ).   ”

 

If was, if I am  ( overlapping oohs- women only)

If I did, If I have

 

Come the quickening feet that fall ( full choir responses)

…. Hard behind you

Come the gathering rain. Suffering as I suffer you

… Woe betide you

Hearing you speak of pain…

 

If I was, if I am, If I did, If I have X 2 (parallel + overlap)

 

Raise your banners and ride to war   (Just and righteous)

Throwing around your name.  (Fortune find us)

See the damage of churlish rage (Just and righteous)

Oh saddle me with your blame. (Fortune find us- us )

 

You cut my roots and now my leaves are dead

They tumble down in pools of all the blood I bled

Ahh section x 8

If I was, If I am, If I ever did, If I ever have x 2 overlap ( 2 ahhs )

You cut my roots and now my leaves are dead

They tumble down in pools of all the blood I bled x 2 ( 4 / then all women men aahhhs )

Ahhs ( x 4)

If I did…. x 2

Sigala

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Sigala – All

Sigala – Seconds

Sigala – Bass

Sigala – Tops

Sigala- Tune

LYRICS

Kenya: language Kiswahli & Luo

 

1. Sigala, gala baro wiya

Sigach mama nyar alego

Sigala gala ori oh x2

Sigala gala baro wiya

 

2. Nind pin del ariyo

Nind pin del ochwadi

Nind pin del ochwadi x2

Madiko dhi n’gado bura

 

3. Lala n’toto lala

Laia n’toto lala

Mama hata kujah lala x2

Hakupe’ maziwa lala

Repeat 1 & 2

  

Translation: Traditional Lullaby

 

My head hurts when you cry

Daughter of Alego

Lie down, go to sleep

Sleep baby sleep

Your mother will come and feed you.

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Sigala – ALL

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Tops

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Seconds

There’s a Storm Coming

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WEDS RUN THRU: Storm Coming

TUNE: Storm Coming

TOPS: Storm Coming

BASS: Storm Coming

LYRICS

When that storm comes, don’t run for cover

When that storm comes, don’t run for cover

When that storm comes, don’t run for cover

Don’t run from the coming storm cos there ain’t no use in running …

When that rain falls, then wash away x 3

That wash away that falling rain, the tears, the trouble and the pain…

When those lights flash, you hear that thunder roar x3

When you listen to that thunder roar, just let your spirit soar (let your spirit soar)

And when love calls, will you open up your door?

When that love calls, will you open up your door?

When that love calls, will you open up your door?

You gotta stand on up and let it in, you gotta let love through your door!

When that storm comes, don’t run for cover x 3

Don’t run from the coming storm cos you can’t keep the storm from coming

Cos you can’t keep the storm from coming x 7

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WEDS RUN THRU: Storm Coming

TUNE: Storm Coming

TOPS: Storm Coming

BASS: Storm Coming

LYRICS SHEET DOWNLOAD: There’s a Storm Coming

Up Above My Head

Tune

Tops

Bass

 

LYRICS

Up above my Head, I hear music in the Air

Up above my Head, I hear music in the Air

Up above my Head, I hear music in the Air

I really do believe, there is Joy somewhere.

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TUNE – UP ABOVE MY HEAD

TOPS – UP ABOVE MY HEAD

BASS – UP ABOVE MY HEAD

Sallou Allah Nabina

AUDIO

Here are the latest recordings from Autumn 2016

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Here is a recording ‘Salou ala Nabi’ from the concert at Highgate Reformed Church in July 2010

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Here are some of the parts that were recorded from rehearsals  in 2009-2010.

SALLOU – TUNE

 

SALLOU – BASS

 

SALLOU – TOPS WOMEN

 

SALLOU – RUN THRU

 

LYRICS

NABINA (Algerian)

Version 1

Sallou Allah Nabina seyerdi sallou Allah Nabine

Sallou Allah Nabina berkehti Leyla Fatim

 

Sallou Allah Nebina

Moulay Mohammed

Sallou Allah Nebina

Moulay Mohammed.

 

Version 2

Sallou Allah Nabina seyerdi sallou Allah Nabine

Sallou Allah Nabina berkehti Leyla Fatim

 

Sallou Allah Nebina

Moulay Mohammed

Sallou Allah Nebina

Moulay Mohammed.

 

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SALLOU – TUNE

SALLOU – BASS

SALLOU – TOPS WOMEN

SALLOU – RUN THRU

SALLOU – CD RECORDING

LYRICS SHEET DOWNLOAD – SODADE

Going Home (Psalm 14)

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Going Home – Sweetwater

Tops

Bass with Soul Variations

An Early Run-Thru

LYRICS

I’m going home, goin’ home
North Carolina is crying in my soul
Creator I’m reaching out to you
Tell them on the other side
That they are alive within my soul

Return their prayers that run through my veins
Return the land and heal her pain
The hidden truth, tell the world
The blues – where it comes from!

I’m going home, goin’ home

Where the Neuse River
Runs through a land
Where my great grandmother sleeps
Under the Earth, blood of
Skarura nation was free

I hear Nigerian chains they say are buried real deep
Tobacco fields, Trail of tears
Stolen people on stolen land

I’m going home, goin’ home
North Carolina is crying in my soul
Creator I’m reaching out to you
Tell them on the other side
That they are alive within my soul

Tell them that I know!

Mahk Jchi tam boy yam pigidi
MahkJchi tam boy kan spewa ebe x 2
Mapi wah hoka yee monh
Kahond tani kaeyee taeyee

Gee-we me ee-eetiyee
Nunka yaht yamoni eh wajitse
Nunka yaht yamoni eh wajitsee

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Going Home – BASS: With ‘Soul’ Variation

Going Home – TOPS

Going Home – Sweetwater

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AUDIO

Sodade

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SODADE – FULL SARAH VERSION WITH GUITAR

 

SODADE – BASS WITH CHOIR

 

SODADE – BASS

 

SODADE – TOPS

 

SODADE – KENG MOSTRAR – BASS

 

SODADE – KENG MOSTRAR – TOPS

 

LYRICS

SODADE (Cesária Évora)

 

Quem mostra’ bo esse caminho longe?
Quem mostra’ bo esse caminho longe?
Esse caminho pra São Tomé

Quem mostra’ bo esse caminho longe?
Quem mostra’ bo esse caminho longe?
Esse caminho pra São Tomé

Sodade sodade
Sodade dessa minha terra, São Nicolau
Sodade sodade
Sodade dessa minha terra, São Nicolau

Si bô ‘screvê’ me ‘m ta ‘screvê be
Si bô ‘squecê me ‘m ta ‘squecê be
Até dia qui bô voltà

Si bô ‘screvê’ me ‘m ta ‘screvê be
Si bô ‘squecê me ‘m ta ‘squecê be
Até dia qui bô voltà, sodade

Sodade sodade
Sodade dessa minha terra, São Nicolau
Sodade sodade
Sodade dessa minha terra, São Nicolau

Quem mostra’ bo esse caminho longe?
Quem mostra’ bo esse caminho longe?
Esse caminho pra São Tomé

Quem mostra’ bo esse caminho longe?
Quem mostra’ bo esse caminho longe?
Esse caminho…

 

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SODADE – FULL SARAH VERSION WITH GUITAR

SODADE – BASS WITH CHOIR

SODADE – BASS

SODADE – TOPS

SODADE – KENG MOSTRAR – BASS

SODADE – KENG MOSTRAR – TOPS

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Bright Morning Stars

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Whole song

 

TUNE: First two verses

 

TOPS: First verse

 

BASS: First verse

 

SECONDS: First verse

 

LYRICS

Bright Morning Stars

Bright morning stars are rising

Bright morning stars are rising

Bright morning stars are rising

Day is a-breaking in my soul

 

Oh where are our dear mothers?

Oh where are our dear mothers?

Oh where are our dear mothers?

Day is a-breaking in my soul

 

They are down in the valley praying

They are down in the valley praying

They are down in the valley praying

Day is a-breaking in my soul

 

Oh where are our dear fathers

Oh where are our dear fathers

Oh where are our dear fathers

Day is a-breaking in my soul

 

They have gone to heaven shouting

They have gone to heaven shouting

They have gone to heaven shouting

Day is a breaking in my soul

 

Bright morning stars are rising

Bright morning stars are rising

Bright morning stars are rising

Day is a-breaking in my soul

 

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Bright Morning Stars (Whole Song)

Bright Morning Stars: TUNE – 1st two verses

Bright Morning Stars: TOPS – 1st Verse

Bright Morning Stars: BASS – 1st verse

Bright Morning Stars: 2nds – 1st verse

 

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Asikhathali

AUDIO

Full Recording from Joyce

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Spoken

 

Spoken in Rhythm

 

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Tenor

 

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LYRICS

Asikhathali noma siyaboshwa
Sizimisel’ inkululeko
Asikhathali noma siyaboshwa
Sizimisel’ inkululeko

Unzima lomthwalo
Ufuna amadoda    X 2

Thinabantwana beAfrika
Sizimisel ‘inkululeko.   2

Unzima lomthwalo
Ufuna amadoda. X 2

We do not care if we go to prison
It is for freedom we are fighting now x 2

Oh heavy load, oh heavy load
It’s gonna take some real strength x

Return to vrs 1 and 2 and then into canon
With English lyrics

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LYRICS

Asikhathali LYRICS

The Sparrow and the Seed

AUDIO

Tops

Weds – Birds

All

Tunes

Tune Riff

Tops Riff

Seconds – Riff

Bass – Riff

Bass – Birds

LYRICS

The Sparrow and the Seed -Brian Patten

Outside my window a tiny bird

Is singing a lament as small as a seed

 

My tongue has forgotten

How to say what my heart longs to say

And now you will never hear it said

 

Solitary one, you are out on your own

Your pillow a rock of nothingness

No borders, no land fall, no ground anywhere

You’re dissolving into my love for you…

 

Outside my window a tiny bird

Is singing a lament as small as a seed….

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The Sparrow and the Seed

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