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All Night All Day

Barges

Blowin' In The Wind

Buddies And Pals

Can A Woman?

If I Had A Hammer

Morning Has Broken

Peace

Purple Light

Taps

Tell Me Why

The Ash Grove

The Happy Wanderer

This Land Is Your Land

 

ALL NIGHT ALL DAY

All night, all day,

Angels watchin' over me, my Lord

All night, all day,

Angels watchin' over me.

 

Now I lay me down to sleep

Angels watchin' over me, my Lord

Pray the Lord my soul to keep

Angels watchin' over me.

 

If I die before I wake

Angels watchin' over me, my Lord

Pray the Lord my soul to keep

Angels watchin' over me.

 

All night, all day,

Angels watchin' over me, my Lord

All night, all day,

Angels watchin' over me.

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BARGES

Out of my window looking in the night

I can see the barges flickering light.

Silently flows the river to the sea,

And the barges too go silently.

 

Barges, I would like to go with you,

I would like to sail the ocean blue.

Barges, have you treasures in your hold?

Do you fight with pirates brave and bold?

Out of my window looking in the night

I can see the barges flickering light.

Starboard shines green and port is glowing red

You can see them flickering far ahead.

 

Barges, I would like to go with you,

I would like to sail the ocean blue.

Barges, have you treasures in your hold?

Do you fight with pirates brave and bold?

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BLOWIN' IN THE WIND

How many roads must a man walk down,

Before you can call him a man?

Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail,

Before she sleeps in the sand?

Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannonballs fly

Before they're forever banned?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind

The answer is blowin' in the wind.

 

How many years can a mountain exist

Before it's washed to the sea?

Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist

Before they're allowed to be free?

Yes, 'n' how many times must a man turn his head

Pretending he just doesn't see?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind

The answer is blowin' in the wind.

 

How many times must a man look up

Before he can see the sky?

Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have

Before he can hear people cry?

Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take

'Til he knows that too many people have died?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind

The answer is blowin' in the wind.

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BUDDIES AND PALS

You and me we’re gonna be partners

You and me we’re gonna be pals

You and me we’re gonna be partners

Buddies and pals

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CAN A WOMAN?

(Tune- She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain)

New words by Iris Hirsch

 

Can a woman fly an airplane?

Yes she can, yes she can.

Can a woman build a building?

Yes she can, yes she can.

Can a woman fight a fire?

Can a woman change a tire?

Can a woman lead a choir?

Yes she can, yes she can.

 

Can a woman be a lawyer?

Yes she can, yes she can.

Can a woman fix an engine?

Yes she can, yes she can.

Can a woman be a drummer?

Can a woman be a plumber?

Can she play ball in the summer?

Yes she can, yes she can.

 

Can a woman be a doctor?

Yes she can, yes she can.

Can a woman drive a tractor?

Yes she can, yes she can.

Can a woman lead a nation?

Can she run a TV station?

Can she head a corporation?

Yes she can, yes she can.

Just you wait until we're older then you'll see,

We'll be women in tomorrow's history,

As we grow up through the years,

We will sing out loud and clear,

Can we start the process here?

Yes we can, yes we can.

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IF I HAD A HAMMER

If I had a hammer, I'd hammer in the morning,

I'd hammer in the evening, all over this land.

I'd hammer out danger, I'd hammer out warning,

I'd hammer out love between the brothers and sisters

All over this land.

 

If I had a bell, I'd ring it in the morning,

I'd ring it in the evening, all over this land.

I'd ring out danger, I'd ring out warning,

I'd ring out love between the brothers and sisters

All over this land.

 

If I had I song, I'd sing it in the morning,

I'd sing it in the evening, all over this land.

I'd sing out danger, I'd sing out warning,

I'd sing out love between the brothers and sisters

All over this land.

 

Well, I got a hammer, and I got a bell,

And I got a song to sing all over this land.

It's the hammer of justice, it's the bell of freedom,

It's the song about love between the brothers and sisters

All over this land.

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MORNING HAS BROKEN

Morning has broken like the first morning

Blackbird has spoken like the first bird.

Praise for the singing,

Praise for the morning,

Praise for them springing fresh from the wind.

 

Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven

Like the first dewfall on the first grass.

Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden

Sprung in completeness where His feet pass.

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning

Born of the one light Eden saw play.

Praise with elation, Praise every morning

God's re-creation of the new day.

 

Morning has broken like the first morning

Blackbird has spoken like the first bird.

Praise for the singing,

Praise for the morning,

Praise for them springing fresh from the wind.

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PEACE

Peace I ask of thee, O River,

Peace, peace, peace.

When I learn to live serenely

Cares will cease.

From the hills I gather courage

Vision of a day to be

Strength to lead and faith to follow,

All are given unto me.

Peace I ask of thee, O River,

Peace, peace, peace.

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PURPLE LIGHT

Echo on all lines but last

 

Purple Light

In the Canyon

That's where I

Long to be

With my three

Good companions

My rifle, my pony and me.

 

Whip-poor-will In the willow

Sings a song

A melody

For my three

Good companions

My rifle, my pony and me.

 

Gonna hang

My sombrero

On the limb

Of a tree

For my three

Good companions

My rifle, my pony and me.

 

No more cows

To be ropin'

No more strays

Shall I see

Just my three

Good companions

My rifle, my pony and me.

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TAPS

Day is done, gone the sun

From the lake, from the hill, from the sky,

All is well, safely rest,

God is nigh.

 

Fading light dims the sight,

And a star gems the sky, burning bright

From afar, drawing nigh,

Falls the night.

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TELL ME WHY

Tell me why the stars do shine,

Tell me why the ivy twines,

Tell me why the sky's so blue,

And I will tell you just why I love you.

 

Because God made the stars to shine,

Because God made the ivy twine,

Because God made the sky so blue,

Because God made you, that's why I love you.

I don't know why that God above

Created you for me to love.

He picked you out from all the rest,

Because He knew, I'd love you the best

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THE ASH GROVE

Down yonder green valley

Where streamlets meander

When twilight is fading

I pensively rove.

 

Or at the bright noon-tide

In solitude wander

Amid the dark shades of

The lonely ash grove.

 

'Tis there where the blackbird

Is cheerfully singing

Each warbler enchants

With his notes from the tree.

 

Ah, then little think I

Of sorrow or sadness,

The ash grove entrancing

Spells beauty for me

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THE HAPPY WANDERER

I love to go awandering

Along the mountain track.

And as I go I love to sing

My knapsack on my back

 

Chorus:

Val de ri, Val de ra, Va de ri

Val de ra ha ha ha ha ha

Val de ri, Val de ra

My knapsack on my back

 

I love to wander by the stream

That dances in the sun,

So joyously it calls to me

Come! Join my happy song.

 

I wave my hat to all I meet

And they wave back to me

And blackbirds call so loud and sweet

From every greenwood tree.

 

High overhead the skylarks wing

They never rest at home.

But just like me, they love to sing

As o'er the world we roam.

Oh may I go awandering

Until the day I die,

Oh may I always laugh and sing

Beneath God's clear blue sky.

 

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THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND

Chorus:

This land is your land, this land is my land

From California to the New York Island

From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters

This land was made for you and me.

1) As I went walking that ribbon of highway

I saw above me that endless skyway

I saw below me that golden valley

This land was made for you and me.

 

2) I roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps

To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts

All around me a voice was sounding

This land was made for you and me.

 

3) When the sun came shining then I was strolling

And the wheat field waving and the dust clouds rolling

A voice was chanting as the fog was lifting

This land was made for you and me.

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