SING-ALONG LYRICS

We may be singing some of these songs today…

BRING ME LITTLE WATER SILVIE
by Huddy Leadbetter (aka Lead Belly)

Bring me little water, Silvie
Bring me little water, now
Bring me little water, Silvie
Every little once in a while

HALLELUJAH
by Leonard Cohen

Now, I’ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music do you?
It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth,
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya
She tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew a Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Maybe there’s a God above
But all I ever learned from love
Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew ya
It’s not a cry you can hear at night
It’s not somebody who has seen the light
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Halleluja

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don’t even know the name
But if I did, well really, what’s it to ya?
There’s a blaze of light in every word
It doesn’t matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool ya
And even though it all went wrong
I’ll stand before the lord of song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

LET IT BE
By Lennon/McCartney

When I find myself in times of trouble Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

And when the broken hearted people living in the world agree
There will be an answer, let it be
For though they may be parted, there is still a chance that they will see
There will be an answer, let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
There will be an answer, let it be
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be (Repeat 2x)

And when the night is cloudy there is still a light that shines on me
Shinin’ until tomorrow, let it be
I wake up to the sound of music, Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be

And let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be (Repeat 2x)

PACK UP YOUR SORROWS
By Richard Farina/Pauline Marden

No use crying, talking to a stranger,
naming the sorrow you’ve seen

Too many bad times, too many sad times
Nobody knows what you mean

Chorus:
But if somehow you could pack up your sorrows
and give them all to me
You would lose them, I know how to use them
Give them all to me

No use rambling, walking in the shadows,
trailing a wandering star
No one beside you, no one to hide you
and nobody knows what you are

(Chorus)

No use gambling, running in the darkness
Looking for a spirit that’s free
Too many wrong times, too many long times
Nobody knows what you see

(Chorus)

No use roaming, going by the roadside,
Seeking a satisfied mind
Too many highways, too many byways,
and nobody’s walking behind

(Chorus)

PEACEFULL, EASY FEELING
by Jack Tempchin

I like the way your sparkling earrings lay
Against your skin so brown
And I want to sleep with you in the desert night
With a billion stars all around
‘Cause I got a peaceful easy feelin’
And I know you won’t let me down
‘Cause I’m already standin’
On the ground

And I found out a long time ago
What a woman can do to your soul
Aw but she can’t take you any way
You don’t already know how to go
And I got a peaceful easy feelin’
And I know you won’t let me down
‘Cause I’m already standin’
On the ground

I get this feelin’ I may know you
As a lover and a friend
This voice keeps whisperin’ in my other ear
Tells me I may never see you again
‘Cause I get a peaceful easy feelin’
And I know you won’t let me down

‘Cause I’m already standin’
I’m already standin’

Yes, I’m already standin’
On the ground

RING IN THE NEW YEAR
By Alix Herrmann & Anne Herrmann

Ring it in, Ring in the New Year
Ring it in, Ring in the New Year

Bells are ringing, Bells are ringing
Bells are ringing, Bells are ringing

Peace and love, throughout the whole year
Peace and love, throughout the whole year

Joy, joy, joy!
Joy, joy, joy!

STAND BY ME
By Bennie E. King

When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we’ll see
No I won’t be afraid
Oh, I won’t be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

Chorus:
So darling, darling
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand, stand by me
Stand by me

If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
Or the mountain should crumble to the sea
I won’t cry, I won’t cry
No, I won’t shed a tear
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

Chorus:
So darling, darling
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand, stand by me
Stand by me

Final Chorus:
If ever you’re in trouble you can…
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand, stand by me
Stand by me

THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE
Harry Dixon Loes

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

Everywhere I go, I’m gonna let it shine
Everywhere I go, I’m gonna let it shine
Everywhere I go, I’m gonna let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

In my brother’s heart, I’m gonna let it shine
In my brother’s heart, I’m gonna let it shine
In my brother’s heart, I’m gonna let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

In my sister’s soul, I’m gonna let it shine
In my sister’s soul, I’m gonna let it shine
In my sister’s soul, I’m gonna let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

All around the world, I’m gonna let it shine
All around the world, I’m gonna let it shine
All around the world, I’m gonna let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

WAGON WHEEL
Bob Dylan & Ketch Secor

Heading down south to the land of the pines
I’m thumbing my way into North Caroline
Staring up the road and pray to God I see headlights
I made it down the coast in seventeen hours
Picking me a bouquet of dogwood flowers
And I’m a-hopin’ for Raleigh, I can see my baby tonight

So rock me momma like a wagon wheel
Rock me momma any way you feel
Hey, momma rock me
Rock me momma like the wind and the rain
Rock me momma like a south bound train
Hey, momma rock me

I’m running from the cold up in New England
I was born to be a fiddler in an old time string band
My baby plays a guitar, I pick a banjo now
Oh, north country winters keep a-getting me down
Lost my money playing poker so I had to leave town
But I ain’t turning back to living that old life no more

So rock me momma like a wagon wheel
Rock me momma any way you feel
Hey, momma rock me
Hey, rock me momma like the wind and the rain
Rock me momma like a south bound train
Hey, momma rock me

Walkin’ to the south out of Roanoke
Caught a trucker out of Philly had a nice long toke
But he’s a heading west from the Cumberland gap
To Johnson City, Tennessee
And I gotta get a move on before the sun
I hear my baby calling my name and I know that she’s the only one
And if I die in Raleigh at least I will die free

So rock me momma like a wagon wheel
Rock me momma any way you feel
Hey, momma rock me
Oh, rock me momma like the wind and the rain
Rock me momma like a south bound train
Hey momma rock me

YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE
Made popular by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You’ll never know dear, how much I love you

Please don’t take my sunshine away

The other night dear, as I lay sleeping
I dreamt I held you in my arms
When I awoke, dear, I was mistaken
So I hanged my head and I cried…

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You’ll never know dear, how much I love you

Please don’t take my sunshine away

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