PROGRAM PRACTICE PLACE
WELCOME KIDS and KIN! Practice makes perfect but think of it more as play. Sing safely. I've added a warm up video first to help you breathe and focus your sound. Be mindful in your warm-up and your voice will love you.
SONGS FOR THE EARTH CONCERTS
2. SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT
This song takes the tune Til Ungdommen (To the Youth) from other Scandinavian sources. Original Poetry by a Norweigan poet and the music by Danish Composer Otto Mortensen.
Again, the kids have created similar but more direct lyrics
Save the Environment Lyrics
Leaves of green clover,
warmth of the sun.
Skies of dancing colors,
Fields of waving gold,
Beautiful sunsets pink,
Moon Rising over the sea
Sun setting over the trees
Leaders denied the facts
Blowing hot air
We stand against their wind
Holding our breath
Waiting for things to change
Could it all be too late?
How can we cope with it?
Sea levels rising.
solo; How did it come to this?
solo: When did it start?
solo: Who is responsible?
solo: Where are they now?
solo: Can we turn the world around?
solo: Is it beyond our grasp?
solo: Do we have another chance?
solo: Will we survive this?
ALL: Will we survive this?
3. WOOD and WING MEDLEY
Dijuta Kahlanali was taught to Megan by Lynn and Will Rowan from the Social Justice Singing Group-Windborne. It is a Lithuanian folk song called a Sutartines and imitates the sound of Geese flying.
The following songs all go together in feeling and words and represent our love for Nature.
4. LITTLE BIRCH TREE
This folk song from Russia tells the tale of how a little tree gives the raw materials for music and we are thankful.
SING ALONG WITH THE VIDEO FILE BELOW
5. THE EARTH IS OUR MOTHER
The Earth is our Mother
We must take care of her (2X)
Her Sacred ground we walk upon with every step we take (2x)
Hey Yanna ho Yanna Hey Yan Na.
SING ALONG WITH THE VIDEO BELOW
6. BUILDING BRIDGES
According to Peter Anderson, this song was originally discovered by a British Quaker named Elizabeth Cave. Nick Page found it and published it in his seminal Rise Up Singing collection.
The Lyrics are attributed to the women at the Greenham Common Peace occupation in England, 1983
Building bridges between our divisions
I reach out for you, won't you reach out to me?
With all of our voices and all of our visions,
Friends we could make such sweet harmony.
7. LOVE IS LOVE
A great song by living female choral composer Abbe Bettinis. SING ALONG WITH THE VIDEO. From the Justice Choir Songbook.