Home

Seeking origin/credit/lyrics info on two songs.

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forum -> Hobbies, Crafts, and Collections -> Music and Performing Arts


View latest: 24h 48h 72h

Choirmistress




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Jan 24 2022, 12:25 am
I heard two songs in my Bais Yaakov/Camp Agudah years in Toronto that I know in the first case, and suspect in the second case, came from secular tunes.
The first song took its tune from "I'll Never Find Another You", a pop/rock hit from the '60s or '70s by a group whose name eludes me at the moment (but can easily be Googled). Rebbetzin Phyllis Weinberg a"h adapted the tune with a few note/chord changes, put new lyrics to it, and presented it to her Eitz Chaim students as a sort of school anthem. What I would like to have for this song is the full set of her lyrics.
For the second song, "Each Day We Live", I would like to know the title (composer would be nice, too) of the original tune, which sounds to me very Celtic. I have previously posted the lyrics on this website, but would be happy to do so again if it helps jog anyone's memory.
Thanks in advance to anyone with any info. (Hey, NY, any ex-Torontonians there?)
Back to top

Aurora




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Jan 24 2022, 12:40 am
Would you mind posting "Each day we live" again please? I'd be happy to take another look.
Back to top

Choirmistress




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Jan 24 2022, 11:40 am
Not at all. Here they are:

Each day we live we must rejoice.
Hashem has blessed us, made us His choice.
Atah v'chartanu mikol ha'amim.
We pledge our emunah l'chol hayamim.

B'ney Yisroel's hearts fill with pride.
Our faith shines forth from deep inside.
Ivdu es Hashem b'simcha.
We serve Hashem and His Torah.

We look toward the future with hope.
Our sights are high; we need not grope.
Hashem is Tzur Olamim.
L'shana haba'ah biYerushalayim.
Back to top

Aurora




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Jan 24 2022, 11:45 am
Choirmistress wrote:
Not at all. Here they are:

Each day we live we must rejoice.
Hashem has blessed us, made us His choice.
Atah v'chartanu mikol ha'amim.
We pledge our emunah l'chol hayamim.

B'ney Yisroel's hearts fill with pride.
Our faith shines forth from deep inside.
Ivdu es Hashem b'simcha.
We serve Hashem and His Torah.

We look toward the future with hope.
Our sights are high; we need not grope.
Hashem is Tzur Olamim.
L'shana haba'ah biYerushalayim.


I don't know the tune to this one, but it does seem like a pretty standard folk ballad structure.
Back to top

Choirmistress




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Jan 24 2022, 12:00 pm
I don't know about "standard". The rhythm is a rapid

BOM-ba-ba-BOM-ba-BOM-bom (think bongos), thus:

Each DA-ay we LI-ive we MU-ust re-JO-ice.
Ha-SHE-em has BLE-essed us, MA-ade us His CHO-ice.

Et cetera.

Think of the first three notes as G C-C. The whole song is in C major. Now think of a drone or bagpipe playing a constant E. That sets the harmony tone for the whole song.
Back to top

amother




Lightcyan
 

Post Mon, Jan 24 2022, 3:27 pm
I would love to somehow learn the tune for this song.
Looks like something I can use in my classroom
Back to top

Choirmistress




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Jan 24 2022, 5:30 pm
Hi, teacher.
Unfortunately, at this point I can neither read nor write sheet music. I can, however, typeset the notes by letter name above each line's syllables. Keeping in mind that E would be an almost constant home note for the harmony, the melody for the first verse (verses 2 and 3 following the same melodic pattern) would be:

G* C_C E D_D Bb Bb C D C_C *(Here the G is below the C of "day".)
Each da-ay we li-ive we mu-ust re-jo-ice.

C E-E G* E#_E# D D_ D E F E _ E *(Here the G is above the other notes.)
Ha-She-em has ble-essed us, ma-ade us His cho-oice.

E F-F F G E# D D D-D E F E _ E
A-ta-ah v'char-ta-nu mi-ko-ol ha-a-mee-eem;

D C A A_A_A A B C D C C
We pledge our emunah l'chol ha-ya-mee-eem.

Et cetera.
Now, I'm not 100% positive of each note, as I have no working music keyboard or instrument beside me at my computer. However, I'll recheck this post later when I do have a note guide (guitar pitch pipe, perhaps), and make any necessary corrections.
Back to top

Choirmistress




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Jan 24 2022, 5:32 pm
Forget this website's posting format. It does not allow for the proper spacing. Can I PM anyone interested later, with a typeset Word file spacing out the notes properly?
Back to top
Recent Topics

Page 1 of 1 View latest: 24h 48h 72h


Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forum -> Hobbies, Crafts, and Collections -> Music and Performing Arts

Related Topics Replies Last Post
Seeking LOW COST or EmblemHealth hypnosis
by amother
1 Yesterday at 3:05 pm View last post
Is Cleveland as great as he thinks it is? + Waterbury Info
by amother
86 Yesterday at 12:21 pm View last post
Chossidmom's Spam Thread of Covid Vaccine Info - welcome 266 Yesterday at 10:25 am View last post
PSA Season Two of Indian Matchmaking Started 10 Wed, Aug 10 2022, 11:42 pm View last post
I am an Ancient Wall of Stone lyrics in Yiddish 15 Sun, Aug 07 2022, 7:23 pm View last post