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Nt Wright Singing "Genesis"


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You should love this, story at the beginning is great as well, the words are set to the Beatles' tune "Yesterday", Francis Collins helped him with the lyrics:

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More serious, but be sure and listen, fantastic song:

If you like Bob Dylan:

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Oh the time will come up

When the winds will stop

And the breeze will cease to be breathin’

Like the stillness in the wind

’Fore the hurricane begins

The hour when the ship comes in

Oh the seas will split

And the ship will hit

And the sands on the shoreline will be shaking

Then the tide will sound

And the wind will pound

And the morning will be breaking

Oh the fishes will laugh

As they swim out of the path

And the seagulls they’ll be smiling

And the rocks on the sand

Will proudly stand

The hour that the ship comes in

And the words that are used

For to get the ship confused

Will not be understood as they’re spoken

For the chains of the sea

Will have busted in the night

And will be buried at the bottom of the ocean

A song will lift

As the mainsail shifts

And the boat drifts on to the shoreline

And the sun will respect

Every face on the deck

The hour that the ship comes in

Then the sands will roll

Out a carpet of gold

For your weary toes to be a-touchin’

And the ship’s wise men

Will remind you once again

That the whole wide world is watchin’

Oh the foes will rise

With the sleep still in their eyes

And they’ll jerk from their beds and think they’re dreamin’

But they’ll pinch themselves and squeal

And know that it’s for real

The hour when the ship comes in

Then they’ll raise their hands

Sayin’ we’ll meet all your demands

But we’ll shout from the bow your days are numbered

And like Pharoah’s tribe

They’ll be drownded in the tide

And like Goliath, they’ll be conquered

Copyright © 1963, 1964 by Warner Bros. Inc.; renewed 1991, 1992 by Special Rider Music

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If anyone knows the name of the song by Sydney Carter let me know. I don't remember him saying it, but I would love to have the lyrics.

Stupid me, it's Friday Morning:

http://raymondfolk.w.../Friday Morning

Dm ............ Am .... Dm

It was on a Friday morning

................ Am ................... Dm

That they took me from the cell

And I saw they had a carpenter

...... Am ........ Dm

To crucify as well.

You can blame it on to Pilate,

...................................... Am

You can blame it on the Jews

............... Dm

You can blame it on the Devil.

........... Am .. Dm

It’s God I accuse.

“It’s God they ought to crucify

.............................. Am

Instead of you and me,”

... Dm

I said to the carpenter,

.... Am ................ Dm

A-hanging on the tree.

You can blame it on to Adam,

You can blame it on to Eve.

You can blame it on the apple,

But that I can't believe.

It was God that made the Devil

And the woman and the man,

And there wouldn't be an apple

If it wasn't in the plan.

Now Barabbas was a killer

And they let Barabbas go,

But you are being crucified

For nothing that I know,

And your God is up in Heaven

And He doesn't do a thing,

With a million angels watching

And they never move a wing.

“To hell with Jehovah

To the carpenter,” I said

I wish that a carpenter

Had made the world instead.

Goodbye and good luck to you;

Our ways will soon divide.

Remember me tomorrow

The man you hung beside.”

This guy performs a collection of Carter's songs, very powerful songs: http://raymondfolk.wetpaint.com/page/Sydney+Carter (good because it has the lyrics, some of the songs you might want to listen to other versions--if you can find them, I haven't found any yet, though the guy has a decent voice and has heart he doesn't have the range for all of them).

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Bishop N. T. Wright sings "Genesis" in Nashville -- [media=]

Same one, mine is a better copy and has the story at the beginning which is hilarious, and the bit about Collins is perfect. Song is even better the second time around. And I love it that he speaks clearly enough I get all the words in a song for once....I am almost tempted to learn it myself.

I think my version is from the official recorded version rather than a phone.

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This guy performs a collection of Carter's songs, very powerful songs: http://raymondfolk.wetpaint.com/page/Sydney+Carter (good because it has the lyrics, some of the songs you might want to listen to other versions--if you can find them, I haven't found any yet, though the guy has a decent voice and has heart he doesn't have the range for all of them).

While I'm not enamoured of Lord of the Dance, Carter was a very inspiring person from what I've heard people say, true to his Quaker upbringing. You'll find that his experiences as a medic in WW2 underlie his songs, that, and a willingness to incorporate the world's religious traditions. Great thread.

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You should love this, story at the beginning is great as well, the words are set to the Beatles' tune "Yesterday", Francis Collins helped him with the lyrics:

Thanks Cal, that was great.

This isn't a song, but rather a talk that Wright gave in my neck of the woods a couple of years ago. This particular talk--on virtue--I find has a kind of C.S. Lewis-like quality to it. It's quite wonderful:

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