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leanonme

Lean on Me

4 part harmony

Soprano
Alto
Tenor
Bass
All

Lean On Me                      (Bill Withers)
Some times in our lives
We all have pain, we all have sorrow
But if we are wise 
We know that there’s always tomorrow

Lean on me when you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend
I’ll help you carry on
For it won’t be long 
Til I’m gonna need somebody to lean on

Please swallow your pride
If I have things you need to borrow
For no one can feel those of your needs
That you won’t let show

You just call (oo) on me brother 
When you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on
I just might (oo) have a problem that you’d understand
We all need somebody to lean on

If there is a load
You have to bear 
That you can’t carry
I’m right up the road
I’ll share your load 
If you just call me

You just call (oo) on me brother 
When you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on
I just might (oo) have a problem that you’d understand
We all need somebody to lean on

If there is a load
You have to bear 
That you can’t carry
I’m right up the road
I’ll share your load 
If you just call me

You just call me, call me, call me.


soundofsilence

Sound of Silence

Duet

Soprano
Alto
Both

Sound of Silence           (Paul Simon)

Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence

“Fools, ” said I, “You do not know
Silence, like a cancer, grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words, like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells, of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, “The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls”
And whispered in the sounds of silence


higher

(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher

4 part harmony

Soprano
Alto
Tenor
Bass
All

(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher

Your love, keeps lifting me higher
Than I’ve ever been lifted before
So keep it up
Quench my desire
And I’ll be at your side 
Forever more

Chorus
You know your love (your love keeps lifting me)
Keeps on lifting (keeps on lifting me)
Higher (lifting me)
Higher and higher (Higher and higher)
I said, your love (your love keeps lifting me)
Keeps on (keeps on lifting me)
Lifting me (lifting me)
Higher and Higher (Higher and Higher)

Now once I was down-hearted (ooh)
Disappointment was my closest friend (ooh)
But then you, came and it soon departed (ooh)
And you know, it never (ooh)
Showed its face again. (ooh)

Chorus

I’m so glad, I finally found you (ooh)
Yes, that one in a million band (ooh)
And I’ll wrap my lovin’ arms around you (ooh)
I can stand up (ooh) 
And face the world (ooh)

Chorus

Chorus


proudmary

Proud Mary

4 part harmony

Soprano
Alto
Tenor
Bass
All

Proud Mary

Left a good job in the city
Workin’ for the man ev’ry night and day
And I never lost one minute of sleepin’
Worryin’ about the way things might have been

Big wheel keep on turnin’
Proud Mary keep on burnin’
Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ on the river

Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis
Pumped a lot of ’tane down in New Orleans 
But I never saw the good side of a city 
’Til I hitched a ride on a river boat queen

Big wheel keep on turnin’
Proud Mary keep on burnin’
Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ on the river

If you come down to the river
Bet you gonna find some people who live
You don’t have to worry if you have no money
People on the river are happy to give

Big wheel keep on turnin’
Proud Mary keep on burnin’
Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ on the river


sevenbridges

Seven Bridges Road

4 part harmony
Note: The other parts are playing under your part to assist you with timing.

Soprano
Alto
Tenor
Bass
All

Seven Bridges Road

There are stars in the southern sky
Southward as you go
There is moonlight and moss in the trees
Down the seven bridges road

Now I have loved you like a baby
Like some lonesome child
And I have loved you in a tame way
And I have loved you wild

Sometimes there’s a part of me
Has to turn from here and go
Running like a child from these warm stars
Down the seven bridges road.

There are stars in the southern sky
And if ever you decide you should go
There is a taste of thyme sweetened honey
Down the seven bridges road