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Friday, 23 November 2012

Under African Skies

We had a great music lesson today. We talked about rhythm, harmony and syncopation. We started singing and playing a great Paul Simon song, Under African Skies. Below you will find the lyrics to the song. Enjoy!

Under African Skies – Paul Simon

Chord Progression               D          D          G         G         D          D          A          A

Verse
Josephs face was black as night
The pale yellow moon shone in his eyes
His path was marked by the stars in the southern hemisphere
And he walked his days under African skies
 
Chorus
This is the story of how we begin to remember
This is the powerful pulsing of love in the vein
After the dream of falling and calling your name out
These are the roots of rhythm and the roots of rhythm remain

 Verse 2

In early memory, mission music was ringing round my nursery door
 I said take this child, lord from Tucson Arizona
Give her the wings to fly through harmony
And she wont bother you no more
  
Chorus
This is the story of how we begin to remember
This is the powerful pulsing of love in the vein
After the dream of falling and calling your name out
These are the roots of rhythm and the roots of rhythm remain



REPEAT CHORDS TO VERSE ONE WITH LOCAL DIALECT  x 4
“TAI UMBA UMBA UMBA WOA WOAHH OHHHH”


Verse 3
Josephs face was black as night
And the pale yellow moon shone in his eyes
His path was marked
By the stars in the southern hemisphere

And he walked the length of his days under African skies

5 comments:

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    1. Oops I meant like...sorry!

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  2. I am not really ok with this song I just dont like it -kenny

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  3. I really like this song because of the rythm. My favorite part of the song is Tai Umba Umba Umba Woa Woahh Ohhhh.

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  4. This song is awesome. i'm so happy that we get to watch the video and listen to the music because learning new songs is great.

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