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Author:  Ren-Tin-10 [ Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:39 am ]
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It's time to start...

THE PWA CHRISTMAS ALBUM 2008

Author:  khl [ Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:18 pm ]
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Ren-Tin-10 wrote:
It's time to start...

THE PWA CHRISTMAS ALBUM 2008

I was just thinking the same thing. Maybe we ought to put this in the fellowship area for those who haven't visited here in some time.

Author:  Walden [ Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:02 am ]
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O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum,
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum,
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum!
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum!
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum!

Author:  Ren-Tin-10 [ Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:02 pm ]
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o come all ye faithful
o come all ye faithful
o come all ye faithful
o come all ye faith-

ful o come all ye
faithful o come all ye
faithful o come all ye faith-
ful o come all ye faithful
o come all ye faithful o
come all ye faithful

Author:  RonKiley [ Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:33 pm ]
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Some of us may not post here very often but that doesn't mean we don't visit.
:D

Author:  khl [ Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:51 pm ]
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The books should all be dusted off. Time to start playing.

(Please.)

Author:  Judy K [ Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:28 pm ]
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Given the level of participation in TPE over the last few months, I really wonder how this year's Christmas project will pan out. There are a few songs in practice here at the moment, however.

Author:  Lyn D [ Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:17 pm ]
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Gee, I'm driving my husband crazy. I've been playing Christmas carols for about a month, now. :laughing:

Author:  Jim Wright [ Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:53 am ]
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Hymns only or secular as well? Does Frosty rate a showing? ;)

Author:  Ren-Tin-10 [ Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:28 am ]
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Jim Wright wrote:
Hymns only or secular as well? Does Frosty rate a showing? ;)


FWIW, I was planning to do "O Tannenbaum" and "The Boar's Head Carol", both public-domain secular carols.

I don't know the copyright status of Frosty, but as far as I know it's OK to put your rendition of a non-PD tune on-line if you have to be a registered user to access the site. However, that's up to the mods. I'd sure hate to see us shut down over something like that. :shock:

As for me, I'm not going to post any non-PD stuff. When in doubt, don't.

Author:  Adrian [ Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:51 pm ]
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Jim Wright wrote:
Hymns only or secular as well? Does Frosty rate a showing? ;)


Yiikes, next we'll be having drinking songs on TPE (The PRAISE Exchange). ;)

Author:  Jim Wright [ Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:38 pm ]
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Some drinking songs are whistle friendly and have a very nice beat! :laughing:

Author:  ConnieS [ Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:03 pm ]
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Some of our best hymns got their starts as drinking songs.

Author:  Adrian [ Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:46 am ]
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ConnieS wrote:
Some of our best hymns got their starts as drinking songs.


Which of our best hymns started as drinking songs?

Author:  Ren-Tin-10 [ Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:45 am ]
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Adrian wrote:
ConnieS wrote:
Some of our best hymns got their starts as drinking songs.


Which of our best hymns started as drinking songs?


Maybe this will clear things up a bit:

http://www.gbod.org/worship/default.asp ... em_id=5442

http://www.gbod.org/worship/default.asp ... em_id=2639

So is it OK to do "O Little Town of Bethlehem" to the tune of "House of the Rising Sun"? :-k

Author:  KittyR [ Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:53 am ]
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I think we'll probably never know the true story about hymns using the tunes of "bar songs" or bar form songs (which sounds a little far-fetched to me, but it's as plausible as anything else I've heard).

Author:  jrc [ Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:58 am ]
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**** thread hijack alert*****

The Star Spangled Banner was written to a drinking song ... not a hymn, but an anthem.


**** we now return to topic****

Author:  ConnieS [ Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:56 pm ]
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Hmm. I've never heard this explanation before. I'll have to look into it.

Author:  shadoes [ Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:54 pm ]
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While some of our hymns did come from secular popular songs of the time there is some ambiguity as to whether drinking songs were actually used. Most of the articles I have read(like the ones posted above) have been unable to find concrete evidence of bar songs used. Secular popular tunes yes but not actual drinking songs heh.

Author:  jimwasson [ Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:17 pm ]
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Thought I'd heard something about another hymn-writer, William Booth. Don't know whether "tavern-room ballads" are classified as drinking songs, nor do I know the accuracy of this article: http://ctlibrary.com/ch/1990/issue26/2630.html

Author:  ConnieS [ Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:34 pm ]
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Well, you'd probably be hard put to find a secular song somebody hasn't sung while drinking. ;)

Author:  jrc [ Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:03 pm ]
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ConnieS wrote:
Well, you'd probably be hard put to find a secular song somebody hasn't sung while drinking. ;)



And probably more than a few hymns.

Author:  KittyR [ Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:08 pm ]
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jrc wrote:
And probably more than a few hymns.

I know I sing hymns while drinking....

Author:  jrc [ Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:16 pm ]
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KittyR wrote:
jrc wrote:
And probably more than a few hymns.

I know I sing hymns while drinking....


For some reason... that doesn't surprise me in the least :mrgreen: .

Author:  Jim Wright [ Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:28 am ]
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KittyR wrote:
jrc wrote:
And probably more than a few hymns.

I know I sing hymns while drinking....


I have been told that after a few Dr. Peppers .... people can find themselves doing that! :roll: :D

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