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Song 39--Wayfaring Stranger
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Author:  jrc [ Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Song 39--Wayfaring Stranger

http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/1/22/ ... rack01.mp3

An effort to incorporate a 'blues' whistle ... low d, guitar and me. Trying to get out of a rut.

I really like the lyrics:


Quote:
Wayfaring Stranger

I am a poor wayfaring stranger
While journeying through this world of woe;
And there's no sickness, toil nor danger
In that bright land to which I go.

I'm going there to see my Father,
I'm going there no more to roam;
I'm only go-going over Jordan,
I'm only go-going over home.

I know dark clouds will gather round me,
I know my way is rough and steep;
And wonderous fields lie just before me,
Where God's redeemed there vigils keep.

I'm going there to see my Father,
I'm going there no more to roam;
I'm only go-going over Jordan,
I'm only go-going over home.


I want to wear that crown of glory,
When I get home to that good land;
Well I want to shout salvation's story,
In concert with ohh the blood-washed band,

I'm going there to see my Saviour,
I'm going there no more to roam;
I'm only go-going over Jordan,
I'm only go-going over home.

Author:  Snookie [ Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:03 pm ]
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Wow... this is awesome! I have chills even as I'm listening to it. Very nice instrumentals and such a wonderful voice. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Author:  jrc [ Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:46 pm ]
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Thanks for listening Snookie - and for the kind words.

Author:  RonKiley [ Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:12 pm ]
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Absolutely beautiful. It will probably find its way to my car CDs.

Author:  Snookie [ Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:45 pm ]
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Hey, I was just being honest. Obviously, God has given you the gift of music! Thank you for blessings others with the gift.

Author:  Blackhawk [ Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:54 am ]
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I agree with Snookie. This is one of my all time favorite songs, and you do a wonderful job here, Jim. This is the first song I ever learned by ear seven years ago. I have loved it since first hearing it in 1972.

Judy does a great job on it, too. Maybe we can get her to post it...them, actually, since she has done several versions, all good.

I'd also love to hear Connie's version, that I've only heard of, but never heard. It's time, Connie!

Author:  jrc [ Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:15 am ]
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Thanks BH - I agree, I'd love to hear the other versions ... this is a way cool song.

Author:  Judy K [ Thu May 14, 2009 11:02 pm ]
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Just catching up on my listening and found this. Another great one, jrc! :love: Going in my Jim C file for future listening for sure.

BH mentioned my versions, all done on the dulcimer. Here's the links:

Wayfarin' Stranger 1

Wayfarin' Stranger 2

Wayfarin' Stranger 3


One the 3 versions, two were from dulcimer tabs arranged by Larry Conger & Helen Johnson, one is a 'home-spun' version. It's been a year since these were recorded ... wow .... time flies! (And I've improved a little on the dulcimer since then .... 8-[ )

Author:  TC [ Fri May 15, 2009 8:58 am ]
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Nice picking (plucking ?) Judy ! I really liked that.
You all have a special way of sharing your favorite music which is making my personal list of "tunes to get" grow longer and longer. Believe it or not, this is a good thing because eventually I'll know a lot of tunes. :mrgreen:

Author:  Judy K [ Mon May 18, 2009 10:53 pm ]
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Thanks, TC. :)

I think it's a lot more picking than plucking ... at least I like the term picking better. Plucking reminds me too much of a few days way back when spent plucking chickens. Not a fun job. :? ;)

Author:  jrc [ Tue May 19, 2009 6:22 am ]
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These are really nice Judy! but ... I couldn't get the third one to play. I'll try again later - my home PC is given to fits of something or other, likely that's the issue.

I really enjoyed the first two - I think you play beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

Author:  Judy K [ Tue May 19, 2009 9:38 pm ]
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Thanks, Jim. The 3rd one is probably my favorite of the three -- hope it eventually plays for you. Just checked it and it worked for me. The oddball 1st one is my arrangement. When BH's friend (Dave?) died I wanted to play Wayfaring Stranger in his honor, but didn't have any music for it. That was what came from the dulcimer without much effort at all.

Author:  RonKiley [ Wed May 20, 2009 5:52 pm ]
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I like the third one Judy. It will also probably find its way to my car CD.

Author:  jrc [ Thu May 21, 2009 5:29 pm ]
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Finally - I got #3 to work.

I think I like #2 the best .. I like the roll in that one more so than the others.

Nicely done on all three though Judy - thanks for posting them.

Author:  ConnieS [ Mon May 25, 2009 2:45 pm ]
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You guys, Wayfaring Stranger is just too good a song! Let's make it Number 39. :D

This is just one variation. There are many. Improvise your own if you want to!

The score:
Attachment:
Wayfaring Stranger.pdf


An mp3 (I was bored. I made it a violin. :-({|= )
Attachment:
Wayaring Stranger.mp3


Have fun!

Author:  Blackhawk [ Mon May 25, 2009 8:06 pm ]
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ConnieS wrote:
You guys, Wayfaring Stranger is just too good a song! Let's make it Number 39. :D

This is just one variation. There are many. Improvise your own if you want to!

The score:
Attachment:
Wayfaring Stranger.pdf


An mp3 (I was bored. I made it a violin. :-({|= )
Attachment:
Wayaring Stranger.mp3


Have fun!

Yay!

Author:  Blackhawk [ Tue May 26, 2009 4:27 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Song 39--Wayfaring Stranger

As with many of these historic songs, there are variations of the words. I like these verses as well:


I'll soon be free from every trial,

This form will rest beneath the sod,

I'll drop the cross of self denial

And enter into rest with God.


~chorus~


I feel my sins are all forgiven,

My hopes are placed on things above,

I'm going o'er to yon bright Heaven,

Where all is joy and peace and love.


I'm going there to see my children,

I know they're near my Father's throne,

Only going over Jordan,

Only going over home.

Author:  Blackhawk [ Tue May 26, 2009 5:56 pm ]
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Done as a slow air, with some reverb added, because Wayfaring Stranger really suits a little reverb. This may not resemble the written notes as given above, because I learned it by ear from an LP done in 1972 by Michael Parks (Judy remembers that LP...we are both very old). That was the first time I had ever heard the song and I loved it immediately. I love most versions of WS, but that first one I heard will always be the way I do it.

Author:  Judy K [ Tue May 26, 2009 11:49 pm ]
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Blackhawk wrote:
... I learned it by ear from an LP done in 1972 by Michael Parks (Judy remembers that LP...we are both very old).


:P Yes, I do ... and yes, we are .... :lol:



Very cool version, Darvis! =D> Which whistle are you using?

Author:  Blackhawk [ Wed May 27, 2009 7:46 pm ]
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Thank you, Judy, that's a Tommy Bb. Nice whistle!

Author:  khl [ Thu May 28, 2009 10:24 am ]
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Here's mine. Recorded through internal computer mic and in our little rented cottage near the Tetons.. I've actually learned the tune a little bit differently than the notes Connie left. Probably variations on the tune, as is common. (I've played part of this more rushed than I'd like, but don't have time to go back and work on it.) Played on a Sweetheart Delrin High D.
Attachment:
Wayfaring Stranger.mp3


(Connie, I think I may be recording and saving in a way that makes the file too big. Any help?)

Author:  Ren-Tin-10 [ Thu May 28, 2009 10:20 pm ]
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http://www.macjams.com/song/53172

Author:  Judy K [ Fri May 29, 2009 1:33 am ]
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I've been have issues on downloading clips today. Haven't got an complete one yet. This may be due to severe thunder storms in the area ... may be not .... :roll: However the bits I've heard are nice.

Keith, nicely done. You have such a smooth touch on ornaments. I like the sound you get from your Abells at home better than the Sweetheart in the Tetons, but that may just be the difference between microphones.

Ren ... :shock: ... what an idea! It sounds great -- not sure I'd recognize it as Wayfaring' Stranger, but it's cool!

Author:  ConnieS [ Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:07 pm ]
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khl wrote:
(Connie, I think I may be recording and saving in a way that makes the file too big. Any help?)


Sorry, Keith. I didn't see this. Your file looks like it's there, so it's not too big. If you've recorded a file that's more than 2 mb, it won't upload as an attachment. You may have to send that one to our server, the old method. Just let me know if you have to do that, and I'll post a link to it.

Instructions for the old-style upload to ftp are in the quote box here:
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2979

Author:  ConnieS [ Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Song 39--Wayfaring Stranger

You know, I'm actually working on this one. I'm "tweeting" the progress of the project as Facebook statuses.
Or is that stati? :-k

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