Tuesday, November 25, 2008

John Ball...

Another 'starter for ten' (or how ever many are in the room)
Here's how it goes...

Lead (unaccompanied) by Colin:
John Ball

Who’ll be the lady, who will be the lord, 

When we are ruled by the love of another? 

Tell me,who’ll be the lady, who will be the lord, 

In the light that is coming in the morning?

Sing John Ball and tell it to them all - 

Long live the day that is dawning! 

And I'll crow like a cock,
I'll carol like a lark, 

For the light that is coming in the morning.

Eve is the lady, Adam is the lord, 

When we are ruled by the love of another. 

Eve is the lady, Adam is the lord, 

In the light that is coming in the morning.

Sing John Ball and tell it to them all…

All shall be ruled by fellowship, I say, 

All shall be ruled by the love of one another. 

All shall be ruled by fellowship I say, 

In the light that is coming in the morning.

Sing John Ball and tell it to them all…

Labour and spin for fellowship I say, 

Labour and spin for the love of one another. 

Labour and spin for fellowship I say, 

And the light that is coming in the morning.

Sing John Ball and tell it to them all…

1 comment:

St. Anley said...

Someone has just asked me 'What key?.
David has already indicated 'unaccompanied', so does it matter?
For those who need to know, I propose to sing in the key of somewhere near D. Instrumentalists are welcome to join in, but watch the tempo. This is not a 100m sprint!
Please bear in mind that I expect the final repetative of the chorus to be a capella and in unadulterated anthemic glory!
How do you spell 'bodhran'? None of that, please!