[Springboard] song going round in my head
walters at alaweb.com
Tue Aug 12 11:47:37 EDT 2008
My memory is that this song was one of four songs written on the 4x4 format.
The lad who wrote them was a particular favorite of Joe Mathews. But when he
broke the little rule that Joe had about the possession of a certain leafy
substance, he had to go, which generally meant leave - period. Given Joe's
fondness for him, reassigned him to some lonely place by himself in the
Pacific somewhere. Joe made sure he was delivered enough food to eat and the
Prior's packet and any of the latest transcribed collegiums papers. One day
Joe received an envelope with the four songs in it. I can't recall his name,
but Joe always called him Gathama (I'm not sure of my spelling).
Two of the other songs were Poverty, based on the book we studied about St.
Francis to a Brahms's tune The other was Contemplation to the tune Midnight
in Moscow. I can't remember the 4th song
Subject: Re: [Springboard] song going round in my head
> Hi All,
> Yes, the author of the poetry was, indeed, Russ Campbell. In 1970 Joe, I
> and our infant twins were assigned to the first floor bedroom of the
> Sydney House, right next to the collegium room. Russ would spend many
> late evenings/early mornings lying on the floor, under the collegium room
> table, with Ode to Joy playing very audibly as he composed the verses.
> Now that I think about it, that collegium table invited all kinds of
> unusual activity -- it was the one on which Brian Stanfield danced wildly
> to the music of Zorba.
> Marilyn R. Crocker, Ed.D
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> On Tue, 12 Aug 2008 10:52:34 -0400 Wayne Nelson
> <wnelson at ica-associates.ca> writes:
>> I believe Richard is right. It was always attributed to Russ
>> Campbell -
>> reputed to be a creative genius and talked about in tones of
>> amazement, It
>> was in like 68 or 69 when they were working in Mowanjum. He was gone
>> 1970; so I never met him. Kaze may know where he is, but I wouldn't
>> surprised if she has no clue. It's been a while and the world has
>> turned a
>> few times since.
>> "M. George Walters" wrote:
>> > I believe it was written in Australia and Kaze had a hand in it
>> and/or knows
>> > the young man who wrote it -- I believe he was a musician from
>> > Francisco.
>> > M. George Walters
>> > Em: m.george.walters at verizon.net
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: springboard-bounces at wedgeblade.net
>> > [mailto:springboard-bounces at wedgeblade.net] On Behalf Of James
>> > Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 09:21
>> > To: springboard at wedgeblade.net; Marilyn R Crocker
>> > Cc: Colleague Dialogue
>> > Subject: Re: [Springboard] song going round in my head
>> > Yes, the tune, and also the words, who wrote them? -- this was one
>> of the
>> > new religious mode songs, eh?
>> > I visited the Lutheran church here in Chester on Sunday, about 12
>> people in
>> > attendance. The organist did not show up, so we sang "favorite
>> > Joyful, Joyful was one selected. The gospel was the one about
>> Jesus walking
>> > on the water in a storm and Peter saying, if it is you, command me
>> to come
>> > out to you and losing his nerve and sinking and Jesus grabbing him
>> > asking, "What made you lose your nerve like that?"
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>> > --- On Mon, 8/11/08, Marilyn R Crocker <marilyncrocker at juno.com>
>> >> From: Marilyn R Crocker <marilyncrocker at juno.com>
>> >> Subject: Re: [Springboard] song going round in my head
>> >> To: jfwiegel at yahoo.com, springboard at wedgeblade.net
>> >> Date: Monday, August 11, 2008, 7:55 PM
>> >> Hi Jim,
>> >> Did you mean, perhaps, the classical hymn set to the tune
>> >> of Beethoven's
>> >> Joyful, Joyful, we Adore Thee..... to which we (OE), much
>> >> later, set the
>> >> words
>> >> Come all spirits roaming freely
>> >> Bind your will in common trust
>> >> Stand beneath the gaze of neighbor
>> >> Ready to engage their trust... etc.
>> >> This may not be the music you recall, but it was the
>> >> processional for our
>> >> wedding in 1967, so is also going around in my head.
>> >> I think this following translation of Schiller's An die
>> >> Freude is
>> >> wonderfully appropriate for our dear David.
>> >> Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love;
>> >> Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee, opening to the sun
>> >> above.
>> >> Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the dark of doubt
>> >> away;
>> >> Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day!
>> >> All Thy works with joy surround Thee, earth and heaven
>> >> reflect Thy rays,
>> >> Stars and angels sing around Thee, center of unbroken
>> >> praise.
>> >> Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowery meadow,
>> >> flashing sea,
>> >> Singing bird and flowing fountain call us to rejoice in
>> >> Thee.
>> >> Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blessed,
>> >> Wellspring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest!
>> >> Thou our Father, Christ our Brother, all who live in love
>> >> are Thine;
>> >> Teach us how to love each other, lift us to the joy divine.
>> >> Mortals, join the happy chorus, which the morning stars
>> >> began;
>> >> Father love is reigning o'er us, brother love binds man
>> >> to man.
>> >> Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the midst of
>> >> strife,
>> >> Joyful music leads us Sunward in the triumph song of life.
>> >> Marilyn R. Crocker, Ed.D
>> >> Crocker & Associates, Inc.
>> >> 123 Sanborn Road
>> >> West Newfield, ME 04095
>> >> (207) 793-3711
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