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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:12 am
  

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The Hymn
words and music by Arlo Guthrie

adg wrote:
Okay - It's like this: In my typical notation, each chord is a beat (this is in 3/4 so each grouping is a measure) and each slash is a beat - the same as the chord proceeding it. There's walk ups etc. not included but they are fairly obvious...

G// C// /// F// /// C// D// G//
G// C// /// F// /// C// G// C//

E// Am// G// C// F// C// D// G//
E// Am// G// C// F// C// G// C//


benzandstra71 wrote:
This is my adaptation of "The Hymn" so I could play it with my guitar & teach it to the congregations I serve, after hearing it in Reno. If you want to hear Arlo & the Burns Sisters sing it, go to prairiehome.publicradio.org, click Archive, Find an Old Show: select April 2009 & click Go, click April 25, 2009, & click Segment 5. If anyone can offer improvements, please do! "The Hymn" is a great song & deserves better than what I can do. Its the kind of song that can be sung (& should be sung!) by people of many religions. Blessings, Ben

1. (So) [C] When I leave this old world, my work is all [F] done,
Do not be [C] saddened, for [D] this we have [G] come:
To work in the [C] orchard, to harvest the [F] fruit,
To feed those who [C] hunger [D] and [G] nourish the [C] truth.

2. [Em] Lord, hear my [Am] prayer [G] and give us this [C] day,
(And) [F] Lessen the [C] burdens [D] that stand in the [G] way,
And [Em] open the [Am] heavens [G] and come like a [C] dove,
That [F] flies on com-[C]-passion, [D] for-[G]-giveness and [C] love.

3. [C] Can you dry every tear and bind every [F] wound
And take every [C] hand that [D] death has con-[G]-sumed?
And tear down these [C] walls that burden each [F] heart,
For gone is the [C] distance [D] that [G] keeps us a-[C]-part.

4. [Em] Join every [Am] hand, [G] sing a new [C] song,
The [F] old world is [C] dying [D] and the new day is [G] born.
For [Em] gone is the [Am] night, [G] so let us re-[C]-joice,
And [F] witness the [C] light [D] and [G] lift every [C] voice.

Repeat 1 & 2, including the words in parentheses.


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 Post subject: The Hymn [CRD]
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:13 pm
  

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I just saw Arlo in Reno & he sang what he called a "Hymn." It included the lines: "...compassion, forgiveness, & love." Does anyone have a recording/lyrics/chords for Arlo's Hymn? I'm only a chord guy but I am an ordained minister & have done this with "My Peace" & "In Times Like These" & taught these songs to the 2 small, rural churches I serve. I would like to do the same with Arlo's "Hymn" & will post my results when I figure it out. Thanks for your help.


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 Post subject: Re: Arlo's "Hymn"
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:38 pm
  

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If you want to listen to "The Hymn" go to prairiehome.publicradio.org/programs/2009/04/25 & click on Segment 5. I've written down the lyrics & will start trying to chord it out now


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 Post subject: Re: Arlo's "Hymn"
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:44 am
  

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I love Arlo's Hymn. After Mike passed he dedicated it to him at Hampton and it means the world to me...


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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 10:56 pm
  

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This is my adaptation of "The Hymn" so I could play it with my guitar & teach it to the congregations I serve, after hearing it in Reno. If you want to hear Arlo & the Burns Sisters sing it, go to prairiehome.publicradio.org, click Archive, Find an Old Show: select April 2009 & click Go, click April 25, 2009, & click Segment 5. If anyone can offer improvements, please do! "The Hymn" is a great song & deserves better than what I can do. Its the kind of song that can be sung (& should be sung!) by people of many religions. Blessings, Ben

1. (So) [C] When I leave this old world, my work is all [F] done,
Do not be [C] saddened, for [D] this we have [G] come:
To work in the [C] orchard, to harvest the [F] fruit,
To feed those who [C] hunger [D] and [G] nourish the [C] truth.

2. [Em] Lord, hear my [Am] prayer [G] and give us this [C] day,
(And) [F] Lessen the [C] burdens [D] that stand in the [G] way,
And [Em] open the [Am] heavens [G] and come like a [C] dove,
That [F] flies on com-[C]-passion, [D] for-[G]-giveness and [C] love.

3. [C] Can you dry every tear and bind every [F] wound
And take every [C] hand that [D] death has con-[G]-sumed?
And tear down these [C] walls that burden each [F] heart,
For gone is the [C] distance [D] that [G] keeps us a-[C]-part.

4. [Em] Join every [Am] hand, [G] sing a new [C] song,
The [F] old world is [C] dying [D] and the new day is [G] born.
For [Em] gone is the [Am] night, [G] so let us re-[C]-joice,
And [F] witness the [C] light [D] and [G] lift every [C] voice.

Repeat 1 & 2, including the words in parentheses.


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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 7:44 am
  

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Not bad.... E major tho ( and a few other little tweaks). :)


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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 4:14 pm
  

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Thanks so much for the info hon! I need to learn to play that on piano. :)


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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 7:18 am
  

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Okay - It's like this: In my typical notation, each chord is a beat (this is in 3/4 so each grouping is a measure) and each slash is a beat - the same as the chord proceeding it. There's walk ups etc. not included but they are fairly obvious...

G// C// /// F// /// C// D// G//
G// C// /// F// /// C// G// C//

E// Am// G// C// F// C// D// G//
E// Am// G// C// F// C// G// C//


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 Post subject: Re: Arlo's "Hymn"
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:21 pm
  

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benzandstra71, thanks so much for this, I love the song!


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 Post subject: Re: Arlo's "Hymn"
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:28 am
  

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Here you go:
prairiehome.publicradio.org/programs/2009/04/25

You can copy and paste or you can google archives.
It sounds great, as was the entire show.


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 Post subject: Re: Arlo's "Hymn"
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:14 pm
  

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jshoemaker wrote:
Here you go:
prairiehome.publicradio.org/programs/2009/04/25

You can copy and paste or you can google archives.
It sounds great, as was the entire show.



Thanks alot for posting this link, it's a really great show!


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 Post subject: Re: Arlo's "Hymn"
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:48 pm
  

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I'm listening to Arlo on Lives of the Cowboys right now. Hilarious! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Arlo's "Hymn"
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:01 am
  

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Whoa! Things are moving too fast in here.

Edited for grammar.


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 Post subject: Re: Arlo's "Hymn"
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:25 am
  

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I hope this helps:
1. (So) [C] When I leave this old world, my work is all [F] done,
Do not be [C] saddened, for [D] this we have [G] come:
To work in the [C] orchard, to harvest the [F] fruit,
To feed those who [C] hunger [D] and [G] nourish the [C] truth.

2. [E] Lord, hear my [Am] prayer [G] and give us this [C] day,
(And) [F] Lessen the [C] burdens [D] that stand in the [G] way,
And [E] open the [Am] heavens [G] and come like a [C] dove,
That [F] flies on com-[C]-passion, [D] for-[G]-giveness and [C] love.

3. [C] Can you dry every tear and bind every [F] wound
And take every [C] hand that [D] death has con-[G]-sumed?
And tear down these [C] walls that burden each [F] heart,
For gone is the [C] distance [D] that [G] keeps us a-[C]-part.

4. [E] Join every [Am] hand, [G] sing a new [C] song,
The [F] old world is [C] dying [D] and the new day is [G] born.
For [E] gone is the [Am] night, [G] so let us re-[C]-joice,
And [F] witness the [C] light [D] and [G] lift every [C] voice.

Repeat 1 & 2, including the words in parentheses.


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 Post subject: Re: Arlo's "Hymn"
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:12 am
  

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Thanks for posting that. That could easily be converted to piano. I will have to try that when I get home from the beach.


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