Words and Music for Multicultural Carlisle 2020

Hi! We now have a core of 10 singers who know the songs and have rehearsed the arrangements.

I will be leading the singalong and will bring sheets with the words on to hand out to people who want to join in.

There will be easy parts for people to join in with – just follow my lead and stand next to someone who knows what they are doing!

Here is a bit more information:

Getting there and parking – there is no parking at the school so please give yourself time to get there. The timing of the start is flexible and will depend on when the samba band finish their set, so don’t worry if you are late or there is a queue to get in.

Everyone singing with the choir will be dressed in colourful clothing so basically – no dress code!
Feel free to sing along with your family of any age!

SEE YOU THERE!

If you want to know more about the choirs that BlueJam runs, do talk to me on the day.

All the best, Jilly

 

LYRICS FOR SONGS

LYRICS – these songs learned on the spot – call and response

My grandma and your granma
Sittin by the fire
My grandma says to your granma
I’m gonna set that man on fire!
Talk about hey-now, hey-now! hey-now, hey-now!
Iko iko ah-ney
Yakamo fino nine nine ey,
Yakamo fi nine ey.

See that man all dressed in green….
He not a man he a money machine…

See that woman all dressed in red…
Bet you five dollars she’ll knock him dead…

I’ve Gotten a Rock – Susan Blamire (Cumbrian Poet)

I’ve gotten a rock I’ve a gotten a reel
I’ve gotten a wee bit spinning wheel
By the whirling rim I found
Here the weary world goes round
Round and round the spokes they go
Ain is up and Ain is low
By ups and downs on fortune’s wheel
Money ain’t got a rock to reel

 

SOUND FILES TO LISTEN TO

SONGS

– most of the resources for these are on the vocal union.org.uk website – feel free to browse and use!

OLE LAYA LOILA

AUDIO: Ole laya loila – good for learning – we’ll be singing it faster than this! Like THIS! 

SHEET MUSIC with harmonies: Ole laya loila

AIN’T GONNA LET NOBODY – arranged by Sharon Durant

AUDIO: Ain’t Gonna

SHEET MUSIC with harmonies: Ain’t Gonna

LYRICS: Ain’t Gonna

TULA MAMA

AUDIO: Tulaseparate parts

SHEET MUSIC with harmonies: Tula

There are just two words! Tula Mama

BEI MIR BIST DU SCHON

SHEET MUSIC with harmonies: Bei Mir

HO TARU KOI

AUDIO: Ho Taru Koi sung by Sian Croose. NB. Sing first phrase ONCE!

SHEET MUSIC Ho Taru Koi