New Raving Ravens Songs – Give Me America!, Let Me Know Beauty, Galop!

Enjoy practicing this song in preparation for our Fall concert and Veteran’s Day!

Give Me America

Give me America, land of the free, 

Where this is hope for all who would cherish liberty. 

Give me America, with her arms open wide, 

Welcoming all inside, where freedom rings. 

Give me America! Of America I sing. 

 

My country ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. 

Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, 

From ev’ry mountain-side let freedom ring!

 

Give me America, best place to be, 

Varied and beautiful, land of opportunity.

 

Part 1

Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, 

 

Part 2

Give me America, land of the pilgrim’s pride, 

 

Both Parts

From ev’ry mountain-side let freedom ring!

 

Give me America! Of America I sing. 

Give me America! Of America I sing; Let freedom ring!

(Part 1 Music)

(Part 2 Music)

(Both Parts with Music)

(Accompaniment)

Let Me Know Beauty

Let me know beauty in my mind, in my sight, 

Let it brighten my daytime, let it comfort my night, 

Let my mind know the beauty that the world has to give, 

O let me know beauty for as long as I live. 

 

Part 1 and Part 2

 

Let me see beauty through my eyes, through my heart, 

In the textures of nature, in the colors of art. 

Let my sight be wide open to a beautiful view, 

O when I see beauty I’ll see it through you. 

 

Let me hear beauty in the echoes of sound, 

From a chorus of voices as music surrounds. 

While the tones ring out sweetly and the rhythms beat strong, 

O when I hear beauty I’ll sing all day long. 

 

O let me see beauty, O let me hear beauty, 

That the world has to give, for as long as I live

Through a beautiful view, that I’ll see through you. 

When rhythms beat strong I will sing all day long. 

 

O let me know beauty, be it seen, be it heard, 

In a beautiful picture, in a beautiful word.

Let me know beauty’s power, let me know beauty’s ways.

O let me know beauty, let me hear beauty, 

O let me know beauty for all of my days.

(Soprano 1 Music)

(Alto 1 Music)

(Music with Both Parts)

(Accompaniment)

Galop

 

So so so — do do do — mi mi mi — so so so 

Fa mi fa mi — re do re do — ti la ti la so

So so so — do do do — mi mi mi — so so so 

Fa mi fa mi — re do re do — ti so la ti do do do 

 

So so so — do do do — mi mi mi — so so so 

Fa mi fa mi — re do re do — ti la ti la so

So so so — do do do — mi mi mi — so so so 

Fa mi fa mi — re do re do — ti so la ti do do do 

 

Re re re re — re la ti do ti la so — re re re re — re ri mi fi so so so

Re re re re — re la ti do ti la so — re re re re — re ri mi fi so fi so fi so fi so fi so WHEE!

 

So so so — do do do — mi mi mi — so so so 

Fa mi fa mi — re do re do — ti la ti la so

So so so — do do do — mi mi mi — so so so 

Fa mi fa mi — re do re do — ti so la ti do do do 

 

Mi la mi — do re mi re do ti la la la 

Mi la mi — do re mi re do ti la

Mi la mi — do re mi re do ti la la la 

Mi la mi — de re mi re mi fi so so so

Do so do — ti la— so fa mi re do ti la so!

 

So so so — do do do — mi mi mi — so so so 

Fa mi fa mi — re do re do — ti la ti la so

So so so — do do do — mi mi mi — so so so 

Fa mi fa mi — re do re do — ti so la ti do do do 

 

Re re re re — re la ti do ti la so — re re re re — re ri mi fi so so so

Re re re re — re la ti do ti la so — re re re re — re ri mi fi so fi so fi so fi so fi so fi so fi so fi so 

Si LA Key Change! WHEE!

 

So so so — do do do — mi mi mi — so so so 

Fa mi fa mi — re do re do — ti la ti la so

So so so — do do do — mi mi mi — so so so 

Fa mi fa mi — re do re do — ti so la ti do 

 

SO SO SO SO so fi so la so fi so la 

So fi so la so fi so la so fi so la so fi so la so fi so la so fi so la 

so so la ti DO DO DO!

(Unison)

(Accompaniment)

Raving Ravens Graduation Piece 2019

Peace Be With You

Peace be with you wherever you go,

Deep inside you, like a candle’s glow.

Peace be with you, sure and true,

To light the darkness, ever guiding you.

 

Peace be with you, as long as you live,

For all of your life, a gift you give.  

Peace be with you whenever you fear,

Or when aloneness is all to near.


Peace be with you and everyone

In every land under the sun.

 

Peace be with you wherever you go,

And the peace within you will grow and grow.

Peace be with you.

(Song with voice)

(Accompaniment only)

Spring Music – Raving Ravens

Day – O

Solo – Day – O, day- o

All – Daylight come and me wan’ go home.

Solo – Daylight come and me wan’ go home. o- Day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day – o,

All – Daylight come and me wan’ go home.

Work all night then have some fun

daylight come and me wan’ go home.

Stack banana ’til the morning’ come.

Daylight come and me wan’ go home.

Come, mister tally man, tally me banana,

Daylight come and me wan’ go home.

Come, mister tally man, tally me banana,

Daylight come and me wan’ go home.

Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch.

Daylight come and me wan’ go home.

six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch.

Daylight come and me wan’ go home.

Day, me say day-o.

Daylight come and me wan’ go home.

Day, me say day, me say day.

Daylight come and me wan’ go home.

A beautiful bunch o’ ripe banana.

Daylight come and me wan’ go home.

hide the deadly black tarant’la

Daylight come and me wan’ go home.

Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch.

Daylight come and me wan’ go home.

six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch.

Daylight come and me wan’ go home.

Day, me say day- o

Daylight come and me wan’ go home.

Day, Me say day, me say day.

Daylight come and me wan’ go home.

Come, mister tally man, tally me banana.

Daylight come and me wan’ go home.

Come, mister tally man, tally me banana.

Daylight come and me wan’ go home.

Day-o, day-o

Daylight come and me wan’ go home.

Day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day – o,

Day light come and me wan’ go home.

Day light come and me wan’ go home.

Day light come and me wan’ go home.

(Part 1 with Music)

(Both Parts with music)

(Music with NO words)

All The Pretty Little Horses

Hush-a-bye, don’t you cry
Go to sleepy, little baby
When you wake you shall have
All the pretty little horses

Hush-a-bye, don’t you cry
Go to sleepy, little baby
When you wake you shall have
All the pretty little horses

Black and bays, dapples and grays,

coach and six a little horses

Blacks and bays, dapples and grays,

coach and six a little horses.

Hush my baby, don’t you cry
I will sing you a lullaby

Hush my baby, safe from harm,

while I cradle you on my arm.

Hush-a-bye, don’t you cry
Go to sleepy, little baby
When you wake you shall have
All the pretty little horses

Black and bays, dapples and grays,

coach and six a little horses

Blacks and bays, dapples and grays,

coach and six a little horses.

Hush a bye, don’t you cry,

go to sleep baby.

(Part 1 with music)

(Part 2 with music)

(Both Parts with music)

(Music WITHOUT words)

Raving Ravens – Holiday Music – NEW Music!

Enjoy practicing the Raving Ravens Holiday Music 😀

Let’s Take A Sleigh Ride!

With cold down to our toes, we ride along, as winter winds nip and blow.

We are on our way, singing as we go, over fields of glist’ning snow.

 

Two horses pull the sleigh, a dapple and gray, their bridle bells jingle away,

As we slide and glide and whisk along the way on a happy December day.

 

We’re whooshing up and down the icy hills, a wonderland of frozen delight.

Our hands and feet now numb from the bitter chill, we’ll warm by the fire tonight.

 

With cold down to our toes we ride along, as winter winds nip and blow.

We are on our way, singing as we go, over fields of glist’ning snow.

 

Two horses pull the sleigh, a dapple and gray, their bridle bells jingle away,

As we slide and glide and whisk along the way on a happy December day.

 

On a happy December day!

(Part 1)

(Part 2)

(Both Parts WITH Music)

(Accompaniment Only)

All On A Silent Night

On a silent, holy night, a bright, shining star will lend heaven’s light.

Voices of angels joyfully sing a sweet alleluia to the King;

All on this silent, holy night, all on this silent night.

 

Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright

Round yon virgin Mother and Child, Holy Infant so tender and mild,

Sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace.

 

(Both parts together at the same time)

 

Part 1 –

 

On a silent, holy night, a bright, shining star will lend heaven’s light.

Voices of angels joyfully sing a sweet alleluia to the King;

All on this silent, holy night, all on this silent night.

 

Part 2 –

 

Silent night, holy night, wondrous star, lend thy light;

With the angels let us sing alleluia to the King;

On this silent night, all on this silent, holy night,

 

All on this silent night.

(Part 1)

(Part 2)

(Both Parts WITH Music)

(Accompaniment ONLY)

Menorah Glow

Ooh.
The light shines in our window.
It’s warm and bright. It’s our menorah glow.
We light a candle ev’ry night
to celebrate the Festival of Lights.
Eight candles represent each night.
And the shammash makes each one shine bright.
A lovely sight.
We celebrate this Hanukkah
with love and joy and our menorah.
The light shines in our window.
It’s warm and bright. It’s our menorah glow.
part 1:
Honor past and present, gather fam’lies,
wish them all shalom.
And the warmth we all know,
comes from our menorah glow.
Ooh.
Menorah glow.
Ooh.
Menorah glow.
part 2 (optional):
Ah.
Oh.
And the warmth we all know,
comes from our menorah glow.
Ooh.
Menorah glow.
Ooh.
Menorah glow

(Music WITH Words)

(Music WITHOUT words)

New! Raving Ravens Music – Fall 2018

Hello!  Welcome back to school and a new year of Raving Ravens.  Please review and practice this music at home! Happy Practicing!

You will find music in parts, all together, and the accompaniment.

Song of the River 

 
Can you hear the song of the river, the voice of the gentle stream?
It sings as it spills and slumbers, then it flows swift and sure to the sea.
My song is like the river, growing stronger as years flow by.
And time makes bother more lovely, the river’s song and mine.
Can you hear the song of the river, singing on when the storm clouds roll?
Though wind and rain pass over stronger still, the river flows.
My song is like the river running sure under stormy skies.
And the rain makes both more lovely, the river’s song and mine.
(Descant) –
Come here the river when storm clouds roll,
though rains pass over, still, the river flows.
Both grow more lovely, the river’s song and mine.
Both grow more lovely, the river’s song and mine.
My song is like the river running sure under stormy skies.
And the rain makes moth more lovely the river’s song and mine.
The rain makes both more lovely, the river’s song and mine.
(Part 1)
(Descant)
(Both Parts)
(Accompaniment)
A Joyful Song
 
Cantate Domino. Sing a new song, sing a joyful new song.
Cantate Domino. Sing a joyful, joyful new song, sing a new song.
Cantate Domino, cantate Domino.
(2 part)
Cantate Domino. Sing a new song, sing a joyful new song.
Cantate Domino. Sing a joyful, joyful new song, sing a new song.
Cantate Domino, cantate Domino.
Omnis terra, sing and rejoice all the earth.
Omnis terra, sing and rejoice all the earth.
(2 part)
Alleluia, sing alleluia. Alleluia, sing alleluia. Alleluia
Sing a new song, sing a new song.
(2 part)
Cantate Domino. Sing a new song, sing a joyful new song.
Cantate Domino. Sing a joyful, joyful new song, sing a new song.
Cantate Domino, cantate Domino!
Cantate! Sing a joyful song!
(Part 1)
(Part 2)
(Both Parts)
(Accompaniment)

All Choir Songs – PLEASE PRACTICE

Hello!  Below you will find the music and lyrics for the All Choir Songs 😀 Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks!

Corner of the Sky

Solo – Lower School Doesn’t Sing

 

Cats fit on the windowsill

Children fit in the snow

Why do I feel I don’t fit in anywhere I go?

 

Rivers belong where they can ramble

Eagles belong where they can fly

I’ve got to be where my spirit can run free

Got to find my corner of the sky

 

Every man has his daydreams

Every man has his goal

 

MIDDLE AND UPPER SCHOOL SING

 

Rivers belong where they can ramble

Eagles belong where they can fly

I’ve got to be where my spirit can run free

Got to find my corner of the sky

 

So many men seem destined

To settle for something small

But I won’t rest until I know I’ll have it all

So don’t ask where I’m going

Just listen when I’m gone

And far away you’ll hear me singing

 

Rivers belong where they can ramble

Eagles belong where they can fly

I’ve got to be where my spirit can run free

Got to find my corner of the sky

Of the sky ——– Corner of the Sky!

(Music with Words)

(Music – NO Words)

This Is Me

 

Solo – LS Not Singing

 

But I won’t let them break me down to dust

I know that there’s a place for us

For we are glorious

 

When the sharpest words wanna cut me down

I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown ‘em out

I am brave, I am bruised

I am who I’m meant to be, this is me

Look out ’cause here I come

And I’m marching on to the beat I drum

I’m not scared to be seen

I make no apologies, this is me

 

———————-

Oh-oh-oh-oh

———————-

Oh-oh-oh-oh

————-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh

 

MIDDLE AND UPPER SCHOOL SINGS – NO LOWER SCHOOL

I won’t let them break me down to dust

I know that there’s a place for us

For we are glorious

 

When the sharpest words wanna cut me down

I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out

I am brave, I am bruised

I am who I’m meant to be, this is me

 

Look out ’cause here I come

And I’m marching on to the beat I drum

I’m not scared to be seen

I make no apologies, this is me

———————-

Oh-oh-oh-oh

———————-

Oh-oh-oh-oh

————-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh

This is me

———————-

Oh-oh-oh-oh

———————-

Oh-oh-oh-oh

————-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh

 

When the sharpest words wanna cut me down

gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out

This is brave, this is bruised

This is who I’m meant to be, this is me

 

Look out ’cause here I come

And I’m marching on to the beat I drum

I’m not scared to be seen

I make no apologies, this is me

———————-

Oh-oh-oh-oh

———————-

Oh-oh-oh-oh

————-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh

This is me

(This is me – With Words)

(This is Me – No Words)

Spring 2018 – Raving Ravens Music

Hello! I know this is EARLY BUT – NEVER too early to start practicing!  Here is the music for Raving Ravens this Spring.

Jordan’s Angels

Angels, Angels. Oooooooooo

 

Lookin’ out over Jordan, all I could see: a band of angels comin’ after me.

Gabriel was playin’ the trumpet, David was playin’ the harp.

Someday my soul shall be free. I shall be free.

 

All night, all day, the angels keep a watchin’ over me, my Lord.

All night and all day, angels watchin’ over me!

 

Lookin’ out over Jordan, all I could see: a band of angels that were comin’ after me.

Gabriel was playin’ the trumpet, David was playin’ the harp.

Someday my soul shall be free. I shall be free.

 

Lookin’ out over Jordan, all I could see: a band of angels that were comin’ after me.

 

(Part 1 – All night, all day, angels keep watchin’ me my Lord.

 

I shall be free!

(Jordan’s Angel’s Part 1)

(Jordan’s Angel’s Part 2)

(Jordan’s Angel’s BOTH Parts)

(Jordan’s Angels Accompaniment – Parts)

(Jordan’s Angels Full Accompaniment)

You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile

 

Hey, America

Let’s turn it up

Yeah check out ourselves

‘Cause you know you’re never fully dressed without a smile

Your clothes may be Chanel, Gucci

Your shoes crocodile

But baby you’re never fully dressed without a smile

But if you stand for nothing you’ll fall for it all

We got all we need, got no more

You’re never fully dressed without a smile

And if you stand for somethin’ you can have it all

‘Cause if is real your love will never die

You’re never fully dressed without a smile (oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh)

You’re never fully dressed without a smile (oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh)

You’re never fully dressed without a smile

Ready or not

Give all we’ve got

Yeah you can’t deny

That baby you’re never fully dressed without a smile

Don’t sink the boat when you lose hope

I keep you alive

But baby you’re never fully dressed without

But if you stand for nothing you’ll fall for it all

We got all we need, got no more

You’re never fully dressed without a smile

And if you stand for somethin’ you can have it all

‘Cause if is real your love will never die

You’re never fully dressed without a smile (oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh)

You’re never fully dressed without a smile (oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh)

You’re never fully dressed without a smile

Now look at us

We pick it up

We set it on fire

‘Cause you know you’re never fully dressed without a smile

We show it out

We’re playing now

We’re living the life

But baby you’re never fully dressed without a

But if you stand for nothing you’ll fall for it all

We got all we need, got no more

You’re never fully dressed without a smile

And if you stand for somethin’ you can have it all

‘Cause if is real your love will never die

You’re never fully dressed without a smile (oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh)

You’re never fully dressed without a smile (oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh)

You’re never fully dressed without a smile (oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh)

You’re never fully dressed without a smile

(You’r Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile – Part 1)

(You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile – Accompaniment)

Castle On A Cloud


There is a castle on a cloud

I like to go there in my sleep

Aren’t any floors for me to sweep

Not in my castle on a cloud

There is a lady all in white

Holds me and sings a lullaby

She’s nice to see and she’s soft to touch

She says Cosette I love you very much

I know a place where no ones lost

I know a place where no one cries

Crying at all is not allowed

Not in my castle on a cloud

(Castle On A Cloud – Part 1)

(Castle On A Cloud – Part 2)

(Castle On A Cloud – Both Parts)

(Castle On A Cloud Accompaniment)

 

Holiday Music – Raving Ravens

HAPPY PRACTICING!

Christmas Chopsticks

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,

Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse.

All the stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

In the hope that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

 

He’s bringing lots of toys, for girls and boys.

But wait until you see that Merry Christmas Tree.

 

So, On! Dasher, On! Dancer, On! Prancer and Vixen,

On! Comet, On! Cupid, On! Donner and Blitzen!

To the top of the roof, to the top of the wall,

Here they come and they’re say’n, “Merry Christmas to all!”

 

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,

Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse.

All the stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

In the hope that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

 

Deck the hall with boughs of holly. Fa la la la la.

‘Tis the season to be jolly. Fal la la la la la la la la.

 

‘Twas the night before Christmas.

All the stockings were hung for St. Nicholas.

 

So, On! Dasher, On! Dancer, On! Prancer and Vixen,

On! Comet, On! Cupid, On! Donner and Blitzen!

To the top of the roof, to the top of the wall,

Here they come and they’re say’n, “Merry Christmas to all!”

 

We wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas___________

To All!

(With Voice)

(Without Voice)

Carol of the Star

A star, a shining star, led wise men on their way

to find that Bethl’em town where lay a holy babe.

 

Ve – ni- te a-do-re-mus Do-mi-num,

Ve – ni- te a-do-re-mus Do-mi-num,

 

A star, a guiding star, let angels from above.

To seek a tiny baby, surround Him with their love.

 

Ve – ni- te a-do-re-mus Do-mi-num,

Ve – ni- te a-do-re-mus Do-mi-num,

 

A star, a mighty star, did shine o’er all the earth.

To welcome Him with joy, proclaim His wondrous birth.

 

Ve – ni- te a-do-re-mus Do-mi-num,

Ve – ni- te a-do-re-mus Do-mi-num

(Part 1)

(Both Parts)

(No Voice)

Raving Ravens Fall Music

Please review this music and practice the music in preparation for the LS Fall Concert! Thanks!

River in Judea

Often times I dream of music, of the river that freely flows.

And it sings a song sweeter than honey, one everybody knows.

Late at night I hear it singings then again when I wake at dawn.  

And it fills me up with hope and goodwill, the will to go one, go on.

 

There is a river in Judea that I heard of long ago.  
And it’s a singing, ringing, river that my soul cries out to know.

 

I believe it keeps on trav’lin but it rests on the Sabbath day.  

And the time when it pauses in stillness, I almost hear it pray.

When I’m weary and downhearted, how I long for the song it sings.

For the calm within its gentle blue, the peace that it brings, it brings.

 

There is a river in Judea that I heard of long ago.  
And it’s a singing, ringing, river that my soul cries out to know.

 

May the time not be too distant when we meet by the river shore.

‘Till then dream of that wonderful day as we wing once more, once more.

 

There is a river in Judea that I heard of long ago.  
And it’s a singing, ringing, river that my soul cries out to know.

(Part 1)

(Accompaniment Only)

Happiness Runs

Happiness runs in a circular motion, Love is a little boat upon the sea.

Ev’ryone is a part of ev’rything anyway, you can be happy if you let yourself be.

 

Pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa, pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa.

Pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa, pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa.

 

Happiness runs in a circular motion, Love is a little boat upon the sea.

Ev’ryone is a part of ev’rything anyway, you can be happy if you let yourself be.

 

Happiness runs in the big, wide ocean, happiness runs in the deep blue sea.

Happiness runs in the rain or sunshine, happiness runs wherever I may be.

 

Happiness runs!

 

Happiness runs in a circular motion, Love is a little boat upon the sea.

Ev’ryone is a part of ev’rything anyway, you can be happy if you let yourself be.

 

Happiness runs in a circular motion, Love is a little boat upon the sea.

Ev’ryone is a part of ev’rything anyway, you can be happy if you let yourself be.

 

Happiness runs in a circular motion, Love is a little boat upon the sea.

Ev’ryone is a part of ev’rything anyway, you can be happy if you let yourself be.

(Parts)

(Full Music)

(Accompaniment Only)

Stars and Magic Happens

These songs are songs for Lower School Choir members to learn who are in 3rd grade OR new to choir in 4th and 5th grade.

Stars

What do the stars do up in the sky, higher than the wind can blow, or the clouds can fly?

Each star in it’s own glory circles, circles, circles still;

as it was lit to shine and set, and do its Maker’s will.

 

If stars dropped out of heaven, and if flowers took their place,

The sky would still look very fair, and fair earth’s face.  

Winged angels might fly down to us to pluck the stars,

be we could only long for flowers beyond the cloudy bars.
(Third time – all three parts with Twinkle Little Star)

Magic Happens

Magic Happens PDF – The words for Magic Happens