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 Give Peace a Chance-written by John Lennon

Adapted and Performed by Kevin Holloway at the Peace Day Celebration Sept 17, 2016

 Key of G

Chant/Rant   

 Ev'rybody's talkin' about:

 The Cease Fire, Humanitarian Aid, ISIS & Rebels - Stop the Killings

 Russia & Syria Stop the Bombings, refugees – doing boat crossings,

 getting asylum, - survivin’

 Verse

 All we are saying

 is give peace a chance.

All we are saying

is give peace a chance.

 Chant – call and response  

Ev'rybody's talkin 'bout :

 Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan, Nigeria, Pakistan

 Ukraine, Somalia, Libya, Kosovo, Lebanon           The list goes on and on and ..

 Verse,  Repeat Verse again, tacit music, again, end

  


Song for Past President Darren Fisk Insurance Guys are Wonderful’

Adapted by Brian Thompson and Rob Grady Sung to the tune of:

Performed by ‘Dusty Roads’: Rotarians Brian Thompson,Rob Grady, David Silliman and Dave Bryan at Darren’s Party held at the Taphouse on July 25, 2016

Chorus:

Insurance guys are wonderful

Insurance guys are fine

We like Insurance guys, we pay them all the time

We pay them in the springtime and we pay them in the fall

‘Cause when we meet disaster it’s the Insurance Guy we’ll call

 

Verse 1

Once he became the president, the club looked at its food

The new hotel buffet, had a price considered crude

We’ve gone from choice and lavishness, where eats did once abound

So now the week of sandwiches has a gourmet sound

Chorus

Verse 2

Now Darren’s done his year,  his skills can’t be denied

He ran the meetings weekly  and he never did looked fried

Though his presidency has ended we can only sing his praise

But now its time to give the boot and make way for other days

Chorus


 

On July 9, 2015 a Sea Shanty sung at the Rotary Sailing Evening on the Sailing Vessel Askelad and winner of the popular choice award!

 Lyrics by Brenda Winter and sung to the tune of "Blow the Man Down"

 

Come all ye Rotarians and your company

            Way hey, sailing's for me

Let's board Askelad and sing merrily

            The air is so fresh and the wind's blowing free!

 

The captain will tell us what's starboard and port

            Way hey, sailing's for me

He'll guide the helm safely so no one gets hurt

            The air is so fresh and wind's blowing free!

 

We'll run up the harbour and back down again

            Way hey, sailing's for me

Trim up the jib and tack now and then

            The air is so fresh and the wind's blowing free!

 

We won't need an anchor just some sturdy lines

            Way hey, sailing's for me

We'll raft up together and share some good times!

            The air is so fresh and the wind's blowing free!

 

So come all Rotarians and your company

            Way hey, sailing's for me

Let's board all our sailboats and sing merrily

            The air is so fresh and the wind's blowing free!


On July 9, 2015 a Sea Shanty sung at the Rotary Sailing Evening on the Sailing Vessel Air Aura.

Lyrics by Laurie Tulloch and sung to the tune of the Drunken Sailor.

 

Education of Prez Irene

What did we do with a new green prezzy

What did we do with a new green prezzy

What did we do with a new green prezzy

Early in the morning

            Way hay and up she rises

Way hay and up she rises

Way hay and up she rises

Early in the morning

 

Hand her the gavel, make her practice

Hand her the gavel, make her practice

Hand her the gavel, make her practice

Early in the morning

            Way hay and up she rises

Way hay and up she rises

Way hay and up she rises

Early in the morning

 

We put her at the mike and made her lead us

We put her at the mike and made her lead us

We put her at the mike and made her lead us

Early in the morning

            Way hay and up she rises

Way hay and up she rises

Way hay and up she rises

Early in the morning

 

Every Tuesday she did feed us

Every Tuesday she did feed us

Every Tuesday she did feed us

Early in the morning

            Way hay and up she rises

Way hay and up she rises

Way hay and up she rises

Early in the morning

 

That’s what we did with Prez Irene, early in the morning

 


 

From the July 7, 2015 Meeting - Led by Kevin Holloway

Sea Shanty Sample:

For those who missed the meeting here is a sample PA Rotary Sea Shanty –

Based on an inspiration message by PP Irene Kozlowski lyrics by Kevin Holloway and sung to the tune of “Blow th’ Man Down”

Verse 1.

 

Come all ye good people, come out to our club

WHY AM   I ,   A    ROTARIAN    

Past President Irene, did challenge us good

WHY AM   I ,   A    ROTARIAN    

 

Chorus:

OH, BE A ROTARIAN, HELP OUT OUR WORLD

WAY , HAYEE,  JOIN ROTARY; OH BE A ROTARIAN

MAKE RI PROUD, GIVE US THE TIME AND WE’LL HELP OUT OUR WORLD

 

Verse 2.

With teachers and tradesman and lawyers and all

WHY AM   I ,   A    ROTARIAN    

Darren our new pres, will lead us forward

WHY AM   I ,   A    ROTARIAN    

 

Chorus:

OH, BE A ROTARIAN, HELP OUT OUR WORLD

WAY , HAYEE,  JOIN ROTARY; OH BE A ROTARIAN

MAKE RI PROUD, GIVE US THE TIME AND WE’LL HELP OUT OUR WORLD

 

Continue with more verses and choruses.


Molly Malone - Sang at a 5S meeting in 2013 by David Silliman and Kevin Holloway


     D                                                      G*
1.  In Dublin's fair city, where the girls are so pretty
D                     Bm                      Em           A      
I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone
D                                                                          G*
As she wheeled her wheelbarrow through streets broad and narrow
D                                    Bm       Em       A    D
Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!

Chorus
D                   Bm     Em             A
A-live a-live O! A-live a-live O!
               D                 Bm        EM        A     D
Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!



2.  She was a fishmonger but sure t’was no wonder

For so were her father and mother before

And they each wheeled their barrow through streets broad and narrow

Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!

'Chorus'

3.  She died of a fever and no one could save her

And that was the end of sweet Molly Malone

Now her ghost wheels her barrow through streets broad and narrow

Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!

'Chorus'

 

Hockey Song Stompin Tom Conners - Good Ol' Hockey Game

C                                                                                                                        G
Hello out there we're on the air, it's hockey night tonight
                                                                                                                                   C
The whistle blows & the tension grows and the puck goes down the ice
                                                                                                               F
The goalie jumps and the players bump & the fans all go insane
                             C                                  G                           C
Someone roars Bobby scores at the good old hockey game

CHORUS     
   G                C                                                                                           G7
        Oh the good old hockey game is the best game you can name
                                                                                                             C
        And the best game you can name is the good old hockey game

2nd Period

Where players dance with skates that flash the home team trails behind
But they grab the puck & go bursting up & they're down across the line
 They storm the crease like bumble bees they travel like a burning flame
We see them slide the puck inside it's a one one hockey game

'Chorus'
3rd Period, Last game of the playoffs too!

Oh take me where those hockey players face off down the rink
And the Stanley cup is all filled up for the champs who win the drink
Now the final flick of a hockey stick and one gigantic scream
The puck is in,  the ………. will win, the good old hockey game
'Chorus'


 

From Dec 18, 2012 - Led by Rob Grady

ROTARY CHRISTMAS LUNCH

 .Dashing through the snow
In a one horse open sleigh
O'er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bob tails ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to laugh and sing
A sleighing song tonight

Jingle Bells

 
.Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh



.A day or two ago
I thought I'd take a ride
And soon Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
We got into a drifted bank
And then we got upsot

Jingle Bells

 
.Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh


Here Comes
Santa Clause

.Here comes Santa Claus,
Here comes Santa Claus,
Right down Santa Claus Lane,
Vixen and Blitzen and all his
reindeer
Pullin' on the reins.
Bells are ringin', children singin',
All is merry and bright.
So hang your stockings and say
your prayers,
'Cause Santa Claus comes
tonight.



Here Comes
Santa Claus

.Here comes Santa Claus,
Here comes Santa Claus,
Right down Santa Claus Lane,
He's got a bag that's filled with
toys
For boys and girls again.
Hear those sleigh bells jingle
jangle,
Oh what a beautiful sight,
So jump in bed, and cover your
head, 'Cause Santa Claus
Comes tonight

 

Marvelous Toy V1

When I was just a wee little lad full of
health and joy.

My father homeward came one night
and gave to me a toy.

A wonder to behold, it was with many
colors bright.

And the moment I laid eyes on it, It
became my hearts delight.


Marvelous Toy

Chorus:

 

It went zip when it moved, Bop
when it stopped, Whirr when it
stood still

I never knew just what it was,
And I guess I never will.


Marvelous Toy V2

 The first time that I picked it up I
had a big surprise.

 For right on it's bottom were two big
buttons that looked like big green
eyes.

 I first pushed one and then the other,
then I twisted it's lid.

And when I sat it down again here's
what it did:


Marvelous Toy

Chorus:
It went zip when it moved, Bop
when it stopped, Whirr when it
stood still
I never knew just what it was,
And I guess I never will.
Marvelous Toy - V3

 It first marched right, then marched
left, then marched under a chair.
And when I looked where it had
gone, it wasn't even there.
I started to cry and my daddy
laughed, for he knew that I would find
When I turned around my
marvelous toy chuggin' from behind.
Marvelous Toy

Chorus:

 

It went zip when it moved, Bop
when it stopped, Whirr when it
stood still

I never knew just what it was,
And I guess I never will.


Marvelous Toy - V4

 Now the years have gone by to quickly
it seems, I have my own little boy,

 And yesterday I gave to him my
marvelous little toy

 His eyes nearly popped right out of
his head, he gave a squeal of glee.

 Neither one of us know just what it
is, but he loves it just like me


Marvelous Toy

Chorus:

 

It went zip when it moved, Bop
when it stopped, Whirr when it
stood still

I never knew just what it was,
And I guess I never will.


 Old Toy Trains - V1

 Old toy trains, little toy tracks
Little toy drums coming from a
sack
Carried by a man dressed in
white and red
Little boy, don't you think it's
time you were in bed?
 Old Toy Trains - Ch

 Close your eyes
Listen to the skies
All is calm, all is well
Soon you'll hear Kris Kringle
and the jingle bells
 Old Toy Trains – V2

 Bringin' old toy trains, little toy
tracks

 Little toy drums coming from a
sack

 Carried by a man dressed in
white and red

 Little boy, don't you think it's
time you were in bed?

 


 Old Toy Trains - Ch

 Close your eyes

 

Listen to the skies

 

All is calm, all is well

 

Soon you'll hear Kris Kringle
and the jingle bells


 SILVER BELLS -V1

City sidewalks busy sidewalks
Dressed in Holiday style
In the air there's a feeling of
Christmas
Children laughing people passing
Meeting smile after smile
And on every street corner you hear


 SILVER BELLS

CHORUS:
Silver bells silver bells
It's Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling hear them ring
Soon it will be Christmas day
 SILVER BELLS - V2

Strings of street lights even stop lights
Blink a bright red and green
As the shoppers run home with their
treasures
Hear the snow crunch see the kids
bunch
This is Santa's big scene
And above all the bustle you hear
 SILVER BELLS

CHORUS:

 
Silver bells silver bells
It's Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling hear them ring
Soon it will be Christmas day

 

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