Week #10: May 18 with Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell

Dr. Ysaye M Barwell

“The list of song leaders and composers who have inspired the Mystic is long, but at the top is Dr. Ysaye Maria Barnwell…. Click photo for full bio & links.

SONGS:

SOON AH WILL BE DONE Spiritual arr. by Dr. Ysaye Maria Barnwell
(NOTE: We will be making a video of this song. The order of the verses are different for each part)

SOON AH WILL BE DONE – BASS
VIDEO: Bass – Soon Ah Will Be Done

LYRICS:

Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ the troubles of the world,
The troubles of the world, The troubles of the SOON a’ will be
Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ the troubles of the world,
Goin’ home to live with God. SOON a’ well be

Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ the troubles of the world,
The troubles of the world, The troubles of the SOON a’ will be
Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ the troubles of the world,
Goin’ home to live with God.

I want to meet my mother, I want to meet my mother,
I want to meet my mother, Goin’ home to live with God.
SOON a’ well be

Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ the troubles of the world,
The troubles of the world, The troubles of the SOON a’ will be
Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ the troubles of the world,
Goin’ home to live with God. SOON a’ well be

Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ the troubles of the world,
The troubles of the world, The troubles of the SOON a’ will be
Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ the troubles of the world,
Goin’ home to live with God.

No more weepin’ an’ a’ wailin’, No more weepin’ an’ a’ wailin’,
No more weepin’ an’ a’ wailin’,  Goin’ home to live with God.
SOON a’ well be

Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ the troubles of the world,
The troubles of the world, The troubles of the SOON a’ will be
Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ the troubles of the world,
Goin’ home to live with God. SOON a’ well be

Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ The troubles of the world,
The troubles of the world, The troubles of the SOON a’ will be
Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ the troubles of the world,
Goin’ home – – – – – –  to  live – –  with – – God – – – – –

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SOON AH WILL BE DONE – TENOR
(NOTE: Women & Men TENORS sing the same words, but different pitches)

VIDEO: Tenor One (Women) – Soon Ah Will Be Done

VIDEO: Tenor Two (Men) – Soon Ah Will Be Done

LYRICS:
Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ The troubles of the
Ah wid’ the troubles of the, a wid’ the troubles of the
Ah well ah soon ah will be done a’ wid’ The troubles of the
Ah goin’ home to live with God,  Oh

Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ The troubles of the
Ah wid’ the troubles of the, a wid’ the troubles of the
Ah well ah soon ah will be done a’ wid’ The troubles of the
Ah goin’ home to live with God.

I want to meet my mother, I want to meet my mother,
I want to meet my mother, Goin’ home to live with God, Oh

Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ The troubles of the
Ah wid’ the troubles of the, a wid’ the troubles of the
Ah well ah soon ah will be done a’ wid’ The troubles of the
Ah goin’ home to live with God, Oh

Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ The troubles of the
Ah wid’ the troubles of the, a wid’ the troubles of the
Ah well ah soon ah will be done a’ wid’ The troubles of the
Ah goin’ home to live with God.

No more weepin’ an’ a’ wailin’, No more weepin’ an’ a’ wailin’,
No more weepin’ an’ a’ wailin’,  Goin’ home to live with God. Oh

Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ The troubles of the
Ah wid’ the troubles of the, a wid’ the troubles of the
Ah well ah soon ah will be done a’ wid’ The troubles of the
Ah goin’ home to live with God, Oh

Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ The troubles of the
Ah wid’ the troubles of the, a wid’ the troubles of the
Ah well ah soon ah will be done a’ wid’ The troubles of the
Goin’ home – – – – – –  to  live – –  with – – God – – – – –

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SOON AH WILL BE DONE – ALTO
(NOTE: If the alto part is too high for you, sing the women’s TENOR part, above)
VIDEO: Alto – Soon Ah Will Be Done

LYRICS:
Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ The troubles of the world,
The troubles of the world, The troubles of the world.
Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ The troubles of the world,
Goin’ home to live with God.  (2x)

I want to meet my mother, I want to meet my mother,
I want to meet my mother, Goin’ home to live with God. (2x)

Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ The troubles of the world,
The troubles of the world, The troubles of the world.
Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ The troubles of the world,
Goin’ home to live with God.

No more weepin’ an’ a’ wailin’, No more weepin’ an’ a’ wailin’,
No more weepin’ an’ a’ wailin’,  Goin’ home to live with God.

Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ The troubles of the world,
The troubles of the world, The troubles of the world.
Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ The troubles of the world,
Goin’ home to live with God.

Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ The troubles of the world,
The troubles of the world, The troubles of the world.
Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ The troubles of the world,
Goin’ home – – – – – –  to  live – –  with – – God – – – – –

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SOON AH WILL BE DONE – SOPRANO
VIDEO: Soprano – Soon Ah Will Be Done

LYRICS:
Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ The troubles of the world,
The troubles of the world, The troubles of the world.
Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ The troubles of the world,
Goin’ home to live with God.  (2x)

I want to meet my mother, I want to meet my mother,
I want to meet my mother, Goin’ home to live with God. (2x)

Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ The troubles of the world,
The troubles of the world, The troubles of the world.
Soon ah will be done a’ wid’ The troubles of the world,
Goin’ home to live with God.

No more weepin’ an’ a’ wailin’, No more weepin’ an’ a’ wailin’,
No more weepin’ an’ a’ wailin’,  Goin’ home to live with God. (2x)

No more weepin’ an’ a’ wailin’, No more weepin’ an’ a’ wailin’,
No more weepin’ an’ a’ wailin’,
Goin’ home – – – – – –  to  live – –  with – – God – – – – –

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Woyaya (We Will Get There) arr. by Ysaye Barnwell

Video: Woyaya arr by Ysaye Barnwell

 

TEACHING VIDEOS:

VIDEO: Woyaya arr. by Ysaye Barnwell All Four Parts

VIDEO: Woyaya SOPRANO

VIDEO: Woyaya ALTO

VIDEO: Woyaya TENOR

VIDEO: Woyaya BASS

LYRICS:
We are going, Heaven knows where we are going,
But we know within.
And we will get there, Heaven knows how we will get there,
But we know within.

It will be hard you know
And the road will be muddy and rough
But we’ll get there,
Yes, we will get there.
Heaven knows how we will get there,
But we know we will.

Woyaya, Woyaya

 

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Wanting Memories by Dr. Ysaye Maria Barnwell

I am sitting here wanting memories to teach me
to see the beauty in the world through my own eyes.

You used to rock me in the cradle of your arms
You said you’d hold me til the pains of life were gone
You said you’d comfort me in times like these and now I need you,
and now I need you – and you are gone.

Yes I am sitting here wanting memories to teach me
to see the beauty in the world through my own eyes

Since you’ve gone and left me there’s been so little beauty
but I know I saw it clearly through your eyes.
Now the world outside is such a cold and bitter place
Here inside I have few things that will console
and when I try to hear your voice above the storms of life
then I remember that I was told.

Yes I am sitting here wanting memories to teach me
to see the beauty in the world through my own eyes

I think on the things that made me feel so wonderful when I was young
I think on the things that made me laugh,
made me dance, made me sing
I think on the things that made me grow into a being full of pride
I think on these things for they are truth.

Yes I am sitting here wanting memories to teach me
to see the beauty in the world through my own eyes

I thought that you were gone, but now I know you’re with me;
You are the voice that whispers all I need to hear.
I know a “please,” a “thank-you,” and a smile will take me far,
I know that I am you and you are me and we are one,
I know that who I am is numbered in each grain of sand,
I know that I’ve been blessed again and over again.

Yes I am sitting here wanting memories to teach me
to see the beauty in the world through my own eyes

Wanting Memories Video TBA

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At the end of the May 18th session we will play a fun NAME THAT TUNE game.