Lyrics for Memories In Song

HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS

(American Traditional)
He’s got the whole world in his hands, he’s got the whole world in his hands
He’s got the whole world in his hands, he’s got the whole world in his hands
He’s got the whole world in his hands, he’s got the whole wide world in his hands
He’s got the whole world in his hands, he’s got the whole world in his hands
He’s got the little bitty baby in his hands, he’s got the little bitty baby in his hands
He’s got the little bitty baby in his hands, he’s got the whole world in his hands
He’s got the whole world in his hands, he’s got the whole wide world in his hands
He’s got the whole world in his hands, he’s got the whole world in his hands
He’s got you and me brother in his hands, he’s got you and me sister in his hands
He’s got you and me brother in his hands, he’s got the whole world in his hands
He’s got the whole world in his hands, he’s got the whole wide world in his hands
He’s got the whole world in his hands, he’s got the whole world in his hands
He’s got the mothers and the fathers in his hands,
he’s got the mothers and the fathers in his hands
He’s got the mothers and the fathers in his hands,
he’s got the whole world in his hands
He’s got the whole world in his hands, he’s got the whole wide world in his hands
He’s got the whole world in his hands, he’s got the whole world in his hands
He’s got everybody here in his hands, he’s got everybody here in his hands
He’s got everybody here in his hands, he’s got the whole world in his hands
He’s got the whole world in his hands, he’s got the whole wide world in his hands
He’s got the whole world in his hands, he’s got the whole world in his hands
He’s got the whole world in his hands, he’s got the whole world in his hands.

YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE

(Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell)
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy, when skies are grey
You’ll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away
The other night dear, as I lay sleeping
I dreamt I held you in my arms
When I awoke dear, I was mistaken
So I hung my head and I cried
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy, when skies are grey
You’ll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away
I’ll always love you, and make you happy
If you will only say the same
but if you leave me and love another
You’ll regret it all someday
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy, when skies are grey
You’ll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away
In all my dreams dear, you seem to leave me
When I awake my poor heart pains
So when you come back and make me happy
I forgive you I’ll take all the blame
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy, when skies are grey
You’ll never know dear how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away
No please don’t take my sunshine away
No please don’t take my sunshine away

DAY-O (THE BANANA BOAT SONG)

(Jamaican Traditional)
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
Daylight come and me wan’ go home
Work all night on a drink of rum
Daylight come and me wan’ go home
Stack banana till de mornin’ 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, 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 tarantula
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, 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
Daylight come and me wan’ go home

QUE SERA, SERA (WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE)

(Jay Livingston and Jay Evans)
Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.
When I was just a little girl
I asked my mother, what will I be
Will I be pretty, will I be rich
Here’s what she said to me.
Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.
When I grew up and fell in love,
I asked my sweetheart what lies ahead
Will we have rainbows, day after day
Here’s what my sweetheart said.
Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.
Now I have children of my own
They ask their mother, what will I be
Will I be pretty, will I be rich
I tell them tenderly.
Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours to see
Que Sera, Sera
Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.
Que Sera, Sera.

BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND

(Bob Dylan)
How many roads must a man walk down, before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail, before she sleeps in the sand?
How many times must the cannonballs fly, before they’re forever banned?
The answer my friend, is blowin’ in the wind, the answer is blowin’ in the wind.
How many years can a mountain exist, before it’s washed to the sea?
How many years can some people exist, before they’re allowed to be free?
And how many times can a man turn his head, pretending he just doesn’t see?
The answer my friend, is blowin’ in the wind, the answer is blowin’ in the wind.
How many times must a man look up, before he can really see the sky?
And how many ears must one man have, before he can hear people cry?
And how many deaths will it take ’til he knows, that too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind, the answer is blowin’ in the wind.
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind, the answer is blowin’ in the wind.

PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON

(Leonard Lipton and Peter Yarrow)
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee,
Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff,
And brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff.
Oh Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee,
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee.
Together they would travel on a boat with billowed sail
Jackie kept a lookout perched on Puff’s gigantic tail,
Noble kings and princes would bow whenever they came,
Pirate ships would lower their flags when Puff roared out his name.
Oh Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee,
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee.
A dragon lives forever but not so little boys
Painted wings and giant rings make way for other toys.
One grey night it happened, Jackie Paper came no more
And Puff that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar.
His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain,
Puff no longer went to play along that cherry lane.
Without his life-long friend, Puff could not be brave,
So Puff that mighty dragon sadly slipped into his cave.
Oh Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee,
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee.

WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE

(Burt Bacharach and Hal David)
What the world needs now, is love, sweet love
It’s the only thing, that there’s just too little of
What the world needs now, is love, sweet love,
No not just for some, but for everyone.
Lord, we don’t need another mountain,
There are mountains and hillsides enough to climb
There are oceans and rivers enough to cross,
Enough to last, ’til the end of time.
What the world needs now, is love, sweet love
It’s the only thing, that there’s just too little of
What the world needs now, is love, sweet love,
No, not just for some, but for everyone.
Lord, we don’t need another meadow
There are cornfields and wheatfields enough to grow
There are sunbeams and moonbeams enough to shine
Oh listen Lord, if you want to know.
What the world needs now, is love, sweet love
It’s the only thing, that there’s just too little of
What the world needs now, is love, sweet love
No, not just for some, oh but just for everyone.
What the world needs now, is love, sweet love
What the world needs now, is love, sweet love
What the world needs now, is love, sweet love
What the world needs now, is love, sweet love
No, not just for some, oh but just for everyone.

MICHAEL, ROW THE BOAT ASHORE

(African-American Spiritual)
Michael, row the boat ashore, Hallelujah
Michael, rowed his boat ashore, Hallelujah
Sister, help to trim the sail, Hallelujah
Sister, help to trim the sail, Hallelujah
Michael, row the boat ashore, Hallelujah
Michael, row the boat ashore, Hallelujah
River Jordan is chilly and cold, Hallelujah
Chills the body but not the soul, Hallelujah
Michael, row the boat ashore, Hallelujah
Michael, row the boat ashore, Hallelujah
Jordan’s river is deep and wide, Hallelujah
I got a home on the other side, Hallelujah
Michael, row the boat ashore, Hallelujah
Michael, row the boat ashore, Hallelujah
Michael’s boat is a music boat, Hallelujah
Michael’s boat is a music boat, Hallelujah
Michael, rowed the boat ashore, Hallelujah
Michael, rowed his boat ashore, Hallelujah
Michael, rowed his boat ashore, Hallelujah
Michael, rowed his boat ashore, Hallelujah

WE’LL SING IN THE SUNSHINE

(Gale Garnett)
We’ll sing in the sunshine, we’ll laugh every day
We’ll sing in the sunshine, and I’ll be on my way
I will never love you, the cost of love’s too dear
But though I’ll never love you, I’ll stay with you one year
And we can sing in the sunshine, we’ll laugh every day
We’ll sing in the sunshine, and I’ll be on my way
I’ll sing to you each morning, I’ll kiss you every night
But darlin’ don’t cling to me, I’ll soon be out of sight
And we can sing in the sunshine, we’ll laugh every day
We’ll sing in the sunshine, and I’ll be on my way
My daddy he once told me, hey don’t you love you any man
Just take what they may give you, and give but what you can
And you can sing in the sunshine, you’ll laugh every day
You’ll sing in the sunshine, then be on your way
And when our year has ended, and I have gone away
You’ll often speak about me, and this is what you’ll say
We sang in the sunshine, you know we laughed every day
We sang in the sunshine, then she went away

IF I HAD A HAMMER

(Pete Seeger and Lee Hays)
If I had a hammer, I’d hammer in the morning,
I’d hammer in the evening, all over this land,
I’d hammer out danger, I’d hammer out a warning,
I’d hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters, all over this land.
If I had a bell, I’d ring it in the morning,
I’d ring it in the evening, all over this land,
I’d ring out danger, I’d ring out a warning,
I’d ring out love between my brothers and my sisters, all over this land.
If I had a song, I’d sing it in the morning,
I’d sing it in the evening, all over this land,
I’d sing out danger, I’d sing out a warning,
I’d sing out love between my brothers and my sisters, all over this land.
Well, I’ve got a hammer, and I’ve got a bell,
And I’ve got a song to sing, all over this land.
It’s the hammer of justice. It’s the bell of freedom.
It’s a song about love between my brothers and my sisters, all over this land.
All over this land, All over this land, All over this land, All over this land.

WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING

(Ernest Ball with Chauncey Olcott and George Graff, Jr.)
When Irish eyes are smiling, sure ‘tis like a morn’ in Spring,
In the lilt of Irish laughter, you can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy, all the world seems bright and gay,
And when Irish eyes are smiling, sure they’ll steal your heart away.
There’s a tear in your eye, and I’m wondering why,
For it never should be there at all.
With such power in your smile, sure a stone you’d beguile,
So there’s never a teardrop should fall.
When your sweet lilting laughter, like some fairy song,
And your eyes twinkle bright as can be.
You should laugh all the while, and all other times smile,
Now smile a smile for me.
When Irish eyes are smiling, sure ’tis like a morn’ in Spring,
In the lilt of Irish laughter, you can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy, all the world seems bright and gay,
And when Irish eyes are smiling, sure they’ll steal your heart away.
Yes when Irish eyes are smiling, sure they’ll steal your heart away.

WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE

(Russian Traditional/Pete Seeger)
Where have all the flowers gone? Long time passing.
Where have all the flowers gone? Long time ago.
Where have all the flowers gone? Young girls picked them every one.
When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?
Where have all the young girls gone? Long time passing.
Where have all the young girls gone? Long time ago.
Where have all the young girls gone? Gone to young men every one.
When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?
Where have all the young men gone? Long time passing.
Where have all the young men gone? Long time ago.
Where have all the young men gone? Gone to soldiers every one.
When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?
Where have all the soldiers gone? Long time passing.
Where have all the soldiers gone? Long time ago.
Where have all the soldiers gone? Gone to graveyards every one.
When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?
Where have all the graveyards gone? Long time passing.
Where have all the graveyards gone? Long time ago.
Where have all the graveyards gone? Gone to flowers every one.
When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?

KUMBAYA

(American Traditional)
Kumbaya my Lord, Kumbaya
Kumbaya my Lord, Kumbaya
Kumbaya my Lord, Kumbaya
Oh Lord, Kumbaya
Someone’s singing Lord, Kumbaya
Someone’s singing Lord, Kumbaya
Someone’s singing Lord, Kumbaya
Oh Lord, Kumbaya
Someone’s laughing Lord, Kumbaya
Someone’s laughing Lord, Kumbaya
Someone’s laughing Lord, Kumbaya
Oh Lord, Kumbaya
Somebody’s crying Lord, Kumbaya
Somebody’s crying Lord, Kumbaya
Somebody’s crying Lord, Kumbaya
Oh Lord, Kumbaya
Somebody’s praying Lord, Kumbaya
Somebody’s praying Lord, Kumbaya+
Somebody’s praying Lord, Kumbaya
Oh Lord, Kumbaya
Kumbaya My Lord, Kumbaya
Kumbaya My Lord, Kumbaya
Kumbaya My Lord, Kumbaya
Oh Lord, Kumbaya

JEANIE WITH THE LIGHT BROWN HAIR

(Stephen Foster)
I dream of Jeanie with the light brown hair
Borne like a vapor on the summer’s air
I see her tripping where the bright streams play
Happy as the daisies that dance on her way
Many were the wild notes her merry voice would pour
Many were the blithe birds that warbled, warbled them o’er
I dream of Jeanie with the light brown hair
Floating like a vapor on the soft summer air
I long for Jeanie with the day dawn smile
Radiant with gladness, warm with winning guile
I hear her melodies like joys gone by
Sighing round my heart o’er the fond hopes that die
Sighing like the night wind and sobbing like the rain
Wailing for the lost one that comes, comes not again
I long for Jeanie and my heart bows low
Nevermore to find her where the bright waters flow
I keep on dreamin’

HALLELUJAH

(Leonard Cohen)
Well I’ve heard there was a secret chord, that David played and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
And it goes like this: the fourth, the fifth, the minor fall and the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Your faith was strong but you needed proof, you saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty in the moonlight overthrew you
Well she tied you to a kitchen chair, she broke your throne, she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Well, Baby, I’ve been here before, I’ve seen this room and I’ve walked these floors
I used to live alone before I knew you
And I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch, love is not a victory march
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Maybe there’s a God above, all I’ve ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you
And it’s not a cry that you hear at night, it’s not someone who’s seen the light
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah…
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelu…
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

AMAZING GRACE

(English Traditional/John Newton)
Amazing Grace
How sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now am found
Was blind but now I see
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed
Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come
‘Tis grace that brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home
When we’ve been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we first begun
Amazing Grace
How sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now I’m found
Was blind but now I see

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