December 04, 2008

EL CERRITO - Strummy Guitar Version

The shape-note score will be up here shortly, but in the meantime, there's a strummy guitar version of this tune, a demo recording of which can be heard right here below! The tune is snitched from an old Spanish Civil War song - (that's right, purple flags, comrades.). More shape-note scores & demo recordings from the Western Harmony all over this website, & there's more coming, so check back as often as palatable.


EL CERRITO

And did he live among us?
And did he live among us?
Came from above, his palace humongous,
Jesus' merciful descent,
Return & repent.

He is beguiled by goodness,
He is beguiled by goodness,

Tempted by love to abide in this mess,
Jesus' superabundance,
Sin at his expense.

And did he preach forgiveness,
And did he preach forgiveness,
Offered the dove to peasants & princes,
Jesus' gifts of compassion,
Limitless ration.

What did he give unto us?
What did he give unto us?
Letting out love like blood thru a sluice,
Jesus' substantiation,
Renunciation.

What did he give up for us?
What did he give up for us?
Extinction of the tyrannosaurus,
Jesus' assassinated,
Flowers have faded.

And has the man arisen?
And has the man arisen?
Hand without glove, he broke out of prison,
Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln,
Peace-beaming beacon..

3 comments:

Brains said...

Damn this blog is classy. The GCast feature is so rad. Thanks for the tune.

ß. Andrigon said...

Thanks, Mr Aha!
When you a-goin' to report on Seattley leisure? Or are you too busy learning Middle Dutch?

Brains said...

Coming soon, editor. And entirely in Rhenish-Franconian.