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Choral music resources library – Compass Music Festival 2023 repertoire

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In this resource, you will find teaching tips and conducting videos, audio teaching tracks, lyrics as word docs and reference sheet music. Enjoy sharing these wonderful songs with your students.

 

 

Go For Broke – combined primary and secondary choir

Conducting videos

The time for talk is over, we've heard it all before.
You've given us the key to fly up and out the door.
What more to do? Check out the view!

Remember when we started another life away.
So many hills before us, but here we are today.
What more to do? Give you a clue!

Stand back! Look out below!
Hit the road, Jack! Get on with the show!
We'll hit the ground running and soon we'll be stunning the crowd.
Let's go for broke. We'll make you proud.

I’ll shoulder my bag and run away.
I’ll see you again some other day.
What more to do? Give you a clue!

Stand back! Look out below!
Hit the road, Jack! Get on with the show!
We'll hit the ground running and soon we'll be stunning the crowd.
Let's go for broke. We'll make you proud.

Under Southern Skies – combined primary and secondary choir

There’s a peace in our hearts and a hope in our hands.
We’re the family of children We come from many different lands.
Our time is just beginning, our race is yet to run, 
But if you will take us with you then we have already won

Under the southern skies together in this land
Ev’ry voice in celebration a family hand in hand
Under the southern skies as one we rise and turn out eyes to see
All the wonder of the future in a world of harmony

There’s a great spirit rising from the desert to the sea.
As it sweeps across this southern land it calls to you and me
We’re the dreamers and the dreaming Were the face of things to come.
Ev’ry child can be a hero if our work can live as one.

Under the southern skies together in this land
Ev’ry voice in celebration a family hand in hand
Under the southern skies as one we rise and turn out eyes to see
All the wonder of the future in a world of harmony


Under the southern skies together in this land
Ev’ry voice in celebration a family hand in hand
Under the southern skies as one we rise and turn out eyes to see
All the wonder of the future in a world of harmony
All the wonder of the future in a world of harmony

Naughty – primary choir

Conducting videos

Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water, so they say,
The subsequent fall was inevitable,
They never stood a chance, they were written that way.
Innocent victims of their story.

Like Romeo and Juliet,
‘Twas written in the stars before they even met
That love and fate and a touch of stupidity
Would rob them of their hope of living happily.
The endings are often a little bit gory
I wonder why they didn’t just change their story.
We’re told we have to do what we’re told but surely…

Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty!

Even if you’re little you can do a lot,
You mustn’t let a little thing like “little” stop you.
If you sit around and let them get on top,
You won’t change a thing.

Just because you find that life’s not fair,
It doesn’t mean that you just have to grin and bear it.
If you always take it on the chin and wear it,
You might as well be saying you think that it’s OK
An’ that’s not right.
And if it’s not right
You have to put it right.

In the slip of a bolt there’s a tiny revolt;
The seed of a war in the creak of a floorboard;
A storm can begin with the flap of a wing,
The tiniest mite packs the mightiest sting.
Ev’ry day starts with the tick of a clock;
All escapes start with the click of a lock.
If you’re stuck in your story and wanna get out,
You don’t have to cry, you don’t have to shout.

But nobody else is gonna put it right for me,
Nobody but me is gonna change my story.
Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty!

Some Days – primary choir

Conducting videos

Some days I feel happy.
Some days make me sad.
Some days I see magic.

Some days I am longing.
Some days seem to shine.
Ev'ry day, a train comes down the line.

And I catch the train the same time ev'ry day,
And I know that it will send me on my way.
And no matter how the day has been,
The things they've done, the things I've seen,
The train can take the bad times far away.

Some days seem so perfect.
Some days need a change.
Some days I hear sadness.

Some days life is dancing.
Some days hurt my heart.
Ev'ry day begins a brand new start.

The Captain's Tale – primary choir

Conducting videos

Here ye boys, what'll it be?
Come gather 'round, have a drink on me.
Tales to tell and tales to hear at the bottom of the sea.
All above come down below.
Hear the captain's tale!

Here ye boys, join our song.
Sink your ship and it won't be long.
Plenty of room for a sailor done wrong at the bottom of the sea.
All above come down below.
Hear the captain's tale!

Here ye boys, we’re still here.
A hundred years drinking plenty of beer (Hey!)
Drowned our sorrows in the deep at the bottom of the sea.
All above come down below.
Hear the captain's tale!

Here ye boys, a little advice.
If you fight the swell it will take your life.
Died like a man they'll tell your wife.  At the bottom of the sea.
All above come down below.
Hear the captain's tale!

Here ye boys, the years pass by.
So we stay where the sea dogs lie.
Drinking all the oceans dry at the bottom of the sea.
All above come down below.
Hear the captain's tale!

Here ye boys, what'll it be?
Come gather 'round, have a drink on me.
Tales to tell and tales to hear.
And you guessed it, plenty of beer! (Hey!)
All of you are welcome here at the bottom of the sea.
All above come down below.
Hear the captain's tale!

Hear now the captain's tale.
Listen to the captain's wail!
All above come down below.
Hear the captain's tale! Hey!