Leytonstone voices rehearsal – Summer Term words

  1. Down to the river to pray

As I went down to the river to pray, studying about that good old way and who shall wear the starry crown, Good Lord, show me the way!

O Sisters let’s go down, let’s go down, come on down.

O Sisters let’s go down, Down in the river to pray.

As I went down to the river to pray, studying about that good old way and who shall wear the robe & crown, Good Lord, show me the way!

O Brothers let’s go down, let’s go down, come on down.

O Brothers let’s go down, Down in the river to pray.

As I went down, down in the river, down in the river to pray (x4)

INVERT – As I went down, down in the river, down in the river to pray (x2)

As I went down to the river to pray, studying about that good old way and who shall wear the thorny crown, Good Lord, show me the way!

O Brothers let’s go down, let’s go down, come on down.

O Brothers let’s go down, Down in the river to pray.


2. High and Lifted Up

High and lifted up in all the earth is who you are (x3)

Lord we exhault your name (x2) (Repeat ALL until I queue)

Oh lord we praise you (x3) oh lord, high and lifted up (Repeat until queued)

Lord we exhault your name (x2)

High and lifted up in all the earth is who you are (x3)

Lord we exhault your name (x2) (REPEAT ALL)

*second time with punchy rhythm bit!

Lord we exhault your name (tag bit on end)


3. I shall wear a crown

I-shall-wear-a-crown

I shall wear a crown (x2) when it’s all over (x2) (Repeat)

I’m going to put on my robe, tell the story how I made it over (Repeat)

Soon as I get home (Repeat)

I shall see his face (x2) when it’s all over (x2) (Repeat)

I’m going to put on my robe, tell the story how I made it over (Repeat)

INVERT – I’m going to put on my robe, tell the story how I made it over (Repeat)

INVERT – I’m going to put on my robe, tell the story how I made it over

Soon as I get home (Repeat x3)

4. The Teddy Bear’s picnic

Teddy-bears-picnic

If you go down in the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise
If you go down in the woods today, you’d better go in disguise
For every bear that ever there was 
Will gather there for certain because 
Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic

Every teddy bear who’s been good is sure of a treat today
There’s lots of marvelous things to eat and wonderful games to play
Beneath the trees where nobody sees 
They’ll hide and seek as long as they please
That’s the way the teddy bears have their picnic

Picnic time for teddy bears
The little teddy bears are having a lovely time today
Watch them, catch them unawares 
And see them picnic on their holiday

See them gaily gad about
They love to play and shout
They never have any cares
At six o’clock their mummies and daddies 
Will take them back home to bed
‘Cause they’re tired little teddy bears

If you go down in the woods today, you’d better not go alone
It’s lovely down in the woods today, but safer to stay at home
For every bear that ever there was 
Will gather there for certain because 
Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic