World Of Music Choir: Tuesday 16th June – ‘John Ball’ led by Bella Hardy

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World Of Music Choir: Tuesday 9th June – ‘Country Life’ led by Bella Hardy

Band on the Wall’s doors may be shut for a while but you can still take part in our fun music learning programmes from the comfort of your own home.

Tune in every Tuesday at 6pm (UK time) to join the World Of Music Choir online! Sing traditional and modern songs, harmonies and rounds. We learn by ear so you don’t have to read music, but if you would like the score it can be downloaded from this dropbox, where we’ll also upload an mp3 of the song to sing-along to after the session!

This live event is interactive; you can comment and ask questions, and the video will be available after the workshop to recap and sing-along to.

To view and add live comments, open this video in YouTube.

Email learning@bandonthewall.org to become an official choir member!


This Week’s Song: John Ball

(Sydney Carter)

Who’ll be the lady, who will be the lord
When we are ruled by the love of one another
Who’ll be the lady, who will be the lord
In the light that is coming in the morning

         Sing, John Ball and tell it to them all
         Long live the day that is dawning
         And I’ll crow like a cock, I’ll carol like a lark
         In the light that is coming in the morning

Eve is the lady, Adam is the lord
When we are ruled by the love of one another
Eve is the lady, Adam is the lord
In the light that is coming in the morning

All shall be ruled by fellowship I say
When we are ruled by the love of one another
All shall be ruled by fellowship I say
In the light that is coming in the morning

Labour and spin for fellowship I say
Labour and spin for the love of one another
Labour and spin for fellowship I say
In the light that is coming in the morning

 

John Ball was an English priest who played a prominent part in the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381. He believed that all people were equal and called for a classless society:

“When Adam delved and Eve span, who was then the gentleman? From the beginning all men by nature were created alike, and our bondage or servitude came in by the unjust oppression of naughty men. For if God would have had any bondmen from the beginning, he would have appointed who should be bond, and who free. And therefore I exhort you to consider that now the time is come, appointed to us by God, in which ye may (if ye will) cast off the yoke of bondage, and recover liberty” – John Ball at Blackheath



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