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Thread #21486   Message #228872
Posted By: GUEST,roger conant
16-May-00 - 01:51 PM
Thread Name: Good in Living(Steven Sellors)[Rosin Up Your Bow]
Subject: Rosin the Bow by Steven Sellors?
Thread #3492   Message #17485
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13-Dec-97 - 03:17 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Rosin the Bow? / The Good in Living
Subject: Rosin the Bow

Can anybody tell me the source for Rosin the Bow? This is the version that goes: "...You'd better rosin up your bow, before it's time to go..." The attribution is needed for this to go into the sequel to Rise Up Singing, the new songbook being created by Sing Out, by Peter Blood, Annie Patterson, and their friends. I like the song and recommended it for the book, but I don't know where it came from.

If you know, please send email to: conant@uic.edu because I don't often check in here. Thanks.

Roger Conant


in december 1997 I got email from Joe Offer stating that he had posted the words to "Rosin the Bow", which he attributed to Steven Sellors, at Digital Tradition. I can't find it here though. This is the version with a chorus that goes:
And all of life plays like a tune
It sounds so sweet and ends so soon
You'd better rosin up your bow
Before it's time to go.
Can anybody help me contact the author, Steven Sellors? His permission is needed to put these words into the sequel (under construction) to the Rise Up Singing songbook, being put together by Sing Out!

Click for lyrics in related thread

Thanks - Roger Conant (conant@uic.edu)