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Towards The Rising Sun

Imagine having to leave your homeland because of hunger and conflict and settle in a new country. This song presents the story of a young refugee and asks how we would feel in her situation. It ends with a plea for understanding and 'living in harmony'.

This song will work well for children with little experience of part singing. The majority of the song is in unison. The chorus is a 2-part round which leads into a simple harmony section.

For ages 8-13 years
Towards The Rising Sun - song

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Towards The Rising Sun
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Age:
7 to 12
Subject:
Refugees
Cultural Diversity
Genre:
pop/rock
Performer:
simple 2-part choir
(opt. 3rd part)
Musical Range:
C4 to D5
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Towards the Rising Sun
Words by Gillian Britton
Music by Gillian Britton & Glyn Lehmann

Verse 1
She came from somewhere far across the sea
To start a new life with her family
In a new world where there would be no hunger
No more war no more fighting for the right to be happy
And laugh with her face turned
Towards the rising sun

Interlude
But they laughed at her for the colour of her skin
How she spoke and what she wore
So how could she begin?
To tell them what she'd come from
And what it meant to be here
Where she no longer had to live in fear

Verse 2
Imagine you had come across the sea
To start a new life with your family
In a new world where there would be no hunger
No more war no more fighting for the right to be happy
And laugh with your face turned
Towards the rising sun

Chorus
We all could be living here in harmony
We all could be living here in harmony
We all could be living here in harmony
We all could be living here in harmony

Outro
We all could live in harmony
We all could live in harmony
We all could live in harmony
We all could live in harmony



© 2014 Gillian Britton and Glyn Lehmann. All rights reserved.

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