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Lyr/Chords Req: What Color Is God's Skin

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Subject: God's Skin
From: GUEST,cathydwane
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 02:30 PM

Does anyone have the words and chords for the folk song "What Colour is God's Skin". It starts of "Goodnight I said to my little son"


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: God's Skin
From: catspaw49
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 02:34 PM

CLICK HERE

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: God's Skin
From: Bill D
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 03:02 PM

It's one of the "Up With People" songs. I have full lyrics and chords in a songbook at home, but I'm 3,000 miles from home right now. If the lyrics at Catspaw's link aren't sufficent and nobody posts full lyrics, post another message to this thread in November and I'll dig it up.
Once upon a time, I thought of this song as "folk music," but no more. I can't say I ever liked the song very much.
-Joe Offer at Bill D's house-

WHAT COLOR IS GOD'S SKIN?
(Thomas Wilkers, David Stevenson)

(verses spoken on some versions)
Good Night I said to my little son
So tired out when the day was done
Then he said, as I tucked him in
Tell me, Mommy...What Color is God's Skin?

CHORUS
What color is God's skin?
What color is God's skin?
I said it's black, brown, it's yellow... it’s red, it is white
Every man's the same in the good Lord's sight.

He looked at me with those shining eyes
I knew that I could tell no lies
He said Mommy tell me why the different races fight
If we're the same in the good Lord's sight?

CHORUS

"Son, he said, that is part of our suffering past
But the whole human family is learning at last
That the thing we missed on the road we trod
Was to walk as the daughters and the sons of God

CHORUS


ALTERNATE END:
The different races are meant to be
Our strength and glory from sea to sea.

CHORUS



Source: http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=12880064407&topic=5066 AND: http://bahai-library.com/compilation_bahai_songs (this is a pretty good transcription - I compared it with an "Up With People" recording)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: God's Skin
From: Pseudolus
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 03:02 PM

My wife sang this song when she was in "Up With People". She loved it and she may still have the music. I will check with her tonight.....

Frank


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: God's Skin
From: Sorcha
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 04:06 PM

I found this at the library used sale last week. Unfortunately, I have already mailed it to WYSIWYG......she is pretty busy right now, so she may not have opened it (if it has even arrived yet.) I'll keep track of this thread, and point it out to her after she recieves the packet I sent, OK?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: What Color Is God's Skin
From: GUEST,MikeK
Date: 25 Apr 12 - 06:48 PM

Sorry for that blank reply - I hit the wrong button!

I have a 2 page PDF version of the requested sheet music (with guitar chords) but I have no idea how to post it.

If someone could point the way, I'd be happy to follow!

Mike


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: What Color Is God's Skin
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Apr 12 - 01:30 AM

Hi, Mike -
E-mail me the PDF, and I'll take care of it. It will take me a while because I will be traveling until July.
Thanks.

-Joe Offer, Mudcat Archivist-
joe@mudcat.org


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