AS THE SHIP WENT DOWN

by Woodpigeon, arr. George Chung

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featuring the Coastal Sound Youth Choir
How long can you hold your breath? Imagine the trauma of being on a sinking vessel. This very cool song by Woodpigeon (Canadian band from Calgary) makes an exciting choral work with George’s arranging skills – complete with polyphony and canon.

LYRICS

Capsized by a wave / brought down by the reef 
Don’t say, “Home is so far away!” 
it won’t help anyway / try to breathe! 

Cold winds blow away / all things closing in 
Don’t say, “God is so far away!” 
He won’t help anyway / try to stay 

Don’t lose sight of me / don’t fall into the deep 
Don’t say, “hope is so far away!” 
that won’t get you saved / hold to me 
that won’t get you saved / hold to me 
that won’t get you saved / hold to me 

Hold on to my bare hand 
Always I’ll be your man 
Hold on to my bare hand 
Again we both shall stand 

Hold on you’re slipping fast (I’ll save you and bring you home) 
All this will come to pass (don’t leave me all alone) 
Hold on and swim to land (the water’s as cold as stone) 
You’ll live, my one demand (the grey is turning gold) 

Hold on to my bare hand 
Always I’ll be your man 
Hold on to my bare hand 
Again we both shall stand

Hold on you’re slipping fast (I’ll save you and bring you home)
All this will come to pass (don’t leave me all alone)
Hold on and don’t look back (the water’s as cold as stone)
Your ship has come at last (the grey is turning gold)

VIEW SCORE

SATB SCORE (PDF)
SSAA SCORE (PDF)

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SATB with piano $2.35 CP 1589
SSAA with piano $2.35 CP 1708
instrumental parts (percussion and enlarged piano score)
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