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For those of you who were at Primary School in the 80's

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Tequilamockinbird Wed 28-Sep-11 21:31:12

Would you like to reminisce with me about school assemblies?

DH and I were talking about the 'Come and Praise' book, and singing remembering the songs.

Does anyone else remember songs such as Autumn Days and Cross over the road my friend? Which others were there?

noyouhavehadawee Wed 28-Sep-11 21:33:36

its so low down you cant get underit its so far up ypu cantget over it, i loved it when you were on duty to move the ohp sheet to the words on the wall. And the lord of the dance said he and we all sniggered when he streaked in the song.

BoastingByStealth Wed 28-Sep-11 21:34:46

Kum ba Fucking ya my lord

noyouhavehadawee Wed 28-Sep-11 21:36:07

oh god that was the shittest of them all.

DillyTante Wed 28-Sep-11 21:36:26

I amazed my Reception daughter yesterday by singing the paintbox song that she has to sing for Harvest Festival "Cauliflowers fluffy, and cabbages green...". She was like this shock that I knew it grin

LaVitaBellissima Wed 28-Sep-11 21:36:55

Cumbaya m'lord anyone? No idea how this is spelt or what it means confused

My friend had Autumn days at her wedding grin

planetpotty Wed 28-Sep-11 21:37:00

The ink is black the page is white, together we learn to read and write to read and write grin

Propper black boards and we used to take our lessons outside on a big tree root in the summer....hope the still do outside lessons now.

BoastingByStealth Wed 28-Sep-11 21:37:51

Oh I remember that one potty grin

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Deesus Wed 28-Sep-11 21:37:53

Omg - how did I ever forget about Come and Praise (pronounced Cumumpraise locally)!!!

Wasn't there one that went 'Give me joy in my heart keep me something, give me joy in my heart I praaaaaaaayyyyyyy'. Ta, have got that stuck in my head now.


Deesus Wed 28-Sep-11 21:38:36

Good call potty! Loved that one!

purplepidjinawoollytangle Wed 28-Sep-11 21:38:43

I'm forever blowing bubbles

Bubbles is the girl next door


MissTinaTeaspoon Wed 28-Sep-11 21:39:08

Anyone remember when they tried to be cool and trendy with Come and Praise 2?

And wasn't there one involving a giant and a wall or did I make that up?

BoastingByStealth Wed 28-Sep-11 21:39:22

I loved all the Christmas ones, belting out Oh come all ye faithful, god rest ye merry gentlemen, etc.

I go to the christmas church concerts just to have a time where i can howl them at the top of my voice! grin

Tequilamockinbird Wed 28-Sep-11 21:39:36

Oh we didn't have a blackboard or a projector, just hand written lyrics on pieces of paper stuck together with Sellotape and held up with blu tac grin

ArmageddonOuttahere Wed 28-Sep-11 21:40:23

Oh these have been popping into my head recently.. When I Needed A Neighbour, Love Is Like A Magic Penny, If I Had A Hammer.. All charmingly bonkers grin

purplepidjinawoollytangle Wed 28-Sep-11 21:41:29

Deesus - Sing Hosanna (or if you were us, Sing Joanna, poor girl!)

Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning
Give me oil in my lamp, I pray
Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning
Keep me burning till the break of day

Sing Hosanna, ad nauseum and increasing in pitch...

Anyone do Morning has Broken? I hated that one, only Cat Stevens song I don't like!

Tequilamockinbird Wed 28-Sep-11 21:41:49

There are hundreds of sparrows, thousands, millions, they're 2 a penny far too many there must be

RollingInTheAisles Wed 28-Sep-11 21:41:53

Love is like a magic penny, hold it tight and you won't have any. Lend it, spend it and you'll have so many, they'll roll all over the floor, for....

And that Streets of London one...

Hulababy Wed 28-Sep-11 21:41:56

Come and Praise at my old schooltoo.

Mind you 9y DD goes to an independent c of e school and they have an updated version they use. Allt he old songs in there smile

noyouhavehadawee Wed 28-Sep-11 21:42:22

cross over the road my friend ask the lord his help to lend or some such twattery.... i love a good sing

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 28-Sep-11 21:42:22

the whole world rings a bell

ArmageddonOuttahere Wed 28-Sep-11 21:42:29

We had giant hymn sheets that lowered on pulleys. V odd. I was pulley monitor for a term <preens>

Tequilamockinbird Wed 28-Sep-11 21:42:31

I hated Morning is Broken, and sang 'sing Susannah' for years!

Hulababy Wed 28-Sep-11 21:43:04

Fermit - One More Step Alomg the Road I Go is the song the y6s sing at their leaving assembly every year.

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