Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sunday Morning Song #8

Happy Easter!

I've mentioned Aunt Liz a couple of times on the blog (here and here).  She was a huge part of my childhood and gave me a love for a lot of good things.

Richard Smallwood had an album called Textures in the mid-80's that Aunt Liz and Mom would play over and over.  I think the second song on side B was where you could find a song about the crucifixion called "Calvary" that was a rendition of a turn-of-the-century spiritual.

I couldn't find the original version online, but I found a live version that has the same words (and I don't know how they make this into eight minutes):

Calvary, Calvary
Surely He died on Calvary

Can't you hear the hammer ringing?
Surely He died on Calvary

Can't you hear Him calling His Father?
Surely He died on Calvary


Joyful, grief-stricken, passionate, mournful, jubilant.

"Calvary" by Richard Smallwood

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