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July 2010

Crystal Bowersox + Lee Dewyze + Michael Jackson + Simon & Garfunkel + Leonard Cohen Inaugural Issue:


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4 The 9th season of American Idol discovered a rare talent with golden dreadlock hair and a heavenly voice. Each week, Crystal Bowersox blew away the competition, receiving good comments from the judges and gaining the viewers support through votes. Her performance ―People Get Ready‖ was rated by MTV as the best performance among all the contestants in all seasons. But it was her stunning rendition of ―Up to the Mountain‖ that left the audience in awe to the very last note. Though she lost out to winner Lee Dewyze, Crystal displayed a shining character of humility.


We are the World

In 1985, popular music artists in American joined hands to raise funds for famine-stricken Africa through a song, ―We are the World‖ composed by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie. When Haiti was devastated by earthquake, 80 artists responded to the call to help the people of the poor Caribbean nation by recording an updated version of ―We are the World‖ to support rehabilitation efforts. Lionel Richie, one of the producers, said, ―If we are not a socially aware culture, we're going to fail."


The Saint of Priests: St John Vianney

In the declaration of the Year for Priests, Pope Benedict XVI brought to the attention of the world the saint of priests, Saint John Vianney. He serves as an inspiration, for his life is a testament of serving the Lord despite the odds.


Dance: An Interview with Jam Parado

Certified dance instructor Jam Parado answers questions on the latest fitness programme, Zumba.

Sections 17Music+Current/21The Best of Blotfree/22Laugh & Devotion/24Guitar Chord Chart/25Advertisements CORD Vol 1 No. 1 July 2010

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From the Editor: In the 70s, a magazine became the voice of the youth in the Philippines. It was called “Jingle Magazine”. Jingle, tagged as the Chordian Angel, contained lyrics of popular songs with accompanying chords. A few extra pages featured articles on artists and pop culture. As a teenager, I saved my allowance to buy every issue released; for not only was I able to sing my favourite hits, I was accompanying myself on guitar! It was heaven. The influence of Jingle came to light when Martial Law was declared in 1972 and the magazine had some of its pages blackened. It was allowed publication only if it changed its name to “Twinkle”. Reluctantly, the publishers conceded. By then, its voice was stifled until its demise in the 90s. A generation learned to play the guitar through Jingle; and from this generation came forth some of the finest pop music composers and artists of the Philippines. Inspired by Jingle Magazine, CORD puts forward its voice to the world, through songs with chords, and articles that fill the heart and move the soul. The mission of CORD is to strengthen the tie that binds the individual to the Great Composer. Join us in our journey. Love Peace and Harmony, Bro Mel B Libre

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“I thought that was by far the best performance and the song of the night. Since this is going to be the final critique I'm ever going to give, I would just like to say that was, outstanding.", were the words of hyper-critical Simon Cowell in his capacity as judge of the 9th season of the popular show, American Idol. He was referring to the performance of Crystal Bowersox whose acoustic version of “Up the Mountain” produced goose bumps and tears not just among the mesmerized audience in Nokia Theatre, but also viewers worldwide. Judge Randy Jackson summed up the performance as "an amazing song by an amazing singer", while MTV said Crystal showed an unmistakable connection to the lyric, and The Boston Globe said her performance of this "great song" was the night's only true highlight. The next day, when the result of the viewers‘ voting was the read, for a moment the audience fell silent when Lee DeWyze was proclaimed the winner by a slim margin of two per cent. Lee was stunned, while Crystal simply smiled as the spotlight focused on the victor. The internet blogs buzzed with unkind words for Lee who in all counts had a lacklustre performance compared to Crystal‘s brilliant rendition of the three final songs. In the press conference following the grand finale, the following account was reported: ―She (Crystal) almost looked relieved to have lost. In fact, Crystal says she had an inkling of the outcome earlier in the day when she experienced "this strange sense of peace and calm." Going a step further, she added, "I knew Lee was going to win. I just had a feeling and I couldn't be happier for him. Lee deserves every minute of this." She also said: ―Both of us are going to have very successful careers and we‘re going to be friends for a long time.‖ Well said Crystal, well said. The conduct of Crystal reminds us of what St Peter wrote: “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.‖ There is that reminder: “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” (James 4:10) CORD Vol 1 No. 1 July 2010

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Up to the Mountain

People Get Ready

(Patty Griffin)

(Curtis Mayfield)

G D I went up to the mountain because you asked me to Em C Up over the clouds to where the sky was blue G D I could see all around me everywhere Em C G I could see all around me everywhere G D Sometimes I feel like I've never been nothing but tired Em C And I'll be walking till the day I expire G D Sometimes I lay down, no more can I do Em C G But then I go on again because you ask me to C G Some days I look down afraid I will fall Am D And though the sun shines I see nothing at all C Em C Then I hear your sweet voice coming in, oh G D Telling me softly, softly you love me so G D The peaceful valley just over the mountain Em C The peaceful valley few come to know G D I may never get there ever in this lifetime D Em C Em C But sooner or later, it's there I will go G D G Sooner or later, it's there I will go

Intro (w/wordless vocal, 2x): Db Bbm Gb/Ab Db / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Verse 1: Db Bbm Gb/Ab Db People get ready, there's a train a comin' Db Bbm Gb/Ab Db You don't need no baggage, you just get on board Db Bbm Gb/Ab Db All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin' Fm Ebm Gb Db Don't need no ticket, you just thank the Lord

Verse 2: Db Bbm Gb/Ab Db People get ready for the train to Jordan Db Bbm Gb/Ab Db It's picking up passengers from coast to coast Db Bbm Gb/Ab Db Faith is the key, open the doors and board 'em Fm Ebm Gb Db There's hope for all among those loved the most.

Verse 3: D Bm G/A D There ain't no room for the hopeless sinner D Bm G/A D Who would hurt all mankind just to save his own D Bm G/A D Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner F#m Em G D For there's no hiding place against the Kingdom's throne [repeat verse 1 in D]: D Bm G/A D So people get ready, there's a train a comin' D Bm G/A D You don't need no baggage, you just get on board D Bm G/A D All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin' F#m Em [N.C.] Don't need no ticket, you just thank the Lord Coda (string tag): D Bm G/A / / / / / / / / / / / /

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Me and Bobby McGee (Kris Kristofferson) G-C G-C G-C G-C [intro] G G G G Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin' for a train G G D7 D7 When I's feelin' near as faded as my jeans D7 D7 D7 D7 Bobby thumbed a diesel down just before it rained D7 D7 G-C G And rode us all the way into New Orleans G G G G I pulled my harpoon out of my dirty red bandana G G7 C C I's playin' soft while Bobby sang the blues C C G G Windshield wipers slappin' time, I was holdin' Bobby's hand in mine D7 D7 D7 D7 We sang every song that driver knew C C G G Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose D7 D7 G G Nothin', it ain't nothin' honey, if it ain't free C C G G And feelin' good was easy, lord, oh, when he sang the blues D7 D7 D7 D7 You know feelin' good was good enough for me D7 D7 G G A A Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee A A A A From the Kentucky coal mines to the California sun A A E7 E7 Yeah Bobby shared the secrets of my soul E7 E7 E7 E7 Through all kinds of weather, through everything we done E7 E7 A A Yeah Bobby baby kept me from the cold A A A A One day up near Salinas, lo-ord, I let him slip away A A7 D D He's lookin' for that home and I hope he finds it D D A A Well I'd trade all my tomorrows for one single yesterday E7 E7 E7 E7 To be holdin' Bobby's body next to mine D D A A Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose E7 E7 A A Nothin', and that's all that Bobby left me D D A A Well, feelin' good was easy, lo-o-ord, when he sang the blues E7 E7 E7 E7

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And feelin' good was good enough for me E7 E7 A A Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee yeah A A A A La da da, la da daa, la da daa da daa da daa A A E7 E7 La da da da daa dadada Bobby McGee-ah E7 E7 E7 E7 Laa li daa da daa daa, la da daa da daa E7 E7 A A Laa la laa la daada Bobby McGee-ah yeah A A A A La di da, ladida LA dida LA di daa, ladida LA dida LA di daa A A E7 E7 Hey now Bobby now now Bobby McGee yeah E7 E7 E7 E7 Lo lo LO lolo LO lo laa, lololo LO lolo LO lolo LO lolo LO la laa E7 E7 A A Hey now Bobby now now Bobby McGee yeah A A Lord, I called him my lover, I called him my man A A I said I called him my lover, did the best I can A A E7 E7 C'mon, hey now Bobby now, hey now Bobby McGee, yeah E7 E7 E7 E7 Lo lo lord, a lord, a lord, a lord, a lord, a lord, a lord oh E7 E7 A A Hey, hey, hey, Bobby McGee, lord A A A A A A E7 E7 E7 E7 E7 E7 E7 E7 A A

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Long as I Can See the Light (John Fogerty) Intro: B E6 | | | | | | | | B E F# | | | | | | | | B B B

F# B E6 Put a candle in the window G#m B Cause I feel I've got to move F# E7 Though I'm goin', goin' I'll be comin' home

soon B


F# B E F# Long as I can see the light F# B Pack my bag and let's get moving G#m B Cause I'm bound to drift a while F# E7 When I'm gone, gone you don't have to

(Chorus) C F Am Take this sinking boat and point it home F We've still got time C F Am Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice F You've made it known C F Falling slowly, eyes that know me C F And I can‘t go back C F Moods that take me and erase me C F And I'm painted black Am G F G Am ‗Cause you have suffered enough and warred with yourself G F It's time that you won (Chorus)

worry B B B B B

F# B E F# Long as I can see the light F# B Guess I've got that old travelin' bone G#m B Cause this feeling won't leave me alone F# E7 But I won't, won't be losing my way F# B E F# Long as I can see the light

Falling Slowly (Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova) (As performed by Crystal Bowersox & Lee Dewyze) Intro: C F Am F F

(instrumental) Am G F G Am G F C G Am Take this sinking boat and point it home F We've still got time C G Am Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice F You've made it now C G Am Falling slowly, sing your melody F I'll sing it loud C G Am F C F Am F F

C F I don‘t know you but I want you C F All the more for that C F Words fall through me and always fool me C F And I can‘t react Am G F G Am Games that never amount to more than their meant G F Will play themselves out

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G C Ooo-la-la la la la la

The Boxer (Paul Simon) As performed by Lee Dewyze C Am I am just a poor boy, though my story's seldom told G I have squandered my resistance C For a pocketful of mumbles such are promises Am G F All lies and jest still a man hears what he wants to hear C G C And disregards the rest Am When I left my home and family I was no more than a boy G In the company of strangers Dm7 C In the quiet of a railway station running scared Am G F Laying low seeking out the poorer quarters where the ragged people go G F Em Dm C Looking for the places only they would know Am Lie-la-lie G Lie-la-lie la lie-la-lie Am Lie la lie G F G C Lie-la-lie la la la la lie la la la la lie Am Asking only workmans wages I come looking for a job G But I get no offers Dm7 C Just a come-on from the whores on seventh avenue Am Dm7 G F C I do declare there were times when I was so lonesome I took some comfort there

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Am Lie-la-lie G Lie-la-lie la lie-la-lie Am Lie la lie G F G C Lie-la-lie la la la la lie la la la la lie C Then I'm laying out my winter clothes G7 C Am And wishing I was gone G Dm7 G7 G C Going home where the New York City winters aren't bleeding me Am Leading me G Going Home C Am In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade G And he carries the reminders G7 C Dm7 G7 C Of ev'ry glove that laid him down or cut him 'till he cried out Am In his anger and his shame G F C "I am Leaving, I am Leaving." But the Fighter still remains GC G F C Am Lie-la-lie G Lie-la-lie la lie-la-lie Am Lie la lie G F Am Lie-la-lie la la la la lie la la la la lie Repeat & Fade

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Bridge Over Troubled Water (Paul Simon) Simon & Garfunkel Intro: C F Bb G Am C7 D F#dim A7sus A7 E7 G9 G7 E D9 D7 Fmin Fmaj7 C F C When you're weary, feeling small, F Bb F C F C F C F When tears are in your eyes, i will dry them all; C G Am G F C I'm on your side. when times get rough C7 F D G And friends just can't be found, C7 F F#dim C A7sus A7 F Like a bridge over troubled wa-ter E7 Am I will lay me down. C7 F F#dim C A7sus A7 F Like a bridge over troubled wa-ter G9 G7 C I will lay me down. When you're down and out, C F When you're on the street, Bb F C F When eve-ning falls so hard C F C F I will comfort you. C G Am G I'll take your part. C When darkness comes C7 F D G And pains is all a-round, C7 F F#dim C A7sus A7 F Like a bridge over troubled wa-ter E7 Am I will lay me down. C7 F F#dim C Am F Like a bridge over troubled water Am E7 Am D7 I will lay me down. F Am F Fm C F C F C F C F Sail on silver girl, C Sail on by. F Bb F C F

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Your time has come to shine. C F C F All your dreams are on their way. C G Am G See how they shine. C If you need a friend C7 F D G I'm sailing right be-hind. C7 F Fmaj7 D9 C Am F Like a bridge over troubled water E E7 Am D9 I will ease your mind. C F Fm C your mind

Loves Me like a Rock (Paul Simon) Paul Simon G When I was a little boy, And the Devil would call my name. C7 I'd say, now who do... G Who do you think you're fooling? I'm a consecrated boy, G7 C I'm a singer in a Sunday choir.. CHORUS: G D Oh, my mama loves, she loves me, G Em she get down on her knees and hug me. C D G She loves me like a rock,

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C F C she rocks me like the Rock of Ages, G and loves me...She love me, love me, love me. G When I was grown to be a man, and the devil would call my name. C7 I'd say, now who do.. G Who do you think you're fooling? I'm a consummated man, G7 C I can snatch a little purity. (CHORUS) G And if I was the President, and the Congress would call my name. C7 I'd say, now, who do.. C7 G Now, who do you think you're fooling? I've got the Presidential Seal, G7 C I'm up on the Presidential Podium.. (CHORUS) 2x

C Am I've heard there was a secret chord C Am That David played and it pleased the Lord F G C G But you don't really care for music, do you? C F G It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth Am F The minor fall, the major lift G Em Am The baffled king composing Hallelujah Chorus: F Am F C GC G Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelu - jah C Am Your faith was strong, but you needed proof C Am You saw her bathing on the roof F G C G Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you C F G She tied you to a kitchen chair Am F She broke your throne, she cut your hair G Em Am And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah F Am F C GC G Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelu - jah (Use the same chords) Baby I've been here before, I know this room I've walked this floor I used to live alone before I knew you I've seen your flag on the Marble Arch Love is not a victory march It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelu - jah There was a time you let me know What's really going on below But now you never show it to me, do you? I remember when I moved in you And the holy dove was moving too And every breath we drew was Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelu - jah

Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) Leonard Cohen Intro: C Am C Am C Am C Am

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Maybe there's a God above, all I ever learned from love Was how to shoot at someone who out drew you And it's not a cry you can hear at night It's not somebody who's seen the light It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

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We are the World In 1984, famine ravaged most of Africa and artists, initially in the United Kingdom, put out a single, "Do They Know It‘s Christmas" to raise funds to save lives of people dying. US singer Harry Belafonte took the initiative in the other end of Atlantic inviting the hottest American acts of the time. The response to the invitation to join the cause was overwhelming with a super group of 50 lending their voices to a song called "We are the World". It was a ―who‘s who event‖. It included Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen, and Stevie Wonder. The recording was done immediately after the American Music Awards of 1985 – and one major artist had to skip the ceremonies to put out the vocals as a guide to the rest of the group. That artist was Michael Jackson, who together with Lionel Richie, composed the masterpiece that won four Grammys including Song of the Year, Record the Year, and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group. More importantly, it raised $63 million for the famine relief in Africa. Michael Jackson died on June 26, 2009 at the age of 50 and he was in the midst of preparing for 50 major sold out shows in London. Though he may have had many issues that tarnished his image, Jackson did his share to alleviate poverty, and at the same time developed God-given gifts in song and dance to perfection. In the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, younger artists and established stars that failed to join in the first recording, lent their voices to a new version of ―We are the World‖, with the intent of raising funds to support the rehabilitation efforts in the devastated Caribbean nation. On the 25th anniversary of the historic recording, the Artists for Haiti in 2010 released ―Live 25‖ on February 12, 2010. The 80 star-studded cast includes Justin Bieber, Nicole Scherzinger, Josh Groban, Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, Miley Cyrus, Usher, Celine Dion, Carlos Santana, Fergie, and Enrique Iglesias. Also joining in were Jamie Foxx, TPain, LL Cool J, and Snoop Dogg. Composer Lionel Richie who produced the song with Quincy Jones and Wyclef Jean, said: ―I want this song to be the battle cry again. Every once in a while, you have to wake the world up. We slept right through Katrina. If we are not a socially aware culture, we're going to fail." God gives every individual a gift or gifts. Some discover this early (like Michael Jackson), while others much later in life. "John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven." (John 3:27) For a moment, look at yourself in a mirror and reflect on what you are really good at. Have you used this to make someone feel better? It is in the sharing of our gifts that we become true Christians. "But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you." (Luke 11:41)

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And so we all must lend a helping hand (Al Jurreau) (Repeat Chorus ) We are the world we are the children (Bruce Springsteen) We are the ones who make a brighter day so let's start giving (Kenny Logins) There's a choice we're making we're saving our own lives (Steve Perry) It's true we'll make a better day just you and me (Daryl Hall)

We are the World (Lionel Ritchie-Michael Jackson) USA for Africa E A B E There comes a time when we heed a certain call (Lionel Richie) A B E When the world must come together as one (Lionel Richie & Stevie Wonder) C#m There are people dying (Stevie Wonder) G#m A Oh, and it's time to lend a hand to life (Paul Simon) B The greatest gift of all (Paul Simon/Kenny Rogers) We can't go on pretending day by day (Kenny Rogers) That someone, somehow will soon make a change (James Ingram) We're all a part of God's great big family (Tina Turner) And the truth (Billy Joel) You know love is all we need (Tina Turner/Billy Joel) Chorus: A B E E7 We are the world, we are the children A B E We are the ones who make a brighter day so let's start giving (Michael Jackson) C#m G#m There's a choice we're making we're saving our own lives (Diana Ross) A B E It's true we'll make a better day just you and me (Michael Jackson/Diana Ross) Well, send'em you your heart so they know that someone cares (Dionne Warwick) And their lives will be stronger and free (Dionne Warwick/Willie Nelson) As God has shown us by turning stone to bread (Willie Nelson)

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C D E When you're down and out there seems no hope at all (Michael Jackson) C D E But if you just believe there's no way we can fall (Huey Lewis) C#m G#m Well, well, well, let's realize that a change can only come (Cyndi Lauper) A When we (Kim Carnes) B stand together as one (Kim Carnes/Cyndi Lauper/Huey Lewis) (Repeat Chorus and fade) (additional ad-lib vox by Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, James Ingram)

Heal the World (Michael Jackson) Michael Jackson Verse 1 A Bm7 There's a place in your heart C#m Bm7 And I know that it is love A And this place could be much

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Bm7 C#m Bm7 Brighter than tomorrow A Bm7 And if you really try C#m Bm7 You'll find there's no need to cry A In this place you'll feel Bm7 C#m Bm7 There's no hurt or sorrow

D C#m Love's enough for us growing Bm7 So make a better world Make a better world [Chorus]

Pre-chorus D C#m There are ways to get there D C#m If you care enough for the living Bm7 Make a little space Make a better place Chorus: A Heal the world Bm7 Make it a better place D For you and for me A E And the entire human race F#m C#m There are people dying D C#m If you care enough for the living Bm7 D A Make a better place for you and for me Bm7



Verse 2 A Bm7 If you want to know why C#m Bm7 There's a love that cannot lie A Bm7 C#m Bm7 Love is strong it only cares for joyful giving A Bm7 If we try we shall see C#m Bm7 In this bliss we cannot feel A Bm7 Fear or dread we stop existing C#m Bm7 And start living Pre-Chorus D C#m Then it feels that always

Bridge: G And the dream we were conceived in A Will reveal a joyful face G And the world we once believed in A Will shine again in grace F#m C#m Then why do we keep strangling life D C#m Wound this earth crucify this soul Bm7 Though it's plain to see This world is heavenly D Be God's glow Verse 3 A Bm7 We could fly so high C#m Bm7 Let our spirits never die A Bm7 C#m Bm7 In my heart I feel you are all my brothers A Bm7 Create a world with no fear C#m Bm7 Together we cry happy tears A Bm7 See the nations turn their swords C#m Bm7 Into plowshares [Pre Chorus]

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[Chorus] Outro B Heal the world C#m7 Make it a better place E For you and for me B F# And the entire human race G#m D#m There are people dying E D#m If you care enough for the living C#m7 E B Make a better place for you and for me C# Heal the world D#m7 Make it a better place F# For you and for me C# G# And the entire human race A#m Fm There are people dying F# Fm If you care enough for the living D#m7 F# C# Make a better place for you and for me Ending C# F# You and for me


I'll Be There

Eb Bb I'll be there with a love thats strong F C I'll be your strength, I'll keep holding on - yes I will, yes I will C G Let me fill you heart with joy and laughter Am Em Togetherness, well thats all I'm after F G C Whenever you need me, I'll be there C G Am Em I'll be there to protect you, with an unselfish love I respect you F G C Just call my name and I'll be there (chorus) C G Am Em If you should ever find someone new, I know he'd better be good to you F G C cause if he doesn't, I'll be there C Don't you know, baby, yeah yeah G Am Em F G C I'll be there, I'll be there, just call my name, I'll be there (just look over you shoulders honey - ooh) C G Am Em F G C I'll be there, I'll be there, whenever you need me, I'll be there Don't you know, baby, yeah yeah C G Am Em F G C I'll be there, I'll be there, just call my name and I'll be there... (fade out)

(Berry Gordy, Bob West, Hal Davis, and Willie Hutch) Michael Jackson C G Am Em You and I must make a pact, we must bring salvation back F G C where there is love, I'll be there C G Am Em I'll reach out my hand to you, I'll have faith in all you do F G C just call my name and I'll be there Chorus: Eb Bb And oh - I'll be there to comfort you, F C build my world of dreams around you, I'm so glad I that I found you

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We Come To Your Feast (Michael Joncas) As performed by Michael Joncas Intro: G-Gsus G-Gsus G-Gsus G C We come upon Your table G A gleaming cloth of white C The weaving of our stories D The fabric of our lives G The dreams of those before us Em C The ancient hopeful cries Am G The promise of our future Am Our needing and our nurture D G Gsus G Lie here before our eyes Chorus: C G We come to your feast, we come to your feast Em A The young and the old, the frightened and the bold

D The greatest and the least C G We come to your feast, we come to your feast Am D With the fruit of our lands, and the work of our hands G Gsus G Gsus G Gsus G We come to your feast. C We place upon your table G A humble loaf of bread C The gift of field and hillside D The grain by which we‘re fed G We come to tasted the presence Em C Of Him on who we feed Am G To strengthen and connect us Am To challenge and correct us D G Gsus G To loving word and deed (Chorus)

Sing a New Song (Daniel L Schutte)

Intro: D-A-G-D-A-D

Chorus: D A G D Sing a new song unto the Lord G A D A7 D Let your song be sung from mountains high D A G D Sing a new song unto the Lord G A D Singing alleluia.

D A G D 2 Rise oh children from your sleep. Bm Em A7 Your Savior now has come. D A D G A D He has turned your sorrow to joy, Em A7 And filled your soul with song (Chorus)

D A G D 1Yahweh's people dance for joy. Bm Em A7 Oh come before the Lord. D A D G A D And play for him on glad tambourines, Em A7 And let your trumpet sound. (Chorus)

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Dm Bb G G7 ako'y iyo habang buhay. C E7 Am-G Anhin pa ang kayamanan, F E7 Am luho at karangalan? F G Em-Am Kung Ika'y mapasa'kin, Dm Bb G G7 lahat na nga ay kakamtin.

Sa „Yo Lamang (Manuel Francisco, SJ) Bukas Palad Intro: Dm-G-C

Refrain: C E7 Dm7 G Sa 'Yo lamang ang puso ko; Em Am Dm G Sa 'Yo lamang ang buhay ko. F G Em Am Kalinisan, pagdaralita, Dm G C pagtalima, aking sumpa.

C E7 Am-G Puso ko'y binihag Mo, F E7 Am sa tamis ng pagsuyo F G Em-Am Tanggapin yaring alay;

C E7 Am-G Tangan kong kalooban, F E7 Am sa Iyo'y nilalaan F G Em-Am Dahil atas ng pagsuyo, Dm Bb G G7 tumalima lamang sa 'Yo. (Refrain)

Sa Simbahan

May piyesta sa simbahan A E Tayo na, tayo na

(Mel B Libre) TawagAwit A C#m Ang kampana‘y nanawagan D A Sa‘sang katauhan E D Kasama ang Ama‘t Ispiritu Santo E D Purihin natin ang Panginoon A E Ngayon na, ngayon na

A C#m Si Kristo ay nandito D


May pag-ibig D Ang kaharian ng Diyos A Sa mundo

Koro A Sa simbahan E May kapayapaan D Sa simbahan A May kasiyahan A Sa simbahan

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A C#m Ikaw ako tayong lahat D A Ay simbahan bawat isa E D Magkaisa sa sambayanang templo A E Magkaisa, magkaisa Repeat Koro

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<MUSIC+Current> Paul Simon, half of the Simon & Garfunkel, was inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, for his iconic ballad, ―Bridge over Troubled Water‖ in a ceremony that featured Billy Joel, John Mayer and Taylor Swift, among others. On June 17, in New York, Simon said:"I was completely surprised that I wrote it — it was completely unlike anything I had ever done before." Also honoured during formal event was Leonard Cohen, the Canadian poet-turned-songwriter, who composed ―Hallelujah‖, a well-covered tune that was performed that evening by k.d. lang. A soft-spoken Cohen quoted from his enduring song when he accepted his honor, saying, in part, "I'll stand before the lord of song with nothing on my tongue but hallelujah." He received a standing ovation. The other inductees were Jackie DeShannon, whose hits include Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes"; reggae great Bob Marley; the late singer-songwriter Laura Nyro; Johnny Mandel, creator of the theme for "M.A.S.H."; David Foster, the Grammy-winning producer and songwriter who's worked with top artists ranging from Michael Jackson to Barbra Streisand; the principal members of the legendary band Earth, Wind & Fire; the late jazz songwriter Jesse Stone; the late Sunny Skylar, whose hits included "Besame Mucho"; and the team of Tom Adair & Matt Dennis, now deceased, who wrote songs such as "Everything Happens to Me"... The 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards,

gospel/Christian music’s biggest event, were held on April 21 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Forty-three Dove Awards were given out, with 15 collaborative performances showcased. The Dove Awards in the overall categories went to: Artist of the Year: Casting Crowns; Female Vocalist of the Year: Francesca Battistelli; Male Vocalist of the Year: Brandon Heath; Group of the Year: NeedtoBreathe; New Artist of the Year: Sidewalk Prophets; Songwriter of the Year: Jennie Lee Riddle; Song of the Year: ―By Your Side,‖ Mike Donehey, Phillip LaRue, Jason Ingram, as performed by Tenth Avenue North; and Producer of the Year: Jason Ingram, Rusty Varenkamp. Artist of the year Grammy Award winner Casting Crowns, the Atlanta-based band of youth workers, is one of the nation‘s top-selling artists across all genres, with its recent album Until the Whole World Hears debuting at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart, surpassing the first-week sales of rapper 50 Cent. ―Come Together Now” the Haiti relief tribute helmed by Michael W. Smith and written by Smith, David Mullen and Cindy Morgan, concluded the show. Nearly 30 artists sang a meaningful finale to illustrate Nashville’s distinct and authentic community of musicianship, and most of all to help remind people of the need to help those in Haiti. The artists who participated in the collaboration were Wynonna, Lee Greenwood, Matt Maher, Melinda Doolittle, Jeremy Camp, Nicole C. Mullen and Mark Hall, among others” ... Platinum-selling Christian band Stryper will host a 10-day tour of the Holy Land from February 12-21, 2011. CORD Vol 1 No. 1 July 2010

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The once-in-a-lifetime VIP tour will be limited to 150 people. Stryper fans will be able to spend time with the band during this unique travel opportunity, with portions of the trip being filmed for an upcoming DVD. "Oz, R obert, Tim and I are excited to go to Israel and see first-hand the birthplace of Christianity," says lead vocalist/guitarist Michael Sweet. "And to be able to share this experience with some of our fans makes this even more incredible." The tour will visit the following locations in Israel: Caesarea: A city built by King Herod the Great; Galilee Boat Ride: Where Jesus walked on the water; Caesarea Philippi: Where the disciple Peter first confessed Jesus as the Messiah; Nazareth Village: A recreation of a village at the time of Jesus; Jordan River Baptism: An opportunity for those who wish to be baptized in the Jordan River; The Dead Sea: A chance to float in the most therapeutic waters in the world; Pools of Bethesda: Where Jesus healed the man who was lame for 37 years; Garden Tomb: The place of Jesus‘ crucifixion and Resurrection; Jerusalem: The City of God; Mount of Olives: Where Jesus rode the donkey through the Eastern Gate; and Garden of Gethsemane: Where Jesus prayed before He was betrayed by Judas...Jake and Elwood, the lovable if hapless characters played by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in the classic 1980 film The Blues Brothers , have finally gotten Vatican recognition for their "Mission from God." On June 18, marking the 30th anniversary of the film, which became a cult classic and spawned a fashion of wearing black hats and dark sunglasses to parties, the Vatican newspaper dedicated a full page and no fewer than five articles to it. Jake and Elwood -- who say they are on a "mission from God" to raise the money to pay a back tax bill for the orphanage -and the band members, are symbols of "redemption obtained with sacrifice."The newspaper also notes that the film is sprinkled with Catholic and moral references such as the nun Sister Mary Stigmata, who they call "The Penguin." "This is a memorable film, and, judging by the facts, a Catholic one," the newspaper said...Dana Key, half of the Christian rock group De Garmo & Key, died on June 6. He was a pioneer in what later became solid Christian rock music. Key had over twenty albums released over his career. One of De Garmo & Key's most memorable songs was Boycott Hell recorded by the Newsboys.... On June 17, readers of the popular Christian music website ‘Jesus Freak Hideout’ have voted for their favourite bands of 2010 with Switchfoot winning a massive six awards. The San Diego rockers won Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of The Year, Rock/Alternative Album of the Year, Best Album Cover Art, and Best Live Performance. The band‘s lead singer Jon Foreman won Male Vocalist of the Year, and his side-project band Fiction Family took out the accolade for New Artist of the Year.

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Special Feature: The Saint of Priests:

Saint John Vianney

In these times when the number of young people pursuing the religious vocation is dwindling, the celebration of the Year for Priests focused on the importance of priests and other religious in propagating the faith and in shepherding God‘s people. John Vianney serves as an inspiration, for his life is a testament of serving the Lord despite the odds. As a student, Vianney was one of average intelligence and had difficulty learning Latin, the language of the church. He flunked the entrance examination for the seminary; and only on the second attempt was he able to pursue formal training. Though he lacked a scholarly mind, he was ―far advanced in spiritual science and in the practice of virtue.‖

In the declaration of the Year for Priests, Pope Benedict XVI brought to the attention of the world the saint of priests, Saint John Vianney, also known as the Cure d'Ars, commonly known as Jean Marie Vianney.

In 1818, Vianney became the parish priest of Ars, a village near Lyons. It was in the exercise of the functions as the parish priest that as the "curé d'Ars" he became known throughout France and the Christian world. In Ars, he founded an orphanage for destitute girls, "The Providence" that became the model of similar institutions established later all over France. His most important work though was the direction of souls. People, near and far, came to Ars to seek his guidance. As early as 1835, his bishop forbade him to attend the annual retreats of the diocesan clergy because of "the souls awaiting him yonder". During the last ten years of his life, he spent from sixteen to eighteen hours a day in the confessional. His advice was sought by bishops, priests, religious, young men and women in doubt as to their vocation, sinners, persons in all sorts of difficulties and the sick. In 1855, the number of pilgrims had reached twenty thousand a year. The Holy Spirit worked through him as his advice touched people who sought him. It was said that, ―his direction was characterized by common sense, remarkable insight, and supernatural knowledge. His instructions were simple in language, full of imagery drawn from daily life and country scenes, but breathing faith and the love of God‖. The once unwise servant was full of God‘s wisdom. The Cure d‘ Ars died at an old age, though he practised mortification as a youth, and as a priest fasted for forty years. Pope Pius X proposed him as a model to the parochial clergy. In 1925, Pope Pius XI canonized him. His feast is on 4 August, the date of his death in 1859.

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Give Thanks to the Lord (Song for the Year of the Priests) (Chris Skinner) Fr Chris Skinner

G D G Give thanks to the Lord G C D You dedicated your life to your people G Through service and prayer C D Transformed their lives G C D You won their hearts for Christ the Good Shepherd G D G Give thanks to the Lord (Chorus)

Intro: G C D G C D G C D G D G C D Come priests of the world and God's holy people G C D Celebrate the gift of the priest G C D Faithfulness to Christ and his people G D G Give thanks to the Lord G C D With love in our hearts for those who have laboured G C D And hope for the ones just starting out G C D From young to the old and those who have gone now G D G Give thanks to the Lord Chorus: C G For Christ gave us the priesthood, F G the night before he died C G He shared his life and his mission F D7 Promised to be at their side

(Use the same chords in verses) We are aware that life has its moments Times of sorrow and times to rejoice The priest offers words and signs of Christ's presence Give thanks to the Lord Come priests of the world and God's holy people Give thanks for the priests who've served us well And for the ones who today hear God calling Give thanks to the Lord (Chorus) Giver of life, friend of the broken Spirit of love, breath of rebirth Breathe in us, the light of the Gospel Renew the face of the earth Renew the face of the earth

G C D Holy St John Vianney we honour G C D As patron of the priests of the world G C D CurĂŠ of Ars, bestow your blessing

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The Best of Blotfree By Bro Mel B Libre The Mountains We Conquer (This is the first blog of Bro Mel B Libre on January 11, 2008)

Mount Everest will forever stand tall among mountains and peaks in the world, and so will the person who first conquered it forever stand tall among men. At 88, Sir Edmund Hillary, the New Zealander who conquered Mt. Everest in 1953 died of heart attack on January 11, 2008 in Auckland. Those mourning for his passage are not only his countrymen but also leaders and ordinary persons aware of his accomplishments. New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark said: "Sir Ed described himself as an average New Zealander with modest abilities. In reality, he was a colossus. He was a heroic figure who not only 'knocked off' Everest but lived a life of determination, humility, and generosity.‖ Those three qualities–determination, humility and generosity–are repeatedly mentioned in many of the tributes given to the man referred to by the Nepalese people as “burra sahib” or ―big man‖ for his 6 feet 2 inches frame, and for his nobility. In 1997, though old and fragile, he took a plane to Antarctica to join others in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Scott Base, which started New Zealand‘s exploration on the ice. “Yes, be bold and strong! Banish fear and doubt! For remember, the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9) Hillary was the epitome of humility despite being a celebrity. He once said, "You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things---to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.‖ Among the first to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II during her reign, Hillary described himself in his passport as ―authorlecturer‖ obtaining invitations to speak before audiences in many parts of the world. He used his celebrity status to touch the lives of the Nepalese people from whom he owed much of his iconic stature. He became a fixture in Nepal, returning more than 120 times to set up schools, hospitals, health clinics and airfields as well as pursue reforestation programs. The Himalayan Trust he founded in 1962 raises about $250,000 a year to fund all the projects. “Thus you will be enriched in all things and in every way, so that you can be generous, and [your generosity as it is] administered by us will bring forth thanksgiving to God.” (2 Corinthians 9:11) One of the most difficult things for an individual who has reached the top is keeping one's feet on the ground. “By standing firm you will gain life.” (Luke 21:19) That is what Sir Edmund Hillary achieved in his lifetime-–and that is what made him a truly extraordinary man. Sir Ed declared, "It is not the mountains that we conquer, but ourselves.‖ CORD Vol 1 No. 1 July 2010

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LAUGH & DEVOTION A priest passing through his church in the middle of the day, decided to pause by the altar and see who had come to pray. Just then the back door opened, a man came down the aisle, the priest frowned as he saw the man hadn't shaved in a while. His shirt was shabby and his coat was worn and frayed. The man knelt, bowed his head, then rose and walked away. In the days that followed, each noontime this chap came. Each time he knelt just for a moment, a lunch pail in his lap. Well, the priest's suspicions grew, with robbery a main fear. He decided to stop the man and ask him, 'What are you doing here?' The old man said, he worked down the road. Lunch was half an hour. Lunchtime was his prayer time, for finding strength and power. 'I stay only moments, see, because the factory is so far away; as I kneel here talking to the Lord, this is kinda what I say: 'I just came again to tell you, Lord, how happy I’ve been, since we found each other’s friendship and you took away my sin. I do not know much how to pray, but I think about you, everyday. So Jesus this is Jim checking in today.’ The priest feeling foolish, told Jim that was fine. He told the man he was welcome to come and pray just anytime. Time to go, Jim smiled, said 'Thanks.' He hurried to the door. The minister knelt at the altar he had never done it before. His cold heart melted, warmed with love, and met with Jesus there. As the tears flowed, in his heart, he repeated old Jim's prayer: 'I just came again to tell you, Lord, how happy I’ve been, since we found each other’s friendship and you took away my sin. I do not know much how to pray, but I think about you, everyday. So Jesus this is me checking in today.’ Past noon one day, the priest noticed that old Jim had not come. As more days passed without Jim, he began to worry. At the factory, he asked about him, learning he was ill. The hospital staff members were worried, but he had given them a thrill. The week that Jim was with them, he brought changes in the ward. His smiles, joy contagious. Changed people were his reward. The head nurse could not understand why Jim was so glad, when no flowers, calls or cards came. Not a visitor he had. The priest stayed by his bed. He voiced the nurse's concern: No friends came to show they cared. He had nowhere to turn. Looking surprised, old Jim spoke up and with a winsome smile, 'the nurse is wrong, she couldn't know, that he's in here all the while.‘ Every day at noon he is here, a dear friend of mine. You see, he sits right down, takes my hand, leans over and says to me: 'I just came again to tell you, Jim, how happy I have been, since we found this friendship, and I took away your sin. I always love to hear you pray. I think about you each day, and so Jim, this is Jesus checking in today.’ (Forwarded from the web)

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DANCE: An Interview with Jam Parado Jam Parado is a certified instructor of the latest fitness programme, Zumba ®. She answers to questions made by Cord: Cord: What is Zumba? Jam Parado: Zumba ® is the latest fitness programme that has taken over the world! It fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness programme that will blow you away. Fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life. C: Where did all begin? JP: Celebrity fitness trainer, "Beto" Perez, stumbled upon the concept of Latin-inspired dance-fitness in his native Cali, Colombia in the mid-‗90s. One day, he walked into his aerobics class and realized he had forgotten his aerobics music. Thinking quickly, he grabbed whatever tapes he had in his backpack. Beto's tapes were comprised of songs he loved, the traditional Latin salsa and merengue music he listened to all his life. But it was a challenge to improvise a whole class on the spot using non-traditional aerobics music. Beto rose to the challenge and from this last-minute improvisation a revolutionary new concept in fitness was born – the Zumba Fitness-Party™! The class soon became the most popular class at his fitness facility. C: What makes it different from other fitness programmes? JP: Zumba ® is super fun! The music is awesome as it makes me move, let loose and have fun. It teaches so many exciting dance steps from popular latin dances such as salsa, samba, cumbia, merengue and chacha while incorporating fitness exercises that will tone muscles and burn calories into the choreographies. C: What makes it different from other latin dances? JP: Unlike other latin dances, Zumba ® does not require a partner and does not focus on the technical steps of the dance. Instead, it focuses on mixing the dance steps with fitness exercises and ensuring that participants are having a blast and loving the workout. C: What age brackets can participate? JP: Zumba ® is for all ages. If you are tired of the same boring routine at the gym, sick of lifting weights or if you are finding it hard to motivate yourself to exercise, come along and try out this new craze that is taking New Zealand by storm! Check out my zumba profile for more details about my classes or for more classes throughout Auckland.

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What you’re looking at, is what you’re probably looking for! Could you be saying one of these?

-I’ve not found meaning in life, I’m still searching -Life’s too tough -I’ve never really learnt to pray

-I’m unhappy with my life -I’m lost. I need direction -I’ve never experienced God but I’d like to -I’m bored

-I’ve questions about life, myself, God and the Church -I’m happy but is there more?

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AWAKENINGS What people say about


+It’s been a turning point in my spiritual life +I am now a Catholic with direction +I got more than I expected +I don’t regret the time investment +It’s been a ‘wake-up call’ for me

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Experience FOR FREE on July 18, 2010, 1pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Glen Eden, Waitakere City – for reservations email: or

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We Need You

TawagAwit invites you to help in spreading Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Word through music and other acts of love.

You can be a: (1) member; (2) supporter or (3) organizer A member is one who can attend to the regular activities of the Ministry. The minimum participation are: attendance during practice sessions of songs, usually once a week or once every two weeks AND singing with the group during the assigned mass usually once a month or once every two months A supporter is one who can donate services or resources to the Ministry. There are special events that TawagAwit organizes and the events need finances or helping hands. An organizer is one who initiates the formation of a chapter in a parish. The Ministry will provide all the assistance within its means to help in the vital task. Contact us

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It follows the NOTES songwriting process conceptualised by Bro Mel B Libre, songwriter-performer & Lead Servant of TawagAwit, with participants, with or without music background, making original materials inspired by Biblical passages and performing these at the end of the session. Most of the outputs in the Songwriting Wor(k)ship have been sang during masses in parishes where the composers are members of the choir or music group. Be part of this wonderful experience â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and sing a new song to the Lord! This once-a-year activity is scheduled on October 16, 2010, from 1:00-6:00pm in a venue to be announced later. The maximum number of participants is 30. Register now at

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CORD CORD is an experimental digital publication.

Its mission is to promote love, peace and harmony through positive music and inspiring articles and literary works under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

It is driven purely by the desire to bring the Light of God to all peoples in the world.

It aims to strengthen the tie that binds us all to the Great Composer.

This publication is a work-in-progress and through feedback and support of those who believe in its mission and with Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grace, we hope to improve and be of service for years to come.

We ask you to forward this publication to your family, friends and associates.

Please do not print or reproduce this for sale.

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CORD Next Issue out on October 1, 2010


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