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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR th 40 ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL AAllssoo ffeeaattuurreess:: SSccootttt M MccCCrreeeerryy,, U U22,, CCaassttiinngg CCrroow wnn,, AAmmyy GGrraanntt

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I.LOVE.YOU. CHILD.

I’ll protect and care for you while I am here I’ll protect and care for you even when I am gone. Insure your life – protect your family Now and always Talk to me – Debbie C Libre. Insurance Advisor, tel no (09) 813 1616 or email: debbielibre@yahoo.com *Applicable to New Zealand only CORD Vol 2 No. 1 July 2011

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The Greatest Rock Story ever told

From Mary Magdalene to a pop star.

Grammy Award and Dove Award winning Contemporary Christian/Christian Rock band and its songs

Cord rates the top 5 songs of one of the greatest bands of all time, U2.

Hallelujah it‘s the Queen of Christian Pop

American Idol Winner takes the Country Road

Patron Saint of Ireland

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From the Editor: In the 60s to the 70s, a phenomenon of sorts occurred caused by the Vietnam War. With artists like Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix, concerts like Woodstock, musicals like “Hair” and slogans like “Make Love, Not War”, the hippie movement that promoted liberal ideas and loosened morality caused youthful angst and anti-establishment protests and riots. The religious and other conservative institutions had never seen such a challenge to the bond among family members, to the norms of society, and even to the stability of nations. The rock musical, “Jesus Christ Superstar” was one product of that generation. Depicting Christ like a leader of a bunch of hippies, glamorizing Judas Escariot and highlighting the relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene, commentators called it “blasphemous”, “offensive”, “Anti-Semitic” and “irreligious”. Based on the concept album released one year earlier, JC Superstar opened in Broadway on October 12, 1971. Not only did it gain Tony Awards; it produced popular songs such as “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Superstar”; was turned into a movie; introduced outstanding musicians like composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyricist Tim Rice and pop star Yvonne Elliman; and became a staple play through the years. CORD, therefore, celebrates the 40th anniversary of Jesus Christ Superstar. It was a musical far ahead of its time, having incorporated rock music, creating purely songs throughout the presentation, and bringing the Gospel to a contemporary atmosphere. While the criticisms against JC Superstar seemed right in the 70s, in hindsight, we should be thankful for the Webber-Rice collaboration (also responsible for “Evita”) for bringing to popular culture the story of our salvation through Jesus Christ.

Love Peace and Harmony, Bro Mel B Libre

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Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year:

Beautiful, Beautiful Artist: Francesca Battistelli http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbCfyZHSQbE

Em C Mercy reaching to save me D All that I need G D/F# You are so beautiful, beautiful (2 bars, Em-C-Dsus4-D)

Tuning: Standard (Key of Em) Intro: (4 bars) Em-C-Dsus4-D (x2) [Verse 1:] Em C Dsus4 D Don‘t know how it is You looked at me Em C Dsus4 D And saw the person that I could be Em C Awakening my heart, breaking through the dark Dsus4 D C (Let decay) Suddenly Your grace... [Chorus:] Em C Like sunlight burning at midnight D Making my life something so G D/F# Beautiful, beautiful

[Verse 2:] Em C Dsus4 D Now there‘s a joy inside I can‘t contain Em C Dsus4 D But even perfect days can end in rain Em C And though it‘s pouring down, I see You through the clouds Dsus4 D C Shining on my face... (Chorus) [Bridge:] C I have come undone D But I have just begun C Dsus4 D Changing by Your grace (4 bars: Em C Dsus4 G-D-Em C Dsus4-D) (Chorus x2) [Outtro:] Em C Dsus4-D Em C Dsus4-D

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Worship Song of the Year:

Our God (Is Greater) Performed By Chris Tomlin & The Passion Band http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlA5IDnpGhc

CAPO 4 INTRO 2x: Em C G D VERSE 1: Em C G Water you turned into wine Em C G opened the eyes of the blind Am there‘s no one like you D none like you VERSE 2: Em C G Into the darkness you shine Em C G out of the ashes we rise Am there is no one like you D none like you CHORUS: Em Our God is greater C Our God is stronger G D God you are higher than any other Em Our God is Healer C Awesome in power G D Our God, Our God INTRO: VERSE 2: CHORUS x2: INTRO x2: Bridge x2: CORD Vol 2 No. 1 July 2011

Em and if our God is for us C then who could ever stop us G and if our God is with us D then what could stand against BUILD x2: Em C Bm D CHORUS x2: BRIDGE x2: BUILD x2: OUTRO CHORUS x2: Em Our God is greater C Our God is stronger G D God you are higher than any other Em Our God is Healer C Awesome in power G D Our God, Our God Rock/Contemporary Song of the Year

Something Beautiful NEEDTOBREATHE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueP05bkWVvQ

CAPO 1 Intro: C F C (2x) Verse 1: C F C In your ocean, I‘m ankle deep C F C I feel the waves crashin‘ on my feet C F Am It‘s like I know where I need to be G F But I can‘t figure out, yeah I can‘t figure out C F C Just how much air I will need to breathe C F C When your tide rushes over me C F Am There‘s only one way to figure out G F Will you let me drown, will you let me drown

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Chorus 1: C F Hey now, this is my desire Am G Consume me like a fire, ‘cause I just want something beautiful C F To touch me, I know that I‘m in reach Am G ‗Cause I am down on my knees, I‘m waiting for something beautiful C F Am G C Oh oh, Oh oh, oh-oh-oh something beautiful Verse 2: And the water is risin‘ quick And for years I was scared of it We can‘t be sure when it will subside So I won‘t leave your side, no I can‘t leave your side

C F To touch me, I know that I‘m in reach Am G ‗Cause I am down on my knees, I‘m waiting for something beautiful C F Am G C Oh oh, Oh oh, oh-oh-oh something beautiful (Repeat last line) Bridge: C FC C F C In a daydream, I couldn‘t live like this C G I wouldn‘t stop until I found something beautiful C F C C F C When I wake up, And all I want, I have C G You know it‘s still all I need something beautiful Chorus 2

Chorus 2: C F Hey now, this is my desire Am G Consume me like a fire, ‘cause I just want something beautiful Rock Recorded Song of the Year

Start Again

How could I hurt you again? Dm What if I let you in?

Red http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrcCmJosjFE

Intro: Bb Dm F C (x2) Verse: Dm And I remember everything, F Everything I loved, I gave it away like it wasn‘t enough Dm F All the words I said and all you forgive CORD Vol 2 No. 1 July 2011

F What if I make it right? What if I give it up? Dm What if I want to try? What if you take a chance? F What if I learn to love? Page 7


What if, what if we start again?

(Chorus) Bb Dm All this time F I can make it right C With one more try Bb Can we start again? Dm In my eyes, F You can see it now, C Dm Can we start again, can we start again? Verse: Dm F Emptiness inside me, wonder if you see It‘s my mistake and it‘s hurting me Dm I know where we‘ve been F How did we get so far? What if, what if we start again?

Bridge: C Am Bb Dm I‘m lost inside the pain I feel without you, C Am Bb Dm I can‘t stop holding on, I need you with me! Dm F C I‘m trapped inside the pain F C Am Dm Am Bb Can we never love again? Dm I‘m lost without you!!! F C One more try, Bb Can we start again? Dm F C In my eyes, can you forgive me now? Bb Can we start again? Dm F C Can we start again (one more try?) Bb Can we start again? Dm F C Can we start again (can you forgive me now?) Dm... Can we start again?

(Chorus) Bb Dm All this time F I can make it right C With one more try Bb Can we start again? Dm In my eyes, F You can see it now, C Dm Can we start again, can we start again?

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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: The Greatest Rock Story Ever Told In June 1971, students at the Southold High School in Southold, New York put out a stage version of a concept album released the previous year called “Jesus Christ Superstar”. The album contained songs composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice. The rock flavoured album featured Ian Gillan, lead singer of Deep Purple, as Jesus Christ, Murray Head as Judas and Yvonne Elliman as Mary Magdalene. Word spread like wildfire about the brilliant album that numerous commercial, community and schools adopted this for their own stage productions; only to be shut down as the authors filed lawsuits to protect their copyright. On October 12, 1971, the official production opened in Broadway and it closed on June 30, 1973 after 711 performances. Jesus Christ Superstar covers the week leading towards Christ‘s Crucifixion; and gives prominence to the relationships of Christ and Judas, as well as that with Mary Magdalene. Tim Rice caused controversy when he said, ―It happens that we don‘t see Christ as God but simply the right man at the right time at the right place.‖ Even if that was his intention, the story of Jesus Christ as God and Saviour becomes obvious as it reaches the finale. Through the years, JC Superstar has been performed in nearly every nook and corner of the world, and in a number of instances, by religiousadministered schools. Webber and Rice actually became instruments in evangelisation by the retelling of the suffering of Christ through popular music and a contemporary setting. It may be interesting to note that prior to JC Superstar, they collaborated in an earlier work, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” taken from the Old Testament. Webber wrote in 1982, a Requiem Mass dedicated to his father William that premiered at St Thomas Church in New York in 1985. The success of the rock opera spawned a critically acclaimed movie version, and a fresh new take by Webber‘s Really Useful Production released in 2000. Ian Gillan never made it to any of the stage presentations of JC Superstar nor did Murray Head (who made a hit song, “One Day in Bangkok” taken from the musical Chess). Yvonne Elliman produced hit songs herself, “Love Me”, “Moment by Moment” and the Billboard No. 1 hit “If I Don’t Have You” from the album Saturday Night Fever. (See separate feature)

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From the album to the stage and finally the movie version in 1973, Elliman effectively played the role of Mary Magdalene. Ted Neeley who auditioned for the part of Judas, but given the role of Jesus in the film version, is the most consistent actor in JC Superstar. Neeley released a solo album, 1974 A.D., that failed to make it to charts. He had previously played the lead role in the Broadway musical ―Hair” and the Who‘s “Tommy”; and after his success in JC Superstar, he took the role of Billy Shears in ―Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on the Road” in New York. He acted in television and films, but the road led him back to JC Superstar in its long-running tours that ended in 2010. Currently he is set to do “Rasputin” and “Murder in the Firstare”, and working to get his own musical “Pandemonium” in Broadway. Quite a number of alumni of JC Superstar made names for themselves in popular music. Paul Jabara (in the original Broadway production) became a successful record producer (Donna Summer‘s ―Last Dance‖ and Barbra Streisand‘s "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)". Paul Nicholas (who played Jesus in the London production) recorded the hit song, ―Heaven in the 7th Floor‖ and played in most of the UK production of such popular musicals as Grease, Camelot, Tommy, and The Pirates of Penzance. Agnetha Faltskog (who played the role of Mary Magdalene in the Swedish production) would later become a member of ABBA. Other popular artists played roles in later productions. As Jesus: John Farnham (lead singer of Little River Band), Sebastian Bach (lead singer of Skid Row) and Gary Cherone (lead singer of Extreme (‗More than Words) and Van Halen). As Judas, Corey Glover (lead singer of Living Colour). As Pilate, Dennis de Young (of the Styx). As Mary Magdalene, Syreeta (who co-wrote songs with Stevie Wonder) and Irene Cara (who sang the theme song of ‗Fame‘). JC Superstar has taken most of the lifetime of Ted Neeley in playing the role of Jesus, as the demand for the staging of the greatest story ever told never ends. As we celebrate the 4oth anniversary of the Broadway production of JC Superstar, we are certain that this musical will outlive its authors, its actors and all those responsible in its staging for it has in the starring role the one and only true Superstar of past, of the present, of the future – for all of time: Jesus Christ. (CORD)

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A Bsus E A B E And it's cool and the ointment's sweet A Bsus E A B E Fo r the fire in your head and feet A Bsus ose Cl your

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Em C D Em to save the poor from their lot? Em D C D There will be poor always, pathetically struggling

Am D Think! while you still have me G C Move! while you still see me B You'll be lost

A B E AB Everything's alright, yes, everything's fine Judas D C ment -- brand new and expens

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Em C D Em Look at the good things you've got!

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Am D G C People who are hungry, people who are st arving

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EVERYTHING’S ALRIGHT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkje4FiH9Qc

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Should I scream and shout Bm/A G Should I speak of love D/A Let my feelings out? C G D I never thought I'd come to this G D/F# Em A9 What's it all a bout? D G Don't you think

D G D it's rather fun ny

G G6 D/A I should be in this posit

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D/F# A D I'm the one who's always been A F#m7 Bm7 F#m7 Bm7 So calm, so cool, no lover's fool G D/F# Em D A9 Running eve ry show I DON'T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18GTVeXNWfg

G D/F# Em7 D He scares me so

D G D G D I don't know how to love him

D G D G D Yet if he said he loved me

G G6 D/A A What to do, how to move him

G G6 D A I'd be lost, I'd be frightened

D/F# A D I've been changed, yes really changed

D/F# A D I couldn't cope, just couldn't cope

A F#m7 Bm F#m7 Bm In these past few days when I've seen myself

F#m7 Bm7 F#m7 Bm7 I'd turn my head, I'd back away

G D/F# Em D A9 I seem like someone else

G D/F# Em D A9 I wouldn't want to know

D G D G D I don't know how to take this G G6 D/A A I don't see why he moves me D/F# A D He's a man, he's just a man A F#m7 Bm F#m7 Bm And I've had so many men be fore G D/F# Em D A9 A In ve - ry ma - ny way s G D/F# Em7 D He's just one more G F#7 Should I bring him down Bm

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G D/F# Em7 D He scares me so G D/F# Em7 D I want him so G D/F# Em7 D I love him so COULD WE START AGAIN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE7pgUvirgM Intro bass- G B A F# D A D A D A D A pianoD G/A D G/A D G/A D G/A [*strings over D(sus9)- E D C# B A] D G/A *D(sus9) G/A D D/F# G A Mary: I've been living to see you, dying to see you, but it shouldn't be like this. ----

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[*strings over G - F# E D E] Em G6 *G A A/C# D D/F# A11(Em7/A) D This was unexpected, what do I do now? Could we start again please? D G/A D D/F# G A I've been very hopeful so far, now for the first time I think we're going wrong. Em G6 G A A/C# D D/F# A11(Em7/A) D Hurry up and tell me this is just a dream or Could we start again please? D G/D D Peter: I think you've made your point now! ----D G A You've even gone a bit too far to get the message home. Em G A A/C# D D/F# A11(Em7/A) Before it gets too frightening we ought to call a halt. So! Could we start again please? D G/D D D/F# G A All: I've been living to see you, dying to see you, but it shouldn't be like this. --- Em G A A/C# D D/F# A This was unexpected, what do I do now? Could we start again please? A Women: Could we start again please? ----- D G/D D All: I think you've made your point now! --- D G A You've even gone a bit too far to get the message home. Em G6 G A A/C# D D/F# A Before it gets too frightening we ought to call a halt. So! Could we start again please? Gsus9/A Men: Could we start again please? --- Gsus9/A Women: Could we start again please? --- Gsus9/A Men: Could we start again please? --- Gsus9/A Women: Could we start again please? --- Gsus9/A G/A Men: Could we start again...? --- G/A A7 D Mary: Could we start a___gain...?

IN THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE (I ONLY WANT TO SAY) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2cCuadivpE intro: |Bbm / / / | Bbm / / / | Bbm Bbm/Ab Bbm/Gb Bbm/F Jesus: I only want to say ------ Ebm Ebm/Db Ebm/C Ebm/Bb If there is a way Ab Ab7/Gb Db/F F Bbm Take this cup away from me for I don't want to taste - It's poison Gb Bbm/F Feel it burn me, I have changed C7 F F7 F I'm not as sure as when we started. Bbm Bbm/Ab Bbm/Gb Bbm/F Then I was inspired Ebm Ebm/Db Ebm/C Ebm/Bb Now I'm sad and tired Ab Ab7/Gb Db/F F Listen surely I've exceeded expectations Bbm Gb Tried for three years seems like thirty Bbm/F F Bbm Could you ask as much from any other man? Bbm Ab Gb F7 But if I die Bbm Ab Gb F7 See the Saga through and do the things you ask of me Bbm Ab Gb F Let them hate me, hit me, hurt me, nail me to their tree Bb7aug9 (Eb I'd wanna know I'd wanna know my God (2x) Bb7aug9 Eb I'd wanna see I'd wanna see my God (2x) Why I should die? Why I should die?; Why I should die? Why I should die?

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Would I be more noticed than I ever was before? Would the things I've said and done matter any more? I'd have to know I'd have to know my lord (2x) I'd have to see I'd have to see my lord (2x) C7aug9 (Hendrix chord) F (But) if I die what will be my reward? (2x) (I'd) have to know I'd have to know my lord (2x) Cm Bb Ab G7 Why____________ should I die? Ah oh, Why should I die? Can you show me now that I would not be killed in vain? Show me just a little of your omnipresent brain Show me there's a reason for your wanting me to die You're far to keen on where and how and not so hot on why Al________right I'll_______ die! Ah! Just, just watch me die!nbsp; Ah! Just, just watch me die! See-he-he how, see how I die!bsp; See-he-he how, see how I die! Oh, yea, See how I die!

[Instrumental orchestra break in 5/8 -- Cm Bbsus Ab G (almost 6x thru)] (Instr. Chords) Cm | Bb | Ab |G (horns) Eb D C | Eb C | Eb D C | B B (strings) C Eb F G F Eb | D Eb F D | Ab C D Eb D C | B D Eb D [Break last round at Ab - Tacet - return to initial tempo in Cm]

Cm (softly) Cm Cm/Bb Cm/Ab Cm/G Then I was inspired Fm Fm/Eb Fm/D Fm/C Now I'm sad and tired Bb Bb7/Ab Eb/G Eb G Cm After all I've tried for three years seems like ninety why then am I Ab Cm D G Scared to finish what I started, what you started - I didn't start it God thy will is hard But you hold every card

Bb Bb7/Ab Eb/G Gdim9 G Gdim9 Cm7sus Cm Csus9 Cm I will drink your cup of poison nail me to your cross and break me, Ab Cm/G D/G Ab Bleed me, beat me, kill me, take me now before I change my mind G

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| http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvVr2uks0C8 E | A/E | D/E | A/E | E | (melody) | B G# E | C# A E | D B D | C# B A | B G# E | ("Superstar theme") 2x thru Judas: E G7 Everytime I look at you I don't understand A7 E7 Why you let the things you did get so out of hand You'd have managed better if you'd had it planned Why'd you choose such a backward time and such a strange land? If you'd come today you would have reached a whole nation Israel in 4 B.C. had no mass communication Girls: Don't you get me wrong Judas: Don't you get me wrong Girls: Don't you get me wrong now Judas: Don't you get me wrong Girls: Don't you get me wrong Judas: Don't you get me wrong Girls: Don't you get me wrong now Judas: Don't you get me wrong Girls: Only want to know Judas: Only want to know

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Girls: Only want to know now Judas: Only want to know Girls: Only want to know Judas: Only want to know Girls: Only want to know now Judas: Only want to know E A/E Choir: Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ (with only piano) ------ D/E A/E E Who are you? What have you sacrificed? Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ (bass enters) Who are you? What have you sacrificed?

Girls: Only want to know, Only want to know now {2 times} Judas: Only want to know {4 times} Choir: Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ (with only piano) ------ Who are you? What have you sacrificed? Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ (bass enters) Who are you? What have you sacrificed? Jesus Christ Superstar (band enters) Do you think you're what they say you are? Jesus Christ Superstar (strings enter) Do you think you're what they say you are? (Judas sings over Choir and Girls - lyrics below) (Choir continues 2½ more times -- Girls sing over Choir) Choir: Jesus Christ, Girls: Only want to know, ------ Jesus Christ ------ Only want to know, Who are you? Only want to know, What have you sacrificed? Only want to know now Jesus Christ, Tell me, tell me. Jesus Christ Don't get me wrong! Who are you? Only want to know, What have you sacrificed? Only want to know now

Jesus Christ Superstar Do you think you're what they say you are? Jesus Christ Superstar Do you think you're what they say you are? Judas: E G7 Tell me what you think about your friends at the top A7 E7 Who d'you think besides your self's the pick of the crop? Buddha was he where it's at? Is he where you are? Could Mohammed move a mountain or was that just PR? Did you mean to die like that? Was that a mistake or Did you know your messy death would be a record-breaker? Girls: Don't you get me wrong, Don't you get me wrong now {2 times} Judas: Don't you get me wrong {4 times}

Choir: Jesus Christ, Girls: Only want to know, ------ Superstar ------ Only want to know, Do you think you're what Only want to know, they say you are? Only want to know now Jesus Christ, Tell me, tell me. Superstar Don't get me wrong! Do you think you're what Only want to know, they say you are? Only want to know now Judas: Jesus! I only want to know! ------ Well, tell me, don't get me wrong! I only want to know! Jesus! Jesus! I only want to know! Oh, tell me. Don't get me wrong! I only want to know! Ahhh oh! Jesus! I only want to know! Hey! Jesus! Ahg ! I only want to know! I want to know! Oh, Jesus! I only, I want to know now! Oh, oh, oh, Jesus! Oh, oh, oh, I only want to know! Hey! Jesus! I only want to know! YEAH________!

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Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Yvonne Elliman started her career in 1969 singing at bars and clubs in London, waiting for the big break. That break came earlier than later when Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber were searching for a fresh talent to sing the part of Mary Magdalene in a concept album called “Jesus Christ Superstar:. From the album, she went on to play the role in Broadway production and put her indelible imprint on the screen in the 1973 film version of JC Superstar. While Helen Reddy brought “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” to the top of pop chart, but it is Elliman‘s original version that contains the genuine emotion of the most recognizable song from JC Superstar. Under the wings of impresario Robert Stigwood who had the acumen of an entrepreneur and the gift of discovering talent, Elliman established her credentials by doing backup vocals for Eric Clapton in the now-classic version of ―I Shot the Sheriff‖. She attained pop star status in 1976 with "Love Me" (written by Barry and Robin Gibb), and a Barbara Lewis cover, "Hello Stranger”. The major break came in 1977 with generation-defining album, Saturday Night Fever that contained her number 1 song, “If I Can’t Have You”, and if not for Robert Stigwood insisting that the Bee Gees record it, she would have recorded “How Deep Is Your Love” written for her by the Barry and Robin Gibb. The backlash on disco that followed in the 80s affected every artist who had connections to the commercialised electronic music – from the Van McCoy to Giorgio Moroder, from Donna Summer to Yvonne Elliman – even the Bee Gees became a despised breed, though no fault of their own. Knowing the futility of pursuing further hit songs, Elliman disappeared from the pop scene, attending CORD Vol 2 No. 1 July 2011

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instead what was most dear - her family. In a few instances, she took on her role as Mary Magdalene in productions of Jesus Christ Superstar. Her rebirth came in 2004, when she released the album Simple Needs that contains songs she had written through the years. On June 12, 2007 the album was released globally, as she became active once more in music festivals, concerts and benefit appearances. A treasure of a talent, Yvonne Elliman cannot, simply be hidden. (CORD)

If I Can’t Have You (From the movie, Saturday Night Fever) Yvonne Elliman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Do14z5ycic

Intro: Cm Bb

Dm

Gm Dm

C Dm Eb

F Don't know why Bbm/F F I'm surviving every lonely day, C/F when it's got to be Bb/F no chance for me. F My life would end,

Bbm/F F and it just don't matter how I cry C/F my tears of love, Bb/F a waste of time. C/F If I turn away, Bb am I strong enough to see it through? Gm7 Bb C11 Go crazy is what I will do. Dm If I can't have you, C I don't want nobody, baby. Am If I can't have you. Dm Ah Ah. If I can't have you, C I don't want nobody, baby. Am If I can't have you. Dm Ah ah. CORD Vol 2 No. 1 July 2011

F Can't let go, Bbm/F F and it doesn't matter how I try. C/F I gave it all Bb/F so easily C/F to you, my love, Bb Gm7 to dreams that never will come true. Bb Gm7 Am I strong enough to see it through? Bb C11 Go crazy is what I will do. Dm If I can't have you, C I don't want nobody, baby. Am If I can't have you. Dm Ah Ah. If I can't have you, C I don't want nobody, baby. Am If I can't have you. Dm Ah ah.

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Casting Crowns is a Grammy Award and Dove Award winning Contemporary Christian/Christian Rock band. Casting Crowns was started in 1999 by youth pastor Mark Hall at First Baptist Church in Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida as part of a youth group. He now serves as a lead vocalist. Later they moved to Stockbridge, Georgia and more members joined creating the band now known as Casting Crowns. Some members of the band currently work as ministers for Eagles Landing First Baptist Church in Stockbridge, Georgia. (Source: Wikipedia) But because of who You are

Who Am I? (Casting Crowns) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT7x3VnrqbA

V1: F C Dm Who am I, that the Lord of all the earth C Bb Would care to know my name Bb Would care to feel my hurt V2: F C Dm Who am I, that the bright and morning stars C Bb Would choose to light the way Bb For my ever wandering heart Bb C Not because of who I am Dm C But because of what You've done Dm C Not because of what I've done Bb C CORD Vol 2 No. 1 July 2011

Chorus: F C Dm I am a flower quickly fading C Bb Here today and gone tomorrow C Bb A wave tossed in the ocean C F A vapor in the wind C Dm Still You hear me when I'm calling C Bb Lord, You catch me when I'm falling C Bb And you've told me who I am F I am Yours

Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me) (Casting Crowns) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXp6xcY5IqU

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One day when sin was as black as could be Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin E C#m Dwelt among men my example is He E Abm E Word became flesh and the light shined among us His glory revealed Chorus: B F# Living He loved me, Dying he saved me Abm E Buried He carried my sins far away B F# Rising He justified freely forever Abm E B One day He‘s coming, oh glorious day, oh glorious day

Wonderful day my beloved one bringing (my savior) E My savior Jesus is mine Chorus: Living he loved me, Dying he saved me And buried he carried, my sins far away Rising he justified, freely forever Abm E B E One day He‘s coming, oh glorious day, oh glorious da-ay, B E B oh glorious da-ay, oh glorious day

E B One day they led him up Calvary‘s mountain One day they nailed Him to die on a tree Suffering anguish despised and rejected E C#m Bearing our sins my Redeemer is He E Abm Hands that healed nations, stretched out on a tree, F# and took the nails for me Chorus: E B One day the grave could conceal him no longer One day the stone rolled away from the door Then he arose over death he had concurred E C#m Now has ascended my Lord ever more E Abm F# Death could not hold Him the grave could not keep Him from rising again (rising again) Chorus: B E B F# Oh glorious da-ay, oh glorious da-ay E B F# One day the trumpet will sound for His coming (for your coming) One day the skies with his glory will shine (glories will shine) CORD Vol 2 No. 1 July 2011

Stained Glass Masquerade (Casting Crowns) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzKOrlPuWzo

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C G So I tuck it all away, like everything's okay D Am7 If I make them all believe it, maybe I'll believe it too C G So with a painted grin, I play the part again D Am7 So everyone will see me the way that I see them

C But would it set me free G If I dared to let you see D The truth behind the person Am7 That you imagine me to be

Chorus C Are we happy plastic people G Under shiny plastic steeples D With walls around our weakness Am7 And smiles to hide our pain C But if the invitation's open G To every heart that has been broken D Maybe then we close the curtain Am7 On our stained glass masquerade

V6 C Would your arms be open G Or would you walk away D Would the love of Jesus Am7 Be enough to make you stay Repeat Chorus then intro.

V3 C Is there anyone who's been there G Are there any hands to raise D Am I the only one who's traded Am7 In the altar for a stage V4 C The performance is convincing G And we know every line by heart D Only when no one is watching Am7 Can we really fall apart

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CORD BEST 5: U2 is one of the durable rock bands on earth. It attracts hordes of fans in its concerts wherever it takes its music. The band has taken their music to the screen through one of the Batman films, and in Broadway, with Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, the most expensive musical ever. CORD lists its choice of the best U2 songs in this issue. The CORD team had a hard time trimming down to five the brilliant anthems from Bono & Company through more than three decades. We could have included ―One‖, ―Where the Streets Have No Name‖, ―Vertigo‖ and ―Pride (In the Name of Love)‖. But there were 5 others that stood out. The list would be incomplete without ―New Year‘s Day‖ (# 5). The reflective message of ―I Still Haven‘t Found What I‘m Looking For‖ (#4) penetrates both heart and mind. Who cannot burst with life when the chorus part of ―Beautiful Day‖ (#3) blares on the radio? The feet-stomping ―Sunday Bloody Sunday‖ (#2) can easily raise our fists and lead us to march in protest. ―With or Without You‖ (#1) shines from the rest, from the slow drawl at the beginning to the infectious refrain – it is hypnotic. Each individual can have a different take on its meaning, from romantic to spiritual. It is a song both personal and universal, truly a gem above the rest of U2‘s music treasures. (CORD) The CORD Best 5 U2 songs: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

With or Without You Sunday Bloody Sunday Beautiful Day I Still Haven‘t Found What I‘m Looking For New Year‘s Day

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U2 No 1 With or Without You http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmSdTa9kaiQ

Intro: D Asus4 Bm G x2 D Asus4 See the stone set in your eyes Bm G See the thorn twist in your side D Asus4 Bm G I wait for you D Asus4 Sleight of hand and twist of fate Bm G On a bed of nails she makes me wait D Asus4 Bm G And I wait without you G D Asus4 With or without you Bm G With or without you D Asus4 Through the storm we reach the shore Bm G You give it all but I want more D Asus4 Bm G And I‘m waiting for you G D With or without you Asus4 Bm G With or without you D I can‘t live Asus4 Bm G With or without you D Asus4 Bm G D Asus4 And you give yourself away Bm G And you give yourself away D And you give Asus4 And you give Bm G And you give yourself away

Bm G My body bruised, shes got me with D Asus4 Nothing to win and Bm G Nothing left to lose D Asus4 And you give yourself away Bm G And you give yourself away D And you give Asus4 And you give Bm G And you give yourself away D Asus4 With or without you Bm G With or without you D I can‘t live Asus4 Bm G With or without you D Asus4 Bm G x2 D With or without you Asus4 Bm G With or without you D I can‘t live Asus4 Bm G With or without you D With or without you Outro: D (For a bit then...) D Asus4 D Dsus4 xrepeat until fade

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No 2 Sunday Bloody Sunday http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM4vblG6BV

Bm D G6 I can't believe the news today Bm D Oh, I can't close my eyes G6 And make it go away D How long... Em How long must we sing this song? D Em How long? How long... Bm D G6 'cause tonight....we can be as one Bm D G6 Tonight... Bm D G6 Broken bottles under children's feet Bm D G6 Bodies strewn across the dead end street Bm D G6 But I won't heed the battle call Bm D It puts my back up G6 Puts my back up against the wall Bm D G6 Sunday, Bloody Sunday Bm D G6 Sunday, Bloody Sunday F Em D Sunday, Bloody Sunday F Em D ..uh let's go.. Bm D G6 (x2 veces) Bm D G6 And the battle's just begun Bm D G6 There's many lost, but tell me who has won Bm D G6 The trench is dug within our hearts Bm D G6 And mothers, children, brothers, sisters Torn apart Bm D G6 Sunday, Bloody Sunday Bm D G6 Sunday, Bloody Sunday D How long... Em CORD Vol 2 No. 1 July 2011

How long must we sing this song? D Em How long? How long... Bm D G6 'cause tonight....we can be as one Bm D G6 Tonight... ....tonight Bm D G6 Sunday, Bloody Sunday Bm D G6 (tonight)Sunday, Bloody Sunday ..oh yes oh Bm D G6 (x5 veces) Bm D G6 Wipe the tears from your eyes Bm D G6 Wipe your tears away Bm D G6 Oh, wipe your tears away Bm D G6 Oh, wipe your tears away (Sunday, Bloody Sunday) Bm D G6 Oh, wipe your blood shot eyes (Sunday, Bloody Sunday) F Em D F Em D Sunday, Bloody Sunday (Sunday, Bloody Sunday) F Em D F Em D Sunday, Bloody Sunday (Sunday, Bloody Sunday) ..uh let's go.. Bm D G6 (x2) Bm D G6 And it's true we are immune Bm D G6 When fact is fiction and TV reality Bm D G6 And today the millions cry Bm D G6 We eat and drink while tomorrow they die (Sunday, Bloody Sunday) Bm D G6 The real battle just begun Bm D G6 To claim the victory Jesus won On... Bm D G6 Sunday, Bloody Sunday Bm D G6 Sunday, Bloody Sunday Page 23


U2 No 3 Beautiful Day http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V8nu6e8eFY

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i have run through the fields Fsus2 C only to be with you, only to be with you C I have run, I have crawled Fsus2 I have scaled these city walls, these city walls C only to be with you CHORUS 1: G Fsus2 C But I still haven't found what I'm looking for G Fsus2 C But I still haven't found what I'm looking for Verse 2: C I have kissed honey lips felt the feeling in her fingertips Fsus2 C It burned like fire, this burning desire C I have spoken with the tounge off angels I have held the hand of the devil Fsus2 C It was warm in the night I was cold as a stone CHORUS 2: G Fsus2 C But I still haven't found what I'm looking for G Fsus2 C But I still haven't found what I'm looking for SOLO:

C (6 bars) Fsus2 (2 bars) C

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C But yes I'm still running C You broke the bonds and you loosed the chains

Am C Em Am Nothing changes on New Year's Day Em On New Year's Day

Fsus2 Carried the cross of, of my shame, of my shame C You know I believe it

Chorus: G Am I will be with you again G F Am C Em I will be with you again

CHORUS 3: G Fsus2 C But I still haven't found what I'm looking for G Fsus2 C But I still haven't found what I'm looking for G Fsus2 C But I still haven't found what I'm looking for G Fsus2 C But I still haven't found what I'm looking for OUTRO: C (4 bars) Fsus2 (2bars) C (repeat to fade)

Am C Em Under a blood read sky Am C Em A crowd has gathered black and white Am C Em Arms entwined, the chosen few Am C Em G Newspaper say, says, say it's true, it's true Am And we can break through G F Though torn in two, we can be one

G Am I, I will begin again G F Am I, I will begin again, yeah

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U2 No 5 New Year's Day http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0IRY_eWuIw

Am C Em All is quite on New Year's Day Am C Em A world in white, gets underway Am C Em I want to be with you, be with you night and day CORD Vol 2 No. 1 July 2011

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TEACHERS IN SANDALS FELLOWSHIP YOU ARE INVITED TEACHING NIGHT* T Teeaacchheerrss iinn SSaannddaallss iiss aa C Caatthhoolliicc M Miinniissttrryy tthhaatt aaiim mss ttoo tthhee ddeevveelloopp tthhee PPrreesseennttaattiioonn SSkkiillllss ooff m meem mbbeerrss w whhoo uunnddeerrggoo pprrooggrraam mm meess ttoo bbeeccoom mee eeffffeeccttiivvee m meesssseennggeerrss ooff tthhee W Woorrdd ooff G Goodd

Our Vision: Dedicated volunteers spreading God’s Word through teachings and through example Our Mission: To carry on the command of Jesus Christ to spread the Gospel to all peoples of the world Our Scriptural Guides: “And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do.” (Exodus 4:15) “Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus” (Colossians 1:28) *For schedule in Auckland, New Zealand, email: librelaw@yahoo.com

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I Believe Speech delivered by Bro Andrew Quirke during the Teachers in Sandals Fellowship Teaching Night on 16 May 2011in Newman Hall, Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland, New Zealand

What do I believe? Have I just grown up as a Catholic and been told these truths or do I truly believe in what I have been told and come to know? It is a question that I have asked myself from time to time growing up as a Catholic. However I know today that the Catholic Faith is the one true faith the one true church and that it is the Church Jesus our Lord and Saviour instituted and gave Peter the keys to before He joined his Father in Heaven and where He now sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. I also believe that He did not leave us orphaned for He sent the Holy Spirit to be with us and guide us and the Church itself until the day He comes again. I will explain to you what I believe, starting off on who I believe in and finishing off by what I believe in. Along the way I will also share with you times in my life where my beliefs were confirmed. I believe there is one God, existing eternally in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. As Matthew 19:26 says ―I believe that with God, all things are possible.‖ I believe God is Love and that he loves all people. I believe that he reaches out to all of us through the sacraments of the church. Through each sacrament we are given the grace of God and drawn closer to him. Each sacrament is a visible sign of God‘s unconditional love for us. A visible sign where God comes to us, enters into our life, and brings us closer to him through his grace. I believe that God is our Heavenly Father this portrays to me that our God has an intimate relationship with as, as our Father and we are his children. I believe that God is the first origin of everything and transcendent authority; and at the same time, he offers us love and care and tenderness as only a Father could. We see an example of the love our Father offers through our own parents, who show us the same love and kindness. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord. I believe that Christ was the Word that became flesh and dwelt among us. I believe that He came to reveal the Father and to confirm the promises made. I believe in the Atonement: that He Who knew no sin became sin for us and that by His sacrifice. He not only offered salvation to all mankind, He has reconciled the world unto Himself and has redeemed His people. I also believe that he is our Lord this means to me that I am but a humble servant of Christ and that he is undisputed master over my life and that he is worthy of all praise and worship. He is also the ―only Son of God‖ which means that Jesus‘ relationship to God is different than ours. Jesus is truly both Man and God. He is as the Bible informs us: ―Son of Man‖ and ―Son of God‖. I believe in the Holy Spirit the last person of the trinity although the Holy Spirit has always been and will always be. Once Jesus left this earth the Holy Spirit took over the role of being the witness to the glory of Christ to God and at Pentecost the spirit came down and upon the disciples so that they could be the new witnesses and leaders of the faith. The final person I believe in is Mary although not part of the trinity she holds an important role as our heavenly queen and mediatrix of all graces. I believe that Mary is our Heavenly Mother as the Bible tells us in the Gospel of John 19:2627 When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold, your son!" Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home. It is at that moment that Mary becomes Mother of all disciples of Jesus, including those in our own time who follow Jesus.

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In my life over the last 10 years that has been times where I have needed the comfort and love that only a mother can provide, being in the Army and living overseas. I have not had the luxury of being near my own Mum but through the love of Mary and her intercession I have been comforted and well looked after. I have to say after having almost left the church at one stage in my life it was Mary through her love that she has shown me that has made me the strong Catholic I am today. What do I believe in? I believe in the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church It is through these 4 marks of the Church that I believe that the Catholic Church is indeed the one True Church instituted by our Lord himself. Jesus established only one Church, not a collection of differing churches (Lutheran, Baptist, Anglican, and so on). The Bible says the Church is the bride of Christ (Ephesians 5:2332). Jesus can have but one spouse, and his spouse is the Catholic Church. Being one is not a loose collection of parts, it‘s an organic whole. It has a head, voice, heart, hands and feet. The head is the Holy Father, who guides the Church with the mind of Christ. The voice is the Magisterium, the teaching authority of the Church. At the heart of the Church are the Sacraments, which nourish the body of the Church. The hands and feet are each of us, who reach out to the world and take with us the love of God. By His Grace, Jesus makes the Church holy, just as He is holy. The Church itself is holy because it is the source of holiness and is the guardian of the special means of grace Jesus established, the sacraments. The term ―catholic‖ means ―universal.‖ The Church is ―catholic‖ because the same full Gospel is preached everywhere. The Church Jesus founded is apostolic because He appointed the apostles to be the first leaders of the Church, and their successors were to be its future leaders. The apostles were the first bishops, and, since the first century, there has been an unbroken line of Catholic bishops faithfully handing on what the apostles taught the first Christians in Scripture and Sacred Tradition. I also believe that the most important parts of our Faith are the Sacraments. They point to what is sacred, significant and important for us. They are special occasions for experiencing God's saving presence and his love. Important is Baptism, as it is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Eucharist, through Christ's Body and Blood, we are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God. Reconciliation as no matter what we have done through it, we find God's unconditional forgiveness. And lastly the Holy Orders where priests are ordained to lead other Catholics by bringing them the sacraments by proclaiming the Gospel, and by providing other means to holiness. I remember the first time I saw an ordination. It was one of the most beautiful scenes I witnessed: when a priest prostrates himself in front of the altar of the cross and offers his life completely to Christ. Although I could keep going, about what I believe, I will finish off with this final thought: Jesus lets us know about an important aspect of our Faith for blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed. I believe in the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, I believe in Mary our Mother and that Christ instituted the Catholic Church. At the end of the day however there are many things that confuse me, or areas in my life where I don‘t know what I believe. I leave everything to faith and believe that God will guide me in the right direction. I leave my life in his hands. Amen.

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Oprah is the Queen of Talk, Madonna the Queen of Pop. Amy Grant is the Queen of Christian Pop. What does it take to be elevated to music royalty? It definitely is not by inheritance. It is more to do with talent, popularity and durability. Five weeks shy of sweet 16, Grant notched a recording contract, when a producer heard one of her compositions, “Mountain Man”. In 1977, she released her first album ―Amy Grant” followed in 1979 “My Father’s Eyes”. Several albums later, in 1982, she finally got full attention through the album “Age to Age” that contained the anthem, “El Shaddai”. The gauge of talent is recognition by peers and this she had countless, to mention some: six Grammys; 25 GMA Dove Awards, culminating in Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2003; and inducted in the Hollywood walk of fame in 2005. CORD Vol 2 No. 1 July 2011

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While her songs became staples on Christian radio stations, some of these crossed over the mainstream. She reached mass appeal with“Baby, Baby” that took no 1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. Other pop hits followed: "Every Heartbeat" (#2), "That's What Love Is For"(#7), "Good For Me" (#8), and "I Will Remember You" (#20). But the longevity of Grant‘s career is reflected in the non-stop releases of new albums and sold out concerts and gigs, including the 2010 Christmas tour with husband country music star, Vince Gill. Also in 2010, she came out with the album Somewhere Down the Road, that produced the hit single "Better Than a Hallelujah", No. 8 on Billboard's Top Christian Songs chart. On her latest work, she said, ―(M)y hope is just for those songs to provide companionship, remind myself and whoever else is listening what‘s important. I feel like songs have the ability to connect us to ourselves and to each other, and to our faith, to the love of Jesus, in a way that conversation doesn‘t do. Songs kind of slip in and move you before you realize it."

Her profound thoughts come from a career spanning more than 30 years. She recalls how as a young Christian artist she‘d be asked about her faith: ―But now it's kind of a given that a 15-year-old would have a record deal and sell a quarter of a million records. No one's expecting her to answer any deep theological questions. And I'll tell you, I was asked some deep theological questions from the git-go.‖ Having accomplished so much, what does she look forward to? She responds, ―I can look at the future with anticipation. And it's comforting to know that someday, as Christians, we'll be able to look back and have a little more clarity on why certain things in life happened.‖ (CORD)

El Shaddai Performed by Amy Grant http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkhS-IKmwm8

Chorus: Dm G addai, El Sha ddai, C F El-El yon na Ado nia, Bb E/D Age to age You're still the Am A By the power of the n ame. Dm G El Sh addai , El Shaddai, El Sh

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ift You high,

First verse: Dm G Throug h your love a nd through the ram, C F You saved the s on of Abra ham; Bb E/D Throu gh the power of your hand, Am A Tur ned th e sea into dry land.

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Th Dm G To the o utcast on her knees, C F You we re the God who really sees, Bb And by Your m ight, E/D C You set Your ch ildren free. Repeat Chorus Second Verse: Dm Through the y C

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Better than a Hallelujah Performed by Amy Grant http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD_pCr_Xrnc&feature=related

G God loves a lullaby Em In a mothers tears in the dead of night C C2 D Better than a Hallelujah sometimes. G God loves the drunkards cry, Em The soldiers plea not to let him die C C2 D Better than a Hallelujah sometimes.

at the time of Christ was near, Bb E/D Thoug h the people couldn't see Am A What Me ssiah ought to be. Dm G Though Your W ord contained the plan, C F They just co uld n ot understand Bb E/D Your most a wesome work was done Am A Throug h the f railty of Your Son. Repeat Chorus twice

Are better than a Hallelujah C2 Better than a church bell ringing, G C2 D Better than a choir singing out,singing out. We pour out our miseries God just hears a melody Beautiful the mess we are The honest cries of breaking hearts Are better than a Hallelujah Repeat Chorus

Em C2 We pour out our miseries G D God just hears a melody Em C2 Beautiful the mess we are G D A The honest cries of breaking hearts C2 D G Are better than a Hallelujah. The woman holding on for life, The dying man giving up the fight Are better than a Hallelujah sometimes The tears of shame for what's been done, Find More lyrics at www.sweetslyrics.com The silence when the words won't come Are better than a Hallelujah sometimes. We pour out our miseries God just hears a melody Beautiful the mess we are The honest cries of breaking hearts

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We Need You TawagAwit invites you to help in spreading God’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. CORD Vol 2 No. 1 July 2011

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With over 122 million votes for the finalists the Season 10 American Idol may be geared towards another decade. The New York Daily News just declared AI as American TV’s most-watched show. And the rest of the world watched as well, as Scotty McCreery was crowned as this year’s winner.This year had a mix of talented young people and gifted musicians that made the competition more interesting. While there was much talk about the elimination of dusky beauty Pia Tuscano, it was clear that the real frontrunners were metal rocker James Durbin, eclectic performer Casey Adams and soul brother Jacob Lusk. But these latter three reached their peak weeks prior to the finals. James was at his finest delivering Muse‘s ―Uprising‖, while Casey upped the ante each week with his multi-instrumental talent and patented growl. Jacob‘s shine dimmed when he decided to take the high notes of the divas, and shake his booty.

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After the dust settled, we saw only three vying for the title, Haley Reinhart, Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery. Haley‘s voice had some resemblance to Bonnie Tyler; but there was just no certainly on what music genre she could fit. Lauren was the least likely to make it to the finals, as she was always overshadowed by her co-contestants each week. One blot for her was when she failed to take the high notes of ―Unchained Melody‖. But she did pretty well on finals night.

It was Scotty who had the most compelling story this season. No one took him in the group performances, except for the Guaps, that had Cebuana Monique de los Santos and Fil-Am Clint Gamboa, the 26-year-old karaoke host with the oversized white designer glasses. That allowed Scotty to show-off his unique deep baritone voice; but it was his charm and fun personality that contributed towards his eventual coronation. We look forward to next season for more music, thrill and fun, hopefully with the three uncontroversial, repetitive and supportive judges – Steven, J. Lo and Randy. (CORD)

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D I love you this big

I Love You This Big (Scotty McCreery) D Bm G A D I know I'm still young Bm But, I know how I feel G I might not have too much experience A But, I know when love is real. D By the way my heart starts pounding Bm When I look into your eyes G I might look a little silly A Standing with my arms stretched open wide.

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Bm Eyes have never seen... this big G No-one's ever dreamed... this big Em And I'll spend the rest of my life A A7 Explaining what words cannot describe but, I'll try D I love you this big D I'll love you to the moon and back Bm I'll love you all the time G Deeper than the ocean A And higher than the pines. D Cause girl, you do something to me

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Bm Deep down in my heart G I know I look a little crazy A Standing with my arms stretched all apart. D I love you this big Bm Eyes have never seen... this big G No-one's ever dreamed... this big Em And I'll spend the rest of my life A A7 Explaining what words cannot describe but, I'll try G I love you this big Bm D So much bigger than I ever dreamed my heart ever would G I love you this big Bm Em And I'd write your name in stars across the sky A A7 If I could, I would E I love you this big C#m Oh, eyes have never seen... this big A No-one's ever dreamed... this big F#m And I'll spend the rest of my life

B B7 Explaining what words cannot describe but, I'll try E I love you this big C#m Oh, eyes have never seen... this big A No-one's ever dreamed... this big F#m And I'll spend the rest of my life B B7 Explaining what words cannot describe but, I'll try E I love you this big

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W it h o u t G o d Y o u r L if e is Like an Empty Page

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Guitar Heaven Tour March 20, 2011, Auckland, New Zealand By Alvin Soniega

I grew up to see my older friends jamming the “Black Magic Woman”, not fully understanding the lyrics and the artist whom I only knew as one of those hippies who graced the Woodstock. The Latin beat and the frenzy of the percussion players always amazed me. I used to tap the bums of empty plastic containers in my younger days just to fancy the swagger of a Latin percussionist. It is probably the Spanish influence of the Filipinos that draws us to this particular music genre. Anyway, I got my proper congas, bongos, cowbells, guiros, which made me experience the art of the Latin percussion and followed the great artists who are legends in this genre, and foremost in my list is the great Carlos Santana. On March 20, I managed to book a ticket to see the Guitar Heaven Tour of the legendary Carlos Santana at the Vector Arena. Although I already bought the Guitar Heaven album last January, it was amazing to be inside the arena and experience the album in 3D. It was the typical rock concert that I expect – no frills, just crisp clear sound with matching lights. But the genius of Santana is prominent from start to the encore. Aside from the pieces from the Guitar Heaven album, his other hits e.g. Smooth, Maria Maria, Corazon Espinado, and the classic Black Magic Woman were played with the Santana virtuosity. Incidentally, he introduced a slender, black woman with afro, who did a wild magical drum solo, as his wife by the name of Cindy Blackman. A live concert is one of those frills that I indulge, although quite expensive sometimes, but the experience of being part of the music just wipes out the cost of the gig. You feast on the sound of the different instruments live, are amazed at the precision of the instrument changes, bask in the colours of the lights, and just tune in to the beat, and you can forget that you still have to drive home safe. CORD Vol 2 No. 1 July 2011

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Miss Saigon June 9, 2011, Civic Theatre, Auckland Filipinos, like me, are strongly attached to this musical as some of the Philippines‘ finest stage actors were in the original performance. When one mentions Miss Saigon, the name ―Lea Salonga‖ comes to mind, who took an Emmy for her performance as Kim, the main character in an epic love story set at the tail end of the Vietnam War. But there is more to Miss Saigon than Lea‘s Kim, there are a lot of characters in the musical who suffered through the brutality of war: the bar girls selling their flesh and dignity; the American GIs confused in waging a war for Uncle Sam, the Vietcong lover of Kim whose undying affection brought him to his death and the Engineer pimp with his American Dream. The Auckland production was not as grand as those in New York and London (my wife Debbie saw one production in New York), but it did justice to the spectacle that it was meant to deliver. Amateur actress Christiana Zhu showed promise, acting and emoting at the right moments, though her articulation proved to be a minus, as she often ate some of the words. But yes, she does have a beautiful singing voice. All the rest of the actors engaged the audience through the naughty parts, the romance, the conflicts and the tragedy. But it was actor John Hellyer (playing the role of the Engineer) who stole the show with his versatile voice, his flawless delivery and strong stage presence. Bravo! Since 1989, Miss Saigon is among the longest running Broadway musicals and has won 30 major awards. It has been seen by over 31 million people nearly 20 countries. The Auckland production ascertained that the pivotal sets of the musical transitioned smoothly from one part to the next. The movement of props that led towards the helicopter scene was genius; yet it didn‘t distract the flow of the story as the wellorchestrated music reached its crescendo. Kudos to the North Shore Music Theatre Company for an outstanding effort! I guess the next step for this Broadway musical is the movies. That I can‘t wait to see. (CORD) CORD Vol 2 No. 1 July 2011

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MUSIC + Current.

Five songs will be played during World Youth Day Madrid 2011. The competition "Tuned into Madrid" received 138 entries. The public voted for their favorite songs and now a selection jury will choose the five winners from among 25 finalists. The winners will receive free registration for WYD and an invitation to the vigil's guest area on August 20th. In addition, the winning song will be heard during the meeting's main events. The competition's official website has the most popular songs. In the lead, is the Colombian group 'Lado A,' with the song "No estás solo,‖ which translates to ―You're not alone." It got 133,902 votes. Coming in close second is the group, La Orden y Mandato of San Miguel Arcangel in Spain. Their song "Follow him," or ―Síguele‖ is played by a charismatic nun who attracted 123,637 votes. In third place is the group ―Juan Pablo II‖ of Cuenca, Spain. Their song called "Strong in Faith" which is sung in several languages received 64,029 votes. The fourth song is ―Lléname Señor‖ or "Fill me Lord.‖ It has a relaxing melody that's well suited for meditation. This song is also from the Colombian group ―Lado A.‖ It has 51, 422 votes. British singer Cherrie Anderson is not too far off. Her song "Faith in You" has 50,286 votes. It has a modern pop like rhythm that could make its mark in this year's World Youth Day…Guitars for Guatemala is a project coordinated by Franciscan & Friends Music Mission, based in Calgary Alberta Canada sends a team of guitar teachers from North America volunteer annually to teach students in Guatemala the fundamentals of guitar playing. Classes run one week and are organized by local churches & schools and the delegates of Franciscan & Friends. This year‘s program is scheduled for Nov.24-Dec. 12 Fundraising efforts provide each student with their own guitar and a DVD video for on-going study. .. The City Harmonic‘s hit radio single ―Manifesto,‖ from the band‘s critically acclaimed Introducing The City Harmonic EP, continues to win fans at radio, retail and video outlets as the band powerfully delivers the hit single on main stages across the U.S. Inspiring and unifying thousands of festival goers to loudly respond to the pulse and message of the music, The City Harmonic is the only new artist featured in the top 10 (at No. 9) of Billboard's Top Current Digital Singles Chart for Christian music. Having served as the theme music for a National Day of Prayer promotional campaign, been heard at Major League Baseball stadiums, and spending months on the Billboard National Audience chart ―Manifesto‖ has become a breakout hit for The City Harmonic. Over 60,000 digital copies of the song have been sold so far, and more than 686,000 people have viewed the ―Manifesto‖ video at www.youtube.com/thecityharmonic… Mark Hall, frontman of the award-winning mega group Casting Crowns, will publish The Well: Why Are So Many Still Thirsty? with Zondervan. The newest book from the platinum selling lead singer will hit retailers this September. In addition to his music, Hall has been the student minister at Eagle‘s Landing Baptist Church outside of Atlanta for the past 18 years. With co-writer and fellow pastor Tim Luke (author of books such as Your Own Jesus), Hall uses the powerful story of the Woman at the Well and her encounter with Jesus to help readers understand why life often seems so unsatisfying. What many believers consider wells that sustain them—like success, talent, control, and favor—are really just holes that keep them from relying upon Jesus and the abundant, refreshing life He offers.

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LET’S face it. WE LOVE MUSIC. WE LOVE fun. WE LOVE FRIENDSHIP.

we love FAMILY.

WE LOVE GOD.

TAYO:

We are TAWAGAWIT YOUTH Join Now Email: tawagawit@gmail.com CORD Vol 2 No. 1 July 2011

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By Rey Parado

Food & Music FEAST May 15, 2011, St Mary‘s Northcote, Auckland

Clockwise: TaYo: TawagAwit Youth, Ann de Guzman, TawagAwit-Good Shepherd Balmoral (East Auckland), Junz, Mash O‘ Rhythm with Jam Parado (center)

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The Charge of the Light Brigade Alfred Lord Tennyson 1. Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. "Forward, the Light Brigade! "Charge for the guns!" he said: Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. 2. "Forward, the Light Brigade!" Was there a man dismay'd? Not tho' the soldier knew Someone had blunder'd: Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die: Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. 3. Cannon to right of them, Cannon to left of them, Cannon in front of them Volley'd and thunder'd; Storm'd at with shot and shell, Boldly they rode and well, Into the jaws of Death, Into the mouth of Hell Rode the six hundred.

4. Flash'd all their sabres bare, Flash'd as they turn'd in air, Sabring the gunners there, Charging an army, while All the world wonder'd: Plunged in the battery-smoke Right thro' the line they broke;

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Cossack and Russian Reel'd from the sabre stroke Shatter'd and sunder'd. Then they rode back, but not Not the six hundred. 5. Cannon to right of them, Cannon to left of them, Cannon behind them Volley'd and thunder'd; Storm'd at with shot and shell, While horse and hero fell, They that had fought so well Came thro' the jaws of Death Back from the mouth of Hell, All that was left of them, Left of six hundred. 6. When can their glory fade? O the wild charge they made! All the world wondered. Honor the charge they made, Honor the Light Brigade, Noble six hundred. Page 44


LOOKING FOR YOU LORD (TawagAwit) We live in a material world Where greed and selfishness reign It’s not meant to be For God calls on us To love, to serve, to share We’re looking for you Lord Where are you now You came down for us And You’re still here You remain with us Come let us spread the Word Let’s be humble and caring Lead others the way Follow His commands Let’s be His true disciple

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By Miguel Maria Macairan

Lord, take away my blindness, Heal my vision so i may see With your guiding light *** Heaven is just a door away Lift up your hearts and don't go astray God is love all the way *** How I long to sing you a song About love to express the happiness Deep in my heart *** Running on empty As I manoeuvre my destiny Grateful for the bounty *** From the shadow of Lent To the glory of Easter Salvation is at hand

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There is an angel From within each one of us Believe, it’s real. -The M Batulan Haiku Collection

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St. Patrick

Patrick's captivity lasted until he was twenty, when he escaped after having a dream from God in which he was told to leave Ireland by going to the coast. There he found some sailors who took him back to Britain, where he reunited with his family. He had another dream in which the people of Ireland were calling out to him "We beg you, holy youth, to come and walk among us once more."

Feast day: March 17 Patron of Ireland b. 387 d.461

St. Patrick was born at Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton, in Scotland, in the year 387; His parents were Calpurnius and Conchessa, who were Romans living in Britain in charge of the colonies. As a boy of fourteen, he was captured during a raiding party and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep. Ireland at this time was a land of Druids and pagans. He learned the language and practices of the people who held him. During his captivity, he turned to God in prayer. He wrote: "The love of God and his fear grew in me more and more, as did the faith, and my soul was rosed, so that, in a single day, I have said as many as a hundred prayers and in the night, nearly the same." "I prayed in the woods and on the mountain, even before dawn. I felt no hurt from the snow or ice or rain."

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He began his studies for the priesthood. He was ordained by St. Germanus, the Bishop of Auxerre, whom he had studied under for years. Later, Patrick was ordained a bishop, and was sent to take the Gospel to Ireland. He arrived in Ireland March 25, 433, at Slane. Patrick began preaching the Gospel throughout Ireland, converting many. He and his disciples preached and converted thousands and began building churches all over the country. Kings, their families, and entire kingdoms converted to Christianity when hearing Patrick's message. Patrick preached and converted all of Ireland for 40 years. He worked many miracles and wrote of his love for God in Confessions. He used the shamrock to explain the Trinity, and has been associated with him and the Irish since that time. After years of living in poverty, traveling and enduring much suffering he died at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland, 17 March, 461.

(Taken from http://stpatty.info)

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Green Pasture (Published on April 11, 2011)

I was deeply troubled. You see, I learned that four of my friends, who have strong faith in God and commitment to their respective ministries, lost their jobs. These individuals have great people skills, possess good leadership qualities and are professionally competent, yet their companies let go of them at the tail-end of the economic downturn. But what was amazing was how they coped up with their unemployment status. Two of those, who are a couple, took their misfortune in stride, and channelled their talents to happily serve in their parish. The other one remained positive in life, keeping a happy disposition at home and with friends. The fourth attended to brethren in the ministry he heads, confident that God will take care of him and his family. Joblessness and adversity can lead to personal crisis and depression. But there are those who weather through the storm. They know that there is a God who directs the universe. “And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?” (Mark 4:28-40) They recognize that there is a God who knows each individual to whom He breathes life. “But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.” (Luke 12:7) I prayed for my friends. I found peace within me, confident that they have taken refuge in God who leads them to green pasture. “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” (John 10:9)

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The Greedy Frog* There once lived a greedy frog in a pond in Lasang. He thought only of himself that he ate most of the food in the pond leaving others only with crumbs. Since there was little food left in the pond, he went to the nearby lagoon where food was abundant. The creatures of the lagoon welcomed frog to their territory, not knowing that he was greedy. In no time, frog did what he used to do in the pond. He thought only of himself that he ate most of the food in the lagoon leaving the others only with crumbs. But still he was hungry. He looked up and noticed the mountain above. Frog announced to the other creatures in the lagoon that he would go to the peak of the mountain. He would be the first frog to do so and that would make him the greatest frog in Lasang. Being the only frog to go up the mountain, he knew that there would be plenty of food for him to eat as he travelled. And so up he went. It was a long journey. But frog did not mind, for he was too busy eating new kinds of food that he had never seen in the pond or in the lagoon. Yet, he found the trek exhausting. He failed to realize that his body had ballooned and that he was carrying such a heavy weight. Still, he continued to travel slowly, wanting to prove that he was the greatest frog in Lasang. Many days, many nights, frog ate and hopped towards the peak of the mountain. And finally, he was there. He looked down below and he could see the pond, the lagoon and the trail that he took. In his loudest croak, he shouted, ―I am the greatest frog of all!‖ Nobody in the pond or in the lagoon heard him. Yet his loud croak startled many creatures near the mountain. One of the creatures noticed frog. The creature flew above the mountain peak. Frog looked up and saw the creature moving high above him. It looked like one of the many strange insects that he had devoured during his journey. Frog, greedy as he was, prepared his tongue to catch the prey. The prey moved closer and closer. And frog noticed that the prey was growing bigger and bigger. To his surprise, Frog realized that the prey was a huge eagle looking for food. Frog leaped forward to hide, but then his thin legs could not carry his huge body. Eagle swooped down and caught the greedy frog with his sharp and strong claws. That day, eagle ate the biggest frog in Lasang.

*taken from the book, “The Rooster whose Crow was a Bleat and Other Short Stories” by Mel B Libre

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 No Parking A priest parked his car in a no-parking zone in Auckland because he was short of time and could not find a space with a meter. Then he put a note under the windshield wiper that read: "I have circled the block 10 times. If I don't park here, I'll miss my doctor‘s appointment. FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES." When he returned, he found a citation from a parking warden along with the note: "I've circled this block for 10 years. If I don't give you a ticket, I'll lose my job. AMEN.‖ *** Out Fishing The priest was concerned: ―I didn't see you in church last Sunday, Mr O‘neal. I hear you were out playing basketball instead.‖ ―'That's not true, Father,‖ responded the Shaq, ―And I've got the fish to prove it.‖ *** Teacher’s Talk Teacher: Peter, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor? Peter: You told me to do it without using tables. Teacher: Now, Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating? Simon: No sir, I don't have to. My Mom is a good cook. *** Misbehaviour John had finished his summer vacation and gone back to primary school. Two days later his teacher phoned his mother to tell her that he was misbehaving. "Wait a minute," she said. "I had Johnny with me for three months and I never called you once when he misbehaved."

KIM & EL

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Jam Parado, award winning choreographer based in Auckland, New Zealand

Q: You’ve developed a new concept in dance instruction? A: Yes, it‘s called ―Mash O‘ Rhythm‖. Q: Can you tell us what it is? A: It is about mixing of different dance styles between groups of dancers. One group is assigned one dance style, while another ―challenges‖ the first group on the dance floor. Oftentimes, it is only through competition that the best performances shine. Q: Have you done an actual Mash O’ Rhythm? A: Actually, we did one recently. A group of families who meet periodically in a gathering called ―Kita Kits‖ asked me to put it together, so I assigned each one dance with music I provided – and boy was I surprised how they competed with tenacity and teamwork. One team did ‗Thriller‖complete with masks and costumes, while another assembled an authentic hip hop group. It was just amazing, how these families took time to get their acts together. Q: So it is about groups competing against each other? A: That is just the first part. The second portion allows at least three of the finest dancers from each group to have a dance-off, with just less than a minute to showcase their best moves. What a blast! Q: Did you give inputs to them? A: Ideally, it is best that I teach them the basic steps, and from then on, they can develop their own styles and show off their originality. However for this first Mash O‘ Rhythm, I was confident that each of the groups knew the basic steps for their assigned dances. Q: What makes Mash O’ Rhythm different from others? A: Mash O‘ Rhythm is a new approach to make dancing not just for physical fitness, but also social interaction and developing originality. But most importantly, I have made sure that the competition will conclude in harmony, as it‘ll always end up with a Dance-of-Unity where all the competitors dance to one beat, one music. Q: Is this the next big thing, after Zumba? A: Zumba is a world phenomenon. I‘m just starting, but who knows? I believe this approach will not just get individuals together in the dance floor, it‘ll bring the whole family, and that‘s more fun!

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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 – and sing a new song to the Lord! GROUP BOOKINGS FOR 2011 are now accepted. Email: librelaw@yahoo.com CORD Vol 2 No. 1 July 2011

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