Amazing Grace

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by PanBaccha, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

    3,054
    0
    0
    I know it ain't Sunday, nor are we at Jacob's well quenching our thirst.
    But it is indeed, at least for me in these hectic days, a stress-reliever , just for a minute or more.
    (Sometimes it goes down well with a bit of Jack Daniels)
    Enjoy! :)


    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/Watch?v=ZoJz2SANTyo&feature=youtube[/ame]
     
  2. HankStone

    HankStone New Member

    487
    0
    0
    I spent some time this year in a convalescent home,we had a little black lady in a wheelchair,she was in her late 80s,every Sunday in the dinning room,she would sing Amazing Grace perfectly,I actually looked forward on Sunday to hear her sing that Song/Prayer,she boosted my moral when I felt so low and helpless,GOD Bless Her!
     

  3. NC1760

    NC1760 New Member

    1,104
    0
    0
    Sorry guys... as stirring as that video is, I am a Celtic soul deep under my Southern skin.... and this is my favorite version;
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0syjecXN_no[/ame]
     
  4. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

    12,300
    1,574
    113
    Music that makes the spirit soar....! Just great..Thank you..!

    (SIGH)..! :)
     
  5. NC1760

    NC1760 New Member

    1,104
    0
    0
    Bagpipe flash mob !!!!

    ..If you like that last video, you'll just LOVE this;
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Xrn43HikrA[/ame]
    Makes me wish Christmas time was here!! :D
     
  6. johnr1943

    johnr1943 New Member

    1,898
    0
    0
    An' indeed, I'm too lovin' it. Me knows fer sur' it touchs me roots. :)
     
  7. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

    7,510
    2
    0
    "Oh, Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling". And then he tears, tears I cannot keep inside as I listen to the warpipes drones crack loose their reeds and the chanter screaming its sweet melody.

    My Father is a descendent of William Wallace, his nickname was Wild Bill. He was a Piper and a warrior, I was 6 when he died, 45 years later, I can never forget the lone piper that played Amazing Grace at his grave after the 21 gun salute. The notes echo through my head even today. I cannot hear that tune without a flood of tears and emotion the size of Everest. Taps is another tune that rips m heart right out of my chest.

    I do listen to amazing Grace every once in awhile; my wife always asks me why. She sees my tears as sadness but to me they represent so much more. The hopes and dreams of a hundred million and more ready and willing to give everything for something they cannot grasp or hold without bloodshed and last breaths of our fallen.

    The pipes do call me but they will forever haunt the souls of those who stand against them!

    RIP Warriors, your job is done...
     
  8. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

    12,300
    1,574
    113
    Ok , I can see it ..! ( Dango's bagpipe Funk) ...! I like it..! ;)
     
  9. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

    6,489
    0
    0
    John Newton a sailor from London England wrote "Amazing Grace". Newton served on slave transport ships. In later life troubled by the practice of human servitude he became a British minster and avid abolitionist. Amazing Grace dating from 1797 was popular in the cause of the Union and the anti slavery movement of the 1860s. The "Pipes" were imported from India by returning British troops. :)
     
  10. MattShlock

    MattShlock New Member

    448
    0
    0
    dis GRACE ful

    Guess anything sounds great with Jack Daniels on your Wheaties (we won't buy Cheerios anymore). I found that to be one of the most unmoving renditions of the melody and song itself I've ever heard to be honest. They may be good singers, and then they do "that" to it. I found it a little disresepctful, dis-grace-ful, truth be told.

    Is there a 70's disco version we can listen to instead!?
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2013
  11. NC1760

    NC1760 New Member

    1,104
    0
    0
    ...and my favorite version of THAT tune is this one (sorry, no pipes on it... but it's still moving); [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_d6d-E_DwQ[/ame]
    ... I'm sorry about your loss Webley. I miss many people who shaped the person I am today as well. ...and I miss ole' Johnny Cash too. He was American music personified to me.
     
  12. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

    7,510
    2
    0
    I like that NC, Very nice!
     
  13. stratrider

    stratrider New Member

    1,590
    1
    0
    I love to here Mahalia Jackson or Charlotte Church sing Amazing Grace. Both do a great job imo.
     
  14. MattShlock

    MattShlock New Member

    448
    0
    0
    We had a Mahalia Jackson Christmas album when I was a kid. Appreciated the talent but, oh, how I learned to hate Gospel music. And even though there's no way to tell when a bagpipe is out of tune you still can't go wrong with one, or a hundred, playing Amazing Grace (or Scotland the Brave or The Black Bear or...).

    Want inspiration?

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gmVzbjxwl4[/ame]
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2013
  15. ellis36

    ellis36 Well-Known Member Supporter

    2,394
    309
    83
    I would just like to hear Mother singing it one more time.
    Very quietly…usually at her sewing machine.

    ellis