The Gift

by OPUS Music CIC

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Twinkle twinkle little star How I wonder what you are Up above the world so high Like a diamond in the sky Twinkle twinkle little star How I wonder what you are When the traveller in the dark Thanks you for your tiny spark Would he know which way to go If you did not twinkle so Twinkle twinkle little star How I wonder what you are When the burning sun has gone And the long hard day is done Then you show your little light Twinkle twinkle all the night Twinkle twinkle little star How I wonder what you are
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A sailor went to sea sea sea to see what he could see see see But all that he could see see see was the bottom of the deep blue sea sea sea Sail away.........sail away.........
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Zamina...mina eh eh Waka waka eh eh eh Zamina..mina zangalehwa An a wa ah ah Zambo eh eh zambo eh eh eh Zamina..mina zangalehwa An a wa ah ah
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Wind the bobbin up Wind the bobbin up Pull pull, clap clap clap Wind it back again Wind it back again Pull pull, clap clap clap Point to the ceiling Point to the floor Point to the window Point to the door Clap your hands together One two three Put your hands upon your knee
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I see trees of green, red roses too I see them bloom for me and you And I think to myself What a wonderful world I see skys of blue and clouds of white The bright blessed day The dark sacred night And I think to myself What a wonderful world The colours of the rainbow so pretty in the sky Are also on the faces of people passing by I see friends shaking hands Saying 'How do you do?' They're really saying "I love you" I hear babies cry I watch them grow They'll learn much more than I'll ever know And I think to myself What a wonderful world Yes, I think to myself What a wonderful world
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Out on the street there is sunshine Whe two friends meet there is sunshine Life is sweet there is sunshine Sunshine in my heart
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Just another diamond day just a blade of grass Just another bale of hay and the horse pass Just another life to live just a word to say Just another love to give on a diamond day Just another seed to sow just a grain of wheat Just another crop to grow and the children eat
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Yellow Bird 02:54
Yellow Bord up high in banana tree Yellow Bord you sit all alone like me Has your lady friend left the nest again makes me feel so bad, makes me feel so sad You can fly away, in the sky away You more lucky than me Wish that I was a yellow bird I'd fly away with you But I am not a yellow bird So I sit, nothing else to do
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In the jungle the mighty jungle the lion sleeps tonight In the jungle the mightly jungle the lion sleeps tonight In the village the quiet village the lion sleeps tonight In the village the quiet village the lion sleeps tonight Hush my darling be still my darling the lion sleeps tonight Hush my darling be still my darling the lion sleeps tonight
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We enter so gently, hair upon string And soft is the tune we have started to sing With wood upon skin, fingers ready to play Here is the gift that we offer today This space can have hardship, sorrow and pain It’s too much to handle when day after day It is our desire to release this a while To alter the atmosphere, raise a small smile So we’re here for the baby with lullaby sweet Melody, harmony meld with heartbeat We’ll interrupt crying, take boredom away And lower the volume and heart rate today And we’re here for the parents with worry and care So tired and worn, sometimes too much to bear We play for you now, bring a change to your day And watch tension dissipate, pain fade away And we’re here for the staff as you work through your day We bring you some culture, so join us and play And we smile as you dance and you all sing along Relaxed in your work through music and song No matter what happens, can’t alter your ills But we offer distraction, a change from the pills We’ll bring something normal, and new in your day Here is the gift that we offer to you – today

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This collection of songs and tunes has developed through OPUS Music CIC's work in hospitals in the East Midlands.

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released December 1, 2015

Nick Cutts: Guitar, Whistle, Kalimba, Percussion, Vocals
Sarah Matthews: Five-String Fiddle, Percussion, vocals
Richard Kensington: Bodhran, Ukulele, Percussion, Vocals
Oli Matthews: Clarinet, Whistle, Melodeon

Engineering, mixing and production by Nick Cutts
Sleeve design by Sarah Matthews

OPUS Music CIC would like to thank:

Dave McKenny, Joe Danks, James Tolhurst, Marc Block for their input over 2014-15.

Patients, families and staff of Leicester Royal Infirmary, Royal Derby Hospital, Nottingham Queen's Medical Centre and Kings Mill Hospital

Arts Council England, National Foundation for Youth Music, Hospital Charity Trusts.

Doug Eunson for the loan of recording equipment and mastering.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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OPUS Music CIC UK

OPUS Music is a group of professional musicians with a passion and specialism for taking live music-making into health and social care to the benefit of patients, their relatives and carers.

OPUS releases its recordings in support of its music-making practice in hospitals and other health and care settings across the UK.
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