Monday 27 April

The community choir I serve has started Zoom Sing and Get along sessions. One of the songs we shall try to do together tomorrow evening is a new one by the singer-songwriter and composer Graham Kendrick.

The video at the bottom of the page gives Graham Kendrick’s story behind the song. Below are the words, and you can hear the the tune (full choir plus the top line) in the sound bar.

Any choir members start practicing now!

But let’s all have a go at this. It’s a simple song with a powerful message for our time.

A little bit of love goes along long way,
A little love, A little love,
A little bit of love and I’m on my way
A little love, A little love,
A long way but we’ll get there together,
A long way but we’ll get there soon,
A long the way we can lean on each other,
A little love goes a long long way.
A little love, A little love,

A little bit of love and the sun comes shining,
A little love, A little love,
A little bit of kindness and someone’s smiling,
A little love, A little love,
A long way but we’ll get there together,
A long way but we’ll get there soon,
A long the way we can lean on each other,
A little love goes a long, long way. 
A little love, A little love,

Little drops of rain can trickle down into a puddle
Then the puddles get together making streams that make a river, 
The rivers fill the valleys with a roaring and a rushing
Then the little drops of rain have made a wide, wide ocean! 

A long way but we’ll get there together,
A long way but we’ll get there soon,
A long the way we can lean on each other,
A little love goes a long, long way. 
A little love, A little love, A little love.

Press play (white triangle above) to hear the song

Here’s Graham Kendrick with the story behind the song: