IT’S YOUR TIME

Joseph
You’ve been faithful, you’ve been true
And you’ve done all that you can do
And for your faithfulness, it’s your time
Leon
You applauded for the rest
Now it’s your time to be blessed
And for your faithfulness, it’s your time
Curtis / Chorus
You’ve been faithful, you’ve been true
And you’ve done all that you can do
And for your faithfulness, it’s your timeYou applauded for the rest
Now it’s your time to be blessed
And for your faithfulness, it’s your time
Daniel
You’ve waited for so long
But you held on, and you were strong
And for your faithfulness, it’s your time
Robert
You encouraged everyone else
When you needed it for yourself
And for your faithfulness, it’s your time
Curtis / Chorus
You’ve waited for so long
But you held on, and you were strong
And for your faithfulness, it’s your time
You encouraged everyone else
When you needed it for yourself
And for your faithfulness, it’s your time
Joseph
This song is dedicated to all of you who have been working in the vineyard for the Lord for what seems like a lifetime.
You have dreamed and you’ve worked towards things that you’ve wanted to accomplish for yourself.
But somehow your biggest goals always seem to be just out of your reach.
But the Lord told me to tell you He knows who you are.
Yes, He’s seen your work and He’s also seen your tears.
And He wants you to know that you are not forgotten.
He’s here to reward you for all your faithfulness.
For He said in His word if you will delight yourself in Him, He will give you the desires of your heart.
In other words, not only will He give you what you need, but He promised to give you whatever you want.
So don’t get discouraged. So don’t give up.
Hang in there and prepare yourself for your blessing. It’s your time now.
Curtis / Chorus
You have waited for so long.
But you held on, you were strong
And for your faithfulness
Because you hung in there when times got hard
And when it seemed like nobody cared
You kept right on working
You kept right on doing good things
And for your faithfulness
And for your faithfulness, it’s your time
He told me to tell you, it’s your time
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SILENT NIGHT

in key of F (Original)

in key of C

Leon

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse

Joseph

In my mind, I want you to be free

For all of our friends
Would you listen to me

Now hear what I say
We wish you a Merry Christmas (Merry Christmas)
To each (To all of you) one of you
Mhm

Daniel / Robert (Duet)

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin Mother and Child
Holy Infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep, sleep in heaven, heavenly peace

Curtis

Go on and rest your mind
And sleep

Sleep, in heavenly peace

Leon

Silent night, holy night
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories streams from Heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing, “Alleluia”

Robert
Christ the Savior is born,

oh yes He is

Christ, Christ the Savior is born

What a joyous day!

 

Daniel / Robert

 

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child
Holy infant, so tender and mild
Sleep in Heavenly peace
Sleep, sleep in Heaven, Heavenly peace

Joseph

As I sit around the fireplace
Watching the gleaming tree
If I had one wish in this world
It’d be that all men could be free
As we all gather round
To celebrate the savior’s birth
Give thanks to the world
Ad Lib for Ms Streeter

Curtis

Just sleep and relax your mind
To all our family and friends
I want you to remember this line
Merry Christmas to all of you
Merry Christmas to all of you

Leon

Merry Christmas from The  Gatewood Brothers

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SWEET LOVE

Robert does a 23-second opening monologue to the opening background music.
All
Show me a river that’s so deep
Show me a mountain so high
I’ll show you love that’ll last forever
Flyin’ high, so high
Curtis
Show me a place where dreams are for dreamers
And all the things you wish come true, yeah
Daniel
I’d wish the world had all happy people
Then there’d be no more wishing to do
All
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, sweet love
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, sweet love
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Sweet, sweet love
All
Sun shines over the rainbow
High on a hill
Take a ride on a magic carpet
And you know it’s for real
Joseph
The world is filled with all the lonely people
Tryin’ to find their way
Robert
All they need is a hand to guide them
To a brighter day
All/Robert
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, sweet love
(Sweet, sweet love)
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, sweet love
(Well, well, sweet sweet love)
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh oh
All
Sweet love that comes through the ages
Reach out and touch my soul
Gave my life so much meaning
And everyone a heart of gold
All / Robert
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh sweet love
(Well, well, well)
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh sweet love
(Sweet, sweet, sweet love)
Change Up
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh sweet love
(Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet love)
(Oh, you needed love)
(Sweet, sweet love)
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh sweet love
(Sweet love, well)
Curtis  
I know you’re searchin’
I know you’re searchin’
Leon
for a little love
A little peace and understandin’
Daniel
And I know it’s been hard
tryin’ to find your way
Joseph
But you got to keep on searchin’
harder day by day
Robert
‘Cause it’s love,
love’s the only way
All/Robert
(Oh, nothin’ but love)
Love, sweet love
(Sweet love)
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh sweet love
(When you’re down and out and you can’t see your way)
(And you need a friend, well)
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh sweet love
(Just call on love, your love)
(Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet)
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Curtis (with Brothers in background)
People all over the world (Everybody)
Join hands (Join)
Start a love train, love train
People all over the world (All the world, now)
Join hands (Love ride)
Start a love train (Love ride), love train
Leon
The next stop that we make will be England
Tell all the folks in Russia, and China, too
Joseph 
Don’t you know that it’s time to get on board
And let this train keep on riding, riding on through
Joseph 
Well, well
All (Curtis )
People all over the world
(You don’t need no money)
Join hands (Come on)
Start a love train, love train (Don’t need no ticket, come on)
People all over the world (Ride this train, ride this train, y’all)
Start a love train (Come on, train), love train
Daniel
All of you brothers over in Africa
Tell all the folks in Egypt, and Israel, too
Robert
Please don’t miss this train at the station
‘Cause if you miss it,
All
I feel sorry, sorry for you
Joseph 
Well, well
Curtis  (take it home)
People all over the world (Sisters and brothers)
Join hands (Join, come on)
Start a love train (Ride this train, y’all), love train (Come on)
People all over the world (Don’t need no tickets)
Join hands (come on, ride)
Start a love train, love train
Ride, let it ride
Let it ride
Let it ride
People, ain’t no war
People all over the world (On this train)
Join in (Ride the train)
Start a love train, love train (Ride the train, y’all)
People all over the world (Come on)
Join hands (You can ride or stand, yeah)
People all over the world (‘Round the world, y’all)
Join hands (Come on)
Start a love train, love train
People all over the world
Join hands
Start a love train, love train
People all over the world
Join hands
Start a love train, love train

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BALL OF CONFUSION
Curtis does an opening rap/monologue to the opening background music.
Daniel
People moving out, people moving in
Why? Because of the color of their skin
All
Run, run, run but you sure can’t hide
Daniel
An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth
Robert
Vote for me and I’ll set you free
All
Rap on, brother, rap on
Curtis
Well, the only person talking about love thy brother is the preacher
And it seems nobody’s interested in learning but the teacher
Segregation, determination, demonstration, integration
Aggravation, humiliation, obligation to my nation
All
Ball of confusion
Curtis
Oh yeah, that’s what the world is today
Woo, hey, hey
Joseph 
The sale of pills are at an all time high
Young folks walking round with their heads in the sky
The cities ablaze in the summer time
Robert
And oh, the beat goes on
Curtis
Evolution, revolution, gun control, sound of soul
Shooting rockets to the moon, kids growing up too soon
Joseph 
Politicians say more taxes will solve everything
Leon
And the band played on
All
So, round and around and around we go
Where the world’s headed, said nobody knows
Joseph 
Oh, great Googamooga
Can’t you hear me talking to you?
Just a ball of confusion
Leon
Oh yeah, that’s what the world is today
Woo, hey, hey
Daniel
Fear in the air, tension everywhere
Unemployment rising fast, the Beatles new record’s a gas
Joseph 
And the only safe place to live is on an Indian reservation
Leon 
And the band played on
Daniel
Eve of destruction, tax deduction,
city inspectors, bill collectors
All
Mod clothes in demand, population out of hand,
Robert
suicide, too many bills
Hippies moving to the hills,
people all over the world are shouting
‘End the war’
Leon 
and the band played on
Joseph 
Great Googamooga
Can’t you hear me talking to you?
It’s a ball of confusion
Curtis
That’s what the world is today, hey, hey
Let me hear ya, let me hear ya, let me hear ya
Sayin’ ball of confusion
Curtis
That’s what the world is today, hey, hey
Let me hear ya, let me hear ya
Let me hear ya, let me hear ya, let me hear ya
Sayin’ ball of confusion
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WAKE UP EVERYBODY

Joseph 
Wake up everybody no more sleepin in bedNo more backward thinkin time for thinkin ahead
The world has changed so very muchFrom what it used to be so
There is so much hatred war an’ poverty
Robert
Wake up all the teachers time to teach a new way
Maybe then they’ll listen to whatcha have to say
Cause they’re the ones who’s coming up and the world is in their hands
When you teach the children teach em the very best you can
All
The world won’t get no better
Robert
if we just let it be
Joseph 
Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah
All
The world won’t get no better
Robert
we gotta change it yeah, just you and me
Leon
Wake up all the doctors make the ol’ people wellThey’re the ones who suffer an’ who catch all the hell
But they don’t have so very long before their Judgement Day
So won’tcha make them happy before they pass away
Daniel
Wake up all the builders time to build a new landI know we can do it if we all lend a hand
The only thing we have to do is put it in our mind
Surely things will work out they do it every time
All
The world won’t get no better
Robert
if we just let it be
Joseph 
Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah
AllThe world won’t get no better
RobertWe gotta change it yeah, just you and me (yeah, yeah)
Curtis 
Curtis adds spoken words, while  Joseph / Leon adds “Wake up, Everybody)
Change it, yeah (change it, yeah) just you and meChange it, yeah (change it, yeah) can’t do it aloneNeed some help, y’all (y’all)Can’t do it alone (can’t do it alone)Yeah (yeah)
Wake up, everybody
Wake up, everybody
Need a little help, y’all (yes I do)
Need a little help (say it, boy)Need some help, y’all (uh-huh)To change the worldFrom what it used to be
Can’t do it aloneCan’t do it aloneNeed some help, yeahNeed some help, yeah
Wake up, everybodyGet up, get upGet up, get upWake up, come on, come on
Wake up, everybodyTeach a new wayMaybe then they’ll listenTo what you have to say
Wake up, everybodyNo more sleepin’ in bedNo more backward thinkin’Time for thinkin’ aheadCome on
Wake up, everybodyI’m talking about the dope pusherStop pushin’ that dopeDope usersStop usin’ the dope
Wake up, yeah
False lyin’False preachin’False teachin’Wake up, y’allCome on
You preachersStart preachin’ what you teachTeach the truthWake up, preachers
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MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA

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Put Your Hands Together

Ah ha, ah ha, ah ha, ah, ah, ah, ah (Curtis)
(Hey, yeah, eh, eh.) Oooh, yeah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah (Robert)
Huh, huh, heh (Leon)
Come on, come on, come on, y’all now (Joseph)
Put your hands together
Na, na, na, na (Curtis)
Put your hands together
Everybody now (Daniel)
Put your hands together
Na, na, na, na (Leon)
And let us pray
Curtis
We got to pray for all the brothers under thine hand
Pray for all the sisters that’s doing the best she can
Robert
Let us pray that tomorrow, there’ll be a better day to come, yeah
Daniel
We got to put our voices together
Sing a song so loud so fair
Joseph
That the birds in the trees hum along with me
Sweet harmony
Leon
Well, let it thunder, let it lightning
Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain
‘Cause we’re gonna sing Glory Hallelujah
So the whole wide world can hear
Curtis
(Come on.) Come on, come on, y’all now
Put your hands together
Hey, happy too, y’all. (Come on now.)
Put your hands together
The Lord, he got us through. (Huh, huh, come on.)
Put your hands together, na, na, na, na
And let us pray
Curtis
We got to pray for all the people who are sleeping in the streets
Pray for all the people who don’t have enough to eat
Robert
Let us pray that tomorrow, there’ll be a better day to come
Yeah, heh, heh, heh
Daniel
We got to put our voices together
Sing a song so loud, so fair
Joseph
That the birds in the trees hum along with me
Sweet, sweet harmony
Leon
Well, let it thunder, let it lightning
Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain
We’re gonna sing Glory Hallelujah
So the whole wide world can hear
Come on. (Come on, come on, y’all now.)
All
Put your hands together
Hey, happy too, y’all. (Well, well.)
Put your hands together
My Lord got us through, y’all. (Come on, y’all now.)
Put your hands together, heh, heh, heh, heh
And let us pray
Ad lib/ Recognitions / Introductions / Upcoming Performances
‘Cause we’re gonna sing, sing Glory (Glory)
Glory Hallelujah (Hallelujah) right here, right now
(Oh lord, oh.) I said we’re, we’re, we’re
(Oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh.)
We’re here singing Glory, Glory Hallelujah
(Yeah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah.) Well
(Hallelujah) Well, well
(Hallelujah) Come on, come on
Come on. (Come on.)
Come on. (Come on.)
Come on. (Come on now.)
Come on, come on. (Come on, y’all. Everybody.)Hey. (Put your hands together.)
Hey, happy too, y’all. (Well, well now.)
(Put your hands together.) My Lord all got us through
(Come on, y’all.) Put your hands together
Na, na, na, na, na, let us. (Put your hands together.)
Let us, let us pray, hey. (Come on.)
(Put your hands together.) Pray, pray, ha, ha, ha. (Come on, y’all.)
(Put your hands together.) My Lord all got us through, y’all
(Put your hands together.) Good Lord, let us pray, pray, pray, pray, pray, pray, pray
(Everybody.)
Let us praise the Lord. (Put your hands together.)
Na, na, na, na. (Ah, ah.)
We’ll na, na, na, na, pray, pray, pray. (Put your hands together.)
(Come on, everybody.) Put your hands together
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I’LL BE AROUND

Leon
This is our fork in the road
Love’s last episode
There’s nowhere to go, oh no
You made your choice
Now it’s up to me
To bow out gracefully
Though you hold the key, but baby
Whenever you call me, I’ll be there
Whenever you want me, I’ll be there
Whenever you need me, I’ll be there
I’ll be around
I knew just what to say
Now I found out today
That all the words had slipped away, but I know
There’s always a chance
A tiny spark will remain, yeah
And sparks turn into flames
And love can burn once again, but I know you know
Whenever you call me, I’ll be there
Whenever you want me, I’ll be there
Whenever you need me, I’ll be there
I’ll be around, yeah
Whenever you call me, I’ll be there
Whenever you want me, I’ll be there
Even if I have to crawl, I’ll be there
I’ll be around
Just call me on the phone, I’ll be there
I’ll never leave you alone, I’ll be there
Just call out my name, I know, I know you know
I’ll be around
I’ll be standing in a coffin, I’ll be there
I’ll be a-rippin’ it up, I’ll be there
I’ll be calling out your name to let you know (whenever you need me)
I’ll be around
Happy Birthday to You

Leon
You know it doesn’t make much sense
There ought to be a law against
Anyone who takes offense
At a day in your celebration
Daniel
’cause we all know in our minds
That there ought to be a time
That we can set aside
To show just how much we love you
Robert
And I’m sure you would agree
What could fit more perfectly
Than to have a world party on the day you came to be
Joseph
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday
Leon
I just never understood
How a man who died for good
Could not have a day that would
Be set aside for his recognition
Daniel
Because it should never be
Just because some cannot see
The dream as clear as he
That they should make it become an illusion
Robert
And we all know everything
That he stood for time will bring
For in peace, our hearts will sing
Thanks to Martin Luther King
Joseph
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday
Curtis
Why has there never been a holiday
Where peace is celebrated
All throughout the world
Leon
The time is overdue
For people like me and you
Who know the way to truth
Is love and unity to all God’s children
Daniel
It should be a great event
And the whole day should be spent
In full remembrance
Of those who lived and died for the oneness of all people
Robert
So let us all begin
We know that love can win
Let it out, don’t hold it in
Sing it loud as you can
Joseph
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday
Happy birthday
Happy birthday
Happy birthday
Ooh yeah
Curtis Improvise
Happy birthday
Happy birthday
Happy birthday
Happy birthday
We know the key to unity of all people
Is in the dream that you had so long ago
That lives in all of the hearts of people
That believe in unity
We’ll make the dream become a reality
I know we will
Because our hearts tell us so
Happy birthday
Happy birthday
Happy birthday
Happy birthday
Happy birthday
Happy birthday
Happy birthday
Happy birthday
Songwriters: Stevie Wonder. For non-commercial use only.