Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Someone's laughing, Lord; Someone's crying, Lord.



Hat tip: Philip Andrews.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I detest that song. One can hardly call it a Hymn.

Edwin said...

"Someone's having you on,Lord": surely even American nuns can't be this terrible?

Mater mari said...

I'm certainly one of those who's crying. . .

Mater mari said...

Well, this one is definitely crying...

GOR said...

Well it could have been "Michael row the boat ashore..." which was a staple back in the 70s. Perhaps they sang it for the encore...?

John said...

I'm told that more than one Yorkshireman on encountering this sad bit of '60s hymnody does a bit of reverse inculturation and substitutes for the chorus "Eh, by gum."

Marianne said...

Did anyone spot Sr Joan Chittister, National Catholic Reporter columnist, arch liberal nun from this very convent? You will find a photo of her herehttp://www.benetvision.org/slideshows/Biography/target29.html in her traditional habit with the caption 'Joan, who describes herself in her early years of religious life as an “unthinking conservative” was beginning to experience the exhilaration of innovation and expanded boundaries.' Well this film certainly demonstrates that innovation and expanded boundaries!!

Maureen said...

This is a video of a performance that took place about 40 years ago!! It was introduced by Ed Sullivan!!

john-of-hayling said...

Father are you sure about the origin of this clip? I thought that I recognised one of the ladies from a singalong karaoke version of the Sound of Music where the audience come in costume...... the nun's chorus warms up with kumbaya before launching into Climb every Mountain!