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Swapping Shoes

Full Text

Swapping shoes with those we blame
Shows that we would do the same
Swapping shoes with those we fear
We'd be there and they'd be here
Swapping shoes - a useful game
Shows how much we're all the same.


Source: Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #96

Author: Secretary Michael

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Text Information

First Line: Swapping shoes with those we blame
Title: Swapping Shoes
Author: Secretary Michael
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Notes: (traditional hymn: "For the Beauty of the Earth")
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

DIX (Kocher)

An early form of the tune DIX was composed by Conrad Kocher (b. Ditzingen, Wurttemberg, Germany, 1786; d. Stuttgart, Germany, 1872). Trained as a teacher, Kocher moved to St. Petersburg, Russia, to work as a tutor at the age of seventeen. But his love for the music of Haydn and Mozart impelled him t…

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