So Here I Am

Parkinsong duet performed by Johnny Schwarzinger and Uli Sajko
Words and music by Johnny Schwarzinger, poem by Uli Sajko

Noch wirft die Sonne einen Blick
Durch mein Fenster jeden Tag
Das Morgenlicht für mich ist Glück
Wünschte es nie enden mag

Doch schwächer wird von Mal zu Male
Das Strahlen kürzer und im Nu
Legen sich dunkel herbstlich fahle Gedanken
Dem Schweigen noch dazu

Contemplate myself in the mirror
Mirror inside my soul

I’m on the warpath with myself
Really out of step

Feels like I’m on a wire
Cutting all the lines

To come out in the open
Not aching anymore

So here I stay – So here I go
No matter if it’s sun or rain
So here I go – So here I stay
No matter if it’s sun or rain
So here I go – So here I stay
No matter if it’s sun or rain

Put the sun in my pocket
Wash the clouds out of my mind

There’s no need to protect
My eyes from the light

To come out in the open
Not aching anymore

So here I am – So here I stay
No matter if it’s sun or rain
So here I stay – So here I go
No matter if it’s sun or rain
So here I go – So here I stay

Noch wirft die Sonne einen Blick
Durch mein Fenster … jeden Tag

Spring and the Land

Spring and the Land, Jacques Bush (voc., guit., synths); Marino Acapulco (drums, voc., synths); David Künstner (bass); Klaus Wohlgemuth (guit., voc.); Kurt Bauer: (violin) is a folk-punk band formed in Graz, Austria in 2008, and known for playing an eclectic variety of music. They support Parkinsong Duets with a live recording.

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The Base

The Base, Norbert Wally (Vocals, Guitars), Albrecht Klinger (Vocals, Guitars, Bass), and Karlheinz Miklin jr. (Drums, Percussion, Vocals) are an Indie/Alternative band from Graz, Austria. They supports Parkinsong Duets with two new songs.

Badhoven

Austrian melodic rockband Badhoven (Kurt Christian – vocals, guitars; Mario Pohn – guitars, background vocals, Gerhard Paar – keys, background vocals; Flo Verant – bass; Gerd Sojka – drums, background vocals) was founded in 2001, and support Parkinsong Duets with two songs.

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The Moowa We Bin (The More We)

Parkinsong duet performed by Billy Spakemon and Ray Andrews
Words and music by Billy Spakemon

Billy Spake Mon live
© Billy Spakemon, The More We (Parkinson Version)

The moowa we bin tergetha (x3)
the ‘appier we wull be.

The moowa we sing tergetha (x3)
we’ll fun an ‘armony

Fer yo’s fried bin mar friend
an’ mar friend bin yo’a friend
the moowa we bin tergetha
the ‘appier we wull be

The moowa we stond tergetha (x3)
the stronga we wull be

Fer (as above)
the stronga we wull be

One by one side by side ‘elpin’ aiche otha through owa lives
with an ‘ope there’ll be a wairld weya all wull understond

The moowa we bin tergetha (x3)
the ‘appier we wull be

The moowa we run tergetha (x3)
We’ll build a unity

Fer (as above)
The moowa we bin tergetha
the ‘appier we wull be.


Glossary

aiche - each
wull - will
bin - been
'h's are always dropped
er' is often changed to a
a is changed to o

Billy Spakemon (Dr Brian Dakin)
Born Oldbury the Black Country West Midlands England 28/11/1952

My work engages with the notions of identity through place, voice and histories. I write, perform, am a public speaker, radio show host, academic, events organiser, community project leader and freelance project co-ordinator, among other things. I recorded the above song during a year long project I organised with John Langford to raise funds for local Parkinson support groups in the Black Country and Birmingham. The song came about from a memory session I did with a dementia group and an elderly lady began to sing an old chapel song (only the first line as that was all she could remember). It developed into the song on the Parkinsong Duets CD. I asked Ray Andrews a local businessman who has Parkinson’s. He was the starting point of our fund raising efforts in 2018 and an inspiration.

Stefan Weber (1946 – 2018)

Stefan Weber (8 November 1946 – 7 June 2018) was an Austrian art teacher and the lead singer and Kapellmeister of the Viennese band Drahdiwaberl. Weber founded the band in 1969 in the wake of the events of 1968. Drahdiwaberl were infamous for their elaborate stage shows which often include bizarre and, as some claim, disgusting elements.

Tom Isaacs (1968 – 2017)

Tom Isaacs was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 27 and co-founded The Cure Parkinson’s Trust in 2005. The organisation focuses on funding research with the potential to slow, stop and reverse Parkinson’s. Tom received the ‘World Parkinson Congress Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Parkinson Community’ in September 2016. He passed away unexpectedly on 31 May 2017 at the age of 49.

Believe in Everything You Do

Parkinsong duet performed by Pete Wain and Andy Hitchman
Words and music by Pete Wain

One life is all we get
So make the most of it
Fulfil your dreams, follow your heart
Reach for the stars

Open your mind, feel compassion
But don’t let it blind you

Don’t close your eyes angel, be aware of everything
You got your whole life in front of you
Who knows what tomorrow may bring

Listen to the sermon, let your conscience grow
Feel your heartbeat, let your lifeblood flow

Believe in everything you do
Remember nobody can touch you
When your mind is free of guilt and your heart is true

True love is never easy to find
And it only takes a fool to be blind
Open your mind, feel it in your heart
Reach for the stars

Believe in everything you do
Remember nobody can touch you
When your mind is free of guilt and your heart is true

Believe in everything you do
Remember nobody can touch you
When your mind is free of guilt and your heart is true
Believe in everything you do

 

How Will It Be

Parkinsong duet performed by Badhoven and Gerald Ganglbauer
Words and music by Kurt C Greilberger

I’m driving here alone
The road I’ve ever known
When the night comes in
Will it change
My life so rough
I ask my stars above
How will I know, how

But I’m here to be with you
Forever be with you

Baby, how will it be
If I’m holding you tight
How will it be
If I love you tonight
How will it be
If I’m sharing all
All my dreams with you

I feel I’m not alone
With the fight I’ve ever known
Will you stand by me
Take my hand, take me all
Take the centre of my soul
Then you will know, you will

Why I’m here to be with you
Forever be with you

Baby, how will it be
If I’m holding you tight
How will it be
If I love you tonight
How will it be
If I’m sharing all
All my dreams with you

Solo

I’m here to be with you
Forever be with you

Baby, how will it be
If I’m holding you tight
How will it be
If I love you tonight
How will it be
If I’m sharing all
All my dreams with you

Forever be with you

Baby, how will it be
How will it be, how will it be
If I’m sharing all
All my dreams with you
Forever be with you
How will it be