Shine On Me

The Bird Sings Oral Tradition Song Library

Shine On Me

This African-American spiritual is a soulful beacon. Sung and shared here by Melanie DeMore, she never teaches harmonies to this. After sharing the melody with a group she simply says “harmonize” and everyone knows just what to do. This song is a prayer, a deep “ask” for benevolence.

Composer & Copyright

Traditional African-American Spiritual.

Recording

Recorded by Melanie DeMore for Wholehearted Chorus.

 

Lyrics

Shine on me, oh shine on me
Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me
Shine on me, oh shine on me
Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me

Other verses:

Lift me up…
Take my hand…

Teaching Notes

When Melanie teaches this, she never teaches specific harmonies. After sharing the melody with a group she simply says “harmonize” and everyone knows just what to do. Enjoy.

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Level of teaching speed/ difficulty (1 = very easy, 10 = very challenging)

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