SONG LYRICS FOR: "DON'T QUENCH THE MUSIC"
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Lead vocal: Sylvia Jeane
Lyrics: Michael Dooley, Cathy Gehr, Peter Gehr
Music: John Listen

"DON'T QUENCH THE MUSIC"

Verse 1
A young musician, Beethoven was his name.
His compositions brought him prominence and fame.
But from day to day, he found to his dismay
That he grew deaf and could not hear,
No sound of music reached his ears.
Though in despair, he chose to carry on,
Continue to compose and give the world his songs.
He could not hear a note, but symphonies he wrote
Were some of the most beautiful the World has ever known. So ...
Chorus 1
Don't quench the music of your heart, my friend,
Although it's sometimes hard to comprehend
That the difficulties in your life can be a bridge to greater things.
There are so many more who need to hear the song you sing.
You may have problems overwhelming you,
Keep holding on and you will make it through.
You can shine a light, and show the way
So others can believe in brighter days,
No, don't quench the music of your heart!
Repeat Intro
Verse 2
A girl named Helen Keller was deaf and blind;
A kindly teacher helped her learn to read and write.
And then her life was spent as an encouragement
To comfort others who feel they've lost it all.
-Ooh, now ...
Repeat Chorus 1
[A capella:]
The music, the music of your heart,
The music of your heart.

Chorus 2
Yeah, the difficulties in your life can be a bridge to greater things.
There are so many more who need to hear
The song you have to sing.
You may have problems overwhelming you,
Keep holding on and you will make it through.
You can shine a light, and show the way
So others can believe in brighter days,
No, don't quench the music of your heart!
Coda
Ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh. Don't quench the music of your heart!
[Repeat these two lines continually.]
Ad libs in Coda
Woh, the music, the music of your heart!
Ooh, ooh, yeah--shine a, shine a light! Oh, yes, you can!
Let us hear your song! Don't quench it, don't quench it, don't quench the music of your heart!
Ooh, yeah, oh, keep holdin' on!


"DON'T QUENCH THE MUSIC" (with chords)

Intro
(G)Ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh (C6/G)ooh ooh (G)ooh
(G)Ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh (Am6)ooh ooh (Bsus4)ooh(B)
(E5)
Verse 1
(Em9)A young musician, Beethoven was his name.
(A9/E)His compositions brought him prominence and fame.
(Gsus2)But from (Asus2/G)day to day, (Gsus2)he found to (Asus2/G)his dismay
That (Em)he grew deaf and (D#aug)could not hear,
(Am6/C)No sound of (Am6/F#)music (B7)reached his (Em9)ears.
Though in despair, he chose to carry on,
(A9)Continue to compose and give the world his songs.
(Gsus2)He could not (Asus2/G)hear a note, (Gsus2)but sympho(Asus2/G)nies he wrote
Were (G/A)some of the most (A7)beautiful the (Am6/F#)World has ever (Am6/B)known. (B7)So ...
Chorus 1
(Esus2)Don't quench the music of your (Dsus2/E)heart, my friend,
(C/D)Although it's (D7)sometimes hard to (Cm6)compre(G)hend(G7-5)
That the (Cmaj7)difficulties (Gsus2/B)in your life can (B7)be a bridge to (Em)greater things.
(G/A)There are so (A7)many more who (C/D)need to hear the (D#dim)song you sing.
(Em9)You may have problems over(A9)whelming you,
(C/D)Keep holding on (D7)and you will (F/G)make it (G6)through.
You can (Cmaj7)shine a light, and (Gsus2/B)show the way
So (B7)others can be(Esus4)lieve in (Em/D)brighter (A9/C#)days,
No, (C/D)don't quench the music of your (G)heart!
Repeat Intro
Verse 2
(Em9)A girl named Helen Keller was deaf and blind;
(A9)A kindly teacher helped her learn to read and write.
(Gsus2)And then her (Asus2/G)life was spent (Gsus2)as an en(Asus2/G)couragement
(G/A)To comfort (A)others who (Am6/C)feel they've lost it (B7)all.
(Am6)-(B7)Ooh, (F9)now ...
Repeat Chorus 1
[A capella:]
The music, the music of your heart,
The music of your heart. (Fmaj9)
(Em)-(C/E)-(D) (Em)-(Cmaj7)-(D)-(Bm7)
(Em)-(C/E)-(D)(Cmaj7)-(Dsus4)-(D)
Chorus 2
Yeah, the (Cmaj7)difficulties (Gsus2/B)in your life can (B7)be a bridge to (Esus4)greater (Em)things.
(G/A)There are so (A7)many more who (C/D)need to hear
The (D#dim)song you have to (Em7)sing.
You may have problems over(A9)whelming you,
(C/D)Keep holding on (D7)and you will (F/G)make it (G6)through.
You can (Cmaj7)shine a light, and (Gsus2/B)show the way
So (B7+5)others can be(Esus4)lieve in (Em7)brighter (A9-5)days,
No, (C/D)don't quench the music of (D#dim)your (G)heart!
Coda
(G)Ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh (C6/G)ooh ooh (G)ooh
(G)Ooh ooh ooh. (Cmaj7)Don't quench the music (D7sus4)of your (G)heart!
[Repeat these two lines continually.]
Ad libs in Coda
Woh, the music, the music of your heart!
Ooh, ooh, yeah--shine a, shine a light! Oh, yes, you can!
Let us hear your song! Don't quench it, don't quench it, don't quench the music of your heart!
Ooh, yeah, oh, keep holdin' on!

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