It’s Time: A Choral Arrangement

The iconic song for Gough Whitlam and the Australian Labour Party’s victorious 1972 election campaign. A campaign that brought Australia free education and health care, an end to conscription, and equal pay for women, to name just a few reforms. Perhaps its’ time again!

My arrangement is an SATB version for the Illawarra Union Singers.  It’s clearly slightly different to the version in the ALP ad below , and certainly different to the version sung by the IUS at the 2015 Illawarra Folk Festival


Sheet Music

Sheet Music: Music & Words SATB

Sheet Music: Music & Words Soprano

Sheet Music & Words: Alto

Sheet Music & Words: Tenor

Sheet Music & Words: Bass


Practice Tracks: On PC,  Right Click Title to Download
Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

All Parts, ( SATB)

As usual, I recommend that if you want to learn this, practise your own part, and then sing it against the “All Parts” track.


Download Lyrics Here:  (Word Format)

Download Lyrics & Chords

It’s Time:

It’s time for freedom, Time for moving,
It’s time to begin, Yes it’s time!
It’s time for freedom, Time for moving,
It’s time to begin, Yes it’s time!

Time for all folk, It’s time we loved them,
It’s time to heal, Yes it’s time!
Time for children, time to teach them,
It’s time it was free, Yes it’s time!

Time for loving, time for giving,
It’s time to move, Yes it’s time!
Time for better, days to be here
It’s time to move, Yes It’s time!

It’s time for freedom, It’s time for moving,
It’s time to begin, Yes it’s time!
It’s time for all folk, time we loved them,
It’s time to care, Yes It’s time!

It’s time for children, time to teach them
It’s time it was free, Yes it’s time!
It’s time for loving, time for caring, it’s time to prove, Yes it’s time!

Time for better, days to be here,
It’s time we moved, Yes it’s time!
Time Australia, Time for moving,
It’s time for proving, Yes it’s time!

It’s time for freedom, It’s time for moving,
It’s time to begin, Yes it’s time!
It’s time for freedom, It’s time for moving,
It’s time to begin, Yes it’s time!

Originally written by Paul Jones and Mike Shirley
Adapted: Doug McPherson

 

To be sung with gusto! Let’s hope for another great reformer like Gough Whitlam, instead of the puppets and fools we seem to have in government today.

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