By My Side
"By My Side" from the musical Godspell
By Stephen Schwartz

(This duet is a great one to use w/ an alto and soprano. The main problems when doing this song are intonation. I've broght this song to a thespian competition and did well with it. The main focus you need to work w/ is the intonation though, oh and DICTION...diction is highly needed in this piece. You can arrange which parts you want for alto and soprano but neither part goes very high. I believe the highest note that the soprano will hit is an A that's hit in different parts of the song. One part is shadowing the other a lot. It sounds great! It's a very mellow piece.. great for church.)

Where are you going?
Where are you going?
Can you take me with you?
For my hand is cold, and needs warmth.
Where are you going?

(harmony between vocalists starts here)
Far beyond where the horizon lies,
Where the horizon lies,
and the land sinks into mellow blueness.
Oh, please, take me with you

Let me skip the roads with you
I can dare myself
Dare myself
I can dare myself
I'll put a pebble in my shoe,
and watch me walk
watch me walk
I can walk, I can walk.

And I shall call the pebble dare.
I shall call the pebble dare
We will walk
We will talk
about walking
about talking
Dare shall be carried

And when we both have had enough
I will take him from my shoe and say,
"Meet your new road"

Then I'll take your hand
Finally glad
Finally glad
That you are here
That you are here

By my side...
By my side, by my side
By my side, by my side

That you are here

By my side.

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