My Personal Code (Part 1)

My code of conduct is mine to create.

I learn it, I live it.

My conduct is great.

It’s my personal code.

Character is part of my code.

Principles are part of my code.

I decide my personal code and I follow it each day.

Attitude is part of my code.

Excellence is part of my code.

I decide my personal code and I follow it each day.

My personal code.

The way that I live.

The thoughts that I think.

The things that I give.

My personal best.

The things that I choose.

The power I have.

I know I can’t lose!

It’s my personal code!

Character is part of my code.

Principles are part of my code.

I decide my personal code and I follow it each day.

Attitude is part of my code.

Excellence is part of my code.

I decide my personal code and I follow it each day.

My personal code.

The way that I live.

The thoughts that I think.

The things that I give.

My personal best.

The things that I choose.

The power I have.

I know I can’t lose!

My personal code!

The way that I live.

The thoughts that I think.

The things that I give.

My personal best.

The things that I choose.

The power I have.

I know I can’t lose!

It’s my personal code!

It’s my personal code!

It’s my personal code!

It’s my personal code!

It’s my personal code!

My personal code!

My Personal Code – Vocals

My Personal Code – Performance

My Personal Code (Part 2)

My code of conduct is mine to create.

I learn it, I live it.

My conduct is great.

It’s my personal code.

Character is part of my code.

Principles are part of my code.

I decide my personal code and I follow it each day.

Attitude is part of my code.

Excellence is part of my code.

I decide my personal code and I follow it each day.

My personal code.

The way that I live.

The thoughts that I think.

The things that I give.

My personal best.

The things that I choose.

The power I have.

I know I can’t lose!

It’s my personal code!

Character is part of my code.

Principles are part of my code.

I decide.

Follow it each day.

Attitude is part of my code.

Excellence is part of my code.

I decide.

Follow it each day.

My personal code.

The way that I live.

The thoughts that I think.

The things that I give.

My personal best.

The things that I choose.

The power I have.

I know I can’t lose!

My personal code!

The way that I live.

The thoughts that I think.

The things that I give.

My personal best.

The things that I choose.

The power I have.

I know I can’t lose!

Know I can’t lose!

It’s my code!

It’s my code!

It’s my code!

It’s my code!

It’s my personal code!

My personal code!

My Personal Code – Vocals

My Personal Code – Performance

 

It Starts With Me (Part 1)

Oh, I know it starts with me.

Yes, I know it starts with me.

We’re changing the world

One person at time.

We’re making it better,

Don’t you see?

We’re changing the world

One person at a time.

The very first person is me,

Is me.

For I know

It starts with me.

Yes, I know

It starts with me.

It starts with me.

We’re changing the world

One person at time.

We’re making it better,

Don’t you see?

We’re changing the world

One person at a time.

The very first person is me,

Is me.

For I know

It starts with me.

Yes, I know

It starts with me.

It starts with me.

The lessons I learn

I will share with you.

And if you share them, too,

The world will change.

The world will grow.

And it’s all because I know,

Oh, I know

It starts with me!

Yes, I know

It starts with me!

Oh, I know

It starts with me!

Yes, I know

It starts with me!

It starts with me!

It starts with me!

It starts with me!

It starts with me!

Me!

It Starts With Me (Intro)

It Starts With Me – Vocals

It Starts with Me (Part 2)

Oh, I know it starts with me.

Yes, I know it starts with me.

We’re changing the world

One person at time.

We’re making it better,

Don’t you see?

We’re changing the world

One person at a time.

The very first person is me,

Is me.

For I know

It starts with me.

Yes, I know

It starts with me.

It starts with me.

We’re changing the world.

Changing it one at a time.

We’re making it better,

Don’t you see?

Don’t you see?

We’re changing the world.

Changing it one at a time.

The first person is me,

Is me.

For I know

It starts with me,

with me.

Yes, I know

It starts with me.

It starts with me.

The lessons I learn

I will share with you.

And if you share them, too,

The world will change.

The world will grow.

It’s all because I know,

I know!

Oh, I know

It starts with me,

with me.

Yes, I know

It starts with me.

Oh, I know

It starts with me,

with me.

Yes, I know

It starts with me.

It starts with me.

It starts with me.

It starts with me.

Me!

Me!

It Starts With Me (Intro)

It Starts With Me – Vocals

Saint Patrick’s Day

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 Irish Washerwoman

Listen: Irish Washerwoman

Old Dan Tucker

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Old Dan Tucker was a fine old man
Washed his face in a frying pan
Combed his hair with a wagon wheel
And died with a toothache in his heel.

So get out the way for Old Dan Tucker
He’s too late to get his supper
Supper is over and breakfast’s cookin’
Old Dan Tucker just stands there lookin’.

Listen: Old Dan Tucker

Danny Boy

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O Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side.
The summer’s gone and all the roses falling;
It’s you, it’s you must go and I must bide.

But come ye back when summer’s in the meadow,
Or when the valley’s hushed and white with snow.
And I’ll be here in sunshine or in shadow;
Oh Danny Boy, oh Danny Boy, I love you so!

But when ye come, and all the flow’rs are dying,
If I am dead, as dead I well may be.
Ye’ll come and find the place where I am lying,
And kneel and say an Ave there for me.

And I shall hear, though soft you tread above me;
And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be,
For you will bend and tell me that you love me;
And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me!

Danny Boy (The American Boy Choir)

1912 St. Patrick's Day postcard

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St. Patrick’s Breastplate

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Lyrics based on a prayer by St. Patrick.  It is entitled St. Patrick’s Breastplate from the parts of the prayer asking for God’s protection.

St. Patrick is said to have written this prayer to strengthen himself with God’s protection as he prepared to confront and convert Loegaire, high king of Ireland.

Christ with me, before me

Behind me , within me

Above me, beneath me

Around me, throughout me

On my right and left

In length, and height, and breadth

With You I will not fear

Whether far or whether near

I arise today, Through a mighty strength

Following the One who showed the way

I’m alive today, Through Christ my strength

I’m following the One who showed the way

Uphold me and guide me

Look before me, speak for me

Protect me and guard me

Watch o’er me, come save me

In the heart of the ones who think of me

In the mouth of the ones who speak of me

Every eye that sees, Every ear that hears

Christ be…

Words and Music by Stefan Van Voorst ©2008 Stefan Van Voorst Music

St. Patrick’s Breastplate