Comparative Lyrics

Harps of Gold

Tuesday 16 August 2011, by Cécile Desbrun

"Harps of Gold" from Tori’s seasonal record Midwinter Graces is based on the traditional 19th carol "Angels We Have Heard On High." As most of the carol covers on the album, Tori changed and added some of the lyrics and music.

Here, you can compare Tori’s version with the lyrics of the original carol.
For better appreciation, I used different colors.
Black : the lyrics are the same as the original carol
[orange]Orange : The lyrics are a reformulation of the original carol (same meaning) [/orange]
[rouge] Red : Tori’s additional lyrics [/rouge]

I reported these colours on "Angels We Have Heard On High" lyrics as well. In this case, the lyrics in red are the ones that have been left out in Tori’s version.

Harps of Gold

[rouge] I’ll show you how it’s done
You’ll smile through the pain [/rouge]
Sweetly singing over the plain

Gloria, Gloria in Excelsis Deo

[rouge] They’ll show us how it’s done
Out in the street
no, they don’t have much
But listen to them sing [/rouge]

Gloria, Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Gloria, Gloria
[rouge] playing on their harps of gold [/rouge]

And the mountains in reply
[orange] Echo, Echo, Echo [/orange]
And the mountains in reply
[orange] Echo, Echo, Echo [/orange]

Gloria, Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Gloria, Gloria
[rouge] playing on their harps of
playing on their harps of gold [/rouge]
Over the plain

Angels We Have Heard On High

[rouge] Angels we have heard on high [/rouge]
Sweetly singing o’er the plains
And the mountains in reply
[orange] Echoing [/orange] [rouge] their joyous strains [/rouge]

Chorus
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
[rouge] Shepherds, why this jubilee
Why your joyous strains prolong ?
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heavenly song? [/rouge]

Chorus

[rouge] Come to Bethlehem and see
Him Whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee,
Christ the Lord, the newborn King. [/rouge]

Chorus

[rouge] See Him in a manger laid
Jesus Lord of heaven and earth;
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
With us sing our Savior’s birth. [/rouge]

Chorus