Saturday, November 19, 2005

Beads on One String

Dennis Warner performed yesterday at the the National Music Museum on the campus of the University of South Dakota. His performance was part of the weekly brown bag luncheon series hosted by the museum staff.

Warner is one of our favorite musicians. We've seen him several times are various festivals and I was disappointed I had to miss this concert. So I was very pleased when my wife brought home his newest album Live! She also picked up two copies of his book Beads on One String.

The song teaches us to focus our attention on the things people have in common rather than their differences. This is consistant with the Bahai' Faith teaching that all people are one. Dennis is touring Minnesota schools teaching children how to get along with one another through this song.

Beads on One String (Words & Music by Dennis Warner)

We’re all [D] Beads on One String
Every man, every woman, boy and girl
[A] Beads on one string
We’re one world [G] [D/F#] [Em] [D]

[A] I [D] touch you… [Bm] touch. We [A] feel so much
[D]We [A] hurt and we heal. [G]We know live is [A] real
You [D] dream, well I [Bm] dream. We [A] plan, sometimes [D] scheme
Oh and [A] how we love to eat and [G] every one has to [A] sleep

‘Cause were all [D] Beads on One String
Every man, every woman, boy and girl
[A] Beads on one string
We’re one world [G] [D/F#] [Em] [D]

We hug, we need, we cut, and we bleed
Some how we discover we’re so much like each other
Oh yes we are, yes we are

We’re all [D] Beads on One String
Every man, every woman, boy and girl
[A] Beads on one string
We’re one world [G] [D/F#] [Em] [D]

You laugh, you cry
Guess what? So do I
We cough and we sneeze into the same air we all breathe
We trust, we give, we die after we’ve lived
We win, sometimes we’re gonna lose
We’re all wearing the same shoes.

Oh we’re all [D] Beads on One String
Every man, every woman, boy and girl
[A] Beads on one string
We’re one world [G] [D/F#] [Em] [D]


Warner has been playing his music for over twenty years and has toured most of the United States. His
postitive mental attitude is truly addictive. Catch him when his tour brings him close to your home.


Copyright 2005 by Mark Leon Winegar

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