Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Upsy Daisy Angel *Free Download*

This is the first song on the new studio project. It was written in the summer of 1975 when I was junior in HS. I have never recorded it and perhaps played it live less than a handful of times. The song is based on a true story. We were camping in South Jersey with our little church group while attending Bill Gothard's Basic Youth Conflicts. (A cultish "bible" application course with much error and poor exegesis)
While setting up the campsite, someone noted the pastor's 3 year old son staring up at the trees and saying "uppity daisy uppity daisy" with his hands stretched over his head. The story emerged that perhaps the little guy saw an angel and we were all filled with awe and amazement. (It didn't take a lot in those days to get us going) As a matter of fact, we thought Jesus was returning before we graduated high school based on the landmark theological treatise: Late Great Planet Earth. Ah, good times, good times...
I thought it would be a nice tune for the new project. Let me know what you think.
Listen here to Upsy Daisy Angel (easier to sing than uppity)


Anonymous Nancy said...

Got my toe tapping. Love it, TJ!

July 14, 2007 3:53 PM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

thanks Nancy, now if I could just get that thing down called "singing in tune" , I'd be alright.
God bless thanks for the listen

July 14, 2007 3:55 PM  
Blogger MMajor Fan said...

Aw, isn't youth grand? Very sweet, I enjoyed listening.

Now, if I was your writing partner, I'd suggest this. Record the song as is, but then bridge into new lyrics that represent that same child now looking for angels as he's older, say as a teenager or in 20's, and the confusion of those times... then bridge into the newly written mature version of the song, written by an oh, let's say, crossed the tiber man and how he discerns the sight of angels.... I'd make an incredible trilogy song of it.

July 14, 2007 9:04 PM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

cool idea MMF~!

July 14, 2007 10:20 PM  
Blogger Pilgrimsarbour said...

I think I told you once that this is Mrs. Pilgrimsarbour's favourite of yours. She'll be happy to have a recording of it. Now all we need is No Stopping or Standing. I won't hold my breath for Smelly Dogs... :)

July 15, 2007 11:44 AM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

better download it then , there's no telling when this album will be done!

July 15, 2007 2:40 PM  
Blogger Joyful Catholics said...

It's about time : )

A toe tappin,' knee slappin,' hand clappin' musical romp. Good'n!


July 15, 2007 4:27 PM  
Blogger Joyful Catholics said...

I concur with MMF...great idea.

These sort of fit...or maybe to another new melody in yer head.

Lovin' it bro!


When I crossed the Tiber
As a man full grown
My eyes beheld such beauty
That I had never known

The Dome of Saint Peter was shining
Like a jewel against the deep blue sky
My heart began to beat in my throat
As tears
Began to fill these weary pilgrim's eyes

July 16, 2007 7:11 AM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

beautiful susie!

July 16, 2007 10:45 AM  

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