From the recording United We Stand

Featuring Johnny Stein
This is a tune built around a three part canon with an easy to sing chorus, then a big build up to the rousing coda that really gets the crowd going. The technique of call and response aligned with a 2-Step rhythm are hallmarks of good old style Gospel music and are not only efficient on the stage but in the classroom! Singing back at the leader and at the same time moving their feet as they clap their hands on the offbeats is a remarkably efficient way for kids to develop their musical skills while having fun! I work with the kids in France on the showstopper at the end of the show "Big City of Peace" which is a Gospel 2-Step with a call and response but does not have the tricky canon.

Lyrics

 UNITED WE STAND (Very Slow) We’re gonna Shout… SHOUT!   We’re gonna sing… SING!   About UNIVERSAL… LOVE.                    I climbed up on the mountain, YES HE DID   And what did I see? OOH...   But a band of God’s angels SMILING DOWN ON ME   And suddenly a song, YES IT DID, came down from above   They started shoutin’, SHOUT! They started singin’, SING!   About UNIVERSAL LOVE...    United we stand, divided we fall                                                                                                          2X United we stand, one and all   I went into the village, YES HE DID   And what did I see? OOH...   But all these little children SMILING UP AT ME   And suddenly a song, YES IT DID, came up from the ground   They started shoutin’, SHOUT! They started singin’, SING!   About UNIVERSAL LOVE... United we stand, divided we fall                                                                                                          2X United we stand, one and all CODA : ONE AND ALL (4X)   United We Stand... UNITED WE STAND (4X)   We’re gonna shout... SHOUT!   We’re gonna sing SING! (4X)   About Universal Love (UNIVERSAL LOVE) (2X)   United We Stand... UNITED WE STAND (4X)