Lesson 4 – Eric Clapton – Tears in Heaven

Click on one of the images to link to an activity pages or scroll down for some practice singing and speaking. Feel free to modify activities to use with friends. If you don’t enjoy or can’t do an activity simply try another.

Below are some activities to repeat some of the lessons learning. Try each part until you can do it.

點擊其中一個圖片鏈接到活動頁面或向下滾動瀏覽一些歌唱和說話的練習。隨意修改活動,與朋友一起使用。如果你不喜歡或不能做那一個練習,就嘗試另一個吧。

下面是一些練習,重複一些課程的學習。嘗試每個部分,直到你能做到。

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Verse 1 Singing

Verse 1 - whole verse

Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would it be the same
If I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong
And carry on
Cause I know
I don’t belong
Here in heaven


Verse 1 Speaking

Verse 1 - whole verse

Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would it be the same
If I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong
And carry on
Cause I know
I don’t belong
Here in heaven


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Singing verse 2 – Line 9 – 12

Speaking verse 2 – Line 9 – 12

Singing verse 2

Verse 2 - whole verse

Would you hold my hand
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you help me stand
If I saw you in heaven?
I’ll find my way
Through night and day
Cause I know
I just can’t stay here in heaven


Speaking verse 2

Verse 2 - whole verse

Would you hold my hand
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you help me stand
If I saw you in heaven?
I’ll find my way
Through night and day
Cause I know
I just can’t stay here in heaven


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Lyrics

Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would it be the same
If I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on
‘Cause I know I don’t belong here in heaven
Would you hold my hand
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you help me stand
If I saw you in heaven?
I’ll find my way through night and day
‘Cause I know I just can’t stay here in heaven
Time can bring you down, time can bend your knees
Time can break your heart, have you begging please, begging please
Beyond the door there’s peace I’m sure
And I know there’ll be no more tears in heaven
Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would it be the same
If I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on
‘Cause I know I don’t belong here in heaven
Written by Eric Patrick Clapton, Will Jennings
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Insights

What is the song about?

From: www.songfacts.com

Insight

While engaged to pen a song for a film called Rush, Eric Clapton and Will Jennings, writer of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic, created “Tears in Heaven,” one of Clapton’s most beloved hits. The ballad was written in honor of Conor, Clapton’s son with Lory Del Santo, who fell to his death out of a 53rd story window in a New York City apartment building on March 20, 1991.

Read more: http://www.musicbanter.com/lyrics/Eric-Clapton-Tears-in-Heaven.htmlSongfacts

Who is Eric Clapton?

From: www.wikipedia.com

Insight

Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945), is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time.Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and fourth in Gibson’s “Top 50 Guitarists of All Time”.He was also named number five in Time magazine’s list of “The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players” in 2009. Wikipedia

Strange English?

What are these strange words?

Language twists

Many times, in songs and in day to day conversation, words are shortened in what is called ‘slang’. In this song the word because is shortened to cause. Identifying these words will help with the meaning in different cultures. The word cause is different to because and the phrase cause I know does not make literal sense; because I know is the correct phrasing. Learning slang is a context based activity; words in one context will not make sense in others. A well known saying for hello in Australia is ‘G’day’ – this is short for ‘good day’. The slang, cause, is fairly common around the world but should never be used in formal situations; it is a very casual way of speaking. Music has many slang words that are used in the cultures that influence the music. Rap music can be very difficult to understand due the high content of slang as opposed to proper English.
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Words and Phrases

Key word

Strong

Strong

Strong means to be able to withstand force, pressure, or wear.

Key phrase

I must be strong

I must be strong

I must be strong means to be emotionally strong. It means to carry the burden of loss.

Key word

Carry

Carry

Carry means support and move (someone or something) from one place to another.

Key phrase

Carry on

Carry on

Carry on is to move on with with what you are doing or in this case to move on with life.
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