You Lift Me Up by Yaakov Shwekey
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February 17, 2013 9:49 pm at 9:49 pm #608259musictomyearsMember
Does anyone know where I can find and download this song? ( Yes i know its not his song) I want the one specifically when he’s singing. I think he recorded it for the special childrens center.
maybe if someone has it on their computer they can email it to the mod who can email it to me…
Thanks a ton!February 17, 2013 9:58 pm at 9:58 pm #983035
Its a non Jewish song and you got the name wrong. Try googling for it but from what I heard he isn’t happy that he was recorded and doesn’t want people to have that recording but obviously he can’t control what people do.February 17, 2013 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm #983036Busy As A BeeParticipant
I think I have it..
If I do, Mods what should I do?
ThanksFebruary 17, 2013 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm #983037YW Moderator-007Moderator
Post the YouTube link!
We all want to see!February 17, 2013 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm #983038ThePurpleOneMember
arent u not allowed 2 post links tho??February 17, 2013 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm #983039OneOfManyParticipant
yeah…was kinda wondering when exactly YouTube started making the cut…February 17, 2013 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm #983040ThePurpleOneMember
i think the mods wana see it too;)February 17, 2013 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm #983041YW Moderator-007Moderator
The YWN Homepage has 6 YouTube videos (scroll down to the Videos of Interest).
I also noticed this new section that looks like YWN is working on http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news_cat.php?cat=17
Just give it a minute to see if the videos load.
I say give us the link here – we want to see!February 18, 2013 12:00 am at 12:00 am #983042Torah613TorahParticipant
When did the rules change? Are you joking?February 18, 2013 1:18 am at 1:18 am #983043
Do you mean ” You raise me up”, from the secret garden, recently sung by Josh Groban?
Google it. The Shwekey version should pop up in the last couple hundred links…February 18, 2013 1:31 am at 1:31 am #983044musictomyearsMember
Thanks so much guys!
yes shnitzy, thats what i ment…
i have a big problem. I cant get on youtube cuz i have a filter..any other ideas for me?? i tried googling it a million times but the only thing that shows up is youtube…February 18, 2013 6:17 pm at 6:17 pm #983045
You can get around that using various proxies.February 18, 2013 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm #983046
There’s no way its on youtube because he would have them take it down. I know people who have it on their ipods.February 19, 2013 4:39 am at 4:39 am #983047Yserbius123Participant
Is it the Diaspora Yeshiva Band song Hafachta? It starts with:
You brought me up when I was down,
Oh yes you did.
I’m not sure about posting YouTube links, but searching for Diaspora Yeshiva and Hafachta brought up the song.February 19, 2013 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm #983048
We established what it is. It is quite possible you can find it on personal blogs as well…October 25, 2013 12:17 am at 12:17 am #983050rabbi_drParticipant
anyone have any luck finding this?October 25, 2013 3:47 am at 3:47 am #983051Rational ThinkerParticipant
It’s all up to HKBH , no luck involved.October 25, 2013 3:58 am at 3:58 am #983052Bookworm120Participant
I’m somewhat surprised that Yaakov Shwekey sang a Josh Groban song, so I’ll admit I’m pretty curious myself.
I’m also mildly surprised to see that James Bond is a moderator here. I guess I should really hold off on my Sean Connery impressions. (On the Jokes thread, I did make a rather discriminatory remark against people who lisp….)October 25, 2013 4:20 am at 4:20 am #983053jewishfeminist02Member
“Its a non Jewish song and you got the name wrong. Try googling for it but from what I heard he isn’t happy that he was recorded and doesn’t want people to have that recording but obviously he can’t control what people do.
There’s no way its on youtube because he would have them take it down. I know people who have it on their ipods.”
Inherent contradiction there. Does he have control or doesn’t he?October 25, 2013 4:28 am at 4:28 am #983054strawberryMember
You raised me up so I can stand on my.
You raised me up to walk on stormy seas,
When I am lost…. My faaaaavorite song,October 25, 2013 6:07 am at 6:07 am #983055
Why would he take someone else’s song?October 25, 2013 8:33 am at 8:33 am #983056LevAryehMember
It’s actually not a Josh Groban song, although he may have made it famous. It’s originally Secret Garden, sung by Brian Kennedy.October 25, 2013 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm #983057Bookworm120Participant
Ah, thanks for clarifying. I actually don’t listen to Josh Groban, so I wouldn’t have known. 🙂October 25, 2013 1:58 pm at 1:58 pm #983058
This is so 2008October 26, 2013 6:18 pm at 6:18 pm #983059
Either way it’s gezel and Chillul Hashem..October 27, 2013 12:25 am at 12:25 am #983060
Not sure its gezel, you have many singers covering others songs especially this song, and additionally this wasnt meant for public distribution so it was just a singer singing a song at a random event that wasnt meant to be recorded. It was a concert and a special child made the request of him and he reluctantly gave in and sang the song. I dont know if its a chillul Hashem or not obviously I dont think we should be singing non Jewish songs but the lyrics and tune happen to be inspirational so I dont know. But I definitely think A.K.A. Pella 4, Maccabeats, Mattisyahu and similar cds are a chillul Hashem.October 27, 2013 6:13 am at 6:13 am #983061
And he just so happened to know the song by heart?
I heard it a bit differently. I heard that he made his OWN rendition of the song, but took some parts of the Josh Groban song and tried to make it “his”. When he was called to task on it, he immediately had it removed from the internet. If it was so kosher, he wouldn’t have had to do thatOctober 27, 2013 3:43 pm at 3:43 pm #983062
Its not geneiva though. The only time you may not cover a song without consent of the copyright holder is when you intend to monetize your recording but if you weren’t selling it but just did it for kicks it’s no problem. I agree that maybe it would have been better that he never had recorded it in the first place but I don’t take him to task for knowing the song. He isn’t oiver any aveira for hearing a man sing a song that has nothing inappropriate in it.
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