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     ASCII MUSICAL NOTATION
     developed by Leigh Ann Hussey
     with help from Shadowthought and Josh Gordon

     Each  line  of  the  music  consists  of  4  lines  of  music.    The  time
     signature(s),
     the lines  between bars, and each  note take up one  column, with modifiers
     such
     as sharps, flats, and dots extending a note up to three columns.  The time
     signature is written  at the beginning in the obvious  way.  Three vertical
     bars
     (lines 2 to 4) mark the divisions between measures.  Lines 1 to 3 indicate
     note durations, as follows:

          1/16   1/8   1/4   1/2   dotted-1/2   1/8    1/4
          note   note  note  note     note      rest   rest
           =      _
           |      |     |     |        |         '      %
           |      |     |     o        o.

     Line 4 indicates the pitch.  The numbers 1 to 8 mark the octave including
     middle C (A through F);   1' to 8', one octave  above middle C;  1" to  8",
     two
     octaves above  middle C;  '1 to  '8, the  octave below  middle C. A  number
     followed
     by a  #  is a  sharp;  a number  followed  by a  lower-case  b is  a  flat.
     Underscores
     connecting a note to the next note indicate a slur.  Consider the following
     examples:

                                      HOOF AND HORN

                     |               |                    |             ||
     4  |    |    |  |  |    |    |  |  |   |    |     |  |  |   |   |  ||
     -  |    |    o  |  |    |    o  |  |   |    |     |  |  |   |   o  ||
     4  1    7b   1  |  1    7b   1  |  1   3b   2     7b |  7b  2   1  ||
       Hoof and horn,  hoof and horn,  All that dies  shall be   re-born.
       Corn and grain, corn and grain, All that falls shall rise a- gain.


                             PATIENCE/WAITING MEDICINE CHANT

        ____  |        ____  |        ||
     4  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  ||
     -  |  |  |  o  |  |  |  |  o  |  ||
     4  3' 5' |  5' 2' 2' 1' |  6__6  ||
        Hey    Yah Hey  Hey      Yah


                                 CALYPSO CHANGING CHANT
                          (1) and (2) mark beginnings for round

       (1)
        _            _        | _        _         | _          _        |
     5  |  |    |    |  |  |  | |  |  |  |   |  |  | |   |   |  |   |  | |
     -  |  |    |    |  |  |  | |  |  |  |   |  |  | |   |   |  |   |  | |
     4  3' 2'   1'   7  6__1' | 7  1' 2'  5  3'_1' | 3'  2'  1' 7   6__1'|
       We come from the fire,  Living in the fire,   Go back to the fire,

                            (2)


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           _        _      |        |              | _          _        |
      |    |   |    |  |   | |    | |  |   |  |  | | |   |   |  |   |  | |
      |    |   |    |  o   | o.   o |  o   |  |  | | |   |   |  |   |  | |
      7    1'  2'   7  1'  | 3'   4'|  5'  4' 3' 1'| 3'  3'  3' 3'  4'_4'|
     turn the world around!  We come from the fire,  Go back to the fire,

           _        _      ||
      |    |   |    |  |   ||
      |    |   |    |  o   ||
      2'   2'  7    7  1'  ||
     turn the world around.

     ADDITIONAL  We come from the mountain, living in the mountain,
     VERSES:     Go back to the mountain, turn the world around!
                 We come from the mountain;
                 Go back to the mountain, turn the world around!

                 (Also: spirit, ocean, prairie, forest, river, water, etc.)

                 I'm the hundreth monkey, we're a hundred monkeys,
                 Be the hundreth monkey, turn the world around!
                 Be the hundreth monkey,
                 Be the hundreth monkey, turn the world around!


                                    AUM SHIVAYA VASHI

               ___ ___ |            |         ___ ___ |            ||
     4  |   |  | | | | | |  |  %  % |  |   |  | | | | | |  |  %  % ||
     -  |   |  | | | | | |  |       |  |   |  | | | | | |  |       ||
     4  1   5  4 3 2 4 | 5  1       | '7   4  3 2 1 3 | 4 '7       ||
        Aum Shiva--ya-   Va-shi,       Aum Shiva--ya-   Va-shi, ...

     From Crowley: "Note  that 'shi' means rest, the absolute  or male aspect of
     the
     Deity; 'va' is energy, the manifested or female side of Deity. This mantra
     represents the whole course of  the Universe, from Zero through  the finite
     back
     to Zero."


                                   GOD/GODDESS CHANTS

                 ____ |     _____ |       | _____  _____|      |      |   _   | 
     ||
     2  |  |  | |  |   |   | | |    | | |   |  |   | | |  | | |   | | ' |  | | |
     ||
     -  |  |  | |  |   |   | | |    | | |   |  |   | | |  | | |   | |   |  | | o
     ||
     4  1  1  1 |  1   1   1 |'7   '7 | 1   1  1   1 | 1  1 | 1   1 |  '7 '7 | 1
     ||
           I-sis,A-  star-te, Di- a-   na, He- ca-te, De- me-ter,Ka- li,  In-na-
     na.
           O-din,Cer-nun-nos,    Merd-dyn,Man-na-nan,He- li-os, Shi-va,   Horned
     One.


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