#52 Vayelech (Maqam Bayat)
Maqam Bayat - from the Arabic word for 'oath.' Bayat is one of the most common of the Arabic Maqamat; it takes the form of a minor scale, with the second note occuring as a quarter tone.
I Was There
He spoke to his successor told him a couple of
things but what I remember most is the phrase
be strong and courageous I loved it when he
talked courage he was one of the few who did.
He said don’t be afraid G*d would accompany
us G*d would not have brought us this far to let
us go on alone he said.
Then he sat down and wrote the teachings he
wrote the entire document so we would have
something for sure to teach and tell the future
he wrote it down for us the whole thing.
When he was done G*d began to speak with
him. Your days are drawing near to die go get
your successor and stand in the Tent of
Meeting I’ll give him final instructions.
They stood in the tent of meeting and G*d
appeared in a pillar of cloud so I didn’t catch
What I heard was difficult it was about the
future and what we would forget and how
someone would have to remind us now and
again what we are all about.
So he wrote out the teachings then he made
up a song he taught us the song that day it was
a song or a poem and some of it was heard
and is known and some of it remains secret.
There is a known song and a secret song a
known poem and a secret poem one is flesh
and form the other bone and spirit.