Thursday, August 28, 2008

Shwekey takes lyrics from non Jewish singer

This song was posted today on Shlager but was taken down its a new song from Yakov Shwekey The chorus was taken directly from the song You Raise me up By Josh Groben listen below to Yakov Shwekey's Vershion and and a clip of Josh Grobens




11 comments:

ZIG said...

OH MY GOSH!
WHAT??? I CANT BELEIVE IT

Jack said...

Groben just covered You Raise Me Up. It was first recoreded by Irish musician Brian Kennedy and was written by Rolf Lovland and Brendan Graham. It was used for 9/11 commemorations and has been widely covered because of the power of the lyrics.

onemanband613 said...

Whatever happens, I hope they paid for the rights to this song, or got permission to use the song freely. Otherwise, they can get sued BIG TIME! It's a shame that so many english songs by Jewish writers can't be as good as the secular ones.

If only they would actually go for corses in real poetry writing!

Anonymous said...

not just the chorus. the whole song. that verse he is singing was originally part of the song but was omitted by groban. it can be heard in the original version by secret garden and brian Kennedy.

Anonymous said...

this is not the only jewish song witch was taken straight from a goyish one

ZIG said...

so apparently it was sung only for an event.. and its "ok" to sing non jewish songs these days
i mean its becoming excepted .. who cares that he contradicts himself in his other song..
hein am livadad yishkon ... were sep from the goyim...
historys repeating itself ...
the problems of the old days
were they needed to fit in with the goyim

Anonymous said...

You guys are such morons. A singer is allowed to cover another singer's song. Just because Shwekey sang it doesn't mean he stole it. He's not claiming it as his own. If you had any brains whatsoever, you would have looked into the story and found out that he was at an event and a kid asked him to sing it, so he did. Someone recorded it and put it online. I still haven't heard it, but I would like to. I'm just sick of people not understanding the difference between stealing and covering.

Me said...

A kid who was mentally challenged asked him to sing it. He hesitated but he did it for the boy. He would never go and sing goyish music at his concerts...Duh....

Anonymous said...

its been a while can u repost it? i wanna hear him sing it

Anonymous said...

Would love to hear the full version...a much quieter and sensitive version. Shwekey has the pipes, but didn't need to use them for this. He is a wonderful human being who is Jewish--as am I--'nuf said. Thanks to all who explained the "covering" of songs--and, I am sure, Josh G would be thrilled to hear him sing it. Hashem bless you, Yaakov.

Anonymous said...

Is there anywhere I can listen to it now? thanks