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jack halyard Why We Sing, Part II (90* d) RE: Why We Sing, Part II 20 Jun 04

I sing because all the energy input from an rich and beautiful world has to get back out somehow. I sing because singing is poetry with and added dimension, music, which tells experience so much more powerfully than words alone. That's when I sing solo.

When I sing with a crowd, be it a session in a pub or several hundred at a gathering, It is one of the most uplifting of collective experiences.

This is why I invariably write songs with choruses. The affirmation by a crowd of singers of my ideas, beliefs or things I find pleasure in is about as positive and strong as it gets.

Call and response type songs such as shanties where the crowd and the soloist bounce music off each other are definitely the most rewarding of forms for me.
                               Jack Halyard/John Warner

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