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Thread #63777   Message #1040782
Posted By: GUEST,Ron Davies
23-Oct-03 - 10:31 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Songs you sang at the Getaway
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs you sang at the Getaway
I sang

I'll Be All Smiles Tonight
Cicada Serenade (by the Pheremones--local DC area duo,
unfortunately no longer recording)
Watch and Chain--wonderful, wonderful song by Dave Webber
Give Me The Leavin's
My First Shipwreck At Sea (may be another title--learned it at
Slippers With Wings
Star of the County Down------I'll never get tired of it even if some
might---it's great as part of a waltz group
Tennessee Waltz (with parody verse-----for which I was severely
chastised by Claymore for distracting a band member---i.e. him)--I
didn't warn him first of the subversive lyrics)
Waiting in the Lobby of Your Heart
Life's Railway To Heaven
Angels Hovering Round
Be Sure It's True (countermelody)

I probably sang some others but I can't remember which. I know I intended to sing more, especially Henry Clay Work songs and Carter Family songs, ( of course what I really intended to do (and did) was to get as big a dose of Shellbacks as I possibly could------man, the only thing that can compare with them is the Middle Bar in Sidmouth.)
As a group, individually, and in smaller groups, sometimes aided and abetted by US luminaries like Barry and Mick, they are just dynamite.

The other problem I had was--my voice was shot by Saturday night (good thing Cicadas is a rap song, more or less). What am I doing wrong? Everybody else seemed to be in good shape as late as Sunday night. I sing in choral groups so I do know how to avoid blowing your voice out. I didn't even kill it by leading a sea chantey or singing Sacred Harp (remarkably similar to sea chanteys in vocal approach and demands.) I am particularly in awe of the Shellbacks who stayed up as late as I did Fri and Sat nights, sang a lot more than I did, and still were in fine voice Sunday. What is your secret?