The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65904 Message #1090338
Posted By: Ebbie
11-Jan-04 - 01:08 AM
Thread Name: what is your favourite chorus song?
Subject: RE: what is your favourite chorus song?
Well, Jerry, there are about 20 people in Juneau who know it now! It's a good one. People enjoy lustily singing the chorus. With players taking lead breaks, we've kept the chorus going for three more go 'rounds after the song was finished.
Teaching it to people at the Pioneers Home to perform it at the Alaska Folk Festival here was my first idea, then I thought, Well, it would actually be more effective to teach it to four or five 10 and 12 year-olds to perform there, then I thought, Heck, my age group is even better! We're old enough that people will internalize it and yet we're young enough that we're not sensitive about it. Win - win, don't you know.
Although I wouldn't have any qualms about teaching it to old people. Sometimes we forget that Hey! They know they're old!