The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #52294   Message #804156
Posted By: Genie
16-Oct-02 - 01:50 AM
Thread Name: Best Closing Song for Nursing Home Gigs
Subject: RE: Best Closing Song for Nursing Home Gigs
Yeah, Tiger, that's one of the parting songs that goes over well with the WWII generation.

BTW, folks, if any of you think that a slow, "sad" song like "Till We Meet Again" ("Smile the while you bid me sad adieu...") is a downer for these folks, you should have been at the retirement home sing-along I did Monday afternoon. We closed with that song, and not only did nearly everyone sing along with it, but as I was packing up my guitar and gear after the session ended, the residents broke spontaneously into song -- with at least 5 or six of them happily crooning that song as they made their way out to the hall or to the elevator!

Singing sad, soulful songs isn't necessarily a downer. (Any blues player knows that.)