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Favourite closure song

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Leadbelly 08 Sep 07 - 05:34 PM
Uncle_DaveO 08 Sep 07 - 06:04 PM
Uncle_DaveO 08 Sep 07 - 06:11 PM
GUEST,Arnie at work 08 Sep 07 - 06:16 PM
Leadbelly 08 Sep 07 - 06:17 PM
MystMoonstruck 08 Sep 07 - 07:02 PM
Genie 08 Sep 07 - 07:03 PM
GUEST,Bert on Kelly's machine. 08 Sep 07 - 07:33 PM
Mark Ross 08 Sep 07 - 07:36 PM
ad1943 08 Sep 07 - 08:02 PM
Stephen L. Rich 08 Sep 07 - 08:28 PM
Effsee 08 Sep 07 - 08:37 PM
Leadfingers 08 Sep 07 - 09:02 PM
M.Ted 08 Sep 07 - 11:26 PM
open mike 09 Sep 07 - 12:27 AM
Genie 09 Sep 07 - 04:07 AM
Richard Bridge 09 Sep 07 - 09:52 AM
Uncle_DaveO 09 Sep 07 - 10:30 AM
bankley 09 Sep 07 - 11:28 AM
Leadbelly 09 Sep 07 - 12:15 PM
GUEST,Phil Cooper on sig-o's computer 09 Sep 07 - 12:22 PM
muppitz 09 Sep 07 - 12:53 PM
The Sandman 09 Sep 07 - 01:05 PM
McGrath of Harlow 09 Sep 07 - 01:08 PM
JP2 09 Sep 07 - 01:08 PM
GUEST,albert 09 Sep 07 - 01:17 PM
GUEST 09 Sep 07 - 01:41 PM
Skipper Jack 09 Sep 07 - 01:50 PM
Cats 09 Sep 07 - 01:59 PM
Richard Bridge 09 Sep 07 - 04:03 PM
Genie 09 Sep 07 - 04:10 PM
Genie 09 Sep 07 - 04:11 PM
Genie 09 Sep 07 - 04:13 PM
Genie 09 Sep 07 - 04:44 PM
Genie 09 Sep 07 - 05:44 PM
Joe_F 09 Sep 07 - 08:48 PM
Gulliver 09 Sep 07 - 10:03 PM
Roger the Skiffler 10 Sep 07 - 09:25 AM
Dan Schatz 10 Sep 07 - 10:32 AM
George Papavgeris 10 Sep 07 - 10:42 AM
Dave Roberts 10 Sep 07 - 12:01 PM
GUEST,Jim 10 Sep 07 - 12:04 PM
GUEST,Nighthawk 10 Sep 07 - 12:47 PM
webfolk 10 Sep 07 - 01:04 PM
Leadbelly 10 Sep 07 - 01:35 PM
webfolk 10 Sep 07 - 02:07 PM
GUEST 10 Sep 07 - 02:35 PM
Leadbelly 10 Sep 07 - 03:58 PM
HiHo_Silver 10 Sep 07 - 04:51 PM
Gulliver 10 Sep 07 - 05:50 PM
Bert 10 Sep 07 - 06:39 PM
Joybell 10 Sep 07 - 09:16 PM
GUEST,Gerry 10 Sep 07 - 11:57 PM
GUEST,Gerry 25 Jan 11 - 12:02 AM
Dan Schatz 25 Jan 11 - 11:51 AM
PoppaGator 25 Jan 11 - 12:06 PM
WalkaboutsVerse 25 Jan 11 - 12:26 PM
Dave MacKenzie 25 Jan 11 - 12:37 PM
RTim 25 Jan 11 - 01:05 PM
Crowhugger 25 Jan 11 - 01:51 PM
Joe_F 25 Jan 11 - 03:48 PM
GUEST,Eliza 25 Jan 11 - 03:52 PM
Taconicus 26 Jan 11 - 10:11 AM
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Subject: Favourite closure song
From: Leadbelly
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 05:34 PM

Although there was a similar thread in 2001, I'm interested in your favourite closure song you sing before leaving stage (or whatever).



Manfred


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 06:04 PM

I'll be accused of self-promotion, I suppose, but I usually use a song I wrote, She'd Rather Make Coffee Than Love

I see that in originally posting it to Mudcat I called it "I'd Rather" etc., but it has become "She'd rather". And sometimes I and others refer to it as "The Starbuck Song".

In another posting, I'll give the link for my site at Motagator, where you can listen to it, as well as a few other songs I sing.

Always a crowd-pleaser. And gives me an ego rush.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 06:11 PM

Here's the link to Uncle_DaveO's Section at Motagator

You can listen to and/or download any of the songs I have there, for free.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: GUEST,Arnie at work
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 06:16 PM

If I'm the last singer at a folk club, I usually end with 'All the Good Times are past and gone'. Probably not the best lyrics for a finishing song but it's a got a great chorus for the audience to belt out. I think everyone goes home happy if they've had a good sing-song at the end of the evening.


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Leadbelly
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 06:17 PM

Thanks Dave, very nice lyrics!
By the way, I did make a mistake. I meant closing songs instead of closure songs. Don't know whether it's the same.

Manfred


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: MystMoonstruck
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 07:02 PM

The Parting Glass

There's another, "Bring on the Starlight", but I weep embarraassingly when this is sung. "The Parting Glass" is safer.


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Genie
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 07:03 PM

Depends a lot on the kind of program I'm doing and for what audience or group.
"The Parting Glass" is pretty much always a good one, but sometimes "Show Me The Way To Go Home" fits better. ;)

Others I sometimes use:
Vaya Con Dios (en Español)
So Long, It's Been Good To Know Ya
Leaving Liverpool
Po Tari Au (Now Is The Hour)
Will The Circle Be Unbroken?
I'll Be Seeing You

(No, not all my gigs are for "folk" audiences.)

At gigs for Jewish audiences, my standard closure song is a medley of "Havenu Shalom Aleichem," "Shalom Chaverim," and "Lo Yisa Goy."


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: GUEST,Bert on Kelly's machine.
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 07:33 PM

Way back on Mudcat Radio when we had Bill Sables and friends visiting, we each sang a 'goodbye' song.

It would be fun to have that session made into a CD or DVD.

How about it Max?


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Mark Ross
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 07:36 PM

I always liked to end with HARD TIMES COME AGAIN NO MORE by Stephen Foster. Either that , or HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: ad1943
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 08:02 PM

" Wish me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye" at nursing homes

AD


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 08:28 PM

For the last twenty-five or so years I've been closing shows with "Utah" Phillips' "Hymn Song".

Stephen Lee


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Effsee
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 08:37 PM

"Take your glasses,
Take your glasses,
Take your glasses back to the bar,
Take your glasses back to the bar."


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Leadfingers
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 09:02 PM

Go Me The Way to Show Home - Straight , Spoonered , and Fancied up !! -Indicate the way to my particular abode etc


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: M.Ted
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 11:26 PM

"Goodnight, Sweetheart", on the odd occasion that I might play for someone anymore.

Back when I had a Folkdance Band, it was either Makedonsko Devojce or Trugnala Rumjana, which were extremely moving, because everyone would sing while they danced--


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: open mike
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 12:27 AM

the toast "kind friends and companions come join me in song..."
A Health to the Company ....usually i sing it acapella or accompanied by bodhran


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Genie
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 04:07 AM

I also use Aloha Oe from time to time.

And Bye, Bye, Blackbird.


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 09:52 AM

The Farewell Shanty (not a shanty of course)


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 10:30 AM

Oh, no! Not So Long, It's Been Good to Know Ya!

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: bankley
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 11:28 AM

Frandsen used to sing a country-ish thing called "Take out the garbage when you go"


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Leadbelly
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 12:15 PM

Dave, why not "So long,.."? Is it worn-out? What about "Irene, good night"? That's from the same worn-out category, isn't it?? Or?

Manfred


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: GUEST,Phil Cooper on sig-o's computer
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 12:22 PM

Robin Williamson's Fare Thee Well Sweet Mally, Richard Thompson's Dimming of the Day, Tenting tonight.


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: muppitz
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 12:53 PM

For a few years I've used a song by a friend of mine, Joe Topping, called "When All Else Fails", but I wrote a song myself a few weeks back that's had a good response and even though I'm my own worst critic I think it's a bit of a showstopper so I've been using that instead.
However, a few people have since asked where "When All Else Fails" went to! I think Joe owes me a beer!

muppitz
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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: The Sandman
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 01:05 PM

Farewell my friends,available in my song book ,TheSailors Dream.http://www.dickmiles.com


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 01:08 PM

I suppose a "closure song" would be something like "I will survive"...


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: JP2
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 01:08 PM

How about "Goodnight Ladies we're going to leave you now"etc.expanded to include fiddlers,singers,squeezers,landlord,bodhran players etc.etc.
JP2


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: GUEST,albert
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 01:17 PM

In the Valley folk club at the end of each singaround session Lynne ends the evening with a lovely version of "Will Ye Go Lassie Go"...the harmonies come in from every corner of the room and its quite breathtaking!
Albert


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 01:41 PM

Albert,

Yes "Wild Mountian Thyme" was a favourite closing song as far back as the Adelphi Folk Club, Swansea in the mid-60's

Since then it has been featured in The Afan Valley Folk Club, Port Talbot; The Swansea University Folk Club and The Colliers Folk Club, Neath.
The Swansea Folk Club in the 70's also adopted it. I well remember Lynne Gent singing it at The Valley Folk Club. She has a wonderful voice which was admirably suited to such a beautiful song.

Dave R.


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Skipper Jack
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 01:50 PM

I'm the guest in the above message re: "Favourite closure song"


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Cats
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 01:59 PM

At the moment it has to be 'Last Fisherman' for Jon and 'Lifeboat Prayer' for me ~ purely on the basis that they are both incredibly hard to follow songs.


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 04:03 PM

Magrath, have you seen the hen night words to "I will Survive"? Many folk clubs might not survive them!


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Genie
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 04:10 PM

It may be "worn out," but I still do use "Goodnight, Irene" sometimes too.   It works really well when you want everyone to sing along.


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Genie
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 04:11 PM

Then there's "Thank God and Greyhound You're Gone."

;-D


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Genie
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 04:13 PM

And, Uncle Dave, you know how Yogi Berra said, of a popular restaurant, "Nobody goes there any more - It's too crowded."?

I think "So Long, It's Been Good to Know Ya!" is one of those songs that's "so overdone" that nobody sings it any more.   ;-)

I haven't heard it in years.


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Genie
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 04:44 PM

Folks, one of the best "closing" songs ever was written and sung by our own Rick Fielding. It's a wonderful part of his legacy, and it's on the Mudcat CD Sampler: Violet - I think that's the one.

You can find the lyrics and other liner notes here:
When We Gather Once More - Rick Fielding

You can, of course, hear Rick singing the song if you buy (hint, hint) the Mudcat CD Sampler(s).

Genie


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure songs
From: Genie
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 05:44 PM

Rick Fielding's "When We Gather Once More" is on the
Mudcat CD Sampler: Violet
along with a good (non-chorus) song by Jeri (Wings Of A Song) and a recording of
Hard Times Come Again No More by Kim C.

The Mudcat CD Sampler: Orchid> has some appropriate "closing songs" too:
All The Good People - Sandy Paton
If It Wasn't For The Song - Harvey Andrews
Mingulay Boat Song
Why We Sing - Jeri
The Parting Glass - Big Mick with The Conklin Ceili Band
and - for 'that' kind of closure: Sing With The Angels - Rick Fielding

On the
Mudcat CD Sampler: Plum we have Kendall Morse singing Gently Down The Stream Of Time - also a good one for "closure" beyond just the evening in question. Also "Last Letter Home" by Kim C (Kim Caudell).

The has a couple that fit as closing/closure songs:
This Time Again - Karen K
Handful Of Songs - Jerry Rasmussen
Harmony (One Out Of Many) - Jeanene Pratt
The Song - Harvey Andrews (reprise)

And on
Mudcat CD Sampler: Rose there's a really good close-the-session song called "Fill One Room" by Midchuck.


(Can you tell I'm pimping the Mudcat CD Samplers?) :-D


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Joe_F
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 08:48 PM

"Will ye no come back again" is traditional in some circles.


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Gulliver
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 10:03 PM

We finish our Sunday afternoon session with "Wild Mountain Thyme", each member of the group singing a verse, and the Tuesday evening session with "Goodnight Irene", where everyone joins in. Otherwise I finish with an old-timey version of "Show me the way to go home" with extra verses. Not original, but the punters can all join in and go home feeling happy.

I'm working on "Goodbye", from the White Horse Inn, just to have something different.

Don


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 09:25 AM

"Goodnight Irene"
I can almost sing that one in tune.


RtS


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 10:32 AM

I seem to have a penchant for writing songs that work best as the last song. This can be a challenge, since (a) there are lots of good traditional songs I love that work equally well and (b) not every song can be the last song.

Two that generally close concerts with are

May This Fire Warm You Well
and

A Song in the Darkness.

But there are many others.

Dan Schatz


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 10:42 AM

Depending on the mood, it can be any one of the following:

The Ending of the Day (prayer-cum-love song)
Miracle of Life (celebratory)
Recessional (reflective love song)
Bite of the Underdog (rant at the Powers that Be)
Friends like These (in praise of the audience and other friends)
Sound the Horn (end-of-shift farewell)


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 12:01 PM

Last Thing On My Mind and, more recently, Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound, both by Tom Paxton as you will know.


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 12:04 PM

We like to finish with a rousing instrumental like Maple Sugar or Bully Of The Town, especially if we get an encore.


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: GUEST,Nighthawk
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 12:47 PM

When it's closing time at the night club,
And the bar is shutting down;
I know I'm s'posed to be packin' up,
But I want to play one more song.

The bartender has his evil eye
On the queen of closing time,
The waitress is counting her money,
As she gulps her glass of wine.

The audience knows it's over,
But lingers a little too long.
They're ready, drunk and able,
To hear one last sing-along song.

But, the manager's finger crosses his throat,
And he gives me a beery shout,
"Don't let that swingin' door
Hit your ass as you head on out!"


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: webfolk
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 01:04 PM

YOu could look at my song, pour me another one, on my songs page.

Geoff
www.webfolk.net


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Leadbelly
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 01:35 PM

Geoff, I do like your song. Do you agree to in publishing it in behalf of this thread?


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: webfolk
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 02:07 PM

no probs

Geoff

www.webfolk.net


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 02:35 PM

A wonderful finishing song is "I Bid You Goodnight" as sung by The Grateful Dead.
A great version here by Tom Rawson

http://www.tomrawson.com/recordings.html

Excuse me for being a technowimp but I don't trust myself with Blue Clicky thingies!

Eddie


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Leadbelly
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 03:58 PM

Here comes Geoff Rodgers's song (s.a.):

Pour me another one
the regular session at the local inspired this one

So pour me another one fill up my glass,
The night is still young and there's more to be sung
Pour me another one lets make it last
And let's sing it over again

Each week in the corner of the local bar
A few old pals with a couple of guitars
Singing their songs for a couple of jars
Let's do it over again
They sing songs from the North and sing songs from the South
Songs with a chorus that you learnt in your youth
Songs that'll move you to open your mouth
And sing with them over again

They sing for the craic and they sing for the beer
They sing for the people who come down to hear
They sing to fill your heart with good cheer
So sing them all over again
They sing songs you knew when you were a lad
Songs that you learnt from your mum or your dad
Songs that are good and songs that are bad
But they sing them all over again

Now times getting on and the bar's long been shut
Someone's still singing but he's almost half cut
So finish your glasses and lets have you out
Till we do it all over again
Times come around the last song of the night
All in together and lets give it some bite
If you count yourself lucky maybe they might
Sing it all over again

Copyright © 2004 by Geoff Rodgers ~ All Rights Reserved


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: HiHo_Silver
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 04:51 PM

I Used the song for a number of years: Show Me The Way to Go Home, I'm tired and wanna go to bed etc. Never did know the title


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Gulliver
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 05:50 PM

I forgot the other song we sometimes finish off with: Red Rose Café

Don


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Bert
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 06:39 PM

'Till We Meet Again


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Joybell
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 09:16 PM

"Vaya Con Dios"
"Remember Me"
True-Love sometimes uses "Those Were the Days".
"Goodbye Melbourne Town" is a regional possibility.
Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 11:57 PM

Goodnight Irene as a closing number was ruined for me over 40 years ago when Fenwick Fuller, a teacher at my school, used it as the closing number at all the dances we were required to go to.

David Holt was trying to decide how to finish off a concert (or maybe what to play for an encore) at a concert I went to 20 years ago, and someone in the audience suggested Meeting Is Over. It was an excellent suggestion.


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 25 Jan 11 - 12:02 AM

On conferring with some of my high school classmates, it appears I did a disservice to Fenwick Fuller in my previous message - the teacher in question was actually Kendall Bassett.


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 25 Jan 11 - 11:51 AM

These days "Singing Through the Hard Times" is either an opener or a closer.

Dan


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: PoppaGator
Date: 25 Jan 11 - 12:06 PM

Dave Van Ronk's "Last Call": I haven't done it lately; it is a 20th century composition written in a very old-fashioned style that demands to be sung unaccompanied or not at all.

The story is that Dave, Leonard Cohen, and Joni Mitchell were drinking together late into the night, and this song's lyrics were found in the morning in such nearly-indecipherable script writing that no one's handwriting could be recognized. The other two apparently let DVR have it; perhaps he wrote the melody (or "chose" it from the traditional airs in his memory bank).

My usual closing number since August 2005 has been "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans." I worked up my arrancement while in Katrina exile, badly missing New Orleans myself at the time.


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 25 Jan 11 - 12:26 PM

The English shanty "Homeward Bound", especially when a good call-and-response gets going.


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 25 Jan 11 - 12:37 PM

I usually pick from

"All the Songs in the World"
"Bonnie Glenshee" or
"Bonnie Udny"


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: RTim
Date: 25 Jan 11 - 01:05 PM

Dave Webber's - Parting Song. Here sung as the final song at Pinewoods LAST Folk Music Week in 2010. The week has now been replaced.
Great memories, and thanks to all.

Tim Radford

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0DZLtlDLHU


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Crowhugger
Date: 25 Jan 11 - 01:51 PM

If a rowdy bunch, maybe "Irish Blessing" to mellow things a bit. If moderate energy or a laid back bunch, lately we close with "We Are Family" and we get the audience clapping. Most of our audiences tend to be of the latter two types because we do mainly retirement residence gigs. I think the lyrics in general and the reference in "We Are Family" to "...all my sisters..." works well for us on several levels:
~we're an all-women quartet;
~we have mostly female audiences, at least 10:1 in our RR gigs (both due to death rates by gender and, pardon the stereotyping, often the hockey/ball game starts at the same time as we do).
~our audiences have told us they identify with us: we remind them of their past singing days, very often with other women or family;
~our style uses constant eye contact with audience members while conveying the emotions behind the storylines of the songs, which creates a depth of contact that our audiences may miss sharing with their own family or close friends, so the words match our behaviour.

Geez, after articulating all this at once, it reinforces why we enjoy this type of gig so much.


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Joe_F
Date: 25 Jan 11 - 03:48 PM

Time, Gentlemen, Time


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 25 Jan 11 - 03:52 PM

"Wild Mountain Thyme" Oh, it's decades since I sang that, it always brought tears to my eyes. Morris dance festivals end with "Jolly Green Garters" or "Fanny Frail", which are both super.


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Taconicus
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 10:11 AM

Mentioned by Tim above, my favorite closing song is Parting Song, composed by Dave Weber in 1993 in memory of John Purdy of Torquay.
Soon the morning sun will rise and dawn will bathe the sky,
There's time for just this parting song before we say goodbye;
So sing together one and all and raise a glass of wine,
Here's hoping we shall meet again along the road of time.

We've shared our stories, yours and mine, we've shared our hopes and fears,
In memories of distant youth, we've both rolled back the years;
So sing together one and all and raise a glass of wine,
Here's hoping we shall meet again along the road of time.

The ever-turning fateful wheel must cause our ways to part,
And bringing untold mysteries, another day will start;
So sing together one and all and raise a glass of wine,
Here's hoping we shall meet again along the road of time.

So from endings come beginnings, from the old shall come the new,
With hope for tomorrow, we'll see the parting through;
So sing together one and all and raise a glass of wine,
Here's hoping we shall meet again along the road of time.
The melody is very beautiful, and the only recording of it I know of (aside from the YouTube video Tim linked to) is on Old Songs & Bothy Ballads (Fifesing 4) - Nick-knack on the Waa, a CD of traditional folk songs. This album also has one of my favorite (and largely unknown) traditional Scottish songs The Gallant Forty Twa (not the more famous song of the same name).


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: erosconpollo
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 10:47 AM

'Shenandoah' is my standard closer as a single, as I am indeed 'bound away.'


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Gy Morris man
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 12:55 PM

We always finish our dance out nights and sing arounds with Rolling Home.
I know it's not a finishing song but the chourus is apt.


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: ClaireBear
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 02:02 PM

For general Anglo-folk appearances with partner Jon, I best like John Tams' "Pull Down Lads."

The Dogwatch Nautical Bandalways likes to close with "The Seaman's Hymn."


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: dwditty
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 11:18 PM

More often than not, it's God Bless the Child.

dw


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: John P
Date: 27 Jan 11 - 05:27 PM

Sometimes I want to keep the energy going and end with something upbeat, rhythmic, and tight. With my most recent band we used a tune called Japati. If I need the place to empty out fairly soon, I'll use something calming, like Pachabel's Cannon or Josefins Dopvals.


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Joe_F
Date: 27 Jan 11 - 05:42 PM

Taps
The Whiffenpoof Song


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Subject: RE: Favourite closure song
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 27 Jan 11 - 08:17 PM

Dave Webber's Parting Song is on the Beggars Velvet CD entitled "My Lady of Autumn" - many other great tracks on it.
Others:
Alan Bell's "When First we Met".
"In Freenship's Name".
"Kind Friends and Companions"
"Tak a Dram afore ye go"
"We're no awa tae Bide Awa"
"Parting Glass" to more than one tune.
And of course....Auld Lang Syne, but preferably all the verses to the older tune!


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