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First song of the New Year

Waddon Pete 30 Dec 07 - 03:46 PM
Cats 30 Dec 07 - 03:51 PM
Waddon Pete 31 Dec 07 - 10:30 AM
katlaughing 31 Dec 07 - 10:39 AM
Jack Blandiver 31 Dec 07 - 11:02 AM
Saro 31 Dec 07 - 01:51 PM
Waddon Pete 01 Jan 08 - 07:44 AM
katlaughing 01 Jan 08 - 10:59 AM
John J 01 Jan 08 - 12:16 PM
Waddon Pete 02 Jan 08 - 11:57 AM
Amos 02 Jan 08 - 12:32 PM
Waddon Pete 04 Jan 08 - 05:48 AM
Jack Blandiver 04 Jan 08 - 09:28 AM
Waddon Pete 05 Jan 08 - 02:59 PM
oombanjo 05 Jan 08 - 04:35 PM
GUEST,Cookieless Pete 06 Jan 08 - 12:20 PM
Mooh 06 Jan 08 - 01:18 PM
Waddon Pete 31 Dec 08 - 10:59 AM
Waddon Pete 31 Dec 08 - 05:55 PM
Waddon Pete 04 Jan 09 - 07:48 AM
Jack Blandiver 04 Jan 09 - 11:42 AM
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Subject: First song of the New Year
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 30 Dec 07 - 03:46 PM

Hello,

Well....here's another year! It's good to see that there are a lot of opportunities to perform our music on New Year's Day and beyond.

The question is....

What will be the first song you perform/ed in the New Year?

Was the song chosen for any specific reason?

(...and Auld Lang Syne doesn't count!)


Happy New Year!

Peter


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Subject: RE: First song of the New Year
From: Cats
Date: 30 Dec 07 - 03:51 PM

We'll sing 'Levy Dew' at about 30 seconds past midnight outside on the drive in, hopefully, a clear still night. Wonderful.


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Subject: RE: First song of the New Year
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 31 Dec 07 - 10:30 AM

I suppose it really ought to be "Carol for New Year's Day" which is in the database.

Carol

But I guess someone else at the session will beat me to it!

I still haven't deceided on my "first song". How about you?


Best wishes and all the best for 2008,


Peter


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Subject: RE: First song of the New Year
From: katlaughing
Date: 31 Dec 07 - 10:39 AM

Nothing...I sound like a frog right now, a frog with a bad croak!**bg**

Happy New Year, anyway!


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Subject: RE: First song of the New Year
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 31 Dec 07 - 11:02 AM

A Pilgrim's Way
for me; a good one for aligning one's priorities with regard to those awkward New Year's Resolutions...

All the best anyway, whatever it is you sing.


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Subject: RE: First song of the New Year
From: Saro
Date: 31 Dec 07 - 01:51 PM

I find it hard to resist starting with Dave Goulder's "January Man", I think it is a hard one to beat...
And a Happy New year to all!
Saro


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Subject: RE: First song of the New Year
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 01 Jan 08 - 07:44 AM

Sorry to hear about your sore throat Kat...hope it gets better soon...but I guess if you were to sing your first song in February it would still count! :o)

Best wishes for the New Year,

Peter


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Subject: RE: First song of the New Year
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Jan 08 - 10:59 AM

Ah, thanks, Pete, but it's not sore, I've just lost my voice probably leftover from pneumonia, new meds, and/or a slight head cold. I'd better have it back by Feb.!**bg**


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Subject: RE: First song of the New Year
From: John J
Date: 01 Jan 08 - 12:16 PM

I've just arrived home from our New Years Day sing & session in Warburton, Cheshire. Shanty Alan always sings 'January Man' - that's when the New Year starts for me.

John


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Subject: RE: First song of the New Year
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 02 Jan 08 - 11:57 AM

We, too, had a great session with lots of old favourites and new ones to add to the fun. The first song of the session was one about going to America to hunt the buffalo and my first song of the year was "By and By".

What was also good was meeting up with some-one I hadn't met with for over 20 years!

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: First song of the New Year
From: Amos
Date: 02 Jan 08 - 12:32 PM

ALthough I performed it for only myself, the first song of the new year was "THe Ballad of Pancho and Lefty". I needed to assure myself that the story made as much sense as I thought it did.



A


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Subject: RE: First song of the New Year
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 04 Jan 08 - 05:48 AM

....and spare a thought for the gentleman with a cold who...despite valiant efforts....never got beyond the 2nd verse of his contribution!

May all your new year sessions be melodious, enjoyable and free from power play and politics!

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: First song of the New Year
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 04 Jan 08 - 09:28 AM

The first song I actually sang in public this year was Child #7 Earl Brand at Les's singaround in Chorlton on the 2nd; a freewheeling narrative that always puts me in mind of The Watermargin...


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Subject: RE: First song of the New Year
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 05 Jan 08 - 02:59 PM

It seems the New Year has started with some great songs and happy sessions!

Long may it continue!

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: First song of the New Year
From: oombanjo
Date: 05 Jan 08 - 04:35 PM

not folky but how about. January you start the year of fine, February your my little valentine. ect.ect.


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Subject: RE: First song of the New Year
From: GUEST,Cookieless Pete
Date: 06 Jan 08 - 12:20 PM

That's funny...someone's eaten me cookie!

I ike your choice oombanjo!

Here's a January song to get things moving!

Get ready to sway!

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: First song of the New Year
From: Mooh
Date: 06 Jan 08 - 01:18 PM

The Whore's Bed Carol...I mean Boar's Head Carol.

Actually, I slept through the stroke of the new year, and didn't record what I first sang on the 1st. Oh well...

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: First song of the New Year
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 10:59 AM

Now we are standing on the edge of 2009.....what will be your first song of the New Year?

Will it be the same as last year? Did your choice of song in January 2008 reflect your choice of songs for the rest of the year?

Whatever and wherever you sing or play, have a great time and enjoy yourself.

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: First song of the New Year
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 05:55 PM

........just a reminder that Auld Lang Syne doesn't count!

Not that you needed a reminder....but it's better than writing "refresh" or some such......

....back to the festivities........


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Subject: RE: First song of the New Year
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 07:48 AM

Well I finally made the first session of the year after a false start!

A cracking session it was too! Songs old and new, room packed with singers, musicians and listeners, plenty of unaccompanied singing with great chorus participation.

Folk dying? Not round 'ere mate!

First song of the New Year (sung at home) Coulter's Candy. First song sung in public, Roving Journeyman.

How about you?

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: Lyr Add: WINTER - A DIRGE (Robert Burns)
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 11:42 AM

My first public song of 2009 was Winter - A Dirge by Robert Burns (to be sung to the tune of MacPherson's Rant). I've been singing this for years, but have never heard anyone else do it. Here it is anyway...

The wintry west extends his blast,
And hail and rain does blaw;
Or the stormy north sends driving forth
The blinding sleet and snaw:
While, tumbling brown, the burn comes down,
And roars frae bank to brae;
And bird and beast in covert rest,
And pass the heartless day.

The sweeping blast, the sky o'ercast,
The joyless winter day
Let others fear, to me more dear
Than all the pride of May:
The tempest's howl, it soothes my soul,
My griefs it seems to join;
The leafless trees my fancy please,
Their fate resembles mine!

Thou Power Supreme, whose mighty scheme
These woes of mine fulfil,
Here firm I rest; they must be best,
Because they are Thy will!
Then all I want-O do Thou grant
This one request of mine!-
Since to enjoy Thou dost deny,
Assist me to resign.


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Subject: RE: First song of the New Year
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 08:39 PM

I expect, at the coming MIT chantey sing, to lead "The Erie Canal", because I haven't sung it for a while.


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Subject: RE: First song of the New Year
From: BB
Date: 05 Jan 09 - 02:52 PM

Surprisingly, The Seeds of Love. Out with our local mummers, and we always have a song & music session afterwards. One of the people in the pub asked if anyone knew it. Not really what I would have chosen to sing in those circumstances, but there you go - it makes a change from the usual seasonal ones that we do.

Barbara


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Subject: RE: First song of the New Year
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 05 Jan 09 - 04:06 PM

Unless I get rid of this damn bug, I may never sing again...

Bleagh

But if all goes well, I will be singing next on the first Thursday in February at the Blackmore club in Writtle. And I will probably sing Waterboy cuz I ain't sung it for my Essex Folk friends yet.

ViralTam


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