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Lyr Req: Songs for seniors

Jim Lad 04 Feb 08 - 12:21 PM
Shaneo 04 Feb 08 - 12:33 PM
Jim Lad 04 Feb 08 - 01:42 PM
SouthernCelt 04 Feb 08 - 03:32 PM
topical tom 04 Feb 08 - 05:36 PM
Richard Bridge 04 Feb 08 - 06:24 PM
GUEST,Texas Guest 04 Feb 08 - 11:05 PM
Bill D 04 Feb 08 - 11:21 PM
Sorcha 04 Feb 08 - 11:59 PM
Jim Lad 05 Feb 08 - 01:44 AM
Bert 05 Feb 08 - 03:43 AM
Richard Bridge 05 Feb 08 - 03:48 AM
Jim Lad 05 Feb 08 - 11:51 AM
Melissa 05 Feb 08 - 12:35 PM
Jim Lad 05 Feb 08 - 12:40 PM
SouthernCelt 05 Feb 08 - 01:01 PM
Melissa 05 Feb 08 - 01:12 PM
Jim Lad 05 Feb 08 - 01:42 PM
Richard Bridge 05 Feb 08 - 01:47 PM
Jim Lad 05 Feb 08 - 04:41 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Songs for seniors
From: Jim Lad
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 12:21 PM

Trying to put together a list of sing along songs for seniors.
Titles are all I really need.
Thanks in advance
Jim


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for seniors
From: Shaneo
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 12:33 PM

If it's a few old pop/country songs, try this site

It's one of my old sites, I found that seniors like a good mixture of songs, something to sing along with. The more familiar the better.
I'm sure you will get a few there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for seniors
From: Jim Lad
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 01:42 PM

More of an "Irish Eyes are Smiling" thing, I'm afraid.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for seniors
From: SouthernCelt
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 03:32 PM

Hey, Jim, what age range are you considering "senior"? I ask only because I'm now qualified for senior citizen status at a lot of places and I'm 61. But the sing-along songs I might know best would probably be those from the 60s forward if you're looking for songs that were popular. If you're looking for older, traditional songs that survived through multiple generations then my question may not be pertinent. Just curious since most of the public performance I've done tends toward the older age group (and a lot of them don't like songs created after about 1960 unless they're old-sounding gospel songs).

SC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for seniors
From: topical tom
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 05:36 PM

I would suggest Garnet Rogers' "Stars In Their Crown", a most beautiful song.Unfortunately, I could not find a site to download it from.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for seniors
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 06:24 PM

Yesterday!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for seniors
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 11:05 PM

Jim - here's three - "Side By Side" "Paper Moon" "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter"

Those given, do not go in and assume that your audience wants a bunch
of "old folks" sing-a-long songs. I do twenty to thirty such gigs
per month and every residence is different; and, I know folks who are
in their seventies and eightys who act like they're forty and will not tolerate being treated like an "old fogey." I also, as you may
too, know folks in their twenties and thirtys who act like they
"should" be retired. Keep an open mind and a smile on your face.
Cheers.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for seniors
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 11:21 PM

"Old & Gray & Only in the Way"

"Over the Hills to the Poorhouse"

"Too Old to Cut the Mustard"


what's that? You detect a theme? Nawww....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for seniors
From: Sorcha
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 11:59 PM

Or...
Just Because
My Blue Heaven
You Are My Sunshine
Dreaming
Whispering
Marie
5'2 Eyes of Blue
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
Danny Boy
Old Time hymns...Bringing In the Sheaves, Will There Be Any Stars in My Crown, Rock Of Ages, Everlasting Arms, etc
Bell Bottom Trousers
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Songs from musicals...South Pacific, Okalhoma! Carosel, etc
Military 'service' songs...Cassions, Wild Blue Yonder, Halls of Montezuma, etc (those are US, but I'm sure you know others)
In My Merry Oldsmobile
Irish Jaunting Car
Bird in a Gilded Cage
Hello My Honey, Hello My Baby (Rag time gal)
Bill Bailey
Mexicali Rose
I'll Take You Home Kathleen
White Cliffs of Dover
Red Sails in the Sunset
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
I Ride an Old Paint
Red River Valley
500 Miles
Tom Dooley
Take Me Home, Country Roads
San Antonio Rose
Yellow Rose of Texas
My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
Nearly any Stephen Foster--Camptown, O Susanna, etc
She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain
Peace I Ask of Thee O River
Oh Shennandoah
Girl/Boy Scout/Guide songs


And it's amazing how many people know House of the Rising Sun, Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay, Proud Mary, American Pie, Spirit in the Sky, others like that.

And don't forget 'Kid Songs'. Even adults like to sing them.
BINGO
Wheels on the Bus
I Had a Cat
Katie Bairdie
Johnny Get Your Hair Cut
Claire De Lune
Sur le Pont du Avingnon

Auld Lang Syne, reg. tune.

Still need more ideas? (grin)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for seniors
From: Jim Lad
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 01:44 AM

Thanks Yous:
            It's a 55 and older (Most of them much older) community and I've played for them before. The organizer is specifically asking for "Old Folks Stuff". Sorcha's on the right track with a few of her suggestions.
"Too Ra Looral Loora" American Irish kinda thing.
Waltzing Matilda etc.. A dozen or so come to mind and then I kind of lose my focus.
Can't for the life of me think why but I'll take any other suggestions.
Cheers!
Jim


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for seniors
From: Bert
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 03:43 AM

There will be some on this thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for seniors
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 03:48 AM

Hell, you only need three, because the nice think about old age is you met new people all the time!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for seniors
From: Jim Lad
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 11:51 AM

Hmmm!
    I think you meant "hell","thing" & "meet". Don't really need that little comma before "because" either but you could insert it after "is" where "That" is understood. Put another comma after "all" where "Of" is understood and you pretty well have a complete sentence there.
Other than that.... show some respect for your elders.
You've managed to make more mistakes in one short sentence than most of them would in a whole chapter.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for seniors
From: Melissa
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 12:35 PM

Smile, darn ya, smile
Pack up your troubles (in your old kitbag)
We're in the money
When you're smilin'
Kkkkaty
If I knew you were coming
Barney Google
Dance with me Henry
AbbaDabba Honeymoon
When my blue moon turns to gold again
Driftwood on the water
Rainbow at midnight


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for seniors
From: Jim Lad
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 12:40 PM

"Pack up your troubles (in your old kitbag)"
Right!
I should try searching for WWII songs.
Thanks Melissa.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for seniors
From: SouthernCelt
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 01:01 PM

Some of the more upbeat songs from the Carter Family (e.g., Keep on the Sunny Side) or Jimmy Rodgers might work, and depression era thru WWII cheer-up songs would likely be known if they're significantly older than 55.

SC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for seniors
From: Melissa
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 01:12 PM

Remember me
Have I told you lately (that I love you)
Up a lazy river

Mairzy dotes
Take an old cold tater
Tennesee waltz


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for seniors
From: Jim Lad
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 01:42 PM

....if they're significantly older than 55.
Yup!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for seniors
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 01:47 PM

What's the matter, Jim, don't you know that you start a sentence with a capital letter?

You might want to brush up on your punctuation.

Typos agreed. This cordless keyboard keeps skipping a character, but the "K" is all mine.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for seniors
From: Jim Lad
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 04:41 PM

That particular word never gets a capital letter.
God does.
Amazing how many people get those two wrong.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs for seniors
From: GUEST,Tinker from Chicago
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 05:13 PM

The first one that came to mind is that Pete Seeger song with the chorus: "How do I know my youth is all spent? My get up and go has got up and went. But in spite of it all, I'm able to grin, and think of the places my get up has been."


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