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March Shanty Session@Press Room-NH

curmudgeon 15 Mar 11 - 03:42 PM
Charley Noble 15 Mar 11 - 05:21 PM
NbptErnie 16 Mar 11 - 10:08 AM
Bat Goddess 16 Mar 11 - 04:06 PM
Charley Noble 17 Mar 11 - 01:06 PM
ranger1 17 Mar 11 - 02:19 PM
curmudgeon 17 Mar 11 - 03:06 PM
SINSULL 17 Mar 11 - 08:05 PM
RTim 17 Mar 11 - 08:11 PM
Charley Noble 17 Mar 11 - 09:08 PM
Bat Goddess 18 Mar 11 - 05:46 PM
Charley Noble 19 Mar 11 - 01:03 PM
Charley Noble 19 Mar 11 - 10:22 PM
Jeri 19 Mar 11 - 10:28 PM
Bat Goddess 20 Mar 11 - 11:54 AM
Charley Noble 20 Mar 11 - 08:34 PM
NbptErnie 21 Mar 11 - 09:01 PM
Charley Noble 21 Mar 11 - 10:18 PM
NbptErnie 22 Mar 11 - 12:09 AM
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Subject: March Shanty Session@Press Room-NH
From: curmudgeon
Date: 15 Mar 11 - 03:42 PM

For those who manage to survive this week's festivities and celebrations, the will be a shanty/forebitter/ballad session at the Press Room in Portsmouth NH from 3:30 to 7:30 PM.

No green wearing is required - Tom


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Subject: RE: March Shanty Session@Press Room-NH
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Mar 11 - 05:21 PM

Tom-

I'll be there and I'll ask Nor if he can come as well.

I could use some quality time singing with friends.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: March Shanty Session@Press Room-NH
From: NbptErnie
Date: 16 Mar 11 - 10:08 AM

Tom

I'm planning to be there, and will try to save room for a pint or two of Guiness until then.

Ernie


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Subject: RE: March Shanty Session@Press Room-NH
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 16 Mar 11 - 04:06 PM

I just (finally) posted the play list from the February session. (Thanks for the nudge, Ernie.)

Alas, I will not be at this Saturday's session (nor the Friday session) thanks to a big trunk show/extravaganza at work.

BTW, this may be a good place to announce (as those of you at Facebook already know) that last Friday, Tom sang! He's been singing quietly along for the past several months, finding his new voice and its limitations (volume, for one thing -- he needs his personal amplifier at The Press Room). Then, Friday when I was singing "The Nurse Pinched the Baby" he surprised me by joining in, loudly enough that not only could I hear him, but the rest of the session could, too. That was fantastic enough, but he later topped it by standing up, putting his foot on the chair and his hand behind his ear and singing "The Bonnie Earl of Murray" -- and brought down the house.

He sees Dr. Zeitels in about a month -- who knows what else Dr. Z has up his sleeve. And then there's the bio-gel which still needs FDA approval before it can help Tom AND Kendall.

Linn


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Subject: RE: March Shanty Session@Press Room-NH
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 01:06 PM

Linn-

My favorite kind of news!

Nor is planning to carpool with me. We need to practice singing more of our songs as a duo.

Roll & Go is fine as a group but we're breaking out smaller combinations for some songs.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: March Shanty Session@Press Room-NH
From: ranger1
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 02:19 PM

I might make it down. I took the weekend off in honor of my upcoming birthday so that I could go down and join in on Saturday. Kind of my birthday present to myself.


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Subject: RE: March Shanty Session@Press Room-NH
From: curmudgeon
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 03:06 PM

Happy to be hearing from all. It.s good to have Nor coming back, and it's been far too long since we've seen our Number One Ranger.

Don't get your hopes up as to my singing. I do not so much carry a tune as I do drag it around in a sack, and it is limited (barely) to a single octave of indeterminate pitch, bereft of tone and volume.

Saturday - Tom


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Subject: RE: March Shanty Session@Press Room-NH
From: SINSULL
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 08:05 PM

I'll be recovering from Jed's concert and preparing for a visit from the insurance adjuster - the dish washer disaster.
Have fun guys.


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Subject: RE: March Shanty Session@Press Room-NH
From: RTim
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 08:11 PM

I must get off my a** and get up to see you guys sometime soon!!
But not at least the next 2 months.......

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: March Shanty Session@Press Room-NH
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 09:08 PM

Tim-

It would be fine to see and hear you again.

Cheerily,
Charley Nobler


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Subject: RE: March Shanty Session@Press Room-NH
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 18 Mar 11 - 05:46 PM

Tim, next month (April) Paul Schurr and Greg Clark are threatening to come from Albany...

Linn


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Subject: RE: March Shanty Session@Press Room-NH
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Mar 11 - 01:03 PM

Nor will definitely be coming with me.

We both have some new songs we'd like to try out with a live crowd. Generally the folks at the Press Room are "live."

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: March Shanty Session@Press Room-NH
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Mar 11 - 10:22 PM

It was a nice mellow session, with about 12 to 14 singers. I think everyone got about 6 turns.
Tom did try out a couple of songs, and they were good ones to break the ice. Nor and I certainly had a great time but more about that tomorrow.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: March Shanty Session@Press Room-NH
From: Jeri
Date: 19 Mar 11 - 10:28 PM

I didn't make it. I had a headache, and didn't get enough sleep--I was fighting to stay awake here. I wouldn't have sung much, and everybody seems to have germs I don't want to adopt. I hope to hear more about what I missed.


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Subject: RE: March Shanty Session@Press Room-NH
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 20 Mar 11 - 11:54 AM

I kept my germs at home.

"Don't take those germs to town, girl, don't take those germs to town."

Tom told me (in no great detail, though he said he tried once and it didn't work) about singing "Ratcliff Highway".

I look forward to Ernie posting the song list here.

Linn


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Subject: RE: March Shanty Session@Press Room-NH
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 Mar 11 - 08:34 PM

Yes, Ernie was taking careful notes on who was singing what. And he was also doing a fine job leading songs.

I led, I think,

Mid-Watches, my setting for this poem by Burt Franklin Jenness
Bully in the Alley - traditional shanty
Mobile Bay, my setting for this poem by Cicely Fox Smith
Steamboat Days- my new song commemorating the coastal steamer route from Bath to Boothbay
Laying on the Screw, my setting for this stevedore poem by Australian poet Edwin J. Brady
The Outside Track, by Australian poet Henry Lawson as arranged for singing by Gerry Hallom.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: March Shanty Session@Press Room-NH
From: NbptErnie
Date: 21 Mar 11 - 09:01 PM

The March Shanty Session was great fun, as usual.

Acting as note-taker in Linn's absence was an interesting experience, and has certainly increased my appreciation for the effort she puts into the task. Following are the details as best as I was able to record them. Many thanks to those who helped me identify folks and shantys not already familiar to me. As the task seemed to become strangely easier with successive quaffs of Guiness, I would urge you all to scan the list for errors, and post any needed corrections or additions. Here goes:

Shanty Session at the Pressroom, Portsmouth NH, USA. 19MAR11.

In attendance were:

Tom Hall, Mark Ryer, Ernie Pigeon, Amy DeSilva, Chris Maden, Dave Coffin, Carol Coronis, Norris Dale, Charlie Ipcar, Don Hale, Tony Hilliard, Janet Young, Mike Modern, Barry O'Brien, Marty Stock, Bob Eaton, Ramona Connely, Bill Lehrman, Carol Pierson, Bob Frost, Darbie and Rob Pettengill, Scott and Susan Lambert, Jeff Murdock, Dorithea and Steve Kerlee.

Songs sung, in order of occurrence were:

(1)         Song For Gail---------------------------Mark Ryer
(2)         Mid-Watches----------------------------Charlie Ipcar
(3)         The Normie------------------------------Norris "Nor" Dale
(4)         Take It From Day To Day-------------Tony Hilliard/Janet Young
(5)         Rolling Down To Old Maui-----------Chris Maden        
(6)         Blow Ye Winds In The Morning------Ernie Pigeon        
(7)         Arthur McBride--------------------------Mark Ryer
(8)         Bully In The Ally------------------------Charlie                
(9)         Thomas Dale------------------------------Nor
(10)        The Boys Of Kelly Banks---------------Bob Eaton
(11)        All For Me Grog--------------------------Mike Modern
(12)        Duna----------------------------------------Janet
(13)        Hammers On Stone-----------------------Tony                 
(14)        Good Ship Kalibar------------------------Chris
(15)        Caledonia-----------------------------------Marty Stock
(16)        Mr. Eneos----------------------------------Ernie
(17)        Tinker's Coin------------------------------Mark                
(18)        Steamboat Day----------------------------Charlie                        
(19)        Mollymauk---------------------------------Nor
(20)        The Shipyard Apprentice-----------------Bob Eaton        
(21)        Queer Bungo Rye-------------------------Mike                 
(22)        Bay of Fundy------------------------------Tony                
(23)        The Old Moak-----------------------------Chris
(24)        Roll The Old Chariot Along-------------Dave Coffin
(25)        Pay Me My Money Down---------------Barry O'Brien
(26)        Deep Blue Sea-----------------------------Marty
(27)        Boston--------------------------------------Ernie                
(28)        The Auggieman's No More--------------Mark
(29)        Roll The Cotton Down-------------------Charlie                
(30)        Marching Inland---------------------------Nor
(31)        Three Score and Ten----------------------Bob Eaton        
(32)        Wooden Leg Parson-----------------------Mike
(33)        Where Am I To Go M' Johnnies---------Tony                
(34)        Reuben Ranzo------------------------------Chris                
(35)        Who's On The Way------------------------Barry
(36)        Rainbow Connection-----------------------Dave
(37)        Run Come See Jerusalem------------------Marty                
(38)        Fogarty's Cove------------------------------Ernie                
(39)        The Bonnie Earl O'Moray----------------Tom Hall        
(40)        Herrings Head------------------------------Mark                
(41)        Laying On The Screw---------------------Charlie                
(42)        Snap The Line Tight-----------------------Nor
(43)        You Can't Be A Pirate---------------------Bob Eaton        
(44)        Biehr Me Oh--------------------------------Mike
(45)        Farewell To Tarwathie--------------------Don Hale        
(46)        Free In The Harbor------------------------Tony                
(47)        Northwest Passage-------------------------Chris                
(48)        London Julie--------------------------------Barry        
(49)        Let Me Come In The Sailor Cries--------Marty    (I'm not sure the Title is right)        
(50)        Tne Nannie C Bohlin----------------------Ernie                
(51)        Ratcliff Highway---------------------------Tom
(52)        A joke from Belle Stewart----------------Mark                
(53)        Outside Track------------------------------Charlie                
(54)        Party Telephone----------------------------Mike
(55)        Blood Red Roses---------------------------Nor                
(56)        Strike The Bell-----------------------------Chris                
(57)        Out On The Rolling Sea-------------------Barry
(58)        Rose Of Alindale---------------------------Marty
(59)        Clear Away In The Morning--------------Ernie                
(60)        The Seaman's Hymn-----------------------Mark

With apologies for any errors,

Ernie Pigeon


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Subject: RE: March Shanty Session@Press Room-NH
From: Charley Noble
Date: 21 Mar 11 - 10:18 PM

Ernie-

An excellent job! And you kept much better track of who was in the room than I ever did.

However, "Roll the Cotton Down" while part of the chorus is not the name of C. Fox Smith's poem which is titled "Mobile Bay." It gets more complicated in that her poem is a tribute to the traditional shanty "Roll the Cotton Down" which she collected a version of as published in A BOOK OF SHANTIES, © 1927.

Oh, and "Steamboat Day" should be "Steamboat Days."

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: March Shanty Session@Press Room-NH
From: NbptErnie
Date: 22 Mar 11 - 12:09 AM

Thanks Charlie,

And both are fine pieces of work. I wish I had some small talent for producing such worthwhile additions to our songs. But the good news is that there are more already out there for me to discover than I'll ever find, as busily as I may go after them.

I will fix my copies of the data. I'm not sure there is a way for me to replace an already existing post with a corrected copy ... does anyone know if there is? If there is, I'll wait for any other updates and then submit a change. If not, at least the information is now in the thread.

Ernie


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Subject: RE: March Shanty Session@Press Room-NH
From: Charley Noble
Date: 22 Mar 11 - 11:20 AM

Ernie-

There is a procedure, sending a PM to one of the "Joe Clones," but in my opinion the correction is unnecessary.

Charley Noble


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