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What is that song?

Bert 06 Jan 13 - 07:17 PM
McGrath of Harlow 06 Jan 13 - 07:34 PM
Elmore 06 Jan 13 - 08:34 PM
McGrath of Harlow 07 Jan 13 - 07:44 AM
greg stephens 07 Jan 13 - 07:48 AM
GUEST,Lighter 07 Jan 13 - 08:00 AM
Helen 07 Jan 13 - 08:15 PM
Joe_F 07 Jan 13 - 08:21 PM
GUEST 07 Jan 13 - 08:27 PM
Tattie Bogle 07 Jan 13 - 08:31 PM
Bobert 07 Jan 13 - 08:33 PM
Georgiansilver 08 Jan 13 - 06:50 AM
Georgiansilver 08 Jan 13 - 06:52 AM
Georgiansilver 08 Jan 13 - 06:53 AM
Elmore 08 Jan 13 - 03:02 PM
GUEST,Lightfoot, no not that one 08 Jan 13 - 03:21 PM
Georgiansilver 08 Jan 13 - 03:34 PM
Rumncoke 08 Jan 13 - 03:35 PM
Genie 08 Jan 13 - 04:21 PM
Tattie Bogle 08 Jan 13 - 07:36 PM
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Subject: What is that song?
From: Bert
Date: 06 Jan 13 - 07:17 PM

You know, you get in the car and start driving and before you know it you are singing.

With me it usually starts, "'twas in the year of Forty Four on March the second Day, our gallant ship her anchor weighed...."

So what is that song that YOU start singing?


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Subject: RE: What is that song?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 06 Jan 13 - 07:34 PM

It'd vary - but I tried it now, just seeing what might come to the surface and it was

Abroad for pleasure as I was a-walking
On one summer summer's evening clear
There I beheld a most beautiful damsel
Lamenting for her shepherd swain.


The Holmfirth Anthem. Nice choice, but not a choice I consciously made, nor one I'd have expected to make.


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Subject: RE: What is that song?
From: Elmore
Date: 06 Jan 13 - 08:34 PM

Joan of Arc.


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Subject: RE: What is that song?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 07 Jan 13 - 07:44 AM

What a singularly tongue tied mob...


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Subject: RE: What is that song?
From: greg stephens
Date: 07 Jan 13 - 07:48 AM

I often find Frankie and Johnny springs unbidden in these circumstances.


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Subject: RE: What is that song?
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 07 Jan 13 - 08:00 AM

Yesterday it was "The Wild Colonial Boy."

A few days earlier it was "Bless 'em All."

Frequently it's "The Bonnie Bunch of Roses."

Did anyone say it had to make sense?


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Subject: RE: What is that song?
From: Helen
Date: 07 Jan 13 - 08:15 PM

Come By the Hills

I don't hear it very often. I first heard an Irish bloke called Mick O'Brien singing it and playing it on his accordion, at a session at my place about 30 years ago. Loved it!

For some reason it is the primary song-data in my brain: the song my brain conjures up at the oddest of moments, usually apropos of nothing.


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Subject: RE: What is that song?
From: Joe_F
Date: 07 Jan 13 - 08:21 PM

I don't have a car, so for me it is a question of what song springs up to accompany my exercises in the morning. It varies a great deal. It may be one that I've listened to recently, or one that I inserted yesterday into my Magical Songs book. Probably, tomorrow, it will be Poor Lil.


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Subject: RE: What is that song?
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jan 13 - 08:27 PM

Starlight on the rails


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Subject: RE: What is that song?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 07 Jan 13 - 08:31 PM

well tonight it was "Dirty old Town" - on the way home from my songwriters' session. Iain Anderson played the Pogues' version on BBC Radio Scotland but then gave all the correct attributions - who wrote it and which "Dirty Old Town" it referred to!


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Subject: RE: What is that song?
From: Bobert
Date: 07 Jan 13 - 08:33 PM

"Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl" by the Barbarians...

Jus' funnin'...

B;~)


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Subject: RE: What is that song?
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 06:50 AM

This is the one I start to sing in the car.....


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Subject: RE: What is that song?
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 06:52 AM

Tattie... Dirty Old Town was written by Ewen McColl in 1949... it's about Salford (where I went to Uni)


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Subject: RE: What is that song?
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 06:53 AM

OOps sorry.. I thought you were asking...LOL :)


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Subject: RE: What is that song?
From: Elmore
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 03:02 PM

Today, it's "The Rare Ould Times."


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Subject: RE: What is that song?
From: GUEST,Lightfoot, no not that one
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 03:21 PM

The Weight, St. James Infirmary, Sporting' Life Blues... And about 20 others!


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Subject: RE: What is that song?
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 03:34 PM

the latest sing song in the car!


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Subject: RE: What is that song?
From: Rumncoke
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 03:35 PM

I'm still trying to write down all the folk songs I know - so that when I forget them I can still sing them - so far I have never forgotten the tunes.

Every time I think I have got to the end of them I find myself singing another one.

I suppose I could list all the songs I sing eventually.

The last song to surface spontaneously was Silent Night in the original German.


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Subject: RE: What is that song?
From: Genie
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 04:21 PM

Starlight on the Rails for me too, in recent days. Specifically, the refrain,
"Each year is like some rolling freight train and cold as starlight on the rails."


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Subject: RE: What is that song?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 07:36 PM

Tonight it's Ellis Island (Isle of Hope): someone sang it in the session but no-one else seemed to know it except me, so I've been Googling it since I got home.
See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcxIdYbKu7Q


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