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requests for sing along songs

open mike 14 May 13 - 02:36 AM
Joe Offer 14 May 13 - 03:04 AM
Ron Davies 14 May 13 - 10:51 AM
IanC 14 May 13 - 11:46 AM
Ron Davies 14 May 13 - 07:15 PM
May Queen 15 May 13 - 04:41 AM
open mike 16 May 13 - 03:56 AM
GUEST,matt milton 16 May 13 - 05:32 AM
BobKnight 16 May 13 - 06:48 AM
GUEST 16 May 13 - 09:13 AM
GUEST,Lavengro 16 May 13 - 09:14 AM
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Subject: requests for sing along songs
From: open mike
Date: 14 May 13 - 02:36 AM

I have been singing folky songs for many years. I have been asked to sing more sing along type songs from a venue where I will perform soon. The venue is sort of a biker's bar and I think they are thinking of top 40 songs from the 1960's when they say "sing along" I find songs from the 1860's more interesting, actually! Does anyone out there have any suggestions about songs that might fit that profile?
I have added Grateful Dead, Eagles, New Riders of the Purple Sage,
Jerry Jeff Walker, Crosby Stills Nash and Young , John Denver and John Prine songs to my usual list....any suggestions?


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Subject: RE: requests for sing along songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 May 13 - 03:04 AM

Well, I went to a concert of my son's punk rock band, and he called me onstage and asked me to sing something. I sang "This Land Is Your Land," and the whole darn audience sang along.

I like your list of additional songsters - can you give us a list of the actual songs?

Woody's "There'll Be No Church Tonight" always goes over well.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: requests for sing along songs
From: Ron Davies
Date: 14 May 13 - 10:51 AM

There are some obvious singalong songs from the 60's which are often done by non-singing crowds.   The one that leaps to mind--though I've already OD'd on it--is "Na Na, Hey, Hey, Kiss Him Goodbye". Sounds about right for a biker bar.

"Country Roads" is another which is at least approaching that status.

I imagine you just have to think of the ones you yourself are thoroughly tired of and they may well fit the bill.

Even "Sloop John B" may be OK--though that's still a good song.


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Subject: RE: requests for sing along songs
From: IanC
Date: 14 May 13 - 11:46 AM

We do loads of Kinks numbers in our session at the Rose & Crown.

At least as well written as most stuff from the 1860s.

Noddy Holder works well acoustically as well ... try "Come On Feel The Noize".

:-)


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Subject: RE: requests for sing along songs
From: Ron Davies
Date: 14 May 13 - 07:15 PM

I would bet that Open Mike is in the US.   So the question is what songs people who frequent a biker bar-type venue in the US would sing along with.    I'd sure sing along with Kinks songs but then I don't spend much time in that sort of place.    But if you do Kinks songs I'd think a good choice would be "All Day And All Of The NIght".



Aside from Kinks, another possible suggestion:    Honky Tonk Woman (which is also still a good song despite lots of exposure.)

I'd think that what you want is something raucous and loud-- where enthusiasm is as least as important as hitting notes.

Some others: We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, House of the Rising Sun, Glad All Over. All still good songs.

Problem:   it might be a challenge for one person to convincingly lead most of these--you really need a band.


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Subject: RE: requests for sing along songs
From: May Queen
Date: 15 May 13 - 04:41 AM

I reckon they may like some old rock'n'roll stuff if US bikers are like UK ones! How about "Great Balls of Fire" or "Blueberry Hill'?


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Subject: RE: requests for sing along songs
From: open mike
Date: 16 May 13 - 03:56 AM

ok here is the list at this point...i have to get these down in a couple of weeks, so not gonna add ones i am not familiar with at this point!
LAUREL WOODSORREL'S SONG LIST
ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE (Kate Wolf)
ALL GOD'S CRITTERS (KIDS SONG) (Bill Staines)
APPLESAUCE (Christopher smith)
BAD MOON RISING (John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival)
BEAR SONG (Laurie Lewis)
BLUE WING (Tom Russell)
BRISTLECONE PINE (Hugh Prestwood)
CALAMITY JANE (Cris Williamson)
CANNED GOODS (Greg Brown)
CAN'T HELP BUT WONDER WHERE I'M BOUND (Tom Paxton)
CITY OF NEW ORLEANS (Steve Goodman)
COUNTRY ROADS (John Denver)
COYOTE LOVE SONG (k.d.lang)
DARCY FARROW (Steve Gillette and Tom Campbell)
DESPERADO (Don Henley and Glenn Frey)
E
FOLLOW THAT ROAD (Anne Hills)
FOREVER YOUNG (Bob Dylan)
GIVE ME THE ROSES (Carter Family)
GIVE YOURSELF TO LOVE (Kate Wolf)
GLENDALE TRAIN (John C. Dawson)
GOIN' TO THE WEST (Trad.)
GOODNIGHT LOVING TRAIL (U.Utah Phillips)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CUT THE CAKE (as sung by John McCutcheon)
HARD TIMES (DON EDWARDS)
HOMEGROWN TOMATOES (Guy and Suzanna Clark)
HEALTH TO THE COMPANY (trad)
HOT BUTTERED RUM (MAPLE SYRUP) (Tommy Thompson, Red Clay Ramblers)
I
JESUS ON A GREYHOUND (Mark Fosson)        
K
LAST THING ON MY MIND (Tom Paxton)
LET THE MYSTERY BE (Iris Dement)
LILAC AND APPLE TREE (Kate Wolf)
LONG BLACK VEIL (Danny Dill and Marijo Wilkin)
LONG GONE (Boz Scags)
MAPLE'S LAMENT (Laurie Lewis)
ME AND BOBBY MCGEE (Kris Kristoferson and Fred Foster)
MR. BOJANGLES (Jerry Jeff Walker)
NAVAHO RUG (Tom Russell and Ian Tyson)
NIGHT RIDER'S LAMENT (Michael Burton)
OKLAHOMA HILLS (Woody Guthrie)
OLD FRIEND (Laurie Lewis)
PACK UP YOUR SORROWS (Richard and Mima Farin~a)
PARADISE (John Prine)
PINEY WOOD HILLS (Buffy St. Marie)
PANCHO AND LEFTY (Townes Van Zant)
PEACEFUL EASY FEELING (Jack Tempchin, EAGLES)
Q
RAMBLIN' BOY (Tom Paxton)
RED RIVER VALLEY (trad)
RIPPLE (Robert Hunter)
SATISFIED MIND (Rhodes and hayes)
SMALL VICTORY (Garnet Rogers)
ST. BRENDAN'S FAIR ISLE (Jimmy Driftwood)
STAR OF THE COUNTY DOWN (Trad)
SUZANNE (Leonard Cohen)
TAKE IT EASY (Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey)
TEACH YOUR CHILDREN (C,S,N,Y)
TECUMSEH VALLEY (Townes Van Zant)
U
V
WILD FLOWERS (Dolly Parton)
WILLIN' (Lowell George)
X
YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS (trad)
Z
The "biker bar" i will be playing at is Scooter's in northern calif.


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Subject: RE: requests for sing along songs
From: GUEST,matt milton
Date: 16 May 13 - 05:32 AM

If it's a biker's bar then think 70s rock classics ... Led Zeppelin, Steppenwolf, ACDC. Maybe some Bruce.


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Subject: RE: requests for sing along songs
From: BobKnight
Date: 16 May 13 - 06:48 AM

"It's A Heartache" - Bonny Tyler always gets them singing, and "Lying Eyes," by the Eagles. "Hi Ho Silver Lining" - Jeff Beck.


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Subject: RE: requests for sing along songs
From: GUEST
Date: 16 May 13 - 09:13 AM

In terms of biker enjoyed songs you can do a lot worse than Steve Earle.

Copperhead Road, Justice in Ontario (just be aware of what backpatch clubs are there before you roll that one out!), This Highways Mine (Roadmaster).

One that I play at biker type places and that always goes down well is in the link. Just get a bit of hush by telling them what it is! Great song about a dispatch rider in WWII. I asked the poster for permission to use it and he was most accommodating.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X67BUy7c5Jk


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Subject: RE: requests for sing along songs
From: GUEST,Lavengro
Date: 16 May 13 - 09:14 AM

Above post Lavengro


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Subject: RE: requests for sing along songs
From: open mike
Date: 18 May 13 - 02:34 AM

I am a female singer, so not all songs fit when I sing them...but I try to offer a variety!! thanks for the suggestions....my gig is may 31 and i will let you know how it goes....


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