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After the Getaway -- 2013

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SINSULL 07 Oct 13 - 09:47 AM
Janie 07 Oct 13 - 08:39 PM
Tinker 07 Oct 13 - 08:50 PM
Joe Offer 07 Oct 13 - 09:36 PM
Ferrara 07 Oct 13 - 10:05 PM
Ebbie 08 Oct 13 - 01:38 AM
MMario 08 Oct 13 - 05:32 AM
Leadfingers 08 Oct 13 - 07:26 AM
Joe Offer 08 Oct 13 - 09:19 AM
Fred Maslan 08 Oct 13 - 10:21 AM
Ferrara 08 Oct 13 - 10:42 AM
MMario 08 Oct 13 - 11:25 AM
Ferrara 08 Oct 13 - 12:32 PM
MMario 08 Oct 13 - 05:37 PM
GUEST,Amos 08 Oct 13 - 05:48 PM
GUEST,kendall 08 Oct 13 - 07:42 PM
Lonesome EJ 08 Oct 13 - 07:42 PM
Noreen 08 Oct 13 - 08:15 PM
hsempl 09 Oct 13 - 12:28 AM
lisa null 09 Oct 13 - 01:01 AM
hsempl 09 Oct 13 - 09:54 AM
hsempl 09 Oct 13 - 10:10 AM
hsempl 09 Oct 13 - 12:58 PM
Dan Schatz 09 Oct 13 - 01:01 PM
MMario 09 Oct 13 - 01:36 PM
hsempl 09 Oct 13 - 02:18 PM
ranger1 09 Oct 13 - 03:12 PM
hsempl 09 Oct 13 - 03:27 PM
sciencegeek 09 Oct 13 - 03:32 PM
Ferrara 09 Oct 13 - 04:19 PM
Ron Davies 09 Oct 13 - 04:41 PM
Jeri 09 Oct 13 - 04:46 PM
Ron Davies 09 Oct 13 - 04:58 PM
lisa null 09 Oct 13 - 06:51 PM
hsempl 09 Oct 13 - 08:21 PM
hsempl 09 Oct 13 - 08:25 PM
Noreen 09 Oct 13 - 09:13 PM
Jeri 09 Oct 13 - 09:21 PM
Ferrara 09 Oct 13 - 10:26 PM
Joe Offer 10 Oct 13 - 12:36 AM
Leadfingers 10 Oct 13 - 05:47 AM
KT 10 Oct 13 - 05:57 AM
hsempl 10 Oct 13 - 10:19 AM
Bill D 10 Oct 13 - 10:34 AM
MMario 10 Oct 13 - 10:59 AM
Ron Davies 10 Oct 13 - 11:49 AM
Leadfingers 10 Oct 13 - 12:33 PM
Ron Davies 10 Oct 13 - 12:39 PM
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ranger1 10 Oct 13 - 01:06 PM
Leadfingers 10 Oct 13 - 01:40 PM
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Ron Davies 10 Oct 13 - 03:03 PM
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kendall 10 Oct 13 - 03:49 PM
jacqui.c 10 Oct 13 - 04:07 PM
MMario 10 Oct 13 - 04:31 PM
Jeri 10 Oct 13 - 05:09 PM
ranger1 10 Oct 13 - 06:01 PM
maeve 10 Oct 13 - 06:03 PM
ClaireBear 10 Oct 13 - 06:09 PM
Jeri 10 Oct 13 - 06:27 PM
Bill D 10 Oct 13 - 07:05 PM
kendall 10 Oct 13 - 07:10 PM
kendall 10 Oct 13 - 07:13 PM
Leadfingers 10 Oct 13 - 07:25 PM
Ron Davies 10 Oct 13 - 07:51 PM
Ron Davies 10 Oct 13 - 08:07 PM
Bill D 10 Oct 13 - 08:19 PM
Lonesome EJ 10 Oct 13 - 08:27 PM
Janie 10 Oct 13 - 08:36 PM
Fred Maslan 10 Oct 13 - 08:39 PM
maeve 10 Oct 13 - 08:50 PM
CET 10 Oct 13 - 10:14 PM
Ron Davies 10 Oct 13 - 10:20 PM
Leadfingers 10 Oct 13 - 10:39 PM
hsempl 10 Oct 13 - 11:22 PM
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Leadfingers 11 Oct 13 - 08:22 AM
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Bill D 11 Oct 13 - 09:27 AM
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GUEST,kendall 11 Oct 13 - 10:33 AM
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GUEST,kendall 11 Oct 13 - 10:42 AM
Fred Maslan 11 Oct 13 - 09:15 PM
Ron Davies 12 Oct 13 - 07:11 AM
jacqui.c 12 Oct 13 - 07:31 AM
Roger the Skiffler 12 Oct 13 - 10:30 AM
GUEST,kendall 12 Oct 13 - 10:32 AM
GUEST,Dani 12 Oct 13 - 11:19 AM
ranger1 12 Oct 13 - 12:47 PM
GUEST,dani 12 Oct 13 - 01:32 PM
kendall 12 Oct 13 - 02:18 PM
Nancy King 12 Oct 13 - 02:47 PM
GUEST,Dani 12 Oct 13 - 08:58 PM
KT 12 Oct 13 - 09:11 PM
Charlie Baum 13 Oct 13 - 03:17 PM
Amos 13 Oct 13 - 03:53 PM
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Subject: RE: Mudcatters at Getaway 2013. Roll call.
From: SINSULL
Date: 07 Oct 13 - 09:47 AM

and?


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters at Getaway 2013. Roll call.
From: Janie
Date: 07 Oct 13 - 08:39 PM

It was lovely. I'm tucked in at my sister's now, over on the Eastern Shore and too tired to say more other than that, and that I wish all of you could also have been there.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters at Getaway 2013. Roll call.
From: Tinker
Date: 07 Oct 13 - 08:50 PM

Tami and I are snuggled into the living room in total veg mode....more to follow ... when cognizance returns.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters at Getaway 2013. Roll call.
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Oct 13 - 09:36 PM

Katlaughing finally made it to the Getaway. We had a nice memorial for her on the banks of the West River, and left some of her behind. May she rest in peace.
-Joe-


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Subject: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ferrara
Date: 07 Oct 13 - 10:05 PM

Well, it was just a usual Getaway. Humdrum, really. Nothing but hours and hours of great music, wonderful people, good weather, pretty scenery, and friends friends friends.

A favor -- if anyone has a video of Darriel and Jocelyn's concert, please let me know. Her parents would love to see it.

A few favorite moments: Murray Callahan channeling Helen Cain, the "Boop Boop A Doop" girl. Kendall making me cry with The Band Played Waltzing Matilda. Andrew & Carole making me cry on the very next song with Andrew's song "Let Me Breathe." Mitzi and Linda making me cry with their song about the cardinals.... Mark Gilston, during a concert that touched on how he turned into the astonishing musician he is, being able to point out a couple of the major musical influences in his life (Lani Hermann, John Roberts) because they were there in his audience.

And of course, listening to Darriel and Jocelyn's first concert.

Wish you were there. Wish we could keep it going for a month. Wish every day held even a tenth of the magic, beauty, talent and warmth that make up the Getaway.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ebbie
Date: 08 Oct 13 - 01:38 AM

"Wish every day held even a tenth of the magic, beauty, talent and warmth that make up the Getaway"

Lovely, lovely thought.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: MMario
Date: 08 Oct 13 - 05:32 AM

intended to post after a brief nap yesterday when I got home - "brief" turned into 13 hours...

"Let me breathe"
"He's so Unusual"
the whole parting songs workshop

the show songs workshop -

ANYTHING sung by Rose & Colin...

though truly - the best part of the getaway is being able to wallow in the music in the company of friends...


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Leadfingers
Date: 08 Oct 13 - 07:26 AM

I am at SINSULL's now - 'Interesting' drive up to Portland with the weather ! At least it was excellent for Getaway.

SO Nice to get back over and re-acqaint with old friends .


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Oct 13 - 09:19 AM

Next year, can somebody please kidnap Sinsull and take her to the Getaway? I really miss seeing her.

Murray Callahan's performance of "He's So Unusual" was stunning. I believe she said that Helen Kane was the first to perform this song.
Here's Helen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgdTOJYZ_vE.

"That's My Weakness Now" is another Helen Kane song Murray should try, if it isn't already in her repertoire: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YuizLVLL-w


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Fred Maslan
Date: 08 Oct 13 - 10:21 AM

yes her bettyboopadooping was amazing.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ferrara
Date: 08 Oct 13 - 10:42 AM

Actually, any time Murray Callahan sang it was a highlight of the Getaway for me. SO glad to have her with us again.

Yes, the Parting Songs under the trees was grand, with a pair of wild swans on the river and all. Anyone want to explain WHY we were under the trees?

Gorgeous Gary, what was the name and author of the ballad you sang about the Danes smuggling 7000 Jews to Sweden in less than 24 hours before an unannounced Gestapo round-up? It made me cry too, but I cried because it was such a beautiful story of the bright side of mankind's nature.

One reason it was an amazing and wonderful weekend for the FSGW folks it that so many old friends were there including quite a few that we don't get to see very often.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: MMario
Date: 08 Oct 13 - 11:25 AM

I've added quote a few songs to my "must steal" list....

not least of which is Claire's rendition of John Barleycorn - Claire? You said your co-conspirator was Jim(?) Burger?


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ferrara
Date: 08 Oct 13 - 12:32 PM

Just learned
here that Gary's song is called "Denmark 1943" and is by Fred Small. This month (maybe even this week) is the 70th anniversary of the rescue. Wow.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: MMario
Date: 08 Oct 13 - 05:37 PM

hmmm - I was just going back and re-reading some post getaway stuff from 2005; amazed at some of the things I have forgotten or which never (in sleep deprived foggery) made it into my consciousness.

GeorgeP gobsmacked at something *I* sang? What did I sing at the concert in 2005?

Does anyone remember? Was that the year I did the Uncle's Lament?


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: GUEST,Amos
Date: 08 Oct 13 - 05:48 PM

It was delightful--the Brigadoon effect is alive and well. A world peopled by folks who burst into song? Who ever heard of such a thing!


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 08 Oct 13 - 07:42 PM

I've still not recovered. If I come to the Getaway next year I will not drive. It is just too damn far. My back still hates me.
That aside, it was a great weekend. I won't single out performers who impressed me, you know who you are. Well, maybe one. Dani as St. George was the best yet.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 08 Oct 13 - 07:42 PM

On my "must steal" list... a song done by a guitarist named George who came late on Sat night, stayed til dawn and played Here Comes the Sun out on the dock. He said the name of the song and that it was done by someone last named Fisher, and it was in A, but that's all I remember.

Little help out there?!


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Noreen
Date: 08 Oct 13 - 08:15 PM

*sigh*
MUST get back to share all these wonderful things with you all again!

Thanks for sharing all your lovely memories.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: hsempl
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 12:28 AM

I had a great time and miss you all! I love that there are so many different voices, and this incredible wealth of songs. i never quite made it till dawn, but I came a little closer each night!
-Heather


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: lisa null
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 01:01 AM

The guitarist who came late at night that Lonesome EJ thught was named George was actually Charlie Bean and i just heard his apt rendition of "Here Comes the Sun" on someone's smart phone.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: hsempl
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 09:54 AM

Here is my list of just a small sample of the songs and stories that were sung and told this weekend. The titles are mostly incorrect and sometimes wildly so; corrections welcome if anyone enjoys doing that! -heather

A hundred miles
And then she began to charm
Angels Hovering Round
Amelia Earheart
At the Freakers Ball
And the Meadows were Gold
A young man to court her came

Blue Mountain
Blow hard and Hover
Bold Riley
Boolevog
Bring it on home to me
Both Sides Now
Boney on the Isle of St. Helena
Baton Rouge (Alligator Shoes)
Be thou my vision
Beans Bacon and Gravy
Beautiful City of God
Bedlam boys are bonny
Before it was dark she opened the ark
Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered
Blue nose
By and By (Let the music keep our spirits high)

Come take me home again Kathleen
Cheese I'm gonna let you go
Collier lads forevermore
Come on get your oars and row
Come on up to the house
Crossing the Delaware
Courting a lady gay
Charlie you'll lose that bird (King of Rome)

Dark as a Dungeon
Delia's Gone
Dimming of the day
Do what the spirit says do
Done found my lost sheep
Down by the bonny banks of Fordio
Down by the Riverside
Drive Dull Care Away
Dwelling in Beulah Land
Dying by the side of the road
Diamonds in the rough

Erie Canal
Everything that glitters is not gold
Edelweiss
Ezekiel saw the wheel way in the middle of the air

Fever
Follow me home
Forgive me all my thoughts/Spanish Steps (aka Dublin Blues?)
Fare you well Father and Mother
False, False, I'm afraid that you're no more mine
Follow the Heron Home
Father's little black box
From June to September

God's counting on you (by Pete Seeger?)

House of the Rising Sun
Hose me down boys
Howls to the break of day

I am a bum a jolly old bum
I knew it was goodbye
It's the Congress
If I could be the rain
I will be set free
I am a selkie on the sea

John Barleycorn
Johnnycake and Venison and sassafras tea
John of Hazeldean
Jambalayo
Jubilacion

Keep on the Sunny Side
Key to the Highway
Keep your lamp trimmed and burning
Kitchen man

Like a Tramp on the Street
Listen to the knife
Live on Easy Street

Like a Louisiana Fairytale
Lorena
La Bamba
Lassie to me Tarooay
Let me breathe
Let your back and sides go bare me boys
Louisiana
Lonesome whipporwill (so lonesome I could cry)
Little green buttons

Made of Wood
Many many years ago
Mary don't you weep
May the sun shine bright
My baby's gone
My girl's waiting for me
Make you jealous of me
My true love gave to me

No hiding place
Nothing at all
Nobody knows you when you're down and out
No such liberty
Nothing can be done

Old Joe Clark
Oh Maryland my Maryland (and Parody, Oh Maryland)
On the Banks of the Old Ponchartrain
Oh hee for the Old days
Oh Freedom
Only say that you'll Love me again
On the Sea of Galilee
Oft in the Stilly night
Oh bertha bertha Oh lord gal
Oh dear oh me husband's got no porridge in him (by Les Barker)
Oh this is like heaven to me
Oh yes
On the goodnight trail (on the loving trail)
On the rocky banks of the buffalo
On the way to New Orleans

Pemaquid shore
Put that budweiser back in the Clydesdale
Piney River Girl
Pharoah's army got drownded
Pipe of Tobacco
Pity the heart
Poisoning Pigeons in the Park

Red cardinal pair
Rising river blues
Rollin in my sweet baby's arms
Remember me
Roving and Rambling and Walking around
Ripple

Sailing time
Smile across the cabin
Show me the man who speaks for the cows
Sam Hall
Some Enchanted Evening
Sad sweet song (by Archie Fisher)
See that my grave is kept clean
Snowing on Raton
She began to charm
Somebody touched me
Someday soon
Steady boys, walk on
Sunny don't go away
Surf Anacostia
Sweet Chariot

Tale of Gwyneth
The black cook
Teen Angel
Tell me that we'll find a way
Ten minutes too late
Texican tall turtle tale
Trouble I once knew
Times they are a changing (Parody)
The Cat that Roamed
Three-legged man
That's Stonewall Jackson's way
The box he comes home in
The grisly bride
The key of R
The wind it blow a pleasant gale
There oughta be warning labels on sad country songs
There's an old faded picture on the wall
They came prepared to shoot the striking miners full of gold
This could be a wonderful world
Till forever comes to call
To be a farmer's boy
Tomorrow it may still be there
Too large to be at large
There's no gold in California
They rode till they came where….
The Basque
The Long Long road before me
The water is wide
Turn and find you looking through the kitchen door
Those four drunken maidens they pushed the jug about
Travelers All

Where I've been many a time
When fortune turns the wheel
Waltzing Matilda
When the roses come again
West Virginia Home
Wade in the water
Walk ashore (Collier Lads)
Way Niagra Falls
We are chosen by the place
We'll understand it all by and by
When the trees have leaves of prisms
Whiskey me boys
White Freight line
Willow tit willow
Wonderful World
Won't you take me back again
Whiskey Oh
Wild boy
Wild rose of the mountain

You can starch my jumper Cannonball to Washington
Your cheatin heart
You were busy
You're always welcome at our house
You were always here
You'll never be the sun


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: hsempl
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 10:10 AM

One correction already: Les Barker (not Parker)

[(post corrected) - clone]


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: hsempl
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 12:58 PM

Another correction (thanks to Lucy): You will be the Light = You'll never be the sun

[(Correction applied) - clone]


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 01:01 PM

For me a highlight was the Jean Ritchie workshop - not because I had the privilege of co-leading it, but because two of the songs were sung or led by children.

Dan


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: MMario
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 01:36 PM

If "Bedlam boys are Bonny" was the version I sang - it should be
"Tom O'Bedlam's Journey"

I also sang:
The Wolfhound
Brian the King (lyrics Brian Leo)
Wild Mountain Thyme
Mist Covr'd Mountains
(Darriel Day did a different version of Mist Covered Mountains)
Vicuna
Autumn Parting
Put on your ol' grey bonnet
"Put that budweiser back in the Clydesdale" is "Back in the Clydesdale" (Mike Campbell - 2004)


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: hsempl
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 02:18 PM

Put that budweiser back in the Clydesdale was my husband's favorite song that i brought home from the getaway last year (i'm hoping to get him to next year's!). Mist Covered Mountains Friday night felt like it opened the Getaway for me. That was a magical moment.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: ranger1
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 03:12 PM

Collier lads should be Byker Hill.

Really liked the Celtic Music workshop. Sometimes it's nice to have some education mixed in with the singing. Also loved Lorraine Van Buren's duet with her niece and Iris Newlin's fiddle playing. Nice to see the kids taking part.

As to why we were under the tree with the kamikaze caterpillars? Because the wiring in the women's bathroom in the Retreat Center caught fire. I dunno why we didn't have more workshops outside, it was so stifling hot inside.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: hsempl
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 03:27 PM

thanks for the correction! Anyone know the name of the song Lorraine's niece sang with her? That was indeed amazing.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: sciencegeek
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 03:32 PM

Denmark 1943 is a powerful song and equally moving is going to Mystic Seaport in CT and seeing one of the actual vessels used in the rescue effort. It still brings tears to my eyes... even as I type this.

GERDA III: Danish Lighthouse Tender

Built in 1926 as a lighthouse tender, the Gerda III appears to be a common Danish workboat. But in October of 1943, she played a much more important role. The boat was used by Henny Sinding, the 19-year-old daughter of the boat's manager, and a four-man crew to rescue Jews from Nazi-occupied Denmark.

The refugees were brought to a warehouse along Copenhagen's waterfront and smuggled aboard the Gerda III, hiding in the cargo hold. The little vessel then set out on her official lighthouse supply duties, but detoured to the coast of neutral Sweden and put her "cargo" ashore. Although the vessel was regularly boarded and checked by German soldiers, the refugees were never discovered. The Gerda III rescued approximately 300 Jews, in groups of 10 to 15.

Henny Sinding and the brave crew were not part of the organized Danish resistance movement. Ordinary Danish citizens were outraged by the Nazi plan to deport Jews to the death camps. The Danish people mounted a spontaneous effort that saved more than 7,000 of their Jewish neighbors – almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark.

By an act of the Danish Parliament, the Gerda III was donated to the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. The vessel was restored to her wartime appearance, complete with neutral flags, by the J. Ring Andersen yard in Denmark. Mystic Seaport is proud to help care for the boat and exhibit her in the United States.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ferrara
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 04:19 PM

Lorraine and Bea sang The Rolling of the Stones. They sounded splendid together, it was grand.

Thanks for the list, it's great. Will add some corrections if time permits. Maybe even a few additions.

We just got back from lunch with Carole, Andrew, and Janie Meneely at a huge Chinese buffet near here. You know all those things there's never time to talk about during the Getaway? A real bonus to have time for a good long talk.

Reminder -- Andrew & Carole's concert tomorrow night is at Janie's. Y'all come! We will get there if we can but are pretty busy hurricane-proofing our crafts inventory, buying a replacement printer so we can print business cards for the upcoming show -- stuff like that.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ron Davies
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 04:41 PM

hsempl--

Very impressive list.    Seems like you were just about everywhere.

Just a few additions:

On Saturday right after the concert several more were done a cappella in   group that just materialized outside the retreat center door   Group included Ferrara, Rose, Colin, and me--and others I can't recall.   Stunning highlight for me:   Colin's leading of "Steady, boys, walk on/    The horse's day is done..."   Don't know what it's called.   But I've lpved it for years, heard it done wonderfully at Sidmouth more than once.   And, as I told him, Colin's rendition was wonderfully faithful to those at Sidmouth--and could hold its own with any I've heard there.

Also at that session, Mingulay Boat Song was done. Tenting Tonight. And some others I can't recall.

And at the concert Saturday, Jan and I did one we call "The Box", done by Wanda Jackson (sometimes called the 'female Elvis' for her frenetic style.).    But our song was not very bouncy.

To be continued, I think----this computer is now under assault by an 11-month old and my break is now over.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Jeri
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 04:46 PM

It's Davy Steele's "Last Trip Home", Ron.
I saw that session and would have joined it, but standing that long makes things hurt. I'll write more when I can think about it, but the Getaway was, as usual, wonderful.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ron Davies
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 04:58 PM

What an amazing, stirring song! Seems to be a requiem for a whole way of life and a time which seems long gone, but really was just in the 20th century.    And so evocative--epitomizes to my mind what "folk music" is at its best.   

It was a privilege to put a low bass to the chorus.

The 11-month old is--temporarily--peaceful. And safe.    But here he comes again.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: lisa null
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 06:51 PM

"Come take me home again Kathleen" is my song and couldbe confused with a very famous stage Irish song from earlier days. I think I'll call it, "My heart Belongs to Ireland Forever" to relive the confusion. Love this list though-- what an eclectic group. Not as many many ballads listed as might have been sing though in the all afternoon ballad sessions on Saturday!


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: hsempl
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 08:21 PM

Lisa: I was wondering if you wrote that song! Amazing, stirringly beautiful song. Wow.
And as for the ballads: I know! It was crazy that I had intended to be in ballads all or most of the afternoon, just poking my nose in other workshops first, but I found it hard once I'd poked my nose in to leave, everything was so great. Then when I made it to the tail end of the ballad workshop that you led (where I got to hear Rose's lovely rendition of (let me get the name right this time) the Great [Grey] Selkie (of Suleskerry)), and had the amusing event (which must happen a lot) of singing a song that I had learned from the previous Getaway and the person I had learned it from (Edmund) was in the room! [Where am I in this sentence?]: Well, then I was so enjoying the ballads that I completely forgot to go to John Roberts' concert, which had been circled heavily on my schedule, and was having such a good time I didn't even realize I had missed it until Sunday!

One other correction (along the wildly inaccurate title line): "No such liberty" should be "To Althea From Prison"; Claire's singing of that just soared out over the concert room, my first time hearing that song.

Quick etiquette question, as I haven't posted on here much before: Is it annoying at all for me to keep adding corrections as I get them? Does doing so clog up anyone's email box or anything like that? Would it be better if I waited till I had a bunch and then replied to the thread? Or does it matter? OK, oh right, one more thing while i'm still midreply: I am bummed that I won't be able to be at Andrew and Carole's concert! I leave for Massachusetts tomorrow (well, by way of West Virginia) for a dream workshop and then a writer's retreat. October riches! I know it will be wonderful, and I'm sorry to miss it, though. I saw a concert at Janie's house recently (Lulu's Fate) and it's a cozy venue.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: hsempl
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 08:25 PM

One more thing: I have audio files for most, though not all, of the songs I listed (though some I only caught part of the song, and some have a few strung together that I need to cut), so if anyone would like me to send them the file for a song they sung, send me a message.
-Heather


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Noreen
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 09:13 PM

What an amazing collection of songs- and just in a weekend?!

Would "tell me that we'll find a way" be Dave Webber's "My Lady of Autumn?


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Jeri
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 09:21 PM

That was it, Noreen.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ferrara
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 10:26 PM

hsempl, no problem about posting the corrections. Maybe some nice editor will have time to put the actual titles in parens following "your" titles in your original list as songs are identified.

We often end up with a very long post-Getaway thread containing all kinds of musings, as people start catching their breath after the Getaway and chime in with their own experiences and favorite moments. It's part of the whole thing.


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Subject: ADD:Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave (Thomas Hardy)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 12:36 AM

Another one that Murray Callahan performed was:

AH, ARE YOU DIGGING ON MY GRAVE
(Thomas Hardy)


Ah, are you digging on my grave,
My loved one? -- planting rue?"
-- "No: yesterday he went to wed
One of the brightest wealth has bred.
'It cannot hurt her now,' he said,
'That I should not be true.'"

"Then who is digging on my grave,
My nearest dearest kin?"
-- "Ah, no: they sit and think, 'What use!
What good will planting flowers produce?
No tendance of her mound can loose
Her spirit from Death's gin.'"

"But someone digs upon my grave?
My enemy? -- prodding sly?"
-- "Nay: when she heard you had passed the Gate
That shuts on all flesh soon or late,
She thought you no more worth her hate,
And cares not where you lie.

"Then, who is digging on my grave?
Say -- since I have not guessed!"
-- "O it is I, my mistress dear,
Your little dog , who still lives near,
And much I hope my movements here
Have not disturbed your rest?"

"Ah yes! You dig upon my grave...
Why flashed it not to me
That one true heart was left behind!
What feeling do we ever find
To equal among human kind
A dog's fidelity!"

"Mistress, I dug upon your grave
To bury a bone, in case
I should be hungry near this spot
When passing on my daily trot.
I am sorry, but I quite forgot
It was your resting place."

Literature Network » Thomas Hardy » Ah, Are You Digging On My Grave?


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Leadfingers
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 05:47 AM

Got back to Heathrow at 1945 last night , had a quick look at my Inbox and went to bed , slept til 10am and feel almost human today
My ONLY criticism of Getaway is that its too bloody far away !


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: KT
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 05:57 AM

Wow, hsempl, what an impressive list! Just looking at it reminds me, once again, what a truly wonderful thing this Getaway is. What a wealth of music is shared when this extraordinary group of talented and fun-loving folks comes together! Though I couldn't be there this year, my sweet memories of past years are enough to buoy the spirit!


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: hsempl
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 10:19 AM

This was only my second year, and it sounds like it gets better every year! Hope we are both able to be there next year, KT.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Bill D
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 10:34 AM

"...sounds like it gets better every year! "

Well, it is 'different' every year. This was my 35th consecutive year, and of course I remember the 'good old days'.... not that there can be many 'bad old days' when good people assemble and make music and share 'life'.

There are differences that worry me a bit, (a bit less 'traditional' folk music, for example), but no one ever need be bored. Like Utah Phillips said... "Good though..."


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: MMario
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 10:59 AM

It seems to me that the folk and traditional music field may need to assume some of the attitude of the Antique industry....things are being sold as AND ARE valid antiques that were new when I was a child.

but that's neither here nor there....probably it's a cyclical thing and more of the ol' time trad stuff will be there next year. I heard little to no do-wop this year and for a couple years you heard some in almost every circle.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ron Davies
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 11:49 AM

A few more additions:

One of the clear highlights for me was John Roberts' rendition of a broadside from 1840--I have no idea of the title--something having to do with a steamship ride, I think. Among other things, the tune to which the broadside had been put (recently) had a really fun chorus.

And I finally think I realize what's going on with the list.   The titles listed are often just a phrase that popped out.    So some titles I thought weren't covered by the list are in fact covered:    "There's no gold in California" must be "All That Glitters Is Not Gold", sung by Lucy Saturday night.    And "The box he comes home in" must indeed be what Jan and I call "The Box" when we sing it, as we did at the concert Saturday night.

By the way, thanks to Heather for the audio of it--it's so great Jan had an opportunity to be front and center, and that it was so well received;   particularly great to hear the whole room singing along at the end.   This should help in persuading Jan, a vegetarian lurching madly towards veganism (a strange galaxy to West River cooks) to overcome her strong feelings on the food.   I keep telling her--, with marginal success-- that the food is not the focus of the weekend.

A few more titles I don't think have been covered:    The Great Turtle Drive (indelibly linked for me to our own Art Thieme, whose rendition has never been bettered) was done in the Peace cabin Saturday night.    So was the one which has the line "They say he died of the chickenpox/ In part I must agree/   One chick too many had he "    I have no idea of the title.

Also Jan did "Dorset Is Beautiful" with appropriate acccent.

In the Hank Williams workshop, "I Saw the Light", "Your Cheatin' Heart", "Pan American", "Hey, Good Lookin", among others, were done. There were at least two I had never heard before, and I thought I knew something about Hank Williams.

Judy Cook did what amounted to a medley of "Maryland, My Maryland" and a great proposed substitute version of it (for squeamish souls who don't think "Huzzah, she scorns the Northern scum" should be in our state song.)    She was forced to combine the two due to the 5 minute limit on a song in the Saturday concert (surely we should reconsider this straitjacket).

Dave Diamond did a self-composed song at the concert about how, since the current Congress is the bottom of the barrel, we should toss them back into the barrel (and out of Congress). The assembled multitude sang the chorus lustily.    Dave always has good trenchant comment in song.    I don't know the title he gave his song.

More later, maybe.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Leadfingers
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 12:33 PM

'One chick too many had he' is from "The Ballad of the Shape of Things" which was recorded by the Kingston Trio in the late fifties- Cant remember who sang it at Getaway though . I believe the writer credit should go to Sheldon Harnick


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ron Davies
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 12:39 PM

It was the blind guy in the Peace Cabin Saturday night. He knew lots of songs.    Anybody know his name?


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ron Davies
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 12:45 PM

Also, Leadfingers, you did lots of songs-- to jog our memories, can you give us a few not yet mentioned in the list?

And of course your various whistles and other instruments added immeasureably to the ensemble.



Also, Donna Fletcher did quite a few bluesy numbers.   One I can recall is "Richest Man in the Graveyard".


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: ranger1
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 01:06 PM

The "blind guy" is Robert Rodriquez.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Leadfingers
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 01:40 PM

Thanks for the coments Ron - I am as happy backing 'good' singers and musicians as being 'The Star' .
As for songs I did , 'Wreck of the Old 97' and 'Big Grand Cooley Dam
at the Bluegrass Jam , and mucked up 'All Go Together' at Humourous songs .
Saturday Concert I was responsible for Malcolm Austen's 'The Cat That Roamed' , after the beautiful treatment of the original by Colin and Rose . Bill Caddick's 'Father's Little Black Box' IS on the list I see
but DONT ask me to list what I did after hours in the Peace Lodge .


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: kendall
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 01:46 PM

Ron, do you still want the lyrics to "She thinks I steal cars"?


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ron Davies
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 03:03 PM

Absolutely, Kendall.    All I have a fragment.   And I consider that the whole song--especially all your contributions--is one of the best parodies ever. And people can even sing along with the last line.

What can I say but thanks?


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ron Davies
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 03:07 PM

That's right, Leadfingers.   All I could think of was "I can't fly but my moggy can" .   I knew that was not the title.

It sure was great to have such strong, amazingly versatile musicians around.    You and David set the standard on that, it seems to me.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Amos
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 03:41 PM

Sunday concert included "The Basque". by Tim Russell, and a tip o the hat to Captain Morse. Other workshops and free-for-all sessions included songs beyond count. The aftermath, as with every Getaway, is a head ringing with scintillating fragments of beautiful songs, and images of their beautiful singers.

The magic island, Brigadoon, has a definition of "a place that is idyllic, unaffected by time, or remote from reality. " (Merriam Webster). My perception is that these intervals of solace and respite actually restore the batteries of reality, and fuel the endurance needed to walk through the cold months ahead until another Getaway becomes possible.   

That's one way of looking at it, anyway.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: kendall
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 03:49 PM

I'll PM the lyrics, Ron, since you are the only one who wants them.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: jacqui.c
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 04:07 PM

'Waltzing Matilda', I think, refers to 'The Band Played Waltzing Matilda', which Kendall, Claire and I did at the Saturday night concert.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: MMario
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 04:31 PM

Hey! Kendall and Ron - you two know better then that...

Post the lyrics to a thread, or change the title of the post HERE to Lyrics Add: she thinks I steal cars....

None of this PM....


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Jeri
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 05:09 PM

This is the Tonapah in the song The Basque, where the whore is from. As in "I've been from Tucson to Tucumcari, Hatchapee to Tonapah." I'm tempted to check out those trips on Google Maps, but that would take too much focus.

Loved "The Basque", loved "And the Band Played..." Loved lots of songs.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: ranger1
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 06:01 PM

Really enjoyed Mark Gilston's mountain dulcimer playing, especially first thing in the morning Saturday as I was getting coffee in the retreat center.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: maeve
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 06:03 PM

Does anyone know how the scholarship auction did?


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: ClaireBear
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 06:09 PM

Jeri, Tehachapi is southeast of Bakersfield, California. From there you'd take SR58 and turn north on SR14 to skirt the eastern Sierra, catch US 395 past Bishop, then head east on US6 to Tonopah, where I hope the Sidewinder Cafe's still open, next time I drive through on my way to Kat's...oh.

Tucumcari is in eastern New Mexico, so to get there you'd take I-10 east from Tucson, head north at Las Cruces on I-25, then east again at Albuquerque on I-40. Easy peasy. Except, wait, I forgot about riding on the back roads so I wouldn't get weighed...

But I digress. What an outstanding time we had this year. I feel closer to y'all than ever. And oh, the music! I wouldn't know where to begin -- but I am rich in memories, and one very happy camper.

Thank you, my friends, for smiles and camaraderie; for bleary-eyed, silent companionship after a sleepless Saturday night; for giving of yourselves and putting your hearts into the music we made. And thanks so much to FSGW for hosting us and working so hard to bring our Brigadoon to life each year on the shores of Chesapeake Bay. Until we meet again!


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Jeri
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 06:27 PM

Thanks, Claire. The only name I didn't look up is the one I blew.
Maeve, they said the scholarship fund did well. That means somewhere between "meh" and "AYE CARUMBA!", but I'm not sure where. Better than average, I think.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Bill D
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 07:05 PM

Last I heard the scholarship fund 'almost' covered everything spent on it this year. Quite tolerable... maybe Charlie has final data..


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Subject: ADD: She Thinks I Steal Cars
From: kendall
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 07:10 PM

She thinks I steal cars author unknown except for the part I wrote. Indicated by an asterisk.

SHE THINKS I STEAL CARS
(author unknown)

Well, just because the cops were here on Tuesday,
Just because they put me behind bars,
Just because they found transmissions in my bath tub,
She thinks I steal cars.

If she's happy thinking I'm a car thief,
Maybe it's because I gave her such a deal,
But the cops keep asking those embarrassing questions
Like, where'd you get the freshly painted Oldsmobile?

*Just because I'm always out past midnight,
Just because I hang around in bars,
Just because I never drive one more than two days,
She thinks I steal cars.

Just because my attic's full of hub caps,
Just because my cellar's full of tires,
Just because I ground the numbers off her engine,
She thinks I steal cars.

* verse marked by an asterisk was written by Kendall Morse.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: kendall
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 07:13 PM

Can someone put this in the DT?


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Leadfingers
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 07:25 PM

Kendall - IF I steal your lyrics , where is the best place to find the tune ?

And Ron - comparing me so favourably with David is , to say the least , embarrassing - Just goes to prove the old saying that you can fool some of the people all the time !


But Thank You


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ron Davies
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 07:51 PM

I can help with that.    There are several Youtube versions of the original song:   "She Thinks I Still Care".    I strongly associate it with George Jones--can't get a better pedigree for a country song than that.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ron Davies
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 08:07 PM

Fortunately I guessed right--there are versions on youtube and George Jones is heavily featured.    But I really should have check first (I tell Jan;   never assume, and I should take my own advice.)

But really, Terry;    you proved your versatility in the Peace Cabin over and over--it's just great when an ensemble AKA pickup group comes together so smoothly and your whistles, etc played a huge role in that.

I'm just really sorry I wasn't able to stay up til dawn Sunday--a bit under the weather late Saturday after the concert--and had to leave at the intermission of the Sunday concert. Sunday I felt better but the boom was lowered on me. And it wasn't Casey.

I had a boatload of good old country songs--really wanted to do "Faded Love" for instance-- but somehow the time was never right.

But I have never left a Getaway early before. And it will never happen again.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Bill D
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 08:19 PM

"..the boom was lowered on me."

It must have been, Ron...it was Clancy who originally lowered it.. ☺


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 08:27 PM

A few title corrections...
"By and By" would probably be a line from Before the Deluge, Jackson Brown song I sang.
'Tomorrow it may still be there" sounds like a line from Gram Parsons' A Song for You, which I also did.
"I am a Selkie" could be referring to I Come and Stand at Every Door, which I did, and we talked about it being based on the Great Selkie of Sule Kerry. Or maybe it's a different song entirely.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Janie
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 08:36 PM

The gospel workshop is always a highlight for me. I had not heard "Angels Hovering Around" before and that was a particular delight. Also rare to hear "Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed." Who offered that one?


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Fred Maslan
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 08:39 PM

Saturday night after snack in the retreat center lounge, to get things going I started singing "In good old Colonial times". several people joined in with harmonies transforming a simple song into something amazing. I had the impression that they had never heard the song before.It was along with the songs that followed the highlight of the weekend, if it is possible for there to be a single highlight at getaway.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: maeve
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 08:50 PM

Jeri and Bill- Thanks. I'm glad.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: CET
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 10:14 PM

Thanks for posting the lyrics Kendall. Ron was definitely not the only one who wanted those lyrics.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ron Davies
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 10:20 PM

Got me, Bill.   I knew Casey didn't look right.   Better heed my instincts and check next time. No excuse for me, either--I just sang that song at Riderwood this past March:   big hit.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Leadfingers
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 10:39 PM

For me , a lot of the 'fun' of The Getaway is the totally informal stuff - As I have said before , while I have sufficient ego to be quite happy being "The Star" , I get just as much (if not , often more) pleasure being backing to other good musicians or singers .


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: hsempl
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 11:22 PM

Thank you all for the corrections! And the band played waltzing matilda was incredible, brought spontaneous tears to my eyes; and I have heard that song several times before, never affected me the way it did Saturday night. The Selkie version I heard was sung by Rose in the ballad room, just beautiful. Terry, did I get the Three-legged man name right? That song was hilarious, I have a recording of it, and when you got to "you took the good'un!" we were all cracking up.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ron Davies
Date: 11 Oct 13 - 12:34 AM

Thanks, Kendall for the text of "She Thinks I Steal Cars".    As you have noted no doubt, I wasn't the only one smitten by that song.

It's great that your tastes and accomplishments range so far--from bone-dry Maine humor to the definitive version of "Lorena" to the above song.

The other one of yours I really want to learn--at least the one that pops up immediately--is "$5 Fine for Whining".    That one should be sung at every Getaway--just to spread the message far and wide.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Oct 13 - 08:22 AM

Three Legged Man and The Freakers Ball are both from Shel Silverstein , Freakers collected from the Dr Hook recording and T L M as sung by John Prine


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ron Davies
Date: 11 Oct 13 - 09:06 AM

And I definitely need to add to the huzzahs for Murray Callahan.    She has everything--great songs (many not very familiar), delighful voice, perfect comic timing, stage business. etc.    Anybody who missed her miniconcert (should have been at least an hour) missed a wonderful time. But of course since "Betty Boop", I suspect many of you know that.    That must have been in the second half of the Sunday concert---knew I didn't want to leave early; oh well, never again.

At any rate, it's such a crime she does not have any CD's out--I asked her.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Oct 13 - 09:27 AM

I sang "The Key of R" and Jean Ritchie's "Black Waters" and "The RAYCO Seatcovers Song" from a 1950s TV commercial..(Songs from the Shower workshop)...also done was Jonathan Eberhart's "Lament for a Red Planet"...and dozens more.I have some recordings I'll try to deal with after this crazy weekend of craft show.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ron Davies
Date: 11 Oct 13 - 09:43 AM

So they squeezed the "Key of R" out of you, Bill?    And I wasn't there to hear it. Damn.    Does that mean I'm not a one-man lobbying group for that song?    And does it also mean I have to wait a full year before getting another chance to hear it?


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 11 Oct 13 - 10:33 AM

I have CDs of both $5.00 fine and 3 legged man. $10.00 for both including postage.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 11 Oct 13 - 10:36 AM

Leadfingers, the best place to find those lyrics is on my CDs.:-) Subtle, aint I(?


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 11 Oct 13 - 10:42 AM

Ron, did you know my version of Hank's Banks of the Pontchartrain?


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Fred Maslan
Date: 11 Oct 13 - 09:15 PM

At the novelty songs workshop I sang "Barney Google" and "Come Josephine in my Flying Machine".


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ron Davies
Date: 12 Oct 13 - 07:11 AM

Kendall--

Sounds great--shall I PM you to get your address?    Or are your CD's obtainable through CAMSCO?    Since I'd like to support Mudcat this way as much as I can.

Ron


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: jacqui.c
Date: 12 Oct 13 - 07:31 AM

The Getaway just keeps on getting better year after year. Monday morning came much too fast, as usual, and I, for one, really didn't want to leave!

I'd like to say thank you to all the lovely people who volunteered, or were coerced, into taking part in the Mummers Play and who made it such a success once again. Every year I wonder if we will manage to pull together a cast and every year we do it, sometimes by the skin of the teeth but, somehow, it always seems to work so well. It was nice to have the children take part this year - they added a whole new dimension to the play.
I will say a very special thank you to our St George, who took the part despite having real stage fright and who played it so well.

Thank you to Claire for adding harmony to our piece at the Saturday night concert - it made it even more special for both Kendall and myself. Thanks to John Roberts for learning to play Lorena and playing on stage with Kendall during the Sunday evening concert.

There were so many amazing highlights throughout the whole weekend. Lots of wonderful workshops, too many that couldn't be attended because of clashes (where's that cloning workshop!) and some terrific late night sings. Coming together with old friends and getting to know new ones a little better is part and parcel of any Getaway and so it was again this year.

This year was even more special as Kendall has started performing songs on his own, which, for me, is a real move forward.

All in all, I had a great time.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 12 Oct 13 - 10:30 AM

...and UK viewers saw a version of "She thinks I still care" on Transatlantic Sessions on BBC4 last night (Friday).

RtS


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 12 Oct 13 - 10:32 AM

Ron, Folk Legacy has some of my recordings, as far as I know, Camsco doesn't.
Best way is to order from me. No middle man.
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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 12 Oct 13 - 11:19 AM

She did, in fact, pout most adorably upon being told she had to leave Monday morning : ) One more weapon in her Most Powerful Woman arsenal.

I tried the pulling-the-covers-up-over-my-head-and-refusing-to-get-up ploy, with even less success.

A loud second to the thanks. All you FSGW folks who work so hard to make the programming and hospitality work, smoothing out the wrinkles and herding the cats, I am deeply grateful for your efforts. As much as mudcat and fsgw have overlapped over the years, I still feel like a pampered guest in your house at the Getaway, and try to behave just well enough to be permitted to come back : )

I did less singing and more listening and learning this year, and am committed this time in between to not 'putting the book away' until the mists of Brigadoon next part. Those songs swirling around in my head aren't going to sing themselves! Already this morning I found to my delight that the curmudgeonly tomato man at the farmer's market plays at a jam and dance deep out in the country, and has graciously invited me to the next.

Have just today had a few minutes to take out and polish the memories I tucked in my pockets on the way out the camp road. Here are some:

Anything at all that Lani Hermann did. Your humble and grateful servant, madam.

"Hear! Hear!" to Kendall back onstage, in ever-more interesting combinations. That's one of the especial delights of the concerts, the crazy mashups of lovely voices and instruments.

The campfire. Thank you all for making that magic, especially you, Phil Fox. What a delight of 'guilty pleasures'. Scraps of songs were lobbed across the flickering dark, sometimes a spark caught and anonymous voices passed it back and around with gusto. Sometimes it glowed a bit, then winked out. All fun. The best was the two ladies who did the camp song about swimming with lovely hand motions. Anyone remember?

Amos' rendition of "The Basque", especially the command performance AFTER the command performance.

Colin's (?) "Last Trip Home" at the concert... THAT to me is just exactly what a 'folk' song should be.

With Janie, I loved the "Angels Hovering" song... would love to learn that. I was looking around at the cherished ones on our buttons (Sandy Paton accompanied me all weekend) and thinking of the angels sitting among us, singing, at the Gospel workshop. Always a highlight for me!

The Parting Songs on the waterside... could it have been any lovelier? And each song better than the last.

I think it was the Chorus Songs workshop when a young woman (who?) with a lovely soft voice sang "Gum Tree Canoe", which I have since learned and sing unceasingly (and probably annoyingly, to housemates : )

The mummer's play is always a highlight, and it was an honor to take part, especially with the wonderfully spirited kids. LOVED the dragon-with-translator : ) Ernie/John Boehner, I hope I didn't hurt you in my enthusiasm. It's great fun to have a sword AND a horse!

SO many good things. Thank you all for being part of the indescribable magic of this reunion.

Dani


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: ranger1
Date: 12 Oct 13 - 12:47 PM

David Jones sang Last Trip Home at the concert, Dani.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: GUEST,dani
Date: 12 Oct 13 - 01:32 PM

Of course, thank you


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: kendall
Date: 12 Oct 13 - 02:18 PM

I would also like to thank the GWFS for this super gathering that they work so hard at causing each year.

Dani, I could have taught you Gum Tree Canoe back when I was 13. :-)


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Nancy King
Date: 12 Oct 13 - 02:47 PM

So glad you all enjoyed the Getaway! Thanks to all of you for coming! Yes, it's true, we do put in a few hours to organize it, but what really makes it work is the people who attend. You are all fabulous, and we're so lucky to have you join us.

Extra special thanks to George Rathbone, for enchanting the children, and to Jacqui for including them in the Mummers Play. Making the kids feel a part of things is the best way to ensure they will grow up loving this music. I should know.

Nancy


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 12 Oct 13 - 08:58 PM

And how could I forget... every blessed thing that Severn sings!! Severn, please share the words to the destroyer tune? Invaluable.

And finally, a lovely Getaway memory, cornering Dick Levine in the dinner line to teach me "There's A Ram In The Thicket"; one of the goals I had going up there, fulfilled beautifully.

Dani


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: KT
Date: 12 Oct 13 - 09:11 PM

What a delight to picture the whole wonderful weekend through your stories! Is anyone planning to post videos/audio files anywhere? I've got a hankering to learn some of these tunes!


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 13 Oct 13 - 03:17 PM

To answer a question from earlier this week, in the final accounting, the scholarship fund actually did okay, and covered our expenses. There was one last-minute scholarship person who never showed, and we rescinded that person's scholarship, which brought things into balance.

LOST AND FOUND ITEMS:

There was lost stuff for Mitzi Quint, David Jones, and George Stephens, which either has been returned or will be mailed/delivered to them.

In addition to that, we have a few dishes from the potluck: an 8 or 9" clear pyrex baking dish, a 9" white bowl with a grey filagree design around the rim, and a white plastic 6" storage dish with green plastic lid.

Beyond the pot-luck items, we have a blue women's size 10 (petite?) corduroy Eddie Bauer jacket, a white "le-Tour-de-France" cap (with yellow streaks in the design), a plastic drinking mug from the Wammies (Washington Area Music Association), and a "Wine Monkey" sock for placing on top of a wine bottle (still in its box--probably meant as a silent auction item).

Anyone wishing to claim (or release) any of the above, or who needs further description of what might be yours, should let me know by sending me an e-mail.

I enjoyed the weekend very much, and there were too many highlights for me to pick one out. Believe it or not, I'm STILL catching up on sleep deficit this weekend.

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Amos
Date: 13 Oct 13 - 03:53 PM

KT:

I'll be making a recording of "The Basque" this week, I hope, and will send it to you when done.

A


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: kendall
Date: 13 Oct 13 - 04:26 PM

Don't forget to credit Tom Russell. And remember it's TONAPAH. not torn apart whore ! LOL


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: kendall
Date: 13 Oct 13 - 04:27 PM

Jacqui got your note and money.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: maeve
Date: 13 Oct 13 - 05:51 PM

" the scholarship fund actually did okay, and covered our expenses."
That's great, Charlie Baum. Thanks for that update.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: ranger1
Date: 13 Oct 13 - 06:15 PM

The sock monkey wine bottle thingie can be sent to me. It's not mine, but I know for whom it was intended ;)


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Amos
Date: 14 Oct 13 - 12:02 AM

I like the idea of a torn-apart whore, myself--more universal, if you see what I mean...! Back in my rollicking navvie days I held to the philosophy that the first turn of the screw paid all bills, but I have grown more considerate as I matured and try to do the right thing wherever possible.


A


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: KT
Date: 14 Oct 13 - 12:06 AM

Thank you, Amos!


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 14 Oct 13 - 07:49 AM

I love parodies, and "Torn apart whore" just tickled the hell out of me! (Well, not all of it)


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Amos
Date: 14 Oct 13 - 09:53 AM

I am sure there is a plentiful reserve. :D


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Severn
Date: 14 Oct 13 - 06:39 PM

Thank you Dani for the ringing endorsement. Since I saw only reference to three songs I sang, with one of those being at the pre-Getaway party, I'll throw out a few more, where I wasn't going to bother before. Besides the aforementioned "Ain't Going To Sea No More" (about destroyers, learned via Oscar Brand), "Wild Boy" (trad. from Will Duke & Dan Quinn) and Mary, Don't You Weep" (trad. from everywhere) , I did "William Riley" (trad. from Mary Jane Queen), "The Emmigrant Song" (by Benji Armstrong), "Waiting For A Train" (Jimmie Rodgers) , "Stagger Lee" (via Archibald, Lloyd Price and Dr. John), "Lifeboat Horses" (with permission from Andrew McKay), Kazoo variations on "The Three Cornered Hat" (inspired by my father's old recording by Paul LaValle & The Cities Service Band Of America) .There were also more turn-of-the-century pop songs, English music hall songs, hymns, spirituals and Broadway tunes than can be listed or remembered from Phil Fox's campfire. And folk, country, nautical and Irish from Gene's Thursday night bash.

Dani, I'll PM you the destroyer song lyrics.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Severn
Date: 14 Oct 13 - 07:30 PM

Hey! And thanks to all those I talked or sang to or with. Forget the Christmas muzak. If this isn't the most wonderful time of the year, it's probably in the top two or three on the Hit Parade of most attendees. And I HAVE had some rotten Christmases, but I've yet to have a rotten Getaway.
-
I have lovingly watched pairs of cardinals for years, and that song nailed the experience.

Gary's singing of the rescue song was the best I've ever heard him sing ANYTHING on top of it being a gripping song and a much needed history lesson.


Ahhhh, there was prescious little I heard that I didn't enjoy and highlights too many to give them all their due.

Special thanks again to Judy Cook, from who's cassette collection she farmed out for donations the previous year provided me with two great songs for me to sing this year.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Amos
Date: 14 Oct 13 - 11:58 PM

SKipper, the things you could have taught Dani when you were thirteen woulda been illegal...


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 15 Oct 13 - 08:47 PM

Joining the conversation late as usual...but that's appropriate in this case!

I arrived at this year's Getaway MUCH later than I was hoping for due to work commitments, but managed to have plenty of fun in the time remaining. Luckily, I had already taken Monday off due to said work commitments, so I was able to make my Sunday night concert debut.

In addition to the already-discussed "Denmark 1943", I sung "Humbug Steamship Companies" (John A. Stone), "Son of a Scoundrel" (Shel Silverstein), "Old Blevins" (Hank Card & Conrad Deisler), "Building Up and Tearing England Down" (Dominic Behan), "Molasses" (Tom Rowe), "Non Barleycorn", "When I Was a Boy" (Frank Hayes), and "Naked Highwayman" (Steve Tilston).

Severn & Rita - Thanks for the kind words re: "Denmark 1943". I've loved that song since the first time I heard it back in the early/mid-90's. Before dusting it off for the Getaway I hadn't performed it in years. Will need to fix that!

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 16 Oct 13 - 07:13 AM

Amos, they still are in Georgia.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 16 Oct 13 - 07:49 AM

Amos, I can hear you singing "St. Olaf's Gate" a Tom Russell song. Google it. It popped up when I googled me.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Amos
Date: 16 Oct 13 - 02:03 PM

Dang, Cap'n, you sure can pick them. Russell just kicks me in the heart, I swan.


A


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Amos
Date: 16 Oct 13 - 02:31 PM

By the way, I would advise against googling yourself. It'll stunt your growth, ya know. You need to face it squarely--the first step is admitting there is a problem. Self-googling is a gateway practice, and a slippery slope. Just sayin'...


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: kendall
Date: 16 Oct 13 - 03:50 PM

I was just checking to see what they posted so I could send it to the tv station. They may want to interview me for the new book.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Fred Maslan
Date: 17 Oct 13 - 10:17 AM

Can't let this thread go over the edge just yet. So I'll add three more songs I sang. In Songs of the seasons, I sang my song "Don't Tell me that Springs Not Here", and in the Songs of the Earth workshop I sang my song "The Wolf" and the McCalmans song "Soundings".


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Amos
Date: 17 Oct 13 - 04:11 PM

Well, I got "St Olaf's Gate" down pretty good. Thanks for the tip!


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 17 Oct 13 - 07:18 PM

I just found an old tape with my version of A Bad Half Hour on it. If we can figure out how to get it to you, would you want it? I was singing it back then.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Amos
Date: 19 Oct 13 - 02:47 AM

Me? Sure! I can duplicate it if you like, and digitize a copy I think.


A


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: kendall
Date: 19 Oct 13 - 12:16 PM

Jacqui ordered one of those things that transfer cassette tapes to cd. I'll send you a cd of a Bad Half Hour.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: GUEST,SINS
Date: 20 Oct 13 - 12:13 PM

Ed Trickett does it on one of his CDs as well. I have it around here somewhere.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: kendall
Date: 20 Oct 13 - 02:17 PM

As well, or better?


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Amos
Date: 19 Jun 14 - 03:35 PM

Well, I have added "St Olaf's Gate" to my poor repertory, as well as "She Thinks I Steal Cars".

You're a gem, Skipper, and no mistake.


A


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Jeri
Date: 19 Jun 14 - 04:52 PM

Here's to the ladies you love and you don't see again... Great song!


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: skarpi
Date: 20 Jun 14 - 08:08 AM

Hmmm after the Getaway 2013 ?

Well I noticed , it seems that every one who went to the Getaway
forget the camera :) ...

I have a wish , and that is to come to this Getaway 2014, well our Government have currency dam ...that means its difficult for us
to have currency to travel , so I am trying to find a away
to let this happen .

until I see the sun again ...all the best Skarpi Iceland .


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