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March Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing

Bat Goddess 12 Mar 14 - 02:35 PM
Bat Goddess 12 Mar 14 - 02:38 PM
Charley Noble 12 Mar 14 - 08:34 PM
Bat Goddess 13 Mar 14 - 12:24 PM
GUEST,Don Hale 14 Mar 14 - 11:02 PM
Bat Goddess 15 Mar 14 - 10:38 AM
GUEST,Guest Dianne 15 Mar 14 - 11:51 AM
Jeri 15 Mar 14 - 09:48 PM
Bat Goddess 15 Mar 14 - 10:06 PM
Bat Goddess 17 Mar 14 - 09:57 AM
Bat Goddess 17 Mar 14 - 01:22 PM
Bat Goddess 18 Mar 14 - 09:23 AM
SINSULL 18 Mar 14 - 09:33 AM
GUEST,Guest-Dianne 18 Mar 14 - 09:53 AM
Sailor Ron 18 Mar 14 - 12:28 PM
ChanteyLass 18 Mar 14 - 03:37 PM
GUEST,Don Hale 18 Mar 14 - 06:32 PM
Bat Goddess 18 Mar 14 - 07:38 PM
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Subject: March Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 02:35 PM

This Saturday, March 15, 2014, is our monthly Press Room Shanty, Forebitter, and Ballad Sing, from 3:30 until 7:30.

The location is, of course, The Press Room on Daniel Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I'm hoping the winter won't throw us another curve as it has in January and February. AccuWeather says the day will be cloudy with perhaps a rain shower, but with the temperature in the 40s (F).

I'm looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible! The past two months' turnout, despite the snow and hideous driving conditions, has been quite remarkable.

I'm still quite overwhelmed with the turnout at Tom's memorial gathering on March 1st -- and the show of respect, appreciation, and love from our many friends is amazing. I'm just sorry I couldn't get to talk to everyone there.

Linn

Linn


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Subject: RE: March Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 02:38 PM

I know it's smack in the middle of St. Patrick's season, but I'm hoping not everyone has a gig on Saturday.

Linn


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Subject: RE: March Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 08:34 PM

Linn-

I'll be there for sure but Judy is still trying to shake her chest congestion.

Charlie


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Subject: RE: March Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 13 Mar 14 - 12:24 PM

Hope today's snow (and yesterday's rain / sleet / freezing rain) is getting it out of the weather's system. Hoping for fair weather on Saturday.

MY system need some good singing...

Linn


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Subject: RE: March Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Don Hale
Date: 14 Mar 14 - 11:02 PM

Fear not! It's going to be a fine, soft day.

                            Don


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Subject: RE: March Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 15 Mar 14 - 10:38 AM

Don, I got Tristan and Bruce Pingree together last night and asked if it would be okay to have the August sea music sing on the SECOND Saturday of the month -- I'll have to remind them again in July or so, but it's fine with them.

Linn


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Subject: RE: March Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Guest Dianne
Date: 15 Mar 14 - 11:51 AM

I am running "Grammy's homework bootcamp" today, but hope to be done in time to join you all.   Can't postpone bootcamp to tomorrow 'cause I've got another funeral.


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Subject: RE: March Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Jeri
Date: 15 Mar 14 - 09:48 PM

She made it.

It's been so long, I could hardly remember songs I knew. Including both which ones AND how they went. Dianne asked me to do "Blackbird", and I remembered I knew it. Duh. Must learn some new songs.

It was a good session, although a bit sparse and a bit more silly. A bit more diversion from "sea" music than usual. (I guess them're the "forebitters". (better than aft-biters) A guy who hadn't been there before sang ...was it "Mother Machree"? What a lovely voice he has.

What I consumed up until just a few minutes ago: English muffin, peanut butter M&Ms and a big G&T. If I was goofier than usual, it was probably because of the M&Ms.


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Subject: RE: March Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 15 Mar 14 - 10:06 PM

Good session! Smaller than usual because a lot of regulars have St. Patrick's season gigs. The gentleman with the lovely voice just moved to town and had been told about the weekly sessions, but came across today's rather by fortuitous accident. Thanks to modern technology we were also able to satisfy some tourists' demands for Irish songs.

More tomorrow. I'm trying to peck this out with a purring cat on my chest...

Linn


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Subject: RE: March Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 17 Mar 14 - 09:57 AM

Okay, so it's Monday, not Sunday. Yesterday was a pretty full day...

The crew was me (Linn Schulz/Bat Goddess), Emery Hutchins, Dave Nune, Charlie Ipcar (Charley Noble) and Judy Barrows (JudyB), Don Hale, Dianne Lavoie, Jeri, Gail Dietrickson, Steve Smith, W.B., and Nicole Hourihan came in at 7 p.m. Rest of the usual crew pretty much all had multiple gigs.

1. South Australia - Emery Hutchins
2. Fire Marengo - Charlie Ipcar
3. Three Drunken Maidens - Linn Schulz
4. Eddystone Light - Emery
5. The Rosabella - Dianne and Don Hale
6. Bear Away, Yankee - Jeri
7. Harbors of Home (Joan Sprung) - Linn
8. The Nile Is a River - Charlie
9. Farewell to Carlingford - Don
10. Harp Without the Crown - Emery
11. Roll the Old Chariot Along - Judy Barrows
12. I Wish I Had Someone to Love Me - Dianne
13. Bridget Flynn - Linn
14. The Auld Triangle - Emery
15. High Noon In the Tropics - Charlie
16. Banks of Sicily - Emery
17. Tinker, Tailor (Tom Lewis) - Dianne
18. Saltpetre Shanty - Don
19. Sailor's Prayer (Tom Lewis) - Linn
20. Storm Along, Stormy - Charlie
21. Horse Ran Around With His Foot On the Ground - Linn (learned from my Dad; I mercifully only sang one verse...)
22. Leave Her, Johnny, Leave Her - Don
23. Plum Island National Anthem (Richard Johnson) - Linn
24. Great West Road (David Stone) - Dave Nune
25. Til I See You Again - W.B.
26. West Indies Blues - Emery and Charlie
27. Titanic - Jeri
28. Reuben James - Emery
29. Congo River - Dianne
30. Race of Long Ago (C. Fox Smith) - Linn
31. A Parting - Judy
32. London River (probably not the title) - Charlie
Had some early St. Patrick's revelers request Irish songs, so we did our best (including using modern technology) to accommodate..
33. Jug of Punch - Dianne
34. Wild Colonial Boy - Don
35. Black Velvet Band - Linn
36. Old Dun Cow - Linn
37. Mother McChree - visitor in a Clancy Brothers sweater -- lovely voice!

I'll finish this later -- I've got to head out and accomplish some errands.

Linn


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Subject: RE: March Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 17 Mar 14 - 01:22 PM

Well, I just got all the way to within 3 songs of the end and my browser quit on me. Sigh. So here I go again.

The errands got accomplished, though...car now runs better and without stuttering (dry gas and new tank of high test), Freecycled vacuum cleaner picked up, Chinese take-out picked up and, now, posting this a second time, it's eaten as well.

38. Clear Away the Morning (Gordon Bok) - Dianne
39. Farewell to Tarwaithie - Don
40. Backside of Nantucket Point - Linn (and I didn't screw up too badly considering I haven't sung it in public for a million years)
41. A Night At Dago Tom's - Charlie
42. A Shanty In Old Shanty Town (Jerry Bryant) - Linn
43. Thyme It Is a Precious Thing - Dianne
44. Bye Bye, Skipper (to tune of "Bye Bye Blackbird") - Jeri
45. Pubic Hair (parody of "Baby Face") - Dianne
46. Torn A', Rippit A' - Linn
47. Mobile Bay (Roll the Cotton Down) - Charlie
48. Black Bird, Get Up - Jeri
49. Cruising 'Round Yarmouth - Linn
50. Winds of Time - Juddy
51. Life's Journey - Charlie
52. The Lobster - Linn
53. Shenandoah - Don
54. The Mary Ellen Carter (Stan Rogers) - Nicole Hourihan
55. Marching Inland (Tom Lewis) - Dianne
56. All Bound to Go/Heave Away, Me Johnny - Don
57. Maggie May - Linn
59. One More Day - The Company
60. Nelson's Prayer - The Company led by Don

Ta dah! Only a couple days late.

Linn


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Subject: RE: March Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 18 Mar 14 - 09:23 AM

Does anyone read these session wrap ups?

Just curious...

Linn


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Subject: RE: March Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: SINSULL
Date: 18 Mar 14 - 09:33 AM

Actually I do.


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Subject: RE: March Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Guest-Dianne
Date: 18 Mar 14 - 09:53 AM

Me too!

If it is too much to keep up with though, just let it go.

For anyone else out there that is reading this you should know that Linn has CD's of Tom singing and playing. For those who haven't heard his voice in years or, perhaps never heard it, get it.

On Sunday I had to drive to Worcester on family business and it was so delightful to have Tom keeping me company. A gem of a CD and great to learn from as Tom's diction is crisp and clear. No muddy lyrics here.

Dianne


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Subject: RE: March Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Sailor Ron
Date: 18 Mar 14 - 12:28 PM

I for one read it month by month, and how I'd love to be with you, unfortunatly I'm here in England and you're in New England


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Subject: RE: March Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 18 Mar 14 - 03:37 PM

I read them!


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Subject: RE: March Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Don Hale
Date: 18 Mar 14 - 06:32 PM

Of course I do, Linn! If you would like a copy (Word Document) of a list from the last year or so, I have them. Dianne is right! The CD is wonderful, a new reference collection for me. I had never REALLY heard Tom sing until the memorial at the Press Room.   
                        Don


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Subject: RE: March Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 18 Mar 14 - 07:38 PM

I recorded the sea music sessions up until Tom lost his voice (and I rather lost heart recording them -- right around the same time Barry Finn died, as well). I transcribed what was sung (and discussed) onto the j-cards, which are digitized. (The j-cards, not the tapes, alas.) I was recording mostly so I could hear myself and improve my delivery and because I liked to keep track of what was sung. And I tried to point out to Tom that his voice was getting quieter, but he didn't pay any attention.

Since I stopped recording I write down what's been sung and then post them here. Not a problem and I WILL continue doing it. (But I also should start bringing the digital recorder and recording, too.)

I was just curious as to whom it mattered.

For the past year or so I've been keeping a record (for my own use) of what I sing at the Friday sessions.

Linn


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Subject: RE: March Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 18 Mar 14 - 08:32 PM

Sailor Ron, we'd love to have you join us someday.

There's quite a list of Mudcatters from your side of the Atlantic coming to our weekly session or the monthly sea music sing. Micca, of course, has been here many times. John MacKenzie, Carole Etherton and Andrew McKay,...plus non-Mudcatters Mike and Diane Dibble, Roy and Mary Clinging, Andy Kenna... Plus others I've neglected to mention because my brain is still chewed up from losing Tom. (I truly hope I've put my brain and vocabulary in a safe place so I can someday retrieve them.)

I'm just about ready to submit my passport application ...primarily to visit Canadian friends (to be fair, canada does not require a passport...but I'll need one to come back home!) but who knows what might happen if I can scrape together some travel money.

Linn


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Subject: RE: March Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: maeve
Date: 18 Mar 14 - 09:45 PM

Linn- I seldom post these days, and I've never been able to join the Sessions , but I read every word.


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Subject: RE: March Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Mar 14 - 10:33 PM

Actually I posted the other day, in between the song lists, and I guess it didn't take.

It was especially nice to see some less familiar singers join the session, Nicole and Dave.

Cheerily,
Charlie Ipcar


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