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March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth

Bat Goddess 19 Mar 15 - 06:42 AM
ranger1 19 Mar 15 - 10:21 AM
Bat Goddess 20 Mar 15 - 08:06 AM
Bat Goddess 20 Mar 15 - 01:45 PM
GUEST,Don Hale 20 Mar 15 - 02:20 PM
GUEST,Guest-Dianne 20 Mar 15 - 03:01 PM
ranger1 20 Mar 15 - 03:03 PM
ranger1 20 Mar 15 - 03:05 PM
SINSULL 20 Mar 15 - 04:27 PM
maeve 21 Mar 15 - 07:50 AM
Bat Goddess 21 Mar 15 - 08:38 AM
ranger1 21 Mar 15 - 10:43 AM
Charley Noble 21 Mar 15 - 12:09 PM
Bupkes 21 Mar 15 - 12:29 PM
Jeri 21 Mar 15 - 12:31 PM
Bat Goddess 21 Mar 15 - 12:40 PM
maeve 22 Mar 15 - 09:08 AM
ranger1 22 Mar 15 - 09:32 AM
Bat Goddess 22 Mar 15 - 10:56 AM
Bat Goddess 22 Mar 15 - 11:50 AM
ranger1 22 Mar 15 - 12:42 PM
Jeri 22 Mar 15 - 01:45 PM
Bat Goddess 22 Mar 15 - 02:44 PM
ranger1 22 Mar 15 - 02:52 PM
GUEST,Guest-Dianne 22 Mar 15 - 02:53 PM
ranger1 22 Mar 15 - 03:03 PM
Megan L 22 Mar 15 - 03:48 PM
Charley Noble 22 Mar 15 - 04:41 PM
Bat Goddess 22 Mar 15 - 05:22 PM
ranger1 22 Mar 15 - 05:52 PM
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CET 23 Mar 15 - 06:56 PM
Bat Goddess 24 Mar 15 - 07:02 AM
GUEST,Don Hale 24 Mar 15 - 12:05 PM
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Subject: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 19 Mar 15 - 06:42 AM

Don! You didn't remind me (gently or otherwise)!

I have been remiss, distracted by St. Patrick's Week (month...), not that I had any gigs, but plenty of friends did including at The Press Room where Tom and his band (Cuckoo's Nest, Great Bay Company) played from the first Press Room St. Patrick's Day in 1977 until 2009 (Tom lost his voice in June and was diagnosed with vocal cord cancer in September.) Tom Hall led the St. Patrick's evening entertainment for 33 years and I was there with him for 28 of those years. After great thought, I decided to stay home with my memories. I was at The Press Room in spirit...but I was time traveling.

Anyway, the March sea music, forebitter, fo'c'sl ballad, and shanty sing is THIS SATURDAY, March 21, 2015 from 3:30 to 7:30 downstairs at The Press Room, 77 Daniel Street, Portsmouth, NH, USA.

Hope a lot of you, now that "silly season" is over, will come out and sing for the sheer joy of singing. No stage, no microphones, just camaraderie, pub food, good beer, and even a bit of history and lore.

See you Saturday!

Linn


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: ranger1
Date: 19 Mar 15 - 10:21 AM

Hoping to make it. It's my birthday, and I can't think of too many other ways I'd rather spend it.


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 08:06 AM

Refresh. Where is everybody?

We're supposed to have a dusting of snow in the morning, but the afternoon should be cloudy but clear.

Linn


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 01:45 PM

♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸Oh, won't you help me to raise 'm, boys¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: GUEST,Don Hale
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 02:20 PM

Have faith, it's going to be a fine, soft day, suitable for both Beer and Song! Perhaps, if we're lucky, some folks from Cape Ann and environs will come join us??
                                    Don


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: GUEST,Guest-Dianne
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 03:01 PM

And if we promise to sing Happy Birthday, will that encourage or discourage you from coming.


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: ranger1
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 03:03 PM

Encourage. I love birthdays!


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: ranger1
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 03:05 PM

But you'll have to come up with another version than the one most people sing. Tom Hall hated that song and it wouldn't be seemly to sing it at a session he founded.


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: SINSULL
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 04:27 PM

Happy Birthday, Tami. I will lift a glass of wine for you from from my sunroom.
Back is still out. Started new meds today. whoo whoo


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: maeve
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 07:50 AM

Sins! Dang! I'll call later.

Refresh for Linn & associates.


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 08:38 AM

We NEVER sing that insipid and stupid "Happy Birthday". You'll get a happy B.D. via the Halleluyah Chorus and "Why Were You Born So Beautiful ". Maybe an SCA version, too. "That song" will never be sung if I can help it...and I CAN Cuz I'm the boss lady (QFE).

Linn


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: ranger1
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 10:43 AM

Birthday plans nearly derailed by car problems. Charley Noble has rescued the latter part of my day and will be picking me up on his way down. Thanks, Charley!


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: Charley Noble
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 12:09 PM

Happy to have company of half the road trip.

Charlie Ipcar


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: Bupkes
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 12:29 PM

Looking good for my coming up too. Spring thaw, lumberjack songs afoot.

Marty


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: Jeri
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 12:31 PM

Bupkes, it's still too cold for frilly dresses. Just sayin'.


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 12:40 PM

No trace remains of the snow of last night and this morning. The sun's even out.

One birthday and one belated birthday today, BTW.

Linn


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: maeve
Date: 22 Mar 15 - 09:08 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: ranger1
Date: 22 Mar 15 - 09:32 AM

It was a great session! My favorite part was singing "C is for Cookie" with Scott and his son.


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 22 Mar 15 - 10:56 AM

I'll post what we sang and the crew in a little while.

Linn


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 22 Mar 15 - 11:50 AM

Okay, while I'm peeling and chopping vegetables, I need to sit a bit, so I'll get a start on my scribe duties.

By the way, Charlie, I just discovered you were expected at last October's shanty sing, but didn't show up (but you had a "note"). So until yesterday, we hadn't seen you since September.

Yesterday's crew was me (Linn Schulz aka Bat Goddess), Jeri, Dianne Lavoie, Steve Willard, Barry O'Brien, Tami Bill (ranger1), Charlie Ipcar (Charley Noble), Mike Modern, Don Hale, Peter Hale, Dave Nunes, Stephen Craft, Scott Bogle (and family), Lance, Lou and Sharon Stamas, and Gail and Janice.

To be continued...

Linn


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: ranger1
Date: 22 Mar 15 - 12:42 PM

Nope, Charlie was there in November. I rode down with him and Judy.


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: Jeri
Date: 22 Mar 15 - 01:45 PM

He's listed in the official November meeting minutes as well.


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 22 Mar 15 - 02:44 PM

I just checked again, Tami. You're right -- Charlie was last at the session in November, but he had missed the October singaround.

Oh, and Steve Smith came in around 7 pm. Justine had a conference, but was going to try to get to the session before the end. Hutch had an early gig in Massachusetts, but hoped to get to the session before the end. But, unfortunately, neither of them made it before we wrapped at 7:30.

And here's what we sang yesterday --

1. Pace-Egging Song - Dianne Lavoie
2. Constant Lovers - Steve Willard
3. Sailor's Prayer - Barry O'Brien
4. Flying Off to Sunny Venezuela - Charlie Ipcar
5. Tequila Sheila - Linn Schulz (tequila seemed appropriate at this point)
6. Yangtze River - Peter Hale
7. Wild Colonial Boy - Don Hale
I pointed out that back in the '90s at the Press Room trad session,
we'd often do this to the tune of "Ghost Riders In the Sky" with a
chorus of "Toorah-li-ay, toorah-li-oh, the wild colonial boy".

8. A verse of "Wild Colonial Boy" to the tune of "Pinball Wizard" - Pete Hale
9. Ye Mourners All - Stephen Craft
10. Quare Bungle Rye - Mike Modern
11. Seven Subs of Severn - Charlie Ipcar
12. Great West Road - Dave Nunes
Rufus likes to sit on the UPS next to the computer and just now he almost turned it off. Actually, as it turned out he turned off the modem -- my computer continued to work, but I didn't discover for awhile that I had no internet connection or phone. Cats!
13. Isle au Haut - Dianne Lavoie
Which always reminds me of a waitress at Allison's in Dock Square, Kennebunkport, in the late '70s. When tourists asked her, "What do you DO around here?" (indicating the town with a sweep of an arm). She put her hand on her hip and replied, "Well. In the summer we fish and fuck. And in the winter, you can't fish."
14. Alabama John Cherokee - Barry O'Brien
15. Rattlin' Bog - Steve Willard (good job! good job)
16. Torn A', Rippit A' - Linn Schulz
17. All Coiled Down - Don Hale
18. Old Dunne's Dunne (The Dunne Song) - Pete Hale
19. Run Come See Jerusalem - Marty Stock
20. Noah Built the Ark (Sitting On the River By the Levee) - Stephen Craft
21. Bheir Me O - Mike Modern
Okay, we've got one birthday -- Tami's. And one belated birthday (it was yesterday) -- Gail's. So we had to sing.
22. Happy Birthday to the Halleluyah Chorus - Linn
23. Why Were You Born So Beautiful? - Linn
24. Isn't It Grand - Pete Hale
We forgot the SCA Birthday Dirge.
25. Rhyme of Charon the Ferryman - Charlie Ipcar
26. Five Constipated Men In the Bible - Dianne Lavoie
27. Haul Down, Billy O'Shea - Barry O'Brien
28. Passle of super short songs - Mike (who was leaving to go to Kennebunkport), Dianne, Linn
29. Patrick's Arrival - Pete Hale
30. The Preacher and the Bear - Stephen Craft
Somewhere in here Stephan left, saying he had to go to Kennebunkport.
31. Finnegan's Wake - Scott Bogle
32. The Rolling Mills of New Jersey – Marty Stock
Who then left saying HE had to go to Kennebunkport...
33. Pay Me My Money Down - Barry O'Brien
34. The Rogue Time-Police - Charlie Ipcar
35. East St. Louis Blues - Dianne Lavoie
36. Three Drunken Maidens - Linn Schulz
37. The Natchez and Delta Queen Race - Charlie Ipcar
38. Plum Island National Anthem - Linn Schulz
39. Banks of Newfoundland - Scott Bogle
40. Greenland Whale Fisheries - Don Hale
41. Fathom the Bowl - Dianne Lavoie
42. The Rosabella - Dianne Lavoie & Don Hale
43. Mobile Bay (Roll the Cotton Down) - Charlie Ipcar
44. Maggie May - Linn Schulz (Odd without accompaniment.)
45. Mingalay Boat Song - Scott Bogle
46. Farewell to Tarwaithie - Don Hale
47. Clear Away the Morning - Dianne Lavoie
48. Never Turn a Blind Eye To the Storm - Charlie Ipcar
49. The Lobster - Linn Schulz (Thought I'd have to leave off the last verse, but the kids disappeared for a bit.)
50. Marching Inland - Dianne Lavoie
51. Norwegian kids' song "A jeg vet en seter" (Oh, I Know a Meadow) - Tami Bill
52. Northwest Passage - Scott Bogle
53. Johnny Lad - Linn Schulz
54. West Indies Blues - Charlie Ipcar
55. Alphabet Song - Scott's son
56. Number 9 Song From Sesame Street - Dianne Lavoie
57. Outward Bound - Don Hale
58. If Not For the Whiskey - Dave Nunes
59. Gin, Gin Was Mother's Ruin - Linn Schulz
60. I'm Cool, Cool, Cool - Dianne Lavoie
61. Nelson's Prayer - Don Hale and Company


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: ranger1
Date: 22 Mar 15 - 02:52 PM

You forgot "C is for Cookie", Scott and I sang it after "The Alphabet Song".


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: GUEST,Guest-Dianne
Date: 22 Mar 15 - 02:53 PM

Don't you hate it when that happens????
Thanks Linn, but it was Dave who led Fathom the Bowl.
Dianne


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: ranger1
Date: 22 Mar 15 - 03:03 PM

I also found the actual title for the number 9 song. It's called Number 9 Martian Beauty. Posted the video on Linn's facebook page.


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: Megan L
Date: 22 Mar 15 - 03:48 PM

Grr small phone big fingers. Sounds like a good time


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: Charley Noble
Date: 22 Mar 15 - 04:41 PM

Wasn't it grand...to be singing with all of you again!

Cheerily,
Charlie Ipcar


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 22 Mar 15 - 05:22 PM

Thanks for the corrections and additions!

I'm certainly not perfect and in the lovely confusion of singing, the pen gets twisted askew occasionally.

Linn


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: ranger1
Date: 22 Mar 15 - 05:52 PM

Linn, you do a lot better than I would!


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 22 Mar 15 - 06:29 PM

It's not easy being German, obsessive, and have a compulsion to document life. Sigh.

Thanks for indulging me.

Linn


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: CET
Date: 23 Mar 15 - 06:56 PM

Sixty-one songs! Damn!


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 24 Mar 15 - 07:02 AM

Edmund, I was going to say that's about average, but after I checked, I see we're much more likely to be in the high 50s...sometimes even in the 40s.

This list would have been higher if I'd included the "short songs" from the medley, and I think, perhaps, the count is as high as it is because of the inclusion of short children's and Sesame Street songs towards the end.

Linn


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: GUEST,Don Hale
Date: 24 Mar 15 - 12:05 PM

62,counting "C Is For Cookie".............
                                  Don


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: Craft Advisory
Date: 24 Mar 15 - 04:59 PM

Like cannon fodder, propelling me into a good time.
Minor correction, the first song I did was Ye Mariners All.

Also, I never made it to Kennebunk, but it sounded like a good idea.
Actually another birthday party deep in Boston.

Tried to relate the Five Constipated Men in the Bible to my friends, but their fingers would not leave their ears.


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 25 Mar 15 - 09:46 AM

Lots of controversy right from when the song was first written down as to whether it's Mariners or mourners. First (and usually) transcribed as Mar'ners.

Tom leaned towards meaning mourners, sung Mar'ners.

"Correct" either way.

Linn


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Subject: RE: March Press Room Shanty Sing, Portsmouth
From: Craft Advisory
Date: 26 Mar 15 - 08:11 PM

Ah well, it can go either way, be it Mariners in the Sea Shanty theme or Mourners in the Religious Irish Drinking theme.


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