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December Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing

13 Dec 13 - 10:50 AM (#3583813)
Subject: December Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess

Since I have to fly to Milwaukee early tomorrow morning for my mother's funeral on Monday, I figured I'd better get this posted before I leave. I probably will have access through my sister's computer, but I don't know how much time I will have.

Weather permitting, I will be back not only for the December Monthly Shanty, Forebitter, Ballad, and Annual Seasonal Song Session on Saturday, December 21st at The Press Room in Portsmouth, NH from 3:30 to 7:30 PM, but for the regular weekly session the night before. -And it looks as if we've missed the PMAC kids this year, so we won't have that competition upstairs.

This annual sea and seasonal song session usually brings out a lot of material not sung the rest of the year. We'll definitely have to do Brian Chadburne's "Shopping Shanty" and, I'm sure, Charlie has a few seasonal songs about traditional Maine weather, etc.

Please keep good thoughts for decent flying weather so I can get back safely for the sessions!

Linn


13 Dec 13 - 10:57 AM (#3583816)
Subject: RE: December Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: ranger1

Sending good weather wishes to the powers that be. Safe journey, Linn.


13 Dec 13 - 11:27 AM (#3583828)
Subject: RE: December Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: maeve

Safe travels and many warm hugs to you, Linn. Hope to see you one of these days.

Maeve


16 Dec 13 - 07:38 AM (#3584514)
Subject: RE: December Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: ranger1

Refresh


17 Dec 13 - 03:15 PM (#3584978)
Subject: RE: December Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: GUEST, Bat Goddess in Sudsville

Refresh...

Haven't checked AcuWeather yet, but I hope to be home noonish on Friday...well in time for the weekly session and the sea music session on Saturday.

Linn


17 Dec 13 - 03:24 PM (#3584979)
Subject: RE: December Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Jeri

Accuweather says "a couple of afternoon showers". As in rain. And 39°F. Saturday, it's supposed to be 40°F--but drizzly. Summer!


18 Dec 13 - 01:52 PM (#3585213)
Subject: RE: December Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: NbptErnie

Planning on being there on the 21st. Looking forward some seasonal seasongs with the gang!


18 Dec 13 - 04:12 PM (#3585255)
Subject: RE: December Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Charley Noble

Judy and I think we can make it.

Cheerily,
Charlie Ipcar


18 Dec 13 - 05:58 PM (#3585280)
Subject: RE: December Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Bat Goddess

Hope I see you all there!

Linn


19 Dec 13 - 06:30 AM (#3585383)
Subject: RE: December Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Bat Goddess

Have to remember to bring the words to Brian Chadburne's Christmas shopping shanty...

Linn


20 Dec 13 - 04:34 AM (#3585596)
Subject: RE: December Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Bat Goddess

So far (3:30 a.m. -- departure at 6:10) flights are good to go and on time. Weather moving into Milwaukee later today -- hope I'm long gone...home, maybe, by then.

Linn


20 Dec 13 - 05:23 AM (#3585606)
Subject: RE: December Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Wee Jock

Linn

Hope everyone your side of the pond, has a great 2014, bearing in mind what you have recently been through,life can only get better.

Take care

Cheers

Wee Jock (from the other side of the pond)


20 Dec 13 - 06:04 AM (#3585612)
Subject: RE: December Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Pete Jennings

Second that, Jock, and a safe flight home.

Pete.


20 Dec 13 - 02:58 PM (#3585694)
Subject: RE: December Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess

I'm home!

Uneventful flights and actually got to see something from the descent to Baltimore until almost the descent to Manchester.

More snow here at home than in Milwaukee, but it's been plowed, my deck shovelled and sanded.

See everyone tomorrow -- it's supposed to be a balmy 46 degrees and, though I know crews of linemen are on standby (my ride home from the airport is a project manager with a utility company) in case the temps drop and ice results, I sincerely hope they stay above the freezing level even at night. (And, according to AccuWeather, they will.)

Linn


20 Dec 13 - 03:07 PM (#3585698)
Subject: RE: December Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: maeve

Welcome home, Linn.

Maeve


20 Dec 13 - 08:38 PM (#3585744)
Subject: RE: December Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: ChanteyLass

You're home? Hooray!


21 Dec 13 - 11:49 AM (#3585841)
Subject: RE: December Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess

I'm late off the mark, but today will be a good opportunity for me to sing Brian Chadbourne's "shopping shanty", Santa Come Back (to the tune of Paddy Lay Back) at least once this season.

I think there were fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. Maybe it's just that my whole sense of time has been screwed up since Tom's last hospitalization and death.

Linn


21 Dec 13 - 12:12 PM (#3585846)
Subject: RE: December Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: ranger1

No, Linn, there were fewer days in between.

I, alas, will not be there. I seem to have picked up some sort of bug and I am not willing to share it around.


23 Dec 13 - 04:40 PM (#3586128)
Subject: RE: December Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess

Missed you, Tami, but you made the right decision -- hope you're feeling better.

My sense of timing or something must still have been off, though, because instead of getting to the Press Room around 3 p.m. it was closer to 3:40...so not only was I not the first there to get set up, but the drummer with the lunch time jazz hadn't packed up yet. Arghh. I'd thought I had factored in enough time for a quick errand (right; the weekend before Christmas) and park (right; what was I thinking?), not to mention the traffic between the malls and The Press Room.

Ah well. It worked out okay.

Didn't post any of this yesterday because a) of all, Mudcat was down, and b) of all, I was taking a pajama day and being antisocial.

The crew was me (Linn Schulz aka Bat Goddess), Ernie Pigeon (NbptErnie), Emery Hutchins, Dianne Lavoie, Jeri, Steve Smith, Nicole Hourihan, Bruce Pingree (general manager of The Press Room), Bill Lehrman and Carol Pierson, Charlie Ipcar (Charley Noble) and Judy Barrows (JudyB), Debbie (formerly Hoar; not sure of her last name now), Gina and Bill Dunlap, Rita Pomerleau and Mike, Barbara Benn, Justine Donovan, and Carol Coronis. Dave Hallowell was there for about two minutes and then disappeared... (was it something I said?!?) Oh, and a nice lady named Michelle who said she'd been to the session before but not for a long time.

1. Squid Jigging Ground - Ernie Pigeon
2. Gower Wassail - Dianne Lavoie
3. Snowfall - Ernie
4. Leaving of Liverpool - Emery Hutchins
5. Maggie May - Linn Schulz
6. Stormalong, Stormy, Stormalong - Charlie Ipcar
7. Shawnee Town - Hutch
8. Dance, Boatman, Dance - Ernie
9. Santa Come Back (Shopping Shanty) [Brian Chadbourne] - Linn
10. Roll, Alabama, Roll - Bill Dunlap
11. Ballad of Bolivar - Charlie
12. Get Her In To Shore - Ernie
13. All for Me Grog - Dianne
14. Ten Stone - Jeri
15. Malpas Wassail - Hutch
16. Christmas In Gloucester - Ernie
17. Rolling Down to Old Maui - Bill
18. Astoria's Bar - Linn
19. High Noon In the Tropics - Charlie
20. Isle Au Haut - Dianne
21. Rag Dance - Hutch
22. The Portland [Bob Simons] - Ernie
23. Lee Port Brace - Charlie
24. Old Zeb - Hutch
25. Come Along Down [Jonathan Eberhardt] - Ernie
26. The Eddystone Light - Bill
27. Cannery Shed - Linn
28. Banks of Sicily - Hutch (request before he had to leave)
29. Farewell to ANZAC - Charlie
30. The Holly and the Ivy - Linn ("Rising of the sun/running of the deer" version)
31. Slav Ho - Ernie
32. Roll the Old Chariot Along - Judy Barrows
33. Tinker, Tailor [Tom Lewis] - Dianne
34. Fire Marengo - Bill
35. Cherry Tree Carol - Linn
36. Alabama John Cherokee - Ernie
37. Resoluto - Justine
38. Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella - Carol Coronis & Justine
39. Stille Nacht - Ernie & Michelle
40. Congo River - Dianne
41. Christmas Night [C. Fox Smith] - Charlie
42. I Saw Three Ships - Bill
43. Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer - Ernie
44. Walkin' 'Round In Women's Underwear - Linn
45. Winter Wonderland - Dianne in a Noo Yawk accent
46. The Holly and the Ivy - Justine ("first tree in the greenwood" version)
47. Twelve Days of Christmas - Rita Pomerleau
48. Jingle Bells - Ernie
49. We Wish You a Merry Christmas - The Company (and the
      visiting listener who requested it)
50. The Wren - Linn
51. Tom Lehrer's Christmas Song - Charlie
52. Deck Us Now With Boston Charlie [Pogo parody] - Linn
53. Angels We Have Heard On High - Ernie
54. Oh, Holy Night - Dianne
55. Joy To the World (Cuz Cats Are Here) - Linn
56. Aunt Clara - Linn (requested by Nicole)
57. For the Life of Me - Ernie
58. London Julie - Justine & Carol
59. The King - Linn

Dot's it... Again, feel free to make corrections or additions... (I've been a little distracted lately...)

Your faithful scribe (and session meister),
Linn


23 Dec 13 - 06:01 PM (#3586135)
Subject: RE: December Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Charley Noble

Linn-

Thanks for posting the list!

Charlie Ipcar


24 Dec 13 - 11:25 AM (#3586324)
Subject: RE: December Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Don Hale

Well, now that Linn has posted the song list, it can seem like I was there! Had to cancel attending the session in order to get to Burlington VT before the ice storm, which we did, just barely (as did Peter). Just want to wish one and all the joys of the season, and a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2014.
                         Don