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bob cawson
24/01/2016





Just received Nottingham County Show 14 May 16 Music Timetable.  We are on from 1230 to 1300 and 1500 to 1530.  Full timetable will be available on Wednesday; other performers on the day are Nottingham Concert Band, Will Cleasby Jazz Quintet and Carlton Male Voice Choir.
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andy stanton
06/03/2016





How about this:-




She's cool, classy. Too cool and classy to be playing a bloke's song :-) Meatloaf made me do it.....
paddy - 08-03-16

Click to ENLARGE video clip

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robin hardy
09/03/2016




Re Bob's Comment on 23rd Feb.
Sorry if this is belated - not always able to get on th't internet -  I am sure this will have been been mentioned at a meeting, but I would like to thank Bob for the exemplary manner in which he dealt with our departure from the White Hart.
- just right, well done.
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paddy
11/03/2016




Sunny afternoon. Hi everyone. We agreed on Wednesday to play the intro for four bars only
(singing boom boom in place of the bass) and agreed for me to write a short ending, so I have amended Sunny Afternoon accordingly. The outro is just the same as the intro, but ends on a single strum of Am7, the chord the Kinks would end on if they played it in this key. It tidies it up and gives a definite finish. Thanks, Paddy.
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12/03/2016



Hello Happy Band, now six weeks down and only two( 10 treatments)to go. Really am missing our sessions together and can't wait to see you all "a strumming and a singing" Still feeling ok and raring to go!David H.
Great news David, keep up the good work, look forward to seeing you again soon.
Tony

tony dawes - 12-03-16


Super news David, see you and your ukulele soon! Jackie x

julie wilson - 13-03-16


Pleased everything is moving on well David. Looking forward to seeing you and Pat again.
paul reed - 13-03-16


Brilliant David looking forward to seeing you soon
alan williams - 15-03-16


You'll soon be back a strumming and a singing yourself David. Paddy x
paddy - 16-03-16


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jefft
16/03/2016




Mods and corrections to songs.
Singing in the Rain, G7 corrected on line 5
Dirty Old Town, tacet added to line 1
Bye Bye Love, tacet added to start of each verse
Added: Spoof Boredom Prison Blues

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jacq
22/03/2016




Please note that the "Sunny" 10 minute post-AGM performance is Thursday 9th June and not Monday as posted in the Diary listing. I hope many of you will be able to be there to showcase just how much we have come on as a Happy Band Jacq

Hi All,

. . . There will be a strange bearded man in your midst for this one, who will just have flown into town a couple of days earlier.

May be wearing a hat with corks suspended from the brim, and greating everyone with a hearty "G'day mate".

If you bump into him, please make this quasi antipodean welcome, however he should be restrained if he tries to insist on playing Walzing Matilda in the key of E (or any other key for that matter!).  
Cheers, Robin.

robin hardy - 24-03-16


Welcome in cobber, sit youself down and have a tinny!
tony dawes - 24-03-16


I thought the correct usage was 'knock a scab off a tinny'.
andy stanton - 24-03-16


G'day strange bearded man. I definitely won't restrain you if you break into a spontaneous quasi antipodean version of Waltzing Matilda as long as it is in any key but the key of C. Rock on. Paddy
paddy - 25-03-16


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jefft
23/03/2016




Spoof Train Song: modified in line with agreements.
Sunny Afternoon: modified in line with agreements.
Down By The River Side: added to the song list as requested.
The Village Green Preservation Society: added to other song sheets as requested.
Jeff
The last song, "The Village Green Preservation Society" doesn't appear to be on the Song list.
Is it me?

andy stanton - 24-03-16


Yes it is you this time Andy:
The Village Green Preservation Society: added to OTHER SONG SHEETS as requested.

jefft - 24-03-16


You're absolutely right.  Bloody good this website, isn't it?
andy stanton - 24-03-16


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jefft
24/03/2016




Bloody good this website! I did have a problem getting a single PDF page, from a song book, as a file. But these little challenges :)
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jefft
24/03/2016




Bloody good this website! I did have a problem getting a single PDF page, from a song book, as a file. But these little challenges :)
How to get a single page from a pdf song book.

1. Print off the single page in question.
2. Scan the printout.
3. Incorporate the scanned image in a word document.
4. Save the word document in pdf format.

Simples!

andy stanton - 25-03-16


I copied text from PDF song book, pasted into word and saved as a pdf.
That gave me and image on a PDF.
But I wanted text to make a PRO. file.
I had to OCR the image. :)
J

jefft - 25-03-16


Well,there you are!
andy stanton - 25-03-16


What language is the above written in. Is it technerd speak or Swahili? I don't understand it but it seems to get things done!
Well done chaps, keep up the good work.

tony dawes - 26-03-16


Thank you, Tony.
andy stanton - 27-03-16


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bob cawson
28/03/2016




This weeks play list is on the site.  Some from the County Show/Allington Play List and others a "Mish Mash".  We don't have much of a selection of "English Songs" in our repertoire so that idea will probably be a non-starter for Allington.  I suggest we attempt "The Village Green Preservation Society" (sheet in the Other Song Lists) and from the Lincoln 2016 Song Book "King of the Road", Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Return to Sender" and any others you might wish to have a crack at - just bring the book along.  We are also short of numbers for some of the forthcoming gigs, please consult your diaries and those who haven't done so let me know your availability - preferably by this coming Thursday.
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paddy
29/03/2016




Space Oddity from the Lincoln 2016 book. Anybody tried it yet? I just tried it and it's wonderful. I feel inspired. Paddy.
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jefft
30/03/2016




All Round My Hat transposed to D
Down By The Riverside, F and C removed from end of line 4
Hello Mary Lou: Tacet added to first lines of choruses
Sunny Afternoon: Removed redundant chords
Spoof Boredom Prison Blues Key change bar lines added as a remind
Return To Sender added
Johnny B Goode added
Was I supposed to be doing anything with Village Green Pres. Soc. ?
Who asked me for 2 4 6 8 Motorway  (I have it now, but not sure what to do with it)
Have I missed anything (is there anybody out there?)
Currently working on Kinks, Days and Waterloo Sunset

Thanks for everything that you do for the group Jeff. With appreciation, Paddy.
paddy - 31-03-16


I echo Paddy's remarks! Awsome amount of work going on there Jeff. It is very much appreciated.
Tony

tony dawes - 31-03-16


I echo that echo.  We are going to become a Kinks tribute band then. Fine work Jeff

davidmc - 31-03-16


Hi Jeff, the 2468 motorway song came from me on Wednesday, just liked the sound and thought it might go well at Newukes. I would also like to thank you for all you do for both groups.
david hall - 31-03-16


Hi Jeff, the 2468 motorway song came from me on Wednesday, just liked the sound and thought it might go well at Newukes. I would also like to thank you for all you do for both groups.
david hall - 31-03-16


I will have 2468 printed by Wednesday @ NewUkes
jefft - 31-03-16


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davidmc
31/03/2016




For the attention of David N, but also anyone else interested in American country, folk, blues and other mostly accoustic music.  Have a look and this organisations webpage.  They recently organised a weekend event in Gainsborough. Organisation is called FOAOTMAD Friends of American Old Time Music and Dance. Enjoyable session as usual yesterday.  Regards David
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davidmc
31/03/2016




I would like to suggest a great song for our repertoire, some of you may remeber it, it went:

Went to a fortune teller
To have my fortune read
I didn't know what to tell her
I had a dizzy feeling in my head

She took a hold on my palm
She said, "Son, you feel kind of warm"
And then she looked into a crystal ball
She said, "You're in love"

.........and so on. First released in 1962 and subsequently by many other notables including the Stones, the Who the Hollies and most recently by by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.  It is of course The Fortune Teller. Would you have the time Jeff to insert this in our portfolio?  Regards David
Along similar lines was "Love Potion number 9"and "Poison Ivy"
tony dawes - 31-03-16


Both also good songs of the period.  The good thing about Fortune Teller is that it can be played with the same 3 chord groove or pattern over each line all the way through. Two beats on D, two beats on C and four beats on A ad nauseam (or G, F, D if you like). I think we should perhaps be able to manage that without looking. We could smile and appear happy! Like what Andy tells us to do.
davidmc - 31-03-16


2 4 6 8 MOTORWAY - TOM ROBINSON
Days - Kinks
Fortune Teller - Stones
Love Potion No. 9 - Searchers
Poison Ivy chords - The Coasters
Waterloo Sunset The Kinks - Kinks
Are now all set and ready to go in their basic form. Not able to place them in "Other Song Sheets" just at the moment and am loath to place them into Song list until we have tried them and have approval of the majority.
Jeff

jefft - 31-03-16


STOP Press:
2 4 6 8 Motorway - Tom Robinson
Days - Kinks
Fortune Teller - Stones
Love Potion No. 9 - Searchers
Poison Ivy chords - The Coasters
Waterloo Sunset - Kinks
Are now all in their basic form in "Other Song Sheets"
Please note "Other Song Sheets" is not part of the PDF download, so they will have to be viewed, tried and or printed directly from site.
Jeff

jefft - 31-03-16


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