Saturday, January 09, 2010

Secular Singers met today

Today was the day when Secular Singers get together for our singing. We met at Gail's house at 2:00 this afternoon. We began with six "new" songs, that is, new for us. From the Peter, Paul, and Mary Songbook, we sang "Blowin' in the Wind," and "Pretty Mary." Next, from the Hal leonard collection titled "Feel Good Fun" we sang "Daydream Believer" and "A Lover's Concerto." There were two more songs we sang: "The Slender Mountain Ash" and "The Story of the Coachman." These last two may be unfamiliar to you. They are from "A Russian Song Book."

I played piano while the other three sang, for the most part. After we sang these six "new" songs, we sang a few from my collection of songs in a large three-ring binder. Some of these songs include "Joe Hill," "Hard Times in the Mill," "Just Say "No" to Religion," "This Land Is Your Land," and "He Never Returns." This last song (with lyrics rewritten) is based on a song by The Kingston Trio which was popular fifty years ago -- a song titled "The MTA Song," about a guy named Charlie who gets on a subway but never gets off.

We, along with the Dobbs, went to Nick's house tonight for a dinner of turkey soup.

I also received a copy by e-mail of an article sent by my friend Galen from California. Thanks, Galen.

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