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    I've been thinking about this one certainly since...

    I've been thinking about this one certainly since Thursday so I decided to give it a go.
    This song was "discovered" in a broadside in Preston Library by someone from a 1960s folk group called "The...
  2. Thread: ADF#B Tuning

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    I use it on my 6 string tenor quite a lot by...

    I use it on my 6 string tenor quite a lot by putting a capo on the second fret. I like the brighter sound it gives for some songs and also sometimes the different chord voicings while retaining the...
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    Nice Job :music:

    Nice Job :music:
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    Not come across that particular one though I may...

    Not come across that particular one though I may well have done one about being deceived by a prostitute. Maybe even Maggie May (Not the Rod Stewart version, I might add). I have one based on a...
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    A traditional tune from Northumberland. ...

    A traditional tune from Northumberland.

    https://youtu.be/vGbXHZ36MEU
  6. Sticky: In fact, I tuned my Fluke GCCG. It's quite...

    In fact, I tuned my Fluke GCCG. It's quite effective. I was playing around with it today and realised you can get the 'V' chord for any 'I' chord by a fairly simple fingering which helps to reduce...
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    This song is based on a folk belief that...

    This song is based on a folk belief that excessive mourning prevents the soul of the dead fully leaving the mortal plane and moving on. Some of these folk beliefs had something in them as excessive...
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    If he's unfaithful, just shrug your shoulders,...

    If he's unfaithful, just shrug your shoulders, walk away and get on with life. Steeleye Span did this song but they added a chorus from another song and used that song's tune & title. You may...
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    This is a traditional song about a wedding that...

    This is a traditional song about a wedding that wasn't the one the narrator wanted. Video is of part of Middlesbrough.

    https://youtu.be/Ay4skWFxWbc
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    As the owner of an 8 string, that's largely...

    As the owner of an 8 string, that's largely untrue.

    They are no more difficult to play than a 4 string.

    They are not particularly difficult to tune. Yes it takes a little longer but o more...
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    Written and originally recorded by Sam Cooke. ...

    Written and originally recorded by Sam Cooke.

    https://youtu.be/ltNlXh4QQcM
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    Opened up my harmonica and it was OK. Probably...

    Opened up my harmonica and it was OK. Probably had a bit of muck in the reed gap.
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    It was a good day. Train journey long jam...

    It was a good day. Train journey long jam session. The weather held. Fish and Chips in Whitby then train back. Jam a bit less vigorous this time as we were getting tired.

    Took some harmonicas as...
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    I like the idea. I'll have to give it some...

    I like the idea. I'll have to give it some thought. Sunday's out. I'm off to Whitby tomorrow by train with a large number of other strummers. Should be a good day.
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    When Randy announced this week's theme, I was...

    When Randy announced this week's theme, I was half way through writing this song so it seems appropriate to bring it here. It's a rewrite of one I wrote for Jon's short song week. I've modified bits...
  16. When I started playing uke, one of the things I...

    When I started playing uke, one of the things I did was look up what people were playing on the uke. I found quite a few playing early music on the uke and it works very well. When you consider that...
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    My first effort this week comes from the pen of...

    My first effort this week comes from the pen of Berni Armstrong. Berni has to be one of the most consistently good songwriters here. His songs cover a wide range of subjects and are in a wide range...
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    I've created a playlist of my original songs. ...

    I've created a playlist of my original songs.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg2RZHnrXbUCeGR8DFBx9HPmf90gTtoVk
  19. S350's theme has prompted me to create a playlist...

    S350's theme has prompted me to create a playlist of my originals.

    Here it is fwiw. Some I have recorded twice and I have included both as I tend to modify lyrics from time to time.
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    I sang Grim King of the Ghosts at a Folk Club on...

    I sang Grim King of the Ghosts at a Folk Club on Thursday and it reminded me of a song that I wrote recently - in July this year actually - which I did as a second song that evening. It was about a...
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    It's called 'swing', Linda. You often get it in...

    It's called 'swing', Linda. You often get it in folk tunes too where it's called 'lilt'. It's sometimes written down in a dotted pattern which doesn't really capture the relation between the two...
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    I'm on Mint 17.3 but 32 bit. I'm using OpenShot...

    I'm on Mint 17.3 but 32 bit. I'm using OpenShot 1.x still and it's reasonably stable. It will crash if the video gets complex but it usually restores OK.

    I'm thinking of installing Mint 19 64 bit...
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    I only have one concert, a very nice Bruko which...

    I only have one concert, a very nice Bruko which I really like though don't play it all that often. My first reasonable uke was a concert but I then gravitated to soprano for quite a while.

    I...
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    I tend to strum where the neck meets the body or...

    I tend to strum where the neck meets the body or over the section of neck that's over the body. I tend to finger pick over the sound hole. It's like Rod Higuchi says, it's where my hand tends to fall...
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    - go-to ukulele size: Currently tenor 6 & 8...

    - go-to ukulele size: Currently tenor 6 & 8 string
    - go-to ukulele wood combo: Whatever sounds good. I have solid wood, laminate and Fluke/Flea
    - Favourite strings: Living Water, Worth Clears.
    -...
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