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    I had planned to put this into the 'Songs...

    I had planned to put this into the 'Songs beginning with E' season but didn't make it, so I'm shoe-horning it in here instead :)

    Eleanor - a song about one of my historical heroes, Eleanor of...
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    Frankly, you had me at "Joanna Newsom". I love...

    Frankly, you had me at "Joanna Newsom". I love her to bits. :)

    Here's a cover of Goose Eggs from her latest album, Divers:


    https://youtu.be/5hiki9Hj1qs

    Sparky
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    ^ What he said :D Couldn't have put it better. ...

    ^ What he said :D Couldn't have put it better.

    And like Randy says up thread, there's no reason we can't continue doing covers of seasonista originals to fit future themes, so there's hope yet...
  4. Um, better late than never..? :) ...

    Um, better late than never..? :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyR6JDrJZas&list=PLkNk3NRb45U49dv7Snkja_05kkyro_b2f

    Sparky
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    An original called 'On the Hook' just for the...

    An original called 'On the Hook' just for the hell of it.


    https://youtu.be/5thaE1j8sOE

    Sparky
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    So it turns out most of the originals on here are...

    So it turns out most of the originals on here are harder than you lot made them look... ! Good grief, far too much talent around here. Shouldn't be allowed! ;)

    I think this season is also...
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    Another season regret is that I missed the...

    Another season regret is that I missed the Contemporary Folk season - Tootler's season 331.

    I know quite a lot of VERY contemporary folk (to me Bob Dylan isn't "contemporary" although I suppose...
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    Ryan, this is SUCH a genius idea - thank you so...

    Ryan, this is SUCH a genius idea - thank you so much for giving us all a second chance! :D

    Due to a number of excuses including a lot of travelling and a general lack of organisation, I have very...
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    Re: the parent/child theme, here's a song I wrote...

    Re: the parent/child theme, here's a song I wrote about my dad who died of cancer when I was 10. He was the Best Dad Ever.

    I found that everybody studiously avoided the subject because either it...
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    Yet another great theme idea, we're really on a...

    Yet another great theme idea, we're really on a roll lately!

    Having a serious squeeze on time this week but I did sketch out an original over the weekend*, inspired by a couple of friends I caught...
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    An unplanned entry - was just having a strum...

    An unplanned entry - was just having a strum before bed time when I realised that this song happens to have Monday in it, and couldn't pass up the opportunity to record it for the season since it's...
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    I interpreted it to be any Beatles song, but of...

    I interpreted it to be any Beatles song, but of course up to the theme setter :) Just wanted to mention a useful list I found:
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    I quote this just so you know pabrizzer is...

    I quote this just so you know pabrizzer is completely to blame for this song which is about basically nothing at all, just a description of my day :D

    Sunday Brunch
    Subtitle: Sparky's Rock and...
  14. Unplanned original, inspired by a colleague...

    Unplanned original, inspired by a colleague sending me this BBC article yesterday: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44819007
    (In summary it's about discounted items causing crowds of people to...
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    Linda, brilliant idea, perfect season theme. ...

    Linda, brilliant idea, perfect season theme.

    Best wishes Lesley, thanks for being the Season Muse - I'm especially loving your original songs

    Sparky
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    Yeah but there's such a huge amount of great,...

    Yeah but there's such a huge amount of great, very modern (last 0-10 years) folk music around with the likes of Joanna Newsom, Johnny Flynn, Emmy the Great, Fleet Foxes, Show of Hands, Mumford and...
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    Just watching through some of the other vids and...

    Just watching through some of the other vids and felt inspired by Berni's contribution to cover my favourite Quark-related song, which is by Hank Green :)

    3 chords, 3 verses, 3 choruses, about the...
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    Wrote this a couple of years back about a very...

    Wrote this a couple of years back about a very close friend who was killed suddenly in a car accident. Needless to say it came as quite a shock... I find writing songs a way of dealing with these...
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    "Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no...

    "Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two,...
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    Great theme! One of those curiosities of the...

    Great theme!

    One of those curiosities of the English language - when I read it, I assumed pabrizzer referred to people who are pedantic about music theory - not calling all people who like music...
  21. The last song I wrote, about m'colleagues. ...

    The last song I wrote, about m'colleagues.


    https://youtu.be/Oee3bQ2GX1U

    Sparky
  22. Agreed thanks for posting early! I like to have...

    Agreed thanks for posting early! I like to have lots of time to think about these things :D

    I don't really have 3 favourites, it's usually just the most recent song I've learnt or written.
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    Great season theme, loving the entries I've seen...

    Great season theme, loving the entries I've seen so far!

    I've been away for a bit helping my mum recuperate from heart surgery - I missed you guys! I now have a few backdated seasons to work my...
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    I was going to do this one for the 'TV Theme' one...

    I was going to do this one for the 'TV Theme' one last Sunday but it didn't quite happen (things a bit manic recently >.<) so doing it now instead...

    One of my favourite TV theme songs ever for a...
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    Found this theme a bit hard to get a handle on so...

    Found this theme a bit hard to get a handle on so apologies if I've missed the objet de l'exercise here.

    I had a stab at it though, and tried to write an original song for the season called...
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