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    Here's a Willie Nelson song from as long ago as...

    Here's a Willie Nelson song from as long ago as 1959, which I think I first heard when Pa did it for a season of WN songs.


    https://youtu.be/1mptqigQIQs
  2. ...which is exactly what I came here to say - he...

    ...which is exactly what I came here to say - he was the best rabbit I knew, even though we never met. It won't be just you that misses him.
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    I'm not sure how far around the world The Wombles...

    I'm not sure how far around the world The Wombles went, but for any Seasonistas who are totally in the dark...The Wombles was an animated children's show in the 1970s, about an extended family of...
  4. This little KoAloha soprano got some nice...

    This little KoAloha soprano got some nice comments here when it went on holiday with me last week. It was one of the first ukes I bought, but when I moved to concert size, it stayed mostly in its...
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    We are away for a week in a seaside cottage with...

    We are away for a week in a seaside cottage with a log fire, but not much internet. Managed to get this one uploaded, an Elvis Costello song which I am sure I have done here before.

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    Straight to phone, a little tribute to the genius...

    Straight to phone, a little tribute to the genius that was Neil Innes, who we lost a few weeks ago. I have done some of his Rutles songs before now, but never this one from the Bonzos years, as it...
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    One of those perfect "learn the ukulele" songs -...

    One of those perfect "learn the ukulele" songs - two chords, C & G, start on C and change chord every time you sing "money"


    https://youtu.be/SnGNeuI7lw8
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    Finally found a song which (I hope) fits the bill...

    Finally found a song which (I hope) fits the bill and which I can play.


    https://youtu.be/Ef0U0pyerPU
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    I saw this in the top 100 UK chart for 1992. Only...

    I saw this in the top 100 UK chart for 1992. Only after I recorded it did I find that it was actually released in '91, but it must have stuck around for a month or two after that...
    Anyway, one of...
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    Most of my videos (the ones where I am sitting in...

    Most of my videos (the ones where I am sitting in my study) were recorded using a Samson USB microphone, plugged into an old Windows laptop - you can see the top of the microphone in the videos -...
  11. Here's one which I didn't have time to do for...

    Here's one which I didn't have time to do for Ylle's Italian week (Season 399), a Nick Lowe song which fits nicely.

    After it's daily exploits in 2018, and a year in hiding, the plastic uke is...
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    Beautifully played & sung! Best of luck with...

    Beautifully played & sung!

    Best of luck with your project. I did exactly the same thing in 2018 (see the link in my signature) to raise some money for charity. Finding the songs wasn't too hard,...
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    Well, this is a challenging week - I have lost...

    Well, this is a challenging week - I have lost count of the hits I have found from 1959/69/79/89, which turned out to been recorded and/or released the previous year. Anyway, I am confident on this...
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    It wouldn't be Christmas without yet another...

    It wouldn't be Christmas without yet another recording of this gem, by our very own Lesley Fowkes (aka Barefootgypsy aka SongAndDanceDaisy). I was telling Lesley last week how popular this is at our...
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    Here's my take on a traditional English song of...

    Here's my take on a traditional English song of the season. I can't remember the last time we had carol singers (or wassailers as they used to be) at our door. Is it still a thing anywhere?

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  16. Wow, what a busy year. After a quick trawl...

    Wow, what a busy year. After a quick trawl (including a few which I honestly can't remember doing) I have gone for this one. Just one of my favourite songs, and I managed to get all the way through...
  17. Delighted to see that I am not the first to pick...

    Delighted to see that I am not the first to pick Karine Polwart from that massive list of acts. I saw her at a festival this summer, when as well as the regular Scots folk songs that she is known...
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    A little tale of infidelity from the pen of Elvis...

    A little tale of infidelity from the pen of Elvis Costello


    https://youtu.be/FDKDM4IVFh0
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    This is such sad news to wake up to. When I...

    This is such sad news to wake up to.

    When I first dipped my toes into the ocean that is The Seasons, Randy was one of the first to come back with welcoming words, praise, and encouragement. And...
  20. I was playing my way through this song only...

    I was playing my way through this song only yesterday - "Has anybody here seen Hank?" by The Waterboys. So what if they found him?


    https://youtu.be/l6_H97rB5nw
  21. Sticky: So that explains it. Val has watched it 16,995...

    So that explains it. Val has watched it 16,995 times. Own up - who are the other 5?
  22. Sticky: Well, prompted by this thread, I have set my...

    Well, prompted by this thread, I have set my channel default to "not for children". I had to find a more recent PC to do it on - my Windows Vista laptop runs a version of Chrome which does not load...
  23. Surely time for yet another Raining in my...

    Surely time for yet another Raining in my Heart...


    https://youtu.be/tyUnYoJT04E
  24. One from The Singing Detective, a series I...

    One from The Singing Detective, a series I remember well (especially the bits with Joanne Whalley in...):cool:


    https://youtu.be/c98p15OIC5M
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    I ask for leniency from the host. I honestly...

    I ask for leniency from the host. I honestly thought this guy was Australian - turns out he was born in the UK, but spent many years there, enough to sound the real deal.
    I first heard Gerry Hallom...
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