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    a little song about the weather we're having here in the UK right now

    new uke

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    oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh do we not sail on the ship of fools?
    oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh why is life so precious and so cruel?

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    Original song written for your Season Geoff. A Postcard.
    This song references Scarborough (Peasholm Park) and Whitby, the latter being famous for its Dracula connection, and in October, it’s Whitby Goth Weekend. Both seaside towns on the North York Moors (Well, Scarborough just outside the National Park area. Both lovely places, and then there’s the beautiful little fishing villages like Robin Hood’s Bay and Staithes. Very nice corner of the globe to visit.

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    Have another 'Daft Ditty'......



    EDIT: I put the words to paper, & then couldn't think what to do with it........so here it is, in all its (un)glory.
    Last edited by Croaky Keith; 06-20-2019 at 03:41 AM.
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    Lynda produced an excellent take on a wet British Summer. Here's my take on the same theme. Inspired by rainstorms when driving home over the Wolds after a playing day in East Yorkshire. (Burton Constable Hall for those that live in Yorkshire)
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    Hello, Geoff! From the land of waterlogged computers and lack of inspiration, I bring you a curious tale. Whilst researching a suitable topic for a song, Stonehenge seemed the obvious place to start and I came upon this very odd story, which I had never heard before. It requires a suspension of belief to accept that it might really have occurred, but there were actually two witnesses to the event - one a policeman and the other a farmer - and the names of the campers were known; not one of them was ever seen again! These two facts add a certain authenticity to the story. To write the music as well as the lyrics seemed a step too far at the moment, so I used the tune of "Sing a Song of Sixpence". (I think nursery rhyme tunes can often sound quite sinister!)

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    co-writing the lyrics with my mum on this one!

    "the bees are buzzing, the birds are singing"

    lynda

    oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh do we not sail on the ship of fools?
    oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh why is life so precious and so cruel?

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    i have always longed for the sun
    when February draws it's curtain
    a sadness and sense of foreboding always wells up in me
    an improvisation on baritone uke in open D

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    Apologies for interrupting the Season. Season 382 Wrap now up.

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    Geoff, I didn't know if I had one in me. The best I could do early on was take variations of existing lyrics from other summer songs and try to weave them into something OK.

    And then I walked the dog on the Solstice, and it came to me. It could use a third verse, but after these two I had nothing, so I went with it. Feel free to expand if you dare ...



    LYRICS:

    The ancients praised the solstice
    They found magic in the air
    But I can see what’s ahead of me
    And there’s little but despair

    Cause the days are getting shorter
    And the shadows soon will grow
    Your vitamin D won’t come naturally
    And we’re in for rain and snow

    CHORUS
    So you’ve enjoyed your early morns
    With coffee … or a beer
    But as the days start slipping away
    It’s all downhill from here
    Yes it’s all downhill from here

    It’s all a part of nature
    A normal cycle, nothing to fear
    But whatever they say, just get me away
    To the equator or someplace near

    Because I love my sunlight
    Though my skin is fair and pale
    Cause its energy brings joy to me
    And keeps me out of jail

    CHORUS
    It's all downhill from here
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