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    Col50, a question if I may? I am interested in learning some old English pub tunes and was wondering what a song list would look like? I know Dilly and Dally, Mary Mack and a few others....but if I’m in a pub in the U.K. and someone starts singing....what songs do they truly all know and sing along with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rps View Post
    Col50, a question if I may? I am interested in learning some old English pub tunes and was wondering what a song list would look like? I know Dilly and Dally, Mary Mack and a few others....but if I’m in a pub in the U.K. and someone starts singing....what songs do they truly all know and sing along with?
    More than likely they will be general popular karaoke songs but some to definitely learn is Streets of London (Ralph McTell), Scarborough Fair (do the Simon and Garfunkle version), Danny Boy, Part of the Union (Strawbs), When Im Dead and Gone (McGuinness Flint), Pete Seeger’s If I Had A Hammer should also go down well as will a couple of skiffle songs by Lonnie Donegan, My Old Mans a Dustman and Puttin on the Style. But remember the King of the Uke was My George Formby so his Leaning on the Lampost and When Im Cleaning Windows will both go down extremely well.

    Old time Pub Tunes are more likely to be what we call Folk songs but these are very much regional in nature and hence a Cornish Folk song will mean nothing to anyone over 100 miles away, its the same thing in Lancashire where I live our songs will not mean much to someone 100 miles away.

    The caveat is Scotland, Loch Lomand, Auld Lang Syne, Flower of Scotland etc we all know them.

    You could not do better than to listen to Runrig, the greatest band ever, Hears of Olden Glory, Beat The Drum, Proterra, Every River, search their version of Loch Lomand it is world class.

    We have a Folk Show on our BBC Radio 2 which you should be able to listen to either live or via the BBC iPlayer app that plays some great music.

    Checkout the music of Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention, Gigspanner, Martin Carthy, Kate Rusby.

    Finally you have to include Beatles sing along classics like Hey Jude, Ob la d ob la da, with a little help from my friends, yellow submarine.
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    Thanx Col50. I forgot about the Strawbs. I will do some research on your suggestions....George Formby maybe a little down the road for me as he was really quick. I read somewhere that at one time he was the highest paid entertainer in the U.K.

    When I taught I used songs to teach English and Canadian culture. I used a number of our folk and pop songs....and we have so many that you could do a set on each province....so I understand the regional nature of knowing songs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rps View Post
    Thanx Col50. I forgot about the Strawbs. I will do some research on your suggestions....George Formby maybe a little down the road for me as he was really quick. I read somewhere that at one time he was the highest paid entertainer in the U.K.

    When I taught I used songs to teach English and Canadian culture. I used a number of our folk and pop songs....and we have so many that you could do a set on each province....so I understand the regional nature of knowing songs.
    Yes George Formby was an outstanding uke player, we have a uke tutor with over 30 years teaching and even he says that many of Formby’s solo riffs are beyond his playing ability.

    We have seen your Sultans if String in concert and have seen Bruce Guthro (Nova Scotia) many times both their music is very different yet roots inspired.
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    + Amps, PA, Boss GT100, mixer.
    Ukes - Kala KA-TEME and Risa ST electric solid body.
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    I’ve been hosting a monthly group strum and sing along since March. We try to have a central theme to the songs and then pick tunes from different eras. We seem to always have at least one each Beatles, Stones and Elvis number. We’ll have an old old old folk tune, a Tin Pan Alley song etc. Country and Western is very popular. Very often, we’ll have parody of a well known song like “Will the Turtle Be Unbroken “.
    Themes: Colors, Places (cities, states, rivers etc), American tunes (for July), Spring, sunshine and rain, Moon.

    I ask the strummers, via email, what songs they would like to play and if they want to sing lead, what key they prefer. Each month we start with a 2 chord song, then 3,4,5,6 and so on. By the time we hit the 20th song we’re all pretty well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rps View Post
    I When I am on my own, I tend to key on songs I like. I also ( and this comes from my teaching background ) try to select songs that will build up my Uke skills. I tend to focus on what I call the holy triad...which is C, G, and F.
    Here's a list of YouTube uke play alongs using what you called the "holy triad"...

    Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms (C C7 F G7) - https://youtu.be/a5l1trNTuEA
    Tonight, Tonight - https://youtu.be/eIaF0U6wkE0
    Wallflowers & Weeds - https://youtu.be/xA5tUbnjd2E
    Hound Dog - https://youtu.be/Dta70Kkr3ew
    The Lion Sleeps Tonight - https://youtu.be/sz9RIEuiio0 / https://youtu.be/osNvNk6_so0
    One Love / Bob Marley (C G F) - https://youtu.be/Jxl2eNv_kdU
    Cool (Jonas Brothers) - https://youtu.be/2uV4kvjudG0
    You Are My Sunshine - https://youtu.be/IF_2WV8uLaQ
    American Teen (Khalid) - https://youtu.be/kQIuVil6s1Y
    Bidi Bidi Bom Bom - https://youtu.be/cjlXiwGtpow
    The Duck Song - https://youtu.be/-4RyZLiEdDg
    High on a Mountaintop - https://youtu.be/BUJjqvYXhjg
    Limbo Rock - https://youtu.be/qq-VpLXqwwY
    La Bamba - https://youtu.be/wGVXm5l6TtU
    Down on the Corner - https://youtu.be/dW5Zrtt634E
    Steal My Girl - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI80...ature=youtu.be
    FUN SONG (from SpongeBob) - https://youtu.be/ciriG-AZQ7s
    De Colores - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq3f...ature=youtu.be
    Johnny B. Goode - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEygqXgvuOc
    Three Little Birds - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSj2...ature=youtu.be
    Keep on the Sunny Side - https://youtu.be/rUTsC0WtEIM
    The Alphabet Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8L6KeesEfw
    Rain, Please Go Away - https://youtu.be/2L51fGDfm_k
    Mustang Sally (C F G7) - https://youtu.be/ac86n97e84w
    Cheerleader C F G - https://youtu.be/9cfmMs5Icf0
    Who Let The Dogs Out - https://youtu.be/WFUU6V4shck
    Wipeout - https://youtu.be/XZoS4K2FwPg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Themes: Colors, Places (cities, states, rivers etc), American tunes (for July), Spring, sunshine and rain, Moon.
    I like the theme idea. Do you try to get all the songs in the theme / most of the songs / half the songs?
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    We had our first meeting & used lots of tips from here & well as 3 requests from members on the group's FaceBook page. Here was our eclectic playlist:

    Yellow Submarine
    Tears in Heaven
    How Much is that Doggie in the Window
    Brown Eyed Girl
    Sunflower (from the recent Spiderman Movie)
    Coast Guard Theme Song (we're in a military town)
    Lava
    You Are My Sunshine
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    Adams Soprano
    Donner Concert
    Waterman Soprano
    OriGlam (make your own uke kit) Soprano

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    Quote Originally Posted by UkerDan View Post
    I like the theme idea. Do you try to get all the songs in the theme / most of the songs / half the songs?
    Almost all of the songs are theme related. Occasionally, I'll throw in one that might be pertinent to the local news. ie in Chicago, "see You Later Alligator"

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    In other groups that meet monthly , I've enjoyed the themed idea (holiday, seasonal, Beatles, motown, etc). For my weekly jam, we go around the circle and pick songs from our self-made book of about 150 songs. We don't getmany younger folks so we don't have much in contemporary songs but hit many decades and mixed genre. Simple well-known songs work best. We take suggestions and add/delete each year to keep the songbook fresh. I retain diplomatic veto power as folks sometimes suggested songs either just aren't jam-suitable (too hard, too dreary, too obscure) and I know that would get no traction. Some, I have to say, I don't include because I simple detest the song and don't want to sing it each week (especially if the person suggesting it is a person who doesn't want to lead it, then it falls on me to sing "How Much is that Doggie in the Window"....not happening). Ukulele Wednesday (London based pub group) has a nice songbook of tried and tested songs (free download); a little euro-centric but very good.

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