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    We do mostly adult convalescent homes and senior centers. I include a brief history of the song and a little of the times it was written. (Did you know Choo Choo Cha Boogie was actually a protest song about the working conditions for vets after the war?) We also had songbooks made up so they can sing along.


    Sentimental Journey (see pdf.)
    Button Up Your Overcoat
    My Little Grass Shack
    Any Time
    Red River Valley
    Choo Choo Cha Boogie
    Ukulele Lady
    That's Amore
    Jamaica Farewell
    A White Sports Coat
    I'm Walkin'
    Yellow Bird
    Goodnight Irene
    I'll See You In My Dreams
    God Bless America

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    This is a great list - absolutely spot on the money

    I remember several years ago (during my time as a professional chef) working in a restaurant kitchen with a bunch of tough-looking Brazilian guys (several of them rumoured to be ex street gang members, most of them only speaking very basic English). They, for some reason, always listened to the easy listening channel on the radio (Heart FM IIRC). One morning Carole King started to play and I was treated to a word (and note) perfect rendition of 'You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman' by the whole brigade. It was one of the most surreal experiences of my life :P


    A few more suggestions:

    The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
    California Dreamin' - The Mamas & the Papas
    River Deep, Mountain High - Tina Turner
    Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
    Band On The Run - Wings
    I Can See For Miles - The Who
    Stand By Me - Ben E. King
    True Colours - Cyndi Lauper

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    Great idea for a thread. I find myself singing along to almost anything!!!

    But if Dean Martin is on the mic, I'm a goner...or any of the old crooners, really.

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    The Hokey Pokey
    Lava
    Singin' in the Rain
    - Laura

    Martin, KoAloha, Brueko, Mele, Mainland, Outdoor, Kala, Enya, Harmony, Tempo, Globe, Vega, Silvertone, Kay, Luna, Vorson, Zither Heaven, First Act

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    Great success with: "Pay Me My Money Down".

    RIVER (take me along)

    Loads of fun with: "Boil them cabbage down."
    This is a hoe down song. Have some kazoos to hand out.
    Last edited by terrgy; 09-02-2015 at 07:17 AM.

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    Christie I totally agree! We are having a get together this summer and when asked what songs we should play for a sing-along Country Roads came up first.

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    My favorite songs to perform at Nursing Homes are:

    You Are My Sunshine
    This Land is your Land
    Five Ft. Two
    For Me and my Gal
    Up a Lazy River
    Bicycle Built for Two
    Hey Good Looking

    and I always end it with G-d Bless America, in which they always stand up (if possible) and put their hands over their hearts and sing along.

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    The two that come to my mind are:

    Blowin in the Wind
    Country Roads

    There's nothing like a little Dylan and Denver when sitting around playing with friends.
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    ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

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    Don't worry, be happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auni View Post
    Don't worry, be happy!
    This one!!
    If your uke is too loud, your neighbours are wrong.

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