Hello again singers in Lewes and elsewhere. The advertised late snow proved scant and short-lived and the blue skies and blossom show that Spring is here to stay. Things are slowly unlocking but, after ongoing discussion, we are not legally able to offer real life singing just yet. So, we will continue with our virtual sessions for a bit longer and there are also the usual two Zoom sessions where those present will decide what we sing. The recordings for all the songs can be found on the website, let me know if you are unable to find anything.
TUESDAY 20TH 7:30PM
Meeting ID: 874 3499 6027
SUNDAY 25TH 3PM
Meeting ID: 879 1075 0563
- We’ll kick off with old favourite Gooch’s Beer and then a new song Come Stranger, Come Friend. This was introduced by Alan & Anne from the Chichester group who have provided words plus recordings in two parts for the website. We tried it out and liked it at last month’s Lewes and Worthing Zooms.
- Turning to exploring our beautiful local environment we have Song of the Sussex Downsman and The Run of the Downs (for those who haven’t already sung it in a session, Amaryllis from the Worthing group has written an excellent new tune to replace the Cornish Floral Dance, this is also on the website).
Staying with the outdoors and nature we will sing
The Bee-Boy’s Song and Searching for Lambs.
Looking ahead to May Day we celebrate with It is the First of May and May Day Carol.
- And to close let’s raise our hearts and voices with Hilaire Belloc’s standards On Sussex Hills and West Sussex Drinking Song.
Best wishes, solidarity, golier etc!