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Sunday, 18 March 2018

Local Group Report – Worthing – Wednesday 7th March 2018

After greetings, updates and orders at the bar, our latest gathering at Ye Olde House at Home opened with some familiar choices to loosen up our voices and tune our ears in readiness for some ‘new’ songs. We started with some requests: Pleasant and Delightful, Jim the Carter Lad and Sussex by the Sea, then resumed work begun at last month’s session on The Bee Boy’s Song. A pause from our learning for more requests gave another two old favourites an airing: Rolling in the Dew and Ebernoe Horn Fair. Emily then sang through Searching for Lambs, another new one for us to hear and try – which we did after a break to top up glasses and conversations. The Lark in the Morning was next on the ‘new’ list. The proposal made last month to use the chorus at the beginning, after two verses and to close the song was confirmed and went well in practice. Another request: Hard Times of Old England concluded our songs for the evening, with just enough time left for Dave to revive the spring-time mood with a couple of rounds: Sumer is A’comin In and Hal-an-Tow. These were fun to try, even if the olde English was not completely mastered by us all! More next time!

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