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Sunday, 17 February 2019

Local Group Report – Worthing – Wednesday 6th February 2019

The songs intended for use at the "Worthing Seed Swap" event on 9th February shaped our evening at Ye Olde House at Home. We revisited Country Life, the adapted ‘compost' version of The Turnip Hoer, Poor Froze Out Gardeners, Oak, Ash and Thorn, The Brisk Young Ploughboy (without the second verse) and The Farmer’s Toast – before taking a well earned break. The planned song set was then concluded with The Bee Boy’s Song, On Sussex Hills, Rosebuds in June and last but not least, The Woodcutter’s Song. This left enough time for Alan to revisit the song Our Captain Cried All Hands which he had introduced us to at our January session. After renewed discussion about the tune and its similarity to the hymn To Be a Pilgrim, we made a start on learning it under Alan’s careful direction – with more to come at next month’s meeting.

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