Hi everyone! Our fourth meeting took place at the Rose and Crown, Fletching on 26th May and, dare I say it, there were definite signs that we are improving! For instance, we are now paying a little more attention to the intros and outros of the songs we are performing to try and get a more ‘polished’ performance.

Up until now we have been using three different ‘songbooks’, an original one we distributed to get things under way which was cobbled together from various internet sites, an ‘interim’ one which was a collection of songs made up from various volumes of the ‘Duke of Wellington’ songbooks whilst our website was being constructed, and latterly songs from Volume 1 of the ‘Duke’ songbook now that we have permission from them to officially use their books and show them on our website for downloading.

We would now like to concentrate for the time being on Volumes 1 and 2 of the ‘Duke’ books as these are available to download, and it will therefore not be necessary in future for us to issue any new members with photocopies of the original and interim books.

With this in mind, our proposed song list (many of which we have already been using) for the next jam on 9th June will be,

Firstly, our ‘performance’ list so far :-

Sloop John B    (from our original songbook)

Putting on the Style   (original songbook)

Urban Spaceman  (New songbook Vol 1 / Page 4)

Eight Days  a Week   (New songbook Vol 6 /Page 3)

Then :-

Then I Kissed Her Vol 1 / P6

Do Wah Diddy Vol 1 / P7

Amarillo Vol 1 / P9 (please practice !!)

Goodnight Irene V 1 / P12

Cigarettes & Whisky V1 / P16

Mellow Yellow V1 / P17

Brand New Key V1 / P20

Love Me Do V1 / P22

Imagine V1 / P26

Mary Lou V1 / P29

Let Your Love Flow V1 / P30

Ob La Di, Ob La Da V2 / P1

Every Day V2 / P2

Hey Jude V2 / P3

Raindrops Keep Falling V2 / P6

So, plenty of ones there that we are familiar with – plus a few new ones. Should be fun – look forward to seeing you on the 9th !