songs and tunes for july 15 at folk and roots
(likely not in this order)
*What a GREAT rehearsal. Thank you for your time and talent. I love the way it sounds and i hope we sound like this and i remember words, we keep it spare but dense, we all remember buzz  buzz  buzzes and we have fun!*
some of the songs below have new rehearsified versions.
does anyone have a trainwhistle type thing? i could bring my bicycle horn!



you can't break my heart
(this one didn't get recorded, so i hope we remember what we did.
here's the fully realized version from last year.  sounds pretty darn good.  maybe we should arrange it the same or close.
key of C

chords this is the whole form
ist time instrumental, 2nd vocal, 3rd instrumental, 4th vocal

C C C C F F D D G G G G C C C C
C C C C F F D D G G G G C C C C
C C C C F F F F D D D D G G G G
C C C C F F D D G G G G C C C C



buzz buzz buzz
this one from rehearsal
strong male voices needed for the buzzzzez! this sounds GREAT
everyone sings BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ, but it's more like yelling in the right key (C i think)..

approx chords (they may be fancier than this, but this is a guide). listen to get a read idea of progression. rely on ears and not my progression here.

CC AA DmDm GG  C C A A DmDm GG C C A A DmDm G GC/(stop)          :||

bridge. F F C C F F C C D D G G D D G G

then
A form again

last time thru the A form
CCAADmDmGG    CCAADmDmGG CCAADmDmGG     CCFFGGCCCC




purple lilies polka
here's the version from   from rehearsal
instrumental, focus on the fiddles.
(lenny, empasize bass drum on the 1 beat, as it is a native american tune and thats what they do, in fact maybe only bass drum)

this recording starts odd, so listen where the phrasing and beat are starting the 2nd time around

chords
D D D D   D D A A   A A A A   A A D D
D D D D   D D A A   A A A A   A A D D D D  

A A A A    D D D D   A A A A   D D D D
G G G G   A A A A    A A A A   A A D D



echos of the ozarks  G  instrumental  rehearsal version

this tune is usually in D but i'm going to play my hello kitty strat on this so i moved it to G.  fiddlers all play melody, and if you can figure out some harmonies, save them for later in the tune for specialness. acordian, if you learn the melody or good jazzy variation, take a solo. guitar, maybe two, will take solos and if there's any special guests on melody instruments, they might.

chords
G G G G C C C C G G G G D D D D
G G G G  C C C C G G G G G D G G

C C C C G G G G G G G G D D D D
G G G G C C C C G G G G G D G G



it's such a pretty world today  probably C
and here's the lovely version from our rehearsal!
this is our lush, angelic fiddle and choral number.
fiddlers unison just like eliz plays it, but if you can work out a nice harmony, i'd like to hear.

there's a vocal echo on a few lines where you will
repeat what i say then ooo ooo ooo
i'd like some lush, long sweet fiddle notes thru a lot of it while i'm singing.  also note the stops.
females especially, sings ooooos on the bridge (and though the rain may fall etc.).

its such a C F C C G G G G F F G G C C G(hard stop)
its such a C F C C G G G G F F G G C C C C
G G G G C C C C D D D D D D A A A(stop)its such a
C F C C G G G G F F G G C C C(stop)



daydreams about night things

beautiful rendering of a so-so crusty country song.
brian, lots of slick licks when i sing the verses.

chords

intro & outro, turnaround G G D D G G G/

G G G G C C G C G G G G G G D D D D
G G G G C C G C G G D D G G G G

G G G G D D D D D D D D G G G G
G G G G G G C C D D D D D D G G G/

G G G G C C G C G G G G G G D D D D
G G G G C C G C G G D D G G G G

the railroad runs thru the middle of the house

chords, the same all the way thru
G G C C D D G G G G C C D D G G

we and the crowd will sing the chorus
the railroad runs thru the middle of the house
the railroad runs thru the middle of the house
the railroad runs thru the middle of the house
and the trains all run on time

this example version i made up verses, so forgive the improv
if you want to sing a verse, make one up! seriously!
here is the shortened version from rehearsal. yay! it all sounds so good.

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