Thursday Rehearsal

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Board Meeting June 29th 7:00

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Hi Everyone,

Each week we learn something new that we can or cannot do on Zoom.  Clearly, rhythm drills just aren’t that easy to do.  I was so hopeful because I love Ruthie’s rhythm drills but its not to be.

This week we will begin with two more folk songs  lead by Ruthie and a review of the If I Had Wings song.  A good time to just sing out at home and entertain the neighbors. 

1. Pack up your sorrows by Richard Farina

No use cryin’, talking to a stranger

Namin’ the sorrow you’ve seen

Too many sad times, too many bad times

Nobody knows what you mean

But if somehow you could pack up your sorrows

And give them all to me

You would lose them, I know how to use them

Give them all to me

No use ramblin’, walkin’ in the shadows

Trailin’ a wanderin’ star

No one beside you, no one to hide you

Nobody knows where you are

But if somehow you could pack up your sorrows

And give them all to me

You would lose them, I know how to use them

Give them all to me

No use gamblin’ runnin’ in the darkness

Looking for spirit that’s free

Too many wrong times, too many long times

Nobody knows what you see

But if somehow you could pack up your sorrows

And give them all to me

You would lose them, I know how to use them

Give them all to me

No use roamin’, lying by the roadside

Seekin’ a satisfied mind

Too many highways, too many byways

And nobody’s walkin’ behind

But if somehow you could pack up your sorrows

And give them all to me

You would lose them, I know how to use them

Give them all to me

 

2. You’ve got a friend.   Carole King  

When you’re down and troubled

And you need some love and care

And nothing, nothing is going right

Close your eyes and think of me

And soon I will be there

To brighten up even your darkest night

You just call out my name

And you know wherever I am

I’ll come running, to see you again

Winter, spring, summer or fall

All you have to do is call

And I’ll be there

You’ve got a friend

If the sky above you

Grows dark and full of clouds

And that old north wind begins to blow

Keep your head together

And call my name out loud

Soon you’ll hear me knocking at your door

You just call out my name

And you know wherever I am

I’ll come running, running, yeah, yeah, to see you again

Winter, spring, summer or fall

All you have to do is call

And I’ll be there, yes, I will

Hey ain’t it good to know that you’ve got a friend
When people can be so cold,
They’ll hurt you, and desert you,
Well they’ll take your soul if you let them, oh but don’t you let them…
(Chorus)

3.  If I had Wings

If I had wings no one would ask me should I fly
The bird sings, no one asks why
I can see in myself wings as I feel them
If you see something else, keep your thoughts to yourself
I’ll fly free then

Yesterday’s eyes see their colors fading away
They see their sun turning to grey
You can’t share in a dream, that you don’t believe in
If you say that you see and pretend to be me
You won’t be then

How can you ask if I’m happy goin’ my way?
You might as well ask a child at play!
There’s no need to discuss or understand me
I won’t ask of myself to become something else
I’ll just be me!

If I had wings no one would ask me should I fly
The bird sings, and no one asks her why
I can see in myself wings as I feel them
If you see something else, keep your thoughts to yourself
I’ll fly free then

The boas and earrings have been flying off my porch.  The box will be on my porch even when it rains until everyone has what they need.  There are earrings for pierced and non-pierced.  Just write down what you have taken. Everyone needs a boa and earrings for the video.

Comprehensive written instructions on how to take your video including background, makeup and specific instructions for different computers will be out soon.  Wait for those instructions before you make your final video. Practice videos are encouraged. Your Buddy, if you have one, can help you with this.  I have received audio recordings from almost everyone.  If you haven’t sent me one, you know who you are! The quality of our video is going to be fantastic because everyone will know their music perfectly.  Really a tremendous accomplishment.  

Mark Thursday July 23rd for our special workshop.  Information will be coming soon.  You will not want to miss this evening. 

Be prepared Thursday to continue work on It don’t mean a thing plus Sway which will be our next song for a virtual video. 

See you Thursday.  Alice