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Saturday, 8 June 2013

A belated end to May

Stanley Accrington
After last week's abortive attempt at a session, Derek bemoaned not having been able to finish his May songs, so he sang The Easington explosion by Jock Purdon. Rachel took up the slightly belated theme of May with A place called England by Maggie Holland. Derek moved on to Corpus Christi with a version of The Corpus Christi carol and finally admitted that June has arrived with The three O'Donnells.

Another theme developed of minerals and metals. Ray sang Paul Metsers' song Farewell to the gold. Gary sang of former coal miner John Gates in Silver and gold by Bryn Phillips. meanwhile Richard sang Steelos by John Tams.

We got two Nancies with Rachel singing Pretty Nancy of Yarmouth, and by request from Ray, Mike sang Nancy Myles.

Richard and Lesley had been absent for a few weeks, having been on holiday in Rome. Lesley recalled the trip by singing Max Boyce's Slow! Men at work they keep their billy cans brewing. Richard on the other hand revealed that, while at an Irish session in Rome, Lesley had requested Wild Rover, and in honour of the event he sang The peripatetic rapscallion by Stanley Accrington (a cover of Wild Rover that seems to owe something to the game Just a Minim from BBC Radio 4's I'm Sorry I haven't a clue).

There were lots of other great songs but I'll leave this report at that and that's it until next week, unless I feel moved to fill in some more information about our club's regulars.

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