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Thursday, 23 November 2017

The dream of Napoleon

The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries
(by Jacques-Louis David, 1812)
Last week's session attracted five people to a themeless evening of music and song. This week, 24 November, will also have no theme.

Colin was MC as usual and he kicked us off with At The Boarding House. Derek was a bit late for the anniversary of the Blantyre Explosion (Roud 1014), which took place on 22 October 1877 but he suggested people might like to follow a theme of songs about Blantyre, the birthplace of David Livingstone - some chance anyone would follow that!

Steve C gave us The Mountains of Mourne (Percy French, Roud 18229) which Simon followed with Candlelight Fisherman (Roud 1852).

Derek sang The Dream Of Napoleon (Roud 1538) which prompted Mike to attempt Napoleon Bonaparte (Roud 1626). Despite a false start he managed to reprise it later on, instead initially singing Johnson Girls.

Colin took two songs out of Gary's book with Brighouse On A Saturday Night (Roger Davies) and I Fear IKEA, originally by The Lancashire Hotpots (I believe Gary sings it as I Hate IKEA).

The evening was finished off by Derek with When This Lovely War Is Over, a sing he had avoided singing at the previous week's Remembrance session because he was, it turned out wrongly, convinced that Mike would sing it.

Here's a selection of songs sung during this session.

(Number of people present - 5, of whom 5 performed)

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