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Spa Strummers name and identity. 
Be aware that there is only one SPA STRUMMERS ukulele group. Another group has used a very similar a name in an attempt to mislead the public, with an obvious attempt to plaguerise our name and thereby gain credibility on the back of all our hard work and reputation we have built up over 7 years.  Be aware the the upcoming Whitnash Fun Day programme has misleadingly used 2 of our pictures on the front of their programme.


ZOOM meeting Thursday 18th/25th June 8pm

Songs submitted so far:-

Song to follow - Dave & Pam
Crazy - Jim  (Willie Nelson)
Hotel Yorba  - Suzanne (The White Stripes)
Hotel Yorba v2 (clearer version)
As Tears Go By - Dora (Rolling Stones and Marianne Faithful)
Georgy Girl - Dora (The Seekers)
Let It Be - Ian (The Beatles)
Son of Hickory Holler's Tramp - Ian (O C Smith)
I Dont' Look Good Naked Anymore - Kelvin
Jim Reeves Medley - Kelvin 
The Letter - Vicky (The Box Tops)
Good Luck Charm / Return To Sender - Vicky  (Elvis)
She's Not There - Tony C (The Zombies)
Blue Suede Shoes - Tony C (Elvis)
Wimoweh - Karen
Cum On Feel the Noise - Karen (Slade)
I Canít Help But Wonder Where Iím Bound - Richard (Tom Paxton)
Every Time You Say Goodbye - Richard  (Alison Krauss).
Play me that Honky Tonk Music - Keith
Back On the Chain Gang - Laura (Pretenders)
Carey - Laura (Joni Mitchell)
Laura sent notes on Carey:  I've added chords to the words sheet I use.  I've used a number code because there can be 2 ways of playing this:  bog standard C, G7, F or you can 'boldly go' into a different tuning that opens up all kinds of possibilities for noodling around by simply sliding up and down strings 2 and 3.
Called Slack Key or Drop G tuning, all you have to do is get string 1 (nearest the floor) tuned down to be the same as string 4 (nearest the nose).
As here for low G:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9_M7GL9ZtE
and here for high G:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKuPwUyR57o

If you are not on our Strummers email group and therefore do not have the details and would like to sit in - email dave@spa-strummers.co.uk

Next Zoom is Thursday December 3rd 8 PM

Meeting ID:  will be sent by email - but contact Dave by email if you would like to join in dave@spa-strummers.co.uk
You can come in early, it will be open from 7.45pm for checking audio and video.

Pls send me any songs you would like circulated.  Ian will again co-host and we can share on screen any songsheets you care to submit on the night,

When in the meeting, if you hover or touch top left of screen, this should display 'Original Sound' and you can toggle this.. it needs to be ON, otherwise your sound may not be clear.

Songs will be shown on the RHS of this page.
02/07/20 Songs submitted so far
Laura
Weather With You - Crowded House
You're the lucky one - Alison Krauss
and by special request Carey (from last week)
Tony C
Honey Don't (Carl Perkins)
Leaving on a jet plane C (various)
or Leaving on a jet plane G
Cheryl
Killing Me Softly (no sheet) Roberta Flack
Jim
Everbody's Talking (Harry Nilsson)
John A
Dont know what to call this-trombone chord sheet (John compo)
audio of shadows #2 BKTK
Vicky
Locomotion  (Little Eva)
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Carole King)
Ian (Harry
Mad World (Gary Jules)
Wild World (Cat Stevens)
Dora
Moonlight Shadow (Mike Oldfield)
First Cut Is The Deepest (Rod Stewart)
Richard
Teach Your children (Crosby,Stills,Nash,Young)
The Way We Make A Broken Heart (John Hiatt)
Dave
Matchbox (Carl Perkins)
Pam
(to follow)
Geoff
Is Anybody Going To San Antone
Kelvin
Last Thing On My Mind
You Needed Me
Eric
Dream Baby (Roy Orbison)
Ghost Chickens In The Sky
Val R
Jolene

Others - put in on the night

If you are not on our Strummers email group and therefore do not have the details and would like to sit in - email dave@spa-strummers.co.uk

09/07/20 Songs submitted so far
Any other songs put in Chatbox and Ian will share

We will start off with one of our standards
On The Road again
Dave
Hoots Mon (Lord Rockingam's X1) - should be a laugh
Tony C
Urban Spaceman (Bonzo Dog ..)
Whiter Shade of Pale (Procol Harem)
Cheryl
Somewhere / Wonderful (Israel ..)
Times Like These in D (Foo Fighters) (Kapo on 3rd fret F)
John A
Shadow no2 medley chord sheet (John A)
audio of shadows 2 BKTK
Dora
After All These Years (Foster / Allen)
You Raise Me Up (Josh Groban)
Geoff
Streets of Laredo (Marty Robbins)
Flashback Blues (John Prine)
Karen
Fields of Gold (Sting)
Wicked Game (Chris Isaak)
Sheila
One Day Like This (Elbow)
Richard
Four Seasons In One Day (Crowded House)
Handle With Care (Travelling Wilburys)
Eric
Till There was You (Beatles)
I Will (Beatles)
Ian
Budapest (George Ezra)
Sweet Child O' Mine (Guns N'Roses)
Jim
Help Me Make It Through the Night (Kris Kristofferson)
Kelvin
Don't Think Twice (Bob Dylan)
Sylvia' Mother (Dr Hook)
Keith
Charlie Chaplin
Little Pot Stove
Vicky
Blue Moon

Others -  put in Chatbox and Ian wil share

If you are not on our Strummers email group and therefore do not have the details and would like to sit in - email dave@spa-strummers.co.uk

16/07/20 Zoom session

As requested, as well as individuals submitting and playing songs, we'll put in 2 or 3 of the Strummers standards so we can all play and sing along with well known and feel good numbers. 
This week: -
Strummers standard No.1 : Hi Ho Silver Lining (from songs page)
Strummers standard No.2 : San Francisco Bay Blues (from songs page)
Strummers standard No.3 : I Recall a Gypsy Woman (from songs page)

Songs submitted so far
Dave
I'll See You In My Dreams (Joe Brown) no sheet
The Oldest Swinger In Town (for Burt)
Pam
Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend (Marilyn) (no sheet)
Richard
Crossing Muddy Waters (John Hiatt)
My Uncle (Steve Earle)
Kelvin
To Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan)
Big Iron (Marty Robbins)
Dora
Lets Go Fly a Kite
Lets Twist Again
Ian
Streets of London (Ralph McTell)  no sheet
and 1 other TBA no sheet
Burt
Joanna (John Allen) no sheet
Perhaps Love (John Denver) no sheet
Tony C
Poor Little Fool (Ricky Nelson)
Lotta Lovin' (Gene Vincent)
Keith
Now I'm Easy (Eric Bogle) (no sheet)
Black Velvet Band (from songs page)
Jim
Ain't It Funny How Time Slips Away (no sheet)
Karen
Stuck On You (Lionel Richie)
Old Town Road (Lil Naz ft.Billy Ray Cirus)
Vicky
Stuck In the Middle With You (Stealers Wheel)
Geoff
Dont Fence Me In (Gene Autrey)


...more to come

Others on the night-  put in Chatbox and Ian wil share

If you are not on our Strummers email group and therefore do not have the details and would like to sit in - email dave@spa-strummers.co.uk

30/07/20 Zoom session

Songs so far.....

Dave TBC
Pam TBC
David W
Surf (Crater Boys)
Cheryl
Ain't Misbehavin
It's 5 O'clock Somewhere
Dora
New World In the Morning Pg.1   and    Pg.2
Can't Smile Without You (Barry Manilow)
Laura
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
I'll See You In My Dreams
Richard
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
One Glance Passing
Karen
Whispering Grass
Rocking In the Free World
Tony C
Cut Across Shorty (Eddie Cochrane)
Another TBA
Keith
Rosie (Eric Bogle)
The Sick Note (Horfnung/Cooksie)
Jim
Back Home Again (John Denver)
Ian
To Make You Feel My Love in G (Bob Dylan)
Ain't No Pleasin' You (from our list)
OR Combine Harvester (from our list0


.....more to come

If you are not on our Strummers email group and therefore do not have the details and would like to sit in - email dave@spa-strummers.co.uk

23/07/20 Zoom session

Songs so far.....
Dave
Dirty Old Town
When I'm Cleaning Windows
Pam
TBA
Gabriela
TBA
Tony C
TBA
Sheila
If Not For You (Bob Dylan)
John A
To Make You Feel My Love / Little Things Mean a Lot  (Medley)
mp3 of above medley
Keith
Ballad of a Working Man
Rose of Allendale
Dora
The Wind Beneath My Wings
Me and Bobby McGee (no sheet)
Jim
Bottle of Wine
As Usual (Brenda Lee) no sheet
Laura
Voices In The Sky (Moody Blues) no sheet
Geoff
Knockin On Your Screen Door (John Prine)
Clocks and Spoons (John Prine)
Ian
Lycra (comp by Tony C / Ian)
Three Little Birds / No Woman No Cry (Bob Marley)

Richard (away this week)


Others on the night-  put in Chatbox and Ian will share

If you are not on our Strummers email group and therefore do not have the details and would like to sit in - email dave@spa-strummers.co.uk

06/08/20 Zoom session

Songs so far.....

Dave / Pam
The Puppy Song in D (Harry Nilsson)
Back home Again (John Denver)
Dora
One Day at a Time
Take Me To the Mardi Gras
Jim
At the Hop (Danny and the Juniors)
Karen
I Can See Clearly Now
Can't help falling In Love
John A
Aloha Oe mp3
Aloha Oe chord sheet
3 below are for future reference only at the mo
(Albatros)
(Albatros mp3 short)
(Albatros mp3 long)
Geoff
Sound of Loneliness (John Prine)
Sway (Dean Martin)
Kelvin
Summertime
Boys of Killybegs
Laura
Heart of Glass (Blondie)
Fortune (Laura Marling)
Richard
The Glory of Love
(one other)
Ian
TBA
Gabriela
TBA

.....more to come

If you are not on our Strummers email group and therefore do not have the details and would like to sit in - email dave@spa-strummers.co.uk

24/09/20 Zoom session
Last updated 24/09/20 07.38
Send in your requests to Dave

Songs and players so far

Richard
Next Best Western by Richard Shindell
How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live by Blind Alfred Reed (1929).
John A
Pearly Shells
To Make You Feel My Love
Kelvin
The Galway Shawl
Your Song
Cheryl
Right down the line - Gerry Rafferty
Why don't you do right - made famous by Peggy Lee
Sheila
Everyday (Buddy Holly)
When I'm 64 (Beatles).
Dave
Pam

Others....

OR  just ask to do a song on the night

If you are not on our Strummers email group and therefore do not have the details and would like to sit in - email dave@spa-strummers.co.uk

13/08/20 Zoom session

Songs so far.....

Karen
Always On My Mind
Don't Stop
Val
Brand New Key
John A
Elvis medley- chord sheet for mp3 in F
Elvis medley -mp3 in F
Elvis medley- chord sheet 2 in F
Kelvin
Old Dog Children and Watermelon Wine
The Stone Outside Dan Murphys Door
Jim
Your cheatin' heart
Babyface
Dora
The Times They Are a Changin
When will the good apples fall
Eric
To Make You Feel My Love
Hallelujah in C

Dave TBA



More to come - OR  just ask to do a song on the night

If you are not on our Strummers email group and therefore do not have the details and would like to sit in - email dave@spa-strummers.co.uk

20/08/20 Zoom session

Songs so far.....

Dave
As Time Goes By (Dooley Wilson from Casablanca)
Pam
I'll See You In My Dreams
Tony C
Somethin' Else (Eddie Cochrane)
American Pie
Kelvin
Star Of The County Down
Bunch of Thyme
Dora
Island In The Sun
Seven Tears
Sheila
He'll Have To Go
Itchycoo Park
Karen
Grow Old With You
Have You Ever Seen the Rain
Dora
Island In the Sun
Jim
Here Comes Summer
I Believe In You
Laura
Africa
River Run
Richard
Country Love
Try a little tenderness
Sheila
He'll Have To Go
Vicky
All I Have To Do Is Dream
Oom Pah Pah
Ian
TBC 1
TBC 2

More to come - OR  just ask to do a song on the night

If you are not on our Strummers email group and therefore do not have the details and would like to sit in - email dave@spa-strummers.co.uk

27/08/20 Zoom session

Songs so far.....

Dave
TBA
Pam
TBA
Tony C
Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochrane)
A Shot of Rhythym and Blues
Dora
Catch the Wind (Donovan)
Scarborough Fayre (simon and G)
Sheila
He'll Have To Go
Itchycoo Park
Laura
One Too Many Mornings (Bob Dylan)
Shake Sugaree
Richard
Take It To The Limit (Eagles)
TBA
Vicky
Make Me Smile (Cockney Rebel)
All About You
Ian
TBA 1
TBA 2
Keith
The Vicar and the Frog
The Widow and the Fairy


More to come - OR  just ask to do a song on the night

If you are not on our Strummers email group and therefore do not have the details and would like to sit in - email dave@spa-strummers.co.uk

03/09/20 Zoom session
Last updated 02/09/20 20.00
Songs and players .....
Send in your requests to Dave

Ian
Mac The Knife (Bobby Darin)
Happy Bunny (self penned)
Dave
The Ugly Bug Ball (Burl Ives)
(Possibly) Shame and Scandal In the Family  - Various
Tony C
The Great Pretender (Platters)
Cool Dry Place
(Top Of The World Bb )
Dora
Landslide by Stevie Nicks
Love Is All Around
Karen
Fly Me To The moon
Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet
Keith
Peggy Gordon Song of the Isles
They_Dont_Write_Them_Like_that_Any_More-lyrics
Kelvin
Spanish Ladies
The Hills of Connemara
Laura
Way over yonder in the minor key  Woody Guthrie / Billy Bragg
Eric
Top Of the World
Im a Believer 
Richard
Look at Miss Ohio by Gillian Welch David Rawlings
Tears on my Pillow  by Ernie Smith / Johnny Nash


More to come ?

OR  just ask to do a song on the night

If you are not on our Strummers email group and therefore do not have the details and would like to sit in - email dave@spa-strummers.co.uk

10/09/20 Zoom session
Last updated 10/09/20 14.55
Send in your requests to Dave

Songs and players so far

Vicky
A Kind of Hush (Herman's Hermits)
Teenager In Love (Marty Wilde / Various)
Tony C
The Great Pretender (Platters)
Concrete and Clay (Unit 4 plus2)
Laura
Stuck In the Middle With You (Rafferty & Egan)
Dancing In the Dark (Bruce S)
Kelvin
Yesterday (Beatles)
Isle of Innesfee (Irish)
John A
Shadows Medley No 1
Gelnn Miller Medley
Cheryl
A Million Reasons (Lady Gaga)
Eat At Joe's (Suzy Boggus
Dora
No Matter What (Boyzone)
Any Dream Will Do (Al Webber ...Jason Donovan)
Ian
Come Up and See Me (Steve Harley / Cockney Rebel)
Hey Good Lookin' (Hank Williams)
Sheila
Teddy Bear's Picnic
Accentuate the Positive


OR  just ask to do a song on the night

If you are not on our Strummers email group and therefore do not have the details and would like to sit in - email dave@spa-strummers.co.uk

29/10/20 Zoom session Last updated 29/10/20 10.49

Spookelele Halloween Zoom this week -
many witches and a load of warlocks.

Trick or treat:-   Why not try a suitable / spooky / funny Halloween song -  dress up, have fun !!

To help your search - here is a Halloween songbook  (with a nod to Mosesele.co.uk)

And now we have a much better updated version Halloween Songbook (with a nod to NUGS)
Some of the songs we already have in our repertoire, probably in different keys.
This is to give you some ideas on possible songs. Take a song straight out ohe book, perhaps change key or whatever.
If you can't find a suitable song, then any of your choice.
Zoom starts at 8pm (doors open 7.45). The ID and password will be sent out by email.

Send in your requests to Dave if possible so we don't have duplication of songs

Songs and players so far
Dave & Pam
Ghost Riders in the Sky (Am)
Bad Moon Rising
(The Monster Mash (G) )
Cheryl
Spooky (Dusty Springfield - from Halloween Spookelele songbook)
Tony C
Walk Don't Run (Instrumental - Ventures)
I Saw Her Standing There (The Mighty Avengers)
Dora
All Around My Hat (Steeleye Span)
May Each Day of the Week Be a Good Day (Andy Wiliams)
Vicky
Monster Mash (Bobby Picket) from Halloween book
Karen
Witchy Woman (Eagles)
Black Magic Woman (Fleetwood Mac)


Others.. more to come

If you are not on our Strummers email group and therefore do not have the details and would like to sit in - email dave@spa-strummers.co.uk

12/11/20 Zoom session Last updated 08/11/20 15.30

Zoom starts at 8pm (doors open 7.45). The ID and password has been sent out by email.

For various reasons I have only been receiving a very few names and songs to list, although we are having a good number of people joining the Zoom. So please this week please send in your name and requests to Dave in plenty of time and the song arrangements will be posted on the website for all to join in and it will be easier for me to organise the format.

Each week there will be a song for different people to do a part each, and this has been fun before.
I will pick an order for individuals to play the song, and just before it is your turn then turn your Mute off, but be silent until you start to play.
This weeks song is Combine Harvester by the Wurzels (see if you can do the Zumerzet accent)

Another we could do is very topical. A song for Donald Trump, who has recently lost the most powerful job an the world (and presumably his presidential trousers).
Methinks he "will not go gentle into that good night" and deserves a Strummers send-off - so let's do "Donald Where's Yerr Troosers"

Songs and players so far
Geoff
Have You Ever See the Rain
Gentle On My Mind
John A
Perfidia
Diamonds
Cheryl
Big Bad Handsome Man
The Laziest Gal In Town
Dora
New York (C)
Something Stupid (C)
Peter
a jazzy ukukele song
Kelvin
Girl
Runaround Sue
Tony C
It's Raining Again
You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
Keith
The Green Fields of France
What's the Use of Wings.
Alan E
Have a Drink On Me
Rockin' All Over the World
Richard
Moonlight Shadow
The Heart of Saturday Night
Ian
Deportees
1 TBA
Dave
1 TBA
Pam
1 TBA



If you are not on our Strummers email group and therefore do not have the details and would like to sit in - email dave@spa-strummers.co.uk

03/12/20 Zoom session Last updated 27/11/20   22.00

Zoom starts at 8pm (doors open 7.45). The ID and password will be sent out by email.

Send in your name and requests to Dave in plenty of time and the song arrangements will be posted on the website for all to join in and it will be easier for me to organise the format.

Songs and players will appear here


more to come....

If you are not on our Strummers email group and therefore do not have the details and would like to sit in - email dave@spa-strummers.co.uk

19/11/20 Zoom session Last updated 19/11/20 15.30

Zoom starts at 8pm (doors open 7.45). The ID and password has been sent out by email.

Send in your name and requests to Dave in plenty of time and the song arrangements will be posted on the website for all to join in and it will be easier for me to organise the format.

Each week there will be a song for different people to do a part each, and this has been fun before.
I will pick an order for individuals to play the song, and just before it is your turn then turn your Mute off, but be silent until you start to play.
One we could do is very topical. A song for Donald Trump, who has recently lost the most powerful job an the world (and presumably his presidential trousers).
Methinks he "will not go gentle into that good night" and deserves a Strummers send-off - so let's do "Donald Where's Yerr Troosers"

Songs and players so far
Cheryl
Baby I Can Dance (Carsie Blanson)
Bang Bang (Cher)
Karen
Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffet)
Jolene
Keith
Irish Session
Spencer the Rover
Laura
Fix You (Coldpay)
Somewhere Only We Know (Keane) - TBC
Richard
Go Home Girl (Arthur Alexander)
Like a Hurricane (Neil Young)
Dora
Lean On Me (Bill Withers)
He Ain't Heavy (Hollies)
John A
Never On a Sunday
Perfidia
Tony C
I'm Gonna Love You Too
I Can Help (Billy Swann, Elvis)
Geoff
Blue Moon
To make You Feel My Love
Jim
Georgia (for Trump)
Come Drink My wine
Ian
Always On My Mind
2nd TBA

More to come....

If you are not on our Strummers email group and therefore do not have the details and would like to sit in - email dave@spa-strummers.co.uk

26/11/20 Zoom session Last updated 26/11/20 11.00

Zoom starts at 8pm (doors open 7.45). The ID and password has been sent out by email.

Send in your name and requests to Dave in plenty of time and the song arrangements will be posted on the website for all to join in and it will be easier for me to organise the format.

Songs and players so far
Richard
Bewitched
Is She Really Going Out With Him uke version C 
Laura
CIRCLE GAME
She's Leaving Home
Somewhere Only We Know (from last week for reference)
Dora
I'LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER YOU 
MORNING TOWN RIDE
Tony
HEY BABY V2 D_Strummers TC
Old Time Rock n Roll A Strummers TC
John A
J A Tab list
JA risa string gauges
Ian
LITTLE GREEN APPLES IM
1 other TBA
Geoff
MOONSHINER
LUCILLE
Karen
There's Always Tomorrow by Burl Ives
Wade in The Water
Alan
Bill Bailey
Pretty Woman
Suzanne
TBA
Jim
Don't Laugh at Me
Blueberry Hill
Cheryl
Walk of Life (Dire Straits)
Happy (Pharrell Williams)


More to come....

If you are not on our Strummers email group and therefore do not have the details and would like to sit in - email dave@spa-strummers.co.uk