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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 August 6th 2020   8 PM

Meeting ID: has been 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.

Thanks to all who joined in last week  - very enjoyable with a wide range of songs and styles.
Ian was great at co-hosting and the chat room worked well. We had about 25 participants.
Pls send me any songs you would like circulated before Thursday. Ian will again co-host and we can share on screen any songsheets you care to submit on the night,
If you have an Ipad you see a few along the top of the screen which you scroll back and forth to view all.
On a (tablet ?)  laptop or PC up to 49 people can be displayed at once if you have ticked the right settings box.
(25 are displayed with just normal settings). You then need to select 'Gallery View'

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 instrument may be suppressed.

Songs so far are 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