January 2015 Singalong at Little Stacy Park

It was just too cold and wet to sing in the park last Sunday, so we gathered by the fire at my place and had a good time. Gray played uke, Doug played guitar and cajon and shared Sweet Baby Jane as his sacred song. It was a pleasure to have my mom join us and she loved reading over all the great lyrics like those of Mr. Tambourine Man.

We debuted a new songbook with two new Stevie Wonder songs and one by George Harrison. Here is a clip of one of the Stevie songs, Heaven Help Us All, followed by George’s Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) and perennial favorite Tomorrow Never Knows:

Lyrics to Heaven Help Us All by Stevie Wonder
Lyrics to Heaven Help Us All by Stevie Wonder

Set for Singalong March 1, 2015

  1. One Love
  2. Country Roads
  3. Blowin In The Wind
  4. Mr. Tamborine Man
  5. Tomorrow Never Knows
  6. Give Me Love
  7. Amazing Grace
  8. Heaven Help Us All
  9. I Still Haven’t Found
  10. This Land Is Your Land
  11. If You Wanna Sing Out, Sing Out
  12. A Place In The Sun
My 5-year-old Anais took this pic of me afterward.
My 5-year-old Anais took this pic of me afterward.

Next Sundaysong Singalong: March 1, Little Stacy Park

We’ll be back at Little Stacy Park, Austin, TX, on March 1, 11am-12pm. Come sing with us!

You can RSVP and follow any updates at the Facebook event. Here’s a little medley :

We’ll be adding a few new tunes to the songbook, like these two:

lyrics from Outside by Jason Molin

Next Singalong: Sunday March 1, 2015

November 2014 Singalong at Little Stacy Park

It was a gorgeous day and a gorgeous set of people this morning singing along in Little Stacy Park. Maile made a pot of Chai Tea for everyone, Gray played along on uke, lots of old friends and kiddos showed up, and the weather could not have been nicer.

My printed songbooks seemed to be a vast improvement on the transparency projector… we sat in more of a circle and people could actually read the words! Listen below to a few clips from our singalong set, on Soundcloud.

Sundaysong Singalong 11-2-14, Soundcloud player

 

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Sundaysong Singalong Goes To The Park

This morning’s singalong was a great official public debut – at Little Stacy Park, 11am-12pm – and the weather was ideal. So was the crowd of 20 or so friends and a strangers who sat on the stage or laid and played on the grass.

My old-school transparency projector did the job and we almost made it through all 20 of the songs I had printed on film before the hour was up. Kids played and made chalk-art while we sang.

Here is the end of the last song we sang together, the trippy Beatles ending on Revolver, Tomorrow Never Knows, followed by our closing bell.

I began and ended the set with a ring of my new singing bowl and a moment of silence. A few people mentioned they liked the ring of the bowl. I think it added a nice cue for entering and exiting the musical meditation.

Our singalong set (with a few we didn’t to crossed out):

  • One Love
  • Three Little Birds
  • With A Little Help From My Friends
  • Take Me Home, Country Roads
  • This Land Is Your Land
  • If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out (With intro and sing verse/chorus)
  • Mr. Tambourine Man
  • I Shall Be Released
  • Forever Young
  • Blowin In The Wind
  • Lean On Me
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • Across The Universe
  • Let It Be
  • Amazing Grace
  • Rainbow Connection
  • This Land Is Your Land
  • I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking
  • Tomorrow Never Knows