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GUEST,Liz Why folk don't sing (77* d) RE: Why folk don't sing 24 Jun 05

I love to sing but I don't know what to sing. I'm all signed up for a coffeehouse show tonight full of singers and players but I've been sitting here all day trying to learn songs (old folk stuff like John Barleycorn, which is how I found this page, trying to decipher the lyrics).
So in the spirit of bringing the commodified arts back into the communities from which they were stolen, should I encourage the whole audience to sing along? Should I choose songs that have easy to learn choruses, or ones that people are likely to know?
I feel a bit guilty as someone who cringes at off-key singing... but I'm willing to change.

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