Mudcat Café message #1781163 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #92900   Message #1781163
Posted By: EBarnacle
11-Jul-06 - 01:47 PM
Thread Name: Story selection - storytelling to adults
Subject: RE: Story selection - storytelling to adults
I often tell tales that relate to a song just sung in the circle at the monthly Chantey Sing at South Street. Part of it is having a good collection of stories available. When we were bombing Iraq [officially], I told a tale of a "Smart Boat" that did not know when to stop. When we sing about bootlegging, I have a couple of story/song combinations that go over well. It's all a matter of being ready. By the way, don't change the ending because someone might object that it is not a happy ending. Be true to the story.