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A folksong 20 second handwash

GUEST,Gealt 13 Mar 20 - 09:58 AM
Stilly River Sage 13 Mar 20 - 12:11 PM
GUEST,Roderick A Warner 13 Mar 20 - 03:25 PM
Stilly River Sage 13 Mar 20 - 04:50 PM
GUEST,Bert 13 Mar 20 - 04:57 PM
Jack Campin 13 Mar 20 - 05:41 PM
Helen 13 Mar 20 - 06:10 PM
Helen 13 Mar 20 - 06:14 PM
banjoman 14 Mar 20 - 08:26 AM
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GUEST,Gealt 14 Mar 20 - 12:16 PM
Mr Red 15 Mar 20 - 07:10 AM
gillymor 15 Mar 20 - 07:46 AM
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Helen 15 Mar 20 - 03:35 PM
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Subject: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: GUEST,Gealt
Date: 13 Mar 20 - 09:58 AM

I'm fed up singing 'Happy Birthday' and ReesMogg's suggestion, 'God Save the Queen (of England)'does not appeal. I've timed the andante chorus of the 'Wild Rover' (And it's no nay never etc.) and it works quite well.
Any other songs?


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 13 Mar 20 - 12:11 PM

Someone started a thread on Facebook and I told her she should move it over here, but she couldn't be bothered. If you go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/mudcat/ and scroll down to Debbie Dwyke's post at March 4, 5:42 that you might want to share here if you find any you particularly like.


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: GUEST,Roderick A Warner
Date: 13 Mar 20 - 03:25 PM

Steve Reich Clapping

SplashalongaSteve...


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 13 Mar 20 - 04:50 PM

This is a music thread, let's not make it intentionally political.


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: GUEST,Bert
Date: 13 Mar 20 - 04:57 PM

For some silly reason they stopped comments on Facebook.

This is the place to list and share that kind of information. Facebook moves too quickly and it is lost forever to anyone else who goes looking for it later. The Facebook page is not owned by Mudcat and Max gets no advertising dollars from eyeballs that land there. It is for announcements and sharing performances (though performances on linkable sites should also be shared here under the song/performer/subject that fits it best.) Thanks for understanding. ---mudelf


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: Jack Campin
Date: 13 Mar 20 - 05:41 PM

Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" (which she performs at a dressing room sink) is going to be hard to beat.


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: Helen
Date: 13 Mar 20 - 06:10 PM

I know this is a musical detour, but this is one of the most uplifting songs I know.

Al Jolson sings April Showers


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: Helen
Date: 13 Mar 20 - 06:14 PM

Or sing it next month when you are in the shower.


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: banjoman
Date: 14 Mar 20 - 08:26 AM

Granddaughter sings "Baby Shark" and it fits very well. Kids will love this one


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Mar 20 - 11:10 AM

If you really want to be thorough, there's Martin Carthy's The Famous Flower of Serving Men. It even comes with a helpful diagram.


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: GUEST,Gealt
Date: 14 Mar 20 - 12:16 PM

Fair play to Gloria Gaynor.


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: Mr Red
Date: 15 Mar 20 - 07:10 AM

Gloria Gaynor handwash


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: gillymor
Date: 15 Mar 20 - 07:46 AM

Thanks for this excellent idea, Gealt.
Sweet Betsy From Pike with the refrain, sung at a moderate pace will get you about 20-22 seconds of hand washing and of course you can sing other verses for variety-

    Oh have you heard tell of Sweet Betsy from Pike,
    Who crossed the wide prairie with her lover Ike,
    Two yoke of oxen, a large yellow dog,
    A tall Shanghai rooster, and a one-spotted hog.
    Fol da dang did lee doo rall dee doo rall dee a.


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: gillymor
Date: 15 Mar 20 - 07:51 AM

Then there's one of my favorite songs, the chorus to I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water-

I washed my hands in muddy water
I washed my hands, but they didn't come clean
I tried to do like my daddy told me, now
I must have washed my hands in a muddy stream


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: Helen
Date: 15 Mar 20 - 03:35 PM

Are you going to do the Elvis gyrations as well while you do the hand wash gyrations, gillymor?


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: gillymor
Date: 15 Mar 20 - 04:00 PM

Goes without saying.
Thank ya ma'am.


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: gillymor
Date: 15 Mar 20 - 04:01 PM

...but I prefer the Brownie Ford version.


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: Thompson
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 01:45 PM

Which are the verses of Ode to Joy that people usually join in with? I'm thinking it'd make a nice handwashing song to vary Don't Fear the Reaper.


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 02:33 PM

I switch between The Red Flag and saying an Our Father. The Internationale does well also. So does Nellie the Elephant (as well as being good when applying CPR,)


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: Helen
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 02:57 PM

Hmm, CPR!?

Good idea, McG of H. That means that The Bee Gees' song Stayin' Alive might be a good choice. That is the song to perform CPR because the rhythm and timing are correct, so maybe it would work for COVID 19 as well.


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: gillymor
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 03:35 PM

And for those who need additional motivation-
Death Don't Have no Mercy


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: Helen
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 06:27 PM

Or the Dylan Thomas poem "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night"


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 06:37 PM

Wash your hands.... for how long??


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Mar 20 - 10:52 AM

Surely How Can You Mend a Broken Heart should be the Bee Gees go-to for CPR?


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 20 Mar 20 - 05:09 AM

"Yo ho yo ho a pirate's life for me "..( from Disney) ................etc. Followed by several verses of "South Australia."
Stuck at home, allowed out to go to dialysis we are tested before dialysis starts. All our weekly sessions stopped, local folk clubs closed. Keep well everyone.Aye, Aye Cap'n!


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: Howard Jones
Date: 20 Mar 20 - 01:13 PM

Ring a ring o'roses

Supposedly (but probably erroneously) about the Great Plague.


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: Stanron
Date: 21 Mar 20 - 05:49 AM

Has anyone worked out how many green bottles?


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: GUEST,Tom Patterson
Date: 22 Mar 20 - 05:28 AM

For self isolating homesick Geordies a chorus of either "The Blaydon Races" or "Keep Your Feet Still Geordie Hinny" does the job nicely!


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: Stewie
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 07:49 PM

"Some say the devil's dead".

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: Stanron
Date: 24 Mar 20 - 09:59 AM

I've just checked and 'one green bottle standing on the wall' seems to just about do it. Is that actually a folk song?


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: Acorn4
Date: 24 Mar 20 - 12:12 PM

Phil Preen of the Poppy Folk Club did it to Matty Groves but he ran out of soap!


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 04:49 AM

Here's one for those who favour the 'hands on' approach:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuDy-nmRqzI


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: GUEST,Gealt
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 02:50 PM

Fiddlers Green:
CHORUS
Wrap me up in me oilskin and jumper
No more on the docks I'll be seen
Just tell me old shipmates
I'm taking a trip, mates
And I'll see you one day in Fiddler's Green

I timed it at 21 seconds. Hands pristine.


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Subject: RE: A folksong 20 second handwash
From: The Sandman
Date: 28 Mar 20 - 08:37 AM

sing two verses of any folk song


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