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GUEST,Chris Lamb 05 Jun 20 - 06:01 AM
Waddon Pete 05 Jun 20 - 11:28 AM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 06 Jun 20 - 02:06 PM
Sarah the flute 06 Jun 20 - 03:53 PM
Noreen 06 Jun 20 - 07:31 PM
Joe Offer 06 Jun 20 - 08:38 PM
GUEST,SteveT 07 Jun 20 - 03:42 AM
Joe Offer 07 Jun 20 - 04:35 AM
Joe Offer 07 Jun 20 - 06:22 AM
Mrrzy 07 Jun 20 - 09:03 AM
GUEST,Ed 07 Jun 20 - 12:16 PM
GUEST,Susanne (skw) 07 Jun 20 - 08:14 PM
Joe Offer 08 Jun 20 - 08:00 PM
Joe Offer 09 Jun 20 - 12:20 AM
SPB-Cooperator 09 Jun 20 - 09:27 AM
Joe Offer 10 Jun 20 - 12:35 AM
GUEST,Gerry 10 Jun 20 - 02:13 AM
Joe Offer 10 Jun 20 - 03:10 AM
Anne Lister 10 Jun 20 - 07:51 AM
Herga Kitty 10 Jun 20 - 11:52 AM
Tattie Bogle 10 Jun 20 - 09:07 PM
Joe Offer 11 Jun 20 - 03:33 AM
McGrath of Harlow 11 Jun 20 - 08:46 PM
Joe Offer 11 Jun 20 - 10:26 PM
My guru always said 12 Jun 20 - 04:09 AM
Tattie Bogle 15 Jun 20 - 01:50 PM
Acorn4 15 Jun 20 - 02:21 PM
Tattie Bogle 15 Jun 20 - 03:05 PM
Joe Offer 15 Jun 20 - 06:54 PM
Noreen 15 Jun 20 - 07:46 PM
Noreen 21 Jun 20 - 02:45 PM
Susan of DT 22 Jun 20 - 06:16 AM
GUEST 22 Jun 20 - 09:38 AM
Stilly River Sage 22 Jun 20 - 11:45 AM
Black belt caterpillar wrestler 22 Jun 20 - 05:22 PM
SPB-Cooperator 23 Jun 20 - 04:44 AM
JennieG 23 Jun 20 - 09:11 PM
Mrrzy 28 Jun 20 - 01:40 PM
GUEST,Gerry 28 Jun 20 - 07:50 PM
leeneia 28 Jun 20 - 11:56 PM
Joe Offer 29 Jun 20 - 12:05 AM
Susan of DT 29 Jun 20 - 07:38 PM
YorkshireYankee 30 Jun 20 - 01:32 AM
YorkshireYankee 30 Jun 20 - 01:49 AM
Joe Offer 05 Jul 20 - 03:24 AM
SPB-Cooperator 05 Jul 20 - 04:52 AM
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Subject: Mudcat online singaround?
From: GUEST,Chris Lamb
Date: 05 Jun 20 - 06:01 AM

Link posted Mondays for the week's Mudcat Worldwide Song Circle


Topic: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - open for cocktails and conversation half an hour earlier Time:Monday 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
8 PM London, 3 PM New York, Noon Los Angeles, 5 AM Tuesday in Sydney.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85323794943?pwd=aExaYnZvS1ZGWFBoRFh6bDFTOHhKZz09





Back in March, on a thread that's now closed, Joe Offer said: "And I think it would be really nice if we could have a weekly Mudcat singaround online."
Was this suggestion taken up? It would be great to put a face and a voice to some of the regular Mudcatters and to hear them sing, on Zoom, perhaps. I'd love to hear Jim Carroll sing again, for example, as I haven't heard him or Pat McKenzie sing since Critics Group days.

The many singarounds that have sprung up since lockdown started have brought together some fine singers from across the seas and enabled us to hear those we would never have been able to listen to in normal times.
Can the Mudcat community respond to this opportunity?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat online singaround
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 05 Jun 20 - 11:28 AM

Now there's an idea!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat online singaround
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 06 Jun 20 - 02:06 PM

Go for it!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Mudcat online singaround
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 06 Jun 20 - 03:53 PM

That sounds good to me
Nothing much else on a Monday and 9pm start is good

Sarah


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Subject: RE: Mudcat online singaround
From: Noreen
Date: 06 Jun 20 - 07:31 PM

I’m up for it too, 9pm Mondays is good for me, and Zoom works well.

Are you up for organising it Joe? ??


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Subject: RE: Mudcat online singaround
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Jun 20 - 08:38 PM

Okey-dokey. I think we have a minyan. Well, it's supposed to be 10 adult, circumcised males, but we'll make do with what we've got.

Monday at 8 PM London time. That's Noon here in California, 3 PM at Mudcat Central in Pennsylvania, and 5 AM in Sydney.



I'll host. I'll post the link to the Zoom session here in this thread just one hour before we begin, and I'll open hp half an hour early at 8:30 PM for cocktails and conversation. There will be a waiting room, and I reserve the right to reject people I don't recognize - so please use your Mudcat names. Sorry.

This should be fun!

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Mudcat online singaround Monday 9 PM London time
From: GUEST,SteveT
Date: 07 Jun 20 - 03:42 AM

Is this for signed up Mudcat members only or can 'Guests' (using usual Mudcat Guest sign-in names) also listen in?
Steve, if you'd like to be on the email list, email me, joe@mudcat.org


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Subject: RE: Mudcat online singaround Monday 9 PM London time
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Jun 20 - 04:35 AM

I don't expect to be particularly restrictive, Steve. Just use the name you usually use at Mudcat.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Mudcat online singaround Monday 9 PM London time
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Jun 20 - 06:22 AM

When you enter Zoom, you will usually be give the opportunity to give the name you want to be known by for the session. If you have not used Zoom since June 1, you may be asked to update to the new, encrypted Version 5 of Zoom. It seems to be quite stable, so just OK the download and there you go - good reason to show up early, though.

I'm looking forward to this.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Mudcat online singaround Monday 9 PM London time
From: Mrrzy
Date: 07 Jun 20 - 09:03 AM

What time Mudcat time, just to be precise?

Monday at 8 PM London time. That's Noon here in California, 3 PM at Mudcat Central in Pennsylvania, and 5 AM in Sydney.



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Subject: RE: Mudcat online singaround Monday 9 PM London time
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 07 Jun 20 - 12:16 PM

Joe,

I well remember the Hearme/PalTalk sessions of many moons ago.

I was never a contributor but very much enjoyed listening in.

I've not investigated or installed Zoom as yet, but would it be OK with you and the others if I tuned in passively?

Ed Pellow


Sure. Ed. When it's your turn, just say you want to pass.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Mudcat online singaround Monday 9 PM London time
From: GUEST,Susanne (skw)
Date: 07 Jun 20 - 08:14 PM

This is great! I'll try to join at my local (Kiel) time of 10 PM. Not sure my camera is working, though. Would I still be allowed in, Joe?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Monday NOW!!!~!!!
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Jun 20 - 08:00 PM

All over after 4 hours of singing, and it was lovely. I will keep hosting a singaround on Mondays, but I will move it to 8 PM London time. Noreen did a splendid job as co-host, by the way.

Anybody want to host a second Mudcat sing on another day, maybe Thursday?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays 8 PM
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Jun 20 - 12:20 AM

This was absolutely what Mudcat is supposed to be. I can't believe how wonderful this gathering was. Hope to see you all again next Monday.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays 8 PM London
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 09 Jun 20 - 09:27 AM

I'll try to get to this. If one wanted to get really ambitious, how about a 24 hour worldwide singathon on a later date, then that can take into account time-zones. Will the session be on Zoom Business (300 participants) as Zoom pro is limited to 100.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays 8 PM London
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Jun 20 - 12:35 AM

I will post the link in this thread Monday, an hour before the gathering. I will also send links by personal message Sunday, to members who post in this thread. If you've pasted anything above, you'll get a pm from me Sunday. Sorry, I can't send personal messages to Guests, so you'll have to look here Monday for the link.
I will change the meeting ID every week for security purposes.
I can't handle anything that comes in Monday, because I'm teaching a Class Mondays and have just half an hour free after the class.
Looking forward to seeing you Monday.
Joe


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays 8 PM London
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 10 Jun 20 - 02:13 AM

If it starts 5AM Tuesday Sydney time (Monday elsewhere, but Tuesday here), and goes on for three or four hours, does that mean if I don't get up at 5 I'll still be able to join in partway through?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays 8 PM London
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Jun 20 - 03:10 AM

You betcha, Gerry. We really need to have people from Australia and New Zealand to make this gathering truly worldwide. As people come in, I assign them a number and we sing in numerical order. I'm hoping we can go twice around the group, even if the singaround lasts six hours. This week, we went around twice and lasted 4 hours, but I'll do my best to make sure everybody gets a chance to sing at least once. There are so many Mudcatters that I want to hear.

There's a problem, though. Zoom is a memory hog. After about 3 hours, my computer gets a bit shaky and I really need to reboot. I had very bad service during the last hour of our session. I'm afraid to reboot, because I'm afraid I'll end the session and lose everybody. I'm wondering if I reassign the session to another host, if I can leave and reboot, and then rejoin the session.

I had Noreen as cohost and she is certainly competent to handle anything (as many of you know). Could I have made her host and handed off to her while I rebooted? I noticed that she was getting a bit unstable toward the end, but I wonder if she had rebooted and come back and taken over as host, if then I could reboot and come back.

Anybody know?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays 8 PM London
From: Anne Lister
Date: 10 Jun 20 - 07:51 AM

Just a quick note - for those there at the start on Monday and the mention of Friday 13th and the Templars - I've opened a different thread. It looks as if I'm the only one who's looked at it or contributed, so maybe my subject line isn't clear enough! I've called it "from the song circle - Friday 13th".
I'll try and join in again, but my stamina wouldn't be strong enough to cope with three hours on Zoom myself. I'll happily raise a glass to those who can!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays 8 PM London
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 10 Jun 20 - 11:52 AM

I'm usually in the virtual Herga club on Mondays and one of our local Dorset clubs on Thursdays, but it was good to put faces to names on Monday and I will try to look in to the Mudcat song sessions for a while - at least the time difference means I can join Mudcat after the England-based sessions finish, if I'm still awake enough!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays 8 PM London
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 10 Jun 20 - 09:07 PM

Regarding the re-boot question, Joe: a few weeks back, I was both host and quiz-mistress on our weekly family quiz when my computer suddenly froze! No cursor, nothing! I had to crash shutdown and re-boot, which took ages, then get back into Zoom - another eternity, it seemed. But when I finally got back in, everyone else was still there: they had been having a great chat in my absence.
So, it seems the meeting only terminates if/when you "end meeting": you can leave and come back even if you are the host.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays 8 PM London
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Jun 20 - 03:33 AM

Just to clarify - I'm asking if somebody else might like to host a singaround on Thursday....


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays 8 PM London
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 11 Jun 20 - 08:46 PM

I'm not a frequent visitor these days, so I've only just seen this. Sounds great, and it's the kind of positive development I've been expecting to see happening with the lockdown that could maybe enrich our world when it's over.

But I haven't a clue to how this Zoom thing works. No, I don't mean the techie stuff, I don't need to know that any more than I do for my iPad or my TV. But, how do I set about using it. I've got the app loaded on my iPad, but it's just sitting there.

Someone point me where I can get up to speed, and join in. Or even just look in.

As Joe said up the thread: "This was absolutely what Mudcat is supposed to be. "


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays 8 PM London
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Jun 20 - 10:26 PM

Hi, Kevin - I'll post the link here on Monday, half an hour before we start at 8 PM London time. If you have a camera and a microphone on your computer or iPad, you're all set. Click the link, and Zoom will set itself up.
Zoom came out with an encrypted version within the last two weeks, and that should take care of most of the security problems people were worried about.
Hope to see you Monday!
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays 8 PM London
From: My guru always said
Date: 12 Jun 20 - 04:09 AM

It was wonderful to see & hear so many Catters on Monday, would love to be Zooming with you again. Thanks so much for organising it Joe, you made a great job of herding us Cats xx


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays 8 PM London
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 15 Jun 20 - 01:50 PM

A couple of useful videos for anyone unfamiliar with Zoom, and how to improve it for music use: (not sure why the second one is so much longer, when there's actually less that you can do!!)
1. For PCs/Macs/laptops
Zoom for PCs etc
2. For iPads/tablets/phones:
Zoom for iPads/tablets/phones

And one other thing: best to install Zoom on your device, which you can do any time before the meeting starts: if you do that, then all you need to do is, at the appointed time, open the Zoom software,go to "Join a Meeting" and use the meeting number and password.
You don't need the long url if you do it that way: I know of several people who have failed to get in as they used the long url where they should have put the meeting number!

May see you later!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays 8 PM London
From: Acorn4
Date: 15 Jun 20 - 02:21 PM

I'll try to come along tonight if I'm recognised (haven't done the bit signing in with an alias yet.

If you're using a PC or laptop these tips might be useful.

The problem with Zoom is that it was designed for conferencing not singing. It interprets long held notes or instruments as background noise and tries to cut them out.

On the main screen normally at the top left (usually) there is a tab which says "turn on original sound" - make sure this is "on".

Go into audio settings:-

unclick "auto adjust volume"

You can adjust your own and incoming voluem here.


Go into "Advanced"

Make sure "enable original sound" is "on".

Disable both settings for background noise (persistent and the other one)

leave "echo cancellation" enabled.


These settings should save themselves but it pays to check each session..

Hope this helps.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround NOW!!!!
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 15 Jun 20 - 03:05 PM

All that in the video I linked to Acorn 4: it does make a big difference, especially if you are playing an instrument.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround NOW!!!!
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Jun 20 - 06:54 PM

Here's an example of the sophisticated and civilized songs we hear on Monday afternoons....

Thread #16400   Message #2530997
Posted By: SPB-Cooperator
04-Jan-09 - 03:50 AM
Thread Name: Animal Songs
Subject: ADD: I Hates Elephants (SPB Cooperator)

I hates elephants, I do!
I hates elephants, I do!
Elephants they are not nice
And while I'm at it, I don't like mice
I hates Elephants, I do!

I hates Aardvarks, I do!
I hates Aardvarks, I do!
I don't like the Aardvark's nose
And I hates hippos I suppose
I hates Aardvarks, I do!

I hates lions, I do!
I hates lions, I do!
I don't lik ethe lion's roar
And I don't like the tiger's claw
I hates lions, I do!

I hates wallabies, I do!
I hates wallabies, I do!
I don't like the way they jump
And camels just give me the hump
I hates wallabies, I do!

I hates peoples, I do!
I hates peoples, I do!
Peoples jusr get in the way
Why can't they a;ll go away?
I hates peoples, I do!

I don't want to go home!
I don't want to go home!
Why must we go? Whay can't we stay?
Why can'twe be at the zoo all day?
I don't want to go home!

hates elephants, I do!
I hates elephants, I do!
Elephants they are not nice
And while I'm at it, I don't like mice
I hates Elephants, I do!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround NOW!!!!
From: Noreen
Date: 15 Jun 20 - 07:46 PM

:)


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays 8 PM London
From: Noreen
Date: 21 Jun 20 - 02:45 PM

Yes that’s right Amergin, for security reasons the new link is only put up about an hour before the start each week, so less likely to attract gatecrashers.

I think it’s even better than the old HearMe (which I remember very fondly) because we can see each other too!
Joe Offer has of course gone another step further and often searches for and adds info and words for the song being sung, in the chat box in real time... which sets this Mudcat Singaround apart from all others I’ve been involved with.

Mudcat is once again in the vanguard of new ideas!
(I wonder whether the wonderful Max might join us one week?!)


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays 8 PM London
From: Susan of DT
Date: 22 Jun 20 - 06:16 AM

How does this work? I just got a camera for my computer. Do I need to download anything? Is it Zoom? What do I need to do?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays 8 PM London
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jun 20 - 09:38 AM

Yes, it’s Zoom. Install it before you first need it. Make sure your mic and camera are switched on, then sit back and wait for the link to be posted! Simples....


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays 8 PM London
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 22 Jun 20 - 11:45 AM

The link people have posted here gives the first-time user the opportunity to download the software even if they load it before or during the event.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround NOW!!!!!!
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 22 Jun 20 - 05:22 PM

Nice to put faces to names!
Had to leave early I'm afraid.

Robin


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays, 8 London time
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 23 Jun 20 - 04:44 AM

Hi Joe

Thanks for another great session. My apologies for being dogged with tech problems last night - a combination of my pc freezing, and slowing down a few times (robot in a tin box syndrome!) and internet destabilising. While it is frustrating when this happens, it can be amusing watching the feed catch up, a bit like fast forwards on a DVD player.

I have been enjoying on line sessions - this one and others in UK, and I think I must be close to singing more times than all the 12 years since I left the Shanty Crew combined - I think I am even beginning to get the power in my voice back (a year ago I would have struggled to get to the end of a song before my voice starts cracking up). Just need to work on my memory as I seem to be forgetting the odd line of everything I used to do.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays, 8 London time
From: JennieG
Date: 23 Jun 20 - 09:11 PM

I would love to join in, but geez......5 a.m. is stupid dark early o'clock here, being in winter as we currently are. Besides which, who has a singing voice at that hour? Not me, for sure; I'm not a morning person at the best (or the worst) of times.

But I know how to Zoom. We have a family trivia quiz every Sunday evening on Zom with our son, DIL and The One And Only Grandkid, and son's in-laws, all of whom live two days' drive away. DIL is a music teacher so has been using Zoom with her pupils.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays, 8 London time
From: Mrrzy
Date: 28 Jun 20 - 01:40 PM

JennieG, we tend to be there for 5 hours or more, so could you come in at 7 or 8?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays, 8 London time
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 28 Jun 20 - 07:50 PM

JennieG, that's what I've done the last two weeks, from Sydney. I join around 7:30am, and it goes for another two hours or so.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays, 8 London time
From: leeneia
Date: 28 Jun 20 - 11:56 PM

Susan, here's my non-expert advice on how to get started;

Put Zoom.us in your URL box. (Note the dot after Zoom)

Fill in your e-mail address.

Click on "sign up for free"

Follow the prompts down the rabbit hole. What you are doing is setting up a free Zoom account for yourself so you can call and join meetings in the future.

It worked for me.
====================

When it's time for the sing-a-round, get your camera, microphone and earphones (if any) plugged in and ready.

When it's 8 pm in London and 3 pm in New York, a link to the session will appear here. Copy the link into your URL box, and it will take you to the session. Click 'join with audio' or something like that.
It's pretty clear what to do. This is one hour before the official start, but people like to chat.

The sessions are pretty long, so don't worry if you miss the start. I plan to be there.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays, 8 London time
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Jun 20 - 12:05 AM

OK, so I'm giving up on the practice of sending personal messages to everyone who has posted to this thread. I've built an email list and I will be sending out a link to Monday's singaround within half an hour. I think I have correct email addresses for everyone, except the honorable Black Belt Caterpillar Wrestler and Acorn4.
If you'd like to be put on the email list, email me, joe@mudcat.org

Looking forward to singing with you tomorrow. If we're lucky, maybe Mrzzy will sing something in Hungarian for us.

Thanks again to Noreen and Casey for acting as co-hosts.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround NOW!!!!
From: Susan of DT
Date: 29 Jun 20 - 07:38 PM

Joe asked me for the words to the version of Boy and the Mantle (Child #29) that I sang. The one in the Digital Tradition is the long version from Percy. I played with it quite a bit to get a singable version, most of the word editing was from Allan Taylor. I did not like his tune, so I asked Dick Greenhaus to give some tunes it would sing to and selected one. Here is my version:

BOY AND THE MANTLE

IN the third month of the year, to Carlisle did come                        
A gentle and a courteous child, that knew much wisdom
God speed thee, King Arthur, sitting at thy meat
And the goodly Queen Guenever, I cannot her forget.

I have with me a mantle no lady can resist
But it shall ne’er become that wife that once has done amiss
But if she be unfaithful, in tatters it shall fall
And if she be honest, she will brighten any hall

And first there came Queen Guenever, for she should lead the way
But if she was surely in great doubt, she did not say
And then she took the mantle as if she had been a maid:
Suddenly from the top to the toe it loosely fell in shreds.

And then it colored brightest red, and then it colored green
And then it colored darkest black, so ill did her beseem
And then upspoke King Arthur, and angrier he grew
By all the knights in this court, I think thou be not true

She threw down the mantle, for all the court to see;
And blushed as red as roses, and to her room did flee.
Sir Kay called forth his lady, and bade her to come near;
And said, if thou be guilty, I pray thee hold thee there

So forth came his lady so bold she did appear
And likewise was embarrassed and cried for all to hear
And likewise all the gentle knights who thought their wives most true
Commanded them to try it on and bitterly did rue

Then there came a faded knight, Sir Craddock was his name
And all the knights of Arthur’s court, of him had sport and game
Win this mantle, lady, and it shall all be thine,
If thou ever did amiss, the shame it shall be mine.

When his lady took the mantle his lady cast it her about,
Bow down, good mantle, and shame me not for nought.
For once I did but one amiss, I’ll tell you certainly,
For once I lay in Craddock’s bed before he married me.

When she had made confession, and all her sins she had told;
The mantle stood about her in bright array she stood
So seemly of color, and glittering like gold:
Then all the knights about this court her beauty did behold.
So Craddock stood in glory, his lady proven true
All the knights in Arthur’s court have surely got their due

Printed in Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, vol III
version sung by Allan Taylor to a different tune than I use
Child #29
SOF


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays on Zoom
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 30 Jun 20 - 01:32 AM

Here are the words for the EU Anthem I sang at yesterday's session (I've also added them to the "National Anthems" thread):

ODE TO JOY
(new words ©Vikki Fielden, 15/1/19)

Let us sing in celebration
Of a union strong and free
Though we are of many nations
Europeans proud are we

As we join in joint endeavour
Let us strive for truth and peace
As our nations work together
May our friendships never cease

Let us sing in celebration
Of a union strong and free
Though we are of many nations
Europeans proud are we

Grant us grace, that we may we live our
Lives in peace and unity
And in future we may give our
Children hope and harmony

Let us sing in celebration
Of a union strong and free
Though we are of many nations
Europeans proud are we
Though we are of many nations
Europeans proud are we


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays on Zoom
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 30 Jun 20 - 01:49 AM

And here are the words for my UK vs US English parody of "My Favorite Things", as a number of people seemed interested. (I've posted it in a Mudcat thread before now, but I've revised it since then, so might as well share the updated version.)

Below the lyrics, I've added a glossary, for those who may not be familiar with all the terms.

Don’t Know the Words... (for My FavoUrite Things)
TTO: Rodger & Hammerstein’s My Favorite Things
New words: Vikki Appleton Fielden

Jelly is jam here, and jello is jelly
The car has a boot and my foot wears a wellie
Mention “sultanas”, I think "Eastern Kings"
Don’t know the words for my favourite things

Summat is not where you go when you’re climbing
Jumper is not someone into sky diving
Bob is Your uncle, the Beeb is your aunt
Don’t know the words to explain what I want

If my languish causes anguish; if you think me sad
Oh, won’t you remember I’m just a poor Yank,
and that’s why I talk... so bad

Beer’s sold by landlords instead of bartenders
Don’t tell the clerk that your man needs suspenders
Braces are not always worn on your teeth
Rubber is nothing to do with a sheath

I stand in line; over here it’s called queueing
Lines are engaged but they never need wooing
You stop while five while I stay until four
Knob isn’t always a thing on a door

If I speak, luv, like a freak, luv; if you think me mad
Oh, won’t you remember I’m just a poor Yank,
and that’s why I talk... so bad

Biscuits are sweet but a tart can be racy,
a Nice bit o’ crumpet might wear something lacy
Crackers are not always eaten with cheese
Folks don’t wear flannels but you can wear fleece

Chips come with haddock; and crisps in a packet
Soccer is football and baseball’s not cricket
Stockings have ladders and Cricket has runs
Baps is the word for my favourite buns

If you’re thinkin’ I’ve been drinkin’; if I seem a cad
Oh, won’t you remember I’m just a poor Yank,
and that’s why I talk... so bad

Two pints of bitter was not a bad notion
Held up two fingers and caused a commotion
I didn’t quack but you called me a duck
Muffler’s not something to quiet a truck

You call me luv; I don’t know who you are, pet
But when I say shag, ducks, I only mean carpet
Met a cute bloke at the Anchor & Bull
Kept my hands off him but he said I pulled

I get confused but I can’t ask my granny
My knickers are knackered and show off my f...reckles
You can go barking though you’re not a dog,
Everyone goes to the loo in a swamp... (um, bog!)

If my diction causes friction; if I’m misconstrued
Oh, won’t you remember I’m just a poor Yank,
and that’s why I talk... so rude!

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GLOSSARY
UK/Yorkshire word – US word
------------------------------------
jelly – Jello
jam – jelly
preserves – jam
boot – (car) trunk
wellie (short for Wellington) – boot
sultana – raisin (sort of: raisins and a sultanas are produced from the same grape but a raisin is dried naturally, and a sultana is dipped in veg oil and acid and then dried.)
summat – something (I think it's a corruption of somewhat)
jumper – sweater
Bob's your uncle – you're all set/in good shape
Auntie Beeb – the BBC
landlord – pub owner
suspenders – garter
braces – suspenders
rubber – condom
queue – line
line – telephone line
engaged – busy
stop – stay
while – until
knob – dick
biscuit – cookie
tart – loose woman
nice bit of crumpet – very attractive woman (usually young)
cracker – very attractive woman
flannel – washcloth
fleece – warm jacket (often woolen)
chips – french fries
crisps – potato chips
football – soccer
ladder – run (as in stocking)
steps – ladder
baps – bread rolls
holding up two fingers is like flipping the bird to someone – rudest possible gesture (but it's ok if you do it like a peace sign).
meduck/ducks – dearie
muffler – scarf
silencer – muffler
luv – darlin'
pet – dear
shag – have sex with
pulled – successfully picked up/scored
knickers – undies
pants – underpants
knackered – worn out
fanny – pussy (as in woman's "front bottom")
barking – mad
bog – bathroom (Brits think we're rather silly to call it a bathroom, especially if there's not even a bath in it)


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays on Zoom
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Jul 20 - 03:24 AM

I've sent out the email for Monday's singaround. If you didn't get one, contact me by email, joe@mudcat.org.

JennieG, the email I sent you got returned.

Hope to see you all Monday..

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays on Zoom
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 05 Jul 20 - 04:52 AM

Hi Joe, hope to be there tomorrow nght, but I have to go to a zoom committee meeting before hand - because AGMs have been postponed/cancelled, I haven't found a way of getting out of this one. I will probably arrive about 10:00pm my time.

Vikki, your multi-lingual lyrics reminds me of a version we collectively wrote in the Shanty Crew when we were kicking our heels in our hotel after we had fininshed our afternoon sets and waiting for the pub to open for the evening session at Lancaster Maritime Festrival. That one was a bit x-rated referring to 'Sheep in galoshes and nuns in black leather' and the instrumental bridge between the verses 'Nudge nudge nudge, wink wink wink' - referring to Monty Python.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays on Zoom
From: Mrrzy
Date: 05 Jul 20 - 08:12 AM

If somebody could sing Power and Glory that'd be great. I can't, my throat closes. Emotional.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays on Zoom
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Jul 20 - 03:10 AM

I hope everybody who wanted email notification of Monday's singaround, got it. If you didn't get an email from me and wanted one, please email me, joe@mudcat.org - but you probably won't get one tomorrow, because I won't have time to deal with email. I teach a class on Monday that ends at the exact time I open the doors for the singaround.

I'll post the link a couple of hours before the singaround, but I don't want to post it too early because of the nuisance of Zoom bombing. See y'all tomorrow,

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays on Zoom
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 10 Jul 20 - 09:10 AM

Any plans to make this permanant after lockdowns have finished?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays on Zoom
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 10 Jul 20 - 06:57 PM

Leeneia: the phone numbers are auto-generated by the Zoom website when they produce the invitation, so the host only has to copy the invite! (Not to belittle anything that Joe has done in setting up these sessions as they are great!)


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