We like to play guitar at the beach with campfire. These songs are old. Such as hotal california, country roads, karma kamelion etc.Who kan provide with a list of such songs thanks in advance
Damn Claus, we do think a lot alike. I clicked on the thread to suggest Redemption Song, and there you are with the same song. But then I am a big Marley fan, and a reggae freak.......d:o) Hi Ger, - missed ya compadre. Good to see you.....d:o) I would also suggest another reggae tune by Jimmy Cliff called "Many Rivers to Cross". I have indeed worked both those tunes on the beach by a fire..... youtube.com/watch?v=spCq1dAi... There is of course the iconic "One Love", that is a requisite on any beach in Jamaica...... youtube.com/watch?v=FTY8H7zj...
Did a lot of those guitar-session singalongs in college. My favorites are folks songs old (see anything by Pete Seeger or Woody Guthrie), and not so old: Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi Bob Dylan - The times they are a'changin Steve Goodman - City of New Orleans John Prine - Angel of Montgomery Stan Rogers - The Mary Ellen Carter Eric Bogle - And the Band played waltzing Matilda CSNY - Teach Your Children Carter Family -Will the Circle be Unbroken Pretty serious stuff, some of those, 'cause folks songs were usually written to protest some sort of injustice. You can lighten up with some fun stuff like "Keep on Truckin' Mama (Hot Tuna), Uncle John's Band (Grateful Dead), Panama Red (New Riders of the Purple Sage) etc. That last one is a hoot when everyone has had a few too many pints. Heck, even "My Darlin' Clementine" is a howl if you're half in the bag and know all the verses - or make a few up. :OP
On second thought, scratch the Hot Tuna: not to be done in polite company or in the presence of the ladies. Nope.
Me and Bobby McGee
Play a 12 bar in E (or whatever key suits you) and make up a four line doggerel verse about everyone in the audience e.g. Johnny's in the corner And he's drinking from his can, I'd get him to sing here, So drunk, there's no way he he can. Etc., etc. Sorry that was a crap verse, it was just an example. Works really well if everyone knows each other and you can use little personal things. Trust me I have been doing this for years.
Wow Kate, you can come and join our sing-songs anytime! I can do justice to most of those! We have a friend in the UK, Bob, who has a great voice (and an amazing memory for the words and the trivia behind them). He can play pretty much any instrument (to a fashion!) and once broke an upturned bucket of mine, which he was using as percussion. :-) He and Husband have been friends for eons and both are players of Bluegrass banjo and the songs. When we visit each other, we sure have some amazing singsongs... Diane, Bobby Magee is his all time favorite. Bob and I can knock this duet out in style. I swear, this will be done at his wake. :-) Then of course there is the Irish folk songs...but that's another story!
Ah Fergy! Himself can't sing a note,and does that sort of thing very well. He puts old sea shantys to his own melody(!) and can make up limericks to a sort of rythm that works. people usually end up in hysterics and tears of mirth. We will be meeting with these friends in the Kent in August, looking forward to the fun already.
I take my arcustic guitar camping most of the time. Led Zeppelin:) (Stairway to heaven, Babe I;m gonna leave you, rock n roll etc) , Lynard Skynard ( sweet home Alabama, Freebird, Simple man ), Ozzy can be played on an arcustic also, sort of, Stevey Ray,
oh wait, Bon Jovi dead or alive! Another good one
When you say THE Kent are you talking about a pub or do you mean the County in SE England? Either way it would be great to hook up if possible.
Oops, I meant Kent the county. They live in Aylesham. I spoke of the Broadstairs Fest to them, (having seen your Youtube clips). They are regulars at it. Before I knew it, we have a bed for a few days are going to go in August. :-) It would be great to meet up Fergy! Let's keep in touch with the arrangements as they pan out.
Good call Shayne. Mim, I'll mail you, don't want to hijack the thread too much.