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... at George's excellent suggestion, though he phrased it rather more eloquently as "Tunes you still love but everyone else is bored with." :-) (I didn't have enough space in the title for that). There are lots of tunes that (in my opinion) don't get played as often as they should because people consider them hackneyed/out of fashion/etc. Rubbish says I. Play them long, and play them proud. What tunes do you still love that just don't get played enough any more because "everyone plays that to death" (except of course, that they don't anymore)?

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Re: Theme of the Month for August 2018: Well Known Tunes You Love
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2018, 05:23:49 PM »

The Railway.
A tune to which I was introduced by Mick Reeve when I first took up squeezeboxing in about 1978. A fine utilitarian beginner tune which seems to be rarely played in this neck of the woods nowadays.
A fond attachment rather than love maybe?

https://youtu.be/lIJYVV8NW2A

All the best

Bill
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Re: Theme of the Month for August 2018: Well Known Tunes You Love
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2018, 09:59:33 PM »

Here's a recording of Salmon Tails up the Water, played in C on the G/C Lilliput.

https://youtu.be/JpaPUTTMjhM

One of my favourite tunes ever, and the second tune I ever learnt. Not played much around here (Milton Keynes) - perhaps I should do something about that and start playing it out more myself. It's a cracker.

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Re: Theme of the Month for August 2018: Well Known Tunes You Love
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2018, 10:34:07 PM »

I put a couple of sets of such tunes on youtube a few years ago using just the laptop mike and camera ( they are the only ones I have ever put on youtube.  they ae rope waltz and stronsey waltz on 12 bass 3 voice BCC# hohner trichord in need of complete overhaul  and Tiparary and pack up your troubles on a 48 bass casali BCC#


If anyone wants to have a look just put in youtube george garside melodeon.


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Re: Theme of the Month for August 2018: Well Known Tunes You Love
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2018, 04:46:38 PM »

Speed the Plough played on my Saltarelle L'Elfique with all reeds and thirds in.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtGM-0q8MrQ
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