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Would you like to join my merry band?

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Bluebellwould Sat 18-Sep-21 09:51:20

In order to cheer myself up I thought I would start a band. Would anyone like to join me?
I can whistle and my knees click so I could be part of the wind and percussion section.
If you can play a real or odd instrument please join in.

travelsafar Sat 18-Sep-21 09:55:43

my hip joint creaks and i huff and puff sometimes so i could i join please lol. smile

EkwaNimitee Sat 18-Sep-21 10:01:50

I could join the wind section....
Otherwise, my piano playing abilities extend to turning out the key of C.

merlotgran Sat 18-Sep-21 10:02:44

Anyone brave enough to sign up for the wind section?? 🤣🤣

Juliet27 Sat 18-Sep-21 10:05:40

My arthritic shoulder can do a series of clicks like a ratchet. Any good?

annsixty Sat 18-Sep-21 10:08:07

I would like to join in with playing the spoons.
I think this is maybe a northern talent but it is very rhythmic so percussion group for me.

ElderlyPerson Sat 18-Sep-21 10:10:38

I could try to write some song lyrics.

Grandmabatty Sat 18-Sep-21 10:27:16

I could play guitar or sing or conduct as I'm usually flapping my hands wildly to ward off wasps etc

yggdrasil Sat 18-Sep-21 10:35:26

I can play drums

Georgesgran Sat 18-Sep-21 10:43:47

You can sign me up for the wind section - I blame the porridge! My late MIL (awful woman) could burp most of the alphabet - not something to boast about.

ElderlyPerson Sat 18-Sep-21 10:51:36

We are older
We are wiser
Some people say
As we dream through a forest
Our music we play
Simple percussion
Rings out our dreams
As we walk through a forest
Yes that's how it seems
We are older
We are wiser
Our music we play
As we dream through a forest
Every day

(instrumental section)

The scent of the flowers
We each dream in our mind
As we walk through a forest
Wild flowers we find
Leave them to flourish
To flower in the sun
To bring joy and contentment
To every one
We are older
We are wiser
Some people say
As we dream through a forest
Our music we play
As we dream through a forest
Our music we play

Parsley3 Sat 18-Sep-21 11:01:34

Sign me up for percussion. I will tune up my triangle.

Aveline Sat 18-Sep-21 11:04:30

I can certainly contribute to the wind section. More of a trombone than a trumpet. TMI? Sorry.

Bluebellwould Sat 18-Sep-21 11:05:38

Elderlyperson, did you write that? If so, you are very talented love it.
With all the wind section we are getting I think we need to move from the Albert Hall to an outdoor venue!

ElderlyPerson Sat 18-Sep-21 11:15:55

Bluebellwould

Elderlyperson, did you write that? If so, you are very talented love it.
With all the wind section we are getting I think we need to move from the Albert Hall to an outdoor venue!

Yes, I thought well, what can I write and it just seemed to flow, completely original from after my first post.

ixion Sat 18-Sep-21 11:37:15

I could blow my own trumpet, when pushed....
Will this do?

timetogo2016 Sat 18-Sep-21 11:43:11

I have a spare"mans" comb and greaseproof paper,will that do ?.

Cherylrov Sat 18-Sep-21 11:44:35

I could just about whistle a happy tune

ElderlyPerson Sat 18-Sep-21 11:49:19

Would the music to go with the song lyrics be what I think might be called an Old Time Waltz?

nanaK54 Sat 18-Sep-21 12:03:09

ElderlyPerson that's really very good
Hmm, I would like to offer my skills with maracas, sounds like fun!

Juliet27 Sat 18-Sep-21 12:05:58

🤣 ixion

glammanana Sat 18-Sep-21 12:06:04

I can play a tune on my pans if needed, and am very good at a soft shoe shuffle in time to music.

DanniRae Sat 18-Sep-21 12:14:17

I could put some pasta in a jar and make music by shaking it. To be helpful I thought I would try it out.......but next time I won't cook it first blush

ElderlyPerson Sat 18-Sep-21 12:16:29

nanaK54

ElderlyPerson that's really very good
Hmm, I would like to offer my skills with maracas, sounds like fun!

Good.

I am thinking that the instrumental section would be a repeat of the tune of the first verse but without any singing.

If so desired different parts could feature different instruments or combinations of instruments.

BlueSapphire Sat 18-Sep-21 12:19:05

I could play the piano if needed. DD on the flute, DS and his guitar and DGD with her tenor horn.