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Ahoy Matey. International Talk Like a Pirate Day
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Ferret
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September 19th is "International Talk Like a Pirate Day"

Is anyone up for a 'Sea Shanty' party???

If so I'll start a new 'member's project' thread

What say ye Maties........ Aaaaaaaaaaaaaag ?

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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Aye! Sounds like fun, so count me in. laugh

"Music is what feelings sound like." ~ Author Unknown

 

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This is a great idea! I can already think of a few possibilities. I'm sure this will float Pierre's boat, too, so to speak. :)

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Aye.. I be comin' fer ye jewels of rosin

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Sounds like a fun party.  However I will have to learn to speak Pirate.  

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I seem to remember an translator to write pirate on Facebook....

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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I'll find some Pirate words and phrases and post them. :)

If anyone has any trouble finding sea shanty sheet let me know. I'll probably be able to help.

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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The 'founders' of International Talk Like Pirate Day have shown some interest in our upcoming project.

I will have to talk to the FM.   This could be a really fun project. :)

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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What did you have in mind John?

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but the one who needs the least."

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Cool! 

 

Fiddlerman said 

I seem to remember an translator to write pirate on Facebook....

I have page language on FB - English Pirate - it's tooo funny! Like=Arr! Hahahahahahaaa!!!rofl

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Fiddlerman said
What did you have in mind John?

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Pierre

i was thinking that people could submit the shanty/shanties of their choice. There are so many great songs of the sea to choose from with the difficulty to play ranging from beginner to advanced.

It wouldn't matter if the same tune was posted by a number of players, it's not a competition, it's a party :) During our recent Australia Day party it didn't bother me that @Mad_Wed Naska could play Waltzing Matilda much better than I can roflActually, I thought it was great

Toward the end we could copy the posted tunes to a single page so that it would be easier for people to view them all.

I put the idea out there rather early to get our fiddlers to think about it and perhaps start to think about what shanties to post and to give time to learn and practice them

As for the founders of the day's interest. they would just like to have a link to our project page so that people who are interested in the day can see what we are doing. We don't have to do this. I only contacted them telling them that, "There is a group" planing this. Fiddlerman not mentioned at this time out of respect to you.

But if you have problems with this or any other ideas Pierre, please let me know

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Ahoy you land-lubbers, here be a a link to a pirate glossary of terms.

http://black-bart.co.uk/html/p.....ssary.html

And I hope that ye have been thinkin about a shanty or two to play for the upcoming project. Ye have plenty of time to do ye thinkin and practicin.

Arrrrrrrrr

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@Ferret  Thanks so much for that link!

I just learned ARRRR is a positive response and AARRGGHH is usually used as a negative response.

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Schaick said
@Ferret  Thanks so much for that link!

I just learned ARRRR is a positive response and AARRGGHH is usually used as a negative response.

@Schlick

Shiver me timbers matey. Now you're talking 'Pirate' thumbs-up

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Ferret said
Ahoy you land-lubbers, here be a a link to a pirate glossary of terms.

http://black-bart.co.uk/html/p.....ssary.html

And I hope that ye have been thinkin about a shanty or two to play for the upcoming project. Ye have plenty of time to do ye thinkin and practicin.

Arrrrrrrrr

thumbs-upArr!

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@Ferret Ahoy matey, be ye collectin' yer bits o' musical submissions here?

I found "New York Girls" today - quite a pacey (for me) tune - here's a stab at the first few bars - excuse the bowing and timing - only played it a dozen or so times to see what it sounds like - I quite like the feel of it - I'll continue to work on it...

Shiver me timbers,

Bill

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@Ferret Ahoy matey, be ye collectin' yer bits o' musical submissions here?

I found "New York Girls" today - quite a pacey (for me) tune - here's a stab at the first few bars - excuse the bowing and timing - only played it a dozen or so times to see what it sounds like - I quite like the feel of it - I'll continue to work on it...

Shiver me timbers,

Bill

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Bill me scurvy o'l dog. Sounds like the makins of a shanty there matey. I'd say keep on doin it. 

I reckon that I'll be 'launching' this little party on the first day of this this comin September. With the crew of the SV Fiddlerman postin their shanties from then till the big day on the 19th.

Arrrrrrrrrrrrr! what a party it will be.

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Got a wee bit further with New York Girls... with a bit of a backing track...  still getting used to the timings....  hopefully it'll sound more like this ( and a lot better eventually )...   Didn't know where best to post this - it's just practice and a bit of a laugh - didn't want to start a new thread

Arrrrr Jim lad, now that be me new fiddle, matey, had to mute it though at the time of recording...

Cap'n Ferret: "Practice away on them thar shanties me hearties, 'less ye all be a-feelin' the cat-o-nine-tails across yer backs"

Deck hands:  "Aye, cap'n "  [ sotto voce "an' yer a dirty ol' bilge rat!" ]

Cap'n Ferret: "I'll just pretend I didn't hear that you mutinous curs....!"

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That's coming along nicely there Matey

It's a nice tune. I'm sure you'll get it all together well before the day.

I did notice that you have an unusual bow hold. I 'have' seen it held that way before but not often. I might have to try it :)

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LOL cap'n Ferret, 'tis a little known variation on the "death grip" - and that be the result o' a broken pinkie!  Probably not advised as proper technique.... but it's about as comfortable as I can get at the moment. 

Avast ye sea dogs, put yer fiddles in yer hands and prepare to play...

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