[Dixielandjazz] Auld Lang Syne

James O'Briant jobriant at garlic.com
Mon Nov 23 11:57:46 PST 2009

Billsharp wrote:

> RE: the key for Auld Lang . . .
> Aren't people generally so tipsy by the time Auld Lang Syne 
> comes around that they can't carry a tune no matter the key?  
> That being the case, I usually pick monkey.  (You might try 
> C# just so you and the band can finally have some fun for the 
> evening.)

My inquiry was a serious one, not a joke.

This is for a New Year's Eve gig at a retirement community, and it
ends at 7:30 PM. The residents will be sober, and the management
has requested this tune as a sing-along. I will prepare lead
sheets for the band, so there'll be no question regarding the key
or the changes, as there will be no rehearsal on this tune.

Jim O'Briant
Gilroy, CA
Tuba & Leader, The Zinfandel Stompers 

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