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Austin ArtWorks Festival Community Sing 2016. Photos by Tim Rietz.

Spring has Sprung!

Here's a plan for your spring sing.

  • Use the book "Rise Up Singing"
  • Start with the Outdoors section
  • Sprinkle in a few seeds from the other sections
  • Ta-Da! Green fun of sonic bliss.

Step 1: Borrow a batch of songbooks for free from us (see below)

Step 2: Here's your set list:

  1. Oh What a Beautiful Morning (page 154)
    Great any time of day!
  2. De Colores (152)
  3. Country Roads (150)
  4. Edelweis (152)
  5. Over the Rainbow (31) Let's slow it down with a ballad
  6. Lean on Me (66) Making it through the Trump first 100 days
  7. Happy Wanderer (153)
  8. White Coral Bells Not in the book, just sing it
  9. Flower Carol 152 Old tune, old words from 1592
  10. Sound of Music (156)
  11. Daisy Bell (77) Also known as Daisy, Daisy
  12. What the World Needs Now (120)

Tips:

  • Don't forget to check the keys, make sure it's not too low or too high to sing
  • Practice leading-- it never hurts
  • Call us if you're panicking

 The songbook lending library holds 200 copies of Rise Up Singing and 200 copies of Rise Again.

How to borrow books:

  • Reserve: call Mary at 612-205-8615, and arrange details and a pick-up time.
  • Pick-Up: available by pre-arrangement only, in south Minneapolis.
  • Minimum loan: one tub (about 20 books). Books are in waterproof tubs. 
  • Cost: FREE, but lost book replacement fee is $30 per book
  • Return: Just tell us when you'll return them, and we'll agree on a meeting place.

Songbook Lending Library: Borrow Songbooks for your event - see info above.