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01-21-2003, 12:09 PM
The chapter has just asked me to bring back the Director of Music position. I looked online at the song book and it's the one that we already have with our New Member binders, but there's no sheet music, so I don't know how some of these tunes go.
We do know:
All I Needed
EPPO (as evidenced by my sig :p)
Alpha with a Phi (more of a chant)
and all those fun ritual songs that I won't mention here...
Are there any other traditional songs that we should know, or are good for New Member ceremonies?
Also, one of our sisters is getting married in November. My goal was for us to learn this song by her wedding because our former President told us we were supposed to sing this song at her wedding. Is this true? It seems more like something you'd sing at Graduation. I found it as 36 in the online song book to the tune "Smile a While".
I was going to contact the Tampa Bay Alumni Chapter (what wonderful ladies they are!) and ask them about this, but I figured I'd check here first. Any help would be appreciated.
01-21-2003, 04:26 PM
Oh my gosh, I thought that list was a list of songs that you DIDN'T know! Ahhh, don't scare me like that! I really don't know many other songs, as our chapter doesn't really sing unless need be. :)
01-21-2003, 05:06 PM
Good God, that would be awful if we didn't know those! :eek:
01-22-2003, 12:26 AM
Hahaha, yes I know! :p
01-22-2003, 12:36 AM
"Yaz" and "Warm and Gentle Girls" are both really good ones and two of my favorites.
01-22-2003, 02:14 AM
I don't know any of the songs.. hopefully that'll change in the next few weeks!
01-22-2003, 02:16 AM
If there's a school of music at your university (or on a nearby campus), see if there's a music library there, and talk to the reference librarian. They can possibly lead you to sheet music and/or recordings of the old standards that many of the songs are based on.
01-22-2003, 09:04 AM
Doesn't international have a cd with all the songs on it, or am I just making that up?
I remember back right after my chapter was first installed an alum had to call a friend in another state to get her to sing us a song because we had to memorize it. Our Dir. of Music had to listen to her sing it over the phone and memorize it, and then teach it to us. That's the hard way to learn new songs! :)
01-22-2003, 03:15 PM
There is a CD and there is sheet music. If you call the office they can put you through to the right person to get a copy of the resources you need.
01-23-2003, 09:32 AM
Our NM Educator bought the packet and donated it to the chapter, so there is a CD with all the sheet music. I'm not sure if astroaphi knows this or not, but it's at the house!
01-23-2003, 03:48 PM
Yeah I knew we had the CD, but I had heard it only came with words, not sheet music.
And where is that darn thing? Every time I ask for it, someone says someone else has it. :mad:
01-23-2003, 04:20 PM
When our last Prez got married a couple months ago, we sang the I Will Remember You a-phi version. It was awesome!
01-23-2003, 11:52 PM
I usually sing that every year at Formal Recruitment for Pref Night. :)
So, now I went over to the house and found the songbook (thanks oceanphi)... does any one have any suggestions for important songs we should know?
01-24-2003, 06:55 PM
We usually refer to it as 'rush' but you all keep calling it 'recruitment'. Are they the same thing? I'm still new, as if you couldn't tell! ;)
01-24-2003, 10:28 PM
We're trying to be PC. :p My sisters use the term Recruitment publicly, but when we're in private we slip back to old habits and call it Rush.
01-28-2003, 01:23 AM
I know very few of those songs in the first post.
Our chapter used to sing a lot but then our best singers defected to the States (ha ha!) and, well, we suck at singing now so avoid it at all costs!
I'd like to know how to sing some of those though.
What's the Alpha with a Phi and the Forget Me Not Round?
How about all those "bad" songs??? What tops your list of favs? Anyone else know "Martha Foote Crow"?
Our campus made up a "good" version of that that we sing during rush... we sing with LOTS of enthusiasm but sometimes forget the PC words!!!
01-31-2003, 08:02 PM
Alright ladies... if anyone can answer for me...
Is "Lovely Girl" the song we're supposed to song at weddings? Just by reading the lyrics it doesn't sound like it, so I want to make sure I'm teaching the girls the right song for one of our sister's weddings.
If it's not, please let me know which one it is or ones that have been sung at weddings. Thanks!
01-31-2003, 08:08 PM
We sing Time or Lovely Girl. We leave it up to the bride what song she wants us to sing. One of our sisters asked that we sing the Yaz song.
I am sooo sad right now. :( Recruitment began today and I was unable to go to SA. I am definitely going up for initiation. I can't take this any more! :(
12-07-2003, 10:25 PM
My house loves the Martha Foote Crow song, I am in the process right now of trying to find mroe songs like that for my house, if you guys have any ideas.
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