- Minster On Sea
Last Wednesday was St. Georges Day so my local decided to have an extra jam night (usually 2 a month). As usual, if I get there for the start, the house band (for want of a better word) invited me up for the first few numbers to get things going. It's usually some blues or pop stuff so not exactly taxing. Wednesday was different. In honour (?) of St. George they decided to do a bunch of "English" songs. So they rattled through a whole bunch of Chas 'n' Dave, Worzels and a whole bunch of stuff I've never heard before but all in the same vein. So most of these little ditties were embellished with a tenor solo. If I was lucky they told me the key. If I was even luckier I heard it correctly. Mostly I watched the guitarists' fingers and tried to get some sense of the structure before being called upon to deliver a blistering (or not) solo to "I am a Cider Drinker" (or is it "Oim a Zyder Drinker"?) and "Gercha".