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Campfires and Bonfires

Campfire Jam (sort of like karaoke)

I plan to begin a regular campfire jam (sort of like karaoke) for amateur musicians to come and play in our pasture at sunset on nice days or in the indoor arena on rainy days.
The First Campfire Jam is scheduled for June 4, 2022 from 4 pm to 10 pm. Limited to the first 20 people to call me to reserve a spot.
Anyone who plays, sings, recites cowboy poetry, or tells jokes can come and show off their talents. Anyone can come to listen.
Bring a pot luck meal to share with others. No charge. Guests must sign liability waiver. No alcohol.

Which days of the month/week work best for you for future campfire jams?

If the weather is nice - ask about a campfire. We may have marshmallow and hotdog roasting sticks you can use.

Live Music

Singer/Guitarist Roger is available most nights to provide live music at campfires or in the lobby for guests. Just ask.
Songs I have memorized:
Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker (See music video above)

Songs I play well with sheet music (in alphabetical order):
All I have to do is Dream
All Shook Up
All the gold in California
American Pie
Broken Lady
Can't Help Falling in Love with You
Castle of Glass
Chicken Fried
Come Monday
Cuando Calienta El Sol/Love Me with All of your Heart
Deep in the Heart of Texas
Dixie Land Delight
Driving my Life Away
Feliz Navidad
Folsom Prison Blues
Forever and ever Amen
Gentle on my Mind
Grandma's Feather Bed
Happy Birthday
Have you Ever Seen the Rain?
Hey Good Lookin
Hey Soul Sister
Home on the Range
Horse with no Name
Hound Dog
House of the Rising Sun
I Believe in Music
I believe in you
I Fought the Law
I Love
If you've got the money honey
Iko Iko
Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone
Joy to the World
King of the Road
Kiss an Angel Good Morning
Lean on Me
Loch Lomond
Lookin' out My Back Door
Lord, I hope this day is good
Louisiana Saturday Night
Love Me With All of Your Heart
Lukenbach Texas
Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be Cowboys
Me and Julio down by the Schoolyard
Mountain Music
Old Dogs, Children and Watermellon Wine
Old MacDonald had a Farm
Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World
Put another Log on the Fire
Ring of Fire
Rose Colored Glasses
Scarborough Fair
Shelter from the Storm
Should've been a Cowboy
Sloop John B.
Some Days are Diamonds
Take Me Home Country Roads
Take it Easy
Thank God I'm a Country Boy
The Ants Go Marching
The Gambler
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
The Remember Song
The Rhythm of my Heart
The Sound of Silence
The west Texas town of El Paso
Unchained Melody
Wedding Song (There is Love)
Who'll Stop the Rain
Wild Montana Skies


Sometimes we like to tell spooky stories around the fire. Feel the icy chill in your spine when the "ghost train" rumbles by on a moonless night. Only kids who can commune with the dead can see the ghost train and hear the screams of its passengers. Adults and "normal kids" can only hear the ghost train's wheels grinding on the track as it passes by;) Pray it doesn't stop here again. Can you tell the story of how the "Ghost Train" came to be?

Ask Storyteller Roger about "Harry the Hairy Ape," "Quasimoto's Replacement," or "Sir Thanks-a-Lot."

I think it might be fun to recite cowboy poetry at campfires. Perhaps your kids can look for something they'd like to read by the glow of a tiki torch. See options at https://discoverpoetry.com/poems/cowboy-poems/ https://www.americancowboy.com/tag/poetry/ https://www.poetrysoup.com/poems/best/cowboy http://www.silentwords.com/Cowboys.html https://www.pinterest.com/lojee/cowboy-poetry/
This might be a great way to introduce your kids to public speaking.

Poems I have printed out and have available for readings:
The Outlaw
Hawse Work
The Camp-fire Has Gone Out

Songs I'm working on (in alphabetical order):
Brown Eyed Girl
Daydream Believer
Go Rest High on that Mountain
Have yourself a Merry little Christmas
High Cotton
I Walk the Line-Johnny Cash
I will Always Return
Im Just a Country Boy
Johnny B Goode
Joy to the World
Let it Be
Most People are Good
Murder in the City
No Such thing as a broken heart
On the road again
Proud Mary - CCR
Shell be comin round the mountain
Sound of Silence
Splish Splash
Tennessee River-Alabama
The Heart of Rock and Roll-Hewey Lewis and the News
Three Little Birds
You are my Sunshine
You Never Even Called Me By My Name

Professional Music Videos we're in
Dapped Up

Wrangler Roger's favorite video clip:
The Black Stallion's Final Race

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