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Old 04-26-2012, 10:50 AM
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I'm planning to do some serious busking this Summer, and I need some more ideas.

What are your top 10 busking songs?

Steve
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:03 AM
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1. Jake Leg Blues
2. Sitting on top of the world
3. Lonely One in this Town
4. Sweet Maggie
5. Too Long
6. Stop and Listen Blues
7. Tell me to do right
8. Shooting High Dice
9. World Gone Wrong
10. Thats It


They are all songs by The Mississippi Sheiks as well
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No wonder Ive never heard any of em ... ' ;-)

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1. Jake Leg Blues
2. Sitting on top of the world
3. Lonely One in this Town
4. Sweet Maggie
5. Too Long
6. Stop and Listen Blues
7. Tell me to do right
8. Shooting High Dice
9. World Gone Wrong
10. Thats It


They are all songs by The Mississippi Sheiks as well
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You're already aware of my eclectic busking set list, Steve, but these (and a few others) are always a hit where I play:

in no particular order
Feelin' Groovy - Simon and Garfunkel
With a Little Help from my Friends - The Beatles
Summer Breeze - Seals and Crofts
Sunshine on my Shoulders - John Denver
Have You Ever Seen the Rain - CCR
Sister Golden Hair - America
How Sweet it Is - James Taylor
Someone Like You - Adele
Firework - Katy Perry
Thriller - Michael Jackson

My (almost) full list: http://www.kylescobie.com/p/song-list.html


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had to remove comment.. didnt realize what was going on behind the song in the video i linked haha

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Here's my 10.

Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out - Clapton's version
Layla - Clapton unplugged version
Dead Flowers - Rolling Stones
Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Dylan
Proud Mary - CCR
Norwegian Wood - Beatles
I'm A Believer - The Monkeys
San Francisco Bay Blues - Clapton's version
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere - Dylan/The Byrds
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'Back Home in Derry' - Christy Moore
'Drift Away' - Dobie Gray
'Like a Hurricane' - Neil Young
'Lyin' Eyes' - Eagles
'Rose of Cimarron' - Poco
'Hey Mr Tambourine Man' - Dylan
'Frankie's Gun' - Felice Brothers
'Dear Abby' - John Prine
'Galway Girl' - Steve Earl
'Wagon Wheel' - OCMS
'Redemption Song' - Bob Marley

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1. Jake Leg Blues
2. Sitting on top of the world
3. Lonely One in this Town
4. Sweet Maggie
5. Too Long
6. Stop and Listen Blues
7. Tell me to do right
8. Shooting High Dice
9. World Gone Wrong
10. Thats It


They are all songs by The Mississippi Sheiks as well
Heck I play "Sittin' On Top Of The World" too!
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'Back Home in Derry' - Christy Moore
great to hear a mention for christy on here!

he is a magnificent artist and puts on a great live show to boot
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Caledonia - Dougie MacLean --->

Take it Easy - The Eagles

The Times They Are A Changin - Bob Dylan

Blowin In The Wind - Bob Dylan

Maggie May - Rod Stewart

Streets Of London - Ralph McTell

The Boxer - Simon / Garfunkel

A few Country songs also
worth throwing into the mix vv

City Of New Orleans - Willie Nelson

Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash

Galviston - Glen Campbell
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Thanks for the replies, some interesting songs here that I'll have to check out.

Steve
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If your busking in Canada I can't see you going wrong with any one of many Neil (Young, of course) tunes.

Also, what about a Dead tune like "Bertha" or "Friend of the Devil"? I'd also throw in Gordon Lightfoot's "If You Could Read My Mind" or "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" (but only if you've got a good memory for lots of verses).
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I'm planning to do some serious busking this Summer, and I need some more ideas.

What are your top 10 busking songs?

Steve
Hey Steve - where are ya? I am in Ottawa. AKA - "Not the greatest place to busk"ville. The only place I ever see buskers are in the market, and they are generally bad. You also now need a license to busk, and it ain't cheap.
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If busking in Canada do at least three Tragically Hip tunes. The tips triple immediately. Pigeon Camera slays them every time.
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Hey Steve - where are ya? I am in Ottawa. AKA - "Not the greatest place to busk"ville. The only place I ever see buskers are in the market, and they are generally bad. You also now need a license to busk, and it ain't cheap.
Belleville - 45 mins West of Kingston. No licence here - yet. Mostly Farmer's Market and one of the large grocery stores allows it.

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