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Tom

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Ferry Cross The Mersey - unusual strum
« on: January 29, 2016, 07:53:11 PM »
I've been learning/practicing a song from my teenage days - "Ferry Cross The Mersey" by Gerry Marsden, of Gerry & The Pacemakers. It has an interesting strum (mix of strums), and Gerry made it look so easy to play and sing in sync.

Here's a YouTube video of the song.

Here's a Youtube interview with Gerry on a ferry crossing the Mersey, a humorous story of how he composed the song, singing it from a phone booth as his mother recorded it at the other end of the phone line.

FWIW I remembered the lyrics and melody from my younger days, but had not attempted to play it on the uke (or any other instrument) until a couple of days ago.
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Re: Ferry Cross The Mersey - unusual strum
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2016, 09:24:45 PM »
I have a playlist on YouTube with 200 songs on it that I play around the house while I'm working on projects. Just added this song to it.

Haven't heard this song for years but it was a good one.

Thanks for the lead.
 
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Re: Ferry Cross The Mersey - unusual strum
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2016, 09:38:07 PM »
Arch, care to provide a link to your playlist?
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Re: Ferry Cross The Mersey - unusual strum
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2016, 10:07:50 PM »
Well I don't want to seem mean but I keep the playlist private.

I had an account hacked one time and it caused a lot of problems so I decided to just remain incognito.

Sorry my friend....

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Re: Ferry Cross The Mersey - unusual strum
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2016, 02:04:03 AM »
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