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Title: Ferry Cross The Mersey - unusual strum
Post by: Tom 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 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08083BNaYcA) of the song.

Here's a Youtube interview with Gerry (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VlVP4L3IwI) 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.
Title: Re: Ferry Cross The Mersey - unusual strum
Post by: Arch Hoagland 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.
 
Title: Re: Ferry Cross The Mersey - unusual strum
Post by: Tom on January 29, 2016, 09:38:07 PM
Arch, care to provide a link to your playlist?
Title: Re: Ferry Cross The Mersey - unusual strum
Post by: Arch Hoagland 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....

Title: Re: Ferry Cross The Mersey - unusual strum
Post by: Tom on January 30, 2016, 02:04:03 AM
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