My Six!

for Six Sentence Stories where the given word is Harmony.

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Very few of us are blessed with the ability to sing completely in tune.

Perfect pitch is a quality possessed by the chosen few, but most of us try to belt out a tune now and again whether it be in the pub on karaoke night or in the shower using the spray head as a mic. 

There was a song doing the rounds many years ago by a band called the New Squeakers (or something like that) and in it, they said that they wanted to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony.

Best of luck with that, it’s a noble aspiration but sadly one which will probably never be achieved!

On that note or the closest note you can reach, let’s all sing a song together.

Now, where did I put my earplugs?

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six-sentence-stories-1Thanks to Denise at GirlieOnTheEdge for hosting.

41 thoughts on “My Six!

  1. Denise Mar 24, 2022 / 14:13

    Haha. My sister and I were on a road trip and she kept “singing” in the car. I told her if she didn’t stop, I was dropping her on the side of the road. I have no idea how she ever got into her church choir.

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  2. Chris Hall Mar 24, 2022 / 15:23

    Oh Keith, now I’ve got an earworm of that song and of the corresponding Coke ad stuck in my head. 😡😂

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  3. Christine Goodnough Mar 24, 2022 / 16:41

    Yes, that noble aspiration is sadly out of tune with reality. We have too many self-interests to join in someone else’s song.

    Had a discussion lately with a door-to-door (nowadays phone to phone) religious lady who thinks the earth itself is fine; it’s people who make this world awful. I reminded her that mice squeak in terror when the cat appears and rabbits squeal in the talons of a hawk; deer flee at the appearance of a cougar or wolf; sparrows cheep in terror when a kestrel flies over. Even weather patterns aren’t always in tune with the needs of the earth below. We may work on the worst, live with what we can’t change, but we can’t bring this old world to perfect harmony.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Mar 24, 2022 / 16:59

      I’m pleased you challenged her claim in such a positive way. People do awful things, always have and always will, but there are far more things that influence our planet in a negative way, things we have no control over.

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  4. Sadje Mar 24, 2022 / 17:15

    Haha! Who said that amateur singers have to sing in tune? 🤣

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  5. Zelda Winter Mar 25, 2022 / 00:03

    Brilliant, love it! I can’t sing to save my soul–but since I live alone, I just go for it! 🙂

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  6. Doug Jacquier Mar 25, 2022 / 00:49

    Oh, what calumny! Keith Potger will be shaking his 81-year-old fist at you! Fun six (except for that bit.)

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  7. GirlieOnTheEdge Mar 25, 2022 / 10:32

    Your Six is music to my ears, Keith 😁 (was getting ready to send out the cavalry if you hadn’t linked this week!)
    Can’t lay claim to being a good vocalist but I can pretty much carry a tune. Venue of choice? The car of course, sans passengers!
    As soon as you said it – the earworm of which Chris speaks….in my head now too, lol

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    • Keith's Ramblings Mar 25, 2022 / 14:08

      Hi Denise, I’ve been enjoying some family time, first in Scotland, then in Dubai, but normal service has now been resumed!

      All together now – I’d like to see the world for once, all standing hand in hand. And hear them echo through the hills for peace throughout the land!

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  8. annemcsommers Mar 25, 2022 / 16:37

    I love this. Mostly because I am pretty much tone deaf. By definition the person you would have to put ear plugs in for!

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  9. clark Mar 25, 2022 / 18:01

    To get all Jeopardy on this Comment,

    Answer: Not in a five gallon bucket (with plastic grips on the handle)

    Question: Can I carry a tune?

    Fun Six

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  10. jenne49 Mar 25, 2022 / 18:49

    I will do what my family has done for generations, and heartily mouth the words without uttering a sound!
    Why can’t the world sing in harmony though?
    It would be good.
    Great six, Keith.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Mar 26, 2022 / 16:53

      Confession time, I can sing in tune! Growing up, my daughter was forever feeling embarrassed when I sang along in harmony at every chance, often drowning others out!

      All together now – please?

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      • jenne49 Mar 26, 2022 / 17:06

        I’d love to be able to sing in tune! You’re lucky. I’m more like Eric Morecombe with André Prévin! 😉
        I tend to follow the person beside me! I was in the school choir once. They needed ‘a chorus of ruffians’ – ideal!

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      • Keith's Ramblings Mar 27, 2022 / 17:27

        Ah, the right notes in the wrong order! As for Bring Me Sunshine, it has to be the most out of tune duet ever recorded!

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  11. Liz H Mar 26, 2022 / 21:55

    New Squeekers…LOL!
    Now where’s my bottle of cola?
    Got my chuckle for the evening…thanks!

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