Past Meetup

Library Song Circle: Sing & Play Popular Pop & Folk Songs

Hosted by Portland Casual Jams (for Musicians and Singers)

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Musical Greetings! Here’s your chance to sing & play well-known pop and folk songs of the 60s & 70s (along with a few oldies from before 1960) Usually about 15 people attend the song circle and we have a great time! If you like to sing and/or play an acoustic instrument, please join us!

All levels of singers welcome - beginners to choir members! We also welcome guitar, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, bass, dulcimer, flute, harmonica players, etc.

Someone starts by picking a song from our songbook of popular pop/folk/country/camp songs. (see song list below) When your turn around the circle comes, you may lead the song, request that someone else lead the song you’ve picked, or pass. We sing the song together, and then move to the next person in the circle and repeat! We request that instrument players be mindful of drowning out voices with loud instruments. When the harmonies ring, it's truly magical.

We provide copies of the songbook (with guitar chords for instrument players) at the song circle. To print your own copy (or store it on your electronic device) - email [masked] - These songbooks are provided for educational and personal use only. All lyrics & music are the property and copyright of their respective owners.

Bring your friends, a beverage (non-alcoholic) in a closed container & your enthusiasm! Acoustic instrument players should bring a portable music stand.

You are welcome to bring a song that you then choose when it’s your turn. The song should be well-known (popular) & singable (songs with choruses preferred). Bring 15 copies with the words & guitar chords. Please fit the entire song on one page. Recommend using Times New Roman font with a minimum of 12 font size. When the chords are repeated you can leave them off after the first set. Highlight the chorus in bold.

Need the words? guitar chords? Try these websites:
Lyrics - (
Chords - (

It’s all about the joy of singing with friends. Fun, lots of opportunity to sing your heart out to songs you enjoy singing along to. We’re so looking forward to making music with you!

Meet in the upstairs community room.

6:30pm - arrive, set up chairs & instruments
6:40pm - welcome & sing
7:50pm - put away instruments, stack chairs, say goodnight
8:00pm - close door to room

Note: This event is held monthly on the 2nd Tuesday.

Our “Nifty Fifty” Songbook of popular pop/folk/country/camp songs of the[masked]s (along with a few oldies from before 1960)

For a link to a YouTube songlist, please visit ­­

Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive

All You Need Is Love

Blowin' In The Wind

Catch A Falling Star

Charlie And The M.T.A.

City of New Orleans

Country Roads

Dock Of The Bay

Feelin’ Groovy

Here Comes The Sun

Home On The Range

Homeward Bound

Horse With No Name

I Can See Clearly Now

I Got A Name

I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing

I’ve Been Working On The Railroad


Irish Celebration Medley:

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover

It’s A Good Day

Jamaica Farewell

Lean on Me

Let It Be


The Marvelous Toy

Moon River

Morning Has Broken

My Favorite Things

Puff The Magic Dragon

Red River Valley

Ring Of Fire

Rock Around The Clock

Rocky Mountain High

The Rose



Sloop John B

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Stand By Me

Sunshine On My Shoulders

That’s Amore

This Land Is Your Land

Those Were The Days

Time in a Bottle

Turn, Turn, Turn

The Unicorn

What A Wonderful World

Wimoweh (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah / Happy Birthday

**Happy Trails