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The BarberpoSe Cat Program

In 1971, International President Ralph Ribble launched a Since then, the Barberpole Cat Program has been consis¬
new Societ activity known as the Barberpole Cat Pro¬ tently successful. The current list of 12 songs was selected
gram. Its pur ose is to encourage as many Barbershoppers in 1987 by a vote of Society members.
as possible to become involved in quartet singing. The goal
is not necessarily the formation of registered quartets, We hope the Barberpole Cat will become your favorite
although that would be a great result, if it were to happen. animal.
Rather, the pr gram introduces men to the joy of singing
with three other guys.

Contents

My Wild Irish Rose 3


Wait TiU The Sun Shines, Nellie 4
Sweet And Lovely (That s What You Are To Me) 6
Down Our Way 8
Honey Little Lize Medley 9
Let Me Call You Sweetheart 10
Sweet, Sweet Roses Of Mom *
Shine On Me * 13
The Stor Of The ose (Heart Of My Heart) 14
You re The Flower Of My Heart, Sweet Adeline 15
Down By The Old Mill Stream 16
You Tell Me Your Dream 17
(Tags) Gi e Me Your Hand/Ring, Ring The Banjo 18

Purposes of the program


To encourage quartet activity at chapter meetings. m To enable Barbershoppers to gain confidence in
performing in a quartet in an informal, supportive
To provide Barbershoppers with a common reper¬ atmosphere.
toire of songs that they can sing together, with any
three other Society members, at inter-chapter activi¬ ® To teach Barbershoppers a repertoire of easy ar¬
ties, conventions and other barbershopping events. rangements that a beginning quartet can perform.

© Cop right 1992

Published by
The Society for the Preservation and Encouragement
of Barber Shop Quartet Sin ing in America, Inc.

Printed in U.S.A.

Stock no. 6053


How the program works Each week, there should be an opportunity for
members to qualify on the songs. Since
There are many ways in which the Barberpole singing in quartets can speed the learning
Cat program c n be used by the chapter to process, members may wish to practice their
enco rage quartet singing. Here is one way: parts with three other men, with music in
hand, in front of the chapter. Listening to the
The Music Leadership Team presents to the parts being sung by the quartet will help others
chapter board a proposal to begin the gain familiarity with the music.
Barberpole Cat Program. A successful
Barberpole Cat Program requires the When a member feels that he can sing his part
cooperation of the program vice president, the to one of the songs without the music, he may
music director and other members of the volunteer to do so, in a quartet, in front of the
Music Leadership Team. Therefore, board chapter. A section leader, another member of
approval is needed so that the required modest the music leadership team, or a barbersho per
expenditure of funds can be appropriated, and who is experienced in that voice part, should
a regular time period allotted for the program listen to the volunteer s performance, to
during chapter meetings. determine whether he has sung the words and
music correctly.
Each chapter member who participates in the
program should have a copy of this book Songs may be lea ed, and sung, by chapter
Stock no. 6053, available through your members in any order. Members may leam
Harmony Marketplace catalog. Included with more than one voice part. There is no set
the book are all individual program materials patte .
except awards.
The entire program should be carried out in a
The music director, or an assistant, presents spirit of support, fellowship and fun. If
the songs so that members can leam their parts determination is made that the volunteer has
in a group. The songs may be presented one not sung the song satisfactorily, he should be
at a time, or in groups of two or three. Spend praised for making the attempt and encouraged
about five minutes per song and review each to take another look at the music, or listen, to
song for about five minutes during the a lea ing tape, and try the song again at the
succeeding three weeks. next meeting. It should be pointed out to the
membership that failing is an important part of
The quartet teaching method can be used to the lea ing process. Each member should be
advantage ith the Barberpole Cat Program. encouraged to try to sing his part in a quartet.
(See Music Leadership Team Manual, Chapter
VIII.) If talent is available, more than one Set reasonable standards for successful
teaching quartet may be used. Review should performance, then do not bend those rules.
be continued, as needed, as songs are lea ed. Qualifying should not be automatic.
As the teaching quartet accurately sings each
song without music, the quartet members Form for recording individual q alifications
automatically qualify for each song sung. and ordering of group awards are included in
Members of this group will probably be the the back of this book. The quartet activity
first in the chapter to ea their Barberpole Cat chairman should keep careful records and may
pins. wish to make copie of these documents for
that purpose. See page 2, A ards.
A suggestion: Since there are twelve songs, it
might be logical to present one song each After a year or so, interest may wane, as most
month. By the end of a year, all of the members of the cha ter leam all twelve songs.
Barberpole Cat songs could be lea ed. The program can still be continued, perhaps on
a monthly basis or at whatever frequency is separate break-out session. Or, it can be an
desired, as new members join the chapter and "early-bird" program, presented before the
chapter meeting. It should be pointed out,
want to partici ate.
however, that there is value in the enthusiastic
Awards support of other chapter members when the
program i part of the chapter meeting.
When a member successfully sings his voice
part to one of the Barberpole Cat songs, he Awards can be eliminated, or additional
should, in addition to having his individual awards may be devised by the chapter. For
record sheet updated, be applauded and have example, a T-shirt could be awarded to
his name placed on a chart, with credit for that members who learn all four voice parts to the
song indicated. The chart should be displayed twelve songs.
prominently, so that all chapter members can
observe everyone's progress toward the goal While a point will be reached at Which there is
of learning all 12 songs. A special chart for no longer interest in presenting the Barberpole
this purpose may be ordered from the Cat program each week, the chapter may still
Harmony Marketplace catalog (Stock no. wish to continue quartet promotion. One
4001). Alternatively, the chapter may want to method of doing this is by creation of a similar
create its own chart. program, using chorus repertoire songs instead
of the Barberpole Cat series. A similar set of
Upon completion of the first six songs, the awards, using pins, cloth sew-on patches, T-
member can receive a Barberpole Cat shirts, or other incentives can be devised. A
certificate. When the member completes all 12 chapter logo or some other design may be
songs, he is eligible to receive a Barberpole substituted for the Barberpole Cat emblem on
Cat lapel pin. Both are free of charge. To these prizes.
obtain the certificates and pins, the chapter
quartet activity chairman (See Music Learning tapes
Leadership Team Manual, Chapter IV) fills A cassette learning tape that includes the 12
out a Barberpole Cat Program Report Barberpole Cat songs is available from the
Form, included in the back of this book, and Harmony Marketplace catalog. The right
has the chapter secretary send the form to the channel contains just your voice part. The left
international office. channel contains the other 3 voices at a lower
volume level. This tape will'also play your
Award certificates and pins should be
art predominant on a portable ty e player
presented with appropriate fanfare.
that has only one speaker.
Members who become certified Barberpole
By adjusting your balance control to the right,
Cats will enjoy singing the songs with other
you can listen to and sing along with just your
chapter members and with Barbershoppers
voice part. By adjustin the balance full left,
they meet at Society activities. Once they
your part will be omitted, and you will be able
experience the joy of singing in a quartet, they
to sing with the other 3 voice parts, just like in
may want to become involved in other quartet
a real quartet.
activities.
A set of four tapes as well as individual tapes
Other ways to use the program
are available. Please contact our order desk
The Barberpole Cat program can be adapted for current pricing and other ordering
to suit individual chapter needs and information.
preferences.
Stock no. 4902 - Tenor
The leaming/qualifying program can be set Stoc no. 4903 - Lead
aside and the songs used to promote informal Stock no. 4904-Bari
singing. Instead of being presented as part of Stoc no. 4905 - Bass
the chapter meeting, the program can be a Stoc no. 4901 - Set of Four
MY WILD IRISH ROSE
1899
Words and Music by CHAUNCEY OLCOTT (1858-1932)
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WAIT TILL THE SUN SHINES, NELLIE
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SWEET AND LOVELY
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HONEY/LITTLE LIZE-MEDLEY
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LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART
Music by LEO FRIEDMAN
Words by BETH SLATER WHITSON

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SWEET, SWEET ROSES OF MORN
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SHINE ON ME
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THE STORY OF THE ROSE
(HEART OF MY HEART)
1899
Words by ALICE Music by ANDREW MACK (1863-1931)
Arr. SPEBSQSA, Inc.

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YOU RE THE FLOWER OF MY HEART,
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Words by RICH RD H. GERARD (1876-1948) Music by HARRY ARMSTRONG (1879-1 51)
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DOWN BY THE OLD MILL STREAM
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YOU TELL ME YOUR DREAM
1899
Words by SEYMOUR A. RICE Musk by CHARLES N. D NIELS <1878-1941)
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GIVE ME YOUR HAND

RING, RING THE BANJO

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Hey,get a- long, Jim - a-long Joe!.

Get out the way for old Dan Tuck-er,

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Barberpole C t Program
INDIVIDUAL RECORD

Name ; :

Chapter

So g Date qualified

1. My Wild Irish Rose

2. Wait 'Til The Sun Shines, Nellie

3. Sweet And Lovely (That's What You Are To Me)

4. D wn Our Way

5. Honey Little 'Lize Medley

6. Let Me Cal I You Sweetheart

Send for Barberpole Cat Certificate Date sent for

Date presented

7. Sweet, Sweet Roses Of Morn .....

8. Shine On Me

9. The Story Of The Rose (Heart Of My Heart)

10. You're The Flower Of My Heart, Sweet Adeline

11. Down By The Old Mill Stream

12. You Tell Me Your Dream

Send for Barberpole Cat Tie Tac Date sent for

Date presented

Quartet Activity Chairman

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Barberpole Cat Program
REPORT FORM

SPEBSQSA. Inc.
7930 Sheridan Road
Kenosha, WI 53143

Please send Barberpole Cat Certificates andTie Tacs for the following B arbershoppers in our chapter who have qualified
as indicated (check appropriate column for each man).

Momp Certificate Tie Tac

Na e Certificate Tie Tac

Na Certificate Tie Tac

N me Certificate Tie Tac

Name Certificate Tie Tac

N me Certificate Tie Tac

Na e Certificate Tie Tac

Name Certificate Tie Tac

Name Certificate Tie Tac

Name Certificate Tie Tac

N me Certificate Tie Tac

Name Certificate Tie Tac

Name Certificate Tie Tac

Name Certificate Tie Tac

Nam Certificate Tie Tac

hartfer Onartet Arrivitv Cha rman

Chanter District

Date

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