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Music You Can Hum Along The Trail

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Frances Bat

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances SJPdP (June 2017)
Camino Frances Sarria (June 2018)
Camino Ingles (July 2018)
I generally sing "White coral bells' when alone in the forest to keep my spirits up and warn any lurking bears of my approach.

I like this version of "Take on me' is great! Very uplifting.
Camino(s) past & future
planning for spring 2018
Yes I sing in the forest also because here in Northern California we have black bears, mountain lions, hunters and the worst thing of all, poison oak. Singing doesn't scare off the poison oak, but it makes me look around and pay more attention to my surroundings so no one will be subjected to my terrible voice. These musicians are quite impressive. It's fun to see classically trained musicians do popular music with such enthusiasm.

Antonius Vaessen

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Camino(s) past & future
2015-2016 VdlPlata - Sanabres
2017 Salvador
2018 Norte (to Sobrado)
2019 Norte again
Many times I sung "Gracias a la vida" as sung by Mercedes Sosa


The Dutch guy
Camino(s) past & future
Reality is frequently inaccurate
As a musical omnivore a good bit of rock will add spring to my step. With this one I flew across the Meseta. Appropriate lyrics too.

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2013 to Finisterra
Camino Portuguese (Monacal) from Lisbon 2016
This is in my head whenever I think of walking westwards.....Finisterra! And accidentally it also was the music to accompany me in 2013 when I walked the Camino Frances!



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CF April/May (2016), starting in St. Palais, France
I sang most of the way (and played my ukulele in the evenings). People often joined in as they passed me when I was singing "Let it Be" or "Hallelujah." But my personal anthem was the Kate Wolf song "Across the Great Divide," here sung by Nanci Griffith. The opening lyric: "I've been walking in my sleep....."


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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2012) (2019)
Camino Portuguese (2017)
Oh, it's on....
This is the song that got me through the CF to Santiago in 2012.
YO LA TENGO hypnotizes.


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Well, for children of every age, from 8 to 80, there is a French song. It goes as
"A kilometer on foot, it wears the shoes". Then two, three...you get the idea.
It is a favorite of schoolchildren excursions. It has the repetitive rhythm that goes well with walking.


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Camino Frances August/Sept 2016
Camino Frances Sept/October 2017
Le Puy to Conques May 2018
for me it is Dire Straits, Walk of Life......


Dylan Price

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Camino Frances
To get a good rythem going then either I'm Gonna Be by The Proclaimers or Fields of Fire by Big Cointry
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planning for spring 2018
Excellent walking songs every one, good show. We should make an El Camino walking songs CD. Here is another one I like, a cover of a song by the Texas band Fastball. The lyrics fit the El Camino even though it is based on another subject.


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