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Summary: A Chalet Musical, Set in mid 1960s. The Maynard family and friends come home to the Platz for the Summer. Many thanks to those on the CBB facebook group who helped with song choices. If you don't know the songs, links to the nearest You Tube versions are added at the start and on each relevant update. However I'd recommend just listening to the songs and reading the lyrics rather than watching, as the videos aren't helpful or necessarily fit the story.
Rated: General
Categories: St Scholastika's House Characters: Charles Maynard, Con Maynard, Felicity Maynard, Felix Maynard, Geoff Maynard, Hilda Annersley, Jack Lambert, Jack Maynard, Jane Carew, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Len Maynard, Margot Maynard, Mike Maynard, Nell Wilson, Reg Entwistle, Roger Richardson, Stephen Maynard
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Family, Friendship, Humour, Romance
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 11 Completed: No
Word count: 9000 Read: 2297
Published: 11 Mar 2017 Updated: 13 Apr 2017
Story Notes:
Songs used : Now and Then (Film Soundtrack) Hey Mamma, Hairspray Musical Knock three times, Tony Orlando & Dawn The boys are back in town, Thin Lizzy Sugar Sugar - The Archies Pure Imagination - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Circle of life, The Lion King Starlight Express - Starlight Express Andrew Lloyd Webber On the Beach - Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Wonderful Life Does your mother know - Mamma Mia Musical I've had the time of my life - Dirty Dancing Time after Time (version used in Strictly Ballroom) Can you feel the love tonight - Elton John, Lion King (version has german subtitles, no idea ifnthey are correct !) You're timeless to me, Hairspray Musical Daydream believer The Monkees Benny Hill Theme song chase scene (video is a tribute one) You can't make old friends Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers Blue Smoke Lover du Jour - Dolly Parton Blue Smoke I only want to be with you - Dusty Springfield Next time you fall in love - Starlight Express You tube playlist here : https://youtu.be/c-BCnHzNOVI?list=PLdQvEkakA5ZivglXCIbMVng6M__LUGb4S

1. Explanation by Beecharmer [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (400 words)

2. Now and Then by Beecharmer [Reviews - 0] (662 words)
Now and Then (Link is for the song, not the video and to get the sense of the music, youndon!t need to watch / know it. Most others are less obscure!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PLSc4IBej-3_q3NdovGcPPYePDBAWypCMS&v=c-BCnHzNOVI

3. Hey Mamma by Beecharmer [Reviews - 1] (1445 words)
The language here is obviously American, and I couldn't see Joey saying the bits towards the end in those words, but the majority of the song works, so maybe just take it that she is joking / mimicking talk she's heard that day.

Hey Mamma, Hairspray Musical

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lu5zrI3eUL0

4. Knock three times by Beecharmer [Reviews - 1] (1163 words)
I had the big problem whenever writing about Jack Lambert and Jack Maynard, where it can get very confusing quickly. So Jack gets a name change throughout most of the story, to Jacky.

Knock three times, Tony Orlando & Dawn

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KjGhO4B923Y

5. Sugar Sugar by Beecharmer [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (782 words)
The boys are back in town, Thin Lizzy

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5_xqb416S7o


Sugar Sugar - The Archies

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JywK_5bT8z0

6. Bachelor boy by Beecharmer [Reviews - 0] (625 words)
Cliff Richard, Batchelor Boy.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jE_1NB8DN08

7. Pure Imagination by Beecharmer [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (691 words)
Pure Imagination - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r2pt2-F2j2g

8. Circle of Life by Beecharmer [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (868 words)
Circle of life, The Lion King

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r2pt2-F2j2g

(And a cameo mention for How to Solve a problem like Maria )

9. Starlight Express by Beecharmer [Reviews - 1] (704 words)
Now this could seem a leap, but weirdly this song has been the one that has been the most consistent earworm trying to get me to write this story. I could just see Stephen being attracted by the combination of the physical and practical of the trains, and the reassurance of being looked after that the song also has. I could also see Reg being a big part of the children's lives when they visit the holiday cottage and when visiting them, and being like a big brother to them. You can imagine the scene how you like, I have given possible examples of who might be singing when, but it probably would be a mixture of voices in harmony from both present day and flashback scene.

10. Dancing on the beach by Beecharmer [Reviews - 1] (1096 words)
Sorry for delay, I had some change to make in the story, so needed to pause in case the earlier bits needed to be adjusted.

This is one where the video actually fits reasonably well.

On the Beach - Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Wonderful Life

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rJhq46ZpVbM

11. Does your Mother know? by Beecharmer [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (564 words)
Sorry for the delay, I have the whole story pretty much sorted, but had a few bits next few updates that needed rearranging, then life took over !

The original of this song is Abba, but it's this version from Mamma Mia that I am thinking of with the scene being played. The video in this case is quite accurate for the scene and may be worth watching if you haven't seen the film version of Mamma Mia.

Does your mother know - Mamma Mia Musical

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iKC4tWmw2d0