After some hours poring over the massively complicated users' manual, I managed to work out the basics and strummed the old Ovation through some effect or other to disguise the slightly shabby playing.
Then I warbled into the microphone, which is similarly on an extended semi-permanent holiday in Millbrooker Towers. Then I did so again about an octave higher. Then I added some "aah-aah-aahs". And before you could say "haraka haraka kijitu"*, I'd used up all four of the available tracks.
So without more ado, assuming you have a sound card and some speakers on your computer, here's my first attempt at home recording. Yes it's a bit rough - like I said, it's a first attempt.
The song is one written by Andy Roberts (a much respected folk musician from the eastern parts of the country) and has been arranged by my mate John Foxen who hangs around with the Wreckers Morris at festivals and kindly teaches us songs. Like this one.
I've punked it up a bit, partly because that's the music of my youth and partly because my playing is about that level.
Ladies and gentlemen The Wreckers' Prayer as performed by me.
* I don't have much Swahili, but that's about it. Haraka Haraka Kijitu is the tremendously useful phrase "hurry up you dwarf".