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    The Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1936:...

    The Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1936: "The Way You Look Tonight" by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern. Lots of chords (borrowed from Dr Uke website, but missing some and misplaced others):
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    Open tunings are interesting, never tried before....

    Open tunings are interesting, never tried before. Aping Open G Slide Blues tutorial, but without slide.

    https://youtu.be/huVhDkNcHGk
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    Great entries this Season! For me, every week...

    Great entries this Season! For me, every week there is quite a contrast between the original song and my cover, and another contrast between the idea and the final result. Here is a version of...
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    A kiss through the frozen window - "Suudlus läbi...

    A kiss through the frozen window - "Suudlus läbi jäätunud klaasi" (1982), a song by Rein Rannap and Ott Arder
    https://youtu.be/2HuEfm4xnTA
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    Reputedly the favorite song of Russian cosmonauts...

    Reputedly the favorite song of Russian cosmonauts since 1983, "Grass By The Home", about them exploring Space and discovering that they are longing for green, green grass of home.
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    Another song mentioning smell - "I Think I Smell...

    Another song mentioning smell - "I Think I Smell A Rat" (2001) by Jack White.

    https://youtu.be/-_zM10ziRAg
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    A homemade song about green soft drink which...

    A homemade song about green soft drink which tastes of tarragon - "Tarhun". It is the most colorful thing I remember from my childhood. :)

    I studied Bev's songwriting tips, and the House Cat...
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    A little tune from the 1930s, "Helmi" by Raimond...

    A little tune from the 1930s, "Helmi" by Raimond Valgre

    https://youtu.be/7Ps4GTjCYPw
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    Congrats Joo and Jon! And Happy New Year, all...

    Congrats Joo and Jon! And Happy New Year, all Seasonistas! A song about looking back at the past year and hoping that the new year will be as beautiful as the shimmering candle light - "Sellel ööl"...
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    "Let It Snow" (1945) by Jule Styne and Sammy...

    "Let It Snow" (1945) by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn. Arranged by Uke Of Carl.

    https://youtu.be/dv-U8ncHc9Y
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    Happy Birthday, Geoff! Today Russian composer...

    Happy Birthday, Geoff! Today Russian composer Vladimir Shainsky turned 92. Here is a birthday song by him, from a children's cartoon about Crocodile Gena (1969).

    https://youtu.be/9DkQd5GjZqc
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    "Lili Marleen" by Hans Leip and Norbert Schultze....

    "Lili Marleen" by Hans Leip and Norbert Schultze. Ukulele arrangement by Helmut Bickel.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmqCUDr6yAo
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    Bobs & Bills week, perfect for a song about Ben....

    Bobs & Bills week, perfect for a song about Ben. A quick and short version of "Benjamin" (1971) by Bobbie Gentry. Any similarity to the original is entirely coincidental. :) I remember radio playing...
  14. As sweet and nostalgic song as they come -...

    As sweet and nostalgic song as they come - "Whisper Waltz" by Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys (1951).

    https://youtu.be/r9BHAOvuAbI
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    Great week for doing an(other) obscure song from...

    Great week for doing an(other) obscure song from my region. :) For this Season, I chose "Jää kauaks mu juurde" (Stay By Me For A Long Time) by Heini Vaikmaa and Helgi Muller. The song suits well to...
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    Alma...

    Alma is a 21-year-old Finnish singer-songwriter, who released her debut EP in October 2016. This year she has released a couple of singles, Elton John declared to be her fan and Billboard just...
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    Basin Street Blues (1928) by Spencer Williams....

    Basin Street Blues (1928) by Spencer Williams. This song covers themes 1 and 2.

    https://youtu.be/eVw-uc_Fduo
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    Sometimes the school days are not the best time...

    Sometimes the school days are not the best time in life - "Lord Anthony" (2003) by Scottish band Belle and Sebastian:

    https://youtu.be/rte_JZuMwmY
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    Sticky: Hello! If season 316 is still available, could I...

    Hello! If season 316 is still available, could I take it?
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    The Simpsons went to Iceland in 2013. So here is...

    The Simpsons went to Iceland in 2013. So here is "Njósnavélin" (2002) by Sigur Rós. Tried to play a quite new uke arrangement by Helmut Bickel.

    https://youtu.be/p3thFMNKG2Q
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    The Rowan Tree Is Red Again (1977?) by Kustas...

    The Rowan Tree Is Red Again (1977?) by Kustas Kikerpuu.

    https://youtu.be/PC0-PFhso8Y
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    Strange things are going on in Finnish woods: the...

    Strange things are going on in Finnish woods: the wee wood troll lives in a nice cave under a spruce stump, according to the kids' song "Mörri-Möykky" (1965) by Marjatta Pokela.
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    Autumn Song - "Höstvisa" (1965). Lyrics by Tove...

    Autumn Song - "Höstvisa" (1965). Lyrics by Tove Jansson (the artist and writer behind the Moomins). Music by Erna Tauro. Equally melancholy in Swedish and English.

    https://youtu.be/EaA8DPByyLo
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    One of my most persistent earworms from the 80s -...

    One of my most persistent earworms from the 80s - "Only You" (1983) by Savage (Roberto Zanetti). Three years later an Estonian band "Monitor" covered the song, and this time the lyrics were about a...
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    A Finnish song about artist's life which mentions...

    A Finnish song about artist's life which mentions lots of drugs: "Taiteilijaelämää" (1995) by Ismo Alanko.
    (A fine version with symphony orchestra is here.)


    https://youtu.be/clIKQiuyLU8
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