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Thread: Season 297 of the Ukulele- School days

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    Here's a silly original song that I just whipped up. Inspired by an actual "legend" from when I was in elementary school.

    Never mind the words, just hum along and keep on going...

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    I hope your decompression helps, TCK. I know stressful this stuff can be. I once ran a middle school library from a book cart and a laptop for a semester because of a flood. Hang in there.

    This is an original that I had recorded for Trentís Fall Season. I am reading the Hallo-Weiner to my classes this week and I wanted to share the song with my students, but I wasnít completely happy with it. There were some rough moments in the song, and some crammed lyrics, so I rewrote a few lines, took the speed down a little (not sure thatís all that noticeable) and re-recorded it. I also enlisted the help of some tiny Martins at the end.

    Then I remembered, hey there are some school references in the song. Why not let it count for TCKís school? So here it is. If you didnít hear it last time, itís based on Dav Pilkeyís (of Captain Underpants fame) picture book The Hallo-Weiner. Hope you enjoy it!


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    At last! I get to indulge my secret passion for Twisted Sister.

    Never mind the words, just hum along and keep on going...

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    Default Number Six Weasley

    Back in 2009, a co-worker asked me to listen to some CDs his daughter liked. She was a big Harry Potter fan and had discovered "wizard rock", songs about the Harry Potter universe by bands like Harry and the Potters, and Draco and the Malfoys. The songs I heard by Harry and the Potters were pretty weak (the song Ukulele Librarian and his son played was more melodic than any I'd heard by them). Draco and the Malfoys played and wrote better, but they were held back by the conceit that the songs were sung by Draco, so they were mostly about how much he hated Harry. I took my own shot at writing a wizard rock song, and wrote "No One Cool Ever Came from Hufflepuff". Thanks a lot to Ryan for covering that this week. So here's another stab at wizard rock, an original song in honor of the eternal sidekick, Ron Weasley. The chords are pretty basic. A - C - G - A (A standard Weasley gene sequence.)



    Lyrics:

    Life doesnít come easily
    When youíre the number six Weasley
    No seventh son of a seventh son
    Iím the never-chosen one

    Five older brothers lording over me
    Itís a wonder I didnít starve when I was three
    Five loads of hand-me-downs
    And ancient robes that look like evening gowns

    Life doesnít come easily
    When youíre the number six Weasley
    My brothers stand tall, they think they rule the world
    Youíd think one might have taught me how to talk to girls

    My teachers look at me and shake their heads
    Figure Iím trouble just like George and Fred
    Just one more face in the Hogwarts crowd
    Never sharp enough to make Hermione proud

    Harry keeps his secrets, he wonít be confiding
    Us and trouble are always colliding
    Iím a lint trap for the trouble that the world keeps on providing
    Even my pet rat is a killer in hiding

    Life doesnít come easily
    When youíre the number six Weasley
    No seventh son of a seventh son
    Iím the never-chosen one
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    slide uke original

    "school days"

    warning 1. no i haven't got any better at slide uke

    warning 2. this goes on for some time


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    Greetings,

    My bad, just realized Bonesigh did the same song (At Seventeen). Late to check the vids, usually do that on weekends. I'll catch up soon, usually check before recording but missed it on the list somehow.


    Ciao
    Last edited by Ginas uke; 10-26-2017 at 06:45 PM.
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    This is my first recording since changing my strings to Oasis Warm Fluorocarbons. See if you can tell the difference. Personally, I prefer the slack and rough feel of the Reds that I had on it before, as well as the really bright sparkly sound that the Reds gave the high notes, but having said that, these fluorocarbons have a really defined percussive sound when chunking and they've taken what was pretty good intonation and made it perfect, so they have their advantages.

    Oh, and this is a quick and rough recording because that's what TCK asked for (and I'm lazy)


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    One last quickie from me before I get away for the weekend, Cheers Dave, Keep safe all.................

    Last edited by mythinformed; 10-27-2017 at 01:03 AM.
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    My second song this week is a tale of what happened to a dozen children and their teacher in the city of Lleida (Catalunya) on one fateful day in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39).

    It was written, in Catalan, by Daniel Sisť and I was so impressed by it I just had to translate it into English. This week's theme gave me the motivation and opportunity to do so.

    Here is the story of EsperanÁa Serra:




    PS - Ironically, the teacher's name in Catalan means hope. Oh and it's a true story.

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