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    Noodling in the background is my awkward attempt to fill in the spaces between the phrases, but this song really needs a steel guitar. I started trying to write this last week.



    It ain't ever enough to say I love you
    It ain't ever enough to do what I can do
    It ain't ever enough to say that I care
    Or to listen to you when you're feeling blue and have troubles to bear

    You know sometimes that I still miss you
    When I spend too much time all by myself
    I hear you watching TV, I hear the sound of your laughter
    But being alone is something I've known, and I've known too well

    Even when I'm not there I'm thinking of you
    When the look in my eyes, like a thousand-yard stare means I'm far away
    But the look in my eyes doesn't mean I forgot you
    I'm just searching my mind, trying to find the right words to say

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    It ain't ever enough just to say I love you
    When I'm not always there
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    Ugh...this song requires one of those long old school lead-ins, so I guess we are stuck with that. I try not to be that guy anymore...but alas.
    <TCK>The original here is a hip-hop song by a fellow named “Prof.” At first glance, it is apparent he is not professor of gender studies, and apparently I will have to dig a while to figure out what his advanced degree is on because this is a mess right here. It is shamelessly misogynistic to the point where it is pretty disgusting, but I find that so often this is the complexion of hip-hop. That is not to say that there are not brilliant hip hop songs out there that are totally positive and respectful...it is just to say you best like wading through some real muck to find them. This song actually makes me a little ill to play...but I HAD to play it.
    You see, about a year ago, I found a video online of a group of homeless kids called the “Rail Yard Ghosts” playing it for a documentary, and I was blown away. The entire film is about homeless musicians (I have a soft spot for this music) and this one is the prize here. Here is the video- and the aesthetic here is to me, about as perfect as music can be. Needless to say I fell in love with it long before I listened to the lyrics.
    In any event...I have resisted doing this song. Like a nagging pain in my shoulder, it comes back time and again because I think I pull it off okay. So I will shrug off my shame, introduce you to a bunch of homeless kids who make great music and bad decisions, and play the song. <\TCK>. Thanks for the reason.

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    I've not covered this song before, or Phil Phillips! I'm playing my bari and my Flea, and there's a bit of piano in there too!

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    Sorry for the long hiatus guys. I've been ridiculously busy for a while now and when I have had time off, I've been feeling really under the weather. None of that has changed really, but this week has given me an opportunity to bring a whole bunch of songs that I have been meaning to do for ages but never got around to doing. I may not get any more done this week, but at least I will have this one. I think I've planned to do it about 5 times now. The first time was going to be a multitracked extravaganza with a solo and a key change at the end. In the end I ditched the solo and the key change and just did what I could in 5 minutes, so here it is. Neptune even seems to think it's okay.



    For anyone that's interested, Nightwish is a semi-operatic (at times) Scandinavian metal band. At some point I would also love to do their song "Islander," but that one will take a bit of work.

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    For season regulars who have played lots of songs it is quite a challenge to come up with something new.
    I chose the Finnish song Ammulla Varhain and I found the words and chords on the Ultimate guitar site
    It fell under Misc Traditional and underneath that section are hundreds of obscure songs that more
    people will never have heard of so if you are looking for a song and a challenge you might find what you are looking
    for there. Go to this site.

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    I haven't covered Lorde before and this song from last year speaks to me. That's a Kiwi uke for a Kiwi artist.


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    a Blues Saraceno song

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    I have definitely 100% never played a Men at Work song before. But here is the only other song I know by them. The original is a bit too upbeat for the content of the lyrics but their lead singer Colin Hay has a brilliantly minimalist acoustic arrangement that is where I first heard the song and fell in love with. Sums up my mental state pretty well too.

    "Even on a cloudy day, I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun"

    "But I heard voices, Not in the head, out in the air, they called to me. Through record speakers, through thick and thin, they found a shelter, beneath my skin"

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    Default Alabama jubilee (Korala Plastic Ukulele)

    Now this was a real discovery for me... many years ago I went to
    a pub in Helsinki and a recorded some Ukulele players playing
    what I thought was "Hail Hail the gang's all here" and yesterday
    I discovered chords for the Alabama Jubilee
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    This is another one that I had to check that I hadn't done before. It has been a regular song at the weekly uke session I go to, but has never been done here. Nor have I done The Carpenters before. They have a special place in my heart. Growing up, we had very few records in the house that could be classed as anything like pop. "Johnny Cash at San Quentin", an early Beatles EP, a couple of Seekers albums. And then along came "The Carpenters - Singles". I listened to it quite a bit, before I realised that I was old enough to buy my own records.

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