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    two well known calypso songs

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    Thanks all. What a beautiful poem Rob. She is a beauty!

    Maybe I can get a calypso in sometime
    Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lelouden View Post
    *WARNING*
    PROUD MOMENT!

    Huge congrats Linda!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wee_ginga_yin View Post
    Seems to be a popular theme this American stationed in Japan falling in love with a Geisha girl :-)
    It was a popular theme for awhile, so popular in fact there were answer songs to it such as Skeeter Davis' "Lost to a Geisha Girl", and Jimmie Skinner's "I found my girl in the USA".

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    Here's another Harry Belafonte song I'd never heard before, but liked instantly. He did some really fun stuff!


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    Default I don't know how the young men living

    It's 9 years almost exactly to the minute that I purchased my first uke



    Code:
    I don't know how the young men livin' - Lord Executor (P Garcia ) 1937
    
      Em                         Am 
    I don' know how di young men livin'  
         Em           B7 
    They never have a shilling 
      Em                         Am 
    I don' know how di young men livin'  
         Em           B7 
    They never have a shilling oh
    
    Em               Am 
    Tommy, o-pen the door
     v     ^  v   v   v
                Em                B7 
    Give me the bundle and let me go
     ^   v   v   v     ^    v  v  v
    Em              Am 
    Tommy, open the door 
               B7                Em 
    Give me mi bundle and let me go
    
           Em            Am 
    In the day, he walk 'bout, 
         Em                    B7 
    Only coming with his sweet mouth.
    Em                 Am 
    Calling for his mi-nou*, fowl, pound-
    Em                   B7 
    Plantain and Cal-lal-loo
    
     Chorus
    
           Em                Am 
    In the night he come and peep, 
         Em                     B7 
    Only longing for a place to sleep,
          Em             Am 
    As to cast his weary head, 
                 Em                B7 
    As a lump of lead on the coz-y bed, ah!
    
     Chorus
    
            Em                    Am 
    You can see that villain next day, 
         Em              B7 
    Half-crazy and total-bey†
        Em                    Am 
    His watchikong˚, goodness knows, 
        Em                  B7 
    And half of his feet ex-posed.
    
     Chorus
    
            Em                Am 
    Who can measure the human mind, 
                  Em                 B7 
    When it is un-cultured and un-re-fined?
          Em               Am 
    An im-pulse o' soc-i-e-ty, 
              Em                   B7 
    Not to be mentioned in his-tor-y.
    
    Chorus
    _____
    *minou - kitten i.e., sweetheart
    †total-bey - usually, 'crazy'; but here 'dishevelled'
    ˚watchikong - canvas rope-soled shoes
    Last edited by redpaul1; 05-16-2018 at 02:44 AM. Reason: 'cos 5:15 p.m. marked the anniversary to the minute :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by lelouden View Post
    *WARNING*
    PROUD MOMENT!


    Cuter than cute, Linda! Congratulations!!!! (Did you tell her she's #15 yet? )

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    Here's my second.

    The lyrics are traditional and the melody seems to have come from a ragtime melody first published in 1909. Many, many people have recorded it. Lonnie Donegan recorded it in 1956 so skiffle. I've done it here with baritone uke and harp and the video is taken from the Cento Valli Railway, a metre gauge railway that runs along the southern side of the Alps from Domodossola in Italy to Locarno in Switzerland. It passes through some fabulous scenery.
    Geoff Walker

    I have several ukuleles in various sizes and am not planning on getting any more...

    at least, not yet.

    I also play some blowy things and a squeezy thing

    Internet:
    You Tube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TootlinGeoff
    Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/tootlingeoff

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    Quote Originally Posted by lelouden View Post
    *WARNING*
    PROUD MOMENT!

    You've every reason to be. Congratulations.
    Geoff Walker

    I have several ukuleles in various sizes and am not planning on getting any more...

    at least, not yet.

    I also play some blowy things and a squeezy thing

    Internet:
    You Tube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TootlinGeoff
    Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/tootlingeoff

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    Default Big Bamboo

    An old Jamaican folk-tune, covered by mento revivalists, the Jolly Boys. The telephone spared you a reprise of the final chorus.

    Argapa custom piccolo | Argapa custom resonator soprano | Rob Collins custom soprano | Kavanagh custom concert | Ashton sop. | Clearwater SB electric concert | Kala PU-SSTU travel sopranissimo | Kala PU-SMH sopranissimo | Kala SSTU-BP soprano | Kala C/MU concert "The Mighty Uke"! | Kala SSTU-C concert | Kala SSTU-T tenor | Korala UKS-310 sop | Harley Benton BCJ100-FMH SB electric baritone | Lanikai S-B Baritone | Clearwater "long neck" baritone | Maholo sop. | Tiny Tangi

    Too Drunk To Pluck

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