Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: The Song of Old Hawaii

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    605

    Default The Song of Old Hawaii

    I think Ukulele Ike once did this song, and I know Herb Ohta has a version. Does anyone have tab/chords for this song? I'd like to figure out a picking and strumming version.

    Thanks in advance.
    Craig


    Moore Bettah tenor "Ki Uke"
    Pohaku red cedar/mahogany tenor
    Kinnard all-walnut tenor
    Maui Music all-cedar tenor
    Ko'olau Hawaiian ash tenor
    I'iwi Classic koa concert
    Pohaku custom mahogany concert

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    1,486

    Default

    If it's the one I do, check out the MP3 link below.
    look for " rohiguchi (at) gmail.com" without the @ symbol.
    Click on that "address" the it should take you to a page that
    has my 'hawaiian .pdfs' folder available for access.
    The song should be found under "Song of Old Hawaii"

    It's set up for strumming and singing, but if you know the melody,
    you might be able to figure out your own tabs

    keep uke'in',
    Uncle Rod Higuchi
    ( seattleukulele.org )

    MP3s: http://www.mediafire.com/?50db7nls4o6m6
    Ukulele Boot Camp, FREE Songbook & More: http://ukulelebootcamp.weebly.com
    Holiday Songbook: http://www.mediafire.com/?0p02c7ttpqe2g

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    São Paulo/SP - Brasil
    Posts
    550

    Default

    Thank you, Rod!
    1920s Gibson UB2 ● 1928 National Tricone Tenor Guitar
    1960s Martin Style 0 ● 2002 Kenny Hill UkeBrand Mainland Concert
    2004 National Concert Maple ● 2005 Kamaka HP-1

    Build Log: Palakila Resonator Taropatch
    My blog (in portuguese) | Group: Ukulelistas Brasileiros

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Baltimore, MD
    Posts
    1,345

    Default

    Ukulele Ike did do this on a recording I have, Radio and Recording Rarities, Volume 24. I don't have a tab, but I found the chords and melody in a collection, Hits From Hawaii, No.1. (which was in a pdf collection that I bought from Ian Chadwick's site). I would love to have a tab of Ukulele Ike's version.

    In this video I perform it on a baritone with a capo at the 4th fret (F Bb D G). The chords are F Fdim C C7 for the verses and Bb F G7 C7 for the bridge (There's a silver moon).
    Let's have a laugh after we cry. Let's hope we live before we die. Loudon Wainwright III
    Best Regards,
    Ray


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Blaine, Washington
    Posts
    1,081

    Default

    Dang Ray, that was really good.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Baltimore, MD
    Posts
    1,345

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
    Dang Ray, that was really good.
    Thank you Patrick. I would love to figure out exactly what Ukulele Ike is playing on his recording. Nobody does it better. Cliff Edwards was one of the greatest interpreters of song and one of the greatest ukulele players to ever live. Nothing short of sheer genius. Great tune written by Gordon Beecher and Johnny Noble.
    Let's have a laugh after we cry. Let's hope we live before we die. Loudon Wainwright III
    Best Regards,
    Ray


  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Honolulu, Hawaii 5min away from waikiki
    Posts
    22,991

    Default

    (D7)There(Bm)is(D7)a(G7)melody(C6)
    (D7)for(Bm)ev(D7)er(G7)Haunting(C)me
    (F)a thousand times re(C)told
    (D7)A (Am7)theme(D7)that's never(G7)old

    There's the (C)Per-fume(Cdim)of(C)a (Cdim)mil(C)lion(G7)flowers
    Cling-ing to the heart of old Ha-(C)waii...
    (G7)Thers's a (C)rain-bow(Cdim)fol-(C)low-(Cdim)ing (C)the (G7)showers
    bring-ing me a part of old HaC)wai(F)(C).
    There'sa (F)sil-vermoon, a sym-(C)pho(cdim)ny(F)of(C)stars.
    There's a Hu-la tune and the (G7)hum of the oft gui-tars
    There's the (C)trade-wind(Cdim)sigh-(C)ing(Cdim)in (C)the(G7)heavens
    singing me a song of old Ha(C)-waii (G7)...
    There's the Ha(C)waii(F)(C)(G7)(C)(G7)(C)

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
    Posts
    7

    Default

    I really love this old song. This is one of the very first songs that I learned as a beginner ukulele player and enthusiast. This YouTube link is one example by which I learned this song, performed by a ukulele teacher named Mele Fong: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kS43jmbS3Ms

    There are five chords used with the strumming pattern called "swing strum".

    Thank you very much!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Top 50 Ukulele Sites