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    This is a very cool song from his ukulele album. Since I'm not a native english speaker I'm having a hard time understanding his accent.

    Oh why I like ukuleles
    They always make me smile
    Whatever troubles comes your way
    It'll be OK in a little while (not sure)

    Just plick a little tune now
    It's easy if you try
    Just a couple of chords and a flick of the wrist
    And you start to wonder why...

    ...You've never tried this before
    It'll open a door
    To something you that thought you couldn't do

    And take it from me
    That little jumping flea
    Will cheer you up and chase away your blues

    So give me a uke
    Oh what a ukulele (not sure)
    It speaks to me saying please, please play me

    All through the day
    ??? on my hand
    I'll be strumming away
    'Till the cows come home

    So play your ukulele
    Don't keep it to yourself
    ??? find a way
    ??? national health


    ??? a ukulele
    Is always been a friend
    I always try to keep it close
    ??? the very end

    (lap steel)

    So give me a uke
    Oh what a ukulele (not sure)
    It speaks to me saying please, please play me

    All through the day
    ??? on my hand
    I'll be strumming away
    'Till the cows come home

    (lap steel)

    I will try to figure out the chords when I have the time, but if someone already have it, please share! If something else is wrong and if you spot it please tell as well!


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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandogardinali View Post

    Oh why I like ukuleles
    They always make me smile
    Whatever troubles comes your way
    It'll be OK in a little while

    Just plick a little tune now
    It's easy if you try
    Just a couple of chords and a flick of the wrist
    And you start to wonder why...

    ...You've never tried this before
    It'll open a door
    To something you that thought you couldn't do

    And take it from me
    That little jumping flea
    Will cheer you up and chase away your blues

    So give me a uke
    I want a u-ku-lele
    It speaks to me saying please, please play me

    All through the day
    And all on my own
    I'll be strumming away
    'Till the cows come home

    So play your ukulele
    Don't keep it to yourself
    Your moans and groans will fade away
    They should stick 'em on national health


    I love my a ukulele
    Is always been a friend
    I always try to keep it close
    To the very end

    (lap steel)

    So give me a uke
    I want a u-ku-lele
    It speaks to me saying please, please play me

    All through the day
    And all on my own
    I'll be strumming away
    'Till the cows come home
    Think this is it.
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    Yep, agree with the above.
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    One more correction from a Brit...

    In the verse before the first lap steel instrumental, it is "I'll hold it tight and keep it close

    This is a very cute song. Thanks for finding it! I've downloaded it and will come up with a song sheet for our uke club.

    Cheers!
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    Gillian, if you make the song sheet please share with us!
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    [C]Oh why I like ukuleles
    [D7]They always make me smile
    [G7]Whatever troubles comes your way
    It'll [C]be OK in a [G7]little while

    [C]Just plick a little tune now
    [D7]It's easy if you try
    [G7]Just a couple of chords and a flick of the wrist [Cdim]
    And you [G7]start to wonder [C]why...

    ...You've never [F]tried this [C]before
    It'll [F]open a [C]door
    To [D7]something you that thought you couldn't [G7]do [C#dim - G7]

    And [F]take it from [C]me
    That [F]little jumping [C]flea
    Will [D7]cheer you up and chase away your [G7]blues [C#dim - G7]

    So give me a [C]uke
    I want a [B7]u-ku-lele
    [A7]It speaks to me saying [Dm]please, please play me

    [G7]All through the day
    [C]And all on my own
    I'll be [D7]strumming away
    'Till the [G7]cows come home

    So [C]play your ukulele
    Don't [D7]keep it to yourself
    Your [G7]moans and groans will fade away
    They should [C]stick 'em on [G7]national health

    [C]I love my ukulele
    [D7]It's always been a friend
    [G7]I'll hold it tight and keep it close
    To the very [C]end

    F|C|D7|G7

    So give me a [C]uke
    I want a [B7]u-ku-lele
    [A7]It speaks to me saying [Dm]please, please play me

    [G7]All through the day
    [C]And all on my own
    I'll be [D7]strumming away
    'Till the [G7]cows come home

    C|D7|G7|Cdim|G7-C|
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    i'm to be heard playing on about 10 tracks on that album....

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    Really, do tell more
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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandogardinali View Post
    Gillian, if you make the song sheet please share with us!
    Here's our uke club's version: http://sanjoseukeclub.org/Song%20Boo...20Ukuleles.pdf

    I tweaked the lyrics and included some tablature for the two (slide guitar) instrumentals.

    Enjoy.
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