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myrnaukelele
08-30-2014, 06:21 PM
Welcome to Season 133 of the Ukulele - Sweet Stuff!

Challenge
Play a song on your ukulele about something sweet or with sweet words such as Honey/Sugar/Cherry Pie etc. in the title.
Bands with Sweet in their name (or sugar/honey etc) are fair game as well.
Banned song this week: Chocolate Rain. Keep it Sweet.

Rules
1. Your entry must be a video produced this week for this contest. In your video, indicate somehow that your performance is for the 133rd Season of the Ukulele.
2. You must play ukulele in your video. Your friends and/or family are encouraged to join you (on whatever instruments they like).
3. Multi-track to your heart's delight. I admire all you talented Seasonistas who can multi-track. Or simply play the uke with no extra effects what-so-ever. I love listening to you all (multi-tracked or not). When it comes right down to it every video has an equal chance to win since I will be pulling names out of a hat.
4. Post your video entry in this thread no sooner than Sunday, August 31st, at 12:00am (Hawaii time) and no later than the following Sunday, September 7th, at 12:00am (Hawaii time).
5. You may submit three entries. Each entry gets your name into the hat.

Prizes
You guessed it! I'll be mailing something sweet to the five people whose names I pull out of the hat. Or maybe I'll do the random generator thingy. :o

Playlist - Sweet Songs
133rd Season - Sweet Songs Playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa0rFxLGSfiuKZ87KZVvRPY2nhh7RmaNd)

Bonus Playlist - Ain't She Sweet
There will be a second bonus drawing. Post your version of the classic uke tune "Ain't She Sweet" to the thread. This does NOT have to be recorded especially for this week. If you have done a version of this song sometime in the past it may be posted to this thread for the extra drawing.
Ain't She Sweet Playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa0rFxLGSfivygpZgwtscCVQ0Y7Ni4EAo)

Bonus Playlist - Sweet Georgia Brown
There will be a third bonus drawing. Post your version of the classic jam tune "Sweet Georgia Brown" to the thread. This does NOT have to be recorded especially for this week. If you have done a version of this song sometime in the past it may be posted to this thread for the extra drawing.
Sweet Georgia Brown Playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa0rFxLGSfiuoPHkvgVCe0IBGeaACC13_)

bird's eye view of my ukelele
08-30-2014, 06:33 PM
great theme! poor you, coming home to find us all clamouring for your season!

myrnaukelele
08-30-2014, 06:48 PM
great theme! poor you, coming home to find us all clamouring for your season!
The funny thing is I'm one of those Seasonistas who believes in posting as soon as possible on Saturday afternoon. I don't think it really interferes with the current season to post the new season theme early on Saturday. And that way all those folks who are ready for a new season can get started. It's just that today, of all days, I was elsewhere when I would normally have posted. Next time I host I promise to be prompt!

MikeOnTheUke
08-30-2014, 08:52 PM
There's a song I wanted to do for 132 that I thought of too late to have it ready. But it fits this theme so well. X3 looks like the Fates are smiling on me

wee_ginga_yin
08-30-2014, 09:45 PM
Early morning Jim-Jam session of a classic Emma Barrett (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhtG5YrQ-lY) song.


http://youtu.be/4QREu8YAOyc

xommen
08-31-2014, 01:56 AM
As this one fits the theme I thought I'd revisit it, and I still think it is a hard to song to sing ;-).
I also had some fun with multiple camera's and iMovie. This is U2's Wild Honey.

http://youtu.be/GLoesmr4RNM

pabrizzer
08-31-2014, 02:12 AM
Sweet Pea - Amos Lee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU9q6UjTWMI

frisbee fred
08-31-2014, 06:12 AM
Sweet Pea - Amos Lee


Great job, Pa! This was the first song I thought of too. I think I might do it anyway and throw it over to the Island. I love this song.

TCK
08-31-2014, 07:03 AM
I have wanted to play this one FOREVER! Great excuse right here- one of the Bob Wills songs without Tommy Duncan that I adore- thanks for the reason Myrna :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J9ApIkenC4&feature=youtu.be

bonesigh
08-31-2014, 07:41 AM
Sweet holy crazy cow! So many entries already and I'm not even done with last week! I'll never catch up LOLOLOL!

Harry122
08-31-2014, 08:04 AM
An obvious choice, but I just had to celebrate one of the first uke songs I learned. No doubt more - and better - versions will follow, but I had fun doing it!

Edit: Yay Myrna made this our Bonus Theme Song! I can't wait to hear other versions!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VvBprRPCh0&feature=youtu.be
Ain't She Sweet

uke4ia
08-31-2014, 08:09 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoK8DaJRDaM

Here's a suggestion for anyone who can't think of a song. :nana:

RAB11
08-31-2014, 08:16 AM
Right, here's my first entry.


http://youtu.be/3H4A9KWbGVo

UkeFoote
08-31-2014, 08:16 AM
Ok here's one for you that plays with the concept a bit.

This is "Candy Says" by the Velvet Underground (I almost typed "Velvet Undergourd" there):

http://youtu.be/Wx6YLVtaP7k

The "Candy" in the title likely refers to Candy Darling, a cross dresser who hung out with the Warhol crowd in the late '60s. Makes me think of a bad joke: Q: Where does Candy Darling like to shop for bargains?

A: CRoss Dress for Less

UkeFoote
08-31-2014, 08:29 AM
Here's one more for your consideration...

"Incense and Peppermints" by the Strawberry Alarm Clock:


http://youtu.be/FEFIFMM6-8E

myrnaukelele
08-31-2014, 09:06 AM
And we're off to a very sweet start! Great entries so far - looking forward to many more delicious entries before this week is out.
Patience (on my part and yours) is required at the moment. Last month I accidentally became a Google plus member when I clicked the wrong button. I held out as long as I could before Google automatically upgraded me without my permission. I know all of you are over it by now but can I just say I HATE GOOGLE PLUS!!!!!!! :mad: I have created the playlist. It will not allow me to add videos to it at the moment. I will persevere and the playlist will be posted soon (I hope).


Sweet holy crazy cow! So many entries already and I'm not even done with last week! I'll never catch up LOLOLOL!
Hang in there bonesigh. It's only 8AM on Sunday in Hawaii at the moment. Plenty of time to get a song in for Ralf's Season. I too need to learn my song and make my video for Season 132. I just need to figure out the playlist thing first.

myrnaukelele
08-31-2014, 09:14 AM
OK - Playlist is up. Now I need to figure out how to name it "PLAYLIST". Linda told me once but I can't remember what to do to make the words show over the link.

myrnaukelele
08-31-2014, 09:17 AM
Great job, Pa! This was the first song I thought of too. I think I might do it anyway and throw it over to the Island. I love this song.

Fred - we'd love to hear your version! Each version is unique. It doesn't matter that someone else did the same song for the same season. You get three entries - feel free to make this song one of them.

And I'm hoping for a Maple Syrup song from you too!!

pabrizzer
08-31-2014, 09:50 AM
Fred - we'd love to hear your version! Each version is unique. It doesn't matter that someone else did the same song for the same season. You get three entries - feel free to make this song one of them.

Yes Fred that we certainly includes me- it is a beaut little song that would fit in season 132 as well. I would love to hear your take on it.

My brother invited me to the monthly open mic of the local uke club to do a show and tell with the Little White Ukulele - I gave Ukulele Underground and especially the seasons a HUGE wrap. Over a hundred people there. I butchered my little Good to be Home (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=545fVXjl1Q0) song though. Didn't get home til after season start time which is why my post was a little later than usual.

Myrna to make any text into a LINK you drag to high light the text and click on the earth with the chain link icon between the smiley face and the envelope and paste the address of the play list in the space that appears.

myrnaukelele
08-31-2014, 09:59 AM
Pa - Great to hear the Little White Uke continues to inspire!
And thanks for the info on making a link become text. I am fairly computer savvy and work on both Macs and PCs. But sometimes it's the little things that mystify me.

myrnaukelele
08-31-2014, 10:09 AM
Here's a new Challenge for the Season!
Post your version of "Ain't She Sweet" to get a chance at the bonus draw. This is a classic ukulele tune and for some of us it was one of the first songs we learned on uke.
NOTE: This does not need to be a new song for this Season. If you have posted a version of this song on YT anytime in the past then feel free to add that version to this thread. You'll get your name in the bonus hat.
Just to clarify - everyone gets 3 entries and 1 bonus entry.
This is shaping up to be a very fun week. Looking forward to all your sweet vids!

frisbee fred
08-31-2014, 10:34 AM
Just having some sweet fun with Audrey......


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7a2smRWk70&feature=youtu.be

ohmless
08-31-2014, 10:37 AM
I couldn't find a song in my collection that fit the theme 100 percent so I changed a bit of the lyrics to Blackhawk's "Not Strong Enough to Say No" to make it about a dieter talking to his cookie.


http://youtu.be/oAuAjLJHfI8

wee_ginga_yin
08-31-2014, 11:00 AM
Here is my Ain't she sweet bonus.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjzCyo0uQQU

mythinformed
08-31-2014, 11:42 AM
Yes Fred that we certainly includes me- it is a beaut little song that would fit in season 132 as well.
It would and it did........I covered it in 132 (pay attention young man)!!

would love to hear your take on it.
Gotta echo Brians sentiments there, grab it and make it your own Fred..........I love hearing people putting their own unique stamp on a toon !! (Hope we hear it this season mate)

bird's eye view of my ukelele
08-31-2014, 01:42 PM
can I just say I HATE GOOGLE PLUS!!!!!!! :mad:
please do

it needs saying!

well done for resisting so long - i take my proverbial hat off to you

Jazzbanjorex
08-31-2014, 01:43 PM
Smarties and cup cakes. And Hello Kitty!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jj4Nl1J31E&feature=youtu.be

Waa Waa Waaa...

lelouden
08-31-2014, 01:59 PM
My Bonus :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpY9Q4IdvK4&feature=youtu.be

pabrizzer
08-31-2014, 01:59 PM
It would and it did........I covered it in 132 (pay attention young man)!!


Yes I don't pay attention as much as I used to - but I did see yours so I have no excuse other than not being young.

lelouden
08-31-2014, 02:12 PM
OK - Playlist is up. Now I need to figure out how to name it "PLAYLIST". Linda told me once but I can't remember what to do to make the words show over the link.

Myrna, Highlight the words "Sweet Stuff" or "Playlist", then click on the blue world globe link, past in the url for the playlist, then click ok. :)

Jazzbanjorex
08-31-2014, 03:53 PM
Cars and Candy. How sweet.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwOLFCK_vrY&feature=youtu.be

watchyourtoes
08-31-2014, 03:55 PM
http://youtu.be/r4Zj_afFsVQ

Here's my entry for the 33rd season (after > four month hiatus.)
The funny thing is I botched the note, which happens to be the most important lyric and note of the song, and is also this season's theme, "sweet." Hahaha, oh well. I will still stick to my personal rule of "no retakes." That's a rule I bent a couple of times, and none of those projects ever went on to be finished or uploaded- I easily get carried away.

Anywho, glad to have a chance to get back on here. Sweet idea for a theme, Myrna. Harhar har.
I can't believe how many video entries have already been posted! Watching them has further reminded me just how much I've missed you guys. And so many new Seasonistas have joined the party during this period which I placed my mind on therapeutic leave (because, as all of you are surely aware, the active ingredients of many thought processes can counteract with the optimal treatments for mending an injured soul. Trust me, I'm a nurse.)

Happy 133rd everybody!!!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
08-31-2014, 04:26 PM
sugar sugar - this song's so good they named it twice! ;)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3HWzGXpWos

i thought i'd go bari this week, as it's myrna and her fab bari vids that made me get a baritone uke in the first place, i fell in love with the sound and for about one and a half million years, and ooh what, about a million gazillion uke vids, it was all i played!

:bowdown: thank you myrna!

TCK
08-31-2014, 05:04 PM
Myrna- I got a song that mentions "sweet" about 100 times, and I really wanna play it for you. I promise it will be awesome, because I cant even listen to it without going into the throws of an emotional melt-down...and I promise to bring that. Can I do it? Sweet is not one of the buzzwords in the intro.

GinnyT11
08-31-2014, 05:07 PM
Myrna, please forgive this diversion, but I post this just for the pleasure of seeing George on uke and Paul singing "Ain't She Sweet."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5k-OE0-fWs

ukuleledaddy
08-31-2014, 05:24 PM
Ain't She Sweet. I'm in. Another one take disaster. And again, I'm video bombed by one of my weird children. Unfortunately I cut the video before my daughter said "I farted during the video.". I honestly don't know where she gets it from.......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYUh0IVXayg&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA

myrnaukelele
08-31-2014, 05:56 PM
Myrna- I got a song that mentions "sweet" about 100 times, and I really wanna play it for you. I promise it will be awesome, because I cant even listen to it without going into the throws of an emotional melt-down...and I promise to bring that. Can I do it? Sweet is not one of the buzzwords in the intro.
Any song with that many mentions of the word "sweet" needs to be in this Season. Go for it TCK. :)

myrnaukelele
08-31-2014, 06:12 PM
Myrna, please forgive this diversion, but I post this just for the pleasure of seeing George on uke and Paul singing "Ain't She Sweet."


Thanks for sharing that wonderful vid of this song Ginny. I'm happy to be diverted by the Beatles any time!

Jazzbanjorex
08-31-2014, 06:18 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0049Rxto4N8

Jazzbanjorex
08-31-2014, 07:02 PM
Sticky Sweet.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dai0gdQx6KU&feature=youtu.be

myrnaukelele
08-31-2014, 07:16 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0049Rxto4N8

Ha! I thought about walking around the State Fair and filming all the booths with sweet things for sale as an intro vid - elephant ears, candy apples, ice cream cones, sweet corn, giant cookies and whatever. It got me to wondering if anyone had ever written a song about cotton candy. I no longer need to wonder.

myrnaukelele
08-31-2014, 07:20 PM
Here's another one that would be fun to do - but it really needs all four voices.

http://youtu.be/9-DuC0tE7V4

Tootler
08-31-2014, 08:01 PM
Another "Lollipop" song


http://youtu.be/aSM9NpsyLd0

BigDaddyUker
08-31-2014, 10:16 PM
Written by Charlie Phillips but brought to fame in 1958 by the McGuire Sisters. Covered by others including Johnny Cash, but none with the same success. Bonus entry because it mentions both sugar and honey???? All sorts of sweet going on here I tell ya!


http://youtu.be/Fwg4JKC7HUQ

BigDaddyUker
08-31-2014, 10:52 PM
Not that I have a vocal range...but if I did, this song would not be in it but I love playin it so I recorded it anyways (I just listened again...its horrible...keep movin...nothing to hear here). I apologize for that flippin F9 chord that I forgot was in there so as I seen it coming my brain was racked trying to figure out how to play it and it decided that the thumb over with the listen here finger covering the other 3 was the best alternative! I am thinking I disagree.


http://youtu.be/AQ_WJWZM6OM

BigDaddyUker
08-31-2014, 10:57 PM
Here's another one that would be fun to do - but it really needs all four voices.

http://youtu.be/9-DuC0tE7V4

Time for a collaboration!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
08-31-2014, 11:09 PM
another one from me - "sugar baby love" by the rubettes


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yisNdCEjtWs

did i say already? what a GREAT season! what a FAB theme! :bowdown:

redpaul1
08-31-2014, 11:50 PM
Another "Lollipop" song


http://youtu.be/aSM9NpsyLd0

For one happy moment there, I thought this was actually going to be your entry :)

Morristown Uke Jam
09-01-2014, 12:03 AM
Tupelo Honey, by Van Morrison.

Performed out on the Morristown Green by the Morristown Uke Jam.

Take special note of the enthusiastic audience member trying to get a good audio recording of FiL's harmonica solo (and forgetting about the video...)



http://youtu.be/XgVLeBpvCiI

Joko
09-01-2014, 02:20 AM
This song was recorded by The Weavers back in 1950, was a hit for Jimmie Rodgers in the USA in '57, but it's older than that, derived from an old Irish folk tune brought to the USA by a guy named Sam Kennedy. It's been covered by Peter Paul and Mary, Waylon Jennings, Jefferson Starship, Bongwater and now, me!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVTZnfzpQyk

UkeCan1
09-01-2014, 03:29 AM
Okay, who's going to do this?


http://youtu.be/bc80tFJpTuo

This could be fun either camped up or done straight ... Cloverdaled up or in Tin Pan Alley "Ain't She Sweet" style or ... with plenty of upstrums, maybe?

PhillyV
09-01-2014, 03:33 AM
I want to but my wife thinks it'll scare my clients. HA!

Rustyy
09-01-2014, 04:15 AM
Another version of that fantastic Van Morrison song, "Tupelo Honey"


http://youtu.be/rOFSgVUFMzw

redpaul1
09-01-2014, 04:21 AM
From 1926


http://youtu.be/9f2v1W3PL9I

FiL
09-01-2014, 04:52 AM
Tupelo Honey, by Van Morrison.

Performed out on the Morristown Green by the Morristown Uke Jam.

Take special note of the enthusiastic audience member trying to get a good audio recording of FiL's harmonica solo (and forgetting about the video...)



http://youtu.be/XgVLeBpvCiI

That was too funny! I have very enthusiastic fans!

BigDaddyUker
09-01-2014, 06:17 AM
For one happy moment there, I thought this was actually going to be your entry :)

I kept closing windows and restarting because I couldn't figure out why I wasn't getting Geoff's video!!!

myrnaukelele
09-01-2014, 07:33 AM
It's such fun to host a Season! I love to wake up and see what folks have posted while I was sleeping. OK - off to get another cup of coffee and start commenting.

myrnaukelele
09-01-2014, 07:38 AM
Another "Lollipop" song


For one happy moment there, I thought this was actually going to be your entry :)

I kept closing windows and restarting because I couldn't figure out why I wasn't getting Geoff's video!!!
Well - it's such a great song if you really want to hear it on uke here it is!

http://youtu.be/pUQIjlpuv6I
I know some of you have seen it already since it was just posted 3 Seasons ago...but since I'm the host this week I am shamelessly reposting lol!

UkeCan1
09-01-2014, 07:42 AM
I want to but my wife thinks it'll scare my clients. HA!

She's probably right. You would be perfect. Do it!
Come to think of it, maybe we should start a playlist for "Sweet Transvestite". :)

myrnaukelele
09-01-2014, 08:04 AM
Early morning Jim-Jam session of a classic Emma Barrett[/URL] song.

I so love your style wee. This is classic!

As this one fits the theme I thought I'd revisit it, and I still think it is a hard to song to sing ;-).
I also had some fun with multiple camera's and iMovie. This is U2's Wild Honey.

Really enjoyed watching this one wim. Not only did you pick a great song you made this vid visually interesting with all the effects and camera angles. Nicely done!

Sweet Pea - Amos Lee

Did I mention I won a ribbon at the fair for my sweet peas? They are a favorite flower of mine. I love your version of this song pa.

I have wanted to play this one FOREVER! Great excuse right here- one of the Bob Wills songs without Tommy Duncan that I adore- thanks for the reason Myrna :)

I adore Bob Wills! And I love to listen to anything the Cloverdale Kid posts. DJs always know the best songs. Just sayin'.

An obvious choice, but I just had to celebrate one of the first uke songs I learned. No doubt more - and better - versions will follow, but I had fun doing it!
Inspired Choice!!

Edit: Yay Myrna made this our Bonus Theme Song! I can't wait to hear other versions!
Ain't She Sweet
Me too! Looking forward to hearing how everyone approaches this old standard.

Right, here's my first entry.

White Stripes! Yes! very nicely done RAB.

Ok here's one for you that plays with the concept a bit.
This is "Candy Says" by the Velvet Underground (I almost typed "Velvet Undergourd" there):
The "Candy" in the title likely refers to Candy Darling, a cross dresser who hung out with the Warhol crowd in the late '60s. Makes me think of a bad joke: Q: Where does Candy Darling like to shop for bargains?
A: CRoss Dress for Less
I feel like I just stepped into the way-back machine with Peabody and Sherman. Love me some Velvet Underground!

Here's one more for your consideration...
"Incense and Peppermints" by the Strawberry Alarm Clock:

Showing my age here - we used to sing along to this one in high school...

Just having some sweet fun with Audrey......

Awwww ... too sweet for words!

I couldn't find a song in my collection that fit the theme 100 percent so I changed a bit of the lyrics to Blackhawk's "Not Strong Enough to Say No" to make it about a dieter talking to his cookie.

Interesting take on this one ohmless. I can't go on a diet until after the fair. I'm not strong enough to say no to fair food. Good thing today is the last day of the fair! I may have to head out to the fairgrounds for one last giant Peanut Buddha cookie. :drool:

redpaul1
09-01-2014, 08:31 AM
I'm going to develop Type 2 diabetes before this season's over :o


http://youtu.be/sa5X2RGLbMg

I kept messing up by going: "I know how Swiss a kiss can be" :)

mythinformed
09-01-2014, 08:53 AM
Sorry Myrna, I trashed this vid..........it was bad ........very bad !! Lol

BigDaddyUker
09-01-2014, 08:57 AM
A tribute to my favourite chocolate ................have an LOL on me !! :cool:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NHEHnnVQRU

Both videos are PRIVATE Red!

mythinformed
09-01-2014, 09:05 AM
Cheers mate............'tis done !!

myrnaukelele
09-01-2014, 09:09 AM
Smarties and cup cakes. And Hello Kitty!
Waa Waa Waaa...
LOL! Middle School music! ;) Done with panache and whistling. What's not to like?

Cars and Candy. How sweet.

More whistling! And more wonderful uke playing. And great vocals. I always love watching your vids.


Here's my entry for the 33rd season (after > four month hiatus.)
The funny thing is I botched the note, which happens to be the most important lyric and note of the song, and is also this season's theme, "sweet." Hahaha, oh well. I will still stick to my personal rule of "no retakes." That's a rule I bent a couple of times, and none of those projects ever went on to be finished or uploaded- I easily get carried away.
Anywho, glad to have a chance to get back on here. Sweet idea for a theme, Myrna. Harhar har.
I can't believe how many video entries have already been posted! Watching them has further reminded me just how much I've missed you guys. And so many new Seasonistas have joined the party during this period which I placed my mind on therapeutic leave (because, as all of you are surely aware, the active ingredients of many thought processes can counteract with the optimal treatments for mending an injured soul. Trust me, I'm a nurse.)
Happy 133rd everybody!!!
Nice to see you back on the Seasons. The banjo uke was perfect for this sad and pensive song. Nicely done.

sugar sugar - this song's so good they named it twice! ;)
i thought i'd go bari this week, as it's myrna and her fab bari vids that made me get a baritone uke in the first place, i fell in love with the sound and for about one and a half million years, and ooh what, about a million gazillion uke vids, it was all i played!
:bowdown: thank you myrna!
And your version is so good I just have to say it again. Your version is so good!! We are all so glad you bought that beautiful baritone. I am very happy to have been the one to inspire your purchase. It sounds great every time you play it. But I think that's because the person playing it is awesome...

Sticky Sweet.

Fire us up! Pour that sugar on us! We can't get enough! Hot and sticky sweet for sure.

Written by Charlie Phillips but brought to fame in 1958 by the McGuire Sisters. Covered by others including Johnny Cash, but none with the same success. Bonus entry because it mentions both sugar and honey???? All sorts of sweet going on here I tell ya!

You had me singing along! All sorts of sweet indeed. Very catchy tune - I think I'll be humming it all day. :)


another one from me - "sugar baby love" by the rubettes
did i say already? what a GREAT season! what a FAB theme!
Another sweet song with marvelous vocals. I don't have to think twice - I love your version of "Sugar Baby Love".

Tupelo Honey, by Van Morrison.
Performed out on the Morristown Green by the Morristown Uke Jam.
Take special note of the enthusiastic audience member trying to get a good audio recording of FiL's harmonica solo (and forgetting about the video...)

Oh this is wonderful!! Thanks to each and every one of you Morristown ukers for singing this sweet song. I love Van Morrison and this is one of his best songs. A special entry for sure.

This song was recorded by The Weavers back in 1950, was a hit for Jimmie Rodgers in the USA in '57, but it's older than that, derived from an old Irish folk tune brought to the USA by a guy named Sam Kennedy. It's been covered by Peter Paul and Mary, Waylon Jennings, Jefferson Starship, Bongwater and now, me!

I hope you heal quickly! It's never fun being laid up. Glad you felt good enough to make a video for Sweet Week. Your back up harmonies add an extra "je ne sais quoi" quality to your vid. And I was glad to see this song make it onto the playlist.

myrnaukelele
09-01-2014, 09:15 AM
Not at all caught up but the sun is shining and the harvest needs to happen and I need to get off the computer and head outside. Later...

UkeyDave
09-01-2014, 10:02 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q3Bzsz31qg

lelouden
09-01-2014, 10:53 AM
#1 Entry :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8k_6COD8bs&feature=youtu.be

Tootler
09-01-2014, 10:54 AM
For one happy moment there, I thought this was actually going to be your entry :)


I kept closing windows and restarting because I couldn't figure out why I wasn't getting Geoff's video!!!

Since I seem to have caused some confusion I thought I had better...


http://youtu.be/xxi7M4Zq2_Y

It was originally written as "My Girl Lollipop" but as it was originally recorded by female singers, the title got changed. I changed it back.

BigDaddyUker
09-01-2014, 12:25 PM
One of my favorite Neil Diamond tunes - Sweet Caroline. Kind of a train wreck at the end. Audio seemed really hot...gotta get my mic figured out.

http://youtu.be/mh2RlPJNyVI

redpaul1
09-01-2014, 12:26 PM
Since I seem to have caused some confusion I thought I had better...


http://youtu.be/xxi7M4Zq2_Y

It was originally written as "My Girl Lollipop" but as it was originally recorded by female singers, the title got changed. I changed it back.

:bowdown: Geoff, you STAR :bowdown:

myrnaukelele
09-01-2014, 02:08 PM
Sorry Myrna, I trashed this vid..........it was bad ........very bad !! Lol

Redo it for us! I never got the chance to listen to it. Removed from playlist. But if you repost a different (better) version I'll be happy to add it back on.

ddanner
09-01-2014, 02:36 PM
Please join me and my Avatar for a trip back in our cardboard box Time Machine to 1954 for the song, "Honeycomb" written by Bob Merrill and best known from Jimmie Rodger's recording in 1957. (I haven't counted how many times the word "honey" is in the song, but it's quite a few!)

http://youtu.be/bXPvZAPGFPQ

My edited lyrics for this song:

Well, it’s a [C] Darn good life and it’s – Kinda funny,
How the [F] Lord made the bee and the bee made the honey,
And the [G] honeybee lookin’ for a home [C] ↑ (break) (tacet) And they called it a honeycomb, and they
[C] Roamed the world and they gathered all – of the
[F] Honeycomb into one sweet ball, and the
[G] Honeycomb from a million trips, made my baby’s [C] lips, Oh . .

Chorus

[F] Honeycomb, won’t you be my baby? Well, [C] honeycomb be my own?
Just a [G7] hank of hair and a piece of bone, Made a [C] ↑ (break) (tacet) Walkin’, talkin’ honeycomb, well . . .
[F] Honeycomb, won’t you be my baby? Well [C] Honeycomb be my own?
What a [G7] darn good life when you got a wife like [C] Honeycomb. [C]
(Key Change) [D] [D]

And the [D] Lord said now that I made a bee,
I’m gonna [G] look all around for a green, green tree,
And He [A] made a little bee and I guess you heard, [D]↑ (break) (tacet) What then? Well, He made a little bird, and they
[D] Waited all around until the end of Spring,
[G] Gettin’ every note that the birdies sing, and He
[A] Put ‘em all into one sweet tone, for my Honey [D] comb, Oh ...

Chorus

[G] Honeycomb, won’t you be my baby? Well, [D] honeycomb be my own?
Just a [A7] hank of hair and a piece of bone, and made a [D] ↑ (break) . . . (tacet) Walkin’, talkin’ honeycomb, well . . .
[G] Honeycomb, won’t you be my baby? Well [D] Honeycomb be my own?
What a [A7] darn good life when you got a wife like [D] Honeycomb. [D] [D]

And the [D] Lord said now that I made a bird,
I’m gonna [G] look all around for a little old word,
That [A] sounds about sweet, like turtle dove, – [D] ↑ (break) (tacet) And, I guess I’m gonna call it “love”, and He
[D] Roamed the world lookin’ everywhere,
[G] Gettin’ love from here . . love from there, and He
[A] Put it all in a little old part of my baby’s [D] heart, Oh . . .

Chorus

[G] Honeycomb, won’t you be my baby? Well, [D] honeycomb be my own?
Just a [A7] hank of hair and a piece of bone, and made a [D]↑ (break). . . (tacet) Walkin’, talkin’ honeycomb, well ...
[G] Honeycomb, won’t you be my baby? Well [D] Honeycomb be my own?
What a [A7] darn good life when you got a wife like [D] Honeycomb. [D]
It's a [A7] darn good life when you got a wife like [D] Honeycomb.

Hope you enjoy it! - d

Harry122
09-01-2014, 03:14 PM
Black Strap Molasses
Myra, thanks for encouraging multi-tracking this Season, it's allowed me to do some experimenting with synths and with video!
This song was first introduced in 1951 by four superstars of the time: Groucho Marx, Jane Wyman, Danny Kaye and Jimmy Durante. The song is a send-up of the 1950s health-food craze that used blackstrap molasses, known for its iron content, as a culinary centerpiece.
For those who don't think that blackstrap molasses is sweet enough, personally, I love it, and regularly put it on toast. Additionally, the song mentions ice cream cake and cherry pie, so that should be sweet enough for anyone!
Finally, I think that my singing partner in this song is the most handsome fellow I've seen in quite a while! Just sayin'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYKdc5M8X-U&feature=youtu.be

watchyourtoes
09-01-2014, 03:18 PM
Woah, this is so cool! Morristown Uke Jam, you just made my day!



Tupelo Honey, by Van Morrison.

Performed out on the Morristown Green by the Morristown Uke Jam.

Take special note of the enthusiastic audience member trying to get a good audio recording of FiL's harmonica solo (and forgetting about the video...)



http://youtu.be/XgVLeBpvCiI

myrnaukelele
09-01-2014, 04:29 PM
Another version of that fantastic Van Morrison song, "Tupelo Honey"

And what a fantastic version it is. Very nice vocals on this one. I have always loved this song Rusty. It's nice to hear it played so sweetly.

From 1926

New uke? Nice sound. You definitely need a soprano for some of these old 20s tunes. Which I love (sopranos and 20s tunes both lol!).

Sweet Pea
What a great song. I am so learning this one. Your vocals are spot on, as always. I love the songs you pick to do for the Seasons. I think we have very similar taste in music.

#1 Entry :)

Awww this is so sweet. You are such a fine singer and finger picker. And a wonderful whistler. I wish I could whistle! Do you sing this one to your grandkids?


Since I seem to have caused some confusion I thought I had better...
It was originally written as "My Girl Lollipop" but as it was originally recorded by female singers, the title got changed. I changed it back.
I'm so glad you did this one Tootler. I love learning the history of songs. Many songs have such interesting back stories. It turns out this was originally written as "My Girl Lollypop" (by Robert Spencer of the doo-wop group The Cadillacs) but was first recorded by Barbie Gaye in 1956 and changed to "My Boy Lollipop". Millie Small recorded it eight years later and made history - ska music had its first big commercial hit. It's nice to hear it in its original form. And you did a great version of it.

One of my favorite Neil Diamond tunes - Sweet Caroline. Kind of a train wreck at the end. Audio seemed really hot...gotta get my mic figured out.

Perfect song pick for Sweet week! Nice steady strum. Train wreck? Not at all - you sound great.

Please join me and my Avatar for a trip back in our cardboard box Time Machine to 1954 for the song, "Honeycomb" written by Bob Merrill and best known from Jimmie Rodger's recording in 1957. (I haven't counted how many times the word "honey" is in the song, but it's quite a few!)
Hope you enjoy it! - d
This is one of those songs that I heard as a child and never forgot. Or rather, I forgot all about it until I heard your version and realized I knew most of the words... Great song for the Season. Thanks for the earworm lol!


Black Strap Molasses
Myrna, thanks for encouraging multi-tracking this Season, it's allowed me to do some experimenting with synths and with video!
This song was first introduced in 1951 by four superstars of the time: Groucho Marx, Jane Wyman, Danny Kaye and Jimmy Durante. The song is a send-up of the 1950s health-food craze that used blackstrap molasses, known for its iron content, as a culinary centerpiece.
For those who don't think that blackstrap molasses is sweet enough, personally, I love it, and regularly put it on toast. Additionally, the song mentions ice cream cake and cherry pie, so that should be sweet enough for anyone!
Finally, I think that my singing partner in this song is the most handsome fellow I've seen in quite a while! Just sayin'.

Ink a dink a doo! This song is a hoot! You and your twin really have the harmonies down. I have never heard this song before - thanks so much for the laughs! :biglaugh:

UkeCan1
09-01-2014, 05:14 PM
Woah, this is so cool! Morristown Uke Jam, you just made my day!

Morristown Uke Jam has been a Seasonista since Season 115 (my idea, I think?), when we did "Drop Baby Drop" (http://youtu.be/x1TwWr02uRA) for BirdsEye's "yeah, baby!" week, at our Cuatro de Mayo party at Marco D's.

We've entered as a group 4 times ("Sweet Georgia Brown" (http://youtu.be/u6baRyXs330) for 116, Tin Pan Alley, and two yesterday ... this week's "Tupelo Honey" (http://youtu.be/XgVLeBpvCiI) and "You and I" (http://youtu.be/7gbpBWMw-qM) for 132).

Mark is the founder and leader of MUJ ... he does a fabulous job and you will find tons of tutorial videos on the group's channel ... he makes one for every song. Each gathering has a theme (sound familiar?), and we do songs on that theme.

That's Mark and FiL and me in the center of this week's (and last week's) video ... all individual Seasonistas in our own right, and we've had one or two others attend other weeks.

Of course I'm hoping more of the folks you see here will catch the Seasons bug and come join us on their own soon too, now that they've "tasted" (pun intended) the sweetness of the Seasons.

Concertina
09-01-2014, 05:17 PM
So at the very last minute I realized I had not put in the video that this was for Season 133...so I put it in the description box on YouTube. I hope that counts! I tried to go back and re-save it with the black box that I usually do...but I forgot how to do it. = /

Also...remember when I said I was never going to do a video in my pajamas again? Yeah...I lied.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPyfSLTfZc0&feature=youtu.be

erivel
09-01-2014, 08:56 PM
Here's another quiet late night recording for you. Myrna's hosting, yay! That means I have to do a Neil Young cover! Enjoy! :)


http://youtu.be/UzimMEg9i58

redpaul1
09-01-2014, 09:07 PM
I'm going to develop Type 2 diabetes before this season's over :o


http://youtu.be/sa5X2RGLbMg

I kept messing up by going: "I know how Swiss a kiss can be" :)
Bird's eye kindly let me know this had been mistakenly set to 'Private'. Don't know why YT has suddenly started defaulting to that setting, and I checked at least twice to reassure myself it wasn't (set to 'Private'). But it was :/

redpaul1
09-01-2014, 09:13 PM
New uke? Nice sound. You definitely need a soprano for some of these old 20s tunes. Which I love (sopranos and 20s tunes both lol!)

Thank you! Yes. New-ish. Certainly new to the Seasons. I got it this summer at UkeFestGB, Cheltenham (where I met up with barefootgypsy and Ukey Dave :) ). It's a Kala travel PU-SSTU sopranissimo - yes... 'travel', 'cos, you know, how most sopranissimos are just too bulky for any practical purposes.

pabrizzer
09-01-2014, 10:04 PM
Sweet things - Sex and Candy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGYPQypJn3g

cua94
09-02-2014, 03:09 AM
Here is my first entry for this week. I hope to do more!
http://youtu.be/xSh6bympojc

redpaul1
09-02-2014, 07:14 AM
So, *looks around* at least no-one's done this yet :cool:

From 1965:


http://youtu.be/LeQmbHYBV9Y

myrnaukelele
09-02-2014, 08:19 AM
So at the very last minute I realized I had not put in the video that this was for Season 133...so I put it in the description box on YouTube. I hope that counts! I tried to go back and re-save it with the black box that I usually do...but I forgot how to do it. = /
Also...remember when I said I was never going to do a video in my pajamas again? Yeah...I lied.

I love your sultry vocals on this. What uke are you playing? It sounds great. And don't think twice about the pajamas. I'm typing this in my robe. Some mornings you just go for comfort.

Here's another quiet late night recording for you. Myrna's hosting, yay! That means I have to do a Neil Young cover! Enjoy! :)

Erivel covering Neil Young - it doesn't get much better than this. Love it!

Sweet things - Sex and Candy.

Excellent song for this Season pa. Sounds great on that bari. :cool:

Here is my first entry for this week. I hope to do more!
I hope you do more too! Very sweet entry - looking forward to hearing you sing again before the week is out. :)

So, *looks around* at least no-one's done this yet.
From 1965:

You know I love me some Motown! Inspired choice! The Four Tops singing this Holland-Dozier-Holland hit is a favorite of mine.

I'm going to develop Type 2 diabetes before this season's over
I kept messing up by going: "I know how Swiss a kiss can be"
LOL! There are some pretty sweet songs getting sung this week that's for sure. This is one of them.

Barbablanca
09-02-2014, 09:17 AM
A song written especially for this Season. "Love can be so sweet!" Joni sang in Last Time I saw Richard - but it can also be Bittersweet as the narrator of this tale explains.


http://youtu.be/eybhqEPlsFk

Lyrics in the description section on Youtube.

strumsilly
09-02-2014, 09:28 AM
Here's another C6H12O6 x 2. you can't have to much sugar, sugar.[ or can you ?] *Note to self, check blood sugar level]

http://youtu.be/t5ck0LoBYSI

watchyourtoes
09-02-2014, 09:29 AM
Morristown Uke Jam has been a Seasonista since Season 115 (my idea, I think?), when we did "Drop Baby Drop" (http://youtu.be/x1TwWr02uRA) for BirdsEye's "yeah, baby!" week, at our Cuatro de Mayo party at Marco D's.

We've entered as a group 4 times ("Sweet Georgia Brown" (http://youtu.be/u6baRyXs330) for 116, Tin Pan Alley, and two yesterday ... this week's "Tupelo Honey" (http://youtu.be/XgVLeBpvCiI) and "You and I" (http://youtu.be/7gbpBWMw-qM) for 132).

Mark is the founder and leader of MUJ ... he does a fabulous job and you will find tons of tutorial videos on the group's channel ... he makes one for every song. Each gathering has a theme (sound familiar?), and we do songs on that theme.

That's Mark and FiL and me in the center of this week's (and last week's) video ... all individual Seasonistas in our own right, and we've had one or two others attend other weeks.

Of course I'm hoping more of the folks you see here will catch the Seasons bug and come join us on their own soon too, now that they've "tasted" (pun intended) the sweetness of the Seasons.



There are no words to express how badly I wanna be in there with you guys!
A band of ukes, a harmonica solo- sounds like a dream I've had, but then I had to change my underwear...

watchyourtoes
09-02-2014, 09:35 AM
Sweet things - Sex and Candy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGYPQypJn3g


Great song choice, pabrizzer! I was wondering when someone was going to do this song. I like your version even better than the original. Your voice and style work perfectly for it!

watchyourtoes
09-02-2014, 09:40 AM
Because I love you guys and I love making an ass of myself, I decided I'm gonna learn "Sugar Daddy" from the Hedwig and the Angry Inch soundtrack. It should get a few giggles. And it just happens to be a great song from a great play and movie.
Thought I'd post this here to keep me from backing out, haha.

UkeCan1
09-02-2014, 09:44 AM
There are no words to express how badly I wanna be in there with you guys!
A band of ukes, a harmonica solo- sounds like a dream I've had, but then I had to change my underwear...

Might be time for a visit to New Jersey then...
Seasonista road trip?

Or at least to a uke group in Kentucky. I know they have 'em ... our own Lynette has a hand in running (I believe?) CHUNKY ... the Cool Hand Ukes of Northern Kentucky.

We also met the Lexingtones at UWC.

I don't know what party of KY you're in ... I really just wanted an excuse to say "CHUNKY" ... best uke group acronym after the N'ukes.

[If I were the sort of person to talk about damp underwear, this is where I'd insert that joke. Oh, wait ... I just spilled (and cleaned up) food on my shorts ... again ... so ... yeah ... wet shorts.]

Anyway, surely there's a uke group somewhere nearby? If not, do what Marco did for us ... start one!

pabrizzer
09-02-2014, 10:50 AM
Honey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-fu2UobECg

Markwo
09-02-2014, 11:29 AM
Bonus before entries feels like dessert before dinner. I tried to do a BIG finish on this one with a sloppy result, but it was fun to try. Check it out.

http://youtu.be/3LXRs9nX0ms

Barbablanca
09-02-2014, 12:04 PM
For the first time in weeks I've caught up with all of the Season's videos! Yes! Enjoying this one immensely!

But is no-one going to do a song which begins...

"See the tree how big it's grown......" Go on! I dare you! :rolleyes:

PS Have an idea for another sugar sogn. Hope I get time to finish it and record it later this week.

myrnaukelele
09-02-2014, 12:36 PM
For the first time in weeks I've caught up with all of the Season's videos! Yes! Enjoying this one immensely!

But is no-one going to do a song which begins...

"See the tree how big it's grown......" Go on! I dare you! :rolleyes:

PS Have an idea for another sugar sogn. Hope I get time to finish it and record it later this week.

I am also enjoying all these sweet songs immensely!

There are some that think Bobby Goldsboro's song "Honey" is the
Worst Song of All Time (http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/04/19/eye.ent.worstsong/index.html?eref=sitesearch).

watchyourtoes
09-02-2014, 01:39 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDK4CNv7Zcw&list=UU1ar2FO9VuJaZKDYJt94VNw


"Sugar Daddy" from the Hedwig and the Angry Inch soundtrack
saturated with delay, reverb and pushed hard through a few compressors just because I got a new machine (actually, a very old Korg compander, but new to me) and I've been trying out different sounds with it

watchyourtoes
09-02-2014, 01:46 PM
Might be time for a visit to New Jersey then...
Seasonista road trip?

Or at least to a uke group in Kentucky. I know they have 'em ... our own Lynette has a hand in running (I believe?) CHUNKY ... the Cool Hand Ukes of Northern Kentucky.

We also met the Lexingtones at UWC.

I don't know what party of KY you're in ... I really just wanted an excuse to say "CHUNKY" ... best uke group acronym after the N'ukes.

[If I were the sort of person to talk about damp underwear, this is where I'd insert that joke. Oh, wait ... I just spilled (and cleaned up) food on my shorts ... again ... so ... yeah ... wet shorts.]

Anyway, surely there's a uke group somewhere nearby? If not, do what Marco did for us ... start one!



I'm equal distances from the Lexingtones and CHUNKY, almost two hours from where I am (the KY, OH and WV tri-state.)
I've made several attempts to start a group in my area. There are enough ukers but I'm not very good at gathering people or organizing anything. I'm introverted and easily distracted - a bad combo for trying to start a group. And I've not any success trying to convince someone else into being the designated "leader" either.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-02-2014, 02:29 PM
third vid from me, this is "christine" by siouxsie and the banshees

i'm just alternating D and G over and over for the full three minutes here, please join in if you fancy

fancy that! says me

no i DON'T fancy that, says anyone who ever saw "carry on abroad"

or indeed anyone who doesn't dig my groove, man


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m19RA3zuIPo

lelouden
09-02-2014, 02:48 PM
#2- Nina Simone


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2Fb-mVdJds&feature=youtu.be

bonesigh
09-02-2014, 02:51 PM
Forgot to put in my intro vid with this sorry. I've got a uke that has "candy" written on the back in cling paint (BTW I swear I'm sending those prizes this week from my season!) Ah, well here is the video without into 'I WANT CANDY'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_WTIBdZBks&feature=youtube_gdata_playerPl ay along with C and D...that's all folks (:

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-02-2014, 02:59 PM
"See the tree how big it's grown......" Go on! I dare you! :rolleyes:




There are some that think Bobby Goldsboro's song "Honey" is the
Worst Song of All Time (http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/04/19/eye.ent.worstsong/index.html?eref=sitesearch).

:eek:

i kinda like it

:uhoh:

i just listened to it and got a bit of a tear in my eye

is that my age? the menopause? what is that? minor chords? he bought her a puppy?

oh well whatever it is

i kinda like it

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-02-2014, 03:19 PM
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooops

i just checked the opening post

as one should before posting vids that don't fit the theme :uhoh:

and i realise that all the sweet stuff words in "christine" are in the body of the song not the title

and the song is not about anything sweet

apart from all that it was spot on :uhoh:

myrna, sorry about that, just ignore it!

the good thing is now - i'm still a song in hand!

yay! kinda :rolleyes:

BigDaddyUker
09-02-2014, 03:28 PM
the good thing is now - i'm still a song in hand!

yay! kinda :rolleyes:

You know what they say...a song in the hand is worth two in the uke!

myrnaukelele
09-02-2014, 03:39 PM
:eek:
i kinda like it
I just listened to it and got a bit of a tear in my eye
is that my age? the menopause? what is that? minor chords? he bought her a puppy?
oh well whatever it is
i kinda like it
Maybe I dislike this song because I heard it over and over and over when it was being played non-stop on the radio for weeks way back when?

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooops
i just checked the opening post
as one should before posting vids that don't fit the theme :uhoh:
and i realise that all the sweet stuff words in "christine" are in the body of the song not the title
and the song is not about anything sweet
apart from all that it was spot on
myrna, sorry about that, just ignore it!
the good thing is now - i'm still a song in hand!

yay! kinda :rolleyes:

I did like your version of Christine but ...yeah. Not sweet enough. Let's hear another sweet song! :o
(Maybe Honey would sound better upstrummed on the uke?)

Concertina
09-02-2014, 04:11 PM
Maria. .. That was my pineapple Alulu. I <3 it.

myrnaukelele
09-02-2014, 04:14 PM
Maria. .. That was my pineapple Alulu. I <3 it.

I can see why. It's a really nice sounding uke. Lucky you. :)

Concertina
09-02-2014, 04:22 PM
Yeah it has really served me well. I know there is a lot of debate as to whether or not they are good... But the only complaint I have is that the finish is thick in some places, which is is a bit unsightly. I did have to change the nut in order to accommodate the Martin strings...

TCK
09-02-2014, 04:34 PM
Little Sam Cooke for y'all, Cloverdaled WAY up.
GO git yer ukes and play a song with me folks.
Sugar Dumplin'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_fJB1ZPoMg&feature=youtu.be

Jazzbanjorex
09-02-2014, 04:50 PM
Sweet Bonus playlist! Ain't That Sweet!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jilKxTLclug&feature=youtu.be

bonesigh
09-02-2014, 05:10 PM
Dare excepted. I don't understand why it's a dare though. I love this song!! When I was a kid we weren't allowed to listen to the radio (IDK?) but we had a stack of about 30 records that I would listen to over and over. Bobby Goldsboro was one of them. Always thought I'd have a little boy and name him "Scotty". (:

For the first time in weeks I've caught up with all of the Season's videos! Yes! Enjoying this one immensely!

But is no-one going to do a song which begins...

"See the tree how big it's grown......" Go on! I dare you! :rolleyes:

PS Have an idea for another sugar sogn. Hope I get time to finish it and record it later this week.

Honey Bobby Goldsboro
INTRO: |Dm7 |G7 |C |Cmaj7 C6 |

VERSE 1:
C
See the tree, how big it's grown,
|Cmaj7 C7
but friend it hasn't been too long,
|Dm7 G7 |Dm7 G7
it wasn't big.
|Dm7 G7
I laughed at her and she got mad,
|Dm7 G7
the first day that she planted it,
|C |Cmaj7 C6 |
was just a twig.

VERSE 2: (Chords Like 1)
Then the first snow came,
and she ran out to brush the snow away,
so it wouldn't die.
Came runnin' in all excited,
slipped and almost hurt herself,
and I laughed till I cried.

VERSE 3: (Chords Like 1)
She was always young at heart,
kinda dumb and kinda smart,
and I loved her so.
And I surprised her with a puppy,
kept me up all Christmas Eve,
two years ago.

VERSE 4: (Chords Like 1)
And it would sure embarrass her,
when I came in from workin' late,
'cause I would know.
That she'd been sittin' there and cryin',
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4OWr5k-udo&feature=youtube_gdata
Over some sad and silly,
C |Cmaj7
late, late show.

CHORUS:
C6 |Dm7 G7 |Dm7
And honey, I miss you,
G7 |C |Cmaj7
and I'm bein' good.
C6 |Dm7 G7 |Dm7
And I'd love to be with you,
G7 |C |Cmaj7 C6
if only I could.

VERSE 5: (Chords Like 1)
She wrecked the car and she was sad,
and so afraid that I'd be mad,
but what the heck.
Though I pretended hard to be,
guess you could say she saw through me,
and hugged my neck.

VERSE 6: (Chords Like 1)
I came home unexpectedly,
and caught her cryin' needlessly,
in the middle of the day.
And it was in the early spring,
when flowers bloom and robins sing,
she went away.

CHORUS: (Chords Like above)
And honey, I miss you,
and I'm bein' good.
And I'd love to be with you,
G7 |C Cmaj7 |Em7 A7
if only I could.

VERSE 7:
|D
One day while I was not at home,
|Dmaj7 D
while she was there and all alone,
|Em7 A7 |Em7 A7
the angels came.
|Em7 A7
Now all I have is memories,
|Em7 A7
of Honey and I wake up nights,
|D |Dmaj7 D6 |
and call her name.

VERSE 8: (Chords Like 7)
Now my life's an empty stage,
where Honey lived and Honey played,
and love grew up.
And a small cloud passes overhead,
and cries down on the flower bed,
that Honey loved.

Chorus

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-02-2014, 05:53 PM
See the tree, how big it's grown
:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

UkeCan1
09-02-2014, 06:21 PM
Well, I barely remember "Honey", but yeah, Janet's made my eyes a bit wet too.

So far I haven't seen anyone take up my dare ... so I did it myself. I can't quite pull off the manner of the movie character, so I just kinda played it "sweet".

It is, after all, a touching tale of a sweet person helping out a couple of strangers in distress.

I just brought out his helpful side a touch more than Tim Curry did in the movie.


http://youtu.be/oiRIKe1aT2E

Now that I've done this one kind of as if it were "Ain't She Sweet" ... let's see if I can do "Ain't She Sweet" in the style of Frank N. Furter ....

Bets?

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-02-2014, 09:17 PM
You know what they say...a song in the hand is worth two in the uke!
they do say that, don't they?

well you know - if they DON'T, they SHOULD!




I did like your version of Christine but ...yeah. Not sweet enough. Let's hear another sweet song! :o
(Maybe Honey would sound better upstrummed on the uke?)
ah HA!

i was too busy playing with my NEW UKE to be here to read that!

however... i have instead written a little sorta-song about my NEW UKE

did i mention? i got a NEW UKE!

it's another little painted uke - no really, it is!

'cos i like my old little painted uke so much that er yeah i got another one!

so, for my NEW UKE...

and for this season...

and because i wrote it myself i was able to make sure i put "sweet" in the title...!

"sweet uke, i got 2 of you now"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNOk7OcNVw0

thunderflea
09-02-2014, 11:19 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNOk7OcNVw0

That was totally sweet!! That uke has a great punk rock sound.
Maybe you could let me borrow one since you have two of them?

thunderflea
09-02-2014, 11:36 PM
Strange circumstances (between visiting my recovering mother, my mother-in-law's 80th birthday, and camping with old friends in the high Sierras) have lead me to stay two nights at a campground/lodge in the mountains of Pine Grove, California. I am the only person staying here, even the person who checks you in is gone. With it so deserted, it is something between the Bates Motel and the camp where the Friday the 13th movie took place. At least there is no lake for Jason to emerge from, though the Mokelumne River is down a canyon road from here.

The video starts with a view of the moon through the pine trees. I ended up finishing the song inside because I had to look at the lyrics (which I normally try not to do) and there was not enough light outside. Plus I was scared! Ha ha.

No, really......

Watch in HD for all the gory details.


http://youtu.be/pURRqfIo0YI

thunderflea
09-02-2014, 11:46 PM
One of my favorite two-chord songs and they are two good chords for ukulele. (C & G7)


http://youtu.be/dnXYW5Cv9Gc

Starting tomorrow afternoon I will be in the Mokelumne wilderness far from any cell phone signal for five days.
But I will have my little ukulele.

Have a great week!

Tootler
09-03-2014, 12:23 AM
But is no-one going to do a song which begins...

"See the tree how big it's grown......" Go on! I dare you! :rolleyes:



That one was popular when we were first married. I thought it nauseous drivel and still do. Yuk!

:stop:

UkeCan1
09-03-2014, 12:58 AM
Here's my contribution to the "Ain't She Sweet" party.

Did I channel Tim Curry in "Rocky Horror" ... or did I do some other silly thing?

You'll have to watch to find out:


http://youtu.be/3kt5Y3hwYO8

Rustyy
09-03-2014, 01:00 AM
[QUOTE]So, *looks around* at least no-one's done this yet :cool:

Hey Paul, when you were looking around, didn't you notice me?

I was there trying to get organised. I guess if you snooze, you lose.
Anyway here's my bash at this one


http://youtu.be/bDEqAcSU0Jo

pabrizzer
09-03-2014, 01:51 AM
Here's my - Ain't She Sweet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqrOWaiELWI

UkeyDave
09-03-2014, 05:19 AM
I've been racking my brain thinking what the hell can I do. Then I suddenly realised one of my all time favourite Tin Pan Alley songs is called Honey (1928) by Simons, Gillespie & Whiting.
So here it is. My entry number 2.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XsaQzcKo5s

LBColosimo
09-03-2014, 07:44 AM
Season 133 - Sweet Stuff! I covered Nancy Sinatra's song Sugar Town, which she first performed in 1966. Anyone remember this?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTEH7SJN08I

ddanner
09-03-2014, 08:14 AM
Season 133 - Sweet Stuff! I covered Nancy Sinatra's song Sugar Town, which she first performed in 1966. Anyone remember this?

Of course "some" of us remember this! Just wondering now why it didn't hang around longer on radio waves back then. Guess Nancy S. wasn't given much credit back then in her father's shadow.

lelouden
09-03-2014, 08:29 AM
#3

A little bit of sugar sweet humorous harmony :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXw7DTfJaqo&list=UUZLptu1kN-j1JcDvEoHdyLQ

myrnaukelele
09-03-2014, 08:52 AM
A song written especially for this Season. "Love can be so sweet!" Joni sang in Last Time I saw Richard - but it can also be Bittersweet as the narrator of this tale explains.
Lyrics in the description section on Youtube.
Berni - I am honored that you wrote a song for Sweet Season. There are some great lines in this one. I laughed at the Facebook reference. You've got a very bright sounding uke - it adds to the mood of the song.

Here's another C6H12O6 x 2. you can't have to much sugar, sugar.[ or can you ?] *Note to self, check blood sugar level]

Can't have too many covers of this song for Sweet Week either! Very nice version. Was it chance that you played it on a Favilla baritone? Or did you know how much I love them? I like them so much I have two - one tuned GCEA and one tuned DGBE. Can't have too many Favillas either.

Honey

Interesting sound on this one. And some hard-driving uke as well. Nice one pa.


"Sugar Daddy" from the Hedwig and the Angry Inch soundtrack
saturated with delay, reverb and pushed hard through a few compressors just because I got a new machine (actually, a very old Korg compander, but new to me) and I've been trying out different sounds with it
Toes - thanks so much for bringing this song to Sweet Season. I LOVE it! and I love the way you play it. You've got a great sound going on there. What's you sound set up? I'm gonna have to go watch Hedwig and the Angry Inch someday soon.

#2- Nina Simone

Love your style Linda. This is seriously sweet. Somebody send her some sugar!

Forgot to put in my intro vid with this sorry. I've got a uke that has "candy" written on the back in cling paint (BTW I swear I'm sending those prizes this week from my season!) Ah, well here is the video without into 'I WANT CANDY'
Play along with C and D...that's all folks (:
Hey hey hey! Excellent song choice. Now I want some candy. How many tracks did you use in this vid? How do you sync them? I need to learn to multi-track. This is on my To-Do list for sure.

Little Sam Cooke for y'all, Cloverdaled WAY up.
GO git yer ukes and play a song with me folks.
Sugar Dumplin'

TCK - this is way way way wonderful. You always pick such good songs. Thanks for bringing Sam Cooke to Sweet Season.

Dare excepted. I don't understand why it's a dare though. I love this song!! When I was a kid we weren't allowed to listen to the radio (IDK?) but we had a stack of about 30 records that I would listen to over and over. Bobby Goldsboro was one of them. Always thought I'd have a little boy and name him "Scotty". (:

You get a (virtual) pot of honey for singing this one bonesigh. :smileybounce:

Well, I barely remember "Honey", but yeah, Janet's made my eyes a bit wet too.
So far I haven't seen anyone take up my dare ... so I did it myself. I can't quite pull off the manner of the movie character, so I just kinda played it "sweet".
It is, after all, a touching tale of a sweet person helping out a couple of strangers in distress.
I just brought out his helpful side a touch more than Tim Curry did in the movie.

Wendy - I'm not sure this song would have made it onto the Sweet Week playlist without you lol! And it so deserves a spot. Thanks for bringing it. :cool:

they do say that, don't they?
well you know - if they DON'T, they SHOULD!
i was too busy playing with my NEW UKE to be here to read that!
however... i have instead written a little sorta-song about my NEW UKE
did i mention? i got a NEW UKE!
it's another little painted uke - no really, it is!
'cos i like my old little painted uke so much that er yeah i got another one!
so, for my NEW UKE...
and for this season...
and because i wrote it myself i was able to make sure i put "sweet" in the title...!
"sweet uke, i got 2 of you now"

Powerless to resist that sweet uke! Oh can't we all relate! Some of us could use this as our theme song lol! I am so thrilled that you wrote a song for my Season BEV! Thank you. And congratulations on that sweet uke (x2).

Strange circumstances (between visiting my recovering mother, my mother-in-law's 80th birthday, and camping with old friends in the high Sierras) have lead me to stay two nights at a campground/lodge in the mountains of Pine Grove, California. I am the only person staying here, even the person who checks you in is gone. With it so deserted, it is something between the Bates Motel and the camp where the Friday the 13th movie took place. At least there is no lake for Jason to emerge from, though the Mokelumne River is down a canyon road from here.
The video starts with a view of the moon through the pine trees. I ended up finishing the song inside because I had to look at the lyrics (which I normally try not to do) and there was not enough light outside. Plus I was scared! Ha ha.
No, really......
Watch in HD for all the gory details.

You accommodations are a bit creepy. I was expecting to hear a wolf howl. Nice playing! Love this song.

One of my favorite two-chord songs and they are two good chords for ukulele. (C & G7)
Starting tomorrow afternoon I will be in the Mokelumne wilderness far from any cell phone signal for five days.
But I will have my little ukulele.
Have a great week!
Have a fun adventure! It'll be nice to have a uke to play around the campfire at night. If you're allowed to build a campfire that is.

myrnaukelele
09-03-2014, 08:59 AM
More comments to come. Right now I've got to go harvest the beets. And turnips. And kale. And cabbage. We've already had a light frost so the harvest is in full swing. Later...

ddanner
09-03-2014, 09:15 AM
#3

A little bit of sugar sweet humorous harmony :)

As the famous sugary, frosty, Tony the Tiger would say: That was Greeeaaattt! The visuals to accompany your harmony changes cracked me up!

xommen
09-03-2014, 09:26 AM
I wanted to join in on the Ain't she sweet bonus, so here is mine, recorded and edited on my iPad mini, so the video is not to fancy since the iPad version of iMovie does not have the same options as the Mac version does. Hope you like it anyway ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW3TGMC68cM

lelouden
09-03-2014, 09:31 AM
As the famous sugary, frosty, Tony the Tiger would say: That was Greeeaaattt! The visuals to accompany your harmony changes cracked me up!

Well then Ive given a fortified sugary start to your morning Tony. Glad I could supply the giggles :)

xommen
09-03-2014, 10:32 AM
Here is another entry from me it has some rough edges but it was finally a take that was ok enough for me.
This is Sweet Jane by the Cowboy Junkies:

http://youtu.be/c13HHJZJw-g

barefootgypsy
09-03-2014, 11:19 AM
I hope this one counts.... surely Love is the Sweetest Thing! And I had to tune the uke up to Eb to get a stab at it.... AL Bowlly was my Mum's favourite singer.... just a fabulous voice. I love this one too.

http://youtu.be/ujuCHgGyZag

Sugar - I forgot to do the Season 133 thing.......

barefootgypsy
09-03-2014, 11:27 AM
Bonus Ain't She Sweet - how could I resist!

http://youtu.be/JAa70iiGsNc

Concertina
09-03-2014, 12:48 PM
Bonus Ain't She Sweet - how could I resist!

http://youtu.be/JAa70iiGsNc


I have the same Mahalo =D

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-03-2014, 02:05 PM
That was totally sweet!! That uke has a great punk rock sound.
Maybe you could let me borrow one since you have two of them?
thank you!! and i think you have a great point there, the punk rock sound! no wonder i love these little guys so much!!!!!

i can't let you have one of my two, as i only have two, and that is simply not enough as it is!!!!!!!! but the minute i buy half a gazillion more (ETA end of the week, probably, at the rate i'm going????! ;)), yes you can have one, for keeps, everyone needs a punk rock little painted uke...

note to self: what a great prize that would be for my next season.......... hold on......... would people who inexplicably do not WANT a punk rock little painted uke still enter? *panic* i'd have to come up with an alternative prize is all... and... uh... you know, keep that new punk rock little painted uke for myself!!!!!!!!!!!!! yeah baby :rock:

redpaul1
09-03-2014, 02:36 PM
Season 133 - Sweet Stuff! I covered Nancy Sinatra's song Sugar Town, which she first performed in 1966. Anyone remember this?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTEH7SJN08I

Great choice! I've actually been hawking this one around. It just had to be done somewhere this Season. Great job too. You done ol' Nancy proud :)

29moons
09-03-2014, 06:50 PM
My first contribution in a while. I think week 116 was my last. I had to do this on my phone since I have not received my router yet for the new house. I hope you enjoy. I don't know why but the last two songs I have done for your themes have been war themed. Weird.


http://youtu.be/5hRt7UGmPFo

myrnaukelele
09-03-2014, 08:31 PM
My first contribution in a while. I think week 116 was my last. I had to do this on my phone since I have not received my router yet for the new house. I hope you enjoy. I don't know why but the last two songs I have done for your themes have been war themed. Weird.

Moons! Nice to hear from you. Hope your move has gone smoothly. Thanks for joining the Sweet Week party!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-03-2014, 08:38 PM
wim did a wonderfully muscular take on ain't she sweet

i'd been struggling with ain't she sweet because it is full of new (to me) chords, and has more chord changes in one line than i normally manage to do in a whole week

but wim's take made me think, maybe i CAN

well, i kinda have, but only by turning it into a whole different kind of song

so, here is a reworking of ain't she sweet

"ain't she sweet (she's so sweet yeah)"

myrna - i'm not expecting this to go anywhere near the playlist, i just wanted to join the party... or at least stand outside and look through the window at everyone else having a great time!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m12SgTUgmNI

thesillydave
09-03-2014, 08:44 PM
hopefully no one has done this yet...sweet georgia brown..

http://youtu.be/IYWH23tTUQ4
cheers all!

UkeyDave
09-03-2014, 09:30 PM
Entry No.3 Sweet Georgia Brown. Dodgy vocals in places but I do love the song so what the heck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbcDmp71pkk

thesillydave
09-03-2014, 09:49 PM
ukeydave...great minds think alike!! nice cover!

mythinformed
09-03-2014, 11:43 PM
Bonus first, a short and sweet one taker of 'Aint she sweet' ...............Be warned I've been in a daft mood all week !! Lol (Apologies for wrong season mention in vid Myrna.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFzyjIx2lwA

dickadcock
09-04-2014, 12:32 AM
Pecan Pie has to figure heavily somehow in the meaning of life.

When I was a kid, neighbors were kind enough to leave their pecan trees, peaches, pears, blackberries, and figs unguarded. Little boys eat a lot.

This song is by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco.


http://youtu.be/Eh_lkaf64Uc

UkeyDave
09-04-2014, 02:16 AM
ukeydave...great minds think alike!! nice cover!
Yep, I noticed yours about 10 seconds after I'd posted it. Great job sir.

UkeyDave
09-04-2014, 02:17 AM
Bonus - Here is my version of Aint She Sweet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMfmqnJLfcA

dickadcock
09-04-2014, 02:20 AM
This group is either alt-Canadian or alt-country, but definite alt-good. The Deep Dark Woods. This song is from the 2011 album, The Place I left Behind


http://youtu.be/eghxJpS4iwM

mythinformed
09-04-2014, 03:25 AM
A bash at the Blues standard 'Sweet Home Chicago' ...........


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vqIC0RfS5k

cua94
09-04-2014, 04:12 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjHQyHpUh8U&list=UUUXkNVyjOCPrAZLOMiV3lRA
This is my version on Sweet Caroline. I wish had a few more weeks to practice but it was fun to learn.

Morristown Uke Jam
09-04-2014, 05:46 AM
Sweet Pea, by Amos Lee.

A second sumbission by the Morristown Uke Jam, performed in Anthony's Pizza & Pasta (right across from the Morristown Green).


http://youtu.be/Z-7Y6eLv8Es

Dougf
09-04-2014, 06:23 AM
Based on Otis Spann’s version of a Lonnie Johnson song.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGf5HnCGJys

ksiegel
09-04-2014, 06:39 AM
I saw TheSillyDave's video the first thing when I got up, and said - "Cool! We should all do that one!"

So I did.


http://youtu.be/YMknwf-A-qY


-Kurt

myrnaukelele
09-04-2014, 07:26 AM
OMG!!! So many wonderful sweet songs have been added while I slept! I'm still in coffee drinking wake up mode. Playlist should be updated. Let me know if I missed adding you to the playlist - I'm not quite wide awake yet. Later...

lelouden
09-04-2014, 08:25 AM
Myrna, It looks like you've missed half of page 13. You missed Lynette's "Sugar Town", My "Lollipop" ( done especially for you :) ) and Wim's Bonus "Ain't She Sweet".

Did I tell you how great this season is? So many fantastic entries and all so much fun!

xommen
09-04-2014, 08:38 AM
This is my last for this sweet season, this is called the Sweetest Thing and is a U2 song. I had a stab at this one yesterday and could not get it to work. Today after work I got my Tenor and this came out. Oh and I had some fun with iMovie again ;).

http://youtu.be/dZj3edTlF60

myrnaukelele
09-04-2014, 10:02 AM
Myrna, It looks like you've missed half of page 13. You missed Lynette's "Sugar Town", My "Lollipop" ( done especially for you :) ) and Wim's Bonus "Ain't She Sweet".

Did I tell you how great this season is? So many fantastic entries and all so much fun!

Thanks for letting me know Linda! This is what I get for being half asleep when trying to catch up on all these sweet vids. Your Lollipip is fabulous!! I'm going to set some time aside to comment on all these entries today. It's dangerous to fall behind when you're hosting the Seasons. You are all so amazingly prolific! If I weren't so busy with the harvest I would lift the 3 limit restriction to unlimited. Maybe I'll add a 2nd bonus category for Sweet Georgia Brown. I love that song.

Yes, that's a good idea!

Here's a new Challenge for the Season!
Post your version of "Sweet Georgia Brown" to get a chance at a second bonus draw. This is a classic tune and one I dearly love.
NOTE: This does not need to be a new song for this Season. If you have posted a version of this song on YT anytime in the past then feel free to add that version to this thread. You'll get your name in the bonus hat.
Just to clarify - everyone gets 3 entries and 2 bonus entries.

For those folks who submitted Sweet Georgia Brown as an entry - you're on both lists. (as is Harry122 who submitted Ain't She Sweet as an entry before i declared it a bonus). Use it as an entry and post 2 more OR post three entries and I'll then make your vid just a bonus. Does that make sense? I hope I haven't confused anyone.

Tootler
09-04-2014, 10:46 AM
Here's my second entry.

This one has sweet in the title but the story is a sad one dealing with the consequences of a lovers tiff. The tiff is hinted at in the story rather than explained but the outcome is pretty clear.


http://youtu.be/LFcO7xSjoko

There's a third entry on the way (hopefully) which is different again. Unfortunately it is very unlikely that I will have time to do either of the bonus songs as I am pretty tied up this weekend.

LBColosimo
09-04-2014, 11:03 AM
My version of Sweet Pea. Amos Lee cover. One take! I refuse to do more! :) If I knew how to edit these blasted videos (or cared to learn), I would have edited out the nice *snort* at the beginning of my vid. Oh well, oh hell, who cares. "I yam who I yam" - Popeye


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rYv90BEQpA

lelouden
09-04-2014, 11:13 AM
Thats a great idea Myrna. After watching SillyDave do Sweet Georgia Brown I thought there should be a playlist started for that, but a extra bonus is double great!



Here is one I wish I could have pulled off. This would be great for MattyDee:)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8jK978n4xI

ddanner
09-04-2014, 11:52 AM
I guess I'm stuck in the 50's.! My second SS video is "Sweet Nothin's" by Ronnie Self (1959) and best known as recorded by Brenda Lee. Thought this would be a good one to try multi-tracking with, but I failed miserably... It only has two chords (G and C) but it really needed the sax accompaniment that was in Brenda Lee's version. I tried to pull it off with a kazoo, but that video will never see the light of day again. :o

I settled for a chord filler this time, but I hope to return to this one for another multi-track attempt once I learn to play the paper and comb, or nasal harp, or something other than kazoo.

This one's quite "short and sweet":


http://youtu.be/TXh-qXgBzqw

xommen
09-04-2014, 11:58 AM
Ok, unless Myrna gives us another challenge this really will be my last video for this season, could not miss out on being in another bonus drawin right ;). This is my (to me) strange take in Sweet Georgia Brown.

http://youtu.be/BEnDRAShVbE

myrnaukelele
09-04-2014, 05:23 PM
Today was Miserable Chore Day (otherwise known as Clean Out the Chicken Coop). Many full wheelbarrows went from coop to compost. You KNOW I'd rather have been sipping hot tea and watching your sweet vids!
Oh well, it had to be done. I can cross that chore off the list.
And I now have my hot tea and some time to watch and comment.



Hey Paul, when you were looking around, didn't you notice me?
I was there trying to get organised. I guess if you snooze, you lose.
Anyway here's my bash at this one

I am singing along!! i love this song and am happy there are now two versions of it on the playlist. You did a great job with it.

I've been racking my brain thinking what the hell can I do. Then I suddenly realised one of my all time favourite Tin Pan Alley songs is called Honey (1928) by Simons, Gillespie & Whiting.
So here it is. My entry number 2.

Aww I am a sucker for those old 20s tunes. This is the kind of music I started playing when I first picked up the uke.
And your style fits this song like a glove. Very nice UkeyDave. I enjoyed washin'.

Season 133 - Sweet Stuff! I covered Nancy Sinatra's song Sugar Town, which she first performed in 1966. Anyone remember this?

Beautiful vocals Lynette. How did I miss this song when it came out? The only Nancy Sinatra song I remember is These Boots Are Made for Walkin'. Thanks for singing us some Sugartown!

#3
A little bit of sugar sweet humorous harmony :)

:bowdown: OMG Linda this is SO good! You've outdone yourself!! Four part harmony - it's gorgeous. and the Bum Bu Bum Bum Bums - too funny. How long did this take you? You had to have put hours into this production!
You win the Lollipop Award!!! :bowdown:

lelouden
09-04-2014, 05:40 PM
:bowdown: OMG Linda this is SO good! You've outdone yourself!! Four part harmony - it's gorgeous. and the Bum Bu Bum Bum Bums - too funny. How long did this take you? You had to have put hours into this production!
You win the Lollipop Award!!! :bowdown:

Really not too long. I played it and sang melody in the morning and because I am not a one take girl I probably put a good 15 minutes before I got a decent take. I don't know why I can't ever get a one take song but I have a heck of a time with that....usually with word blunder! I really wanted to film each part but then I thought :confused: me times four....How boring! Plus it would have taken waaaay longer! It really didn't take more than a couple go arounds with the other two vocals but I had to film that mustache guy and he needed a little more help:) I would say I have 2-3 hours of fiddling with music and video. I have to say that I waste a lot of time looking for pictures to throw in.
Ya thats a lot!

Thanks Myrna, cuz it was 2-3 hours of soooooooo much fun!

greenie44
09-04-2014, 06:46 PM
It's been a really busy week for me, but the theme allowed me to pick out a song by an artist who has been one of my very favorites for decades. (No exaggeration - I wanted to form a cover band in the early 70s for just his stuff.) I realized I had never recorded a Van Morrison song, and the one I thought of felt like it would be a perfect candidate for a collaboration with my friend Southside Mike.

I asked and he accepted. Interestingly enough, through our parts, we kept pushing each other, so we upped the ante a couple of times to come up with this version. I saw that this one had been done already a few times, but here is our take on Tupelo Honey. Hope you all like it. And thanks, Myrna, for this great theme - this was fun!


http://youtu.be/eEWJAzkdN58

peewee
09-04-2014, 07:27 PM
Here's a quick "Ain't She Sweet" for the list. Sounds like he's trying to sell something on Craigslist.

http://youtu.be/vcFOauadcxw


http://youtu.be/vcFOauadcxw

peewee
09-04-2014, 08:18 PM
So there's this song by The Sweet called Sweet F.A. (http://youtu.be/Y-lwGaGrRJc) that is not very uke friendly...

There's this other song called Oh Sweet Nothing by the Velvet Underground (http://youtu.be/KNqwSwEtEVg) that's a three chord masterpiece with a beautiful twangy lead and cool harmonies.. And here's me without any of that stuff

http://youtu.be/zUapNQ9Wgj0


http://youtu.be/zUapNQ9Wgj0

It's super long - if you're pressed for time FWD to minute 3 or so, it takes me a while to get going on this one..

myrnaukelele
09-04-2014, 10:14 PM
Here is another entry from me it has some rough edges but it was finally a take that was ok enough for me.
This is Sweet Jane by the Cowboy Junkies:

Sweet sweet song! I've got their CD that has this song on it - I've always liked the Cowboy Junkies. Thanks for singing this song this week. I really like your version.

I hope this one counts.... surely Love is the Sweetest Thing! And I had to tune the uke up to Eb to get a stab at it.... AL Bowlly was my Mum's favourite singer.... just a fabulous voice. I love this one too.
Sugar - I forgot to do the Season 133 thing.......
Lesley - you are so right. Love really is the sweetest thing. And I love your version of this - you play this song so very sweetly.

My first contribution in a while. I think week 116 was my last. I had to do this on my phone since I have not received my router yet for the new house. I hope you enjoy. I don't know why but the last two songs I have done for your themes have been war themed. Weird.

What a sad song. And sung from the heart. That Sweet William sure has a lot of songs written about him. Thanks for joining the party this week moons!

wim did a wonderfully muscular take on ain't she sweet
i'd been struggling with ain't she sweet because it is full of new (to me) chords, and has more chord changes in one line than i normally manage to do in a whole week
but wim's take made me think, maybe i CAN
well, i kinda have, but only by turning it into a whole different kind of song
so, here is a reworking of ain't she sweet
"ain't she sweet (she's so sweet yeah)"
myrna - i'm not expecting this to go anywhere near the playlist, i just wanted to join the party... or at least stand outside and look through the window at everyone else having a great time!

This is DEFINITELY on the bonus list!! I loved it! So different and so fun! And that fancy ending - you rock girl!!:cool:

hopefully no one has done this yet...sweet georgia brown..
cheers all!
Another wonderful whistler - my hat's off to all you folks who can whistle. Great vocals and playing too. You don't hear the alternate verse sung very often. I learned it a bit differently - " All the tips the porter slips" etc. Nice one sillydave.

Entry No.3 Sweet Georgia Brown. Dodgy vocals in places but I do love the song so what the heck.

Oh yeah! Your two back to back vids inspired me to make this a bonus song. I really do love this one. And you sing it the way I learned it with the "tips/slips" line. I love that distinctive strum of yours which makes all your uke songs sound fabulous. I'm going to have to learn that strum someday.


Pecan Pie has to figure heavily somehow in the meaning of life.
When I was a kid, neighbors were kind enough to leave their pecan trees, peaches, pears, blackberries, and figs unguarded. Little boys eat a lot.
This song is by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco.

You've got that right! My mom baked apple, cherry, pumpkin and mince pies. I think I was an adult before I ever tasted pecan pie. It immediately became one of my favorites. Are you from the South? I'm not sure I've ever seen a pecan tree. Or a fig tree for that matter.

This group is either alt-Canadian or alt-country, but definite alt-good. The Deep Dark Woods. This song is from the 2011 album, The Place I left Behind

One of the things I love about the Seasons is the new music I hear every week. I really like this song - I've never heard it before. Thanks for bringing it to Sweet Week.

A bash at the Blues standard 'Sweet Home Chicago' ...........

Oh Yeah!! Way to butter up the host - sing my favorite song about my home town! I almost did this one for hometown week. Great blues ukulele happening here!:cool:


This is my version on Sweet Caroline. I wish had a few more weeks to practice but it was fun to learn.
Kudos for picking the intro. Great song and really nice vocals on this one. I know what you mean about wishing you had more time to perfect the song. I feel that way just about every week. But that's the Seasons for you.

thesillydave
09-04-2014, 10:31 PM
here's an addition to the ain't she sweet list!

http://youtu.be/ult_Ji1sf2g
cheers all!

pabrizzer
09-05-2014, 03:08 AM
Here's my Sweet Georgia Brown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cYTKOH-yKk

barefootgypsy
09-05-2014, 05:31 AM
I've noticed there's now a special bonus run on Sweet Georgia Brown. It happens to be one I've been practising a lot, so I've just go to do it. I only sing the first verse though, as I've been practising it as part of a medley...... playing my Gibson UB2 banjo-uke tuned in D
There's a couple of flubs but I'd have to do SO many takes to try to get it perfect... and I haven't got time for that. TCK rule rules.....

http://youtu.be/kRQZjQFTE8M

Jnobianchi
09-05-2014, 06:28 AM
Well - I have been away on vacation and this was nice to come back to, and as luck would have it, I just recently recorded "Ain't She Sweet". So here 'tis:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbR4sPp3oqM

UkeyDave
09-05-2014, 09:32 AM
Well - I have been away on vacation and this was nice to come back to, and as luck would have it, I just recently recorded "Ain't She Sweet". So here 'tis:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbR4sPp3oqM
And THAT folks is how it's done. BRILLIANT.

mythinformed
09-05-2014, 09:36 AM
Sweet Caroline........


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zqDuSbHIao

bonesigh
09-05-2014, 09:58 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptHFuGVvsOc&amp;feature=youtube_gdata_player

Markwo
09-05-2014, 10:20 AM
Here is a foot-stomper from G. Love - Milk and Sugar. This is the 1st time I've added backing vocals and hand claps and such, so let me know what you think of it. Constructive criticism welcome - I'm learning.

http://youtu.be/5sMk47bHps0

librainian
09-05-2014, 10:54 AM
Here's my entry for this week. I may try another this weekend but time is conspiring against it. I love this song by Melody Gardot, in fact I love just about every song by Melody Gardot but hey, I can actually play this one. It's all in Open D guitar and Baritone ukule which seems to be my tuning du jour. I hope you enjoy it.

"Sweet Memory" ahhhhhhh.


http://youtu.be/HPRSdHdvddk

Youtube in it's infinite wisdom has selected the exact points in my song where there is a screen transition going on to use as thumbnails. Great. Thanks YT gods!

barefootgypsy
09-05-2014, 10:58 AM
Well I've done the two bonuses, but here's my second entry proper - Little Stick of Blackpool Rock, a George Formby number. Anyone who doesn't know what rock is, I've explained on the video! A peculiarly seaside confection well known in Britain! Formby songs are famous for their tricky syncopated solos.... and no, I didn't attempt that. I can do the split-stroke but not as fast as it should be, and have never practised the solo for this song. I hope you like it! One take with a couple of flubs. I'll be here all night if I try to to it better.....

http://youtu.be/4iTbXXyJjQI

dickadcock
09-05-2014, 11:16 AM
A Guy Clark song I just "learned" for this week. Love watermelon, but as the song says, peach ice cream (home-made) is exceptional. My 3rd song. Seriously.


http://youtu.be/8zL8Xt6La5w

jamz
09-05-2014, 11:22 AM
Took me a while to find one, but I was in a hair metal mood, so here is "Sweet Child of Mine" by Guns n Roses. I am super proud of the end bit, so if you can suffer through the song, it's worth it, I swear.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5qWT9L6fww&feature=youtu.be

lelouden
09-05-2014, 12:06 PM
Im getting in the car to drive back to the big hot city. Ill see you all in about 4 hours. This really should have been done on my tenor but I only have my baritone with me. Heres my last entry Bonus:)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LArP6oZl3Ws&feature=youtu.be

DWitt
09-05-2014, 12:12 PM
Suuuper busy week for me, so I haven't been able to check in much, but I think no-one's done this one yet!

I'm still playing around with this new picking pattern I've been using. 4/2-3-1-3. Used it for "Flint" last season and "The Man Who Loved Beer" the season before. Maybe it's time to try on another new pattern now . . .


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W1x61fcFho

Jazzbanjorex
09-05-2014, 02:24 PM
I couldn't not surely join this bonus playlist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZObn29bpt-o&feature=youtu.be

TheUkeBloke
09-05-2014, 03:07 PM
Again I managed to persuade Delycia to join me for this seasons entry.

We had a lot of fun making it, it's not perfect but we could not keep serious enough in the end to make another take. So here it is anyway:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOxs8Ij_SHE

TheUkeBloke
09-05-2014, 03:09 PM
TheUkeBloke and Delycia: Making Video for Ukulele Underground Season 133. Here is a collection of bloopers that we hope you will find amusing:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt4FAxAH1bE

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-05-2014, 03:31 PM
sweet georgia brown


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJGTEWwWCts

Jazzbanjorex
09-05-2014, 03:52 PM
Still a limit of 3? If so, I'll throw it on the Island.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-05-2014, 04:35 PM
i think it's still three regular entries, plus 2 bonuses, one is ain't she sweet, one is sweet georgia brown, so up to five vids, if you do those 2 bonus songs

Jazzbanjorex
09-05-2014, 04:41 PM
Yeah, I've done all those so it's off to The Island for my next song.
Thanks.

UkeCan1
09-05-2014, 04:54 PM
All these Sweet Georgia Browns, especially the upbeat ones, have me picturing a bunch of slick guys running around really fast playing crazy tricks with basketballs. Anyone else ... or is that just me?

Okay, here's mine:


http://youtu.be/GedG5U5KQbo

uke4ia
09-05-2014, 05:58 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoMGCEuQ7Mo

I had a hard time accepting that I don't have time this week to figure out PFM's "Chocolate Kings" (1970s Italian prog-rock). I tried Crowded House, I tried Suzanne Vega. I ended up with this song from the movie Wreck-It Ralph, originally done by the Japanese girl group AKB48. After my daughter and I watched the movie last year, we jumped right on iTunes and bought the song. So I've now sung in French, Spanish, Italian, German and Japanese during the Seasons. The day will come when I do some Madagascar music in the original Malagasy!

UkeCan1
09-05-2014, 06:07 PM
Early in the week, I searched our extensive song chart Dropbox for various “sweet” words – everything I could think of, pretty much.

Under “cookie”, I found this song I’d never heard of. Sounded kind of like fun, but I couldn’t be bothered to learn a new song I didn’t know, and went with “Sweet Transvestite” (http://youtu.be/oiRIKe1aT2E) instead.

Then, just last night at our jam group, someone started playing this very song! And said to me, “This is a great song!”

Well, it’s a blues … they all sound the same, really … so how hard could it be? It really is pretty easy … and fun … and I don’t believe I’ve seen the humble cookie represented here yet (someone please do “C is For Cookie”?), so I guess this needs to be done.

It’s by Lonnie Mack, a pioneer of the electric guitar and blues rock and stuff … who recorded it with the much younger Stevie Ray Vaughan, who he kind of discovered and gave a start to. I don’t think I’ve heard a lot of “funny blues”, so this is my kind of song.


http://youtu.be/F_VgYviDXD8

Vaguely related side story:

Minutes later, as the jam was winding down, a small group of us started playing a blues in E … or maybe it was A … you know how once you get started on blues, you can just kind of keep going, well, a very long time?

So a couple of women who were not playing started getting bored with our incessant blues, so they started making up some words … about throwing some guy out the door or something. Well, they quickly started running out of ideas and repeating themselves, so I threw in a verse about trying to find words … and then added a dog to the story … and then someone else chimed in about what the dog left on the floor … and then we threw him out the door.

And we all kind of ended up rolling on the floor laughing at our silly improve blues song.

Anyway … what the heck is my point anyway? Fun with the blues. I keep saying this here, but I really am so grateful to Fred and his Blues Season for teaching me the basics … it has given me hours of fun … including that nonsense last night … and this crazy Oreo song.

uke4ia
09-05-2014, 06:07 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC5Z69IGgeI

And for my other song this week, here's a Cocteau Twins cover on the armadillolele. It always sounded to me like she was singing "Sugar hiccup our Cheerios", but I don't want to sing that. So I'm going with a web site that interprets the lyric as "Sugar hiccup or she reels".

bonesigh
09-05-2014, 06:43 PM
Argh, up late again. Had to do this one when I was reminded of it today. I'm having trouble with my barring finger though so I had to capo and do simple chords, darn it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMENxc5ib_U&feature=youtu.be

peewee
09-05-2014, 08:29 PM
Entry #2: Les Sucettes (The Lollipops) by Serge Gainsbourg

Here's a song that lecherous Serge had a hit with alongside 18 year old France Gall (http://youtu.be/7Nr0dUcrAU0), who claimed to not have an inkling of the salacious double meaning of the words...

Here's the video that should give you a clue as to the double meaning: http://youtu.be/G8-tB0OJxMA

http://youtu.be/pIAi0bXP8yU


http://youtu.be/pIAi0bXP8yU

P.S. I love the Freeze Frame that YT picked, I look like there's a tarantula in my shorts

dirtiestkidever
09-05-2014, 08:43 PM
Myrna, great theme. I love open ended ones like this. As an aside, I always love you vids. They make the idea of living in Alaska seem almost reasonable.

Anyway, I have been on vacation in Hawaii this week with my wife, mother, step father, and 7 month old son. I expected to do a lot of ukulele playing but it didn't quite happen. It turns out going on vacation with a 7 month old is more work than staying at home with a 7 month old (which also turns out to be pretty time intensive). Anyway, I haven't had much time to dedicate to the seasons for quite awhile. And this week is another example. Here is a song that I had previously recorded but this time from Hawaii on my MP soprano which I adore. It is the opposite of a long neck. It has a normal soprano scale but a big body. Really rich sound for a soprano. Not that you could tell from this video. I forgot the cord for the zoom H2N mic pictured in the bottom right. So you are getting iphone quality sound. Enough banter.


http://youtu.be/KrorcKFFJyE

thesillydave
09-05-2014, 08:50 PM
sweeeeet bonus #1? trying to channel some patsy cline....sweet dreams...

http://youtu.be/u4D2CtG9vAY
cheers all!

mythinformed
09-05-2014, 09:24 PM
Hmmmm .......Now I've got a date at 11 this morning but I really want to give Sweet Georgia Brown a bash..........grrrrrrrrr one of lifes dilemma's !! Lol.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-05-2014, 09:40 PM
hot date??? :eek:

myrnaukelele
09-05-2014, 09:41 PM
Sweet Pea, by Amos Lee.
A second sumbission by the Morristown Uke Jam, performed in Anthony's Pizza & Pasta (right across from the Morristown Green).

Morristown Uke Jammers - you are fabulous! Makes me want to visit NJ just so I could play some tunes with all of you. And you're singing my newest favorite sweet song. Thank you thank you thank you. :)

Based on Otis Spann’s version of a Lonnie Johnson song.

Oh so smooth. I always look forward to your entries - I love your style. Are you baking cookies? The apron is a nice touch.

I saw TheSillyDave's video the first thing when I got up, and said - "Cool! We should all do that one!"
So I did.

-Kurt
I said the same thing when I saw your version! "Cool! We should all do that one!" And a new bonus category was born.
Thanks for the inspiration. I liked how you switched ukes for an entirely different sound in the middle of the song.

This is my last for this sweet season, this is called the Sweetest Thing and is a U2 song. I had a stab at this one yesterday and could not get it to work. Today after work I got my Tenor and this came out. Oh and I had some fun with iMovie again ;).

Wim - Not only do you have a great sound when you play but you bring visual interest to your vids with all the different camera angles. I recently got a Mac laptop and my new project is to figure out how to use it - especially garageband. Do you produce most of your vids with iMovie?

Here's my second entry.
This one has sweet in the title but the story is a sad one dealing with the consequences of a lovers tiff. The tiff is hinted at in the story rather than explained but the outcome is pretty clear.
There's a third entry on the way (hopefully) which is different again. Unfortunately it is very unlikely that I will have time to do either of the bonus songs as I am pretty tied up this weekend.
Thanks so much for bringing a Child ballad to Sweet Week. That Sweet William sure gets around. He always seems to die at the end of the song though.

My version of Sweet Pea. Amos Lee cover. One take! I refuse to do more! :) If I knew how to edit these blasted videos (or cared to learn), I would have edited out the nice *snort* at the beginning of my vid. Oh well, oh hell, who cares. "I yam who I yam" - Popeye

Lynette - Thanks so much for your lovely version of this song. Your vocals are just great. Can you believe I had never heard this one before pabrizzer posted his version on Sunday? It has become my new favorite Sweet song.

mythinformed
09-05-2014, 10:38 PM
hot date??? :eek:
Bit of a blind date really (my married friends have stitched me up).
I've arranged that I meet in a coffee house.....wait for it.....opposite the Southern Ukulele Store so I can kill two birds with one stone !!;)

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-05-2014, 11:06 PM
I've arranged that I meet in a coffee house.....wait for it.....opposite the Southern Ukulele Store so I can kill two birds with one stone !!;)
you are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad!!!!!!!!!

DWitt
09-06-2014, 02:17 AM
I realized just now—I should clarify that Red Vines are a kind of candy! I'm guessing they're not an internationally known thing . . .

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Suuuper busy week for me, so I haven't been able to check in much, but I think no-one's done this one yet!

I'm still playing around with this new picking pattern I've been using. 4/2-3-1-3. Used it for "Flint" last season and "The Man Who Loved Beer" the season before. Maybe it's time to try on another new pattern now . . .


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W1x61fcFho

xommen
09-06-2014, 02:28 AM
Wim - Not only do you have a great sound when you play but you bring visual interest to your vids with all the different camera angles. I recently got a Mac laptop and my new project is to figure out how to use it - especially garageband. Do you produce most of your vids with iMovie?

If I have titles etcetera then the Movie went through iMovie, and I normally run them through Garageband 6.0.5 for adding some extra audio tweaks. That is mostly a dash of reverb, and then going to the mastering section and trying some different presets. Take note of the 6.0.5 version bit here, maybe you can do these thing in the current garageband but when I tried it I could not get it to work. Now I normally just do this by fiddling around so I have not documented anything but:
I understand Linda (Louden) made a document on her workflow for making video, I guess you also might have some help from that. You should probably ask her for it.

UkeyDave
09-06-2014, 03:19 AM
sweet georgia brown


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJGTEWwWCts
Great stuff Lynda. I WANT that T Shirt. :-)

Markwo
09-06-2014, 04:21 AM
If I have titles etcetera then the Movie went through iMovie, and I normally run them through Garageband 6.0.5 for adding some extra audio tweaks. That is mostly a dash of reverb, and then going to the mastering section and trying some different presets. Take note of the 6.0.5 version bit here, maybe you can do these thing in the current garageband but when I tried it I could not get it to work. Now I normally just do this by fiddling around so I have not documented anything but:
I understand Linda (Louden) made a document on her workflow for making video, I guess you also might have some help from that. You should probably ask her for it.
I reached out to Linda and she sent very detailed and clear instructions, so I second the suggestion!

UkeCan1
09-06-2014, 04:38 AM
Great stuff Lynda. I WANT that T Shirt. :-)

It's this shirt, isn't it?!

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This is our Fearless Leader, Scooter (who is a UU forum contributor), in a photo FiL took last weekend at Uke New Jersey Too!

You probably wouldn't be able to see the Facebook photo link (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152745533773933&set=a.10152745520333933.1073741857.706373932&type=3&theater), but the first comment is me saying "Best uke shirt ever".

Raygf
09-06-2014, 05:54 AM
Found this one this morning. I tuned the 8 string GCDA. Another great inspiration from the Seasons. Here's a rough take. Thank you so much Myrna for hosting. I hope to post in the other two playlists as well.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILz6YJkxTa4

Raygf
09-06-2014, 06:58 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXRp2P8mFjE

Raygf
09-06-2014, 07:03 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ-e4Q-vLTk

frisbee fred
09-06-2014, 08:00 AM
Several great versions of this song already this week. This was a week where I used most of my new toys. PreSonus AudioBox 22vsl (I just love writing that - makes me sound like I have a clue), Blackstar amp, Mixcraft 6.0 and a Kala Ubass. Too bad they didn't make me sound any better. It was fun learning all the stuff, though. A lot more to learn, too......


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LwY3NEZpQ4&feature=youtu.be

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-06-2014, 08:26 AM
Great stuff Lynda. I WANT that T Shirt. :-)
i want one of those "what a difference a dave makes" shirts!

i would say i'd swap with you - but really i'd just grab the dave shirt and run off with it and still keep the uke shirt to myself!

myrnaukelele
09-06-2014, 08:41 AM
I guess I'm stuck in the 50's.! My second SS video is "Sweet Nothin's" by Ronnie Self (1959) and best known as recorded by Brenda Lee. Thought this would be a good one to try multi-tracking with, but I failed miserably... It only has two chords (G and C) but it really needed the sax accompaniment that was in Brenda Lee's version. I tried to pull it off with a kazoo, but that video will never see the light of day again.
I settled for a chord filler this time, but I hope to return to this one for another multi-track attempt once I learn to play the paper and comb, or nasal harp, or something other than kazoo.
This one's quite "short and sweet":

Nothing wrong with being stuck in the 50s. Some classic songs were written back then. This is one of them. Nicely strummed!

It's been a really busy week for me, but the theme allowed me to pick out a song by an artist who has been one of my very favorites for decades. (No exaggeration - I wanted to form a cover band in the early 70s for just his stuff.) I realized I had never recorded a Van Morrison song, and the one I thought of felt like it would be a perfect candidate for a collaboration with my friend Southside Mike.
I asked and he accepted. Interestingly enough, through our parts, we kept pushing each other, so we upped the ante a couple of times to come up with this version. I saw that this one had been done already a few times, but here is our take on Tupelo Honey. Hope you all like it. And thanks, Myrna, for this great theme - this was fun!

Brilliant version of this beautiful song! Kudos to both of you - this is one of those special entries that hits it out of the ball park. I am honored that my theme inspired this wonderful video. It is SO sweet.

So there's this song by The Sweet called Sweet F.A. (http://youtu.be/Y-lwGaGrRJc) that is not very uke friendly...
There's this other song called Oh Sweet Nothing by the Velvet Underground (http://youtu.be/KNqwSwEtEVg) that's a three chord masterpiece with a beautiful twangy lead and cool harmonies.. And here's me without any of that stuff
http://youtu.be/zUapNQ9Wgj0
It's super long - if you're pressed for time FWD to minute 3 or so, it takes me a while to get going on this one..
A second VU song makes it's appearance during Sweet Week! I do like the VU. And I like your sweet sweet version of this song. Thanks for bringing this one to the Sweet party peewee.

Sweet Caroline........

Couldn't have Sweet Week without a cover (or two) of this one! Classic. Some great picking happening on this one. Nice vocals too - thanks for bringing this song to the party.

Here is a foot-stomper from G. Love - Milk and Sugar. This is the 1st time I've added backing vocals and hand claps and such, so let me know what you think of it. Constructive criticism welcome - I'm learning.

Stomping my foot along with this one Markwo! Sweet strumming on that banjolele. Great vocals too! Now I need to go get another cup of coffee. With milk and sugar. :)

Here's my entry for this week. I may try another this weekend but time is conspiring against it. I love this song by Melody Gardot, in fact I love just about every song by Melody Gardot but hey, I can actually play this one. It's all in Open D guitar and Baritone ukule which seems to be my tuning du jour. I hope you enjoy it.
"Sweet Memory" ahhhhhhh.
Youtube in it's infinite wisdom has selected the exact points in my song where there is a screen transition going on to use as thumbnails. Great. Thanks YT gods!
:bowdown:Oh my. I enjoyed it immensely. You took a beautiful song and created a masterpiece! What a wonderful vid this is. SO very sweet! The harmonies and instrumental tracks add such a dimension. You're a one man band here! Exceptional. :bowdown:

Well I've done the two bonuses, but here's my second entry proper - Little Stick of Blackpool Rock, a George Formby number. Anyone who doesn't know what rock is, I've explained on the video! A peculiarly seaside confection well known in Britain! Formby songs are famous for their tricky syncopated solos.... and no, I didn't attempt that. I can do the split-stroke but not as fast as it should be, and have never practised the solo for this song. I hope you like it! One take with a couple of flubs. I'll be here all night if I try to to it better.....

Very sweet! I'm so happy you did a George Formby number this week. Your strumming on that banjolele is just great. I need to learn how to do those rolls. Nicely done Lesley!

A Guy Clark song I just "learned" for this week. Love watermelon, but as the song says, peach ice cream (home-made) is exceptional. My 3rd song. Seriously.

Guy Clark is a great songwriter. I hadn't heard this particular song of his before but it's sure a sweet one. Your playing and singing on this one is really nice. Thanks for adding this song to our Sweet Week playlist.

Took me a while to find one, but I was in a hair metal mood, so here is "Sweet Child of Mine" by Guns n Roses. I am super proud of the end bit, so if you can suffer through the song, it's worth it, I swear.

From George Formby to Guns and Roses - I love the weeks where music of all kinds are represented. Thanks for bringing the heavy metal this week- so glad this song made it onto the playlist. You do a great job with this one. And a big thumbs up for the melodica solo at the end. :cool:

Suuuper busy week for me, so I haven't been able to check in much, but I think no-one's done this one yet!
I'm still playing around with this new picking pattern I've been using. 4/2-3-1-3. Used it for "Flint" last season and "The Man Who Loved Beer" the season before. Maybe it's time to try on another new pattern now . . .

Very sweetly sung and played. This is a beautiful song. Back when I was a kid we called them Red Whips. There were Black Whips as well. I never cared for licorice myself but my brothers loved them. You've motivated me to start learning new picking patterns. I've been stuck with the same old strum for years. Now that I'm retired (Yes! One whole month already!) one of my goals is to start practicing my ukulele more. You ( and so many other awesome Seasonistas) truly inspire me.

ddanner
09-06-2014, 08:43 AM
Trying out recording via a new set up. Using the iPhone this time rather than the camcorder. I also played around with copying the audio track and playing around with it in Audacity. It sounded best to my ear when I kept both the original audio and the tweaked one together in the final mpeg. Quite impressed with the ease and quality of using my iPhone vs the open mic type setup I have been trying to practice with. I have to be careful about moving (i.e. rockin') about too much while in my office desk chair though. It has a terrible creaky squeak! :o

Hope you enjoy some sweet ol' rhubarb pie:


http://youtu.be/8HlO3yGaMrU


Rhubarb Pie (F) – John Fogerty

Intro: [F]/// - [F]/// - [F]/// - [F]/// - [C]/// - [C]/// - [F]///- [F]///
Chorus: [F] Rhubarb Pie. Rhubarb Pie
[C] It might rain tomorrow, better [F] get some before I die
[F] Rhubarb Pie. Rhubarb Pie
[C] It might rain tomorrow,better [F] get some before I die

[Bb] Save your lemons, get 'em up in the [F] tree
[C] Save your peaches, they really don't get to [F] me
[Bb] Talk about somethin', sure gonna make me [F] shout
With muted strum: Go on get some rhubarb pie! That's what it's all about!

½ Chorus: [F] Rhubarb Pie. Rhubarb Pie
[C] It might rain tomorrow, better [F] get some before I die

[Bb] Hey little mamma, can I walk with [F] you
Got a [C] hole in my pocket,another one in my [F] shoe
[Bb] Pies in the kitchen, settin' out the window [F] sill
With muted strum: Talk about make my eyes bug out, Lord I guess they will.

½ Chorus above followed by instrumental chords:
[F]/// - [F]/// - [F]/// - [F]/// - [C]/// - [C]/// - [F]///- [F]///

[Bb] Hey little mamma, can I walk you [F] home?
Ain't [C] had no lovin'since my use-ta gal been [F] gone
[Bb] Come on in my kitchen, [F] Lord I wish you would
Muted strum: Roll my eyes and shut my mouth! This rhubarb sure is good.
[F] Rhubarb Pie. Rhubarb Pie
[C] It might rain tomorrow, better [F] get some before I die
[C] It might rain tomorrow, better [F] get some before I die [C6]↑ [F]↑

myrnaukelele
09-06-2014, 09:08 AM
OK gang. All those wonderful songs you've been posting have made this the sweetest week i can remember. And there are still two days to go before all that sweetness melts away. Keep 'em coming! I am loving all your sweet vids.:love:
I think the playlist is up-to-date. 84 songs on the main playlist so far and lots of fun bonus entries! Check to make sure you're on the lists you should be on and let me know if I've missed you.
Let the sweetness continue...
(and I'll catch up on the rest of the comments later today)

wee_ginga_yin
09-06-2014, 09:31 AM
Put a little sugar in my bowl... put a hot dog in my roll.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EflblkPyx68

ddanner
09-06-2014, 10:06 AM
Put a little sugar in my bowl... put a hot dog in my roll.

Why? Did you empty your sugar bowl making that "sweet jelly roll" that we weren't allowed to touch? Nice one wee ginga yin! I never quite know what sort of sweet sound and visuals will spill forth from your videos when I click on them! Enjoyed that - very sweeeeett!

decaturcomp
09-06-2014, 10:35 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPx_F-aTkV8

wee_ginga_yin
09-06-2014, 11:22 AM
Why? Did you empty your sugar bowl making that "sweet jelly roll" that we weren't allowed to touch? Nice one wee ginga yin! I never quite know what sort of sweet sound and visuals will spill forth from your videos when I click on them! Enjoyed that - very sweeeeett!

Variety is the spice of life.

Srax
09-06-2014, 11:48 AM
I could not pass up the opportunity to participate in this session so sweet! I have not had time to prepare myself a little something decent, I could only record a bonus song. Quickly and without work (especially the letter is a mess and I've invented everything, especially the piece: parapaperipoepro .....) I hope our sweet host forgive me! ;)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N85Es97krek&feature=youtu.be

A Hug!

Sara

peewee
09-06-2014, 11:53 AM
There's room for one more entry? Three each?
Well here's a rocker from the Beach Boys, massacred by me again. I seem to be stuck in 1967 this week. Wild Honey
Note the use of Baritone Uke to not have to sing as high as Carl Wilson (http://youtu.be/cpTnLK5mxu4)

http://youtu.be/S6kTpb5FVaI


http://youtu.be/S6kTpb5FVaI

myrnaukelele
09-06-2014, 12:31 PM
I've been harvesting the garden all week. While out digging in the soil I remembered this song that I haven't thought of in years. I loved it back when I first heard it but didn't learn it at the time.
Here's the Country Gazette version (http://youtu.be/gnGUwbKsETk).
It took an entire afternoon to figure out the chords which do not seem to have ever been posted online. Thanks Chordify!
Dedicated to any of you who have ever lived and worked on a farm.

http://youtu.be/S6vbFmfL9Rc
And no, that is not an Allis Chalmers tractor. But it made a great prop.

librainian
09-06-2014, 12:47 PM
I've been harvesting the garden all week. While out digging in the soil I remembered this song that I haven't thought of in years. I loved it back when I first heard it but didn't learn it at the time. It took an entire afternoon to figure out the chords which do not seem to have ever been posted online. Thanks Chordify!
Dedicated to any of you who have ever lived and worked on a farm.

And no, that is not an Allis Chalmers tractor. But it made a great prop.

That was sweet! and the rooster at the end was classic! That's one trained rooster. I think he was even on key.

PereBourik
09-06-2014, 02:27 PM
Here's my sweet entry. Don't know why it took me so long to think about it.


http://youtu.be/Yj7lzqqUidE

Tried first to cover "Candy" by Frank Sinatra and others but it was beyond my reach. This mash up of a song I know and a haunting jingle from the 70s just kind of blossomed today.

CeeJay
09-06-2014, 03:05 PM
http://youtu.be/AjvakCHXJmA

If I gotblubble this right ...and with the amount of waterywater running round my ears at the minute that might be doubtful...this is about Sweet ...so ...hyere is Sweet Home Chicago.....wrote by Robert and rooint by me ....

CeeJay
09-06-2014, 04:05 PM
Sneaking in this bonus...thingy...

http://youtu.be/oJvALcbxQcM

myrnaukelele
09-06-2014, 07:05 PM
Again I managed to persuade Delycia to join me for this seasons entry.
We had a lot of fun making it, it's not perfect but we could not keep serious enough in the end to make another take.

Watching the video (and the bloopers ;)) it's obvious you two were having a great time! So glad you did a duet on this song- it was very sweet.


I had a hard time accepting that I don't have time this week to figure out PFM's "Chocolate Kings" (1970s Italian prog-rock). I tried Crowded House, I tried Suzanne Vega. I ended up with this song from the movie Wreck-It Ralph, originally done by the Japanese girl group AKB48. After my daughter and I watched the movie last year, we jumped right on iTunes and bought the song. So I've now sung in French, Spanish, Italian, German and Japanese during the Seasons. The day will come when I do some Madagascar music in the original Malagasy!
S-U-G-A-R sweet! Too fun listening to you sing in Japanese! Great entry uke4ia.

[FONT=Calibri][COLOR=#000000]Early in the week, I searched our extensive song chart Dropbox for various “sweet” words – everything I could think of, pretty much.
Under “cookie”, I found this song I’d never heard of. Sounded kind of like fun, but I couldn’t be bothered to learn a new song I didn’t know, and went with "Sweet Transvestite”instead.
Then, just last night at our jam group, someone started playing this very song! And said to me, “This is a great song!”
Well, it’s a blues … they all sound the same, really … so how hard could it be? It really is pretty easy … and fun … and I don’t believe I’ve seen the humble cookie represented here yet (someone please do “C is For Cookie”?), so I guess this needs to be done.
It’s by Lonnie Mack, a pioneer of the electric guitar and blues rock and stuff … who recorded it with the much younger Stevie Ray Vaughan, who he kind of discovered and gave a start to. I don’t think I’ve heard a lot of “funny blues”, so this is my kind of song.

Great job with this one Wendy. I love listening to the blues. And this one was right up your alley. Now I need to go bake some cookies. :)


And for my other song this week, here's a Cocteau Twins cover on the armadillolele. It always sounded to me like she was singing "Sugar hiccup our Cheerios", but I don't want to sing that. So I'm going with a web site that interprets the lyric as "Sugar hiccup or she reels".
Ha! You can double post this week. Next week's theme is misheard lyrics. "Sugar hiccup our Cheerios" sure fits the bill. What in the world is a sugar hiccup anyway?!?! Like the sound of your armadillolele on this one.

Argh, up late again. Had to do this one when I was reminded of it today. I'm having trouble with my barring finger though so I had to capo and do simple chords, darn it!

This is a beautiful song and you play it so sweetly. I love Hawaiian music. We're lucky to live so (relatively) close to Hawaii. Not only do we travel there a lot but there's many Hawaiians who live in Anchorage and who share their culture with us. There's a Hawaiian music show live on the radio every Sunday morning for three hours and another on Tuesdays. Yeah - you've inspired me. I need to start playing more Hawaiian music on my ukulele.

Entry #2: Les Sucettes (The Lollipops) by Serge Gainsbourg
Here's a song that lecherous Serge had a hit with alongside 18 year old France Gall (http://youtu.be/7Nr0dUcrAU0), who claimed to not have an inkling of the salacious double meaning of the words...
Here's the video that should give you a clue as to the double meaning: http://youtu.be/G8-tB0OJxMA
http://youtu.be/pIAi0bXP8yU
P.S. I love the Freeze Frame that YT picked, I look like there's a tarantula in my shorts
Très bien peewee. Cela mérite un prix de sucette.

Myrna, great theme. I love open ended ones like this. As an aside, I always love you vids. They make the idea of living in Alaska seem almost reasonable.
Anyway, I have been on vacation in Hawaii this week with my wife, mother, step father, and 7 month old son. I expected to do a lot of ukulele playing but it didn't quite happen. It turns out going on vacation with a 7 month old is more work than staying at home with a 7 month old (which also turns out to be pretty time intensive). Anyway, I haven't had much time to dedicate to the seasons for quite awhile. And this week is another example. Here is a song that I had previously recorded but this time from Hawaii on my MP soprano which I adore. It is the opposite of a long neck. It has a normal soprano scale but a big body. Really rich sound for a soprano. Not that you could tell from this video. I forgot the cord for the zoom H2N mic pictured in the bottom right. So you are getting iphone quality sound. Enough banter.

I know you are having a wonderful time in Hawaii! It's a beautiful place to spend some time. What island are you on? I'm glad you found time to record Sweet Lorraine. It's a song very dear to my heart.
Season 84 vid (http://youtu.be/l32vsnH6uc0?list=UUBHvcMRyL46I_p2n1zFsK5A)
I like your instrumental version. And your soprano uke sounds great.

sweeeeet bonus #1? trying to channel some patsy cline....sweet dreams...
cheers all!
Awww...Patsy! What a great choice! I was hoping I'd hear this song during Sweet Week. Very nicely done sillydave.

southside mike
09-06-2014, 09:12 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVbRiZBdfYU
I think it was about two years ago that my niece Brooke (My lovely wife's brothers daughter) came to visit us and I found that she was left handed and she seemed interested in the ukuleles that I had laying around all over the place so when she left I made sure that she had one to take home with her. Today she came back for a short visit and brought her ukulele back with her and she has learned to play it, and guess what? She can sing too! So I told her about the seasons and this weeks theme and she looked up a song, we learned it and here it is. She is 14 and what a voice she has. Please give her that first time welcome that you all are so good at.

redpaul1
09-06-2014, 09:29 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVbRiZBdfYU
I think it was about two years ago that my niece Brooke (My lovely wife's brothers daughter) came to visit us and I found that she was left handed and she seemed interested in the ukuleles that I had laying around all over the place so when she left I made sure that she had one to take home with her. Today she came back for a short visit and brought her ukulele back with her and she has learned to play it, and guess what? She can sing too! So I told her about the seasons and this weeks theme and she looked up a song, we learned it and here it is. She is 14 and what a voice she has. Please give her that first time welcome that you all are so good at.

Blimey! That must have been some session. Fantastic performances all round. Well done & welcome, Brooke (& Unca'Mike natch :) )

mythinformed
09-06-2014, 10:53 PM
Fell out of bed this morning and couldn't resist a short and sweet bashing of the chords (choose or lose whichever bonus you prefer Myrna)...........


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOt1YR1RQL0&feature=youtu.be

redpaul1
09-07-2014, 02:31 AM
So I did this last Tues/Weds - I sent it over to Rustyy for his approval, because, after all, it's his song..., and only heard from him an hour ago. I've been on eggshells ever since I posted him the link. But... He liked it! HE REALLY LIKED IT!

I did ask Russ do the honours of posting, but he's gone walkabout again. Season 134's already cranking up: Pa's entry's in; Xommen's can't be far behind (though, that said, I can't believe there's a U2 song that he doesn't know the lyrics to ;) ).... and - and I can't wait any longer!!

I figured if Rustyy & I are both going to keep going for the same songs to cover for a Season, we should at least join forces now and again. So I managed to download his entry off YT (you're not supposed to be allowed to, but I found a way), and I've done a remix!

I added some reverb to his vocal and added a shaky egg & some backing vocals of my own.

Adding backing tracks (getting them synced) was a bloody sight harder than I thought it would be, I have to say. I've got a lot to learn. And once I'd got them laid down, adding them back into the video was another set of problems all of their own.
Also, the sound balance would change between the working file and the mixdown for final export to YT.

So as a first attempt, I'm quite happy, but you might have another opinion!

Anyway, here are 3 (wooden) Tops and a shaky egg, backing Rustyy's Levi Stubbs:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=792kyozdspc

Barbablanca
09-07-2014, 04:06 AM
Got involved in some translation work and thought I'd never finish the other "Sugar" song this week.- But today I finished earlier than expected and put the finishing touches to this song that looks back at the heyday of L.S.D with a little black humoured nostalgia.

Been a great Season, now onwards to 134!


http://youtu.be/jJ50F58Kz0M

Lyrics in the YouTube description as per usual.

PS The hat is a Glasgow Commonwealth Games Tam o'Shanter bought cheap after the event had long closed ;)

decaturcomp
09-07-2014, 04:44 AM
http://youtu.be/YV5CCj6bhtQ

Tootler
09-07-2014, 07:45 AM
I got a request from Lynda (aka BEVOMU) for help with chords for a song she remembered from school. It was from a long time ago - a very long time ago, like about 1609. Anyway I found an arrangement online which I could work out chords from and I suggested a collaboration. She sang and played her uke and I added one of the other lines from the arrangement on my tenor recorder.

This is the result.

http://youtu.be/DP14GTDkTjs

Hope you enjoy it.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-07-2014, 08:12 AM
I got a request from Lynda (aka BEVOMU) for help with chords for a song she remembered from school. It was from a long time ago - a very long time ago, like about 1609.
that was so great! thank you geoff, fab vid and audio editing and super awesome and lovely recorder-ing! and thank you so much for doing the musical maths and working out the chords!

P.S. just for the record allow me to clarify, i wasn't at school in 1609

(i'm not THAT old! - it was only 1709 :uhoh: )

:bowdown: tootler

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
09-07-2014, 10:20 AM
Here's another "Ain't She Sweet". So fun.


http://youtu.be/APaynh-YpkY

UncleMoon
09-07-2014, 10:22 AM
Here's my entry this week. I was looking for Val Halen, instead found Tom Waits. This is way better I think.


http://youtu.be/bzYY_xl7Fp8

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
09-07-2014, 10:29 AM
From the late 80s through much of the 90s, Beat Happening were a great band from Olympia, Washington. Their stripped-down sound wasn't for everyone, but Beat Happening became the center of a great underground music scene that is still vital and fun today. (Check out K Records to get an idea what's going on in and near Olympia.) Here's one of BH's sweet songs.


http://youtu.be/DTltdUD70k0

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
09-07-2014, 12:06 PM
Knowing that our hostess loves classic uke music, I had to do a Hawaiian classic. Here's an 19th-century Hawaiian song from the royal family...


http://youtu.be/BQFnf5xhkeo

Sweet season, everyone. Gracias.

mattydee
09-07-2014, 12:26 PM
Here's my entry for this sweet week. Thanks, Myrna.


http://youtu.be/i0bGrDBBqKg

ukuleledaddy
09-07-2014, 01:33 PM
Here is the first of two Neil Diamond songs I tried to do today. The second I recorded for Andrew's week, but it needs more work than I had time to give today.
Honey Drippin' Times

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tArrW9BUG2A&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA

ukuloonie
09-07-2014, 01:51 PM
Well I'll put mine in I hope that Myrna Forgives me as I think it fits.
"Marshmallow World." technically a Christmas wintery song which I hadn't heard of before.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU_Ek4r903M&list=UUi9zw0uFvlBqQ7w6QtfG1qA

ukuloonie
09-07-2014, 01:53 PM
And the Bonus of "Aint She Sweet."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0FkaIdtQfA&list=UUi9zw0uFvlBqQ7w6QtfG1qA&index=1

bonesigh
09-07-2014, 06:53 PM
So, so sad :wallbash: Something is up with my computer and it just won't load video's. I can't watch any of your submissions! It also won't load the video I made this evening of a song I wrote for this season. Hapa-haole song, a lullaby. I so wanted to share it as it is played on my new toy. Made a trade with Provines (: It's a Wishnevsky uke type instrument with resonator and steel strings. My song is called "Na'au Pihi Baby", basically pretty button baby. I could not figure out how to say "cute as a button" LOL. Hope I can share it soon, it's got kokoleka in it. Hawaiian for chocolate of course!

myrnaukelele
09-07-2014, 07:27 PM
Found this one this morning. I tuned the 8 string GCDA. Another great inspiration from the Seasons. Here's a rough take. Thank you so much Myrna for hosting. I hope to post in the other two playlists as well.

Great playing as always Ray. Beautiful rendition of this R.E.M. song. Thanks for bringing it to Sweet Week.

Several great versions of this song already this week. This was a week where I used most of my new toys. PreSonus AudioBox 22vsl (I just love writing that - makes me sound like I have a clue), Blackstar amp, Mixcraft 6.0 and a Kala Ubass. Too bad they didn't make me sound any better. It was fun learning all the stuff, though. A lot more to learn, too......

This has become my new favorite sweet song. Nice picking on the solo. I need some of those toys! I want a Ubass! But I already have a stand up bass so I can't really justify it.

Trying out recording via a new set up. Using the iPhone this time rather than the camcorder. I also played around with copying the audio track and playing around with it in Audacity. It sounded best to my ear when I kept both the original audio and the tweaked one together in the final mpeg. Quite impressed with the ease and quality of using my iPhone vs the open mic type setup I have been trying to practice with. I have to be careful about moving (i.e. rockin') about too much while in my office desk chair though. It has a terrible creaky squeak! :o
Hope you enjoy some sweet ol' rhubarb pie:
]/QUOTE]
Oooooh - I LOVE rhubarb pie. And rhubarb jam. And rhubarb lemonade. And anything rhubarb. I've been picking and freezing rhubarb all summer - I miss it so when it's no longer around. This is a great song - it makes my mouth water just thinking about that sweet rhubarb pie!
[QUOTE=wee_ginga_yin;1574046]Put a little sugar in my bowl... put a hot dog in my roll.

A sweet little number for sure!

Candyman - Grateful Dead
SOSOSWEET!! What a great duet you two. Really fun to see you singing together. Thanks for this great Grateful Dead cover!

There's room for one more entry? Three each?
Well here's a rocker from the Beach Boys, massacred by me again. I seem to be stuck in 1967 this week. Wild Honey
Note the use of Baritone Uke to not have to sing as high as Carl Wilson (http://youtu.be/cpTnLK5mxu4)
http://youtu.be/S6kTpb5FVaI

Way to belt it out peewee! I can dig it! And extra points for playing the baritone - I'm partial to baritones myself.

Here's my sweet entry. Don't know why it took me so long to think about it.
Tried first to cover "Candy" by Frank Sinatra and others but it was beyond my reach. This mash up of a song I know and a haunting jingle from the 70s just kind of blossomed today.
I just love the Pearly Shells song. I sang it a couple weeks ago for Hometown Season (http://youtu.be/CG08BHLacKY?list=UUBHvcMRyL46I_p2n1zFsK5A). I liked how you slipped the jingle in there - I had never heard it before.


If I gotblubble this right ...and with the amount of waterywater running round my ears at the minute that might be doubtful...this is about Sweet ...so ...hyere is Sweet Home Chicago.....wrote by Robert and rooint by me ....
Yes!! Another cover of Sweet Home Chicago - my sweet hometown! And played with panache on the banjo uke. Love it CeeJay.


I think it was about two years ago that my niece Brooke (My lovely wife's brothers daughter) came to visit us and I found that she was left handed and she seemed interested in the ukuleles that I had laying around all over the place so when she left I made sure that she had one to take home with her. Today she came back for a short visit and brought her ukulele back with her and she has learned to play it, and guess what? She can sing too! So I told her about the seasons and this weeks theme and she looked up a song, we learned it and here it is. She is 14 and what a voice she has. Please give her that first time welcome that you all are so good at.
This is SO good! What a great performance for your first Seasons vid Brooke. Hope to hear more songs from you in the future. Thanks for singing a song for sweet week!

So I did this last Tues/Weds - I sent it over to Rustyy for his approval, because, after all, it's his song..., and only heard from him an hour ago. I've been on eggshells ever since I posted him the link. But... He liked it! HE REALLY LIKED IT!
I figured if Rustyy & I are both going to keep going for the same songs to cover for a Season, we should at least join forces now and again. So I managed to download his entry off YT (you're not supposed to be allowed to, but I found a way), and I've done a remix!
I added some reverb to his vocal and added a shaky egg & some backing vocals of my own.
Adding backing tracks (getting them synced) was a bloody sight harder than I thought it would be, I have to say. I've got a lot to learn. And once I'd got them laid down, adding them back into the video was another set of problems all of their own.
Also, the sound balance would change between the working file and the mixdown for final export to YT.
So as a first attempt, I'm quite happy, but you might have another opinion!
Anyway, here are 3 (wooden) Tops and a shaky egg, backing Rustyy's Levi Stubbs:

The harmony vocals just make this sweet song sweeter. It has got that Motown feel for sure!

Got involved in some translation work and thought I'd never finish the other "Sugar" song this week.- But today I finished earlier than expected and put the finishing touches to this song that looks back at the heyday of L.S.D with a little black humoured nostalgia.
Been a great Season, now onwards to 134!
Lyrics in the YouTube description as per usual.
PS The hat is a Glasgow Commonwealth Games Tam o'Shanter bought cheap after the event had long closed ;)
:bowdown:You are just awesome Bernie. Not one but two original songs for Sweet Week. And this is such a fun one! Very cleverly written.

White Honey- Graham Parker
Interesting song choice. I had never heard this one before. Thanks for singing it for Sweet Week!

myrnaukelele
09-07-2014, 08:11 PM
bonesigh - That is too bad. :( Never any fun having technical difficulties. Especially since there's less than 5 hours to go until Sweet Season ends. I'd like to hear your song sometime. Maybe it'll work for another Season.

myrnaukelele
09-07-2014, 10:02 PM
I got a request from Lynda (aka BEVOMU) for help with chords for a song she remembered from school. It was from a long time ago - a very long time ago, like about 1609. Anyway I found an arrangement online which I could work out chords from and I suggested a collaboration. She sang and played her uke and I added one of the other lines from the arrangement on my tenor recorder.
Hope you enjoy it.
Sweet collab you two! The recorder and uke sound great together. 

Here's my entry this week. I was looking for Val Halen, instead found Tom Waits. This is way better I think.

Oh way better lol! Really sweet version of this song.

From the late 80s through much of the 90s, Beat Happening were a great band from Olympia, Washington. Their stripped-down sound wasn't for everyone, but Beat Happening became the center of a great underground music scene that is still vital and fun today. (Check out K Records to get an idea what's going on in and near Olympia.) Here's one of BH's sweet songs.

Ralf - for some strange reason I'm having trouble getting this song to play. First it stopped at 14 seconds, then 44 seconds. Not sure what's up with my computer. I liked what I heard of this song though!

Knowing that our hostess loves classic uke music, I had to do a Hawaiian classic. Here's an 18th-century Hawaiian song from the royal family...
Sweet Season, everyone. Gracias.
This is such a lovely song. So well done. And you even sing in Hawaiian! Thanks for bringing more Island music to Sweet Week.

Here's my entry for this sweet week. Thanks, Myrna.

Sweet. Really sweet. Your vocals are fantastic (as usual!). Excellent playing. You get such a nice sound from that recording set up. Really sweet.

Here is the first of two Neil Diamond songs I tried to do today. The second I recorded for Andrew's week, but it needs more work than I had time to give today.
Honey Drippin' Times

You and Neil Diamond make a great team! Sweet one ukuleledaddy.

Well I'll put mine in I hope that Myrna Forgives me as I think it fits.
"Marshmallow World." technically a Christmas wintery song which I hadn't heard of before.

The 100th video of Sweet Week! This song reminds me that Winter's Coming...
Very nicely sung ukuloonie. Thanks for joining the party this week!

myrnaukelele
09-07-2014, 10:04 PM
Ukuloonie's winter song got me thinking about this one. I thought I'd do one more before Sweet Week melts away...

http://youtu.be/H15btwtcDIY

mythinformed
09-08-2014, 12:06 AM
Had to rush this last minute one through (unrehearsed) before the deadline (and work eeeeek).............Be rude not have George with us .......


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZ84ToPjDI&feature=youtu.be

redpaul1
09-08-2014, 12:55 AM
So according to my watch, there's 5 minutes left to the end of Season 133, and 5 minutes left till this video finishes uploading! I'm taking no chances :)


http://youtu.be/Eqv5ROTDhiM

And we're live! With 2 minutes left on the clock. Re-sult!!

redpaul1
09-08-2014, 12:57 AM
Trying out recording via a new set up. I also played around with copying the audio track and playing around with it in Audacity. It sounded best to my ear when I kept both the original audio and the tweaked one together in the final mpeg.


That's exactly what I do too :)

bonesigh
09-08-2014, 03:58 AM
I'll post it here when I get the computer to even take it off the camera!! Sigh, what would I do without my hubby here to fix this darned contraption (: