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Ukejenny
06-01-2015, 05:03 PM
The Ukulele Band of Alabama has a gig on the Fourth. Got any song ideas that wouldn't be too tricky for the group to learn?

igorthebarbarian
06-01-2015, 05:49 PM
Play FreeBird!!! (Sorry)

Luke El U
06-01-2015, 07:00 PM
Sweet Home Alabama
Georgia
New York, New York
California Dreamin'
Moonlight in Vermont....

There's gotta be more...

Phluffy the Destroyer
06-01-2015, 07:00 PM
Here's a start. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:American_patriotic_songs)

PhilUSAFRet
06-01-2015, 08:53 PM
I know it's not a patriotic song, but here's an easy one that may go over well: http://www.azchords.com/m/mountaingoats-tabs-4203/starsfellonalabama-tabs-669419.html

Ukejenny
06-02-2015, 04:42 PM
Cool Ideas! Thanks, y'all! We will be playing 90 minutes, so I need to have plenty to pull from.

Ukejenny
06-02-2015, 04:43 PM
Play FreeBird!!! (Sorry)


hahaha I see what you did there! Ummm, that won't be happening. LOL

Ukejenny
06-02-2015, 04:44 PM
Sweet Home Alabama
Georgia
New York, New York
California Dreamin'
Moonlight in Vermont....

There's gotta be more...

Love it! I Left My Heart In San Francisco.... We already have Country Roads on the list. Love that tune, too.

Ukejenny
06-02-2015, 04:45 PM
Here's a start. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:American_patriotic_songs)


I would be in absolute heaven if I could pull off Karl King and Sousa on a ukulele with enough panache to make it sound great.

Ukejenny
06-02-2015, 04:50 PM
I know it's not a patriotic song, but here's an easy one that may go over well: http://www.azchords.com/m/mountaingoats-tabs-4203/starsfellonalabama-tabs-669419.html

This is not the Stars Fell on Alabama that I've been playing or singing... I have totally different words and chords.

Here's the version I've grown up with... http://www.doctoruke.com/starsfellonalabama.pdf

coolkayaker1
06-02-2015, 09:16 PM
Springsteen's Born In The USA is a patriotic rocker.

mds725
06-02-2015, 09:35 PM
Springsteen's Born In The USA is a patriotic rocker.

Yes and no. If you listen to the words to this song, you'll find that it's a somewhat bitter and sardonic take on the so-called American Dream. In Springsteen's own words, from Wikipedia - "Born in the U.S.A." is about "a working-class man" [in the midst of a] "spiritual crisis, in which man is left lost...It's like he has nothing left to tie him into society anymore. He's isolated from the government. Isolated from his family...to the point where nothing makes sense." Also from Wikipedia - "Beyond the 1984 presidential campaign, 'Born in the U.S.A.' was widely misinterpreted as purely nationalistic by those who heard the anthemic chorus but not the bitter verses."

There's no question that the chorus has become an anthem, but the chorus is intended to be ironic, given the lyrics of the verses. I read somewhere that Springsteen has been alternately amused and disappointed that people see the song as a celebration of America when it is actually critical.

turtledrum
06-02-2015, 11:49 PM
Take Me Out To The Ballgame.
This Land Is Made For You And Me.

CeeJay
06-03-2015, 12:12 AM
play freebird!!! (sorry)

lol



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UkerDanno
06-03-2015, 02:52 AM
check out the previous year, July songbooks...
http://www.den-uke.com/index.php/files/category/2-previous-monthly-songbooks

BJ1s
06-07-2015, 01:00 PM
Yankee Doodle Dandy
You're a Grand Old Flag
God Bless America
America The Beautiful
This Land Is Your Land
Cassius Go Rolling Along
Off We Go (Air Forcesong)
Anchors ss away
Marine Corps Hymn
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Dixie

ralphk
06-08-2015, 05:11 AM
Most of those mentioned were not what I consider patriotic songs, but still good.

In that theme, Route 66 is a good one that is easy to learn too.

Ralph