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anaka
09-01-2008, 01:52 PM
Hey people! Billie Jean is live and online - Check it out here (http://ukuleleunderground.com/2008/09/01/uke-lesson-9-billie-jean/), if you haven't had the chance yet.

Also, here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bnt1arFoC9M) is Aldrine's full version of the song on YT, just in case you'd like to play along.

Aldrine was supposed to put together a chord sheet for all y'all sometime ... but I don't think he's gotten around to it yet.

I found a somewhat shoddy one here (http://www.fretplay.com/tabs/j/jackson_michael/billie_jean-crd.shtml). And lyrics here (http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/michaeljackson/billiejean.html).

Questions? Comments? Criticism? We'll take them all - post below, and have your way with it!

Esy
09-01-2008, 02:39 PM
hey, nice tut :pp finaly song what i love:D Great for outdor play :ppp

Aldrine Guerrero
09-01-2008, 02:41 PM
Billie Jean


F#m G#m A G#m
She Was More Like A Beauty Queen From A Movie Scene

F#m G#m A G#m Bm
I Said Don't Mind, But What Do You Mean I Am The One

Bm F#m G#m A G#m
Who Will Dance On The Floor In The Round

Bm F#m G#m A G#m
She Said I Am The One Who Will Dance On The Floor In The Round



[2nd Verse]

F#m G#m A G#m
She Told Me Her Name Was Billie Jean, As She Caused A Scene

F#m G#m A G#m Bm
Then Every Head Turned With Eyes That Dreamed Of Being The One

Bm F#m G#m A G#m
Who Will Dance On The Floor In The Round



[Bridge]

D F#m
People Always Told Me Be Careful Of What You Do

D F#m
And Don't Go Around Breaking Young Girls' Hearts

D F#m
And Mother Always Told Me Be Careful Of Who You Love

D C#7
And Be Careful Of What You Do 'Cause The Lie Becomes The Truth



[Chorus]

F#m G#m A G#m
Billie Jean Is Not My Lover

F#m G#m A G#m Bm
She's Just A Girl Who Claims That I Am The One

Bm F#m G#m A G#m
But The Kid Is Not My Son

Bm F#m G#m A G#m F#m
She Says I Am The One, But The Kid Is Not My Son



[3rd Verse]
For Forty Days And Forty Nights
The Law Was On Her Side
But Who Can Stand When She's In Demand
Her Schemes And Plans
'Cause We Danced On The Floor In The Round
So Take My Strong Advice, Just Remember To Always Think Twice
(Do Think Twice)

[4th Verse]
She Told My Baby We'd Danced 'Till Three
Then She Looked At Me
Then Showed A Photo My Baby Cried
His Eyes Looked Like Mine
Go On Dance On The Floor In The Round, Baby

[Bridge]
People Always Told Me Be Careful Of What You Do
And Don't Go Around Breaking Young Girls' Hearts
She Came And Stood Right By Me
Then The Smell Of Sweet Perfume
This Happened Much Too Soon
She Called Me To Her Room

[Chorus]
Billie Jean Is Not My Lover
She's Just A Girl Who Claims That I Am The One
But The Kid Is Not My Son
Billie Jean Is Not My Lover
She's Just A Girl Who Claims That I Am The One
But The Kid Is Not My Son
She Says I Am The One, But The Kid Is Not My Son
She Says I Am The One, But The Kid Is Not My Son
Billie Jean Is Not My Lover
She's Just A Girl Who Claims That I Am The One
But The Kid Is Not My Son
She Says I Am The One, But The Kid Is Not My Son
She Says I Am The One, She Says He Is My Son
She Says I Am The One
Billie Jean Is Not My Lover
Billie Jean Is Not My Lover
Billie Jean Is Not My Lover
Billie Jean Is Not My Lover
Billie Jean Is Not My Lover
Billie Jean Is Not My Lover

Poi Dog
09-01-2008, 06:10 PM
Awesome as usual Aldymon!

So what's next - "Cat Scratch Fever"? BWAHAHAH!

russ_buss
09-01-2008, 06:56 PM
nice lesson! don't forget to sprinkle some "HEE hee's" on your covers people.

ke leo
09-01-2008, 07:22 PM
Nice job!!!!


Awesome as usual Aldymon!

So what's next - "Cat Scratch Fever"? BWAHAHAH!

I'll vote for a little Nugent since we're talkin' 80's and outdoors!

experimentjon
09-01-2008, 10:18 PM
Oh my. My ignorance of the real lyrics has been fully revealed. Haha. I had a general idea of how the song went, but I guess I had the words all wrong...not that it really matters, as in that high range every note just sounds like a dead cat screeching when I sing it. :)

UkuLeLesReggAe
09-02-2008, 12:13 AM
nice pose at the end, you should be UU's model.

Kaneohe til the end
09-02-2008, 01:14 AM
im so glad these lessons dont have "hanapa'a hawai'i" commercials before the vids. the screeching reel used to mean "hey get fish!", now its crap, stupid commercial

haole
09-02-2008, 05:36 AM
This is fun. :D It's going to take a while to get that strumming down, but at least I have an incentive to practice!

On a side note, I had no idea what any of the lyrics were to that song until I saw Aldrine's chord chart. XD

Fred Miu
09-02-2008, 05:47 AM
nice, at ryans house haha :P

JoeyJr858
09-02-2008, 09:30 AM
Thanks for reppin' the Pacific Arts shirt on the vid Aldrine! =)
Much appreciated!!!

Great lesson too!

hotnanas
09-02-2008, 09:33 AM
nice, it took me about 5 minutes to have the solo down...and less than 30 seconds for the alternative...now if I could only get that strumming down!

deach
09-02-2008, 09:40 AM
nice, it took me about 5 minutes to have the solo down...and less than 30 seconds for the alternative...now if I could only get that strumming down!

I'm still working on the rubbing.

Aldrine Guerrero
09-02-2008, 10:30 AM
I'm still working on the rubbing.

You should ask PMS for some private lessons ;)

seeso
09-02-2008, 10:48 AM
I play this song a whole step down, and I still can't hit those high notes. Aldrine, I hate you. :D

Aldrine Guerrero
09-02-2008, 12:16 PM
I play this song a whole step down, and I still can't hit those high notes. Aldrine, I hate you. :D

It is because I CAN hit those high notes... I hate myself *epic fail*

deach
09-02-2008, 12:22 PM
it Is Because I Can Hit Those High Notes... I Hate Myself *epic Fail*

Lol!





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hotnanas
09-02-2008, 12:30 PM
that's not a good enough "Self" epic fail aldrine...

here's mine:
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd45/hotnanas/random-unimportant/EPICFAIL.jpg

Thanks for the lessons, I've learned just about all the little I know from UU.

UkEdman90
09-05-2008, 12:30 PM
MN I LOVE THESE LESSONS!!! SO easy!

therimidalv
10-24-2008, 03:29 PM
Hey Aldrine, im not makin fun of you or anything, but there were many times were your voiced cracked pretty bad, i hope it was just a cold err somethin?

Cali
09-11-2009, 04:47 AM
I started yesterday with this lesson - My appreciation for all great lessons so far.

The fingerchange between g#m, a and back to g#m is pretty difficult
with the ringfinger on top on the g#m then down on the a and back (especially the fingerturn back to g#m) :-)

ukuleG
09-11-2009, 08:16 AM
Hey Aldrine, im not makin fun of you or anything, but there were many times were your voiced cracked pretty bad, i hope it was just a cold err somethin?

if your criticizing his singing I'd hate to think what would think of my "singing".

Aldrine Guerrero
09-11-2009, 09:24 AM
Hey Aldrine, im not makin fun of you or anything, but there were many times were your voiced cracked pretty bad, i hope it was just a cold err somethin?

Not claiming to be a good singer or anything but I don't think my voice cracked in that song.
What you're probably referring to is the transition between falsetto and regular. It's a hawaiian falsetto style to stress out the change between regular and falsetto. I used to sing hawaiian falsetto a lot back in the day and old habits die hard.
Like this for example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoGaVyfb5eo

but the "Gives you hell" video is another subject... hahahahah :D

Cali
09-17-2009, 06:56 AM
Hey Aldrine, don't you want to offer some short simple basic singing lessons?

I've heard your singing abilities now on the eat sleep music sessions lp and you're doing pretty good.

I'm more than happy with my ukulele skills (started december 2008) so far but my singing...it simply kills the whole sound :shaka: