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johnnyfoodstamp
12-24-2011, 05:36 AM
Hey guys! Happy Holidays! To celebrate I did a little video last night of one of my favorite Formby songs, "Happy Go Lucky Me."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce-u8KIx8-c

arpie
12-24-2011, 10:24 AM
Good one Johnny!! I am in awe of your chord magic!! If only my arthritis allowed me to do barr chords!! You make it look SOOOO easy!!!

Hvae a great Xmas, mate

Roberta

a wannabe formby player:drool:

johnnyfoodstamp
12-24-2011, 10:55 AM
Good one Johnny!! I am in awe of your chord magic!! If only my arthritis allowed me to do barr chords!! You make it look SOOOO easy!!!

Hvae a great Xmas, mate

Roberta

a wannabe formby player:drool:

Thanks a lot for the kind complements.

Ambient Doughnut
12-24-2011, 11:10 AM
Sounds like a bit of Tom Waits DNA snuck in there too! ;)

Great stuff - this songs oe tv all the time at the moment in the uk in a Sainsburys advert - I didn't actually realise it was a formby song. It's not a formby version they use that's for sure. Great stuff, I've learnt a lot watching your videos!

Ambient Doughnut
12-24-2011, 11:21 AM
http://www.georgeformby.co.uk/news/sainsburys.html

My mistake - it is the Formby recording. I wouldn't have recognised his voice on that one!

johnnyfoodstamp
12-24-2011, 11:25 AM
Yeah he did that song a lot later in life. I can only tell its him by the solos and the laughing. People always tell me I have a similar sound to Tom Waits. I'm gonna have to check that guy out once I'm over my Formby obsession. Happy Holidays!

http://www.georgeformby.co.uk/news/sainsburys.html

My mistake - it is the Formby recording. I wouldn't have recognised his voice on that one!

Ambient Doughnut
12-24-2011, 11:29 AM
Oh yeah you got to check out some Tom Waits. Try this for starters:

http://www.georgeformby.co.uk/news/sainsburys.html

(singing from 0:45)


Happy Xmas to you too! :)

FormbyFanatic95
01-23-2012, 11:03 AM
Anyone got the chord boxes or at least the chords for this song? I really want to learn it! Already learned
Cleaning Windows
Leaning on a Lamp
Mr Wu's a Window Cleaner Now
Swimmin With The Wimmin

johnnyfoodstamp
01-23-2012, 02:59 PM
Anyone got the chord boxes or at least the chords for this song? I really want to learn it! Already learned
Cleaning Windows
Leaning on a Lamp
Mr Wu's a Window Cleaner Now
Swimmin With The Wimmin

Chords are as follows:

Verse

G B7 C G
Well, I can laugh when things ain't funny

G D7 G G7
Ha, ha ha happy go lucky me



chorus

C G
it might sound silly but i don't care

D7 G G7
cuz i've got the moonlight, ive got the stars and i've got the stars above

C G
me and my sweetie, we'll we both share

D7
a slappy go happy, happy go lucky, loooooooooooove

improv solo with giant smile

and repeat

Ambient Doughnut
01-25-2012, 04:49 AM
You play the G and the B7 with a 2nd fret barre right? And then open for the C.

Works fine but it did make me wonder if the original was played on a D tuned uke.

Nice either way. :)

johnnyfoodstamp
01-25-2012, 05:18 AM
You play the G and the B7 with a 2nd fret barre right? And then open for the C.

Works fine but it did make me wonder if the original was played on a D tuned uke.

Nice either way. :)

That's correct. Yeah, it probably was a D tuning. Most of George's song are usually D. I play it in both keys. I like singing it better in C though. Heck, in Swimmin with the Women's case it's Eb. I always think the G string is going to pop off and hit me in the eye.