View Full Version : Mr Sandman - Instrumental

01-01-2012, 06:02 AM
My attempt at something instrumental. Still needs lots of work:


And a Happy New Year to everyone on Ukulele Underground!



01-01-2012, 06:09 AM
Love this song.

01-01-2012, 06:23 AM
That was great. Nice intro, it was spot-on. Even if it didn't have the title I could tell what song it was.

Nice playing.

01-01-2012, 06:43 AM
Nicely done! I've been working on this song lately also; it's so perfect for the uke.

01-01-2012, 06:48 AM
Fave since I was a kid in the Fifties. Lovely rendition. I enjoyed it!

01-01-2012, 07:19 AM
Very nice. Thank you.

01-01-2012, 09:02 AM
Well done. A true classic and you did it justice. :)

01-01-2012, 09:18 AM
Very nice! Good arrangement and execution.

01-01-2012, 10:37 AM
I really enjoyed this. Great playing!

01-01-2012, 10:42 AM
Wow very nice indeed.

I loved the intro as well as the rest of the piece, good sound.

Yes it's always food to look back and see how far you've progressed in a few months from now.

What book is this arrangement from?

Thanks for sharing!

01-02-2012, 01:59 AM
Nice one John, been trying to teach the wife this one. Hope you had a good Christmas.

01-02-2012, 08:39 AM
Thank you everyone for your very positive feedback!

Olarte, I downloaded a tab for it ages ago and have just had a look for it but it seems to have been deleted. I am sure I have a copy saved somewhere. Send me a PM with your email if you would like me to send you a copy.

I had a good Christmas thanks Leroy, I hope you are well!

01-02-2012, 11:16 AM
Can I have a copy too please, I learned it from a Youtube vid, and keep having to find it again when I've forgotton the tune.

01-02-2012, 01:32 PM
Very nice, enjoyed that!

01-02-2012, 01:32 PM

This tutorial, which is little more than him playing it slowly, is excellent. He plays it well. And chords are in the write-up. Good tune. I like your video, too, original poster.

01-02-2012, 02:27 PM
Very nicely played - and a lovely sounding uke, too. I have recently included a TAB of this in our latest Uke Group Songbook ...... not sure it will sound as good as yours tho!! I would also love to have a copy, if possible. I will pm you my email address



01-02-2012, 09:42 PM
Hi folks a copy of the tab hopefully (providing I can find it) on the way to everyone who PM'd me their email address. Leroy can you PM me yours as I seem to have lost it from previous correspondence.

coolkayaker, I'd not seen this before, but it is almost exactly the same chords and melody notes that I use only Ukulelezaza (Remco, from Belgium) plays it way better than I do, still he has been playing for many years and is one of my favourite players!

01-03-2012, 01:27 AM
Thank you John.

I got the tabs in my email this morning.


01-03-2012, 11:33 AM
Many thanks, John - I received the Tab this morning! :) It is a better version than the one I already have.

I love watching Ukulelezaza & his uke work! His 'slow' version of the Formby Practise piece is just terrific & eventually I will get it worked out from his rendition as he uses 'easy chords' not heaps of barr chords!



email sent with a couple of other tabs! :D

01-03-2012, 04:17 PM
Beautiful...enjoyed that and great uke too!

01-03-2012, 04:29 PM
You did it very well, John. I see that the fingering of you and Remco is similar.

Loads of fiddling time to get it just so. Well done!

01-03-2012, 08:49 PM
Nice playing John, this is a truly brilliant song, thanks.

01-09-2012, 03:42 PM
Good job and thanks for the tab.

01-09-2012, 04:47 PM
great job. I sang this the other night at a jam. I wish I could have taken a break like that! Super!

Fu Manchu
01-26-2012, 09:19 AM
Nicely played, sounds so nice on the Uke. I've just started to play and would be extremely grateful if you could PM a copy of the tab.

Thanks in advance.

Hippie Dribble
01-26-2012, 12:06 PM
wonderful, so wonderful John. Beautiful interpretation and so smooth.

01-26-2012, 11:10 PM
Thanks for your kind comments rem50, Fu Manchu, and eugene ukulele! :) Fu Manchu if you PM me your email address I will happily email you the chords that I based the aaarangement on.