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ukuloonie
06-01-2012, 05:37 PM
Hello Folks
If nobody minds I'll suggest a week for the 16th week
to be announced after I spruced myself up.

http://youtu.be/MUlIzskf2Xo


The Criteria

Pre 1950 Folk songs from the British Isles, England Ireland Scotland Wales.

No Pub songs or Bawdy double speak.
as my children will be helping to judge these videos

The RULES
1) One take. Doesn't have to be the first take but does have to be a single take with no dubs or cuts, etc. Must be a new video recorded for this contest - no recycling earlier videos. Don't forget the magic words spoken in the intro!
2) Uke must be front and centre
3) Enter by posting your video on youtube and then putting a post here in this thread with a link to the video.
4) Entry must be posted on youtube and entered here by midnight, Hawaiian time, Sunday night (i.e. when Sunday June 10th ends in Hawaii).
5) Must speak the magic words at the beginning of the video. The magic words are "16th season of the ukulele"
6) One entry per person - you can enter more times, but your last entry will be the one scored.

The Prize
One cool looking Mug from Canada with English Sweets
One cool looking Frisbee from Canada
maybe I should post a picture

Judging
Friends and family

Some Ideas
Ken Middleton's great website. (http://www.kenmiddleton.co.uk/Pages/FreeTabDownloads.aspx)
Traditional folk songs (http://www.contemplator.com/folk.html)
Traditional songs of the British Isles (http://www.ukmagic.co.uk/)


Playlist
This is the playlist
(http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD8DECB30A9BE1F56)

peewee
06-01-2012, 05:38 PM
Thanks Loonie!
Great theme, but it sure is tough to stay away from the bawdy, or the violent, or death themed, or unplanned parenthood, or theft, or flagons of mead..what else is there in the old UK?
Still looking!

Hippie Dribble
06-01-2012, 05:46 PM
spruce away brother loon... :uhoh:

J-Peg
06-01-2012, 06:38 PM
Thanks, ukuloonie.
And if anybody minded they shoulda stepped up and done it themselves already.

Just sayin

ukuloonie
06-01-2012, 07:15 PM
spruce away brother loon... :uhoh:
Had to look at least presentable.:o

ukuleledaveey
06-01-2012, 08:19 PM
Mighty thanks Drew for picking up the flaming baton of the seasons, now to practice my "Hey nonnie,nonnies ! " :)

thesillydave
06-01-2012, 08:32 PM
any hints to song lists or sources for songs with chords? my knowledge of older than me english folk songs is a bit lacking!
any help? all the one's i found seem to be bawdy! ah yes, a challenge!

cheers and good strumming!

ukuleledaveey
06-01-2012, 08:48 PM
any hints to song lists or sources for songs with chords? my knowledge of older than me english folk songs is a bit lacking!
any help? all the one's i found seem to be bawdy! ah yes, a challenge!

cheers and good strumming!

I hope this helps a bit, i think i have my song :)

http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/songs-tab/songs-tab.html

ukuloonie
06-01-2012, 09:00 PM
Aye I saw that page Ukuleledaveey
you have to scroll down to the bottom of the page to see all the titles.
I've added two other links above also

thesillydave
06-01-2012, 09:01 PM
thanks daveey! time to start my search! cheers!

ukuloonie
06-02-2012, 05:22 AM
Thanks Loonie!
Great theme, but it sure is tough to stay away from the bawdy, or the violent, or death themed, or unplanned parenthood, or theft, or flagons of mead..what else is there in the old UK?
Still looking!
I remembered Ken middletons site he has some great celtic pieces.
because Celtic is still folk right?

strumsilly
06-02-2012, 05:24 AM
thanks for taking the baton loonie,
I have a song, the Riddle Song. used to play it in the guitar. sounds nice on the uke

ukuloonie
06-02-2012, 05:25 AM
Cool Thats great
Thanks Strumsilly

austin1
06-02-2012, 06:26 AM
I think I've got a song! Is the 19th century acceptable?

ukuloonie
06-02-2012, 09:49 AM
yep I was thinking anything before 195o

uke4ia
06-02-2012, 12:29 PM
I don't know if I'll get an entry in this week, but I already feel like I've won. I started thinking about whether there were any Fairport Convention songs I could reasonably do. This got me thinking about their song "Sloth", which is too recent to be eligible. Long song short, over the past hour I've figured out the chords and learned to play it. So whatever happens, thanks Ukuloonie!

Hippie Dribble
06-02-2012, 04:30 PM
thanks for taking the baton loonie,
I have a song, the Riddle Song. used to play it in the guitar. sounds nice on the uke
nice mate, lovely song, looking forward to your take on it

wee_ginga_yin
06-03-2012, 03:19 AM
I am getting off to an early start on this one... sort of to celebrate the diamond jubilee :biglaugh:

The Stone of Scone (Scottish Gaelic: An Lia Fil), also known as the Stone of Destiny
and often referred to in England as The Coronation Stone, is an oblong block of red
sandstone, used for centuries in the coronation of the monarchs of Scotland and later
the monarchs of England, Great Britain and the United Kingdom.

Historically, the artifact was kept at the now-ruined Scone Abbey in Scone, near Perth,
Scotland. Other names by which it has sometimes been known include Jacob's Pillow Stone.
Legends place the origins in Biblical times and consider the stone to be the
Stone of Jacob taken by Jacob while in Haran (Genesis 28:10 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_5sEa6Uq4Q#)-22).
Others consider it to be the Tanist Stone.

On Christmas Day 1950, a group of four Scottish students (Ian Hamilton, Gavin Vernon,
Kay Matheson, and Alan Stuart) took the Stone from Westminster Abbey for return to Scotland.
In the process of removing it from the Abbey the stone broke into two pieces.

A major search for the stone had been ordered by the British Government,
but this proved unsuccessful. Perhaps assuming that the Church would not return
it to England, the stone's custodians left it on the altar of Arbroath Abbey,
on 11 April 1951, in the safekeeping of the Church of Scotland.

Once the London police were informed of its whereabouts, the Stone was returned
to Westminster. Afterwards, rumours circulated that copies had been made of the Stone,
and that the returned Stone was not in fact the original.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_5sEa6Uq4Q

ukuloonie
06-03-2012, 05:05 AM
Thanks for this wee song and story,
My children's grandmother was from Scotland,
so I was able to tell them this story.
I always like your choice of stories and songs.
Thanks Wee ginga Yin.

wee_ginga_yin
06-03-2012, 06:59 AM
Thanks for this wee song and story,
My children's grandmother was from Scotland,
so I was able to tell them this story.
I always like your choice of stories and songs.
Thanks Wee ginga Yin.

Well what with the "diamond jubilee" fever sweeping the UK
I had to put the republican point of view across. :-)

Though I must say I did enjoy the

Ukulele Orchesta of Great Britain's Coronation Calypso (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC1yjAC0HO4)

ukuloonie
06-03-2012, 07:48 AM
I don't know if I'll get an entry in this week, but I already feel like I've won. I started thinking about whether there were any Fairport Convention songs I could reasonably do. This got me thinking about their song "Sloth", which is too recent to be eligible. Long song short, over the past hour I've figured out the chords and learned to play it. So whatever happens, thanks Ukuloonie!

Great I always look forward to seeing your ideas and playing,
it helps me get to know new songs, to learn and stretch my skills

ukuloonie
06-03-2012, 07:49 AM
I think I've got a song! Is the 19th century acceptable?

Look forward to seeing your song choice.:D

ukuloonie
06-03-2012, 07:49 AM
Well what with the "diamond jubilee" fever sweeping the UK
I had to put the republican point of view across. :-)

Though I must say I did enjoy the

Ukulele Orchesta of Great Britain's Coronation Calypso (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC1yjAC0HO4)

Aye thanks

ukuloonie
06-03-2012, 07:51 AM
I'm thinking that I need to also find some songs too, not that I can enter but I still like the hunt and the challenge

benjoeuke
06-03-2012, 08:39 AM
I am getting off to an early start on this one... sort of to celebrate the diamond jubilee :biglaugh:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_5sEa6Uq4Q

This is beautiful, without your sound effects (which I love) we can really hear how great your voice is, lovely melody, great singing and strumming, well done... thanks :)

wee_ginga_yin
06-03-2012, 10:58 AM
This is beautiful, without your sound effects (which I love) we can really hear how great your voice is, lovely melody, great singing and strumming, well done... thanks :)

In the true folk tradition the melody is stolen
The original is "Sweet Betsy from Pike" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr03En-8fH8)

Hippie Dribble
06-03-2012, 04:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_5sEa6Uq4Q

superb Rob. Brilliant start to the week. You're a grand story teller mate. I love 'Sweet Betsy' too, gonna have to go and learn this one.

Oh, nice jim-jams too brother...he he :p

Hippie Dribble
06-03-2012, 04:05 PM
thanks for this week Drew. Took the challenge to learn something new and fell in love all over again. Thankfully I got the 'magic words' out just as the camera ran out of memory..he he.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_xno8fRSgQ

ukuloonie
06-03-2012, 04:36 PM
Thanks Jon, That was cool and heartfelt playing, I liked how you picked out the melody. It worked really well.
It is going to be some great surprises what people choose to play and sing this week.

benjoeuke
06-03-2012, 04:38 PM
thanks for this week Drew. Took the challenge to learn something new and fell in love all over again. Thankfully I got the 'magic words' out just as the camera ran out of memory..he he.

That was just beautiful... nothin else to say... speechless... awed...

glass
06-03-2012, 06:10 PM
Looks like a good one!! Will try to get back I to the seasons this week!!!

uke4ia
06-03-2012, 06:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raEOTN5IPI8

All right, I strapped on my best affected British accent and my tiple to play this traditional song I know from Fairport Convention's "Babbacombe Lee" album.

ukuloonie
06-03-2012, 06:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raEOTN5IPI8

All right, I strapped on my best affected British accent and my tiple to play this traditional song I know from Fairport Convention's "Babbacombe Lee" album.

Pretty cool song choice I was toe tapping by the end of the song

benjoeuke
06-03-2012, 06:35 PM
Very nice uke4ia, I love old sea chanties :)

Tootler
06-04-2012, 12:45 AM
In the true folk tradition the melody is stolen
The original is "Sweet Betsy from Pike" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr03En-8fH8)

In fact that melody has been used for a large number of songs. The earliest, as far as I know is an English song called "Villikins and his Dinah". The song is widely accepted as the origin of the melody.

ukuleledaveey
06-04-2012, 04:52 AM
I am getting off to an early start on this one... sort of to celebrate the diamond jubilee :biglaugh:

The Stone of Scone (Scottish Gaelic: An Lia Fil), also known as the Stone of Destiny
and often referred to in England as The Coronation Stone, is an oblong block of red
sandstone, used for centuries in the coronation of the monarchs of Scotland and later
the monarchs of England, Great Britain and the United Kingdom.

Historically, the artifact was kept at the now-ruined Scone Abbey in Scone, near Perth,
Scotland. Other names by which it has sometimes been known include Jacob's Pillow Stone.
Legends place the origins in Biblical times and consider the stone to be the
Stone of Jacob taken by Jacob while in Haran (Genesis 28:10 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_5sEa6Uq4Q#)-22).
Others consider it to be the Tanist Stone.

On Christmas Day 1950, a group of four Scottish students (Ian Hamilton, Gavin Vernon,
Kay Matheson, and Alan Stuart) took the Stone from Westminster Abbey for return to Scotland.
In the process of removing it from the Abbey the stone broke into two pieces.

A major search for the stone had been ordered by the British Government,
but this proved unsuccessful. Perhaps assuming that the Church would not return
it to England, the stone's custodians left it on the altar of Arbroath Abbey,
on 11 April 1951, in the safekeeping of the Church of Scotland.

Once the London police were informed of its whereabouts, the Stone was returned
to Westminster. Afterwards, rumours circulated that copies had been made of the Stone,
and that the returned Stone was not in fact the original.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_5sEa6Uq4Q

Great song wee_ginga, and lovely to hear your singing voice all pure, it was great, really enjoyed it and the story telling as well, top notch, well done

ukuleledaveey
06-04-2012, 04:53 AM
thanks for this week Drew. Took the challenge to learn something new and fell in love all over again. Thankfully I got the 'magic words' out just as the camera ran out of memory..he he.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_xno8fRSgQ


Absolutely gorgeous Jon, your playing was fantastic and ever and sung so well with passion and feeling, loved it, and the bari sounds amazing, well done mate :)

ukuleledaveey
06-04-2012, 04:55 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raEOTN5IPI8

All right, I strapped on my best affected British accent and my tiple to play this traditional song I know from Fairport Convention's "Babbacombe Lee" album.

Great to see you back, we miss you when your not around, great song, great singing and wow love that tipple, really good job, loved it

ukuleledaveey
06-04-2012, 06:46 AM
Okey Dokey folks, here is my entry, please forgive me i realised that after uploading i had forgotten to say "16th season of the ukulele" my only excuse is my brain is on melt down from all the jubilee hype and pomp and circumstance, not a fun time if your a republican :(
Anyway the song i have chosen dates back to the 1700's and is based on real events surrounding a chimney sweep called Jack Hall.

In 1701 a chimney named Jack Hall was hanged for burglary. These lyrics were written by an English comic minstrel, C.W. Ross, in the 1850's.

The version I have covered was recorded by the Legendary Man in Black Johnny Cash.


http://youtu.be/dUixBc7MsSk

Penguinofsorts
06-04-2012, 07:12 AM
So far these entries are great!!!

I'm going to try 'A Beggin' I Will Go'.... :-)

wee_ginga_yin
06-04-2012, 07:48 AM
Okey Dokey folks, here is my entry, please forgive me i realised that after uploading i had forgotten to say "16th season of the ukulele" my only excuse is my brain is on melt down from all the jubilee hype and pomp and circumstance, not a fun time if your a republican :(
Anyway the song i have chosen dates back to the 1700's and is based on real events surrounding a chimney sweep called Jack Hall.

In 1701 a chimney named Jack Hall was hanged for burglary. These lyrics were written by an English comic minstrel, C.W. Ross, in the 1850's.

The version I have covered was recorded by the Legendary Man in Black Johnny Cash.


http://youtu.be/dUixBc7MsSk

Who has got himself a new toy then eh?

I always listen to melodies of folk songs
and see if they are related to other songs,
and I am sure I heard the strains of
"Oh freedom" in there.

wee_ginga_yin
06-04-2012, 08:08 AM
All right, I strapped on my best affected British accent and my
tiple to play this traditional song I know from Fairport Convention's "Babbacombe Lee" album.

I was a great fan of Fairport Convention in the days of Richard Thompson
and Sandy Denny.

"She moved through the fair" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cN2JYnBTZw) still gives me the shivers.
The way that tipple rings it would be a great song to perform on it.

ukuleledaveey
06-04-2012, 08:38 AM
Who has got himself a new toy then eh?

I always listen to melodies of folk songs
and see if they are related to other songs,
and I am sure I heard the strains of
"Oh freedom" in there.
yep i got the Bruko #6 on friday and cant put her down :)
I dont know about the tune, i dont no much about folk music, i am very uneducated regarding folk music, i think the version i played maybe old american music as i did the johnny cash version, on the website where i did some research it says this about the original : "The tune and word patterns are very similar to:

Captain Kidd
Admiral Benbow
Ye Jacobites By Name
This tune was also used for Davy Louston."

barefootgypsy
06-04-2012, 09:07 AM
That was just beautiful... nothin else to say... speechless... awed...What he said! I've watched it several times already - SO moving! Brings a lump to my throat! Blogging.......Lesley :)

barefootgypsy
06-04-2012, 09:14 AM
yep i got the Bruko #6 on friday and cant put her down :)
I dont know about the tune, i dont no much about folk music, i am very uneducated regarding folk music, i think the version i played maybe old american music as i did the johnny cash version, on the website where i did some research it says this about the original : "The tune and word patterns are very similar to:

Captain Kidd
Admiral Benbow
Ye Jacobites By Name
This tune was also used for Davy Louston."Yay! I loved that! Please, what's the chord after F in the chord progression, with the barre on 1st fret? I haven't seen that one before.... :D

uke4ia
06-04-2012, 11:40 AM
Okey Dokey folks, here is my entry, please forgive me i realised that after uploading i had forgotten to say "16th season of the ukulele" my only excuse is my brain is on melt down from all the jubilee hype and pomp and circumstance, not a fun time if your a republican :(
Anyway the song i have chosen dates back to the 1700's and is based on real events surrounding a chimney sweep called Jack Hall.

In 1701 a chimney named Jack Hall was hanged for burglary. These lyrics were written by an English comic minstrel, C.W. Ross, in the 1850's.

The version I have covered was recorded by the Legendary Man in Black Johnny Cash.


http://youtu.be/dUixBc7MsSk

Richard Thompson used to do an a cappella version of "Sam Hall" on his "1000 Years of Popular Music" tours. This was one of my favorite songs from the show I saw. Along with the Renaissance Fair version of Britney Spears, "Marry, Again Hic Hev Donne Yt".

ukuleledaveey
06-04-2012, 11:49 AM
Yay! I loved that! Please, what's the chord after F in the chord progression, with the barre on 1st fret? I haven't seen that one before.... :D
Many thanks for your kind words, yea h i love that song to, i have packed away my song sheet now lol, i think the chord after F is Fm, i will send you either the song sheet or the link when i find either lol :) glad you liked it, i dont think i was doing a barre chord it was just my sausage fingers creating a illusion :) all the best from me :)

uke4ia
06-04-2012, 11:50 AM
I was a great fan of Fairport Convention in the days of Richard Thompson
and Sandy Denny.

"She moved through the fair" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cN2JYnBTZw) still gives me the shivers.
The way that tipple rings it would be a great song to perform on it.

While my daughter was out yesterday and the house was quiet, I recorded two songs on uke and four on tiple. I haven't finished going through them to see how much my vocals make me cringe. But I'll have a uke version of "Sloth" posted in the next couple of weeks. I've got a copy of Fairport's "Songbook 2" sheet music, so in the future I may get around to things like "Poor Will and the Jolly Hangman" or "Sir Patrick Spens". I posted "Decameron" from the first Fairport album on the Video board a week ago. I don't think I could do justice vocally to "She Moves Through the Fair".

ukuleledaveey
06-04-2012, 11:55 AM
Richard Thompson used to do an a cappella version of "Sam Hall" on his "1000 Years of Popular Music" tours. This was one of my favorite songs from the show I saw. Along with the Renaissance Fair version of Britney Spears, "Marry, Again Hic Hev Donne Yt".

wow i wonder what an acappelle version sounds like, cash made me love this song, there is many version of lyrics to :)

ukuloonie
06-04-2012, 12:06 PM
Okey Dokey folks, here is my entry, please forgive me i realised that after uploading i had forgotten to say "16th season of the ukulele" my only excuse is my brain is on melt down from all the jubilee hype and pomp and circumstance, not a fun time if your a republican :(
Anyway the song i have chosen dates back to the 1700's and is based on real events surrounding a chimney sweep called Jack Hall.

In 1701 a chimney named Jack Hall was hanged for burglary. These lyrics were written by an English comic minstrel, C.W. Ross, in the 1850's.




The version I have covered was recorded by the Legendary Man in Black Johnny Cash.


http://youtu.be/dUixBc7MsSk

Thanks for the vid UkuleleDaveey, getting better each week and more consistent, Your voice is pretty cool too.

uke4ia
06-04-2012, 12:13 PM
wow i wonder what an acappelle version sounds like, cash made me love this song, there is many version of lyrics to :)

In the U.S., Thompson's version is available on iTunes. It might also be in the U.K. Thompson had the crowd echo the first two lines in each verse. It ended:

So this will be my knell, be my knell (Crowd: Be my knell)
So this will be my knell, be my knell (Be my knell)
This will be my funeral knell, and I'll see you all in hell
And I hopes you frizzles well -- WELL, DAMN YOUR EYES!!!

ukuleledaveey
06-04-2012, 12:17 PM
Thanks for the vid UkuleleDaveey, getting better each week and more consistent, Your voice is pretty cool too.
:o many thanks drew thanks for the words of encouragement, greatly appreciated :)

barefootgypsy
06-04-2012, 01:49 PM
Many thanks for your kind words, yea h i love that song to, i have packed away my song sheet now lol, i think the chord after F is Fm, i will send you either the song sheet or the link when i find either lol :) glad you liked it, i dont think i was doing a barre chord it was just my sausage fingers creating a illusion :) all the best from me :)Got it, thanks - brilliant! :D

austin1
06-04-2012, 03:01 PM
I'm going to try and record down by the salley gardens before the week is out, just so we can get some horrendously sad irish music up in this joint :D

ukuloonie
06-04-2012, 03:18 PM
I'm going to try and record down by the salley gardens before the week is out, just so we can get some horrendously sad irish music up in this joint :D
Yehoo Irish Music

TCK
06-04-2012, 04:18 PM
DANG YER EYES! Well done mate- love this tune for sure, and you knocked her right out didn't ya? Back of the net mate-back of the net.

Okey Dokey folks, here is my entry, please forgive me i realised that after uploading i had forgotten to say "16th season of the ukulele" my only excuse is my brain is on melt down from all the jubilee hype and pomp and circumstance, not a fun time if your a republican :(
Anyway the song i have chosen dates back to the 1700's and is based on real events surrounding a chimney sweep called Jack Hall.

In 1701 a chimney named Jack Hall was hanged for burglary. These lyrics were written by an English comic minstrel, C.W. Ross, in the 1850's.

The version I have covered was recorded by the Legendary Man in Black Johnny Cash.


http://youtu.be/dUixBc7MsSk

ukuleledaveey
06-04-2012, 04:30 PM
DANG YER EYES! Well done mate- love this tune for sure, and you knocked her right out didn't ya? Back of the net mate-back of the net.

:) Many thanks TCK, dont know about back of the net, more like slightly offside lol thanks so much for your kind words greatly appreciate, it is so nice for the old confidence he he, and its lovely to have you around for the seasons hope you stay, thanks so much kindest regards Dave :)

ukuloonie
06-04-2012, 08:00 PM
Well I recorded mine in record time for me ever. I hope you don't mind I'm not a fretboard wizard
Jon Tams version of Over the hills and far away.
I liked this song ever since I saw on a series called Sharpe when was a little bit younger.

http://youtu.be/iH8g4DSqr34

barefootgypsy
06-05-2012, 03:41 AM
Well now, I've got me a song, and worked out an accompaniment for it - I don't think I'll be posting a video as I've just never done that, not video'd myself at all - and this week time'll be short anyway - but I'm practising away and with you folks in spirit! "The Waters of Tyne", first published 1793..... one of my favourite folk songs. Thanks for the theme, it's great!

wee_ginga_yin
06-05-2012, 04:47 AM
Well I recorded mine in record time for me ever. I hope you don't mind I'm not a fretboard wizard
Jon Tams version of Over the hills and far away.
I liked this song ever since I saw on a series called Sharpe when was a little bit younger.


Sean Bean has been starring in the Game of Thrones.
The last episode had a very atmospheric song rolling
at the credits called "The rain of Castamere" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4NTBNHkjTM)

Your singing of "over the hills and far away" had that same
sensitive and somewhat melancholic feel to it.

But the best anti-recruiting song ever is by Paul Brady
Arthur McBride and the Sergeant (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJ7Is1ZR_SQ)

ukuloonie
06-05-2012, 06:05 AM
Thanks for the link I'll check it out.

ukuloonie
06-05-2012, 06:06 AM
Well now, I've got me a song, and worked out an accompaniment for it - I don't think I'll be posting a video as I've just never done that, not video'd myself at all - and this week time'll be short anyway - but I'm practising away and with you folks in spirit! "The Waters of Tyne", first published 1793..... one of my favourite folk songs. Thanks for the theme, it's great!

We look forward to hearing from you in the coming weeks, it always good to hear other peoples versions of songs they enjoy playing:)

strumsilly
06-06-2012, 06:05 AM
I always liked this song. Used to play it on the guitar.
from the net: "One of the oldest and most well-known folk songs ever written...dating back as far as 1785 and most likely born in Britain."

http://youtu.be/uEjbyvyVhM8

ukuloonie
06-06-2012, 07:02 AM
Thanks for that strumsilly, sensitivly done.
I havent heard that one before. Thanks

barefootgypsy
06-06-2012, 07:30 AM
[QUOTE=strumsilly;957551]I always liked this song. Used to play it on the guitar.
from th4e net: "One of the oldest and most well-known folk songs ever written...dating back as far as 1785 and most likely born in Britain."
That was beautiful! Lovely accompaniment! Have you got a low G on there? Is it a bari?

strumsilly
06-06-2012, 07:38 AM
yep, a '63 Gibson bari strung with Southcoast linear , but tuned down a step, so low F, if that makes any sense. thanks for the kind words. I'm always a little afraid if I post one of these I'm making a complete fool of myself.

benjoeuke
06-06-2012, 07:51 AM
I always liked this song. Used to play it on the guitar.
from th4e net: "One of the oldest and most well-known folk songs ever written...dating back as far as 1785 and most likely born in Britain."

Very nice strumsilly! Your singing is great and your picking is steady and tasteful... I really enjoyed that... well done :)

bpedaci
06-06-2012, 08:03 AM
Well done, but I don't know how you can perform the Riddle Song and not think of this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eh2KPGBHMM

strumsilly
06-06-2012, 08:12 AM
Well done, but I don't know how you can perform the Riddle Song and not think of this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eh2KPGBHMM
off topic, but
haha, that reminds me of the chorus from a John Hiatt song," I don't know who they think they are, smashing a perfectly good guitar" I love that guy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5begHSoQ1s
the wreck of a barbie Ferrari is great too.

ukuleledaveey
06-06-2012, 09:10 AM
I always liked this song. Used to play it on the guitar.
from the net: "One of the oldest and most well-known folk songs ever written...dating back as far as 1785 and most likely born in Britain."

http://youtu.be/uEjbyvyVhM8

Wow that was fantastic strumsilly, really really good playing and your vocal was fab to really complimented the song, that was beautiful, great job mate, you gotta be a contender this week, i loved it, you should be very proud of that one mate, well done :)

strumsilly
06-06-2012, 09:40 AM
Wow that was fantastic strumsilly, really really good playing and your vocal was fab to really complimented the song, that was beautiful, great job mate, you gotta be a contender this week, i loved it, you should be very proud of that one mate, well done :)
thanks very much for the kind words.

strumsilly
06-06-2012, 09:55 AM
Well I recorded mine in record time for me ever. I hope you don't mind I'm not a fretboard wizard
Jon Tams version of Over the hills and far away.
I liked this song ever since I saw on a series called Sharpe when was a little bit younger.
enjoyed listening to that very much sometimes fancy fretwork gets in the way of good singing and strumming, well done.

strumsilly
06-06-2012, 10:10 AM
I am getting off to an early start on this one... sort of to celebrate the diamond jubilee :biglaugh:

The Stone of Scone (Scottish Gaelic: An Lia Fil),
got to see the alleged s of s at the Edinburgh Castle when my wife and I took a tour of Scotland. Wasn't it nice of the British to lend it back to Scotland? haha

The Ukelites
06-06-2012, 11:48 AM
I always liked this song. Used to play it on the guitar.
from the net: "One of the oldest and most well-known folk songs ever written...dating back as far as 1785 and most likely born in Britain."

http://youtu.be/uEjbyvyVhM8

Great song, didn't know this one so far. Nice picking on the baritone and sensitive singing!
All entries are great :love: and it seems there are a lot more to come. Really looking forward to all your vids!

The Ukelites
06-06-2012, 12:21 PM
Ok "folks",
this our song. It's from 1949 (before 1950:o) and very well known, we hope the lyrics are ok for kids watching. Hope you like it! Have a look at our T-shirts, Daveey!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP8XJ8BCrp4

ukuloonie
06-06-2012, 12:52 PM
Ok "folks",
this our song. It's from 1949 (before 1950:o) and very well known, we hope the lyrics are ok for kids watching. Hope you like it! Have a look at our T-shirts, Daveey!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP8XJ8BCrp4

That was well played great job guys, enjoyed listening to that

ukuleledaveey
06-06-2012, 01:48 PM
@theukelites
Great job guys, sounded excellent, great playing and beautiful singing and many thanks for wearing the tee's :shaka: Ive let the girls know your wearing them :)

benjoeuke
06-06-2012, 02:21 PM
Ukelites, great job! Amazing vocals and haunting riffery... very nice :)

TCK
06-06-2012, 02:30 PM
OK- no longer entering (just kidding- I will have one in by Friday), at least no longer winning...such a great job at this one folks, a favorite (who doesn't like the Pogues?) You guys really need an accordion hack in these, and as luck would have it, I am available ;)

Ok "folks",
this our song. It's from 1949 (before 1950:o) and very well known, we hope the lyrics are ok for kids watching. Hope you like it! Have a look at our T-shirts, Daveey!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP8XJ8BCrp4

J-Peg
06-06-2012, 04:29 PM
off topic, but
haha, that reminds me of the chorus from a John Hiatt song," I don't know who they think they are, smashing a perfectly good guitar" I love that guy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5begHSoQ1s
the wreck of a barbie Ferrari is great too.

Totally off topic, but I agree. John Hiatt is awesome.

OldePhart
06-06-2012, 05:19 PM
Oooo, I"ve always loved this one! Great job.


Ok "folks",
this our song. It's from 1949 (before 1950:o) and very well known, we hope the lyrics are ok for kids watching. Hope you like it! Have a look at our T-shirts, Daveey!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP8XJ8BCrp4

ukuloonie
06-06-2012, 06:05 PM
OK- no longer entering (just kidding- I will have one in by Friday

Dont freak me out there we need to hear from you too.

ukuleledaddy
06-06-2012, 06:25 PM
Ok "folks",
this our song. It's from 1949 (before 1950:o) and very well known, we hope the lyrics are ok for kids watching. Hope you like it! Have a look at our T-shirts, Daveey!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP8XJ8BCrp4

Oh that sounds so sweet. Loved it you two! Wonderful vocals and picking (damn, I hope to be able to that someday). Really nice job, very enjoyable.

thesillydave
06-06-2012, 09:05 PM
loved dirty old town! made me look at other pogues' songs...here's my entry...thanks ukuloonie for keeping the seasons going!


http://youtu.be/w4mEaZxhk_4

the game is a foot! 17th season coming soon! with a twist! bwahahahahaha!

The Ukelites
06-06-2012, 10:05 PM
loved dirty old town! made me look at other pogues' songs...here's my entry...thanks ukuloonie for keeping the seasons going!


http://youtu.be/w4mEaZxhk_4

the game is a foot! 17th season coming soon! with a twist! bwahahahahaha!

Hi Dave!

That's a great song and it is perfect for you. Very well sung and picked! Thanks for sharing!

The Ukelites
06-06-2012, 10:13 PM
Many thanks for all the nice comments! It's always great taking part in the seasons, already looking forward to the next.

wee_ginga_yin
06-06-2012, 11:41 PM
got to see the alleged s of s at the Edinburgh Castle when my wife and I took a tour of Scotland. Wasn't it nice of the British to lend it back to Scotland? haha

I think the proper function of folk songs is to teach future generations
about their history and heritage. I probably learnt more about Scottish and Irish
history by listening to the old Jacobite songs written by Robert Burns, or Irish
republican songs by the Irish rebel band The Wolfe Tones, or Planxty and Christy Moore.
Song is a way of preserving memories, before history is re-written by the victors.

It is not all about treachery and duplicity, although to get good songs that
are well remembered you need a bit of oppression and defeat. I bet the South
of America has better songs than the North.

But laying that aside the other function of folk songs is to teach about love
and generosity. For a man to care for his wife who is expecting their child
deserves a melody full of grace. The parting glass by The Clancy Brothers
is not so much about drinking at the end of an evening but is more about
friendship and generosity of spirit.

Good folk songs tell us how we should feel and help us to see things in a new light.

Long live folk

Hippie Dribble
06-07-2012, 12:06 AM
I think the proper function of folk songs is to teach future generations
about their history and heritage. I probably learnt more about Scottish and Irish
history by listening to the old Jacobite songs written by Robert Burns, or Irish
republican songs by the Irish rebel band The Wolfe Tones, or Planxty and Christy Moore.
Song is a way of preserving memories, before history is re-written by the victors.

It is not all about treachery and duplicity, although to get good songs that
are well remembered you need a bit of oppression and defeat. I bet the South
of America has better songs than the North.

But laying that aside the other function of folk songs is to teach about love
and generosity. For a man to care for his wife who is expecting their child
deserves a melody full of grace. The parting glass by The Clancy Brothers
is not so much about drinking at the end of an evening but is more about
friendship and generosity of spirit.

Good folk songs tell us how we should feel and help us to see things in a new light.

Long live folk
AMEN!!! If ever there was a comment in 30 gazillion posts made on this forum worth framing and hanging next to the lavatory...um, or in the office...hang on...same thing :o

Wonderful words brother. Couldn't have said it any better or agree more wholeheartedly

:old:

Hippie Dribble
06-07-2012, 12:13 AM
Until post #87 in this thread, this was the best description of folk music I'd ever heard. And from someone who knows a thing or two about the subject...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29C-hm6uxnA

wee_ginga_yin
06-07-2012, 12:52 AM
Ok "folks",
this our song. It's from 1949 (before 1950:o) and very well known, we hope the lyrics are ok for kids watching. Hope you like it! Have a look at our T-shirts, Daveey!
]

Ewan MacColl has a special place in my heart in that he made so many good songs
but it is apparent that they have become associated with artists other than himself.
Dirty old town has somehow become an Irish song because it has been sung by
the Pogues or the Dubliners.

He wrote one of the most beautiful love songs ever "the first time ever I saw your face"
which came out shortly after "killing me softly with his song" and now everybody thinks
of it is a Roberta Flack song... well she owned it in her performances.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go9aks4aujM

The Ukelites
06-07-2012, 01:06 AM
Ewan MacColl has a special place in my heart in that he made so many good songs
but it is apparent that they have become associated with artists other than himself.
Dirty old town has somehow become an Irish song because it has been sung by
the Pogues or the Dubliners.

He wrote one of the most beautiful love songs ever "the first time ever I saw your face"
which came out shortly after "killing me softly with his song" and now everybody thinks
of it is a Roberta Flack song... well she owned it in her performances.

Thanks for posting. We knew this beautiful song, but not that it was written by Ewan MacColl. He really seems to be a fantastic song writer!

barefootgypsy
06-07-2012, 01:13 AM
Ewan MacColl has a special place in my heart in that he made so many good songs
but it is apparent that they have become associated with artists other than himself.
Dirty old town has somehow become an Irish song because it has been sung by
the Pogues or the Dubliners.

He wrote one of the most beautiful love songs ever "the first time ever I saw your face"
which came out shortly after "killing me softly with his song" and now everybody thinks
of it is a Roberta Flack song... well she owned it in her performances.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go9aks4aujMLorna Campbell used to sing this with the Ian Campbell Folk Group at their Jug O' Punch Folk Club in Birmingham - late 60's. I wuz there. Best version - sorry! :D Her voice was to die for......so pure and strong. Maddy Prior took over where she left off....

Ooops - ukulele forum.....

J-Peg
06-07-2012, 07:20 AM
I bet the South of America has better songs than the North.


Having grown up there, I can assure you this is so. (Okay, maybe I'm biased.)

But this is actually very relevant to this week's theme. My wife and I grew up in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, at the southern end of the Appalachias. The Europeans who settled in the middle and southern Appalachia Mountains came almost exclusively from Ireland, Scotland and England, and they brought their music with them. A great many of those English and Scottish ballads are still sung in those hills today, and their influence along with that of Irish fiddle music and some African American contributions is easily heard in the folk music native to the region. (Probably the most notable African contribution is the banjo, which has become so identified with the region that most people don't even know it came from Africa.)

So I've spent a fair amount of time on the web this week researching which of those old songs I grew up hearing are from Britain and which were born here.

BTW, if you really want to explore the musical connection British and Appalachian folk, the Chieftains "Down the Old Plank Road" project is a good place to start. The band traveled to Nashville to collaborate with folk, country and bluegrass musicians as an exploration of their common musical heritage. And the title track was written by John Hiatt. Just to come full off topic circle.

peewee
06-07-2012, 11:47 AM
Hi All

Got a day off today, finally. Here's my UK folk entry, The Lincolnshire Poacher. 1775.

Interesting back story regarding this song's association with "numbers stations", mysterious Cold War spy transmissions.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincolnshire_Poacher_%28numbers_station%29
That's how I heard of it.
Here's some of the hypnotic audio from the numbers station from the fabulous Conet project CD:
http://youtu.be/QnXPqUU6fI0
Here's a more "'round the pub" version:
http://youtu.be/I3o7zO77hp4
Is that guy related to Ken Middleton?

Anyway, here's my entry:

http://youtu.be/w3d62ebyV-Y

Also it sounds like I should have waited more than 18 hours after changing strings to record, tuning is less than perfect...

peewee
06-07-2012, 12:13 PM
Wow I just went through the entries so far. What a journey: stone stealing, sheep shearing, seagoing tipling, chimney sweep hanging, soldier recruiting, riddle posing, industrial lamenting, and landowner drunken rambling.
Great stuff. Kudos to all.

ukuloonie
06-07-2012, 12:15 PM
ah those bonus tracks we live for them
Thanks for that peewee sounded pretty good to me;).

ukuloonie
06-07-2012, 12:16 PM
Wow I just went through the entries so far. What a journey: stone stealing, sheep shearing, seagoing tipling, chimney sweep hanging, soldier recruiting, riddle posing, industrial lamenting, and landowner drunken rambling.
Great stuff. Kudos to all.

Throw in there a bit of MI6 sculduggery

ukuloonie
06-07-2012, 12:20 PM
loved dirty old town! made me look at other pogues' songs...here's my entry...thanks ukuloonie for keeping the seasons going!


http://youtu.be/w4mEaZxhk_4

the game is a foot! 17th season coming soon! with a twist! bwahahahahaha!

Like the Accent I did hear it
Thanks SillyDave sounded pretty good

Hippie Dribble
06-07-2012, 12:50 PM
Having grown up there, I can assure you this is so. (Okay, maybe I'm biased.)

But this is actually very relevant to this week's theme. My wife and I grew up in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, at the southern end of the Appalachias. The Europeans who settled in the middle and southern Appalachia Mountains came almost exclusively from Ireland, Scotland and England, and they brought their music with them. A great many of those English and Scottish ballads are still sung in those hills today, and their influence along with that of Irish fiddle music and some African American contributions is easily heard in the folk music native to the region. (Probably the most notable African contribution is the banjo, which has become so identified with the region that most people don't even know it came from Africa.)

So I've spent a fair amount of time on the web this week researching which of those old songs I grew up hearing are from Britain and which were born here.

BTW, if you really want to explore the musical connection British and Appalachian folk, the Chieftains "Down the Old Plank Road" project is a good place to start. The band traveled to Nashville to collaborate with folk, country and bluegrass musicians as an exploration of their common musical heritage. And the title track was written by John Hiatt. Just to come full off topic circle.
THE BEST account I have ever seen about this confluence of social, cultural and musical histories in Appalachia is here (http://elderly.com/videos/items/EVENINGS-DVD5230.htm) It is a superb series and worthy of repeated viewings.

benjoeuke
06-07-2012, 03:36 PM
Hey Peewee, that was great... and I've been wondering when someone would do Scarborough Fair... another of today's top radio hits that fits the criteria is 'Whisky In The Jar' as heard by Thin Lizzy and Metallica, it's an old song that tells an awesome story about a rogue and his ultimate demise... good stuff :)

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
06-07-2012, 03:54 PM
Great challenge, Drew! Folk music may be the best way to learn about people and places---and we've had plenty of wonderful lessons so far this week in this thread. Great work, y'all; muchas gracias!

A sweet folk song can also come in handy to entertain the little ones. Here's one from the North Country...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFIB4g3z8YY

ukuleledaddy
06-07-2012, 04:29 PM
Question: As I'm continually short on time these days, I wanted ask if a particular song, which is the only semi qualifier I could probably muster this week, would in fact qualify under this week's rules. The song is Wild Mountain Thyme. From what I could gather from the net, it was made popular in 1957 though the popular version was taken from other older folk songs (both the lyrics and melody). Would this be a song that could fit this weeks challenge?

Hippie Dribble
06-07-2012, 04:51 PM
Question: As I'm continually short on time these days, I wanted ask if a particular song, which is the only semi qualifier I could probably muster this week, would in fact qualify under this week's rules. The song is Wild Mountain Thyme. From what I could gather from the net, it was made popular in 1957 though the popular version was taken from other older folk songs (both the lyrics and melody). Would this be a song that could fit this weeks challenge?
it's an aulde aulde song m'lad. No doubt it qualifies!!! 'Will Ye Go Lassie Go' is the trad name it carries. Such a gorgeous song, I nearly did it meself. Can't wait for your take on it Sean :)

ukuleledaddy
06-07-2012, 05:05 PM
it's an aulde aulde song m'lad. No doubt it qualifies!!! 'Will Ye Go Lassie Go' is the trad name it carries. Such a gorgeous song, I nearly did it meself. Can't wait for your take on it Sean :)

Ta Jon. Indeed I hope to find the time m'lad

ukuloonie
06-07-2012, 06:15 PM
it's an aulde aulde song m'lad. No doubt it qualifies!!! 'Will Ye Go Lassie Go' is the trad name it carries. Such a gorgeous song, I nearly did it meself. Can't wait for your take on it Sean :)

Thanks for clearing that up Jon.

ukuloonie
06-07-2012, 06:20 PM
Great challenge, Drew! Folk music may be the best way to learn about people and places---and we've had plenty of wonderful lessons so far this week in this thread. Great work, y'all; muchas gracias!

A sweet folk song can also come in handy to entertain the little ones. Here's one from the North Country...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFIB4g3z8YY

Hello Ralf
Thanks for sweet little tune.
Nice picking there too.:cool:

myrnaukelele
06-07-2012, 07:31 PM
ah those bonus tracks we live for them


Another bonus track :o Really liked peewee's Scarborough Fair. And ukuleledaveey did an nice picking version of this tune - it got me thinking of an old arrangement I had of Greensleeves. I'm not a great uke player so it's not as smooth as it could be. But it's a lovely old tune.

http://youtu.be/iH6P_PmZQa4

myrnaukelele
06-07-2012, 07:36 PM
Here's my entry for the 16th Season. I recorded it this afternoon in my garden.

http://youtu.be/mYCYooeJkdE

Canoe Lady
06-07-2012, 08:34 PM
Another bonus track :o Really liked peewee's Scarborough Fair. And ukuleledaveey did an nice picking version of this tune - it got me thinking of an old arrangement I had of Greensleeves. I'm not a great uke player so it's not as smooth as it could be. But it's a lovely old tune.

http://youtu.be/iH6P_PmZQa4

Nice arrangement, nice playing. Where's ya get the tabs Myrna? Can I get a copy?

The Ukelites
06-07-2012, 10:27 PM
Hi All

Got a day off today, finally. Here's my UK folk entry, The Lincolnshire Poacher. 1775.

Interesting back story regarding this song's association with "numbers stations", mysterious Cold War spy transmissions.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincolnshire_Poacher_%28numbers_station%29
That's how I heard of it.
Here's some of the hypnotic audio from the numbers station from the fabulous Conet project CD:
http://youtu.be/QnXPqUU6fI0
Here's a more "'round the pub" version:
http://youtu.be/I3o7zO77hp4
Is that guy related to Ken Middleton?

Anyway, here's my entry:

http://youtu.be/w3d62ebyV-Y

Also it sounds like I should have waited more than 18 hours after changing strings to record, tuning is less than perfect...

Great job PeeWee! Nice picking!

The Ukelites
06-07-2012, 10:34 PM
Great challenge, Drew! Folk music may be the best way to learn about people and places---and we've had plenty of wonderful lessons so far this week in this thread. Great work, y'all; muchas gracias!

A sweet folk song can also come in handy to entertain the little ones. Here's one from the North Country...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFIB4g3z8YY

That's a sweet song. Very well done performance as always!

The Ukelites
06-07-2012, 10:36 PM
Here's my entry for the 16th Season. I recorded it this afternoon in my garden.

http://youtu.be/mYCYooeJkdE

Good song choice! Bonus for the nice setting! :)

ukuleledaveey
06-08-2012, 02:48 AM
Hi All

Got a day off today, finally. Here's my UK folk entry, The Lincolnshire Poacher. 1775.

Interesting back story regarding this song's association with "numbers stations", mysterious Cold War spy transmissions.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincolnshire_Poacher_%28numbers_station%29
That's how I heard of it.
Here's some of the hypnotic audio from the numbers station from the fabulous Conet project CD:
http://youtu.be/QnXPqUU6fI0
Here's a more "'round the pub" version:
http://youtu.be/I3o7zO77hp4
Is that guy related to Ken Middleton?

Anyway, here's my entry:

http://youtu.be/w3d62ebyV-Y

Also it sounds like I should have waited more than 18 hours after changing strings to record, tuning is less than perfect...
Great job as ever Peewee :) loved it mate, lovely playing and picking and nice vocals, sounded very folkie. Ahhh two of my favourite words, Lincolnshire and poacher, love Lincolnshire sausages :drool: and remember the good old days when i was a nipper ,knee high to a grass hopper, my dad and me would go tickling trout and ferreting for rabbits.
Thanks for all that info about MI6 and the broadcast,that was interesting,i guess it could of been worse it could of been the Beiber broadcast non stop lol.
Anyway my friend great job as ever by you, and chuffed your sticking around for the seasons, it is great to have you on board all these weeks mate :)

ukuleledaveey
06-08-2012, 02:54 AM
loved dirty old town! made me look at other pogues' songs...here's my entry...thanks ukuloonie for keeping the seasons going!


http://youtu.be/w4mEaZxhk_4

the game is a foot! 17th season coming soon! with a twist! bwahahahahaha!
Great job Dave, that was fab, loved it, your playing was wonderful as ever, your ukes sure do sound nice, i guess it is your technique :) and your voice is great, i found it very calming and tranquil on this song, very smooth, you have a great voice you know.Well done mate top effort as always :)

austin1
06-08-2012, 02:57 AM
not going to be able to record, sadly, I was pretty pumped about this week. but then grad school punched me in the face, and then on the day I had planned to film, I fell off my bike and broke myself. better luck next week!

ukuleledaveey
06-08-2012, 02:58 AM
Great challenge, Drew! Folk music may be the best way to learn about people and places---and we've had plenty of wonderful lessons so far this week in this thread. Great work, y'all; muchas gracias!

A sweet folk song can also come in handy to entertain the little ones. Here's one from the North Country...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFIB4g3z8YY
Great job as ever Ralf :) loved your playing and the melody was great to, and that beautiful voice of yours im so envious :), always a treat to listen to you sing and play, damn there is so many fine ukers and singers on this seasons trip, im just chuffed to (as we say in the Uk) hang out with the big knobs!!!! (its not rude, knobs means well to do people,people of a good standing )
Anyway Ralf fab as ever :)

ukuleledaveey
06-08-2012, 03:00 AM
not going to be able to record, sadly, I was pretty pumped about this week. but then grad school punched me in the face, and then on the day I had planned to film, I fell off my bike and broke myself. better luck next week!
Awwww such a shame Tina, as we love having you taking part, but hey the more important issue is that you are ok after your fall, get well soon and hope your not in to much pain and look forward to seeing you back in action soon, all the best from me :)

ukuleledaveey
06-08-2012, 03:10 AM
Here's my entry for the 16th Season. I recorded it this afternoon in my garden.

http://youtu.be/mYCYooeJkdE
Great job Myrna, loved the setting, can't beat mother nature :) great song choice,damn i didnt even think of that song, was one of the first songs i learned and still love. Your playing was good and your singing was top notch, you really do have a lovely singing voice, it is very very nice indeed. also loved your greensleeves as well, well done myrna :)

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
06-08-2012, 05:01 AM
not going to be able to record, sadly, I was pretty pumped about this week. but then grad school punched me in the face, and then on the day I had planned to film, I fell off my bike and broke myself. better luck next week!

Ouch. I hope you're not too badly broken. Rest up and heal up, Tina. See you in a future Season.

chrimess
06-08-2012, 05:09 AM
sorry, girl, Germany is a rough neck of the woods!


not going to be able to record, sadly, I was pretty pumped about this week. but then grad school punched me in the face, and then on the day I had planned to film, I fell off my bike and broke myself. better luck next week!

ukuloonie
06-08-2012, 05:35 AM
not going to be able to record, sadly, I was pretty pumped about this week. but then grad school punched me in the face, and then on the day I had planned to film, I fell off my bike and broke myself. better luck next week!
That's a bummer, I hope that you're not too broken
get better soon, cause we miss ya.;)

mattydee
06-08-2012, 06:15 AM
Hey Peewee, that was great... and I've been wondering when someone would do Scarborough Fair... another of today's top radio hits that fits the criteria is 'Whisky In The Jar' as heard by Thin Lizzy and Metallica, it's an old song that tells an awesome story about a rogue and his ultimate demise... good stuff :)

Not that it should discourage anyone from doing it for this season, but I hit Whisky In The Jar for season six:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=LxdncBwmQS8

I always loved that song.

I hope to get season sixteen recorded today.

peewee
06-08-2012, 06:24 AM
not going to be able to record, sadly, I was pretty pumped about this week. but then grad school punched me in the face, and then on the day I had planned to film, I fell off my bike and broke myself. better luck next week!

Feel Better Austin, and as long as you didn't break a strumming fingernail it can't be that bad, right? :)
No really take care of yourself.

Thanks for the nice comments on my entry, great bunch we have here. Myrna and Ralf, looking and sounding good. Looking forward to more entries. Folk on!

ukuleledaddy
06-08-2012, 09:36 AM
OK, here we go with another entry, Wild Mountain Thyme. Great contest Ukuloonie! I've been enjoying the entries.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6I48AQMTxU&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA&index=1&feature=plcp

The Ukelites
06-08-2012, 11:33 AM
OK, here we go with another entry, Wild Mountain Thyme. Great contest Ukuloonie! I've been enjoying the entries.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6I48AQMTxU&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA&index=1&feature=plcp

Wonderful, Daddy. Sung and played with a lot of feeling!

ukuloonie
06-08-2012, 12:03 PM
OK, here we go with another entry, Wild Mountain Thyme. Great contest Ukuloonie! I've been enjoying the entries.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6I48AQMTxU&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA&index=1&feature=plcp
This is a cool song.

ukuleledaveey
06-08-2012, 01:30 PM
OK, here we go with another entry, Wild Mountain Thyme. Great contest Ukuloonie! I've been enjoying the entries.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6I48AQMTxU&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA&index=1&feature=plcp
Great job mate ,loved it, lovely strumming, and lovely sweet soft vocals, really good and so glad you got the time to enter :) was a joy to listen to.
Great job every one :shaka:

whooh hooh 1000th post

mattydee
06-08-2012, 01:44 PM
Here we go. As I was looking for songs this week, I was remind of this one, which was a favorite of my stepdad's, as recorded by the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. I remember being confused then because I knew the tune as When Johnny Comes Marching Home, an American Civil War song, but it apparently dates to the 1820s as an Irish anti-recruitment song. Anyway, here it is.

I guess the Dropkick Murphys have a pretty kicking version of this tune. Mine is much more like the Clancy version...


http://youtu.be/L0WqOHilzEg

I love this song because it has that signature Irish blend of black humor and true pathos, where celebration and despair freely commingle.

ukuleledaveey
06-08-2012, 02:22 PM
Here we go. As I was looking for songs this week, I was remind of this one, which was a favorite of my stepdad's, as recorded by the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. I remember being confused then because I knew the tune as When Johnny Comes Marching Home, an American Civil War song, but it apparently dates to the 1820s as an Irish anti-recruitment song. Anyway, here it is.

I guess the Dropkick Murphys have a pretty kicking version of this tune. Mine is much more like the Clancy version...


http://youtu.be/L0WqOHilzEg

I love this song because it has that signature Irish blend of black humor and true pathos, where celebration and despair freely commingle.

great job matty, sounded really good, reminded me of pete seeger, loved your playing and wow loads of triplets, you made them look effortless, fantastic job mate :)

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
06-08-2012, 04:03 PM
Ah, I've finally got time to get into a Seasonal playlist and to share some thoughts in (two) ridiculously long post(s). Here's part one...

@wee_ginga_yin - A terrific and meaningful---both historically and emotionally---song choice and a wonderful performance. Muchas gracias. Also, great outfit.

@eugene ukulele - Your picking's got that baritone singing and my heart strings humming. A sweet, sad performance---just what I like. Gracias.

@uke4ia - "...and we hauled up the mains'l singing tiple-dee tiple-dee tiple-diple-dee doo..." Seriously, that tiple may have been built to play shanties. A rousing performance, as well, gathering steam as you go. Nice.

@ukuleledaveey - Such a blast to see you continuing to challenge yourself---the Greensleeves melody sounds lovely under your fingers. And your singing and strumming are expressive and steady as we've come to expect. Great work! (And gracias for the English lesson, mate.)

@ukuloonie - Nice looking video this week---you're well-framed and the stark background keeps the focus on your performance. And what a lovely performance. Great song choice. Your voice is perfectly suited for this key; your strumming is steady and simple, then sparse for the extra sad bits---perfect for a folk song since our ears can concentrate on the words and the melody. Lovely.

@strumsilly - Lovely picking. Love the way you sing out the looooong notes in the melody, for maximum sweetness, even a little bitter-sweetness, and that's the best kind. Great one.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
06-08-2012, 04:05 PM
Great challenge this week, ukuloonie. I think "sad" and "sweet" came more in my responses than ever before. Here's part two (I think I got everyone whose in so far)...

@ukelites - Wow. Your voices sound absolutely wonderful here, with the ukuleles providing harmony above the sweet, sad melody. Also you're playing this song at the perfect speed. Leisurely---like you're in no hurry because you're resigned to getting there late. Gracias.

@thesillydave - Great choice---well-suited to your voice and style. You've captured the emotion of this one for sure. Sweet. Sad. Tired. Proud. Cool. Gracias.

@peewee - Great economics lesson, here. Catchy, too. Love how you echo the refrain by playing the melody on the uke. And a sweet bonus track---melodies and picking sound extra sweet on those deep, mellow baritone ukes. Ahhh. Now I'm kicking myself for not taking a stab at John King's arrangement of Danny Boy at the end of my entry.

@myrnaukulele - Ah, more lovely baritone uke instrumental action. You and Peewee are trying to steal my baritone heart. That is a lovely arrangement, indeed. Played with love, too. Your Molly Malone is just plain sweet, with a lovely accompaniment from your local, avian pals. And a wheelbarrow in the shot. Yep, that's the sound of my heart-strings being plucked.

@ukuleledaddy - Ah, it's the soft, sweet daddy this week. Nice. Great gentle pace and volume here. Lovely.

@mattydee - Great song! I've loved this melody since I met it in the Clash's "English Civil War". Your version rules. I love the way you build up energy during each verse to release it during the refrain. Nice rhythmic variation, too. Great ending. Great one! Gracias.

benjoeuke
06-08-2012, 05:03 PM
Wow! I just got a chance to catch up on my vid viewing... great stuff... I think Ralf just about covered everything I would have said, exept for his own entry, very nice Ralf... all these Celtic melodies really do something to me, not sure what or why... you all sing so good! I'm envious... definitely going instrumental this time, I've already got it all figured out, just need to record it :)

ukuloonie
06-08-2012, 05:57 PM
Great challenge this week, ukuloonie. I think "sad" and "sweet" came more in my responses than ever before. Here's part two (I think I got everyone whose in so far)...

@ukelites - Wow. Your voices sound absolutely wonderful here, with the ukuleles providing harmony above the sweet, sad melody. Also you're playing this song at the perfect speed. Leisurely---like you're in no hurry because you're resigned to getting there late. Gracias.


@thesillydave - Great choice---well-suited to your voice and style. You've captured the emotion of this one for sure. Sweet. Sad. Tired. Proud. Cool. Gracias.

@peewee - Great economics lesson, here. Catchy, too. Love how you echo the refrain by playing the melody on the uke. And a sweet bonus track---melodies and picking sound extra sweet on those deep, mellow baritone ukes. Ahhh. Now I'm kicking myself for not taking a stab at John King's arrangement of Danny Boy at the end of my entry.

@myrnaukulele - Ah, more lovely baritone uke instrumental action. You and Peewee are trying to steal my baritone heart. That is a lovely arrangement, indeed. Played with love, too. Your Molly Malone is just plain sweet, with a lovely accompaniment from your local, avian pals. And a wheelbarrow in the shot. Yep, that's the sound of my heart-strings being plucked.

@ukuleledaddy - Ah, it's the soft, sweet daddy this week. Nice. Great gentle pace and volume here. Lovely.

@mattydee - Great song! I've loved this melody since I met it in the Clash's "English Civil War". Your version rules. I love the way you build up energy during each verse to release it during the refrain. Nice rhythmic variation, too. Great ending. Great one! Gracias.

Thanks Ralf for the mini critique of the videos so far
couldn't have done it better myself.
Thanks
Drew.

ukuleledaddy
06-08-2012, 06:03 PM
Here we go. As I was looking for songs this week, I was remind of this one, which was a favorite of my stepdad's, as recorded by the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. I remember being confused then because I knew the tune as When Johnny Comes Marching Home, an American Civil War song, but it apparently dates to the 1820s as an Irish anti-recruitment song. Anyway, here it is.

I guess the Dropkick Murphys have a pretty kicking version of this tune. Mine is much more like the Clancy version...


http://youtu.be/L0WqOHilzEg

I love this song because it has that signature Irish blend of black humor and true pathos, where celebration and despair freely commingle.

Matty that was fantastic. Really lovely.

ukuloonie
06-08-2012, 06:05 PM
Here we go. As I was looking for songs this week, I was remind of this one, which was a favorite of my stepdad's, as recorded by the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. I remember being confused then because I knew the tune as When Johnny Comes Marching Home, an American Civil War song, but it apparently dates to the 1820s as an Irish anti-recruitment song. Anyway, here it is.

I guess the Dropkick Murphys have a pretty kicking version of this tune. Mine is much more like the Clancy version...


http://youtu.be/L0WqOHilzEg

I love this song because it has that signature Irish blend of black humor and true pathos, where celebration and despair freely commingle.

Aye it was well played, Mattydee your stuff is really good. But I am still impartial.

ukuleledaddy
06-08-2012, 06:09 PM
Hey, I just figured out how to do this multi-quote reply thing. Cool.

Wonderful, Daddy. Sung and played with a lot of feeling!


This is a cool song.


Great job mate ,loved it, lovely strumming, and lovely sweet soft vocals, really good and so glad you got the time to enter :) was a joy to listen to.
Great job every one :shaka:

whooh hooh 1000th post



@ukuleledaddy - Ah, it's the soft, sweet daddy this week. Nice. Great gentle pace and volume here. Lovely.


Thanks so much everyone for the kind words. I love this weeks contest and was able to nail down a song in two takes so I could continue packing up all my crap for the upcoming move. Stay tuned for entries from my new pad in a few weeks! Hopefully I'll have cleaned off all the mouse poop from the boxes I've had in storage these past few years. Viva la Seasons! Now back to my regularly scheduled glass of wine (or two).

ukuloonie
06-08-2012, 06:35 PM
This is the Playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD8DECB30A9BE1F56) so far for the 16th Seasons of the Ukulele.
Oooh the competition is Ticking along.
I didn't know what to expect when I suggested this theme.
But I'm glad I did as I am truly impressed.
Thanks very much

peewee
06-08-2012, 08:54 PM
Thanks for compiling the playlist, ukeloonie, I love viewing the weeks like that (maybe add the link to the first post too so the link doesn't get buried?)

@Matty, it's funny, the Lincolnshire Poacher kept morphing into When Johnny Comes Marching Home when I was humming it to myself too. I love how you jump in with both feet, and combine musically great renditions with a full in-character performance, costume, accent and all. I think it needs more moustache though.

@Ukuleledaddy, that was very sweet, what happened to that guy in the crazy costume singing about neutron bombs in a mall parking lot? He probably lives in that van.

@benjeouke, looking forward to your entry.

@Ralf. Amazing version of a song that is a childhood staple for me too. And it's not too late for a bonus track, is it?

@ myrnaukulele - Your voice sounds so perfect outside, I feel like shellfish.. loved the Greensleeves, that drifts in and out of my repertoire as well. Easy to play, hard to perfect.

may the road rise up to meet you,

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
06-08-2012, 09:48 PM
Hey, I just figured out how to do this multi-quote reply thing. Cool.








Thanks so much everyone for the kind words. I love this weeks contest and was able to nail down a song in two takes so I could continue packing up all my crap for the upcoming move. Stay tuned for entries from my new pad in a few weeks! Hopefully I'll have cleaned off all the mouse poop from the boxes I've had in storage these past few years. Viva la Seasons! Now back to my regularly scheduled glass of wine (or two).

When you need a back-up singer/strummer, give me a holler. I'm psyched to check out your new digs.

benjoeuke
06-08-2012, 10:00 PM
Here's my entry, some fiddle tunes pulled from my brain, complete with droning strings and chock full of triplets and (to paraphrase Peewee) plenty o' mixolydian madness!

1. Banish Misfortune
2. Planxty Irwin
3. After The Battle Of Aughrim
4. The Wind That Shakes The Barley


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmxE_zt5H7E

Hippie Dribble
06-08-2012, 10:09 PM
Here's my entry, some fiddle tunes pulled from my brain, complete with droning strings and chock full of triplets and (to paraphrase Peewee) plenty o' mixolydian madness!

1. Banish Misfortune
2. Planxty Irwin
3. After The Battle Of Aughrim
4. The Wind That Shakes The Barley


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmxE_zt5H7E

benjoe this is truly wonderful mate. Such beautiful playing. What a superb rendering of these melodies. take a bow my friend. Instant favourite and something I'll be returning too many a time. cheers
:cheers:

peewee
06-08-2012, 10:10 PM
1. Banish Misfortune
2. Planxty Irwin
3. After The Battle Of Aughrim
4. The Wind That Shakes The Barley

Beautiful. Aspirational. Astonishing. Can't even write a sentence. Flabbergasted.

ukuleledaveey
06-09-2012, 01:54 AM
Beautiful. Aspirational. Astonishing. Can't even write a sentence. Flabbergasted.
@benjoeuke
:agree: :worship: WOW

Tootler
06-09-2012, 02:06 AM
Here is my entry. A traditional English song. A lament by a woman whose husband has been taken by the press gang to serve in the Royal Navy. The Penguin Book of English Folk Songs suggests this song is unlikely to date from later than 1835 as by that time the press gangs had effectively ceased to operate.


http://youtu.be/hDuKlN7aCxI

ukuleledaveey
06-09-2012, 02:15 AM
Here is my entry. A traditional English song. A lament by a woman whose husband has been taken by the press gang to serve in the Royal Navy. The Penguin Book of English Folk Songs suggests this song is unlikely to date from later than 1835 as by that time the press gangs had effectively ceased to operate by that time. My thought is that it is likely to date from the time of the Napoleonic Wars when the demand for men to serve the in Navy was particularly high so the press gangs were particularly active.


http://youtu.be/hDuKlN7aCxI
Hello Tootler :) and welcome aboard the seasons, the continiung ,ongoing, competition.New Faces always welcome in fact we love to see new people take part, the more the merrier.
Lovely,lovely song and thanks for the info about its origins,lovely strumming and very nice accompanying vocals, a lovely job, well done,hope we see you in future weeks :)

eor
06-09-2012, 02:36 AM
hey

as usual lots of great entries..good job every one...

benjouke ..... very well done................

ukuleledaveey
06-09-2012, 03:03 AM
hey

as usual lots of great entries..good job every one...

benjouke ..... very well done................
Hi EOR, how you doing ,are you going to enter ? you still have time mate :)

ukuloonie
06-09-2012, 05:36 AM
Thanks for compiling the playlist, ukeloonie, I love viewing the weeks like that (maybe add the link to the first post too so the link doesn't get buried?)
Thanks for the idea have posted it in the first post

myrnaukelele
06-09-2012, 08:34 AM
Some outstanding entries this week. mattydee- what a powerful song- I had never heard the original words before. Loved how you sang the last verse acapella. And thanks for the history lesson about the Lia Fail weegingayin - most fascinating. Long ago I steeped myself in ancient Celtic folklore and learned about the Lia Fail but had no idea what had happened to the actual stone all those centuries later. I'm loving the tales being told in these songs I have never heard before- Sam Hall and the Lincolnshire Poacher and All Things are Quite Silent and Over the Hills and Far Away. Excellent Season ukuloonie!

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
06-09-2012, 12:14 PM
@Ralf. Amazing version of a song that is a childhood staple for me too. And it's not too late for a bonus track, is it?

Nope, but it did take twenty-one attempts...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo5Zurnqqn8

peewee
06-09-2012, 12:23 PM
Nope, but it did take twenty-one attempts...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo5Zurnqqn8
Excellent thanks for the bonus track!

TCK
06-09-2012, 12:24 PM
Coming in under the gun here, but we got it done...
In spite of it being the last week of school, and the cat fighting with the dog in my lap...and a hangover (did I mention it is summer vacation?).
So here I am, joined by the lovely missus, slowly bleeding to death whilst singing about the 1 irishman 100 years ago who contributed his DNA to my eventual being, the diaspora, and what the world looks like to a naive country boy. Seems fitting.

Mountains O' Mourne, adapted from the Tarkio version, which was adapted from the Don McLean version.
From here forth all future renditions will be adapted from this one (yeah right...) :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw0jpdBH4FU&feature=youtu.be

ukuleledaveey
06-09-2012, 12:38 PM
Coming in under the gun here, but we got it done...
In spite of it being the last week of school, and the cat fighting with the dog in my lap...and a hangover (did I mention it is summer vacation?).
So here I am, joined by the lovely missus, slowly bleeding to death whilst singing about the 1 irishman 100 years ago who contributed his DNA to my eventual being, the diaspora, and what the world looks like to a naive country boy. Seems fitting.

Mountains O' Mourne, adapted from the Tarkio version, which was adapted from the Don McLean version.
From here forth all future renditions will be adapted from this one (yeah right...) :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw0jpdBH4FU&feature=youtu.be
Wow that sounds like it was a traumatic effort to get it done, hope your not to badly scratched up from the duelling pets.
Fantastic song you guys, really really good, great strumming your ukes sounded beautiful and lovely singing really complemented your playing, that sounded very sweet i really enjoyed it, and i really hope your going to stick around for future weeks, its great to have you on board this run away train called the seasons :)
Anyway that was a really good song you two did a ace job, :)

The Ukelites
06-09-2012, 12:41 PM
Coming in under the gun here, but we got it done...
In spite of it being the last week of school, and the cat fighting with the dog in my lap...and a hangover (did I mention it is summer vacation?).
So here I am, joined by the lovely missus, slowly bleeding to death whilst singing about the 1 irishman 100 years ago who contributed his DNA to my eventual being, the diaspora, and what the world looks like to a naive country boy. Seems fitting.

Mountains O' Mourne, adapted from the Tarkio version, which was adapted from the Don McLean version.
From here forth all future renditions will be adapted from this one (yeah right...) :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw0jpdBH4FU&feature=youtu.be

Wow, Melissa and TCK!
Perfect timing for this entry. Another brilliant duet! This song was worth waiting for. Enjoyed your waltz very much!:)

ukuleledaveey
06-09-2012, 12:44 PM
Nope, but it did take twenty-one attempts...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo5Zurnqqn8

Nice job ralf :) many thanks for the kudos, i didnt intend it to be a bonus round lol i was just trying to make my entry a little better, and i totally sympathise with the many takes, i was intending on mine to finish with the melody from wildwood flower, but i just couldnt get through greensleeves ,sam hall and wildwood flower without making a mistake, so i dropped it in the end .
Lovely little tune their really enjoyed it have a great weekend :)

Hippie Dribble
06-09-2012, 12:53 PM
Coming in under the gun here, but we got it done...
In spite of it being the last week of school, and the cat fighting with the dog in my lap...and a hangover (did I mention it is summer vacation?).
So here I am, joined by the lovely missus, slowly bleeding to death whilst singing about the 1 irishman 100 years ago who contributed his DNA to my eventual being, the diaspora, and what the world looks like to a naive country boy. Seems fitting.

Mountains O' Mourne, adapted from the Tarkio version, which was adapted from the Don McLean version.
From here forth all future renditions will be adapted from this one (yeah right...) :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw0jpdBH4FU&feature=youtu.be
aaah, a fight, a hangover and some good ol fashioned oozing claret...perfect preparation for a song from the Isles. well done you two :)

Hippie Dribble
06-09-2012, 01:05 PM
OK, here we go with another entry, Wild Mountain Thyme. Great contest Ukuloonie! I've been enjoying the entries.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6I48AQMTxU&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA&index=1&feature=plcp

lovely Sean. Such a tender vocal, you really captured the essence and spirit of the song mate.

Hippie Dribble
06-09-2012, 01:11 PM
Here we go. As I was looking for songs this week, I was remind of this one, which was a favorite of my stepdad's, as recorded by the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. I remember being confused then because I knew the tune as When Johnny Comes Marching Home, an American Civil War song, but it apparently dates to the 1820s as an Irish anti-recruitment song. Anyway, here it is.

I guess the Dropkick Murphys have a pretty kicking version of this tune. Mine is much more like the Clancy version...


http://youtu.be/L0WqOHilzEg

I love this song because it has that signature Irish blend of black humor and true pathos, where celebration and despair freely commingle.
wow Matt. just wow. Perfect song for you mate. SUPERB vocal and fine accompaniment. what a wonderful week this is...

Hippie Dribble
06-09-2012, 01:16 PM
Great challenge, Drew! Folk music may be the best way to learn about people and places---and we've had plenty of wonderful lessons so far this week in this thread. Great work, y'all; muchas gracias!

A sweet folk song can also come in handy to entertain the little ones. Here's one from the North Country...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFIB4g3z8YY

so sweet brother. lovely playing on the bari too mate. :)

TCK
06-09-2012, 01:17 PM
Just got a chance to catch my breath and watch all of these, and I made about three pages of comments to post right here about all these amazing videos.
Then I posted them and realized I went on and on forever on all of them, so I binned that idea entirely for this-
You have all provided me with the best afternoon of complete laziness and entertainment I have had a for a long time. Thank you for breathing new life into a great bunch of old songs, for the history lessons, and the continued inspiration.
What an amazing bit of Ukulele playing has gone on this week.
-cheers
Dave

Hippie Dribble
06-09-2012, 01:22 PM
Hi All

Got a day off today, finally. Here's my UK folk entry, The Lincolnshire Poacher. 1775.

Interesting back story regarding this song's association with "numbers stations", mysterious Cold War spy transmissions.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincolnshire_Poacher_%28numbers_station%29
That's how I heard of it.
Here's some of the hypnotic audio from the numbers station from the fabulous Conet project CD:
http://youtu.be/QnXPqUU6fI0
Here's a more "'round the pub" version:
http://youtu.be/I3o7zO77hp4
Is that guy related to Ken Middleton?

Anyway, here's my entry:

http://youtu.be/w3d62ebyV-Y

Also it sounds like I should have waited more than 18 hours after changing strings to record, tuning is less than perfect...
GREAT peewee!!!! Interesting backstory too. Was that a baritone? Uke sounded unreal anyway and your picking was smooth as brother. Spot on vocal too and aaah, a wee bonus track. Had it all mate, top job
:cheers:

Hippie Dribble
06-09-2012, 01:27 PM
I always liked this song. Used to play it on the guitar.
from the net: "One of the oldest and most well-known folk songs ever written...dating back as far as 1785 and most likely born in Britain."

http://youtu.be/uEjbyvyVhM8

just gorgeous ss. One of my favourite songs too. You more than did it justice mate, this was a wonderful performance, thanks for my feelgood moment of the week brother :)

J-Peg
06-09-2012, 01:58 PM
Here's my wife and I doing an old "border ballad" that migrated over here to Appalachia. It's more commonly known by its original title "The Water Is Wide", but this is how we learned it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdCVDv5J4ng&feature=youtu.be

Hippie Dribble
06-09-2012, 03:06 PM
Here's my wife and I doing an old "border ballad" that migrated over here to Appalachia. It's more commonly known by its original title "The Water Is Wide", but this is how we learned it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdCVDv5J4ng&feature=youtu.be
gee guys, that was just stunning. Joe, your wife has a gorgeous voice mate, and yours isn't half bad either. Thanks for making my day. This is my favourite song ever. Bravo. My hat is on the floor...again :)

peewee
06-09-2012, 03:52 PM
GREAT peewee!!!! Interesting backstory too. Was that a baritone? Uke sounded unreal anyway and your picking was smooth as brother. Spot on vocal too and aaah, a wee bonus track. Had it all mate, top job
:cheers:
Thanks so much Eugene! It's a mainland Bari (sound familiar?) with newly installed worth browns tuned up A linear. 4th string feels a little floppy and weak, but I think I'm adjusting to it.
3...7..5...9

myrnaukelele
06-09-2012, 07:44 PM
Nice arrangement, nice playing. Where's ya get the tabs Myrna? Can I get a copy?

Canoe Lady ~ this version of Greensleeves was given to me by my old guitar teacher many years ago. He was an amazing arranger ~ I love the way he chords it so that the melody note is always on the top. You may have noticed that there were some 3 string chords as well as one minor chord that was played on only two strings so as to keep the melody on top. I don't actually have the tab though. He found and notated the version I played. Here's a picture of the music: 38804

Canoe Lady
06-09-2012, 08:22 PM
Canoe Lady ~ this version of Greensleeves was given to me by my old guitar teacher many years ago. He was an amazing arranger ~ I love the way he chords it so that the melody note is always on the top. You may have noticed that there were some 3 string chords as well as one minor chord that was played on only two strings so as to keep the melody on top. I don't actually have the tab though. He found and notated the version I played. Here's a picture of the music: 38804

Oh my gosh, how cool is that??? Well played, Myrna.

benjoeuke
06-09-2012, 10:11 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you and thank you very much for the compliments, EugeneUkulele, Peewee, UkuleleDaveey and Eor... just catching up with the last minute entries here at midnight, my time... great stuff everyone, I've said it before and I'll say it again, there is something magical about all these melodies, to me anyway :) all these vids give me the chills...
Gotta crash out now, still reeling from those awful judges' decision tonight... anyone else think Paquiao got robbed?
thanks everyone and thanks Ukuloonie for hosting :) what a great week! Still a day left...

Raygf
06-10-2012, 01:45 AM
Here's my entry, some fiddle tunes pulled from my brain, complete with droning strings and chock full of triplets and (to paraphrase Peewee) plenty o' mixolydian madness!

1. Banish Misfortune
2. Planxty Irwin
3. After The Battle Of Aughrim
4. The Wind That Shakes The Barley


You pulled these from your brain? What a brain. I admire anyone who has a repertoire of fiddle tunes or any other music for that matter that they can just pull out. What other instruments do you play? This is one of my favorite videos of any of the weeks and there have been plenty of really good videos in these weeks. Well done sir. Hearing this makes me want to go woodshed fiddle tunes for a few years.

J-Peg
06-10-2012, 02:40 AM
gee guys, that was just stunning. Joe, your wife has a gorgeous voice mate, and yours isn't half bad either. Thanks for making my day. This is my favourite song ever. Bravo. My hat is on the floor...again :)

Thanks, Jon. My wife will be glad to hear you say that as she's a fan of yours.

chrimess
06-10-2012, 05:40 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M20XwUTVwco
another one for the Thames Lizzy.

chrimess
06-10-2012, 05:49 AM
super amazing skill!

Here's my entry, some fiddle tunes pulled from my brain, complete with droning strings and chock full of triplets and (to paraphrase Peewee) plenty o' mixolydian madness!

1. Banish Misfortune
2. Planxty Irwin
3. After The Battle Of Aughrim
4. The Wind That Shakes The Barley


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmxE_zt5H7E

benjoeuke
06-10-2012, 06:14 AM
You pulled these from your brain? What a brain. I admire anyone who has a repertoire of fiddle tunes or any other music for that matter that they can just pull out. What other instruments do you play? This is one of my favorite videos of any of the weeks and there have been plenty of really good videos in these weeks. Well done sir. Hearing this makes me want to go woodshed fiddle tunes for a few years.
Wow, such compliments... thank you so much! I tried to learn 100 old-tyme and Celtic fiddle tunes a few years ago... but I think my brain reached it's capacity somewhere around 50 :)
other instruments? well, I own a few guitars, mandolins and fiddles... doesn't exactly mean I can play all of them ;)

benjoeuke
06-10-2012, 06:20 AM
Great job chrimess, loved the back up singer! ;)

strumsilly
06-10-2012, 07:11 AM
Here's my wife and I doing an old "border ballad" that migrated over here to Appalachia. It's more commonly known by its original title "The Water Is Wide", but this is how we learned it.

very nicely done; I'm going to try to get my wife to do one with me some week.

TCK
06-10-2012, 08:26 AM
I would shoot for next week...yep, spoiler alert!

very nicely done; I'm going to try to get my wife to do one with me some week.

wee_ginga_yin
06-10-2012, 08:50 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M20XwUTVwco
another one for the Thames Lizzy.

I am so glad you did this. I put a link to the Paul Brady version of it somewhere the begining of the thread
and I must say you worked out those runs between verses pretty well... You played it better than a Gomez goal,
and doubtless it gave you as much pleasure.

wee_ginga_yin
06-10-2012, 08:56 AM
Here's my wife and I doing an old "border ballad" that migrated over here to Appalachia. It's more commonly known by its original title "The Water Is Wide", but this is how we learned it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdCVDv5J4ng&feature=youtu.be

Sweetly done. Nice harmonies on a beautiful song. Absolutely gorgeous.

chrimess
06-10-2012, 12:11 PM
I am so glad you did this. I put a link to the Paul Brady version of it somewhere the
begining of the thread
and I must say you worked out those runs between verses pretty well... You played it better than a Gomez goal,
and doubtless it gave you as much pleasure.
Thanks Rob. Brady is a national icon in the republic and amazing guitar player and songwriter. Gomez, lazy as he may be, is always at the right place at the right time. Nothing more joyful than a victory after my teams relegation to third league and the penalties with Chelsea.

ukuloonie
06-10-2012, 12:41 PM
Not Long Now Ladies and Gentlemen till this season wraps up.

ukuloonie
06-11-2012, 08:09 AM
I'll be judging and results will be up by Thursday
tonnes of great vids
well beyond my expectation
Thanks very much

J-Peg
06-11-2012, 11:50 AM
Thank you loonie, for hosting this.

ukuleledaveey
06-11-2012, 03:07 PM
Here's my wife and I doing an old "border ballad" that migrated over here to Appalachia. It's more commonly known by its original title "The Water Is Wide", but this is how we learned it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdCVDv5J4ng&feature=youtu.be
great entry mr and mrs j-peg, lovely uke playing and beautiful voices :)

ukuleledaveey
06-11-2012, 03:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M20XwUTVwco
another one for the Thames Lizzy.
Lovely job Christian and the illuminanti knee your a pretty hot uke player the way your fingers move around the fretboard :)

ukuloonie
06-14-2012, 04:19 PM
Thankyou everybody who posted movies we enjoyed them all
and learned a lot from song choices.
1. J-peg
2. Matty Dee
3 Eugeneukulele

Thanks again Guys.

thesillydave
06-14-2012, 04:33 PM
Thankyou everybody who posted movies we enjoyed them all
and learned a lot from song choices.
1. J-peg
2. Matty Dee
3 Eugeneukulele

Thanks again Guys.

congrats to the winners! and thanks ukuloonie!

chrimess
06-14-2012, 04:37 PM
Thanks, looney and God shave the Queen!

congrats to the winners! and thanks ukuloonie!

TCK
06-14-2012, 06:24 PM
Congrats to the winners and thanks for this week Ukuloonie- fun time for sure :)

ukuloonie
06-14-2012, 06:28 PM
Thanks guys it was great to see all the variety of music

mattydee
06-14-2012, 06:35 PM
Thanks, Drew! What a great selection we got this week!

Congrats JPeg and Jon: beautiful, beautiful work, both of you.

And well played all...

The Ukelites
06-14-2012, 08:59 PM
Thankyou everybody who posted movies we enjoyed them all
and learned a lot from song choices.
1. J-peg
2. Matty Dee
3 Eugeneukulele

Thanks again Guys.

Congratulations to the winners!:)
Thanks for hosting ukuloonie!

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
06-14-2012, 09:25 PM
Congratulations j-peg and Mrs. peg on a well-deserved victory! Congrats to Matt and Jon as well. And muchas gracias ukuloonie and all the Seasonistas for an excellent week of sad, sweet music. Lovely stuff, gang!

ukuleledaveey
06-15-2012, 02:35 AM
hearty congrats to the top 3, well done you did a grand job, many many thanks Drew for running the week, great subject matter to, and well done all those who took part.
While I am here just wondering if those that got tee's in my week if you received them yet ? I heard from Tina and The Ukelites, they got there's but they are just in Europe, wondering if you others had got yours yet ? :)

ukuleledaddy
06-15-2012, 06:42 AM
Congrats to J-peg, Matt & Jon! Thanks so much Ukuloonie for hosting. This was a wonderful contest and I enjoyed watching the entries. So glad this seasons ball keeps rolling along!

myrnaukelele
06-15-2012, 09:42 AM
Congrats to J-peg, Matt & Jon! Thanks so much Ukuloonie for hosting. This was a wonderful contest and I enjoyed watching the entries. So glad this seasons ball keeps rolling along!

What he said:o

benjoeuke
06-15-2012, 09:56 AM
congrats winners! thanks for hosting ukuloonie and thanks to everyone for sharing the best music ever in the history of the world! ;)

J-Peg
06-15-2012, 02:19 PM
Wow! I'm stunned. I truly didn't expect that. I can only chalk it up to the use of my secret weapon, my lovely bride.

Congrats to Jon and Matt. And thanks again to Drew for hosting this week.

TCK
06-15-2012, 04:05 PM
Secret weapon has on heck of a great set of pipes...that video is brilliant mate!

Wow! I'm stunned. I truly didn't expect that. I can only chalk it up to the use of my secret weapon, my lovely bride.

Congrats to Jon and Matt. And thanks again to Drew for hosting this week.