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Hippie Dribble
06-06-2012, 03:19 AM
1932. Albert E. Brumley.

gospel/spiritual.

primarily an instrumental arrangement of this spiritual. Was weird, I just picked up the uke this morning after listening to Ken Middleton's wonderful bari version last night and pretty much just started playing it. One of those nice moments when things seem to be pre-destined. The melody, which I admit, is very simple, just flowed out of the fingers. I am grateful for that. I sang the verse/chorus in the middle of the arrangement to give some context to the tune. Not sure if the chords below are right, it's just how I played it. Thanks for watching gang.


(F)Some glad morning when this life is over
(Bb)I'll fly a(F)way
To a home on God's celestial shore
(C)I'll fly a(F)way

(F)I'll fly away, oh glory
(Bb)I'll fly a(F)way
When I die, hallelujah by and by
(C)I'll fly a(F)way

...with apologies to the fashion police he he :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teUCQpd1UVQ

thesillydave
06-06-2012, 03:28 AM
a great way to start the morning! nice one mate!

ukuraleigh
06-06-2012, 03:35 AM
Another great rendition.

I love that song and play it as a melody with Amazing Grace. I stole the idea from a bluegrass guitar/singer at my church. ;-)

BTW, ever since you received your Colllings, I've had my eye out for one. It finally arrives today. I'm assuming it will make me as great of a player as you. :p

Hippie Dribble
06-06-2012, 03:58 AM
a great way to start the morning! nice one mate!

thanks Dave! Now get some coffee into ya mate :)

Hippie Dribble
06-06-2012, 04:01 AM
Another great rendition.

I love that song and play it as a melody with Amazing Grace. I stole the idea from a bluegrass guitar/singer at my church. ;-)

BTW, ever since you received your Colllings, I've had my eye out for one. It finally arrives today. I'm assuming it will make me as great of a player as you. :p

Thanks brother. What model did you get? This white one is an all-mahogany, but just has the fancy finish on. I'm a huge fan of Collings ukes, they really sound incredible...so smooth to play; lovely rich tones and great projection...and so light!!! I'm sure you'll be rapt with yours :)

ukuraleigh
06-06-2012, 04:08 AM
Thanks brother. What model did you get? This white one is an all-mahogany, but just has the fancy finish on. I'm a huge fan of Collings ukes, they really sound incredible...so smooth to play; lovely rich tones and great projection...and so light!!! I'm sure you'll be rapt with yours :)

It's a UC1 mahogany that came up on the marketplace last week. I know that doesn't happen often so snagged it. ;)

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go and stare intently at the FedEx tracker...

ukuleledaveey
06-06-2012, 04:10 AM
beautiful mate, one of my fave tunes as well :) a locla (ish) rival uke club does a beautiful rendition with lots of gospelly singing, when i heard them i had tears in my eyes. I now love this song so much im going to have it as oneo f my songs for my great gig into the sky.
Loved your playing by the way jon, studying your picking :) keep em comin you know we love listening to your singing and playing. Tha t uke sure looks and sounds gorgeous, have a good week to all the best from me :)

ukuloonie
06-06-2012, 04:34 AM
Thanks for the song Jon. Must be getting colder now in the land of Taz.

23skidoo
06-06-2012, 04:37 AM
Beautiful, Jon, love the lead picking - this is one of my favorite songs to play, as well - a veritable staple at our weekly family music nights.....

Hippie Dribble
06-06-2012, 04:38 AM
beautiful mate, one of my fave tunes as well :) a locla (ish) rival uke club does a beautiful rendition with lots of gospelly singing, when i heard them i had tears in my eyes. I now love this song so much im going to have it as oneo f my songs for my great gig into the sky.
Loved your playing by the way jon, studying your picking :) keep em comin you know we love listening to your singing and playing. Tha t uke sure looks and sounds gorgeous, have a good week to all the best from me :)
thanks a lot brother Dave for your kindest words, man you got a heart bigger than most. Thankyou mate, and yeah, it's a ripper song...some of those old spirituals really hit you where it counts eh

Hippie Dribble
06-06-2012, 04:40 AM
Thanks for the song Jon. Must be getting colder now in the land of Taz.

heavy frost this morning Drew and zero again tonight, literally freezing mate...which reminds me, I guess I should be getting to bed, it's 12.40am... :old:

Hippie Dribble
06-06-2012, 04:42 AM
Beautiful, Jon, love the lead picking - this is one of my favorite songs to play, as well - a veritable staple at our weekly family music nights.....

hey Bill, saw your gorgeous clip with the skidoolettes at UWC...did that sure make an ol softies heart skip a beat. Those are two talented and beautiful kids mate...guess they take after their mum and dad he he

The Ukelites
06-06-2012, 04:53 AM
Great picking! Lovely work as ever!:)

luluwrites
06-06-2012, 06:48 AM
Beautiful. Some day I want to play with that same combination of heart and ease. Thank you, again, Jon for sharing this.

fernandogardinali
06-06-2012, 07:10 AM
Very good!

paullchter
06-06-2012, 07:19 AM
Jon -

Another amazing rendition! You always leave me speechless....and then inspired. I'm still working on a scheme to get you up here to Port Townsend. More on this later. You're my uke hero!

paul

GinnyT11
06-06-2012, 08:11 AM
In addition to the excellent playing, you have given the right feeling to the lyrics. The nice sunny day makes it seem hopeful. Thanks.

Hippie Dribble
06-06-2012, 12:15 PM
Beautiful. Some day I want to play with that same combination of heart and ease. Thank you, again, Jon for sharing this.

hey Linda, thanks for your lovely comment my friend, cheers and blessings! :)

Hippie Dribble
06-06-2012, 12:16 PM
Very good!

thankyou Fernando, blessings to you and Luana mate

Hippie Dribble
06-06-2012, 12:17 PM
Jon -

Another amazing rendition! You always leave me speechless....and then inspired. I'm still working on a scheme to get you up here to Port Townsend. More on this later. You're my uke hero!

paul
so nice to hear from you Paul, thanks for your generous words brother. A trip to the States would be amazing but I'm not sure I'll get there on uke playing ability...nonetheless your support and vote of confidence means a huge amount to me mate, cheers and thanks again :)

Hippie Dribble
06-06-2012, 12:19 PM
In addition to the excellent playing, you have given the right feeling to the lyrics. The nice sunny day makes it seem hopeful. Thanks.

hey Ginny, thanks for your lovely comments. It was literally freezing at home this morning...heavy frost overnight but the sun came out and bathed everything in a crisp, clear light...and it was so still. Perfect time to film something outside, but I still wasn't game to take off the gown :o

Camsuke
06-06-2012, 01:44 PM
Keep them coming Jon, I love experiencing your journey mate.

TCK
06-06-2012, 01:45 PM
OK- let's take a little time for a bro-mance moment. Jon, I can always expect when the days are long and I am run down to find a video you have done and lift myself up...that goes without saying. I can always expect that I will find your playing to be the kind of thing a strive for, and for inspiration to come following along. I can always expect one of your videos to make me realize that yeah, this ain't so hard...
But then you go and do a favorite,
and DAYUM...
I am floored all over again.
Some bright mornin' when this life is over-I'll fly away.
Absolutely fantastic.
-Lefty

mm stan
06-06-2012, 03:00 PM
Wow wee another awesome song.....Loved it mate....keep them coming....that collinGs is breaking in nicely....

smellofstrings
06-06-2012, 04:24 PM
You shouldn't wear anything inside the bathrobe! :rofl:

GinnyT11
06-06-2012, 04:38 PM
It was literally freezing at home this morning...heavy frost overnight but the sun came out and bathed everything in a crisp, clear light...and it was so still. Perfect time to film something outside, but I still wasn't game to take off the gown :o

What would Scott of the Antarctic have played if he'd had a uke? Not fingerpicking, I reckon.

TCK
06-06-2012, 04:41 PM
where is the damn like button???

You shouldn't wear anything inside the bathrobe! :rofl:

Jnobianchi
06-07-2012, 05:43 AM
:D - TMI in that suggestion. :)

I was watching "Oh Brother, Where art Thou?" last night and thinking, gee that song is great. I bet it would be hard to do a good version of it on the uke.

And then, this morning, there it is. Perfect.

Great, great work, Jon, and a performance to soothe the soul at a rough time. :)

OldePhart
06-07-2012, 12:40 PM
That's some seriously good picking of a seriously good song. :)

John

ukuleletim
06-07-2012, 03:01 PM
Really nice version. I like your style!

Hippie Dribble
06-09-2012, 01:36 PM
OK- let's take a little time for a bro-mance moment. Jon, I can always expect when the days are long and I am run down to find a video you have done and lift myself up...that goes without saying. I can always expect that I will find your playing to be the kind of thing a strive for, and for inspiration to come following along. I can always expect one of your videos to make me realize that yeah, this ain't so hard...
But then you go and do a favorite,
and DAYUM...
I am floored all over again.
Some bright mornin' when this life is over-I'll fly away.
Absolutely fantastic.
-Lefty
hey Lefty, on some glad morning mate we will meet face to face and I look forward to that day my friend. If it's on this side of the shore then great but if it's on the celestial one our jam will go on longer than most and that will be worth waiting for
-Pancho

Hippie Dribble
06-09-2012, 01:39 PM
:D - TMI in that suggestion. :)

I was watching "Oh Brother, Where art Thou?" last night and thinking, gee that song is great. I bet it would be hard to do a good version of it on the uke.

And then, this morning, there it is. Perfect.

Great, great work, Jon, and a performance to soothe the soul at a rough time. :)

Cam, Stan, John, Tim your kindness is taken with huge gratitude lads, thanks so much

and JohnB, it's weird how often that happens...similar has happened to me with both you and the doc, more than once. Not sure about the words exactly, but there's something so right, reassuring, life-affirming about it. aww, I love all you guys and sometimes just wish I didn't live so far away from you all.

drbekken
06-09-2012, 01:46 PM
This went past me for some reason. Glad I found it, though. Really, really beautiful!

Ambient Doughnut
06-15-2012, 02:27 AM
Ey up Jon! Very nice - I always enjoyed this one on the the 'Oh Brother Where art though?' soundtrack.
Beautifully interpreted as always! :)

Jnobianchi
06-15-2012, 12:05 PM
and JohnB, it's weird how often that happens...similar has happened to me with both you and the doc, more than once. Not sure about the words exactly, but there's something so right, reassuring, life-affirming about it. aww, I love all you guys and sometimes just wish I didn't live so far away from you all.

I know what you mean; it's what Miller in Repo Man called the "lattice of coincidence". :). Yeah, we all have together into the same place at the same time one of these days. :). Maybe Skype before that?