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myrnaukelele
06-17-2012, 10:07 PM
http://youtu.be/NiLKlOoZIbU

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT
Learn and sing a River song. This can be about a particular river or a river in general. I suppose even a metaphorical river would work. But somewhere in the song a reference must be made to a river.

PARAMETERS:
* your song must be about and/ or mention a river in it somewhere
* ukulele front and center
* state in your clip that the recording is for the "19th season of ukulele"
* multiple versions of the same song are OK * one take, no overdubs

LINKS TO SOME GOOD RIVER SONGS:
http://www.poemhunter.com/songs/river/
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAAC05D7C64C61568
http://blog.nature.org/2010/02/top-ten-river-song-list/

JUDGING:
This week there is a twist. There will be NO judging. For this week only each entry gets their name put in the hat. Even if bonus tracks are submitted (and I love bonus tracks :) ) the entrants name will be entered only once. Duets will get the name of the duet group entered - each entry = one name in the hat.

At the end of the week 3 names will be drawn from the hat - I will make a video of the drawing. The three names drawn will be the winners of the 19th Season.


DEADLINE: 11:59 PM HAWAII TIME, SUNDAY JULY 1st.

PRIZES:
1ST PLACE: The Ukulele: a Visual History by Jim Beloff. A beautiful uke book.
2ND PLACE: A copy of A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean.
3RD PLACE: An audio CD of Johnny Rivers Greatest Hits

Playlist for the 19th season is here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9CA2236C9CAC23E0

So there you have it. A River Runs Through It. Have fun playing a River song for the 19th Season of the Ukulele.

ukuloonie
06-17-2012, 10:21 PM
Thanks MyrnaUkulele
for working on the 19th Season

The Ukelites
06-18-2012, 01:54 AM
Coming Soon...
Details to be announced next Saturday.

Do we have a volunteer for the 20th Season? That would be the week of July 1st-July 7th.

We could do this, if that's ok for everyone :smileybounce:

ukuleledaveey
06-18-2012, 03:30 AM
Many thanks myrna and go for it ukelites, it would be great for you to run a week :)

myrnaukelele
06-18-2012, 11:36 AM
We could do this, if that's ok for everyone :smileybounce:
Oh thanks Ukelites for volunteering to host the 20th Season! Looking forward to it. It's so fun that the Seasons contests have just continued on. I'm curious to see how long we can keep it going - perhaps for the whole 52 weeks???

ukuloonie
06-18-2012, 11:47 AM
We could do this, if that's ok for everyone :smileybounce:

Oooh Grand Job
Ukelites

peewee
06-19-2012, 03:06 PM
And I nominate myself for week 21, July 8-14..

ukuleledaveey
06-19-2012, 03:37 PM
And I nominate myself for week 21, July 8-14..
Awesome :smileybounce: many thanks myrna, the ukelites and peewee, this is groovy news

ukuleledaddy
06-19-2012, 04:20 PM
And I nominate myself for week 21, July 8-14..

Peewee, I'm secretly glad you picked up week 21. I was going to put myself out there to host week 21 based on an idea Ralf and I came up with, though I move the day that week starts and probably won't even have internet access for a day or two there. So good on you my friend, I look forward to your challenge. I will host a week sometime in the near future once this darn move is over and done with. Viva la seasons!

ukuloonie
06-23-2012, 03:28 PM
okay thanks myrna for updating the contest details mmm, a river song??
That river looks pretty much like the ones round where I live right now

myrnaukelele
06-23-2012, 04:20 PM
Record snowfall and hot summer days= rivers flowing fast and high from the snowmelt.

uke4ia
06-23-2012, 06:25 PM
You might want to have an extra rule that J-Peg, Wee Ginga Yin, and I can't repeat the river songs we played during the Earth Day (10th Season) contest. :) Even so, I've already got three songs that I want to do.

ukuleledaddy
06-23-2012, 06:51 PM
Great theme Myrna, and thanks for hosting this week. I know exactly the song I will do if have the time. Also, nice twist this week.

myrnaukelele
06-23-2012, 09:07 PM
You might want to have an extra rule that J-Peg, Wee Ginga Yin, and I can't repeat the river songs we played during the Earth Day (10th Season) contest. :) Even so, I've already got three songs that I want to do.


Great theme Myrna, and thanks for hosting this week. I know exactly the song I will do if have the time. Also, nice twist this week.

Uke4ia and ukuleledaddy - There are some great river songs out there - looking forward to hearing your entries. And as for picking the winners out of a hat...the judging has to be the hardest part of this contest. There are always so many wonderful entries. This way each entry has the same chance of winning.:o

TCK
06-23-2012, 09:58 PM
Oh Myrna, what a great idea! I will be gone for most of the week, but I assure you I will practicing a tune to sing from the middle of my local watershed, the Russian River. So excited for this week!

The Ukelites
06-23-2012, 11:19 PM
Superb idea, Myrna! I guess we have a song, but we'll check out the suggestions in the links. :cheers:

J-Peg
06-23-2012, 11:39 PM
You might want to have an extra rule that J-Peg, Wee Ginga Yin, and I can't repeat the river songs we played during the Earth Day (10th Season) contest. :) Even so, I've already got three songs that I want to do.

So Donna and I could do "The River is Wide" again? :)

myrnaukelele
06-24-2012, 05:17 AM
So Donna and I could do "The River is Wide" again? :)

But there's no way you could improve on that performance - you two sang it just perfectly the first time :)
There are so many good river songs out there waiting for a ukulele player to come along and play them - new songs encouraged!

strumsilly
06-24-2012, 05:59 AM
Sorry I missed out on last week, the person I was going to sing with [the wife] reneged , and then I had to take an unexpected trip. Great theme Myrna, so many great river songs, I should be in for this week. And I have a real chance at this one, luck of the draw.

ukuleledaddy
06-24-2012, 06:45 AM
Oh Myrna, what a great idea! I will be gone for most of the week, but I assure you I will practicing a tune to sing from the middle of my local watershed, the Russian River. So excited for this week!

TCK, you live near the Russian River? My dad lives in Monte Rio. I love that area.

uke4ia
06-24-2012, 08:18 AM
I will practicing a tune to sing from the middle of my local watershed, the Russian River.

This makes me wonder if anyone will do the Volga Boat Song.

TCK
06-24-2012, 08:24 AM
Just up the road mate. TCK= The Cloverdale Kid. River is about two blocks from me :)

TCK, you live near the Russian River? My dad lives in Monte Rio. I love that area.

ukuleledaveey
06-24-2012, 09:16 AM
many thanks for hosting this week myrna , well here is my entry all done before england play italy tonight (in about half an hour)

http://youtu.be/8EKgpjS5AqY

wee_ginga_yin
06-24-2012, 09:59 AM
Ye banks and braes by Rabbie Burns

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

uke4ia
06-24-2012, 11:13 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9U5Bxvpinc

This is "Find the River" by R.E.M. This and "Homburg" by Procol Harum are my favorite cover tunes to play.

Tootler
06-24-2012, 11:44 AM
Songs about rivers. hmmm! I have a couple of ideas. Songs by a local songwriter about local rivers. Well one is a stream really, but I hope that counts.


many thanks for hosting this week myrna , well here is my entry all done before england play italy tonight (in about half an hour)

0-0 at full time, I see. So it's extra time.



http://youtu.be/8EKgpjS5AqY

Good choice, nicely done.


Ye banks and braes by Rabbie Burns
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTqFVF_HrhY

One of my favourite Burns songs. I like your picking technique. Simple but effective. I'll have to try it sometime.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9U5Bxvpinc

This is "Find the River" by R.E.M. This and "Homburg" by Procol Harum are my favorite cover tunes to play.

A vigorous performance. I like it.

Hippie Dribble
06-24-2012, 12:36 PM
thanks for this week Myrna. Wonderful theme. And a very lovely idea about the names in a hat to put everyone on equal footing. Just great buddy.
:old:

myrnaukelele
06-24-2012, 01:19 PM
many thanks for hosting this week myrna , well here is my entry all done before england play italy tonight (in about half an hour)

http://youtu.be/8EKgpjS5AqY
Great song choice ukuleledaveey! I was hoping someone would do this song. It's one of Woody Guthrie's best. I like knowing the history of a song so I just looked this one up. Did you know it was actually written as propaganda to get people to accept the federal regulation of hydroelectricity? And that it is the official folk song of the state of Washington?
The mighty Columbia River has a drainage basin the size of France. From it's headwaters in British Columbia it flows 2,000 km to the Pacific Ocean and forms much of the border between Washington and Oregon. It is the 4th largest US river (by volume). And up until the 1800s the salmon runs were tremendous. Canneries in the 1800s and dams built in the 1900s have decimated the salmon runs. But a few dams have been removed - Roll on Columbia roll on!!
And I hope England beats Italy:)

myrnaukelele
06-24-2012, 01:23 PM
Ye banks and braes by Rabbie Burns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTqFVF_HrhY
Oh nicely done wee_ginga_yin! Such a beautiful melody. And I have a fondness for Robbie Burns - we share a birthday.
Your name's in the hat!

myrnaukelele
06-24-2012, 02:17 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9U5Bxvpinc

This is "Find the River" by R.E.M. This and "Homburg" by Procol Harum are my favorite cover tunes to play.
Excellent entry uke4ia. What a great river song. And I love the bright tone you get from your ukulele. Your name's in the hat!

myrnaukelele
06-24-2012, 02:56 PM
Songs about rivers. hmmm! I have a couple of ideas. Songs by a local songwriter about local rivers. Well one is a stream really, but I hope that counts.

I think a song about a stream would work just fine. Looking forward to hearing it Tootler.

OldePhart
06-24-2012, 03:08 PM
Yay! A 'contest' I have a chance of winning! :)

I think I've got my song picked out too, it's one I started to learn for an earlier season but didn't have time to record.

John

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
06-24-2012, 03:23 PM
Nice choice! The Columbia River's just a mile or two north of my house. I cross it a few times a week for work; you can bet I'll be humming your version of the classic the next few times I'm on the bridge. Gracias.
many thanks for hosting this week myrna , well here is my entry all done before england play italy tonight (in about half an hour)

http://youtu.be/8EKgpjS5AqY

peewee
06-24-2012, 06:09 PM
Hi Seasonistas,
I missed the duet week for various reasons, but here's a river song.
It's a little on the Not Safe For Work or Kids side due to the lyrics/title:

http://youtu.be/QzN8Q-Eqtrk

Here's Patti singing it recently: http://youtu.be/Ta0bmVcfPm0
Looks like I have been mishearing some of the lyrics all this time...

myrnaukelele
06-24-2012, 07:50 PM
Hi Seasonistas,
I missed the duet week for various reasons, but here's a river song.
It's a little on the Not Safe For Work or Kids side due to the lyrics/title:

http://youtu.be/QzN8Q-Eqtrk

Here's Patti singing it recently: http://youtu.be/Ta0bmVcfPm0
Looks like I have been mishearing some of the lyrics all this time...
Great one peewee! This will be a fun week- such a broad range of songs could qualify for this theme. I love seeing what different people pick for their song.
Your name's in the hat!

ukuleledaveey
06-25-2012, 12:24 AM
Nice choice! The Columbia River's just a mile or two north of my house. I cross it a few times a week for work; you can bet I'll be humming your version of the classic the next few times I'm on the bridge. Gracias.
Many thanks Ralf and myrna for your comments :) i totally winged it , i was up in the solace of my attic, just strumming yesterday, and thought about the comp, looked at my johnny cash book, looked at big river and how highs the water, but wasnt sure about doing them. Then as i was just flicking through my woody song book this song just leapt out at me, especially as i saw it was to the tune of Irene goodnight. I hadnt even listened to woody's original version. I just had a listen to it now, i hope i havent murdered it to much lol, i stumbled on some of the words and as for some of the other river names, boy did i struggle i got jumbled at one point and said something quite explicit not intentionally lol and i cant remember what take it is on, but it is so sublime you would have to really listen to hear it, anyway thanks so much for your encouragement and support and thanks for a great week myrna.

wee_ginga_yin
06-25-2012, 01:21 AM
Oh nicely done wee_ginga_yin! Such a beautiful melody. And I have a fondness for Robbie Burns - we share a birthday.
Your name's in the hat!

The best and most joyous nights of my life have been at Burns suppers
Burns was a master at putting words to old Scottish melodies.
Ye banks and braes to be heard in all its poignancy need to be sung
by a woman. Then the theme of nature in all its splendour and bounty
is set in stark contrast to the woman who has been used, abused and
then abandoned. Check out Holly Tomas to see what I mean.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnTLR54Coz8

myrnaukelele
06-25-2012, 06:52 AM
To ukuleledaveey, wee_ginga_yin and ukuloonie - Sorry for your loss guys.

And the Holly Tomas vid is absolutely beautiful - such a poignant version of this song.

Tootler
06-25-2012, 09:24 AM
Here is my entry. "She Walks Alone". Written by Graeme Miles a songwriter based on Teesside in North East England. He has written some wonderful songs and if you go to a folk club on Teesside you are very likely to hear one of his songs sung.

The River Leven is a tributary of the Tees. It rises on the North Yorks Moors above Kildale and flows into the Tees near Yarm.


http://youtu.be/MDfi4h5bRw8

I'll try and post the other one I was considering later in the week as a bonus song. It's also by Graeme Miles.

peewee
06-25-2012, 09:35 AM
Here is my entry. "She Walks Alone". Written by Graeme Miles a songwriter based on Teesside in North East England. He has written some wonderful songs and if you go to a folk club on Teesside you are very likely to hear one of his songs sung.

The River Leven is a tributary of the Tees. It rises on the North Yorks Moors above Kildale and flows into the Tees near Yarm.


http://youtu.be/MDfi4h5bRw8

I'll try and post the other one I was considering later in the week as a bonus song. It's also by Graeme Miles.

Thanks Tootler, you're introducing me to a new song a week! That one is great.

Tootler
06-25-2012, 10:11 AM
Hi Seasonistas,
I missed the duet week for various reasons, but here's a river song.
It's a little on the Not Safe For Work or Kids side due to the lyrics/title:

http://youtu.be/QzN8Q-Eqtrk

Here's Patti singing it recently: http://youtu.be/Ta0bmVcfPm0
Looks like I have been mishearing some of the lyrics all this time...

That's quite some performance! Excellent stuff.


Thanks Tootler, you're introducing me to a new song a week! That one is great.

And you've returned the favour. I'd not heard your song before, but it's pretty powerful stuff.

uke4ia
06-25-2012, 01:11 PM
I have an off-topic question for you Seasoners. I would have asked this in the 17th Season (animal week) thread, but that turned into a discussion of the EuroCup.

I went to Newfoundland back in 1991, and I brought back a couple books with songs in them. One is Haulin' Rope & Gaff: Songs and Poetry in the History of the Newfoundland Seal Fishery. It's mostly poems, along with a few songs that show a melody line but no chords. I was reminded of the book by Eugene's whaling song on the Video board. I'd be tempted to start poking at some of the stuff in this book, but I wonder if seal hunting is so offensive to people these days that all I'd be doing is making people angry. People accept whaling as a part of history, but they probably don't think of sealing that way. What do you think?

peewee
06-25-2012, 01:35 PM
I wonder if seal hunting is so offensive to people these days that all I'd be doing is making people angry. People accept whaling as a part of history, but they probably don't think of sealing that way. What do you think?

I've been trying to offend since I got into the seasons thing with songs about communism, sexist fathers, recreational animal slaughter, and public urination (see above). So far no takers...I say go for it.

myrnaukelele
06-25-2012, 01:41 PM
Here is my entry. "She Walks Alone". Written by Graeme Miles a songwriter based on Teesside in North East England. He has written some wonderful songs and if you go to a folk club on Teesside you are very likely to hear one of his songs sung.

The River Leven is a tributary of the Tees. It rises on the North Yorks Moors above Kildale and flows into the Tees near Yarm.


http://youtu.be/MDfi4h5bRw8

I'll try and post the other one I was considering later in the week as a bonus song. It's also by Graeme Miles.
Oh that's a great song Tootler! And I'd like to hear more of Graeme's songs so feel free to post again if you find the time.
Your name has gone into the hat!

TCK
06-25-2012, 02:48 PM
So, what did we learn today on our first Ukulele field trip? We learned wind is very distracting, and it makes the microphone very unhappy. We learned that people do not like to hear the same verse of a song 30 times. We learned that outside is full of distraction. Around 1:40 we finally got the song out- William Elliot Whitmore's "Lift My Jug (Song For Hub Cale)". He wrote it for a hobo he first encountered when he was six...I butchered it because I think it is beautiful.
OK- so we made this-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvd2wJuhJTg&feature=youtu.be
And then we cleaned up everyone else's garbage.
Thanks Myrna- that was a lot of fun really- next time I will see what I can do about the wind ;)

ukuloonie
06-25-2012, 03:44 PM
So, what did we learn today on our first Ukulele field trip? We learned wind is very distracting, and it makes the microphone very unhappy. We learned that people do not like to hear the same verse of a song 30 times. We learned that outside is full of distraction.


This is exactly what happens to me I always run out of battery power because my nerves would go a jangly and those fingers don't work.
But once you get it out it's good.

Nice rendition of this song. sounded pretty good to me.

ukuleledaddy
06-25-2012, 04:34 PM
So, what did we learn today on our first Ukulele field trip? We learned wind is very distracting, and it makes the microphone very unhappy. We learned that people do not like to hear the same verse of a song 30 times. We learned that outside is full of distraction. Around 1:40 we finally got the song out- William Elliot Whitmore's "Lift My Jug (Song For Hub Cale)". He wrote it for a hobo he first encountered when he was six...I butchered it because I think it is beautiful.
OK- so we made this-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvd2wJuhJTg&feature=youtu.be
And then we cleaned up everyone else's garbage.
Thanks Myrna- that was a lot of fun really- next time I will see what I can do about the wind ;)

Man. that sounds sweeeeet! I often forget which season we're on when I'm introducing my video. Thankfully I watched your vid before I did mine, now I will certainly not forget that this is season 19 of the ukulele. I love the false starts, keeps it real and human. God knows I do a handful of takes before I'm sick of myself! You've got a great voice TCK. Love it!

myrnaukelele
06-25-2012, 05:25 PM
So, what did we learn today on our first Ukulele field trip? We learned wind is very distracting, and it makes the microphone very unhappy. We learned that people do not like to hear the same verse of a song 30 times. We learned that outside is full of distraction. Around 1:40 we finally got the song out- William Elliot Whitmore's "Lift My Jug (Song For Hub Cale)". He wrote it for a hobo he first encountered when he was six...I butchered it because I think it is beautiful.
OK- so we made this-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvd2wJuhJTg&feature=youtu.be
And then we cleaned up everyone else's garbage.
Thanks Myrna- that was a lot of fun really- next time I will see what I can do about the wind ;)
Brilliant TCK- a river song AND a train song lol! And on location at a river to boot. I know what you mean about the wind - I like recording outside and I have the same problem on windy days. Extra bonus points for picking up the garbage. :cool:
Your name is in the hat.

TCK
06-25-2012, 07:26 PM
Thanks folks, glad you liked the song! Had a lot of fun doing it and we recorded like four others...but they are toast due to the wind picking up.
If anybody has an idea of how to take the wind out (mmmmmmmmmBILL) I am all ears.
In any event- so darn fun to enter contests around here, everyone is so nice about what you submit. It's like being at a cake walk ;)

ukuloonie
06-25-2012, 07:32 PM
Thanks folks, glad you liked the song! Had a lot of fun doing it and we recorded like four others...but they are toast due to the wind picking up.
If anybody has an idea of how to take the wind out (mmmmmmmmmBILL) I am all ears.
In any event- so darn fun to enter contests around here, everyone is so nice about what you submit. It's like being at a cake walk ;)

Depends on your mike
I have t' find a stuffy at the store or second hand store and use it's fur to create some sort of windsock or just bite the bullet and buy one
39480
You can find it here (http://www.wolfwindshields.com/)
the store is not open at the moment.
this just gives you an idea of what you can find I'm sure there are a ton of youtubies out there but if anyone else has some cool ideas I would like to see them too

DallasOz
06-25-2012, 10:01 PM
Hi Myrna and everyone else,
Here is my entry for the 19th season. It is the 'Queensland version' of Waltzing Matilda. This version has a different melody than the well known version. The words are closer to A.B.'Banjo'Patterson's original poem. I believe it was collected in the 40's form a guy called O'Niell, although I could have that wrong. The river reference is to a Billabong. Billabong is an aboriginal word Billa=river bong=dead. A few other quick translations for some of the strange words and meanings. A 'swagman' is an itinerent rural worker who travelled the country on foot carrying all his belongings in a 'swag' or bedroll. A 'billy' is a tin can with a handle used to boil water for tea. A 'jumbuck' is a sheep. A 'tuckerbag' is a food bag, tucker is slang for food. In this context a squatter is part of the rich landed gentry and in this song represents the establishment while the swagman represents the underdog
Some still claim the song is a meaningless ditty. I don't, it is a political song detailing actual events surrounding the shearer's strikes of the late 1800's. Dennis O'Keefe has recently publshed a book about the song and detailing its true meaning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGR6Qyojvdk&feature=plcp

Camsuke
06-26-2012, 12:14 AM
Nice one Dallas, this is a great version of "Waltzing Matilda", terrific song choice sir.

Tootler
06-26-2012, 07:20 AM
So, what did we learn today on our first Ukulele field trip? We learned wind is very distracting, and it makes the microphone very unhappy. We learned that people do not like to hear the same verse of a song 30 times. We learned that outside is full of distraction. Around 1:40 we finally got the song out- William Elliot Whitmore's "Lift My Jug (Song For Hub Cale)". He wrote it for a hobo he first encountered when he was six...I butchered it because I think it is beautiful.
OK- so we made this-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvd2wJuhJTg&feature=youtu.be
And then we cleaned up everyone else's garbage.
Thanks Myrna- that was a lot of fun really- next time I will see what I can do about the wind ;)

Nice song, great location. That's a fine bridge in the background.


Hi Myrna and everyone else,
Here is my entry for the 19th season. It is the 'Queensland version' of Waltzing Matilda. This version has a different melody than the well known version. The words are closer to A.B.'Banjo'Patterson's original poem. I believe it was collected in the 40's form a guy called O'Niell, although I could have that wrong. The river reference is to a Billabong. Billabong is an aboriginal word Billa=river bong=dead. A few other quick translations for some of the strange words and meanings. A 'swagman' is an itinerent rural worker who travelled the country on foot carrying all his belongings in a 'swag' or bedroll. A 'billy' is a tin can with a handle used to boil water for tea. A 'jumbuck' is a sheep. A 'tuckerbag' is a food bag, tucker is slang for food. In this context a squatter is part of the rich landed gentry and in this song represents the establishment while the swagman represents the underdog
Some still claim the song is a meaningless ditty. I don't, it is a political song detailing actual events surrounding the shearer's strikes of the late 1800's. Dennis O'Keefe has recently publshed a book about the song and detailing its true meaning.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGR6Qyojvdk&feature=plcp


An excellent choice. Great version of Waltzing Matilda. I think I like the tune better than the well known one.

Tootler
06-26-2012, 07:30 AM
Oh that's a great song Tootler! And I'd like to hear more of Graeme's songs so feel free to post again if you find the time.
Your name has gone into the hat!

Thanks Myrna. Yes, he's a wonderful songwriter. His songs are very evocative of the region where I live, both the industrial and the beautiful North York Moors.

I'll try and get the other one I had in mind done. I've just found another about the Leven but I'm not sure that I'll get it learnt in time.

myrnaukelele
06-26-2012, 09:23 AM
Hi Myrna and everyone else,
Here is my entry for the 19th season. It is the 'Queensland version' of Waltzing Matilda. This version has a different melody than the well known version. The words are closer to A.B.'Banjo'Patterson's original poem. I believe it was collected in the 40's form a guy called O'Niell, although I could have that wrong. The river reference is to a Billabong. Billabong is an aboriginal word Billa=river bong=dead. A few other quick translations for some of the strange words and meanings. A 'swagman' is an itinerent rural worker who travelled the country on foot carrying all his belongings in a 'swag' or bedroll. A 'billy' is a tin can with a handle used to boil water for tea. A 'jumbuck' is a sheep. A 'tuckerbag' is a food bag, tucker is slang for food. In this context a squatter is part of the rich landed gentry and in this song represents the establishment while the swagman represents the underdog
Some still claim the song is a meaningless ditty. I don't, it is a political song detailing actual events surrounding the shearer's strikes of the late 1800's. Dennis O'Keefe has recently publshed a book about the song and detailing its true meaning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGR6Qyojvdk&feature=plcp
Welcome to the Seasons DallasOz! Thanks for that great version of Waltzing Matilda - I have never heard the Queensland version before. The history of songs fascinates me and I just had to research this one. I found out this is considered by some to be the unofficial national anthem of Australia and that this song has its own museum (the Waltzing Matilda Center in Winton, Queensland). There are more recordings of Waltzing Matilda than any other Australian song. Thanks for adding your version to the 19th Season contest.
Your name is in the hat!

Tootler
06-26-2012, 12:05 PM
Here's the other song I had in mind. A bonus track, if you like. I've faded my talking (singing) head out and substituted some photos of the North York Moors.


http://youtu.be/7XFNA78i8HY

Grain Beck is a stream that eventually flows into the river Esk which in turn flows into the sea at Whitby. There are several Esks in Britain, this one is in North Yorkshire.
The word "beck" is normally used for a stream in this part of England (and over in Cumbria). It comes from Old Norse Baekr (sp?). Swedish, Danish and Norwegian all have the same word, just spelled differently.

ukuleledaveey
06-26-2012, 01:07 PM
Hi Seasonistas,
I missed the duet week for various reasons, but here's a river song.
It's a little on the Not Safe For Work or Kids side due to the lyrics/title:

http://youtu.be/QzN8Q-Eqtrk

Here's Patti singing it recently: http://youtu.be/Ta0bmVcfPm0
Looks like I have been mishearing some of the lyrics all this time...

Great job as ever peewee, i always look forward to what song you are going to do and you always delight, loved it mate ,well done :)

ukuleledaveey
06-26-2012, 01:10 PM
Here is my entry. "She Walks Alone". Written by Graeme Miles a songwriter based on Teesside in North East England. He has written some wonderful songs and if you go to a folk club on Teesside you are very likely to hear one of his songs sung.

The River Leven is a tributary of the Tees. It rises on the North Yorks Moors above Kildale and flows into the Tees near Yarm.


http://youtu.be/MDfi4h5bRw8

I'll try and post the other one I was considering later in the week as a bonus song. It's also by Graeme Miles.

Another great entry geof, good to see you coming back each week, i spent a lovely long weekend up near whitby many years ago in a beautiful place called gisborough.
Great entry mate and hope you stay for future weeks :)

ukuleledaveey
06-26-2012, 01:18 PM
So, what did we learn today on our first Ukulele field trip? We learned wind is very distracting, and it makes the microphone very unhappy. We learned that people do not like to hear the same verse of a song 30 times. We learned that outside is full of distraction. Around 1:40 we finally got the song out- William Elliot Whitmore's "Lift My Jug (Song For Hub Cale)". He wrote it for a hobo he first encountered when he was six...I butchered it because I think it is beautiful.
OK- so we made this-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvd2wJuhJTg&feature=youtu.be
And then we cleaned up everyone else's garbage.
Thanks Myrna- that was a lot of fun really- next time I will see what I can do about the wind ;)

Dave mate that was awesome, loved it, it was great to watch, with all the bloopers it was brilliant, and man you do play the uke well and you have a great singing voice, loved the song, absolutely brilliant, mate really hope your sticking around now for the seasons, as it is great having you onboard :)

ukuleledaveey
06-26-2012, 01:24 PM
Hi Myrna and everyone else,
Here is my entry for the 19th season. It is the 'Queensland version' of Waltzing Matilda. This version has a different melody than the well known version. The words are closer to A.B.'Banjo'Patterson's original poem. I believe it was collected in the 40's form a guy called O'Niell, although I could have that wrong. The river reference is to a Billabong. Billabong is an aboriginal word Billa=river bong=dead. A few other quick translations for some of the strange words and meanings. A 'swagman' is an itinerent rural worker who travelled the country on foot carrying all his belongings in a 'swag' or bedroll. A 'billy' is a tin can with a handle used to boil water for tea. A 'jumbuck' is a sheep. A 'tuckerbag' is a food bag, tucker is slang for food. In this context a squatter is part of the rich landed gentry and in this song represents the establishment while the swagman represents the underdog
Some still claim the song is a meaningless ditty. I don't, it is a political song detailing actual events surrounding the shearer's strikes of the late 1800's. Dennis O'Keefe has recently publshed a book about the song and detailing its true meaning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGR6Qyojvdk&feature=plcp

Great song Dallas, wow I have never heard the queensland version, either, waltzing matilda is one of my fave songs toplay on the uke, alledgedly a decendant of banjo patterson lives near me, but i dont know if there is any truth in that or the person has got it wrong :) well played and well sung mate

ukuleledaveey
06-26-2012, 01:26 PM
Ye banks and braes by Rabbie Burns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTqFVF_HrhY
great song mate and love your style, it is so good, and i love how you not only entertain us ,but you educate us as well :)

ukuleledaveey
06-26-2012, 01:28 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9U5Bxvpinc

This is "Find the River" by R.E.M. This and "Homburg" by Procol Harum are my favorite cover tunes to play.
great song as ever by you mate, you are another one who i always eagerly await to see your choice of song, i love your attacking style of playing and you always ooze so much energy :) great job mate :)

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
06-26-2012, 02:03 PM
My home town river is the Snake in southern Idaho. I couldn't find any songs about it, so I made up this one...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfkyna54Tss&feature=youtu.be

O mighty Snake winding through the desert
where'er you pass, the soft sage is sure to grow
trees shade your path, we use your strength for power
and you bring life to fields of Idaho

O mighty Snake cut a canyon cross the high plain
challenging fools of the land to fly across
hot air balloon and trike or rocket motorcycle
they fly or fall for victory or loss

O mighty Snake flowing from hills of Wyoming
through Hell's Canyon your journey's always bound
though Idaho Power harnesses your energy
your wild soul feeds my own it's always free

ksiegel
06-26-2012, 02:04 PM
Here's my entry, even though I'm kinda cheating....

It isn't - or rather, WASN'T - a River - it's a canal.


http://youtu.be/us2wdMDxE40




-Kurt

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
06-26-2012, 02:49 PM
Great theme, Myrna---bringing out a great variety of music this week. Just got a chance to catch up on some performances; here are some thoughts:

@wee_ginga_yin - A lovely, sad melody. Perfect to hum as the waters flow by. Well played and sung here. Very nice. Gracias.

@uke4ia - Great dynamic, melodic uke playing. Passionate singing. Great work. You've inspired me to learn to play more melodic stuff on the uke while I sing.

@peewee - Love that chiming strum on the downbeat followed by your picking. Sweet. And as the song progresses, you tap into more and more of its intensity. Nice.

@tootler - This one's bittersweet in the best way. Lovely and mournful. Your performance brings out both the sweetness of the melody and the sadness of the lyrics. Nice one.

@TCK - Great intro, Dave! (I need to learn how to edit video so I can share some of my special moments.) A steady, spirited performance---you bring some of that gospel flavor.

@DallasOz - Welcome to the Seasons! Your steady, solid strumming and your world-weary voice give this song the gravity and truth of great folk music. Nice. (Thanks for the language and history lessons, as well.)

@ksiegel - Cool choices! Closing my eyes, I see you and your banjo uke sitting on a landing waiting for a barge. Or sitting in the back of a smokey tavern in Buffalo, celebrating the end of a shift.

strumsilly
06-26-2012, 03:37 PM
19th week, wow. I don't have much time to polish this, but the title was appropriate.
http://youtu.be/eDMDe9qRMgc

Luana Gouvea
06-26-2012, 03:51 PM
JUDGING:
This week there is a twist. There will be NO judging. For this week only each entry gets their name put in the hat. Even if bonus tracks are submitted (and I love bonus tracks :) ) the entrants name will be entered only once. Duets will get the name of the duet group entered - each entry = one name in the hat.

At the end of the week 3 names will be drawn from the hat - I will make a video of the drawing. The three names drawn will be the winners of the 19th Season.


Yess! We'll have a chance to win this time!!!! :o

myrnaukelele
06-26-2012, 06:25 PM
Here's the other song I had in mind. A bonus track, if you like. I've faded my talking (singing) head out and substituted some photos of the North York Moors.


http://youtu.be/7XFNA78i8HY

Grain Beck is a stream that eventually flows into the river Esk which in turn flows into the sea at Whitby. There are several Esks in Britain, this one is in North Yorkshire.
The word "beck" is normally used for a stream in this part of England (and over in Cumbria). It comes from Old Norse Baekr (sp?). Swedish, Danish and Norwegian all have the same word, just spelled differently.
Tootler- I love the images you used with the song. Nicely done. Thanks for sharing such a great bonus track.

myrnaukelele
06-26-2012, 06:30 PM
My home town river is the Snake in southern Idaho. I couldn't find any songs about it, so I made up this one...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfkyna54Tss&feature=youtu.be

O mighty Snake winding through the desert
where'er you pass, the soft sage is sure to grow
trees shade your path, we use your strength for power
and you bring life to fields of Idaho

O mighty Snake cut a canyon cross the high plain
challenging fools of the land to fly across
hot air balloon and trike or rocket motorcycle
they fly or fall for victory or loss

O mighty Snake flowing from hills of Wyoming
through Hell's Canyon your journey's always bound
though Idaho Power harnesses your energy
your wild soul feeds my own it's always free
Awesome Ralf! You are such an inspiration. I love that you just decided to write a song about the Snake River when you realized no one had done so yet. Bonus points for an original! And your name's in the hat :)

DallasOz
06-26-2012, 06:39 PM
Hi Myrna and everyone else,
My computer is being difficult so I've opted for a quick group reply rather than replying to you all individually. The song is indeed our unofficial national anthem. In the late seventies we had a vote on what should be our official national anthem. At the time many Australians were still in the grip of a 'cultural cringe' and Waltzing Matilda came in second. Instead we choose a generic, cheesy, and slightly ridiculous song called Advance Australia Fair. Hopefully this may be revisited when finally become a republic. To tootler, onlyukethatmatters,camsuke, ukuleledaveey and anyone else I might have missed, thanks for the kind words. To Daveey, can't believe I'm saying this as an Aussie, but bad luck in the Euro's mate.

myrnaukelele
06-26-2012, 06:45 PM
Here's my entry, even though I'm kinda cheating....

It isn't - or rather, WASN'T - a River - it's a canal.


http://youtu.be/us2wdMDxE40




-Kurt

A song about a canal works:) And you chose the perfect instrument to play this song on. A classic folk song on an old banjo uke- I love it.
The second EriE canal song you did is actually the only one I have ever heard before. Part of the fun of the Seasons is hearing songs you aren't familiar with. Thanks for entering this week - your name's in the hat.

myrnaukelele
06-26-2012, 06:47 PM
Here's a great version of Kurt's second EriE Canal song:

http://youtu.be/OidGQ1f9TRs

myrnaukelele
06-26-2012, 07:20 PM
19th week, wow. I don't have much time to polish this, but the title was appropriate.
http://youtu.be/eDMDe9qRMgc
What a sad song -and such a haunting rendition. Singing and picking straight from the heart. And your harp playing perfectly complements the tune. This is one of my favorite entries so far.
Hope you're feeling lucky...your name's in the hat:)

ukuloonie
06-26-2012, 07:42 PM
Aye strumsilly that was a nice performance. you rock :rock:

ukuloonie
06-26-2012, 07:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfkyna54Tss&feature=youtu.be

Great job Ralf. some nice song writing.

wee_ginga_yin
06-27-2012, 05:58 AM
19th week, wow. I don't have much time to polish this, but the title was appropriate.
http://youtu.be/eDMDe9qRMgc

Can't beat a bit of Bruce. That song has everything... trapped and no way out
forced marriage, out of work, desperation and despair, contemplating ending it all
but even that ends in failure since the river is dried up. The Boss is a master
at story telling and you masterfully captured the sad pathos of the song.

Top notch

Rob

peewee
06-27-2012, 06:22 AM
My home town river is the Snake in southern Idaho. I couldn't find any songs about it, so I made up this one...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfkyna54Tss&feature=youtu.be

O mighty Snake winding through the desert
where'er you pass, the soft sage is sure to grow
trees shade your path, we use your strength for power
and you bring life to fields of Idaho

O mighty Snake cut a canyon cross the high plain
challenging fools of the land to fly across
hot air balloon and trike or rocket motorcycle
they fly or fall for victory or loss

O mighty Snake flowing from hills of Wyoming
through Hell's Canyon your journey's always bound
though Idaho Power harnesses your energy
your wild soul feeds my own it's always free

Awesome sweet homegrown river song WITH EVEL KNIEVEL REFERENCE!!! Love it.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
06-27-2012, 07:20 AM
Awesome sweet homegrown river song WITH EVEL KNIEVEL REFERENCE!!! Love it.

Knievel's rocket motorcycle canyon jump attempt took place in 1974 in my home town, Twin Falls, Idaho. As late as the mid-80s, locals were still complaining about his behavior around town during his stay. When I was in high school in the late 80s, a man calling himself "Evel KaDick" successfully "jumped" the canyon on a tricycle attached to a hot air balloon---very impressive to me and my high school pals.

TCK
06-27-2012, 08:49 AM
Seeing the title, I was so hoping that there would be a reference to rocket bikes and red white and blue jumpsuits :) Somewhere around here I have some school pictures of me in a duplicate of the outfit with a small ramp and a big wheel...you know, the one taken right before stuff is no longer fun?
Funny he was a jerk, but it was early in his career. My wife measured the suits for the broken old man version when she was in HS and said he was always pleasant. Pain killers go a long way for the public image of some folks I suppose.
Great little song there, made me smile for sure


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfkyna54Tss&feature=youtu.be

Great job Ralf. some nice song writing.

peewee
06-27-2012, 10:07 AM
Bonus Track!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwYxL-K3l9c
Not very polished or steady, but you get the idea..

edit: sorry about the yelling, too much caffeine

Tootler
06-27-2012, 10:09 AM
My home town river is the Snake in southern Idaho. I couldn't find any songs about it, so I made up this one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfkyna54Tss&feature=youtu.be


Good song, well sung. Nice to hear an original song


Here's my entry, even though I'm kinda cheating....

It isn't - or rather, WASN'T - a River - it's a canal.

http://youtu.be/us2wdMDxE40


-Kurt

Interesting to hear a less well known song about the Erie canal. The banjo uke was a good choice for this song. Nice one


19th week, wow. I don't have much time to polish this, but the title was appropriate.

http://youtu.be/eDMDe9qRMgc

Very well done. You tell the story well with some good picking on your uke.

uke4ia
06-27-2012, 04:19 PM
I have an off-topic question for you Seasoners. I would have asked this in the 17th Season (animal week) thread, but that turned into a discussion of the EuroCup.

I went to Newfoundland back in 1991, and I brought back a couple books with songs in them. One is Haulin' Rope & Gaff: Songs and Poetry in the History of the Newfoundland Seal Fishery. It's mostly poems, along with a few songs that show a melody line but no chords. I was reminded of the book by Eugene's whaling song on the Video board. I'd be tempted to start poking at some of the stuff in this book, but I wonder if seal hunting is so offensive to people these days that all I'd be doing is making people angry. People accept whaling as a part of history, but they probably don't think of sealing that way. What do you think?

My daughter and I have just been going through this book while watching "So You Think You Can Dance", and came upon this verse in "The Old Time Sealers":

A man snogging seals must be sturdy and strong
And you certainly work for the money you earn
There's jumping and running
There's knifing and gunning
There's danger awaiting wherever you turn.

Now, I'm an American, and there may be meanings of the word I'm not familiar with, but I'd have to think you'd need to be at sea a long time before you start snogging seals.

peewee
06-27-2012, 06:00 PM
A man snogging seals must be sturdy and strong
And you certainly work for the money you earn
There's jumping and running
There's knifing and gunning
There's danger awaiting wherever you turn.

Now, I'm an American, and there may be meanings of the word I'm not familiar with, but I'd have to think you'd need to be at sea a long time before you start snogging seals.

I think you'd better keep it up your sleeve for sexual deviant week.

uke4ia
06-27-2012, 06:13 PM
Is that what the 21st Season theme is going to be? Hmm, there's the Soft Boys "I'm an old pervert and I hang around under the bridge"....

peewee
06-27-2012, 06:17 PM
well, no, but its not a bad idea...there's "Aqualung", and the Who's "Fiddling About", and ...

ukuloonie
06-27-2012, 06:51 PM
My daughter and I have just been going through this book while watching "So You Think You Can Dance", and came upon this verse in "The Old Time Sealers":

A man snogging seals must be sturdy and strong
And you certainly work for the money you earn
There's jumping and running
There's knifing and gunning
There's danger awaiting wherever you turn.

Now, I'm an American, and there may be meanings of the word I'm not familiar with, but I'd have to think you'd need to be at sea a long time before you start snogging seals.

Maybe it's a typo, cause the slang for kissing in irish is according to the world wide web is shifting
so snagging might be the right word that was supposed to be there or maybe it's an accent thing
transatlantic shift in language but now this thread is getting off topic
I should be singing my song on friday.
Its by Pete Seeger. I might have to goto my local river and record it.

Canoe Lady
06-27-2012, 07:07 PM
I love that you kept your off starts in there. I have often thought of doing that, but I would have to cut out the foul language, so I just start over usually :)
Well done.


So, what did we learn today on our first Ukulele field trip? We learned wind is very distracting, and it makes the microphone very unhappy. We learned that people do not like to hear the same verse of a song 30 times. We learned that outside is full of distraction. Around 1:40 we finally got the song out- William Elliot Whitmore's "Lift My Jug (Song For Hub Cale)". He wrote it for a hobo he first encountered when he was six...I butchered it because I think it is beautiful.
OK- so we made this-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvd2wJuhJTg&feature=youtu.be
And then we cleaned up everyone else's garbage.
Thanks Myrna- that was a lot of fun really- next time I will see what I can do about the wind ;)

ukuleledaddy
06-27-2012, 08:58 PM
Here's my entry for this week. Nice theme Myrna, thanks for hosting. This is Watching The River Run by Loggins & Messina, who were very important to me in my youth. My mom was a big fan of theirs and they became a part of my early soundtrack as I discovered my love for nature. I would have loved to have done Be Free but I could never have come close doing that song a bit of justice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K551LnIiJeQ&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA&index=1&feature=plcp

ukuleledaveey
06-28-2012, 12:37 AM
Now, I'm an American, and there may be meanings of the word I'm not familiar with, but I'd have to think you'd need to be at sea a long time before you start snogging seals.

Unless your Heidi Klum :)

Hippie Dribble
06-28-2012, 04:26 AM
thanks for a great theme myrna


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

wee_ginga_yin
06-28-2012, 04:45 AM
thanks for a great theme myrna


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

Is it getting cold down there in Tasmania... it is the middle of summer here.
Those old "Guantanamera" chords get into so many songs. I was half expecting
"down by the riverside" as a bonus.

Delightful playing

Rob

Hippie Dribble
06-28-2012, 04:57 AM
Is it getting cold down there in Tasmania... it is the middle of summer here.
Those old "Guantanamera" chords get into so many songs. I was half expecting
"down by the riverside" as a bonus.

Delightful playing

Rob
thanks Rob. Yeah mate, the winter is here with a vengeance. Minus 11 celsius at a nearby town last night, only minus 4 here but that's cold enough for these old bones The dam didn't thaw out at all today, our dear pet duck Eloise couldn't even go for a swim :uhoh:

peewee
06-28-2012, 06:02 AM
thanks for a great theme myrna


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

Really nice melancholy number there, and especially liked that little trip up the neck in the instrumental bit. best, peewee

strumsilly
06-28-2012, 06:24 AM
Is it getting cold down there in Tasmania... it is the middle of summer here.
Those old "Guantanamera" chords get into so many songs. I was half expecting
"down by the riverside" as a bonus.

Delightful playing

Rob
really nice playing and singing Eugene. I bought one of those Koloa Baritones with the detached bridges that keep popping up on E bay. no problem regluing the bridge, but there was some serious fret leveling needed.it was seriously buzzy. gorgeous glossy solid mahogany, I need to do a review. put a set of Aquila bari strings I had lying around. so here's "Down by the Riverside" on it for a bonus.be careful what you ask for Ginga.

http://youtu.be/MHRCoo2Air0

The Ukelites
06-28-2012, 06:52 AM
Wow, Folks, this seems to be another great week. Thursday and already 13 brilliant entries!!!!
Myrna, this was a perfect theme! What a broad range of styles! And we heard a lot of songs, that were new to us.
Choosing a river song was quite difficult! In the end, we decided to do this one:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbVJcDM7yWY

myrnaukelele
06-28-2012, 07:31 AM
Bonus Track!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwYxL-K3l9c
Not very polished or steady, but you get the idea..

edit: sorry about the yelling, too much caffeine
Love the bonus tracks- nice picking peewee.

myrnaukelele
06-28-2012, 07:33 AM
really nice playing and singing Eugene. I bought one of those Koloa Baritones with the detached bridges that keep popping up on E bay. no problem regluing the bridge, but there was some serious fret leveling needed.it was seriously buzzy. gorgeous glossy solid mahogany, I need to do a review. put a set of Aquila bari strings I had lying around. so here's "Down by the Riverside" on it for a bonus.be careful what you ask for Ginga.

http://youtu.be/MHRCoo2Air0
Thanks for the bonus track strumsilly. No river song week would be complete without this one.:)

myrnaukelele
06-28-2012, 07:43 AM
Here's my entry for this week. Nice theme Myrna, thanks for hosting. This is Watching The River Run by Loggins & Messina, who were very important to me in my youth. My mom was a big fan of theirs and they became a part of my early soundtrack as I discovered my love for nature. I would have loved to have done Be Free but I could never have come close doing that song a bit of justice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K551LnIiJeQ&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA&index=1&feature=plcp
Great song choice ukuleledaddy - I've always loved this one. You strum and sing straight from the heart. What a wonderful entry for River Week.
Your name's in the hat!

myrnaukelele
06-28-2012, 07:56 AM
thanks for a great theme myrna


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWYwjioprvQ
Excellent as always eugene ukulele! And what a beautiful song - this is one I haven't heard before. You get such sweet sounds from that awesome ukulele. Your name's in the hat!

myrnaukelele
06-28-2012, 08:04 AM
Wow, Folks, this seems to be another great week. Thursday and already 13 brilliant entries!!!!
Myrna, this was a perfect theme! What a broad range of styles! And we heard a lot of songs, that were new to us.
Choosing a river song was quite difficult! In the end, we decided to do this one:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbVJcDM7yWY
Yes! I was hoping someone would sing Cry Me a River. It's the quintessential river song IMHO. And what a wonderful version you've recorded. So glad I don't have to judge these - everyone is posting such fabulous entries!
Your name is in the hat Ukelites:cool:

J-Peg
06-28-2012, 10:17 AM
Awesome!

Except that I was going to do that one. :(

But your version was so good that I'll have to come up with a plan B.

The Ukelites
06-28-2012, 11:20 AM
Awesome!

Except that I was going to do that one. :(

But your version was so good that I'll have to come up with a plan B.

Ooops, sorry,but we're sure you know a lot of other river songs, maybe a great duet again?;)

peewee
06-28-2012, 11:27 AM
Wow, Folks, this seems to be another great week. Thursday and already 13 brilliant entries!!!!
Myrna, this was a perfect theme! What a broad range of styles! And we heard a lot of songs, that were new to us.
Choosing a river song was quite difficult! In the end, we decided to do this one:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbVJcDM7yWY

Left Ukelite, this song is perfect for your voice (or maybe the other way 'round), thanks for adding it to the flow of river songs. And Steffen, you're great too...

The Ukelites
06-28-2012, 11:38 AM
Left Ukelite, this song is perfect for your voice (or maybe the other way 'round), thanks for adding it to the flow of river songs. And Steffen, you're great too...

Thanks, Peewee, we enjoyed your river song too. Left Ukelite is called Miriam and also writes here and on the youtube channel too.

wee_ginga_yin
06-28-2012, 12:13 PM
Ooops, sorry,but we're sure you know a lot of other river songs, maybe a great duet again?;)

J-Peg how about "up a lazy river" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46b4ur66TLs)

ukuleledaddy
06-28-2012, 12:35 PM
I'll have to come up with a plan B.

How about Sitting By The Riverside by The Kinks?

strumsilly
06-28-2012, 12:41 PM
I only got to hear the first minute, when I went back to hear the rest the video was removed. I have been robbed. I hope the copyright police aren't up to their old tricks!~
thanks for a great theme myrna


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

J-Peg
06-28-2012, 12:52 PM
I appreciate the suggestion everybody. To be honest, Cry Me a River wasn't coming together for me very well. It works really well for me on guitar, but those two missing strings really make their absence known when I try to play it on the uke. I think it'll stay a guitar song for me.

Similarly, Styx's Boat On The River is going to remain a mandolin song. It needs that steel sound.

I've got a couple days. I'll find something.

Hippie Dribble
06-28-2012, 01:05 PM
I only got to hear the first minute, when I went back to hear the rest the video was removed. I have been robbed. I hope the copyright police aren't up to their old tricks!~
na ss, I removed it. i've got to that point right now where nothing I play sounds any good to me. Just total dissatisfaction with everything I do...that's why i been absent from these threads a bit lately...just not happy with my playing or my singing...feel like i've plateaued and I'm totally uninspired and unmotivated to play or learn. it's depressing but i guess it's just another hurdle to jump over on the journey...loving this week's theme though and enjoying all the performances and choices of songs

ukuloonie
06-28-2012, 01:17 PM
Do you think there should be a theme of the week where we have to write a song??

uke4ia
06-28-2012, 01:34 PM
But your version was so good that I'll have to come up with a plan B.

Neil Young - Down by the River
Robbie Robertson - Somewhere Down the Crazy River
Paul Robeson - Ol' Man River

Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream...

ukuleledaveey
06-28-2012, 02:29 PM
My home town river is the Snake in southern Idaho. I couldn't find any songs about it, so I made up this one...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfkyna54Tss&feature=youtu.be

O mighty Snake winding through the desert
where'er you pass, the soft sage is sure to grow
trees shade your path, we use your strength for power
and you bring life to fields of Idaho

O mighty Snake cut a canyon cross the high plain
challenging fools of the land to fly across
hot air balloon and trike or rocket motorcycle
they fly or fall for victory or loss

O mighty Snake flowing from hills of Wyoming
through Hell's Canyon your journey's always bound
though Idaho Power harnesses your energy
your wild soul feeds my own it's always free

great self penned song Ralf, loved it had a gospel tinge to it i thought, really nice well done mate :)

ukuleledaveey
06-28-2012, 02:34 PM
Here's my entry, even though I'm kinda cheating....

It isn't - or rather, WASN'T - a River - it's a canal.


http://youtu.be/us2wdMDxE40




-Kurt

Great song Kurt :) and really enjoyed the little info you gave at the start. sounded really good on that banjolele and loved your strumming :)

ukuleledaveey
06-28-2012, 02:40 PM
19th week, wow. I don't have much time to polish this, but the title was appropriate.
http://youtu.be/eDMDe9qRMgc

Wow love this strumsilly :) a great song, great playing and fab singing and the harmonica is just so good, i reckon this is one of your finest entries i love this mate, have listened to it loads,shame it is not a judging week , i reckon you would of scored really high with this, a absolute top performance mate :)

ukuleledaveey
06-28-2012, 03:11 PM
Here's my entry for this week. Nice theme Myrna, thanks for hosting. This is Watching The River Run by Loggins & Messina, who were very important to me in my youth. My mom was a big fan of theirs and they became a part of my early soundtrack as I discovered my love for nature. I would have loved to have done Be Free but I could never have come close doing that song a bit of justice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K551LnIiJeQ&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA&index=1&feature=plcp

Great song ukedaddy, really well played and sung beautifully mate, i have never heard of this duo so had to do a wiki check and then i recognised kenny loggins. really enjoyed it well done mate :)

ukuleledaveey
06-28-2012, 03:12 PM
thanks for a great theme myrna


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

Gutted i missed your entry Jon :(

ukuleledaveey
06-28-2012, 03:18 PM
Wow, Folks, this seems to be another great week. Thursday and already 13 brilliant entries!!!!
Myrna, this was a perfect theme! What a broad range of styles! And we heard a lot of songs, that were new to us.
Choosing a river song was quite difficult! In the end, we decided to do this one:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbVJcDM7yWY

Wow great job guys, absolutely wonderful, you always do such a magnificent job each week, really love your vocals on this track and your strumming is cool and i love the U Bass to, in between listening to the entries i am also listening to Kfraftwerk :)
Great job guys :bowdown:

Hippie Dribble
06-28-2012, 03:19 PM
Gutted i missed your entry Jon :(
non-entry bro, you didn't miss much to be frank. Some amazing stuff this week though, what a beautiful collection of music. river songs are so inspiring. they always remind me of this stunning passage at the end of the old testament

"Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street in the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse..."

ukuleledaveey
06-28-2012, 03:24 PM
non-entry bro, you didn't miss much to be frank. Some amazing stuff this week though, what a beautiful collection of music. river songs are so inspiring. they always remind me of this stunning passage at the end of the old testament

"Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street in the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse..."

No worries mate, but your not very good efforts (in your eyes) would /are still miles better than my struggling efforts lol, even with out your entry it is good to have you around the seasons mate, your a well respected,liked person of this community, keep pluggin away at the uke mate, if i can be of any assistance,inspiration, nuisance or hindrance drop me a line :)

peewee
06-28-2012, 04:49 PM
non-entry bro, you didn't miss much to be frank. Some amazing stuff this week though, what a beautiful collection of music. river songs are so inspiring. they always remind me of this stunning passage at the end of the old testament

"Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street in the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse..."

Jon there will be none of this down-at-the-mouth stuff 'round here! not OK. You need to go for a brisk walk, have a bit of brekkie play a few rounds of pinball, and bust us out a rollicking river tune, pronto..

peewee
06-28-2012, 04:55 PM
The wonders of shuffle reminded me of this song today, and after wrestling with multiple guitar tabs to get something playable, here it is. Makes we wonder why I haven't tried more Eno songs on the uke.
Sorry about the mess made of the twiddly bits

here's my stab at it:


http://youtu.be/w3Rw8yEeIb4


and here's what it sounds like when done properly:
http://youtu.be/SrZYP8SzlN8

OldePhart
06-28-2012, 06:13 PM
Do you think there should be a theme of the week where we have to write a song??

Heh, heh...great minds and all that. I've been toying with that idea myself. I think I like writing 'em more than playing!

In fact, I've written another original for this season if I can just get a chance to record it. Unfortunately, today my throat is feeling strange and both the wife and daughter have bronchitis and I think I might be headed that way... :(

John

thesillydave
06-28-2012, 09:47 PM
well gang...my river has run dry...no rain up here for about 2 months! but..i gave it the old college try and did an old favorite of mine by willis alan ramsey, northeast texas women,
and in it he mentions the trinity river...not necessarily a river song..but hopefully enough to get my name in the hat...i might give it another go tomorrow if time permits!

http://youtu.be/I6Z37aiJm6A

another season down! cheers to all!
side note...sorry about the loss germany...i was pulling for you! now, go espana!

glass
06-29-2012, 05:18 AM
Here is my entry its called the city by Janes Addiction, going to be different and use the city as more a less a river because just like a river the city never stops.....enjoy!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm96a4KiH0M

strumsilly
06-29-2012, 08:14 AM
na ss, I removed it. i've got to that point right now where nothing I play sounds any good to me. Just total dissatisfaction with everything I do...that's why i been absent from these threads a bit lately...just not happy with my playing or my singing...feel like i've plateaued and I'm totally uninspired and unmotivated to play or learn. it's depressing but i guess it's just another hurdle to jump over on the journey...loving this week's theme though and enjoying all the performances and choices of songs
I feel the same way at times. I just try not to watch myself. I really can't stand the sound of my own voice, and I'm not so great a player either. I do it because it's fun. If it stops being fun, stop for awhile.I've always enjoyed your stuff btw.

strumsilly
06-29-2012, 08:24 AM
well gang...my river has run dry...no rain up here for about 2 months! but..i gave it the old college try and did an old favorite of mine by willis alan ramsey, northeast texas women,
and in it he mentions the trinity river...not necessarily a river song..but hopefully enough to get my name in the hat...i might give it another go tomorrow if time permits!

It only had to mention a river, which it did. well done I enjoyed it, and at least the Trinity is a real river, a river of cars is a real stretch, just kidding Glass, I'm flowing with it.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
06-29-2012, 10:34 AM
Okay, took care of my home river, the Snake, now for the Thames...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP7zzIVy4oo&feature=youtu.be

J-Peg
06-29-2012, 10:36 AM
Wow, Folks, this seems to be another great week. Thursday and already 13 brilliant entries!!!!
Myrna, this was a perfect theme! What a broad range of styles! And we heard a lot of songs, that were new to us.
Choosing a river song was quite difficult! In the end, we decided to do this one:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbVJcDM7yWY

I never actually told you guys how completely and totally cool this video is. I can't stop watching it. That bass is smooth and mellow and yet completely relentless. And Miriam, your voice has a dark smoky quality that's just perfect for this song. This is one of my all-time favorite songs and your version is my favorite rendition of it (right now, anyway.) Amazing job!

J-Peg
06-29-2012, 10:39 AM
non-entry bro, you didn't miss much to be frank. Some amazing stuff this week though, what a beautiful collection of music. river songs are so inspiring. they always remind me of this stunning passage at the end of the old testament

"Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street in the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse..."

I consider myself blessed to have seen it before you pulled it. If that was unacceptable quality, I can't wait to see one you do like. You truly have a gift, Jon. Thanks for sharing it with us.

But if you need a break, take one. We'll miss you, but we'll still be here when you get back.

Tootler
06-29-2012, 11:50 AM
Here's my entry for this week. Nice theme Myrna, thanks for hosting. This is Watching The River Run by Loggins & Messina, who were very important to me in my youth. My mom was a big fan of theirs and they became a part of my early soundtrack as I discovered my love for nature. I would have loved to have done Be Free but I could never have come close doing that song a bit of justice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K551LnIiJeQ&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA&index=1&feature=plcp

Nice Song. Good choice.

Tootler
06-29-2012, 12:12 PM
One really great thing about these "seasons" contests is the variety of interpretations of the theme and the different styles of performance.


thanks for a great theme myrna


Sorry you pulled out, Jon. I always enjoy your videos.


Wow, Folks, this seems to be another great week. Thursday and already 13 brilliant entries!!!!
Myrna, this was a perfect theme! What a broad range of styles! And we heard a lot of songs, that were new to us.
Choosing a river song was quite difficult! In the end, we decided to do this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbVJcDM7yWY

Wow! That was superb. beautiful interpretation of a great song.


well gang...my river has run dry...no rain up here for about 2 months! but..i gave it the old college try and did an old favorite of mine by willis alan ramsey, northeast texas women,
and in it he mentions the trinity river...not necessarily a river song..but hopefully enough to get my name in the hat...i might give it another go tomorrow if time permits!
http://youtu.be/I6Z37aiJm6A

another season down! cheers to all!
side note...sorry about the loss germany...i was pulling for you! now, go espana!

As you said, you mentioned a river. Nice one.


Here is my entry its called the city by Janes Addiction, going to be different and use the city as more a less a river because just like a river the city never stops.....enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm96a4KiH0M

Interesting idea - in fact a good metaphor for the continual flow of traffic in a large city.

Now for a quick look at the bonus tracks.

peewee
06-29-2012, 12:15 PM
Okay, took care of my home river, the Snake, now for the Thames...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP7zzIVy4oo&feature=youtu.be

Ralf, you are Radio Clash!

Tootler
06-29-2012, 12:24 PM
The bonus tracks are all worthwhile.


The wonders of shuffle reminded me of this song today, and after wrestling with multiple guitar tabs to get something playable, here it is. Makes we wonder why I haven't tried more Eno songs on the uke.
Sorry about the mess made of the twiddly bits

here's my stab at it:

http://youtu.be/w3Rw8yEeIb4

and here's what it sounds like when done properly:
http://youtu.be/SrZYP8SzlN8

Nice song and a thoughtful performance.


Okay, took care of my home river, the Snake, now for the Thames...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP7zzIVy4oo&feature=youtu.be

This works really well with the uke. Well done!

myrnaukelele
06-29-2012, 12:38 PM
I consider myself blessed to have seen it before you pulled it. If that was unacceptable quality, I can't wait to see one you do like. You truly have a gift, Jon. Thanks for sharing it with us.

But if you need a break, take one. We'll miss you, but we'll still be here when you get back.
Jon - I feel the same as J-Peg. I enjoyed your song and truly thought it an excellent entry to River week. You are an inspiration to many of us- here's hoping you find your musical muse again soon.
And thanks for sharing the quote: "Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life" ... A river really does run through it.

ukuleledaddy
06-29-2012, 05:10 PM
Wow, Folks, this seems to be another great week. Thursday and already 13 brilliant entries!!!!
Myrna, this was a perfect theme! What a broad range of styles! And we heard a lot of songs, that were new to us.
Choosing a river song was quite difficult! In the end, we decided to do this one:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbVJcDM7yWY

I'm enjoying a lovely scotch on the rocks while watching your fine video. I love your entries. Such a class act. Wonderful job on this one and fabulous vocals Ms. Ukelite!

ukuleledaddy
06-29-2012, 06:59 PM
Great song choice ukuleledaddy - I've always loved this one. You strum and sing straight from the heart. What a wonderful entry for River Week.
Your name's in the hat!
Thanks Myrna. This song has always been a favorite of mine too.

Great song ukedaddy, really well played and sung beautifully mate, i have never heard of this duo so had to do a wiki check and then i recognised kenny loggins. really enjoyed it well done mate :)
Thanks UkuleleDaveey. Give Loggins & Messina a listen and you might recognize a tune or two. They're not to everyone's taste, and likely on Chrimess' list of what not to play on the ukulele, but they've always been a guilty pleasure. Thanks for the very kind comment.

Nice Song. Good choice.
Thanks for watching, glad you enjoyed it. I hope to get around to catching up with all my fellow seasonists' videos soon.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
06-29-2012, 07:54 PM
Really great theme, Myrna, it's irresistible. So here's a Euphrates River bonus track.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VRm96G3vLg

peewee
06-29-2012, 08:10 PM
Go Ralf Go! Perfect melllow vibe.
...but I was hoping for the Pixies, I tried to do River Euphrates, and was unable to make it stick together:
http://youtu.be/wB8jB6kh3CE
thanks!!

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
06-29-2012, 08:24 PM
Go Ralf Go! Perfect melllow vibe.
...but I was hoping for the Pixies, I tried to do River Euphrates, and was unable to make it stick together:
http://youtu.be/wB8jB6kh3CE
thanks!!
Oooh. That's another great one. But to sing some of those insane Black Francis melodies or some of those Kim Deal angel choruses? Scary.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
06-29-2012, 08:35 PM
Ah, got a chance to enjoy a beer and more of this week's playlist. What a terrific Season we're having so far. And still a couple more days for more goodness to flow our way. Woohoo! Here're a few individual comments...

@strumsilly - (The River) Wow. Great version of a great song. You made a real Jersey girl (my wife) cry with this one. Awesome.

@peewee - (Marching Song) I learned this melody with the lyrics "Comet... it tastes like gas-o-liiiine... comet... it makes your mouth turn greeeeen" Then it rhymed comet with vomit. A playground classic. Gracias.

@ukuleledaddy - I love when slick, mainstream music is played in a folksy, personal way. Sweet. I've always hated Kenny Loggins (I thought I was punk when I was younger) but your heart-felt performance works so well. Hmm. I'll go ahead and give Kenny one more chance. Now excuse me, I need to go cut foot loose.

@strumsilly - (Down by the Riverside) Couldn't help harmonizing with you during this one. A classic. I wish some folks (many of them in our government) other than you would stop studying war as well.

@ukelites - Y'all seem to make every song you sing your own. Always picking the best key for Miram's voice and the best tempo for both of your groovy vibes. Aw, Ukelites, you're great. Muchas gracias.

@peewee -- (By this River) Nice, spacious arrangement. Lovely, soft performance. Gracias.

@thesillydave -- Yee haw. As a small town boy, any song that gets me thinking about cowgirls (or rural ladies in general) immediately becomes one of my favorite songs. Gracias.

@glass -- Didn't I mistake that highway for a river once already? Works for me. Throw this man's name in the hat. And one of my favorite Jane's Addiction songs, too. Nice.

thesillydave
06-29-2012, 08:53 PM
my bonus entry...it also mentions a river...just once...in the first line....
go 19th season!


http://youtu.be/zPldBMEdnNg

TCK
06-29-2012, 09:02 PM
I learned this tune, and then wisked my self on a vacation- so glad someone did it!

Really great theme, Myrna, it's irresistible. So here's a Euphrates River bonus track.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VRm96G3vLg

myrnaukelele
06-29-2012, 09:59 PM
well gang...my river has run dry...no rain up here for about 2 months! but..i gave it the old college try and did an old favorite of mine by willis alan ramsey, northeast texas women,
and in it he mentions the trinity river...not necessarily a river song..but hopefully enough to get my name in the hat...i might give it another go tomorrow if time permits!

http://youtu.be/I6Z37aiJm6A

another season down! cheers to all!
side note...sorry about the loss germany...i was pulling for you! now, go espana!
This is great:cool: You've got such a fun style sillydave. And you pick really good songs.
Your name's in the hat!

myrnaukelele
06-29-2012, 10:02 PM
Here is my entry its called the city by Janes Addiction, going to be different and use the city as more a less a river because just like a river the city never stops.....enjoy!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm96a4KiH0M
You make a good case for city as river~ a metaphorical river works. Your name's in the hat:)

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
06-29-2012, 10:04 PM
You make a good case for city as river~ a metaphorical river works. Your name's in the hat:)

Such a great theme this week, we get metaphorical entries. Yay, Myrna, for the great theme! Yay, glass, for the metaphorical entry. Woohoo!

Hippie Dribble
06-29-2012, 11:24 PM
thanks for the encouraging words gang, and thanks peewee for the good kick up the ass. Just feeling sorry for myself at the moment, got the doggone winter blues. Anyway, was roused to have another bash at something this morning...thanks again myrna for an awesome theme. This song is called "Just Like A River", by a Canadian singer-songwriter and banjo picker, Old Man Luedecke. It's his reposte to Dylan's "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall"...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU1nutIiLp0

The Ukelites
06-29-2012, 11:47 PM
Thanks for all the kind comments, folks! We're having another great season! Specially love the bonus tracks! Jon, good to see you back!

Hippie Dribble
06-30-2012, 02:21 AM
what the heck... :o


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

ukuleledaveey
06-30-2012, 02:26 AM
what the heck... :o


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

:music::cheers::shaka: good to see you backmate and love both the songs you have done for this week all the best from me

UKISOCIETY
06-30-2012, 05:17 AM
Children allow for one quick take.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9tmXkw9rO4&feature=youtu.be

myrnaukelele
06-30-2012, 07:18 AM
thanks for the encouraging words gang, and thanks peewee for the good kick up the ass. Just feeling sorry for myself at the moment, got the doggone winter blues. Anyway, was roused to have another bash at something this morning...thanks again myrna for an awesome theme. This song is called "Just Like A River", by a Canadian singer-songwriter and banjo picker, Old Man Luedecke. It's his reposte to Dylan's "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall"...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU1nutIiLp0
Nice one Jon:) Sipping my coffee and enjoying this lovely music on a beautiful summer morning. Thanks for sharing. Your name's in the hat!

myrnaukelele
06-30-2012, 07:23 AM
Children allow for one quick take.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9tmXkw9rO4&feature=youtu.be

Outstanding song:) Nice to have you in the River week flow UKISOCIETY. Kudos for playing and babysitting at the same time. What a sweet little one you have there. Your name's in the hat!

peewee
06-30-2012, 07:33 AM
thanks for the encouraging words gang, and thanks peewee for the good kick up the ass. Just feeling sorry for myself at the moment, got the doggone winter blues. Anyway, was roused to have another bash at something this morning...thanks again myrna for an awesome theme. This song is called "Just Like A River", by a Canadian singer-songwriter and banjo picker, Old Man Luedecke. It's his reposte to Dylan's "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU1nutIiLp0

Loved it Jon, perfect comeback song, hope you're out of the basement. Thanks

myrnaukelele
06-30-2012, 07:57 AM
Just because I love Janis Joplin and no one's done a Mississippi River tune yet...
http://youtu.be/I5ZIopVbtd4

myrnaukelele
06-30-2012, 08:32 AM
What great bonus tracks we're hearing this week. You guys are sharing some wonderful river songs. Like Ralf said- the river song theme is irresistible. And I am unable to resist:cool:

http://youtu.be/HceQ9_CP0AI
The river sounds drowned out the music so I had to overdub this. But I wanted to leave in the river noise so you can occasionally hear an echo where it doesn't quit sync up.

Dan Uke
06-30-2012, 08:55 AM
Before there was Justin Bieber there was.............


http://youtu.be/DzbnSRgBSvc

Just came about this thread this morning and I just had to do this! As you can tell, don't know the words or chords...Oh well but I love this song!!

My wife and I have fond memories of this song. "The damage is done, I guess I'll be leaving" is our slang way of saying "I just farted so let's get out of here before someone knows it's me"

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
06-30-2012, 09:04 AM
thanks for the encouraging words gang, and thanks peewee for the good kick up the ass. Just feeling sorry for myself at the moment, got the doggone winter blues. Anyway, was roused to have another bash at something this morning...thanks again myrna for an awesome theme. This song is called "Just Like A River", by a Canadian singer-songwriter and banjo picker, Old Man Luedecke. It's his reposte to Dylan's "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall"...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU1nutIiLp0

Sounds like you found just the song to play this week, Jon. You know you're helping us leave our fear, self-loathing, and darkness behind every time you share a song with us. Keep 'em coming, brother. Muchas gracias, mi amigo.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
06-30-2012, 09:08 AM
my bonus entry...it also mentions a river...just once...in the first line....
go 19th season!


http://youtu.be/zPldBMEdnNg

Nice one, Dave. Love that breezy, relaxed strumming. Your whistling's great. (I'm jealous, mine's not so nice.) Woohoo!

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
06-30-2012, 09:15 AM
what the heck... :o


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

Ooooh, that little room's got some nice, natural reverb---you and your uke sound great in there. You just keep sharing your sad ones with us, Jon.

Oh, and sweet ending---you've inspired me to get up there and exploit those sweet high notes.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
06-30-2012, 09:18 AM
Children allow for one quick take.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9tmXkw9rO4&feature=youtu.be

Sweet one, Alan. Love that last chord, especially.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
06-30-2012, 09:23 AM
What great bonus tracks we're hearing this week. You guys are sharing some wonderful river songs. Like Ralf said- the river song theme is irresistible. And I am unable to resist:cool:

http://youtu.be/HceQ9_CP0AI
The river sounds drowned out the music so I had to overdub this. But I wanted to leave in the river noise so you can occasionally hear an echo where it doesn't quit sync up.

Myrna, the rules specifically state "no overdubs", so you may not put your own name in the hat. ;)

Allow me to specifically state "You're singing and playing sound great here." You've got the river and the backing track mixed perfectly with your performance. That echo effect sounds cool. Thanks for getting in the water with us, Myrna!

OldePhart
06-30-2012, 09:30 AM
Well, here it is, warts and all. :) I was going to do "River in the Rain" but I started thinking about rivers and ended up writing this original. As you've probably figured out by now most of my originals are kind of humorous but this one is an exception. I spent many an hour on the lower Dolores river in southwestern Colorado when I was a young'n. In 89 they finished a reservoir that pretty much destroyed my old stompin' grounds. The lake covers many of the trails where I went hiking and camping as a teenager and the stretch of river from the new dam to where another river flows into the Dolores from the other side of the mountain went from a healthy river that could be navigated in medium rafts most of the year to a very unhealthy "drainage ditch" year-round most years. When they do let a little water spill from the dam (which is rare because they adopted a "fill then spill" mentality) it flows muddy and dangerous, filled with downed trees and other debris that a healthy river keeps swept clear.

I remember several years ago I came across a picture on the internet of a disgusting mud pit that I recognized, barely, as one of my old swimming holes on the lower Dolores. I don't think I ever saw that stretch of river "unswimmable" when I was growing up there, even in the hottest, driest, summers. When I started thinking about rivers for this contest I remembered that picture and the song came from that memory contrasted with my childhood and teen memories.

I finished the song Monday evening and I wish I'd had a camera going during the final writing sessions because my voice started going south just about the time I finished it. :( It's supposed to have some high parts and a little more "oomph" in places. My voice has been getting worse instead of better so this is the best it's going to get for now. I may replace the video with a better version once I get rid of the family of frogs that have colonized the back of my throat.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqWJNP14OUI&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqWJNP14OUI&feature=youtu.be

Thanks for a great theme, Myrna. Good luck to all!

Edit to add: BTW, the uke is my new Mainland mahogany soprano that I picked up during UWC, strung with Seaguar leaders in gages the same as used in a Worth CH (heavy) set. It's so loud that I was driving the cheap camera microphone (Microsoft LifeCam) into clipping even though the last time I used it (and manually set the audio level) I was playing a tenor uke!

John

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
06-30-2012, 09:31 AM
Before there was Justin Bieber there was.............


http://youtu.be/DzbnSRgBSvc

Just came about this thread this morning and I just had to do this! As you can tell, don't know the words or chords...Oh well but I love this song!!

My wife and I have fond memories of this song. "The damage is done, I guess I'll be leaving" is our slang way of saying "I just farted so let's get out of here before someone knows it's me"

JT, yes!! Love those heavy keyboard riffs plucked sweetly on the uke. Fun version---reminding us of the power of the uke to make super-slick, electronic music human again. Nice.

Would've been cool if you could've climbed all over your furniture (with the aid of special effects, of course) to capture a little more of that JT vibe ;)

Dan Uke
06-30-2012, 09:35 AM
JT, yes!! Love those heavy keyboard riffs plucked sweetly on the uke. Fun version---reminding us of the power of the uke to make super-slick, electronic music human again. Nice.

Would've been cool if you could've climbed all over your furniture (with the aid of special effects, of course) to capture a little more of that JT vibe ;)

I'll include the video that I made with me and my...ooops, this is the wrong forum!! HAHAHA JUST KIDDING!!! I'm referring to the JT video

OldePhart
06-30-2012, 09:48 AM
Woah! Dude! This is the one you pulled because you weren't happy with it???? I think this is one of your best vids ever!


what the heck... :o


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

OldePhart
06-30-2012, 09:56 AM
Great song and perfect for your voice or vice versa! I love that strum, too.


Really great theme, Myrna, it's irresistible. So here's a Euphrates River bonus track.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VRm96G3vLg

myrnaukelele
06-30-2012, 10:06 AM
Before there was Justin Bieber there was.............


http://youtu.be/DzbnSRgBSvc

Just came about this thread this morning and I just had to do this! As you can tell, don't know the words or chords...Oh well but I love this song!!

My wife and I have fond memories of this song. "The damage is done, I guess I'll be leaving" is our slang way of saying "I just farted so let's get out of here before someone knows it's me"
Welcome to the Seasons nongdam! Another Cry Me a River song- I hadn't heard this one before. Nicely played! Your name is in the hat.:cool:

OldePhart
06-30-2012, 10:09 AM
Great song, Dave. "WHere the girls grow on trees" - reminds me of a little inside joke when I was stationed in Iceland. We used to tell new arrivals that, "there's a beautiful girl behind every tree." The inside joke, of course, was that there weren't that many trees in Iceland... :)


well gang...my river has run dry...no rain up here for about 2 months! but..i gave it the old college try and did an old favorite of mine by willis alan ramsey, northeast texas women,
and in it he mentions the trinity river...not necessarily a river song..but hopefully enough to get my name in the hat...i might give it another go tomorrow if time permits!

http://youtu.be/I6Z37aiJm6A

another season down! cheers to all!
side note...sorry about the loss germany...i was pulling for you! now, go espana!

OldePhart
06-30-2012, 10:16 AM
Woah, guys, amazing as always. Miriam's voice sends chills up my spine! What are those strings you've got on the UBASS? Are they the new Aquila bass strings or something else? I notice you seem to be able to slide on them pretty well. The reason I don't use my UBASS much is because I like to slide a lot on bass and I've yet to be able to reliably get a smooth slide with those sticky black strings... It sounded like those white ones sustain better than the ones that come on them, as well.


Wow, Folks, this seems to be another great week. Thursday and already 13 brilliant entries!!!!
Myrna, this was a perfect theme! What a broad range of styles! And we heard a lot of songs, that were new to us.
Choosing a river song was quite difficult! In the end, we decided to do this one:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbVJcDM7yWY

OldePhart
06-30-2012, 10:21 AM
Great original, Ralph! As for EK, I always figured he was just dumb enough to believe the Roadrunner cartoons were real... :)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfkyna54Tss&feature=youtu.be

Great job Ralf. some nice song writing.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
06-30-2012, 10:24 AM
Well, here it is, warts and all. :) I was going to do "River in the Rain" but I started thinking about rivers and ended up writing this original. As you've probably figured out by now most of my originals are kind of humorous but this one is an exception. I spent many an hour on the lower Dolores river in southwestern Colorado when I was a young'n. In 89 they finished a reservoir that pretty much destroyed my old stompin' grounds. The lake covers many of the trails where I went hiking and camping as a teenager and the stretch of river from the new dam to where another river flows into the Dolores from the other side of the mountain went from a healthy river that could be navigated in medium rafts most of the year to a very unhealthy "drainage ditch" year-round most years. When they do let a little water spill from the dam (which is rare because they adopted a "fill then spill" mentality) it flows muddy and dangerous, filled with downed trees and other debris that a healthy river keeps swept clear.

I remember several years ago I came across a picture on the internet of a disgusting mud pit that I recognized, barely, as one of my old swimming holes on the lower Dolores. I don't think I ever saw that stretch of river "unswimmable" when I was growing up there, even in the hottest, driest, summers. When I started thinking about rivers for this contest I remembered that picture and the song came from that memory contrasted with my childhood and teen memories.

I finished the song Monday evening and I wish I'd had a camera going during the final writing sessions because my voice started going south just about the time I finished it. :( It's supposed to have some high parts and a little more "oomph" in places. My voice has been getting worse instead of better so this is the best it's going to get for now. I may replace the video with a better version once I get rid of the family of frogs that have colonized the back of my throat.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqWJNP14OUI&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqWJNP14OUI&feature=youtu.be

Thanks for a great theme, Myrna. Good luck to all!

Edit to add: BTW, the uke is my new Mainland mahogany soprano that I picked up during UWC, strung with Seaguar leaders in gages the same as used in a Worth CH (heavy) set. It's so loud that I was driving the cheap camera microphone (Microsoft LifeCam) into clipping even though the last time I used it (and manually set the audio level) I was playing a tenor uke!

John

Nice one, John. It's tough to see what "progress" does to the land. Maybe we'll eventually learn to live in the natural world rather than make our livings off of it.

myrnaukelele
06-30-2012, 10:35 AM
Well, here it is, warts and all. :) I was going to do "River in the Rain" but I started thinking about rivers and ended up writing this original. As you've probably figured out by now most of my originals are kind of humorous but this one is an exception. I spent many an hour on the lower Dolores river in southwestern Colorado when I was a young'n. In 89 they finished a reservoir that pretty much destroyed my old stompin' grounds. The lake covers many of the trails where I went hiking and camping as a teenager and the stretch of river from the new dam to where another river flows into the Dolores from the other side of the mountain went from a healthy river that could be navigated in medium rafts most of the year to a very unhealthy "drainage ditch" year-round most years. When they do let a little water spill from the dam (which is rare because they adopted a "fill then spill" mentality) it flows muddy and dangerous, filled with downed trees and other debris that a healthy river keeps swept clear.

I remember several years ago I came across a picture on the internet of a disgusting mud pit that I recognized, barely, as one of my old swimming holes on the lower Dolores. I don't think I ever saw that stretch of river "unswimmable" when I was growing up there, even in the hottest, driest, summers. When I started thinking about rivers for this contest I remembered that picture and the song came from that memory contrasted with my childhood and teen memories.

I finished the song Monday evening and I wish I'd had a camera going during the final writing sessions because my voice started going south just about the time I finished it. :( It's supposed to have some high parts and a little more "oomph" in places. My voice has been getting worse instead of better so this is the best it's going to get for now. I may replace the video with a better version once I get rid of the family of frogs that have colonized the back of my throat.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqWJNP14OUI&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqWJNP14OUI&feature=youtu.be

Thanks for a great theme, Myrna. Good luck to all!

Edit to add: BTW, the uke is my new Mainland mahogany soprano that I picked up during UWC, strung with Seaguar leaders in gages the same as used in a Worth CH (heavy) set. It's so loud that I was driving the cheap camera microphone (Microsoft LifeCam) into clipping even though the last time I used it (and manually set the audio level) I was playing a tenor uke!

John
Powerful stuff John. I am in awe of you creative folks who can write such wonderful songs. Thanks for sharing this. Your name is in the hat.

uke4ia
06-30-2012, 10:44 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49L-ewjBNPA

There were a couple more river songs I was inspired to try this week, so I got out my tiple today. I had left this song until now, because I figured someone who had a better voice than mine would play it. But no one has yet, so I'll do it. (If you were about to upload it tonight, sorry.) This is one of the two great river songs in the movie "The Harder They Come". Ralf already did the other one, "Rivers of Babylon".

29moons
06-30-2012, 10:56 AM
Amazing songs everyone. I hope that you like. It was a hundred degrees out when I recorded this. I guess that I could have really used a river about then. Oh well, I'm off to the pool now.

Picasso's Tear


http://youtu.be/QpsqNeJALG0

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
06-30-2012, 11:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49L-ewjBNPA

There were a couple more river songs I was inspired to try this week, so I got out my tiple today. I had left this song until now, because I figured someone who had a better voice than mine would play it. But no one has yet, so I'll do it. (If you were about to upload it tonight, sorry.) This is one of the two great river songs in the movie "The Harder They Come". Ralf already did the other one, "Rivers of Babylon".

Nice! Now we need to have "rude boy" week to get the rest of The Harder They Come done.

ukuleledaveey
06-30-2012, 11:21 AM
Well, here it is, warts and all. :) I was going to do "River in the Rain" but I started thinking about rivers and ended up writing this original. As you've probably figured out by now most of my originals are kind of humorous but this one is an exception. I spent many an hour on the lower Dolores river in southwestern Colorado when I was a young'n. In 89 they finished a reservoir that pretty much destroyed my old stompin' grounds. The lake covers many of the trails where I went hiking and camping as a teenager and the stretch of river from the new dam to where another river flows into the Dolores from the other side of the mountain went from a healthy river that could be navigated in medium rafts most of the year to a very unhealthy "drainage ditch" year-round most years. When they do let a little water spill from the dam (which is rare because they adopted a "fill then spill" mentality) it flows muddy and dangerous, filled with downed trees and other debris that a healthy river keeps swept clear.

I remember several years ago I came across a picture on the internet of a disgusting mud pit that I recognized, barely, as one of my old swimming holes on the lower Dolores. I don't think I ever saw that stretch of river "unswimmable" when I was growing up there, even in the hottest, driest, summers. When I started thinking about rivers for this contest I remembered that picture and the song came from that memory contrasted with my childhood and teen memories.

I finished the song Monday evening and I wish I'd had a camera going during the final writing sessions because my voice started going south just about the time I finished it. :( It's supposed to have some high parts and a little more "oomph" in places. My voice has been getting worse instead of better so this is the best it's going to get for now. I may replace the video with a better version once I get rid of the family of frogs that have colonized the back of my throat.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqWJNP14OUI&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqWJNP14OUI&feature=youtu.be

Thanks for a great theme, Myrna. Good luck to all!

Edit to add: BTW, the uke is my new Mainland mahogany soprano that I picked up during UWC, strung with Seaguar leaders in gages the same as used in a Worth CH (heavy) set. It's so loud that I was driving the cheap camera microphone (Microsoft LifeCam) into clipping even though the last time I used it (and manually set the audio level) I was playing a tenor uke!

John
Great to see you back in the Seasons John :) loved your song mate it was fantastic, your soprano sounds really nice, and although you said your throat was hurting, you still had that wonderful deep (man in black) voice of yours. Absolutely loved it mate and hope your throat is feeling better soon.

ukuleledaveey
06-30-2012, 11:29 AM
What great bonus tracks we're hearing this week. You guys are sharing some wonderful river songs. Like Ralf said- the river song theme is irresistible. And I am unable to resist:cool:

http://youtu.be/HceQ9_CP0AI
The river sounds drowned out the music so I had to overdub this. But I wanted to leave in the river noise so you can occasionally hear an echo where it doesn't quit sync up.
Thanks for hosting a great week myrna, loved your version of this song, we have just started doing this at our uke club, loved the sounds of the water as well, you have done a great job with this song :)

uke4ia
06-30-2012, 11:38 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmWxjNm1iNQ

Olivia Newton-John:
I wanna get sinister, sinister! I wanna get sinister! Let's get into sinister!
Let me hear your evil laugh! Let me hear your evil laugh!


This is my other bonus river song for this week, and it's pretty dark. This is a 2009 song called "Black River Killer" by the band Blitzen Trapper. It comes off as an acoustic ballad, so you don't realize how fast Blitzen Trapper is playing it. But their version is about 3 minutes long, and it took me 4 minutes. You can find the original here:

Blitzen Trapper - Black River Killer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7zyfArxibk)

All right. Now that that's done, it's time to watch all the videos everyone's posted the last couple of days.

ukuleledaveey
06-30-2012, 11:46 AM
Amazing songs everyone. I hope that you like. It was a hundred degrees out when I recorded this. I guess that I could have really used a river about then. Oh well, I'm off to the pool now.

Picasso's Tear


http://youtu.be/QpsqNeJALG0
great song 29moons really enjoyed listening to it, great strumming and loved your vocals, so jealous of you with the weather, near enough into July and we have had no summer yet, just tons and tons of rain loads of flooding and the goverment still has a hosepipe ban on as we say over here nice weather for ducks !!!!!!

ukuleledaveey
06-30-2012, 11:52 AM
Before there was Justin Bieber there was.............


http://youtu.be/DzbnSRgBSvc

Just came about this thread this morning and I just had to do this! As you can tell, don't know the words or chords...Oh well but I love this song!!

My wife and I have fond memories of this song. "The damage is done, I guess I'll be leaving" is our slang way of saying "I just farted so let's get out of here before someone knows it's me"
Welcome to the seasons nongdam and boy what a entry, great tune, loved your playing and the finger picking was great, a really good version of Ol J T's tune really enjoyed,well done mate.

ukuleledaveey
06-30-2012, 11:57 AM
Children allow for one quick take.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9tmXkw9rO4&feature=youtu.be

great song mate and really enjoyed it, love your voice and your strumming was sweet to, you certainly had your hands full there lol well done mate

ukuleledaveey
06-30-2012, 12:01 PM
Here is my entry its called the city by Janes Addiction, going to be different and use the city as more a less a river because just like a river the city never stops.....enjoy!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm96a4KiH0M
loved it mate :) cant go wrong with a bit of Janes addiction and i really dig the metaphysical road / river thing, great job as ever mate

ukuleledaveey
06-30-2012, 12:02 PM
well gang...my river has run dry...no rain up here for about 2 months! but..i gave it the old college try and did an old favorite of mine by willis alan ramsey, northeast texas women,
and in it he mentions the trinity river...not necessarily a river song..but hopefully enough to get my name in the hat...i might give it another go tomorrow if time permits!

http://youtu.be/I6Z37aiJm6A

another season down! cheers to all!
side note...sorry about the loss germany...i was pulling for you! now, go espana!
loved it mate, love the tune and as ever love your playing and boy you hit those high notes sweetly, great tune mate :)

ukuloonie
06-30-2012, 12:16 PM
This is my entry for the 19th Seasons of the Ukulele
by Pete Seeger River of my People.
After walking through mud and scared a deer. attacked by large butterflies and eaten alive by Mosquitoes we made it to the river to record this.;)

http://youtu.be/AZY73KHn1Zk

ukuleledaveey
06-30-2012, 12:25 PM
This is my entry for the 19th Seasons of the Ukulele
by Pete Seeger River of my People.
After walking through mud and chasing a deer. attacked by large butterflys and eaten alive by Mosquitoes we made it to the river to record this.;)

http://youtu.be/AZY73KHn1Zk
lovely song Drew, nice setting to by the river, hope you didnt get bitten to much by those mozzies. great strumming and top singing mate, your singing has a lovely calmness about it,love it, glad to see everyone else is actually getting some summer wish we were lol

ukuloonie
06-30-2012, 12:29 PM
lovely song Drew, nice setting to by the river, hope you didnt get bitten to much by those mozzies. great strumming and top singing mate, your singing has a lovely calmness about it,love it, glad to see everyone else is actually getting some summer wish we were lol
Thanks Daveey
I can tell you the day our summer decided to turn up it was Thursday last week. we have had rain on and off and a crazy cold may/june and the rivers now are high and muddy from snow melt.

wolfchs
06-30-2012, 06:03 PM
Hi All! 10 ukulele seasons later, I am back to contribute and share my progress on the uke! Here is my entry to this season. This was shot after a 3 mile bike ride to find the perfect spot inside the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge... the water behind me is kind of a marsh/creek but technically ends up flowing into the Delaware River. I apologize for the quality, this was shot in 1 take because it was getting late and there was a lot of bugs trying to eat us! Well I hope you guys like it! Comments are greatly appreciated (to help me be a better uker!). And thanks myrna for hosting this season. Hopefully, I'll get to participate more often.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSeIsYK9SPY

ukuleledaddy
06-30-2012, 06:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49L-ewjBNPA

There were a couple more river songs I was inspired to try this week, so I got out my tiple today. I had left this song until now, because I figured someone who had a better voice than mine would play it. But no one has yet, so I'll do it. (If you were about to upload it tonight, sorry.) This is one of the two great river songs in the movie "The Harder They Come". Ralf already did the other one, "Rivers of Babylon".

I was hoping someone would do this song! In fact, I was just trying it out myself as a bonus, but I'm thankful it has been included by you. Such a great and powerful song and you sing it from the heart.

ukuleledaddy
06-30-2012, 06:16 PM
Really great theme, Myrna, it's irresistible. So here's a Euphrates River bonus track.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VRm96G3vLg

Ralf, I was really hoping someone would get this one done as well. Wonderful song and so sweetly played. I feel like I'm in a boat softly swaying to the riddem. Ahhhhhh

ukuleledaddy
06-30-2012, 06:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqWJNP14OUI&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqWJNP14OUI&feature=youtu.be



Damn John! What a wonderful song. I loved it, and there's not a thing wrong with your voice. I close my eyes and hear the man in black. Thanks for sharing your story and crafting this lovely song.

ukuleledaddy
06-30-2012, 06:25 PM
What great bonus tracks we're hearing this week. You guys are sharing some wonderful river songs. Like Ralf said- the river song theme is irresistible. And I am unable to resist:cool:

http://youtu.be/HceQ9_CP0AI
The river sounds drowned out the music so I had to overdub this. But I wanted to leave in the river noise so you can occasionally hear an echo where it doesn't quit sync up.

Lovely song Myrna. You make murder sound so sweet. Nice location too, where are you?

OldePhart
06-30-2012, 07:03 PM
Great job - the banjo uke as a multi-purpose tool, perfect for swatting bugs! :)



This is my entry for the 19th Seasons of the Ukulele
by Pete Seeger River of my People.
After walking through mud and scared a deer. attacked by large butterflies and eaten alive by Mosquitoes we made it to the river to record this.;)

http://youtu.be/AZY73KHn1Zk

OldePhart
06-30-2012, 07:06 PM
Oh yeah, gimme that CCR! 'Bout time somebody did this one! Good job and welcome back!


Hi All! 10 ukulele seasons later, I am back to contribute and share my progress on the uke! Here is my entry to this season. This was shot after a 3 mile bike ride to find the perfect spot inside the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge... the water behind me is kind of a marsh/creek but technically ends up flowing into the Delaware River. I apologize for the quality, this was shot in 1 take because it was getting late and there was a lot of bugs trying to eat us! Well I hope you guys like it! Comments are greatly appreciated (to help me be a better uker!). And thanks myrna for hosting this season. Hopefully, I'll get to participate more often.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSeIsYK9SPY

ukuloonie
06-30-2012, 07:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqWJNP14OUI&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqWJNP14OUI&feature=youtu.be
I was just watching your entry, love the singing in this one and loved that you wrote the song as well.
Thanks

ukuloonie
06-30-2012, 07:15 PM
http://youtu.be/I6Z37aiJm6A

Love looking at your videos you show me some cool looking chord changes that I can use in the future with other songs.

Dan Uke
06-30-2012, 07:28 PM
Welcome to the seasons nongdam and boy what a entry, great tune, loved your playing and the finger picking was great, a really good version of Ol J T's tune really enjoyed,well done mate.

Thanks.. First entry to the seasons and this one was good since it said no judging involved!! Lots of good songs and I'm sure people get hooked on these contests. Looking forward to the next one!

ukuloonie
06-30-2012, 07:42 PM
Thanks.. First entry to the seasons and this one was good since it said no judging involved!! Lots of good songs and I'm sure people get hooked on these contests. Looking forward to the next one!

Now youve jumped in be great to see more of you especially some of those picking moves that you have:)

myrnaukelele
06-30-2012, 08:02 PM
Lovely song Myrna. You make murder sound so sweet. Nice location too, where are you?
Such a beautiful melody for a murder ballad. I've just been reminded of another river murder ballad- Oh the Wind and Rain. One jealous sister pushes the other into the river to drown. A fiddle is made of the dead sister's bones but the only tune it will play is Oh the Wind and Rain.
I'm up in Alaska - that's the Matanuska River.

myrnaukelele
06-30-2012, 08:15 PM
Amazing songs everyone. I hope that you like. It was a hundred degrees out when I recorded this. I guess that I could have really used a river about then. Oh well, I'm off to the pool now.

Picasso's Tear


http://youtu.be/QpsqNeJALG0
I like :cool:
Your name's in the hat.

myrnaukelele
06-30-2012, 08:22 PM
This is my entry for the 19th Seasons of the Ukulele
by Pete Seeger River of my People.
After walking through mud and scared a deer. attacked by large butterflies and eaten alive by Mosquitoes we made it to the river to record this.;)

http://youtu.be/AZY73KHn1Zk
Bonus points for filming on location:cool: Perfect song for River week. And I love that you played it on the banjolele.
Hope you're feeling lucky - your name's in the hat.

myrnaukelele
06-30-2012, 08:28 PM
Hi All! 10 ukulele seasons later, I am back to contribute and share my progress on the uke! Here is my entry to this season. This was shot after a 3 mile bike ride to find the perfect spot inside the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge... the water behind me is kind of a marsh/creek but technically ends up flowing into the Delaware River. I apologize for the quality, this was shot in 1 take because it was getting late and there was a lot of bugs trying to eat us! Well I hope you guys like it! Comments are greatly appreciated (to help me be a better uker!). And thanks myrna for hosting this season. Hopefully, I'll get to participate more often.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSeIsYK9SPY
Glad you're back.:) The lighting in this vid with the setting sun in the background is just lovely. And your playing sounds great!
I'm so glad you did this one. River week just wouldn't have been complete without Proud Mary.
Your name's in the hat.

myrnaukelele
06-30-2012, 08:31 PM
John Hartford wrote some classic river songs. Here's one of my favorites:

http://youtu.be/JGmWZ8_PYM0

The Ukelites
06-30-2012, 11:34 PM
Woah, guys, amazing as always. Miriam's voice sends chills up my spine! What are those strings you've got on the UBASS? Are they the new Aquila bass strings or something else? I notice you seem to be able to slide on them pretty well. The reason I don't use my UBASS much is because I like to slide a lot on bass and I've yet to be able to reliably get a smooth slide with those sticky black strings... It sounded like those white ones sustain better than the ones that come on them, as well.

You're right, OldePhart, these are the Aquila Thunderguts (What a name!). They do have more sustain and volume, sound just bigger and the whole string-set now harmonizes together (the original G-string was much too thin). But I had to change the saddle. A local luthier made me a bone saddle and together with the Thunderguts the whole instrument got much better, resonates like another instrument, this really was worth it!
About sliding: The Thunderguts are even stickier and sliding is harder, but I always do some vaseline on my fingertips before playing and then it's easy and without any noises.

Liked your song and we thought too that your voice sounded like Cash's :cool:

Hippie Dribble
07-01-2012, 12:10 AM
well, myrna's river theme and some domestic and environmental chaos conspired and caused me to write a song yesterday...first song in months and months

We are renovating bigtime at the moment. Our roof and walls are full of holes which, on a gentle day of rainfall, causes a few small puddles in the sunroom. But after 36 hours of hard rain, hail and storms, the paddocks, lawns and paths were flooded and so was the inside of the place, literally. I threw my arms up in the air and felt like we may as well have been living in a houseboat, hence the title of the song is "Houseboat (A River Runs through It)". :o Probably as close as I'll ever get to rockin out on da uke :uhoh:

Recorded the morning after the carnage from the demolition zone, during a welcome few minutes of sunshine...aaaaarrrrrggghh


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUVYKaFDt58

chrimess
07-01-2012, 03:34 AM
Did you guys get more buzzing with the aquilas and lower action or why the new saddle?

You're right, OldePhart, these are the Aquila Thunderguts (What a name!). They do have more sustain and volume, sound just bigger and the whole string-set now harmonizes together (the original G-string was much too thin). But I had to change the saddle. A local luthier made me a bone saddle and together with the Thunderguts the whole instrument got much better, resonates like another instrument, this really was worth it!
About sliding: The Thunderguts are even stickier and sliding is harder, but I always do some vaseline on my fingertips before playing and then it's easy and without any noises.

Liked your song and we thought too that your voice sounded like Cash's :cool:

The Ukelites
07-01-2012, 03:59 AM
Did you guys get more buzzing with the aquilas and lower action or why the new saddle?

The Aquilas are thicker and have a higher swinging amplitude. So you have to raise them a bit. And they don't really fit in the original saddle (my original saddle was not build in properly anyway). The D-string is still buzzing up to the third fretline, but I can live with that...

mattydee
07-01-2012, 04:06 AM
Well, that was awesome. I love that riff.

(I think I'll have time to get an entry in today...)


well, myrna's river theme and some domestic and environmental chaos conspired and caused me to write a song yesterday...first song in months and months

We are renovating bigtime at the moment. Our roof and walls are full of holes which, on a gentle day of rainfall, causes a few small puddles in the sunroom. But after 36 hours of hard rain, hail and storms, the paddocks, lawns and paths were flooded and so was the inside of the place, literally. I threw my arms up in the air and felt like we may as well have been living in a houseboat, hence the title of the song is "Houseboat (A River Runs through It)". :o Probably as close as I'll ever get to rockin out on da uke :uhoh:

Recorded the morning after the carnage from the demolition zone, during a welcome few minutes of sunshine...aaaaarrrrrggghh


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUVYKaFDt58

wolfchs
07-01-2012, 06:59 AM
Wow!!! :agree:


well, myrna's river theme and some domestic and environmental chaos conspired and caused me to write a song yesterday...first song in months and months

We are renovating bigtime at the moment. Our roof and walls are full of holes which, on a gentle day of rainfall, causes a few small puddles in the sunroom. But after 36 hours of hard rain, hail and storms, the paddocks, lawns and paths were flooded and so was the inside of the place, literally. I threw my arms up in the air and felt like we may as well have been living in a houseboat, hence the title of the song is "Houseboat (A River Runs through It)". :o Probably as close as I'll ever get to rockin out on da uke :uhoh:

Recorded the morning after the carnage from the demolition zone, during a welcome few minutes of sunshine...aaaaarrrrrggghh


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUVYKaFDt58

uke4ia
07-01-2012, 07:11 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUVYKaFDt58

:o Probably as close as I'll ever get to rockin out on da uke :uhoh:


That's a shame, because you rock out at least as well as anyone else on UU

myrnaukelele
07-01-2012, 08:37 AM
well, myrna's river theme and some domestic and environmental chaos conspired and caused me to write a song yesterday...first song in months and months

We are renovating bigtime at the moment. Our roof and walls are full of holes which, on a gentle day of rainfall, causes a few small puddles in the sunroom. But after 36 hours of hard rain, hail and storms, the paddocks, lawns and paths were flooded and so was the inside of the place, literally. I threw my arms up in the air and felt like we may as well have been living in a houseboat, hence the title of the song is "Houseboat (A River Runs through It)". :o Probably as close as I'll ever get to rockin out on da uke :uhoh:

Recorded the morning after the carnage from the demolition zone, during a welcome few minutes of sunshine...aaaaarrrrrggghh


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUVYKaFDt58
May the floodgates of creativity open and music and art flow forth...
Awesome song.
I am thrilled that three people were inspired by our River theme this week to write songs. Take a bow, all you talented ukers -bravo!

OldePhart
07-01-2012, 10:21 AM
You're right, OldePhart, these are the Aquila Thunderguts (What a name!). They do have more sustain and volume, sound just bigger and the whole string-set now harmonizes together (the original G-string was much too thin). But I had to change the saddle. A local luthier made me a bone saddle and together with the Thunderguts the whole instrument got much better, resonates like another instrument, this really was worth it!
About sliding: The Thunderguts are even stickier and sliding is harder, but I always do some vaseline on my fingertips before playing and then it's easy and without any noises.

Liked your song and we thought too that your voice sounded like Cash's :cool:

Thanks. I think I'll order some of those strings. I didn't think about using vaseline. I tried just the opposite, sort of, with some baby powder 'cause I'd heard guys who said that worked on the Ashbury bass with its white silicone strings. Didn't seem to help much with those cursed black sticky things. :)

OldePhart
07-01-2012, 10:26 AM
:bowdown: AAAAAAAA-MMMAAAZZZZZIIIINNNNNGGGG!


well, myrna's river theme and some domestic and environmental chaos conspired and caused me to write a song yesterday...first song in months and months

We are renovating bigtime at the moment. Our roof and walls are full of holes which, on a gentle day of rainfall, causes a few small puddles in the sunroom. But after 36 hours of hard rain, hail and storms, the paddocks, lawns and paths were flooded and so was the inside of the place, literally. I threw my arms up in the air and felt like we may as well have been living in a houseboat, hence the title of the song is "Houseboat (A River Runs through It)". :o Probably as close as I'll ever get to rockin out on da uke :uhoh:

Recorded the morning after the carnage from the demolition zone, during a welcome few minutes of sunshine...aaaaarrrrrggghh


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUVYKaFDt58

mattydee
07-01-2012, 11:05 AM
Not my finest hour, but here you go...

Annan Water, by The Decemberists, from The Hazards of Love.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CRL4mVh6kw

myrnaukelele
07-01-2012, 11:05 AM
It's still not too late to enter a river song for the 19th Season - you have hours and hours yet. Here's a song from Johnny Rivers:

http://youtu.be/YuGECUNZDIE

ksiegel
07-01-2012, 11:39 AM
John Hartford wrote some classic river songs. Here's one of my favorites:

http://youtu.be/JGmWZ8_PYM0

Silly though it may sound, just about ANYTHING by John Hartford can be called "One Of My Favorites".

Between Hartford and Mason Williams (Who were good friends), I think just about every genre of music that could be played with Western String Instruments was covered. Along with more than a little bit of humor.



-Kurt

J-Peg
07-01-2012, 01:04 PM
Haven't had a lot of free time this week, so this isn't as polished as I'd like. But unpolished seems to be kinda appropriate somehow.

Most people think of this as a Talking Heads song, but it's really an Al Green song. Or maybe it's both. But it's also a ukulele song now.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U243qPVRf1I&feature=youtu.be

The Ukelites
07-01-2012, 02:11 PM
Haven't had a lot of free time this week, so this isn't as polished as I'd like. But unpolished seems to be kinda appropriate somehow.

Most people think of this as a Talking Heads song, but it's really an Al Green song. Or maybe it's both. But it's also a ukulele song now.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U243qPVRf1I&feature=youtu.be

Bravo! That's a suberb river song! Very well done! This is really a good ukulele song! Goes straight on our to-do-list!

myrnaukelele
07-01-2012, 02:30 PM
Not my finest hour, but here you go...

Annan Water, by The Decemberists, from The Hazards of Love.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CRL4mVh6kw
Nice song choice and flawless delivery mattydee. Loved it.
Your name's in the hat.:cool:

myrnaukelele
07-01-2012, 02:38 PM
Haven't had a lot of free time this week, so this isn't as polished as I'd like. But unpolished seems to be kinda appropriate somehow.

Most people think of this as a Talking Heads song, but it's really an Al Green song. Or maybe it's both. But it's also a ukulele song now.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U243qPVRf1I&feature=youtu.be
This is great. You definitely have a style all your own J-Peg. Thanks for adding this song to the river song playlist.
Your name's in the hat:cool:

uke4ia
07-01-2012, 02:45 PM
Most people think of this as a Talking Heads song, but it's really an Al Green song. Or maybe it's both. But it's also a ukulele song now.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U243qPVRf1I&feature=youtu.be

Nice. I was wondering if anyone would do this song. I like your soul vocals a lot.

myrnaukelele
07-01-2012, 07:02 PM
Anybody still have a river song to post? Only 5 hours left before the 19th Season ends. And just because no one's done this song yet...Here's the Mills Brothers:

http://youtu.be/3n20MWGnjME

YogaJen
07-01-2012, 09:18 PM
Hey there UU folks :)

Managed to pull together an entry for the 19th season - with Myrna's fab river theme.
Great opportunity to learn and practice another song, and hey, I came across yet another river song that I've now started work on. This new-found experience of entering uke contests is proving to be very good for my musical journey. Thank you UU, Myrna and all the ukers giving it a go.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymFBN2U5cjI&feature=youtu.be


Cheers from YogaJen

benjoeuke
07-01-2012, 09:22 PM
Not much time to spare these days so my first take will have to do... ummm.... actually my practice take, I didn't even get to my first take, lol...
Great theme myrnaukulele, right away it made me think of some good ol' Delta Blues :)
This one is called "Green River Blues" by Charley Patton, most likely recorded in the mid to late 1920's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Cck8ETH7nc

myrnaukelele
07-01-2012, 09:52 PM
Hey there UU folks :)

Managed to pull together an entry for the 19th season - with Myrna's fab river theme.
Great opportunity to learn and practice another song, and hey, I came across yet another river song that I've now started work on. This new-found experience of entering uke contests is proving to be very good for my musical journey. Thank you UU, Myrna and all the ukers giving it a go.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymFBN2U5cjI&feature=youtu.be


Cheers from YogaJen
Cheers YogaJen! Thanks for joining the river flow this week. Proud Mary is a great river song and you play it with gusto.:) Your name is in the hat.

myrnaukelele
07-01-2012, 09:57 PM
Not much time to spare these days so my first take will have to do... ummm.... actually my practice take, I didn't even get to my first take, lol...
Great theme myrnaukulele, right away it made me think of some good ol' Delta Blues :)
This one is called "Green River Blues" by Charley Patton, most likely recorded in the mid to late 1920's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Cck8ETH7nc
Yes! This is great stuff benjoeuke. I love these old blues songs. You have such a feel for this kind of music. Glad you were able to post one for river week. Your name's in the hat :cool:

myrnaukelele
07-01-2012, 10:12 PM
Just two hours left to get an entry in. One last river song and then I'm off to bed. This is my husband's favorite river song.

http://youtu.be/MSWUr0Ma-KE

ukuloonie
07-01-2012, 10:41 PM
thanks Myrna
for the suggestion of this weeks competition
we got some great entries
I look forward to the next seasons.

YogaJen
07-02-2012, 12:59 AM
Well, blow me down if this gal hasn't made a 2nd video.
This is some kind of record for me! But hey, I came across this song from my past when I was in river-song-trawling mode - I just had to give it a go.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoOG4AyUP9Q&feature=youtu.be

chrimess
07-02-2012, 01:07 AM
Sworn of the false gods of football and getting back to my own true god.
.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D69NgechKAo&list=UUHNBNkCua39fuRdP6F1v-AQ&index=1&feature=plcp

myrnaukelele
07-02-2012, 06:45 AM
For 23skidoo :)

http://youtu.be/GNS2LvJC7Vc

myrnaukelele
07-02-2012, 08:48 AM
Sworn of the false gods of football and getting back to my own true god.
.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D69NgechKAo&list=UUHNBNkCua39fuRdP6F1v-AQ&index=1&feature=plcp
Perfect river song to complete our playlist for the 19th Season. Very nice fingerpicking Christian. Your name's in the hat!:cool:

chrimess
07-02-2012, 12:52 PM
Thanks- 7 minutes late with half a heatstroke at 6am on my daughter's first birthday

Perfect river song to complete our playlist for the 19th Season. Very nice fingerpicking Christian. Your name's in the hat!:cool:

myrnaukelele
07-02-2012, 04:55 PM
And the winners are: UKULELE ROLL:

http://youtu.be/-Ma6vrvh1CE
It has been a lot of fun hosting the 19th Season- A River Runs Through It. Thanks to everyone who entered. I loved everyone's songs and all the fun bonus tracks - you guys rock! And you know some wonderful river songs. Even more special is the fact that TheOnlyUkeThatMatters, OldePhart, and eugene ukulele were inspired by the theme to write an original song. The creativity flows ever onward.
Winners: PM me your addresses and I will send you your prizes. Expect them sometime in August- I head out tomorrow and will be traveling for the next three weeks. See you all down the river...:cool:

OldePhart
07-02-2012, 05:50 PM
You probably didn't notice Myrna but when you pulled that third slip of paper out the one with my name on it came out first and blew away behind you...

LOL Just kidding. Congratulations everybody!

John

Tootler
07-03-2012, 11:29 AM
An excellent week, Myrna, with some great videos. Thanks for organising it. Here is a final bonus track from me. Another Graeme Miles song "The Banks of the Leven"

A great song, wonderfully poetic. I hope I have done it justice. I have included some photos of the Leven, not my own this time. Credits for the photos are on You Tube.


http://youtu.be/xyrRG2aoStM

ksiegel
07-03-2012, 11:37 AM
Thanks for doing this, Myrna! Enjoy your time away!

And congratulations to the winners, and everyone else who entered! The more we do this, the better we get!




-Kurt

peewee
07-03-2012, 12:40 PM
Congrats to the winners, thanks to Myrna, and although you will be travelling, please check in on week 21 via "wee-fee"

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
07-03-2012, 02:58 PM
Wow. Lucky. Woot! Congratulations to wolfchs and ukuleledaddy, you lucky river rats! Thanks to all the Seasonistas for a terrific week of music! Thanks, Myrna! Thanks to the Snake, Thames, and Euphrates Rivers as well.

ukuleledaddy
07-03-2012, 07:56 PM
Ah Lady Luck. Thanks Myrna and congrats to wolfchs and Theonlyukethatmatters. I loved the theme Myrna and thoroughly enjoyed watching the videos. Now I feel like I should head to Vegas before my luck runs out.......

cinderellalifestyle
07-04-2012, 10:39 AM
http://youtu.be/i_-klfJKdOA

a snake in the grass,..caused me to run a bit slow....
next time, the river....

Dan Uke
07-04-2012, 07:40 PM
Thanks Myrna for the contest...it was a blast!!