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mattydee
11-16-2013, 06:08 PM
Welcome, cats, and kittens, to the 92nd Season of the Ukulele!

This week's challenge is to sing a song that relies heavily on nonsense words in the lyric. Lots of possibilties here, from the varied exhortations of doo-wop to Van Morrison's simple repetitions of "La-la-la." Please note -- the sense of the lyric on the whole is irrelevant to the challenge. The words themselves are the important bit.

You get one official entry, and up to two others. The rest go to Misfit Island (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?85238-The-Island-of-Misfit-Seasonistas). I will take your last posted video as your official entry unless otherwise instructed. Bonus points go to those brave souls who go with lots of nonsense.

The nonsense should be a lyrical necessity, which is to say, scat is only good if the song depends on it; i.e.: Minnie the Moocher is good, but an added scat declension in All of Me is not. Also, I'm not looking for clever neologisms made to fit the rhyme scheme a la Cole Porter ("...Much Ado About Nussing"), or dialect/slang versions of real words (You Da One). I'm looking for Bomp Shoo Bomp Shoo Bops, and Nananananana-na Nananananana's. (And I'm really hoping for some hey nonny-nonnies from Tootler!)

Bonus points will be awarded for a high nonsense quotient and/or boldness in the execution of the nonsense. Also, I will be posting a song this week, but it won't happen till Sunday (as ever...). If you get to my song first, bonus to you as well.

Prizes are yet to be determined...

Fine Print:
Single continuous take
No Multi-tracking
Uke Front and Center
New for this season -- Please announce Season 92 or something similar.
Starts 12:00am Hawaiian Sunday Nov 17.
Ends 11:59pm Hawaiian Sunday Nov 24.

Playlist (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7sm323xQS8yqCGVABVIMyL2nNGgwffYY)

Goo Goo G'Joob!

TCK
11-16-2013, 06:46 PM
Oh, this is a challenge indeed.
Quick question for the sake of clarity. Do songs that make no sense like Yummy Yummy Yummy count? I am the Walrus...stuff like that, or are you strictly after complete gibberish?

peewee
11-16-2013, 07:19 PM
Hummana Hummana, this is a great theme!!!
Love it.

ohmless
11-16-2013, 07:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_OzM2mE_uoreminds me of this vid. perhaps it will give some ideas to yall.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-16-2013, 08:06 PM
reminds me of this vid. perhaps it will give some ideas to yall.
i already had me an idea (a favourite BAND, a favourite SONG... the very title of the season gives it away... but shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh don't tell anyone what it is... :uhoh:)

but this vid was totally brilliant and hilarious!

thank you for posting it!

pabrizzer
11-16-2013, 08:08 PM
reminds me of this vid. perhaps it will give some ideas to yall.

She was great. Bass and piano terrific as well. But I'm glad 'my' song wasn't there.

mythinformed
11-16-2013, 08:19 PM
I usually sing gibberish lyrics anyway .........mainly 'cos I'm useless at remembering the proper ones !! Lol

pabrizzer
11-16-2013, 11:38 PM
Do Do Do Da Da Da
Originally by The Police.
And there's some gibberish in the lyrics that are supposed to make sense too. But my first take rule was applied.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJh3WD79GZ4

Tootler
11-17-2013, 12:18 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_OzM2mE_uoreminds me of this vid. perhaps it will give some ideas to yall.

Brilliant video. Thanks for posting. I liked that they left the recorder running at the end.

Excellent theme, Matty. It'll be interesting to see what comes up.

wee_ginga_yin
11-17-2013, 01:36 AM
Nickity nackity noo noo noo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PanHlnLkKKk), Hey willy walliky. Hey Jock Dougal. Alane que rushity roo roo roo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDoD4ZStiUo).

That about says it all…


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xnYtTN_Ei8

xommen
11-17-2013, 02:00 AM
This was a big hit in the Netherlands some time ago, the Radios where a group formed around Bart Peters, who is a Belgian tv show presenter and Danny Lademacher who was part of the band of Herman Brood. I think the other member are also quite known in the Belgian music scene, check out this playback video where the are play backing the string on total bogus instruments. Danny Lademacher is using a sitar with a bow, to my knowledge that could never sound like a violin. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf5lak55xB8. This is my interpretation of she goes nanana by the Radios

http://youtu.be/6gatKoIt3jo

mattydee
11-17-2013, 02:36 AM
Oh, this is a challenge indeed.
Quick question for the sake of clarity. Do songs that make no sense like Yummy Yummy Yummy count? I am the Walrus...stuff like that, or are you strictly after complete gibberish?

I am the Walrus contains plenty of gibberish so it's good. Yummy Yummy is tougher since 'Yummy' has come to mean something very specific. I'd shy away from that one or something like Boogie Shoes. If the nonsense has become slang for something specific where you can no longer use it abstractly, it'll likely not pass muster.

Gibberish is good though, so long as it is scripted.

UkeyDave
11-17-2013, 04:08 AM
Well I can't get my mouth around Bibbidy boboddy boo so that one's out. (for me at least) :-(

mattydee
11-17-2013, 04:20 AM
Well I can't get my mouth around Bibbidy boboddy boo so that one's out. (for me at least) :-(

Lots and lots of Disney tunes to choose from, though -- thats a fun direction to go.

mattydee
11-17-2013, 04:25 AM
And we're off to a great start already!

Pabrizzer Do Do Do, Da Da Da: This is great, Brizz! Love the fingering in the choruses, and your baritone (voice, but uke too!) makes the song feel fresh. Thanks for starting us off in style, and with one of my favorite bands, too!

wee ginga yin Wee Cooper: Yes! Yes! Yes! This is some top shelf nonsense executed in perfect understated mischevous wee fashion. I always love how easy your strums feel, even when they are complex. Lovely.

xommen She Goes Na Na Na Na: This is nice, Wim. Great poprock strum, and I always love an a cappella verse.

Looking forward to what everyone comes up with!

vct33
11-17-2013, 06:55 AM
Can we do a pastiche or parody as long as we keep the nonsense lyrics of the original song unchanged?

mattydee
11-17-2013, 07:56 AM
Can we do a pastiche or parody as long as we keep the nonsense lyrics of the original song unchanged?

Sure. Sounds fun.

~dave~~wave~
11-17-2013, 08:11 AM
The Cloverdale Kid may know this one, reggae from the Ethiopians.
What do Jamaican birds sing?

Cherry P, Cherry P chim chim, blah blah blah, tra-la-la-la-la...



http://youtu.be/2NkMCkZm6sI

alemarco
11-17-2013, 09:04 AM
Posting this early in the season is definitely a record for me, but when I saw the theme I just had to post this song. One of my favorites to play on the uke.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h3ByWqz9BU&feature=youtu.be

Dougf
11-17-2013, 11:20 AM
This has the "cucurrucucu" part from the title, which may or may not qualify, since it mimics the sound of a dove, but there also several "ay ay ay ay ay"s, which I think should qualify.


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

Tootler
11-17-2013, 12:11 PM
This was the first song I thought of when I saw the theme. Here's my take on Who Put the Bomp.

I found doing the spoken bit at the end over the uke difficult so I sang it slowly instead.


http://youtu.be/kYvQnBvGa_0

Here's a link to Barry Mann's 1961 original: http://youtu.be/lXmsLe8t_gg

myrnaukelele
11-17-2013, 01:22 PM
Here's an old ukulele standard from 1918 -JaDa.

http://youtu.be/K9eAzhbbXT8
Sorry for the dim lighting in this vid. I thought the sun would be illumination enough but obviously not.

strumsilly
11-17-2013, 01:55 PM
an oldie from the Musical "HAIR"

How's this for nonsense:

Gliddy glub gloopy nibby nabby noopy
La la la, lo lo
Sabba sibbi sabba nooby aba naba
Lee lee, lo lo
Tooby ooby wala
Nooby aba naba
Early morning singin' song

things are moving pretty slow here in North Central WA, so this may not be live for awhile


http://youtu.be/ML1PlZ_H5Sk

mattydee
11-17-2013, 02:44 PM
Playlist is updated through Strumsilly. If I missed one, let me know.

davewave Cherry P: This is lovely Dave! Great song choice, good solid strum, and the whistling breaks are gold.

alemarco Who put the Bomp: Yes! Was hopeful (and pretty sure) that we'd hear this one this week, and I'm so glad we got it in the first day! The joy you have playing and singing this is infectious. That smile at the end is perfect. Great job!

DougF Cucucucuru: Beautiful. What a lovely song, and yes, it totally fits the theme. Great setting, too. I love the bird calls behind you. Just gorgeous. Well done.

Tootler Who Put The Bomp?: Nice one, Geoff! Love the switch to the pedal at the top. And I think singing through the spoken bridge works well, actually. Happy to have two versions of this today. Cheers!

myrnaukulele Ja-Da: Great little classic uke tune, and perfect for the season! Smooth playing and singing. What a sweet number.

strumsilly Good Morning: Yes! Great little tune, and perfect for the season! Smooth playing and singing. What a sweet number.

Great start, so far, Seasonistas! Keep 'em coming!

ksiegel
11-17-2013, 03:19 PM
This is probably the only chance I'll get to do a video this week, so here is another One Take Wonder!

Blind Blake's classic "Diddy Wa Diddy".

Or at least my not-so-classic version of the song...


http://youtu.be/O-GvSK4yqmA

DWitt
11-17-2013, 03:24 PM
Perhaps not as well known as some of the other songs posted so far, but I'm sure there are some Arcade Fire fans here. The chorus is a bunch of "la"s and an "ooh", so I should be clear there.

To fans of the original: I hope this pretty significant transformation doesn't sound like a disfigurement! I think it works, but it's . . . different.


http://youtu.be/oFSCojYsua0

Rustyy
11-17-2013, 03:27 PM
This may be getting a bit monotonous, but when I looked this morning there wasn't a version of this. Now there are three, and who knows how many more to come. My apologies to alemarco and tootler, but I didn't want to waste all of the practice.


http://youtu.be/1E51Hn7rCzE

GinnyT11
11-17-2013, 04:25 PM
Anyone for Pat Boone's Wang Dang Taffy-Apple Tango? The guy could blandify anything he sang.

UkeCan1
11-17-2013, 05:07 PM
Of course somebody will have to do "Whiskey in the Jar"!

TCK
11-17-2013, 06:14 PM
Best laugh I have had all week!
Of course somebody will have to do "Whiskey in the Jar"!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-17-2013, 06:28 PM
This may be getting a bit monotonous
i don't think so! it's just we clearly do have an official season theme tune!

speaking of which...


Of course somebody will have to do "Whiskey in the Jar"!
oh lordy!


okie dokie here is my entry for this week ... na na hey hey kiss him goodbye. the very wonderful bananarama had a humungous hit with their take on this song in the UK back in the day. (ie. back in my day). everyone went crazy for it. it was total bananaramadramarama. or something :uhoh:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuTZs9gPvJc

pabrizzer
11-17-2013, 07:44 PM
My first one was pretty rough but it was the first one that came to mind and it is a song I have always wanted to have a go at. But so is this one. A while ago I discovered Pokey LaFarge here on YouTube and I love the guy and his band the South City Three. He really looks the part and sings and plays songs in the style of early 1900s music. A real talent IMHO.
This is a song of his called La La Blues. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOzmOZQdcYY)

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

Tootler
11-17-2013, 08:58 PM
This may be getting a bit monotonous, but when I looked this morning there wasn't a version of this. Now there are three, and who knows how many more to come. My apologies to alemarco and tootler, but I didn't want to waste all of the practice.http://youtu.be/1E51Hn7rCz

I had just finished recording mine when I saw Alemarco's and I must confess I was a little miffed that someone had beaten me to it. But, (Shrugs) that's the Seasons for you and, as someone said, we often get an unofficial theme and maybe this is it. Bring on more folks! Three versions from three continents! Can't be bad.

Anyway, nice job Rustyy. I liked your instrumental ending.

PS. I, for one, shan't be doing Whiskey in the jar again as I already have two versions on my UT channel but bring them on folks. Look forward to it.

Tootler
11-17-2013, 09:04 PM
Anyone for Pat Boone's Wang Dang Taffy-Apple Tango? The guy could blandify anything he sang.

Which, of course, is why Tin Pan Alley liked him. After all we couldn't have these rough types like Chuck Berry & Little Richard an' all polluting our sweet kids young minds, could we?

Talking of which.......

wee_ginga_yin
11-17-2013, 09:56 PM
an oldie from the Musical "HAIR"

http://youtu.be/ML1PlZ_H5Sk

Sabba sibbi sabba nooby aba naba

Sabba sibbi sabba nooby aba naba trumps Nickity nackity noo noo noo
any day

Barbablanca
11-18-2013, 12:48 AM
Here is one from the master of nonsense, Lewis Carroll, set to music by your humble servant.

Ladies, Gentlemen and villains, allow me to present ye with Jabberwocky!


http://youtu.be/BS4Y0U1goH0

I researched the pronunciation that Carroll wanted and was surprised to find he preferred a hard "G" on gyre (gai-a), which I would otherwise have sang like "gyre" (jai-a) in Yeats. I was also surprised to find that galumphing and chortle are both Carroll coinings here.

wee_ginga_yin
11-18-2013, 01:09 AM
I first heard this from Hammish Imlach (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uO9aeERILI). It is from the days when kids played out in the streets with skipping ropes and sang songs to keep tempo… whatever happened to kids playing outside?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JteSZVY0B0M

redpaul1
11-18-2013, 01:25 AM
okie dokie here is my entry for this week ... na na hey hey kiss him goodbye. the very wonderful bananarama had a humungous hit with their take on this song in the UK back in the day. (ie. back in my day). everyone went crazy for it. it was total bananaramadramarama. or something :uhoh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuTZs9gPvJc
Nice.
Back in my day, though, it was total Steam.
Steam: Na, na, na, na (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsaTElBljOE)
Big hit on the terraces too: Nanana, nanana, hey, hey, Harry Redknapp†*
†Crafty winger for West Ham back in the 70's *insert your own name here

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-18-2013, 01:55 AM
Back in my day, though, it was total Steam.
yeah but you can't beat bananarama!

did you see them on benidorm???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6g5vKHfATA

"which one of you is banana?"

:biglaugh:

and of course the guy who plays mateo used to be one of their backing dancers!

UkeyDave
11-18-2013, 02:54 AM
Big hit on the terraces too: Nanana, nanana, hey, hey, Harry Redknapp†*
†Crafty winger for West Ham back in the 70's *insert your own name here
Na na na na, na na na na hey hey hey Andy Lochhead. ;-)

vct33
11-18-2013, 03:44 AM
Ok, laugh with me instead of at me.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPoNr8dh2QA

redpaul1
11-18-2013, 04:21 AM
I'm just evil

http://youtu.be/2oJwGIVW53w

frisbee fred
11-18-2013, 05:10 AM
Just havin' some fun......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tmjspweuxc&feature=youtu.be

Srax
11-18-2013, 06:20 AM
Hello!

This is my entry for this season!

I hope you enjoy it!

Regards

Sara


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJj8lzmw0Ow&feature=youtu.be

mattydee
11-18-2013, 06:44 AM
Sabba sibbi sabba nooby aba naba trumps Nickity nackity noo noo noo
any day

Not sure I necessarily agree with you, but Andy definitely got the lion's share of yesterday's bonus points for most nonsense!

mattydee
11-18-2013, 07:11 AM
ksiegel Diddy Wah Diddy: Man, that is some great playing, Kurt! Love those blues riffs! I particularly like that last break. Thanks for this one.

DWitt Deep Blue: I like the way you transformed this song into a lullaby. A departure from the marching progress of the original, but it really works in the choruses. Well done!

Rustyy Who Put The Bomp?: Boom! #3. Thanks for another rendition of this one. Solid confident delivery!Thanks Rustyy!

BirdsEyeViewOfMyUke Na Na Na Na Hey Hey: This is really great, Birdseye! Your voice and that bari sound absolutely wonderful together. And did I see some down strums creeping in there?

PaBrizzer La La Blues: Yay! I loved this Brizz. Great tune. I think I vaguely remember the last time there was a Pokey LaFarge love fest on the Seasons, but it slipped by me then. Now I'm seeking him out, so thanks for that, too. Great to hear you on that banjolele. I would have loved a bit more in the musical break, but as it was it was stellar.

barbablanca Jabberwocky: Sweeeeet! I was secretly hoping someone would do this. I should have known it would be you! I really love how the coxcomb bells get involved on One! Two! One! Two! and through and through. Well done, sir! But It violates the single continuous take rule with the recorder intro. I've still got it in the playlist, but I encourage an official entry from you with your wordsmithing ways! (I used to do this poem as a piece of 'Talking Jazz' with a stand up bass and drum kit accompaniment with a theater company in NYC back in my youth. So glad you brought it to the Seasons!)

wee_ginga_yin Ali Bali Ali Bali Bee: True enough, Rob, that more of it sounds like nonsense to me than probably ought, with the Scots dialect. Another classic from you, though, and I love the plinky sound of the plastic uke paired with the childhood lyric.

vct33 What Does The Fox Say?: Great choice, and well played. Looking forward to what else you have in store for us. Also, I LOVE that the fox actually says Oy vey. Brilliant. Also, congrats for winning the Secret Host's Choice Bonus points! I didn't think it would come this early in the week, if at all. Good on ya!

redpaul1 Mah Na Mah Na: Fantastic choice, Paul. Hilarious. And I love the a cappella scat breaks. Glad to take the blame for this one.

Frisbee Fred Doo Wah Diddy: Classic choice! A lot of fun, Fred! I was bopping along the whole time!

srax Da Doo Ron Ron: Great! Your voice has a lovely smooth quality to it, and your playing here is really fun. I love the strum with the sliding chords at the top.

Is it weird that my introduction to those last two songs (Doo Wah Diddy, and Da Doo Ron Ron) was when I was a kid and the movie Stripes came out? If I remember correctly, Harold Ramis at some point does Da Doo Ron Ron in an ESL classroom, and Bill Murray does Doo Wah Diddy as a marching cadence.

lelouden
11-18-2013, 08:25 AM
I went a different direction with nonsense with this one. I hope it applies to the non-sense of na-na-na-nonsense as well. " Goo Goo Baragajagal" seems very non-sensical to me. Let me no if its a no go!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHpcX45IIC0&feature=youtu.be

Barbablanca
11-18-2013, 09:16 AM
barbablanca Jabberwocky: But It violates the single continuous take rule with the recorder intro.

Please ignore the fife intro then! I could edit it and repost it without the fife intro, but let's say the entry starts from the crossfade to the Uke (the fife bit being just an extension of the title). Nonsense? Well, it is the right week for that. OK? ;)

redpaul1
11-18-2013, 09:48 AM
I've gone down the Linda Louden route with this one too. Not sure if this counts, but the lyrics make absolutely no sense whatsoever :)


http://youtu.be/076oe4nvJgE

frisbee fred
11-18-2013, 10:04 AM
I've gone down the Linda Louden route with this one too. Not sure if this counts, but the lyrics make absolutely no sense whatsoever :)

Well, I do recall thinking they made sense many years ago. But I believe I may have been in an altered state......

Is that a solid body electric uke? From whom? It sounds great and you did Procol Harum proud.

lelouden
11-18-2013, 10:13 AM
Ok, there is nothing about this video that makes sense to me other than don't waste any more time practicing it.
"Tutti Frutti".

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

mattydee
11-18-2013, 11:13 AM
I went a different direction with nonsense with this one. I hope it applies to the non-sense of na-na-na-nonsense as well. " Goo Goo Baragajagal" seems very non-sensical to me. Let me no if its a no go![video=youtube;iHpcX45IIC0]

I think this fits in just under the wire -- the name itself is nonsense enough, though by being a name rather than an abstract expression, it flirts with disqualification.


I've gone down the Linda Louden route with this one too. Not sure if this counts, but the lyrics make absolutely no sense whatsoever :)

That said, Whiter Shade of Pale isn't good. (Which is fine, since you already had a fantastic go with Mah Na Mah Na. I also had a PM about another song which I had to put the kibosh on. I think I now understand what TCK was asking earlier, though his examples threw me -- the sense of the lyric is irrelevant to the challenge. The words themselves have to be nonsense. But, I like the laid back vibe you have going on here. Nice job!


Please ignore the fife intro then! I could edit it and repost it without the fife intro, but let's say the entry starts from the crossfade to the Uke (the fife bit being just an extension of the title). Nonsense? Well, it is the right week for that. OK? ;)

Hmmmm, the odds are certainly in your favor for today's Nonsense Quotient bonus, so I'll say it's a pass.

mattydee
11-18-2013, 11:17 AM
lelouden Goo Goo Barabajagal: Great singing and playing on this, Linda -- Not sure if you are consciously using that tap plate for percussion, but every now and again you get a fantastic little knock on it. Great.
Tutti Frutti Yeah! That's what I'm talking about! A nice rocking' strum, a little twelve bar nonsense, and a ton of fun in the performance: what more could a person ask for?

redpaul1
11-18-2013, 11:43 AM
I think this fits in just under the wire -- the name itself is nonsense enough, though by being a name rather than an abstract expression, it flirts with disqualification.

That said, Whiter Shade of Pale isn't good. (Which is fine, since you already had a fantastic go with Mah Na Mah Na). I also had a PM about another song which I had to put the kibosh on. I think I now understand what TCK was asking earlier, though his examples threw me -- the sense of the lyric is irrelevant to the challenge. The words themselves have to be nonsense. But, I like the laid back vibe you have going on here. Nice job!

Haha! The 'not good' threw me for a second ("that's a bit direct!" I thought :o ), until I clicked on 'reply with quote'. It makes perfect sense once you see the phrase following on more closely to your 'thumbs-up' to Linda's entry. I did have a feeling WSOP might not count, but I did have fun learning it, so no worries. At the very least, it's helped clarify things for TCK ;) Thanks for taking the time to view, even despite it being a non-starter, and for the kind comments. Appreciated.

p.s., I do have one other lined up that I'm pretty sure will fit the bill.
Laters!

mattydee
11-18-2013, 11:52 AM
Haha! The 'not good' threw me for a second ("that's a bit direct!" I thought :o ), until I clicked on 'reply with quote'. It makes perfect sense once you see the phrase following on more closely to your 'thumbs-up' to Linda's entry. I did have a feeling WSOP might not count, but I did have fun learning it, so no worries. At the very least, it's helped clarify things for TCK ;) Thanks for taking the time to view, even despite it being a non-starter, and for the kind comments. Appreciated.

p.s., I do have one other lined up that I'm pretty sure will fit the bill.
Laters!

Ack. Right. I had, in fact, crafted the whole thing before replying with multiple quotes, and didn't think about how it would look split up. Sorry for the jolt. ;)

vct33
11-18-2013, 12:17 PM
vct33 What Does The Fox Say?: Great choice, and well played. Looking forward to what else you have in store for us. Also, I LOVE that the fox actually says Oy vey. Brilliant. Also, congrats for winning the Secret Host's Choice Bonus points! I didn't think it would come this early in the week, if at all. Good on ya!



Wow, that was the secret song of the week? Nice! Is there any "Cash value" to those bonus points? LOL Can't wait to here your version. I know it will rock.

bonesigh
11-18-2013, 12:57 PM
Thanks Matt for letting me post this video. I just don't think I have it in me to remember all the nonsense words in this song or else this would be my number one choice. My hat's off to anyone who can pull this off.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npGahjGCpWI
It's a weird one.

redpaul1
11-18-2013, 01:04 PM
Thanks Matt for letting me post this video. I just don't think I have it in me to remember all the nonsense words in this song or else this would be my number one choice. My hat's off to anyone who can pull this off.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npGahjGCpWI
It's a weird one.

I remember that one! So should most seasonistas (1982 being the mean age we turned 18!)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxwf24WZYYo

Tootler
11-18-2013, 01:07 PM
It's one of those weeks. Every song I've thought of, someone has beaten me to it. :wallbash:

redpaul1
11-18-2013, 02:48 PM
Well, I do recall thinking they made sense many years ago. But I believe I may have been in an altered state......

Is that a solid body electric uke? From whom? It sounds great and you did Procol Harum proud.

Why, thank you Fred! It is a solid-bodied electric uke. I'm playing it through my mini-Marshall stack. Apart from the headstock, it looks like a tiny Thinline Telecaster. I picked it up in a pawn shop about 3 years ago. I understand it's a re-branded Eleuke: Clearwater Solid Body Electric Ukulele Concert (http://www.themusicroom-online.co.uk/product_info.php/products_id/4421). Mahogany body and rosewood fingerboard. I paid just over a third of the listed price :)

RichM
11-18-2013, 03:32 PM
Ahhh, I finally found a song that nobody has done yet! Enjoy this early gem from Ross Bagdasarian aka David Seville aka the father of the Chipmunks. No chipmunks in this, however...


http://youtu.be/-YwLzltGTz8

GinnyT11
11-18-2013, 03:55 PM
Well, Rich, I've been working on that idea, but I think you did it better than I would have. Your banjolele is super for this.

BTW, it is GREAT to have you posting vids in the Seasons again! Don't be gone so long again, sir.

RichM
11-18-2013, 04:07 PM
Well, Rich, I've been working on that great idea, but I think you did it better than I would have. Your banjolele is great for this.

BTW, it is GREAT to have you posting vids in the Seasons again! Don't be gone so long again, sir.

Thanks, Ginny! Unfortunately, I injured my arm over the summer and couldn't use it for much of anything for a few months. It's great to be able to play again. I really wanted to ask the doctor, "Will I be able to play the violin again...?"

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-18-2013, 05:38 PM
BirdsEyeViewOfMyUke Na Na Na Na Hey Hey: This is really great, Birdseye! Your voice and that bari sound absolutely wonderful together. And did I see some down strums creeping in there?
a. thank you very much!

and b. not on purpose!!!

greenie44
11-18-2013, 05:56 PM
This was the first song that jumped to mind on this week’s topic. A classic by Huey Piano Smith, although I believe I first heard it by Dr. Feelgood. I had to go back and look up the lyrics, which were pretty different all over. (I ended up transcribing the original recording)

The only lyric that is coherent to me is the title – which, fortunately, is also about 25% of the song.

Which brings up another common feature of nonsense word songs – they are frequently misquoted, as there is no sense to them in the first place. Reminds me of that great quote “Fiction is easier to write than non-fiction because fiction can make sense”.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPw3yuuxWG0

Rustyy
11-18-2013, 06:42 PM
Still going back in time to 1963.
This time my entry is "Mr. Bass Man" by Johnny Cymbal. I didn't know until reading up on Johnny that he later morphed into Derek and had a minor hit with "Cinnamon"

http://youtu.be/msDhg6EbI_8

wee_ginga_yin
11-18-2013, 08:38 PM
It's one of those weeks. Every song I've thought of, someone has beaten me to it. :wallbash:

Just next to my video of Ali Bali I see you have done a couple of versions of Coulter's candy
both with a very passable Scottish accent :-)

xommen
11-18-2013, 09:08 PM
It's one of those weeks. Every song I've thought of, someone has beaten me to it. :wallbash:
I would love to see you take a stab at this one ;):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPrtFxd9u9Y

redpaul1
11-18-2013, 10:06 PM
I would love to see you take a stab at this one ;):
The Trashmen: Surfin' Bird (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPrtFxd9u9Y)

The Ramones covered this on 'Rocket To Russia'. Go on Geoff, it's what your Risa Stick was invented for!

Tootler
11-18-2013, 10:09 PM
Just next to my video of Ali Bali I see you have done a couple of versions of Coulter's candy
both with a very passable Scottish accent :-)

Put that down to my Aberdonian Mother. I was born in Aberdeen and lived much of my very early life was spent in Aberdeen. Though I've lived in England since I guess the Scot is still there underneath.

My Father is originally from North Yorkshire near where I live now.

Joko
11-18-2013, 10:56 PM
Ok, laugh with me instead of at me.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPoNr8dh2QA

Very well done. I was sooo going to do this one, but there's no way I could top that.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-18-2013, 11:32 PM
okay i'm back again!

this is loving you by minnie riperton

or something similar


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfvIKj5iWw8

Joko
11-19-2013, 12:38 AM
An original nonsense word song... In fact, I sorta think of this as my 'signature song'...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlG3yP8HFhc

max2173
11-19-2013, 02:23 AM
Some fa fa fa's, some ay ay ay's and some French thrown in to this one too.

I think I could've done this better given more time but I should be decorating at the moment. I used my black Mahalo uke for this one as I was genuinely concerned I could drop it and didn't want to hurt my Mainland!


http://youtu.be/Tp4dQdkYDfw

RichM
11-19-2013, 03:07 AM
Some fa fa fa's, some ay ay ay's and some French thrown in to this one too.

I think I could've done this better given more time but I should be decorating at the moment. I used my black Mahalo uke for this one as I was genuinely concerned I could drop it and didn't want to hurt my Mainland!


http://youtu.be/Tp4dQdkYDfw

oooh, excellent choice! I love this song and never even thought of it for this category, but it's a great fit!

elmann
11-19-2013, 04:21 AM
Searching Hubba-Hubba-Zoot-Zoot I found this

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~msmith03/songtitles/songnonsense.htm

Thanks Bonesigh!

mattydee
11-19-2013, 04:38 AM
It's one of those weeks. Every song I've thought of, someone has beaten me to it. :wallbash:

I'm still hoping for some English folk tunes with Hey Nonny Nonny and all that nonsense... If only there were an expert on English Folk music amongst us...

;)

mattydee
11-19-2013, 04:56 AM
Rich M Witch Doctor: Great choice, Rich. Love that syncopated strum! And the Dynamic change on the last chorus was great.

Greenie44 Don't You Just Know It: This is a fun one. The pedal on the uke is a great addition, and you are clearly having a great time! Cheers!

Rustyy Mr. Bass Man: Yeah, Rustyy! Really getting down into the basement there on the vocals. Super fun choice, and great delivery.

BirdsEyeViewOfMyUke Loving You: When this song is toned down, it is really sweet. With your vocals down the octave I was able to hear it for maybe the first time. Well sung and played. Glad to see some down-strums creeping in there, too!

Joko Bamboodydoo: I. Love. This. I think this is my favorite entry of yours through all of the seasons, Joko. Your enthusiasm and wackiness are not at all lost, but are tempered in perfect control. I get a Jack Black vibe from this tune. Fun vocals, fun playing.

Max2173 Psycho Killer: Nice one, Max. Psycho Killer is easily one of my all time favorite tracks. Great steady strum here, and I love the black background and black uke. Great technical elements there. Your voice sounds pretty good here, too -- when you open up for just a minute on "We are vain and we are blind" it is particularly good. I wish you had stayed in that part of your range for the bulk of the song, rather than retreating back into the half whispers when things got higher. You have those notes, man, you just gotta let em fly. Great job.

DWitt
11-19-2013, 05:17 AM
Let's sing another song, boys, this one has grown old and bitter.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz9J0kEQFqQ

My arrangement:


Sing Another Song, Boys

C G7 C-4-C-4-C-4-C—Csus4
Ah, his fingernails, I see they're broken
F C-4-C-4-C—Csus4
His ships: they're all on fire
Dm +7 D,
The moneylender's lovely little daughter
C F C 4-C-4-C—C
Ah, she's eaten, she's eaten with desire
Em Am-7-Am-7-Am
She spies him through the glasses
Em F C 4-C-4-C—C
From the pawnshops of her wicked father
Em Am-7-Am-7-Am
She hails him with a microphone
Em F C-4-C-4-C-4-C—Csus4
That some poor singer-just like me-had to leave her
Dm C 4-C-4-C—C
She tempts him with a clarinet
Am G7sus4–G7-G7sus9–G7
She waves a Nazi dagger
C G7 C 4-C-4-C—C
She finds him lying in a heap
C G7 C-4-C-4-C-4-C—Csus4
She wants to be his woman
F +5 F
He says, "Yes, I just might go to sleep
C F C-4-C-4-C-4-C—Csus4
But kindly leave, leave the future, leave it open."
Dm
He stands where it is steep

C F C 4-C-4-C—C
Oh I guess he thinks that he's the very first one
Em Am
His hand upon his leather belt now
Em F C 4-C-4-C—C
Like it was the wheel of some big ocean liner
Em Am-7-Am-7-Am
And she will learn to touch herself so well
Em F C-4-C-4-C-4-C—Csus4
As all the sails burn down like paper
Dm C 4-C-4-C—C
And he has lit the chain
Am G7sus4–G7-G7sus9–G7
Of his famous cigarillo
C G7 C 4-C-4-C—C
Ah, they'll never, they'll never ever reach the moon
C G7 C-4-C-4-C-4-C—Csus4
At least not the one that we're after
Dm
It's floating broken on the open sea, look out there, my friends
C F C 4-C-4-C—C
And it carries no survivor
Em Am-Am9–Am10-Am9-Am
But let's leave these lovers wondering
Em F C 4-C-4-C—C
Why they cannot have each other
Em Am-7-Am-7-Am
And let's sing another song, boys
Em F C
This one has grown old and bitter

Dm
La la la la la la la la la la la la la
C
La la la la la la la la la la la la la

Tootler
11-19-2013, 05:39 AM
Still going back in time to 1963.
This time my entry is "Mr. Bass Man" by Johnny Cymbal. I didn't know until reading up on Johnny that he later morphed into Derek and had a minor hit with "Cinnamon"
http://youtu.be/msDhg6EbI_8

Nice one, Rustyy. I looked at that one too but it wouldn't have worked for me.

I'm a tenor.

Tootler
11-19-2013, 05:42 AM
I'm still hoping for some English folk tunes with Hey Nonny Nonny and all that nonsense... If only there were an expert on English Folk music amongst us...

;)

It's OK Matty, I have something in the pipeline. Not exactly Hey Nonny Nonny but some wonderful nonsense nevertheless. :old:

I might take the Risa to Misfit Island later in the week for some vintage Rock n Roll :music:

bonesigh
11-19-2013, 06:19 AM
Oooo, great list! I'm working on an original silly tune (: May get a couple of other short vids done too, we'll see.

Searching Hubba-Hubba-Zoot-Zoot I found this

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~msmith03/songtitles/songnonsense.htm

Thanks Bonesigh!

mattydee
11-19-2013, 06:58 AM
Searching Hubba-Hubba-Zoot-Zoot I found this

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~msmith03/songtitles/songnonsense.htm

Thanks Bonesigh!

Well, looky there. Lots of ideas. Plus there's all the songs that don't use nonsense for their titles but have nonsense lyrics. There are a couple of HUGE songs by HUGE artists that we haven't heard yet, which surprises me some.

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
11-19-2013, 09:26 AM
Can someone point me at the playlist, I can't seem to find the link :^(

I don't think anyone has posted my choice yet, it is a song from 1920 which I shall record when I get home tomorrow evening for reasons that should become clear in the vid, but it is mostly due to laziness on my part.

mattydee
11-19-2013, 09:38 AM
Oops! My bad. I've been updating it, but no one would know. Link has been added to the first post. But also here (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7sm323xQS8yqCGVABVIMyL2nNGgwffYY).

we tigers
11-19-2013, 10:01 AM
This is the first song that came to mind when we heard what the theme for this Season was. Saskia has just discovered Carmen Miranda and we play her music a lot at the moment. (The wee tigers love it, as well. It's happy and fun and full of nonsense words they can sing along to.)

Unfortunately, there wasn't enough fruit to make Saskia a hat, and that net of oranges kept sliding off her head, so we stuck to her collection of flowers and fascinators to honor Carmen Miranda ;)

Here's our version of I Yi Yi!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PbhT3ZRqLM&feature=share&list=UUB3-3J6EjfJg9hKPxCIPtTQ

bonesigh
11-19-2013, 11:55 AM
Here is some complete and utter nonsense for ya (:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttNsR9mQqf8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

decaturcomp
11-19-2013, 11:56 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYJzR5x1Ktw

Jazzbanjorex
11-19-2013, 01:12 PM
I would walk 500 miles to enter this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjsXICkY7wU

lelouden
11-19-2013, 02:01 PM
Here is my final song for the week. However after reading over exactly what your looking for this week I thing i should submit "Tutti Frutti" as my official entry. Wish I could go back and do that one over... oh well! this last song is a song I listened to on the Womenfolk album over and over as a kid. I loved all the songs on that album:)
"The Gypsy Rover"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42XL4FKScQA&feature=youtu.be

ukuloonie
11-19-2013, 02:57 PM
YYAAAAAAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
I found one woooohooooooo at last.

bonesigh
11-19-2013, 03:58 PM
Hmm, guess I had too much time on my hands today. My youngest was sick so we were just hanging out (: I put some video in the corner of this one. Kind of a mosh up of some of my past videos with puppets. April wasn't feeling well enough to do puppets for this one ):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBXj7BHIpWU&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Rustyy
11-19-2013, 04:02 PM
Well here's my third for the week.
I think I will keep Mr Bass Man as my entry if that's OK Matty.
This one is Sha La La La Lee originally recorded by the Small Faces, not to be confused with Sha La La by Manfred Man which I may put on the Island later if nobody else does it.


http://youtu.be/d3z1eluoYvk

that_pete_guy
11-19-2013, 04:42 PM
http://youtu.be/uen5xKRH5LI
I did this a few years ago for a different contest. Which I didn't win. So I'll submit it for this contest. Which I won't win ;)
Gracias,
Pete

thesillydave
11-19-2013, 05:56 PM
hey gang! here's one from 1927...Crazy words, Crazy tune!

http://youtu.be/vFc0GzybhLg
cheers all!

uke4ia
11-19-2013, 06:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB3U9GKa5i8

I tried doing a Cocteau Twins song for last week's Season, but I couldn't bring it off. So I'm excited to get another chance this week. Especially since so far I have been unable to find any uke covers of the Cocteau Twins at all on YouTube. I think people are scared off because no one knows the lyrics.

Even when Liz Fraser's lyrics were in English, she would use such strange enunciation and inflection that you couldn't figure out what she was saying. For a long while, she would gather up obscure words from various languages in notebooks (along with a few she'd made up), then string them together so they'd sound good, and invest a lot of emotion singing these meaningless lyrics. She's never provided the lyrics to most of these songs.

This is one of those songs, called "Sultitan Itan". I used a set of estimated lyrics I found on http://cocteautwins.etherweave.com/. Here they are, so sing along with me:D:

Coenonympha specilla meta bella-bella
perrittia laklerie koryao-ao

Macrothylacia phriofosica salaciella
Nepticulla-ulla-lla stipella amicolla

Sultiapollanella-nella cossus cossus
Abillatoeya stroemella

Okernalla mulla lania hyalophora bragilla
Sumho brokeella vetenofo vatopecella
Ollodocyerisa piphovstilolla pisella
Lanconia ollanialla tikie-tikie
Nallepacella lampronia

Coenonympha specilla meta bella
Eurybia-beba phionella

Ebapheronia nella viefiolla befasonabra
Tiekeria-epepia tella phylonistesotna
Dioryctria phispikera hyllolycaena bella
Phyllonorycter tella hyllo phytlla-phytlla
Pachytelia tigilla stasueshella pachliopta
Kanollecosahelue hammoniella

-- Fun Home Experiment: If you listen to a couple of Cocteau Twins albums and then put on an early R.E.M. album, suddenly the R.E.M. lyrics will jump out at you more than they ever did before.

erivel
11-19-2013, 09:02 PM
My entry...another quiet, late night recording. It's a song about hot dogs, jumping frogs...or most likely about a singer who became a one-hit wonder.


http://youtu.be/9yRI9JpAUUQ

Edit: Sorry, I had to re-upload this as I accidentally deleted the video when using my iPhone...

mikef
11-19-2013, 10:31 PM
Here's my entry for Season 92. This is a song I wrote years ago that I've resurrected for nonsense words week. For some reason I've always just sang "Woah Woah Woah" in the chorus and it has kind of stuck. The "ba ba bas" in the middle however are in lieu of an accordion solo. Hope you like it...


http://youtu.be/eOXvRKImkPU

Barbablanca
11-19-2013, 11:14 PM
"One person's language is another person's nonsense!" This line was part of the inspiration for this song. In addition I was inspired by a scene from a film I once watched which brought me to tears when a very similar incident to that outlined in this song was portrayed.
(Go on, prove your erudition by identifying the film, guys!

Finally, our host's expressed wish that I'd written something myself for the week also spurred my imagination to wake up this morning with this song almost half-formed in my head.


http://youtu.be/Q45IlNpVyDs

Incidentally, the chorus is not actually in "Engu" (which is a language I invented for the song). I am actually "sound patterning" - i.e. I am singing nonsense words which sound like they could be an African language. When attempting this, it helps if you spent your childhood in Africa ;)

There are a couple of Catalan groups around who sound pattern English for their lyrics. As a native English speaker, it is incredible to hear. You feel you should be able to understand it, but, of course, it is actually English sounding gibberish.

PS Lyrics in the description on YouTube - Click More, if not visible.

redpaul1
11-19-2013, 11:37 PM
"One person's language is another person's nonsense!"

Did you know that's why the Greeks called everyone else 'Barbarians'? 'Cos to their ears, all everyone else was saying was: "bar, bar, bar, bar, bar"


In addition I was inspired by a scene from a film I once watched which brought me to tears when a very similar incident to that outlined in this song was portrayed.
(Go on, prove your erudition by identifying the film, guys!



Film: Was it 'Silkwood'?

Barbablanca
11-20-2013, 12:09 AM
Not "Silkwood" - not seen that one.

Incidentally - is anyone else having problems with YouTube this morning. I was unable to hear a few entries because after spending an age loading there was a message simply saying "Something went wrong, please try again later"

Oh and my Chrome Spell Checker is acting bizarrely. It marks a word as badly typed or misspelled - offers me the correct word, but half the time, when I click to accept the suggestion, it doesn't actually change the mistyped word! This is especially true for one syllable words. Is this just my copy? Or has anyone else noticed this? Or are you all perfect touch typists? ;)

BTW I read that "Blah Blah Blah" comes from contact with the Spanish, whose word for speak is Hablar. "Habla usted Español?" would have been a question any English person meeting a Spaniard would have heard. This was mimicked as "Blah, blah, blah!" and came to mean making nonsensical vocal noises

pabrizzer
11-20-2013, 12:38 AM
Another Pokey LaFarge song. Close The Door. Though I'll keep La La Blues as my official entry please Matty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aqet3FT0w90

Tootler
11-20-2013, 02:11 AM
Oh and my Chrome Spell Checker is acting bizarrely. It marks a word as badly typed or misspelled - offers me the correct word, but half the time, when I click to accept the suggestion, it doesn't actually change the mistyped word! This is especially true for one syllable words. Is this just my copy? Or has anyone else noticed this? Or are you all perfect touch typists? ;)


The iPad autocorrect feature is a pain. It often comes up with irritating suggestions which unless you keep an eye out go in by default which can lead to some weird statements. I much prefer the Android system where alternatives are displayed in a bar above the keyboard and you can select the one you want and the default is what you typed.

Mind, touch screen keyboards are a pain generally. Accurate typing is difficult and getting your cursor in place so you can make corrections is difficult. In this latter case the iPad is better than Android.

You tube and tablets - iPad or Android - Yuk!

we tigers
11-20-2013, 02:16 AM
I have comments disappearing on YouTube. What are these Googleboys doing? Besides evading taxes?...

Dougf
11-20-2013, 03:59 AM
...
BTW I read that "Blah Blah Blah" comes from contact with the Spanish, whose word for speak is Hablar. "Habla usted Español?" would have been a question any English person meeting a Spaniard would have heard. This was mimicked as "Blah, blah, blah!" and came to mean making nonsensical vocal noises

I think that "yak yak", as in idle chatter comes from the Italian, "chiacchierare", to gossip. Here's a link to the pronunciation: http://www.forvo.com/word/chiacchierare/

mattydee
11-20-2013, 06:03 AM
DWitt Sing Another Song: Well played and sung, even if it did take an awful long time to get to the nonsense!

we tigers I Yi Yi Yi: This is lovely, tigers. So much fun. A great syncopated strum for that Latin feel. And while I (always) love Saskia's sweet vocals, Michael's backup vocals really make this one. Excellently done.

bonesigh Nonense: This is really nice, bonesigh. I love how the freedom of just noodling around allowed your voice to be so smooth and easy. I think this is the best you've ever sounded throughout the seasons. The crazy back-up percussion is just right for that jouncy strum. Great job.

decaturcomp Tutti Frutti: Great, Alan. I love the way you play against convention here, almost creating a new song. It's almost as if Jack Kerouac did a cover of the song. (Have you heard his original song On The Road -- Tom Waits covered it, but the original is gold.) Anyway, this was just lovely.

jazzbanjorex 500 Miles: Great choice, Rex. I like the choice of Banjolele as well. Your voice is perfect for those wailing scats. Great job!

lelouden Gypsy Rover: Real sweet, Linda. The nonsense in these old songs is always just so beautiful to me -- it belongs in a way that is hard to define. And you really make it work. Thanks for three great entries.

bonesigh Ging Gang Goolie: Camp songs! Of course. I hadn't even considered this genre when I thought of the theme. Fun rendition, though I would have liked to have heard a little bit more of your uke, and a little less of the background. Great job. That backing track and the picture in picture flirt with violating the rules (they don't exactly), so I'm going to consider your first one as your official entry at this point.

Rustyy Sha La La Lee: Your voice and playing really work well together here, Rusty. I particularly like the repeats at the end. Well done.

that_pete_guy Mmm-Bop/Hey Ya: Welcome to the seasons! Fun mash up, well, played. It violates a few rules of the season though, so you are right, it won't win. ;) To participate fully, you'll need to record a new video for whatever season you enter, and check the rules that week for multi-tracking, etc. I hope you'll stick around! There's still time to record an official entry for this seasosn.

thesillydave Crazy Words, Crazy Tune: Some fun right hand technique in there, Dave! And a great old-time example of the form. Playing to my heart with the old tin pan alley, there. And I really like the jug band jug break sans jug!

Uke4ia Sultitan Itan: Another signature passionate performance from you. I love the right hand technique of banging the strings rather than strumming at certain points. Strong performance, and certainly the winner of today's Nonsense Quotient bonus.

Tootler
11-20-2013, 06:15 AM
Here you are Matty. Two trad nonsense songs for the price of one.

A mash up of two songs both with nonsensical refrains and almost as nonsensical lyrics.

According to the notes I have, The Foolish Boy was widespread in England and North America and was as much a kids as an adults song. This particular version was collected in Huddersfield (where my wife comes from) in the 1940s. As I Was Going to Banbury was much less common and this version was collected by Cecil Sharpe in 1909 in Berkshire which is an adjacent county to Oxfordshire where Banbury is located.

I have done the two as a mashup as I couldn't decide which to do and I have something else in mind as my third.


http://youtu.be/vC3uvNqjpHk

I didn't quite manage "Hey nonny, nonny" which is actually much less common than is supposed even from the 16th century, the period with which it is most commonly associated. Fa la la is much more common. I did have a look at Now is the Month of Maying which has plenty of Fa la las but it is actually quite tricky - the chords are pretty straightforward but the changes are pretty frequent and I am not really quick enough.

mattydee
11-20-2013, 06:39 AM
This should bring us up to date.

erivel King of Rock And Roll: I'm liking these late night entries, Eric. The whispered vocal adds some pathos to the nostalgic lyric. And your playing, as always, is excellent. Great entry.

mikef Whoa Whoa Whoa: This is most excellent, Mike. I love the wordless chorus, and I really love those last chords that transition from verse to chorus and back to verse again. Well played, with the chunk on the chorus, and your voice is in Really. Fine. Form. And an original! Thanks so much for this one.

barbablanca The Tribal Elder: Fascinating meditation on the theme, Berni. This is an excellent, excellent song. I'm glad I was part of the genesis. I've been thinking a lot in light of the Cocteau Twins and Witch Doctor about how nonsense relates to foreign language, and what the offensive line is, if any exists. I'm still thinking, so I'm not sure where I fall yet. Thanks for introducing me to 'sound patterning.'

PaBrizzer Close The Door: Hoo boy, this Americana Swing Nouveau fits well on you, Pa. Another fantastic entry. That strum is hot hot hot, and the smokiness of your voice is just perfect on this tune. Great job. And yeah, our health care system is, well, rough. Maybe getting better soon, but well see.

Tootler Foolish Boy/As I Was Going To Banbury: Great, Geoff! I just love the way the nonsense works in these old songs! And I really love the lyric of that first one with the trading of animals leading to greater and greater destruction. Nice Job. Looking forward to your third entry!

mattydee
11-20-2013, 06:46 AM
Big flurry of activity in the last 36 hours. I've just spent an hour and a half watching and commenting.

Many of you know that I've been a Seasonista since the very first Season. Every time I've hosted since then, I have said this, but it continues to be true: The bar gets raised higher every week. This little experiment has made us all better, and continues to work its magic, even/especially with you newer seasonistas. So if there's anyone lurking out there, who has thought about jumping in the Seasons waters, but has been apprehensive, come on in! You will become a better player, simply by participating.

I'm so pleased that there is still another half-week to go. Keep 'em coming!

Yahoo!

GinnyT11
11-20-2013, 07:31 AM
So if there's anyone lurking out there, who has thought about jumping in the Seasons waters, but has been apprehensive, come on in! You will become a better player, simply by participating.

+10 on this, Host Matty-middle-dee-nonny-updoodle-Dee!

And, you get to join the Seasonistas group and have this cool image on your profile page!
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UkeyDave
11-20-2013, 07:40 AM
Hmm, guess I had too much time on my hands today. My youngest was sick so we were just hanging out (: I put some video in the corner of this one. Kind of a mosh up of some of my past videos with puppets. April wasn't feeling well enough to do puppets for this one ):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBXj7BHIpWU&feature=youtube_gdata_player
WOW Janet, great stuff. Took me straight back to my days as a kid camping with the youth club. We used to sing that around the camp fire. Thanks for bringing back great memories.

redpaul1
11-20-2013, 09:04 AM
All this talk of 'hey nonny, no' brought me straight back to the source, the true father of English folk music: the illustrious, the inimitable, the incomparable, the (truly) incredible, Mr Rambling Syd Rumpo himself! Folk Singing Is Back!! (http://blogfiles.wfmu.org/JH/2008/05/syd_rumpo/RSR_-_first_appearance.mp3)


http://youtu.be/3dvkBBm7wnA

n.b., this was one continuous take, btw. I just edited out some faffing.


THE BALLAD OF THE WOGGLER'S MOOLY

C
Joe, he was a, young cordwangler,
G7
Munging greebles he did go,
F C
And he loved a, bogler's daughter
G7 C
By the name of Chiswick Flo.

C
Vain she was, and like a grusset
G7
Though her gander parts were fine,
F C
But she sneered at his cordwangle
G7 C
As it hung upon the line.

C
So he stole a, woggler's mooly
G7
For to make a wedding ring,
F C
But the Bow Street Runners caught him
G7 C
And the judge said "You will swing."

C
Oh, they hung him, by the postern,
G7
Nailed his mooly to the fence
F C
For to warn all young cordwanglers
G7 C
That it was a grave offence.

C
There's a moral to this story
G7
Though your cordwangle be poor,
F C
Keep your hands off other's moolies,
G7 C
For it is against the law.

decaturcomp
11-20-2013, 09:21 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWRsC-NUktA
I guess Doug Kershaw got this from Buck Owens but I like the Cajun fiddlin' that Doug used to do whenever we'd see him play live.

decaturcomp
11-20-2013, 09:27 AM
Words of wisdom Matty!
I copied and pasted this into our local uke group's page on YT just to show that I'm not the only person they know who thinks this way.


Big flurry of activity in the last 36 hours. I've just spent an hour and a half watching and commenting.

Many of you know that I've been a Seasonista since the very first Season. Every time I've hosted since then, I have said this, but it continues to be true: The bar gets raised higher every week. This little experiment has made us all better, and continues to work its magic, even/especially with you newer seasonistas. So if there's anyone lurking out there, who has thought about jumping in the Seasons waters, but has been apprehensive, come on in! You will become a better player, simply by participating.

I'm so pleased that there is still another half-week to go. Keep 'em coming!

Yahoo!

redpaul1
11-20-2013, 09:39 AM
Big flurry of activity in the last 36 hours. I've just spent an hour and a half watching and commenting.

Many of you know that I've been a Seasonista since the very first Season. Every time I've hosted since then, I have said this, but it continues to be true: The bar gets raised higher every week. This little experiment has made us all better, and continues to work its magic, even/especially with you newer seasonistas. So if there's anyone lurking out there, who has thought about jumping in the Seasons waters, but has been apprehensive, come on in! You will become a better player, simply by participating.

Yahoo!


Words of wisdom Matty!
I copied and pasted this into our local uke group's page on YT just to show that I'm not the only person they know who thinks this way.

No sir, you are not. Great minds or fools we may be, but great minds or fools, we think alike.

lelouden
11-20-2013, 10:00 AM
Big flurry of activity in the last 36 hours. I've just spent an hour and a half watching and commenting.

Many of you know that I've been a Seasonista since the very first Season. Every time I've hosted since then, I have said this, but it continues to be true: The bar gets raised higher every week. This little experiment has made us all better, and continues to work its magic, even/especially with you newer seasonistas. So if there's anyone lurking out there, who has thought about jumping in the Seasons waters, but has been apprehensive, come on in! You will become a better player, simply by participating.

I'm so pleased that there is still another half-week to go. Keep 'em coming!

Yahoo!
Getting better is exactly why I jumped in and joined only a few months ago. This is the kindest most supportive group of people out there. I new I needed something to motivate me to practice at least 30 minutes a day. But I find myself with my Uke in arms most of the day by choice now. Improve...Yes! Fun...Yes! Obsessed...Yes! Lurkers this is the place to be!:)

lelouden
11-20-2013, 10:43 AM
BTW Lurkers, If you are a Dave or a Mike can you change your name to something like....Buddy! :)

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
11-20-2013, 10:59 AM
Hmmm. Bit miffed, that someone beat me to it with their version, not that it really matters, but it wasn't there earlier today and I thought I had got a one off :^) Great minds think alike and all that :^)


Ging Gang Goolie was written in 1920 by Robert Baden Powell for the World Scout Jamboree so that children of all nations could sing together and they have been doing so ever since.
I waited till I came home from a Cub meeting this evening so that I could sing it in uniform without having to change especially :^)x:


http://youtu.be/AvcW3TLsCiE

I checked the rules regarding backing tracks/multitracking and saw that this was not allowed and as Mrs. Wafflesquirt refused to sing I couldn't have the oompahs being sung behind the verse :^( and didn't have the opportunity to get some Cubs to do it. But the words are all nonsense it isn't just a few lalalas in the chorus :^)

Jazzbanjorex
11-20-2013, 02:57 PM
Gitchie Gitchie Goo, Phineas and Ferb


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

Jazzbanjorex
11-20-2013, 03:36 PM
Do Wacka Do, Rodger Miller.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBR3b4apKAk

UkeCan1
11-20-2013, 04:07 PM
D'oh! We were scratching our heads over this theme for a couple of days before we realized we already had a nonsense-word song in our active repertoire. In fact we had just agreed to polish it up for performance this very week, but it still hadn't occurred to us it qualified. Maybe we thought it was real Hawaiian?

We even dressed the part. Hope you enjoy our little trip to the islands, and our first attempt to sing in another language ... sort of .....


http://youtu.be/oCVcS22LliA

Slow upload from FiL's place, so must be patient....

- Wendy and FiL = Uke Can 2!
http://facebook.com/UkeCan2

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-20-2013, 04:14 PM
Mr Rambling Syd Rumpo himself! Folk Singing Is Back!! (http://blogfiles.wfmu.org/JH/2008/05/syd_rumpo/RSR_-_first_appearance.mp3)

lol!


decaturcomp, i thought for a moment there we were gonna get THIS...


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

i LOVE eurovision, there must be an absolute shed load of nonsense lyrics in its long history of musical marvelousness



BTW Lurkers, If you are a Dave or a Mike can you change your name to something like....Buddy! :)
lol!

sweetie, tell them it's ok too if they are a lynda or linda, they can change that to buddy too!

peewee
11-20-2013, 07:50 PM
Well, everybody's heard about the bird.

Here's some game changing gibberish from the early 60s. (wait for verse 3)

http://youtu.be/IjHdG_2gf0Q


http://youtu.be/IjHdG_2gf0Q

original version (with dance moves): http://youtu.be/TnaN80DCMoQ

greyghost
11-21-2013, 01:29 AM
OK, I may have taken the nonsense theme a bit too seriously, from a visual perspective. Since the song makes no sense, I wanted my outfit to do the same. Here's a quick first take of "I Am the Walrus!"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vcESkliaKI&feature=youtu.be

decaturcomp
11-21-2013, 02:17 AM
http://youtu.be/O9gyDVgAf1Y

elmann
11-21-2013, 02:38 AM
I have comments disappearing on YouTube. What are these Googleboys doing? Besides evading taxes?...
I don't understand too.
Now comments are announced by the bell beside the username, and I assume, only by switching off the "google+hook" a post leads to an "old style comment".
Although both comments appear (not destinguishable) below a vid, only the new ones are counted as comments in the vid-manager.

mikef
11-21-2013, 04:14 AM
Just catching up and boy this is a fun week... inspired idea Matt! It's like a fun singalong when we don't even know the words.
Do do wa, ba ba ba, la la bing bing quack....

DWitt
11-21-2013, 06:23 AM
I was waiting to see if anyone would do this and, hey, why not me? So, yeah, I went ahead and went there.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a08rLp0-Lgs

SailQwest
11-21-2013, 06:59 AM
What a fun Season! Lots of great videos!

This song is from one of my favorite movies, Animal House. It was really fun to learn. Nonsense words, Yay!


http://youtu.be/FFpwCimAThM

filipinouker
11-21-2013, 07:13 AM
Been struggling to think of a song for this season - in the end it was a choice between Radio Gaga (fat chance!!! I don't have enough "attitude" for that song!) and this one...
Took a short break from work to record this quickly (very rough and wobbly :uhoh: but I hope it's ok).


http://youtu.be/W7GaNeo8s3E

Tootler
11-21-2013, 08:07 AM
Here's my third. An original song. The lyrics are on You Tube and describe a "typical" night out in North East England. We have a major problem with binge drinking in Britain and it seems worse in NE England than most places.

The chorus is total nonsense, of course.


http://youtu.be/LyxxusL6B50

Tootler
11-21-2013, 08:12 AM
Well, everybody's heard about the bird.

Here's some game changing gibberish from the early 60s. (wait for verse 3)

http://youtu.be/IjHdG_2gf0Q

original version (with dance moves): http://youtu.be/TnaN80DCMoQ

Xommen suggested I have a go at this. I wasn't keen but I'm glad someone has. Well done Peewee and loved your bird in the vid.

xommen
11-21-2013, 08:59 AM
It seems writing originals is easier when it's subject can be gibberish. This is bonus called Seasons Gibberish (Nanana Lalala)

http://youtu.be/xHpyYbOFULU

bonesigh
11-21-2013, 10:45 AM
Hey all I just wanted to say a general THANK YOU to all the people who have commented on my video's. For some reason all the comments were going into my spam, which I never look at. Sorry I didn't respond. You all are great and thanks again (:

mattydee
11-21-2013, 11:01 AM
redpaul Woggler's Moolie: Amazing. Rambling Sid is not a thing that made it over here, I think, so I dot have the connection you all do, but the nonsense, coupled with the dialect is what it's all about! Nice to hear you unelectrified, and I love how Sid takes the old tradition of recycling melodies and turns it on his ear. Great job!

decaturcomp Diggy Liggy Lo: As you say in the comments, Alan, names are a gray area when it comes to nonsense, but if Goo Goo Barabajagal is in (which it is), so's this. And it's a fun one! Sweet playing, and I like the video effect which enhances the old-timer paw-paw patchiness of the whole thing. Thanks!

lumpywafflesquirt Ging Gang Goolie: I am so glad you decided to do this despite being beat to the punch and the no multitrack rule. I love the way you speed up the tempo, with each chorus, and I love the way your strum picks up with it as you go along. And of course the uniform! Yes! And the end is great too. Great job, Lumpy!

jazzbanjorex Gitchie Gitchie Goo: This is super fun, Rex. What a mouthful! Love the babybabybaby breakdown at the end. Gitchie Gitchie Goo means I love you!

jazzbanjorex Doo Wacka Doo: Great muted strum on this Rex, a great choice for the season. I really love it when the nonsense fills in for an inexpressible feeling. Thanks for this one.

Uke Can 2 Let's Talk Dirty In Hawaiian: It took us a long time to get to Hapa Haole, but I'm glad we did. I love this style of tune, which of course started in the 1910s and 20s when the uke was first introduced to the mainland. I know some folks take offense at this sort of thing now (and songs like Witch Doctor, etc), but it's all in good fun. Clearly you guys are having a ball and that really translates to the viewer's pleasure! Great costumes, and I love that Tiki flea! Great job guys.

bonesigh
11-21-2013, 11:09 AM
Hmm, ya know, if you hosted a season and made "you know who" the prize you could actually GIVE someone the "bird" (: I know, I know, that was so crude of me but I just couldn't help myself! Great Papa, Uma, Mao, Mao, BTW!!

Well, everybody's heard about the bird.

Here's some game changing gibberish from the early 60s. (wait for verse 3)

http://youtu.be/IjHdG_2gf0Q


http://youtu.be/IjHdG_2gf0Q

original version (with dance moves): http://youtu.be/TnaN80DCMoQ

mattydee
11-21-2013, 12:21 PM
peewee The Bird: Wowza. That was some high grade silliness right there! Fantastic syncopated strum, and I love the buildup into the second half of the song with the papa oo mau maus. Plus, owl. Gold.

greyghost I Am The Walrus: Yow! Great commitment to a crazy hard tune made harder by your costume! The growl in your vocals works well here, and the plink of that smiley Mahalo is also a good fit. I'm surprised it took us this long to hit this song -- or the Beatles, in fact. Good on ya.

Decaturcomp Mashup: Gorgeous. 'Nuff said. Also, glad to have the Mya-Moe back for this one, (not that I mind the Favilla, but that MM is so sweet.)

DWitt Bad Romance: Great reworking of this tune. We tend to be bearish on modern music in the seasons, but thanks for being among the few and proud who are playing songs written in the last decade.

SailQwest Shama Lama Ding Dong: I LOVE when the background singers join the vocals. You were having a great time, which really does make us have a good time. I like the musical break too when you can really hear all three instruments doing their thing. Good job! Wait'll Otis sees us!

filipinouker Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: So great to have you back, filipinouker! Voice and uke clean as ever, with just the right amount of chunks, and great expressions as you were singing. Yay!

Tootler NE Saturday night: Nice original Geoff! Right at home with any of those tracks from the 60s. Love the kazoo, but I was aching for a little harmonica in those breaks... maybe next time. Great job!

XOmmen Na Na Na Na La La La La: So excited to get all these originals for the season! I can certainly hear the U2 influence, which, in my ears, is a very good thing. This is real nice, Wim.

mattydee
11-21-2013, 12:26 PM
Playlist should be updated.

Let me know if I've missed you so far. A few of you have also hit your limit of three entries for the week; only some of you have let me know which specific entry you would like considered. If you haven't done that yet, remember that I will use your most recently posted video as your official entry unless otherwise advised.

We're doing great, Seasonistas. Keep 'em coming. Ring-a-ding-ding.

peewee
11-21-2013, 03:13 PM
Xommen suggested I have a go at this. I wasn't keen but I'm glad someone has. Well done Peewee and loved your bird in the vid.

Geoff, I think a Tootler take on Surfin' Bird would be fantastic. Please?
It's so thoroughly stuck in my head at this point, I'm tempted to do a take 2 version...papapapapapapapapapapap uma mao mao..
61096610976109861098

DWitt
11-21-2013, 03:29 PM
A few of you have also hit your limit of three entries for the week; only some of you have let me know which specific entry you would like considered. If you haven't done that yet, remember that I will use your most recently posted video as your official entry unless otherwise advised.


Oh, man. I really like how "Deep Blue" turned out, but "Sing Another Song, Boys" means so much more to me as a song—and it was really tough for me to get right. Yeah, please count "Sing Another Song, Boys" as my official entry. It's true, as you said, that it takes a while to get to the nonsense words, but in defense of the selection, a full 20% of the song is made up of 'lalalalas'.

Also, Matty, although I know you are planning on doing "What Does the Fox Say?", I bet you'd do a kick-ass version of "Bad Romance." Do you consider requests?

TCK
11-21-2013, 04:08 PM
Mining the records for nonsense...found it in 1957.
Shoot, I thought I was doing nonsense every week.
Putting the ram in the rama-lama-ding dong here in Cloverdale

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0c5OXo0rzM&feature=youtu.be

TCK
11-21-2013, 06:02 PM
And a follow-up. The Pine-Toppers must have some bad ass dudes. Driving around the deep south playing the chittlin' circuit in 1960, playing what ain't quite R&B. Good thing they had the good sense to let their driver sing a few...this one is GOLD. This one was released on Confederate records just to solidify the point here, and who doesn't love a little pre-Stax Otis Redding?
Shout Bamalama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up7sLm5SJiE&feature=youtu.be

mythinformed
11-22-2013, 01:15 AM
Heres my 'lil bash at 'Reet Petite', as usual it contains blips and slips as I've thrown in some new techniques I'm learning at the moment which fall down in places but its all great practice.

(Apologies for the video/audio poor quality, I have no idea why its so hit and miss on my pc grrrrrrr)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-D6IT0DTl8&feature=youtu.be

Joko
11-22-2013, 01:17 AM
I really like this week's theme. I've made a bonus track.


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

wallyboy
11-22-2013, 01:31 AM
nice fun theme matt,
had computer issues this week hopefully sorted,
heres my bash
few la la's here and there,
sorry van,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dt0iLPH-U2k&feature=youtube_gdata

Barbablanca
11-22-2013, 02:15 AM
Forgive me if someone has already done these two (I haven't managed to listen to everyone's this week - busy marking), but I would just like to suggest a couple of songs I'd love to hear someone cover. "Handy Man" in the original uptempo version, (Kama, kama, kama, kama, ka kamma, kamma!) not the laid back James taylor one (though that has its place) ..... And also "The Games People Play" - "Na na na na nanna na, etc"

frisbee fred
11-22-2013, 02:41 AM
This really has been a fun season, Mattydee :D

mattydee
11-22-2013, 06:18 AM
Also, Matty, although I know you are planning on doing "What Does the Fox Say?", I bet you'd do a kick-ass version of "Bad Romance." Do you consider requests?

Not sure if I'll get it done this week, but I'm glad you said this, because after seeing yours, I had planned to add it to my repertoire.

peewee
11-22-2013, 06:32 AM
Here's some sentimental nonsense for you - this would have worked for songs about music week and saudade and memories and sex change week too:
Carpenter's "Yesterday Once More"
A bonus track..
Butchered!
http://youtu.be/msXYZQX5c5k


http://youtu.be/msXYZQX5c5k

thanks MattyDee for a fun week!

mattydee
11-22-2013, 06:53 AM
TCK Rama Lama Ding Dong: Hooboy! This is great Dave! All of it -- setting, costume, entrance and exit, closeups, whistling, singing, and playing. Plus a whole lotta je nais ce quois! I love how the banjo-uke makes the song sound like it comes from a different era. This performance really transforms the song, and that is a thing I am all for. Well done, indeed.

TCK Bamalama: Number two does not disappoint. That Kala (?) sounds sweet and smooth as honey, and the slowed down countrified vibe really works to once again really make the song your own. And this manual-fade-out-by-walking-out-of-frame technique is the tops.

mythinformed Reet Petite: Nice one! The muted strums in the verses work well, I love the way you drop in that Rock N Roll shuffle, and your voice sounds real nice on this tune. Good job!

Joko Zip A Dee Doo Dah: Thanks for pulling this one into the season, Joko Alan gave us a taste in his survey of nonsense through the ages, but it's great to hear the whole song. I had forgotten about the Oscar! Good one!

wallyboy Brown-eyed Girl: At long last! I have been wondering where this tune was this week. I like your Dylanesque version here. Looks like you had a great time singing it. I had fun watching. Cheers!

peewee Yesterday Once More: Pretty great here, Peewee. Those Carpenters were pretty great songwriters. And that Martin sounds So. Good. It's tough to bounce your voice around in all those different registers, but you did yeoman's work there. Good on ya!

mattydee
11-22-2013, 06:57 AM
I love what I'm seeing so far, Seasonistas. And for those of you who haven't yet dipped your toes in the waters, you've still got three days to get songs in, including today!

You longtime seasonistas who haven't come to play yet know who you are, and so do you lurkers. As you've seen so far, duplicated songs are totally welcome, and everyone makes a song their own, just by playing it. But there are also tons of songs out there that we haven't heard yet, and I'm thinking of at least one MONSTER track that I cannot believe hasn't been entered. Make it happen for me. (Hint: it's in the Season's title.)

Raygf
11-22-2013, 08:50 AM
I took the day off for my birthday today and came up with this idea this morning. Spent some time outside raking leaves and rolling up hoses then went to Taste of Aloha for some ahi poke and spam musubi. Yum!

Have fun adding the back up vocals!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htNQ6VWqRdA

GinnyT11
11-22-2013, 09:50 AM
But there are also tons of songs out there that we haven't heard yet, and I'm thinking of at least one MONSTER track that I cannot believe hasn't been entered. Make it happen for me. (Hint: it's in the Season's title.)

Are you thinking of this one, Matt? I did it for Alemarco's Historical Events week. Maybe someone else would like to try it for your week.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YWUhvpXhdE

TCK
11-22-2013, 02:31 PM
Thanks for your kind comments Mr Matty, and for being a smashing host...
Now, are you looking for us to add a little Steam to the Playlist? I totally got that.

ukuloonie
11-22-2013, 02:33 PM
I love what I'm seeing so far, Seasonistas. And for those of you who haven't yet dipped your toes in the waters, you've still got three days to get songs in, including today!

You longtime seasonistas who haven't come to play yet know who you are, and so do you lurkers. As you've seen so far, duplicated songs are totally welcome, and everyone makes a song their own, just by playing it. But there are also tons of songs out there that we haven't heard yet, and I'm thinking of at least one MONSTER track that I cannot believe hasn't been entered. Make it happen for me. (Hint: it's in the Season's title.)

I thinks its hey Jude

TCK
11-22-2013, 02:57 PM
I thinks its hey Jude
So we got Dixie- The Band
Kiss Him Goodbye- Steam
Hey Jude- The Beatles...
this is the point where the Seasons turn into an illegal betting racket.

ukuloonie
11-22-2013, 03:16 PM
Somebody could do a mashup?

CeeJay
11-22-2013, 03:22 PM
Hi..Newbie to UU , jumping in with both feet and "Solar Prestige A Gammon" by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, off the "Caribou" LP. Scared .....first public attempt at a non-standard Ukulele song of the usual era, you knoe twenties , thirties ..and "GF"...here goes...

oh ey ..it won't embed....will it link?


http://youtu.be/JERCMCxgMo8

thankfully ...yes .....

TCK
11-22-2013, 03:24 PM
Hi..Newbie to UU , jumping in with both feet and "Solar Prestige A Gammon" by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, off the "Caribou" LP. Scared .....first public attempt at a non-standard Ukulele song of the usual era, you knoe twenties , thirties ..and "GF"...here goes...

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Lemme just doll that up for you, and extend my hand. My name is Dave, and I welcome you to the Seasons of the Ukulele.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JERCMCxgMo8
This is great mate- keep them coming

CeeJay
11-22-2013, 03:32 PM
Wah ? What happened there...just came back from bouncing the computer off the wall and saw my ugly mug !!!

Thanks Dave. Appreciate the hand and the comment.

Chris

frisbee fred
11-22-2013, 06:16 PM
So we got Dixie- The Band
Kiss Him Goodbye- Steam
Hey Jude- The Beatles...
this is the point where the Seasons turn into an illegal betting racket.

I was thinking it was obladi oblada

TCK
11-22-2013, 07:04 PM
Has no one yet done our song about Desmond Dekker? I need to get busy!
I was thinking it was obladi oblada

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-22-2013, 10:14 PM
Now, are you looking for us to add a little Steam to the Playlist?



Kiss Him Goodbye- Steam


kiss him goodbye is already on the playlist

mythinformed
11-23-2013, 12:35 AM
Hi..Newbie to UU , jumping in with both feet and "Solar Prestige A Gammon" by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, off the "Caribou" LP. Scared .....first public attempt at a non-standard Ukulele song of the usual era, you knoe twenties , thirties ..and "GF"...here goes...

oh ey ..it won't embed....will it link?


http://youtu.be/JERCMCxgMo8

thankfully ...yes .....

Great first entry Chris and welcome to the Seasons mate ............take it from a pro, 'cocking up' is ok to do on here !! Lol

xommen
11-23-2013, 12:55 AM
This is a bonus that in my opinion barely fits the theme but it starts with some nice gibberish, this is I Feel Free by the Cream.

http://youtu.be/rZ0NwY2kmOI

mattydee
11-23-2013, 04:14 AM
I thinks its hey Jude

Bingo.


So we got Dixie- The Band


I was thinking it was obladi oblada

Sure, boys. Go. Go. Go.

mattydee
11-23-2013, 04:30 AM
raygf Mah Na Mah Na: Great Jazz styling on this, Ray. I love how the uke takes on the doo doo do doo doe's. Funny enough, I was thinking about a Baker Street intrusion on a song I've been working on. Good one. And happy birthday!

ceejay Solar Prestige A Gammon: Welcome to the seasons! Great choice: though I heard some actual English creep in there at some points, it sure sounds like a whole lotta nonsense. Your strumming is strong here, and I really like the tremolo opening, and the jouncy musical break. Well done!

XOmmen I Feel Free: A little light on the nonsense, as you intimated, but I like this one a lot, Wim. The intro is great, and the juxtaposed slow and rockin' bits are really nice.

Tootler
11-23-2013, 05:46 AM
Geoff, I think a Tootler take on Surfin' Bird would be fantastic. Please?
It's so thoroughly stuck in my head at this point, I'm tempted to do a take 2 version...papapapapapapapapapapap uma mao mao..
61096610976109861098

Had a go at it but it wasn't working for me so I'll just have to pass on that one. I have another folk song which I remembered from years back but I will have to send it to misfit island

cua94
11-23-2013, 06:40 AM
Couldn't get one without mistakes but here is the best take.

:)

Cua94
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snixOXHHucM&feature=youtu.be

redpaul1
11-23-2013, 06:54 AM
But there are also tons of songs out there that we haven't heard yet, and I'm thinking of at least one MONSTER track that I cannot believe hasn't been entered. Make it happen for me. (Hint: it's in the Season's title.)

I don't know if this is the MONSTER track you're thinking of, but this one is all over the French ukulele scene like a rash (check out here (http://youtu.be/g2Wz9jvx5jw), here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UX45SapjuQ) and here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vBMdUrO3-M)). It's become the French equivalent of "Tiny Bubbles" or "When I'm Cleaning Windows." :o

If I heard it once at FIUL 3, I heard it a hundred times. Now it's your turn:

http://youtu.be/EZzeUuEthfU

I'm using the original chord progression: Cm CmM7, Cm7, Cm6; whereas mes pôtes à Rendev'uke use Dm, A7, Dm A7.


DIGA DIGA DOO
(Jimmy McHugh & Dorothy Fields, for the Broadway Show 'Blackbirds of 1928')

Cm CmM7 Cm7 Cm6
Zulu man is feeling blue
Cm CmM7 Cm7 Cm6
Hear his heart beat a little tat-too
Cm G7 Cm
Diga Diga Doo, Diga Doo Doo
Cm G7 Cm
Diga Diga Doo, Diga Doo

Cm CmM7 Cm7 Cm6
You love me and I love you
Cm CmM7 Cm7 Cm6
when you love it's natural to
Cm G7 Cm
Diga Diga Doo, Diga Doo Doo
Cm G7 Cm
Diga Diga Doo, Diga Doo

Bb Eb Ab7 G7
I'm so very Diga Diga Doo by nature
Cm(b5) Fm7
If you don't say Diga Diga to your mate
G7 G7b5 Fm7 G7b5
You're gonna lose ya Pop-pa, So,

Cm CmM7 Cm7 Cm6
Let those funny people smile
Cm CmM7 Cm7 Cm6
How can there be a Virgin Isle
Cm G7 Cm
Diga Diga Doo, Diga Doo Doo
Cm G7 Cm
Diga Diga Doo, Diga Doo


Cm G7 Cm
Diga Diga Doo, Diga Doo
Cm G7 Cm
Diga Diga Doo, Diga Doo

SailQwest
11-23-2013, 06:58 AM
Finally getting caught up here. Awesome videos this Season!

Thanks Matty, for hosting! Such a fun theme!

Thanks to everyone for your kind comments. Seasonistas are awesome!

joeygibson
11-23-2013, 08:56 AM
This is Thin Lizzy's 1972 version of a traditional Irish song, Whiskey In the Jar. This is the first time I've entered any of the Seasons, and, oddly enough, I was able to do this in a single take. :-)


http://youtu.be/UiSZ5xNjRD4

mattydee
11-23-2013, 12:19 PM
cua94 The Boxer: Nice one Liz. The little pauses before the verses work well, and it's a nice gentle arrangement. Good job!

redpaul Diga Diga Doo: What a fun song! Thanks for introducing me to it. Nice to see some jazzy playing from you, too, even if it's just for us seasonistas!

joeygibson Whiskey In The Jar: Welcome to the Seasons, Joey! Wendy asked for it, and here it is! Your voice sounds great on this, nice and relaxed. Good solid strum throughout, and a good song choice. Great to have you along for the ride, come back next week!

TCK
11-23-2013, 12:58 PM
Yes yes yes yes!!!! Of course, I get "This video does not exist" when I click. I am dying here. Fortunately I know where to find Joey on FB.
this is thin lizzy's 1972 version of a traditional irish song, whiskey in the jar. This is the first time i've entered any of the seasons, and, oddly enough, i was able to do this in a single take. :-)


http://youtu.be/uisz5xnjrd4

CeeJay
11-23-2013, 03:31 PM
Newbs 'penn'orth .

..just finished listening to them all...there may be one or two I have missed and I will go back and double check...but what a feast of entertainment....HMV pah !!

Thanks to Matt and UU .

And to the contributors....amazing.

southside mike
11-23-2013, 07:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUk_OJD12QQ
Okay we were out of town all week and now I am scrambling to post one. I got My better half to help me and we are tired and feeling a little silly too. Maybe it was helped along by the jalapeno cucumber margaritas just a bit......anyway we had fun.

TCK
11-23-2013, 07:48 PM
So me and the wife wanted to do number three together.
Joey made it OK...and I swear this is the first time we have ever played this ;)
My favorite song, which is good, because we have been tossing them back since dinner. This one is for Ukuleledaddy...with apologies to Matt.
Great Season mate- make number one my entry if you would, but heck, I have had fun making all three.
Wendy...be careful what you ask for around here :)

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

myrnaukelele
11-23-2013, 08:02 PM
Okay we were out of town all week and now I am scrambling to post one. I got My better half to help me and we are tired and feeling a little silly too. Maybe it was helped along by the jalapeno cucumber margaritas just a bit......anyway we had fun.
You two sang that so sweetly! I love your music too! :o

myrnaukelele
11-23-2013, 08:05 PM
So me and the wife wanted to do number three together.
Joey made it OK...and I swear this is the first time we have ever played this ;)
My favorite song, which is good, because we have been tossing them back since dinner. This one is for Ukuleledaddy...with apologies to Matt.
Great Season mate- make number one my entry if you would, but heck, I have had fun making all three.
Wendy...be careful what you ask for around here :)

Oh yes! So fun to hear two uke versions of this on the same day. And I like dimly lit vids...it sets a mysterious mood.

TCK
11-23-2013, 08:14 PM
Thanks Myrna- We are all about Mystery around here :)
Oh yes! So fun to hear two uke versions of this on the same day. And I like dimly lit vids...it sets a mysterious mood.

myrnaukelele
11-23-2013, 09:24 PM
A bonus song. This is certainly not a nonsense song but it's the first song I thought of - the third verse is almost all lalalalas, nanananas and hey heys.

http://youtu.be/ZU2e5Yg5TQo

elmann
11-23-2013, 09:45 PM
After struggling and ogling for a week with Agadoo (even mentions Hawaii and Ukulele!), I tried Berni's great ideas (nice songs), and really forgot my beloved Diga Diga Doo, but did another googling and found two old enchanting songs. I even did a second verse, which normaly was not sung, but I saw at wikipedia. This season is so funny!
Maybe a 2nd entry will follow.
Here's my official choice, with snoring early voice:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uc0QEZ-OPm4

redpaul1
11-23-2013, 11:35 PM
redpaul Diga Diga Doo: What a fun song! Thanks for introducing me to it. Nice to see some jazzy playing from you, too, even if it's just for us seasonistas!

Thanks! Even though it came to haunt me in France this year, it is a bit of a neglected classic. Here's some big band versions from Duke Ellington (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaY22LgxUV4) (he recorded a few), Jerry Wald (http://youtu.be/lyKF7EAPcTA) and Benny Goodman (http://youtu.be/8O8zchAuQ_o). The Mills Brothers' take can be found here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idc76Dp2H8s). Some gypsy jazz here from Oscar Aléman here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxTo8orPAkc); and a more uptodate take from Big Bad Voodoo Daddy here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufvmD9s76X0).

And finally... here's 23Skidoo dancing up a storm to Artie Shaw ;)


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

p.s., if I may, I'll keep 'Mnah Mna' as my official entry. Thanks again.

elmann
11-24-2013, 12:12 AM
Great Diga Diga Doo.
In 2012 an often played highlight, e.g. see here parts of german ukulelenclub
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYcfp9IUqmU

And here's my just for fun entry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOd9ce_OmEY

mattydee
11-24-2013, 05:27 AM
southside mike My Music: Hoo! That's a fun one. Great shuffle strum, and I like the muted bits on the do do do's. Your voices sound great together as well. Good job!

TCK Whiskey In The Jar: There it is. Nice to hear Mel on it, in a nice mellow version. Cheers, Kid.

myrnaukulele Bobby McGee: Nice video composition, Myrna -- I love the reflection in the window. Nice laid back version of this, and it sounds great on that bari. Thanks!

ellman Mairzy Doats: Great choice! And a spot on performance, as always, from you. That little outdoor uke sounds nice on this one. Good job!

ellman Chickery Chick: Lovely. Absolutely lovely. Your ease with the complex lyric makes it such a pleasure to watch and listen to. Thanks!

mattydee
11-24-2013, 05:32 AM
Alright, gang, you've still got 17+ hours to get those last minute entries in. I know I'l be working on one momentarily. Still have yet to hear some tunes I've been hoping for, and some voices, too...

elmann
11-24-2013, 06:29 AM
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ellman Your ease with the complex lyric
Another song I got knots in my tongue ;-)

bonesigh
11-24-2013, 02:16 PM
Hey all. I couldn't get done what I wanted to this week so, oh well. Here's a little tutorial for the Bari lovers. You can strum along with the regular uke with G, C and D7. I don't know if this counts as an entry as I don't actually sing (:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjp_2-cn-p4&amp;feature=youtube_gdata_player
Have fun!

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
11-24-2013, 02:55 PM
This one actually took thirteen takes---it only felt like it took ninety-two as I say in the intro. Still, lots of fun trying to learn this dancehall classic.

Thanks for a great challenge, Matt. If I had a few more hours this week, I would've also done "Doodle Doo Doo" and "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da".


http://youtu.be/38JUjSEiSLg

vct33
11-24-2013, 03:21 PM
OK, I guess this is my official entry. Of course I posted a bonus earlier in the week (first time bonus for me) and I've gotten more youtube comments than ever before PLUS I got the secret song of the week. Lol. With all the good feed back that should probably be my official entry but I told my daughter we were doing this song as my entry so here it is. This is a pastiche version of "Anyone Else But You" by the Moldy Peaches. She wrote her lines (except one) and I wrote mine. We incorporated the nicknames we call each other and stuff from our day to day routines.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvKO9L5IvFg

ukuloonie
11-24-2013, 05:12 PM
Here is my entry
Sh-Boom Sh-boom
Covered by many an artist, it has a strange bridge
My Daughter was reminded of the song"Loli Pop" and I thought of "Blue Moon"
all of the same time period I guess.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wuEc-GfhlM&feature=youtu.be

mattydee
11-24-2013, 05:38 PM
bonesigh Deck The Hall: Not quite right for the season, without the singing, and with the sped up repeat, but thanks for posting! Gets us into the mood for fa la la las!

OnlyUkeThatMatters Bam Bam: I was starting to worry as the hours ticked by today, and you still hadn't posted, but this was totally worth the wait. I love how unapologetic you are with your minimalist arrangements, which always grow into complex strums with great inversions, but somehow remaining spare. It allows for this sort of purity. Or something. Plus that crazy reggae tongue twister on top of it. Really really well done.

vct33 Anyone Else But You: This is real sweet. The lyric change is perfect. Great playing. Great duet. Also that cat. Great job.

ukuloonie Sh-Boom Sh-Boom: Your voice sounds so great on this Drew -- a great choice, and I almost get a full Hey Nonny Nonny No out of it! That nice easy strum coupled with the sweetness of your vocals turns it into a jazzy lullaby. Great job.

Still a few hours left for those last minute entries, kids...














(Seriously? No Hey Jude?)

mattydee
11-24-2013, 05:49 PM
So, vct33 got here first, and in so doing, picked up the super secret Host's Bonus points. Here's my take on this tune. I used the VoiceLivePlay GTX for loops and harmonies, so this is all happening live (as evidenced by the myriad mistakes*):


http://youtu.be/1p63_HkXWg8

For those of you who missed it when it broke the internet a couple months ago, here's the original (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE).

*I ran out of time to record today, and had to eat the timing mistakes with the looper. I've got to spend more time with that thing. As fun as it is, it's just as difficult to master.

mattydee
11-25-2013, 02:11 AM
And that's all she wrote. Do make sure I've got you in the playlist, and I will have decisions within the week. Thanks for a great time, Seasonistas!

Time for some METAL!

bonesigh
11-25-2013, 08:57 AM
You and the looper sounded just great to me (: Thanks for hosting this week and have a Happy Thanksgiving!


So, vct33 got here first, and in so doing, picked up the super secret Host's Bonus points. Here's my take on this tune. I used the VoiceLivePlay GTX for loops and harmonies, so this is all happening live (as evidenced by the myriad mistakes*):


http://youtu.be/1p63_HkXWg8

For those of you who missed it when it broke the internet a couple months ago, here's the original (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE).

*I ran out of time to record today, and had to eat the timing mistakes with the looper. I've got to spend more time with that thing. As fun as it is, it's just as difficult to master.

Tootler
11-25-2013, 01:16 PM
And that's all she wrote. Do make sure I've got you in the playlist, and I will have decisions within the week. Thanks for a great time, Seasonistas!

Time for some METAL!

Hello Matty. Can you treat my Folkie songs (Foolish Boy/As I was going to Banbury) as my entry, please and my electric efforts as bonuses.

Thanks

Geoff

mattydee
11-29-2013, 06:58 AM
What a season!

After digesting yesterday's meal, and reviewing the entries, this is what I've come up with:

Winner:
OnlyUkeThatMatters - Bam Bam

Runner Up:
mikef - Whoa Whoa Whoa

Also, some Special Mentions (in no particular order):
TCK - Rama Lama Ding Dong
Peewee - The Bird
Barbablaca - The Tribal Elder
PaBrizzer - LaLa Blues
erivel - King of Rock and Roll
wetigers - I Yi Yi Yi
Max2173 - Psycho Killer

This was a super fun season, all! Thanks for indulging me -- it was great to see all you seasonistas, new and old, jumping right in and letting the nonsense fly.

Mike and Ralf, PM me addresses, please. The prizes are just tokens, but I'll send 'em anyhow.

Now I've got to get to work on METAL week.

elmann
11-29-2013, 07:18 AM
Congrats to you, champs! And thanks, Matt, for hosting a very funny season.

pabrizzer
11-29-2013, 07:18 AM
Thanks for a terrific season Matt. Loved everything this week but very worthy selections in Ralf and Mike.
It was a real good theme - amazing how many songs have syllables that only make sense in music.

lelouden
11-29-2013, 02:12 PM
Congratulations winners!! Thanks Matt for a really fun Season:)

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
11-29-2013, 04:33 PM
Zip a dee doo dah! So psyched! Thanks, Matt! Congrats to Mike and the Mentions (sounds like a band name, yeah?), and congrats and thanks to everyone for getting in touch with your nonsensical sides. A great, silly Season!

max2173
11-29-2013, 04:49 PM
Wow. Genuinely honoured to get a special mention! Congrats to the winners and all the other special mentions!

erivel
11-29-2013, 05:11 PM
Congrats to the Ralf and Mike! I'm thrilled for the special mention! :)

Thanks for a cool theme this week Matt!!

myrnaukelele
11-29-2013, 05:15 PM
Thanks for all the silliness mattydee- you're a great host. And congrats to the winners.

TCK
11-29-2013, 05:34 PM
Fun week for sure! Thanks for the laughs Matt, and congrats to the winners

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-29-2013, 05:38 PM
gah! back online after nearly a whole week NEARLY A WHOLE WEEK of no internet

and now i'm catching up on all uke activity!

thanks mattydee for a great contest, it was a really super theme.

and big congrats to all the winners

thesillydave
11-29-2013, 06:31 PM
thanks to mattydee! congrats to the winners and runners-ups...runner-ups....runners-up...all the rest! cheers all!

bonesigh
11-30-2013, 06:59 AM
Congratulations OnlyUke and all the other runner's up (: Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

filipinouker
11-30-2013, 08:37 AM
Congratulations to OnlyUkeThatMatters and MikeF and the special mentions! :cool:

I had such fun listening to various contributions for this week and impressed by our attentive & encouraging host mattydee. Thanks everyone!

ukuloonie
11-30-2013, 09:18 AM
congrats to the winners and thanks Matt
cool job on the hosting

mythinformed
11-30-2013, 08:36 PM
Congrats to the winner and runner up (worthy winners) and cheers for hosting with such constructive comments Matt.
Well done to all who took part in this season.

redpaul1
11-30-2013, 10:29 PM
Congrats to the winner and runner up (worthy winners) and cheers for hosting with such constructive comments Matt.
Well done to all who took part in this season.

:agree: My sentiments exactly. Cheers!

mikef
12-03-2013, 10:23 PM
[cough] [splutter]
I'm welling up. It's always amazing to take part, get a mention, read kind comments... but to be in the prize list for an original song, well gosh I am truly humbled. Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much!!!!!

:smileybounce::smileybounce::smileybounce:

Well done all for a truly fun week!!

p.s.
Apologies for only just replying BTW, I've spent the last few days packing up my Mum's house and moving her to her trendy new funky apartment. But what a fabulous thing to see as soon as I log back on after all that packing, lifting, unpacking, moving, adjusting, more unpacking... you get the idea.