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decaturcomp
02-16-2014, 04:27 PM
Americana, Hank, Gospel, Old time...whatcha got?

bird's eye view of my ukelele
02-16-2014, 04:33 PM
ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh

country

AND western

(seriously, joking about that just doesn't get old, does it?!)

country and western is my dad's fave kind of music

which means i would love it even if i didn't actually love it

but i do love it

so that's great!

and this is great! (this thread)

myrnaukelele
02-16-2014, 05:25 PM
Oh yeah! I love country AND western. I'll be stopping by this thread often I'm sure.
Anybody remember Billboard week? I did a contemporary country song by Zac Brown that week (#87 on the country charts).

http://youtu.be/bG2epj_SFwQ

myrnaukelele
02-16-2014, 05:29 PM
I did this Hank Williams song for Skidoooo's Country Season.

http://youtu.be/950i2qque94

myrnaukelele
02-16-2014, 05:33 PM
Here's one in honor of Kitty Wells.

http://youtu.be/MlwOPSJvXcY

myrnaukelele
02-16-2014, 05:43 PM
kd lang sang this one:

http://youtu.be/NR_rZUdiKtQ

UkeCan1
02-16-2014, 05:47 PM
Okay, I'll bite. Here's my country song, an inadvertent "find" for Season 94 - Opposites Week. I searched YouTube for a double opposite song for the Beatles' "I Will", and discovered this gem. Of course, I couldn't leave a simple 4-chord country song alone, so I added 5 more.

(FiL loves this song, and totally wants to play it with me ... and neither one of us can play it properly, because of those blasted transition chords I added ... especially the Em9. If anyone can suggest an elegant way to quickly transition from Em to Em9, we are all ears.)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efM1Usc2-bY

Oh, wait ... I also did "Cold, Cold Heart" ... I guess I have two country songs!

Wendy

myrnaukelele
02-16-2014, 05:48 PM
Where are all the other country music ukers? Sorry to be posting so much but I love this kind of music.
OK. One last song and I'll stop. I had to post this one. I'm in my pajamas. :o

http://youtu.be/WSG8bonUnHw

UkeCan1
02-16-2014, 05:51 PM
Well, alrighty then - before Myrna totally owns this thread, here's my other country song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd0rQzfSxtA Okay, that's all I got. All yours, Myrna. [Hmph. I'm thinking now I did this way too fast. It's about freeing your doubtful mind, so maybe I'll redo it for Freedom Week.]

dirtiestkidever
02-16-2014, 08:00 PM
Johnny Cash Song recorded for the last Seasons.


http://youtu.be/zYo4TuqOtLk

dirtiestkidever
02-16-2014, 08:04 PM
And another Johnny Cash song recorded just for this thread. I am getting some annoying high pitched background noise in this recording (probably due to my own limited recording experience). But I barely have time to record these days let alone trouble shoot problems like that. My apologies.


http://youtu.be/TLGeHCRm0bk

decaturcomp
02-16-2014, 08:09 PM
Boy howdy. Nice showing y'all!
This was a Ginny suggestion so hugs to her.
Here's me from a year ago just to show solidarity with you fine folks.
We'll have to look for stuff to record special like real soon....

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

decaturcomp
02-16-2014, 08:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyGnFYxlLI0

Tootler
02-16-2014, 08:45 PM
Here's one I did for sing songs from the opposite sex week;


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

Shady Wilbury
02-16-2014, 08:52 PM
A song I did for Season 91...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VbdO48oRRY

This thread rocks, 'cause it's what I do! :) Stay tuned for a re-recorded $1000 Wedding.

Raygf
02-17-2014, 02:39 AM
Here's a cowboy classic, Don't Fence Me In. I'm playing my Earnest Instruments Ceegar Box concert neck ukulele. Great little box!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yItzntE5IKc

Joko
02-17-2014, 03:19 AM
I'm a bit embarrassed to effectively kill this thread here on just its second page by posting the perfect country AND western song, posted by me back in Season 56.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1Nl6exjbTg

GinnyT11
02-17-2014, 03:53 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_vJAQgFUrE

I Can't Stop Loving You.

pabrizzer
02-17-2014, 05:43 AM
Some Bill Monroe.

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

pabrizzer
02-17-2014, 05:53 AM
Hat Town by Lee Kernaghan

Original here. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaFlABcCK5U)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYS9vO-cqD8

pabrizzer
02-17-2014, 05:57 AM
And some Hank.

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

29moons
02-17-2014, 05:57 AM
pro•pin•qui•ty (proʊˈpɪŋ kwɪ ti) - noun
1. nearness in time or place; proximity.
2. nearness of relation; kinship.

I did this for week 56: FiL's Favorite Texas Singer-Songwriters - Michael Nesmith brought a great country flavor to his music.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7wg6A7agNE

pabrizzer
02-17-2014, 06:13 AM
And one from Mr Johnny Cash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmafePqH5XI

lelouden
02-17-2014, 06:36 AM
Western;WIKI
Western music originated as a form of American folk music. It was originally composed by and about the people who settled and worked throughout the Western United States and Western Canada. Directly related musically to old English, Scottish, and Irish folk ballads, Western music celebrates the life of the cowboy on the open ranges and prairies of Western North America.[1] The Mexican music of the American Southwest also influenced the development of this genre. Western music shared similar roots with Appalachian folk music ("hillbilly music"), which developed in Appalachia separately from, but parallel to, the Western music genre. The music industry of the mid-20th century lumped the two together under the banner of "country and western music," later amalgamating into modern country music.

"Good Old Mountain Dew" (ROUD 18669), sometimes called simply "Mountain Dew" or "Real Old Mountain Dew", is an Appalachian folk song composed by Bascom Lamar Lunsford and Scotty Wiseman.

Mountain Dew~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcR-2reLO4Y

lelouden
02-17-2014, 06:45 AM
Country Music WIKI;
Country music is a genre of American popular music that originated in the rural regions of the Southern United States in the 1920s.[1] It takes its roots from the southeastern genre of American folk music and Western music. Blues modes have been used extensively throughout its recorded history.[2] Country music often consists of ballads and dance tunes with generally simple forms and harmonies accompanied by mostly string instruments such as banjos, electric and acoustic guitars, fiddles, and harmonicas.[3][4][5]
The term country music gained popularity in the 1940s in preference to the earlier term hillbilly music; it came to encompass Western music, which evolved parallel to hillbilly music from similar roots, in the mid-20th century. The term country music is used today to describe many styles and subgenres.

"Ring of Fire" or "The Ring of Fire" is a country music song popularized by Johnny Cash and co-written by June Carter Cash and Merle Kilgore.

Ring of Fire~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wLaISdoqkE

lelouden
02-17-2014, 06:48 AM
Another

Cold Cold Heart~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdDRCxbp0Eo

lelouden
02-17-2014, 06:52 AM
Southern Night's Glen Campbell

Southern Night's~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBj2-cF4ZhE

lelouden
02-17-2014, 07:21 AM
Gospel Music WIKI;
Gospel music in general is characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a Christian nature. Subgenres include contemporary gospel, urban contemporary gospel (sometimes referred to as "black gospel"), Southern gospel, and modern gospel music (now more commonly known as praise and worship music or contemporary Christian music). Several forms of gospel music utilize choirs, use piano or Hammond organ, tambourines,drums, bass guitar and, increasingly, electric guitar.

One can pursue the roots of gospel music through the academic discipline of ethno-musicology (going back to Europe and Africa), through a study of the 2,000-year history of church music, and through a study of rural folk music traditions. When it comes to the African American experience, gospel music can be traced to the early 17th century.[4]
Coming out of an oral tradition, gospel music typically utilizes a great deal of repetition. The repetition of the words allowed those who could not read the opportunity to participate in worship. During this time, hymns and sacred songs were lined and repeated in a call and response fashion, and the Negro spirituals and work songs emerged.
Most of the churches did not have musical instruments to use. There would be guitars and tambourines available every now and then, but not frequently. There were not regular church choirs that existed at this time, and they did not use a piano very often. Most of the singing was done a cappella.[5]
And many many sub genre's of gospel- Urban contemporary gospel, Gospel blues, Southern gospel, Progressive Southern gospel, Christian country music, Bluegrass gospel, Celtic gospel, and British Black Gospel.

Momma's Teaching Angels How To Sing~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIh9y-Nkabg

lelouden
02-17-2014, 07:22 AM
What A Friend We Have In Jesus~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d83ymsFUQ7A

Booli
02-17-2014, 08:06 AM
These continuous themed seasons threads are great!

There's a song that's been in my head for a while now, and now I just have to learn the chords and make decent performance of it so I can share it with you here!

Thanks Alan for creating this one!

-Booli

ukuleledaveey
02-17-2014, 08:36 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cMYRbHNaQ8&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Here is some johny cash from season 65, great thread by the way

ukuleledaveey
02-17-2014, 08:42 AM
And another little song i did for TCK ages ago, i forgot to edit out the false start another one from my little black book of cash songs


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYVstr51x0Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player

ukuleledaveey
02-17-2014, 08:48 AM
And another johnny cash song :D


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EddQS8qnhvM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

pabrizzer
02-17-2014, 10:17 AM
A cowboy song from Dean and Ricky

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03DoDTJPDJM

The Ukelites
02-17-2014, 10:17 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S43G8ualUPA

pabrizzer
02-17-2014, 10:19 AM
Another cowboy tune. Turns out I DO like both types of music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AB8ngzPauk

greyghost
02-17-2014, 11:14 AM
I did two Junior Brown songs a couple of seasons ago--he's well worth checking out if you like old-school C&W with a real sense of humor. I did My Wife Thinks You're Dead and Party Lights. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWqOquP3OdI

greyghost
02-17-2014, 11:14 AM
Here's the other one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw3DoG-vRJA

CeeJay
02-17-2014, 12:30 PM
Americana, Hank, Gospel, Old time...whatcha got?

I got Country and Yorkshire ...nah bogger may ...wehre 'av I put that ?....ey'up listen ...Ah'll 'ave ter 'ay a looook forrr it ....sithee tommorer

Christopher ......ooops thats me bluddy Sunday name tha knerrs......

Dougf
02-17-2014, 03:56 PM
Here's one I did for season 22, a little bluegrass number.


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

TCK
02-17-2014, 05:12 PM
First song Melissa ever played with me on camera. This was before the Seasons...there we go- Hagged it all up.
sniff* I miss that cat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD7Nni-_tNk

ukuleledaddy
02-17-2014, 06:25 PM
The first song I ever played on my beloved Doug Frink special. Going back to Season 82. I Still Miss Someone:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkkAo8f_rhQ

ukuleledaddy
02-17-2014, 06:32 PM
More from the way-back machine. It was Season 22. My Heart Skips A Beat. Can you hear my kids singing along in the background?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFywEW6XBbI

decaturcomp
02-17-2014, 08:27 PM
Hah! Excellent...


I got Country and Yorkshire ...nah bogger may ...wehre 'av I put that ?....ey'up listen ...Ah'll 'ave ter 'ay a looook forrr it ....sithee tommorer

Christopher ......ooops thats me bluddy Sunday name tha knerrs......

lelouden
02-18-2014, 12:16 PM
The big reason I love these threads is because of the organization purpose. I think posting the oldies with the newbie IMO is just fine. Where else can you go find all the C,W&G we're doing in one place:) I would love a Traditional Folk thread. Its my fav and I would love that organized as well. If you let the oldies in they'll take up some of the beginning of the thread...then the new stuff starts coming along. Can't you see were all excited to have this place. We're just trying to join the party anyway we can:D

Jazzbanjorex
02-18-2014, 01:37 PM
How about Bluegrass?

ksiegel
02-18-2014, 02:56 PM
I did this one over a year ago.

It is Real Country. Merle Travis Country.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JdtIxcpeSs

ksiegel
02-18-2014, 02:58 PM
Here's one I did a while back.

Country, John Hartford Style.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ias_9XzW0M

Jazzbanjorex
02-18-2014, 03:48 PM
Banjolele, harmonica, washboard, bones.

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

Jazzbanjorex
02-18-2014, 04:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeJjy6JAV1w

bird's eye view of my ukelele
02-18-2014, 06:21 PM
Another cowboy tune. Turns out I DO like both types of music.
lol!


ok... all new, all hot and happening (well.................. you know.......................................)

see it here first

etc

just for this thread

exclusive

(alan : yeah ok we get the point)

"changed the locks" by the truly fabulous :bowdown: lucinda williams


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqwQvD9ED7w

easy peasy lemon squeezy 2 chords just 2 chords, guys, count 'em...

if you wanna join in at all, i'm playing A and (cheats') E

yeah baby

decaturcomp
02-18-2014, 06:33 PM
How about Bluegrass?

Right in the wheelhouse, Brother.

decaturcomp
02-18-2014, 06:34 PM
Always loved this tune and now it's even better having been BEVOMUized!

lol!


ok... all new, all hot and happening (well.................. you know.......................................)

see it here first

etc

just for this thread

exclusive

(alan : yeah ok we get the point)

"changed the locks" by the truly fabulous :bowdown: lucinda williams


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqwQvD9ED7w

easy peasy lemon squeezy 2 chords just 2 chords, guys, count 'em...

if you wanna join in at all, i'm playing A and (cheats') E

yeah baby

bird's eye view of my ukelele
02-18-2014, 06:36 PM
Always loved this tune and now it's even better having been BEVOMUized!
lol!

a song hasn't really lived, until it's been BEVOMUized!

decaturcomp
02-18-2014, 06:40 PM
The big reason I love these threads is because of the organization purpose. I think posting the oldies with the newbie IMO is just fine. Where else can you go find all the C,W&G we're doing in one place:) I would love a Traditional Folk thread. Its my fav and I would love that organized as well. If you let the oldies in they'll take up some of the beginning of the thread...then the new stuff starts coming along. Can't you see were all excited to have this place. We're just trying to join the party anyway we can:D

What you say makes all the sense in the World.
I suppose I was focusing too much on moving forward but organizing what's available is good, too.
Playlists for sub-genres could be arranged too if anyone wants to take the time.
Why don't you start the Trad one?
I'll be there.

myrnaukelele
02-18-2014, 06:48 PM
The big reason I love these threads is because of the organization purpose. I think posting the oldies with the newbie IMO is just fine. Where else can you go find all the C,W&G we're doing in one place:) I would love a Traditional Folk thread. Its my fav and I would love that organized as well. If you let the oldies in they'll take up some of the beginning of the thread...then the new stuff starts coming along. Can't you see were all excited to have this place. We're just trying to join the party anyway we can:D
:agree: Old vids and new songs - it's all good as long as it's country!
And speaking of country:

http://youtu.be/dsySoLyXPFQ

decaturcomp
02-19-2014, 04:34 AM
In the band we do the Gene Parsons version of this tune from his great record Kindling. I love the way it works but I'm enough of a traditionalist to go all the way back to the Lowell George version we grew up with:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gDsUqeI7w0

decaturcomp
02-19-2014, 08:15 AM
One of my favorites from a fellow Seasonista!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WryG1tvnnPo

Jazzbanjorex
02-19-2014, 12:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4deAZSOh9UY

pabrizzer
02-19-2014, 01:07 PM
Yes, Rex. Real nice. I did that one too - more inspired by the beautifully done Seasick Stve version.
I have done more Hank than i thought. That guy has left his mark on the world!

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

Raygf
02-19-2014, 01:29 PM
He certainly has Pa and didn't make it to 30 years of age.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l4h-B0f9Ek

bird's eye view of my ukelele
02-19-2014, 02:27 PM
quick post then i'm heading back to check out the new songs posted since i last swung by

this is a homemade songlet - hope that's OK here??? i have a book of cowboy songs for uke, "ukulele for cowboys" by ron middlebrook, it's great, and full of fabulous old photos of cowboys and horses and ukes and wotnot - anyway it set me thinking - could i write a cowboy song?

so i gave it a go

"can i write a song like a cowboy would sing"


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

chords are an A-E7-A-D-A-E7-A loop, around and around and around, if you fancy joining in at all

can I write a song like a cowboy would sing?
can I write a song about everything
that a cowboy would sing about?
I wonder can I?

can I write a song like a cowboy would sing?
about his horse and his gun and cow-poking?
can I write a song like a cowboy would sing?

can I write a song about an indian battle?
can I write a song about a *load of cattle?
can I write a song like a cowboy would sing?

i'll give it a go. I 'll give it my best
i'll sing like they pinned a star on my manly chest.
i'll sing like i'm the sheriff of this one horse town

ok i've done what I can, but I guess that it's true
I dunno what it's like to be a boy named sue
and I gotta go
because my train is due

it's due in at high noon, and it's heading out west
I'm taking my horse, because he is the best
man, I love that horse of mine

it's time to say goodbye, it's been fun
but i'm wearing chaps and you can see my bum
because I forgot to put my trousers on
underneath

so farewell my darling, farewell my sweet
I send you all my love 'til next time we meet
and i'm sending it to you in a cowboy song
yes i'm sending it to you in a cowboy song
yippee-i-ay-eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Jazzbanjorex
02-19-2014, 02:55 PM
Yes, Rex. Real nice. I did that one too - more inspired by the beautifully done Seasick Stve version.
I have done more Hank than i thought. That guy has left his mark on the world!


He certainly has Pa and didn't make it to 30 years of age.

I love the various renditions gentlemen. Lets pick some more.

Jazzbanjorex
02-19-2014, 03:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMOvgCilIyk&feature=youtu.be

Jazzbanjorex
02-19-2014, 04:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdLVWsPJVkg&feature=youtu.be

Jazzbanjorex
02-19-2014, 04:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46wTT2zh7tI&feature=youtu.be

bird's eye view of my ukelele
02-19-2014, 04:21 PM
jazzbanjorex! i decided i would just do one song for the current freedom season, and crack on with other stuff i gotta do - chores and wotnot. no, really. don't laugh. but then alan made this thread, and i've done two vids for it already... are you having the same problem as me? can't stay away from the country - OR the western, for that matter?

Jazzbanjorex
02-20-2014, 01:20 AM
jazzbanjorex! i decided i would just do one song for the current freedom season, and crack on with other stuff i gotta do - chores and wotnot. no, really. don't laugh. but then alan made this thread, and i've done two vids for it already... are you having the same problem as me? can't stay away from the country - OR the western, for that matter?

Yeah Bird's Eye, I admit. I got a problem. I did a couple of Freedom songs then saw these specialty threads. My dad loved bluegrass. Only good kind of music he felt. I used to played C&W on my Telecaster in the honky tonks around here for about a decade. So I've got a group of songs in my old fat book to play. I'm practicing a lot of restraint by not going coo coo for cocoa puffs right now.

My mom used to play ragtime on her organ so that's one of my other passions.

Then I rebelled and played 70s and 80s rock in California bars a while, my other passion.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
02-20-2014, 01:44 PM
jazzbanjorex - my dad loves country (and he's quite keen on western too - OH WHEN WILL THAT JOKE GET OLD???! not any time soon!) and my mum and dad used to do line dancing - arthritic knees have rather knocked that on the head, but they still both love the music. and i love it too.

bonesigh
02-20-2014, 03:51 PM
Doesn't get much more country than this song. This is a cover I did some time ago for a contest (of course). That's what got me started making YT video's. Now, I can't stop (:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL4wt2vQZTY

bonesigh
02-20-2014, 03:56 PM
This song is about a cowboy but does that make it country....I think so.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX3vUDLVB64

bonesigh
02-20-2014, 04:00 PM
Here's another (:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_se-5WGiUrI

bonesigh
02-20-2014, 04:03 PM
Martina McBride

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

bonesigh
02-20-2014, 04:04 PM
Bellamy Brothers "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNgFFth27p8

bonesigh
02-20-2014, 04:12 PM
Hope I'm not posting too many but, hey, you can't do too many country songs....can you? When I was growing up in So. San Francisco everyone was into AC/DC or Disco, Funk, popular artists of the time but me, nope, I was closet country. I didn't tell anyone I LOVED country music!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qKuMDKy0ME

decaturcomp
02-20-2014, 04:44 PM
Wow, lots of enthusiasm for country stuff here. I love where you kids are taking us.

Here's one I've been working on. Skidoo helped me with the lyrics and my bride Terri helped, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT4wHVCn33g

Jazzbanjorex
02-20-2014, 05:00 PM
Hope I'm not posting too many

I say Head 'em up, Move 'em out, Keep 'em comin' RAW HIDE!! Load us up with a cattle car load of some C&W Bonsigh!

ukuleledaddy
02-20-2014, 07:56 PM
This song is for Ron, who loves old cowboy tunes. His home was taken from him by the government in the name of eminent domain. He got screwed and never rebounded financially. May you find peace in your next home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V62ix0HhTKY&feature=c4-overview&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA

bonesigh
02-21-2014, 03:28 PM
Wow! Rotgut Sweetheart. You are a talented guy Alan!

lelouden
02-21-2014, 03:54 PM
One of my favorites from a fellow Seasonista!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WryG1tvnnPo

Thanks Alan for posting this for me. This song means a lot to me. I wasn't sure where this belonged if I posted it. At the moment I am In the Bahamas and just thought I would check in during some down time and see what all my friends have been up to. There for a moment I thought...

What...When....Ambian!...Nope....Alan:)

bird's eye view of my ukelele
02-21-2014, 06:02 PM
this thread is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo great!

ok here is another one from me

"wichita lineman"

is this my favourite country (and indeed western) song ever?

i think it might be

but i hesitate to say that for sure because the minute i do another song will pop into my head and i'll think oh no hold on - THAT is my favourite country (and indeed western) song ever!

so - let's just say i really really love this one!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlY25aKSAPw

when i went looking for the chords for this, i couldn't make anything that i found, work for me

so i'm kinda busking it a bit...

Cornfield
02-22-2014, 02:01 AM
Buddy Rich was in the hospital shortly before he died. The nurse asked if he was allergic to anything. He said "Yes....country music"

decaturcomp
02-22-2014, 04:33 AM
Nice job, kid. I dig it.
Did you know this is sort of a standard song for pedal steel players to use as a solo?
I was looking for a video of my pal Mark Van Allen playing it with Blueground Undergrass but then I bumped into this Dobro/Pedal Steel version and thought maybe my country brothers and sisters would forgive this non uke example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJd4vO8jkyE


this thread is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo great!

ok here is another one from me

"wichita lineman"

is this my favourite country (and indeed western) song ever?

i think it might be

but i hesitate to say that for sure because the minute i do another song will pop into my head and i'll think oh no hold on - THAT is my favourite country (and indeed western) song ever!

so - let's just say i really really love this one!

when i went looking for the chords for this, i couldn't make anything that i found, work for me

so i'm kinda busking it a bit...

bird's eye view of my ukelele
02-22-2014, 06:18 AM
maybe my country brothers and sisters would forgive this non uke example[/video]
oh wow that is soooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful!

Jazzbanjorex
02-24-2014, 02:28 PM
Well here it is...

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

redpaul1
02-24-2014, 02:58 PM
"changed the locks" by the truly fabulous :bowdown: lucinda williams

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqwQvD9ED7w

easy peasy lemon squeezy 2 chords just 2 chords, guys, count 'em...

if you wanna join in at all, i'm playing A and (cheats') E

yeah baby

I love LW too! Did you catch her at the Barbican last year? Sadly, she didn't do this one, my fav (& my first time on my electric bari)


http://youtu.be/xyWuZPW0OcI

I'm a contributor to the Wikipedia entry on this song :)

redpaul1
02-24-2014, 03:02 PM
Ooh I do like a bit of comedy country. "Dropkick Me Jesus Through The Goalposts of Life" is my all time fave - then it's a tie between "You're The Reason Our Children Are Ugly" and this one - which I love so much, I've done it in two separate Seasons!


http://youtu.be/GaA3yIOog4g

bird's eye view of my ukelele
02-24-2014, 03:12 PM
oh paul you are mad as a box of frogs - i trust you know that i mean that in a good way! great vids! i didn't see lucinda williams live but i have a super dvd of her - live from austin, she's wonderful, it must have been amazing to really see her in the flesh

TCK
02-26-2014, 05:38 PM
Mad as a box of Frogs...I am using that.
Here is what today ended with. Had a chance to meet old Ukuleledaddy and I got home just beside myself-had to sit and play a song. It has it all, the river, the rain (finally), a little laziness. Perfect in my estimation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_56Er_7Tewc

decaturcomp
02-27-2014, 05:00 AM
Here's a little song I wrote with (https://www.dropbox.com/s/kdxaax4zdoq01xd/rotgut.mp3) Skidoo (who helped a lot with a lyrics rewrite) on guitar and harmony vocal and Zac Denton from our band Woven Pines on the first time through the song with a fiddle break.

TCK
02-27-2014, 04:59 PM
So, it dawned on me that in 305 videos, and countless weeks, and of course my favorite thread ever (Train Songs)...I had never played a song by the singing ranger.
The reality is that I never wanted to even try Hank Snow, because I love him too much to screw it up. He was prolific, an amazing picker, beautiful baritone voice...all I got is weird guy in his hoarder room on Ukulele.
But then it dawned on me that no one else had ever played one of his song either, and I could not live with that. Therefore- tonight is a two-for Thursday. Here is your old friend The Cloverdale Kid doing "The Golden Rocket";. I really cannot believe I got through it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5XE-nlDtpk
And then, as if that was not enough, tonight's radio show and a shameless self promotion. Why? Because everyone should be able to play at least one Hank Snow song. Here is that if you are so inclined...I'm Moving On (http://dlaurice.podomatic.com/entry/2014-02-27T19_49_20-08_00)

TCK
02-27-2014, 05:20 PM
Sweet baby jesus this is good. Well done my friends.
Here's a little song I wrote with (https://www.dropbox.com/s/kdxaax4zdoq01xd/rotgut.mp3) Skidoo (who helped a lot with a lyrics rewrite) on guitar and harmony vocal and Zac Denton from our band Woven Pines on the first time through the song with a fiddle break.

bonesigh
03-01-2014, 01:54 PM
Thanks for the reminder TCK how much I like Hank Snow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agJhE2mrFR0&feature=youtu.be

TCK
03-01-2014, 02:00 PM
Playing right along right now dear! Fantastic take on this one
Thanks for the reminder TCK how much I like Hank Snow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agJhE2mrFR0&feature=youtu.be

bonesigh
03-01-2014, 03:12 PM
That's great! Here's another I did tonight. I was just looking through some old pdf's and there she was (: Anne Murray

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnJYLVf93rg&feature=youtu.be

TCK
03-01-2014, 03:19 PM
Hell of a tongue twister with allergies...but yeah, we were playing Hank Snow songs. Had to do another one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL_MvaR76Xo

Shady Wilbury
03-10-2014, 09:35 AM
A little more modern country coming your way. <TCK rule> Always loved this song, and today was a mixed bag. Playing a song for the Seasonistas always eases the pain, no matter what type it may be. </TCK rule>


http://youtu.be/aySzYkKqICQ

Raygf
03-10-2014, 11:14 AM
Git along little doggies! Yippie-Yi-Yo-Ki-Ya!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jpDKJmHbbo

Barbablanca
03-10-2014, 12:52 PM
Here is my song "Black Mascara" - as country as I get:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tGJLz7m_eM

Shady Wilbury
03-14-2014, 10:13 AM
Anybody who listened to my songs without knowing me well would think I have a drinking and/or gambling problem. Turns out I just have a songwriting problem.

Here's the song I just posted in Season 108 - 'Dreaming of Aces'


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJc5YXV3XKk

I've begun to follow Berni's lead, and posted the lyrics in the YouTube description.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
04-12-2014, 10:41 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3VKhBH-RtM

my mum and dad love country (and indeed western) and this is one of their faves

the jim reeves version is eight and a half million times slower

i tried!

UkeyDave
04-13-2014, 05:31 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3VKhBH-RtM

my mum and dad love country (and indeed western) and this is one of their faves

the jim reeves version is eight and a half million times slower

i tried!
Thanks Lynda for reminding me about Jim Reeves. Its coming up to the first anniversary of my Dads passing and I'd forgotten how much he loved Jim Reeves and this gave me a lovely sense of nostalgia. Just lovely.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
04-13-2014, 06:13 AM
thank you UkeyDave. it's a lovely song. my dad loves his country and western music, it is good stuff - heartfelt stuff

mythinformed
04-16-2014, 03:08 AM
We've got Don Williams doing a leg of his final tour here in Bournemouth next month ...........at 75yrs old he's still got it and playing to a gruelling tour schedule both sides of the Atlantic .........massive, massive applause from me !! :cool:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzFBdawhIB8

decaturcomp
04-18-2014, 07:48 AM
Some Western Swingish tuneage that Zac wrote. With Seasonistas Bill and Alan on ukes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuKQlLcTAuY&amp;feature=youtu.be

AlanDP
03-14-2015, 03:56 PM
I just discovered this thread! Here's one that I just learned and upped to YT a few days ago.


http://youtu.be/kNxI6EnjOPY

BigDaddyUker
03-15-2015, 11:41 AM
From the current season.

http://youtu.be/kkViJoTRN5E

BigDaddyUker
03-15-2015, 11:42 AM
From season 147.
http://youtu.be/hHi3dzCB5NM

AlanDP
03-20-2015, 03:13 PM
http://youtu.be/uKixCSYrkfI

AlanDP
03-30-2015, 02:53 PM
http://youtu.be/icJkMQLyx30

Jazzbanjorex
04-01-2015, 03:15 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhl90PN5bHc&feature=youtu.be

Pueo
04-01-2015, 04:40 PM
Waaaaaay back in Season 22 I did a Hank Williams tune, even though I first heard it as a Grateful Dead cover.

http://youtu.be/kdSxOUoLnyI

decaturcomp
04-02-2015, 08:11 PM
Last night at the Uke open mic.

http://youtu.be/JL5IKjZBRaw

AlanDP
04-03-2015, 01:52 PM
http://youtu.be/Z08MbNOnMB0

AlanDP
04-03-2015, 04:00 PM
Well I hope y'all don't mind if I post again so soon. I felt like doing another one tonight.


http://youtu.be/GlI-lVZ61ow

Debby
04-03-2015, 05:29 PM
Heck no, we don't mind! But I may start hollerin' requests at ya!

AlanDP
04-04-2015, 01:39 PM
Heck no, we don't mind! But I may start hollerin' requests at ya!

That's okay with me.

AlanDP
04-05-2015, 10:52 AM
Written by Albert E. Brumley.


http://youtu.be/FkPdIOENE0I

AlanDP
04-10-2015, 05:32 PM
Original by W.C. Jameson.


http://youtu.be/ow2UEbzbNzg

AlanDP
04-11-2015, 01:25 PM
I just thought I'd throw this up here to show what I do on Saturday afternoons. I'm part of an informal group who perform for the residents of our local nursing home. I recorded this on my phone so it's audio only, no video. We always have a slightly different bunch, but today there was quite a big band, we had 3 acoustic guitars, 1 electric guitar, 1 electric bass, 1 harmonica, and 2 fiddles (and 1 ukulele). Not everyone was playing on this song so my ukulele is quite audible. I was playing the Kala tenor that I use on a lot of my videos through a Fender Acoustasonic 15 amp. Everyone there are pretty much amateurs, except for the electric guitar player who is a retired pro. His name is Carroll Sammons and he used to be in a country & western group called the Circle C Band. I once asked him if he knew a song called "Cry, Cry Darling" and he said, "Yeah, by Jimmy Newman. I used to play with him!" So I'm only 2 degrees of separation from Jimmy Newman!


http://youtu.be/CG0-LFoEvgc

sryoder
04-11-2015, 02:02 PM
Well, the rules say that after I post one video I'm a seasonista so here's my contribution to this C&W thread. Try not to cry in your beer while listening.

-Steve


http://youtu.be/AKjCbJm0R0E

lelouden
04-11-2015, 08:25 PM
I just have to share this here. Ya I know its those big brother 6 stringed ukuleles but you won't be disappointed. Its Eric and Cave and we haven't seen them in a while so Im putting this here just to share them with you all. I might put this on the island too:) Its fantastic!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm5ekDZ6Ue4

sryoder
04-12-2015, 03:59 AM
That was excellent! Thanks for sharing.
-Steve

AlanDP
04-12-2015, 03:18 PM
That was excellent! Thanks for sharing.
-Steve

I love it!

CeeJay
05-11-2015, 05:30 PM
http://youtu.be/MEDw4C6mFZY

Slide Country Blues de- Johnny Cashed and slidely Jarvoed ....it's all bad !!!


"Slidely" ...gedditt .....oooooh Please Yourselves

CeeJay
09-28-2015, 04:07 PM
I don't think "Sad" songs have to be played sadly...or slowly ....but then
I'm as sensitive as a piece of coarse sandpaper...:biglaugh:



http://youtu.be/qqMHg_yM0yA

AlanDP
10-02-2015, 04:36 PM
I was thinking about doing this song for 188, but didn't. Still having trouble with that descending chord change. I was at first practicing this on my tenor, but switched to the Texas uke just for fun. It's tuned different, so I had to play different chords.


http://youtu.be/cD4yK0wZMK8