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    Just make sure, if you're sending out, or...

    Just make sure, if you're sending out, or planning to come home with, any 'Maui' souvenirs, that you can get them through customs/conform with applicable state laws ;-)
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    On The Beach At Waikiki

    The Stover/Kailimai classic from 1915 :)


    https://youtu.be/TpvWz2AXBsM
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    University of Indiana "Hawaii-themed" sheet music archive.

    Lil (Val) just asked me where she could find a downloadable copy of the sheet music to "O'Brien" - I pointed her in the direction of the Indiana University, but it turns out that you can search their...
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    O'Brien is tryin' to learn to talk Hawaiian

    #2 in the US in 1917! I tried really hard to keep away from the 'Oirish' accents, but I failed miserably #donthateme :uhoh:


    https://youtu.be/giKBQOjkhyc
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    Honolulu Baby

    <tck>Last year, at a fundraiser for the children of the Grenfell Tower scandal, I found myself chatting to a man who expressed an interest in having some ukulele tuition. We exchanged phone numbers...
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    The Mole In The Hole

    First song I thought of when I saw this Season's theme. First chance I've had to record it. :)


    https://youtu.be/qydfX3T07UU
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    Empty Sky

    More emptiness


    https://youtu.be/zdvflFDXd1s
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    Across the Universe

    Altogether now: "Nothing's gonna change my world. Nothing's gonna change my world"!


    https://youtu.be/tjSdkd_i-uk

    I don't know if any of you are familiar with Musescore music notation software...
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    Sorry I couldn't make it - I had such high hopes...

    Sorry I couldn't make it - I had such high hopes too, but sick dogs have been coming up to me with worried looks on their faces, that's how sick I've been. Have nonetheless high hopes for Mad mep1's...
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    Flaming ukuleles from hell

    Melodienfest is Sweden's biggest music event of the year. It's where they choose their entry for the Eurovision song contest. Things don't come any more Scandi than this :)

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    Happy birthday, Geoff! :cheers:

    Happy birthday, Geoff! :cheers:
  12. London Ladies :)

    London Ladies :)
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    Going back through my vids, I'm glad they were...

    Going back through my vids, I'm glad they were all set to 'unlisted'. Very hard to listen to them twice. One of the things I really noticed was how I speed up through a song, and this one is no...
  14. YorkSteve asked me why there were so few songs...

    YorkSteve asked me why there were so few songs about UK cities. "Outside of London" said I. London Boys, London Girls, London Pride, London Calling, London Is The Place For Me, A Foggy Day in London...
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    Rock Around The Clock

    Another song about dancing & time. The Freedman/Myers number immortalised by Bill Haley & His Comets, but done in a minor key (Am Dm & E7, if you're interested). Kala Travel tenor uke tuned to Bb (as...
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    Reelin' & Rockin'

    Chuck Berry wrote a lot of songs that involved clock-watching, but this is a number all about dancing and time. Performed using a tenor ukulele tuned to Bb, as all tenor ukuleles should ( ;-) ).

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    Sorry, I couldn't make it. But we did have Jake...

    Sorry, I couldn't make it. But we did have Jake Bugg in our local last night.
  18. London Girls

    https://youtu.be/KcVv6_YZnDA
  19. London Calling

    Strummer in the City, you say? *strokes a thoughtful chin* :)


    https://youtu.be/mff8fTMQ3oY
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    Don't Play That Song (You Lied)

    Written by Ahmet Ertegun and Betty Nelson, wife of Ben. E. King, & who was the first to release this as a record as single in April 1962. It was also the title track of the album he released in...
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    True

    A song that, if it weren't for this Season, a song I honestly never imagined I'd ever play; but surprisingly rewarding to learn.


    https://youtu.be/GP8_Op1Yk8Q
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    Carrickfergus

    https://youtu.be/aIys_C4pnxM
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    Unrequited to the nth degree

    You'll be sorry when I'm gone :-p


    https://youtu.be/WR5iskQtr70
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    I'll see you in my dreams

    "Someone took you out of my arms/Still I feel the thrill of your charms."


    https://youtu.be/q59BGlcLESI

    2nd song I thought of. First, of course, was D.I.V.O.R.C.E, but I've done enough comedy...
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    Sneaking this one under the line as it's still...

    Sneaking this one under the line as it's still Day 5 in Hawaii (just!); but in any case it's on the cusp of marriage and breakup. When marriage turns out not to be all that it's cracked up to be.
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