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  1. Thanks for that. Have you heard the parody of...

    Thanks for that. Have you heard the parody of David Mallet's song called

    The Anti-Gardening Song

    Slug by slug, weed by weed
    Boy this garden's got me tee'd
    All the insects come to feed
    On...
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    The Circle Game by Joni Mitchell Here's a tune...

    The Circle Game by Joni Mitchell

    Here's a tune from a fellow Canuck. The only time I ever saw Joni live she was still Joni Anderson and it was at the 1964 Mariposa Folk Festival in Maple Leaf...
  3. Thread: cats or dogs

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    132656 There is this.

    132656

    There is this.
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    One of the first songs I learned to accompany on...

    One of the first songs I learned to accompany on the guitar, from a Burl Ives songbook, in the early days of the Great Folk Scare, was Jack Of Diamonds. I liked it because it had only two of the...
  5. Thread: cats or dogs

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    There's the old saying: Dogs think of people...

    There's the old saying:

    Dogs think of people as family.
    Cats think of people as staff.
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    I rarely play a uke without a strap, fastened at...

    I rarely play a uke without a strap, fastened at the butt and either the heel or headstock. With the strap, my ukes will remain in place when I remove my hands, so needing to use the left hand to...
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    I have never taken that inference from the term...

    I have never taken that inference from the term "Reentrant". The instrument is tuned that way because it sounds good that way. There are not many instruments that use reentrant tuning, but the ones...
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    Actually, Elmore's solo on Shake Your Money Maker...

    Actually, Elmore's solo on Shake Your Money Maker is very different.

    I think it's really cool to hear slide ukulele and your two verses were quite different. Thanks a lot Joseph.
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    The first song that popped into my head was Only...

    The first song that popped into my head was Only A Pawn In Their Game by Bob Dylan. I gave it a shot, but I hated the results. I hope someone else will try it.
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    Really nice Joseph. I recall an interview with...

    Really nice Joseph.

    I recall an interview with Frank Zappa in Guitar Player magazine a few decades ago. He was asked about his favourite players in different genres and he said that Elmore James...
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    Thanks Joko, On Christmas day, 1993, my cousin...

    Thanks Joko,
    On Christmas day, 1993, my cousin Gerry Milo lost his battle with AIDS at Casey House, a hospice for AIDS patients. Maggie and I have been making contributions in his name ever since...
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    I've looked on Facebook, but can't find it. II...

    I've looked on Facebook, but can't find it. II found a Ukulele Underground group, but not a SOTU group. Could someone post a link?
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    I have a number of banjos and banjoleles and...

    I have a number of banjos and banjoleles and never lie the bridge down. I do have a pencil mark on the heads to facilitate getting the bridge in the right place after changing strings. . .
    I assume...
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    If you listened to Loudon's second song, Men,...

    If you listened to Loudon's second song, Men, and, especially if you are also a guitar player, you may have noticed that he used a Shubb capo to cover the first five strings at the second fret,...
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    My Favourite Picture Of You - Guy Clark 132535...

    My Favourite Picture Of You - Guy Clark

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KhT5wYvefE

    I guess I shoulda taken the mint outa my mouth.
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    Natalie Wood by Peterborough, Ontario...

    Natalie Wood by Peterborough, Ontario singer/songwriter Cris Cuddy

    "Got a picture of a girl, never gonna fall for me."

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md7zqfMbwBY

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    While these days my photography is digital, using...

    While these days my photography is digital, using my phone, there was a time when I had a darkroom and spent a lot of time with film. I still have two Miranda SLRs with interchangeable lenses in my...
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    Super idea. When are we allowed to post Steve?

    Super idea. When are we allowed to post Steve?
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    My 11th contribution with a 12 word title. A Bob...

    My 11th contribution with a 12 word title. A Bob Dylan song, It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry, a song that's not about laughing, crying or trains. I only listened to Bob singing it...
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    I mentioned to a buddy that I was searching for a...

    I mentioned to a buddy that I was searching for a tune with a 12 word title and I just got an email with a suggestion of Kinky Friedman's Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in the Bed. ...
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    Since I started on guitar, baritone comes...

    Since I started on guitar, baritone comes naturally to me. For a while, I had to work at playing the C6 tuned uke.
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    Do you mean that you play a G chord while the...

    Do you mean that you play a G chord while the tenor players are playing a C chord? I don't think you'll get a natural harmony this way. Together you will be playing C, E, G, B, and D notes.
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    My 10th contribution with a 11 word title: ...

    My 10th contribution with a 11 word title: Lonnie Donegan's Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour On The Bedpost Overnight?
    for all you Skiffle fans.

    ...
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    WHERE DID ROBINSON CRUSOE GO WITH FRIDAY ON...

    WHERE DID ROBINSON CRUSOE GO WITH FRIDAY ON SATURDAY NIGHT? Sam M. Lewis / Joe Young / George W. Meyer 1916

    My 9th contribution with a 10 word title. I learned this song from my friend Catfish...
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    I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore by...

    I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore by Woody Guthrie - a 9 word title for my 10th contribution.

    Woody was inspired to write this song after hearing The Carter Family's I Can't Feel At Home...
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