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    I have to admit, Puff The Magic Dragon was my...

    I have to admit, Puff The Magic Dragon was my first thought too. But instead, here's a song I first heard about 35 years ago in a folk club, sung by a young Martin Simpson. It was written by Anne...
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    According to a family legend, I could be 1/32nd...

    According to a family legend, I could be 1/32nd Italian, or maybe more. My great great grandfather, John Phillips, was born in Rotherhithe, London. He was a cheesemonger, with a shop on the Tottenham...
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    Plenty of "la"s in this one. ...

    Plenty of "la"s in this one.


    https://youtu.be/RDK-KtM42OU
  4. Another one from that fine British group, The...

    Another one from that fine British group, The Kinks. Any other songs which mention china cups and billiards?


    https://youtu.be/FnRAo0_hF5o
  5. Hang on, I hear you say - didn't Woody Guthrie...

    Hang on, I hear you say - didn't Woody Guthrie write this about 1940's America? Yes, he did, but then along came Billy Bragg with some new words.


    https://youtu.be/cvIUw7aro48
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    Ladies & Gentlemen, I give you...Sheena.. ...

    Ladies & Gentlemen, I give you...Sheena..


    https://youtu.be/TWZQmCwRoIg
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    So sorry to hear your news Brian. It sounds like...

    So sorry to hear your news Brian. It sounds like you have many happy memories to get you through this difficult time.
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    I will throw this one in using the David Bowie...

    I will throw this one in using the David Bowie connection - I listened to a live recording of him doing it only yesterday. Written by Lou Reed, who himself had a lengthy relationship with a...
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    Just back after a week away with no uke (a huge...

    Just back after a week away with no uke (a huge sin, I know, but the other people on the holiday were probably glad). Anyway, it gave me time to go through that list and think about songs. As soon as...
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    Ouch! Best wishes to your four legged friend, and...

    Ouch! Best wishes to your four legged friend, and I hope we get to hear from you later.
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    When I bought this uke a few years ago, it...

    When I bought this uke a few years ago, it already had a pickup fitted. I think I plugged it in for a few minutes to check it worked, and since then it has remained unplugged, mainly for the benefit...
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    That could well be the fault of my non-cockney...

    That could well be the fault of my non-cockney upbringing. I haven't checked, but I think Chas & Dave probably pronounced girl more like "gell"
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    Ah, so now I get it. An hour last night spent...

    Ah, so now I get it. An hour last night spent looking for songs you can jive to, and songs with "Jive" in the lyrics, was all for nothing. Or "nowt" as we say around these parts.
    But for my...
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    Can't think of a better reason for a Season. When...

    Can't think of a better reason for a Season. When I first started visiting here, Randy was one of those whose words of praise made me think that maybe strumming three chords at a camera wasn't too...
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    Great theme Kelly. Anybody needing a collection...

    Great theme Kelly. Anybody needing a collection of uplifting songs need look no further than Jeremy Messersmith's "11 Obscenely Optimistic Songs For Ukulele" - you can hear them and get the chords...
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    This is one which I loved when it came out...

    This is one which I loved when it came out (1977), and still do. Maybe it was the unusual structure which made it stand out, and it took some trial and error to uke-ify it. But here goes...

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    https://youtu.be/P-bsArdj7N4 Not to give the...

    https://youtu.be/P-bsArdj7N4

    Not to give the game away, but Yukio - I need your address details.
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    And that, Ladies & Gentlemen, concludes Season...

    And that, Ladies & Gentlemen, concludes Season 389. Thanks to everyone, and I will back later with some sort of wrap video...
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    Not too late at all Linda! And so good to see you...

    Not too late at all Linda! And so good to see you here.
    Still about 90 minutes left, by my watch.
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    Into the last 24 hours, and I think we have had...

    Into the last 24 hours, and I think we have had 68 entries from about 35 Seasonistas. Thank you all. As well as enjoying every single video, I have added a few songs to my "must do that one day"...
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    Thanks for hosting, Tom. Hope you have as much...

    Thanks for hosting, Tom. Hope you have as much fun as I am still doing with Season 389. But before I go and catch up with the overnight additions there, here's a little something from Jeff Lynne's...
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    OK, we have got to Saturday afternoon and this...

    OK, we have got to Saturday afternoon and this one from Les Mis hasn't come up yet, so...

    Last Sunday I mentioned to my wife that I was hosting the Season, and that the theme was dreams. All of...
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    And that takes us over the fifty mark. Today's...

    And that takes us over the fifty mark. Today's haul has included Simon & Garfunkel, The Smiths, and Spinal Tap. If this was radio station I'd listen 24/7.

    Keep 'em coming.
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    I have caught up again, and we are up to 45...

    I have caught up again, and we are up to 45 entries. Good to see RedPaul back from his yachting break (I think it was something like that), and nice to have a guided tour of LumpyWaffleSquirt's...
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    Wow, 32 songs already, and its only Tuesday...

    Wow, 32 songs already, and its only Tuesday afternoon. Thanks everyone.

    At some point last night I lost my dog in a supermarket. But when I woke up, she was on the floor next to me, so that was...
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