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    Calypso Rose

    Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.

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    I'm sure this isn't a real calypso rhythm but it's about the best I could do and still sing and play at the same time. My favorite thing about this one is that I figured out a trick to make the melodica sound more like an organ. ChordPulse doesn't have anything that it calls "calypso," so I used a slow reggae beat.

    Bad fake accent warning.

    Never mind the words, just hum along and keep on going...

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    Written by calypso singer Sir Lancelot in 1943 and changed a lot over the years. I bet you all know this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YorkSteve View Post
    This song came up in one of the singalong sessions at GNUF last weekend, and I decided to do it then. But since then it seems to have become this week's theme tune, including Ryan's version with added Nathan. I really can't compete with that, but here it is anyway.
    Could be right about the theme song for this week.
    It is strange how music migrates from Leadbelly to Guthrie
    Music was music and it you liked it you sung it and there was never
    a second thought about it, but nowadays the SJW's see clothes
    or hairstyles as cultural appropriation. and not as a celebration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stanat20 View Post
    two well known calypso songs
    Pa did an instrumental of Yellow bird, so it is nice to here the vocals to
    the song as well. Good choice of songs and well played
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    Quote Originally Posted by redpaul1 View Post
    It's 9 years almost exactly to the minute that I purchased my first uke

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    I don't know how the young men livin' - Lord Executor (P Garcia ) 1937
    
      Em                         Am 
    I don' know how di young men livin'  
         Em           B7 
    They never have a shilling 
      Em                         Am 
    I don' know how di young men livin'  
         Em           B7 
    They never have a shilling oh
    
    Em             Am 
    Tommy open the door 
                Em                B7 
    Give me the bundle and let me go
    Em             Am 
    Tommy open the door 
               B7                Em 
    Give me mi bundle and let me go
    
           Em           Am 
    In the day, he walk 'bout, 
         Em                    B7 
    Only coming with his sweet mouth.
    Em                 Am 
    Calling for his mi-nou*, fowl, pound-
    Em                   B7 
    Plantain and Cal-lal-loo
    
     Chorus
    
           Em                Am 
    In the night he come and peep, 
         Em                     B7 
    Only longing for a place to sleep,
          Em             Am 
    As to cast his weary head, 
                 Em                B7 
    As a lump of lead on the coz-y bed, ah!
    
     Chorus
    
            Em                    Am 
    You can see that villain next day, 
         Em              B7 
    Half-crazy and total-bey†
        Em                   Am 
    His watchikong˚, goodness knows, 
        Em                  B7 
    And half of his feet ex-posed.
    
     Chorus
    
            Em                Am 
    Who can measure the human mind, 
                  Em                 B7 
    When it is un-cultured and un-re-fined?
          Em               Am 
    An im-pulse o' soc-i-e-ty, 
              Em                   B7 
    Not to be mentioned in his-tor-y.
    
    Chorus
    _____
    *minou - kitten i.e., sweetheart
    †total-bey - usually, 'crazy'; but here 'dishevelled'
    ˚watchikong - canvas rope-soled shoes
    Nicely done paul, and really appreciate the work you put into
    putting the words and chords up... How does he do that???
    Yeah I think that lots of people when they try to marry
    chords and words have a terrible time with formating things
    so everything lines up properly, but obviously you have the SKILLZ
    What is your secret?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tootler View Post
    Here's my second.

    The lyrics are traditional and the melody seems to have come from a ragtime melody first published in 1909. Many, many people have recorded it. Lonnie Donegan recorded it in 1956 so skiffle. I've done it here with baritone uke and harp and the video is taken from the Cento Valli Railway, a metre gauge railway that runs along the southern side of the Alps from Domodossola in Italy to Locarno in Switzerland. It passes through some fabulous scenery.
    Geoff You sound so different in this song. I hardly recognised you.
    Perhaps I am used to seeing you play in front of the camera, but with the
    train and the alps I could concentrate more on the singing and the playing
    The quality of the recording is clear and crisp, and the accent was transformed
    slightly from North of England to mid Atlantic.

    You have become a new man with this recording
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    Quote Originally Posted by redpaul1 View Post
    An old Jamaican folk-tune, covered by mento revivalists, the Jolly Boys. The telephone spared you a reprise of the final chorus.
    Now you are just being naughty. You get one boy in the classroom singing Big Bamboo
    and the next thing you know the whole classroom are singing it. Go over and stand
    in the corner young man with Mark C. and don't come out again until you have
    learnt a skiffle song.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lelouden View Post
    Calypso Rose
    First Calypso Rose song, and rather infectious and joyous
    and very appropriate considering your latest addition to your
    extended family.

    My daughter has a special song for each and everyone of her children.
    and she sings them the words and the melody.
    She will sing the songs to them at bedtime. Every child should have a special
    song of their own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanDP View Post
    I'm sure this isn't a real calypso rhythm but it's about the best I could do and still sing and play at the same time. My favorite thing about this one is that I figured out a trick to make the melodica sound more like an organ. ChordPulse doesn't have anything that it calls "calypso," so I used a slow reggae beat.

    Bad fake accent warning.
    There you are waiting for a Calypso Rose song and then two comes along one after another.
    I love your interpretation of this song. Played and sung really well. Calypso at its best
    is when it makes social commentary. Cy Grant used to make up calypso songs to topical
    things that were happing in the news, usually very witty and funny, and here in this
    song the spotlight is focused on poverty and what you can buy for a dollar in a rich country
    and in a poor country. Not only that but fake values vs real values. You nailed it. I loved it.
    Last edited by wee_ginga_yin; 05-15-2018 at 06:55 PM.
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