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    So, apparently stairway to heaven is the forbidden song for guitar players.

    See joke from Waynes World.



    Are there any such songs for the ukulele?
    Everyone I know who is into the ukulele is 'crackers' so get yourself a few and enjoy yourselves - George Harrison

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    Well probably Stairway to Heaven as well.......

    Saw a video of a person a few years back at NAMM, don't know how staged is was but plenty of reps not happy with him playing Stairway to Heaven, on guitar of course.

    Perhaps.......While my guitar gently weeps??????

    Lots of great songs to play on the uke......why limit ones self to a select few.

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    The Best Ever Death Metal Band out of Denton . . .

    Seriously though, imagine working at GC and having to listen to people play AC/DC badly All Day Long . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdkrugjr View Post
    The Best Ever Death Metal Band out of Denton . . .

    Seriously though, imagine working at GC and having to listen to people play AC/DC badly All Day Long . . .
    Just working at gc would be enough...

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    It’s funny, the first two songs that come to mind are: while my guitar gently weeps and Iz’s somewhere over the Rainbow which were two of the songs that motivated me to learn ukulele in the first place but I’m self conscious to play them because my playing is a pale imitation to the originals.
    Everyone I know who is into the ukulele is 'crackers' so get yourself a few and enjoy yourselves - George Harrison

    Some of my faves right now: *Kamaka HF-3D2I *Kamaka HF-3D Anniversary *Kamaka HB-2D *Sumi Kobo Spruce/Maple Tenor *Blackbird Farallon Sunburst *Blackbird Clara *KoAloha KTM-00 *Concert Flea

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    The song Riptide perhaps?
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    Iz's Somewhere Over The Rainbow/Wonderful World has the great ukulele playing, that wonderful voice of Iz's and the mangled lyrics to both songs.
    What is unfortunate is that many of the folks who try to learn the song from Iz's version, don't quite get the ukulele right and never get the beautiful quality of his voice, but somehow manage to copy perfectly, the only thing that Iz really goofed up, the lyrics.
    Please, if you're gonna try to learn this song, Google Yip Harburg's original beautiful poetic lyrics which make some sense, rather than using Iz's nonsense lyrics, which we forgive because of his beautiful voice.
    Iz sang:
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Way up high
    And the dreams that you dream of
    Once in a lullaby, oh

    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Bluebirds fly
    And the dreams that you dream of
    Dreams really do come true-ooh-ooh. . .


    Yip wrote:
    Somewhere over the rainbow,
    Way up high
    There's a land that I've heard of
    Once in a lullaby.

    Somewhere over the rainbow,
    Skies are blue
    And the dreams that you dare to dream,
    Really do come true. . .
    Last edited by Jim Yates; 05-23-2021 at 06:09 PM.

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    Many ukulele players get asked, jokingly, to play Tiptoe Through The Tulips, a beautiful song that, in the 1960s, Tiny Tim intentionally mangled for comedic effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mds725 View Post
    Many ukulele players get asked, jokingly, to play Tiptoe Through The Tulips, a beautiful song that, in the 1960s, Tiny Tim intentionally mangled for comedic effect.
    The best revenge is playing it
    Concert: Lanikai LU-21C (Southcoast MU)
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    Tenor: Kala ATP-CTG (Southcoast LMU-NW
    Tenor "Low G': Kala KA-FMTG (Southcoast LML-NW
    Tenor: Kala SRT-CTG-E (Southcoast LMU-NW
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    My money says it'll eventually be bodysurfing.

    Remember stairway to heaven is a great song and it's impressive to be able to play through it. That is one of it's main draws and why so many players want to learn to play it well.

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