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    I did not get even close to enough practice for this one. I apologize to the Scorpions and to everyone who loves the Scorpions' music for this not-at-all-as-good-as-this-song-deserves version.

    And I doubt having Sunday to work on this one would've improved it much, either. Heh.

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    another homemade-y

    "saturday"

    lynda

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    Hi Del! It’s Saturday evening at 11pm EDT and I’m finally submitting something to your week. I would have done something sooner, but there are 4 Bs in my H that we’re in dire need of attention. I’ve chosen Pleasant Valley Sunday, by Carole King and Gerry Goffin from 1967, which was a huge hit for The Monkees in my childhood. Micky Dolenz was my favorite. The song I had planned to do, Three Weeks, by Carl Finch, of Brave Combo, just never happened. I hope you enjoy this one! Have a pleasant Sunday! xo, Liz

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    I started writing this song 25 years ago. I finished it today. But that’s not the true mark of what a dumbass I am. This is: All those years ago, I was thinking about how there’s lots of famous songs about Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday. Even Tuesday has a few classics. But Wednesday and Thursday got left out. So I felt compelled to write this song, because as God is my witness, I felt SORRY for Thursday!

    Anyway, here’s some downsides you might not have considered for taking 25 years to write a song. Technology changes. I had to take out a reference to pay phones, because they’re pretty much extinct. I had to add a line explaining why the narrator doesn’t just call her cell phone. And during that time, Gotye had a big hit, so I had to change the line that had read “From my one true love to someone that I used to know”.



    Lyrics:

    I come home from a day of stringing cable
    The letter's lying on the kitchen table
    Her closet’s empty, bags are gone
    She didn’t give a reason why
    Just a roundabout goodbye
    And “I think it’s time to move along”
    I’m getting frantic, feel I’ve lost my mind
    I call her phone and find she’d left it behind
    And there I am, and suddenly I know
    That she was Thursday’s child, and she had far to go

    Jump in the Chevy and I take that ride
    Around to all her friends in Harborside
    Julie tells me “She just flew”
    Brenda says she had the call to wander
    Always had a need to see what’s yonder
    Always wanted to meet somebody new
    She didn’t leave a forwarding address
    “There’s an ocean to the east, so I’m heading west”
    She told them all goodbye and I’m the last to know
    That she was Thursday’s child, and she had far to go

    Every road that leads to someplace also leads away
    She said "I’ll travel every one of them some day"
    I should’ve heard the countdown ticking
    The motion, it can be addicting

    The postcards come from Indiana
    Provo, Utah and Butte, Montana
    Poughkeepsie, Little Rock and San Antone
    But they don’t tell me what I want to hear
    They never ever say “Wish you were here”
    They never say she's coming home
    The open highway made her a stranger
    It only took the wanderlust to change her
    From my one true love to my “once long ago”
    'Cause she was Thursday's child, and she had far to go
    Uke can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find uke get what you need!

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    I mainly worked on this old Irving Berlin tune this week.

    Sheet music: https://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/s...vy-077-107.pdf


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    Second entry: a 1925 song by Frank Crumit, arranged by Ukulele Nick. His arrangement can be found here:

    https://www.tin-pan-ukulalley.com/up...ght_-_1925.pdf

    I transposed Nick's arrangement back to the original key of Bb.

    The sheet music can be found here:
    https://digitalcollections-baylor.qu...gement/1126885


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    Season 485 is now officially ended!

    Thank you all for your contributions - it has been a fabulous week! I’ll listen to the last few entries later and have the wrap ready by Monday evening (UK time) at the latest. You’re all amazing - thank you again!
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    Here’s the wrap!

    Evening all! As promised here’s the wrap video! It’s only just over a minute long (promise!) so no reason not to have look! Thanks all for your wonderful work this week - I had a blast!
    Will the 2 winners please let me know (by PM or email) the address to which I can send their prize.
    Thank you all again!

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    My 'Yazuke' collaborations with bird's eye view of my ukulele
    My 'Griffs' collaborations with Mezcalero
    My collaborations with Liz Brinker

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    congrats to the winners! and thanks for such a great season! me and the casio had a crazy amount of fun!
    lynda

    i'm interested in one thing, and one thing only. and that's the eighties.

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    Great week, Sir .... thank you; and congrats to the winners! I LOVE that capo!
    "The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place" George Bernard Shaw

    "Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city" George Burns

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