We talked about ways to make chord progression in the bridge easier to play. The song sheet below suggests using a barred E6 chord to make it easier to get into B7. Otherwise this version is like Ukulele Mike’s version.
Written by James Royce Shannon in 1913. We played this tonight and decided to use it for now as the group’s goodnight song. This version is in G. There is room for some nice improvisation on the E and A strings of the uke. Below you can watch Ukulele Mike singing it in G to give you an idea of the tune.
Tonight we started learning this song from 1933. The memorable lyrics (by E. Y. Harburg & Billy Rose) describe the emptiness of a world without love.
Can anyone give an example of honky tonk country music? Why would this song paint it in such a light?
Originally a 1945 French song, ‘Les feuilles mortes’. Music by Joseph Kosma and lyrics by Jacques Prévert. Johnny Mercer wrote the English lyrics in 1947.
This evening we began working on ‘Storm Boy’. It has three chords and two different time signatures that keep us on our toes. The Steinbecks are a Castlemaine band. We don’t want them to realise we are rehearsing one of their songs yet, so shhh.