Here is a catchy pop tune that had ought to sound pretty fab with some ukulelar-powered energy. It has three chords – D, A and G. We can give it a run-through at the next meetup on Thurs.
We ran through this very quickly last night and will probably look at it a bit more next week. It is I looked all over town by the Magnetic Fields (a band with a vast catalogue of superb tunes for ukulele bands to cover!)
Here is a handy song to have up your sleeve when people enquire about your instrument. It also adds to our growing collection of songs not only accompanied by the ukulele but also about it.
This song was performed by the character Big Z, who is voice-acted by Jeff Bridges, in the 2007 film Surf’s Up.
Learn the song then wait in ambush for someone to ask about your uke!
Here is the title song from the 1970 western Compañeros, directed by Sergio Corbucci. In the recording below it is sung by I Cantanti Moderni.
The iconic main theme from Sergio Corbucci’s 1966 spaghetti western Django. A fantastic film and a track that can really sing arranged for an ensemble of uke players.
Set your ukuleles to low down and dirty to play this classic Tom Waits tune.
Here is a fun old traditional Irish tune that can be played as gentle or as raucous as you like it. And like all the best tunes it’s only got three chords.
You are probably familiar with it, but if you aren’t, here is Sinead O’Conner’s version: