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 Post subject: New in Chords & Tabs
PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:32 am 
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I've recently added a few more songs. Not so easy to spot as I've slipped them in to the alphabetic lists, so here they are:

Easies: Dream Lover, Hey Good Lookin', Housework, Pack Up.
Hardies: Singing in the bathtub.

I was taken (infected?) with Singing in the bathtub by the Hula Bluebirds last month in Belgium. I'll give it a splash tomorrow in the Stag's Head. And also Loudon Wainwright's tragi-comic Housework. And Aisling and James and I plan to raise the ghost of Bobby Darin with Dream Lover. Don't miss.

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 Post subject: Re: New in Chords & Tabs
PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:43 pm 
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Andrew,
I learned this one a while back...
I know it from the cheap suit serenaders, my favourite band ever? possibly. Their version is the ultimate(for me)...

but I'm looking forward to hearing yours!!!!! yeah:)


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 Post subject: Re: New in Chords & Tabs
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:36 pm 
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I've added Bei mir bist du shane having listened to Max Raabe doing it very nicely on the Tube

Not hard, you need Gm, D7, shift that just one fret for Eb7, Cm and G#dim7 (the diminshed chord at the first fret).

The Palast Orchester is mighty fine. They were founded by Max while he was a student in Berlin, rehearsed for a year and then burst on the scene with a wildly successful appearance as second-room entertainment at the 1987 Berlin Theaterball.

We used to do Bei Mir in Ennis in the 90s in a trad band called Ceol Deazz

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 Post subject: Re: New in Chords & Tabs
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:39 pm 
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Latest additions: Christmas Baby Please Come Home (not hard), You Really Got a Hold on Me (by Smokey Robinson, sadly no relation), and Mr Sandman, both as lyrics-&-chords and in tab as a solo.

I redid the words of Mr Sandman . . . who knows who Liberace was, now? Couldn't resist replacing him with Cinthia Fernandez. Much more to the point.

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 Post subject: Re: New in Chords & Tabs
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:01 pm 
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I've just added A Porter's Lovesong to a Chambermaid, a song I had thought was written by Fats Waller, but it turns out to be by his frequent collaborators Andy Razaf (words) and James P. Johnson (music). It was fun notating it; it's one of those songs you can notate easily enough, yet it's perfectly obvious how you should sing it: not as notated.

I worked this out years ago for Tony, and I only realised recently that I hadn't posted it in Chords & Tabs yet. I've put it in the section "Songs with loads of chords" but it's really not hard. The chords change frequently--generally twice a bar--but they are easy chords. The only one that needs practising at all is Gaug7. All the chords are given in diagrams.

I'll sing it in the Stag's Head on the 27th if God spares me.

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 Post subject: Re: New in Chords & Tabs
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:39 pm 
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I'll also do Housework by Loudon Wainwright III, a song I'd like to add to the Ukeristic set list some time. I did it in the Stag's Head once before, last June (yes, I keep a list).

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 Post subject: Re: New in Chords & Tabs
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:13 pm 
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Just put up Please Mr Postman

Easy. G - Em - C- D7 throughout.

The Beatles did it in A (A - F#m - D - E7)

The Marvelettes did it originally, in D (D - Bm - G - A7)

If you sing really low, try C (C - Am - F - G7)

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 Post subject: Re: New in Chords & Tabs
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Just put up another song. See if you can spot it. http://ukeireland.com/chords-tabs/

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 Post subject: Re: New in Chords & Tabs
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:43 am 
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That was in the new category, 'Songs with one chord' :O)

Here's another new one that I wrote back in the day, with lots of lovely chords: Alexander Frink & Son. You can hear my 24-year-old self singing it here.

You won't find this song anywhere else by the way. I'll give it a whirl at the Stag's Head on the 30th of this month.

You won't find Learner Driver or Not Waving But Drowning anywhere else either (as far as I know).

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 Post subject: Re: New in Chords & Tabs
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And for the month that's in it: April Showers

(Not the version that goes 'When April showers, she never closes the curtain')

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