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WTF! Imaginary Ukulele Orchestra repertoire

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:45 pm
by biscuit
I know it may be far fetched, but if the occasion should arise that two or more of the fine ukers at WTF! should happen to meet IRL I thought it would be fun if we knew some of the same songs:)

The idea is to just write down the melodies you can play by heart so that other members of WTF!IUO can learn to play them to (if they like) :rock:

And it is probably a good idea to mentioned where or how you learned it :wink:

Re: WTF! Imaginary Ukulele Orchestra repertoire

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:08 pm
by kellysouthpaw
Blue Smoke
Song for Sally
I'm Not Crying
If You're Into It
Leggy Blonde (standard and tenor)

Re: WTF! Imaginary Ukulele Orchestra repertoire

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:37 pm
by biscuit
It's A Heartache (WIUO) - ukulelehunt
Over The Rainbow - ukulelehunt
Space Oddity (David Bowie) - chordie
Redemption Song (Bob Marley) - chordie
White Sandy Beach - youtube

Currently working on Carol Brown :rock:

If someone knows where to find chords/tabs for Uni's Twinkle Twinkle I'm dying to know!

Re: WTF! Imaginary Ukulele Orchestra repertoire

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:15 pm
by biscuit
Ten Guitars - chordie

Re: WTF! Imaginary Ukulele Orchestra repertoire

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:23 pm
by ZebraWarriorPrincess
I want to learn Blue Smoke - think it's beautiful. How hard is it, Kelly?
Planning to learn It's a Heartache, as soon as Helen's string repaired.

Suspect as the evening wears on, we may end up playing imaginary ukes! :D

Re: WTF! Imaginary Ukulele Orchestra repertoire

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:28 pm
by kellysouthpaw
ZebraWarriorPrincess wrote:I want to learn Blue Smoke - think it's beautiful. How hard is it, Kelly?
Planning to learn It's a Heartache, as soon as Helen's string repaired.

Suspect as the evening wears on, we may end up playing imaginary ukes! :D

Not hard in the least. I've been playing uke for 3 weeks now and I've got it memorized and down pat. The d and d7 chord are tough for me because I have fat fingers, but I'm making it work and every time I practice I get better :) Only 5 chords: G, C, A7, D, D7 - you just rearrange what order you play it in from verse to chorus.

How hard is It's a Heartache?

Re: WTF! Imaginary Ukulele Orchestra repertoire

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:35 pm
by biscuit
Heartache is easy peasy lemon squeezy, but it may be that I feel that way cause it's the first one I learned :lol:

F,Am, Bb (I think), C (verse)
Bb (?), C, Am, Dm (chorus)

It's on http://www.ukulelehunt.com :wink: (under WIUO)

Where did you find Blue Smoke?

Re: WTF! Imaginary Ukulele Orchestra repertoire

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:12 pm
by ZebraWarriorPrincess
http://www.amazon.co.uk/I-Love-a-Ukulel ... 055&sr=8-2


Might I humbly suggest this as an addition to the repertoire. The title and artist made me laugh :lol:

Re: WTF! Imaginary Ukulele Orchestra repertoire

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:21 pm
by biscuit
That is a definite YAY from me :nod: Awesome!

I can already picture us doing that one :D

Edit: I can't buy it because of gepgraphical restrictions :( That's like soooo racist (Going a bit Vicky Pollard here :lol: )

Re: WTF! Imaginary Ukulele Orchestra repertoire

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:36 am
by indigo_jones
If you like a bit of classic country, particularly Patsy Cline, then Walking After Midnight is a great song to play on the uke. It's quite simple and it's fun, since you can add a bit of a shuffle in there.

Re: WTF! Imaginary Ukulele Orchestra repertoire

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:12 pm
by biscuit
Thanks, Indy :)

Just to update my repertoire:

World Without Love (Peter & Gordon)
Delilah (Tom Jones)
Bar Italia (Pulp)
Hoki Mai

Starting to lose track now, which is good :D

Re: WTF! Imaginary Ukulele Orchestra repertoire

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:36 pm
by ZebraWarriorPrincess
http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.g ... ranspose=0

Is it just me, or does this sound wrong?

Have learnt it and stuff, but it's starting to niggle a bit. Any thoughts from the talented members of WTFIUO ( pretty much everyone but me :D )

Repertiore:

Hoki Mai
Sexy Flower
Albi (above version)

Re: WTF! Imaginary Ukulele Orchestra repertoire

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:02 pm
by biscuit
I did wonder about the Fm, but then I thought I might be singing it wrong :hrm: I think it's ok... I think. (Obviously not so talented :lol: )

Re: WTF! Imaginary Ukulele Orchestra repertoire

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:05 pm
by ZebraWarriorPrincess
My version very spoken word....

Sexy Flower a doss to play:
http://chordie.com/chord.pere/www.guita ... =ADFsharpB

(a piece of piss, as us Brits oddly say. Have never understood that expression!)

Re: WTF! Imaginary Ukulele Orchestra repertoire

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:08 pm
by biscuit
The chords on that last one is for a D tuned uke, but you know that, right?