Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Wonderful Life

No, nothing to do with that James Stewart film we all watch at Christmas. This is the song by Colin Vearncombe a.k.a. Black.

Monday, 22 October 2018

Bad Moon Rising

I get the feeling that every ukulele session in the land includes this one in their songbook, and the one I go to is no exception, so it had to crop up at some point.

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Dance Yourself Dizzy

The donations have passed the £1500 mark, which means that these 365 songs will pay for 365 lamps to go out to families in Africa. So how to celebrate? Loud shirt & 80s disco classic seems in order.

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Space Oddity

This one has been in the pile for 293 days, daring me to give it a go. Oh alright then...but you'll have to do the countdown yourselves.

Friday, 19 October 2018


The fifth and (possibly) final one in this run of Friday show tunes. From Mary Poppins, and one that, for some reason, doesn't get sung a lot.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

This Ole House

When Shakin' Stevens did this, it sounded bouncy & almost jolly. Other versions seem to have a similar feel to them. But the words actually paint a sadder picture. Hardly party time.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Billy The Conqueror

Restoring order after yesterday's smut, here's one written by a ukulele playing friend of mine, John. A story all too familiar to many parents.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Pin In Your Cushion

Yesterday's song was cheeky humour. Today's is thinly disguised filth, from 1931, written by the great Bo Carter, who specialised in this sort of thing.

Monday, 15 October 2018

Isabel Makes Love Upon National Monuments

Jake Thackray used to be a regular fixture on the BBC, but I don't remember this one ever being played. One of his racier numbers.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Stand By Your Man

The next few songs could be controversial, or maybe not, depending on your standpoint. This one upset the feminist movement when it came out in the late 60s, and possibly still does. Tammy Wynette spent the rest of her career defending it. And if a man sings it, well, that's another kettle of fish...