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Archive for November, 2015

Ukevember 2015 Day 30 “Brahms Lullaby”

Whew. I did it. My friend Caroline completed all 30 days as well! Other friends, Jessi, Bethany, Emily, Phil, Steve, my husband Josh, my niece Bri, and my son Sammy – you all are amazing for joining me in this year’s Ukevember. Here’s to many more! I started this month-long celebration of ukulele in 2011 and now it’s the fifth November in a row that I’ve uploaded songs and only the second year that I’ve posted for all thirty days. Woohoo! There was one November I only posted two songs. Here’s looking to next year and buying a tuner to keep me tuned for all my songs. *sorry!* Enjoy today’s tune, the word baby is in the lyrics if you want to sing, but today I just play the melody. Cheers!

Ukevember 2015 Day 29 “Blue Christmas”

We can’t exit Ukevember without having done a Christmas tune and some more laughter. My good friend, Steve Conrad, joined me today. He brought the music, played, and sang! He came over to our house and held our little guy 🙂 Please enjoy our silliness. We haven’t played together for more than a year and it’s pretty clear that we need to be doing more of it. Chords and lyrics to come.

Ukevember 2015 Day 28 “Walk Right In”

I think I’ve heard this song before…have you? I know I have, I just don’t know where from! There’s a lot of chromatic lines which for me, for some reason!, has been hard to match up the notes with my voice, lol. Here’s today’s tune. Chords and lyrics to come.

Ukevember 2015 Day 27 “Baby Face”

I’m learning these songs fast to try and make the deadline of Ukevember before the end of tonight. I’ve missed several days and by gosh, I’m going to finish it! Thanks to my friend from Day 29 leaving his song book, I’ll be able to finish…I think! Enjoy and Chords and lyrics to come.

Ukevember 2015 Day 26 “Photograph”

I love Ed Sheeran! I have been singing and playing his other song “Thinking Out Loud” for Sammy since the beginning of his life (as well as the other songs in the post from Day 24). I took the same idea from his music video for this song and posted photos of our Thanksgiving weekend over my playing of the song. I’m sorry my voice isn’t the best, but the pictures are cute. Chords and lyrics to come.

Ukevember 2015 Day 25 “Cry Baby Cry”

I started to run out of songs to add to Ukevember! I had never heard of this song before – I found it on a list of songs. This is another Beatles tune (they’ve made it on here twice!). The lyrics use to be “Cry baby cry, make your mother buy” and are also loosely based on the nursery rhyme Sing a Song of Sixpence. Is this a popular Beatles tune? Chords and lyrics to come soon.

Ukevember 2015 Day 24 “Goodnight Sweetheart”

An oldie but a goodie. I sing this song to Sammy before bedtime almost every night. The other songs include “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz, “I Have Never Loved Someone” by My Brightest Diamond, “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” from Disney’s Cinderella and then today’s Ukevember song at the end. I’ve been singing these to him since the beginning of his life. It’s been over 9 months now! I’m sure there are other sweet songs to sing at bedtime. What do you sing?
I recorded this tune on Thanksgiving night and hoping that Sammy would go to sleep since it was past 9 p.m. It worked!
Chords and Lyrics to come.

Ukevember 2015 Day 23 “Blank Space”

I was listening to the radio and to my wonderful surprise, this Taylor Swift song has the word baby in the lyrics. I have listened to this song many times before but it wasn’t one that came to my mind to include in my baby Ukevember titles. Here you go! Chords and Lyrics to come.

Ukevember 2015 Day 22 “Baby Mine”

Here’s Day 22! I have a little bit of catching up to do. My dear friends had a son born on November 22nd. I was trying to make today’s tune a sweet one. Then I remembered this very sweet song from Disney’s movie Dumbo. Have you seen it? The excerpt will make you cry. Unless you’ve got a cold heart. 🙂 View it here. View today’s Ukevember submission here:

Ukevember 2015 Day 21 “When I Was Your Man”

Sorry about the baby sounds in this one! There’s some cuteness at the end of the video. Check it out and chords and lyrics to come soon.

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