Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Seasonal Reprise: JANUARY is for SCOTS (A tribute to Robert Burns)

Robert Burns 

SEASONAL RE-POSTING:
PARODY-LYRICS for two original songs, with connections to Robert Burns

PARODY-SONG#1: "Auld Lang's Sine", 2015, with lyrics by Giorgio Coniglio, substituted to Burns' classic song "Auld Lang Syne", (updated December 2017).

PARODY-SONG#2: "Dean Martin Sings Robbie Burns Day" 2015, a parody pastiche with lyrics by Giorgio Coniglio, substituted to "That's Amore", the Dean Martin 1953 classic.

THIS MEDLEY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, December, 2018, updated from earlier blogposts, and with improved verse-charts (goodbye Courier New font, hello Verdana)!


Explanatory Notes: Robert Burns, born 1759, became Scotland’s ‘national poet’, and a cultural icon at home and among Scottish diaspora around the world. In his short life - he died at age 37 -  he wrote hundreds of well-loved poems and songs; the most famous is Auld Lang Syne, traditionally sung on Hogmanay (New Year's Eve). Robbie Burns Day is celebrated on his birthday, January 25, often with a Burns Night supper
Burns' best-loved poems include "To a Mouse", "To a Louse", "Tam o' Shanter", "Parcel o' Rogues", and "Address to a Haggis".

WORDPLAY LINK: A somewhat different version on the Simon Lang story, with a more modern take, has been twisted into limerick verse, and can be seen here, on our sister-blog "Edifying Nonsense"


AULD LANG’S SINE       

(to the tune of "Auld Lang Syne")


C-tuned ukulele specifics:
Bdim7 =  1212.  

















ROBBIE BURNS DAY

(to the tune of "That's Amore")



C-tuned ukulele specifics:
Fm = 1013;  Bbm = 3111;  Bbm7 = 1111;  Bdim7 = 1212;  A7 = 0100  




















ORIGINAL SONGS
(click on any slide to enlarge and arrive in thumbnail mode for singalongs on your computer or phone!)  



















REPEAT VERSES 1 and 2



















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