Thursday, 19 December 2019

Uke-Song to accompany a Coen Bros film: "JAILHOUSE, NOW"

SONG with UKULELE-CHORDS


ORIGINAL SONG: "In the Jailhouse Now", Jimmie Rodgers, 1928, recorded by many artists, including Webb Pierce, Merle Haggard, Chet Atkins and Leon Russell; a somewhat different version was recorded by Johnny Cash. Most recently the song, as performed by Tim Blake Nelson and The 'Soggy Bottom Boys' appeared in the filmscript and on the soundtrack of the Coen Brother's film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?". Check out the YouTube video here.
For those interested, the original song is shown in ukulele-friendly form in the key of G at the bottom of the post. A very-ukulele-friendly video of the original song in the key of C can be found on YouTube here.   
PARODY COMPOSED: Dr. G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, March 2019.

SONGLINKS: Readers interested in this topic might also enjoy Giorgio's songs found on previous postings on this lyrics blog. (Click to enjoy them).
 #178 "Indiana Song"
 #175 "Rosenstein"
 #173 "Brennan's Tweet"

JAILHOUSE, NOW


(to the tune of "In the Jailhouse Now")


UKULELE-FRIENDLY FORMAT (and guitar, mandolin, banjo etc., too!)

(Click on any chord-chart slide to move to 'song-presentation mode'; then navigate through thumbnails at bottom of page.)






















ORIGINAL LYRICS:   


















Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Uke-Song upgrade of an American folk-ballad: "VLAD PUTIN'S BLOGGER"

                                                                                  
SONG with UKULELE-CHORDS

ORIGINAL SONG: "The Frozen Logger", an American folksong of the tall-tale variety, was written by James Stevens in 1928 and published in 1949. It has been recorded by The Weavers in 1951, and subsequently by many other artists including Johnny Cash and Oscar Brand. 
For those interested, the original song is shown in ukulele-friendly form at the bottom of the post. BTW, if you play guitar or other stringed instrument, it should be easy to transpose these charts to the key of your choice (or send me a request or complaint in the Comments section).
 
PARODY COMPOSED:  Dr. G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, February 2019.


WORDPLAY LINK: You can also find some related satire, without the need to sing, on our wordplay blog "Edifying Nonsense", as in the posting for these lyrics.  (To get started there, you might enjoy the blogpost "Slogans for the Occasion".) 


FURTHER INFORMATION: A presidential quote from January 2019, in reference to the suspected perpetrators indicted by the Mueller probe.
 "Among the 34 people, many of them were bloggers from Moscow or people who had nothing to do with me, had nothing to do with what they were talking about or there were people who got caught telling stories or lying … I think it's a terrible thing (that has) happened to this country, because this investigation is a witch hunt." 


VLAD PUTIN'S BLOGGER

(to the tune of "The Frozen Logger")


UKULELE-FRIENDLY FORMAT ( and guitar, too!)

(Click on any chord-chart slide to move to 'song-presentation mode'; then navigate through thumbnails at bottom of page.)
















ORIGINAL SONG-LYRICS
(Click on any verse-slide to enlarge and compare the original and parody-versions)  














SONGLINKS: Readers interested in this topic might also enjoy Giorgio's songs found on previous postings on this lyrics blog. (Click to enjoy them).
  #178 "Indiana Song"
  #175 "Rosenstein"
  #173 "Brennan's Tweet"




Saturday, 19 October 2019

Uke-Song: "The BALLAD of RUDY GIULIANI, part #2" (the disappointment of Max Boot)

SONG with UKULELE-Chords


ORIGINAL SONG: The Ballad of Davy Crockett , by Bruns and Blackburn, Walt Disney Studios 1954, anthem of the "Crockett craze". Several versions of the song were prominent on the Top Ten in 1955.



Related image You-tube versions of the song by several performers are available via links on the previous post.  
SATIRE COMPOSED: Dr. G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, June 2018.

BACKGROUND INFO: Max Boot's opinion-editorial appeared in our local newspaper on May 8, 2018, under the heading "The long, disappointing fall of Rudy Giuliani". Here are the links to the particular newspaper column, and to the parody lyrics.
Other takes on Giuliani's statements about the Presidents' legal and personal imbroglios are given by Jennifer Rubin here, and Amy Sorkin here.

WORDPLAY LINK: For wordplay (palindromes, anagrams, eggcorns, creative cartography, etc.) and silly poetry (polished limericks), see our sister blog "EDIFYING NONSENSEhere





SONGLINK: Readers interested in this topic might also enjoy Giorgio's songs on these earlier blogposts ...
 "The Ballad of Rudy Giuliani, part #1"
 "Indiana Song"
  "Rosenstein"
  "Brennan's Tweet"
  "Dark Plans (Russian Hacking)"
  "First Year on the Range".



The BALLAD of GIULIANI, part#2

(to the tune of "The Ballad of Davy Crockett")

 

UKULELE-FRIENDLY FORMAT (and guitar, too!)
(Click on any chord-chart slide to move to 'song-presentation mode'; then navigate through thumbnails at bottom of page.)










* Boot's article mentions other conservative leaders whom he admired and respected previously, including Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich and Scott Walker. 



ORIGINAL SONG-LYRICS















Thursday, 19 September 2019

Uke-Song: "The BALLAD of RUDY GIULIANI, part #1", early years

SONG with UKULELE CHORDS

ORIGINAL SONG: The Ballad of Davy Crockett , by Bruns and Blackburn, Walt Disney Studios 1954, anthem of the "Crockett craze". Several versions of the song were prominent on the Top Ten in 1955.
YouTube versions  by its famous original  performers are available via links below...
Bill Hayes
Fess Parker
Tennessee Ernie Ford  

SATIRE COMPOSED:  Dr. G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, June 2018.

WORDPLAY LINK: 
For wordplay (palindromes, anagrams, creative cartography, etc.) and silly poetry (polished limericks), see our sister blog "EDIFYING NONSENSEhere.




SONGLINK: Readers interested in this topic might also enjoy Giorgio's songs on these earlier blogposts ...
 "Indiana Song"
 "Rosenstein"
 "Brennan's Tweet"
 "Dark Plans (Russian Hacking)"
 "First Year on the Range".



The BALLAD of GIULIANI, part#1

(to the tune of "The Ballad of Davy Crockett")



UKULELE-FRIENDLY FORMAT (and guitar, etc., too!)

(Click on any chord-chart slide to move to 'song-presentation mode'; then navigate through thumbnails at bottom of page.)


















Original Song-Lyrics