Monday 19 December 2022

Uke-Song: "KOOKY PRESIDENTIAL VIEWS", an American carol

A Holiday Season Parodic Pastiche, with UKULELE CHORDS

ORIGINAL SONG: "Good King Wenceslas", written by English hymnwriter John Mason Neale in 1853, but often now mistakenly referred to as 'traditional'. Neale's piece (based on accounts of the Bohemian Wenceslas legend and a 13th century 'spring-carol' tune), was highly criticized in the 1920s as "ponderous moral doggerel", but as you all know, has become a seasonal classic.
On You-Tube, you can readily find a spectrum of video recordings of the original lyrics, from the Choir of Westminster Abbey, to Bing Crosby and the Irish Rovers (the last-mentioned is highly recommended). 

PARODY COMPOSED:  Giorgio Coniglio, February 2019. To see the lyrics displayed more concisely without the chord-indications (and to return to the corresponding date's post on "Daily Illustrated Nonsense"), click HERE.  

 BTW, if you play guitar or some other stringed instrument, it should be easy to transpose these charts to the key of your choice (or send us a note in the Comments section). 


(to the tune of "Good King Wenceslas")

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 (double-click to enlarge any slide,
then follow the thumbnails at bottom of the field)


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