Friday 19 March 2021

West-Coast Uke-Song: "'CALI (-fornia)"


ORIGINAL SONG: "Swanee" 1919, music by George Gershwin, aged 20 at that point; lyrics by Irving Caesar.

PARODY COMPOSED: Dr. G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, April 2019, following a trip to California.

WORDPLAY LINK: Should you desire,  our sister blogsite "EDIFYING NONSENSE", has a simpler version of the parody-lyrics, and also more  interpretive information those of us not fortunate enough to live in California; click here

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.)

C-tuned Ukulele specifics:
C+5 = 1003;  Cm = 0333;  G#7 = 1323;  Dm7 = 2213;  G7sus = 0213;  Dm6 = 2212. 

(to the tune of Gershwin's "Swanee")

(click on any verse chart to move to thumbnail selection mode; this will allow you to compare the original with the parody-song at your ease)

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