Thursday 19 March 2020

Uke-Song: "CANOE, CANOE, CANOE, CANOE, CANOE", homage to ABBA and Pierre Berton


ORIGINAL SONG: "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do", ABBA, 1975.
PARODY COMPOSED:  Giorgio Coniglio, March 2013. To return to the corresponding post on "Daily Illustrated Nonsense" (and to see the lyrics without the chord-chart indications) click HERE.

"A Canadian is someone who knows how to make love in a canoe", Pierre Berton, eminent Canadian journalist, editor, historian and author.


(to the tune of "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do")

Monday 9 March 2020

Singable Saga: "WALRUS and CARPENTER", Carolina Lowcountry Version

A SINGABLE SAGA, derived from limerick lyrics

ORIGINAL SONG: For this post, we will use the melody for the verses of the 1960 hit written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin "Will You (Still) Love Me Tomorrow?". 

ORIGINAL POEM/STORY: "The Walrus and the Carpenter" is a poem recited by Tweedledum and Tweedledee to Alice in chapter 4 of Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, published in 1871.

POETRY-LYRICS: The third verse of the satire-song was originally composed as a limerick based roughly on the Lewis Carroll poem and submitted to OEDILF, an online humour dictionary, by Giorgio Coniglio in 2018. Giorgio subsequently expanded the poem to the current 6 verses, where it is published as a blogpost on our blog, "DAILY ILLUSTRATED NONSENSE". Click HERE.
PARODY-SONG: In this post, the story is set it to the music of the Carole King song, with some minor changes in the lyrics to accomodate differences in scansion. Thanks are due to Steve McNie of Toronto Ukes, whose songbook provided the chord and lyrics slides for the original song. (As usual, you can find the chordchart verses for the original if you search carefully at the end of the post).

Carolina Lowcountry Version

(to the tune of "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?")


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.)

Specifics for C-tuned uke:
Dm7 = 2213;  E7 = 1202;  E7+5 = 1203;  As4= 2200;  Csus = Cs4 = 0013 

For a better understanding of "pluff mud" see the photos accompanying the related poem HERE.

(click on any verse to enlarge and compare the original and the parody-version)