Tuesday 19 May 2020

Uke-Song: Gershwin folk-aria, "ICELANDIC SUMMERTIME SAGA"

SONG with UKULELE CHORDS

 (Reposted from January, 2018 post#164)


ORIGINAL SONG: The melody for the spiritual ballad "Summertime" from the George Gershwin opera "Porgy and Bess".
LIMERICK VERSE:  Original verses composed by Dr. G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio 2017, updated in January 2018. Several of the verses also appear, mildly modified, in the online limerick dictionary OEDILF.com
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: Ukulele chord-charts were adapted from an excellent version at "Dr Uke".
SONGLINK: A calypso-style song about a visit to Iceland in June 2015 was composed for this website under the title "Nordic Journal: Island in the Sun".                                  

CONTENTS:
Underpinnings: "Summertime"
1. Iceland / Ísland: dry land
2. Geysir
3. Eyjafjallajökull (E15)
4. Second-Hand Geyser
5. Stopover in Reykjavik (not a limerick)


ICELANDIC SAGA
(to the tune of "Summertime") 


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

A7s = 0200;  A7 = 0100;  Dm7 = 2213;  Gm = 0231;  D7s = 2233;  Gm7 = 0211; 
Bb7 = 1211;  A7+5 = 0110;  Fdim7 = 1212




Island* pronounced as EES-lahndt.


















ORIGINAL SONG-LYRICS



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