Thursday 19 November 2020

Uke-Song: "LESSON about REDUPLICATIONS"

SONG with UKULELE CHORDS

...
... in a fallout shelter?
ORIGINAL SONG: "The Elements", Tom Lehrer, 1959.


PARODY COMPOSED: Dr. G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, 2015. Originally a poem, the construct developed into a song, and is now the sixth of nine in the series on Word-Pairs. You can find the links to the previous songs at the bottom of the post. 

WORDPLAY LINK: For further discussion of reduplications on our sister blogsite "EDIFYING NONSENSE", click here (You can also find a simpler version of the parody-lyrics displayed without the chords, should you desire, i.e. the original poetic nature of the piece can be revisited.) 

(A reprise from Post #82, 26 July, 2015)



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

























HOT LINKS to the SONGS (Updated, 2021)  

Uke-friendly versions here on "Silly Songs and Satire"
Reduplications - Lesson  (see above)





Monday 9 November 2020

Uke-Song: "TURKEY LEFTOVERS", holiday pa(i)rody, rehashed

 SONG with UKULELE CHORDS:  a seasonal parody from 2015, revisited


SUBSTITUTE LYRICS subbed into 2 original songs, a pairody


ORIGINAL SONG#1: "The Christmas Song" (Chestnuts...), written by Wells and Tormé  in 1944, and recorded by the Nat King Cole Trio 1946.

ORIGINAL SONG#2: "Good King Wenceslas", John Mason Neale 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"; you might want to check the interesting description in the Wikipedia essay.

PARODY COMPOSED: Dr. G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, January, 2015, currently updated with new verse-charts, improved fonts and an epilogue including slides with ukulele/guitar chords for the original songs. 
  
SONGLINK: For another parody on  "The Christmas Song",  see our earlier posting "The Cynic's Song" here.
































SUGGESTIONS for UKULELE-PLAYERS

There are some difficult jazz chords here, but they sound beautiful, and are worth the effort!

Specifics for ukulele (C-tuning):
Bm7 = 2222;  C#m7 = 4444;  E7 = 1202;  Em7 = 0202;  C#7+5 =2112; F#m = 2120;  Dm6 = 2212;  D#m7 = 3324;  C#M7 = 1113;  CM7 = 0002;
A9= 0102;  DM7 = 2224;  D6 = 2222;  Dm7 = 2213;  C6 = 0000;  Fdim7 = 1212; G#7 = 1323;  Cdim7 = 2323;  AM7 = 1100;  F#7sus = 6677.


ORIGINAL SONG-LYRICS
(click on any verse-slide to enlarge the entire series and compare the original songs' verses with the parody version. Move back and forth using the thumbnails at the bottom)