Saturday 19 February 2022

Uke-song: "MERGERWOCKY", A Lewis Carroll tune, dedicated to Dr. J. J.

PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, 2014. For moreexplanation of the origin of this song, should you be interested (and to see the lyrics without the chord-chart indications), return to the corresponding post on "Daily Illustrated Nonsense". Click HERE

In a recent post, we fantasized that the rock-band "The Animals" sang the words of the Lewis Carroll poem "Jabberwocky" as an extension of their  1964 hit version of the American folk ballad "House of the Rising Sun", using the same rock format  (in a driving 12/12/beat). Dr.J.J., the target of many dedications on these blog-pages, loved doing spoofs based on that iconic pop-tune. 

The introductory verses of this spoof were written more recently, but our 2014 parody-version of the folksong, relating to hospital restructuring in the province of Ontario, derives from an earlier period starting in the 1990s.



Wednesday 9 February 2022

Uke-song: "JABBERWOCKY" (folk-rock version)" as sung by the rock-band "The Animals"

The authors of this blog, Dr. G.H. and his registered pseudonym Giorgio, have been fans for a long time of "Jabberwocky", the iconic nonsense-poem revealed and discussed in Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking Glass" (1871). On our other blogs, you can find the poem "Mergerwocky", a poetic parody on Jabberwocky that we later realized could be sung to the tune of "The House of the Rising Sun". Your current authors do acknowledge that singing a version of "Jabberwocky" itself has been achieved by the British folk-rock singer-composer Donovan, a pastiche that is recorded in his 1971 album of childrens' songs "HMS Donovan". (Click HERE for the YouTube version.)

To return to the corresponding post on "Daily Illustrated Nonsense" (and to see the lyrics without the chord-chart indications) click HERE

JABBERWOCKY (folk-rock version)
(parody lyrics to the tune of the Animals' "House of the Rising Sun", dedicated to Dr. JJ)

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

C-tuned ukulele specifics:
Gm = 0231; Gm7 = 0211; C(add)9 0203; Eb = 0331; D7+5 = 2233; Gmsus(+) = 0233