Saturday 19 February 2022

Uke-song for Lewis Carroll: 'The Animals' Rock-Band Sings "JABBERWOCKY"

  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.)

(parody lyrics to the tune of the Animals' "House of the Rising Sun")

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


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