Sunday 19 February 2023

Uke-Song: "DARK SCHEMES" (Ochi Chornye), as might be sung by the Red Army Choir

Political parody
ORIGINAL SONG (music): "Ochi Chornye (Dark Eyes)", poem written in Russian by Ukrainian poet Hrebinka in 1843, set to music in 1884; recorded by Al Jolson, Django Reinhart, Louis Armstrong, Red Army Choir, Fyodor Chaliapin, Ivan Rebroff etc.

PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, January 2018. Click HERE to return to the current post on "Daily Illustrated Nonsense", and to see the lyrics displayed without the chord indications.

SONGLINK: The same original song was used some time ago as the musical base for "PARODYSITISM", a bit of puffery in which the lyrics for an original song are substituted into a second song's tune. See post #74, "Ochi Chornye (Brown-Eyed Girl)" from 2015.  


(to the tune of "Dark Eyes" ("Ochi Chornye")

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

Chord specifics for C-tuned uke:
D7 = 0202 or 2223;  Gm = 0231;  Cm = 0333 

At this point you might wish to return to the post 'Singable Lyrics: Novel Melodies for LimericksHERE

(Russian version per Chaliapin, and English translation)
Click on any slide to enlarge and to move back and forth in thumbnail mode.

Thursday 9 February 2023

(FEB 9, 2023) singable saga: Newfoundland potato famine W-I-P


ORIGINAL  POETRY-LYRICS: The lyrics were originally composed in limerick format and submitted to OEDILF, an online humour dictionary, by Giorgio Coniglio in 2023, and can also be found published as a blogposted poem on, "DAILY ILLUSTRATED NONSENSE". Click HERE.