Friday 29 March 2024

Uke-Song: "BABY JAMES SUITE", homage to James Taylor

ORIGINAL SONG: "Sweet Baby James",  by James Taylor. The song was presumably composed during a winter car-trip that Taylor made from Boston to North Carolina for the christening of Baby James, his nephew, and the first of a new generation in the Taylor family. 
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, September 2013 (despite its name it contains only a single song). It was added to Giorgio's original blog "Giorgio's Ukable Parodies" as his fourteenth parody-song. To return to the corresponding post on "Daily Illustrated Nonsense" (and to see the lyrics without the chord-chart indications) click HERE.


(to the tune of "Sweet Baby James") 

Tuesday 19 March 2024

Uke- Song: RETURN TO "SURRENDER" (Stuck on Elvis)


ORIGINAL SONG: "Torna a Surriento"; E. DeCurtis(music), G. DeCurtis(lyrics), 1902 
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, February, 2013. the thirteenth song posted on "Giorgio's Ukable Parodies", the original parody-blog.
To see the lyrics displayed more concisely without the chord-indications (and to return to "Daily Illustrated Nonsense"), click HERE.  

The wonderful original song, written in Neapolitan, has been recorded by Caruso, Lanza, Pavarotti, and Bocelli among others. Its famous English knock-off, "Surrender" written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman in 1961 was widely popularized by Elvis Presley.
For this parody, the difficult words in Neapolitan have been replaced by names of Presley songs and movies.
The few remaining words are similar to modern Italian and readily understood. 
e = and
guarda = see
io = I
ma = but
'o = the 
tu dice = you say


(to the tune of "Torna A Surriento" - Return to Sorrento)

Performing Notes

[Gm] Vide ‘o movie Blue Hawaii 
[Cm] Moonlight Swim e Aloha [Gm] ‘Oe….
One [Cm] Nighte Hawaiian [Gm] Wedding
[D] Io Can’t  Help [D7] Falling In [Gm] Love

[G] Guarda, gua’ Viva Las [Am] Vegas:
[D] Santa Lucia, Tutti [G6] Frutti,
[G] Bello Yellow Rose of [Am] Texas,
I [D] Need Somebody to Lean [G] On

[G] E tu dice ‘Please Sur-[Am]-render ’
[B7] Stuck on You e Love Me [Em] Tender,(ma)
Girls, Girls, [Cm] Girls, It's Now or [G] Never
You [D] Gotta [D7] Stop  Your  Cheating [G] Heart
Ma [GM7] Don’t [G6] Be [Am7] Cruel [Am]
[D] All  Shook Up  [D7] Cryin’ in the [G6] Chapel !
Re[Cm]turn To [G5+7] Se-e-en[Gm]der……
[D] Heart[D7]break  Ho-[Gm]-tel !

"Surrender"  (original song)

When we kiss my heart's on fire
Cm                                        Gm
Burning with a strange desire, 
          Cm                          Gm
And I know each time I kiss you
D                D7                     Gm
That your heart's on fire too.

G                                          Am
So, my darling please surrender............

"Torna a Surriento" (original song)

Vide ‘o mare quant’è bello
Cm                       Gm
Spira tantu sentimento, 
              Cm                  Gm
Comme tu a chi tiene mente
D         D7                    Gm
Ca scetato ‘o faje sunà. 

G                                       Am
Guarda, gua’ chistu ciardino.
D                                    G6
Siente, sie’ sti sciure arance:
G                                 Am
Nu profumo accussi fino
D                                  G
Dinto ‘o core se ne va.
G                                  Am   
E tu dice “I’ parto, addio!”
B7                            Em
T’alluntane da stu core
     Cm                        G
De sta terra de l’ammore,
D             D7                   G
Tiene ‘o core e nun turnà?
     Gmaj7         G6    Am7  Am
Ma nun  me lassà !
D           D7                 G6       G
Nun darme stu turmiento 
Cm                G5+7  Gm
Torna  a  Sur-rien-to,
D           D7    Gm
Famme cam-pà !

Saturday 9 March 2024

Uke-Song: "REFLUX ROMP", decaffeinated version


ORIGINAL SONG: "Java Jive" The Ink Spots, 1940. 
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, January 2014, originally posted on this blogsite January 10, 2014 as post #12. Thanks to Steve McNie of Corktown Ukulele Jam / Toronto Ukes for providing chord charts and other help!

To see the lyrics displayed more concisely without the chord-indications (and to return to the corresponding date's post on "Daily Illustrated Nonsense"), click HERE.  


(to the tune of "Java Jive")


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

 F#dim7 = 2323;  Fdim7 =1212;  Gm7 = 0211;  E6 = 4444;  F6= 5555
Bb6 = 0211;  Bbm6 = 0111;  C5+7 = 1001;  Bb7 = 1211;  Bb9 =1213 

Related Palindromes:

Decaf-level faced.

Deficit-song. Aid diagnostic. I fed.

Lived on Decaf, faced no Devil.


Friday 1 March 2024

Uke-Song (palindromic, traditional): "SIN and REDEMPTION"

ORIGINAL SONG: "He's Got the Whole World In His Handstraditional spiritual, first published in 1927.
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, May 2016, subsequently upgraded. To return to the corresponding post on "Daily Illustrated Nonsense" (and to see the lyrics without the chord-chart indications) click HERE.


(to the tune of "He's Got the Whole World In His Hands")

The Palindromic Nature of Sin

0. Dennis never even sinned. 

1. Dennis sinned.

2. Dennis and Edna sinned.
    Dennis and Edna dined. Enid and Edna sinned.

3. Dennis, Enid and Nadine sinned.
    Dennis, Nora, Aaron sinned  

4. Dennis, Enid, Andy D., Nadine, sinned.
    Dennis, Nell, Edna and Ellen sinned.
    Dennis, Rod, Enid and Edna dined or sinned.

5. Dennis, Nell, Edna, Otto and Ellen sinned.
    Dennis and Ed, Nadine, Enid and Edna sinned.

6. Dennis, Nell, Edna, Eva, Dave and Ellen sinned.
    Dennis and Ed, Nadine, Eve, Enid and Edna sinned,