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katreich
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This is an homage to none other than our songwriting guide, David Hodge. I apologize to those that don't understand all the lyrics. I guarantee David will.
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David’s got a ukulele and he plays it almost daily
In the summertime
And all the people like to hula when he plays be-bop-a-lula
From the stage
He can strum a little ditty and writes lyrics oh so witty
Sometimes they even rhyme
He’s been playing the ukulele since before the ukulele was the rage.

Well he found it in Tahiti when David and his sweetie
Went down for some sun
And when she went out fishing he said that he was wishing
For her line
He said Karen I adore ya, but out here in Bora Bora
This is how it’s done.
So he strung the ukulele and strummed it very gaily for a time.

Everybody gathers round
Just to hear that novel sound
When David plays he brings them to their knees
Gents and ladies tap their feet
Just to keep up with the beat
And afterward they use it to serve cheese.

So he brought back that ukulele and he plays it almost daily
In the summertime
And when he plays O Suzanna, Karen joins in on piana
On the stage
They’re playing on together through the rain and snowy weather
And it's quite sublime
He’s been playing the ukulele since before the ukulele was the rage.

K Reichert 02/10/2013

Falling in love is like learning to play the guitar; first you learn to follow the rules, then you learn to play with your heart.

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Celt
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Kathy,

Great Job! I particularly Liked the line about the fishing line.
That uke has such a unique sound.

John

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John Sargent
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I have not heard his uke. Is it a Tahitian Banjo? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tahitian_ukulele They are strung with fishing line and have an unusual sound.
Nice lyric. Love ukes.


   
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jamestoffee
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Hi Kathy,

Great job! :mrgreen:

This is the only line that sound a bit strange.....
And afterward they use it to serve cheese.

maybe that's the "in the know" you are talking about, but consider making another line as well for those not in the know.......maybe like "they always ask him for an encore with a please"....or something like that.

Thanks for sharing.

James


   
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Hi Kathy,

I enjoyed that well done. I think the cheese line is ok especially in the light of MrE's comment about the Tahitian Uke and how its crafted using everyday fishing line. So why not use it for other everyday purposes like a cheese board.

cheers
Paul


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Dan Lasley
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These cheese has to stay!

Great harmonies as well.


   
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katreich
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Thanks all. Yes, David does have a Tahitian Uke, which we jokingly call the cheese board. It is strung with fishing line, but sounds incredible.

don't worry Dan, the cheese stays! :D

Falling in love is like learning to play the guitar; first you learn to follow the rules, then you learn to play with your heart.

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Hobson
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A fun song and nice tune.

Renee


   
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John Sargent
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Thanks all. Yes, David does have a Tahitian Uke, which we jokingly call the cheese board. It is strung with fishing line, but sounds incredible.

don't worry Dan, the cheese stays! :D

I became aware of the Tahitian instrument when I took this workshop class taught by Fili Aulava http://www.hixbrosmusic.com/t/news . He he had one of the 8 string Tahitian Banjos. Very loud instrument.


   
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