Sometimes inspiration comes from others, as well as within. And when that happens, it makes playing music that much more enjoyable.
I have been putting together songs with and for members of our newly formed uke group, T’UkeS – Tillsonburg Uke Society. Some of them have been out there performing for the nursing home called Maple Manor, using their keyboard and guitar, and since joining our group and learning how to play their ukulele’s have been asking us to transpose some of their repetoire songs and some of our teaching songs. It’s been lots of fun and I’m sharing the arrangements with everyone below.
One of our teaching songs is On the Wings of a Dove in C, which we transposed to the Key of G which some members found easier to sing.
Another teaching song was I’ll Fly Away in the Key of D, used to teach the chords used in the Key of D. They liked to sing it better in the Key of C, so here are both versions:
Another song is Could I Have This Dance by Anne Murray, which we have on good ‘intel’ is a popular country jam song:
We also used Tiny Bubbles as a teaching song, and that went over really well.
And this is a more sophistocated, or performance style version of Tiny Bubbles:
There are a couple more that are Irish tunes, but they aren’t on my computer so I can’t upload them. However, in the foreseeable future once I get some time to type them in and add chord boxes I will add another ukulele group post. For now I hope those of you who play in groups, are looking for group songs or nursing home/performance songs enjoy these few.