If you’ll allow me to be hipster for a minute, my love of Pokey LaFarge pre-dates Uke Hunt. I was singing his praises back in 2006 (in the grand old days when MySpace was a legitimate site to link to).
So I’ve no excuse for not doing one of his songs before. Luckily, Gavin’s ukulele version of La La Blues was more than enough to give me a kick up the arse.
For the main strum you can use this once each for A, E7 and D.
d – x u – u d u
Then play one down strum (d – ) on the D again and switch to D7 for the rest of the bar playing:
d u – u d -
Then back to the main pattern. Play it twice for the final A.
Put those together and you get this:
Here’s a uked version of the intro:
And this is my favourite little run to play in the outro:
Here it is played slow then up to speed: