The Tokens – The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Chords) This song has a tortured and unpleasant history. There’s an overview of the song’s history here (including a link to the brilliant Rolling Stone article by Rian Malan on the subject). The short version: The song Mbube was written and performed by South African Solomon Linda in […]
Archive for February, 2014
Pete Seeger – Turn, Turn, Turn (Chords) Here’s a song Pete Seeger wrote himself (with a bit of help from Ecclesiastes) in the 1950s. But it became a huge hit when The Byrds covered it in the 60s. It’s just three chords so not hard to bust out during those many times when you’re gathering […]
The Weavers – Pay Me My Money Down (Chords) This slave work-song was adapted up by Pete Seeger during his time with The Weavers. It was later picked up by the Kingston Trio and was the standout track on Bruce Springsteen’s The Seeger Sessions. It’s just two chords all the way through so dead easy. […]
Full Playlist Some of these videos – like the James Hill and Elof and Wamberg – are eligible for Ukulele Video of the Year. So if you see something you like there’s plenty of time to make you nominations.