Uke Hunt is 14

Uke Hunt turned 14 in May (I would have mentioned it then but time has become a flat circle and I still think it’s March). According to WebMD a 14 year olds will experience, “mood swings.. and may be embarrassed by you.”

Here’s a round-up of my favourite tabs and the goings-on of the last year.

May 2020

– Sad news of the deaths of two ukulele legends: Ian Whitcomb and Willie K

In tabs: Little Richard – Tutti Frutti, Gary Jules – Mad World, John Prine – Fish and Whistle/In Spite of Ourselves and Money Heist/La Casa de Papel Theme.

Patreon tab: Chris Isaak – Wicked Game

June 2020

The Big Chord Quiz
– Formby was wrong, you do need a license for your ukulele.

In tabs: I finally got around to doing Tiptoe Through the Tulips. Plus CCR/Wilson Pickett – Proud Mary/Midnight Hour, Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now, John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads and some riffs from TikTok.

Patreon tab: Daft Punk – Get Lucky

July 2020

In tabs: Hank Wiliams – I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine (Tab) and from the Last of Us 2: the theme song, Beyond Desolation and a bunch of riffs.

Patreon tab: Julie London – Cry Me a River

August 2020

– Following up on the five free tab collections earlier in the year with four more free tab ebooks: The Beatles on Uke, US TV Themes, Game Themes and Songs from the 60s. And, with my final Steven Universe/Adventure Time tabs: the Rebecca Sugar collection.

In tabs: Taylor Swift and Bon Iver – exile, Community Theme and The Proclaimers – Sunshine on Leith.

Patreon tab: Queen – Love of My Life

September 2020

The gear I use in 2020.

In tabs: Tracy Chapman – Fast Car, Eagles – Desperado, Bruno Mars – When I Was Your Man, Amazing Grace and Pixies – Where Is My Mind?

Patreon tab: Robert Johnson – Love in Vain

October 2020

In tabs: The Beach Boys – God Only Knows, Black Sabbath – Paranoid, Frankie Valli – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and

Patreon tab: Neil Young – Harvest Moon

November 2020

Long lost tapes of Joni Mitchell playing the ukuelele showed up and I celebrated by tabbing A Case of You.

In tabs: Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind (Tab), Damien Rice – The Blower’s Daughter and Goo Goo Dolls – Iris.

Patreon tab: Guns N’ Roses – November Rain

December 2020

I ran down my favourites of 2020.

In tabs: John Lennon – Happy Xmas (War is Over), John Denver – Christmas for Cowboys and Oasis – Don’t Look Back in Anger.

Patreon tab: Dusty Springfield – Son of a Preacher Man

January 2021

In tabs: Rey’s Theme from Star Wars, Toploader – Dancing in the Moonlight and, for obvious reasons, Vampire Weekend – 2021

Patreon tab: Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams

February 2021

one year of Patreon. It’s made a huge difference to me and that’s been reflected in the number of tabs going up. Patrons have also provided loads of suggestions of songs (which hadn’t occurred to me, I didn’t know or was too chicken to taken on) that I’m really pleased I tabbed. So a huge thanks to everyone that’s supported me at any point along the way. I don’t think either I or the site would have survived the pandemic without you.

In tabs: The Supremes – Where Did Our Love Go, Inspector Gadget Theme, Agnes Obel – Riverside and Loudon Wainwright – The Swimming Song

Patreon tab: Extreme – More Than Words

March 2021

In tabs: The whole of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Sex Pistols – God Save the Queen, The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry and Frightened Rabbit – I Wish I Was Sober

Patreon tab: George Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue

April 2021

– A ukulele song made it to #1 for the first time since Train’s Hey, Soul Sister in the shape of Polo G and Einer Bankz’s RAPSTAR.
– I shared what I’ve learned so far while trying to improve my sound.

In tabs: Avril Lavigne – Sk8er Boi, Phoebe Bridgers – I Know the End , Simon and Garfunkel – April Come She Will, Queen – Bicycle Race and Weezer – Undone – The Sweater Song

Patreon tab: The Stranglers – Golden Brown

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