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Lyr/Chords: Ukulele Lady (G Kahn/R A Whiting)

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Bud 22 Feb 99 - 01:44 PM
John in Brisbane 23 Feb 99 - 02:49 AM
John in Brisbane 23 Feb 99 - 02:57 AM
Bud 23 Feb 99 - 04:23 PM
Tony Burns 19 Jul 99 - 09:37 PM
alison 21 Jul 99 - 01:55 AM
puisin@olypen.com 08 Aug 99 - 01:43 AM
Jeri 08 Aug 99 - 08:03 AM
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Subject: Ukulele Lady
From: Bud
Date: 22 Feb 99 - 01:44 PM

Does anyone know the chords for this song? I've almost worn out my Arlo Guthrie CD trying to play along. I know, it ain't a deep, moving sort of song, but damn, it's catchy!


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Subject: RE: Ukulele Lady
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 23 Feb 99 - 02:49 AM

Bud, I've asked an old friend a thousand miles away to cough up the chords. He got them from an Australian published volume of material from the 30's, and re-published here in the 70's. Like a lot of songs from that period it was full of jazz chords which are an absolute pleasure to play or sing harmony with.

If you're playing in G may I suggest you try from the following list of possible chords - G G7 C Cm E7 Em B7 A7 D7 D. If you're not fussed about waiting for the published chords, the list of the ones I gave should pull you through for songs from that period. I can't recommend the Diminisheds and Minor Sevenths out of my head.

Regards
John


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Subject: RE: Ukulele Lady
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 23 Feb 99 - 02:57 AM

The Lyrics:

I saw the splendor of the moonlight on Honolulu Bay.
There's something tender in the moonlight on Honolulu Bay.
And all the beaches are full of peaches
who bring their ukes along.
And in the glimmer of the moonlight
they love to sing this song.

If you like a ukelele lady,
ukelele lady like-a-you.
If you want to linger where it's shady,
ukelele lady linger too.
If you kiss a ukelele lady
and she promise ever to be true,
and she sees another ukelele
lady fool around with you.

Maybe she'll sigh, maybe she'll cry,
maybe she will find somebody else
by and by-y-y to sing to.
When it's cool and shady
where the tricky-wicky-wack is woo,
if you like a ukelele lady,
ukelele lady like-a-you.


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Subject: RE: Ukulele Lady
From: Bud
Date: 23 Feb 99 - 04:23 PM

Thanks John. I tried a mixture of "Bessie Smith" chords, and couldn't get it. But I'll give these a go. I'd appreciate whatever you can give me.

Thanks


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Subject: RE: English Music Hall
From: Tony Burns
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 09:37 PM

I have the words to Ukelele Lady at home but I'm out of town until Satruday. If they haven't surfaced by then refresh the thread and I'll post them for you.


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Subject: RE: English Music Hall
From: alison
Date: 21 Jul 99 - 01:55 AM

If you like a ukelele lady, ukelele lady like a-you....

sorry it's all I can rememeber

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: English Music Hall
From: puisin@olypen.com
Date: 08 Aug 99 - 01:43 AM

Ukelele Lady was a popular novelty song in the 1940's and, if my poor memory serves, was recorded by Bing Crosby and/or Bob Hope. There must be a Crosby song book out there somewhere.


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Subject: Lyr Add: UKELELE LADY
From: Jeri
Date: 08 Aug 99 - 08:03 AM

Hear Victoria Jackson sing it in RealAudio here
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UKELELE LADY
Author????

I saw the splendor of the moonlight
on Honolulu Bay.
There's something tender in the moonlight
on Honolulu Bay.
And all the beaches are full of peaches
who bring their ukes along.
And in the glimmer of the moonlight
they love to sing this song.

If you like a ukelele lady,
ukelele lady like-a-you.
If you want to linger where it's shady,
ukelele lady linger too.
If you kiss a ukelele lady
and you promise ever to be true,
and she sees another ukelele
lady fool around with you.

Maybe she'll sigh, maybe she'll cry,
maybe she will find somebody else
by and by-y-y to sing to.
When it's cool and shady
where the tricky-wicky-wack is woo,
if you like a ukelele lady,
ukelele lady like-a-you.
Aloha!

Maybe she'll sigh an awful lot,
maybe she'll cry and maybe not,
maybe she'll find somebody else
by to sing to.
When it's cool and shady,
where the tricky-wicky-wack is woo woo woo.
If you like a ukelele lady,
ukelele lady like-a you like-a me I like-a you
and we like-a both the same.
I'd like to say this very day
ukelele lady like-a you-ooo-oooo


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Subject: RE: Ukulele Lady
From: Paul S
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 08:06 PM

I'm refreshing this, because I still can't figure out the chords. I was calling myself Bud, back then. I guess I just wasn't ready to reveal myself yet.


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Subject: RE: Ukulele Lady
From: MTM
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 09:06 AM

I've got the sheet music for it somewhere, if you'd like a scribe's version of the chords. Peter Sellers does, or did, an entertaining version of the tune, worth hearing.


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Subject: RE: Ukulele Lady
From: adamss1@aol.com
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 01:46 PM

hey, Paul my name's Sam. I play the mandolin with the Philadelphia Jug Band, and we play this song every summer at the Phila. folk Festival, evry New Year's eve at the Jug Band New Years party, ande whenever we can all get together. I'll try to give you what I've got.

C F G C I used to linger in the moonllight, on Honolulu Bay. F G C My memories cling to me by moonlght, althgh I'm far away. Am Em Am And all the beaches are filled with peaches, Am Em Who bring thier ukes along. C F And in the glimmer of the moonlight, we used to sing F this song

C Am C Am If you like a ukelele lady, ukelele lady lika you.

F G F If you like to linger where its shady, ukelele lady

G linger too.

C Am C If you kiss a ukelele lady, and you promise ever to be

Am F G F true, and she sees another ukelele lady foolin round C with you

F Maybe she'll cry, an awful lot

C Maybe she'll sigh, and maybe not

D G G7 C Am Maybe she'll find somebody else, bye and bye, to sing to C Am when its cool and shady

when its really wicky- wacky- woo ! F G F G F G C If you like ukelele lady, ukelee lady like-a you.


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Subject: RE: Ukulele Lady
From: GUEST,Roger
Date: 02 Jul 00 - 06:39 PM

Try www.jbott.com/ukladyab.html


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Subject: RE: Ukulele Lady
From: Mrrzy
Date: 02 Jul 00 - 10:37 PM

I love this song. I heard someone Stump the Band with it on Johnny Carson and was appalled they didn't know it. Then again, I watched Ray Bradbury lose on you Bet Your Life through not knowing what post-prandial meant, and almost wept and the shattering of the idol...


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Subject: Need CHORDS, Ukulele lady
From: DonMeixner
Date: 04 Jan 02 - 11:13 PM

Can someone help me with these Chords. The words I have.

Don


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: UKULELE LADY (G Kahn/R A Whiting)
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 05 Jan 02 - 12:08 AM

From Jim Beloff's Jumpin Jim's Ukulele Gems--you'll probably find more intricate chords somewhere, but this is a relatively simple uke book.

UKULELE LADY
Lyric by Gus Kahn, Music by Richard A. Whiting (c)1925

If (F)you (Am)like-a (Dm)Ukulele (C7)Lady,
(F)Ukulele (Am)lady like-a (Dm)you(F)
If (Gm)you (C7)like to (Gm)linger where it's (C7)shady,
(Gm)Ukulele (C7)Lady linger (F)too
If you (Am)kiss a (Dm)Ukulele (C7)Lady
(F)While you promise (Am)ever to be (Dm)true(F)
And (Gm)she (C7)see an-(Gm)other Uku-(C7)lele
(Gm)Lady fool a-(C7)round with (F)you

(Bb)Maybe she'll sigh (F)Maybe she'll cry
(G7)Maybe she'll find somebody else
(C)By (Adim)and (C7)by (C7+5)to
(F)Sing (Am)to, (Dm)when it's cool and (C7)shady
(F)Where the tricky (Am)Wicky-Wackies (Dm)woo(F)
If (Gm)you (C7)like-a (Gm)Ukulele (C7)Lady
(Gm)Ukulele (C7)Lady like-a (F)you

Of course, the correct pronunciation is "oo-koo-lay-lay", but it doesn't work in the song!

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Need CHORDS, Ukulele lady
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 05 Jan 02 - 12:17 AM

This is written for standard uke tuning, G'-C-E-A, so F is a pretty common key...the F chord on the uke (soprano, concert, or tenor) is equivalent to C on the guitar minus the bottom two strings. The baritone uke is tuned D'-B-G-E, like the guitar (except the D is an octave higher). Confused yet?

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Need CHORDS, Ukulele lady
From: DonMeixner
Date: 05 Jan 02 - 12:27 AM

Thanks Mark. This will work just fine.

Don


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Subject: RE: Ukulele Lady
From: GUEST,bobschmitt@onewest.net
Date: 10 Jan 06 - 03:41 PM

Jim Kweskin had a second verse that goes something like this:

I long to linger in the moonlight on Honolulu Bay.
I've fond memories of the moonlight, although I'm far away
Someday I'm goin'
Where breezes are blowin'
And lips are made to kiss
And in the glimmer of the moonlight
I'll hear the song I miss

(chorus)

Love it!


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Subject: Chords, lyrics add: Ukulele Lady
From: Genie
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 06:40 AM

I prefer using G chord patterns (usually capoed up).

If (G)you (Bm)like-a (Em)Ukulele (D7)Lady,
(G)Ukulele (Bm)lady like-a (Em)you.(G)
If (Am)you (D7)like to (Am)linger where it's (D7)shady,
(Am)Ukulele (D7)Lady linger (G)too.
If you (Bm)kiss a (Em)Ukulele (D7)Lady
(G)While you promise (Bm)ever to be (Em)true,(G)
And (Am)she (D7)see an-(Am)other Uku-(D7)lele
(Am)Lady fool a-(D7)round with (G)you,

(C)Maybe she'll sigh,
(G)Maybe she'll cry,
(G7)Maybe she'll find somebody else
(D)By (Adim)and (D7)by (D7+5)
To (G)Sing (Bm)to, (Em)when it's cool and (D7)shady
(G)Where the tricky (Bm)Wicky-Wackies (Em)woo.(G)
If (Am)you (D7)like-a (Am)Ukulele (D7)Lady,
(Am)Ukulele (D7)Lady like-a (G)you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords: Ukulele Lady (G Kahn/R A Whiting)
From: PHJim
Date: 05 Jun 13 - 11:35 PM

I revived this because I have a different way of playing it than the others above.
This is how the Maple Leaf Champions Jug Band do it. We do another verse too, but this'll give you the chords. I play the uke for this song and in the line that goes:
"If (C*) you (Em) like a (Am) ukelele (C) lady,
(C*) Ukelele (Em) lady like-a-(Am)you.(C)"
I use C*-5433, Em-0432, Am-2000, C-0003



UKELELE LADY
Gus Kahn & Richard A. Whiting

(C) I saw the splendor (G7) of the (C) moonlight
on Hono(Cdim)lu(G7)lu (C) Bay. (G7)
(C) There's something tender (G7) in the (C) moonlight
on Hono(Cdim)lu(G7)lu (C) Bay.
(Am) And all the beaches are full of peaches
(Em) who bring their ukes a(C)long.
And in the glimmer of the moonlight
they love to (D7) sing this (G7) song.

If (C) you (Em) like a (Am) ukelele (C) lady,
ukelele (Em) lady like-a-(Am)you.(C)
If (Dm) you (G7) want to (Dm) linger where it's (G7) shady,
(Dm) ukelele (G7) lady linger (C) too.(G7)
If (C) you (Em) kiss a (Am) ukelele (C) lady
and you promise (Em) ever to be (Am) true,(C)
and (Dm) she (G7) sees a(Dm)nother uke(G7)lele
(Dm)lady foolin' (G7) round with (C) you.(C7)

(F) Maybe she'll sigh, (an awful lot)
(C) Maybe she'll cry, (and maybe not)
(D7) Maybe she will find somebody else
(G7) By and by and by to
(C) Sing (Em) to (Am) when it's cool and (C) shady
When they're makin' (Em) wicky wacky (Am) woo,(C)
If (Dm) you (G7) like a (Dm) ukelele (G7) lady,
(Dm) Ukelele (G7) lady like-a-(C) you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords: Ukulele Lady (G Kahn/R A Whiting)
From: PHJim
Date: 05 Jun 13 - 11:43 PM

I goofed a couple of chords and there is no way to edit, so:

(Am) And all the beaches are full of peaches
(Em) who bring their ukes a(Am)long.
(C) And in the glimmer (G7) of the (C) moonlight
they love to (D7) sing this (G7) song.

I s'pose you could get away with how I did it above, but I like this better.


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