Stay One More Night – Marie Little!

One of our favourite songs!

Marie Little introduced us to this great song by Martin Francis a while ago and it has been a firm favourite ever since. Dot often starts off our Thursday sessions leading it.

Here is Marie leading us in her version at the “sing around” at our weekend away last November in Wooler, accompanied by The Attic Band and Keith Perry on lead ukulele:

Martin Francis’s original version has more verses than this. Also, over the years that Marie has been covering it, the lyrics have shifted and morphed a bit too. I think that means it is a proper Folk Song!

Many thanks to Marie for permission to upload this video to YouTube so we can use it for practice between sessions.

Song Sheet

“Stay One More Night”: Marie Little Version – Songsheet PDF file

If there are any errors in the Song Sheet, or in the chords and lyrics in the video subtitles, they are my mistakes not Marie’s!

Liz Panton

Links:

Marie Little: http://www.marielittle.co.uk/

Martin Francis: http://martinfrancisfolk.com/

The Attic Band: http://www.atticband.co.uk/

 

Plain text chordpro Ukes4Fun Song Sheets are now on Dropbox

The plain text versions of the songsheets in chordpro format are handy if you want to:

  • add the song file to a mobile app, eg. Linkesoft Songbook
  • edit, print or display the song using a Desktop program, eg. Songsheet Generator
  • you don’t know me but you want to nick my song files!?  Feel free – we all do it!

Help:

  1. Linkesoft Songbook iOS Guide (and other platforms)
  2. Songsheet Generator Help

Download from Dropbox:

Ukes4Fun Songsheet files (plain text, chordpro format)

Lizzie

ps. If you are looking for the pdf files with the chords above the line, they are here: Ukes4Fun Songsheets

pps. You might find these tips handy:
Some Songbook and Chordpro Tips

Ukes4Fun Songbook 9! Another ten songs for ten singers!

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Songbook 9

You can download Songbook 9 by selecting the image above or by going to main “Songsheets” page (there is lots of other info about the Songbooks on that page, so have a look if you haven’t visited it before).

As with Songbook 8, I am trying to share out the uke-lurve by including as many different singers as possible in each song book.  Apologies to those who have not yet been included in Songbooks 8 or 9 – your time will come as soon as you have sent or approved the song files.

  • 1. Ain’t That a Shame – Megs
  • 2. At The Hop – Jazzy
  • 3. Blackpool Belle, The – Denis
  • 4. Heart and Soul – Lizzie
  • 5. Hello Mary Lou (F) – Brian
  • 6. He’s Got You – Keith
  • 7. King of the Road – Charlie
  • 8. Stupid Cupid – Terri
  • 9. Sweet Honey in the Rock – Andy
  • 10. Teenager In Love – Karl

Many thanks to Andy, Brian, Denis and Jazzy for providing copies of some of these arrangements – it makes my job much easier!

If you spot any typo’s or errors, eg. in terms of deviating from the way we play these songs, they will be of my doing – and please do let me know so that I can correct them.

Songsheets Alphabetical Index

This is the updated alphabetical index of Songbooks 1 – 9 (pdf download)

This next bit is almost the same as in the post about Songbook 8:

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Ukes4Fun Songbook 8! Ten songs for ten singers!

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Songbook 8

You can download Songbook 8 by selecting the image above or by going to main “Songsheets” page.

This the first installment of a shortlist of over 30 current songs.  There are more on the “back burner”, where I am waiting to see if they take-off and then have staying power.

I am trying to share out the uke-lurve by including as many different singers as possible in each song book.  Apologies to those who have not been included in this Songbook – your time will come very soon!

  • 1. All My Loving – Andy
  • 2. East Virginia Blues – Keith
  • 3. I Still Miss Someone – Mick
  • 4. Rollin’ In My Sweet Baby’s Arms – Charlie
  • 5. Roseville Fair – Denis
  • 6. Run For Home – Denise
  • 7. Walking After Midnight – Terri
  • 8. Watching Scotty Grow – Jazzy
  • 9. Will The Circle Be Unbroken – Dot
  • 10. You Won’t See Me – Andy

Many thanks to Andy and Denis for providing copies of most of these arrangements – it makes my job much easier!

If you spot any typo’s or errors, eg. in terms of deviating from the way we play these songs, they will be of my doing – and please do let me know so that I can correct them.

Correction 1:  Apologies to Megs, who I had listed as leading “All My Loving”!  So that means that Andy has got in twice, it is really 10 songs for nine singers – and we both owe Megs a beer?

Songsheets Alphabetical Index

This is the updated alphabetical index of Songbooks 1 – 8 (pdf download)

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Ukes4Fun Songbook 7 out! Act Naturally, Geordie toons and 3 versions “Over The Rainbow” – from “Easy” to “YouKiddinMeOrWhat?”

Current Index – Song Books  1-7

Thanks to Brian for “Act Naturally”, Denis for all the Geordie Toons, Andy for the Ukemeister’s version of “Over The Rainbow” and Andy and Jazzy for checking my two simplified versions.

Jazzy would love more of us to be able to play along when she sings her heart out doing “Over the Rainbow” so I am hoping everyone will be able to manage one of the three versions. They should fit together sound-wise and I have marked “optional” chords in all three. This should give us “improvers” a chance to build up skills with practice and gradually clamber our way over that rainbow!

You can download Songbook 7 plus all the others, the updated alphabetical Songbook index and “fancy covers” for Songbooks 1 to 6 on the Ukes4Fun Songsheets Page

Now better get my skates on or I will be late for the Tune Army gig!

Lizzie X

Music Man – Happy Birthday Ukulele Song for George Welch

New members might not know George Welch, or that most of the more experienced players at Ukes4Fun sessions started off playing the ukulele because of George, as members of George Welch’s Ukulele Allstars and/or the original Misspent Uke band.

George stepped back from running midweek sessions in 2009. However, he provided support, encouragement and practical help in re-establishing a ukulele session, as “Ukes4Fun”, at The Cumberland Arms late that year and has since helped to set up other ukulele sessions in the North East.

One of the most popular pages on this site is George’s clearly written and beautifully illustrated guide for beginners, The Ukulele First Step, that he kindly donated to Ukes4Fun.

Stuck for what to give George for his birthday this year, I decided that I would write him a ukulele song.  The chords are C, F and G and I hope that you enjoy playing along to the video below.  The words and chords are shown on-screen and there is a link to download the songsheet underneath.

Download songsheet pdf: Music Man – George Welch

I am sure you will all join me in wishing George well and hoping that he is in better health soon. He is still doing some gigs locally so drop in and see him if you get the chance and want to hear some wonderful music and song!

George’s website: http://georgewelch.co.uk/

Best wishes,
Lizzie

Songbooks updated and some advice for the uke-obsessed!

Tim Harries ukulele advice cartoonOriginal here:
http://agagaday.blogspot.co.uk/2009/09/ukulele-advice.html

Reverse the sexes and that looks uncannily like an evening at my house!

Finally completed all the corrections to Song Books 1 to 6 (strewth!) and they can be downloaded from this page:

https://ukes4fun.org.uk/songsheets/

I have included some info and advice about preparing to introduce new songs to sessions (have to try to remember to follow it myself now, of course) and getting new songs into future Song Books.

Please let me know which of your favourites are missing and I will put them on the list for the next Song Book – there is info on the Song Sheets Page about the format you need to use so that I can submit them to the magic-wrangling of Songsheet Generator!