Sugar Sugar

很适合ukulele弹唱的一首歌。节奏也是很常见的ukulele节奏型:下上切上
Intro: [D] [G] [D] [G]
[D] Sugar [G] ah honey [D] honey [G] you are my [D] candy [G] girl [A]
And you’ve got me [D] wanting you [G] [A]
[D] Honey [G] ah sugar [D] sugar [G] you are my [D] candy [G] girl [A]
And you’ve got me [D] wanting you
[D] I just can’t believe the [C] loveliness of [D] loving you
I just can’t be[G]lieve it’s [D] true
I just can’t believe the [C] wonder of this [D] feeling too
I just can’t be[G]lieve it’s [A] true
[D] Sugar [G] ah honey [D] honey [G] you are my [D] candy [G] girl [A]
And you’ve got me [D] wanting you [G] [A]
[D] Honey [G] ah sugar [D] sugar [G] you are my [D] candy [G] girl [A]
And you’ve got me [D] wanting you
[D]When I kissed you girl I [C]knew how sweet a [D] kiss could be
I knew how sweet a [G] kiss can [D] be
Like the summer sunshine [C] pour your sweetness [D] over me
Pour your sweetness [G] over [A] me
Oh [D] pour a little sugar on me [G] honey
[D] Pour a little sugar on me [G] baby
[D] I’m going to make your [G] life so sweet [A] yeah yeah yeah
[D] Pour a little sugar on me [G] oh [A] yeah
[D] Pour a little sugar on me [G] honey
[D] Pour a little sugar on me [G] baby
[D] I’m going to make your [G] life so sweet [A] yeah yeah yeah
[D] Pour a little sugar on me honey
[D] Oh sugar [G] ah ah ah honey [D] honey [G]
You are my [D] candy [G] girl
[A] And you’ve got me [D] wanting you [G] [A]
Ohhhh [D] Honey [G] ah sugar [D] sugar [G]
You are my [D] candy [G] girl [A] and you’ve got me
[D] wanting you

韩国的Ukulele picnic乐队也翻唱过,声音比上面这个视频甜。

这首歌的故事也很有趣。这首歌其实是首1969年的老歌,原唱是一个虚拟的乐队,这个乐队由一部动画片的角色组成。出来后迅速占领Billboard热曲榜首,并维持了4周,同年占据UK最热单曲8周,成为bubblegum pop类型的经典之作,被10多位歌手翻唱,成为一家糖果公司的广告歌,以及多部电影的插曲。

The Big Bang Theory生活大爆炸主题曲视频教程

这首歌用到的和弦有四个:C G Am F
歌词:
Our whole universe was in a hot dense state,
Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started.
Wait…
The Earth began to cool,
The autotrophs began to drool,
Neanderthals developed tools,
We built a wall (we built the pyramids),
Math, science, history, unraveling the mysteries,
That all started with the big bang!
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The Owl and the Pussycat

很有意思的一首歌。演唱者Heidi Swedberg的演绎也很有特点。Heidi Swedberg是一名演员,同时还在玩一个乐队:Heidi Swedberg and The Sukey Jump Band

这是一首英文古诗,关于猫头鹰与猫的爱情故事,来自于Edward Lear的诗集《A Book of Nonsense》,有人翻译成诙谐诗,我倒觉得《胡诌诗集》这个名字更贴切。

I

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
‘O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!’

II

Pussy said to the Owl, ‘You elegant fowl!
How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?’
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the Bong-tree grows
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose,
His nose,
His nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.

III

‘Dear pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?’ Said the Piggy, ‘I will.’
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
The moon,
The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.

画本也很有意思:












ukulele人物——Kristopher Fuchigami

ukulele界的新人Kristopher Fuchigami,1990.6.5出生,一直在夏威夷凯阿奥(Keaau)地区生活,在那里读完了小学、初中、高中。

Kris是家里的第三个孩子,他有一个哥哥,一个姐姐和一个妹妹。在Kris 13岁的夏天,他的母亲带着其他兄弟姐妹回日本探亲,将Kris和父亲留在了家里。由于两个人在家里实在无聊,于是他翻出了一把他哥哥的ukulele并开始玩起来。他记得上学的时候,音乐老师提起过一个叫Jake Shimabukuro的ukulele演奏家,于是就到网上搜这个人的信息。

看完Jake的视频后,两个人都惊呆了!Kris对他的父亲说:“我也要像他那样演奏!!”

Kris想要父亲给自己买一把更好的ukulele,于是他们去了希洛(Hilo)岛上的一个琴行。结果发现ukulele实在是太贵了。父亲跟他说,如果你能证明你是认真想学,我就给你买。本来以为这样就可以打消他买新ukulele的念头。没想到,在几天的时间里,Kris就能在那把破ukulele上演奏Jake的曲子了。父亲只好履行承诺,给他买了一把更好的ukulele。

高中的时候,他开始找他的好友Davin Fujimoto学习ukulele。后来他们去了不同的学校,联系也少了,Kris开始自学,并以惊人的速度成长。这让他的父亲开始物色新的ukulele老师,最后在Hilo Guitars and Ukuleles找到了一位:Joe Marquand。在接下来的几年里,这位老师带着Kris进入了新的世界,并在2006年哈玛库亚(HAMAKUA)音乐节上崭露头角。

到目前为止,Kris已经出了四张专辑:
1. No Turning Back
2. Untouchable
3. Europa
4. 31 Miles

下面欣赏一下他的表演视频吧:
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You:

暮光之城4:破晓主题曲A Thousand Years:

Payphone(Maroon 5)

Hallelujah 哄睡小宝宝


听到这首歌就不得不提Jeff Buckley,一个具有忧郁气质的歌手,一生只出过一张唱片《Grace》。在30岁那年与友人在密西西比河上游玩,突然想游泳,然后就跳下了河,几分钟后消失在波浪之中,只能说天妒英才。他的父亲,歌手Tim Buckley,因吸毒过量英年早逝,也为他的人生披上了一层阴郁的色彩。
Jeff Buckley对《Hallelujah》的翻唱,将原作者Leonard Cohen和同样唱过此歌的John Cale两位大师都远远地抛到了后面。Buckley在这道歌中表达出的全新洞见,是听别人的版本10遍也无法体会得到的(据说连Joan Osbome这样的狂人,也曾经每天要听三四遍Jeff《Hallelujah》)。
在电影《守望者》,《怪物史莱克》中作为插曲出现。
视频中这位可爱的父亲用到了几个简单的和弦:C Am Em F G。

Intro: C Am C Am

  C                 Am
I heard there was a secret chord
     C                   Am
That David played and it pleased the lord
    F                G               C        G
But you don't really care for music, do you? 
        C                  F           G
Well it goes like this the fourth, the fifth
    Am                 F
The minor fall and the major lift
    G            Em             Am
The baffled king composing hallelujah

Chorus:

     F           Am          F           C    G   C
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jah .... 

          C                        Am
Well your faith was strong but you needed proof
    C               Am
You saw her bathing on the roof
    F              G             C            G
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
C                   F       G
She tied you to her kitchen chair
    Am                        F
She broke your throne and she cut your hair
    G                  Em            Am
And from your lips she drew the hallelujah


     F           Am          F           C    G   C
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jah .... 

C              Am
Baby I've been here before
     C                       Am
I've seen this room and I've walked this floor
  F             G             C          G
I used to live alone before I knew you
C                          F      G
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
    Am                    F
But love is not a victory march
       G               Em          Am
It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah

     F           Am          F           C    G   C
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jah .... 

     C                         Am
Well there was a time when you let me know
       C            Am
What's really going on below
    F             G               C        G
But now you never show that to me do you
      C             F        G
But remember when I moved in you
        Am            F
And the holy dove was moving too
    G               Em            Am
And every breath we drew was hallelujah

      C               Am
Well, maybe there's a god above
    C             Am
But all I've ever learned from love
    F                G           C          G
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you
     C                  F       G
It's not a cry that you hear at night
     Am                 F
It's not somebody who's seen the light
       G               Em          Am
It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah
   
     F           Am          F           C    G   C
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jah ....