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Song Parodies -> "Tribute to instrumental Ukulele"

Original Song Title:

"While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"Tribute to instrumental Ukulele"

Parody Written by:

Giorgio Coniglio's Grandson

The Lyrics

Jake Shimabukuro had started playing instrumental ukulele as a band member, but in 2002 broke into a solo career. In 2006, a video of Jake's virtuoso rendition of the Beatles song became one of the first items to 'go viral' on YouTube, and quickly accumulated 16 million hits.
To Jake Shimabukuro I listen enraptured
While his wordless ukulele sings.
I look at his band, the song's spirit they've captured,
Arranged so his ukulele sings.

Hawaiian family that enclosed you
Teach and perform on uke.
Though you don't sing, some force chose you to
Play virtuoso uke.

You played with teen bands, then began upward spiral,
Developing a novel style.
And "While My Guitar.." went iconically viral
You did instrumental uke all the while.

Your reputation's undisputed --
The world's saluted you.
On concert tours you speak unmuted,
Ukulele-san, that's you.

I listen enraptured to Jake Shimabukuro
While his wordless ukulele sings.
I look at his band, the song's spirit they've captured,
Arranged so his ukulele sings.
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CML - March 06, 2019 - Report this comment
You should check out another Far Eastern ukelele prodigy named Feng E who also does Beatles tunes -- except Feng is just a kid. There's a YouTube video showing FE doing a beautiful version of "Blackbird" with the famous crossing of Abbey Road in the background ... Google "Feng E Blackbird Abbey Road." You'll love it!
Agrimorfee - March 07, 2019 - Report this comment
What, no mentions of Cliff Edwards, Eddie Vedder or Grace Vanderwaal? (no, I get it!) :)

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