Songbooks

Damien Jurado – Ohio – Tab

My wife is from Columbus and has a lot of family there so Ohio always plays a big part in my life. Coincidentally, over the last couple weeks, a few things have come together to make Ohio much bigger than usual.

We just got back from a 2 week visit to Ohio which included a family camp out which included a big campfire ukulele sing-a-long. This trip and camp out reminds me how much I want a travel uke with a little less fragility and a little more weather resistance. It looks like Outdoor Ukulele is revving up to make a plastic Tenor which sounds like it will be perfect for me. At the moment I can’t think of anything cooler than a clear plastic uke that you can play in a lake.

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Spongebob Squarepants – Campfire Song Song – Tab

With summer coming up I find myself getting ready for camp. I am an old man so this is an unusual situation for me but my in-laws have decided to get the family together in cabins by a lake this summer so here we are.

That being said I assume there are some people in the world for whom camp isn’t such an unusual happening and can see how they might want a few cool uke tunes to sing around the fire.

Unfortunately when you search on uke and camp songs you get a lot of Oh My Darling Clementine and The Bear Went Over The Mountain type stuff (just like grandma used to sing when she was a Girl Scout). I’m looking for more contemporary song list and though I’m hopeful I’m not quite sure how it’s going to turn out. I’ll keep you updated.

In clicking around I did find (and fall in love with) this little nugget. Thank you Spongebob, The Ukulele Teacher and The Internet.

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