I picked up this ukulele in Venice about two weeks ago. My roommate was so thrilled that he asked me to always play on the balcony with the door closed, “so my music could enhance the beautiful surroundings.”

Now, I’m using all four glorious strings to ruin favorite songs. Like this one by Plain White T’s.

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Posted by:Wildman

Husband. Dad. Pastor. I like to capture moments, pull their threads, and see what unravels. Lead well, read well, think well. And grace. Lots of grace.

91 replies on “sorry, delilah

  1. If I commit a crime today because that silly song is stuck in my noggin and it prevent my noggin from fully processing and making rational decisions I feel you should be held responsible. Just sayin’.

    Congrats on being Freshly Traumatized,..oops I mean Freshly Pressed.

    Mr Bricks

    NOTE: No band members from Plain White T’s were harmed during the making of this blog comment

  2. Hey I like it, very nice actually. Check out my music if you wish. I’m assuming your a musician. Facebook.com/campbellmusic

    Also if you have a downloadable version of this you should email it to me

  3. You didn’t ruin it. You added character! Makes me want to pick up my uke and actually learn something.
    p.s. great voice by the way.

    Cheers!

  4. For someone who has only been playing for so long, I must say you have a certain musical inclination about yourself. You can only improve from here! Best of luck! Check out my posts, if i get enough interested readers, I’ll post my harp music for you all 🙂

  5. Good work, that was great. Ukes have been getting freshly pressed a lot lately it seems. I got a uke a couple of years ago. Fun stuff.

  6. My daughter carried her Ukelele all around the UK and Canada this summer. We listened to her plucking out Delilah in our rented car as we hugged the curves on the Cornish coast, as we navigated the streets of London, and even while we got lost a million times in Montreal.

    Well done, and congratulations on the fp!

  7. I have recently started in the uke as well! How neat it is that there is a freshly pressed post involving a newbie far more advanced than myself already 🙂
    Congrats, and keep up the amazing work!

  8. Well done, good sir. As seabeegirl mentioned, Amanda Palmer has a great album of uke-infused Radiohead covers. I, too, tinker around with the ukulele and have recently added a page to my WordPress site dedicated to my faux ukulele band which consists of me. Alas, I am no singer so I guess I’m just an instrumental faux band, ha. Either way, well done.

  9. Other people go to Venice and buy Murano glass. Other people go to Venice and buy masks. You go to Venice and buy a ukelele. You have style, Sir.

    (Unless you’re talking about Venice FL, or Venice LA…)

    🙂

    Marie Marshall
    writer/poet/editor/blogger
    Scotland.

    1. Sounds like you’ve been to Venice yourself! An inspiring place. I hope to visit Scotland someday…maybe I’ll return with a chanter. Ha!

      I’m all about finding mementos that make me curious or that I can use in the future. Thanks for watching!

  10. great! such a simple instrument with a great sound…whenever I hear ukulele play, I start to mumble the melody from ‘over the rainbow’!!:) thanks for sharing this video!

  11. You have a very gentle voice. Great singing, and I love the song.

    It’s funny but the ukelele has always been a part of jokes in my family. Mostly because at school, along with the clarinet, it was one of the “boring” and “dumb” little instruments we play that didn’t sound the best and I was not rewarded by my big sis for being able to play it from school. “Yeah, you played an instrument…. a ukelele! Hahahaha!”
    Sigh. Ukelele, victim of jokes. Or was it I that was the victim? Oh boy.

    I felt great appreciation for the ukelele after listening to Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s Over the Rainbow cover. He did play the ukelele, right? Please tell me it was. Now after listening to your Delilah rendition, I am not ashamed of the ukelele love anymore.

    Thanks!

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