Ukuleles On The ShoreUkuleles On The Shore

This is a song I wrote in September 2016, inspired by the Ukulele Hooley By The Sea, a ukulele festival I went to near Dublin in Ireland. I decided to write something in the style of sea shanty, but as the action in the song all takes place on the shore, it is a shore shanty. The photo is one I took of a beach in Reykjavik in October 2017.


Ukuleles On The Shore

I went down to the shore today
With my ukulele
I went down to the shore today
With my ukulele

With my ukulele
With my ukulele
I went down to the shore today
With my ukulele

On the shore I spied a lass
With a ukulele

She said to me won't you play a while
On your ukulele

So I sat with her and we played some songs
On our ukuleles

Then she said to me now I must go
With my ukulele

I said to her why must you go?
With your ukulele

She said to me I've got a boat to catch
Early in the morning

So now I'm here all on my own
With my ukulele

Here's a recording:

This recording was made in November 2017 and features me on vocals, with accompaniment on the tenor and baritone ukuleles, and some vocal percussion. The chords are C, G and F.


Songs I've written

The Elephant Song | When you get to jiggit | Chaos | Winter | Everyday adventures | Hints of Blossom | A Panda in a Poncho | Plinkin Plookplooks | Spollagyn son tey | How many? | A Gnu in My Shoe | The Ballad of the Wug and the Cra | A Hen in My Hat | La Plume de ma Tante | Ukuleles On The Shore | Echoes on the Tongue | Dardledumdue

Other songs


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