Video: “San Fransisco (Be sure to wear flowers in your hair)” – Scott McKenzie

San Fransisco (Be sure to wear flowers in your hair) – Solo Ukulele – Colin Tribe on LEHO

“San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)” is a song, written by John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas, and sung by Scott McKenzie. It was released in 1967 to promote the Monterey Pop Festival.
Marika and I remember hearing it walking along the beach in Mamaia, Romania, she was certainly not a hippy, I had tendencies – long hair, beard and kaftan!

Being in S F with a ukulele was a very happy experience a few years back, and this is dedicated to all those I met and played ukulele with there.


If you enjoyed the video and would like to play this track yourself, you can get the ukulele arrangement for by contacting Colin (colinrtribe@btinternet.com)

Video: “The Fool On The Hill” – Beatles

The Fool On The Hill – Beatles for Solo Ukulele – Colin Tribe on LEHO concert

Slightly quirky one from the Beatles, “The Fool on the Hill” was written and sung by Paul McCartney and recorded in 1967. It was included on the Magical Mystery Tour album. Flutes (sounding like recorders) were added and it would be a good one to do as a ukulele & recorder duet. Here is my solo arrangement in C making use of the C6 open chord opening. Of course with a capo on the 2nd or by tuning to ADF#B (as seems standard in Canada and Norway) and it will be in the original key of D. Music&tabs from colinrtribe@btinternet.com


If you enjoyed the video and would like to play this track yourself, you can get the ukulele arrangement for by contacting Colin (colinrtribe@btinternet.com)

Video: “The Alley Cat Song” – Bobby Rydell / Ray Conniff / Peggy Lee

The Alley Cat Song – Solo Ukulele – Colin Tribe on LEHO soprano LHS MM

Written by Bent Fabricius-Bjerre (better known as Bent Fabric) the tune was a 1961 instrumental called “Omkring et Flygel” (“Around a Piano”) which became a hit in Denmark.The song was re-released with lyrics and recorded many times, Bobby Rydell, Ray Conniff and Peggy Lee to name a few. Here is my ukulele version which I arranged for Liu in Singapore, Music&tabs from colinrtribe@btinternet.com


If you enjoyed the video and would like to play this track yourself, you can get the ukulele arrangement for by contacting Colin (colinrtribe@btinternet.com)

Video: “Iz-za ostrova na strezhen” (The Carnival is Over) – Russian Folk Song

The Carnival is Over – “Iz-za ostrova na strezhen” Solo Ukulele – Colin Tribe

This tune is a Russian folk song “Iz-za ostrova na strezhen” “Волга, Волга, мать родная” about the revolutionary leader Stenka Razin and it became popular in Russia during the 1890s. It is also used in a Dutch hymn “Vol Verwachting Blijf Ik Uitzien”, and a Dutch nursery rhyme “Aan de Oever van de Rotte”.
It was performed by the Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra (balalaikas and domras) during their 1967 tour of Australia and thenTom Springfield wrote the lyrics for The Seekers after a trip to Brazil, where he witnessed the Carnival in Rio.


If you enjoyed the video and would like to play this track yourself, you can get the ukulele arrangement for by contacting Colin (colinrtribe@btinternet.com)

Video: “She” – Charles Aznavour / Elvis Costello

“She” by Charles Aznavour – Solo Ukulele – Colin Tribe on LEHO Soprano LHS MM

“She” is a song written by Charles Aznavour and Herbert Kretzmer and released performed by Aznavour as a single in 1974. The song was written as a theme tune for the British TV series “Seven Faces of Woman”. Elvis Costello also recorded a cover version of the song in 1999 which was featured over the opening credits of the film “Notting Hill”. Here is my solo Ukulele version, Music&tabs from
colinrtribe@btinternet.com


If you enjoyed the video and would like to play this track yourself, you can get the ukulele arrangement for by contacting Colin (colinrtribe@btinternet.com)

Video: “Tea For Two” from “No, No, Nanette” – Vincent Youmans and Irving Caesar

Tea for Two (or Three) solo ukulele, recorded with LEHO concert slimline

An arrangement by Colin Tribe of “Tea for Two” which is a song from the 1925 musical “No, No, Nanette” with music by Vincent Youmans and lyrics by Irving Caesar.
I have added a second verse in waltz time (Tea for Three) even though Marika said the world had enough Waltzes! Music&tabs from colinrtribe@btinternet.com
In October 1927, the conductor Nikolai Malko challenged Dmitri Shostakovich to do an arrangement of a piece in 45 minutes. The result was his version of “Tea for Two”, Opus 16, was first performed on 25 November 1928. It was later incorporated into Tahiti Trot from his ballet “The Golden Age” .


If you enjoyed the video and would like to play this track yourself, you can get the ukulele arrangement for by contacting Colin (colinrtribe@btinternet.com)