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even the thunder and lightening didn’t put us off!


seriously…..this was happening when i left the house! (it could almost be the chevin?!)


every week i am bowled over by the commitment, determination and hard work all the players put in to the OUO, not only in regards to their playing but also in actually dragging themselves out of the house on a stormy monday evening in january. much much respect! we did lots of playing in both sessions and looked at more tab playing and some strumming techniques too – so we made loads of progress!

of course we are gearing up for the next gig (9th FEBRUARY – BRAMLEY TRINITY METHODIST CHAPEL, 2.30PM!) so we looked at the following songs over the 2 sessions…

LA BAMBA chords and lyrics LA BAMBA – tab – get practising your espanol!

DON’T YOU WANT ME – tab DON’T YOU WANT ME chords+lyrics

LOVE ME TENDER – keep practising the chorus especially


Cecilia – watch the timing on the ‘up in my bed-room’ bit!

Stand By Me (sibelius tab) STAND BY ME – everyone to play riff a or riff b in the intro

I’m a Believer – TAB I’m a Believer

it’s now or never CHORDS and LYRICS pdf It’s Now or Never NOTATION and TAB

so that means we have a few songs to look at in next week’s session which we will be playing in bramley so i hope you can make it next monday from 6.30pm.

here is the set list for the gig ouo 09.02.13 set list see what you reckon…we have done so many songs!

ta ta for now my lovely strummers!






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what’s your favourite…..?!

i don’t know about anyone else but i thought that was a pretty intense (but awesome as always!) ukulele session this evening! we rattled through the songs and there was a lot to take in with the new chords, new songs and then in the second session, preparing for the gig on friday!

we spent some time tonight in the first session looking at a couple of newies…..

WE’LL MEET AGAIN – some lovely chord changes although some new ones to learn

BLUE CHRISTMAS – first christmas song of the season!

and we also revisited HOUND DOG from last week, then EIGHT DAYS A WEEK and I’m a Believer


in the second session we concentrated on the songs for friday. we are really excited about playing at the otley beer festival – hopefully there will be some samples left for us when we have finished 😀 !

check out the SET LIST FOR FRIDAY 16th NOVEMBER and download/email me if you need any info or print outs etc.

we will be meeting and having a run through some of the songs at the woolpack 6pm-6.45pm (if you can make it) then walking to the rugby club for 7pm. on stage between 8pm and 8.30pm and we will play about an hour. please make sure you are at the rugby club for 8pm AT THE LATEST. if you have your OUO t-shirt then please wear that if not then something blue/white on the top half would be cool.

i can’t wait for FRIDAY!

final thought for the day…… F#dim! my new favourite chord!






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elvis, sparklers, cake and abba – a typical night with the otley ukulele orchestra!

i have to admit that i expected a quieter than normal session last night….but as it turns out it wasn’t just me who would rather play the ukulele in the warm than stand in the cold and coo at fireworks. that said – i at least wanted a sparkler so we marked the half way point in the forecourt at the woolpack with sparklers for all! it was fun and no one burnt any fingers so we could crack on with some playing for the last hour!

we covered lots of songs yesterday including 2 newies –

HOUND DOG – elvis presley. everyone attempted the riff too and it sounded so cool!!

MAMMA MIA – we looked at this in the second session as it has a few riff sections to it (MAMMA MIA TAB) but by the end of the evening it sounded really good….i wondered how well abba would go down but it’s a great pop tune with a catchy melody and nice chord changes – it was bound to sound even better played by us! 😉

we also looked at these songs throughout the session

THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUNQUE SERA SERAI Walk the Line (amended) and WILD MOUNTAIN THYME lyrics and chords

keep practising!

so the next event for us to think about is the OTLEY BEER FESTIVAL on FRIDAY 16th NOVEMBER. time to be confirmed (hopefully by next week). i will put a set list together so we can run it next monday.


PS – picture of abba for you….note white jumpsuits/ thigh high boots….this will be your stage outfit at the otley beer festival. we set the trends round here!


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