Ukulele Lady

Arlo Guthrie

About Ukulele Lady

"Ukulele Lady" is a popular standard, an old evergreen song by Gus Kahn and Richard A. Whiting. Published in 1925, the song was first made famous by Vaughn De Leath. It has been recorded by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra with vocals by the Southern Fall Colored Quartet on June 3, 1925 (catalog No. 19690B); Frank Crumit recorded June 10, 1925 for Victor Records (catalog No. 19701); Lee Morse in 1925; Peter Sellers with The Temperance Seven, produced by George Martin, in 1960 (for the album Peter and Sophia); Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band in 1965; Arlo Guthrie on his 1972 album Hobo's Lullaby; and was performed by Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy in the second season of The Muppet Show; in 1983 season 4 episode 10 of Magnum, P. I. heard over TC’s chopper radio being sung off key by drunken sailor. Bing Crosby recorded the song for his radio show in 1960 and it was subsequently released on the CD Return to Paradise Islands (2010). Bette Midler first performed the song live in the 1997 TV special "Diva Las Vegas" as a tribute to her native Hawaii. Midler later recorded the song for her album Bathhouse Betty. 


Year:
1972
3:20
55 
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I saw the splendor of the moonlight 
On Honolulu Bay 
There's something tender in the moonlight 
On Honolulu Bay 

And all the beaches are filled with peaches 
Who bring their ukes along 
And in the glimmer of the moonlight 
They love to sing this song 

1: 
If you like Ukulele Lady 
Ukulele Lady like a'you 
If you like to linger where it's shady 
Ukulele Lady linger too 
If you kiss Ukulele Lady 
While you promise ever to be true 
And she sees another Ukulele 
Lady foolin' 'round with you 

2: 
Maybe she'll sigh (an awful lot) 
Maybe she'll cry (and maybe not) 
Maybe she'll find somebody else 
By and by 
To sing to when it's cool and shady 
Where the tricky wicky wacky woo 
If you like Ukulele Lady 
Ukulele Lady like a'you 

She used to sing to me by moonlight 
On Honolulu Bay 
Fond memories cling to me by moonlight 
Although I'm far away 

Some day I'm going, where eyes are glowing 
And lips are made to kiss 
To see somebody in the moonlight 
And hear the song I miss

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Arlo Guthrie

Arlo Davy Guthrie (born July 10, 1947) is an American folk singer. Like his late father, Woody Guthrie, Arlo is known for singing songs of protest against social injustice. One of Guthrie's better-known works is "Alice's Restaurant Massacree", a satirical talking blues song about 18 minutes in length. more »

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Written by: RICHARD A. WHITING, GUS KAHN

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