Late last year I had the urge to buy a ukulele. I don’t know why, but I did. As a frugal…okay….cheap person, I fought the urge until one day last month when I found a music store in a nearby town that actually sold ukuleles. It was amazing! This place had 20-25 ukes hanging on the wall. I held and strummed nearly every one of them. This is the one that sang to me.
I am now an excellent player of “Drunken Sailor”. Sure, it’s only two chords, but I can play it dammit, and that’s all that counts. The song takes me back to a particular Thanksgiving weekend spent in Philadelphia with friends that involved a party on a Canadian battleship. Details not to be shared. 😉