June 11, 2015: When You’re Smiling!

Our June meeting was so delightful, it nearly made us swoon! Well, maybe the lack of air conditioning contributed, too, but we managed to stay cool and jazzy with a great Tin Pan Alley-era medley arranged by Bob. The group sounded just lovely harmonizing on three songs every ukulele player should have in his or her repertoire: 🙂

  • “When You’re Smiling” by Larry Shay, Mark Fisher and Joe Goodwin, 1928
  • “Ain’t She Sweet?” by Milton Ager and Jack Yellen, 1927
  • “On the Sunny Side of the Street” by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields, 1930


You can download the lyrics and chords for our “Tin Pan Alley Medley” or download a copy of the presentation (what we project up on the wall for all to follow along). And here we are performing it:

In honor of the all the rain Austin has recently received, we revisited “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head” and “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” before opening up the floor to great and varied open mic performers.


We enjoyed Jack covering Buddy Holly, Woody paying tribute to fathers, Walter bringing back “Crazy Words, Crazy Tune,” a funny and enjoyable Tin Pan Alley tune about ukulele players, as well as Ray, Richard, Helen, and Bob’s diverse songs about love. As always, we’re so grateful for the talent shared with us.

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We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting on July 9! 🙂


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