Classic World War II era song “I’LL BE SEEING YOU”. . . . . by Sammy Fain & Irving Kahal. . . . Solo Ukulele arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch . . . . Included in the new 52 song Chord/Melody eBook (now reduced to just $20.00)
Click below to audition VIMEO video of I’LL BE SEEING YOU
I’ll Be Seeing You – Ukulele Solo Arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch
“I’ll Be Seeing You” is a popular song, with music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Irving Kahal. Published in 1938, the song was inserted into the Broadway musical Right This Way, which closed after fifteen performances. In the musical, it was performed by the singer Tamara Drasin, who had a few years earlier introduced Smoke Gets In Your Eyes. The song is a jazz standard, and has been covered by many musicians. The musical theme has emotional power, and was much loved during World War II, when it became an anthem for those serving overseas (both British and American soldiers).
Once again, I decided to arrange this piece as a Chord/Melody piece. I also chose the key of F since that key works so well for the ukulele in general but particularly for Chord/Melody pieces. If you are considering doing your own Chord/Melody arrangements try the key of F first. It allows for both low, mid and high ranges with fairly accessible chord fingerings except of course the dreaded Bb. Once again, another great reason to learn the Bb chord. Remember to softly roll each chord to give it a fuller, warmer sound. Take a look at the first clip below to see what I mean.
This song uses some wonderfully delicious sounding jazz chords. See the clip below that illustrates that. Chords such as maj7 min7 dim7 aug min6 6th an 9th chords belong to the Jazz family of chords. I’m playing this tune with a low G tuning. That low G gives these Jazz chords a nice warm deep bottom end.
In the Fmaj7 chord above note that you need to barre the 5th fret with your index finger while holding down the 7th fret on the first string.
This song is included in the Chord Melody ebook ONE Which can be purchased by making a payment of $20.00 through the paypal button on the Ukulele Mike website http://www.ukulelemikelynch.com Once purchased it will be personally emailed to you within the day.
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I also have plenty of tablature notated arrangements in my large UKULELE SOLO INSTRUMENTAL eBook 2013 Enlarged edition. It also sells for $20.00 . . . . I have numerous newer pieces yet to be compiled into a collection and you can see videos on either You Tube or VIMEO of those pieces.
And now . . . a complete video performance by Ukulele Mike Lynch of I’LL BE SEEING YOU
Each of the Chord/Melody eBooks can be purchased separately for just $20.00. Or all together at a new combined “TRILOGY” discount of just $50.00
All 4 of the Chord melody ebooks can be purchased at a combo discount price of $70.
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