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BLACKBIRD by Paul McCartney – Ukulele arrangement by “UKULELE MIKE” LYNCH

February 28, 2014

UKULELE MIKE LYNCH - All things UKULELE

Please note: my UKULELE BASICS DVD is now available for purchase.  For mor information email: mike@ukulelemikelynch.com

I vividly remember that cool November day in 1968 returning to my college dorm room with my newly acquired treasure tucked under my arm.  It was the newly released Beatle’s “WHITE” double album.  I quickly put it on the turntable. . . does anybody remember turntables? ha ha ha. . . And my ears were immediately delighted by Paul’s travis picking on the acoustic Martin D28 as he played his now classic song “BLACKBIRD”  Now, that year I had just taken up the classical guitar and one of my earliest endeavors was to learn J.S. Bach’s composition BOUREE.  Something about this BLACKBIRD piece hauntingly reminded me of BOUREE.  It wasn’t until just a few years ago that I heard Paul claim that he too was working on the BOUREE that same year and out…

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