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“Where Have All The Flowers Gone” . . . . by Pete Seeger . . . Ukulele Chord/Melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch . . . contained in the Chord/Melody eBook THREE (now reduced to just $20.00) . . . Check out the Christmas Chord melody ebook

May 15, 2016

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Peter, Paul & Mary performing Where Have All The Flowers Gone”


We learn from Wikipedia that “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” is a modern folk-style song. The melody and the first three verses were written by Pete Seeger in 1955 and   published in Sing Out! magazine. Additional verses were added by Joe Hickerson in May 1960, who turned it into a circular song. Its rhetorical “where?” and meditation on death place the song in the ubi sunt tradition. In 2010, the New Statesman listed it as one of the “Top 20 Political Songs”.

The 1964 release of the song as a Columbia Records 45 single, 13-33088, by Pete Seeger was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 in the Folk category.

This is by far one of the easiest of my Chord/Melody pieces. . . It involves no barring so the left hand fingering is quite accessible. . . Remember, in Chord/Melody style we do no fingerpicking. . . We merely place the left hand fingers down on the chord and gently roll the thumb across the strings. . . The melody automatically presents itself . . . Be careful not to play in strings not notated . . . Many times the melody jumps from first string to second and to third. . . This style of playing is quite different from conventional strumming accompaniment for singing. . . It does require patience but the time spent on it is totally worth it . . . Chord/Melody style opens up a whole new world of solo instrumental performance.

Here is a short excerpt from the opening of the song:

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Make note that the melody begins on the first string then in the second measure, it jumps to the 2nd string . . . Then, back to the first again on the 3rd beat of the 3rd measure.

“Where Have All The Flowers Gone” is contained in the Chord/Melody eBook THREE.  The eBook can be purchased by making a payment of just $20.00 through the paypal button on the Ukulele Mike website: Once purchased, it will be personally emailed to you within the day.

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  1. August 21, 2016 2:54 p08

    Reblogged this on UKULELE MIKE LYNCH – All things UKULELE.

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