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“Pearly Shells” . . . . Classic old Hawaiian song now available in as a Chord/Melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch . . . . Contained in the Chord/Melody eBook THREE

May 23, 2016


Pearly Shells Final Blog HeaderBurl Ives performance of Pearly Shells

Pearly Shells (Pupu A `O `Ewa) is an old Hawaiian song. The English lyrics were written by Webley Edwards and Leon Pober

This arrangement is on the fairly easy end . . . there is not so much barring and when we do have barring it is not too difficult . . . Below is an excerpt from the opening few measure .

Pearly 1Here is yet another short excerpt to give you an idea of the difficulty of the piece .  .

Pearly 2At measure 11 we merely barre the index finger across the 5th fret and then place the little finger on the 8th fret. . . . Same goes for measure 12. . .

 Here is a clip from the Bridge of the song . . . Notice the chromatic shifts between the G chord. Simply shifting the G chord down…

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