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“ANNIE’S SONG” by John Denver . . . . now in a Chord/Melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch . . . . included in the Chord/Melody eBook TWO . . . reduced now to just $20.00

July 29, 2016

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According to Wikipedia . . .”Annie’s Song” (also known as “Annie’s Song (You Fill Up My Senses)”) is a folk rock country song recorded and written by singer-songwriter John Denver. The song was released as a single from Denver’s album, Back Home Again. It was his second number-one song in the United States, occupying that spot for two weeks in July 1974. “Annie’s Song” also went to number one on the Easy Listening chart. Billboard ranked it as the No. 25 song for 1974.It went to number one in the United Kingdom, where it was Denver’s only major hit single (many of Denver’s American hits were more familiar in the UK through cover versions by other artists). Four years later, an instrumental version also became flutist James Galway‘s only major British hit.

“Annie’s Song” was written as an ode to Denver’s wife at the time, Annie Martell Denver. Denver “wrote this song in July 1973 in about ten-and-a-half minutes one day on a ski lift” to the top of Ajax Mountain in Aspen, Colorado, as the physical exhilaration of having “just skied down a very difficult run” and the feeling of total immersion in the beauty of the colors and sounds that filled all senses inspired him to think about his wife. Annie Denver recalls the beginnings: “It was written after John and I had gone through a pretty intense time together and things were pretty good for us. He left to go skiing and he got on the Ajax chair on Aspen mountain and the song just came to him. He skied down and came home and wrote it down… Initially it was a love song and it was given to me through him, and yet for him it became a bit like a prayer.”“The first time I heard ‘Annie’s Song,’ I told John it had the same melody as Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, Second Movement,” says Milt Okun. “He walked over to the piano, sat for an hour and came back, and the only thing remaining from Tchaikovsky was the first five notes. It was fantastic.”

I had done a full fingerpicking arrangement of “Annie’s Song” back in 2013 for the Solo Ukulele Instrumentals Fingerpicking collection (Enhanced edition) but later I discovered it also worked equally well as a Chord/Melody tune. . . Try the little clip of the opening measure of the song below . . .

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One of the cool things about this arrangement is that there is virtually no BARRING. . . That’s very rare in any solo ukulele instrumental.  That makes this an excellent piece for beginning solo ukulele performers   . .

“Annie’s Song” is included in the Ukulele Chord/Melody eBook TWO.  It 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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Table of Contents:

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Each of the Chord/Melody collections can be purchased individually for $20.00 or all together at a combined “TRILOGY” discount of just $50.00

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Chord melody ebook FOUR now available

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  1. August 15, 2016 2:54 p08

    Reblogged this on UKULELE MIKE LYNCH – All things UKULELE.

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