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Friday, September 17, 2010

Abba Dabba Honeymoon

My own first exposure to the ukulele came when I was just a small child. My grandfather was a musician, a band leader of The Kearney Kallander Orchestra. He always had musical instruments laying around the house and he frequently played music for us kids. Usually, he would play his guitar and sing. Less frequently, he would pull out his clarinet. But once in a blue moon, he would bring out the ukulele. We LOVED it when he played the uke. And the song that I remember him playing most was a fun little ditty called, "Abba Dabba Honeymoon". The song was written and published byArthur Fields and Walter Donovan in 1914. Unfortunately, there are no videos in existence of my Grampa playing the ukulele. But I did find a a very charming rendition of Abba Dabba Honeymoon performed by a YouTube Uker who goes by the handle, Mercedezzz. Enjoy!

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