Good Night Ladies! (on ukulele)

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US Sailors meet ukulele at the South Coast

The picture below appeared in the BrisbaneĀ Courier Mail of March 27, 1941.

The caption reads: “When some of the American sailors visited the South Coast yesterday, they found a hilarious welcome waiting for them. The picture shows a merry party in a car celebrating with ukulele accompaniment.”

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Ukulele Blackmail

Slightly amended (poor print) from the Western Argus (Kalgoorlie, WA) 8 April 1930.

Girl — No, No. I won’t kiss you!

Boy — Then I warn you — I’ll play my ukulele!

I question is, does he intend to warn the sensible young woman of the powerful romantic effects of the ukulele (from which she should flee for her own good), or does he warn of his particularly lousy musicianship (and she better kiss him to prevent the occasion)?

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When You Wore A Tulip… (1914) by Percy Wenrich

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Shine On Harvest Moon (1908) on ukulele

Written by Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.

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