Ukulele versus guitar — all for a girl

Front page news for the Perth Mirror on 8 October 1938 — the old story of one pretty young woman, and two young men.

The young woman, who was a fine musician, was taken to a dance by one of the two. On the way home, the other fellow rushed up and angry words were exchanged. There was a bit of pushing and shoving at first, but then the ukulele came out and it was vigorously applied to the rival’s head. In reply, the other fellow produced his guitar, and the battle was on.  After the splinters and dust cleared, there remained on the field of honour only the two bruised young men. A third hopeful had come by and escorted the young woman home.

Sic transit gloria mundi

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  1. I bet the uke won the battle, if not the girl.

    • Well, at least the uke got the first shot in.


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