Ukulele Strings

Today is a busy day. Jennifer and I are taking care of a small child (not our own). Jennifer is doing most of the work, even if you count me making coffee, lunch, and doing all the dishes.

I do have my ukulele and guitar ready — Liam loves it when I play music — and have been learning a few new songs: “Carolina in the Morning” (the whole thing, included both verses), “Blue Moon,” “All I Have to Do is Dream,” and “Steppin’ Out” by Joe Jackson (F# is always a fun ket to play in). And I have my kid songs ready. The wheels on the bus go round and round…

I restrung the Luke a few days ago, and I always hate how long it takes for nylon string to stretch all the way out.

While I’m at it, does anyone know where I could find the second verse to “I Found a Million Dollar Baby”? It doesn’t seem to be online anywhere, and I know it’s out there. Somewhere.

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  1. I found this:

    BING CROSBY
    I Found A Million Dollar Baby Lyrics
    It was a lucky April shower
    It was the most convenient door
    I found a million dollar baby
    In a five and ten cent store.
    The rain continued for an hour.
    I hung around for three or four.
    Around a million dollar baby
    In a five and ten cent store.

    She was selling china
    And when she made those eyes,
    I kept buying china
    Until the crowd got wise.

    Incidently
    If you should run into a shower,
    Just step inside my cottage door,
    And meet the million dollar baby
    From the five and ten cent store.

    Love comes along like a popular song
    Any time or anywhere at all.
    Rain or sunshine
    Spring or fall.
    Say, you’ll never know when it may say hello
    In a very unexpected place.
    For example, take my case.

    (Bing scats.)

    She was selling china
    And when she made those eyes
    I kept buying china
    until the crowd got wise.

    Incidently
    If you should run into a shower
    Oh, step inside my cottage door
    And meet my million dollar baby
    From the five and ten cent store.

    Lyrics found here

    Does that include what you’re looking for?

    I’m constant looking up lyrics or chords to old and/or obscure songs. Once I found most of the words to a medley of Viennese folkish-pop songs from the early 20th century from an old LP I had had for decades and never expected to understand much of. Viennese dialect is some really weird sort of German.

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