Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Sweet Jenny Lee
Well, it finally happened. My ukulele arrived in the mail this afternoon. It's a little Bushman Jenny Soprano Ukulele. It looks and feels and sounds wonderful. I'm in love. As soon as I opened the box, I squealed and ran to show her to all my coworkers. One of them is an old-time banjo player who wants to start playing some old-time songs with me during our lunch break. I am so excited. All I can think about is my new ukulele. She sounds so beautiful. I was torn between tubing on the Haw this evening or staying at home with Jenny, but uke playing will have to wait until I get home later tonight. It's too hot to turn up a good tubing opportunity. I'll probably end up staying up all night playing Jenny after I get home. When I think of her, I think of this song:
Sweet Jenny Lee from sunny Tennessee,
You'll love her when you see Sweet Jenny Lee!
Each little bird is singing merrily
Just getting set to see Sweet Jenny Lee!
She's got that certain little something in her style,
She's got a great big bit of heaven right in her smile.
She promised me that she'd say yessiree,
That's good enough for me, Sweet Jenny Lee.
Sounds ukulelable to me. I'm in love.