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.


Jerry said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations.

Charlotte said...

Oh Jerry, she is beautiful. I stayed up really late last night playing songs. I'll post pictures of her tonight. I cannot wait to get home!!!

Gye Greene said...

So, what's her name?

If she doesn't have one yet, it'll come. Or not. But ya can't force it.

BTW: This may sound stupid, but when you're not using your beautiful new uke, hide it behind some junk in the closet (or similar). I used to leave my guitars out in the open, until we got burglarized and my first electric guitar (the one I played all my gigs on in my first band) was taken. You'll never be the same...


Charlotte said...

Oh, her name was Jenny from the manufacturer. So, naturally, she is now Jenny Lee, after the Bob Will's song.

I never named my banjo uke. Maybe she can be Dinah Lee.