Original Ukulele Song::I Need Your Light

 

Woke up to a rainy morning so I thought it might be a good day to record a new, original song titled: I Need Your Light.  This song is inspired by a new friendship layered upon a newer friendship.  My girlfriend was telling me about an experience she had with a great friend in the dark of night.  On the bus ride home, I began to turn over what a GREAT metaphorical experience she had with this good friend and how this awesome friendship helped her walk through the night.  Thus, this song.  I hope you enjoy it and it encourages you. Happy Dappy Monday, Ya’ll and cheers to every single friendship that helps light a way through the darkest of nights!! 🙂  🙂

Original Ukulele Song::Cup of Tea

I know it’s been a bit since I’ve posted an original song but here’s one I recorded a few days ago called, Cup of Tea. I’ve been really trying to concentrate on learning cover songs but this song kept bubbling up so I just decided to take a break and record it quickly. As with mostly everything I do, it’s obvious that I have no clue how to really record but it’s all in good, clean fun! Hope your summer is wonderful wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!! 🙂 🙂 Thank you for following along my amazing uke journey. It’s been almost 5 months since I picked up the little 4-stringer… and I’m more infatuated than I was at day one! 🙂 🙂 Happy Dappy Friday, Ya’ll!! 🙂

A very special thank you to Steffen O. (stoman.org) and Stefan S. for helping me with chords and song arrangement. These guys continue to help me in a multitude of ways I could NEVER full express!! Sorry about the bad video recording… standard fare from me!! 🙂

Lean, Look, Love::Original Uke Song

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Some songs are more challenging than others. Original uke song, Lean, Look, Love is certainly was one of those as you’ll be able to tell but I still very much enjoyed the journey from concept to “print.” Ultimately, it’s about the long, never-ending journey (for me anyway) of what truly matters to me in this lifetime. 🙂 Happy Blessed weekend and I hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed working on it.

(The next few weeks will be a little less productive (I think anyway) as I prepare for an international trip; however I hope once I’m settled, I can work on everything a little more consistently. We’ll see! Thank you VERY VERY much for following along and for being incredibly encouraging and kind to this fledgling singer/uke enthusiast!) 🙂 🙂

Original Song::Don’t Ask Me To Dance

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I like to write quirky songs–this be one of them. 🙂 This song is adapted for the ukulele based from lyrics and melody that I originally wrote to German Music Producer and Friend, Steffen Offermann’s {stoman.org} very fun track. Hope you enjoy! 🙂

 

Don’t Ask Me To Dance

 

[Am] He stormed quickly from the floor; headed out the door.

 

Like those [Dm] 20 times before; but he usually came [Am] back … for more.

 

[Am]I’d always look him straight in the eye questioning every reply

 

He’d give [Dm] excuses why he didn’t want to do[Am] it anymore.

 

[Gm]So I stood there with both feet glued to the floor [Am]refusing to give him anymore room I [Dm]swore I wouldn’t give up on him like I had [Dm] 20 times before.  He yelled,

 

[Em]“Don’t Ask Me to Dance. I don’t want this romance. [Am]No more chance of messing it up Like I’ve [Dm—finger up] done 20 times [Dm]before!”

 

[Em] He He yelled, “Don’t Ask Me to Dance.  Don’t you understand? [Am]I don’t want this chance so please stop [Dm] asking.  Don’t Ask Me to [Dm]Dance anymore!”  [Em]

 

 

[Am]He stormed quickly from the floor; but then turned around and asked, [Dm]  “Is it only love songs you want from me like[Am] all the times before?”

 

[Am]I responded with a glare, half smile; and full, dark stare.  [Dm] “Why can’t you just do this one thing for me like you’ve [Am]done 20 times, before.

 

[Gm]And I stood there with both feet glued to the floor [Am]refusing to give him anymore room I [Dm]swore I wouldn’t give up on him like I had [[Dm] 20 times before. He yelled,

 

[Dm]No romance. [Dm]   Don’t Ask Me to Dance [Am]No chance. [Dm]Don’t Ask Me to Dance

Cover Song::The Way I Am::Ingrid Michaelson

Upgraded my phone today so what’s a UkeJunkie like me to do? Why test the a/v of course! 🙂 Cover Song: The Way I Am by Ingrid Michaelson. During a thunderstorm and all! Happy Saturday! 🙂

 

 

Now That You’re Gone::featuring Tony Fleitas music and Kip Dalpe Singing and Guitar

This is my first original song live recorded on a horrible tablet but cleaned up and mastered by the master engineer himself, Nigel Robinson (Gemini) of Scotland.

Tony Fleitas (mingyakyak) created this beautiful music and melody. This version features Kip Dalpe (singing partner extraordinare) singing backups and playing a beautiful guitar.

This was only for practice but had to post this since it’s our very first live recorded *ORIGINAL* tune!! Special thanks to Tony, Kip and Nigel!! Hope you enjoy it as much as we had fun singing it!! 🙂 🙂

Just Promise Me (featuring music by Tony Fleitas)

Tony (Florida) approached me on the international music collaboration website I belong to (kompoz.com) about auditioning for a completely different song. While working on that song together, I listened to another one of his guitar tracks and immediately fell in love with it. The words seemed to write themselves as his magical guitar playing resonated in my head that day. He was gracious enough to allow me to sing and write words for it.

Raul (Florida) added the right touch of beat and George (South Carolina) came along with his ever-versatile but always fitting bass (that man can do everything!). 🙂 Nimara (Romania) added some light percussion and synth accompaniment while Nigel (Scotland) brought an uplifting strings, cello, and keys addition. Then, my dear friend, Stoman (Germany), who I ruthlessly call many different nicknames, but one thing is for sure; German engineering remains top notch—even with my less than perfect tracks to work with–mixed the song together making it into one cohesive music bouquet, as if we were all in the same studio room.

People connect to different songs; different genres; at different seasons in their lives. We hope you connect with this sweet song by Tony in whatever season you’re in. Thank you for listening! 🙂 ~ Kim

{Credits}

Tony Fleitas{mingyakyak}::Guitars::Songwriting
Raul Rodriguez{FigSounds}::Percussion
George Schiessl{GeorgeSC}::Bass
Nigel Robinson{Gemini}::Strings::Cello::Piano
Nimara Nicolae{n_ninel}::Chimes::Synth
Steffen Offermann{Stoman}::Mix::Master
Kim Noble::Vocals::Backups::Lyrics
{Lyrics}

Promise Me and I’ll promise you.
When we say, “I do.” It’ll mean something true.
Promise Me, you’ll never depart.
Let’s try and avoid the silly talk and start loving each other with our hearts.

I swear today. I’m here to stay.
If you Promise Me, I’ll be here always.
I swear today, I’ll forever stay.
Just Promise Me. Promise Me.

Promise Me and I’ll promise you.
Let’s avoid all the fancy rhetoric.
Keeping it simple will be much better.

We’ll never have to settle for less.
If we always give each other our best.
Just Promise Me.

2015 copyright Kim Noble