I had the bright idea this morning of posting one song each day for a week. Today’s offering is “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter,” a written by Fred E. Ahlert with lyrics by Joe Young.
After noodling around for a few years with the baritone uke, I’ve found that tunes of a certain era truly lend themselves to this instrument. Songs like this one from the Great American Songbook are generally in the sweet spot; must be all those maj7 chords.
As an exemplar, here’s Nat King Cole’s version:
And here’s mine: