Song/day: “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter” (1 of 7)

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: 

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2 responses to “Song/day: “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter” (1 of 7)

  1. Wow, Walter, are you double dubbing yourself here? Your voice sounds so rich. Great song for your voice and uke. I’m inspired by your passion for your journey with singing and playing. Let’s sing together some time.

  2. Thanks, Peggy!
    Nope, that was just me playing and singing along. This Yeti USB microphone was an excellent investment. Perhaps we can duet on something from the Great American Songbook…

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