So I just started this new teaching job at a primary school last week, teaching guitar and ukulele a day a week.
I've never really taught many young students, particularly on the ukulele and in large groups of 5-6 kids at once (quite the handful!).
So far I've been finding the kids hilariously entertaining, with some classic remarks off the cuff. A few of them tell me that they want to learn guitar but aren't allowed to until they've learnt the uke for a few years and grown up to fit the guitar, so that got me thinking about what it might be like being a kid again... and then this happened.
Haven't written (or really played) uke for a looong time so it's been a good novelty to get back on it for something spontaneous like this. Though I actually wrote the most part of the song on guitar, and reverted back to my old folky self...
Bonus points to whoever can guess how many different ukuleles are the track!
I’m learning the ukulele, but I wanna play guitar
Maybe when I’m tall enough I can reach the stars
Can’t tie my own shoe laces, or get in and out of cars
but Just like my uncle John, it won’t be long, 'til I can play guitar
My sister’s learning clarinet, mum whistles and sings
Dad can play the tamborine, and me I like the strings
Maybe when I’m old and stuff, I could be a superstar
Just like Bruno Mars, it won’t be long, 'til I can play guitar
'Til I can play guitar (Bridge)
I’m pretty good at football, run as fast as a kangaroo
Just last week at sports carnival, I won these ribbons too,
But there’s one thing I’d rather do, where you don’t have to run that far
When I’m big and strong, yeh it won’t be long
Someday really soon, maybe by June,
When I can play guitar I’ll learn how to play How Bizarre.
Better practise all my tunes, so that I can play guitar