BURP (Berkhamsted Ukulele Random Players) - songs

Er, the home page. Natch.

The songs

Dates for our all-comers' thrashes and concerts.

Where are...
the regular UkeThrashes? (Google map of The Three Horseshoes).

What do you need?
What to buy, where to buy it...

of some events

A few random (sic) YouTubes

...to other local clubs, ukulele sites, whatever...

Ukes for UNICEF - annual Ukulele Festival. 2017's will be on Saturday 25th February.

The performers' pages
Stuff aimed at our gigging contingent: special editions of songs, mostly.


The Song Books

BURP Songbook - Third edition

BURP Songbook - Book 1 - Third edition A to D - published 15th February 2014
BURP Songbook - Book 2 - Third edition E to I - published 15th February 2014
BURP Songbook - Book 3 - Third edition J to O - published 4th October 2014
BURP Songbook - Book 4 - Third edition P to S - published 19th January 2014
BURP Songbook - Book 5 - Third edition T to Z - published 20th January 2014

The 2014 to 2016 Bonus Books have been edited, improved in places and consolidated

I have taken the four 2014 to 2016 books and sorted them into three alphabetic volumes.
If you've got printed copies you'll want to print new copies of those few songs that have significant changes (see below)

BURP Songbook - Book 6, A-H - published 23rd April 2017
BURP Songbook - Book 7, I-Q - published 23rd April 2017; resequenced on 28th April
BURP Songbook - Book 8, R-Z - published 23rd April 2017

Here's the full log of changes:
Book 6:

  • 2, 4, 6, 8 Motorway: cosmetic changes
  • Cecilia: significant changes
  • City of New Orleans: cosmetic changes
  • Half the World Away: significant revision. It's now the Oasis / Royle Family version
  • Happy Hour: significant revision. Simplified and shortened

Book 7:

  • I Love to Love: significant changes: dropped the key change at the end
  • I Predict a Riot: teensy weensy changes that are slightly more than cosmetic
  • Mustang Sally: cosmetic changes only

Book 8:

  • Shimmy Like My Sister Kate: minor revision. Simplified the instrumental verse
  • Space Oddity: cosmetic changes only
  • What a Day for a Daydream: cosmetic changes only

Oh, my giddy aunt!!! Already it's the initial squirmings of the 2017 Bonus Book:

    The BURP 2017 Bonus Songbook Cover Page - updated 8th May 2017
    Human - published 28th March 2017
    Jamaica Farewell - published 11th January 2017
    Memphis, Tennessee - published 5th May 2017
    Rockabye - finalised 11th January 2017. Yes, Clean Bandit's recent Christmas number one
    Send My Love (to Your New Lover) - published 29th March 2017
    Where Do You Go To, My Lovely? - published 11th January 2017
    Whiter Shade of Pale - published 5th May 2017
    You Can Call Me Al - published 5th May 2017

BURP's Christmas Thrash Book!!!

Yes, after several years of limping along with a rag-bag approach, in 2014 we produced our very own publication of plagiarised versions, tweaked here and there in the inimitable BURP style: The BURP Christmas Thrash Book
And a few more:
    Merry Christmas Everybody added 28th November 2016


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