The Factory Smoke (The Brown Coffin)

Nice Baroque-like runs in the second part. This tune had to be modified quite a lot for the ukulele, the original had a couple of notes not in the range of a high-G uke.


Sweeney’s Buttermilk : Irish Campanella Ukulele

I love this tune! It’s really the essence of Irish music. I played it F (G Dorian) so the two principle chords are Gm and F. I had to adapt one part of the tune because I should have gone down to Bb but don’t have it on a re-entrant uke, but I thought it was well worth the sacrifice because the rest of the tune is perfectly suited to campanella fingerpicking. I tried to arrange it in D dorian, which works, but the fingering didn’t allow for such easy movement around the fretboard.

This tune will be added to my collection of Irish tunes shortly.