With My Little Ukulele In My Hand
(Intro) C G7 C C G7 C Now everybody's got a crazy notion of their own F C D7 G7 Some like to mix up with a crowd, some like to be alone F C It's no one else's business as far as I can see D7 G7 But every time that I go out the people stare at me C With my little ukulele in my hand F C Of course the people do not understand G7 C Some say "Why don't you be a scamp?, Why don't you read a book?" D7 G7 But I get lots more pleasure when I'm playing with me uke! C E7 Am C7 Of course I take no notice you can tell F G7 For mother's sound advice will always stand C E7 A7 Dm She said "My boy do as I say and you'll never go astray G7 C G7 C E7 A7 If you keep that ukulele in your hand, yes, son, D7 G7 C Keep your ukulele in your hand!" C G7 C While walking on the prom one night as peaceful as can be F C D7 G7 When some young girl said "What about a walk down by the sea?" F C She said her name was Min and she'd just come for the day D7 G7 She looked so young and harmless that I couldn't turn away C So with my little ukulele in my hand F C Me and Min we walked along the sand G7 C We walked along for miles without a single care or frown D7 G7 But when we reached the sand dunes she said "Come on let's sit down." C E7 Am C7 I felt so shy and bashful sitting there F G7 'Cause the things she said I didn't understand C E7 A7 Dm She said "Your love just makes my dizzy, come on big boy get busy..." G7 C G7 C E7 A7 But I kept my ukulele in my hand, yes, sir, D7 G7 C I kept my ukulele in my hand! C G7 C Made up my mind that I'd get wed some eighteen months ago F C D7 G7 I also bought a book about the things a boy should know F C But just about a week ago I had an awful fright D7 G7 I had to get dressed quickly in the middle of the night C And with my little ukulele in my hand F C I went running down the street to Doctor Brand G7 C It didn't take him long to get his bag of tools D7 G7 I held his hat and coat and let him have me book of rules C E7 Am C7 Out the bedroom door he looked and smiled F G7 He said "Come on in and see your wife and child.' C E7 A7 Dm My heart it filled with joy, I could see it was a boy G7 C G7 C E7 A7 For he had a ukulele in his hand, oh, baby, D7 G7 He had a ukulele D7 G7 He had a ukulele D7 G7 C G7 C He had a ukulele in his hand!