“Banjolele” — lyrics & chords

Adapted from “I Love My Ukulele,” by Fred Howard and Nat Vincent. 1930. Arranged by Andru Bemis

   E              B7          E
I love my banjolele
         E6   E        B7
My ukulanjolele
   B              B6         B
I love to play it daily
        B7                         E
It’s always out of tune

I placed a bet once on a horse
I can’t forget that day
I put my last two bucks on the mare named “Luck”
She ran the other way

Seems every time I take a walk
I get lost in the park
So I eat nothing but garlic now
You can find me in the dark

It’s twelve o’clock, I’m trying to sleep
The neighbors are watching TV
That blue light blinking through my windowpane
And the noise don’t bother me

To the fella who took my bike
I hope that you enjoy it
You can ride it if you like
But please do not destroy it

Some days are bad, some are worse
Most are simply terrible
There’s one thing I like to sing
To make them somewhat bearable