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"By Special Permission of the Copyright Owners I Love You" - John Bianchi on Ukulele

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Published on Jan 15, 2013

Another "Alternate Side of the Street" video - this was shot on Monday during the 8:30-9:00 AM street cleaning. I'm playing and singing "By Special Permission of the Copyright Owners I Love You", a tune from the 1931 Broadway flop, "The Gang's All Here", which starred Ted Healy. Ted went on to appear with "his Three Stooges"; they later dropped him, much like an anvil on Curly's head.

I faked this tune by watching Peter Mintun's excellent performance right here on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmXaGN... He is the very best~! I hope I sort of got it right, Peter. :)

Music by Lewis A. Gensler, Lyrics by Owen Murphy & Robert A. Simon (music editor at The New Yorker). I don't think the tune should swing quite this much, but I can't help it. Played on a Cordoba concert uke that veers out of tune in the 34F-degree air...

Chords and lyrics -

By Special Permission of the Copyright Owners I Love You


F C7 F C7 F C7 Db7 D7
Every time a radio is playing, they're saying and next
Gm Bbm6 C7 F D7 Gm C7 F C7+5
You will hear us play, something with the publisher's OK
F C7 F C7 F C7 Db7 D7
Listening to this great announcer trilling this thrilling new text
Gm Bbm6 C7 F D7 Gm C7 F C7+5
Told me what to do, try this very notion out on you.

F Ebdim7 Gm7 C7
I asked your father, he said 'OK'
F Ebdim7 Cm6 D7
I asked your mother, she said 'hooray' Gmsus4 Bbm6 F Fm6 F
By Special Permission of the Copyright Owners
G7 C7 C7+5
I Love You.

F Ebdim7 Gm7 C7
I asked your grandpa, he said 'why not?'
F Ebdim7 Cm6 D7
I asked your grandma, she said 'get hot!' Gmsus4 Bbm6 F Fm6 F
By Special Permission of the Copyright Owners
G7C7 F
I Love You

A G# D6 C#
Your dear old nurse said you might do worse A G# D6 C#
Your butler thought so too F D7 G7 C7
If they agree you're the one for me G7 C7 C7+5
Then why on earth can't you?

F Ebdim7Gm7 C7
The preacher's ready for the service,
F Ebdim7 Cm6 D7
So why the devil should you be nervous? Gmsus4 Bbm6 F Fm6 F
By Special Permission of the Copyright Owners
G7C7 F
I Love You

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