GOODBYE ~ It has been my pleasure. | "parting is such sweet sorrow"


Hiya Gumbootians,

This website will be CLOSING DOWN ON 22nd OCTOBER 2017.

If there is a tune that you would like the ukulele chords &/or words by all means let me know & I’ll do my best to research, format &  FORWARD IT TO YOU.

My email address is:,   I’ll get back to you at the first opportunity.

It has been my pleasure making my interests available & receiving feedback * comments from the multitude of registered members..



9 Responses to GOODBYE ~ It has been my pleasure. | "parting is such sweet sorrow"

  1. pincuff says:

    Nice to find your blog through Pinterest ….

  2. BrianG says:

    Greetings from freezing cold Canada. I love your website!! Very creative and inspiring. (We have many old boots that can now be put to an artistic purpose). As a fellow ukulele wannabe, I really appreciate the songs you have shared! Travel well on life’s journey!!!

    • gumbootsgirl says:

      Hello from sunny Australia,
      Thank you Brian for taking the time to leave a comment.
      I have to admit that I have been neglecting my website lately, but I am always encouraged when I get positive feedback. Have a safe & merry Christmas + a prosperous New Year ahead.
      Robyn Jones.

  3. Golfnut5707 says:

    I’ve started learning the ukulele at 67 and progressing albeit slowly. And I mean slowly. I found your site after Googling Mr Bojangles and yours was by far superior to the other sites insomuch (1st time EVER I’ve used that word) you accentuate words that need it. Being new, still don’t quite get what strumming pattern should I use. A strumming pattern would be most useful for complete beginners like me. Thanks

    • gumbootsgirl says:

      Thank you for posting your comment. I am always gratified by positive feedback & especially from learners. Strumming is not my forte unfortunately, as I have never been able to comfortably strum ala Hawaiian style, & usually pick at the notes in a chord similar to a barrel music box or flat pick as with Blue Grass (Christmas Ukulele has the flat picking format for the melodies of some Christmas Carols that you may recognise). There are great “how to” clips on youtube that should help with your strumming, and as with everything practice is the only way to develop your own style with ease.
      I hope that I have been of some help.

  4. Jessie says:

    Hi there!

    I found your site whilst looking for help with the Beatles tune-When I’m 64.
    I really like your site-the pics-poetry and especially the excellent, eclectic collection of ukulele songs! Thank you for sharing these with your visitors. I don’t know how long it takes to figure out ukulele chords for even one song – I suspect it is a significant. So “thank you!” It really means a lot to me as I do not read music and am a beginner ukulele player. I have never seen “Sylvia’s Mother” ukulele tabs before – that caught my eye. (Trooper tunes – sends me :)) Thanks Again!

    • gumbootsgirl says:

      Thank you Jessie for your kind words of support, & you are most welcome.
      Practise is the only way to become accomplished at anything, however if you really enjoy what you are doing, it generally helps.

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