At the last circle we played all Christmas songs, but here are two bonus songs just for New Year’s Eve. You can’t ring in the new year without Robbie Burn’s ode to friends near and far, Auld Lang Syne. The other is a bit more challenging than most of our repertoire, but it’s seen a resurgence in popularity thanks to a celebrity YouTube post a few years ago.
These aren’t for the next circle; I just thought a few of you might like the challenge.
- Auld Lang Syne, traditional, words by Robbie Burns
- What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?, Frank Loesser (1947)
Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt released the video above four years ago and it quickly became one of the most requested songs on all the ukulele sites. Ukulele Hunt did the best job with identifying the chords.
One warning for those playing along: the video is flipped horizontally. That’s why all the chords are backwards!