'Dr. JJ' enjoyed playing the electric guitar among other instruments. He frequently enlivened major family events by performing parody songs written for the occasion, using base songs from the golden oldies period. His favorite song vehicle was undoubtedly the folk-rock classic "The House of the Rising Sun" (1964) as recorded by the British band 'the Animals'. (A YouTube version is found HERE.)
|"Jabberwock", Giorgio's copy,|
drawing by John Tenniel,
illustrator of Carroll's books
To review the rest of the lyrics and chord-charts, follow this link to our song-blog "Silly Songs and Satire" by clicking HERE.
And for historic interest, here is a slide used as part of an open-mike at a ukulele club when the concept of this pastiche was first entertained.
Dr. JJ, Bermuda, 1965