Now that I got your attention... Nah, I'm not joking. This really is a poontang video. Heh. I'm having a pretty good time here using the word poontang in a somewhat legitimate manner...... POONTANG!
Ok. I think I got that out of my system. We can start for real. As you may or may not know, I'm a freaking sucker for novelty songs. I know what you are thinking, "Wait a minute, he likes ukuleles and novelty music? High school must have been awesome for him!" Surprisingly enough, it wasn't, but that's neither here nor there.
On one of my various novelty compilations, I first heard the song Poontang by the Treniers and I was amazed! Frankly, I wasn't even sure the word poontang existed in 1953. Turns out, it did. After I heard the song I did a little bit of research and it sounds like The Treniers were pretty much party animals. The drank and recorded rad songs. In fact, to promote this song, they made custom labels for beer cans that said something like "Sweet Alabama Poontang" on them. Then they sent the beer to radio station disc jockeys to get them to play it. Freaking rad!
Anyway, I've been wanting to make a video for this for ages but kept putting it off. So, today I just grabbed my aNueNue Banjolele and my Flip and busted out this video in a single take. Boosh!
If you want to hear the original, check out this video:
And if you wanna play along (and who wouldn't, right?) here's some chords that I wrote up for Poontang!
Poontang by The Treniers covered by Ukulele Guy 10 9 8 8 ...POON is a hug! 10 9 8 8 TANG is a kiss! C x7 (5433) F I've been marooned on an isle in the South Pacific Bb Missing my loving each night C Now that I'm home I'll go right E F Out and get me some POON-TANG! F Tired of talking to tigers and kangaroos, Bb Or singing a song to a goose. C Now that I'm home on the loose, E F Gonna get me some POONTANG! Bb Now Poon is a hug. I wanted a hug so badly D# (3331) I was Blowing my tropical top. C A Tang is a kiss, I wanted a kiss so badly C E Wanted Poontang never to stop. F I don't want to eat And I don't want to sleep; Bb I've got a yen that I'm dying to please. C Till I get weak in the knees, E F Gonna get me that Poontang. F POON-TANG! F POON-TANG! Bb POON-TANG! F POON-TANG! C POON-TANG! F POON-TANG! F A-huggin and a-kissin...that's POON-TANG! F A-huggin and a-kissin...that's POON-TANG! Bb A-huggin and a-kissin...that's POON-TANG! F A-huggin and a-kissin...that's POON-TANG! C A-huggin and a-kissin...that's POON-TANG! F POON-TANG! Rock break. Bb A Poon is a hug. I wanted a hug so badly D# I was blowin' my tropical top. C A Tang is a kiss, I wanted a kiss so badly E Want-a-Poontang never to stop. F# I don't want to eat and I don't want to sleep; B I've got a yen that I'm dying to please C# Till I get weak in the knees, F F# Gonna get me that Poontang. POON-TANG! POON-TANG! Gonna get me some, gonna get me song... poon tang!