Video and Tabs: Livin’ Thing – ELO (Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra)

I got an e-mail from a "Joe" about 9:31 this morning. He turned me onto this video of the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra doing "Livin' Thing" by ELO. Check it out, it's pretty damn great, plus it's got Bret from Flight of the Conchords in there!

Joe asked if I could post tabs for this song. I typically try not to disappoint, so here ya go. The chords repeat the same pattern on the 2nd and 3rd verses. Sorry I didn't write them out, but I'm technically supposed to be working right now. Shh.... don't tell my boss.

Livin' thing
Electric Light Orchestra
C   - 0003
Am  - 2000
Ab  - 5343
Fm  - 1013
Em  - 4432
Dm  - 2210
F   - 2010
G   - 0232
D7  - 2223
G+  - 0332
Bbm - 3111
   C	                                           Am
   Sailin' away on the crest of a wave, it's like magic
   Ab	                                            Fm
   Rollin' and ridin' and slippin' & slidin', it's magic
    Em	                    Dm
And you, and your sweet desire,
         Em     Dm  Em	       F	   G
You took me, oh-oh, higher and higher, baby   

 	C C C        Am           F 
 	      It's a livin' thing,
        D7      G+       C
It's a terrible thing to lose
       Am         F       
It's a given thing
       D7       G+       C 
What a terrible thing to lose.

 	Bbm             F              G
 	(Taking a dive) (halt the slide)  	 

Making believe this is what you've conceived
From your worst day,
Moving in line then you look back in time
To your first day

Takin' a dive 'cos you can't halt the slide
Floating downstream,
So let her go don't start spoiling the show
It's a bad dream

‘Dreaming of You’ by The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Somebody was nice enough to send me a link to The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra's web site recently.  However, they sent it as a Twitter Direct Message so it's a miracle that I ever saw it. 😉  Seriously folks, Twitter DM-land is just auto-responder-spammer hell.  I have to be pretty drunk to go there on purpose.  However, if you tweet @ukulele_guy, I'll pretty much always respond.

Anyway, I was check out the WIUO site and it looks pretty classy and professional.  Heck, they've got T-shirts!  Even kid's sizes, I think?  Awesome.  I always get pangs of jealousy when I see all these towns with their own Ukulele Orchestras, but I suppose I should just get off my ass and make the Missoula Montana International (because Canada is so close) Ukulele Orchestra.  Maybe one day it will happen.

Well, my jealousy was compounded after I watched this video.  I mean, they do The Coral covers?  I freaking love The Coral!  Any band that makes a video inspired by the 1973 version of Wicker Man is tops in my book.  Anyway, enjoy The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra doing The Choral's "Dreaming of You".  The claim the video was made in 11 minutes with a budget of $5.98.  But, for my $.02, I'd gladly watch this over and over again.