September – Just Me and You

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Not long ago I was in some really slow traffic.  As far as I could see, cars were crawling down the highway – stop and go, stop and go.  All I wanted was to be at home playing the cello, but instead I was staring at the bumper in front of me.

When you’re stuck in traffic, there aren’t many options for passing the time.  You can’t do anything engaging, and you can’t relax.  Either way, you loose track of the car in front and the grumpy guy behind honks.  The only thing you can do is fiddle with the radio.  So I fiddled, hoping to find a fun pop song to pass the time quickly.  Maybe the oldies station had a little something by The Police.  I tried, twice, but all I found were ads.  The situation seemed desperate, but was it?

The ukulele should be wearing a seatbelt at all times.  Especially if it makes it look like a pirate!

A ukulele should be wearing a seatbelt at all times. Especially if it makes it look like a pirate!

When the going gets rough and you can’t find a fun song on the radio, you’ve just got to sing your own.  The idea was simple, but I didn’t know what to sing about.  I just tapped my finger on the steering wheel and waited for something to happen.

Tap, tap, tap, tap.

One, two, three four.

Tap, tap, tap, tap.

One, two, three and four.

Tap, tap, tap, tap.

“One, two, three and four, I want to see you some more…”

Whoa!  I was singing a fun song!  I didn’t know what came next, so I repeated that line until another one came into my head.  I just kept tapping and counting and singing, and before long I had a full verse.  By the time traffic picked up I had my second verse, and the choruses filled in moments later.  I went from being bummed about driving slow, to having a brand new song to sing.

Hmm… maybe getting stuck in traffic isn’t always a bad thing?

I hope you all enjoy this fun little number.  If you’d like to play and sing it too, here’s the chart.  Just don’t play the ukulele while you’re driving.

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6 thoughts on “September – Just Me and You

  1. Fletcher says:

    A great little ditty. Always love cello entrance. If you are frustrated with bad commercial radio, download the WTMD app on your smart phone and play it in your car. It is a non-commercial Triple A radio station in Baltimore. I love it!!!!

  2. Josh says:

    Thanks for the tip!

  3. Aline says:

    Catchy! Now is the girl your cello or my sister? 🙂

  4. Yunjung Kim says:

    What an interesting story and an awesome music! It’s so wonderful and creative for you to make fun music when got stuck in traffic and had nothing to do. I wish I could do that, too.

    1. Josh says:

      Thanks so much!

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