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Nancy Watters will be leading us in this song on BUG night, November 15, using the songsheet version reflecting how she likes to sing it.
I've also done up the Lady Gaga version. Lady Gaga's version starts on an F# chord, so if you'd like to play along with the first video, detune your uke to F#, B, D#, G# and use the Lady Gaga songsheet. I may at some point post a Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain songsheet as well.
"Born This Way" was written by Gaga and Jeppe Laursen, who produced it along with Fernando Garibay and DJ White Shadow. The track was developed while Gaga was on the road with the Monster Ball Tour. Inspired by 1990s music which empowered women, minorities, and the LGBT community, Gaga explained that "Born This Way" was her freedom song. The lyrics discuss the self-empowerment of the LGBT community and racial minorities. Critics positively reviewed the song, calling it a "club-ready anthem". In 2023, Rolling Stone named "Born This Way" the Most Inspirational LGBT Songs of All Time. It reached number one in over 25 countries and was her third single to top the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was nominated for three Grammy Awards.