DOWNLOAD THE SONGSHEET
You can play along with the video! Practice, practice, practice those lovely diminished chords!
This is the first song I learned to play when Mark bought me a ukulele for my birthday/our anniversary! It seemed so appropriate. I love all Sophie Madeleine's songs!
Sophie Madeleine (born Sophie Ball) is a ukulele player from Brighton. She released three solo albums; her third album, Silent Cynic, was released on 1 November 2013. Madeleine graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Commercial Music and a master's degree in Songwriting. While at Bath Spa, she was in the finals of the Musicians Benevolent Fund Songwriting Awards 2005 and she was in the band Oriole. She produced her first album as a final year project at Bath Spa. She wrote her first ukulele song, Take Your Love With Me, for her then-boyfriend who had bought her that first ukulele. She also plays tenor guitar. A song from her first album, You Are My Favourite, was released as a charity single to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of her father Ben, with a video featuring people from around the world who filmed themselves playing the song.
Also while in Bath, she met Hannah Rockcliffe (Hannah-Rei) with whom she formed the comedy-song duo Rocky and Balls, posting videos together on YouTube and recording one album in 2011. Her second album was self-produced at home, and then mixed by Danton Supple. It was released in 2012, and initially sent out personally by Madeleine in a limited run. Her third solo album was recorded in a studio in Brooklyn, the first to be entirely studio-based, which she described as "one of the most stressful experiences of my life". She published The Official Sophie Madeleine Ukulele Tab Book in 2013. She became a copywriter at a Brighton-based advertising company in late 2014. In 2015 she announced her retirement from music.