John Loucks

Gregory Swain did “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go,” like most of the songs on “Blood on the Tracks” a song about his breakup with his wife Sara. “If Not For You” was written for Sara at a better time about five years earlier, but you may know the George Harrison or even Olivia Newton John version. George Harrison reportedly said he preferred ukulele to guitar – I read that he always travelled with two ukuleles, so he would be “ready to have a strum with a friend.”

8 Responses

  1. A really cheerful version of a classic.
    Great stuff.
    That song would make a great pair with “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere”.

  2. Well sung and well played, John. Yes, George Harrison had ukuleles lying around his house too, always at the ready. 🙂

    1. I read that he used to buy them in batches, not just one at a time, and that he gave away hundreds of them.

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