Ukulele Video Lesson - Place In The Sun (Stevie Wonder)

This ukulele video lesson is called, A Place In The Sun, by the talented Stevie Wonder. It was recorded in 1966 when he was only 16 years old! He was recording since he was around 11-12 years of age, and was signed by the famous Motown producer, Berry Gordy. 

Stevie Wonder was born, Stevland Hardaway Morris, in 1950. Shortly after birth, he was deemed blind, due to being born prematurely. Even with this disability, he was able to fine tune his hearing senses, and play multiple instruments at a young age. With experience and age, he garnered dozens of Grammy Awards, and had tons of hit songs.

Besides "A Place In The Sun", he as a long list of hits. From the 60's, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours" and "My Cherie Amour". To the 70's, "Superstition", "Isn't She Lovely", and "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life". And the 80's, "Master Blaster", "Lately", "Ribbon In The Sky", and "I Just Called To Say I Love You". The list goes on and on!

Lyrics, chords, and strumming used in this ukulele video lesson...

This video lesson consists of four chords - Dm, G7, C, and Am. The strumming pattern is a basic up, down, up, down. If you need additional help with the strumming, go to the settings button on the lower right hand side of the video, and set the video speed to 0.5 to get a better visual aid.

Like a long lonely stream I keep runnin' towards a dream, 
movin' on, movin' on.
Like a branch on a tree I keep reachin' to be free, 
movin' on, movin' on.
'Cause there's a place in the sun where there's hope for ev'ry one, 
where my poor restless heart's gotta run.
Theres' a place in the sun and before my life is done,
Got to find me a place in the sun.
Like an old dusty road
I get weary from the load,
movin' on, movin' on.
Like this tired troubled earth 
I've been rollin' since my birth,
movin' on, movin' on.
'Cause there's a place in the sun where there's hope for ev'ry one, 
where my poor restless heart's gotta run.
Theres' a place in the sun and before my life is done,
Got to find me a place in the sun.

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