Category Uptunes

Stumbling

Not everyone is a great dancer. And truth to tell, some people are just no good at all. But even if you fall into the latter category, things can still…

Farmer and the Cowman, The

From the all-time great musical Oklahoma, this tune is rollicking fun. Somehow a song about folks who don’t see eye to eye trying to get along anyhow seems very fitting…

Here Comes Santa Claus

All four voice parts get a shot at the melody of this delightful holiday tune—yes, even the baritones! Written by the famous singing cowboy Gene Autry and the wonderfully named…

Someone Sorry Medley

This cheerfully snarky medley combines uptune “I Had Someone Else Before I Had You (And I’ll Have Someone After You’re Gone)” with “Who’s Sorry Now.” So if you are itching…

Soldier Medley

The songs included in this medley are Irving Berlin’s “Oh! How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning” and “This Is the Army, Mister Jones” and the George M.…

Pinocchio Medley

Five well-known barbershop songs are given new lyrics, and new life, in this fun romp. Wonder what could be paired with it in a high-concept contest set. “I Don’t Have…

Piano Medley

The three songs in this cheerful medley are “Mr. Piano Man,” Irving Berlin’s “I Love a Piano” and Billy Joel’s “Piano Man.” Each song brings a different, interesting slant to…

New Old Songs Medley

This one is rather tough to describe. For one thing, it does not exist yet—at least not in a completed form. The gag is pairing the lyrics from songs by…

Music! Music! Music!

What could be more appropriate for us barbershoppers to sing about than music? Well, probably love. But how about a song that has both? And as far as the expression…