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” Wandering Star ” by Lee Marvin – Baritone Ukulele Instrumental
Lee Marvin played the leading role in the same-titled film. He also sang all of his songs in the movie. " Wandering Star " was orchestrated and arranged by Nelson Riddle. Marvin's version of the song became a number-one single in the UK and Ireland. At number two were the Beatles with their single " Let IT BE ". Bevor starting a film career, Lee Marvin joined the United States Marine Corps.He was wounded in action during the Battle of Saipan ( Pacific ) in World War 2. He died in 1987 at the age of 63. I played this song on my Ortega baritone ukulele in dropped D tuning ( D G B D ). Friendly FredThis song was written in 1951 by Frederic Loewe ( music ) and Alan J. Lerner ( lyrics ) for the musical " Paint Your Wagon ". In 1969