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Viral Video: The "I'm Yours" Ukulele Boy

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Okay, this kid with his ukulele and his mangling of the lyrics of Jason Mraz’s too-cute hit song, “I’m Yours,” is simply better than the original.

It is also an Internet sensation.

So far, the five-year-old from Japan, dubbed “Ukulele Boy,” who clearly does not speak English, has garnered close to 4.6 million hits on one page on YouTube.

When Mraz sings this cloying ditty that is a bad version of Jack Johnson, my ears bleed. When the kid does it, it’s perfection (mostly because you can’t hear the goofy words).

But please compare and contrast for yourself:


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