"with a ukulele on a strap"
An ukelele
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The ukelele is a four-stringed musical instrument belonging to the guitar family. It originated in Hawaii in the late 19th Century but was adopted by American Jazz musicians in the 1920s.

In the inter-war period in Britain, the ukelele (particularly a version of it known as the banjo ukelele) was popularised by the music hall singer and comedian George Formby (1904-1961).  

 

 

 

 

 

Listen to George Formby play the ukelele and the banjo ukelele: