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16/10/2014Added Royals - Lorde (D) For Jacky/Cheryl/AUAS in preparation for the Great Adelaide Ukulele Picnic
15/9/2014Added Song To Raymondo - Autumn (Am) New sheet for this one. Written and first released by John Braden, a US folk artist and covered by Australia's Autumn. Performed this song tonight.
9/9/2014Added Lonely People - America (F) That muse of mine...she never gives up. Let's just listen to this America CD, she says. Ooh, that will sound good on uke.....nice and country, she says. And she's right.
23/8/2014Added You May Be Right - Billy Joel (A) Katie suggested this song at practice the other day and I think she may be right....it's a cracker.
22/7/2014Added A Kind Of Hush - Herman's Hermits (C) Reload of this one with some alternative chords shown.
22/7/2014Added Breakaway - Beach Boys (G) Went back to this one and found that Brian's key doesn't suit me....now transposed down.
30/6/2014Added Ooh La La - Normie Rowe (A) SPOCOPS [Society for the Preservation Of Crappy Old Pop Songs] is alive and well in these here parts. I tender this song as evidence of that fact! The 3/4 time is a change from the norm...bad pun, that...
12/6/2014Added Stay Alive - Jose Gonzalez (F) Watched Walter Mitty the other night - glad we stuck it out to the credits, when this delightfully complex simple song came up.
28/5/2014Added I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles (G) Beatles night coming up! Now...I'll have you know that I won second prize in a talent quest with this song half a century ago. And I was nowhere near 17.....
13/5/2014Added Darling Be Home Soon - Lovin' Spoonful (G) Heard this in the car the other night with Missty, KK and Co. Back in the 60s where I belong!
3/5/2014Added Who Knew - Pink (A) Why does everyone want to drag me out of the 60s?? Here's one for Kerryn...sorry Greg, you'll just have to put up with it.
25/4/2014Added Breathe Me - Sia (Am) From Adelaide's own Sia. Thanks to Meggy Minx for introducing us to this one over Easter.
23/4/2014Added Puff the Magic Dragon - Peter Paul and Mary (G) Mystical....magical...or just, well, a load of you know what. You either love it or you hate it! For Andrew.
4/4/2014Added Chelsea Dagger - Fratellis (G) Sorry folks - having trouble...maybe this time.....
4/4/2014Added Mr E's Beautiful Blues - Eels (G) We like the Eels! Catchy...bright...but maybe Mr E's day isn't quite as beautiful as it might seem....
20/3/2014Added You Know I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse (Dm) Nice and funky...well, not so nice really. Another one for the Uke Circus repertoire....thanks Katie K!
19/3/2014Added Cold Blow and the Rainy Night - Planxty (G) Just a little late now for St Patrick's Day....an Irish Trad tune that I heard many years ago.
14/3/2014Added Marrakesh Express - Crosby Stills and Nash (G) This was the second single I ever bought..and I've still got it! Don sent me a draft sheet. I've cooked it up a bit with some different chord voicings...hope you like it.
6/3/2014Added Boys Of Summer - Don Henley (Am) The Custom Kings' uke-based cover of this song inspired Meg to play this song....and Meg inspired the rest of us!
25/2/2014Added For No One - Beatles (C) Transposition and rework of this sheet, taken up to C....a semitone above McCartney! First time I've ever taken one of his songs up in pitch. Sounds great with low G chord options...performed it last night.
22/1/2014Added Bang Bang - Cher (Gm) Cher....Nancy....whatever. I did this one a while back, but it took an email from Garry to remind me that I hadn't posted it. Thanks for the nudge, Gaz.
15/1/2014Added We're All Alone - Boz Scaggs (F) One of the many, many songs that Missty and I heard on our recent road trip....there may be more....
23/12/2013Added O Holy Night - John Sullivan Dwight [Christmas] (C) Thanks Duodenim for inspiring this song...they performed it beautifully last Monday night. Practise your arpeggio picking and show off! Best for the season to all ukers out there.
12/12/2013Added Close To You - Carpenters (F) Reload of this one after fixing an issue in the intro TAB. Cheers Roy for giving me cause to look at it
11/12/2013Added I Got Burned - Bamboos (Dm) Thanks to Priscilla the Broken Hillbilly for doing the lead up work on this one.
4/12/2013Added SOS - Abba (Em) Get a gang together and pick/strum/sing this one. Transposed to Em from the original Dm to fit the picked intro on the uke.
26/11/2013Added Close To Me - Cure (C) My thanks to Philharmonic for introducing me to this song....a long time ago now. Make sure you get those hand claps right, folks!
24/11/2013Added I Won't Stand In Your Way - Stray Cats (A) : Transposition of this one after performing it last night at the Hillbilly Hoot in this key. Yay....my higher range is back!!
7/11/2013Added Diana - Paul Anka (C) Is this the definitive C Am F G7 song? Apart from the bridge, that is. For my Beginner WEA classes today - you are all doing so well!
18/10/2013Added Little Ray Of Sunshine - Axiom (C) New! Improved! Slight revision of this one after a request by Jodie. Gm is swapped out for a C7. An Aussie classic].
23/9/2013Added Handbags and Gladrags - Rod Stewart (G) Watched some reruns of The Office [UK version] last week and was reminded of this great song. Not the original, I know, but Rod did OK with it.
13/9/2013Added I Am A Pirate King (Oh Better Far To Live and Die) - Gilbert and Sullivan (C
12/9/2013Added Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People (Em) I'm baaaaack! This is for James in my WEA uke class....and a few others besides.....
13/7/2013Added We've Only Just Begun - Carpenters (D) Heard this at the end of Aussie film The Castle recently...a few challenges, but here it is! Get it right and it is very sweet.
28/6/2013Added Walk On By - Dionne Warwick (Am) Revision and reload of this one....love those major 7ths!!
21/6/2013Added Mission Of My Soul - Peter Himmelman (D) A sweet song for Garry to play at a wedding....his....in July. All the best!
5/6/2013Added Honolulu Lulu - Jan and Dean (D) Here's an easier version of this one without the pesky key changes....it still rocks!
4/6/2013Added Honolulu Lulu - Jan and Dean (Eb) Here is J & D's finest in its original key - there isn't a chord sheet on the net for this one so I thought I'd do it properly first. Easier version will follow!
6/5/2013Added Urge For Going - Joni Mitchell (C) Here's a song I didn't know until yesterday, when I heard it on the radio. Joni started on uke...I reckon this song may have been composed on one....
29/4/2013Added Message To My Girl - Split Enz (G) This song arose from another of Philharmonic's inimitable quiz nights. I knew the tune, but could I name it.....no!!
24/4/2013Added Pleasure and Pain - Divinyls (Dm) Vale Chrissy Amphlett...watching this vid will remind you of just how good she was
21/4/2013Added Blister In The Sun - Violent Femmes (G) Some people just don't get the hint!! This one has been going on for a little while....like a blister in the sun, really. For Olive from Popeye.
21/4/2013Added All That She Wants - Ace Of Base (Am) Catchy + funky + picking + strumming = good uke song
10/4/2013Added Here Today - Beach Boys (G) Another song from the incomparable Pet Sounds album...sung by my least fave BB, Mike, but still worthy of a place in the uke repertoire.
11/3/2013Added Sad Lisa - Cat Stevens (Em) Sorry I've been quiet, folks...there's been a bit going on. Thanks to Ian for suggesting this one.
28/2/2013Added Lonely Boy - Black Keys (Dm) Here's Lonely Boy tucked down a tone to make it an easier sing for Chris.
24/2/2013Added Poor Poor Pitiful Me - Linda Ronstadt (C) Written and first released by Warren Zevon....but we like Linda's version.
19/2/2013Added Good Lovin' - Young Rascals (D) Ah, the inspiration for this song....all I can say is that I hope that the battery in my Valentine's Day card doesn't run down any time soon....
14/2/2013Added Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton (F) Reload of this one after some site problems - lovely song.
20/1/2013Added First Day Of My Life - Bright Eyes (F) This song was suggested a few months ago....perhaps it is now somewhat topical, so it is time to get it sorted.
19/1/2013Added I've Got To Have You - Carly Simon (D) Who says boys can't express their emotions? Here's a version of this one in a better key for boy voices. Why should the girls get all the good songs?
17/1/2013Added I've Got To Have You - Carly Simon (A) Smokin' hot!! To preserve the chaste and innocent reputation of the ukulele, please restrict performances of this song to the privacy of your own home.
14/1/2013Added You're So Vain - Carly Simon (Am) I'm sure that I have no idea what this song is about....but I think I know someone who does...;-
14/1/2013Added Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed (C) Inspired by the Rev....as unlikely as it sounds, he will be leading the throng....no, not in a hymn, in this little ditty.
13/1/2013Added Handle With Care - Travelling Wilburys (F) Reload of this one after we found a wrong chord in the sheet while playing it tonight.
13/1/2013Added Along Came Jones - Ray Stevens (G) Enough of all that romance....here's a silly one. This isn't the original version, I know....but it's the one I grew up with, so Ray is what you get.
11/1/2013Added My Boyfriend's Back - Angels (D) The 60s were responsible for a lot of cute things.....here is yet another example.
9/1/2013Added Hold On Tight - Electric Light Orchestra (G) A rocker from Jeff and the boys.
1/1/2013Added Sugarman - Rodriguez (Dm) Happy New Year! I watched the doco on Rodriguez the other day....here's my take on the title track.
25/12/2012Added Climb Every Mountain - Rodgers and Hammerstein (C) Dedicated to Mallory, Hillary, Tenzing and, of course, mountaineers of the present day.
23/12/2012Added Crimson and Clover - Tommy James and the Shondells (F) Another transposition. I'm leaning more towards the Unique's reggae version of this song at present, even though I've always loved the original.
21/12/2012Added Please Come Home For Christmas - Eagles (F) I've taken this one down a tad for an easier sing.....
21/12/2012Added Our Day Will Come - Ruby and the Romantics (G) This one is for Farrah.
20/12/2012Added Blackbird - Beatles (C) My take on this song after encouragement from Kris
18/12/2012Added Good Riddance - Green Day (F) Heard this song today and wasn't sure if it was on the site...lucky I checked...yes...but the sheet needed upgrading, so here it is.
13/12/2012Added I Never Will Marry - Linda Ronstadt (G) I found that I had a bit of unanticipated spare time, so I thought I'd get this one down. Fine sentiments indeed....but it doesn't always work out this way, does it?
13/12/2012Added What A Day For A Daydream - Lovin' Spoonful (C) Transposition of this one - to the original key!
9/12/2012Added The Old Bazaar In Cairo - Clinton Ford and George Chisholm (Dm) Oompa, oompa that's enough of that.....indeed....
8/12/2012Added The Carnival Is Over - Seekers (D) Judith, Athol, Keith and Bruce have just announced a 50th year reunion tour! Lyrics from this song came up in a conversation just the other day. Music is based on an old Russian folk tune.
7/12/2012Added Little Talks - Of Monsters And Men (Am) For Jodie....this one is going to get the full Uke Circus treatment!
6/12/2012Added Rag Doll - Four Seasons (C) This was my first ever favorite song....and Jersey Boys is playing in my town at the moment, so it is time to post it.
6/12/2012Added Dear Someone - Gillian Welch (G) John asked for some help with chords in this one....happy to oblige. Very pretty.
5/12/2012Added The Only Living Boy In New York - Simon and Garfunkel (C) For Jim. Reminds me that Nathan and Katie K were in New York last week....see you back here soonish.
4/12/2012Added Please Come Home For Christmas - Eagles (G) This version is not the original, but it is a good cover. First Christmas song for the year! I must be getting in the mood.....
1/12/2012Added I Wanna Hold Your Hand Forever - Buffy Sainte-Marie (C) A suggestion by Robin - the first Buffy song for the site.
23/11/2012Added River Deep Mountain High - Ike and Tina Turner (A) For Spot.......from Raggedy Andy.
23/11/2012Added The Model - Kraftwerk (Am) Lots of Riffmeisters needed for this one! Perhaps a melodica, too....
22/11/2012Added Rawhide - Blues Brothers (Dm) I hope this sheet defuses the great Rawhide controversy! There is a very old sheet for this song on the site...I thought I had replaced it, but hadn't. So here is a new sheet, based on the Blues Bros versio
20/11/2012Added Breakfast At Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something (G) Transposition of this one for Meggy Minx to sing at a Ukulele Circus gig next weekend.
18/11/2012Added Lightnin' Strikes - Lou Christie (D) You may need Lou's three octave range to sing this song exactly as he does....but you can get away with less......
17/11/2012Added Hello Muddah Hello Faddah - Allan Sherman (G) Jim emailed and asked if I had any classical pieces worked out. Well, yes...the music for this song is from Ponchielli's Dance of the Hours. Classical wrapped in a healthy layer of cheese!
17/11/2012Added A Song For You - Gram Parsons (G) A perennial Hoot favourite for The Declines. I've taken this one down a tone from Gram's original key of A....it is just a tad high.....
8/11/2012Added Friday I\'m In Love - Cure (G) Heard this in the UK several times, and now Meggy Minx would like to sing it at a gig. I differ from other versions with a chord in the bridge...an F in G [C in the original key of D].... see what you th
7/11/2012Added Mickey - Toni Basil (D) Transposition of this one, too!
7/11/2012Added Running Bear - Johnny Preston (A) Transposition of this one to A
6/11/2012Added Boys Don't Cry - Cure (A) Heard this played at the Newcastle Ukulele Festival last week. Here's my take on it.
2/11/2012Added I Wanna Be Your Man - Beatles (C) Another rocker requested for a party coming up soon that will feature the NEW Sand Grenades!
2/11/2012Added I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight - Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart (F) Heard this on the radio yesterday - good song! There is a mystery chord in it - a C#, as it turns out..
23/10/2012Added One After 909 - Beatles (A) A request for a party that the New Sand Grenades will be playing in a few weeks time.
23/10/2012Added Shangri La - M Ward (C) One for Katie Kitchen...and we get to play along! Yay!
23/10/2012Added You Won't See Me - Beatles (F) From Rubber Soul - go to it! Tricky bit of timing at [Bb] You [F] won't see me....quick DUD on the Bb then a single D strum on the F will do it.
19/10/2012Added Brighter Than The Sun - Colbie Caillat (A) This one is for Manisha...and everyone else who likes it.
19/10/2012Added I've Just Seen A Face - Beatles (G) Another transposition of this one...is this the right key? I don't want to cause any more accidents.
19/10/2012Added Walk Don't Run - Ventures (Am) Time to get serious about instrumentals. Break out a low G uke, play it through a reverb amp, get a friend to play the chords and ....all of a sudden, you've got surf fever and it's 1960 again!
16/10/2012Added What A Day For A Daydream - Lovin Spoonful (G) Reload of this one with an enhanced sheet. Spoonful at their finest!
13/10/2012Added Midnight Confessions - Grass Roots (C) Hmm....not sure what inspired this song....hey, now I remember! Ah, the things that happen late at night.....
13/10/2012Added Bad Blood - Neil Sedaka (A) Here's one for my very good friend Heldorado xx! Work on that Bo Diddley-type strum, folks. There are some versions around in Bb but you can play along with the referenced version in A.
13/10/2012Added Spooky - Dusty Springfield (Am) By popular request - Dusty's version of Spooky, in her key of Am. Happy birthday Meggy Minx!
11/10/2012Added Addams Family Theme - Vic Mizzy (C) This one is for Marlene and the girls - enjoy!
7/10/2012Added Little Green Bag - George Baker Selection (A) Do I hear the call of the cow bell? A little self-indulgence here....sort of a present to me. Play along if you dare.
6/10/2012Added Soldier Of Love - Arthur Alexander (C) I heard the Pearl Jam version of this song today and had to get it down. The Beatles also covered this one- a soul classic.
3/10/2012Added Oh My Love - John Lennon (G) Another classic from the Imagine album. Plenty of opportunity for some fancy chord picking in this one.
2/10/2012Added Wanted Man - George Thorogood (G) Yeah, yeah, yeah....I know Dylan wrote it and some bloke named Cash did a version, but George is our man around here! End of argument, all right? Throw in the towel now!
1/10/2012Added Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult (Am) Who's got a cowbell, then?
8/9/2012Added Slipping Through My Fingers - Abba (F) More from Mamma Mia, but in the original Abba key, not Ms Streep's.
5/9/2012Added Super Trouper - Abba (C) Oh dear - look what a little Mamma Mia will bring on!
22/8/2012Added Spring Fever - Tony Pass (C) An Aussie hit from way back. Suggested by Ian.
22/8/2012Added When I Grow Up [To Be A Man] - Beach Boys (G) We were talking counting songs the other night, and Andrew brought this one up...the ultimate counting song? Get your friendly harpsichord player to join in. Love that G+!
18/8/2012Added Nobody Told Me - John Lennon (A) My favourite Beatle. Heard this song this morning and had to get it down. Strange days indeed......
17/8/2012Added Spooky - Classics IV (Em) You may know the Dusty or Atlanta Rhythm Section version of this song...or the original. Sharpen it up for Halloween. Suggested by Jenny.
16/8/2012Added My Favourite Things - Rodgers + Hammerstein (F) Reload of an early song with a new sheet + a changed chord..yes, you're right, Mary, my Em7b5 doesn't actually have a b5 in it..wish the real musicians would stay away from my site ;-]
16/8/2012Added Chevy Van - Sammy Johns (A) Add a bit of country....suggested by Nick.
11/8/2012Added If I Didn't Have A Dime - Gene Pitney (G) Reload of this one with an enhanced sheet in preparation for a Puppet Show gig in a few weeks.
11/8/2012Added I Was Made For Loving You - Kiss (Em) A request to Ukulele Circus for a birthday party at which we will soon be playing - I'm not sure that we will be wearing the make up, though!
8/8/2012Added Howzat - Sherbet (Em) This one's been sitting as a draft, waiting in the wings for a while. Not perfect [leaves out the key change], but enough to play the song quite convincingly.
8/8/2012Added Help Me Ronda - Beach Boys (G) Transposition of this one to a lower key - I need to sing this on the weekend and a throat issue has messed with my top end range....so down we go!
7/8/2012Added Colours - Donovan (F) Transposition of this one....performed last night at the Hillbilly Hoot by the Chook Magnets
3/8/2012Added In Between Days - Cure (C) Reload of this one with enhanced sheet.
2/8/2012Added It's A Living Thing - ELO (C) I just found a draft of this I was working on two years ago and never finished....until now. Go at it, you Lynneheads.
29/7/2012Added Songbird - Fleetwood Mac (F) Pretty song featuring Christine McVie. For Alice.
28/7/2012Added One x Two x Three x Four - Zoot (C) Vale Darryl Cotton, lead singer of Adelaide [Australia] band Zoot. Lyn suggested this song to mark his passing.
27/7/2012Added Waltzing Matilda - Seekers (C) For my intermediate uke class - a few changes from the chords we worked out, to match the Seekers version.
24/7/2012Added Cough Syrup - Young The Giant (C) You may know this song from the original recording....or you may know it from Glee....or, like me an hour ago, you may not know it at all....but I do now. Suggested by Megan Q.
18/7/2012Added Girls Talk - Dave Edmunds (A) Elvis Costello wrote this, but Dave Edmunds did the version we know.
15/7/2012Added Little Black Egg - Nightcrawlers (A) We've got it all, folks....even Florida garage band circa 1966. Suggested by Katie Kitchen, who has a wicked pick to play over the chords and lyrics. This little black egg don't stink!
13/7/2012Added It Ain't Necessarily So - Porgy and Bess (Dm) New version of this one. Thanks to Ian for pointing out issues with the old one!
12/7/2012Added Wild Thing - Troggs (A) Teaching the strum for this to my intermediate class thos afternoon. Solo may need some quality control......but it is just four notes.
11/7/2012Added I Wish - One Direction (G) This makes a change from catchy old pop - catchy new pop! For Julianne's daughter - I hope it helps you take up the uke.
10/7/2012Added Senses Working Overtime - XTC (Em) Inspired by Chris' suggestion of another XTC song....that I didn't like. Sorry, Chris, this is what you get! Bridge is shortened, key change is out but it is still a cracker...and playable.
8/7/2012Added Secret o' Life - James Taylor (C) Suggested by Reina. Another song I didn't know, and now do. James plays this song in A on the guitar with a capo at the 3rd fret - luckily, that means we can play along in our favourite uke key, C!
7/7/2012Added Diary - Bread (G) So sweet....Mr Gates has a way with major 7ths and other nice stuff.
7/7/2012Added Love Stinks - J. Geils Band (C) Hey, what would these guys know? I've never heard such a bunch of cynics in my life. Watch the strum change needed for the pre-chorus section.
6/7/2012Added That Look You Give That Guy (F) Well, did the Eels rip off this tune from J'ai Attrapé Un Coup de Soleil? Don't care. We like it.
4/7/2012Added Drift Away - Dobie Gray (G) Suggested by Meggy Minx. Powerful stuff. See how you go with the pinch pick intro.
3/7/2012Added Love Is The Drug - Roxy Music (Dm) Dimitri sent me a file of this one, and after a bit of a massage, it's back in shape and off and running.
2/7/2012Added Love The One You're With - Crosby Stills Nash and Young (C) Another great 70s tune.......
29/6/2012Added Tobacco Road - Nashville Teens (D) Last one from the 60s night, I think, unless one of my co-attendees has a brilliant flash of memory. As they say, though, if you can remember what happened at a 60s night, you weren't really there....
28/6/2012Added The Girl I Knew Somewhere - Monkees (A) Another product of a Wizards prac session, but I think it has been suggested before. Another Nesmith masterpiece.
26/6/2012Added Go Now - Moody Blues (G) Another one from the 60s night. This title was written down by my note taker before all the dancin' started....or tapped into her phone, I should say....most un60ish....it isn't even a shoe phone......
25/6/2012Added Itchycoo Park - Small Faces (G) Another one from the 60s night. I'm proud to say I've remembered this one without the help of my note taker - she was groovin' on the dance floor at the time. Then again, so was I....
24/6/2012Added For Your Love - Yardbirds (Em) Several of us went to a repertoire expansion class last night - a big 60s gig. Here's one song we came away with.
23/6/2012Added Story Book Love - Willy DeVille (D) This song is from a movie I watched tonight, and as Forrest Gump would say, that's all I'm going to say about that.
21/6/2012Added Meet Me On The Corner - Lindisfarne (G) Anthony reminded me of Lindisfarne, and this song immediately came to mind. Enhance it with a harmonica.
20/6/2012Added Teach Your Children - Crosby Stills Nash and Young (D) First it was Michele, aided and abetted by Laura, and then Missty started nagging me. Enough! Here it is! Use your uke for Mr Garcia's pedal steel intro if you dare....
19/6/2012Added Drive - Cars (A) Interesting strum required for this song.....and good timing with the first word of each verse line. Good luck!
19/6/2012Added Groovin' - Young Rascals (C) Transposition of this one. Could be Wizards of Was fodder very soon.
19/6/2012Added I'll Melt With You - Nouvelle Vague (G) Cover of the Modern English original [which is in C, btw] . I'm still not sure if this song isn't about a strong desire to make toasted cheese sandwiches with someone special....
18/6/2012Added Strangers - Kinks (G) Transposed version of this one to a lower key so that I can get the higher parts of the melody line without sounding like a screeching parrot . Thanks Sean for introducing me to a wonderful song.
18/6/2012Added Strangers - Kinks (C) Sing along with Dave Davies in the original key....if you can make it......transposition that suits me coming in a few seconds....thanks Sean
17/6/2012Added Blue Monday - New Order (D) Here's a style we haven't tried before - techno on uke....? Suggested by Tess from our gang - we'll see how it goes tonight
16/6/2012Added Jesamine - Casuals (C) Wizards of Was practice last night, preparing the next batch of retro pop songs to unleash on an unsuspecting world. Dave suggested this one.
14/6/2012Added Green Tambourine - Lemon Pipers (G) Ahhh...late 60s psych-pop....you can't beat it. Twang up a uke for the intro and solos - who needs a sitar? Break out the paisley shirts! Thanks Lyn.
14/6/2012Added Good Company - Queen (F) I looked at this one ages ago and was prompted to revisit it after having to ask Barb "Which one is Brian May" when we were looking at a pic of Queen the other night. I've put in a few frills....
13/6/2012Added Rum and Coca Cola - Andrews Sisters (Bb) One for Casey and Barb to sing. in Brian's production.
13/6/2012Added Norwegian Wood - Beatles (G) Not another Beatles song! Spare us. Suggested by Lyn.
13/6/2012Added Count On Me - Bruno Mars (C) Some of you learnt a version of this song last night. This is how it really goes.
12/6/2012Added Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard (F) Arise Sir Cliff - I have awarded you another song on Richard G's Uke Songbook. Theme tune for Brian's production....lots of fun.
11/6/2012Added Rhythm Of The Rain - Cascades (D) Transposition of this one to D - seems to work for our gang here.
11/6/2012Added I Want You - Bob Dylan (F) Play along with His Bobness
11/6/2012Added Mother's Little Helper - Rolling Stones (Em) A reload of this historical song with an improved sheet - this was the first song for which I developed a uke chord sheet. Getting ready to play it on guitar later today with Puppet Show
9/6/2012Added Singing The Blues - Guy Mitchell (D) Transposition of this one - to the original key! More homework for Brian's production.
9/6/2012Added Rhythm Of The Rain - Cascades (F) Some home work for Brian's big production....featuring.....ukes! Two big nights in August - I'll keep you posted.!
9/6/2012Added Sleeping By Myself - Eddie Vedder (F) I struggled to engage with Eddie\'s uke songs when I listened to the album. A few months later, I heard this one in isolation on the radio and was captivated,
9/6/2012Added Jealous Guy - John Lennon (G) Here's Jealous Guy in the original key, with tab for the intro and verse instrumental [for those who can't whistle].
9/6/2012Added Ebony Eyes - Bob Welch (Am) Farewell to Bob, a member of the real Fleetwood Mac. Play this song in his memory.
8/6/2012Added Seasons Of Change - Blackfeather (Am) A reload of this one with improved sheet, including intro tab. Some of you may know the Fraternity version, but this one is best IMHO.
8/6/2012Added Bedroom Eyes - Kate Ceberano (Dm) Kate C is in our city at this time as Director of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. This song was her biggest hit....faux reggae bouncy pop....great for uke! Good one, Kate.
7/6/2012Added Mad World - Tears For Fears (Am) Am version of Mad World
7/6/2012Added Mad World - Tears For Fears (Em) A Meads special. Play along with Tears with a capo at the second fret , or with the Gary Jules version with a capo at the first fret.
4/6/2012Added At Seventeen - Janis Ian (C) For Michele. Some of the phrasing may not be the same as Janis - make up your own. And....you uke gals....I don't want you getting sad and morose while playing this one - remember, we uke boys love you all.
3/6/2012Added Opportunity - Pete Murray (G) Contributed by the Rev Rocky Shores - works well on uke.
1/6/2012Added Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty (D) This one is for a wonderful pair of uke comrades, Katie Kitchen and Missty. They have promised to do all the picking! Who needs a sax when you've got ukes??
30/5/2012Added Where Is The Love - Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (D) This one is a response to a little challenge from Dixie. I've used the original as a reference, Dix, not the Ray Conniff Singers....what taste that boy has...our own lounge lizard
28/5/2012Added Aeroplane Jelly - (C) Requested by Wal. Australians of a certain age will know this one......if you wish to be enlightened, have a look at the film clip and marvel at how an advertising jingle has lived on in the minds of so many....
26/5/2012Added Lady Godiva - Peter and Gordon (D) Saw an article this morning about the LG legend and had to get this one down. For folk who know the more recent cover, Mr Day is singing in the same key as P & G, although at times it may not be obvious
25/5/2012Added Those Were The Days - Mary Hopkin (Bm) Reload after some technical difficulties on the site. This transposition was done so that we could play along with Michael on his diatonic hammer dulcimer - great fun!
25/5/2012Added Sentimental Friend - Herman's Hermits (G) Reload of this one after some technical difficulties on the site
25/5/2012Added I'm Gonna Be A Wheel - Fats Domino (A) Reload of this one after technical difficulties on the site
25/5/2012Added The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde - Georgie Fame (F) Reload of this one after some technical difficulties on the site
24/5/2012Added Lonely Boy - Black Keys (Em) Well....that's an hour of my life I'll never get back, but it was well spent! Thanks for the suggestion, Jo...now I know another catchy pop song, and you can learn it too.
23/5/2012Added Colours - Donovan (G) Suggested by Alan via the Scorpexuke Facebook page....a cute three chorder.
23/5/2012Added Pictures Of Lily - Who (C) I was joshing around last night at uke with....Lily...and started on this one. I quickly got lost. This is how it goes. Another deep and meaningful 60s song!
22/5/2012Added It\'s A Long Way To The Top - ACDC (A) My second ACDC song [thanks Jo]! Sorry, I didn\'t exactly bond with them. This one is for the upcoming Uke Extravaganza in Port Augusta - we\'ll be playing along with real bagpipes......wooho
22/5/2012Added Till There Was You - Beatles (D) This one came up when messing about with Anna and Django after the Hoot last night....written by Meredith Willson. I've had to bring it down a peg or two from McCartney's vocal heights
21/5/2012Added Doo Wah Diddy - Manfred Mann (C) Reload of this one with an improved sheet
21/5/2012Added Ma Belle Amie - Tee Set (E) What fun it is turning crappy old pop songs into uke classics. This one works a treat, but you have to master your E and Ab slides for the interesting key modulations in the song.
20/5/2012Added Need Your Love So Bad - Fleetwood Mac (A) OK, I know this isn't the original [look for Little Willie John if you want to hear it] but this version is in a good key and I like it.....Mac in their original style.
18/5/2012Added I Know There's An Answer - Beach Boys (G) Off Pet Sounds. The strange sounding instrument in this song is a bass harmonica - you don't see them every day! Have a look at the Youtube vid on the recording of this song - fantastic!
17/5/2012Added Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes (F) Here's another brick to fill up my 80s pop black hole. I just heard it playing in the health food store! Pure as New York snow....LOL...worth playing it for that line alone.
17/5/2012Added Not Fade Away - Buddy Holly (E7) Looking for your next strum challenge? Here it is, folks. Try out Buddy's variation on the Bo Diddley beat. Some bunch of punks covered this song in the early 60s but this version is da one.
12/5/2012Added Nothing Really Matters - Pigram Brothers (C) Requested by Peter - thanks for introducing me to a great song. Complete with tremelo strum intro and riffs. Versions differ - this is based on the full Mad Bastards sound track recording.
12/5/2012Added A Kind Of Hush - Herman's Hermits (F) Reload of the F version of this classic - sheet has been upgraded from one of my early efforts...just a few years ago when I thought 16 point font was heaps big enough!
11/5/2012Added Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet (D) Karina's been keen on this for ever, and then the Rev. Rocky Shores suggested it too...compelling reasons to get it down. Enjoy the riffs.
10/5/2012Added Get Off My Cloud - Rolling Stones (D) Likely to be added to Puppet Show's repertoire - and works well on uke, too. Don't forget the strum change required when going from verses to chorus and back again......
8/5/2012Added Reckless - Australian Crawl (D) Reload of this one after playing through it last night with Phil - now featuring A chords in the chorus. Listen hard - I reckon there is a uke in the mix of the original....
7/5/2012Added Flowers In The Rain - Move (G) Adjusted version of this classic from the Brum group The Move
7/5/2012Added Comes A Time - Neil Young (C) Upgraded sheet for the version of this song in C.
7/5/2012Added Comes A Time - Neil Young (G) Here's one of Neil's finest, in the original key.
6/5/2012Added Can't Give You Anything But My Love - Stylistics (Dm) I heard this song on the radio this morning and thought - I know that, wonder how it will go on uke. Let's find out!
5/5/2012Added Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper (C) I saw a little of Up In The Air last night - the film reminds me of my corporate life of a few years ago. In the film, Natalie sings this song in a karaoke session.
5/5/2012Added I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag - Country Joe and the Fish (G) Gimme an F.....Country Joe McDonald in possibly the best anti-war song of them all. A re-post of this one after a request from Anne Maree in beautiful downtown Caltowie
2/5/2012Added Indian Summer - Beat Happening (D) One of the first songs taught to us by Katie Kitchen, and performed by KK and Meggy Minx at this week's Hillbilly Hoot. Just remind me....which group performed the original?
2/5/2012Added I Got You - Split Enz (C) Our uke gang is in danger of being declared a Split Enz cover band....but they are such good songs. Tricky timing leading into the verses of this one....take care.
2/5/2012Added Just A Boy - Angus and Julia Stone (AM) Inspired by Shane a.k.a. Curly. If you don’t have a friendly harmonica player handy for the solos, use a uke – tabs are provided.
24/4/2012Added Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show (G) Played recently by the Declines at the Hillbilly Hoot and suggested for uke by the Rev - get your friendly local fiddler to play along.
22/4/2012Added Woman - John Lennon (D) Key change and all. I'd like to dedicate this song to......hang on, that would be giving the game away.....
21/4/2012Added Crimson And Clover - Tommy James and the Shondells (C) Joan who? Was, is, always will be Tommy's song. Check the Uniques version for a rocksteady/reggae approach that works.
21/4/2012Added Teach Me How To Fly - Jeff St John and the Copperwine (D) Classic from legendary wheelchair-bound Aussie singer Jeff St John. Guaranteed to rock! Suggested by Django.
19/4/2012Added Fraction Too Much Friction - Tim Finn (C) Well, I got this email from Tim, you see....Tim who? Tim from Jindabyne, of course! Great suggestion, Tim!
19/4/2012Added Early Morning Rain - Gordon Lightfoot (F) Not sure where this one came from - no request, no gentle hints from friends.....it just popped up in my head.
19/4/2012Added Little Red Uke - Beach Boys (C) Here is AUAS member Rick's rework of Little Deuce Coupe....great fun!
17/4/2012Added When I Was Young - Animals (EM) I was discussing dreadful rhymes recently with my archivist, Missty. This one has a contender for worst ever - "at ten/bad yen". We thought this song was already on the site...no...but it is now.
17/4/2012Added Fireflies - Owl City (C) Zoe taught us this one over Easter - very cute!
13/4/2012Added Fearless - Taylor Swift (F) Requested by Serena, approved by Zoe....play along with Taylor.
11/4/2012Added Military Madness - Graham Nash (G) No Hollies....no CSN [and/or Y]....Graham Nash on his own. A timeless message.
5/4/2012Added Our Lips Are Sealed - Go Go's (G) Alex the Seal....yet another 80s song to fill the black hole...play along with the gals after tuning up 40 hz or so.
5/4/2012Added Poor Boy - Split Enz (EM) Have some fun with the Finns (and that's my second Kiwi joke of the morning
5/4/2012Added Back On The Chain Gang - Pretenders (D) Thanks Katie Kitchen and Django for inspiration and input on this one. Mega production coming to a Hoot near you soon!
3/4/2012Added We Are Young - Fun (F) Manisha requested this one....some tricky time changes but a good song for uke. Play along in this key.
30/3/2012Added Hit And Run - Jo Jo Zep And The Falcons (C) Thanks t Tim and Michelle for the ground work on this one.
30/3/2012Added Summer In The City - Lovin' Spoonful (AM) Revised sheet for this one - I decided to go the whole hog.
27/3/2012Added Here Comes The Rain - Mavericks (C) This one is a Rosie specialty - i heard him do it again last night and decided to get it down.
26/3/2012Added The Breakup Song - Greg Kihn Band (AM) Here's one for Django, the birthday boy. Fear not, the Wizards of Was are not about to break up....it is just a song suggestion by him....I hope....
25/3/2012Added Cinnamon Girl - Neil Young with Crazy Horse (D) Still reading Mr Young's bio. I've put the full pickin' palaver in this one - it's gonna be huge! Approved by the Scorpex QA Department [Neil Young and Monkees division]
23/3/2012Added Summer Breeze - Seals and Crofts (D) Ah, domestic bliss circa 1972. Where do you get it these days? Thanks Dingo for rekindling the fire on this one....I knew I'd get it one day.
21/3/2012Added MacArthur Park - Richard Harris (EM) Here it is, folks...#1000. I've taken some liberties...greatly simplifying the transitions + putting the last section in a singable key [for me]. Thank you all for your support. 2000 coming up soon!
20/3/2012Added Mamy Blue - Joel Dayde (AM) I heard a millisecond of this song the other day and thought.....I know that! Not the Pop Tops, I know, but this was the version that was #1 in Australia.
19/3/2012Added Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing - Buffalo Springfield (D) I'm reading Neil Young's biography. I didn't know this early Young/Springfield song....now I do.
19/3/2012Added Rock And Roll - Led Zeppelin (A) This one is for our own Lancs Lass, Meggy Minx. Rock on, girl!
16/3/2012Added Rose Of Cimarron - Poco (F) Inspired by Django. Is this too country for the Wizards of Was?? Whatever happened to our crappy pop ethos?
16/3/2012Added It's Too Late - Carole King (Dm) Reload of this one with enhanced chords in the instrumental parts
16/3/2012Added Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel (D) Play along with Billy - but my fave version is by Murph and the MagicTones in the Blues Brothers! This one maxed out the chord counter - there are actually 21 in the song....
15/3/2012Added Wicked Game - Chris Isaak (Bm) Here's Chris in the original key, with intro picking tabbed. Can't say who this is for...people might talk...hmmm, maybe they are already.....
14/3/2012Added Little Honda - Beach Boys (C) Barb just bought a little Honda...it has four wheels, not two....but it was a good excuse to wheel out this song. She likes the Yo La Tengo version....I don't know, young things these days....
13/3/2012Added Brother Can You Spare A Dime - (Dm) Transposition of this one after trying it out with John and Pete last night. The Am version has also been tidied up a bit.
9/3/2012Added Heart Of Gold - Neil Young (Em) New improved sheet for this one
7/3/2012Added Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Kahn Schwandt Andre (F) Transposition of this one up a bit from Eb to F....might be easier to play, too.
6/3/2012Added Who Broke The Lock [On The Henhouse Door] - Traditional (G) Guess who won the chook raffle last night at the wonderful Hillbilly Hoot? Here's my version of the traditional raffle song. G7 and C#dim are optional...but effective IMHO.
6/3/2012Added Here Comes The Rain Again - Eurythmics (Am) Another foray into the 80s.....thanks Dingo and Anna for embedding this one in my brain.
5/3/2012Added Somebody's Crying - Chris Isaak (F) New sheet for this one - same key, just a few enhancements. Performance of this song coming up tonight, compliments of the Wizards of Was.
5/3/2012Added Please Pretty Baby - John Earl Walker (A) Our uke gang has strong ties with John Earl. We recently learned this song and performed it with him when he was visiting from New York.
4/3/2012Added Here I Go Again - Hollies (G) Wizards of Was practice coming up this afternoon and we've almost run out of Hollies songs - here's a fresh one to top up the supply.
3/3/2012Added Moonlight - Pigram Brothers (C) Jock inspired this one....a two chorder that suits the uke to a T
1/3/2012Added Girl - Davy Jones (G) Vale Davy Jones - this song was suggested in his memory by Amy, and what a cracker it is.
29/2/2012Added Wasn't Born To Follow - Byrds (G) Replacement sheet for this one. We were doing Born To Be Wild last night and turned to other Easy Rider songs.....this was an early effort from me and needed work.....
28/2/2012Added Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf (D) Warning - optional frilly bits. Suggested by Rev.Dave.....now we can play along to Miss T Beige's ring tone.....born to be mild....
28/2/2012Added Can't Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie Minogue (Dm) Sorry to be off air in the last little while - busy with real work! Here is one from our Kylie.
18/2/2012Added The Way It Goes - Gillian Welch (Dm) This one came out of electric sessions with Puppet Show, our new band [1 gig already!] Thanks to Andrew, John and Christine.
16/2/2012Added Time Is On My Side - Rolling Stones (F) Usual scene....sing along with Dingo and Commie after Hoot....get the chords....half remembered lyrics....now we can do it properly!
14/2/2012Added No Matter What You Do - Love (G) Here's a good one for St Val's, requested by Barb. Play along with Arthur and the boys, once you have wound your tuning back 25 hz or so.
14/2/2012Added Suzanne Beware Of The Devil - Dandy Livingstone (Bb) An upgrade of the sheet for this song, now in the original key of Bb - a great key for reggae on the uke.
12/2/2012Added Weather With You (UOGB) - Crowded House (Em
8/2/2012Added Stumblin' In - Suzi Quatro (G) The cheese factory is open for business again, Here's one from Suzi and Chris.
31/1/2012Added Hotel California - Eagles (Am) Transposition of this one - thanks Peggy Pink and SNUGging accomplices.
31/1/2012Added Only You and Me - Ben Cocks (Bb) Had to transcribe the lyrucs fir this one, folks - if you've got a better interpretation, let me know. Lovely song for uke.
30/1/2012Added Watching The Detectives - Elvis Costello and the Attractions (Am) Playing this with Chris, Andrew and John....great fun! Make sure you get your shoots straight....the timing is tricky.
30/1/2012Added Help - Beatles (G) Not sure why I haven't done this one before - anyway, here it is.
28/1/2012Added How Can I Be Sure - Young Rascals (C) Oooh this is so pretty! Suggested by Django.
26/1/2012Added Get It While You Can - Janis Joplin (C) Still having trouble with the timing of some lines in this song - see how you go. I love the C-E7-F-Ab progression!
25/1/2012Added Satisfaction - Rolling Stones (C) Back from holidays. Still on a bit of Stones kick.
8/1/2012Added This Diamond Ring - Gary Lewis and the Playboys (Bm) This one's for the other half of the Wizards of Was, Django. It has fake key changes....you think it's gone up a semitone....but it hasn't. Very interesting.
5/1/2012Added Pictures Of Matchstick Men - Status Quo (D) Quo's earliest hit.....and their best, IMHO.
1/1/2012Added Tell Me (You're Coming Back To Me) - Rolling Stones (C
28/12/2011Added 2000 Light Years From Home - Rolling Stones (E) Ground control to....wait, that was Bowie. This is the Stones. I think. What were they on? Oh yes, it all came out in court, didn't it. Apparently, Jagger wrote this while in a c
27/12/2011Added It's Turned Out Nice Again - George Formby (F) Cheeky George! This is for David. Hope you like it!
27/12/2011Added Tower Of Song - Leonard Cohen (C) Thanks Nick for the inspiration for this one
21/12/2011Added Christmas Is All Around - Billy Mack (F) Just when you thought there couldn't be any more Christmas songs...surely....try this one!
20/12/2011Added So Long Marianne - Leonard Cohen (A) For Jason - enjoy!
20/12/2011Added I'll Fly Away - Kossoy Sisters (D) A song used in another great movie - Oh Brother Where Art Thou.
20/12/2011Added A Mighty Wind - New Main St Singers Folksmen Mitch and Mickey (C) I love the movie from which this song is taken. Such gentle satire....the Spinal Tap boys in a different guise. If you've not seen it, rush out and buy the DVD NOW!
19/12/2011Added Hungry Like The Elf - Minx/Harmonic Christmas (E) A long-lost Christmas classic, produced too late for Christmas 1981 and later butchered by Simon Le Bon as a filler for the Rio album...then released as a single to global acclaim.
18/12/2011Added Let It Snow - Vaughn Monroe Christmas (G) This one is for Meggy Minx....not much snow 'ere, lass.
17/12/2011Added Lulu's Back In Town - Dubin/Warren (C) For Kate....and anyone else who wants to play it. Love the Sesame Street clip!
17/12/2011Added Someone Like You - Adele (G) This is a piano-based song, but you can't put one of those in your back pack. For Zoe.
16/12/2011Added This Guitar [Can't Keep From Crying] - George Harrison (Dm) Mercy please, George fans - I've referenced the Platinum Weird remix here, not the Extra Texture version. Another song that was probably written on the uke.
14/12/2011Added Any Time At All - Beatles (C) I've put some chords in this one to simulate the riff....works well IMHO....
14/12/2011Added Cecilia - Simon and Garfunkel (G) You know how it goes...I was sitting with Emma and Casey at Uke last night.....we said How about Cecilia? Next thing we were on stage belting it out from memory. This is how it should go.....
13/12/2011Added Father Christmas Do Not Touch Me - Goodies (C) LOL....my scouts have been out and about, hunting up some good songs for the season. Thanks to MissTy for this one!
13/12/2011Added The Chimney Song - Bob Rivers Christmas (C) Sick of the same old carols? Try this gem, discovered by Leonie.
12/12/2011Added Spinning Wheel - Blood Sweat And Tears (G) I was working on Lulu's Back In Town and thought....hmm, that chord progression is familiar. Same in both songs.
12/12/2011Added Deep Water - Richard Clapton (A) Another Aussie classic - for Tim from Jindabyne Ukes
12/12/2011Added Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran (E) This one is for Chris
10/12/2011Added In The Street - Big Star (G) For Peggy Pink...check lead singer Alex Chilton's history. Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane.....
10/12/2011Added Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife - Glen Campbell (G) Not sure what brought this on....was hummin' it....then playin' it....then singin' it..... I've put in one key change - Glen does more, but he always was a showoff.
9/12/2011Added Hotel California - Eagles (Em) I was never a big Eagles fan, but this song deserves a place.....
9/12/2011Added Crime Of The Century - Supertramp (D) I've taken some liberties with this one....an abridged version, not the full six minutes....and also with some phrasing....hope you don't mind....
8/12/2011Added Everybody Hurts - R.E.M. (C) Another R.E.M. tune for you.
7/12/2011Added Apeman - Kinks (A) Another one from the Kinks. Get your resonator uke out and play along with Ray and the lads. Dress up if you like! Optional Eaug for the car horn.
6/12/2011Added Crazy - Patsy Cline (F) I've deleted the old version of this song....there is a change of key and a tidy up. Rewards the adventurous player!
5/12/2011Added Rainbow Connection - Kermit (C) Here's my take on Rainbow....I've left out the key change and pitched it in C [original is in A]. For Margie.
3/12/2011Added Hard Times Come Again No More - Stephen Foster (C) Key change to C and a trim and tidy up for this one.
2/12/2011Added You Can't Do That - Beatles (G) In the original key and all.
2/12/2011Added Working Class Man - Jimmy Barnes (A) Never a big fan, but I heard this in the gym this morning and decided to give it a go. Gym? Yes, my friends tell me I haven't been thrashing my uke hard enough....lifting my game....
1/12/2011Added Man On The Moon - REM (G) This one is for Brad,and I know that there are other R.E.M. fans around who will lap it up (hi Peggy Pink!
30/11/2011Added I've Just Seen A Face - Beatles (A) Here it is in the original key
30/11/2011Added I've Just Seen A Face - Beatles (F) New sheet for this one
30/11/2011Added It's A Heartache - Bonnie Tyler (C) Upgraded sheet for this one
30/11/2011Added I'm Moving Along - Patsy Cline (G) Another one for Kate, who channels Patsy so well that I am fearful for her when she takes a plane trip.....
29/11/2011Added Let It Be - Beatles (G) My song collection was found seriously wanting last night when we attempted just about every Beatles song, or so it seemed. I've fancied this one up a bit...hope you like it.
26/11/2011Added She's So Fine - Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids (A) From my fave movie, American Graffiti...yep, I like the deep and meaningful ones.
25/11/2011Added Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson (Am) Thanks Leonie for the inspiration for this one.
23/11/2011Added 25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago (Am) A request from Deanna. Get those kazoos going - every uke ensemble needs a brass (or plastic
23/11/2011Added D'yer Mak'er - Led Zeppelin (C) The Zepp's tribute to reggae - get that chunky strum going.
21/11/2011Added Baby Blue - Badfinger (C) Get some riffing practice in on this one - inspired by Susan.
20/11/2011Added Long Way Home - Supertramp (G) Still Trampin'....here's another song we did on Friday night.
20/11/2011Added Silent Night - oops ....finally did it....uploaded a song already on the site....)
19/11/2011Added Girls On The Avenue - Richard Clapton (F) No, not Eric - Australia's Richard Clapton. Mid 70s pop rules!
19/11/2011Added Vicious - Lou Reed (D) Know anyone like this?
18/11/2011Added Feelin' Alright - Traffic (C) You may know the Joe Cocker version of this song, but I have used the Traffic original as the model for my version.
18/11/2011Added Wig Wam Bam - Sweet (C) Guilty pleasures - put your hand up if you've never tapped your foot or sung along with this one. Can't see too many hands.......
17/11/2011Added Its Raining Again - Supertramp (G) Another one for the Supertramp party - suggested by Ian.
16/11/2011Added I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten - Dusty Springfield (Dm) Transposition to a key I can sing. Love this song!
15/11/2011Added The Logical Song - Supertramp (Am) Another one for the Strum a la Supertramp party
15/11/2011Added Hide In Your Shell - Supertramp (G) Transposition and upgrade of this one in preparation for a Supertramp uke party on Friday night - it will be fun!
15/11/2011Added Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye featuring Kimbra (Dm) Suggested by Sarah, home on a visit. A good one for several ukes to play, split into riff and rhythm sections
13/11/2011Added Rain - Jose Feliciano (F#m) Just heard this song on the radio (3D of course
11/11/2011Added Campfire Song Song - Spongebob Squarepants (G) Chris, Barb and I have recently acquired almost identical blue Gretsch Camp ukes and this song is the first that will be performed by the Blue Camp Ensemble
8/11/2011Added Solitary Man - Neil Diamond (F#m) Reload of this one. Thanks to Nick for the heads up on the broken link with the original upload.
8/11/2011Added Old Father Thames - Peter Dawson (C) Peter Dawson was born in my city (Adelaide, Australia
8/11/2011Added P.S. I Love You - Beatles (D) Not another Beatles song - excuse me while I re-live my youth....
7/11/2011Added One More River - James Reyne (D) Suggested by Anna - this is modelled on the acoustic version.
7/11/2011Added Lookin' Out My Back Door - Creedence Clearwater Revival (G) We fooled around with this one tonight....here it is, complete with key change.
4/11/2011Added Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer - Trad (C) Another Chrissie song....best to be prepared!
4/11/2011Added Mary's Boy Child - Boney M (G) Reload of this one with very minor adjustments
4/11/2011Added Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade (D) Transposition and slight simplification of this Christmas classic
4/11/2011Added Jingle Bells - Trad (C) The second verse of this song is a bit weird - maybe that is why it is seldom heard!
4/11/2011Added We Wish You A Merry Christmas - Trad (G) Loov the accent of the girl in the Youtube clip....broadest Lancs....hi Mary and Megster, my Lancs dialect coaches!
3/11/2011Added Come Back And Shake Me - Clodagh Rodgers (D) Some songs just stick in your mind. Good going, Clodagh, voted Miss UK Show Business Legs in 1969 [cringe]
2/11/2011Added Wolverton Mountain - Claude King (G) Inspired by a late night session with Dingo, Anna and Commie....get those oo hoos going over the top....
1/11/2011Added Vegetables - Beach Boys (D) To celebrate the release of the Smile tapes last weekend, here is Vegetables from the Smiley Smile album. Andy and I had a go at this last night - it'll work.
31/10/2011Added California Dreaming - Mamas and the Papas (Am) A change of key for this one after we had a go at it last night at SNUG....Am will be better.
31/10/2011Added The Lady Don't Mind - Talking Heads (Am) Signature song of our good mate Commie Trash, who now has a uke....no excuses, Commie, you are one of us, one of us....
27/10/2011Added Ballad Of Cat Ballou - Nat King Cole and Stubby Kaye (C)Thanks Nick for this one - well played with your Keech on Tuesday night
27/10/2011Added Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers (C) For Margie. Some of the chords may not be exactly where the Righteous Brothers put them - the phrasing is very tricky - but you will be able to play and sing this song from the sheet.
26/10/2011Added Stand By Your Man - Tammy Wynette (G) Requested by Alan from JUKES, but dedicated to Sue....sweet memories....
26/10/2011Added The Sharing Song - Jack Johnson (G) Never let it be said that Richard G does not do his bit for social engineering....this one was requested by Charisse for her first grade music class.
23/10/2011Added Take Courage - Andrew Bird (F) A request from Annilise Bird, I think. And as she is birthday girl next week, she is not to be refused. An entrancing song.
23/10/2011Added Marry You - Bruno Mars (C) This one is for Roy from WEA - he's learning fast, that boy.
23/10/2011Added Should I Stay Or Should I Go - Clash (D) This one is in honour of the orphaned Gold-Tone soprano I picked up in a junk shop last week - I'm not sure whether she will stay or go.
21/10/2011Added Cat's In The Cradle - Harry Chapin (G) A G version of this one - more suited to my voice. An error in the C version has been fixed, too - thanks John
21/10/2011Added Sweet And Tender Romance - McKinleys (C) Here is a version for boys to sing, in C.
21/10/2011Added Sweet And Tender Romance - McKinleys (G) Suggested by Dimitri, who also helped considerably by transcribing the lyrics. This 60s song has recently been covered by the Bangles.
17/10/2011Added Lady Bump - Penny McLean (C) How did that happen...one minute I was looking at some tasteful stuff and the next I'm strumming along to Lady Bump. Hey BDC - is that you in the blue checked shirt? Time to rehearse your primal scream
16/10/2011Added Must To Avoid - Herman's Hermits (D) Suggested by Django, the other half of the Wizards of Was. To those of you in our musical vicinity....brace yourselves, you are going to be hearing this soon. Why not learn it and sing along?
16/10/2011Added Banks Of The Ohio - Olivia Newton John (C) Yeah....I know it is more correctly attributed to Trad, but I like Olivia's version, and she's an Aussie and we have to stick up for each other.....
16/10/2011Added Humphrey The Camel - Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (C) Warning - this song contains adult themes....and plenty of cheese. Worth doing for the last line alone....I'd walk a mile for her (help!
16/10/2011Added The Voice In The Graveyard - Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (C) Need a Halloween song? Look no further. Great suggestion by Tess. And I though that Jack and Misty peaked with Humphrey the Camel......
16/10/2011Added Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite - Beatles (C) This one is for DjRook. Get yer uniforms on and do a little Sgt. Peppers with John, Paul, George and Ringo.
15/10/2011Added Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Neil Sedaka (G) Suggested by John - a poultice of chords from Mr Sedaka, compliments of a nice modulation in the bridge.
14/10/2011Added The Last Train - Flying Circus (G) More Aussie obscurity....in a country vein this time. Winner of the 1970 Hoadley's Battle of the Sounds - Flying Circus! Fans of The Zoot are still smarting.....
14/10/2011Added Will You Love Me Tomorrow - Shirelles (C) Another Goffin/King masterpiece.....and another request by Meggy Minx.....but it is her birthday, so we are indulging her....only today. mind you.....
13/10/2011Added Rockin All Over The World - John Fogerty (G) Thanks Roy for inspiring this one....don't forget the kazoo solo, now.....
13/10/2011Added Moving In A Circle - Executives (A) If you know this song, I salute you....you like late 60s Australian psychedelic pop as much as I do! Many thanks to Brian King of the Executives for helping me sort out the lyrics.
9/10/2011Added Breakfast At Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something (D) For Meggy Minx and the Mead Patrol
9/10/2011Added The Rain The Park And Other Things - Cowsills (G) For Lily and Nina - is this the best example of flower power pop in the universe? I think so.....
9/10/2011Added Listen People - Herman's Hermits (G) Good old unreconstructed retro pop - wallow in it!
6/10/2011Added Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell (C) I listed this a few minutes ago, but I thought - I can make it more complicated than that! Seriously, most of the changes just involve lifting or placing an extra finger, and the result is great IMHO
5/10/2011Added Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House (C) C version of this one
5/10/2011Added Sky Pilot - Animals (A) A strong message......
3/10/2011Added Bring Me Sunshine - Jive Aces (Bb) I thought I had posted this one....but it seemed to go missing in the server change....
1/10/2011Added Another Girl Another Planet - Only Ones (G) Try this suggestion from Meggy Minx!
27/9/2011Added Things We Said Today - Beatles (Am) Pinched from the Doormats repertoire...get that big double strum going to do the intro and outro proper like
23/9/2011Added Island Of Dreams - Springfields (G) Derek suggested this one. I didn't know it, but by the end of the first listen on Youtube it was firmly planted in my head.
21/9/2011Added I Want You Back - Hoodoo Gurus (G) Another one I didn't know until MissTy suggested it. Great song. Check out the dinosaurs in the video clip.....and the hair!!
13/9/2011Added Wake Up My Mind - Uglys (C) I hope someone else remembers this song...The Uglys were from Brum, but this was a hit only in Australia. Great song for uke with tempo change and haunting lyrics.
12/9/2011Added Swinging On A Star - Bing Crosby (G) Great suggestion by Kate, embraced with enthusiasm at SNUG last night
12/9/2011Added Ukulele Baby - James Evan Jones (G) Transposition of this song written for the Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society by James Evan Jones to G
10/9/2011Added Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison (A) Alan suggested htis ages ago, and then Val also requested it. Hope you like it.
8/9/2011Added Oh Susanna - Stephen Foster (G) This one is for Casey....what are you hatching, girl??
7/9/2011Added Vincent - Don McLean (G) Bryan emailed from Ohio about this one - here it is. Design your own fancy fiddly fills between the chords.
6/9/2011Added My Guy - Mary Wells (G) This one is for Sharon - a keener uker you'll be hard pressed to find.
6/9/2011Added Scooby Doo Theme Songs [Old and New] - (A) It's fun to play along with these songs - requested by Zoe, my favourite whistle blower.
2/9/2011Added The Nips Are Getting Bigger - Mental As Anything (G) Another Aussie classic, by Sydney's Mentals. I've put in some fancy stuff to imitate the bass line in the original...play it if you like....or not....
30/8/2011Added The Killing Moon - Echo and the Bunnymen (Em) Thanks to Meg for the inspiration for this one.....another great song I didn't know a day ago.
29/8/2011Added Slipping Away - Max Merritt and the Meteors (C) Both Val and Jonathon asked for this one recently....how could I refuse? Gold, folks, 24 carat.
29/8/2011Added Gypsys Tramps and Thieves - Cher (Am) Transposition of this one to suit Robyn's voice......back to the original key....
27/8/2011Added Paint It Black - Rolling Stones (Em) Get that sitar effect happening and have a go at this Stones classic
26/8/2011Added Alone With You - Sunnyboys (Am) Who said I didn't hear much of the 80s? Oh yes, it was me. I remember this one, though....dragged out in a jam with Rowan last weekend. Great Aussie post-punk power pop.
26/8/2011Added Moving Right Along - Muppets (C) A special request from Carolyn [an Aussie teaching in Texas] for her 6th graders, who are all learning uke. Can't wait to see the Youtube video!
24/8/2011Added Love Of The Common People - Nicky Thomas (G) Take a deep breath when singing this song....actually, take several.....the breathing is tricky.
24/8/2011Added Wild Horses - Rolling Stones (Bm) Rowan and I jammed on this one over the weekend. For you, bro.
24/8/2011Added Don't Hurt My Little Sister - Beach Boys (A) I thought I had put this one up....but apparenty not. An early glimpse of Brian Wilson's genius. If only he had had a good lyricist!
24/8/2011Added Rocky Raccoon - Beatles (Am) This one is for Kate from Kuala Lumpur.....happy strumming!
19/8/2011Added Elenore - Turtles (Dm) Tavit wrote and asked for more Turtles....here you go!
19/8/2011Added Uptown Girl - Billy Joel (C) Cheese pizza on a cheese base with cheese topping - great fare for the uke! Nice chord progressions in this one....well done, Mr Joel.
16/8/2011Added Unchain My Heart - Ray Charles (F#m) We sang this around the piano last night, and it deserves to be uked! This may seem like a strange key, but it works really well IMHO.
14/8/2011Added Feed Them To The [Linden] Lions - Pavement (G) What? Who? Well, if you wanna understand Indie, says my coach K de K, you have to start somewhere....
14/8/2011Added Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding (F) Revisions to the F version of this song
13/8/2011Added Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding (G) Decided to post a version of this song in the original key, G, which I can now sing [just].
13/8/2011Added Australia - Kinks (C) Here's an obscure song from Ray and the boys, off the Arthur album. Inspired by Katie Kitchen and sung today with her at Meg's birthday party - 1 year as an Aussie citizen!
10/8/2011Added Ordinary World - Duran Duran (Bm) Here is another song I didn't know a week ago, but have now learnt due to Casey's encouragement - we did a first performance of it last night.
9/8/2011Added Van Dieman's Land - U2 (F) A revised sheet for this one.
9/8/2011Added The Price Of Love - Bryan Ferry (C) OK I know it is really an Everly Brothers song, but I like Bryan's version, riff and all. Thanks Dingo for helping sort it out.
7/8/2011Added Throw Your Arms Around Me - Hunters and Collectors (G) Another one from a session yesterday
7/8/2011Added Don't Get Me Wrong - Pretenders (C) Meg suggested this one, a four chorder that goes around the doo-wop chord cycle.
7/8/2011Added I've Gotta Get A Message To You - Bee Gees (C) Here's another one from the prime of the Bee Gees....
7/8/2011Added Words - Bee Gees (G) Get your voice vibrato into action and take this one on....very pretty. Thanks Anna for the suggestion.
7/8/2011Added I See Red - Split Enz (C) Thanks to Kate for inspiring this one. Are there any more 80s songs.....haven't we done them all now??
6/8/2011Added Don't Fall In Love - Ferrets (G) Another great song for uke. Performed this afternoon with the Kala UBass in full flight and MissTy doing the lead break. Get the timing right between the lines - it's a little tricky.
5/8/2011Added This Is Tomorrow - Bryan Ferry (C) Spooky....cooky....thanks Katey Kitchen for this one. I get to use my dodgy F#7 again! Now that Monkeemania seems to have subsided, stand by for Ferryfever!
2/8/2011Added You're Gonna Lose That Girl - Beatles (C) Another product of the road trip with Ian....interesting bridge modulation in this one, folks
1/8/2011Added Just Can't Get Enough - Depeche Mode (G) My 80s coaches have been at ot again, teaching me stuff from my decade of slumber.....
31/7/2011Added Been A Long Time - Wes Carr (D) For Zoe, who was a star at camp last week....with her uke. Go Zoe!
29/7/2011Added Step Back - Johnny Young (Am) Inspired by discussions with Ian during our uke road trip last weekend. Written by Stevie Wright and George Young
28/7/2011Added Rehab - Amy Winehouse (C) In honour of our departed fellow artist. Thanks Katie Kitchen for the input on this one.
27/7/2011Added Gypsys Tramps and Thieves - Cher (Em) MissTy requested this in Dec 09...sorry, I've been slow. Uke mate JP is just back from Europe and tells how his wallet was almost snatched on the Rome metro by a bunch of GT&T but he sorted t
26/7/2011Added Lemon Tree - Peter Paul and Mary (G) Inspired by tales of Ian teaching this to a Japanese friend in a hot tub....this song certainly takes some interesting musical twists and turns.
21/7/2011Added Downhearted - Australian Crawl (Bm) Aussie 80s gold, half suggested by Anna. Some tricky phrasing to sing it like Mr Reyne!
20/7/2011Added Circle Sky - Monkees (A) Seems the world is full of Monkheads all trying to convince me that their songs are, indeed, cool ;-
19/7/2011Added Hound Dog - Elvis Presley (C) One for my blues workshop on the weekend
19/7/2011Added Blue - Lucinda Williams (A) This one is for Anna, who will song lead while Dave and I plunk away and sing the chorus harmony - next Monday night at a Hillbilly Hoot near you!
19/7/2011Added Listen To The Band - Monkees (G) I hang out with some real Monkheads. They coerce me into playing and singing these songs. I plead preservation of my professional integrity to no avail - they won't listen.
19/7/2011Added Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol (A) Thanks Meg and Phil for introducing me to this song....break it up with light and shade.
17/7/2011Added Look Out [Here Comes Tomorrow] - Monkees (G) Here's another Monkees classic well suited to uke. I didn't know it until the pop diva herself MissTy mentioned it. Interesting modulation from G to C during the chorus!
16/7/2011Added Heart Of Stone - Rolling Stones (C) I've added some optional riffs to this one - hope you like them
15/7/2011Added Build Me Up Buttercup - Foundations (G) Laura, Steve and Anne have asked for this over the last few years, so Ithought that I had better get around to it. I've put it in a singable (for me
14/7/2011Added Mary Mary - Monkees (B) Yes, a song in the key of B, same key the Monkees used. Try it, you'll like it!!
11/7/2011Added Sooner Or Later - Jimmy Cliff (Em) Transposition of this one, plus some improvements
10/7/2011Added Could You Ever Love Me Again - Gary and Dave (C) I heard this one on the radio this morning and thought...hmm, that chord progression sounds nice.
6/7/2011Added Deadman's Curve - Jan and Dean (F) Iconic.....you've always worshipped this song....go on, admit it....now you can play it!
6/7/2011Added Children of the Revolution - T-Rex (A) Inspired by Nina and performed last Saturday...punch out that riff.
1/7/2011Added ObLaDi ObLaDa - Beatles (G) Another one for the gig tomorrow night - I think that's all!
29/6/2011Added Peppermint Twist - Joey Dee and the Starliters (G) This one was inspired by Brian....and Dianna. I'm look forward to playing at the 70th!
29/6/2011Added Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Cryptkicker Five (G) Tasteful? Nuh. Fun? Yep. Get down and Mash with Boris.
29/6/2011Added YMCA - Village People (C) Mirror balls! Coloured lights! They don't write songs like this any more!
21/6/2011Added Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presley (C) An Elvis classic, inspired by Ian.
19/6/2011Added Wonderful World - Sam Cooke (C) Poor old Sam, taken out under controversial circumstances. Requested by Chris P.
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17/6/2011Added Crocodile Rock - Elton John (G) If you are guessing that I have a band rehearsal tomorrow on guitar and I am quickly trying to get some songs into keys that the keyboard player [hi Philthy] and I can agree on....hey, you are right!
17/6/2011Added Little Red Riding Hood - Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs (Em)
17/6/2011Added Runaround Sue - Dion and the Belmonts (C) Doo wop rules!
15/6/2011Added Whispering Grass - Don Estelle and Windsor Davies (C) Yeah, yeah - I know it was an Inkspots tune, but since Dianne sent me the link to Don and Windsor, I've changed my mind. Enjoy it!
13/6/2011Added I Hear You Knocking - Dave Edmunds (D) This one is for Helen - great suggestion!
10/6/2011Added Father and Son - Cat Stevens (A) This was inspired by listening to Seeso and EvilHamster on Youtube....nice job, dudes.
8/6/2011Added The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars (G) Catchy....ukey... naughty Bruno has used some lyrics that may not be suitable for polite company, so I have suggested some alternatives.....yes, your uke song lyrics filter is ON. Suggested by Doug.
6/6/2011Added Telstar - Tornados (A) Do not fear the unknown. Get yourself a Stylophone, a bunch of like minded uke friends and transport yourself to the heavens. THE greatest instrumental of all time!
5/6/2011Added Balloon Man - Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians (G) This one will put you off tomatoes, hummus and chickpeas for life! And as for that divorce/horse rhyme.....well, poetic licence only goes so far, Robyn me lad....
5/6/2011Added Sunny Afternoon - Kinks (Dm) Here is an arrangement of this fine song in the orginal key. This sounds great with Phil firing up the bass uke.
1/6/2011Added Closer To Fine - Indigo Girls (F) Bit of a challenge to get a uke sound close to two guitars playing sus4s and add9s in G....I think I've managed some of it. See what you think. For Anne
1/6/2011Added Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes - Slim Willets and the Brush Cutters (G) Wikipedia says that this song is an off meter ballad...they ain't kidding. Very tricky phrasing but worth it when you get it right. For Kate.
31/5/2011Added Under The Milky Way Tonight - Church (Am) My 1980s education continues. Apparently, this song is about a nightclub, not the celestial phenomenon.
30/5/2011Added The One I Love - R.E.M. (Em) I have been accused of sleeping through the 80s, musically speaking. I stand by my decision..in general, it was a damn fine decade to sleep through. I did, however, pick up the occasional gem, like this one
25/5/2011Added Don't Pass Me By - Beatles (C) In honour of Ian who made his solo debut with this song last night at AUAS. Some may think this song is a little lame, but I think it is among the 3 best songs Ringo wrote for the Beatles.
23/5/2011Added Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2 (D) Ah, the endless search. If you are looking for a three chord song with street cred, you've found it!
22/5/2011Added Tiny Dancer - Elton John (C) When this song came up, I said that it wouldn't make much of a uke song. I was wrong. For Missty.
21/5/2011Added Rosetta - Fame and Price Together (G) Alan Price [ex Animals] and Georgie Fame collaborated on this one....I hope someone else remembers it....and likes it.....
20/5/2011Added That's Freedom - John Farnham (F) I need this one for a choir performance tomorrow......one day I'll do Mr Farnham's Sadie....it has a crackin' uke part.
19/5/2011Added When I'm Cleaning Windows - George Formby (G) A transposition of this one to G for George
18/5/2011Added Rawhide - TV Theme (Dm) This is an upgrade of a very early sheet - play along with Gus and Finn on Youtube. Love that Fez, Gus!
17/5/2011Added Dedicated Follower of Fashion - Kinks (C) I was looking for a song to play on my new Maccaferri Islander with Arthur Godfrey Uke player attachment and this one pushes all the buttons - yes, this song uses each chord on the device.
12/5/2011Added That Thing You Do - Wonders (C) Here's a change - some new cheesy pop! In the great traditions of the Archies and the Cufflinks, I give you....The Wonders.....as in, I wonder who they really were....
11/5/2011Added Pineapple Princess - Annette Funicello (A) All class, this one, just right for the serious uke player. Thanks for digging it up, Brian!
11/5/2011Added Creeque Alley - Mamas and the Papas (D) Ian reminded me of this one - an autobiography of the Mamas and the Papas.
9/5/2011Added I Thank You - Lionel Rose (F) Lionel Rose died yesterday. He was an Australian icon - he won a world boxing championship in 1968, when boxing was big. He also sang. Here is his hit of 1969. Vale Lionel.
8/5/2011Added It's Because I Love You - Master's Apprentices (G) Therese suggested this one about 2 years ago. I've always loved the song. I think that thi uke version gets somewhere near the feel of the original.
8/5/2011Added Complicated - Avril Lavigne (F) This one is for Zoe, who is doing extremely well on uke (and teaching us some new songs!
3/5/2011Added In the Court Of The Crimson King - King Crimson (Em) OK all you prog rockers - lock yourselves in the bedroom for a few days with bread and water and master this. I just wasted a couple of hours on it! What fun...it is a pretty song.
30/4/2011Added Hey Man (Now You're Really Living) - Eels (G
29/4/2011Added A Dear John Letter - Jean Shepard and Ferlin Husky (C) Oh dear....country again....yes, Kate has been at work....hey John....good news.....your dog didn't die.....
28/4/2011Added Top Of The World - Carpenters (D) Couldn't resist this.....I would normally find it it too saccharine sweet, even by my standards LOL!!
27/4/2011Added You Keep Me Hanging On - Ken Boothe (Bm) I can hear the cries of outrage around the uke world. What about the Supremes..and Vanilla Fudge? Please forgive me. I am captivated by Boothe's reggae version and I hope you will be too.
19/4/2011Added Here Comes The Sun - Beatles (G) I swear George composed this on the uke. Have a fiddle and work out the picking pattern from these chords. If I get a few spare years, I'll tab my version out....
18/4/2011Added You Were On My Mind - We Five (F) Not the original....but it is the one I know......time to put on your best Bev Bivens low alto voice and give it a go.
18/4/2011Added Cinderella Rockefella - Esther and Abi Ofarim (D) James started fooling with this one last night and we soon got lost....no wonder, this classic from the pen of Mason Williams is a little complex.
17/4/2011Added Cradle Of Love - Kelly Willis (G) A fine Paul Kelly song, made famous by Kelly Willis.
15/4/2011Added Mr Pleasant - Kinks (D) Thanks to Marlene for suggesting this one....a Kinks skiffle classic.
14/4/2011Added Baby It's You - Beatles (G) Let's get the name right......not Nobody But You, it's Baby It's You!!
12/4/2011Added It's Only Love - Beatles (C) Suggested by Bryan from Ohio. Memo to Mr Lennon, wherever you are - this wonderful song is too short....as was your life. Vale.
10/4/2011Added The Star - Ross D Wylie (Dm) Forget about Herman's Hermits, this is the original and best. Django and I had a practice session this afternoon and this one is going on our list.
5/4/2011Added Tracy - Cufflinks (Ab) Who said bubblegum is easy? This is 2:14 of pure pop with 24 different chords - an average of a new chord every 5.6 seconds! Play along with the Cufflinks (really just Ron Dante singing all the parts
4/4/2011Added Lady Madonna - Beatles (A) The old story....ukers gathered around a piano...Phil starts off with the intro to this one, and off we go, making it up as we go along. Here is how it should go!
3/4/2011Added How Can You Mend A Broken Heart - Bee Gees (C) Another great song from a great Aussie band...ignoring the fact that the Gibb brothers were born in the UK and lived there for many years after moving back there in the 60s. Vale Maurice.
2/4/2011Added Running Bear - Johnny Preston (C) Johnny Preston passed away earlier this month, so....in his honour, bang out your version of this great song on your uke. Don't forget the tempo change for the chorus, now....
30/3/2011Added For My Lady - Moody Blues (G) A love song with a nautical theme - how sweet! Inspired by Django.
30/3/2011Added Pub With No Beer - Slim Dusty (C) A request from Dot. The sentiments expressed in this song are just as apt as when they were first sung 52 years ago.
30/3/2011Added Heroes and Villians - Beach Boys (Bb) You can tell Mike Love didn't write the lyrics for this one....fortunately, Brian had some help on the words from another source, Van Dyke Parks.
29/3/2011Added Algebra - Nina Persson (Dm) This one is for Jack. It's a little dark, but a pretty song for uke.
27/3/2011Added My Way - Frank Sinatra (C) Put on a tux....pour a martini....light up a cigarette....flick your voice switch to the "gravel" setting and have a go at this one
26/3/2011Added Cabaret - Liza Minelli (D) This is an abridged version that I need for a choir performance - but I thought I'd post it anyway
24/3/2011Added Memory - Andrew Lloyd Webber (C) Feeling adventurous? Try this one.....24 chords to keep you occupied. You are getting it with all the trimmings!
23/3/2011Added Anyone Who Had A Heart - Dionne Warwick (Bm) While we are at it with the Bacharach/David songs....get your Eb to F shift going at turbo speed for this one
22/3/2011Added Turn The Cards Slowly - Patsy Cline (G) Yes, I know what you are thinking....not more country rockabilly, surely! Blame Kate - she channels Patsy so well that I'm warning her not to take plane flights.....
21/3/2011Added The Look Of Love - Dusty Springfield (Dm) This one is for Laura. Don't be put off by the maj7ths, sus4s etc - this is a treat to play on uke.
17/3/2011Added Sweet Sweet Love - Russell Morris (C) A real pop symphony, this one. Key changes, rhythm changes - great song.
14/3/2011Added Fox On The Run - Manfred Mann (G) Another favourite from my youth, now grabbed by the bluegrass set....hey, doncha know....this is pure unadulterated pop! Leave it alone!
12/3/2011Added One Love - Bob Marley and the Wailers (Bb) Give us more songs in Bb said the people....if it is good enough for Bob, it is good enough for us.
10/3/2011Added For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield (E) Updated sheet for this haunting classic
4/3/2011Added Wildwood Flower - Carter Family (C) I've had to modify Mother Maybelle's riff slightly to fit it on a high G tuned uke, but it is close.
3/3/2011Added The Air That I Breathe - Hollies (A) Told you that there would be more Albert Hammond songs - this one was written by Bert and popularised by the Hollies
3/3/2011Added Hold That Critter Down - Sons of the Pioneers (G) Here's a new version of this cowdy song, in G.If you are looking for a special number for your next hoedown, this is it.
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2/3/2011Added Ukulele Song - Arthur Godfrey (C) Here's Arthur's finest in a better singing key (for me, anyway
1/3/2011Added Arms Of Mary - Sutherland Brothers and Quiver (G) Phil suggested this ages ago, and then Adrian also asked for it. I've taken it down to G from the original key, C, which is too high for most males, especially after the key change!
27/2/2011Added It Never Rains In Southern California - Albert Hammond (A) Blame Phil for this one - he has loaned me an Albert Hammond LP. More of Bert's songs to come!
25/2/2011Added Where The Boys Are - Connie Francis (C) While we are on the subject of Connie F, try this one. Hey Connie....here I am....over here!!
24/2/2011Added Red Sails In The Sunset - Connie Francis (F) This one is for Jan....hope you like it. I do!!
23/2/2011Added My Girl - Temptations (C) There is some tricky phrasing in this one - sing it like the Tempts or sing it straight, it's still pretty
21/2/2011Added Wheeling West Virginia - Neil Sedaka (D) Possibly known only to Aussies, as this song was recorded in Aus and only made the charts here. Very interesting key changes make it a pleasure to play.
20/2/2011Added Brandy - Looking Glass (D) Stacey and Tony requested this one....I can't ignore such sheer weight of numbers!!
18/2/2011Added Cows With Guns - Dana Lyon (Am) Dana is visiting my city at the moment.....a great excuse to list this classic
17/2/2011Added Add Some Music To Your Day - Beach Boys (C) Try this pretty song from the Sunflower album.
15/2/2011Added Rikki Don't Lose That Number - Steely Dan (C) Tim suggested another Steely Dan song, but I thought I'd get this one out first
14/2/2011Added Two Of Us - Beatles (G) Quite a trick to get the timing right with this one....and a nice riff for uke!
13/2/2011Added City Of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie (F) This one is for Ben - thanks for asking!
12/2/2011Added Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band (F) Need a song for Valentine's Day? Look no further. I hope these folks had a lovely picnic...... Thanks for the suggestion for this one, Jodie!
9/2/2011Added House Of Fun - Madness (D) I've loved this ever since I saw them do it on The Young Ones....now we can do it too!
9/2/2011Added Girl - Beatles (Am) This one got a bit of a thrash at our Uke Club last night, but the chords weren't quite right. Try these ones.
2/2/2011Added Lachlan Tigers - Australian Trad. (Em) I've been promising Australian Trad to some folks for a while- here is the first one.
2/2/2011Added All I Have To Do Is Dream - Everly Brothers (C) The lyrics are wrong - they should say "I'm ukin' my life awaaaaay!"
30/1/2011Added Ciao Baby - Lynne Randell (G) An Aussie classic, requested by Kaz....and a very well-crafted song. There are 18 chords to keep your mind occupied!
30/1/2011Added Gingerman - Brian Cadd (C) Yet another transposition to a better singing key - this one will be getting the Philthy Rich treatment soon at a Hillbilly Hoot near you!
28/1/2011Added Who'll Stop The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival (F) While we are on Creedence and rain....here's another one.....
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26/1/2011Added Bright Eyes - Art Garfunkel (G) This one is a suggestion by Jimmy - I think it comes up well on uke.
25/1/2011Added One More Cup Of Coffee - Bob Dylan (Dm) Another one from His Bobness.
23/1/2011Added Michelle - Beatles (D) I've been away - here is the first song after a break.
10/1/2011Added Chains - Beatles (A) Written by Goffin and King, first performed by the Cookies...then covered by the Beatles.
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30/12/2010Added I Got Life - Hair (F) I'm on a bit of a Hair kick.....what great songs!
28/12/2010Added Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - Nina Simone (Am) The Animals version is already on the site but here is the original, with some different chords in the chorus....including what I have called Bbb5 - sounds hard, is easy!
26/12/2010Added I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten - Dusty Springfield (Am) I am just reading Dusty's biography and thought I'd give this one a try. It goes in interesting directions and is a joy to play.
20/12/2010Added Turn Turn Turn - Byrds (C) After years of being able to sort of play this, I decided it was time to larn it good and proper.
16/12/2010Added Chocolate Jesus - Tom Waits (Dm) My first Tom Waits song....why did it take so long?
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14/12/2010Added Down In The Boondocks - Billy Joe Royal (G) This one was aired last night at a post-Hoot singalong session - here it is!
14/12/2010Added Working For The Man - Roy Orbison (G) Cause I'm gonna be the man......LOL....go Roy!
12/12/2010Added Love Her Madly - Doors (Am) One of Mr Morrison's finest.
11/12/2010Added Christmas In Prison - John Prine (C) Thanks for this one, Pancho....a bittersweet ballad from Mr Prine
9/12/2010Added Wayfaring Stranger - Trad (Em) Another key for this one! Let's see how this works......
8/12/2010Added Snoopy's Christmas - Royal Guardsmen (F) Bubblegum at its finest....I've left out the key changes but it's still lotsa fun!
8/12/2010Added Dead Skunk In The Middle Of The Road - Loudon Wainwright III (G) Poor old Loudon will always be best known for this one!
7/12/2010Added If I Fell - Beatles (A) This isn't the easiest Beatles song to play, and the vocal range required is quite broad. I've transposed it to suit me (as always!!
7/12/2010Added Listen To Me - Hollies (G) Another Hollies classic
6/12/2010Added Yes I Will - Hollies (D) This one is for Adrian. A fine example of the harmonic Hollies.
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1/12/2010Added All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle - Dora Bryan (G) Song #700....and what a classy little number it is! Suggested by Karina. Wow all your friends with this one at a Christmas party soon!
28/11/2010Added Let's Spend The Night Together - Rolling Stones (F) Or, as Ed Sullivan would have it....Let's Spend Some Time Together....
26/11/2010Added When I'm Cleaning Windows - George Formby (Bb) Cheeky - irrepressible - it's turned out nice again...about time I put up one from Lancashire's finest son...
24/11/2010Added Shapes Of Things - Yardbirds (G) Thanks to Noel for reminding me of this classic. I never liked the solo in this - sounds like too many egos trying to get heard at once - bit like your average Uke Club nght, actually......
23/11/2010Added Devil Gate Drive - Suzi Quatro (G) This one is for Cathie - welcome back! I wanna see some attitood on display when this one is performed
23/11/2010Added Barbados - Models (C) Suggested by Chris S...or was it Therese...whatever, a great song. RIP James Freud.
21/11/2010Added You Belong To Me - Jo Stafford (G) There are many different versions of this song....this is my take on it...it isn't quite the same asJo S, Patsy Cline or the Duprees, but it sounds good to me.
21/11/2010Added I Don't Want To Talk About It - Crazy Horse (Am) You may know Rod Stewart's version, but CH did the original - it was written by CH's Danny Whitten, who inspired Neil Young's Needle and the Damage Done.
20/11/2010Added Tales Of Brave Ulysses - Cream (D) My chords are a little different from others who have tabbed this song....but I think that they sound right on uke...
18/11/2010Added Tin Soldier - Small Faces (D) One of the best of the British Invasion. Oops - name now corrected to Tin Soldier...no Little....thanks Anne!
16/11/2010Added Trains and Boats and Planes - Dionne Warwick (A) This one is for Kaz....play along with Dionne
15/11/2010Added Mystery Dance - Elvis Costello (G) This one will be performed tonight on uke and cajon with Senor Pancho on lead vocals....hope he can find some geeky glasses to wear before the curtain goes up
15/11/2010Added Urban Spaceman - Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band (G) Viv, Neil and the troupe having lots of fun - get your friendly tuba player to join in on this one.
14/11/2010Added You're The One That I Want - Grease (Am) This one has been getting a bashing at post-AUAS jam sessions - time to get it down on paper.
14/11/2010Added Daisy A Day - Jud Strunk (C) This one is for Dave. Tender, sweet - and eminently ukeable.
13/11/2010Added One Of Us - Abba (G) I find it difficult to replicate Abba's rhythm and timing in the verses, so I just go at this with a reggae strum and logical phrasing...it's cute
12/11/2010Added You've Got A Friend - Carol King (Em) Some of you say that you like the less common chords that I put in my arrangements - well, there are a few less common ones in the 17 chords that I managed to get into this song...
12/11/2010Added Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack (Am) This one is for Hula Girl....go for it!
11/11/2010Added Girl Don't Tell Me - Beach Boys (A) Carl's first lead vocal - he finally grabbed the mic away from brother Brian and that noxious cousin Mike. Please don't say it sounds like Ticket To Ride.........
11/11/2010Added Always The Sun - Stranglers (D) Poppy, boppy....the antithesis of the Stranglers' punk roots, but IMHO a great song.
10/11/2010Added Henry Lee - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (Am) Here is a joyful little ditty that you can trot out at happy occasions....not! Go on, sing it like you mean it.
10/11/2010Added Sea Of Love - Phil Phillips (G) Some of you may know the Honeydrippers version, but Phil's is the orginal...and the Drippers ripped it pretty closely. Play along in G
9/11/2010Added Mele Kalikimaka - Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters (G) Still trying to find the right key for this one....let's try G!!
8/11/2010Added I'm A Boy - Who (G) Sorry I've been quiet lately....but with a couple of big events out of the way, now is the time for some new songs. Practice your D7sus4 in this one.
27/10/2010Added Wildfire - Michael Martin Murphey (F) This one is for Casey. Try not to get too teary while playing it!
26/10/2010Added Strange Little Girl - Stranglers (Dm) Love this band! There could be more to come.....
25/10/2010Added Going Up The Country - Canned Heat (C) Get a flautist on board and let rip with this one....or just play the solos on uke.....
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24/10/2010Added Sixteen Candles - Crests (G) After playing this one in A a few times, I decided to take it down a peg or two.....here's the G version.
24/10/2010Added I'm Waiting For My Man - Velvet Underground and Nico (F) Here's a transposition of this one to F - I seem to have settled there to play and sing it.
20/10/2010Added Chimes Of Freedom - Byrds (C) Written by His Bobness, but I've always liked the Byrds version, so that is what you get!
17/10/2010Added Beautiful People - Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band (C) Sorry to have been quiet for a while....but here is a beauty to keep you going. Come on, admit it - you've felt like this at some stage too!
9/10/2010Added Don't Forget Me - Harry Nilsson (G) This one is for Kate. I've taken a 3 chord song and given it 14 chords, but there are instructions at the bottom of the sheet if you want to simplify it.
4/10/2010Added Gentle On My Mind - John Hartford (C) This song is much covered, but Hartford wrote it....you may know the Glen Campbell or Elvis version.....and I know someone who loves Frank Sinatra's take on it.
4/10/2010Added I'm Looking Through You - Beatles (C) Anne requested this one. I thought I knew this song, but when you get into the chord structure in some detail, it looks different. Not complex, but a little more involved than I first thought.
1/10/2010Added Scotch and Soda - Kingston Trio (C) Carolyn's class requested this one....I didn't know it, but found it totally irresistible. A little beauty for uke.
28/9/2010Added Long Time Gone - Darrell Scott (G) Dave requested this one in December 2008 - am I little slow?? You may know the Dixie Chicks version, but Darrell Scott created it.
26/9/2010Added Young Girl - Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (C) The Union Gap are the kings of that wonderful pop genre, sleaze cheese. Politically incorrect it might be, but great fun to play!
18/9/2010Added Yesterday - Beatles (C) Just heard this on the radio and thought that I had better whip my version into shape
16/9/2010Added Where Have All The Flowers Gone - Pete Seeger (C) This one is for Alison - enjoy.
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5/9/2010Added Friday On My Mind - Easybeats (Dm) Inspired by the release of a book on Harry Vanda and George Young, I've tackled Australia's best ever pop song - it has some quick chord changes...practice is needed!
3/9/2010Added Here There And Everywhere - Beatles (C) They don't come much mushier than this....but it is cute. McCartney strikes again!
2/9/2010Added Down At The Twist And Shout - Mary Chapin Carpenter (G) This one is for Kate - we had a good work out on it today
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31/8/2010Added One - Harry Nilsson (Cm) I always knew the Australian John Farnham version of this song, but only recently found the original by Harry Nilsson. I've left it in Harry's key - play along to this beauty.
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26/8/2010Added You've Got To Hide Your Love Away - Beatles (G) As promised, version in G
22/8/2010Added Little Sister - Elvis Presley (E) It was 33 years this week since Elvis left the building. Hey, Elvis - if you are reading this, make sure you get the little fiddle on the E7 right, mate.
21/8/2010Added This Guy's In Love With You - Burt Bacharach (C) Requested by Tor...polish up your major and minor 7ths....
19/8/2010Added Sunsets - Powderfinger (A) This one is for Karina - go at it, girl.
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17/8/2010Added Hold On I'm Coming - Sam and Dave (E) More R & B, that's what the world needs....starting with this one.
17/8/2010Added Four Strong Winds - Neil Young (C) Elly told us last night that this song reminds her of when she was 21 - that's just last week, isn't it El? Play along with Neil
12/8/2010Added More Than This - Roxy Music (C) After that last posting, I have to restore my reputation with some 80s class. Promise me you'll sing it better than Bill Murray....please!
11/8/2010Added Me And You And A Dog Named Boo - Lobo (G) You'll think cheesy but it has a good strum(and sing
11/8/2010Added She's Not There - Zombies (Dm) An upgraded sheet for this classic song
8/8/2010Added Before You Accuse Me - Bo Diddley (A) Go the Bo! I've transposed the song from F to make it singable....and have also left out the bum chord Bo plays at 2:14 in the video.
6/8/2010Added Mickey - Toni Basil (F) Now this is classy cheese, and a great song for uke. Practise your chunkin' and chantin' and pom pom shakin'!
5/8/2010Added Dreamer - Supertramp (D) Another Boomer anthem....now, boys, pay close attention to your uke while playing along with the Youtube video...don't get distracted....
4/8/2010Added Mother And Child Reunion - Paul Simon (F) Supposedly written as Mr Simon contemplated a Chinese dish that contained both a chicken and an egg and considered the inevitable digestive consequences of consuming them. I say forget all that!
4/8/2010Added I.O.I.O - Bee Gees (F) Thanks to the boys at Voodoo Vinyl who reminded me of this lesser known Bee Gees classic - great for uke
3/8/2010Added The Losing End (When You're On) - Neil Young (G
2/8/2010Added The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel (C) Here's an upgraded sheet for this song...after playing this with Johnnie B last night, I decided to go back and have another look at it.
30/7/2010Added Road Trippin' - Red Hot Chili Peppers (Em) My new favourite song - I heard this for the first time in a hotel two days ago and had to learn it.
26/7/2010Added Eye In The Sky - Alan Parsons Project (D) Someone's up there watching you...don't forget it. Some sites show a Gm in this song, but I reckon a Gdim is the right chord on the uke.
25/7/2010Added Country Roads - John Denver (G) I think this one benefits from the reggae treatment a la Toots and the Maytals
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23/7/2010Added Is She Really Going Out With Him - Joe Jackson (G) Joe's late 70s classic with nice little riff for ensemble playing. Leave out the bridge if it is a little tough - the rest of the song is worth it alone.
20/7/2010Added You're My Best Friend - Queen (C) I'll be playing/singing this one with Rog and Jayde at Jess and Stu's wedding in October - another Queen classic
19/7/2010Added Smiley - Ronnie Burns (Dm) It may be shameless retro pop, but heck it is good. Tempo changes, minor/major switch - great stuff.
18/7/2010Added Its All Over Now Baby Blue - Bob Dylan (C) His Bobness is now even more famous - he has another song on Richard G's Ukulele Songbook ;-
18/7/2010Added Son OF A Son Of A Sailor - Jimmy Buffett (G) This is for Linda, a real Parrothead.
18/7/2010Added The Auld Triangle - Dubliners (E) This song is normally sung acapella, but I have included chords for a bare-to-the-bones single strum accompaniment if desired.
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16/7/2010Added Here With You - Cecilio and Kapono (F) This one is for Fran - a pretty song. Add a few more Fmaj7ths if you dare!
15/7/2010Added I Just Wasn't Made For These Times - Beach Boys (F) I've had this song in my head all day. Brian's lament for the band...and perhaps the world...he was leaving behind?
14/7/2010Added 26 Miles (Santa Catalina) - Four Preps (C
13/7/2010Added Needle And The Damage Done - Neil Young (A) There aren't quite enough strings on a uke to do this exactly the same as Neil, but this arrangement will get you going on this haunting song
12/7/2010Added Needles and Pins - Searchers (F) If you downloaded the first version a few hours ago, here is an sheet - I thought that I should put the riff in.
11/7/2010Added California Blue - Roy Orbison (D) Time to up the Roy content on the site.
7/7/2010Added Wicked Game - Chris Isaak (Gm) Mel asked for this one - happy to oblige!
4/7/2010Added She Don't Care About Time - Byrds (D) Written by Gene Clark. I've used an F#m in place of the Bm shown in guitar tabs for this song...the Bm may suit Mr Hillman's bass line but I think that the F#m sounds better on the uke
3/7/2010Added Living Doll - Cliff Richard (Bb) I haven't posted a song in Bb for a while...this one is right for me in this key....hope you like it too.
1/7/2010Added Old Man - Neil Young (C) Transposed down from D. I've included a mystery chord that I have called a variant of Eb...it sounds just right to me...if anyone knows better, I'm all ears.
30/6/2010Added Crocodile Rock - Elton John (F) Elton does this in G....I've had to take it down a tone.
28/6/2010Added Letter From America - Proclaimers (G) New! Improved! No, not new Rinso, simply a revised sheet for Charlie and Craig's best song, IMHO.
28/6/2010Added It Didn't Look Good - Don Morrison (A) Another one of Don's songs for uke.
27/6/2010Added What To Do What To Do - Don Morrison (Em) This song by Adelaide's Don Morrison will be known to some...along with his Donmo ukes.
27/6/2010Added Whole Wide World - Wreckless Eric (E7) This one is for Chris S - another 2 chorder...tonnes of fun. Belt it out!
27/6/2010Added Rocky Road To Dublin - Dubliners (Dm) Two chords....should be easy...but this song is a great exercise in breath control for you singers. Play along with Luke Kelly until he drifts off key.
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25/6/2010Added Blue Skies - Willie Nelson (Dm) Willie doesn't convince me that he is really feeling happy when he sings this Irving Berlin classic.
24/6/2010Added When I'm 64 - Beatles (G) This one is for Rog
24/6/2010Added You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC (C) Thanks to Di C for this one....it's amazing what she teaches her uke students!
23/6/2010Added I Won't Stand In Your Way - Stray Cats (G) I thought that this song was up on the site, until Dave and I went to have a go at it....and it wasn't. It is now!
21/6/2010Added Alone Again Or - Love (E) A folk rock classic written by Love's Bryan McLean, from Forever Changes. Work on the intro strum/pick - it is worth it! Break out your trumpet (or kazoo
30/03/2010Added I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash (D) New version of this classic in bigger print, so that you can indeed see it clearly now.
18/6/2010Added Ballad of John and Yoko - Beatles (D) When this song first came out, I thought that it was self indulgent crap. Now I rather like it, even though it is still self indulgent crap.
18/6/2010Added This Wheel's On Fire - Bob Dylan (Dm) I've uploaded an upgraded sheet for this song. As I say on the sheet, I just love the Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger Trinity version of this song.
18/6/2010Added Prairie Lullaby - Jimmie Rodgers (Em) Thanks to Mike for the inspiration for this one - it is modelled on Leon Redbone's version. Very cute.
17/6/2010Added Mr Bojangles - Jerry Jeff Walker (C) Here is a version of Mr B in C
16/6/2010Added Mr Bojangles - Jerry Jeff Walker (F) A request from Steve....I've put on a bit of fancy stuff that can be left out if not to your taste. The Youtube clip shows the writer, JJ Walker, doing the song.
15/6/2010Added San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) - Scott McKenzie (Dm
14/6/2010Added Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits (F) Play along with Mark K on this one....I'll be playing this one with Mark G in a few weeks
9/6/2010Added Out Of Time - Rolling Stones (G) OK, OK...Chris Farlowe had the big hit with this one, but Mick 'n Keef wrote it, so quieten down.
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8/6/2010Added Take On Me - Anni B Sweet (Original - Aha) (C
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2/6/2010Added Ain't Got Nobody To Grind My Coffee - Caroline Johnson (G) Thanks Chris L for the inspiration for this one - a saucy ditty. I've uploaded an audio vid of the song to Youtube - play along in G
2/6/2010Added Iko Iko - Dixie Cups (D) After some consideration I have based my sheet on the Dixie Cups version of this classic...but you should also listen to the James Crawford original.
1/6/2010Added Tonight You Belong To Me - Lyle Ritz (G) A request from Catherine...does the world really need another version of this song? Yep! Hope you can follow it.
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31/5/2010Added Peggy Gordon - Dubliners (F) I grew with the Dubliners version of this one, so this is what you get......
28/5/2010Added To Her Door - Paul Kelly (G) Play along with Paul on this one
27/5/2010Added With A Little Help From My Friends - Beatles (G) A request from S.N.U.G. transposed up from Ringo's sonorous (?
26/5/2010Added Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - Animals (Am) I've always been a little unsure about the end of the bridge in this song, but I sat down and worked it out.
23/5/2010Added Yeh Yeh - Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames (D) My life is plagued by parties...with ukes and ukers...half remembered songs....morning after, sit down and have to work them out....that's why you've got this one
21/5/2010Added Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini - Brian Hyland (C) This one completes the brace of classics for today.
21/5/2010Added Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin (Am) Here's a little-known rarity that some of you may recall and enjoy playing. I've broken my rules and gone to 2 sheets, but what the heck.
19/5/2010Added Ooh Wakka Doo Wakka Day - Gilbert O'Sullivan (G) This one is a request from Anne - hope you like it!
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18/5/2010Added I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher (F) More pop poetry. There is a handy hint on this sheet about getting the key change by cheating just a little....
18/5/2010Added The Adventures Of Barry McKenzie - Smacka Fitzgibbon (D) This one may only be understood by Aussies of a certain age, but it is a great song.
13/5/2010Added Cat's In The Cradle - Harry Chapin (C) Revised sheet for this one with larger type
12/5/2010Added Girls Girls Girls - Sailor (Dm) Get your fast skiffle strum going and try this one out
12/5/2010Added That Summer Feeling - Jonathan Richman (F) My new favourite song...sorry about the small type size, but I could not leave even one of Jono's words out.
12/5/2010Added Love Is In The Air - John Paul Young (C) This one took a bit of work but it is a cracker to play. Get the strum right - Down UpDownUp
11/5/2010Added My Sweet Lord - George Harrison (C) Who cares if it was pinched from He's So Fine - still a good song. The key change in this song is a beauty.
11/5/2010Added Waterloo Sunset - Kinks (C) One of Ray's best. Love the Dm A+ F progression in this one.
8/5/2010Added Long May You Run - Neil Young (C) Another one from Canada's finest....well, excluding Leonard....and KD....OK, one of Canada's finest....
7/5/2010Added Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - BJ Thomas (F) Summer is over here in Adelaide and....yes, it is raining at last.
7/5/2010Added Rio - Mike Nesmith (D) OK...all you dreamy Nezheads...this one is a beauty on uke....enjoy!
6/5/2010Added For The Good Times - Kris Kristofferson (C) My mother-in-law is a huge Kris fan - this one is for you, Lola
3/5/2010Added Fall At Your Feet - Crowded House (C) Here's one by the Funn brothers (Aussies imported from the land of the wrong lite cloud
3/5/2010Added Silver Moon - Mike Nesmith and the First National Band (C) Another one from the Nez....get that falsetto cranked up.
3/5/2010Added Boots Boy - Langhorne Slim (A) Had a request for this one....I didn't have access to the original recording, so I have worked off a vid. Avoid the live Youtube vids of this song if you can...they are a little excruciating....or are t
2/5/2010Added Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealer's Wheel (C) By popular demand (from Sunday Night Uke Group, or S.N.U.G.
2/5/2010Added Cottonfields - Beach Boys (G) Yes it is spelled correctly - this sheet is based on the single version, not the version on 20/20. Yes, I like Al's arrangement.
29/4/2010Added Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello and the Attractions (G) Put on your big glasses and give this one a try - key change and all.
29/4/2010Added Come Monday - Jimmy Buffet (C) How long is it since you wore Hush Puppies? Jimmy's still wearing them..and always will. An immortal song.
28/4/2010Added Changing Partners - Patti Page (F) Here's the second one in the Patti Page list for today.
28/4/2010Added Tennessee Waltz - Patti Page (F) One for Kate - Roy Acuff may have done the first version of this tearjerker, but Patti definitely wins over Roy in the romance stakes.
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27/4/2010Added To Sir With Love - Lulu (C) Get your Lulukuleles out and play this one.
27/4/2010Added Back In The USSR - Beatles (G) Upgraded sheet for this classic "Beach Boys by Beatles" number
27/4/2010Added Another Saturday Night - Sam Cooke (G) The chords in the last line of each verse and chorus (D C G
27/4/2010Added Well Hello - Yellowstone and Voice (C) Cheesy pop - yay! This one sounds like it was written by McCartney on a very bad day, but it has stuck in my head for many years.
25/4/2010Added Killing The Blues - Rowland Salley (A) Decided I liked it better in A, folks - John Prine's key.
24/4/2010Added Everything I Own - Bread (G) Gatesy was having an off day when he composed this one - only two major 7th chords. If Bread agrees with you, try this.
24/4/2010Added Robin in the Rain - Raffi (G) This one is for Nick - it scores an 11 on the cuteness scale!
24/4/2010Added Killing the Blues - Rowland Salley (C) Simple but beautiful. Some of you may know the John Prine or Alison Krauss/Robet Plant version, but this song belongs to Chris Isaak's bass player.
23/4/2010Added Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens (C) PLay along with the Cat, including the key changes if you are game....
22/4/2010Added My Boy Lollipop (AUAS Version) - Millie Small (C
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22/4/2010Added Monkey Man (AUAS Version) - Toots and the Maytals (C
22/4/2010Added 39 - Queen (G) Two options here - go the big intro and instumental break or play the more subdued version. Thanks to Dave for the inspiration for this one - he has just bought a tenor uke - soon his guitars will be gathering dust....
21/4/2010Added I Still Call Australia Home - Peter Allen (F) Here's some blatant sentimental jingoism...if Australians had their way, this song would be the National Anthem!
20/4/2010Added Very Strange - Wayne Shirlock (C) This one was written by Adelaide uker Leroy - great fun. Watch and listen to me performing it on Youtube if you can bear it!
20/4/2010Added Every Breath You Take - Police (F) The stalker's song........
19/4/2010Added Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins (A) Join in with Carl as he knocks out his rockabilly classic. Not too many chords in this one, but the timing is tricky!
13/4/2010Added I'll Follow The Sun - Beatles (C) This one is small and perfectly formed
12/4/2010Added Echo Beach - Martha and the Muffins (Am) Get your shoulder pads and filofaxes out and have a go at this 80s classic. Nice opportunity for kazoo solos...who needs a saxophone?
12/4/2010Added All Things Bright and Beautiful - (C) Another one for Kasey's wedding - note that there are at least 3 tunes for this song.....these chords apply only to the version in the Youtube link on the sheet.
14/12/2010Added Suzanne - Leonard Cohen (C) Transposition of this one to a more singable key
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8/4/2010Added Runaway - Del Shannon (Am) Another classic that is well suited to the uke - play along with the linked live version on Youtube in this key
6/4/2010Added Judy is a Punk - Ramones (C) Here's a charming melodic little number that can be handy for getting the blood pulsing on uke nights.
6/4/2010Added Walk Away Renee - Left Banke (C) A note from Bruce led me to have a look at this song...oh dear, the sheet had a lyric malfunction. Now corrected, and also in bigger type for your playing convenience!
3/4/2010Added Soul Deep - Box Tops (G) Oh dear - there were a couple of dodgy chords in the old Soul Deep - sorry. Toss out your old copy and download the new one.
3/4/2010Added Ferry Cross The Mersey - Gerry and the Pacemakers (C) They aren't getting any newer, folks....but I hope you enjoy playing some of these classics like I do.
3/4/2010Added Rocket Man - Elton John (F) Another one from our Eltonfest earlier in the week.
2/4/2010Added Once In A While - Chimes (C) This one's for Ernie - very doo woppy.
2/4/2010Added That's Amore - Dean Martin (G) Kaz asked for this one....plenty of cheese on this pizza!
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1/4/2010:Time Warp - Rocky Horror (A) Some musical friends and I will be staying in a haunted mansion over Easter.....time to master the Time Warp!
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18/6/2010Added I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash (G) Sorry Mr Nash, I've tried but I can't sing your wonderful song in your key. Here is my version in G.
30/03/2010Added Daniel - Elton John (G) We had a bit of an Eltonfest after the Hillbilly Hoot on Monday....this is one song that received the treatment.
30/03/2010added Only You - Yazoo (G) Kate and Phil are dragging me kicking and screaming into the 80s....a bit of a musical black hole for me. Try this suggestion from them.
30/03/2010added L.O.V.E - Nat King Cole (G) added L.O.V.E - Nat King Cole (G
30/03/2010added Hey Soul Sister - Train (G) Karina asked for this one - a bouncy song with ukes a plenty
25/03/2010added House Of The Rising Sun - Animals (AM) Larger type size
25/03/2010added Without You - Harry Nilsson (G) Incorrect chord fixed and A9 substituted for C in verse
24/03/2010added Pretty Flamingo - Manfred Mann)
24/03/2010added Joanne - Mike Nesmith)
24/03/2010added Midnight At The Oasis - Maria Muldaur (DMAJ7)
24/03/2010added Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin (F) This is a busy song, with two key changes in the bridge and 15 chords - great fun to play
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22/4/2010Added The Tide Is High (AUAS Version) - John Holt and the Paragons (C
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26/6/2010Added Tears For Two - Dwight Yoakam (G) Another re-key to suit Kate and me. I wish someone would put this song up on Youtube.....
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1/9/2010Added Stray Cat Strut - Stray Cats (Am) Here's SCS in Am, as suggested by Jeff of Humbleuker fame - yep, it's a good key for this one
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3/12/2010Added Snoopy vs The Red Baron - Royal Guardsmen (F) A revamp for this one, with key changes and all. The recording sits somewhere between F and F# IMHO....play along in this key (sort of
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25/7/2010Added Silver Threads and Golden Needles - Springfields (D) Transposition of this one for a performance tomorrow night - such a short song, it should be longer!!
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31/5/2010Added San Franciscan Nights - Animals (F) Here's a version of the Animals' classic in F....I tried to sing the C version with Therese last night and failed miserably. There were also a couple of chord glitches in the C version, now
9/6/2010Added Sail On Sailor - Beach Boys (G) Performed this song last night with Pete and decided G is a good key for it...here are the chords
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28/4/2010Added Reflections Of My Life - Marmalade (F) I just realised that I had not uploaded the F version of this song...and that the C version had some lyric and chord position issues, now corrected.
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16/9/2010Added O Come Angel Band - Trad (C) Here's a transcription of Angel Band - this is purty, o brothers, with sweet harmonies.
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26/6/2010Added Mr Rock and Roll - Amy Macdonald (G) Here is Mr Rock and Roll in G - Kate's key
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30/12/2010Added Let The Sunshine In - Hair (Am) A transposition of this one up to Am
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24/03/2010added Imagine - John Lennon (G)
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7/6/2010Added Hold Me Tight - Johnny Nash (F) Here's an updated sheet in F for this song after we gave it a go last night.
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28/1/2011Added Have You Ever Seen The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival (G) Transposition of this one to a key where I can sing it
2/1/2011Added Harvest - Neil Young (D) Thanks to Gillian and Dave for reminding me of this one. Another beauty from Neil.
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15/6/2010Added Handle With Care - Travelling Wilburys (F) Song 600 - nothing special I'm afraid, just a transposition and tweaking of HWC to a key that I prefer to sing it in.
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18/7/2010Added Gypsy Queen - Country Radio (D) A transposition of this song, which is already in the songbook...taken up a notch or two to suit Dave and me.
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9/4/2010Added God Only Knows - Beach Boys (D) A note from Amy took me back to his one. I have made a small change to the first riff and the verse chords (Em7 substituted for Em
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31/3/2010Added On The Wings Of A Nightingale - Everly Brothers (A) This song is due for the Django and Sailbad treatment at a Hillbilly Hoot near you soon.
27/1/2011Added Bus Stop - Hollies (Gm) A transposition and upgrade of this one after Andrew and I had a go at it last night. The Dm version has also been upgraded.
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19/5/2010Added A Well Respected Man - Kinks (C) Here's a version of Ray Davies' potshot at the upper classes in the original key, C
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