Cathys Chords for Uke

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Easy Ukulele Songs

Easy Levels: I have written these songs out using levels (L.1, L.2 etc) as they match the first levels in my guitar course, so they are very easy to play. I think this is a good way to get into playing the instrument- you can instantly play a few songs, and build up your skill as you have fun.


**Note that the songs lists on this page are not updated; they are however updated periodically on the main CathysChords site - there is a list of Ukulele Songs in Level order (as on this page) and a List of Ukulele Songs in alphabetical order. 


For up-to-date announcements of new songs added to the site, check the CathysChords Blog (Updates, news Page) or CathysChords Facebook page.

List of Songs:

Opening and/or downloading these song sheets uses bandwidth, which I have to pay for, so if you are using more than half a dozen or so of the sheets, and if you have a few dollars to spare, you may like to donate a little bit to help with the site costs (but please don't feel obligated in any way, the songs are here for you to enjoy).


Here are the songs:


L.1. First Uke songs:_Mockingbird (Hush Little Baby) - Key: G; Chords: G,D7 (also in L.12, Key:D)

L.1. Lord Of The Dance - Key: G; chords: G, D7

L.1. Streets of Laredo - Key: G; chords: G, D7

L.1. Shortnin' Bread - Key: G; chords: G, D7 

L.2. Yellow Submarine - Key: G; chords: G, D7, C

L.2. the Unicorn - Key: G; chords: G, D7, C

L.2. Kum Ba Yah - Key: G; chords: G, D7, C

L.2. the Court of King Caractacus - Key: G; Chords: G, D7, C 

L.2. Bottle of Wine - Key: G; chords: G, D7, C  

L.2. the Leaving of Liverpool - Key: G; Chords: G, C, D7 

L.2. Achy Breaky Heart - easy 2-chord song; Key: C; Chords: C, G  added Dec 2014

L.2.- L.13 Achy Breaky Heart - easy 2-chord song; Key: various; Chords: C,G/ D,A /F,C/ G,D added Dec 2014

L 2. I’ll Tell Me Ma – Key: G; Chords: G, D7, C NEW Nov. 2014  

L.2. Rose of Allendale_Corries version -Key: G; chords: G,C,D7 NEW Jan. 2014 

L.3. Clementine (oh My Darling Clementine) - Key: C; Chords: C, G7  (also in L.12, Key:D)

L.3. Old Paint - Key: C; chords: C, G7

L.3. Swing Low Sweet Chariot - Key: C; chords: easy C, G7

L.3. Tom Dooley - Key: C; chords: C, G7

L.3. the Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly - Key: C; chords: C, G7

L.3. Banana Boat Song -Basic  version - Key: C; chords: C, G7

L.3. On Top of Spaghetti - Key: G; chords: G, C, D7, G7 NEW Jan. 2012

L.3. Home on the Range (simplified) - Key: G; chords:G, D7, C, G7 NEW Apr. 2012

L.4. the Lion Sleeps Tonight  - Key: C; chords: C, F, G7  

L.4. Swing Low Sweet Chariot - Key: C; chords: C, G7, F

L.4. Oh! Susanna - Key: C; chords: C, G7, F

L.4. Waltzing Matilda - Key: C; chords: C, G7, F

L.4. Rivers of Babylon - Key: C; chords: C, G7,F

L.4. She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain - Key: C; chords: C,G7, F

L.4. the 12 Days of Christmas- Key: C; chords: C, G7, F

L.4. Jingle Bells - Key: C; chords: C, G7, D7, F,

L.4. Jingle Bells - Key: C (easier version); chords: C, G7, F

L.4. South Australia - Key: C; Chords: G, F, G7 

L.4. A Place in the Choir - Key: C; Chords: C, G7, F 

L.4. Bog Down in the Valley-O (Rattlin' Bog) - Key: C; Chords: C, G7, F 

L.4. When I First Came to this Land - Key: C; Chords- C, G7, F

L.4. We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Key: C; Chords: C, G7, F, D7 added Dec 2014

L.4. Auld Lang Syne - Key: C; Chords: C, G7, F added Dec 2014

L.5. Up On the Roof - Key: C; chords: C, F, G, Am  added Dec 2014

L.5. Turning Away - Key: Am; Chords: Am, F, G added Dec 2014

L.5. Ride On - Key: Am; Chords: Am, F, G    

L.6. Banks Of The Ohio - Key: C; chords: C, F, G, G7, C7

L.7. Happy Birthday- Key: F; Chords:  F,C7,Bb

L.7. the Little Drummer Boy -  Key: C; chords: C, F, G7, Bb

L.8. 500 miles - Key: C; Chords: C, Am, Dm, F, G7, G

L.9. The Banana Boat Song _Day-O - Key: F (rec. key); chords: F, C7 (also in L.3 & L.12) 

L.11. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - Key: C; chords: C, F, G7, G, D7, D  

L.11 Achy Breaky Song - Easy- Key: G; Chords: G,D added Dec 2014

L.12. Jingle Bells - Key: G; chords: G, D7, C, A7

L.12. Silent Night - Key: D; chords: D, G, A7 

L.12.The Banana Boat Song _Day-O - Key D; chords: D,A7 (also in L.3 and L.9)

L.12. Clementine (oh My Darling Clementine) - Key: D; Chords: D, A7 (also in L.3, Key: C)

L.12. the Leaving of Liverpool - Key: D; Chords: D, G, A7 - Dubliners

L.12. Mockingbird (Hush Little Baby) - Key: D; Chords: D, A7 (also in L.1, Key: G)

L.12. the Mountains of Mourne (simplified) - Key: D; Chords: D, G, D7, A7 

L.12. Do Smurfs Cry - Key: D; Chords: D, A7, G 

L.12. The Fox Went Out - Key: D; Chords: D, A7, G  added Dec 2014

L.12. We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Key: G; Chords: G, D7, C, A7 added Dec 2014

L.13. I'll Fly Away - Key: D; chords: D, D7, G, A  

L.13. Catfish John - Key: D; chords: D, G, A 

L.13. Bad Moon Rising - Key: D; Chords: D, G, A 

L.13Big Yellow Taxi - Key: D; Chords: D, G, A

L.13. Auld Lang Syne - Key: G; Chords: D, G, A added Dec 2014

L.15. Molly Malone (Cockle and Mussels) - Key: C; Chords: C, Am, G7, Em, Dm NEW Nov. 2014 

L.15. The Fields of Athenry - Key: G; Chords: G,C,D,D7,Em  NEW Nov. 2014

L.15. Under The Boardwalk - Key: G; chords: G, G7, D, D7, C, Em

L.15. Wild Mountain Thyme/Will Ye Go Lassie Go? (Corries) - Key: C; Chords: C, G, F, Am, Dm, Em

L.15-16. Island in the Sun - Key: D; Chords: D, G, A7, Em, B7  added Dec 2014

L.16. Early Mornin' Rain - Key: G; Chords: G, Am, D7, Bm added Dec 2014

L.16. Hello, Mary Lou - Key: G; Chords: G, C, D, D7, B7, Em, A  added Dec 2014

L.16. The Fields of Athenry - Key: D; Chords: D,G,A,A7,Bm NEW Nov. 2014 

L.17. Sailing - Key: A; Chords: A, D, E, F#m, Bm, Em, E7  added Dec 2014

L.17+. Dirty Old Town - Key: A; chords: A, D, F#m, E

L.17. The Other Side of the Sun - Key: G; Chords: G,G7,C,D,D7,Am,Bm7,F,Eb 

L.18+ The Other Side of the Sun - Key: A; Chords: A,A7,D,E,E7,F,G, C#m, F#7


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Dec 2014- I am writing out more songs for ukulele as well as guitar when I get time, but this can be spasmodic between my job and other commitments... and I realise I haven't been updating this list as well as the ones on my main site, Cathyschords.com. I've just added some extras from the main site list, but you can keep an eye on CathysChords Updates, News blog or if you're on Facebook, check out the Cathy's Chords Facebook Page for highlights and latest news/songs.


Donations are most welcome- if you can afford even a few dollars, it will help keep this site running

Cathy :) 

For more songs, information on ukuleles and how to play them etc, have a look at ukuleletricks.com. This is a brilliant site with lots of free material including an excellent beginner book: "Your First Ukulele Lesson and Then Some".  (You need to sign up for the book but it's free).  

Ukuleletricks.com has songs to learn (with videos showing you how), clear photo-style chord diagrams, lessons on various aspects including strumming, an online tuner and lots more. You can pay for "Premium" video lessons, but there's lots of great free stuff; well worth a look!   


The Kamiki Ukulele Method  Here's another free Ukulele book- this one's a bit older though (published in 1922). How gorgeous is the cover?! 

It's now in the Public Domain, and the pages have been scanned and stored online at ezfolk.com's  Public Domain Music Library.

Note that the tuning in this book is different from the "standard" one (A, D, F#, B instead of G,C,E,A).

There are some good pages on strokes (or strums), and there is music for songs if you're an advanced player.