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.
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 2. I’ll Tell Me Ma – Key: G; Chords: G, D7, C NEW Nov. 2014
L.3. Clementine (oh My Darling Clementine) - Key: C; Chords: C, G7 (also in L.12, Key:D)
L.3. On Top of Spaghetti - Key: G; chords: G, C, D7, G7 NEW Jan. 2012
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.9. The Banana Boat Song _Day-O - Key: F (rec. key); chords: F, C7 (also in L.3 & L.12)
L.11 Achy Breaky Song - Easy- Key: G; Chords: G,D added Dec 2014
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. Mockingbird (Hush Little Baby) - Key: D; Chords: D, A7 (also in L.1, Key: G)
L.12. The Fox Went Out - Key: D; Chords: D, A7, G added Dec 2014
L.13. Auld Lang Syne - Key: G; Chords: D, G, A added Dec 2014
L.16. Early Mornin' Rain - Key: G; Chords: G, Am, D7, Bm added Dec 2014
L.17. Sailing - Key: A; Chords: A, D, E, F#m, Bm, Em, E7 added Dec 2014
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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
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.