Ukes4Fun Songbook 9! Another ten songs for ten singers!

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Songbook 9

You can download Songbook 9 by selecting the image above or by going to main “Songsheets” page (there is lots of other info about the Songbooks on that page, so have a look if you haven’t visited it before).

As with Songbook 8, I am trying to share out the uke-lurve by including as many different singers as possible in each song book.  Apologies to those who have not yet been included in Songbooks 8 or 9 – your time will come as soon as you have sent or approved the song files.

  • 1. Ain’t That a Shame – Megs
  • 2. At The Hop – Jazzy
  • 3. Blackpool Belle, The – Denis
  • 4. Heart and Soul – Lizzie
  • 5. Hello Mary Lou (F) – Brian
  • 6. He’s Got You – Keith
  • 7. King of the Road – Charlie
  • 8. Stupid Cupid – Terri
  • 9. Sweet Honey in the Rock – Andy
  • 10. Teenager In Love – Karl

Many thanks to Andy, Brian, Denis and Jazzy for providing copies of some of these arrangements – it makes my job much easier!

If you spot any typo’s or errors, eg. in terms of deviating from the way we play these songs, they will be of my doing – and please do let me know so that I can correct them.

Songsheets Alphabetical Index

This is the updated alphabetical index of Songbooks 1 – 9 (pdf download)

This next bit is almost the same as in the post about Songbook 8:

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Ukes4Fun Songbook 8! Ten songs for ten singers!

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Songbook 8

You can download Songbook 8 by selecting the image above or by going to main “Songsheets” page.

This the first installment of a shortlist of over 30 current songs.  There are more on the “back burner”, where I am waiting to see if they take-off and then have staying power.

I am trying to share out the uke-lurve by including as many different singers as possible in each song book.  Apologies to those who have not been included in this Songbook – your time will come very soon!

  • 1. All My Loving – Andy
  • 2. East Virginia Blues – Keith
  • 3. I Still Miss Someone – Mick
  • 4. Rollin’ In My Sweet Baby’s Arms – Charlie
  • 5. Roseville Fair – Denis
  • 6. Run For Home – Denise
  • 7. Walking After Midnight – Terri
  • 8. Watching Scotty Grow – Jazzy
  • 9. Will The Circle Be Unbroken – Dot
  • 10. You Won’t See Me – Andy

Many thanks to Andy and Denis for providing copies of most of these arrangements – it makes my job much easier!

If you spot any typo’s or errors, eg. in terms of deviating from the way we play these songs, they will be of my doing – and please do let me know so that I can correct them.

Correction 1:  Apologies to Megs, who I had listed as leading “All My Loving”!  So that means that Andy has got in twice, it is really 10 songs for nine singers – and we both owe Megs a beer?

Songsheets Alphabetical Index

This is the updated alphabetical index of Songbooks 1 – 8 (pdf download)

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Ukes4Fun Songbook 7 out! Act Naturally, Geordie toons and 3 versions “Over The Rainbow” – from “Easy” to “YouKiddinMeOrWhat?”

Current Index – Song Books  1-7

Thanks to Brian for “Act Naturally”, Denis for all the Geordie Toons, Andy for the Ukemeister’s version of “Over The Rainbow” and Andy and Jazzy for checking my two simplified versions.

Jazzy would love more of us to be able to play along when she sings her heart out doing “Over the Rainbow” so I am hoping everyone will be able to manage one of the three versions. They should fit together sound-wise and I have marked “optional” chords in all three. This should give us “improvers” a chance to build up skills with practice and gradually clamber our way over that rainbow!

You can download Songbook 7 plus all the others, the updated alphabetical Songbook index and “fancy covers” for Songbooks 1 to 6 on the Ukes4Fun Songsheets Page

Now better get my skates on or I will be late for the Tune Army gig!

Lizzie X

Songbooks updated and some advice for the uke-obsessed!

Tim Harries ukulele advice cartoonOriginal here:
http://agagaday.blogspot.co.uk/2009/09/ukulele-advice.html

Reverse the sexes and that looks uncannily like an evening at my house!

Finally completed all the corrections to Song Books 1 to 6 (strewth!) and they can be downloaded from this page:

https://ukes4fun.org.uk/songsheets/

I have included some info and advice about preparing to introduce new songs to sessions (have to try to remember to follow it myself now, of course) and getting new songs into future Song Books.

Please let me know which of your favourites are missing and I will put them on the list for the next Song Book – there is info on the Song Sheets Page about the format you need to use so that I can submit them to the magic-wrangling of Songsheet Generator!

Ukes4Fun Songbooks updated and Book 4 added

2 May 2011: Songbooks 1 to 4 are now available in APHont (for easier reading) Landscape format (to take up less space) – see links on Ukes4Fun Songsheets Page.

Songbook 4: some song-sheets are still in draft form but, what the heck, I will post updates when they are finalised – Songbooks 5 and 6 are waiting in the wings :-)

Ukes4Fun Songsheets – May 1st  2011
SB          Songs from Song Books (SB01 – SB04) – in Alphabetical Order

SB04 – 01    Blue Eyes Cryin’ In the Rain (Willie Nelson)
SB02 – 01    Blue Suede Shoes (Elvis Presley)
SB02 – 02    Born To Be Wild (Steppenwolf)
SB01 – 01    Bring It On Home To Me (Sam Cooke)
SB04 – 02    Bye Bye Love (Everly Brothers)
SB01 – 02    Did I Shave My Legs For This (Deana Carter)
SB04 – 03    Eight Days A Week (Beatles)
SB03 – 01    Everyday (Slade)
SB02 – 03    Feel like making love (Bad Company)
SB03 – 02    Feelin’ Groovy (59th St Bridge Song) (Simon & Garfunkel)
SB04 – 04    Fool’s Paradise (Buddy Holly)
SB04 – 05    Hesitation Blues (one of many versions)
SB01 – 03    Hard Times (Stephen Foster)
SB01 – 04    Hi Ho Silver Lining (Jeff Beck)
SB04 – 06    High Hopes (Paulo Nutini)
SB03 – 03    I Recall A Gypsy Woman (Don Williams)
SB02 – 04    I Saw Her Standing There (Beatles)
SB02 – 05    I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (Bob Dylan)
SB03 – 04    In My Life (John Lennon)
SB02 – 06    It’s All Over Now (The Rolling Stones)
SB04 – 07    Keep On The Sunny Side Of Life (June Carter)
SB02 – 07    Last Thing On My Mind (Tom Paxton)
SB02 – 08    Last Time, The (Rolling Stones)
SB01 – 05    Little Ole Wine Drinker Me  (Josh Ritter)
SB04 – 08    Mack The Knife (Kurt Weill)
SB02 – 09    Peaceful Easy Feeling (The Eagles)
SB03 – 05    Quark Strangeness And Charm (Hawkwind)
SB03 – 06    Rock Around The Clock (Bill Haley and His Comets)
SB01 – 06    Sailor (Petula Clark)
SB03 – 07    San Francisco Bay Blues (Eric Clapton)
SB03 – 08    See You Later Alligator (Bill Haley and The Comets)
SB03 – 09    Singing In The Rain (Gene Kelly)
SB01 – 07    Singin’ The Blues (Marty Robbins)
SB03 – 10    Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness (Nanci Griffith)
SB01 – 08    Take These Chains (Hank Williams)
SB04 – 09    These Boots Are Made For Walking (Nancy Sinatra)
SB02 – 10    Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
SB04 – 10    To Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan/Adele)
SB01 – 09    Under the Boardwalk (The Drifters)
SB01 – 10    Wild Side Of Life (Honky Tonk Angel) (Hank Williams)
Best wishes,
Lizzie

Songbook updates Sept 3rd – Songbooks 1 & 3

Songbook updates Sept 3rd

Songbook 1: http://bit.ly/bIEpNx“Did I Shave My Legs For This” – words updated to Dot’s version

“Wild Side of Life (Honky Tonk Angel)’ – Missing Chorus added after verse 3

Songbook 3: http://bit.ly/aL8DoK

“See You Later Alligator” – Key changed to C and intro updated.

“Singing In The Rain” – verses 3 and 4 removed.

Best wishes,

Lizzie