Looking for  a new song to bring to Flea Jumpers?  This is your place.  WARNING!! Once you get started, you might find yourself up until the wee hours of the morning, humming and strumming! There are more.  We’ll keep adding to the list.


Brook has put together a great collection of songs and arrangements for the Ukelaneys up in Eugene–most are very accessable and a few are what he calls “fancy schmancy.”


Here’s a great list of Hawaiian tunes from Mele ‘Ohana, also up in Eugene, along with downloadable song files and performance notes.


Another great set of songs with great charts put together by our good buddy Mike DaSilva for the Berkeley ‘Ukulele Club


I love this collection. Great songs, in color, with wonderful arrangements! This one truly is habit-forming! Abba! Elvis! The Beatles! Jack Johnson! Johnny Cash! Dolly Parton! Six books to choose from!


Sixty-four songs from the Fab Four, all arranged for ‘ukulele. But, wait! There’s more.  Follow the bouncing ball and you can sing along while you learn to play.


Very fun collection.  Shows you which CD to buy so you can jam along (the best way to learn!)


Lots of great songs–traditional Hawaiian and hapa haole–from the Kolohe Ukulele Club in Southern California.


More than 300 songs!  Everything from “Accentuate the Positive” to “Zip-a-dee-do-dah.” AND he has versions of most of the song sheets for baritone ‘ukulele, as well.


Jim Botorff’s Banjo Page is basically a site for banjo players, but, hey, a chord is chord, is a chord.  It may take a while to figure out how to read the charts, but once you do, you’ll have an amazing resource of just about every song you can think of.  And, if you’re unsure of the melody, you can hear it from the same website.  I am so jeolous!


Over 450 contemporary songs with chords written and performed by everyone from “10,000 maniacs” to Neil Young, with Jack Johnson, Bob Marley,  the Dixie Chicks, Van Morrison, and lots more thrown in between.  Includes links to sheet music, as well.


 A great collection of songs by another one of our good buddies,  Dominator.  The tab could be a little intimidating for beginners, but it’s something to work towards.



Two other great song collections, though I think you might need to sign up to scribd.com to be able to download them.


If you’re at all in to jazz, you might like this site by JazzUkes’ Mark Occionero. 


 The Fabulous Songbook–Loads and loads of songs from 30 years of camp counseling, music teaching, and guitar geeking.


Four years of great songs!


A huge collection of old standards, hapa haole, and traditional Hawaiian songs from the Ukulele Society of America.


A great collection of contemporary Hawaiian songs compiled by Brad Bordessa.  And, if you’re so inclined, he’s got a growing collection of tabs as well.


Hundreds of songs in English, Swedish, French!  And, you can transpose songs up and down by single steps, switch between different tunings, or modify the format with the push of a button!  Sweet.


UUUUWEEEE!  This is a great one.  Here you’ll find “Don’t Fence Me In” with the introduction!  “People are Strange” by the Doors.  “Jolene” by Dolly Parton and hundreds more!  What a find!



A great collection of tabs from the Big Muffin Serious Band and the Serious Ukulele ensemble of New Zealand. Be sure to check out Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer” in three parts: melody, harmony, and arpeggio. You’ll also find “Pinball Wizard” and “Stairway to Heaven Here.”   And they have muffin recipes, too!  A great, great, great collection that will keep you busy for days.


Wow! Michael Lynch has posted this great collection of songs to go along with his online tutorials.  “The Pink Panther” on ‘ukulele?  How fun is that?  “American Pie?”  Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry………….


The Mele ‘Ohana group on the Big Island has a growing list, as well, including the heart-wrenching classic by Kui Lee, “I’ll Remember You.”  This very fun group meets  Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 pm at the Keauhou Shopping Center, 7 miles south of Kailua-Kona and invites anyone with an ‘ukulele to join them, including beginners!  Singers and hula dancers are also appreciated. Even non-musicians are welcome to come and listen as they sing, play ‘ukulele, and perform hula to traditional Hawaiian music. They even have a growing audience.  Don’t be shy!

2 Responses to “Song Sources”

  1. I’ve got songs and tabs on my site: http://liveukulele.com/songs/ and http://liveukulele.com/tabs/

    Talk about shameless promo…

    See you at the fest,


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