Songs & Songbooks
Most of the songs we play are arranged by PLUC members – we perform a wide repertoire of tunes to suit all tastes. Here are some handy songbook resources we’ve found in our travels round the web that are useful to dip into:
- Betty Lou – arranged in chart years, genre and by pop group or artist
- Bytown Ukulele Group (BUG)
- Doctor Uke – classic tunes and other handy resources
- Halifax Ukulele Gang (H.U.G.)
- Hammersmith Ukulele Group (HUG)
- Herts of Uke – Welwyn Garden City
- Jim Carey’s Ukulele Songbook – huge songbook, from various sources. Also includes the facility to view and transpose individual tunes, allowing customisation into PDFs, left-handed & baritone uke versions
- John Stanley – larger print versions of many songs to help playing in dingy pub rooms
- Levy Uke Up! – Levenshulme, Manchester
- Morristown Uke Jam (MUJ) – includes themed songbook collections & video tutorials
- Moselele – Moseley Ukulele Group, Birmingham
- Richard G’s Ukulele Songbook – excellent and reliable transcripts of 1300+ songs, which grows every month. Sort by title, artist, number of chords, key or newest on site
- San Jose Ukulele Club (SJUC)
- Stewart Greenhill’s Ukulele Songbook – download the whole songbook; click the song names for an interactive song sheet with video playalong feature; chords and printable PDFs (choose which layout & key you want); sort list by title, artist, complexity etc
- The pUKEs – punk classics
- Tunbridge Wells Ukulele Night Thing (TWUNT)
- Uke Jams – a list of over 500 simplified, single sheet songs which can be sorted by decade or genre
- Ukes For Fun! – Newcastle-upon-Tyne
- UkeTunes – songs now being collected into volumes (including 80s and 60s/70s Hits) and also covering entire albums (such as Rubber Soul & Parallel Lines)
- Ukulele Bedford
- Ukulele Booglaoo
- Ukulele Club of Virginia – you can also download songs as individual Word files
- Ukulele Hunt – tons of very useful resources for all levels of playing, including regular blog updates on different topics and an index of tabs & chords
- Ukulele Underground – lots of resources even at the unpaid level, including a song library
- Ukulele Wednesdays – near Great Portland Street, Tottenham Court Road & Walthamstow Tube stations
- Ultimate Guitar – see the guitar tabs link for songs
Got any new ones to suggest? Email us.
March 16, 2011 at 9:24 am
Enjoyed myself immensely last night! I’ve sent you ‘Never Forget You’ and ‘Moonglow’ under separate cover. Paul
September 9, 2013 at 10:56 am
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September 9, 2013 at 11:36 pm
Thanks for your kind comments. This is a ukulele site for our uke club members, so we write our own posts & link to interesting & useful uke items. But thanks for the thought. Good luck with your guitar site.
April 4, 2014 at 9:51 pm
hi, i play with the wuzzalele ukists,( thats wirksworth in derbyshire.) my speciality is producing songs to the largest size print on one side of a4. big black and nasty really.its just that i can’t see them well enough, as derbyshire hopes to get gaslight soon. actually its an age thing. i have a dropbox, where these horrors are contained so if they are of any use they can readily obtained.
April 5, 2014 at 8:31 am
Hi John, that’s kind of you. I’ll email you directly & get the link from you & either put if with the above links or email round our members,for those interested, whichever is your preference. Thanks.
April 11, 2014 at 11:15 pm
John’s link has now been added above. Do leave him feedback or any corrections on the songs if you try them – thanks.
June 1, 2014 at 8:30 am
Brilliant site! I will definitely bookmark it!!!
Lovely Happy New year Song Download
September 23, 2014 at 8:57 am
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receive 4 emails with the same comment. There has to be a means you are able to remove me from that service?
September 23, 2014 at 3:48 pm
I tried replying privately to your WordPress email address but that failed, so I’m having to respond in the blog.
I can’t do anything to access who has subscribed to comments – I can only see the emails of who have subscribed to follow the blog (& can’t update
However, you can control your own WordPress settings:
– Go into the WordPress Reader & click on the right hand side “Edit Blogs I Follow” (eg you might be able to skip straight to https://wordpress.com/following/edit/ if you’re logged on).
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I hope that sorts things out for you.
July 7, 2015 at 10:18 am
There’s links to the Levy Uke Up songbooks here as well 🙂
I know that we have many of the same, but there are a few unique tunes as well 🙂 feel free to share!
July 7, 2015 at 2:24 pm
Thanks Ed. I like your scratching DJ on the homepage (though think she should have a uke under her arm)! Jeanette
July 7, 2015 at 2:58 pm
You know, I don’t know where that came from! Still, all good fun 🙂
August 17, 2015 at 9:39 pm
Oxford song books are only available to group members, I tried to open one and you need a login…
August 17, 2015 at 11:01 pm
Thanks for spotting that had changed, Dawn. I’ve removed that group’s link.
February 17, 2020 at 6:36 pm
How can I find the ukulele chords for the song “Why do Fools Fall in Love?”
February 18, 2020 at 12:16 am
Hi Aslaness, Well, this page is just a list of sites with songbooks / song resources, not an actual searchable database. Two ways of searching are:
1) Use this list to pick a few randomly to see if the song you want is there & you like the arrangement (I’ve just tried that, looking at just a couple of the more comprehensive sites, & can see you’ll find that title on Doctor Uke, Betty Lou & Ultimate Guitar, for example – & probably several more on here, too, as it’s a pretty well-known number).
2) All you need to do is Google why do fools fall in love ukulele chords & you will be presented with tons of options to trawl through & try out.
[Tip: you may find it easier to play / sing in certain keys – some sites let you change key (also known as transpose) automatically; you can find sites that will do it if you paste in the arrangement or learn to do that yourself.]
Have fun playing it! Jeanette
May 1, 2020 at 4:40 pm
I am so blessed to find a site so I can learn to play and entertain my baby grandsons 3500thousands miles away! I love them so much I bought a ukulele without knowing shit about music and finally found a bunch of cool fantastic music lovers that want to share their skills and love of music for free without the annoying ads and creepy adjoining accounts, if you are linked to a non profit support group I would love to donate some $ from Australia, thank you and keep the music joy spreading the world as you have helped me do and connect with my grandsons !, xx
May 4, 2020 at 10:32 pm
Thanks for your very kind comments. I’m glad you are finding the site useful in these difficult times and you’re able to use music to help bring your family together. We’re just a local community uke group but if you really wish to make any donation, do go to any of the song sites you’ve enjoyed to see if they have a ‘tip jar’ as some of those musicians are currently unable to make their regular livings through teaching students or playing gigs, so I’m sure they’d appreciate by support.
We have friends in uke groups over in Australia, some of whom have visited us when they’ve been in London, including several from the Maida Vale Uke Group (MUG).
Stay safe and well! Jeanette