Songbook

Ukulele Wednesdays Songbook – this book was intended for use at our jam nights, but as it’s proved popular, we’re very happy if you want to use it at your own jam night. We put a lot of time into our book, so if you plan to use it, we’d really appreciate if you would let people know where it came from. A link to this page is all it takes… Thanks!

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Please feel free to download our songbook and use it, either at one of our three free jams in London or at your own ukulele jam. Please, always credit where you got the songs from.

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Not sure how one (or more) of the songs go? Have a listen to this Ukulele Wednesdays playlist! ♫ Ukulele Wednesdays songs – http://spoti.fi/Q2E840 Keep in touch! Follow us on Twitter.

Ukulele Wednesdays Songbook Contents:

A Little Respect – Erasure
A Whole New World(Aladdin) – Menken and Rice*
Accidentally in Love – Counting Crows
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers*
All My Loving – The Beatles
All That She Wants – Ace of Base
Alright – Supergrass*
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life – Monty Python
(Is this the Way to) Amarillo – Tony Christie
Angels – Robbie Williams
Annie’s Song – John Denver
Anyone Else But You – The Moldy Peaches (abridged)
Back for Good – Take That
Back in the USSR – The Beatles*
Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty*
The Bare Necessities – Terry Gilkyson
Be My Baby – The Ronettes
Bed of Roses – Bon Jovi*
Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell
Blitzkrieg Bop – The Ramones
Blame it on the Boogie – The Jacksons*
Blaze of Glory – Jon Bon Jovi*
Blowin’ in the Wind – Bob Dylan
Blue Moon – Rogers and Hart
Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley
Bohemian Like You – Dandy Warhols
Born to be Wild – Steppenwolf
Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Green Day*
Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something
Brimful of Asha – Cornershop
Bring Me Sunshine – Morecambe & Wise
Brown-Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
California Dreaming – The Mamas and the Papas
Cannonball – Damien Rice
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli
Cats in the Cradle – Ugly Kid Joe*
Cecilia – Simon and Garfunkel
The Chain – Fleetwood Mac*
Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
City of New Orleans – Arlo Guthrie
Closing Time – Semisonic
Come on Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Common People – Pulp (short version)
Complicated – Avril Lavigne
Country House – Blur
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Creep – Radiohead
Crocodile Rock – Elton John
Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springsteen
Dancing Queen – Abba*
Daydream – Lovin’ Spoonful
Daydream Believer – The Monkees
Dedicated Follower of Fashion – The Kinks
Delilah – Tom Jones
Dirty Old Town – The Pogues
Disco – Pulp*
Do You Love Me – The Contours
Don’t Leave Me This Way – Thelma Houston
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Don’t Look Back in Anger — Oasis
Don’t You Want Me – Human League
Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
Down Under – Men at Work
Dream a Little Dream of Me – The Mamas & The Papas*
Ever Fallen in Love – Buzzcocks
Every Breath You Take – The Police*
Everything I Do – Bryan Adams*
Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
Faith – George Michael
The Final Countdown – Europe
Finally – CeCe Peniston*
Fifty ways to leave your lover – Paul Simon*
Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue – Lewis, Young & Henderson
Five Hundred Miles – The Proclaimers
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
Forget You/F**k You – Cee Lo Green
Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Friday I’m In Love – The Cure
Get Lucky (abridged) – Daft Punk*
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac*
Gold – Spandau Ballet
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day
Half the World Away – Oasis
Hallelujah (abridged) – Leonard Cohen
Hand In My Pocket – Alanis Morissette
Happy Birthday (traditional)†
Happy Together – The Turtles
Have You Ever Seen the Rain? – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Heaven – Bryan Adams*
Hello – Adele Adkins and Greg Kurstin*
“Heroes” – David Bowie
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Hey Ya (abridged) – OutKast
Hi Ho Silver Lining – Jeff Beck
Hit Me Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
Hit the Road – Ray Charles
Ho Hey – The Lumineers*
Hot n Cold – Katy Perry
Hotel California – The Eagles
House of the Rising Sun (abridged) – The Animals
Hurt – Johnny Cash*
I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
I Knew You Were Trouble – Taylor Swift*
I Only Want to Be With You – Dusty Springfield
I Predict a Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
I Think We’re Alone Now – Tiffany
I Wanna Be Like You – R M Sherman and R B Sherman
I Want to Break Free – Queen
I Want to Know What Love Is – Foreigner*
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
I’ll Be There For You (Friends theme tune) – The Rembrandts*
I’ll Be Your Baby – Bob Dylan
I’ll Fly Away – Alison Krauss et al
I’m a Believer – The Monkees
I’m into Something Good – Herman’s Hermits
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
If it Makes You Happy – Sheryl Crowe*
Iko Iko – “Jockamo” James Crawford
Imagine – John Lennon
In the Summertime – Mungo Jerry
Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls
It Must Be Love – Madness
It’s Not Unusual – Tom Jones
Jammin’ – Bob Marley
The Joker – Steve Miller Band
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry*
Jolene – Dolly Parton
Karma Chameleon – Culture Club
Keep the Faith – Bon Jovi
Kids – MGMT
Kids in America – Kim Wilde
Killing Me Softly – Roberta Flack/The Fugees
King of the Road – Roger Miller
Kiss Me – Sixpence None the Richer
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan
Lady Madonna – The Beatles
Let it Be – The Beatles
Let it Go – Frozen*
Like a Prayer – Madonna
The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Tokens
Little Lion Man – Mumford and Sons
Live Forever – Oasis
Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
The Loco-motion – Little Eva*
Lola – The Kinks
Losing My Religion – REM*
Lucky Man – The Verve*
Mad World – Gary Jules
Maggie May – Rod Stewart
Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me) – Steve Harley
Man of Constant Sorrow – The Soggy Bottom Boys
Maybe Tomorrow – Terry Bush (Littlest Hobo theme)
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard – Paul Simon
Monkey Man – Toots and the Maytals
Moondance – Van Morrison*
Mrs Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel
My Favourite Game – The Cardigans
New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
Nine to Five – Dolly Parton
No Surprises – Radiohead*
No Woman, No Cry – Bob Marley & The Wailers
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da – The Beatles
Octopus’s Garden – The Beatles
Ordinary World – Duran Duran*
Otherside – Red Hot Chili Peppers*
(Lookin’ Back) Over My Shoulder – Mike & the Mechanics
Paint it Black – The Rolling Stones
People Are Strange – The Doors
Perfect Day – Lou Reed*
Piece of my Heart – Erma Franklin*
Pinball Wizard – The Who
Poison – Alice Cooper*
Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
Price Tag – Jessie J
Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
Pumped Up Kicks – Foster and the People*
Que Sera Sera – Doris Day
Raindrops Keep Fallin on my Head – Burt Bacharach
Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
Riptide – Vance Joy*
Rolling in the Deep – Adele*
Run for Your Life – The Beatles
Runaway – Del Shannon
Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
Shake it Off – Taylor Swift*
Should I Stay or Should I Go – The Clash
Sit Down – James
(Sittin’ on the) Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
Skinny Love – Bon Iver*
Skyfall – Adele*
Sloop John B – The Beach Boys
Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye
Someone to Lava – Pixar*
Something – The Beatles
Somewhere Only We Go – Keane*
Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Arlen and Harburg
Somewhere Over the Rainbow / Wonderful World – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
SOS – Abba
Sound of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel
Space Oddity – David Bowie*
Spirit in the Sky – Norman Greenbaum
Stand by Me – Ben E King
Stand By Me – Oasis*
Stuck in the Middle with You – Stealers Wheel
Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch – The Four Tops
Summer of – Bryan Adams
Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks
Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
Sway – Dean Martin
Sweet Child o’ Mine – Guns ‘n’ Roses
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
Take it Easy – The Eagles
Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver
Take on Me – Aha
Take Your Mama – Scissor Sisters
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Teenage Kicks – The Undertones
Tell Me Ma – The Dubliners
The Letter – The Boxtops
The Way It Is – Bruce Hornsby*
These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ – Nancy Sinatra
Thorn in my Side – Eurythmics*
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
Time After Time – Cindy Lauper*
Titanium – David Guetta ft Sia*
Top of the World – The Carpenters
Torn – Natalie Imbruglia*
Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler*
Toxic – Britney Spears
True Colours – Cindy Lauper*
True Faith – New Order
Tubthumping – Chumbawumba*
Two Princes – Spin Doctors
Umbrella – Rihanna
Under The Boardwalk – The Drifters
Under the Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Valerie / Kung Fu Fighting – The Zutons / Carl Douglas
Video Killed the Radio Star – The Buggles*
Walk of Life – Dire Straits
Walking in Memphis – Mark Cohn*
Wanted: Dead or Alive – Bon Jovi
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
We Are Young – Fun with Janelle Monae
We Built this City – Starship*
Weather With You – Crowded House*
What a Wonderful World – Sam Cooke
What’s Up – 4 Non Blondes*
Where do you go to my Lovely? (abridged) – Peter Sarstedt
Why Does it Always Rain on Me? – Travis*
Wicked Game – Chris Isaak*
Wild World – Cat Stevens
Will You Still Love me Tomorrow? – The Shirelles
Wind of Change – The Scorpions
Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
With a Little Help from My Friends – The Beatles
Wonderwall – Oasis
Word up – Cameo*
Yellow – Coldplay
YMCA – The Village People
You Are My Sunshine
You Know I’m No Good – Amy Winehouse
Your Song – Elton John*
You’re So Vain – Carly Simon*
You’re the One that I Want – Grease
You’ve Got the Love – Florence and the Machine
Zombie – The Cranberries*

Authors’ note:
New songs are marked with an asterisk and songs that have changed significantly since the previous edition are marked with a cross.

46 thoughts on “Songbook

  1. If you can send me the chords for all these songs, I will be happy. thanks……I suppose that you see my e-mail. 😉

    • Hey Roger,

      I’m a little surprised about this comment. An email went to everyone on the mailing list. Have you joined one of the mailing lists? If not, please read the text at the top of this page and join the one that’s relevant to you.

      Thank you,

      Lorraine.

  2. Lorraine,
    I believe Roger is referring to the ’email’: “This is the last email we’ll send to everyone. It’s inefficient to keep in touch with everyone. This is the last email you’ll receive from us unless you click one of the options…”

    • Hey Jeff, fair point. FYI, many people don’t want to hear about Wednesdays at all – they live overseas and are not interested in the London happenings. Lots of people unsubscribed, so, to save spamming people, I’m giving people the choice to opt in or out. Yourself, Roger and everyone else are welcome to opt in or out, depending which future emails you wish to receive. Spam free Ukulele Wednesdays. 😉

  3. Visited Royal George last night with 3 musical mates and shared a uke. We will be regular participants. Completely brilliant idea. Keep up the good work. Baz.

  4. I used to love attending Uke Wednesday’s at the Albany. Have recently moved to Wellington, New Zealand. I’ve downloaded the new song book and really love it! Practicing solo for down.

  5. Lads & Lassies, First off congratulations on a great site and second sincere thanks for the massive song-book. At last people who understand that smaller (a less image-heavy songbook) is better, IMHO of course!
    I started out on the uke two weeks ago and with largish paws its been a bit of a struggle. My first job was alternative shapes for E & D chords.
    I’m based in Ireland but know London well, so I guess it’s OK just to drop in unannounced.

    Thanks again, Pat.

  6. Just noticed u now have audio clips aswell quality , males it so much easier to practice loving the new songbook although it defantly could do with some smiths songs

  7. This is a super facility. It’s a drag that I don’t live in London, otherwise I’d be a regular attendant at your sessions. Do you have the means to supply chords for certain numbers? I’ve looked everywhere for “Kiss of love” as performed by Sam Brown but with no success.

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  10. It’s been a few years since I’ve been in London (or anywhere in the UK for that matter) so not much likelihood of me getting to a jam session, but THANK YOU for allowing outside folks to download the songbook. I’m just learning to play my ukulele, and I super appreciate how clear and nicely lined up the chords and lyrics are. If/when I get to visit London again I will be sure to look you up and hopefully make it to a session! Thanks again for spreading some ukulele love 🙂

  11. Thank you! It’s so wonderful to have so many songs that aren’t just guitar tabs with ukulele chord charts pasted on them.

  12. Hello. I am having downloading the songbook. I downloaded the Christmas songbook OK. I am new to your site and think that the songbook is fantastic for a newbie like myself. Thank you for having this opportunity to get the chords and lyrics. Fantastic.

  13. A group of friends have started a uke group and we have met three times and we are hooked. I just found your Ukulele song books. Thank you soo much for sharing it with everyone! I have a question : How do you know what strumming pattern to use? Do you use the same pattern for all the songs? Thanks, Joyce

  14. How do you request new songs to be added? Also last time I came new songs were played but I can’t see them on the songbook here…? Maybe I’m being dumb haha

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  17. Song book is excellent except for lack of The Smiths dirges. Anyone else in Muscat want to get together to murder some of the song book contents?

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