‘Ukulele Song Sheets

Here you will find the lyrics and chords for ‘ukulele songs from your favorite Hawaiian or mainstream artists. These sheets focus on the words, harmony, and basic song structure as opposed to tabs (which can be found on the ‘Ukulele Tabs page).

There are two sections of original and linked ‘ukulele song sheets. The first features tunes that you might hear in the islands – Hawaiian, Jawaiian, and Contemporary genres. The second has a few mainstream songs in the pop and rock genres. The reason I haven’t made more sheets for these popular songs is that they are widely available on many other sites (see below the mainstream songs for links).

Easy
Three or four basic chords
Intermediate
3-6 medium chords
Hard
Many and/or difficult chords

Rock/Pop/Mainstream:

Better Together
Jack Johnson
Counting Stars
One Republic
Daughters
John Mayer
Down On The Corner
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Dream a Little Dream of Me
The Mamas And The Papas
Here Comes the Sun
The Beatles
If I Had Eyes
Jack Johnson
I’m Yours
Jason Mraz
Jambalaya
Hank Williams
The Lazy Song
Bruno Mars
Love
Nat King Cole
Love Me Do
The Beatles
Mr. Jones
Counting Crows
Octopus’s Garden
The Beatles
One Rainy Wish
Jimi Hendrix
Riptide
Vance Joy
Whistle
Flo Rida
You and Your Heart
Jack Johnson

Reggae:

Easy Skanking
Bob Marley
Is This Love?
Bob Marley
One Day
Matisyahu
One Love
Bob Marley
Rude
Magic

Jawaiian:

Cool Down
Kolohe Kai
Ehu Girl
Kolohe Kai
Fallen
Pana’ewa
Heartache
One Groove
Honey Baby
3 Plus
Put a Little Love
Natural Vibrations
This is the Life
Kolohe Kai
Wade In Your Water
Common Kings

Contemporary Hawaiian:

Cane Fire
Peter Moon Band/Koa’uka
Country Road
Paula Fuga and Jack Johnson
Follow Me
Manoa DNA
Island Style
John Cruz
The Kona Hotel
“Konabob” Stoffer
One Foot on Sand
Justin Young
Shine On
John Cruz
Sweet Wahine
Donald Kaulia
Taro Patch Twist
Keoki Kahumoku

Hawaiian:

E Huli Makou
David Chung
Haleakala Hula
Alice Namakelua
Hanohano Ka Lei Pikake
Keali’i Reichel
Hi’ilawe
Sam Li’a
Kaulana Na Pua
Ellen Prendergast
Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai
Edith Kanaka’ole/Hapa
Kawika
The Sunday Manoa
Koke’e
Rev. Dennis Kamakahi
Noho Paipai
Traditional
Puamana
Irmgard Farden

There are so many mainstream songs out there that it would be impossible to put a dent in posting all of them, so here are some good places to look for chords to your favorite mainstream songs (the chords for guitar are the same as for ‘ukulele).

Confused with the chords for a song? Try taking a look at the ukulele chord charts or How to Make Songs Easier page.

Easy Beginner ‘Ukulele Songs
The green tabs on each song link denote a song as “easy,” but for my top 30 extra-simple ‘ukulele songs, try this page.

‘Ukulele Songbooks:

He Mele Aloha:

Hands down, the best Hawaiian songbook is He Mele Aloha . It’s very well presented – clear font, different colored chord names, chord diagrams, and a ton of great songs.

Jumpin’ Jim’s Songbooks:

Jim Beloff, also known as “Jumpin’ Jim” has probably created the biggest selection of ‘ukulele song books. From 60’s to Christmas to country to Hawaiian (more like hapa-haole), these books are paperback and have the words, chords, and melody (music staff) for each song.

If you want something a little less cheesy than “Jumpin’ Jim’s ‘Ukulele Beach Party“, his ‘Ukulele Masters series is great. Titles include arrangements by Ohta-SanJohn King, and Lyle Ritz. These books are geared towards more advanced players and include jazz chords and melody plus a CD so you can hear the artist play the song.

Heeday Kimura’s Songbooks:

If you can hang in there with Heeday’s unique way of notating songs, these books hold a lot of knowledge. Mostly in a “pick and strum” style there are more Hawaiian songs presented in these books than most. When I first got one of these books it was spiral bound, but recently it looks as if Mel Bay has republished them in paperback.

Chords for rock, pop, Hawaiian, and reggae tunes  on your 'ukulele

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