Here you will find the lyrics and chords for ‘ukulele songs from your favorite 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).
Below you will find song sheets encompassing several genres. Many popular songs are already available elsewhere on the web so I try to focus on songs that really benefit from an ‘ukulele-specific sheet.
Three or four basic chords
3-6 medium chords
Many and/or difficult chords
Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Mamas And The Papas
Nat King Cole
Peter Moon Band/Koa’uka
Paula Fuga and Jack Johnson
The Sunday Manoa
Rev. Dennis Kamakahi
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).
- Google: “[song name] chords”. Add the band name if you results are muddy: [song name] by [band name] chords.
The Daily Ukulele
There are so many great mainstream songs that it can be hard to find a collection that has tunes of interest. Jumpin’ Jim goes with the brute force approach in this book and covers 365 great popular songs with full chord diagrams, lyrics, and melody shown on a simple staff. There is a little bit for everyone in this book and the quality of the layout is top-notch. There is also a Leap Year Edition that has 366 more tunes.
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. One of the distinguishing features of this collection is the Hawaiian language aspect. Many times the focus of a songbook is on the chords, but in this case the Hawaiian lyrics received just as much detail. I’ve never heard a complaint from anybody about the lyrics being incorrect.