Chord Shapes Ebook

‘Ukulele Song Sheets

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.

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
Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffett
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

Traditional:

Amazing Grace
Traditional
Happy Birthday
Traditional

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).

  • Chordie
  • Ultimate-Guitar
  • Google: “[song name] chords”. Add the band name if you results are muddy: [song name] by [band name] chords.

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:

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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.

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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.

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

Ukulele Chord Shapes Ebook