Simple music theory for uke players

Ukulele Song Chords: Free Chord & Lyric Sheets

The chords to an ukulele song are a key part of the music. Chords provide harmony to the sound, and when paired with a strum, you can convincingly play many of your favorite songs easily.

Here you will find the lyrics and chords for songs from many popular artists. These sheets focus on the words, chords, and basic song structure as is easily played on the uke.

You can get each as a printable PDF file or view the songs in your browser.

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Below you will find songs spanning 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.

If you’re just starting to play the ukulele, check out these pages for beginner songs that filter out the more difficult options.

For super newbies: Two chord ukulele songs – F and C7

For most beginners:
Easy ukulele songs

The sheets found here are not TABs! People often confuse the two. A TAB is a very specific way of writing out picking parts and can be found here.

Without further ado, here are the songs:

Rock/Pop/Mainstream Ukulele Songs:

Counting Stars

One Republic

Down On The Corner

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Margaritaville

Jimmy Buffett

Riptide

Vance Joy

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Reggae Ukulele Songs:

One Day

Matisyahu

One Love

Bob Marley

Jawaiian Ukulele Songs:

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

Contemporary Hawaiian Ukulele Songs:

Cane Fire

Peter Moon Band/Koa’uka

Country Road

Paula Fuga and Jack Johnson

Follow Me

Manoa DNA

Island Style

John Cruz

Traditional Ukulele Songs:

Amazing Grace

Traditional

Happy Birthday

Traditional

Hawaiian Ukulele Songs:

E Huli Makou

David Chung

Ei Nei

Lena Machado/Sean Naauao

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

How to Find More Ukulele Songs

There are so many mainstream songs out there that it would be impossible to put a dent in posting all of them here, so I’ll recommend a couple good places to find chords to your favorite tunes (the chords for guitar are the same as for ukulele).

Google is also your friend for finding ANYTHING ukulele-related. Try a search like: “[song name] chords”. Add the band name if you results are muddy: [song name] by [band name] chords. You don’t need to include “ukulele” because, like I said above, uke chords are the same as guitar chords.

More Resources

Confused with the chords for an ukulele song? You can always check out my making songs easier page. It has some great tips for stripping down a complicated some into something more manageable.

There are also ukulele chord charts at your disposal.