The Songs Page

These are the songs that we’ve played together at the Ukebox Pub Nights. The keys chosen and strumming patterns suggested are an interpretation of the song and are provided here to help you learn in advance of, and during our jams.

Many thanks for all the contributions from members of the Ottawa ukulele community, as well as from the greater online uking community. A special thanks goes out to two sources in particular, from which a great number of these charts are derived: Bytown Ukulele Group (BUG), especially Sue Rogers; and Dan Panke from for his song suggestions and invaluable help with making the functionality of this webpage possible.

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Song Title
Files, etc.
Atlanta Moan
Manitoba Hal (Barbecue Bob, 1930)
Play along in this key.
Back In The Saddle Again
Gene Autry (Ray Whitley & Gene Autry, 1939)
Play along with original in this key.
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
George Harrison (Harold Arlen & Ted Koehler, 1931)
Eric Clapton (Robert Johnson, 1936)
Play along with Eric Clapton in this key.
Diving Duck Blues
Keb Mo & Taj Mahal (Sleepy John Estes)
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
The Mamas & The Papas (Andre, Schwandt, Kahn, 1931)
Play along with the Mamas & Papas version in this key.
Georgia On My Mind
Ray Charles (Hoagy Carmichael, 1930)
Play along with Ray Charles in this key.
Hobo's Lullaby
Woody Guthrie (Goebel Reeves ~1930)
Capo on 3rd fret to play with Woody Guthrie's version.
It's Only A Paper Moon
Billy Rose, E.Y. Harburg, and Harold Arlen (1933)
Capo on 5th fret to play along with Nat King Cole.
Leaning On A Lamp-post
George Formby (Noel Gay, 1937)
Play along with George Formby in this key.
Lili Marlene
Vera Lynn (Leip & Schultze, Phillips & Connor, 1937)
Play with Vera Lynn in this key.
Love Letters In The Sand
Pat Boone (J. Fred Coots, 1931)
Capo on 3rd fret to play with Pat Boone's version.
Minnie the Moocher
Cab Calloway & Irving Mills (1931)
Play along with Blues Brothers version in this key.
Moon Glow
Will Hudson, Eddie De Lange & Irving Mills (1933)
Fakebook style chart with melody in tablature notation. Play with Diana Krall's version in this key (G).
Morning Has Broken
Cat Stevens (Eleanor Farjeon, 1931)
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh, 1930
Key of C
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh, 1930
Key of G
Charlie Chaplin, John Turner & Geoffrey Parsons (1936)
Tony Bennett does it in this key.
George Gershwin (1934)
This is a 'bare bones' version of the chord progression. Capo on 1st fret to play along with Norah Jones.
Sweet Home Chicago
Manitoba Hal (Robert Johnson, 1936)
Play along in this key.

We'll Meet Again
Vera Lynn (Ross Parker & Hughie Charles, 1939)
Wheels On The Bus
Verna Hills (1939)
When I'm Cleaning Windows
George Formby (Fred Cliff, Harry Gifford & George Formby, 1936)
Original is in the key of Ab.
You Are My Sunshine
Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell (1939)
Good beginner song.