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.
Autumn Leaves
Standard (Kosma, Prevert, Mercer, 1945)
Bilingual Version
Blue Moon of Kentucky
Bill Monroe (1947)
We'll actually play Paul McCartney's version which blends Bill Monroe's with Elvis'.
Cotton Fields
Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter, 1940)
Folk Standard that's great fun to sing. We'll often play it in key of C but most online versions seem to be in Key of A (as shown here). Try using an alternating thumb picking pattern: 'Carter Picking'
Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)
Woody Guthrie (1948)
Play along with Arlo Guthrie's version in this key.
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Duke Ellington and Bob Russell (1940)
Play along with Inkspots version (1943) in this key. Ignore their intro verse.
Happy Trails
Roy Rogers (Dale Evans, 1940's)
Original in key of F. This chart in key of C.
Java Jive
The Ink Spots (Oakland/Drake, 1940)
La Vie En Rose
Edith Piaf (Piaf, Louisguy, Monnot, 1947)
Le P'tit Bonheur
Félix Leclerc (1948)
Les accords sont dans la tonalité de l'enregistrement.
Mele Kalikimaka
Bing Crosby (Robert Alex Anderson, 1949)
Capo sur 2ieme frette pour jouer avec l'original.
Sixteen Tons
Tennesse Ernie Ford (Merle Travis, 1946)
Capo on 2nd fret to play with Tenessee Ernie Ford.

Tennessee Waltz
Patti Page (Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King, 1946)
Patti Page's version is in Key of F. This chart is in G.
The MTA Song (Charlie On The MTA)
Kingston Trio (Jacqueline Steiner & Bess Hawes, 1949)
Play along with the Kingston Trio in this key.
White Cliffs of Dover
Vera Lynn (Walter Kent and Nat Burton, 1941)
Youll Never Walk Alone
Gerry and the Pacemakers (Rodgers & Hammerstein, 1945)
Play with original in this key.