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 MyUke.ca for his song suggestions and invaluable help with making the functionality of this webpage possible.

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Song Title
Artist
Files, etc.
59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)
Simon & Garfunkel (Paul Simon, 1966)
Capo on 1st fret to play with original.
A Boy Named Sue
Johnny Cash (Shel Silverstein, 1969)
Capo on 1st fret to play along with the original.
Act Naturally
The Beatles (Johnny Russell & Voni Morrison, 1963)
Good Beginner Song. Play with original in this key.
A Hard Day's Night (Key of G)
The Beatles (Lennon/McCartney, 1964)
Use capo on 1st fret to play with original.
A Hard Day's Night (Key of D)
The Beatles (Lennon/McCartney, 1964)
This chart is in D. Original is in F#.
Aline
Christophe (1965)
Joue avec le vidéo dans cet tonalité.
All You Need Is Love
The Beatles (Lennon/McCartney, 1967)
Play along with original in this key.
Amsterdam
Jacques Brel (1964)
Brel chante cette chanson 3 demi-tons plus bas que cette version des accords.
Another Saturday Night
Sam Cooke (1963)
Capo on 2nd fret to play with original.
Back In The U.S.S.R
The Beatles (Lennon/McCartney, 1968)
In this key.
Bad Moon Rising
Creedence Clearwater Revival (John Fogerty, 1969)
Play in this key.
Big Bad John
Johnny Cash (Jimmy Dean & Roy Acuff, 1961)
Play along in this key for beginning. This chart does not do the key changes.
Bird On A Wire
Leonard Cohen (1969)
Play along with Leonard Cohen in this key.
Blue Bayou
Roy Orbison (with Joe Melson, 1963)
Capo on 5 to learn with the original.
Born To Be Wild
Steppenwolf (Mars Bonfire, 1968)
A somewhat simplified version to play at jams. Use capo on 2 to play with video.
Both Sides Now
Joni Mitchell (1967)
Posted 2 versions. Play along with Judy Collin's version using Capo on 1st fret to learn the song. Joni Mitchell's version would require retuning a semi-tone lower.
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Neil Sedaka (with Howard Greenfield, 1962)
Capo on 2nd fret to play with original.
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison (1967)
Includes intro riff. Play in this key with original recording.
Build Me Up Buttercup
The Foundations (Mike d'Abo & Tony Macaulay, 1968)
Chart in the key of the original.
Bus Stop
The Hollies (Graham Gouldman, 1966)
Play along in this key.
Les Cactus
Jacques Dutronc (Lanzmann/Dutronc, 1967)
Capo sur le 4ième frette pour jouer avec Jacques Dutronc.
California Dreaming
Mamas and the Papas (John & Michelle Phillips, 1965)
Capo on 4th fret to play with original.
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Frankie Valli (Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio, 1967)
Original is in F. Capo on 5 to learn with video.
Circle Game (Key of A)
Joni Mitchell (1968)
Capo on 2nd fret to play with original.
Circle Game (Key of C)
Joni Mitchell (1968)
Original in Key of B - this chart is semitone higher in C.
Come Together
The Beatles (Lennon- McCartney, 1969)
Play along with original in this key.
Comme un million de gens
Claude Dubois (1966)
Dedicated Follower of Fashion
Kinks (Ray Davies, 1966)
Play along with original in this key.
Devil With A Blue Dress
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels (Long/Stevenson/Little Richard (1966)
Play along in this key for 1st part of song. This chart does not do the key changes when Good Golly Miss Molly starts.
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Bob Dylan (1962)
Capo on 2nd fret to play with Bob Dylan's version.
Down On the Corner
Creedence Clearwater Revival (John Fogerty, 1969)
Play with original in this key.
Do You Believe In Magic?
The Lovin’ Spoonful (John Sebastian, 1965)
Play along with original in this key.
Dream Baby
Roy Orbison (Cindy Walker, 1962)
Great 2 chord song. Easy! Play with the video in the same key!
Drive My Car
The Beatles (McCartney / Lennon, 1965)
Play along in this key.
Early Morning Rain
Gordon Lightfoot (1966)
Play with original in this key.
Eleanor Rigby
The Beatles (Lennon/McCartney, 1966)
Capo on 7th fret to play along with the original.
Everybody's Talkin'
Fred Neil (1966)
Play along with original in this key.
Everybody's Talkin (Key of F)
Merle Haggard (1966)
Original in key of D. This chart is in key of F.
For What It's Worth
Buffalo Springfield (Stephen Stills, 1967)
Play with original in this key.
The French Song
Lucille Starr (1962)
Capo on 1st fret to play with this video.
Here Comes The Sun
The Beatles (George Harrison, 1969)
Capo on 2nd fret to play with original.
Hey! Baby
Bruce Channel (Cobb & Channel, (1961)
This is in C but the original key is A. Your capo won't really help you here, unless you're willing to put it on the 9th fret. Have a listen, then give it a shot int he new key.
Hit The Road Jack
Ray Charles (Percy Mayfield, 1960)
Original is 1 semitone lower (Abm).
Homeward Bound
Simon & Garfunkel (Simon, 1965)
Capo on 1st fret to play with original.
If I Were A Carpenter
Tim Hardin (1967)
Play along with original in this key.
Il est trop tard
Georges Moustaki (1969)
Joue avec l'original dans cette tonalité.
In My Life
The Beatles (Lennon/McCartney, 1965)
Original in key of A but it works well on the ukulele in key of C.
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
The Beatles (Lennon / McCartney, 1963)
Capo on 1st fret to play with Beatles.
Jackson
Johnny Cash and June Carter (Wheeler/Leiber, 1967)
Capo on 1st fret to play with original.
La Madrague
Brigitte Bardot (Jean-Max Rivière et Gérard Bourgeois, 1963)
Joue avec l'originale dans cette tonalité. Thanks for the chart Heather.
Last Train to Clarksville
The Monkees (Bobby Hart & Tommy Boyce, 1966)
Play along with original in this key.
Leaving On A Jet Plane
John Denver (1966)
Play along with John Denver's version in this key.
Let the Mermaids Flirt With Me
John Hurt (1966)
Capo on 1st fret to play with original.
L'important c'est la rose
Gilbert Bécaud (Bécaud, Almade, 1967)
Play along with original in this key.
Lodi
Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fogerty, 1969)
Capo on 3rd fret to play with original.
L-O-V-E
Nat King Cole (Bert Kaempfert & Milt Gabler, 1965)
Play along with the video until the solo. The key then changes twice by 1 semitone (capo 1st fret, then 2nd).
Madeleine
Jacques Brel (Brel, Jouannest, Corti, 1961)
Capo sur le 4ième frette pour jouer avec l'original.
Michelle
The Beatles (McCartney & Lennon, 1965)
Capo on 3rd fret to play with original.
Mille Après Mille
Fred Pellerin (Gérald Joly, 1969)
Capo sur le 1er frette pour jouer avec Fred Pellerin.
Moon River
Henri Mancini & Johnny Mercer (1960)
Here's a simple 'no frills' version of the tune in the key of C.
Mr Bojangles
Jerry Jeff Walker (1968)
Capo on 2nd fret to play with original.
Mrs. Robinson
Simon & Garfunkel (Paul Simon, 1968)
Capo on 2nd fret to play with original.
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
The Band (Robbie Robertson, 1969)
Play along with original in this key.
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
The Beatles (Lennon / McCartney, 1965)
Original in key of E. This chart is in G.
Ob-la-di Ob-la-da
The Beatles (McCartney, 1968)
Capo 3nd fret to play with original.
Ode To Billy Joe
Billie Gentry (1967)
Play along with original in this key.
Paperback Writer
The Beatles (Lennon & McCartney, 1966)
Play along with original in this key.
Proud Mary
CCR (John Fogerty, 1968)
Great for introducing the Chunk (X) strum. Also great chord 'riff'. Play with original in this key.
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
Burt Bacharach & Hal David (1969)
Capo on 5th fret to play with this video.
Reason To Believe
Tim Hardin (1965)
Play with Tim Hardin's version in this key.
Respect
Aretha Franklin (Otis Redding, 1965)
Play along with original in this key.
Sea Of Heartbreak
Johnny Cash (Paul Hampton, Hal David, 1961)
Capo on 1st fret to play with Johnny Cash's version.
Secret Agent Man
Johnny Rivers (Sloan / Barri, 1966)
Original is in Em. This chart is in Am.
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
Otis Redding (Redding & Cropper, 1967)
Play with original in this key.
Song For A Winters Night
Gordon Lightfoot (1967)
Capo on 2nd fret to play with original.
Sound Of Silence
Paul Simon (1964)
Original key is semitone lower (Ebm) so a capo won't help for playing along. Thanks to Sharon and VUP (Vernon Ukulele Players) for this great chart.
Spiderman Theme Song
Paul Webster & Bob Harris (1967)
Original is in Cm. This chart is in Em.
Spinning Wheel
Blood Sweat and Tears (Clayton-Thomas, 1969)
Play along in this key.
Sunny
Bobby Hebb (1966)
Play with original in this key for 1st & 2nd Verses. At the jam we will play all in same key. To learn with the video, starting @ 3rd verse, capo 1 fret higher for each verse.
Sunny Afternoon
The Kinks (Ray Davies, 1966)
Capo on 5th fret to play with original in Dm. This chart in Am.
Sunshine Superman
Donovan (1966)
Capo on 1st fret to play with original.
Superman
REM (1986) (Zekley/Bottler, 1969)
Play along in this key.
Suzanne
Leonard Cohen (1967)
Capo on 2nd fret to play along with the original.
Sweet Caroline (Key of C)
Neil Diamond (1969)
Capo on 4th fret to play along with original.
Sweet Caroline (Key of G)
Neil Diamond (1969)
Original in key of E.
Swinging Doors
Merle Haggard (1966)
Play along with original in this key.
Sympathy For The Devil
Rolling Stones (Jagger & Richards, 1968)
Play along with original in this key.
Tainted Love
Soft Cell (Ed Cobb, 1964)
Original in key of G. This chart is in A.

The Boxer
Simon and Garfunkel (1968)
Original in key of B. This chart is in key of C. Good fingerpicking song.
The Letter
The Box Tops (Wayne Carson, 1967
Capo on 5 to play use this chart with the original. I changed the key to Em from it's original Am for my voice.
These Boots Are Made For Walking
Nancy Sinatra (Lee Hazelwood, 1966)
Original in the key of F (Capo 8 if you really need to)
This Wheel's On Fire
The Band (Bob Dylan & Rick Danko,1967)
Capo on 7th fret to learn it with the Band's version
Those Were The Days
Mary Hopkins (Gene Raskin and Boris Fomin, 1968)
Original in F#m. This chart is in Dm.
Ticket To Ride
Beatles (Lennon/McCartney, 1965)
Capo on 1st fret to play with orginal (and still it will be pitchy)
Time Of The Season
The Zombies (Rod Argent, 1967)
Play along with original in this key. Thanks for the chart Dan.
To Ramona
Bob Dylan (1964)
Also covered by the Texas Tornados. This chart in the key of both of those versions.
Twistin' The Night Away
Sam Cooke (1962)
Play along in this key.
Twistin' The Night Away
Sam Cooke (1962)
Original in A. This chart is in G.
The Unicorn
Irish Rovers (Shel Silverstein, 1968)
Original in key of F. This chart is in key of G.
Until It's Time For Me To Go
Buffy Sainte-Marie (1965)
Victoria
The Kinks (Ray Davies, 1969)
Play along in this key.
Walkin In The Sunshine
Roger Miller (1967)
Capo on 2nd fret to play with original through most of the tune. Capo on 1st fret after key change.
What A Day For A Daydream
Lovin’ Spoonful (John Sebastian, 1966)
Fun rhythm here. In orginal key.
What A Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong (Thiele & Weiss, 1967)
Simple setting of the tune in C. Original is in the key of F. This arrangement focuses on accessible chords, great for a jam setting.
Will You Love Me Tomorrow
The Shirelles (Gerry Goffin and Carole King, 1960)
In original key.
Yesterday
The Beatles (Lennon/McCartney, 1965)
Play along with original in this key.
You Can't Rollerskate In A Buffalo Herd
Roger Miller (1965)
Silly song. In original key.
You Can't Always Get What You Want
The Rolling Stones (1969)
Play along with original in this key.