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.
Ain't No Sunshine
Bill Withers (1971)
Play with original in this key.
Alison
Elvis Costello (1977)
Capo on 2nd fret to play with original.
Already Gone
The Eagles (Jack Stemchin & Robb Strandlund, 1974)
Play with original in this key.
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life
Monty Python (Eric Idle, 1979)
Capo on 3rd to play with original.
American Pie
Don McLean (1971)
Original in Key of G. This version is in C.
Angel From Montgomery
Bonnie Rait & John Prine (Prine, 1971)
Capo on 2nd fret to play with this version
Baby I Love Your Way
Peter Frampton (1975)
Play with original in this key.
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
Jim Croce (1973)
Opportunity to use 'Shuffle Chords'. Original key is G but this chart is in C. Try Capo on 7 to learn with the original.
Besoin Pour Vivre
Claude Dubois (1972)
Original est 3 demitons plus bas que ces accords.
Big Yellow Taxi
Counting Crows (Joni Mitchell, 1970)
Capo on 1st fret to play with the Counting Crows version.
Billy Dee
Kris Kristopherson (1971)
This version has all the key changes.
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
Willie Nelson (Fred Rose, 1975)
Good Beginner Song. This version has barlines added to help out. Put capo on 4th fret to play with original which is in the key of E.
Brand New Key
Melanie Safka (1971)
Capo on 1st fret to play with original.
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Simon and Garfunkel (Paul Simon, 1970)
Capo on 1st fret to play with original.
Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simpler Version)
Simon and Garfunkel (Paul Simon, 1970)
This is a simpler version for jams. Capo 1 to aproximate original.
City Of New Orleans
Steve Goodman (1971)
Famously covered by Arlo Guthrie (1972) and Willie Nelson (1984). Great tune to get everyone singing along. Have included the video for Willie Nelson's version in the key of D. Use capo on 2nd fret to learn along with it (Chart in C).
Complainte du phoque en Alaska
Beau Dommage (Michel Rivard, 1974)
Original en Mi bémol (Eb).
Cotton Jenny
Gordon Lightfoot (1971)
Country Comfort
Elton John (w/Bernie Taupin, 1971)
Play along with original in this key.
Country Roads
John Denver (with Danoff & Nivert, 1971)
Capo on 2nd fret to play with original.
Crocodile Rock
Elton John (w/Bernie Taupin, 1972)
Play along in this key.
Dancing With Myself
Billy Idol (with Tony James, 1979)
Capo on 4th fret to play with original.
Delta Dawn
Helen Reddy (Alex Harvey and Larry Collins, 1972)
Original in the key of C - this chart is in G. Capo on 5th fret to play along with original.
Dust In The Wind
Kansas (Kerry Livgren, 1977)
Play along with original in this key.
Fire and Rain
James Taylor (1970)
Play along in this key.
The Garden Song (Inch By Inch)
Various Artists (David Mallett, 1975)
Play along with Peter, Paul and Mary's version in this key.
Have You Ever Seen The Rain
CCR (John Fogerty, 1970)
Play along with original in this key (C).
Heart Of Gold
Neil Young (1972)
Play along in this key.
Helpless
Neil Young (1970)
Play along with Neil Young in this key.
Heroes
David Bowie (w/Brian Eno, 1977)
Play along in this key.
Histoire d'antan
Gérard Jean (1970)
The Hockey Song
Stompin’ Tom Connors (1973)
Play along in this key.
I Can See Clearly Now
Johnny Nash (1972)
Play along with original in this key.
If I Needed You
Townes Van Zandt (1972)
Original in key of B (1 semitone lower than this chart).
If You Could Read My Mind
Gordon Lightfoot (1970)
Capo on 2nd fret to play with orginal.
I Hope I Don't Fall In Love With You
Tom Waits (1973)
Play along with original in this key. Good fingerpicking song with plenty of suspended chord decoration opportunities (not in chart).
In The Summertime
Mungo Jerry (Ray Dorset, 1970)
Capo on 2nd fret to play with original. Thanks for the chart Dan.
I Shot The Sheriff
Bob Marley (1973)
Original in key of Gm. This chart is in key of Am.
Je vole
Louane (Michel Sardou, 1978)
Capo sur 3ième frette pour jouer avec Louane.
Jolene
Dolly Parton (1974)
Capo on 4th fret to play with original.
Lady Marmalade
Labelle (Bob Crewe & Kenny Nolan, 1974)
Play along with original in this key.
L'Air de la Louisiane
Jesse Winchester (1974)
Play along with original in this key.
Landslide
Fleetwood Mac (Stevie Nicks, 1975)
Capo on 3rd fret to play with original Fleetwood Mac version. Dixie Chicks do it in key of G.
Le chat du café des artistes
Jean-Pierre Ferland (1970)
Capo au 4ième frette pour jouer avec l'original.
Let It Rain
Eric Clapton (Bramlett/Clapton, 1970)
Play with original in this key.
Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress
The Hollies (Clarke, Cook, Greenaway, 1972)
Capo on 2nd fret to play with original.
Long Train Running
Doobie Brothers (Tom Johnston, 1973)
Looks Like I'm Up Shit Creek Again
Tom Waits (1971)
Capo on 1st fret to play with original.
Loving Arms
Dixie Chicks (Tom Jans, 1973)
Play along with Dixie Chicks version in this key.
Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)
Kris Kristofferson (1971)
Lucille
Kenny Rogers (Roger Bowling & Hal Bynum, 1977)
Capo on 1st fret for first half, then Capo on 3rd fret after key change.
Maggie Mae
Rod Stewart (with Sam Quittenton, 1971)
Play along with original in this key.
The Mary Ellen Carter
Stan Rogers (1979)
Play along with original in this key. (May be slightly out of tune.)
Mon Joe
Paul Piché (avec Pierre Bertrand d'après folklore, 1977)
Original starts in this key, then moves up 1 semi-tone in second verse (try capo 1).
Moondance
Van Morrison (1970)
Play along with original in this key.
Moonshadow
Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) (1971)
Play along with Cat Stevens in this key.
Music In Your Eyes
Willie P Bennett (1975)
Play along with original in this key.
New York, New York (Theme from)
Liza Minnelli (John Kander, Fred Ebb, 1977)
Play along with Liza Manelli in this key. Capo on 2nd fret to play with Frank Sinatra. Basic song only, no key changes in this version.
Old Time Rock and Roll
Bob Seger (George Jackson & Thomas Jones, 1978)
Capo on 4th fret to play with original. Thanks for this chart Dan.
Our House
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (1970)
Original in the key of A. This chart is in key of C.
Piano Man
Billy Joel (1973)
Play along with original in this key.
Pour un instant
Harmonium (Fiori et Normandeau, 1974)
Capo sur le 3ième frette pour jouer avec Harmonium.
Powderfinger
Neil Young (1979)
Play along with original in this key.
Powderfinger (Key of C)
Neil Young (1979)
Capo on 4th fret to play with Neil Young's acoustic version.
Psycho Killer
Talking Heads (Byrne, Frantz, Weymouth, 1977)
Key? -- - - -
Rainbow Connection
Kermit (Paul Williams & Kenneth Ascher, 1979)
Capo on 2nd fret to play with original. This chart does not do the key change.
Ramblin' Man
The Allman Brothers Band (Dickey Betts, 1973)
Capo on 1st fret to play with original recording.
Right Down the Line
Gerry Rafferty (1977)
Play along with original in this key.
Ripple
Grateful Dead (Robert Hunter, 1970)
Play along with original in this key.
Rocket Man
Elton John (with Bernie Taupin, 1972)
Capo on 3rd fret to play with original.
She Used To Want To Be A Ballerina
Buffy Sainte- Marie (1971)
Play along with original in this key.
Signs
Five Man Electrical Band (Les Emmerson, 1970)
Play with original in this key.
Signs (Key of G)
Five Man Electrical Band (Les Emmerson, 1970)
Capo on 5th fret to play along with original. (See other chart in orginal key)
Sister Golden Hair
America (Gerry Beckley, 1975)
Capo on 4th fret to play with original.
Snowbird
Anne Murray (Gene McLellan, 1970)
Capo on 2nd fret to play along with original.
Sonny's Dream
Ron Hynes (1976)
Capo on 3rd fret to play with original.
Sonny's Dream (Key of C)
Ron Hynes (1976)
Original in key of Bb.
Stuck In The Middle With You
Stealers Wheel (Joe Egan & Gerry Rafferty, 1972)
Play with original in this key.
Sundown
Gordon Lightfoot (1974)
Capo on 4th fret to play along with original. Extended jams are all on a [D] chord.
Sweet City Woman
The Stampeders (Rich Dodson, 1971)
Play with original in this key.
Sweet Home Alabama
Lynyrd Skynyrd (King, Rossington, Van Zant, 1973)
Play along with original in this key.
Take Me Home, Country Roads
John Denver (Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert and John Denver,1971)
Capo on 2 to play with original.
Teach Your Children
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Graham Nash, 1970)
Play along with video in this key.

The Gambler
Kenny Rogers (Don Schlitz, 1978)
Capo on 3rd fret to play with original. (Capo 2 after key change)
Three Little Birds
Bob Marley (1975)
Play with original in this key.
Unchain My Heart
Ray Charles (Bobby Sharp, 1961)
Play along with original in this key.
Wake Up Little Susie
Everly Brothers (Felice & Boudleaux Bryant, 1957)
Capo on 1st fret to play with original.
We're Here For A Good Time
Trooper (Raymond McGuire & Brian Smith, 1977)
Play along with original in this key. Thanks for the chart Dan. This version excludes the key change at the end of the song.
Werewolves of London
Warren Zevon (LeRoy Marinell, Waddy Wachtel, and Warren Zevon, 1978)
Includes riff. Play along with original in this key.
Who'll Stop The Rain
Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fogerty, 1970)
Play along with original in this key.
Wish I Could Fly Like Superman
Kinks (Ray Davies, 1979)
Capo on 4th fret to play along with original.
Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
Gordon Lightfoot (1976)
6/8 strumming which is nice. Make sure there's time at the jam, it's a long one.
You Aint Goin Nowhere (Key of C)
Bob Dylan (1971)
Original in the key of G - this chart is in C. Capo on 7th fret to play along with original.
You Needed Me
Anne Murray (Randy Goodrum, 1978)
Capo on 2 to play with the video.
You're So Vain
Carly Simon (1971)
Play along with original in this key.
Your Mama Don't Dance
Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (1972)
Play along with original in this key.
Your Song
Elton John (w/Bernie Taupin, 1970)
Capo on 1st fret to play with original.