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.
5 Days In May
Blue Rodeo (Jim Cuddy & Greg Keelor; 1993)
Play along with original recording in this key. JAM TIP: I've often dropped the key from Em to Am in order to sing it at jams. Jim Cuddy's voice is just a bit high for me.
Achy Breaky Heart
Billy Ray Cyrus (Don Von Tress, 1991)
Good beginner 2 chord song. Use any 4/4 strum you know.
Ahead By A Century
The Tragically Hip (1996)
Contains Riff Tabs. Notated in key of original.
All Star
Smash Mouth (Greg Camp, 1999)
Original in key o f F# (this is in G).
A Long December
Counting Crows (1996)
Capo on 3rd fret to play with original.
Au bord de Lac Bijou
Zachary Richard (1996)
Joue avec le vidéo dans cette tonalité.
Baby One More Time
Britney Spears (Max Martin, 1998)
Capo on 3rd fret to play with original. Thanks for the chart Dan.
Bobcaygeon
The Tragically Hip (1999)
Play with video in this key.
Boots or Hearts
The Tragically Hip (1990)
Play along with original in this key.
Brian Wilson
Barenaked Ladies (Steven Page, 1992)
Capo on 3rd fret to play with original.
Building A Mystery
Sarah McLachlan (1997)
Play along with original in this key.
Closing Time
Semisonic (Dan Wilson, 1998)
This one has an easy riff. Play along in this key.
Days Like This
Van Morrison (1995)
Capo on 3rd fret to play with orginal.
Friday I'm In Love
The Cure (Robert Smith, 1992)
Capo on 2nd fret to play with original.
Give Me One Reason
Tracy Chapman (1995)
Original is 1 semitone lower than these chords (key of F#).
Harvest Moon
Neil Young (1993)
Play along with Neil Young in this key.
Hasn't Hit Me Yet
Blue Rodeo (Keelor & Cuddy, 1993)
Capo on 2nd fret to play along with original.
I Lost My Baby
Jean Leloup (1996)
Joue avec le vidéo utilisant ces accords.
I'm Like A Bird
Nelly Furtado (1999)
Capo on 3rd fret to play with original.
Kiss Me
Sixpence None The Richer (Matt Slocum, 1997)
Capo on 3rd fret to play with original.
Le coeur est un oiseau
Richard Desjardins (1995)
Joue avec l'original dans cette tonalité.
Lemon Tree
Fool's Garden (1995)
Original Key is F minor. (4 semitones lower than this chart)
Losing My Religion
R.E.M. (1991)
Play along with original in this key. Mandolin parts included in this arrangement.
Lost Together
Blue Rodeo (Greg Keelor, 1992)
Play along with original in this key.
Man on the Moon
R.E.M. (1992)
Play along with R.E.M. in this key.
Mary Janes Last Dance
Tom Petty (1993)
Play along with orginal in this key (kind of). It's a bit 'pitchy'.
My Bonny
Laura Smith (1995)
Play along with original in this key.
Runaway Train
Soul Asylum (Dave Pirner, 1993)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow (IZ)
Israel Kamakawiwo`ole’s Version (1990)
A ukulele standard. Essential strumming feel to learn. Play along in this key (C).
Superman's Song
Crash Test Dummies (1991)
Play along in this key.
Tears In Heaven
Eric Clapton (Eric Clapton and Will Jennings, 1991)
Play along in this key. Nice as a fingerpicking song.

That's What Makes You Strong
Jesse Winchester (1999)
Play along with video in this key.
Under the Bridge
Red Hot Chili Peppers (1992)
Capo on 4th fret to play with original. Ending ommitted.
Whale Of A Tale
Danny Michel (1999)
What's Up
4 Non Blondes (1992)
Two bar strumming pattern. Capo on 2nd fret to play with original.
Wheat Kings
The Tragically Hip (1992)
In original key.
Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under
Shania Twain (w/Mutt Lange, 1995)
Capo on 3rd fret to play with original.
Wonderwall
Oasis (Noel Gallagher, 1995)
Capo 2nd fret to play with original.
You Dont Know How It Feels
Tom Petty (1994)
Capo on 2nd fret to play with original.
You've Got A Friend In Me
Randy Newman (1995)
Capo on 3rd fret to play with original.
Zombie
The Cranberries (1994)
Two bar strumming pattern. Accessible chords in the original key.