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.
1234
Feist (Sally Seltmann & Feist; 2007)
This version has all the Dm chords and decorated G chord in the chorus. Capo on 2nd fret to play with original recording.
1234 (Sesame Street Version)
Feist (Sally Seltmann & Feist; 2008)
Capo on 2nd fret to play with original recording.
1234 (Simplified)
Feist (Sally Seltmann & Feist; 2007)
Simplified version! I've used this version mainly to teach the song to children. All the Dm chords have been and the G chord in the Chorus is undecorated. Capo on 2nd fret to play with original recording.
All I Want Is You
Barry Louis Polisar (2008)
From the 'Juno' soundtrack. Fun 3 chord song for jams.
Autumns Here
Hawksley Workman (2003)
Play in this key.
Bad Day
Daniel Powter (2005)
Capo on 1 to play with original.
Banana Pancakes
Jack Johnson (2001)
Play along in this key.
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree
KT Tunstall (2005)
Bo Diddley strum thoughout. Great rhythm challenge.
Bless Your Foolish Heart
Jesse Winchester (2009)
Capo 4 to play with original.
Breakdown
Jack Johnson (2005)
Play along with original in this key.
Breakfast In Hell
Slaid Cleaves (2000)
Chart in the key of the original.
Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)
Dixie Chicks (Radney Foster, 2002)
Play along with original in this key.
Hero
Enrique Iglesias (2001)
Play with original in this key.
Hey There Delilah
Plain White Ts (Tom Higgenson, 2006)
Play along with original in this key.
Hey Ya
OutKast/WIUO (André 3000, 2003)
Play along in this key with the WIUO version. The form isn't exactly the same at the end.
Like A Cloak
Joey Ryan (w/Kenneth Pattengale, 2009)
Play along with original in this key.
Listening To the Wind
Merle Haggard (2000)
Play along with original in this key.
Long Way Home
Tom Waits (2001) (also covered by Norah Jones)
Capo on 1st fret to play with Tom Waits.
The Lowlands
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (2002)
Capo on 2nd fret to play along.
Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels) (Key of C)
Arcade Fire (2004)
Capo on 5 to play with original.
Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels) (Original Key)
Arcade Fire (2004)
Play along with original in this key.
Painting By Chagall
The Weepies (2006)
Play with original in this key.
Pull Me Through
Jim Cuddy (2006)
Play along with original in this key.
Steal My Kisses
Ben Harper (2000)
Play along with original in this key.
Superman (It's Not Easy)
Five For Fighting (John Ondrasik, 2001)
Play along with original in this key.

Viva La Vida
Coldplay (2008)
Capo on 1st fret to play with original.
Wagon Wheel
Old Crow Medicine Show (Ketch Secor & Bob Dylan, 1973 & 2001)
Interesting back story to the writing of the song worth looking up. You'll need a capo on 2 to play along with Old Crow Medicine Show's version.
Waiting on the World to Change
John Mayer (2006)
Play along with original in this key.
Wayfaring Stranger
Johnny Cash (Traditional)
Play along with Johnny Cash in this key.
We Are Going To Be Friends
White Stripes (2002)
Play with original in this key.
Y fait chaud
Bernard Adamus (2009)
Joue avec l'original dans cette tonalité.
You And I
Ingrid Michaelson (2006)
Nice version mildly unusual Swiss Army Strum. Play with original in this key.