Some great songs for your ukulele singalong events

29 02 2012

The HUU works mostly with adults, so some of these are not appropriate for all ages. Having fielded several requests for our repertoire, here’s a list of songs we love. Most or all of these exist in easily-found chord/lyric sites for guitar or ukulele.

(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay

Back in the USSR

Bad Bad Leroy Brown

Big Me

Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain


Crippled Inside

Cups (when I’m gone)


Don’t Stop Believing

Every Day

First Day of My Life

Folsom Prison Blues

Goodnight Irene


Hey Jude

Home on the Range

House of the Rising Sund (Channing)

I Want to Hold Your Hand

I’m Yours

If I Had a Hammer

Island in the Sun

Lean on Me

Love Me Do

Love Me Tender

No One Else

Ob La Di, Ob La Da

Oh Susanna

On the Road Again

Polly Wolly Doodle

She loves you

Skip to My Lou

Somebody I used to know chart


Stand By Me

Take a Bow Chords

The Fear

This Land is Your Land

This Little Light of Mine

Three Little Birds

Two of Us

White Wedding

Will the Circle Be Unbroken

Wish You Were Here

You Can’t Always Get What you Want

Polly Yukevich’s “Yuke’s Ukes” project

22 02 2012

Polly Yukevich, an alum of the Homebrew Ukulele Union, has begun a massive project with her middle school students—building 300 ukuleles!!!

Something so massive certainly deserves a Tubmlr, so here you go:

Great piece on classroom use of the Ukulele by Caitlin McGovern

6 02 2012

Nick Jaworski’s wonderful online publication Leading Notes has a great piece in the current issue, just out, on the use of the ukulele in the classroom. Check it out!

Creating lifelong learners through musical opportunities: How the ukulele and a new educational paradigm increased participation in music classes, by Caitlin McGovern.