Revised CPLUG Ukulele Song Book

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Ukulele moviesI spent the past couple of weeks diligently working on updating and expanding our Collingwood Public Library Ukulele Group (CPLUG) songbook. I’m happy to announce it is completed – and that I can get back to my regular blogging.

I had put together two smaller songbooks previously for group use, as well as sent along several individual song sheets over the past year. Over the time since the group began, I’ve been updating my own style and design and been looking at other groups’ songbooks for ideas. As a result, there was a certain inconsistency between formats and designs. This is a project I’ve wanted to get done for the past few months, but other commitments and writing occupied my time until recently.

The result  – finished only this morning – is a new, 204-page, thoroughly revised and updated songbook that not only includes all of the group’s past songs, but also many new pieces for us to play in 2015. It’s easier to read and follow, and better organized. It has a mix of musical genres, styles and levels, from beginner to advanced.

Here’s the full list of songs in the revised book:

    1. Act Naturally
    2. Ain’t Misbehavin’
    3. Ain’t She Sweet? (easy)
    4. Ain’t She Sweet? (jazzy)
    5. All I Have to Do Is Dream
    6. All of Me
    7. All Shook Up
    8. Always Look On the Bright Side of Life [G]
    9. Always Look On the Bright Side of Life [F]
    10. As Time Goes By
    11. Besame Mucho (Consuelo Velazquez)
    12. Blue Moon (F)
    13. Blue Moon (A)
    14. Blue Skies (Irving Berlin)
    15. Buckets of Rain (Bob Dylan)
    16. Bye, Bye, Blackbird.
    17. Cocktails For Two
    18. Corrina, Corrina
    19. Dance Me to the End of Love (L. Cohen)
    20. Dear Prudence (Beatles)
    21. Dock of the Bay (Sittin’ on the…)
    22. Don’t Think twice, It’s All Right
    23. Down in the Boondocks
    24. Everybody Knows (L. Cohen)
    25. First We Take Manhattan (L. Cohen)
    26. Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue
    27. Fly Me to the Moon
    28. Georgia On My Mind
    29. Girl From the North Country
    30. Glory of Love, The
    31. Goody, Goody
    32. Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
    33. Honey Pie
    34. Hot Tamales (They’re Red Hot)
    35. I Ain’t Lazy, I’m Just Dreamin’
    36. I’m Into Something Good
    37. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry [F]
    38. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry [G]
    39. I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You
    40. I Shall be Released
    41. If Not For You
    42. It Ain’t Me Babe
    43. It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie
    44. It’s Only a Paper Moon
    45. Jeepers Creepers
    46. Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody
    47. King of the Road (Roger Miller)
    48. Lay, Lady, Lay (Bob Dylan)
    49. Light My Fire (Doors)
    50. A Little Bit Of Rain (Fred Neil)
    51. Loch Lomond (trad)
    52. Long Black Veil (The Band)
    53. Love Potion Number Nine
    54. Mack the Knife
    55. Makin’ Whoopee
    56. Me and My Shadow
    57. Monster Mash
    58. Moonlight Bay
    59. Moonglow
    60. Mr. Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker)
    61. Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter
    62. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out
    63. Octopus’s Garden
    64. On the Sunny Side of the Street
    65. Paint it Black (Rolling Stones)
    66. Peggy Day
    67. Return to Sender
    68. Roll Along, Prairie Moon
    69. St. James Infirmary Blues (trad.)
    70. Shine on Harvest Moon
    71. For Me and My Gal
    72. Satin Doll
    73. Side By Side
    74. Simple Twist of Fate (Bob Dylan)
    75. Singin’ the Blues
    76. Sixteen Tons
    77. Somewhere Over the Rainbow (easy)
    78. Somewhere Over the Rainbow (jazz)
    79. South of the Border
    80. Spoon River (Michael Smith)
    81. Stand By Me
    82. Stray Cat Strut (Stray Cats)
    83. Streets of London (in C)
    84. Streets of London (in D)
    85. Sweet Baby James
    86. Sweet Sue, Just You
    87. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
    88. Swinging On a Star
    89. Tell Old Bill (trad.)
    90. Tip-Toe Through The Tulips With Me
    91. That’s Amore
    92. Things We Said Today (Beatles)
    93. Till There Was You (C: Meredith Wilson)
    94. Till There Was You (D: Meredith Wilson)
    95. Tower of Song (Leonard Cohen)
    96. Ukulele Lady (Gus Kahn)
    97. The Way You Look Tonight
    98. The Weight (The Band)
    99. When I’m Sixty-Four (Beatles)
    100. When the Red, Red Robin…
    101. Where Do You Go To, My Lovely?
    102. Where Have All the Flowers Gone? (Pete Seeger)
    103. Why Don’t You Do Right?
    104. You Always Hurt the One You Love (easy)
    105. You Always Hurt the One You Love (hard)
    106. Young at Heart

    The revised songbook is available in PDF format for download at this link. This version replaces all previous material sent to CPLUG members, so please print it and use this content rather than earlier versions. Note: It does not contain any of the seasonal/Christmas material sent last fall

    This should give us enough material to get through at least the first half of 2015. As we progress through the music, I’ll assess whether we need more material – and start building a second songbook.

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