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. Update, June 2020: The link to download was broken and is fixed. AND there are more songs in the songbook than listed below.

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 got us enough material to get through 2015. I’ve already started building a second songbook.

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