It can be hard for a beginner to find inspiration for new songs to learn. There is a wealth of ukulele tabs and song sheets on the web to look at but where do you start.
As I said in an earlier post, due to copyright crackdowns I am avoiding placing song lyrics on this blog for fear of having the site closed. What I provide below though is a list (in no particular order) of songs I like to play on uke. I obtained chords and lyrics for ALL of these on the Internet. If these song titles give you inspiration, then perhaps you can find them too!
(tip, I keep my songs printed in a ring binder slipped inside those clear plastic wallets to protect them.
Everybodys Talking - Harry Nilsson
Hey Good looking - Hank Williams
Reason To Believe - Tim Hardin
Jackson - Johnny Cash
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
The Weight - The Band
Minnie the Moocher - Cab Calloway
Creep - Radiohead
No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley
Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Accentuate The Positive - Dean Martin
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - Burt Bacharach
Dream a little Dream - Mamas & The Papas
Big Rock Candy Mountain - Trad
Your Cheating Heart - Hank Williams
Sunny Afternoon - Kinks
I'll see You In my Dreams - Joe Brown
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Five Foot Two - Sam Lewis
When I'm Cleaning Windows - George Formby
The Ukulele Song - Loudon Wainwright III
For me And my Gal - Leslie and Goetz
I Wanna Be Like You - Jungle Book
Something - Beatles
When You're Smiling - ??
I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate - ??
Valerie - Zutons
King Of The Road - Roger Miller
In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry
Ain't She Sweet - ??
Livin On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Black Horse and The Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
Dirty Old Town - Pogues
Wild Wood - Paul Weller
African Skies- Paul Simon
Come Up And See Me - Steve Harley
Yes Sir That's my baby - Bing Crosby
Mad World - Tears For Fears
Delilah - Tom Jones
Leaving Of Liverpool - Dubliners
Days - Kinks
Stuck In The middle With You - Stealers Wheel
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Down Under - Men At Work
Losing My Religion - REM
Orange Blossom Special - Johnny Cash
Get Rhythm - Johnny Cash
Ripple - Grateful Dead
Leaning On A Lampost - George Formby
Watching The Detectives - Elvis Costello
Friday I'm in love - The Cure
You've Got A Friend in Me - Randy Newman
Yoshimi pt1 - Flaming Lips
Fat Bottomed Girls - Queen
Smells like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Tonight You Belong To Me - ??
Pennies From Heaven - ??
Heart of Gold - Neil Young
Me And Julio - Paul Simon
She - Gram Parsons
Bring me Sunshine - Morecambe & Wise
Summertime - Gershwin
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