My aunty had a Statler Brothers cassette that she used to play in her car, I think it was the only one she had in that car… I certainly heard it a lot that summer I stayed with her, and grew to love the songs contained on its magnetic tape. This one was my favourite, and was their big crossover hit. You might remember it from Reservoir Dogs, now you can remember it from that time you played it on the uke…
THE ONLY ONES!!!
This is a favourite around our way. A great wry lyric and an instantly hummable tune.
Here’s a three chord blues classic by Leadbelly. It’s a great one to sing and stomp along to.
Here is a fun little ditty about breaking up at Christmastime. It’s by a band called the Nudie Suits, and I can’t find a clip online, so I’ve put one up here.
Parting is such sweet sorrow and so is this song. A jazz standard, it can be played many ways and has been recorded by many.
A number of the song sheets here include tablature (tabs). This is a helpful way of showing how to play fingerpicked sections, riffs and licks on stringed instruments. Each of the four lines represent a string and the numbers show which frets to hold down on the fingerboard.
Here is a video tutorial explaining how to read and play along to tab notation on your uke.
One with a country and western them that group is just going to love! Grab all the four-stringed instruments you can find for this one!