Jim Carey’s Ukulele Songbook

Now then. There’s this excellent songbook on the internet. Like our songbooks. Only… like… with FIFTEEN HUNDRED SONGS IN IT! It is compiled by Jim Carey from the songbooks of many, many clubs and websites. It has lots of our songs, and loads of songs we don’t do. I strongly recommend you download it. It even has an index where you can tap the song to go to that page, and links on every page back to the index.

How cool is that?

I’m hosting the September 2016 book here. But you can always get the most up to date version from Jim’s own link here.

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Book Zero

You do one thing, then they’re all on your back… “Do this thing too! This thing! THINGS!”


So Book Zero now includes Tubthumping and Budapest, both adapted to be playable.

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Book 5

Book 5 was broken on the Songbooks page but not any more!

It’s also marginally updated but I can’t for the life of me remember how or where. First person to spot the difference wins a lifetime membership to TUSC*.



*Not the Con Club. That costs.
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Gigs for 2017

Here’s the line-up for this year, folks. Some new venues and some old faves, too.

.  Saturday 11th March, pm: Sherford Manor Care Home, Taunton
.  Friday 31st March, evg: Stocklinch Ales
.  Friday 19th May, evg: Plough Inn, Taunton
***   Saturday 10th June, pm: Bradninch Music Festival *** cancelled ***
.  Saturday 17th June, pm: Othery Street Fair
.  Sun 23rd July, pm: Exmoor Cream Tea
.  Sun 30th July, pm: Taunton Live, Castle Green
.  Friday 4th August, evg: WSR Rally, Norton Fitzwarren
.  Saturday 5th August, pm: Taunton Flower Show
.  Saturday 2nd September, pm: Frethey House

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“Pure unfettered joy distilled by a bunch of strings”

from The Oldie, March 2017

The pub is The Plough, Station Road, Taunton. We played there in December 2016, and we’re playing there again on 19th May 2017.

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Unsolicited testimonial!

We’ve sadly lost one of our regulars – Nickie – who’s migrating to The Big City (a well-known cesspit of sin and depravity). Here’s her thoughts on leaving:

Hi Everybody.

Since there was the usual cacophony of noise during the break last nite, therefore some of you probably didn’t hear me – in spite of using Tony’s megaphone (!)

I just want to reiterate a huge thank you to everybody at TUSC for adding so much joy to my life during the past .. ummm … 5 yrs I think it is now. As said, I’ve already met up with a few B…… [redacted] groups – also went to a B…… [ditto] mass jam the other day … but none of them match TUSC for informality, spontaneity and down right crazy fun. A few went on stage and played. They were all so…. “wooden” ??

I will miss the club and you all massively. I won’t forget that first nite that Jane and I turned up. Spare ukes were thrust into our hands, the C chord shown us and we were ordered to “just strum along”! The rest is history. I’ve learned SO much from just listening. (The listening is SO easy. It’s the playing that’s the hard bit …??). I’ve enjoyed adding my bit to the Monday nite TUSC cacophony!

Thank you! I will stay on TUSC fb page (so I can have a nose to see what you’re up to!) and once I’ve found a club – perhaps I will invite you all up one eve so you can show ’em what a proper Uke club- not only sounds like – but how it feels!

Toodle pip and happy strumming.


We all wish her well, and hope she can find something in The Big City that’s at least a reasonable shadow of the mighty TUSC experience.

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KCL – TUSC 2016 Jamboree


For some reason KCL keep coming back. Maybe they dropped their keys.

They have produced a songbook for the event. Which is HERE.

And we have produced a songbook for the event. Which is HERE. No… HERE.

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Book Zero Updated

The third iteration of the transcendental Book Zero is available here. The update includes Happy Birthday and, extraordinarily, an index.

Book 0


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Stocklinch 2016 Gig Book

I was working in the lab, late one night
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight
For this songbook from its slab, began to rise
And suddenly to my surprise

He did the mash.


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Book 6 slightly revised

Boys and girls. Book 6 has been slightly revised after a mountaintop midnight meeting of 4-string yogis. That is – we amended Tubthumping.

Grab it while it’s hot.

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