All the lovely TUSC songbooks – numbers 1 to 11 – plus alphabetical index, are available here:

Download Book 1Download Book 2Download Book 3

Download Book 4Download Book 5Download Book 6

Download Book 7Download Book 8Download Book 9

Download Book 10Download Book 11Book 0_1 cover

Download the 2014 Gig BookDownload Index to Books 0-11

“Book Zero” is a constantly updated collection of incidental songs that somehow don’t make their way into the official books.

These files are the work of TUSC members and represent their interpretation of the songs. They are intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.

And if you download them, and use them, give us a credit, eh?

TUSC Socialist Republic

39 Responses to Songbooks

  1. Ed says:

    I have been playing the uke for some time now but playing old traditional songs can be a little boring and difficult to find anyone who is willing to listen.
    But discovering your website has now opened up a new wide range of music to enjoy. Thank you for sharing your music and opening up my enjoyment of playing the uke.

    • tonys says:

      Thanks, Ed. The books are primarily intended for the 40 or 50 people who turn up to TUSC every Monday evening, but we’re more than happy to share them with ukers everywhere. Keep on strummin’!

  2. farah says:

    your songbook is for my daughter who is just beginner and its part of her subject in High School Music Class. Thanks again for your generosity and good luck to all .

  3. farah says:

    thank you for your songbook

  4. Chris says:

    Thanks for the Books: very generous

  5. James Marshall says:

    thanks for these music books. ive been strumming since January and love it, id be stuffed without your generosity.

    cheers. James. Bude. Cornwall

    • tonys says:

      You’re welcome, James. If you’re ever in the area on a Monday, do drop into one of our jams.

  6. Anne says:

    Thankyou so much for sharing your music, which is so clear. Very helpful. I’m a beginner, self taught. Have joined a class in Burnham and I love it. Will love it more when I’m strumming better.

    • tonys says:

      Come down to TUSC one Monday evening, Anne! There’s nothing like playing with others for learning quickly and having fun at the same time.

  7. Cherokee says:

    Just wanted to thank you. I’m 17, and I’ve been playing for about a year. i love playing the old classic rock songs. Thank you for posting because it’s hard to find collections like this. :)

  8. Michael says:

    I bought an el-cheapo uke at a music store about four weeks ago for thirty bucks. It still isn’t holding tune. Ha! Fortunately I got hooked quickly (being a guitar player) and now I have a spruce top Islander (amazing) and a Lanikai (pretty darn good). All I needed was the music and you have provided an excellent selection. Being in my early sixties I’m afraid that I know most of the songs.

  9. Eukeleking says:

    Thank you for being so generous allowing everyone access to your song books. I run several Ukulele groups in school here in Dundee and resources are always wanting.
    The children and the staff enjoy the diversity of the songs and really appreciate the chords being printed on the sheets. We started 6 months ago with 10 pupils and are now standing at 50….plans to expand even further are afoot.
    Thank you

    • tonys says:

      You’re welcome. Best of luck in your uke endeavours. There’s nothing as good as making music together.

  10. Ron Blizard says:

    Thankl you for the cords and lyrics it has been a great help. We are but ten learners and play a odd charity events, we are call the Braishfield Ukulele Music Society located in Romsey Hampshire

  11. Charles Khoo says:

    Hello TUSC

    Your compile sing along song books are awesome
    Keep up the awesome work
    My friends and me are looking forward to your latest

    God Bless

    Charles Khoo

  12. Collette Payne - New Zealand says:

    Awesome. Just found this site. I bought a Uke while on holiday in Australia 2 weeks ago. Tried a few chords and to play something from the internet and sounded terrible so found a group to join and went for the first time last night. Was wonderful. So enjoyed myself that i couldn’t sleep afterwards. Now, today I have found your song books. You are wonderful for sharing.

  13. Andrea says:

    Thanks for the downloads. Just started learning the Uke, 5 wks in… These are great books, easy to understand and invaluable for practice.. Found you on the net and have sent yr link to my teacher.

  14. Beth says:

    Hi! I am new to learning to play the uke and I want to thank you for publishing these as PDFs! I feel like I have accomplished something when I can scratch at a tune or two (however slowly). Thank you!

  15. Dave says:

    Hi tusk
    Thanks for the song books. I have been playing Ukulele for six months and I am already doing little gigs for the old folk in Swindon. I have been encouraged so much by you. I have started to try even classical music on the Ukulele.

  16. Phyllis says:

    Thanks so much; just got first uke and can’t wait to learn some of these!!!!

  17. Trev says:

    Greetings from Gabon!
    I have used your books for the last few months now and they have made me the Ukulele player I am today! I live in a remote location with no music shops – so your books have been invaluable! A big thank you to all involved in sharing!

  18. barry cook says:

    thanks for compilations ….. will always give you a mention ….. if I’m down your way will pop in and say hello on your jam night …

    thanks again barry

  19. Denis.B says:

    well, I like your books and I practice my uke a lot oufff…lot of work on your books too…

  20. joanne says:

    Thanks so much .You lot rock!

  21. Dave Greenop says:

    Thank you so much for providing the song books. I give my granddaughters Uke lessons and they just love the songs. If they don’t know the tune, they go on YouTube and listen to it there.

  22. William Scully says:

    Thanks a bunch for putting these excellent song books together.
    As a beginner Uke player I was just about to give up when I came across these books.
    I was really fed with buying song books for the Uke only to find really complicated arrangements.
    I just know I’ll have weeks and months of fun playing around with these songs.
    Thanks again.

  23. Frank Kely says:

    Love your song books Thanks a million…Keep up the GREAT work

  24. Rob West says:

    Hello, it’s me again.. Here is my website address:

  25. Steve Wragg says:

    Hi TUSC, we are starting a Uke group here in St Albans, can you email me over a copy of your songbook for inspiration! Many thanks – Steve
    PS Keep up the good work, and really liked the Taunton flashmob – think we’ll try that!

  26. Robin says:

    Hello TUSC
    I have enjoyed your published songs, so thanks very much for that.

    I would like to write out some of my own songs to share around, so how do you write them out with chord tabs at the top and chord names in red etc? Is there some software I can find for this?


    • tonyp says:

      Hi Robin, well there are at least 3 or 4 people who create the song books.
      I know that the latest book 7 they used some pre-created graphics that can be found on the net.

      Personally I use Chord Alchemy [] it’s not
      expensive at $14.99 and covers many instruments and tunings. I use it for Gutiar, Mandlin and Charango but it works for 40 instruments.

      I like to use the chord tools to find varients that I can reach or simple
      versions of chords. I also use the reverse chord look up so I can find what it is I just played that sounded nice.

      • Rob West says:

        We didn’t use any fancy software for the chords windows, actually! We made the chord windows by inserting a ‘table’ usually 3 or 4 rows deep and 3 columns wide, then shrinking it to chord window type size and finally by adding red dots selected from the ‘shapes’ menu to show how each chord is played. To make them look slightly prettier we thickened the top horizontal line to signify the nut where applicable. To get the dots more or less in the right place, you may find it easier to zoom in to about 300 – 400% for easier positioning with the mouse. Finally add the chord name above it and Bob’s your uncle. If you want to do several, I would certainly recommend copying and pasting as it is pretty time consuming. With all that time you save by doing it that way, you can check out my ukulele website!
        Cheers, Rob da bass

  27. Neal says:

    Added, I love your blog! :)

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