All change! All change! Those of you wishing to persist with dozens of weirdly formatted and repetitive/redundant songbooks, please leave the train! All stations to One Coherent Songbook, departing from this link. Mind the doors please….


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

75 Responses to Songbook

  1. Pattie DeMatteo says:

    This is AWESOME! Thanks for your great work and fun-loving souls!
    Love from the Northern California coast

  2. Laureen (Bonnie) Toner says:

    Wow! Not only very generous in sharing, hugely impressive selection and amazing covers to them. I’ve been going to Cheltenham Ukes for 5 weeks and loving it! I’ve downloaded all the Gloucestershire Uke books (yet I still didn’t have one of the songs we did at our group on Monday)! Loving your selections and also the 6 easy chord ones – brilliant for us beginners. An enormous thanks again & well done on an impressive selection. I’ll never run out of songs to practice!

    • tonys says:

      You’re welcome, Laureen. Hope you continue to enjoy the Cheltenhamd club – there’s no better way to practice, improve and have fun all at the same time!



  3. Maaike Devos says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this!

  4. Trish B says:

    Fabukelus – what a fantastic contribution to help newcomers like me to play all the golden oldies and much, much more! Huge thanks for letting Joe Public benefit from all your hard work putting this amazing treasure trove together, so pleased my mouse found you after trawling the web. Now, I shall have no excuse not to have a brilliant sing along with family and friends. And I just love all the graphics, they add a special smile! Again, huge and sincere thanks for this awesome collection.
    By the way, does anyone know where I can find uke chords and lyrics for Pinball Wizard?
    🙂 🙂 😉 Trish & HRH Dusty dog (who sleeps while I play!)

    • tonys says:

      Hi Trish & Dog

      Thanks for compliments. Many TUSC members have contributed to the songbooks over the years, and it’s good to know they’re being enjoyed far and wide.

      A decent version of Pinball Wizard is here:
      though I’d transpose it down from B to A, ’cause my wrist would ache from all the barre chords!



  5. Jan says:

    Oh my goodness! It’s like Christmas finding your wonderful books!! Thanks heaps! Appreciate your sharing. Best wishes from Tassie, Australia.

    • tonys says:

      You’re welcome, Jan.

      If you’re ever in the UK, do drop in and see us. We’ll do the same next time we’re in Tasmania!


  6. Sandra says:

    Your great song books have provided the St. Albans Ukulele Orchestra, (on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana), with some whimsical and uncommon tunes for our twice-yearly sing-a-long concerts. Love the artwork! Great variety of musical styles included in your impressive collections!
    Thanks for generously sharing the love: we are most happily inspired by TUSC’s ukulele song books. If I’m ever anywhere near Taunton, I’d love to join your jam! Hope you TUSC-ers will do the same if ever you travel to our city, which is not too far from New Orleans.

    • Jim says:

      Thank you for your lovely message. Come and join us!

    • Jim says:

      PS – I’m a big fan of WWOZ New Orleans and listen to it at breakfast time here in the UK, so middle of the night your time. It’s fantastic and mention it here to introduce TUSCers to it… 🙂

  7. maureen munro says:

    thank you xx
    I belong to a ukulele club, in jerey channel islands
    got a few new ideas
    thanks again
    keep strumming xx

  8. Bob says:

    Was looking for inspiration to kickstart my ukukele playing and thank you for the material.
    It helped a lot.
    Thank you so much.
    One question though. Why does the Jim Cromwell link come up over several of the songbooks?

  9. Evelyn Penfold says:

    This is a super book, but has anyone pointed out that the end of a Frosty The Snowman on page 3, is missing? I think it may have gone over to a second page, but it wasn’t printed.

  10. clare says:

    What an amazing resource! Thank you so much to all who have taken the time to put this together.

  11. Christine C says:

    I’m astounded by the work put into producing this material and making it freely available to others — in this instance a bunch of elderly uke beginners in Kerikeri NZ. Thank you so much.

  12. David says:

    Just starting off a Uke group with little idea of how to approach it. Thanks for all your effort that I will take full advantage of!

  13. Barry Kettlety says:

    Fantastic books for me as a beginner because they tell me exactly when the chord changes occur and show at a glance the chords used with their fingering. Thank you.

  14. CaptainKeef says:

    Thanks for a great collection of songs. Loads of work must have gone into their production, so grateful for you sharing them.
    I particularly like the artwork as well which shows a sense of humour and considerable talent to put together.

  15. Jürgen says:

    THIS IS GREAT! Vera good and lots of work. Thank You

  16. Carlos L says:

    Exelente coleccion de canciones Gracias por tu trabajo.

    excelent batch of songs, Tank you for your work

  17. Algy Watkins says:

    Fantastic! I’ve just spent a happy hour looking through your songbooks. I’m inspired. Thank you very much for sharing this resource.

  18. chelo says:

    Amigos, from Argentina, gracias…cosa linda your page!! Viva el Ukelele!!!

    • Carlos L says:

      Uhhh, Chelo somos una plaga los argentinos, por suerte tambien somos una pila los que andamos con un Uke en la mochila

  19. Maria Ryan says:

    Hi! Relatively new to uke playing when I stumbled across these books, I absolutely love trawling through them attempting to play and sing along. Thank you so much and so wish I was close to Taunton, your ukulele group must have terrific fun! Jealous!

  20. PY says:

    Thank you for uploading the song books on your web-site for ukulele enthusiasts. I hail from Singapore from half way across the globe. Keep up with your ukulele playing !

  21. 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’!

  22. 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 .

  23. farah says:

    thank you for your songbook

  24. Chris says:

    Thanks for the Books: very generous

  25. 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

  26. 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.

  27. 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. 🙂

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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!

  35. 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.

  36. Phyllis says:

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

  37. 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!

  38. 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

  39. Denis.B says:

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

  40. joanne says:

    Thanks so much .You lot rock!

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. Frank Kely says:

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

  44. Rob West says:

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

  45. 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!

  46. 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

  47. Neal says:

    Added, I love your blog! 🙂

    • Geoff says:

      Aussie Geoff. Thanks for such a great selection, I will certainly spread your good work in my locality.

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