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Favorite Old-Time American Songs for Ukulele

by Mark ""Kailana"" Nelson

SKU: 02-30364M

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Book with online audio. 100+ traditional American folk songs newly arranged for the uke, with chord diagrams and melody lines in note/tab. Nothing here is out of range for novice ukulele players. The songs are in keys both easy to sing and in the melodic range of the ukulele, with information on transposition and some info for players of the baritone uke. Although you don't need to read music or tab to use this book, short introductions to each are included. There's a little of everything here: sentimental old hearth songs, laments and lullabies, ballads and play-parties, the sacred and profane. 231 pp.

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  • Foreword
  • Introduction to Reading Tablature
  • A Brief Word About Musical Notation
  • How to Transpose
  • What About Baritone Ukes?
  • The Unquiet Grave – Ballads and Story Songs

Jenny Fair Gentle Rosemarie
Barb’ry Allen
The Lady From York
The King’s Daughter Fair
The Banks of the Ohio
The Unquiet Grave
The Farmer’s Curst Wife
The Two Sisters
One Morning in May
Lady Mary
The Devil’s Questions
Little Mattie Groves

  • Chicken’s Crowin’ on Sourwood Mountain — Songs From the Southern Highlands

Shady Grove
Sourwood Mountain
The Cuckoo
Tom Dooley
Same Old Man
Omie, Let Your Bangs Hang Down
Cold Rain and Snow
Cripple Creek
Oh, Death
Old Joe Clark
Chickens are a-Crowin’

  • Little Old Sod Shanty – Songs of The Frontier

When First Unto This Country
Red River Valley
In the Good Old Colony Days
The Young Man Who Wouldn’t Hoe Corn
The Sow Took the Measles
Kansas Boys
Alsea Girls
Home on the Range
Acres of Clams
Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
Beulah Land
Dakota Land
Sweet Betsy From Pike
Little Old Sod Shanty

  • The Shanty Man’s Life – Working on the Land and Sea

John Henry
Haul Away, Joe
The Little Brown Bulls
Boatman Dance
The Glendy Burk
The Shantyman’s Life
The Erie Canal
Whoopie Ti Yi Yo
The Drunken Sailor
The E-Ri-E
Blood Red Roses
Pie in the Sky
The Greenland Whale Fishery
No More Will I Work in the Factory

  • I’m a Rambler, I’m a Gambler — Songs of Good Times and Bad Whiskey

Darling Cory
Frankie and Johnnie
Bonnie Black Bess
Camptown Races
I’m a Rambler, I’m a Gambler
Handsome Molly
Jack o’ Diamonds
Jimmy Crack Corn
Hallelujah, I’m a Bum
Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down

  • Nearer My God To Thee – Songs of Faith and Hope

Wondrous Love
Little David, Play on Your Harp
He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
Amazing Grace
Let My People Go
Hold On
Poor Wayfaring Stranger
Simple Gifts
Steal Away
Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen
I’m On My Way
All Night, All Day
Nearer, My God, To Thee
There’s a Little Wheel a-Turnin’

  • My Country, ‘Tis Of Thee – Songs of Freedom and Strife

The Girl I Left Behind Me
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Eating Goober Peas
Yankee Doodle
All Are Talking of Utah
The Yellow Rose of Texas
The Texas Rangers
The Battle Hymn of the Republic
John Brown’s Song
Follow the Drinking Gourd
Tenting Tonight
America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee)

  • It’s Love, Oh Careless Love — Songs of the Restless Heart

Aura Lee
Beware, Oh Take Care
Down in the Valley
Wedding Dress
My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
On Top of Old Smokey
There’s More Pretty Girls Than One
The Buggerboo
Careless Love
The Riddle Song
The Wagoner’s Lad
Oh, Can’t You Hear That Turtle Dove
Old Dog Tray
Silver Threads Among the Gold

  • Froggie Went a-Courtin’ — Just For Fun

Polly Wolly Doodle
The Crawdad Song
Quit Kickin’ My Dog Around
Reuben and Rachel
Froggie Went a-Courtin’
Turkey in the Straw
I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground
Old Dan Tucker
Little Liza Jane
Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Shoo, Fly, Don’t Bother Me

  • About the Author
  • Alphabetical Song List