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Catherine P

11:50 AM on July 4, 2019

I'm afraid I have to close the guestbook down again - it's been hit by nasty spam. You are welcome to leave a comment on the Facebook page though :)

Catherine P

11:49 AM on July 4, 2019

[Howard Parker]

Hi Howard,

apologies for slowness in replying to your kind comment - I'm so glad you're enjoying the site and learning!

Regards,

Cathy :)

Howard Parker

9:40 PM on March 24, 2019

Thanks so much Cathy. Just found your site and like it very much. I usually use bettylouruss.com which is awesome also. You both help us so much be able to play so many great songs. Can't express my gratitude enough. Keep us learning .

Catherine P

6:09 PM on November 10, 2018


Hi Texas Bert,


Thank you for taking the time to leave a message. I'm so glad that you are finding the song sheets useful and are enjoying playing them on your ukulele.


The PDF sheets should just open in your internet browser so you can read them or you can download them to keep on your computer or print them off. I like to print mine so I can make notes (or corrections!), and so that I can see all the verses at once.


You are very welcome to join as a member; just click on the members link... though I confess I very rarely send out member emails; I tend to just add items to the News page or to the Facebook page occasionally when there is something new to report.


I'm currently trying to go through all the song sheets on the site to check for errors, but it's a long slow process and I am hindered by the pain from my RSI, so it could be a long time before I get it all done!


If you have any queries about any of the songs or if you have trouble with the PDF sheets please let me know,


Warm regards,


Cathy :)

""Texas Bert

10:36 AM on November 9, 2018

Hello Cathy.. I just found your site.. It is loaded with songs I enjoy, , ,I enjoy the older country classic as well as Gospel songs.. I am now at the age of 87,a retired Korean War Vet...I am semi invalid. .I have just bought a nice tenor ukulele at a very reasonable price and I love it cause we don't get out much..I would enjoy being a member of your site. We are on a fixed income so money is always a problem..MY sweet wife Dee and I have been married for 67 years and she loves to listen to me (attempt) to play my uku. hahaha.Also I have problems with pdf sites.i am not pc wise haha..God Bless from""Old Texas Bert"".

Catherine P

8:53 PM on October 30, 2018



Les says...

Hi Cathy,



Just found your website while searching for song chords for Spirit In The Sky. Looks a very useful and informative site.


Will add to my bookmarks for easier rederence in future.



Thanks,

Les



Hi Les, thanks for taking the time to leave a message - I'm so glad you find the site useful!


Cheers,


Cathy :)

Catherine P

8:52 PM on October 30, 2018



Alan Sturgess says...

Many excellent songs across a wide range of genres, suitable for use with and by children as well as uke clubs for all ages. Very clear and accurately positioned notation of chords. VERY well categorised by level. Extremely useful to have many songs repeated at increasing and different levels of difficulty. A first lass archive. Many thanks.



Thank you Alan for your very kind comment. I apologise for not resonding sooner (I thought I had).


Regards,


Cathy :)

Les

6:53 AM on October 28, 2018

Hi Cathy,





Just found your website while searching for song chords for Spirit In The Sky. Looks a very useful and informative site.


Will add to my bookmarks for easier rederence in future.





Thanks,





Les

Alan Sturgess

5:18 AM on August 17, 2018



Many excellent songs across a wide range of genres, suitable for use with and by children as well as uke clubs for all ages. Very clear and accurately positioned notation of chords. VERY well categorised by level. Extremely useful to have many songs repeated at increasing and different levels of difficulty. A first lass archive. Many thanks.

peter adams

8:11 PM on July 28, 2018



Very much appreciate the included information.

Catherine P

7:02 PM on February 4, 2018



vixen says...

Nice site! how about Camptown Races?




Thanks, I do have that one on my 'to-do list' ;) Hope to get back to it soon.





Cheers,


Cathy

JustinLault

6:39 PM on February 4, 2018



With thanks. Lots of knowledge.

vixen

2:02 AM on January 11, 2018



Nice site! how about Camptown Races?

Catherine P

4:22 PM on December 10, 2017

Hazel Hickson says...



Hi Cathy,

Just wanted to let you know that I am enjoying most of the songs that you have converted for the ukulele into an easy chords has really help me in learning the ukulele on my own. I really appreciate it and thanks for introducing new songs now and again.

Cheers

Hazel


Hi Hazel,


I'm so pleased the songs are helping you - thank you for taking the time to let me know :)


Cheers,


Cathy

Hazel Hickson

8:45 AM on December 10, 2017


Hi Cathy,


Just wanted to let you know that I am enjoying most of the songs that you have converted for the ukulele into an easy chords has really help me in learning the ukulele on my own. I really appreciate it and thanks for introducing new songs now and again.


Cheers


Hazel

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10:27 PM on November 7, 2017

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9:43 AM on October 23, 2017

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Catherine P

7:13 PM on September 30, 2017



Keith Howard says...

Thank you for your time and effort I am Learning the ukelele along with my 10.-year-old granddaughter . And find your webpage most useful we are currently learning Christmas songs together . And hope to give a family concert on Christmas Day , at home by the Christmas tree for the rest of the family. Well thank you once again all the best from us to you from the UK.



Hi Keith,


What a wonderful idea to learn along with your granddaughter! Special times ideed, and your Christmas concert should be a very memorable event. I hope you both have lots of fun!


Cheers from Australia,


Cathy :)

Keith Howard

10:46 AM on September 30, 2017



Thank you for your time and effort I am Learning the ukelele along with my 10.-year-old granddaughter . And find your webpage most useful we are currently learning Christmas songs together . And hope to give a family concert on Christmas Day , at home by the Christmas tree for the rest of the family. Well thank you once again all the best from us to you from the UK.

Catherine P

8:58 PM on September 22, 2017



Debra says...

I cannot open PDFs in Safari. Help!!



Hi Debra,


I'm afraid I know nothing at all about Apple systems. There seem to be many others with the same problem but Google seems to offer some solutions.


Can you just download the file you want to your computer and open it with your PDF viewer instead of using your Internet browser? Hope you work it out!


Cheers,


Cathy

Debra

2:33 PM on September 22, 2017

I cannot open PDFs in Safari. Help!!

Catherine P

8:12 PM on May 7, 2017



Geoff Haddon says...

Thank you for a great web site



You're welcome, Geoff! Thank you for taking the time to leave a message :)

Geoff Haddon

8:05 PM on May 7, 2017



Thank you for a great web site

Catherine P

8:09 AM on January 24, 2017



LizD says...

Thank you so much for a terrific site. The music is easy and fun to play. My grandkids are loving the time they sing and dance while I play. I have some books and sheet music but most of it is not for kids and to hard or annoying to play so it never gets used. Please continue with the site. Thank you again for everything you have put into this site.



Hi Liz,


I love the image of your grandkids and you having fun with music together, and I'm glad the site is helping! Thanks for the comments; I do have more kids' songs to add once I get all the current songs re-done ;)


Cheers,


Cathy

LizD

1:47 PM on January 23, 2017

Thank you so much for a terrific site. The music is easy and fun to play. My grandkids are loving the time they sing and dance while I play. I have some books and sheet music but most of it is not for kids and to hard or annoying to play so it never gets used. Please continue with the site. Thank you again for everything you have put into this site.

Catherine P

5:05 PM on January 15, 2017



Craig Rantz says...


Cathy, Time and Again is such a wonderful song. I took the time to chart it out exactly as its played - would you like a copy?


Craig


Thanks for the offer, Craig! I'll email you ;)


Cheers,


Cathy

Craig Rantz
1:31 PM on January 15, 2017


Cathy, Time and Again is such a wonderful song. I took the time to chart it out exactly as its played - would you like a copy?


Craig

Catherine P

7:23 PM on January 12, 2017



Ron Pratt says...

Hello, Cathy, I have been playing Uke for a number of years with a group of about 65, mostly retirees, up here in Toormina (near Coffs Harbour). I just sat down to get my gig book ready for this year and was looking for some alternate chords for "I am Australian" for our Australia Day gig, when I tripped over your music on Cathy's Chords.

I just want to compliment you on the quality of your site. You have laid everything out just as Uke players want. I look forward to more exploration of your site soon. Thanks again for your great work and have a good 2017!

Ron Pratt



Hi Ron,


Thanks for the lovely message. You must have your hands full with such a big group! I hope you find some songs that will work for you :)


I need to try to re-vamp the site this year as the website formatting has been changed (going to be a huge job, hope my RSI holds out) so bear with me if it looks messy and please et me know if you have any problems.


Regards,


Cathy :)

Ron Pratt

6:34 PM on January 12, 2017

Hello, Cathy, I have been playing Uke for a number of years with a group of about 65, mostly retirees, up here in Toormina (near Coffs Harbour). I just sat down to get my gig book ready for this year and was looking for some alternate chords for "I am Australian" for our Australia Day gig, when I tripped over your music on Cathy's Chords.

I just want to compliment you on the quality of your site. You have laid everything out just as Uke players want. I look forward to more exploration of your site soon. Thanks again for your great work and have a good 2017!

Ron Pratt

Catherine P

12:59 AM on November 2, 2016



KevinD says...

Hi, thank you for the lovely site. I found it when I was looking for the chords to "The Dutchman". Your songsheet is exactly what I was looking for. Your tutorial on strumming looks useful too - I can do the finger-picking and arpeggio stuff but I cannot strum for toffees.


Kevin in Luxembourg



Hi Kevin, I'm really glad you like the site and the song sheets! If you can do the fingerpicking you're well on the way... just keep having a go at strumming, and you'll find it will come more easily over time.


If you keep tapping along to songs on the radio etc. it will help your awareness of rhythm and that should translate to strumming when it becomes more comfortable.


Have fun!


Cathy :)

KevinD

8:59 AM on November 1, 2016


Hi, thank you for the lovely site. I found it when I was looking for the chords to "The Dutchman". Your songsheet is exactly what I was looking for. Your tutorial on strumming looks useful too - I can do the finger-picking and arpeggio stuff but I cannot strum for toffees.


Kevin in Luxembourg

Catherine P

4:57 PM on October 3, 2016



Hi Smith, I don't know anything about aol and I don't have any advertising on this site, so please don't post spam here or I will have to close the guestbook.

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Oliver Freeman

6:40 AM on September 5, 2016

Could you please make a "Somewhere over the rainbow song". Thanks

Catherine P

10:43 AM on August 11, 2016


Dianne Morgan says...

Hi Cathy,

Just found your wonderful site for ukulele. Well done on collecting and sharing such amazing pins for teaching the ukulele and compiling a great resource of ukulele songs.


Hi Dianne,


Thanks for your lovely comments - it's great to get such positive feedback and encouragement!


Cathy :)

Dianne Morgan

10:24 AM on August 11, 2016

Hi Cathy,

Just found your wonderful site for ukulele. Well done on collecting and sharing such amazing pins for teaching the ukulele and compiling a great resource of ukulele songs.

Catherine P

7:36 PM on August 6, 2016



Garry Elder says...

Thanks Cathy your right.. if its to be its up to me.



It can be lots of fun... may be worth a try to see if there are others around who want to play together. It can also be a challenge playing with others, as you all have to be able to listen as well as play - and it's good to have a 'leader' for each song. Do let me know if you decide to go ahead, and how it goes :)

Garry Elder

6:40 PM on August 6, 2016

Thanks Cathy your right.. if its to be its up to me.

Catherine P

7:53 AM on August 6, 2016



Garry Elder says...

Hi Cathy love your site. Have been strumming, plucking and keeping my mind active with my Ibanez Concert. Just wish there was a Uke Group in Wagga. Have friends in Deni and they have a fantastic time..



Hi Garry, glad you're enjoying playing... maybe you can start up a uke group with like-minded people in your area. Do you have a local neighbourhood house?


One of our Friday Folkies moved up the country and missed playing with us, so she put an ad in the local paper and started a group at her place. You just need to copy some of the simpler songs that people know well, to start with....

Garry Elder

6:44 AM on August 6, 2016

Hi Cathy love your site. Have been strumming, plucking and keeping my mind active with my Ibanez Concert. Just wish there was a Uke Group in Wagga. Have friends in Deni and they have a fantastic time..

Catherine P

7:41 PM on June 25, 2016



Linda says...

Spending a hot, muggy, afternoon with Cathy's web site. Just playing along with videos and enjoying myself. Thanks for a wonderful time with my ukulele, iced tea and air conditioning! Would not have been possible without you and your web site. Thank you.



You're welcome Linda, and thanks for the lovely image.... it's a chilly zero-degree morning here in Melbourne, Australia! Hope you keep having lots of fun with your music :)


Cheers,


Cathy

Linda

3:03 PM on June 25, 2016



Spending a hot, muggy, afternoon with Cathy's web site. Just playing along with videos and enjoying myself. Thanks for a wonderful time with my ukulele, iced tea and air conditioning! Would not have been possible without you and your web site. Thank you.

Diane

10:14 PM on June 21, 2016



Thank you for these ukelele song pages; I'm a beginner, and was looking for some folk-type songs :)

Catherine P

2:11 AM on June 15, 2016



Linda says...

This site is such a joy for me. In just 3 short days I have learned 4 songs. Thank you so much for sharing.



Oh, wow, that's great, Linda! I'm so pleased - thank you for letting me know :)

Linda

1:58 AM on June 15, 2016


This site is such a joy for me. In just 3 short days I have learned 4 songs. Thank you so much for sharing.

Catherine P

12:04 PM on May 12, 2016



Ed Hollis says...

THANK YOU! I've had my Makala concert ukelele for only 4 weeks and am already playing a dozen songs thanks to your fantastic website. You are a blessing!



Hi Ed,


That's great to hear! Thanks for letting me know- I love to hear that the site is helping people :)


Cheers,


Cathy

Ed Hollis

10:51 AM on May 12, 2016



THANK YOU! I've had my Makala concert ukelele for only 4 weeks and am already playing a dozen songs thanks to your fantastic website. You are a blessing!

Catherine P

5:01 PM on February 25, 2016



Amber Mattatall says...

I am loving your website and ukulele songs! Elementary music teacher here; I recently purchased 12 ukuleles for my 3rd and 5th graders, and they get to share with a "Uke Buddy" in class. These songs are easy and fun for my students, and I can always find one they know and love! Thanks so much!



Hi Amber,


I'm so glad your students are enjoying the songs! Uke is such a great instrument for kids to learn.


There is a "temporary" problem with the links to the song sheets, so if you need a particular one in the meantime, sned me a message and I can email it to you.


Cheers,


Cathy

Amber Mattatall

4:01 PM on February 25, 2016



I am loving your website and ukulele songs! Elementary music teacher here; I recently purchased 12 ukuleles for my 3rd and 5th graders, and they get to share with a "Uke Buddy" in class. These songs are easy and fun for my students, and I can always find one they know and love! Thanks so much!

Catherine P

4:00 AM on February 10, 2016



Daniel says...

I love using your guitar charts for my students. I teach general music in Sweden and these charts are lifesavers!

I definitely have a request! Sittin' On the Dock of The Bay!

Thank you for updating and posting new music!



Hi Daniel,


I've just got my Internet back on - it's been off all month so far, so just getting to reply to messages.


I'm glad your students enjoy the sheets. I haven't done anything lately for the site as I've started back at work (teaching primary school), so I won't make any promises for new songs. I do have quite a few I've started working on, so I may get some finished when I get a spare day or two, and I'll add your request to my "to look at" list.


Cheers,


Cathy :)

Daniel

4:25 AM on January 29, 2016


I love using your guitar charts for my students. I teach general music in Sweden and these charts are lifesavers!


I definitely have a request! Sittin' On the Dock of The Bay!


Thank you for updating and posting new music!

Catherine P

6:42 PM on January 11, 2016



sheila says...

Thankyou for the songs. We have a free social ukulele club here on Oahu and we need songs.Im going to share them with the members including the site.



Hi Sheila,


your club sounds fun- hope the song sheets are useful to your members!


Regards,


Cathy :)

sheila

11:32 AM on January 11, 2016


Thankyou for the songs. We have a free social ukulele club here on Oahu and we need songs.Im going to share them with the members including the site.

Catherine P

5:03 PM on January 1, 2016



Brian Jones says...

Hi Cathy

As an almost 70 year old I took up guitar several months ago and struggled with the instrument at first - I started with a steel stringed accoustic but now have a nylon stringed classical style guitar which I enjoy the sound and feel of much better.

I was doing badly at solo playing and also forming chords was difficult (old fingers and joints maybe) however when I found your site it inspired me to whistle or sing along to simple chords and at present I have a list of about 20 songs from your site which I can manage fine. Chord changes are still slow but getting better.

Many thanks for your web site Cathy and a Happy New Year from the other side of the world.

Kind regards

Brian (South Wales, UK.)



Hi Brian,


Thanks so much for taking the time to write; I'm really pleased that the site is helping you to play guitar! It's such a wonderful instrument, though I can understand how it can be difficult with older joints (mine seize up every now and then, though luckily my left hand isn't so bad). If you haven't played for long, of course it's going to take time and lots of practice - try to pick it up frequently and play a song or two several times a day if you can, and take it as slow as you like! I'm glad you're seeing an improvement, and 20 songs is a good repertoire.


We travelled through your part of the world last year - 2 weeks in Sth Wales- and were blown away by the beauty and the hospitality and friendliness. We keep watching Escape to the Country and dreaming of going back one day.


All the best for your playing - please keep me updated on how you're going!


Regards,


Cathy :)

Brian Jones

10:32 AM on January 1, 2016



Hi Cathy


As an almost 70 year old I took up guitar several months ago and struggled with the instrument at first - I started with a steel stringed accoustic but now have a nylon stringed classical style guitar which I enjoy the sound and feel of much better.


I was doing badly at solo playing and also forming chords was difficult (old fingers and joints maybe) however when I found your site it inspired me to whistle or sing along to simple chords and at present I have a list of about 20 songs from your site which I can manage fine. Chord changes are still slow but getting better.


Many thanks for your web site Cathy and a Happy New Year from the other side of the world.


Kind regards


Brian (South Wales, UK.)






Catherine P

1:52 AM on December 24, 2015



Douglas J. Frame says...

Cathy,

Thank you for the Christmas greetings.My best wishes to you for Christmas and the coming New Year.

Doug Frame

P.S.

My guitar playing is getting better and my bagpipe playing is getting worse. Can't find time to practice both.



Thanks, Doug, hope you manage to find more time for your bagpipes in the New Year!


Cathy :)

Douglas J. Frame

12:31 PM on December 23, 2015


Cathy,


Thank you for the Christmas greetings.My best wishes to you for Christmas and the coming New Year.


Doug Frame


P.S.


My guitar playing is getting better and my bagpipe playing is getting worse. Can't find time to practice both.

Bobby Greene

7:18 PM on July 15, 2015


I just started playing acoustic guitar and your site is a great help, Thanks

Catherine P

8:52 PM on June 29, 2015



Sally Green says...

Thank you so much for all the time and effort you have put into these songs sheets. I'm a complete beginner but remarkably have found I can play long to your music sheets. Have the words with the chords written above and separately down the page showing the chord diagrams as well, brilliant, just brilliant. Thank you so much !



Hi Sally, thank you for your encouraging words and kind donation! I'm so pleased that the song sheets are working well for you - I love to hear of beginners having success!!


Keep playing - a bit every day if you can- and remember to relax as you play and let the music happen :)


Have fun,


Cathy

Sally Green

7:02 PM on June 29, 2015



Thank you so much for all the time and effort you have put into these songs sheets. I'm a complete beginner but remarkably have found I can play long to your music sheets. Have the words with the chords written above and separately down the page showing the chord diagrams as well, brilliant, just brilliant. Thank you so much !

Catherine P

11:17 AM on May 9, 2015



Greg says...

What a nice cozy website! Thank you!



Hi Greg, you're welcome! Thanks for your comment :)

catherine

5:31 AM on May 9, 2015


wow, amazing! Thank you so much! i have been playing the guitarre for more than 10 years now, but just from time to time... my playing ends at the F... hihi ;)


i have never seen such a lovely page! I'm a primary school teacher from switzerland and i can use your songs very well! we play the ukulele with the kids in school. thank you so much for helping us having fun! :) :) :)


you also gave me some new songs i will try to learn (and then teach) in the english class... :D

Greg

3:44 PM on May 7, 2015


What a nice cozy website! Thank you!

Catherine P

12:29 AM on April 19, 2015



Murray says...

I love this page! I sing songs from It to my daughter every day f thanks so much! The ezfolk link for the Kamiki Ukulele Method didn't take me straight through to it, but I did find this link that went straight to a PDF download:

http://imslp.org/wiki/The_Kamiki_Ukulele_Method_%28Various%29  



Hi Murray,


I love the thought of you singing to your daughter every day - what a lucky girl :) - Thanks for your encouragement and for the tip about the Kamiki Ukulele Method link - I'll amend it on the page.


All the best,


Cathy :)

Murray

1:26 PM on April 18, 2015


I love this page! I sing songs from It to my daughter every day f thanks so much! The ezfolk link for the Kamiki Ukulele Method didn't take me straight through to it, but I did find this link that went straight to a PDF download:


http://imslp.org/wiki/The_Kamiki_Ukulele_Method_%28Various%29

Catherine P

9:33 AM on April 3, 2015



Joyce Flynn says...

Thank u very much for your help in learning the ukulele. I play piano by ear so I always wanted to learn the ukulele. This was very helpfully and loved your songs ,I'm 75 yrs old so it was on my bucket list lol



Hi Joyce, how great that you picked up the ukulele- and I'm so pleased the songs on the site are good for you!


Hope you keep having a ball!


Cathy :)

Joyce Flynn

11:05 AM on April 2, 2015


Thank u very much for your help in learning the ukulele. I play piano by ear so I always wanted to learn the ukulele. This was very helpfully and loved your songs ,I'm 75 yrs old so it was on my bucket list lol

Catherine P

6:50 PM on March 23, 2015



Tom Gaasenbeek says...

Great site for music - thanks.


We are preparing for a funeral of a dear uncle who was larger than life (could have been a good Aussie) and love many of the songs you have listed. His grandkids, nieces & nephews will be playing these and I appreciate having them all in one place.


A few links were broken like "Leaving On A Jet Plane" and "She'll Be Coming Around The Mountain" from what I can see. If you get them up please let me know.


I just donated to you on Paypal, so thanks again for making these songs available in such an easy format.


Cheers,


Tom Gaasenbeek from Hamilton, Ontario Canada



Hi Tom,


thank you so much for your kind donation and positive comments! I really appreciate it- and the notification about the missing links! I'll check them right away, but if you notice any others, I'd be really glad to hear so I can fix them, too.


All the best for the funeral- it sounds as if it will be a great celebration and a wonderful tribute to your uncle. If your family has any other favourite songs that you don't have chords for, let me know in case I have them.


Regards,


Cathy :)

Tom Gaasenbeek

10:57 AM on March 23, 2015



Great site for music - thanks.


We are preparing for a funeral of a dear uncle who was larger than life (could have been a good Aussie) and love many of the songs you have listed. His grandkids, nieces & nephews will be playing these and I appreciate having them all in one place.


A few links were broken like "Leaving On A Jet Plane" and "She'll Be Coming Around The Mountain" from what I can see. If you get them up please let me know.


I just donated to you on Paypal, so thanks again for making these songs available in such an easy format.


Cheers,



Tom Gaasenbeek from Hamilton, Ontario Canada

Catherine P

1:40 AM on February 28, 2015



Roger Watson says...

Many thanks Cathy, I'm teaching a couple of kids music and a few chords (free) and I'm using a few of your sheets with them (also got a few for myself :)





Hi Roger,



I've had a few goes at replying to your post but it didn't seem to go through... so I'm trying again asit seems to be working now!



How great to be able to pass on your guitar skills to the next generation - and I'm glad you found some songs for yourself too.



Hope your pupils are enjoying their playing,



Regards,



Cathy :)

Catherine P

1:34 AM on February 28, 2015



John Michael Cliff says...

Hi Cathy,


I was just browsing through my E-Mails and so thought I would answer back to your reply. I shall have to look at some of your uke songs. The uke is the first stringed instrument that I was bought by my mum and dad when I was a kid. When I was looking after my grandaughter as a little girl, I bought her a light pink one from a local music shop. I thought it was ideal for her and she loved it. She would sit and join in with me while I was playing nursery rimes to her on the guitar.


You're doing a great job there Cathy, making a lot of people happy. Please carry on the good work and thank's again from me for now.


All the best wishes from John here in West Yorkshire, U.K.



Hi John, Hope you're enjoying your new guitar and that the uke songs bring back some happy memories.


Strangely, I can't find your previous post - I had a notification email on 22 Feb that you had left a message, with the first bit of the message in it, but no link to the post - so maybe it got deleted. I know I've had trouble replying to a couple of posts lately.


Anyhow, I'm glad you like the site and thank you for taking the time to write!





Regards,




Cathy :)

John Michael Cliff

7:45 PM on February 27, 2015



Hi Cathy,


I was just browsing through my E-Mails and so thought I would answer back to your reply. I shall have to look at some of your uke songs. The uke is the first stringed instrument that I was bought by my mum and dad when I was a kid. When I was looking after my grandaughter as a little girl, I bought her a light pink one from a local music shop. I thought it was ideal for her and she loved it. She would sit and join in with me while I was playing nursery rimes to her on the guitar.


You're doing a great job there Cathy, making a lot of people happy. Please carry on the good work and thank's again from me for now.


All the best wishes from John here in West Yorkshire, U.K.

Catherine P

5:56 PM on January 23, 2015



Linda P says...

Hi Cathy. A great big thank you for a terrific site. I've only been playing uke a short time and have found some reallyvaluable resources on your website. I can only imagine the hours that have gone into creating and developing this wonderful site. Well done!!!



Hi Linda,


You're very welcome! I have put endless hours into the site as you imagine, but it's worthwhile when Iget such enthusiastic feedback - thank you! Hope you have lots and lots of fun with your uke,


Cathy :)

Linda 

P9:20 AM on January 23, 2015



Hi Cathy. A great big thank you for a terrific site. I've only been playing uke a short time and have found some reallyvaluable resources on your website. I can only imagine the hours that have gone into creating and developing this wonderful site. Well done!!!

Roger Watson

8:59 AM on January 22, 2015


Many thanks Cathy, I'm teaching a couple of kids music and a few chords (free) and I'm using a few of your sheets with them (also got a few for myself :)

Catherine P

8:50 PM on January 21, 2015



Eunice Broom says...

Thank you!! This is a fantastic site. I sing with children at school and pre-school and for fun with adults, with my acoustic electric guitar, and this site is perfect for finding songs which I can play.

I have made an anonymous donation, because I am so impressed with what you are offering.

Thank you!!!

Kind regards

Eunice



Hi Eunice,


It sounds as if you are doing a wonderful job sharing your music - i'm so glad the site is helping you with that. Thank you for your kind comments and donation!


Regards,


Cathy :)

Catherine P

8:48 PM on January 21, 2015



Doug says...

Hi Cathy,

i'm staffing a junior high music retreat with New England Quakers this weekend. I've always brought my own uke to the retreats and thought it was time to have a uke ensemble! Pulling together 11 ukuleles, I'm armed with instruments, willing and enthusiastic participants, and you're wonderful resource! I'll let you know how things go!!! Thank you for your wonderful blog! Peace, Doug.



Hi Doug,


I didn't see your post last week - thank you for taking the time to write. Your uke ensemble sounds exciting - and challenging! How did it go?


Cheers,


Cathy :)

Eunice Broom

7:40 AM on January 21, 2015


Thank you!! This is a fantastic site. I sing with children at school and pre-school and for fun with adults, with my acoustic electric guitar, and this site is perfect for finding songs which I can play.


I have made an anonymous donation, because I am so impressed with what you are offering.


Thank you!!!


Kind regards


Eunice

Doug

5:54 AM on January 16, 2015



Hi Cathy,


i'm staffing a junior high music retreat with New England Quakers this weekend. I've always brought my own uke to the retreats and thought it was time to have a uke ensemble! Pulling together 11 ukuleles, I'm armed with instruments, willing and enthusiastic participants, and you're wonderful resource! I'll let you know how things go!!! Thank you for your wonderful blog! Peace, Doug.

Jude Randall

3:26 PM on January 15, 2015



Love your site & will be recommending it to colleagues. Just started a uke group for adults & your songsheets are well formatted, I especially like the inclusion of the relevant chord boxes ;) Thank you.


Kindest regards,


Jude Randall

Catherine P

4:26 AM on January 13, 2015



Tracey E says...

Hi Cathy,


Your website is great. Your guitar charts are perfect for me to teach my 10yo some songs on guitar. The pictures are fun. I know most of the pieces you have chosen and many are my favourites to sing.


I want to donate to you but was worried that the address name in Paypal "gametoread" is not "cathyschords" and thus may be someone else. I don't want the donation going to the wrong person. Can you reassure me?


Oh yes - Just a small correction - "When the Saints Go Marching In" is the theme song for St Kilda in the AFL. South Melbourne hasn't existed in AFL since 1982 when it went to Sydney & became the Sydney Swans. I am guessing you're not from Melbourne.


Cheers, Tracey



Hi Tracey,


Thanks for your message- and it is as well to be wary. "Gametoread" is my email...I make reading games when I'm wearing my Reading Intervention Teacher hat!


I have to confess that I am from Melbourne, just not really into footy (I used to go to dances at the Sth Melbourne footy club, which is down St Kilda way so I still get them mixed up lol - silly mistake to make for the song, though, I'll fix it!). My husband actually used to play for Fitzroy and Footscray, which have both gone, too.


I'm glad your 10-year old is having fun with the songs; I've been asked to look for songs for Oldies lately and I suspect some of them may be the same songs as on the Songs For Kids list.


All the best,


Cathy :)

Tracey E

12:51 AM on January 13, 2015



Hi Cathy,


Your website is great. Your guitar charts are perfect for me to teach my 10yo some songs on guitar. The pictures are fun. I know most of the pieces you have chosen and many are my favourites to sing.


I want to donate to you but was worried that the address name in Paypal "gametoread" is not "cathyschords" and thus may be someone else. I don't want the donation going to the wrong person. Can you reassure me?


Oh yes - Just a small correction - "When the Saints Go Marching In" is the theme song for St Kilda in the AFL. South Melbourne hasn't existed in AFL since 1982 when it went to Sydney & became the Sydney Swans. I am guessing you're not from Melbourne.


Cheers, Tracey

Catherine P

7:13 PM on January 10, 2015



Valerie Harris says...

I was looking for Auld Lang SYne in the Key of C, and it looks like you are about the only site to have it. Thank you!



That's good, Valerie- you're welcome!

Valerie Harris

1:49 PM on January 10, 2015



I was looking for Auld Lang SYne in the Key of C, and it looks like you are about the only site to have it. Thank you!

Catherine P

9:03 AM on December 29, 2014



Doc says...

Started playing after a 25 year layoff. To be honest - never really learned more than some basic chords back then. I have enjoyed starting to "learn" guitar from you site. I appreciate the time and effort it has taken you to put it together. Thanks.


Doc



Hi Doc, how great to re-discover guitar after all these years! Glad the site is helping you to enjoy and improve your skills! Thanks for taking the time to write :)


Cheers,


Cathy

Doc

12:12 AM on December 29, 2014



Started playing after a 25 year layoff. To be honest - never really learned more than some basic chords back then. I have enjoyed starting to "learn" guitar from you site. I appreciate the time and effort it has taken you to put it together. Thanks.


Doc

Catherine P

4:31 PM on December 21, 2014



steve says...

Hi, Great site with so many songs.



Thanks, Steve!


Regards,


Cathy :)

steve

9:55 AM on December 21, 2014



Hi, Great site with so many songs.

Catherine P

8:57 PM on November 15, 2014



Cathy says...

Hi Keith,Thank you for your comments and for letting me know about the link. I'm away from home for several weeks at the moment, so I'll try to remeber to fix it when I get home. Hope it's going well for you


Cheers,Cathy



OK all fixed.... thanks again for the tip-off, Keith! :)

Catherine P

6:03 AM on November 14, 2014



Julie says...

Thank you very much for all your hard work. I have a guitar club at school and teach 9 8-10year olds. These songs are just great for getting the children to play and sing along! You have saved me hours of work!



You're welcome, Julie! The guitar club sounds great - how wonderful to get the next generation keen on guitar :) Hope they enjoy the song sheets!

Julie

7:15 PM on November 12, 2014



Thank you very much for all your hard work. I have a guitar club at school and teach 9 8-10year olds. These songs are just great for getting the children to play and sing along! You have saved me hours of work!

Catherine P

6:36 PM on October 6, 2014

Hi Keith,

Thank you for your comments and for letting me know about the link. I'm away from home for several weeks at the moment, so I'll try to remeber to fix it when I get home. Hope it's going well for you :)

Cheers,

Cathy

Keith

5:02 AM on October 3, 2014

Hi Cathy, what a great site you have, thanks for sharing all these songs! Just want to report a bad link I came across on your 'List of Songs for Guitar' page, it's the one to 'WHEN I DREAM (Crystal Gayle)- Level 10'. I managed to work out what it should be though, so no problem. Now I just have to practise the song!

Catherine P

3:43 AM on September 19, 2014



steven stevens says...

thank you cathy...you are j ust what i needed to get me going with my ukulele...have at least ten different folk instruments....from autoharp to guitaro...and several wind instruments...can't play a loick...just can not get past the circle of 5ths....love the sound of the notes and chords of the instrument i have in hand that i just sit and strum or blow away til my hearts content'''but now wth your words and chords to guide me.. i am going to have a serious go at playing my ukulele...



Hi Steven,


your comments made me smile - imagining you sitting fiddling around with instruments strewn around everywhere... sounds like lots of fun, but I'm really pleased the site has inspired you to have a more serious attempt. I wish you lots of success!


Let me know how you go,


Cathy :)

steven stevens

2:26 PM on September 18, 2014



thank you cathy...you are j ust what i needed to get me going with my ukulele...have at least ten different folk instruments....from autoharp to guitaro...and several wind instruments...can't play a loick...just can not get past the circle of 5ths....love the sound of the notes and chords of the instrument i have in hand that i just sit and strum or blow away til my hearts content'''but now wth your words and chords to guide me.. i am going to have a serious go at playing my ukulele...

Catherine P

3:07 AM on September 16, 2014



Andrew Muller says...

Dear Cathy. Thank you SO much for this site. It is just what Ii needed. I am 70 years old and have loved these song all my life. I have struggled with the guitar all my life as well but never got far for lack of time and (perhaps) a tin ear. I had hoped to make progress when I retired but a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease five years ago has put paid to any real hope of that. But just to find all these songs graded for the simplest chords has given me great pleasure as I strum the very basic ones on my own. I also appreciate your links to Youtube (complete with identifying the key) and your identifying the lead note of each song. The work you have done is immense. Putting it on the web is a wonderful public service. Cheers from Dundas, Ontario, Canada



Hi Andrew, thanks so much for posting your kind comments (and for your donation!). I'm sorry to hear that you have Parkinson's - I have a couple of relatives who are struggling with it, and I think you're to be commended for persisting with guitar! I'm really pleased the site is helping you. andI hope you continue to enjoy your guitar for a long time!


Regards,


Cathy :)

Andrew Muller

5:31 PM on September 15, 2014



Dear Cathy. Thank you SO much for this site. It is just what Ii needed. I am 70 years old and have loved these song all my life. I have struggled with the guitar all my life as well but never got far for lack of time and (perhaps) a tin ear. I had hoped to make progress when I retired but a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease five years ago has put paid to any real hope of that. But just to find all these songs graded for the simplest chords has given me great pleasure as I strum the very basic ones on my own. I also appreciate your links to Youtube (complete with identifying the key) and your identifying the lead note of each song. The work you have done is immense. Putting it on the web is a wonderful public service. Cheers from Dundas, Ontario, Canada

Catherine P

10:31 AM on September 4, 2014



Joanne spencer says...

thank you for the music and also placing the strum pattern on the songs. This is a great help when learning the ukulele. Would love some more songs eg. IKO IKO.


thank you, happy strumming



Joanne



Hi Joanne,


I'm glad you like the music. I hope to get some more song sheets done but I'll be away until November, so it will be a while, I'm afraid. Hope you enjoy what's there in the meantime,


Cheers,


Cathy :)

Catherine P

10:28 AM on September 4, 2014



Phil says...

Just surfing and found you.. It looks good so far.


..

Hi Phil, thanks for your comment. Hope you found some songs you like!


Cathy :)

Joanne spencer

3:18 AM on September 4, 2014


thank you for the music and also placing the strum pattern on the songs. This is a great help when learning the ukulele. Would love some more songs eg. IKO IKO.


thank you, happy strumming





Joanne


Phil

5:10 PM on August 26, 2014



Just surfing and found you.. It looks good so far...

Catherine P

9:30 AM on August 26, 2014



Karla Hartley says...

Cathy,

I am using your ukulele songs and love how organized your pages are!

Thank you!

Karla from Wisconsin



Hi Karla, I'm glad you're finding the ukulele sheets useful! Thanks for posting :)


Catherine P

9:27 AM on August 26, 2014



Andrew says...

Stumbled across the site yesterday. Excellent source of material, tips and techniques. Thanks



Thanks so much for your comments, Andrew!


Cathy :)

Karla Hartley

4:57 PM on August 25, 2014



Cathy,


I am using your ukulele songs and love how organized your pages are!


Thank you!


Karla from Wisconsin


Andrew

6:48 PM on August 22, 2014



Stumbled across the site yesterday. Excellent source of material, tips and techniques. Thanks

Catherine P

6:56 PM on June 28, 2014



PAUL JOHNSON says...

Thanks Cathy.

Do you or anybody else provide strumming patterns over chord / lyric charts?

Regards Paul



Hi Paul,


I don't know of any sheets like you suggest, but I wouldn't be surprised if there were some. Perhaps you could ask at a music store if you can't find them in an online search. I had a quick look online with no results.


Otherwise, try listening to a recording of the song and get an idea of the rhythm in your head (and tap along or strum 'air guitar') so that when you play the song, you have the pattern in mind and you can strum to that. It's really a matter of playing a lot so you get used to an easy strumming action with down and up strokes (the up stroke is usually more of a 'flick' using wrist action).

You could also try YouTube tutorials; I think there are lots of different ones.


Good luck with it, and let me know if you have success or need any tips for particular songs.


Cathy :)


Catherine P

6:45 PM on June 28, 2014



Chris Beck says...

Hello Cathy!

I want to say thank you for this wonderfull page! Greetings from Germany, from a small town, near Cologne!



Hi Chris,


I only just saw your message- thank you! I visited Cologne many years ago, and I remember the beautiful countryside (and all the steps in the cathedral!)


Cathy :)

PAUL JOHNSON

10:12 AM on June 28, 2014


Thanks Cathy.


Do you or anybody else provide strumming patterns over chord / lyric charts?


Regards Paul

Chris Beck

5:36 AM on May 10, 2014



Hello Cathy!


I want to say thank you for this wonderfull page! Greetings from Germany, from a small town, near Cologne!


Catherine P

5:45 AM on April 22, 2014


JUDY says...

Just wanted to tell you at 76 years old I have just purchased a uke as I have always wanted to learn music. Thank you for all your songs and help, all the very best

Judy

Hi Judy,

How wonderful to take up uke at 76! I hope you're havong a ball with it. Please let me know how it's going, and if you need any more tips or help.

Cathy :)


Catherine P

5:43 AM on April 22, 2014


ove says...

Hi Cathy. Great site, even for a well skilled old "Rat" like me.

Best regards from Denmark


Hi Ove, thanks for your nice comment! Best regards from Australia :)

JUDY

1:29 AM on April 20, 2014



Just wanted to tell you at 76 years old I have just purchased a uke as I have always wanted to learn music. Thank you for all your songs and help, all the very best



Judy


ove

8:16 AM on April 18, 2014



Hi Cathy. Great site, even for a well skilled old "Rat" like me.


Best regards from Denmark



Catherine P

3:28 AM on April 2, 2014


Irina says...

Thank you sooo much - I was looking for songs for my preschool class and here I found many more treasures. So nicely explained and shown!


You're welcome, Irina! Hope your pre-schoolers enjoy the songs :)


Catherine P

3:27 AM on April 2, 2014



Linda Thompson says...

I think your page is wonderful. Thank you for making it.



Thanks, Linda, it's a pleasure :)

Irina

2:14 AM on April 2, 2014



Thank you sooo much - I was looking for songs for my preschool class and here I found many more treasures. So nicely explained and shown!


Linda Thompson

9:40 PM on March 28, 2014



I think your page is wonderful. Thank you for making it.



Catherine P

2:43 AM on February 25, 2014



Carmen says...

Love the tabs. Thank you



You're welcome, Carmen :)

Carmen

11:07 PM on February 24, 2014



Love the tabs. Thank you


Catherine P

10:54 PM on February 12, 2014



Jeannette Solimine says...

Thank you so much for providing this website! I just started playing the ukulele last year and I'm having a lot of fun with the songs you've posted.



I'm so glad you're enjoying it - ukulele is a lot of fun! :)


Jeannette Solimine

12:25 PM on February 12, 2014



Thank you so much for providing this website! I just started playing the ukulele last year and I'm having a lot of fun with the songs you've posted.

Catherine P

10:40 PM on January 4, 2014


linda says...

Nice website, thank you


You're welcome, Linda:)



linda

10:16 PM on January 4, 2014



Nice website, thank you



Catherine P

7:09 AM on December 8, 2013


Trudy says...

Thanks Cathy for all the hard work...how generous you are.



You're welcome, Trudy... music and education should be shared around!


Cathy:)


Trudy

6:16 AM on December 8, 2013



Thanks Cathy for all the hard work...how generous you are.

Catherine P

3:28 AM on December 3, 2013


Karin and fam says...

a thank you from us all for such an easy to use format to give us fun and pleasure. much appreciated.



Hi Karin,


You're most welcome:) I like the "fun and pleasure" comment- thanks!


Cathy


Karin and fam

10:03 AM on December 2, 2013


a thank you from us all for such an easy to use format to give us fun and pleasure. much appreciated.


Catherine P

10:24 PM on August 28, 2013



Lumi says...

Thank you for your wonderful site!


You're welcome, Lumi! Thanks for taking the time to post:)

Lumi

9:59 PM on August 28, 2013



Thank you for your wonderful site!


Catherine P

5:41 AM on June 21, 2013


MK says...

I don't use Pay Pal but I want to send money. Have an address? You stuff is the best I've seen. I am a newbie to Ukulele, four days and counting. I am 66 and playing everyday!!!! Hugs!


Hi MK, thanks so much for your offer- I must admit I've been struggling to keep the site funded lately, as there are very few donations, so I'm grateful for any contributions.




I use Paypal because it's an easy way to transfer money almost instantly in any currency (and it's free to sign up & send money, they just take out a commission at my end). If you're in Australia, you could just send a cheque or pay in at a bank, but if you're in another country I think it would be hard to send money.



Let me know if you are in Australia; otherwise if you don't want to use Paypal, thank you anyway and keep playing!


I'm so pleased that the site is helping you learn Ukulele - it's such a fun instrument for any age!




Cathy :)


MK

1:42 AM on June 21, 2013



I don't use Pay Pal but I want to send money. Have an address? You stuff is the best I've seen. I am a newbie to Ukulele, four days and counting. I am 66 and playing everyday!!!! Hugs!


Babs

9:12 AM on June 14, 2013


Hello Cathy,


This is one of the best websites about learning how to play the guitar and the uke, i've ever seen!


Thank you very very much :)


Love from the Netherlands, Babs


Catherine P

3:47 AM on May 21, 2013



Nicola says...

I am really enjoying your site. It's ideal for a beginner like me. I am learning a lot and enjoying it at the same time.



Hi Nicola,


Thanks for taking the time to let me know- I'm really glad the site is helping you!


Cheers,


Cathy:)



Nicola

9:27 PM on May 20, 2013



I am really enjoying your site. It's ideal for a beginner like me. I am learning a lot and enjoying it at the same time.


Catherine P

5:18 AM on April 26, 2013



Cassandra says...

Thanks for your awesome site. I am new to guitar and the songs are well set out and achievable.



Thanks for your kind comments, Cassandra- it really encourages me to get feedback like yours! Hope you keep finding good songs to play and enjoying playing guitar:)


Cathy



Cassandra

8:53 PM on April 16, 2013



Thanks for your awesome site. I am new to guitar and the songs are well set out and achievable.


Catherine P

3:09 AM on March 7, 2013



Peter says...

Thanks for the ukulele songs, these are very helpful for a beginner like me.

Ukulele Greetings,

Peter (http://www.uke4u.com)



Hi Peter,


You're welcome; I'm pleased that you find the songs useful. Is the contact site yours or one you use? It looks as if it has a lot of good stuff.


Regards,


Cathy



Peter

11:09 AM on March 6, 2013


Thanks for the ukulele songs, these are very helpful for a beginner like me.


Ukulele Greetings,


Peter (http://www.uke4u.com)

Catherine P

2:22 AM on February 5, 2013



Dr. Linda says...

Thank you so much. I just started playing and needed some easy songs. These are great.



You're welcome, Linda. Glad the songs are useful for you:)


Dr. Linda

9:02 AM on February 4, 2013



Thank you so much. I just started playing and needed some easy songs. These are great.


Catherine P

8:29 PM on January 23, 2013



Geoff says...

Hi Cathy

Printed off the Changing Key guide and the Singing tips. Thank you. Will have a look at the songs later along with Banjo case to make.

Wonderful site

Geoff



Hi Geoff,


I hope you find the guides useful, and that you find some song sheets you like, too. Let me know what you think of the singong tips, or if you have any suggestions to add:)


Thanks so much for your donation - much appreciated!


Regards,


Cathy


Geoff

9:02 AM on January 23, 2013



Hi Cathy


Printed off the Changing Key guide and the Singing tips. Thank you. Will have a look at the songs later along with Banjo case to make.


Wonderful site


Geoff


Catherine P

5:01 PM on December 28, 2012



Peter Clark says...

Hi Cathy,

Great site, good clear typing and a really great variety of material.

I'm early seventies and have been leraning and playing around four years

and although i came across your site a couple of years back I've only just revisited wow

Regards Peter



Hi Peter,


thanks for your encouraging comments! I don't get a lot of time to spend on the site but I try to add songs when I can and I try to make it user-friendly;)


Hope you're getting lots of chances to play, and enjoying the songs,


Cheers,


Cathy


Peter Clark

3:16 AM on December 28, 2012


Hi Cathy,


Great site, good clear typing and a really great variety of material.


I'm early seventies and have been leraning and playing around four years


and although i came across your site a couple of years back I've only just revisited wow


Regards Peter


Catherine P

9:34 PM on December 23, 2012



TIM HALLAM says...

HALLELUJAH song on a beginner level, PLEASE.


Hi Tim,


the easiest version is probably here:


http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/j/jeff_buckley/hallelujah_ver2_cr  

d.htm


the only tricky chord is F, but if you play it in any other key you'll get nastier chords like Bm, so if you are keen on the song it's worth persisting with F (you don't have to play it with a bar chord).


I don't have time to write out a songsheet at the moment, as it takes a fair while to do, but let me know if you have any problems with the version above - looks OK to me.


Cheers,


Cathy


TIM HALLAM

5:59 PM on December 23, 2012



HALLELUJAH song on a beginner level, PLEASE.


Lewis

8:58 PM on December 15, 2012


Cathy, i love your site! Its very well laid out and informative.


Maybe theres a uke in my future :)





Regards


Lewis


Catherine P

4:51 PM on December 14, 2012


Frank says...

happy I found your smashing site.Love the layout of songs( and lil pics !)


Haha glad you like my lil pics...sometimes they take me ages to find/fix, and I wonder if I'm just being silly (or a bit obsessive;)). The site has grown a bit piecemeal, so it's good to know that you find the layout useful - thanks for the message!


Cathy:)

Frank

2:06 PM on December 14, 2012



happy I found your smashing site.Love the layout of songs( and lil pics !)


Catherine P

3:04 AM on December 14, 2012



Dave Bayer says...

I just discovered your website. I am a beginning guitarist and found it very helpful.



I'm pleased you're finding the site helpful, Dave- thanks for letting me know. Please feel free to ask if you have any queries!


Cheers,


Cathy:)


Dave Bayer

7:24 PM on December 13, 2012



I just discovered your website. I am a beginning guitarist and found it very helpful.


[email protected]

8:16 AM on December 1, 2012



Cathy,


Thank you for your encouragement.... and for your 'Singing Tips' page. I'll have a go at following your advice and let you know how I get on.


Best wishes


Catherine P

4:59 PM on November 30, 2012



David says...

Thanks for your web site. I am 58 and live in the U.K. I have no musical talent, can't sing and despite paying for guitar lessons failed to learn anything useful. Unwilling to give up completely I bought a tenor Ukulele 12 months ago and am having great fun with it. I still can't sing but it's great fun strumming easy tunes. I've really appreciated your collection of Ukulele songs. With all the songs you've provided it seems greedy to ask for more, but if you could ever get around to it, one of my all time favourites is: Early Morning Rain by P, P and M. Thanks for what you've done to make musical enjoyment accessible to others. Best wishes



Hi David,


Thanks for writing- your story is very heartening, and I'm so glad some of the songs here are helping you to enjoy your musical endeavours!




Singing can be a tricky thing to work on, if you don't have a musical background it can be hard to know how to improve. I’m not a particularly good singer myself but I’m lucky that singing has been part of my life since childhood, so I can usually sing pretty much in tune. I’ve been trying to work out how to help people with little singing experience and I was thinking of writing a page of singing tips, so maybe I’ll get onto that this weekend as I have a quiet couple of days.




Your request for Early Morning Rain is very reasonable- it’s such a great song, and one I love doing. I’ll have to work it out for uke. One problem with uke is that you can’t easily change the key to match a recording, as it’s hard to use a capo and the chords can be tricky in many keys, unless you use bar chords.


You might want to pick up that guitar again and learn some easy chords to play along with recordings or to get easier songs to sing; if you play a song in the key of D, you can put a capo on the first fret and it’s usually easier to sing for a male voice. PP&M are wonderful but they can be hard to sing along to. Bob Dylan is good to sing with, as his songs are usually in a ‘male’ key and fairly simple tunes. Hmmm… I think I’ll start on the Singing Tips page;)




Let me know how you’re going, and all the best- above all, keep having fun!




Regards,


Cathy


David

3:20 PM on November 30, 2012



Thanks for your web site. I am 58 and live in the U.K. I have no musical talent, can't sing and despite paying for guitar lessons failed to learn anything useful. Unwilling to give up completely I bought a tenor Ukulele 12 months ago and am having great fun with it. I still can't sing but it's great fun strumming easy tunes. I've really appreciated your collection of Ukulele songs. With all the songs you've provided it seems greedy to ask for more, but if you could ever get around to it, one of my all time favourites is: Early Morning Rain by P, P and M. Thanks for what you've done to make musical enjoyment accessible to others. Best wishes


Catherine P

7:42 AM on November 26, 2012



Anthea says...

Thank you so much. What a great bunch of songs. I am very excited to have found this website.



I'm so pleased you like it, Anthea - hope you keep enjoying it!


Cathy:)


Anthea

6:52 AM on November 26, 2012



Thank you so much. What a great bunch of songs. I am very excited to have found this website.


Catherine P

11:13 PM on November 20, 2012



Linda says...

My 11 year old granddaughter was visiting my for fall break a few weeks ago. She picked up the ukulele that I got 50 years ago and asked me to show her how to play it. We had so much fun playing and singing together although I was getting a little tired of "Skip to My Lou!" I can hardly wait until Christmas to give her the concert uke that I've purchased for her. It's a little nicer than my old Roy Smeck soprano uke! Anyway, your site is perfect for her with all its easy and familiar songs. Thanks for your efforts!



Hi Linda,


How wonderful to be able to share your music with your granddaughter! (Mine is only 2 but I must confess I gave her a little uke last Christmas;))


I bet you can't wait for your granddaughter to open her lovely pressie (lucky girl) and come to visit you! I'm glad you're finding the site useful, too.


Thank you again for your kind donation - I just had to pay an extra $80 to upgrade the site again yesterday, as despite all my juggling of files, re-doing links, setting up alternative sites etc, this site was still getting too much traffic. It's great to think that it's helping so many people enjoy playing and singing, but it's also wonderful to get some $ support - so I really appreciate kind people like you!!

Hope you and your granddaughter enjoy lots more songs together,


Regards,


Cathy:)





Linda

9:29 PM on November 20, 2012



My 11 year old granddaughter was visiting my for fall break a few weeks ago. She picked up the ukulele that I got 50 years ago and asked me to show her how to play it. We had so much fun playing and singing together although I was getting a little tired of "Skip to My Lou!" I can hardly wait until Christmas to give her the concert uke that I've purchased for her. It's a little nicer than my old Roy Smeck soprano uke! Anyway, your site is perfect for her with all its easy and familiar songs. Thanks for your efforts!

Catherine P

5:39 PM on November 17, 2012



Sue says...

What a great site. I didn't know I could play so many songs.! I've been learning for about 4 weeks now and really enjoying it. With your help I've increased my song list.

Sue x



Hi Sue,


You're doing well for only 4 weeks - your fingers must be sore if you've been playing heaps;)


Congratulations, and I hope you keep enjoying it!


Cheers,


Cathy


Catherine P

5:35 PM on November 17, 2012



Jenny says...

Hi Cathy, Thankyou for sharing all this knowledge with everyone. It has helped me immensley. I am very grateful to have these instructions at my disposal. Blessings to you. Keep up your great work. xxoo



Hi Jenny, I'm glad you're finding the instructions useful... I never know if they actually make sense to people I'm not talking to face-to-face, so your feedback is appreciated:) Please let me know if there's anything that seems unclear,


Regards,


Cathy


Sue

1:47 PM on November 17, 2012



What a great site. I didn't know I could play so many songs.! I've been learning for about 4 weeks now and really enjoying it. With your help I've increased my song list.


Sue x


Jenny

10:42 AM on November 17, 2012



Hi Cathy, Thankyou for sharing all this knowledge with everyone. It has helped me immensley. I am very grateful to have these instructions at my disposal. Blessings to you. Keep up your great work. xxoo


Catherine P

8:09 AM on November 17, 2012


peter says...

a big thank u

iam a beginner and find these really good

thank u

peter


You're most welcome, Peter - thanks for taking the time to write. Hope you keep going well; ask if you have any questions, no matter how silly they may seem;)


Cheers,


Cathy


peter

7:45 AM on November 17, 2012



a big thank u


iam a beginner and find these really good


thank u


peter


Catherine P

12:19 AM on November 16, 2012


Sue Parish says...

Thanks for your lovely site, Cathy. I'm about to try to get some of my friends having some fun on the uke (I'm a beginner myself), so will be using some of your fine two chord suggestions to get us strumming - hopefully all together!

Best wishes

Sue x



That sounds a great project, Sue...all the best! Let me know how you go:)


Cathy


Sue Parish

6:14 PM on November 15, 2012



Thanks for your lovely site, Cathy. I'm about to try to get some of my friends having some fun on the uke (I'm a beginner myself), so will be using some of your fine two chord suggestions to get us strumming - hopefully all together!


Best wishes


Sue x


Catherine P

8:18 AM on November 15, 2012



Michele says...

Hi Cathy! Your songs are great for me, another beginner guitar player. Thanks especially for the Christmas songs....and also for a personal favorite..".And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda". Would you by any chance have the words and chords for "The Dutchman" ?

Many thanks!

MIchele


Hi Michele,



I'm pleased that you like the songs... and I wasn't sure about the Dutchman till I remembered Celtic Thunder singing it- a really lovely song. I found a beautiful version on YouTube by Liam Clancy, and have been listening to it all afternoon. I've worked out some chords but it's a bit high to sing and the timing's a little tricky, so I need to work on it a bit more. I hope to post it soon. I'll post a message on the blog and on the Facebbok page when I get it done.



Cheers,


Cathy.


Michele

9:05 PM on November 14, 2012


Hi Cathy! Your songs are great for me, another beginner guitar player. Thanks especially for the Christmas songs....and also for a personal favorite..".And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda". Would you by any chance have the words and chords for "The Dutchman" ?


Many thanks!


MIchele

Catherine P

4:13 PM on November 10, 2012


Ian says...

Hi Cathy

Thanks very much for your helpful chords as I'm a retiree and can't afford new music books. I get to sing at retirement settlements and for charity fund raising so some of your arrangements will improve my beginner's efforts. Any chance of some Seekers' songs? Best wishes Ian


Hi Ian,


I'm glad the song sheets are useful to you - what a great use of your retirement! Seekers songs aere wonderful - I'll have a look at some when I get some time- thanks for the idea:)


Regards,


Cathy


Ian

3:02 PM on November 10, 2012



Hi Cathy


Thanks very much for your helpful chords as I'm a retiree and can't afford new music books. I get to sing at retirement settlements and for charity fund raising so some of your arrangements will improve my beginner's efforts. Any chance of some Seekers' songs? Best wishes Ian


Catherine P

12:06 AM on November 6, 2012



You're very welcome, Anano!


It seems that lots of nice people learn to play guitar and ukulele. I love hearing from them - you included :)


Cheers,


Cathy


Anano

8:53 PM on November 5, 2012


Thank you Cathy. :) This is great. It is nice to know that there are still nice people out there.


All the best,Anano


Catherine P

5:18 AM on November 4, 2012


Karen says...

Thanks, Cathy. I'm enjoying your songs for the uke and like your style for the site. ~ Karen


Hi Karen,


Thanks for your encouraging comments - I'm glad you like the site!


Regards,


Cathy:)


Karen

10:55 AM on November 2, 2012


Thanks, Cathy. I'm enjoying your songs for the uke and like your style for the site. ~ Karen


Catherine P

2:38 AM on October 6, 2012



Briscoe says...

Love the Songs! thank you very much



You're welcome, Briscoe! :)


Briscoe

12:59 AM on October 6, 2012


Love the Songs! thank you very much


Catherine P

8:11 PM on October 3, 2012


Bobbie says...

I just found your site today. I am a beginner at guitar.This is a gift. Many, many thanks.

Bobbie


Hi Bobbie,


Thanks for taking the time to write.


I hope you find the site useful- don't hesitate to ask if you need help- there are no stupid questions, just questions that need answers (and that other people may need answers to, as well;))


Cheers,


Cathy


Bobbie

6:55 PM on October 3, 2012


I just found your site today. I am a beginner at guitar.This is a gift. Many, many thanks.


Bobbie

Catherine P

9:58 AM on September 29, 2012


Brenda Lynn says...

Miss Cathy, you and your website are making my day! I'm sitting here on the couch with my iPad and my new ukulele and your chord sheets are easy to follow -everything is on one page, including the chord tabs and the words! Love it. Everything I need is in one easy to read place. Thanks for all your work to make use playing a hoot! Bren


That's great, Brenda! Hope you have loads of fun with your new ukulele!!


Cathy:)


Brenda Lynn

12:31 AM on September 29, 2012


Miss Cathy, you and your website are making my day! I'm sitting here on the couch with my iPad and my new ukulele and your chord sheets are easy to follow -everything is on one page, including the chord tabs and the words! Love it. Everything I need is in one easy to read place. Thanks for all your work to make use playing a hoot! Bren


Catherine P

11:05 PM on September 22, 2012


Buntinx Jos says...

I love this site!


Thanks, Jos, I'm pleased if you find it useful!


Cathy:)


Catherine P

11:04 PM on September 22, 2012


Jane-Janine :) 12:12 AM on September 15, 2012 by [email protected]


Thanks for the wonderful ukulele songs


I shall have many hrs singing strumming dancing laughing & sharing these songs with my family friends & clients I will certainly be back on this site to see if yourve up dated /included more songs....





Hi Jane-Janine,


I'm not sure what happened to the reply I did last week, but I've been smiling as I imagine you 'strumming, dancing, laughing'!!


I'm a bit spasmodic doing new songs, as they take a fair bit of time and it's amazing how the days fly by!


If you're on Facebook, you may want to check out the CathysChords page there, as I usually announce new songs there as I do them


Hope you keep laughing and having fun playing your ukulele!


Cheers,


Cathy


Catherine P

10:54 PM on September 22, 2012


Wow, I love your story, Carlos!


What a great way to pass on your knowledge- combining music and language. I've always thought that singing songs (and reciting poems)is an excellent way to encourage kids to speak clearly, as we tend to exaggerate the words when we sing or recite.


I've typed up some first ukulele songs to give out to 1st/2nd grade students in our school 'uke club', thinking it may encourage them to read the words!


Do you only teach English or do you teach some Spanish, too? It's such a beautiful language. I'd love to write up some songs in Spanish, but I'm afraid it's beyond me.


I hope you and your students have lots of fun with the songs!


Cheers,


Cathy


Carlos

8:48 PM on September 22, 2012


After reading your story, I'm even more happy I found this site. I too am over '50' by 20 some years. I am retired and live in Mazatlan, Mexico. I have 'tinkered' with the acustic guitar for over 40 years. I'm 'self taught' and have my own style. I volunteer to teach 'Primary and Secondary' class kids English twice a week. One of the 'tricks' I use is my old acustic guitar...the kids love it. My problem was finding easy songs. I do not read music and play mostly by ear. Your site is going to help me help some youngsters about my language and some of my culture...while I learn theirs. Thank you so much.



Carlos

8:38 PM on September 22, 2012


I found your site by 'accident' while looking for easy tunes I can use while teaching my English class here in Mazatlan, Mx. It's a God sent. Thank you.


Carlos


Buntinx Jos

3:37 PM on September 22, 2012



I love this site!


Jane-Janine :)

12:12 AM on September 15, 2012



Thanks for the wonderful ukulele songs :)


I shall have many hrs singing strumming dancing laughing & sharing these songs with my family friends & clients :) I will certainly be back on this site to see if yourve up dated /included more songs....


Catherine P

9:43 PM on August 3, 2012



tiffany says...

hi cathy

thanks for this wonderful resource. i recently found the song 'the fox' which is a wonderful old trad/bluegrass story folk song with chords c,g and f. thought you might like to ad it, i can send it to you if you like, let me know,

cheers

tiffany



Hi Tiffany, thanks for your kind comment and your good suggestion and offer! I remember hearing a Peter Paul & Mary version and actually had the Burl Ives version of the Fox in my Kids' collection "to maybe do" (but thought it a bit gory for kids), but I checked it out again when you mentioned Bluegrass and looked at Nickel Creek and Pete Seeger versions on YouTube.


I like the Nickel Creek treatment to listen to, but the Pete Seeger version has clear vocals/instrument (and sounds good, too), so I'm writing up that one. It's in D, so different from Nickel Creek's but theirs is available already on the Intenet I see...and D is easier to play with quick changes on guitar. I'll do it for ukulele too.


Thanks again for the suggestion:)


Cathy

tiffany

6:26 AM on August 3, 2012



hi cathy


thanks for this wonderful resource. i recently found the song 'the fox' which is a wonderful old trad/bluegrass story folk song with chords c,g and f. thought you might like to ad it, i can send it to you if you like, let me know,


cheers


tiffany


Catherine P

4:13 AM on July 23, 2012



george garside says...

Hi Cathy, i am a mature male who plays a little key board very poorley, and decided to try the uke, I must thank you for your uke tips and songs, i am now playing two of your songs quite well for a beginer and your tips and easy to follow charts have given me great confidence in the uke and my poor musical ability, aLL THE BEST georgieboy,,,



Hi George,


I'm really pleased that you're finding my site helpful - thanks so much for letting me know!


As long as you're enjoying your music for yourself, it doesn't matter if you're not great... but it's good to hear that you're achieving success with the uke! I hope you keep having fun with it:)


Regards,


Cathy


george garside

1:19 AM on July 23, 2012



Hi Cathy, i am a mature male who plays a little key board very poorley, and decided to try the uke, I must thank you for your uke tips and songs, i am now playing two of your songs quite well for a beginer and your tips and easy to follow charts have given me great confidence in the uke and my poor musical ability, aLL THE BEST georgieboy,,,


Catherine P

8:59 PM on July 5, 2012



Carolyn Arthur says...

Thanks for the music. I am new at guitar and these really help. You are quite organized.


Hi Carolyn, thanks for taking the time to leave a comment- I love to hear that the site is helping people to learn. I hope you have lots of fun with your guitar; it's a great instrument to play :)


Carolyn Arthur

8:38 PM on July 5, 2012



Thanks for the music. I am new at guitar and these really help. You are quite organized.


Catherine P

9:02 PM on July 4, 2012



Ian Blacklock says...

Cathy thanks so much for this excellent web site. I'm really enjoying working through your songs which are perfect for the casual guitarist like myself. I also love the layout of your site ..unique in that its not smothered in ads so print outs are actually on one page with large print so easy to read when your eyesight is beginning to weaken with age. I'm looking forward to your new additions.



Hi Ian,


thank you for your comments and also your kind donation! I'm glad you like the layout- it's kind of developed over time; I had ads at the start but I don't like advertising products I don't even know and they do get in the way so much- so donations like yours are a big help with the costs!


I'm glad you like the 'big print' aspect, too... I find I need clear print when I'm playing, so figured I may as well make the font as large as feasible on the song sheets;)


Hope you keep enjoying the songs; I hope to get a couple more done in the next few weeks.


Regards,


Cathy :)


Ian Blacklock

2:38 PM on July 4, 2012



Cathy thanks so much for this excellent web site. I'm really enjoying working through your songs which are perfect for the casual guitarist like myself. I also love the layout of your site ..unique in that its not smothered in ads so print outs are actually on one page with large print so easy to read when your eyesight is beginning to weaken with age. I'm looking forward to your new additions.


Catherine P

7:29 PM on July 2, 2012



Kate says...

Thanks so much for the great content. Found some great songs to play for children.



I’m glad you like the songs, Kate- hope the children enjoy them, too. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment :)


Kate

10:38 PM on June 30, 2012



Thanks so much for the great content. Found some great songs to play for children.


Catherine P

11:33 AM on June 30, 2012


Hi Teresa,


Thanks so much for your lovely comments! I’m thrilled that you’re getting so much from the site, and I’m imagining the 9 of you all playing and singing together- fabulous:D. I’d love to hear more about how you’re all going with your learning. Let me know if you have any problem areas I may be able to help with.


I’ve been battling a heavy cold and RSI pain all week so have been feeling low, but your comments have made me feel sooo muchbetter.


If you have any favourite songs that aren’t on the site, please let me know as I may have them in my collection. I’m on holidays now so hope to get a couple more songs written out in the next fortnight.

All the best,


Cathy:)

Teresa

5:21 PM on June 29, 2012



I wanted to let you know that I do believe you just changed the lives of 9 people! :) My husband and I have seven children and have been trying to teach ourselves how to play guitar and it has not been easy. I have gone to tons of webpages and YOURS just taught me how to play multiple EASY songs in no time! I can't even begin to thank you enough. Your tips, chord charts on the sides, Your website could not be more perfect, don't change a thing! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! :) I'm so excited to keep "going up in levels" on here and learning more!


Catherine P

5:10 AM on June 21, 2012



Maureen Dooley says...

Love these songs! Thanks ☺



I'm so pleased you like them, Maureen- thanks for letting me know:)


Cathy


Maureen Dooley

11:52 PM on June 20, 2012



Love these songs! Thanks ☺


Catherine P

4:45 AM on June 19, 2012



Katherine Luyben says...

Hello Cathy, wonderful collection of songs! i teach Itinerate music, vocal and instrumental including winds and ukulele. I have just stumbled on your site looking for the lyrics to All God's Creatures to teach my students. What a gold mine of songs, thank-you for taking the time to put them alltogether.



Hi Katherine,


Sounds as if you have your hands full! Glad you like my site- hope you find some useful songs; thanks for your comments!


Cathy:)


Katherine Luyben

1:52 PM on June 18, 2012


Hello Cathy, wonderful collection of songs! i teach Itinerate music, vocal and instrumental including winds and ukulele. I have just stumbled on your site looking for the lyrics to All God's Creatures to teach my students. What a gold mine of songs, thank-you for taking the time to put them alltogether.


Catherine P

11:48 AM on June 16, 2012



Reb says....Thank you so much for all the songs and the time you have taken. My Ukulele Loves you XX



Hi Reb,


You're welcome! Thanks for your kind comment :)


Catherine P

11:41 AM on June 16, 2012



Roger Watson says...

What a wonderful web site. I've been looking for some simple tunes to teach a couple of kids a few chords and this has been incredibly useful. Many thanks.



Hi Roger,


I'm glad the site has been useful to you- and hope your young students keep up the enthusiasm!


Cathy:)


Roger Watson

5:46 AM on June 16, 2012



What a wonderful web site. I've been looking for some simple tunes to teach a couple of kids a few chords and this has been incredibly useful. Many thanks.


Reb

9:26 PM on June 13, 2012


:lol: Thank you so much for all the songs and the time you


have taken. My Ukulele Loves you XX


Catherine P

6:11 AM on May 18, 2012


Elizabeth says...

this is a wonderful site thank you i am just learning to play the uke and love it just so easy with your choices of songs cheers Elizabeth



Hi Elizabeth,


I'm so pleased you're finding it helpful - thanks for letting me know :)


Regards,


Cathy

Elizabeth

4:54 AM on May 18, 2012



this is a wonderful site thank you i am just learning to play the uke and love it just so easy with your choices of songs cheers Elizabeth


Catherine P

9:20 AM on May 8, 2012



George Francis says...

Dear Cathy.

I am a Hospital Hospice Chaplain at Saint Josephs Hospital in Tampa florida.

Please contact me when you can via email at [email protected]



Hi George,


Thanks for your encouraging messages. I've sent an email to you, so please look out for it (if you don't get it, check your Trash folder for an email Re: CathysChords).


Regards,


Cathy:)


George Francis

12:19 PM on May 7, 2012


Dear Cathy.


I am a Hospital Hospice Chaplain at Saint Josephs Hospital in Tampa florida.


Please contact me when you can via email at [email protected]


Catherine P

9:36 AM on May 2, 2012



Garth Burnell says...

I'm trying to get started on my ukulele. I bought it while in Hawaii in January. I like the simple songs and minimum number of chords for each so I can sing and play at the same time. You are a godsend to us newbies.



I'm with you there, Garth (the bit about easy songs, not Hawaii- though I wish...)


Thanks for your kind comment, and all the best for your new hobby!


Cathy :)


Garth Burnell

7:03 PM on May 1, 2012



I'm trying to get started on my ukulele. I bought it while in Hawaii in January. I like the simple songs and minimum number of chords for each so I can sing and play at the same time. You are a godsend to us newbies.


Catherine P

7:25 AM on April 29, 2012



Richard McSweeney says...

Thank you Cathy ,,,,,like manna from Heaven,,so many of songs that I know ,,,with chords ,,,started learning to play acoustic guitar ,,,,,six months ago ,at the ripe age of sixty seven ,,,the World is still waiting for mf first stage appearance LOL ,,,,this site really suits me and I'm very gratefull ,,THANK YOU



Hi Richard,


I'm so pleased you're taking up guitar - you're only too old when your fingers won't move at all!


I'm really glad the songs on the site are useful to you, and I look forward to your stardom- even if it's just a video clip on YouTube ;)



Richard McSweeney

6:29 AM on April 29, 2012



Thank you Cathy ,,,,,like manna from Heaven,,so many of songs that I know ,,,with chords ,,,started learning to play acoustic guitar ,,,,,six months ago ,at the ripe age of sixty seven ,,,the World is still waiting for mf first stage appearance LOL ,,,,this site really suits me and I'm very gratefull ,,THANK YOU


Catherine P

7:45 PM on April 27, 2012



Debra-Lou Hoffmann says...

Thanks so much for the chords that I can play, as I am a ukulele newbie! Debra-Lou, Forest Ranch, Ca



Debra-Lou Hoffmann

3:29 PM on April 27, 2012



Thanks so much for the chords that I can play, as I am a ukulele newbie! Debra-Lou, Forest Ranch, Ca


Catherine P

1:35 AM on April 14, 2012



Mae Gordon says...

Great site Thank You Cathy. I have been playing the Ukulele for Six months now and am always looking for new tips and new songs. I appreciate your easy style as I am over 60 so a veery late beginner.

Regards Mae



Hi Mae,


Thanks for taking the time to comment - I'm glad you're enjoying the site.


I'll be eligible for "over 60's" discounts myself in a few months and have no intentions of slowing down anytime soon (except that when I eventually retire I'll have more time for diverse interests - just less money to pursue them...)


I'm still a beginner on ukulele too, but it's such a fun instrument - it's "cool" for the young ones according to my son, but it's still a great easy-to-play instrument for all ages ;)

Mae Gordon

11:14 PM on April 13, 2012



Great site Thank You Cathy. I have been playing the Ukulele for Six months now and am always looking for new tips and new songs. I appreciate your easy style as I am over 60 so a veery late beginner.


Regards Mae


Catherine P

9:19 PM on April 8, 2012



John Franklin says...

I really appreciate the list of songs with lyrics and chords. Could you help me with the strumming pattern for the song " Sound of Silence", thank you.

John



Hi John,


Sounds of Silence is such a lovely song- one of my all-time favorites. I've posted a suggested rhythm and right-hand pattern in the Updates, News page - hope it helps!


Cheers,


Cathy:)


Catherine P

9:16 PM on April 8, 2012



barb s says...

Thanks so much for your songs! We have just started a ukelele band, after a few people took a class at our local library last summer. We play for old folks' homes and we have a lot of fun both practicing and playing for groups.



Hi Barb,


Thanks for the comment; I'm trying to do some more "old time" songs as I get a chance, so these may be good for your Old Folks! You've reminded me to keep doing the songs for ukulele when I can.

Thank you also for your kind donation - much appreciated!


Hope you keep having fun with your ukulele group- sounds great.


Regards,


Cathy :)


John Franklin

6:39 PM on April 8, 2012



I really appreciate the list of songs with lyrics and chords. Could you help me with the strumming pattern for the song " Sound of Silence", thank you.


John


barb s

5:34 PM on April 2, 2012



Thanks so much for your songs! We have just started a ukelele band, after a few people took a class at our local library last summer. We play for old folks' homes and we have a lot of fun both practicing and playing for groups.


Catherine P

10:07 AM on April 2, 2012



zoltan says...

Hi Cathy,


thanks for the songs, they are brilliant, you are wonderful to put these on the net, keep up the good work.



Thanks for the lovely comment, Zoltan - glad you like the songs!


zoltan

5:54 PM on March 30, 2012




Hi Cathy,




thanks for the songs, they are brilliant, you are wonderful to put these on the net, keep up the good work.



Catherine P

1:22 AM on March 24, 2012



Los Angeles Uke says...

Thanks for the Ukulele chords and songs. Where may I find the actual musical notation for the songs? Some of them are unfamiliar to me, and the lyrics with chords do not help me to learn them. Unless I already know the songs, the lyrics with chords are rather meaningless. (It's like chorded poetry). Is there a place to find the songs with both traditional notation and chords? I'm enjoying the "old favorites" and I'd like to learn the new ones.



Hi there, I'm glad you're enjoying the songs. You can find notation for some songs online (try Google etc) but mostly the notation is copyright and you'd have to buy the 'sheet music' or find a book with the music notation in. You can find a version of most songs on YouTube, so you can pick up the tune from the recording there.


I'm trying to put a link to a YouTube recording on most of my new song sheets as I do them, to help people who don't know the song. I find there are often several versions of a song; also some people may like to "play along" with a recording if feasible.


I'm gradually starting to go though my older song sheets and add YouTube links and timing hints, but it's a slow process.


Hope this helps,


Cathy


Los Angeles Uke

1:00 PM on March 23, 2012


Thanks for the Ukulele chords and songs. Where may I find the actual musical notation for the songs? Some of them are unfamiliar to me, and the lyrics with chords do not help me to learn them. Unless I already know the songs, the lyrics with chords are rather meaningless. (It's like chorded poetry). Is there a place to find the songs with both traditional notation and chords? I'm enjoying the "old favorites" and I'd like to learn the new ones.


Catherine P

11:10 PM on March 21, 2012


Helen Menezes says...

A lovely site - thank you!


Thanks for the compliment, Helen, and also for your very kind donation!! I hope you like the new songs I have coming up soon :)

Catherine P

11:08 PM on March 21, 2012



Cliff Crowell says...

Thanks for the site, starting guitar and ukulele in my late sixties.



You're welcome, Cliff - what great instruments you've chosen to learn, and what an inspiration to people who think you're "past it" when you're over 60! I hope you find some useful material on the site:)


Helen Menezes

10:34 AM on March 21, 2012



A lovely site - thank you!


Cliff Crowell

10:50 AM on March 19, 2012



Thanks for the site, starting guitar and ukulele in my late sixties.


Catherine P

7:06 PM on January 17, 2012



jimmy says...

absolutely awesome. You are helping to make dreams come true. I work with children and have been trying to play for them for a year or so without success. Now i can play some songs.

THANKYOU SO MUCH!

Jimmy


Hi Jimmy,


thank you for taking the time to write- I love to hear that this site is helping people, and I'm SO pleased that it's helping you achieve what you want!


Playing for children is so rewarding- they don't mind if you're not brilliant. I think it's really good for kids to see adults muck up and accept it - I always let them know that I make mistakes and you don't have to be perfect;) You can always slow down a bit with kids, too, as it makes it easier for them to learn a song as well.


Let me know if you have a favourite song that you'd like me to include (if I know it) or if you have any queries about playing,


Cheers,


Cathy


jimmy

4:55 PM on January 17, 2012



absolutely awesome. You are helping to make dreams come true. I work with children and have been trying to play for them for a year or so without success. Now i can play some songs.




THANKYOU SO MUCH!


Jimmy


Catherine P

3:30 AM on November 28, 2011



Gordon says...

Love your website. As a newbee to the guitar world I appreciate the excellent instruction for a beginner. Was going down the list of songs for the guitar and printed out a few that I especially liked. Did notice the song "Where have all the flowers gone" is showing as "Will the circle be unbroken." Looks like a duplicate.

Thanks again.



Thanks for that, Gordon! Sometimes the links get mixed up, so I'll check them all. I'm really glad you let me know- and that you're enjoying the site!


Cathy:)


Gordon

3:12 PM on November 27, 2011



Love your website. As a newbee to the guitar world I appreciate the excellent instruction for a beginner. Was going down the list of songs for the guitar and printed out a few that I especially liked. Did notice the song "Where have all the flowers gone" is showing as "Will the circle be unbroken." Looks like a duplicate.




Thanks again.


Catherine P

1:11 AM on November 24, 2011



John says...

Thank you so much for a wonderful site. I took up guitar 3 years ago in my fifties just for my own pleasure. I have had so much pleasure playing your songs. Please ... keep up the good work; this is absolutely the best site I have found for guitar players at my level.

John, Toronto.



Hi John,


Thank you - you've put a big smile on my face! I'm so pleased that you like the site, and I'm encouraged to keep doing more songs. I have to do lots of reports for work at the moment which is not good for my RSI but when my typing hand recovers, I hope to do some new songs for guitar as well as ukulele.


Thanks again for your lovely comment:)


John

11:03 PM on November 23, 2011



Thank you so much for a wonderful site. I took up guitar 3 years ago in my fifties just for my own pleasure. I have had so much pleasure playing your songs. Please ... keep up the good work; this is absolutely the best site I have found for guitar players at my level.


John, Toronto.


Catherine P

3:24 AM on November 21, 2011



Charlie says...

Love the site...wonderful music for all.

many thanks


Thanks for your kind comment, Charlie!




Cathy:)

Charlie

11:53 AM on November 20, 2011



Love the site...wonderful music for all.


many thanks


Catherine P

7:29 AM on November 17, 2011



Sue Davidson says...

I'd love to become a member and receive notifications of new stuff. You are a legend Cathy.



Thanks, Sue. You're most welcome to join! I have to admit, I don't get around to notifications very often, but I'm hoping to get up some new guitar songs added to the site soon and I'll do a "mail-out" then ;)


Sue Davidson

1:00 AM on November 17, 2011



I'd love to become a member and receive notifications of new stuff. You are a legend Cathy.


Catherine P

3:32 AM on November 15, 2011



Not sure why the comment replies aren't working.... but thanks, Erin for your comments, for the heads-up about the links ...and thanks for the loan of the uke!



I think the links should work now.



Hope the kids enjoy the songs :)



Cathy



Erin

7:48 PM on November 14, 2011



...and 'Jingle Bells' is linking to Rudolph ;)


Erin

7:36 PM on November 14, 2011


Hi Cathy,


The school KeAloha is a star! ;D


Just tried the link to 12 Days of Christmas - it links to 'Waltzing Matilda' :(


Thanks for all your effort - your resources are amazing!


Thanks,


Erin.


Catherine P

1:50 AM on November 5, 2011



Chriss says...

Cathy - Hi. Great stuff. I'm a guitar teacher in the UK and I use similar approach to you with nylon strung guitars. Similar age also so I like your choice of songs - they are timeless.

Kind regards, Chriss



Hi Chriss,


It's great to hear of others with similar taste in music:) Hope your guitar students appreciate "our" music too (I love the way my 21-year-old son is into all my old vinyl lp's lol). Thanks for taking the time to comment!


Chriss

7:24 AM on October 28, 2011


Cathy - Hi. Great stuff. I'm a guitar teacher in the UK and I use similar approach to you with nylon strung guitars. Similar age also so I like your choice of songs - they are timeless.


Kind regards, Chriss


joanne

2:54 PM on October 8, 2011


:D Hi Cathy:


I want to really thank you for all the great songs you do have on here. I have started playing my guitar again after alot of yrs so this has really helped. Thank you again..


Joanne


Ron Smith

7:12 AM on October 1, 2011



Just taken up the guitar (late on in life) - think your site is total brill - thanks a bundle ;)

Catherine P

4:29 AM on September 20, 2011



Haque says...

Nice site... love it. keep up the good work.



Thanks, Haque... I appreciate your encouragement!


Haque

11:09 PM on September 19, 2011



Nice site... love it. keep up the good work.




Catherine P

8:46 AM on August 11, 2011



Ron says...

Thanks, for such great information!! @ 70 I just started to learn the guitar & this site is just what I needed..



Hi Ron, I've been a bit slow noticing your comment.


I'm so glad you find the site useful and that you're discovering the fun of guitar!


My mum was over 70 when she got her PhD and she tried belly dancing in her 80's...she's now 91 and heading off to UK and China next month.


I aim to keep learning new things till I drop - the Internet has made it all so accessible, hasn't it?


Keep having fun and please let me know if you have any questions or problems.


Cathy :)


Ron

3:25 PM on July 24, 2011



Thanks, for such great information!! @ 70 I just started to learn the guitar & this site is just what I needed..


Catherine P

3:16 AM on July 1, 2011



Roy & Barb says...

Cathy, you have an amazing site! Ideal for teaching our grandchildren folk singing guitar. Outstanding!



Thanks heaps, Roy and Barb! Comments like yours really make my day and make it all worthwhile:)


Roy & Barb

1:21 PM on June 30, 2011



Cathy, you have an amazing site! Ideal for teaching our grandchildren folk singing guitar. Outstanding!


Catherine P

8:09 AM on June 21, 2011



Reply to Adele


Thanks, Adele, I'm glad you like the site!


Catherine P

8:07 AM on June 21, 2011



Juliana says...

You are getting a lot of fans, my dear.

:D



Juliana

1:46 AM on June 17, 2011



You are getting a lot of fans, my dear.



Adele (England, Manchester)

7:18 PM on June 12, 2011



what an amazing site! so easy to follow... I will certainly be recommending people wanting to learn guitar to check out your site! :)


Adele

Catherine P

2:31 AM on May 13, 2011



Reply to Neil. Kearney


Hi Neil,


Thank you for signing my guestbook and for your interesting emails...and especially for your kind donation, which will help to keep the site running!


Much appreciated, and keep strumming!


Cathy:)




Catherine P

2:27 AM on May 13, 2011



Samuel says:


Hi Cathy,


This is such a wonderful site to show the experience of a guitarist, I have the ame feelings as you do to play guitar. I learnt guitar when I was 16, it was 38 years ago, at that time, we played Peter, Paul and Mary, Don Mclean, John Denver songs. I still love to play and sing on those simple songs, I had just bought a new acoustic guitar, which is a Epiphone AJ-100, it sounds good, Now, I am teaching my 14 years old son on guitar, and I found lots of useful material and idea from your site, I hope my son can enjoy on those beautiful music, please keep this site going, God bless


Samuel


Hi Samuel,


I only just saw your comment- thank you for taking the time to write in my guestbook.


We do seem to have the same tastes! Your guitar sounds a lot fancier than mine (I bought mine for 14,000 pesetas in Barclona - about $140- many years ago, and I still cherish it).


How good that you are teaching your son! It's wonderful to be able to pass on a passion (which is why I set up this site). I hope your son enjoys the songs! my son never really took to guitar when he was younger but now at 21 he wishes he'd learnt. He loves the same music that I do, so I'm lucky .


All the best with your playing and with your son's lessons!


Neil. kearney

11:36 PM on May 12, 2011


Samuel

11:21 AM on April 7, 2011



Hi Cathy,


This is such a wonderful site to show the experience of a guitarist, I have the ame feelings as you do to play guitar. I learnt guitar when I was 16, it was 38 years ago, at that time, we played Peter, Paul and Mary, Don Mclean, John Denver songs. I still love to play and sing on those simple songs, I had just bought a new acoustic guitar, which is a Epiphone AJ-100, it sounds good, Now, I am teaching my 14 years old son on guitar, and I found lots of useful material and idea from your site, I hope my son can enjoy on those beautiful music, please keep this site going, God bless


Samuel


Catherine P

12:13 AM on March 24, 2011


Ian says...

Hi Cathy

Some great songs here. Ca'nt wait to give them a try

Regards Ian


Thanks, Ian, hope you find some that you like. Please let me know if you find any errors - I'm notorious for putting the wrong chord in at the end... my brain seems to shut down when it thinks it's on the home straight ;)


Ian

3:53 PM on March 21, 2011


Hi Cathy


Some great songs here. Ca'nt wait to give them a try


Regards Ian


Catherine P

8:54 AM on March 21, 2011


[John McAndrew]



Thank you for providing this site which supports people like me who have made a start on guitar and who enjoy playing/singing to our children/grandchildren but will never become an Eric Clapton. This is a great site.



Thanks, Andrew, I'm so pleased you find the site useful - it's a real pleasure to be able to share some of the fun I've had over the years with "basic" guitar & songs. Children are such a great motivator and a (mostly) enthusiastic audience!



John McAndrew

7:15 PM on March 20, 2011



Thank you for providing this site which supports people like me who have made a start on guitar and who enjoy playing/singing to our children/grandchildren but will never become an Eric Clapton. This is a great site.


Catherine P

3:13 AM on February 28, 2011



You're very welcome, Al - thanks for letting me know, it's great to get some feedback :)


Al Griffy

2:39 AM on February 28, 2011



Robert Usher says...

Nice one Cathy! Top website. ;)


indeed!

Al Griffy

2:34 AM on February 28, 2011



Thank you! I'm about to start a new guitar student, and my materials we're in my old computer. Cathy's Chords has just what I need. Thank you! Thank you!


Catherine P

8:24 PM on November 12, 2010



Evan Kay says...

Love the site! I'm learning ukulele, and the key transposer is perfect. I learned to transpose on the fly years ago, but it's a rusty skill, and I was doing on trombone. Totally different from a chorded instrument. Thanks for sharing!




Chords make it so much easier, don't they? Ukulele seems to be becoming much more popular here in Australia - they featured it at the recent Maldon Folk festival. Some of the songs here may be good for ukulele.




Thanks for your comments :)


Evan Kay

4:48 PM on November 12, 2010



Love the site! I'm learning ukulele, and the key transposer is perfect. I learned to transpose on the fly years ago, but it's a rusty skill, and I was doing on trombone. Totally different from a chorded instrument. Thanks for sharing!


kevin

11:02 AM on November 12, 2010



i've been playing for a long time and i think your site is great i will show some of my friends that want to learn your site to make it eazy for them to learn to play you explan it so good thank you for what you do


Catherine P

1:08 AM on November 12, 2010


You're welcome- glad you find it useful :)


George

10:39 AM on November 11, 2010



Thanks for the Key Transposer Wheel....I sing in a praise team at church and they sometimes ask me to transpose chords in a song for them....what a great idea you had, and the PDF file to print off made it so easy....thanks for sharing a great idea with all of us.....God bless you!


Catherine P

6:34 AM on November 9, 2010



Sue says...

This is such an awesome site for learning! thanks so much for sharing.....my memory stinks, and my time is limited for practicing and learning....so this is really such a great help!! Thank you so much!!

Have an awesome day :)



Thanks for your kind comments- it makes the work worthwhile when I see that people are getting enjoyment from the site and finding it a help to their playing!




Guitar is such a great instrument to play in so many ways, even if it's just playing a few songs to yourself... and it's fun to share, too. :)




Sue

9:21 PM on November 8, 2010

This is such an awesome site for learning! thanks so much for sharing.....my memory stinks, and my time is limited for practicing and learning....so this is really such a great help!! Thank you so much!!


Have an awesome day :)


Catherine P

12:30 AM on November 8, 2010



Tom King says...

Very lovely website and quite helpful for newbies. I'll send my kids at church over here for some practice music and tips. You captured all the info needed for a young song service musician in training.

Tom King - Tyler, TX



Thanks for the comments- I'm glad it's useful! :)


Tom King

12:20 PM on November 7, 2010



Very lovely website and quite helpful for newbies. I'll send my kids at church over here for some practice music and tips. You captured all the info needed for a young song service musician in training.

Tom King - Tyler, TX

Catherine P

7:16 AM on September 9, 2010



Hi Juliana,




I hope Brendan can forgive me... perhaps you can save your Public Performances for birthdays and Special Occasions....:D





I have to admit, I don't play in front of my family usually, just in my bedroom or if there's no one around. Greg and Alex are tolerant, but the cat used to take off as soon as she heard the guitar - I think she's getting a bit deaf, as it doesn't seem to bother her so much now.





I'm so pleased you're finding the songs useful! Maybe you can find someone else to play and sing with - that makes it so much more fun! (Maybe Brendan needs a new hobby....)




Cathy xxx


Juliana

8:11 PM on September 7, 2010



Now I am very good, at least I think I am good, at playing the level 5 'The Sound of Silence'. I love this song very much. I intended to learn to play the one I requested, 'Those were the days', but find it a little 2 hard.



Thanks for always adding new songs. I am always checking and trying those easy ones one by one. The gentlemen at home sometimes find me annoying coz I told them it's a manner to clap your hands when you find a good performance; they always need me to remind them to clap ;))



I've just returned from a trip to Orlando and will post some pictures to FB soon.



Love,


Juliana


Catherine P

2:49 AM on September 3, 2010



I welcome any relevant comments on this page, but please note this site has no advertising, as I pay for a premium website... so I will immediately delete any "spam" entries on this page which are advertising!


Catherine P

4:28 AM on September 2, 2010





Thanks, Marsha!


Marsha

5:30 PM on September 1, 2010



good stuff Cathy keep up the good work.


Marsha


Cathyg

9:52 AM on July 6, 2010



Hi Juliana, I've done Those Were The Days and the right-hand notes; see the Updates/news page. Not sure about Que Sera Sera- the chords I have don't sound good to me- I may have another version somewhere from years ago so if I come accross it, i'll have another go .


Cathy:)


Juliana

8:14 PM on July 5, 2010



what strumming do you suggest to go with The Sound of Silence?



if you have the time, can you also do the Those Were The Days? and Que Sera Sera?



Juliana



Cathy

8:02 AM on June 24, 2010



Thanks, Margaret - I've still got a lot to do, but I hope to get onto it in the holidays :)


Margaret Taylor

3:21 AM on June 21, 2010


Hi, Cathy. I thought I would have a look at your sight and am really impressed at the amount of work and time it must have taken. It really looks good. Well done.


Margaret


Marsha

2:31 AM on June 19, 2010



I found you at last

Cathy

10:23 AM on June 10, 2010



rod says...



I really like the starting note provided with your songs. It helps me to maintain the right pitch and not to sing to low. I find the right startingt note by using the lowest not in the chorus. If I do not have a guitar with me to find the A note, for example, I will use my digital processing tuner on the pitch setting and sing into it until it indicates the note. Which method do use to find the note to start a song?



That's a good idea, using the digital tuner... I'm assuming that ppl have a guitar to use with these songs (and some means to tune it!). Old-fashioned pitch pipes are OK but only give the open string notes, on one octave (except for the high and low E) so it's generally better to make the note on the guitar.



rod

7:08 AM on June 10, 2010



I really like the starting note provided with your songs. It helps me to maintain the right pitch and not to sing to low. I find the right startingt note by using the lowest not in the chorus. If I do not have a guitar with me to find the A note, for example, I will use my digital processing tuner on the pitch setting and sing into it until it indicates the note. Which method do use to find the note to start a song?



cathy

7:47 AM on June 1, 2010




I'm working on some good (easy) ones...!


Robert Usher

11:50 AM on May 30, 2010



Nice one Cathy! Top website. ;)


Alex

6:15 AM on May 29, 2010




As a very beginning beginner i really appreciate this site!! Thank you - it's great having the chords on the page etc, simple things that help. I'm looking forward to learning many more old favourites :)

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