Cathy's Chords - songs for guitar & uke
Links to YouTube Clips - Level 1-3 songs
Here are some links to music clips I've found on You Tube to help you learn the tunes on this site. The songs in the clips may not be exactly the same version or key as my song sheet, but if you listen you'll get the tune and the idea of the rhythm etc. Some clips may show a guitar player so you can see the strumming pattern.
This is a live version of this old song. It's the one I base my version on. They sing it in E, so if you want to play along, put your capo on the 2nd fret if you are playing the D and A7 chords (or you could play E and B7).
Posted June 1, 2011 at 6:16 AM
This is a lovely, slow recording; pretty close to the version I sing. She sings in D, so you can easily play along, using the D and A7 chords (Level 1).
Posted June 1, 2011 at 6:43 AM
This version is quite close to mine; same tune and similar words. It's in the key of G, so you can't easily use a capo with the D chords (you'd have to put the capo on the 6th fret- awkward...). If you want to play along to this recording, you'll need to play G and D7 instead of D and A7.
Posted June 1, 2011 at 6:37 AM
This is a very old recording, but it's pretty close to the version I sing. The tune is the same; just some of the words vary. He sings in E, so if you want to sing along, using the D and A7 chords (Level 1), put your capo on the 2nd fret to bring the key up to E. If you want to actually play in the same key as the recording, you can , use E and B7 as the chords.
Posted June 1, 2011 at 6:24 AM
This is the Seekers version of this lovely song; this is the version that I've based my song sheet on. The Seekers are performing this in Eb, so put your capo on the first fret if you want to sing along.
Posted June 11, 2011 at 11:20 PM
This clip has been uploaded by 'Oldtimevoice'. He has good, clear vocals, a very tuneful voice and a karaoke-style backing. It's in the key of D, so if you want to play along, you'd have to change the chords from G and D7 to D and A7 (so it's very easy to play).
Posted June 11, 2011 at 11:34 PM
This is a very enjoyable version by Tommy Makem with whistle, banjo etc. It's very close to my version. Once again, it's in the key of D, so if you want to play along, you'd have to change the chords from G and D7 to D and A7 (so it's very easy to play). After each chorus, go to A7 and back to D.
Posted June 11, 2011 at 11:41 PM
This is an old but good version by the Browns, with lovely harmony. It's very close to my version. Unfortunately you'll have to change the chords if you want to play along. It's in the key of E, so you'd have to change the chords from G and D7 to E and B7, or to make it very easy, play D and A7 with a capo on the 1st fret.
Posted June 12, 2011 at 12:07 AM