Club Meetings

We meet twice a month to have fun, learn how to play, and grow as musicians.  Meetings are held at DaSilva Ukulele Co. which has easy parking, lots of room, lots of chairs, lots of ukuleles and other instruments and no noise level restrictions.  Everyone is welcome - if you don't own an instrument or have never played one, this is a great way to find out about them and an easy way to learn.  There will definitely be ukuleles at the meeting for you to try out.  If you have been playing for awhile, there is no better way to expand your music horizons by meeting and playing with others and also sharing what you know.  We do ask for a small donation ($5) at the door to help defray meeting room cost, but no one will be turned away.  We utilize songs from various sources including the Berkeley Ukulele Club Songbook (see below).

Berkeley Ukulele Club
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.
  Please be sure to check the Calendar for specific dates and special club events.
6:30pm - 9:00pm
DaSilva Ukulele Co.,2547 8th Street, #28, Berkeley, CA 94710   510 649-1548
$5 suggested donation

Berkeley Ukulele Club Songbook

Songs on this page have been transcribed by Michael DaSilva and other contributors.  This includes the core songs for each meeting.  Songs included are also used as material for ukulele classes offered by Michael DaSilva.

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  Click for additional songs submitted in advance of club meetings and songs provided at previous meetings.

To submit a song, send a PDF file via email to songs@ukemaker.com.  Songs must be in a PDF format.  Songs will be posted within 24 hours of submission.  Submissions are subject to moderation.

Berkeley Ukulele Club Songbook

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Title

Chart

Recording

Video

Posted

Notes

Dream a Little Dream of Me

  10/23/14 by Gus Kahn 1931, Mamas and Papas video

Sultans of Swing

  9/24/14 Dire Straits

Uncle John's Band

  9/24/14 Grateful Dead

The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night

  9/24/14 Nickel Creek arrangement

Ho Hey!

  9/24/14 The Lumineers

Stand By Me

  5/26/14 Ben E. King (Key of A)

Crawdad Song

  5/26/14 Jerry Lee Lewis rocking out on video

No Expectations

  5/26/14 Rolling Stones (Key of E)

This Land is Your Land

  2/12/14 Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie video
(video is in key of A)

Exactly Like You

2/10/14 Diana Krall video

Jamaica Farewell

  1/13/14 Harry Belafonte video

Wake Up Little Susie

  1/8/14 Everly Brothers

Bye Bye Love

  1/8/14 Everly Brothers

Over the Rainbow

  1/8/14 Nick Lucas video

Tip-toe Through the Tulips

  1/8/14 Nick Lucas video

Tennessee Stud

  8/28/13 Jimmy Driftwood
Doc Watson video

What a Wonderful World

  8/28/13 Sam Cooke - Key of B

Mr. Sandman

  8/28/13 Chordettes

Summertime

  7/24/13 Ella Fitzgerald w/ Louis Armstrong

Summertime - Audio

    7/8/13 Without click track

Summertime - Audio

    7/8/13 With click track - 80 BPM

Cripple Creek

    1/9/12  

Ten Gallon Hat

    1/9/12 Sourdough Slim

John Kanaka

  12/26/12 Sea shanty

Alphabetical Listing

Title

Chart

Recording

Video

Revised

Notes

Simple Chord Chart

    1/1/2012  

Strum Worksheet

    1/1/2012  

Picking Exercises

    1/1/2012  

All I Have To Do Is Dream

  1/1/2012 Everly Brothers

All of Me

  1/1/2012  

Almost

    1/1/2012 Nashville Bluegrass Band 

Aloha 'Oe

1/1/2012 Recording transposed

Aloha Week Hula - Key of G

  1/1/2012 Video is in C

Any Old Time

  1/1/2012 Jimmie Rodgers

Anytime

  1/1/2012  

Blue Hawaii Movie Soundtrack

         

Blue Hawaii - Ab

  1/1/2012  Blue Hawaii movie

Almost Always True

    1/1/2012  Blue Hawaii movie

Aloha Oe

     Blue Hawaii movie

No More

     Blue Hawaii movie

Can't Help Falling In Love

     Blue Hawaii movie (in D)

Rock-a-Hula Baby

     Blue Hawaii movie

Moonlight Swim

     Blue Hawaii movie

Ku-U-I-Po

     Blue Hawaii movie

Ito Eats

     Blue Hawaii movie

Slicin' Sand

     Blue Hawaii movie

Hawaiian Sunset

     Blue Hawaii movie

Beach Boy Blues

     Blue Hawaii movie

Island of Love

     Blue Hawaii movie

Hawaiian Wedding Song

     Blue Hawaii movie

Blue Bells of Scotland

    Recording transposed

Blues Progressions

       

Blue Skies - G

  7/22/12 Great video by Brian Hefferan

Bye Bye Love

  1/8/14 Everly Brothers

Can't Help Falling In Love - C

    Key of C
Fixed link to correct PDF

Capitol Blues

       

Cool Water

  4/1/12 Sons of the Pioneers

Crawdad Song

  5/26/14 Jerry Lee Lewis rocking out on video

Crazy G

    Jake Shimabukuro

Cripple Creek

    1/9/13  

Delia's Gone

  Recording is in Key of A
Video is in Key of Bb

Don't Worry, Be Happy

    Bobby McFerrin 

Dream a Little Dream of Me

  10/23/14 by Gus Kahn 1931, Mamas and Papas video

El Recuerdo

    Recording transposed

Exactly Like You

2/10/14 Diana Krall video

Fishin' Blues

    Video is in Key of D

Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue

  9/25/12  

The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night

  9/24/14 Nickel Creek arrangement

Freight Train

  5/9/12  Grisman, Garcia version

Friend of the Devil

    Grateful Dead

Gentle On My Mind

      written by John Hartford
video is a duet with Glen Campbell

Guava Jelly

    Ka'au Crater Boys

Haele

    Recording transposed

Hallelujah - C

  7/7/12 revised - fixed ending
Jeff Buckley-C, verses don't match

Hallelujah - F

    7/7/12 revised

Hanalei Moon

   

Haole Hula

     

Hene

    Recording is in Key of C

Hene

    Recording is in Key of D

Hey, Soul Sister

    Train

Hi'ilawe

    Gabby Pahinui

Ho Hey!

  9/24/14 The Lumineers

Home

  4/1/12  

Home - large chord format

  6/22/13  Thanks to Andy Gnall

Hone A Ka Wai

    Recording transposed

I Love a Ukulele

     Video is different key
Annete Hanshaw - 1930

I Want Someone To Love Me

    Video is uke lesson and recording of Sol Hoopii

I Will

    Music is in C, video in F

If I Had You

  5/9/12 Cliff Edwards

I'll Fly Away

  4/1/12 Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch

I'll See You In My Dreams

  10/21/12 revised

I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)

    Video is rare Judy Garland version

In A Canoe

     

In a Little Hula Heaven

    Key of F

In My Dream

      by Michael DaSilva

In Tall Buildings

  5/9/12 John Hartford
Modulates from D to E in video

In the Summertime

    Mungo Jerry

It Rains Everywhere I Go - C

    Video is Lynn Morris version in B
        Lilly of the West in C

It's A Sin To Tell a Lie - Bb

    Key of Bb

It's A Sin To Tell a Lie - F

      Key of F

It's Only A Paper Moon

     Sung by Abbie Gardner

Jambalaya

  4/1/12 Hank Williams

Ja-Da

    Slow version audio

Ja-Da

      Fast version audio

Ja-Da

      Moveable chords

Jamaica Farewell

  1/13/14 Harry Belafonte video

John Kanaka

  12/26/12 Sea shanty

Karma Chameleon

     Culture Club (great video)

Kung Fu Fighting

  7/31/12 Carl Douglas

Lauia

    Recording transposed

Like a Monkey Likes Coconuts

    Hoosier Hot Shots
video is different key (Eb)

Long Way Home

    Tom Waits

Lovesick Blues

     Hank Williams

Lovely Hula Hands

    Video lesson with Don Ho version.  My favorite is w/ Genoa Keawe

Mairzy Doats - F

    David Grisman & Martin Taylor
in F.  Great vdeo!

Manuela Boy - F

    Video is in C
Bill Tapia version is the best.

Mele Kalikimaka

    With uke lesson
        Song is in second half of video
but so worth it.

Mood Indigo - G

      Michael Bloomfield instrumental version, in G, and amazing.
        Boswell Sisters
Key of Ab but my favorite version

Moonglow

      Arrangement by Steven Strauss
Video w/ Steven Strauss & Friends of Old Puppy

Mr. Sandman

  8/28/13 Chordettes

Move It On Over

  5/9/12 Hank Williams

My Little Grass Shack

    Andrew Sisters version

Mysterious Mose

    Same key, great version and Betty Boop to boot.

No Expectations

  5/26/14 Rolling Stones (Key of E)

Octopus' Garden - C

    Different key, but it's the Beatles
in E

On a Coconut Island

  4/1/12 Louis Armstrong

On The Beach At Waikiki

     

One Love - Bb

    Bob Marley

One More Dollar - C

    Written by Gillian Welch and David Rawlins, video is in F
Song sheet was transcribed from Nashville Bluegrass Band version

Opihi Man

    Ka'au Crater Boys

Over the Rainbow

  1/8/14 Nick Lucas video

Pineapple Princess - G

    Annette Funicello
She sings in Eb, sheet is in G

Promises

    Eric Clapton

Rhythm of the Rain

    Ka'au Crater Boys

Ripple

  4/1/12 Grateful Dead

Rum & Coca-Cola - Bb

  7/25/12 Andrew Sisters

Runaway

    Del Shannon

Shame On You - Bb

    Spade Cooley

She Ain't Rose - Bb

    Leon Redbone

She Loves You - F

    Beatles
video is in G

Sheik of Araby

    Fats Waller

Sitting Here In Limbo

  6/25/12  Jimmy Cliff

Sophisticated Hula

    Petty Booka
(from Japan, saw them in 2005)

St. James Infirmary

  6/29/12 Arlo Guthrie version

Stand By Me

  5/26/14 Ben E. King (Key of A)

Such A Night

    Dr. John

Summertime

    724/13  

Sunshine (Go Away Today)

  8/21/12 Jonathan Edwards

Surf

     Ka'au Crater Boys

Stand By Me

  5/26/14 Ben E. King (Key of A)

Strum Patterns

       

Sultans of Swing

  9/24/14 Dire Straits

Sweet and Slow

    Arranged and performed by
Steven Strauss
Recognize the uke or stage?

Sweet Georgia Brown

  9/30/12  

Ten Gallon Hat

    1/9/12 Sourdough Slim

Tennessee Stud

  8/28/13 Jimmy Driftwood
Doc Watson video

Tennessee Waltz - C

    Roy Acuff version in C
Song sheet has picking tablature

The Last Time - C

  6/25/12 Key of C, Rolling Stones do it in E

This Land is Your Land

  2/12/14 Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie video
(video is in key of A)

Tip-toe Through the Tulips

  1/8/14 Nick Lucas video

Ukulele Lady - F

     Peter Sellers - in key of F

Waimanalo Blues - G

    Country Comfort

Wake Up Little Susie

  1/8/14 Everly Brothers

Waltzing Matilda - C

    Video is by and for kids.

When Hilo Hattie Does the Hilo Hop - C

    Hilo Hattie herself in the video
Partial song and in Bb but must see
        Video in C

Wah-hoo

  9/30/12 Updated.
Hoosier Hot Shots transcription
Video is Bill Boyd & His Cowboy Ramblers

Walk Over God's Heaven

  8/21/12 T. Dorsey - Mahalia Jackson cover by Alison Krauss

What a Wonderful World

  8/28/13 Sam Cooke - Key of B

When You're Smiling

      Chord melody arrangement from Mark Occhionero

Where Did You Get That Hat - C

    Very interesting video
I have no idea who did the music

White Sandy Beach - F

    Troy Fernandez
Amazing performance

Wonderful Tonight

  4/1/12 Eric Clapton

Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams

    Doris Day at her best.
in Eb, as is the song sheet.

Yellow Bird

      Under revision

Yesterday - Ledward Kaapana

    5/9/12  

You Belong To Me - F

    Jo Stafford
The definitive version

You Wouldn't Know Love - F

      The Nashville Bluegrass Band

Richmond Yacht Club Gig

         

Performance Checklist

    Please read

All Songs in one PDF

    Everything except
In a Little Hula Heaven

Aloha Oe - C

    New version, Key of C

Aloha Week Hula - Key of G

  1/1/2012 Video is in C

Blue Hawaii - Ab

  1/1/2012  Blue Hawaii movie

Can't Help Falling In Love - C

    Key of C

Hanalei Moon

   

Haole Hula

     

In A Canoe

     

In a Little Hula Heaven

    Key of F

Ja-Da

    Slow version

Lovely Hula Hands

     

Manuela Boy - F

    Video is in C
Bill Tapia version is the best.

Moonlight Swim

     Blue Hawaii movie

My Little Grass Shack

    Andrew Sisters version

On a Coconut Island

  4/1/12 Louis Armstrong

On The Beach At Waikiki

     

Opihi Man

    Ka'au Crater Boys

Pearly Shells

       

Pineapple Princess - G

    Annette Funicello
She sings in Eb, sheet is in G

Rhythm of the Rain

    Ka'au Crater Boys

Sophisticated Hula

    Petty Booka video

Surf

     Ka'au Crater Boys

The Last Time

  6/25/12 Key of C, Stones do it in E

Tiny Bubbles

       

Ukulele Lady - F

     Peter Sellers - in key of F

Waimanalo Blues - G

    Country Comfort

When Hilo Hattie Does the Hilo Hop - C

    Hilo Hattie herself in the video
Partial song and in Bb but must see
 

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