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Updated Jan. 18, 2010

Added 19 new song sheets. Collection is now too large for a single CD!

 

Additions:

Some ukulele forum members have been scanning and uploading song books and sheets as well. I have permission from them to include their collections on my DVDF. These two gentlemen are both members of the Ukulele Cosmos forum:

 

Fleabit:

Always

Knee Deep in Daisies

Terribly In Love

Kentucky's Way

Pal of My Cradle Days

Proper Coffee

Sometime

Swanee

Tears Shed in London

Thanks for Buggy Ride

Then I'll Be Happy

Top of the World

Ukulele Dream Girl

What Can I Say?

When the Red, Red Robin

 

Gutbucketeer:

Ukulele Ike Book #1

Ukulele Ike Book #2

Ukulele Ike Book #3

Ukulele Ike Comic #1

Ukulele Ike Comic #2

 

 

 

Vintage ukulele song books and song sheets - on DVD now.

Due to bandwidth problems (on Hostpapa, a shared server), I cannot offer these as downloadable PDF files any longer. The server was choking my bandwidth so badly that it made other parts of my site far too slow. I originally purchased their hosting service as "unlimited" bandwidth but it appears "unlimited" means "only as much as we want you to get." Until I get a faster, more reliable and more customer-friendly host server, I can only offer these as a DVD.

 

To the best of my knowledge and after several online searches, the following items have all expired copyright (50+ years since publication). However, if I missed something, or inadvertently posted a work with a renewed or extant copyright, please let me know and I will remove it. My intention is to educate fellow ukulele enthusiasts about this wonderful music, not breach any laws.

 

CAVEAT: Some of the earlier songs and songbooks contain words and images that are not socially or politically appropriate today. There pieces that may be considered offensive today - particularly sexist and racist. I don't write these, nor do I approve them. I merely replicate them in interest of their historical value.

 

Coming soon: an index of songs included in the various song books. I also have scanned and assembled another 20+ songbooks not shown here at present, that are provided on the DVD. These include numerous Rudy Vallee song sheets. I will not list them here until I have found a new server. I am always finding new song sheets or books to add, but at present I have more than 900 MB of files in the collection.

 

If you have any vintage song books or sheets I can add to the collection, please contact me. I would like to be able to offer them to other ukulele aficionados.

 

 

Song books:

Copyright is being ascertained.

Some good arrangements here.

Copyright is being ascertained. I did a version of Five Foot Two in C based on her version in this book.

More Remick song books - vols. 1-9 of their instructional series -  are online in PDF. See  Boxnet for links.

Bonzo Dog fans should recognize the first song listed here! 14 MB.

Witmark Dance Folio No. 1

Several of Cliff Edward's (Ukulele Ike's) song books and other works of his are available as PDFs, scanned by other players. See the sidebar for links to these files.

Arrived without a cover.

Irving Berlin Songbook, 1932
Hits from Hawaii for the Ukulele No. 1 40 more Hits of Our Times

Large file (13MB) 

Large file (16MB)

Fifty Famous Favorites for the Ukulele
Various uke songs from unnamed book

A handful of songs from a coverless, undated and untitled book I found in a used book store. None of the other songs had uke chords.

1929 Wright Song & Dance Album

Another Bonzo Dog song in this 1929 song book - Jollity Farm. Plus Ain't Misbehavin' and others. Large file (12MB). A fragile book, hard to scan.

Some uke, also some piano and guitar arrangements. 

A great collection, including Ain't She Sweet and Vo-do-do-de-o Blues among others, all pre-1928. 15 mb.

 

A collection from 1924. Warning: several song lyrics may be offensive by today's standards. 

King's Hawaiian Melodies

A fat collection of classic Hawaiian songs. This is a big file (38MB) which I've also split into smaller files: part one (21 MB) and part two.

 

Al Jolson Album of Songs No. 1

Al Jolson's first album of songs. Some great old tunes here Undated but all songs copyright pre-1928. Jolson is shown in blackface, which he used in his early career and used in his 1927 movie, The Jazz Singer.

 

Many popular songs, but music only; no lyrics.

 

A collection of Rudy's personal favourites, including Cielito Lindo, Man on the Flying Trapeze, Rain, Frankie and Johnny and others.

Many popular songs, but music only; no lyrics. Apparently this was the last year Gem produced song books with ukulele chords. From 1936 on, they offered guitar chords. That suggests a change in popularity for the ukulele.

A collection of old standards, including Yes, We Have No Bananas, The Band Played On, Trail of the Lonesome Pine, Bicycle Built for Two and many more. Warning: several lyrics may be offensive by today's standards.

Music only, no lyrics.

 

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Also available on the disc:

Chord charts for ukulele (C tuning) Large format (one key per page)

Large format ukulele chords   Four-up ukulele chords

and small format (four-up)

  

Song sheets:

 

Must have been a popular tune. I have three cover versions of this song, with different performers pictures on each. The other two are Ozzie Nelson and Alice Joy.

No cover.

I remember the Spike Jones version of this song, heard when I was a child, and still recall all of the lyrics.

Away From You - ukulele song sheet
A Faded Summer Love Auld Lang Syne - ukulele song sheet It's the Girl - ukulele song sheet The Lost Chord  - ukulele song sheet
Bells of St. Mary's  - ukulele song sheet I'm Only Making believe - ukulele song sheet An Old Fashioned Girl  - ukulele song sheet Through - ukulele song sheet
Just a Little Closer My Fate is in Your Hands  - ukulele song sheet

Co-authored by Thomas "Fats" Waller.

A Little Rose a Little Shower

Uke arrangement by May Singhi Breen.

Uke arrangement by May Singhi Breen.

Uke arrangement by May Singhi Breen.

Uke arrangement by May Singhi Breen.

Uke arrangement by May Singhi Breen.

Uke arrangement by May Singhi Breen. 

The song Elvis Presley made famous! Uke arrangement by May Singhi Breen. 

Uke arrangement by May Singhi Breen.

Uke arrangement by May Singhi Breen.

Uke arrangement by May Singhi Breen.

Uke arrangement by May Singhi Breen.

Uke arrangement by May Singhi Breen.

Girl of My Dreams, Rudy Vallee

One of many Rudy Vallee hits in the collection.

If You Haven't Got a Girl
       

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More to come... check back now and then to see what I've added. Fellow uke enthusiasts: if you have similar old music scores or books you want scanned to PDF, or scans you're willing to share, please contact me.

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Non-ukulele pieces

Some pieces with guitar chords that can be easily converted

A Wandering Minstrel (guitar chords) Dark Eyes (guitar chords)

This was, apparently, the first year Gem switched from ukulele chords to guitar chords. No lyrics, just music.

Some nice tunes here, including Glory of Love, one of my favourites. Lyrics included.

Paper Doll, Frank Sinatra

Ol' Blue Eyes himself, at an early age.