Favorite Old-Time American Songs for Ukulele (Book/CD Set)
30364BCD
This book features over 100 traditional American folk songs newly arranged for the ukulele, with chord diagrams and melody lines in tablature and standard notation. This extensive collection makes "Favorite Old-Time American Songs for Ukulele" a treasury of the best songs from the American tradition.Nothing in this book is out of range for novice ukulele players. The songs are in keys that are both easy to sing and that fit the melodic range of the ukulele. Of course, not every voice sings comfortably in ev ...more
Product Number:
30364BCD
Format:
Book/CD Set
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Notation Type:
Standard Notation and Tab
Pages:
232
Binding:
Perfect Binding
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-8538-7
ISBN13:
978-07866-8538-7
Series:
None
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
9/25/2013
This book features over 100 traditional American folk songs newly arranged for the ukulele, with chord diagrams and melody lines in tablature and standard notation. This extensive collection makes "Favorite Old-Time American Songs for Ukulele" a treasury of the best songs from the American tradition.Nothing in this book is out of range for novice ukulele players. The songs are in keys that are both easy to sing and that fit the melodic range of the ukulele. Of course, not every voice sings comfortably in every key, so information on transposition and a short discussion for players of the baritone ukulele are included. Although you do not need to read music or tablature to use this book, short introductions to each are included.In putting together this collection, the author was inspired by the old American practice of making a sampler: an endearing needlework design showing off various stitches and techniques. The book presents a sampling of the best American songs for folks working in schools, churches, hospitals, coffeehouses and other public performance spaces, or for anyone wishing to expand their repertoire and brush up on a few old chestnuts. There's a little of everything here: sentimental old hearth songs, laments and lullabies, ballads and play-parties, the sacred and profane. The overwhelming majority of songs come from pre-industrial rural traditions, because this is the kind of music that seems to go well with homemade music-making in any age.
Favorite Old-Time American Songs for Ukulele

Foreword................................................................................................................................................2

Introduction to Reading Tablature...........................................................................................................6

A Brief Word About Musical Notation......................................................................................................7

How to Transpose..................................................................................................................................9

What About Baritone Ukes?.................................................................................................................12

The Unquiet Grave – Ballads and Story Songs

Jenny Fair Gentle Rosemarie.........................................................................................................14

Barb’ry Allen....................................................................................................................................16

The Lady From York........................................................................................................................17

The King’s Daughter Fair................................................................................................................18

The Banks of the Ohio....................................................................................................................20

The Unquiet Grave..........................................................................................................................21

The Farmer’s Curst Wife.................................................................................................................22

Fennario..........................................................................................................................................24

The Two Sisters..............................................................................................................................26

One Morning in May........................................................................................................................28

Lady Mary.......................................................................................................................................30

The Devil’s Questions.....................................................................................................................32

Little Mattie Groves.........................................................................................................................34

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

Shady Grove...................................................................................................................................37

Sourwood Mountain........................................................................................................................38

The Cuckoo.....................................................................................................................................40

Tom Dooley.....................................................................................................................................41

Groundhog......................................................................................................................................42

Same Old Man................................................................................................................................44

Omie, Let Your Bangs Hang Down.................................................................................................45

Cold Rain and Snow.......................................................................................................................46

Cindy...............................................................................................................................................48

Cripple Creek..................................................................................................................................50

Oh, Death........................................................................................................................................52

Old Joe Clark..................................................................................................................................54

Chickens are a-Crowin’...................................................................................................................56

Little Old Sod Shanty – Songs of The Frontier

When First Unto This Country.........................................................................................................58

Red River Valley..............................................................................................................................59

In the Good Old Colony Days.........................................................................................................60

The Young Man Who Wouldn’t Hoe Corn.......................................................................................62

The Sow Took the Measles.............................................................................................................64

Kansas Boys...................................................................................................................................66

Alsea Girls.......................................................................................................................................67

Home on the Range........................................................................................................................68

Acres of Clams................................................................................................................................70

Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie.....................................................................................................73

Beulah Land....................................................................................................................................74

Dakota Land....................................................................................................................................75

Sweet Betsy From Pike...................................................................................................................76

Little Old Sod Shanty......................................................................................................................78

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

John Henry......................................................................................................................................82

Haul Away, Joe................................................................................................................................84

The Little Brown Bulls.....................................................................................................................86

Boatman Dance..............................................................................................................................88

The Glendy Burk.............................................................................................................................90

Shenandoah....................................................................................................................................92

The Shantyman’s Life.....................................................................................................................94

The Erie Canal................................................................................................................................96

Whoopie Ti Yi Yo.............................................................................................................................98

The Drunken Sailor.......................................................................................................................100

The E-Ri-E....................................................................................................................................102

Blood Red Roses..........................................................................................................................104

Pie in the Sky................................................................................................................................106

The Greenland Whale Fishery......................................................................................................108

No More Will I Work in the Factory................................................................................................110

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

Darling Cory...................................................................................................................................113

Frankie and Johnnie......................................................................................................................114

Bonnie Black Bess.........................................................................................................................116

Camptown Races...........................................................................................................................118

I’m a Rambler, I’m a Gambler.......................................................................................................120

Handsome Molly...........................................................................................................................121

Jack o’ Diamonds..........................................................................................................................122

Jimmy Crack Corn.........................................................................................................................124

Hallelujah, I’m a Bum....................................................................................................................126

Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down.......................................................................................................128

Nearer My God To Thee – Songs of Faith and Hope

Wondrous Love.............................................................................................................................130

Little David, Play on Your Harp.....................................................................................................132

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.......................................................................................133

Amazing Grace.............................................................................................................................134

Let My People Go.........................................................................................................................136

Hold On.........................................................................................................................................137

Poor Wayfaring Stranger...............................................................................................................138

Simple Gifts...................................................................................................................................140

Steal Away....................................................................................................................................142

Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen...........................................................................................144

I’m On My Way..............................................................................................................................146

All Night, All Day...........................................................................................................................148

Nearer, My God, To Thee..............................................................................................................150

There’s a Little Wheel a-Turnin’....................................................................................................152

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

The Girl I Left Behind Me..............................................................................................................154

When Johnny Comes Marching Home.........................................................................................156

Eating Goober Peas......................................................................................................................158

Yankee Doodle..............................................................................................................................160

All Are Talking of Utah...................................................................................................................162

The Yellow Rose of Texas.............................................................................................................164

The Texas Rangers.......................................................................................................................166

The Battle Hymn of the Republic..................................................................................................168

John Brown’s Song.......................................................................................................................169

Dixie..............................................................................................................................................170

Follow the Drinking Gourd............................................................................................................172

Tenting Tonight..............................................................................................................................174

America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee)...............................................................................................176

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

Aura Lee.......................................................................................................................................178

Beware, Oh Take Care..................................................................................................................180

Down in the Valley.........................................................................................................................182

Wedding Dress..............................................................................................................................183

My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean...................................................................................................184

On Top of Old Smokey..................................................................................................................186

There’s More Pretty Girls Than One.............................................................................................188

The Buggerboo.............................................................................................................................190

Careless Love................................................................................................................................192

The Riddle Song...........................................................................................................................194

The Wagoner’s Lad.......................................................................................................................196

Oh, Can’t You Hear That Turtle Dove............................................................................................198

Old Dog Tray.................................................................................................................................200

Silver Threads Among the Gold....................................................................................................202

Froggie Went a-Courtin’ — Just For Fun

Polly Wolly Doodle........................................................................................................................206

The Crawdad Song.......................................................................................................................208

Quit Kickin’ My Dog Around..........................................................................................................210

Reuben and Rachel......................................................................................................................212

Froggie Went a-Courtin’................................................................................................................213

Fod................................................................................................................................................214

Turkey in the Straw.......................................................................................................................216

Clementine....................................................................................................................................218

I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground...............................................................................................220

Old Dan Tucker.............................................................................................................................222

Little Liza Jane..............................................................................................................................224

Go Tell Aunt Rhody.......................................................................................................................226

Shoo, Fly, Don’t Bother Me...........................................................................................................227

About the Author.................................................................................................................................228

Alphabetical Song List........................................................................................................................229

 
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