East Pasco/Hernando Ukulele Club Message Board › July 6th Uke Jam...Song List
Dade City, FL
Here is the song list for our next ukulele jam on Saturday, July 6th. We'll meet at the usual time...1 p.m. to 3 p.m. It's always good to come a few minutes early to find a seat. Please bring a music stand, the "Jumpin Jim Ukulele" books, and a book light (if needed).
We will try to warm up with a couple of three chord or "easy" songs (pls. see below). Then, we'll go through our set agenda of songs. We will then proceed in a circle as each person chooses and "leads" a song of his/her choice. Yes, lead the count off and start singing! Any song from the book or beyond is fair game. Since we have members at various playing levels, members have the choice to play along, sing, do both, or sit the song out. Please be respectful of the person's song choice and no griping, please! Everybody has different tastes. This is a good positive way to expand one's horizon and possibly learn new chords.
The songs are from "The Daily Ukulele" book aka "Yellow Book" by Jim Beloff. We are now using the "Leap Year" version aka "Blue Book" of the "The Daily Ukulele" book series. Please purchase it if you have not. You can order it from Amazon.com, Barne’s & Noble, or buy it at Sam Ash. Some of the songs listed are available for download on the MeetUp website:
Also, please bring hand-outs of any songs you want the group to play during the "Open Season" time or upload to the website for sharing. So, here goes!
BUY THE BOOKS:
Suggestions from members:
1. If you want to introduce a song to the group and offer a hand-out, it might be nice to post the song in advance on the website.
2. When it comes to the “Open Season” part of the jam, everybody gets to pick a song to LEAD. Please KNOW the song and not just “like” it. If not, pick a song you know or say “pass.”
FOR July 6th
SONG LIST—Nostalgia Month
Warm Up…Jamaica Farewell (P. 199)…Blue Book
Sweet Georgia Brown (P. 334)….Blue Book
You’re a Grand Old Flag (P. 282)…Yellow Book
Side by Side (P. 210)….Yellow Book
When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob Bobbin’ (P. 264)…Yellow Book
Mike’s Singin’ Round Songs
Tiny Bubbles….download file
She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain…download file
Bicycle Built for Two….download file
Nobody Knows When You’re Down and Out ….download file
Sweet Caroline….download file…In our book but Candy typed a nice one page version
Special thanks to Mike and Candy for changing and typing out new versions of songs in the Beloff books which sometimes have errors or strange singing keys.
"Open Season" Songfest!
My favorite part of the jam…We always learn new songs or get reintroduced to old ones.
Your choice....YOUR chance to LEAD a song or introduce a hand-out to the group..Please remember, you should know the song and how it goes :)
Peace & Ukes!
I just uploaded a medly of 4 Summer Songs that might be fun for the warm up - it includes Grand Old Flag, Yankee Doodle Boy, Good Old Summer Time and Take me out to the Ball Game - all short but fun pieces. I will bring extra copies as well.