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craftiest
05-11-2008, 01:10 PM
Any suggestions for some chill songs to play for a group of friends just hanging out?

Thanks!

peterandtheuke
05-11-2008, 03:36 PM
1:I shot the sheriff
(go onto youtube and learn it from seeso's video)
2:Somewhere over the rainbow

All my friends like to hear those

seeso
05-11-2008, 04:51 PM
By the Rivers of Babylon
Redemption Song
Free Fallin'
Waterfalls
Wish You Were Here
Under the Bridge
Waiting in Vain
Ain't No Sunshine
Imagine
Wild Horses
Hey Jude
You Can't Always Get What You Want
With a Little Help From My Friends

Rubbertoe
05-11-2008, 06:07 PM
I find myself strumming Somewhere Over the Rainbow (everyone recognizes Iz's version) and more often these days, Waiting In Vain and No Woman No Cry (probably b/c it's summer now and summer nights feel better with a little Bob Marley)

Kanaka916
05-11-2008, 08:09 PM
When we're hangin at HSG on Fridays, some of the songs (mostly Hawaiian) we jam on . . .

Henehene Kou 'Aka
Noho Paipai
Constellations
E Ku'u Morning Dew
Don't Have To think Twice
Wahine Ilikea
Life In These Islands
Margarita
Koke'e


There's also some hula songs and of course Over the Rainbow when someone asks . . .

menehunenyc
05-13-2008, 08:40 AM
3 dog nites version of Joy to the world rocks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jJ-e9YWu2U),(check out my tutorial) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg9lj4NbXNo)
Happy together
Blue Moon

thejumpingflea
05-13-2008, 11:24 AM
Enter Sandman (Everyone knows the song and it is easy to play)
Back in Black
Pineapple Mango
Maleguania (sp?)

Those 4 are great as they are all familiar to people, easy to play and cover a decently broad range of music. :nana:

dajoka
05-13-2008, 12:26 PM
Guava Jam
Moloka`i Slide
Fish and Poi
Big Boy in Love

JJsUK
01-14-2009, 04:46 PM
do you have the tabs to "life in these islands"?

Link
01-14-2009, 04:55 PM
My signature instrumentals to make people go "ooo" are Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" and "Every Breath You Take". All instrumental, but sometimes 'll do the picking for the intro and then sing to the chords.

Jumping flea, do you have Enter Sandman uke tabs? I'll have to do some searching.

thejumpingflea
01-14-2009, 05:02 PM
My signature instrumentals to make people go "ooo" are Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" and "Every Breath You Take". All instrumental, but sometimes 'll do the picking for the intro and then sing to the chords.

Jumping flea, do you have Enter Sandman uke tabs? I'll have to do some searching.

Yep! Here they ARE. (http://www.brookadams.com/jumping-flea/songs/enter%20sandman.txt)

Link
01-14-2009, 05:43 PM
Much appreciated.

Boozelele
01-14-2009, 07:03 PM
I'm Yours. If you can find the tab. heeeeee:)

bornagainjeeper
01-14-2009, 07:07 PM
My favorites are fidelity by Regina spektor...Umbrella by rihanna...and the humpty dance (which i do my own way)

sebi
01-15-2009, 05:02 AM
Awesome Jam Uke Song:

Follow Me - Uncle Kracker
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUQUc3DkC7w)- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
You don't know how you met me, you don't know why
You can't turn around and say goodbye
All you know is when I'm with you | F
I make you free | Bb
And swim through your veins like a fish in the sea | F Bb C F

Chorus: (N.C.)
I'm singin Follow me, everything is alright | F Bb C
I'll be the one to tuck you in at night, and if you | F Bb C
Want to leave, I can guarantee | F Bb C
You won't find nobody, else like me | F Bb C F

I'm not worried bout the ring you wear | F Bb
Cause as long as noone knows then nobody can care | F Bb C F
You're feelin' guilty, and I'm well aware | F Bb
But you don't look ashamed, and baby, I'm not scared | F Bb C F

Bridge:
Won't give you money, I can't give you the sky | Gm C
You're better off if you don't ask why | F
I'm not the reason that you, go astray | Gm G
We'll be alright if you don't ask me to stay | C

Chorus: ...

You don't know how you met me, you don't know why | F Bb
You can't turn around and say goodbye | F Bb C F
All you know is when I'm with you | F
I make you free | Bb
And swim through your veins like a fish in the sea | F Bb C F

Chorus: ...

ENJOY!

Captain Google
01-15-2009, 05:19 AM
sebi, I think I love you. That's one of my favourite songs. :worship:

Sayyadina
01-15-2009, 05:27 AM
Beirut - Sunday smile, Nantes, The Penalty
Radiohead - Let down, Big ideas, Fake plastic trees
Eels - Packing blankets, Railroad man

hoosierhiver
01-15-2009, 05:28 AM
Jim Beloff has some good ukulele song books,like "Camp ukulele", "Ukulele Country" and "60's Uke In".

sebi
01-15-2009, 05:36 AM
sebi, I think I love you. That's one of my favourite songs. :worship:

:music: :D i'm blushing.

Captain Google
01-15-2009, 06:17 AM
...Fake plastic trees...

Best played on a flea or fluke, I'll wager. :D

ukulelemotion
01-15-2009, 07:49 AM
sebi.. that is an awesome jam song.. imma go learn it right now.. haha..

and i would suggest..

honey baby
drop baby drop (they have the same progression and i use them as a medley.)
stuck on you
careless whisper (this is the way i play it.. Dm Gm Bb Am. thats it im working on the vid of this on youtube.. )

Jimmy
01-15-2009, 09:24 AM
La Bamba goes down well I find. You might get that one guy who somehow knows the words.

Once you've "mastered" La Bamba throw in a little Twist and Shout, which is nice because they're pretty much identical.