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Swampy Steve
02-05-2010, 08:06 AM
I promised my wife I would go to her school next week & play& ":eek: sing, some songs on my uke.
Right now Ive got
down by the bay
In His Hands
take you ridin in the car. by Woody
blitzkreig bop probably wouldnt fit ,, even reggae style :)

kinda stumped now, any suggestions for 3-4 more quick learned songs ,??
they are a great audience , Ive played harmonica for them, & they dont care if your good or not,, just that your there.
Thanks
Steve

jvann
02-05-2010, 09:02 AM
"I Wanna Be Like You" from the "Jungle Book". Great on the uke.

jvann
02-05-2010, 09:04 AM
And "You've Got A Friend In Me" from Toy Story.

Swampy Steve
02-05-2010, 09:06 AM
thanks, Id forgot about them. My daughters 14 now, been a while since Ive heard them. Howlin Hobbit does" I wanna be like you"and it sounds great.

hawaiianmusiclover06
02-05-2010, 09:48 AM
If its for toddlers & Preschoolers, I would recommend these:

Eency Weency Spider
If Your're Happy and You Know It
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
BINGO

Swampy Steve
02-05-2010, 09:51 AM
thanks , that probably even better for this age group.

portlandjosh
02-05-2010, 10:45 AM
My daughter and I just did "When I'm 64," which was a breeze to learn. 6-8 year olds loved it. http://vimeo.com/8905410

3nails4holes
02-05-2010, 03:30 PM
i have two toddlers and highly recommend "the laurie berkner band" and "dan zanes." they both fit into the rarefied group of artists who will entertain your kids and not completely annoy you. i take the uke with us to ikea, chick-fil-a, everywhere & kids always love songs by those 2 groups/artists.

enjoy!

check out videos of them on youtube. then you can go to the following sites for their chords:

http://www.laurieberkner.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=420&sid=5db3fd5aea9f6cbabbc2e805095749ff
http://www.danzanes.com/main/lryics_chords.shtml

ukecantdothat
02-06-2010, 12:05 PM
Jack Johnson's "I Can Tell That We Are Gonna Be Friends" is super easy. Someone did a photo montage of our pre-schoolers and used it as the backing track. All the moms cried (some of the dads, too...).

grubblybubbly
02-06-2010, 07:32 PM
Jack Johnson's "I Can Tell That We Are Gonna Be Friends" is super easy. Someone did a photo montage of our pre-schoolers and used it as the backing track. All the moms cried (some of the dads, too...).

it is verry simple, and there is an easy picking pattern that goes with it.

KamakOzzie
02-06-2010, 08:01 PM
Kathy Fink & Marcy Marxer do some children's songs. Thier You Tube Channel is Community Music.
You might find something there.

Matimeo
02-07-2010, 02:56 AM
Ukulele Mike on youtube recently went over "Little White Duck"
He has some other kids songs in his loooong list of lessons too.
http://www.youtube.com/user/MusicTeacher2009#p/c/663F35947A003ADD