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raecarter
11-25-2010, 05:49 AM
Does anyone have the link to the pdf Christmas song book at all?

ricdoug
11-25-2010, 07:36 AM
Ukulele Tonya does:

http://ukuleletonya.com/blog/2009/11/christmas-times-a-comin#more-165

Kalihonu
11-25-2010, 08:45 AM
Sorry don't know the link but congrats on the x-mas gig.

olgoat52
11-25-2010, 08:55 AM
One link from Tonyas page 4th peg is a dead end but I ran across what I think is s free version of the PDF here. http://ukes4fun.org.uk/2010/11/09/xmas-uke-songs-4th-peg-holiday-songbook/

raecarter
11-25-2010, 10:37 AM
Thanks all that's a great help I may not do a Xmas song but I'm playing for my daughters class at school too so they'll come in handy cheers

hoosierhiver
11-25-2010, 11:38 AM
Anyone ever notice there aren't many easy Christmas songs?

I Ukulista
11-25-2010, 11:52 AM
Just play what you feel like, they won't be listening. Oh! Insist on chicken wire in front of the stage. It's important to know where the back door is and that any alley ways are clear of debris. Wear trainers and make sure you have the ukulele case close by. Insist on being paid and given drinks up front. Alway carry protection (musicians at christmas always get the girl). Remember that her boyfriend is probably Big Rob at the end of the bar. Enjoy the experience......I did.

raecarter
11-25-2010, 12:20 PM
Brilliant thank you lol

ralphk
11-25-2010, 12:39 PM
I really like "Christmas Cookies". Here is a YouTube link and if you cannot find the lyrics/chords, contact me and I will send you a song sheet in key of C.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCoGDzKrfXU

Kem
11-25-2010, 01:14 PM
Anyone ever notice there aren't many easy Christmas songs?

Not on the song sheet linked above, no, but I don't recognise most of those songs. I think we sing different stuff up here in Canada. I find that despite the tendency of people who score Christmas music to get carried away with the chords--the standard Reader's Digest Merry Christmas Songbook being a case in point--a lot of the songs work perfectly well with four or five chords. I mean, yes, that Ab7-5 probably sounds awesome during that single beat in the bridge of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," but is it really, strictly speaking, necessary? If you want to get fancy and impress your friends, the fiddly chords are there waiting for you, but if you're accompanying a sing along or just belting out Christmas standards for your own enjoyment in the privacy of your apartment, the simple chords sound nice too.

seeso
11-25-2010, 04:45 PM
There's a good songbook from TUSC. Scroll down, it's at the bottom:

http://www.tusc.co.uk/songbook.html

olgoat52
11-25-2010, 05:31 PM
There's a good songbook from TUSC. Scroll down, it's at the bottom:

http://www.tusc.co.uk/songbook.html

Good link. CHUG could use a couple of these. :D

ukecantdothat
11-25-2010, 06:46 PM
Anyone ever notice there aren't many easy Christmas songs?

LOL! I just got off the phone with a friend who asked if I wanted to work up some Xmas songs for a gig. The first thing I said was, "Oh, great. I'll be ready with a few by next xmas. Those songs are tough!"

thejumpingflea I ain't :}

raecarter
11-25-2010, 10:45 PM
The Ruddolph one is the one I was looking for got the kids classics!