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Lola
01-25-2011, 01:26 PM
This is so cool. (http://digital.library.ucla.edu/sheetmusic/)

I stumbled across it yesterday and have been geeking out ever since. It's a searchable directory of late 19th and early 20th century sheet music from several university archives, with some items available for download as a PDF. If you put "ukulele" in the advanced keyword search there are quite songs with ukulele arrangements. (Not all of them have online access, but plenty do.) Of course, the given chord diagrams are often for tunings that aren't in much use, but the chords themselves are useful. The first thing I looked for/found was one of my favorite songs to sing, "Coffee In the Morning and Kisses In the Night (http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/levy-cgi/condisp.cgi?id=190.010)." :D I was a little overwhelmed with the prospect of trying to arrange that one myself.

Anyway, I thought some others might want to have fun with this. Share your favorite finds!

southcoastukes
01-25-2011, 01:30 PM
This IS SOO COOL.

Ukuleleblues
01-25-2011, 03:42 PM
Thank you for posting!!

Hippie Dribble
01-25-2011, 03:48 PM
Brilliant Lola. great find mate, thanks heaps for making us aware of this site. Very much appreciated. :)

GreatGazukes
01-25-2011, 06:27 PM
Brilliant Lola. great find mate, thanks heaps for making us aware of this site. Very much appreciated. :)

What he said :shaka:

As I find something of note in this sea of music sheets, I'll make a note here.

Ida, Sweet as apple cider (http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/sheetmusic/b/b06/b0603/b0603-1-72dpi.html)

Muchas grazias

SweetWaterBlue
01-26-2011, 02:28 AM
Excellent find. If you haven't already done so, you may also enjoy Ian Chadwick's excellent site of old ukulele books and sheet music.

http://www.ianchadwick.com/essays/musicbooks.htm

I don't think this site has sheet music, but they do have MIDI and mp3s of a lot of the songs.

http://www.halcyondaysmusic.com/1920s-songs/swanee-blues-song.php