Cathy's Chords - songs for guitar & uke

Lyrics and chords to old folk songs and favourites from the 50's on. 
Learn-to-play acoustic guitar and ukulele tips for beginners... and some banjo as well.

Alphabetical List of Songs for Guitar on this Site

Here's the full list of songs on this site so far. I have had to revise all the links this year (2017), but I hope they will continue to work. Please let me know if you find any dud links!

Note that titles beginning with "The" are listed with the next word  (e.g. 'The Unicorn' is listed as 'Unicorn', and so on)


The levels refer to the sequence I have worked out for step-by-step learning to play (see How to make Chords  for the chords and sequence). They don't necessarily mean that the levels get harder, though the early levels are very easy.

Click on the song title to open/download the PDF file.


Each PDF file has the words to the songs with chords on all verses, and most have chord diagrams. I'm re-doing them to add the levels and the starting note to help you sing. You'll have to know the tune and the timing, though.

I've made the words on the songs sheets as large as feasible, so they're easy to read when you're playing them (or when you're sharing with someone else for a sing-along). I've put them on PDF documents as it's too hard to format them on the web pages- and PDF is stable and easy to download. 


Please leave me a message in my Guestbook or post a comment on my Facebook page (Cathy's Chords) if you like the songs or find an error in my transcriptions or a broken link, or if you have any queries.


Have fun!

Cathy :) 


P.S. This site is funded purely by users' donations and my own resources. Opening and/or downloading these song sheets uses bandwidth, which I have to pay for, so if you are using more than half a dozen or so of the sheets, and if you have a few dollars to spare, you may like to donate a little bit to help with the site costs (but please don't feel obligated in any way, the songs are here for you to enjoy).


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3 LITTLE FISHIES - Level 12 - Key A; A, A7, D, E7 

5 GREY ELEPHANTS - Level 7 - C, G7, F

6 RIBBONS - Level 15 - Em, D, C, Bm, G   

10 GREEN BOTTLES - Level 8 - G, C, D7, Am 

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS - Level 12 - D, A7, (A), G, E7 

500 MILES (Peter, Paul & Mary) - Level 10 - C, Am, Dm, F, G, G7

CALEDONIA - Level 11 - D, G, C, F, A 

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ - Level 14+ Am, C, F, G, Bm7, E7, Dm6, Fmaj7

CAMOOWEAL - Level 2 - D, A7, G 

CARRICKFERGUS - Level 10 - C, F, G7, Am, Dm      

CATFISH JOHN - Level 11 - D, G, A  

CHRISTMAS ISLAND - Level 18+  D, G, A, A7, E7, Bm7, F#7, Db, Ab7

CIRCLES (ALL MY LIFE'S A CIRCLE) - Level 13 - A, A7, E, E7, D 

CITY OF NEW ORLEANS - Level 17 - C, F, G, G7, AM, EM, Bb, D  

CLEMENTINE - Level 1 First Guitar Songs- D, A7

CLICK GO THE SHEARS - Level 14 -  E, A, B7  

COCKLES AND MUSSELS (MOLLY MALONE) - Level 10 - C, Am, G7, Em, Dm 

COME BY THE HILLS - Level 8 -  C, G, Am, F   

COMES A TIME - Level 15 - G, D, C, F, Dm7, Am7, Bm - level revised Mar 2017

COTTONFIELDS (C.C.R.) - Level 12 - A, D, E7, A7 

COURT OF KING CARACTACUS, The - Level 12 - A, D, E7

COUNTRY ROADS - in G - Level 7 - G, C, D, D7, Em, F      

COUNTRY ROADS - in C - Level 17 - C, F, G, G7, Am, Bb 

DAISY BELL - A BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO - Level 13 - D, G, A, A7, E

DARK EYED MOLLY - Level 4 - Key G - G, C, D

DARK EYED MOLLY - Level 11 - Key D - D, G, A

DAY IS DONE - Level 13 - C, Dm, Am, G, F, E

DECK THE HALLS - Level 8 - Key C; - C, G7, F, D7, Am

DECK THE HALLS - Level 5 - Key G - G, D7, C, A7, Em

DEDICATED FOLLOWER OF FASHION - Level 10 - Key C_C, G7, F, C7, Dm, A7 (was listed as Level 9)

DEDICATED FOLLOWER OF FASHION - Level 12 - G, D7, C, G7, Am, E7   - new on list Mar 2017

DIRTY OLD TOWN (Dubliners) - Level 5 - G, C ,D, Em    

DON GATO - Level 12 (one page) - Am, Dm, A7, E7

DON'T FENCE ME IN (Gene Autry) - Level 9+ Key C - C, C7, G, G7, F, A7, Dm7 

DON'T FENCE ME IN (Gene Autry) - Level 12+ Key G - G, G7, D, D7, E7, Am7 

DON'T FENCE ME IN (Gene Autry) - Level 14+ Key D - D, D7, A, A7, G, B7, Em7 

DON'T FENCE ME IN (Gene Autry) - Level 16 Key A - A, A7, E, E7, F#7, Bm7 

DO SMURFS CRY - Level 2 - D, A7, G 

DO WHAT YOU DO, DO WELL - Level 14 - C, G7, D, A7, E, B7

DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY - Level 8 – G, C, Am 

DOROTHY THE DINOSAUR - Level 4 - G, C, D7

DOROTHY THE DINOSAUR - Level 7 - C, F, G7

DOWN IN THE VALLEY - Level 3 - G, D7

DREAM (All I Have to do is..) - Level 10 - C, Am, Dm, G7, F, Em, D7, C7

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME - Level 18+  C, B7, F, G7, A7, A, E7, Fm, Adim, G#, A6, G+  

DREAMTIME - Level 10 - C, F, G, G7, Am, Dm  

DUTCHMAN, the - Level 8 (16) - G, C, D7, Am, (Em, Bm) 

DUTCHMAN, the - Level 10 - C, F, G7, Dm, Am, Em 

D'YE KEN JOHN PEEL (Spinners) - Level 2+ D, G, A7 

FATHER AND SON - Level 15 - Key: G; G, D, C, Am7, Em, Am, Bm 

FATHER AND SON - Level 10+  Key: C; C, G, F, Dm7, Am, Dm, Em 

FERNANDO – Level 13+ G, Em, Am, D, D7, A7, Fdim, E 

FIELDS OF ATHENRY, the - Level 5 - G, C, D,D7, Em 

FIELDS OF ATHENRY, the - Level 15 - D, G, A, A7, Bm 

FIVE GREY ELEPHANTS - Level 7 - C, G7, F

FOLSOM PRISON BLUES - Level 14 - C, G7, D, A7, E, B7

FOLSOM PRISON BLUES - Level 6 - G, C, D7, G7

FOLSOM PRISON BLUES - Level 9 - C, G7, F, C7 - new on list Mar 2017 

FOREVER YOUNG - Level 15 - G, C, D7, Bm 

FOX WENT OUT, the - Level 2 plus (fast) -  D, A7, G 

FROM LITTLE THINGS BIG THINGS GROW - Level 8 - C, Am, Em, G

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN - Level 8 (or 15) - G, C, D7, D, A7, Am; (Bm)

GEISHA GIRL - Level 4-6 - G, D7, C, (G7) 

GEORGY GIRL - Level 16+ G, Bm, C, D, F, Em, B7, D7, Dsus2, E, A 

GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN - Level 12 - Am, C, F, Dm, G7, E7

GOD'S DEAREST LAMB - Level 6 - G, C, D7, G7

GOIN' AWAY (Fireballs) - Level 11 - D, A, A7, G, Em

GOIN’ UP THE COUNTRY (Canned Heat) - Level 4 - G, D7, C  

GYPSY ROVER - Level 8 - C, F, G7, Am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Level 2 - D, A7, G;  plus Level 17 - F, C7, Bb

HAPPY CHRISTMAS - WAR IS OVER - Level 10 - G, D7,C, Am, C7, F, G7, Dm

HELLO, MARY LOU - Level 12 - C, F, G, G7, Am, D, E7   - new on list Mar 2017

HELLO, MARY LOU - Level 14 - G, C, D, D7, B7, Em, A 

HERE WE GO LOOBY-LOO - Level 12 - D, A, E7 

HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS - Level 14 - E, B7

HOME ON THE RANGE - Level 5 - simpl. in D_ D, D7, G, A7, Em 

HOME ON THE RANGE - Level 6 - simpl. in G_G, D7, C, G7 

HOME ON THE RANGE - simpl.2 - Level 4 - G, C, D7

HOME ON THE RANGE - Level 14-16 - in E - E, E7, A, Am, B7, F#  

HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN - Level 13 - Am, C, D, F, E

HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW - Level 3 - G, D, D7  

HUMPTY DUMPTY & JACK AND JILL - Level 11 - D, G, A

I AM AUSTRALIAN - Level 8 - G, C, Em, D7, Am  

I AM WEARY, LET ME REST - D1. Cox Family - Level 3 - D, G, A7 

I AM WEARY, LET ME REST - G1. Cox Family - Level 4 - G, C, D7 

I AM WEARY, LET ME REST - Level 12 - simpl. A, D, E 

I'D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING - Level 12 - D, A7, G, E7 

IF I HAD A HAMMER - Level 5+ G, C, D7, Em (fast)

IF I WERE A CARPENTER - Level 11 - D, G, A   

IF I WERE A CARPENTER - Level 4+ D, C, G

IF WISHES WERE FISHES - LEVEL 13 -  A, D, E  

I HAVE A DREAM (Abba) - easy Level 12 - A, D, E7 

I'LL FLY AWAY - Level 9 (Alison Krauss etc) - C, F, G, C7 

I'LL TELL ME MA – Level 4 - G, D7, C  - new on list Mar 2017

I'M A BELIEVER (Monkees) - Level 7 - G, C, D, F 

I'M DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS - Level 8 - G, D, C, Em, Am   

I'M LONELY BUT ONLY FOR YOU - Level 16 - A, E7, D, E, A7, F, F#m

IN THE DREAMTIME - Level 10 - C, F, G, G7, Am, Dm  

I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU - Level 15 - G, Em, C, D, D7, A7, Cm

ISLAND IN THE SUN - Level 5 or 14 - D,G,A7,Em, (B7) 

ISLAND IN THE SUN - Level 8 (12) - G, C, D7, Am, (E7) 

I STILL CALL AUSTRALIA HOME - Level 16+  G, B7, Em, C, A7, Am, Am7, D7, D, F#,Bm, Bm7   

IT'S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL - Level 4 (6) - G, C, D7, (G7)

I WILL LOVE YOU - Level 7-10 - Key C - C, F, G7; Em, (Dm) 

I WILL LOVE YOU - Level 2-16 -  Key D - D, G, A7; Em, F#m 

KENNY THE KANGAROO - Level 7-14 - C,F,G7; B7  

KING OF THE ROADeasy Level 11 - D, G, A 

KING OF THE ROAD - Level 13 (>18+) - A, D, E, (Bb, Eb, F) 

KING OF THE ROAD - Level 14 (>17) - E, B/B7, A (>F, C, Bb)  

KUM BA YAH - Level 12 - A, D, E7

LA CUCURACHA - Level 6 - C, G7  

LAST FAREWELL, the - Level 10 - C, F, G, Am, G7, C7, Dm 

LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL - Level 2 - D, A7, G  

LEAVING ON A JET PLANE - Level 7 - C, F, G7  

LIGHTHOUSE (the Waifs) - Level 13 - Am, C, G, Dm, E

LIKE A BIRD WITHOUT WINGS - Level 18+  - Bb etc   

LION SLEEPS TONIGHT, the - Level 2 - D, A7, G

LITTLE DRUMMER BOY - Level 17 -  Key C; C, F, G7, Bb 

LITTLE PETER RABBIT - Level 2 - D, A7, G

LODI - Level 5 - Key G - G, C, D, D7, Em

LODI - Level 17+ Key E - E, A, B, B7, C#m   - new on list Mar 2017

LORD OF THE DANCE - Level 3 - G, D7

LOS ELEFANTES - Level 3 - G, D7 

LOVE ME TENDER - Level 16 - C, D7, G7, E7, Am, F, Fm

LOVE POTION NUMBER NINE  - Level 14 - Am, Dm, C, E7, B7

NEVER SMILE AT A CROCODILE - Level 6 (17) - G, C, Em, D7, A7, G7, (Bb, Fm) 

O CHRISTMAS TREE - Level 10 - Key C - C, G7, Am, Dm

OH SUSANNA - Level 7 - C, G7, F 

OLD CARMARTHEN OAK, the - Level 4 - G ,C, D, D7  

OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY - Level 6 - C, G7 

OLD PAINT - Level 6 - C, G7

ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID'S CITY - Level 12 - Key A - A, D, E7

ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID’S CITY - Level 4 - Key G_G, D7, C

ON TOP OF SPAGHETTI - Level 6 - G, C, D7, G7

OTHER SIDE OF THE SUN, the - Level 14+  Key:G -G, G7, C, D, D7, Am, F, Bm7, Eb 

OTHER SIDE OF THE SUN - Level 17+  Key: A -A, A7, D, E, E7, F, G, C#m, F#7 

PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES - Level 11 - Key D; Chords: D, G, A  

PLACE IN THE CHOIR, A -  Level 7 - C, G7, F   

PUB WITH NO BEER, the - Level 3 - D, A7, G, D7

PUFF, THE MAGIC DRAGON - Level 8 - in C- C, F, G7, Am, Em  

PUFF, THE MAGIC DRAGON - Level 15 - in G - G, C, D7, Em, Bm  

ROAD TO GUNDAGAI – Level 10 - C, F, G7, Am, G, D7, A7, C7, Dm 

RHYTHM OF THE RAIN - Level 10 - C, F, G, Em, Dm, Am

RIDE ON - Level 8 - Am, F, G 

RIVERS OF BABYLON - Level 7 - C, G, F

ROCK MY SOUL - Level 1 - First Guitar song & hints - D, A7

ROCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE - Level 15 - G, Em, C, D, D7, A7, Bm

ROCKY ROAD TO DUBLIN – Level 10+ (Dubliners version) - C, Dm

ROCKY ROAD TO DUBLIN – Level 10 (Dubliners version 2) - easy - C, Dm

ROSE OF ALLENDALE - Level 2 (-16) - D, A7,G (Bm)  - new on list Mar 2017

ROSE OF ALLENDALE - Level 4-5 - G, D7,C (Em) 

RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEERLevel 13 - D, A, A7, G, E, E7 Revised 2016

RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEERLevel 7 - C, G, G7, F, D, D7  

RUBY TUESDAY (Rolling Stones) - Level 11 - Key G - G, C, D, Em, F, Am, A  - new on list Mar 2017

RUBY TUESDAY (Rolling Stones) - Level 17 - C, F, G, Am, Bb, D

RUNAWAY (Del Shannon) - Level 16 - Am, G, F, E, E7, D, F#m 

RUNNING BEAR - Level 4  - Key G - G, C, D7, A7 

RUNNING BEAR - Level 7 - Key C - C, F, G7, D7 

RUNNING BEAR - Level 12 - Key D - D, G, A7, E7 

SAILING (Rod Stewart) - Level 8-10 - G, D, Em, C, Am (Dm) 

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING (Hi 5) - Level 16 - C,Am,G,Dm,F,Fm, A,A7,Gm  

SHE'LL BE COMING ROUND THE MOUNTAIN - Level 7 - C, G7, F  

SHORES OF AVALON - Level 8 - C, F, G7, Em, Am  

SHORES OF BOTANY BAYLevel 12 - Am, C, G7, F, Dm, E7 

SHORES OF BOTANY BAY - Level 14 - Em, G, D7, C, Am, B7 

SHORTNIN' BREAD - Level 3 - G, D7  

SIDE BY SIDE - Level 12 - C, F, G7, Dm, A7, D7, E7  

SIDE BY SIDE - Level 14 - G, C, D7, Am, E7, A7, B7  

SILENT NIGHT - Level 2 (revised 2016) – D, A7, G  

SILENT NIGHT - Level 7 - C, F, G7 - new on list 2017

SIX RIBBONS - Level 8 -  C, G, F, Em, Am    Revised  Mar. 2016

SIX RIBBONS - Level 15 - Em, D, C, Bm, G   

SLOOP JOHN B - Level 16 - Key C - C, C7, G, G7, F, Fm Revised 2015;

SLOOP JOHN B - Level 13 - Key A - A, E, E7, D, Dm 

SLOOP JOHN B - Level 17+ Key G - G, D, D7, C, Cm 

SMILE THE WHILE/TILL WE MEET AGAIN (1. Simpl.) Level 7 - C, G7, F, D7, A7

SMILE THE WHILE/TILL WE MEET AGAIN (2) Level 10 - C, G7, F, D7, A7, Am, Dm, G, C7

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW - Level 16 - Key C - C, F, G, Am, Em, Dm, C7, B7, Fm - new on list Mar 2017

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW 2.- Level 16+ Key G - G, C, D7, Em, Am, G7, Bm, Am7, G6, F#7 - new on list Mar 2017

SOUNDS OF SILENCE - in Em - Level 5 - G, D, C, Em

SOUNDS OF SILENCE - in F#m - Level 16 - E, A, D, F#m

SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Key C - Level 7 - C, G7, F 

SPIRIT IN THE SKY - Level 13 - A, D, C, E  

STEWBALL - Level 8 - G, Am, Em, D7, C

STREETS OF LAREDO, the - Level 3 - G, D7

STREETS OF LONDON, the - Level 8 - C, F, G7, G, D7, Em, Am 

SUMMERTIME - Level 12 - Simpl. 1. Am, C, F, Dm, E7 

SUMMERTIME - Level 12 - Simpl. 2. Am, C, F, Dm, E7 

SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT - Level 6 - C, G7

TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS - Key G- Level 7 - G, C, D, D7, Em, F 

TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS - Key C - Level 17 - C, F, G, G7, Am, Bb 

TEN GREEN BOTTLES - Level 8 - G, C, D7, Am 

THAT'S WHAT I GET FOR LOVING YOU - Level 8 (1) - G, G7, C, D, D7, A7, Am

THAT'S WHAT I GET FOR LOVING YOU - Level 8 (2- easy) - G, G7, C, D, D7, A7, Am 

THELMA BROWN (LIVED IN A ZOO) - Level 14 (15) - Key G ( >A); G, D7, C, Am, Em, B7, (A, E7, D, Bm) 

THEME FROM ARTHUR (the Best That You Can Do) - Level 17+  A....F#7,C#m 

THERE'S A HOLE IN MY BUCKET - Level 2 - D, A7, G

THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY - Level 6 - C, G7   

THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING - Level 14 - E, A, G, Em, B7

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND – Level 6 - G, C, D7, G7  - new on list Mar 2017

THIS LAND IS YOUR  LAND - Level 9 - C, G7, F, C7

THIS OLD MAN - Level 4 - G,D7,C

THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN' - Level 5 - G, C, D, D7, Em 

THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN' - Level 8 - G, C, D, D7, Em, Am 

THOSE WERE THE DAYS - Level 14 -  Am, A7, E7, Dm, C, G, G7, B7

THREE LITTLE FISHIES - Level 12 - Key A; A, A7, D, E7 

TILL WE MEET AGAIN/ SMILE THE WHILE  (1. Simpl.) Level 7 - C, G7, F, D7, A7

TILL WE MEET AGAIN/ SMILE THE WHILE  (2) Level 10 - C, G7, F, D7, A7, Am, Dm, G, C7 

TIME AND AGAIN - LEVEL 15 - G, D7, C, Am ,F, Bm 

TOM DOOLEY - Level 1- D, A7

TURNING AWAY - Level 5 - Em, D, C

TURNING AWAY - Level 8 - Am, F, G  

TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS - Level 12 - D, A7, (A), G, E7 

TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR - Level 12 - A, D, E7 

WALK LIKE A MAN - Level 16 - A, D, G, E7, Em, F#m 

WALTZING MATILDA - Level 5 - G, D7, C, Em 

WATER IS WIDE, the - Level 9 - C,C7,G7,F, Em, Am 

WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED - Level 13 - C, G7, G, F, C7, E, Am

WE THREE KINGS OF ORIENT ARE - Level 12 - Key Am; Am, E7, C, G7, Dm, F 

WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS - Level 4 - G, A7, D7, C

WHEELS ON THE BUS, the (1) - Level 1- D, A7 (“English” version) 

WHEELS ON THE BUS, the (2) - Level 1- D, A7 (“U.S.” version) 

WHEELS ON THE BUS, the (3) - Level 11 (easy) - D, A, A7 (“London” version) 

WHAT CHILD IS THIS - Level 13 - Key Am; Am, C, F, G, E

WHEN A CHILD IS BORN - Level 13 - Key A - A, D, E7, E 

WHEN A CHILD IS BORN - Level 4 - Key G - G, C, D7, D

WHEN I DREAM (Foster & Allen)- Level 8 - G, D, D7, Em, C, G7, A7, Am 

WHEN I DREAM (Crystal Gayle)- Level 10  C, G, G7, F, Am, C7, D7, Dm  

WHEN I FIRST CAME TO THIS LAND - Level 7 - C, F, G (or G7) 

WHEN I'M 64 - Level 16 - C, G, F, C7, Fm, A, D7, G7, Am

WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING - Level 16 -   D, D7, A, A7, G, E, E7, B7, Bm, F#m

WHEN SANTA GOT STUCK UP THE CHIMNEY - Level 14 - Key G; G, D7, C, Em, A7, A, E7,B7 

WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN - Level 4 - G, D7, C 

WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN - Level 12 - A, A7, D, E7 

WHEN THE STARS BEGIN TO FALL - Level 2 - D, A7, G

WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE? - Level 5 - G, Em, C, D7

WHERE, OH WHERE HAS MY LITTLE DOG GONE - Level 6 - C, G, G7 

WHERE, OH WHERE HAS MY LITTLE DOG GONE - Level 3 - G, D, D7 

WHISTLING GYPSY ROVER, the - Level 8 - C, F, G7, Am

WHITE CHRISTMAS - Level 8 -  G, D, C, Em, Am  

WHITE FLAG - Level 10-  Am, Em, G ,C ,F, Dm 

WILD MOUNTAIN THYME -Corries- Level 10 - C, G, F, Em, Am, Dm  

WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN - Level 11 - D, D7, G, A

WILL YE GO, LASSIE, GO? / WILD MOUNTAIN THYME -Corries- Level 10 - C, G, F, Em, Am, Dm

WORRIED MAN BLUES (1. Carter Family) - Level 13 - A, D, E 

WORRIED MAN BLUES (2.) - Level 13 - A, A7, D, E