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.

 

Some favourite songs to play on guitar for the young people in your life.

 

This is a selection of songs in alphabetical order. They are also listed in my List of Songs for Guitar page.

You may find other suitable songs there!

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

BAA BAA BLACK SHEEP - Level 12 - A, D, E7

BOA CONSTRICTOR SONG - Level 4 - G, D7, C new on list Sept 2016

 the COURT OF KING CARACTACUS - LEVEL 12 - A, D, E7

DON GATO - Level 12 – Am, Dm, A7, E7 

DON GATO (revised- one page) - Level 12 - Am, Dm, A7, E7 new Feb 2016

DOROTHY THE DINOSAUR - Level 4 - G,C,D7 New Mar. 2016

DOROTHY THE DINOSAUR - Level 7 - C,F,G7  New Mar. 2016 

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

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

HUMPTY DUMPTY, JACK AND JILL - Level 12 - D, G,

IT'S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL - Level 4 (6) - G, D7, C, (G7)  New Mar. 2016

JAKE THE PEG - LEVEL 14 -  E, A, B7

KENNY THE KANGAROO - LEVEL 7- (14) -  C, F, G7; (B7

LITTLE PETER RABBIT - Level 2 - D, A7,      

MOCKINGBIRD - Level 1 - First Guitar Songs- D, A

MORNINGTOWN RIDE - Level 8 -  G, G7, C, D, D7, Em, Am

NEVER SMILE AT A CROCODILE - Level L 6 (17) - G, C, Em, D7, A7, G7, (Bb, Fm) New Mar. 2016

OH SUSANNA - Level 7 - C, G7, F   

SHE'LL BE COMING ROUND THE MOUNTAIN - Level 7 - C, G7,  - Link fixed Mar 2015

THE ANTS GO MARCHING ONE BY ONE - Level 12 - Am,C,G,F,E7

THELMA BROWN (LIVED IN A ZOO) - Level 14-15 - G,D7,C,Am,Em,B7,(A,E7,D,Bm)   New Mar. 2016

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

THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY - Level 4 - C, G7 

THE UNICORN - Level 4 -  G,D7,C

THIS OLD MAN - Level 4 - G,D7,C

THREE LITTLE FISHIES – Level 12 - A, A7, D, E7 New Mar. 2016

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

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

WHERE, OH WHERE HAS MY LITTLE DOG GONE – Level 6 - C, G, G7 New Mar. 2016

L 3. WHERE, OH WHERE HAS MY LITTLE DOG GONE – Level 3 - G, D, D7 New Mar. 2016

YELLOW SUBMARINE - Level 4 - G, D7C  

 

 Note: 

I have arranged each of these songs in a key which is relatively easy to play on guitar and which is OK for mid-range adult voices. 

If you need to change the key of the songs, you can use a capo to raise the pitch a little, or you can change the chords for the song. I have designed a  Key Transposer which you can 

  • download and assemble to help you change (transpose
  • the chords to a different key. 
  • The Levels I refer to are my levels for learning guitar in sequence.

    Generally, the first levels are easier than the later levels...but some at Level 11 or 12 (with A, D, E7) have easy-to-play chords too! 

    I've listed the chords used in each song next to the song title.

    See How to make Chords  for help ... and a basic Chord Sheet for Beginner Guitar.

     

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