C'mon people now, smile on your brother, everybody get together, try
and love one another - it’s BUG night this Wednesday!
Join us anytime after 5:30 for dinner, dessert, drinks – this is the
time to catch up on what ukulele fun others have been up to, to ogle
any new uke purchases, learn some tips and tricks from others, and to
Sue Rogers posted on June 12, 2012 23:09
Here's the order that we may run through songs - if people have posted multiple songs, I've tried to put a few of them together to reduce the number o...
Sue Rogers posted on June 10, 2012 13:17
I had the requisite pair of go-go boots, mini-skirt, and long blonde hair, and my older sister and I used to have a blast dancing to this song - I was...
Gordon Thomas posted on June 10, 2012 09:58
YOU CAN PLAY ALONG WITH THE VIDEOS IN GCEA TUNING, IF YOU PUT YOUR CAPO ON THE 1ST FRET!
"Bad Moon Rising" is a song written by John Foge...
Mike Cox posted on June 09, 2012 23:54
We'll be playing along with the Ukulele Underground video! For the tutorial on how to play the riff, go here: http://ukuleleunderground.com/2014/0...
Sue Rogers posted on June 09, 2012 19:25
"Born to Be Wild" is a song first performed by the band Steppenwolf. The song is often invoked in both popular and counter culture to denote...
Sue Rogers posted on June 09, 2012 19:15
"After the Gold Rush" is a song written, composed, and performed by Neil Young and is the title song from the 1970 album of the same name. I...
Sue Rogers posted on June 09, 2012 19:13
"Get Off of My Cloud" is a song by the English rock band the Rolling Stones. It was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards for a single t...
Sue Rogers posted on June 09, 2012 18:11
This song was originally written in English under the title "Waterloo Road" (lyrics by Michael Anthony Deighan, music by Michael Wilshaw) an...
"The Weight" is a song originally by the Canadian-American group The Band that was released in 1968; written by The Band member Robbie Rober...
this is crazy you should give it a look [link]
Gordon Thomas posted on June 07, 2012 23:16
"Rhythm of the Rain" is a song performed by The Cascades, released in November 1962. It was written by Cascades band member John Claude Gumm...
Gordon Thomas posted on June 07, 2012 17:58
Here's an email that we just received from the Music and Beyond Festival.
Last year 20 or so BUG members participated in this festival at Saunders
Farm. It was a fun day - not without its on-site challenges of sound
bleed.but BUG members rose to the challenge and I think we all had a good
If you missed Joe Crowley’s first ukulele workshop featuring the
strumming style of George Formby, be sure to get in on the this one
(back by popular demand!) on Saturday, June 23, 1:30-3:30 at the
Ottawa Folklore Centre (OFC)! Mark and I took the workshop and it was
terrific - Joe was an excellent instructor.
To play along with the video, put your capo on the 5th fret.
Ubass notes intro:
G B G’ F E Bb B / G &n...
Sharon Baird posted on June 03, 2012 07:23
YOU CAN PLAY ALONG WITH THE RECORDING IN GCEA TUNING IF YOU PUT YOUR CAPO ON THE 1ST FRET!
"Angel of the Morning" is a popular song writt...
I live in Vernon (Bank Street south, southern most part of Ottawa) and our village does a nice Canada Day celebration complete with BBQ and a nice display of fireworks. I'm wondering if there might be interest from the BUG group in performing for the crowds this Canada Day? I've emailed the organizers to see if they have any interest or need for additional performers. Might this appeal to any of you folks that don't have plans for July 1st yet?
Gordon Thomas posted on June 01, 2012 21:40
The [Z] chord just means strumming with one hand while you cover your strings really lightly with the other hand that you form your chords. Creates a ...
FYI - we've changed our email address to:
Susan & Mark Rogers
Came across this site while cruising, a place where you can download Fakebooks for free 99!
For anyone not knowing what a Fakebook is:
(clip from Wikipedia) A fake book is a collection of musical lead sheets intended to help a performer quickly learn new songs. Each song in a fake book contains the melody line, basic chords, and lyrics - the minimal information needed by a musician to make an impromptu arrangement of a song, or "fake it."
Harry Curtis posted on May 31, 2012 21:22
Donna and I are just sitting here enjoying a glass of wine - she is bringing me up to date on the plans and all the arrangements onboard during the we...
rajiv kalsi posted on May 25, 2012 21:29
YOU CAN PLAY ALONG WITH THE CAT STEVENS VIDEOS! And be sure to check out the neat riffs in the last video tutorial!
Stevens developed a relationshi...
Hello BUG delegates,
I keep saying I am going to organize something but there never seems to be
the right time so I am throwing caution to the wind and inviting anybody
with a ukulele to come together at Pinhey’s Point next Sunday May-27. I
realize this is short notice, hopefully we can still have a good turnout
Gordon Thomas posted on May 21, 2012 10:40
"Georgy Girl" is a song by the Australian folk music group the Seekers. It was used as the title song for the 1966 film of the same name. To...
Sharon Baird posted on May 18, 2012 13:30
"Daydream Believer" is a song composed by John Stewart shortly before he left the Kingston Trio. The song was originally recorded by The Mon...
Sharon Baird posted on May 18, 2012 13:29
[Cm] Come to my [F] door, baby
[Cm] Face is clean and shining [F] black as night
[Cm] My mama went to [F] answer you know that you
[Eb] Looked so ...
Try the lovely [Em7no5] chord at the beginning - form your Em chord as usual and then just drop your 4th finger (pinky) on the 1st string (closest to ...
written by Sonny Curtis (1959)
hit for The Bobby Fuller Four (1966) This is the redo by The Clash
~~~ChordPro Version UPDATED Feb 07, ...
written by J.D. Miller 1961
written by Donovan Leitch (1969)
[C]Little pebble up[C/B]on the sand
[Am]Now you're lying here, [Am/G]in my hand
You can play along with the 1st video by putting your capo on the 4th fret!
"Last Kiss" is a song released by Wayne Cochran in 1961 on th...
Gordon Thomas posted on May 17, 2012 21:56
***REVIEWED & REVISED MAY 3 2015 - SR***
~~~ChordPro Verson UPDATED May 17, 2015 CEL~~~
For June, below is an email that I was sent on behalf of a couple of
members with a theme suggestion - FLOWER POWER - music of the late
60's and early 70's. Check out the extensive list of songs - see if
you can find a good uke version and post it on our BUG website...or
come up with your own suggestions! I hear there will be hippies in
Where: The Clocktower Brew Pub, 575 Bank St, lower level
Time: 7 - 10 p.m. BUT come earlier, anytime after 5:30 for good eats,
drinks and socializing!
We have 21 song binders for people to share or you can print out the
songs from our song list which is found at [link] on the
Claude Lacelle posted on May 14, 2012 20:46
Wooo .. Woooo! All aboard the BUG Jam Express!
Here is the PDF of the May BUG Jam Song Booklet. So grab your mobile devices, your PlayBooks and ...
rajiv kalsi posted on May 09, 2012 21:48
To play along with the 1st video in GCEA, put your capo on the 2nd fret; for the 2nd video, put your capo on the 1st fret.
"Ticket to Ride&quo...
Mark Rogers posted on May 08, 2012 20:04
The "Canadian Railroad Trilogy" is a song written, composed, and performed by Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot th...
Sue Rogers posted on May 06, 2012 23:14
The videos are in the same key as the songsheet!
"The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" is a song by The Band, recorded in 1969 and releas...
Gordon Thomas posted on May 06, 2012 18:48
YOU CAN PLAY ALONG WITH THE VIDEO IN GCEA TUNING USING THE (C) SONGSHEET, IF YOU PUT YOUR CAPO ON THE FIRST FRET!
BEGINNERS - in the fast run-ups a...
Sue Rogers posted on May 06, 2012 16:38
"Freight Train" is an American folk song written by Elizabeth Cotten (1895–1987) in the early 20th century, and popularized during the...
Sue Rogers posted on May 06, 2012 16:31
"The Loco-Motion" is a 1962 pop song written by American songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King. The song is notable for appearing in the ...
Sue Rogers posted on May 06, 2012 16:28
The song sheet is in the same key as the first video, except for the last chorus.
"The Letter" is a song written by Wayne Carso...
Sue Rogers posted on May 06, 2012 12:33
You can play along with the Doris Day video!
If you want to play along with the other two videos in the key of C you can find the chords on the Doc...
This is what I have so far for this song.
Claude transposed this down a couple half-steps and it is much easier to play for the group. ...
Mike Cox posted on May 05, 2012 11:48
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
This is a simplified version for the Ukulele. I think it might work in a group ...
Mike Cox posted on May 05, 2012 08:49
YOU CAN PLAY ALONG WITH THE VIDEOS (although we've taken out some of the instrumentals)!
So another month and me posting another John Prine son...
YOU CAN PLAY ALONG WITH THE VIDEO! I have not doubt there will be train whistles!
Frederick John Elgersma (born July 9, 1957), known by the stage n...
The (Am) songsheet is in the same key as the videos but instrumentals at beginning and end have been left out.
For BUG night April 2019, Charles wi...