Monthly Archives: January 2013

Playlist links from 1.20.13 Rockwell Jam

A good crowd showed up last Sunday to jam, including some new faces. Here’s what we played:

A Beautiful Home , a traditional gospel tune recorded by Hank Williams

Go to Classic Country Lyrics for lyrics and chords.


Drop Baby Drop  by Mana’o Company

The video is from the Art Tv Hawai’i archives Mana’o Company performing at the Sheraton Bay Resort (Kona?) in 2010.  For a step-by-step lesson on how to play this song, check out this tutorial video by Aldrine Guerrero at Ukulele Underground.  The chords can be found at,  Tabs for picking are written out in a post by Poi Dog on this Ukulele Underground Forum – scroll down to message #9.


We’re Going To Be Friends by Jack White (White Stripes)

One version of the lyrics and chords can be found at  Another version by GRANT YEARDLEY on Ultimate Guitar has easier chords, but I don’t think they sound quite as good.


We also played a few from past playlists (You &  I   and  Five Years Time), and closed with none other than,

Happy Trails by Dale Evans Rogers (recorded with husband Roy Rogers)

There is a good PDF of the sheet music at Dr. Uke, with chord charts above each line in the lyrics, though it is only the first verse. Full lyrics (along with the Roy Rogers Rider Club Rules) can be found at


Some of the chord charts displayed on these links are for guitar. You can go to or for the ukulele charts.

Come play with us Sunday  11-1  at Rockwell!

Playlist links from 1.13.13

Count On Me by Bruno Mars
Listen to this MTV Sessions Live version on YouTube with Bruno on ukulele
Chords from
I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons
Watch a live performance and download chords from
You and I by Ingrid Michaelson
Listen and download chords from
Five Years Time by Noah and the Whale
Chords at
Watch the official YouTube video .
Don’t Fence Me In by Cole Porter
Chords at Ukulele Boogaloo
Listen to Roy Rogers for a traditional rendition,
Or check out FinRaucous rocking it on his ukulele.
Rhythm of Love by Plain White T’s
Listen and watch the YouTube video .
Chords at
Fellow Jammers, let me know if I forgot any songs or if you have better/alternate links.

Jake in Juneau in February

It is official – Jake Shimabukuro is coming to perform in Juneau! We are so lucky that Linda Rosenthal, JJ&C Artistic Director, seized the opportunity to bring this first class and world famous musician to our city. Jake is a true champion of the ukulele, demonstrating the full range of what is possible on our beloved little uke. Tickets are already starting to move, so get yours soon and please help spread the word. For more info, go to the Juneau Jazz & Classics website.


Jan 13th, 11-1 Ukulele Jam at Rockwell

I’ve been away, but hear that the jam numbers are growing. If you have attended over the winter break and want to send me the titles & artists of songs played, I’ll hunt down links to videos and chords to post so folks can practice. Looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones!