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Christmas Songs

November 24, 2013

Only 21days of strum until the Ukearist Christmas party on 16 December, and time to winterwonder about the song list. Last year we decided that a lot of the songs in the Christmas Songbook could have better keys/ chords; and wondered if we should compile our own…. Unfortunately we did not make a note of which of the songs in the book needed tweeking.

As a start, here is a list of the songs I have in my personal Christmas folder; I have reformatted many of them from the original, and most are in the Ukearist folders already.

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. Key C from Uke Hunt

White Christmas.  Key C from Ukulele Mike

Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer (including intro).      Key C from Gene Autry

Winter Wonderland (including intro from Keonepax).    Key C – from Keonepax with Bosco and Honey

Frosty The Snowman.  Key C from Richard G

Santa Claus is Coming To Town. Key C from Richard G

Let It Snow. Key Bb. From Coveywood/ Piers Partridge

Mele Kalikimaka. Key F from Richard G. (This was my Christmas 2012 new song – from Bing Crosby and the Andrews sisters)

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire). Key C. From ukuleleunderground. (My, new to me, song for Christmas 2013)

Run Run Rudolf (Chuck Berry). Key F My other new Christmas song 2012. From Ukulele Hunt

Suggestions about other songs? If you have the previous songbook it would help if you could sing through some of the songs that are not in the list above before the next meeting, and identify ones in undesirable keys/chords.

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Peter

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