A ukulele player's look at jazz and popular songs of the early 20th Century



One of the joys of learning the ukulele is discovering the wonderful songs of long ago--the beautiful melodies and lyrics that deserve to be remembered and revived. Thankfully, vintage sheet music abounds on the internet, and so I've had a great time tracking down lots of the old songs, transcribing them to chord/lyric sheets--in a good key for my voice--and then learning them on the uke. If you would like to receive my chord/lyric sheet for any of the songs featured here, email me and I will be happy to share them.


Have a listen to Van and Schenk, a popular Vaudeville duo:

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Smiley Face and Uke

Today on a whim I created a uke-friendly smiley-face "favicon" to use as my display image on Yahoo IM. Feel free to download it and put it to use if you wish.


  1. would make a great t-shirt...

    at least in my way of thinking :)

  2. That's a great idea, Todd! I'm going to look into it.

  3. I just read this week a comment made by a high school student, I think, "If the Smiley Face played an instrument, it would be a ukulele." Maybe he saw this first! Love the graphic.