Six Free Ukulele Songbooks! (Thanks Taunton Ukulele Strummers Club!)

Well, once again Steve Berryman (steveberryman on twitter) hooks a brother up with some free Ukulele Songbooks.  As you might remember, last time Steve pointed us in the direction of London Uke Festival's Songbook.  This time it's SIX (count em, six!) ukulele songbooks from the Taunton Ukulele Strummers Club.  This fun-loving bunch hails from Somerset (in the UK) and if you want to hear some recordings of them performing some of these choice numbers, then check out the music section of their site.

EDIT: Unfortunately their site is no longer working.  Doh!

I've give you the links and brief summary of each of the books.

  1. Book One is 14 pages and it has a wide variety of songs.  There are old standards like "Sweet Georgia Brown" and classic favorites like "In the Summertime" by Mungo Jerry.  There are also some modern tunes by Coldplay and George Michael, so it's a pretty diverse mix.
  2. Book Two is 28 pages of goodness as well.  There are some songs from "Oh Brother Where Art Thou?", some Duran Duran, some Donovan, "King of the Road" and even "I wanna be like you" from the Jungle Book.
  3. Book Three is 13 pages and the emphasis is the 60s.  So, you've got The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Dusty Springfield and more.
  4. Book Four is a whopping 36 pages of variety.  There's some Jack Johnson in here, some Elvis, "Dizzy" by Tommy Roe, Abba, Bananarama and even the Spin Doctors.  (Although I could have done without that last one.. heh).
  5. Book Five is 44 freaking pages!  That's enough pages to have at least three Bon Jovi songs!  There's also some INXS, Madonna and even "500 Miles" by The Proclaimers.
  6. Book Six is just in time for the season.  Ukulele Christmas Songs!  Classics like "Frosty the Snowman" and "Let it snow" sit right alongside of "Blue Christmas" and "Do they know it's Christmas".

I know what you're thinking.  How much will I have to pay for these six songbook collection?  $29.99?  $39.99?  What if I told you that you could have it all for 3 easy payments of nothing?  Yup.  It's all free.  Enjoy!

NOTE:  Since their website isn't active anymore, I've decided to post the songbooks on my site until they are up and running again.  If you are affiliated with the Taunton Ukulele Strummers Club, please contact me if you don't approve.

TUSC - Ukulele Songbook 1

TUSC - Ukulele Songbook 2

TUSC - Ukulele Songbook 3 (60s Songs)

TUSC - Ukulele Songbook 4

TUSC - Ukulele Songbook 5

TUSC - Christmas Ukulele Songbook

  1. Timo says:

    How does “one” get a hold of these song books then???

    I would love to get some books and start learning :) internet is too scatty for my liking :P

  2. Uke Guy says:

    Umm… just click the link above, or this one right here: http://tusc.co.uk/songbook.html That takes you to a page where you can click on the picture of the songbook and download it as a pdf file. Then you can print it or do whatever you’d like. :)

  3. arpie says:

    Unfortunately the Taunton Ukulele Strummer site seems to be no more! It’s website has been suspended for some reason & is not accessible :( So you can’t download the songbooks.

    If the set of the 6 Uke song books & can somehow be put up via THIS site, it would be terrific

  4. Uke Guy says:

    Hmm… drag. You know, I’m pretty sure I do have these songbook pdfs somewhere. I’ll see if I can post them up here.

  5. Uke Guy says:

    Okey doke. I’ve posted the ukulele songbooks on this page now. Enjoy!

  6. Rob West says:

    Hello Steve!
    We are from the Taunton Ukulele Strummers Club. We just thought we’d let you know that not only is there a Book 6 but we are currently compiling a brand spanking new songbook – not surprisingly called Book 7 – which has been chosen by all the members of TUSC and contains an eclectic mix of songs, ancient and modern. This will be out at the beginning of the New Year. So, help yourself.
    Rob & Lucy

  7. Lucy Hinds says:

    The TUSC website is up and running again. I can’t remember the web address offhand but google TUSC and you’ll get there,
    There you will find Books 6 and 7 (Book 6 has 52 songs and Book 7 has 82!)
    Book 6 had a few problems which we ironed out as we went, but Book 7 should be errata-free. Anyway, tuck in and enjoy
    Cheers Lucy

  8. Tai says:

    Thank you so much for posting these! I love the selections of songbooks!

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