Storytime Ukulele is a project to gather ukulele-friendly song chords for librarians and other storytimers. Alongside classic songs like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, you’ll find piggy-back songs that use the same tunes. Even if you only learn one set of chords, you may be able to play multiple songs at your storytime.
Once in a while I’ll be featuring popular children’s songs by artists like Raffi or Charlotte Diamond. In those cases I may not include the complete set of lyrics, but instead direct you to the musician’s website, books, or recordings. There’s a good chance you’ll already know all the words anyway.
Most of these songs are simplified, using only two or three chords, and transposed into easy keys for ukulele. When I’m playing in the library I like to keep it simple, so I can maintain eye contact and don’t have to worry about where my fingers are when the toddler dance parties begin.
I work at a wonderful lively public library in British Columbia.
*Please let me know if I’ve missed an author/songwriter credit, or if you’re the creator and would like me to correct your information or remove your own songs.