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Due to our bustling day jobs, we don't have enough time to learn all the chords to our ever expanding playlist. Besides, orchestras typically read music off stands. Well thats our story, and we are sticking to it.

Our songbooks have become a part of Ukulele Orchestra culture. At recent gigs, the number and colour have become a replacement for the song name. We are starting to get requests for "Green five - Old Testament". This translates into 'Whaling' - by Dave Dobbyn' . Go-on, pick your favourite from below and yell it out to us at our next gig, it will tickle us pink:

  Brown Book
"The New Testament"

1. We’ll Meet Again Ross Parker & Hughie Charles
2. If I Fell The Beatles
3. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) John Lennon
4. Apple Blossom White Stripes
5. Sunshine Of My Love Cream
6. Miss You Rolling Stones
7. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Flaming Lips
8. Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skyyrd
9. Tiny Dancer Elton John
10. Leaving On A Jet Plane John Denver
11. Ain’t No Sunshine Bill Withers
12. Alabama Neil Young
13. We Are The World – USA For Africa Many great stars!
14. King Of The Road Roger Miller
15. Little Ghost White Stripes
16. Man Of Constant Sorrow Douglas Pote
17. For The Longest Time Billy Joel
18. Kodachrome Simon & Garfunkel
19. Sweet Child Of Mine Gun’s N Roses
20. Hey Ya Andre 3000
21. So Long Marianne Leonard Cohen
22. Kaya Bob Marley
23. What A Wonderful World Weiss/Douglas
24. Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing Stevie Wonder
25. All You Need Is Love Lennon McCartney
26. Wild Thing The Trogs
27. Cry Me A River Justin Timberlake
28. Everyday Is Like Sunday Morrissey
29. Scar Tissue Chilli Peppers
30. Exactly Like You Traditional
31. Rainbow Connection Kermit the Frog
32. My Sharona The Knack
33. Wanted Dead or Alive Bon Jovi
34. Baltimore Nina Simone

New Zealand Music (Green!)
1. Now is the hour Maewa Kaihau
2. Land of the long white cloud Traditional
3. Poi e Ngoi Pewhairangi, Dalvanius Prime
4. Ten guitars Gordon Mills
5. Some more of samoa Traditional
6. Tomorrow night Don McGlashan
7. Gumboot song John Clarke/Billy Connelly
8. Hoki Mai Henare Waitoa
9. Honalulu Harry Warren
10. One step ahead Spit Enz
11. Love you till the day I die Crowded House
12. For today Netherworld Dancing Toys
13. Sensitive to a smile Dilworth Karaka, Charlie Tumahai
14. Weather with you Neil & Tim Finn
15. I hope I never Tim Finn
16. Nature Wayne Mason
17. Counting the beat The Swingers
18. 6 months in a leaky boat Split Enz
19. Don’t dream its over Neil Finn
20. Spooky 3D’s
21. Pokarekare ana Traditional

  Blue Book "The Old Testament"

1. Ziggy Stardust David Bowie
2. You Can’t Always get what you want Rolling Stones
3. Thorn in My Side Eurythmics
4. The Bucket Kings of Leon
5. Take on Me A-Ha
6. Suspicious Minds Elvis
7. Nothing Compares to you Sinead O’Connor
8. Seven Nation Army The White Stripes
9. Ring Of Fire Johnny Cash
10. Livin’ on a Prayer Bon Jovi
11. Jolene Dolly Parton
12. Iko Iko James Crawford
13. I’m on Fire Bruce Springsteen
14. Here Comes your Man The Pixies
17. I'm on Fire Bruce Springsteen
18. Here Comes your Man The Pixies
15. The Israelites Desmond Decker
16. Ring My Bell Anita Ward
17. Road to Nowhere Talking Heads
18. Angie Rolling Stones
19. Crying Roy Orbison
20. Folsom Prison Blues Jonny Cash
21. Hallelujah Jeff Buckley
22. Many Rivers to Cross Jimmy Cliff
23. Walk on the Wild Side Lou Reed
24. Peace Train Cat Stevens
25. When I'm Cleaning Windows George Formby
26. I don’t want to talk about it Rod Stewart
27. Faith George Michael
28. One that I want Grease
29. Who Loves the sun Velvet Underground
30. Somethin’ Stupid Lee Hazelwood
31. Mermaids Sonic Uke
32. Somewhere Over the Rainbow Kermit
33. Ukulele Lady Bette Midler
34. Bird on a wire Leonard Cohen
35. Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps Osvaldod Farres
36. I’m Your Man Leonard Cohen
37.Bright Eyes Art Garfunkle
38. The Little Acorn Fruit Bats
39. Dream a little Dream of Me Mamas and the Papas
40. Hazy Shade of Winter Simon and Garfunkle
41. Alison Elvis Costello
42.Five Foot Two Sam Lewis, Young & Henderson
43. Feeling Groovy Simon and Garfunkle

New Zealand Music (Green!)
1. Blue Smoke Ruru Karairiana
2. Haere Mai Sam Freedman
3. Not Given Lightly Chris Knox
4. Anchor Me Don McGlashan
5. Whaling Dave Dobbyn
6.You Oughta Be In Love Dave Dobbyn
7. Down in Splendor Straightjacket fits
8. A man and a woman Don McGlashan/Harry Sinclair
9. Bloody Shins Laurence Arabia
10. I got You Split Enz
11. Tomorrow Night Don McGlashan/Harry Sinclair

 

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