Wagon Wheel – #Ukulele Chords & Lyrics

I try to never look at other tutorial videos on YouTube before I do my own video, so as not to be influenced by how anybody else plays or teaches a song. I followed that same rule of thumb with this song, and after I completed my video I looked at other ones. Wow. This might be the most overdone song on YouTube. I watched at least parts of a half dozen or so other videos before I had a pounding headache. Anyway, if I would have known in advance how many other Wagon Wheel for ukulele videos there were I would have probably skipped the song altogether. Having said that, I’m throwing my 2 cents in so here’s my take on it.

Illegal Smile – Clawhammer & Fingerstyle #Ukulele with Chords & Lyrics

In this John Prine classic, I played the verses clawhammer style (4/4 time) and the chorus fingerstyle (3/4 time). There are only 3 chords in the song but they change quickly so it might take some work if you’re not used to changing chords quickly. Also, if you’re not comfortable with the clawhammer and/or fingerstyle it’s fine to just strum the whole thing, keeping in mind that the verses are in 4/4 time and the chorus is in 3/4 time. I also do a little hammer-on at the beginning of each verse while holding the C chord, hammering the 2nd string 3rd fret with my middle finger. You can do it or not… it sounded pretty good to me so I put it in there but you’ll be fine without it.

The End of the World – Fingerstyle #Ukulele with Chords & Lyrics

“The End of the World” is a song that became a huge hit for Skeeter Davis in 1963. To date, it’s the only song to ever reach the Top 10 on four different Billboard charts (#2 on the Billboard Hot 100; #2 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart; #1 on Billboard’s Easy Listening Chart; and #4 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart. Over the years it’s been recorded by many other artists.

For my chords & lyrics tutorial I used the same 6/8 fingerstyle pattern that I used for the song Hallelujah, and on that one I explained the pattern in detail at the end of the video, so if you need help check that one out.

Here is my video of Hallelujah that features the same 6/8 fingerpicking pattern. A detailed description follows the song, so if you need help check it out.

Where I’m Going – Gospel #Ukulele Chords & Lyrics

This is a gospel song written by Marijohn Wilkin back in the 1960s (or maybe the early 1970s). It fits the clawhammer style for the ukulele perfectly but you can strum it normally if you prefer. I recorded it in the key of F and the chord progression is really simple (not even a Bb chord to deal with). If you need help with the clawhammer strum be sure to watch my clawhammer tutorial series.

Crazy – Simplified #Ukulele Chords & Lyrics

Written by Willie Nelson in 1961, “Crazy” became Patsy Cline’s signature song and by 1996 it was named as the #1 most played song on jukeboxes by the Amusement and Music Operators Association. Rolling Stone has ranked it as one of the Top 100 songs of all time. For my tutorial, I played it in the key of C and simplified the chord progression somewhat but it still sounds pretty good to me. There are a few quick chord changes but if you stop the video in a couple places where that occurs you should be able to pick up on it pretty easily.