This is an easy strum-along ukulele tune for the popular hymn “How Great Thou Art.” I played it in the key of G with easy chords (G, C, D7, and Am) using a simple strum.
Tag: Elvis Presley
Are You Lonesome Tonight – #Ukulele Chords & Lyrics
Are You Lonesome Tonight was written in 1926 and has been recorded by many artists over the years, but it’s most closely associated with Elvis Presley, who made it a #1 hit back in 1960. Some recordings (including Elvis’) feature a spoken bridge that was also included in the original 1927 sheet music. For this chords & lyrics tutorial I just recorded the chorus twice, the first time strumming and the second time fingerstyle. It’s in 3/4 time so strum 3 beats in each measure. The fingerpicking pattern is #13 in my fingerstyle tutorial.
Unchained Melody – #Ukulele Chords & Lyrics
Written in 1955 as the theme song for an obscure movie named “Unchained,” this song has become a standard, recorded by hundreds of artists over the years. The most definitive version is the 1965 recording by The Righteous Brothers.
Here’s how I played it…
There are 6 counts in each measure (6/8 time):
1 – Pinch 4th, 2nd, and 1st string with thumb, index, and middle fingers
2 – 3rd string played with thumb
3 – 2nd string played with thumb
4 – 1st string played with middle finger
5 – 2nd string played with index finger
6 – 3rd string played with thumb
That’s how I do it, but if you don’t want to use your thumb that much it’s up to you. You could even use your thumb and 3 fingers and designate a different finger for each string, for example, 4th string thumb, 3rd string index, 2nd string middle finger, and 1st string ring finger. Whatever works for you.
She Thinks I Still Care – #Ukulele Chords & Lyrics
This classic country song written by Dickey Lee and Steve Duffy became a #1 hit on Billboard’s US Hot Country Songs chart in 1962 for George Jones, and also #1 for Anne Murray in 1974 as “He Thinks I Still Care.” It’s been recorded by dozens of others including Elvis Presley, Glen Campbell, Connie Francis, Patty Loveless, Cher, and many others. I played it here in the key of G with a simple strum that should be easy to strum along with.
I Forgot to Remember to Forget — Easy #Ukulele Chords & Lyrics
This was Elvis Presley’s first #1 national hit song, “I Forgot to Remember to Forget.” I did it in the key of C and it’s really easy to play (C, F, & G). Short song, so I played it through once strumming then again fingerstyle.
It’s Now or Never – #Ukulele Chords & Lyrics
One of the best selling singles of all time, the Elvis Presley recording from 1960 sold more than 20 million copies. This is an easy strum-along in the key of C with only 4 simple chords.