Songs of the Civil War for Ukulele
Fretted. Softcover. With guitar tablature. 60 pages. Published by Centerstream Publications (HL.1588).
Item Number: HL.1588
ISBN 1574242776. With guitar tablature. 9x12 inches.
The Hawaiian ukulele can be traced back to about 1879. That's a bit late for the Civil War, but had the beloved uke been around then, it would have been perfect for playing for these 25 tunes of the era that boosted morale, championed causes, pulled on the heartstrings, or gave impetus to battle. Includes: All Quiet Along the Potomac • Aura Lee • Battle Hymn of the Republic • Dixie • The Girl I Left Behind Me • John Brown's Body • When Johnny Comes Marching Home • and more – all in standard C tuning, with notation, tablature and accompanying lyrics. The book also includes notes on the songs and historical commentary, and a handy chord chart!