World's Largest Sheet Music Selection


Uke Ballads: A Treasury of Twenty-Five Love Songs Old and New

Especially Arranged for the Romantic Ukulele

Ukulele (Soprano) - Beginning-Intermediate
Especially Arranged for the Romantic Ukulele. Edited by Ian Whitcomb. Squareback saddle-stitched, Solos. Early Music/Jazz & Dixie. Book/CD Set. 96 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99539BCD).

Item Number: MB.99539BCD

ISBN 9780786613601. 8.75 x 11.75 inches. Compiled, written, and produced by Ian Whitcomb.

In this wonderful collection Ian Whitcomb shows how to handle the uke in such a romantic way that the gently murmuring strums emerge to act as a sweet stream of accompaniment upon which one's vocals can float along smoothly and pleasingly. All of the classic ballads included in this book were originally published before the ukulele established itself as an instrument to be taken seriously by the pop industry, before it became the 1920's equivalent of the rock guitar. The music on the companion compact disc is performed by Ian Whitcomb and his various bands and orchestras. The music is written in standard notation with chord symbols and fretboard diagrams for soprano or tenor uke in standard (G-C-E-A) tuning. Lyrics are also included.

  • If We Can't Be The Same Old Sweethearts, We'll Jus  Performed by Jimmie V. Monaco
  • Peg O' My Heart  Performed by Fred Fischer
  • If I Had My Way  Performed by James Kendis
  • In the Garden  Performed by Ian Whitcomb
  • I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles  Performed by Jaan Kenbrovin And John Williams Kellette
  • You Made Me Love You  Performed by James V. Monaco
  • I Love You  Performed by Ian Whitcomb
  • My Dog Has Fleas  Performed by Ian Whitcomb
  • On Paradise Island  Performed by Ian Whitcomb
  • When I Lost You  Performed by Irving Berlin
  • Blue Jeans  Performed by Lou Traveller
  • If You've Ever Loved  Performed by Ian Whitcomb
  • Goodnight  Performed by Ian Whitcomb
  • I Just Knew  Performed by Ian Whitcomb
  • I'm Always Chasing Rainbows  Performed by Harry Carroll
  • In The Land Of Beginning Again  Performed by George W. Meyer
  • Homesick  Performed by Irving Berlin
  • My Confession  Performed by Ian Whitcomb
  • I'm Sorry I Made You Cry  Performed by N. J. Clesi
  • When We're Dancing  Performed by Ian Whitcomb
  • I Hate To Lose You  Performed by Archie Gottler
  • Dreams  Performed by Ian Whitcomb
  • Shine On, Harvest Moon  Performed by Nora Bayes And Jack Norworth
  • Beautiful Dreamer  Performed by Stephen Foster
  • Smiles  Performed by Lee S. Roberts
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Danny of Tucson
    Difficulty Level:
  • 2004-06-29 00:00:00.0 Ballads the Old Way

    A lesson in music history for ballad singers. Even if you're only familiar with one or two of these old saws may be worth it. Plus there's the CD with Ian Whitcomb.

    21 of 45 people found this review helpful.
    Was this review useful? Yes No
Close X

I am a music teacher.