Let’s learn Pachelbel’s Canon! (Easy)

Here’s a very simple three-part ukulele performance tab for a short version of Pachelbel’s Canon in D (The tab’s in ukulele-friendly C, though). Want to learn it to play at Cafe Blackbird?

Haha, just kidding. Ours is MUCH easier. If you’re not sure about playing ukulele tabs, don’t worry. It is very simple to learn. Click through for printable music and a tab guide!

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Playalong – Evening in Caroline


This is a jaunty little tune by Walter Donaldson, 1931. It’s been recorded by a few people, but the best two records are the Boswell Sisters and this guy.

An Evening in CarolineTed Black (Chick Bullock vocal)

Keep reading for the playalong music, and also the Boswell Sisters.

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Playalong – Songs of WWII


On November 11, my father would take us where the veterans were, and we would listen. First, there were stories. Then they would sing.

I  always knew this tune as part of a medley sung by Dame Vera Lynn, along with Hang Out The Washing On The Siegfried Line and Kiss Me Goodnight, Sergeant-Major. However, in the current context, it pleases me to present it in its original recorded format, as played by ukist of note, George Formby.

BLESS ‘EM ALLGeorge Formby

Playalong lyrics (with melody sheet) and chords right here.

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CAFE BLACKBIRD CIRCLE: Monday, December 12th

Monday, December 12th

ALL Christmas fest! Bring your yellow book. Other Christmas music to be provided. Wear a santa hat!
The Circle will meet at our regular time from 6:30 to 8:30.

Want to announce your song choice ahead of time so people can practice? Leave a comment with the title, songbook, and page number! Or if you’re bringing something not in the books, you can let us know about that, too.

Welcome to any new players who will be stopping in to check it out.

See you at Cafe Blackbird!

9640 142 Street