Cathy's Chords - songs for guitar & uke

Lyrics and chords to old folk songs and favourites from the 50's on. 
Learn-to-play acoustic guitar and ukulele tips for beginners... and some banjo as well.

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273 Comments

Reply Catherine P
8:12 PM on May 7, 2017 

Geoff Haddon says...

Thank you for a great web site

You're welcome, Geoff! Thank you for taking the time to leave a message :)

Reply Geoff Haddon
8:05 PM on May 7, 2017 

Thank you for a great web site

Reply Catherine P
8:09 AM on January 24, 2017 

LizD says...
Thank you so much for a terrific site. The music is easy and fun to play. My grandkids are loving the time they sing and dance while I play. I have some books and sheet music but most of it is not for kids and to hard or annoying to play so it never gets used. Please continue with the site. Thank you again for everything you have put into this site.

Hi Liz, 

I love the image of your grandkids and you having fun with music together, and I'm glad the site is helping! Thanks for the comments; I do have more kids' songs to add once I get all the current songs re-done ;)

Cheers,

Cathy 

Reply LizD
1:47 PM on January 23, 2017 
Thank you so much for a terrific site. The music is easy and fun to play. My grandkids are loving the time they sing and dance while I play. I have some books and sheet music but most of it is not for kids and to hard or annoying to play so it never gets used. Please continue with the site. Thank you again for everything you have put into this site.
Reply Catherine P
5:05 PM on January 15, 2017 

Craig Rantz says...

Cathy, Time and Again is such a wonderful song. I took the time to chart it out exactly as its played - would you like a copy?

Craig

Thanks for the offer, Craig! I'll email you ;)

Cheers,

Cathy

Reply Craig Rantz
1:31 PM on January 15, 2017 

Cathy, Time and Again is such a wonderful song. I took the time to chart it out exactly as its played - would you like a copy?

Craig

Reply Catherine P
7:23 PM on January 12, 2017 

Ron Pratt says...

Hello, Cathy, I have been playing Uke for a number of years with a group of about 65, mostly retirees, up here in Toormina (near Coffs Harbour). I just sat down to get my gig book ready for this year and was looking for some alternate chords for "I am Australian" for our Australia Day gig, when I tripped over your music on Cathy's Chords.

I just want to compliment you on the quality of your site. You have laid everything out just as Uke players want. I look forward to more exploration of your site soon. Thanks again for your great work and have a good 2017! 

Ron Pratt

Hi Ron, 

Thanks for the lovely message. You must have your hands full with such a big group! I hope you find some songs that will work for you :)

I need to try to re-vamp the site this year as the website formatting has been changed (going to be a huge job, hope my RSI holds out) so bear with me if it looks messy and please et me know if you have any problems.

Regards,

Cathy :)

Reply Ron Pratt
6:34 PM on January 12, 2017 

Hello, Cathy, I have been playing Uke for a number of years with a group of about 65, mostly retirees, up here in Toormina (near Coffs Harbour). I just sat down to get my gig book ready for this year and was looking for some alternate chords for "I am Australian" for our Australia Day gig, when I tripped over your music on Cathy's Chords.

I just want to compliment you on the quality of your site. You have laid everything out just as Uke players want. I look forward to more exploration of your site soon. Thanks again for your great work and have a good 2017! 

Ron Pratt

Reply Catherine P
12:59 AM on November 2, 2016 

KevinD says...

Hi, thank you for the lovely site.  I found it when I was looking for the chords to "The Dutchman".  Your songsheet is exactly what I was looking for.  Your tutorial on strumming looks useful too - I can do the finger-picking and arpeggio stuff but I cannot strum for toffees.

Kevin in Luxembourg

Hi Kevin, I'm really glad you like the site and the song sheets! If you can do the fingerpicking you're well on the way... just keep having a go at strumming, and you'll find it will come more easily over time.

If you keep tapping along to songs on the radio etc. it will help your awareness of rhythm and that should translate to strumming when it becomes more comfortable. 

Have fun!

Cathy :)

Reply KevinD
8:59 AM on November 1, 2016 

Hi, thank you for the lovely site.  I found it when I was looking for the chords to "The Dutchman".  Your songsheet is exactly what I was looking for.  Your tutorial on strumming looks useful too - I can do the finger-picking and arpeggio stuff but I cannot strum for toffees.

Kevin in Luxembourg