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“Octopus’s Garden” by Ringo Starr – Ukulele Chord Chart

This tutorial is in C to make it somewhat easier to play on ukulele.

Have fun with this song that is an excellent example for teaching AABA form (both within the verses and in total) and a great introduction to The Beatles.

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“This Land Is Your Land” for Ukulele

This song by Woody Guthrie is so good for kids – not only is the message and history so deep and nuanced, but the chord progression is easy to learn because if you lose your spot, you can always go back to C!

There are at least 3 more verses – there is a lot of opportunity to discuss the point of American history that inspired this song and why it was so important to sing about this.