Isn’t It Nifty, We Have Reached 50

There are some big milestones with this upcoming Jam. This is our 50th jam via Zoom. We have performed over 774 songs together via Zoom (with over 450 different tunes). We are also marking the 10th anniversary of our first Jam in 2012 at Chuckles Jack in Smiths Falls. The jam was led by Garry Crabtree and Bridget Baker who started the Lanark Ukulele Group. Thank you everyone for your participation and enthusiasm over the years. It is truly a joy to be a part of this group.

To celebrate fifty, we have added some songs released 50 years ago as well as “Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover” into the set. We think you will enjoy the songs which will be lots of fun to play!

Our next zoom jam is on May 9th at 7:00 PM. As usual we will be starting the Zoom session at 6:45 PM and start strumming at 7:00 PM. The details for the Zoom meeting are as follows:

Topic: May 9th 50th Lockdown LUG
Time: May 9, 2022 07:00 PM America/Toronto

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 830 0340 4323
Passcode: 2022LUG

Most people enjoy the jams more if they practise the set in advance. We will be sharing the chords and lyrics during the jam but you can download a copy to practise. You can download a copy of the set list as a PDF from here:

For those with an iOS device and OnSong, you can download a copy of an archive copy of the set from here.

Finally for those with other song viewing software, we have linked ChordPro versions of the songs to the title in the Set List for you to download.

Looking forward to seeing you soon! Keep on strumming!


Only SixteenSam CookeG
Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My HeadBurt Bacharach & Hal DavidC
Big Yellow TaxiJoni MitchellG
Fifty Ways To Leave Your Loverby Paul SimonAm
Sentimental JourneyLes Brown, Ben Homer and Bud GreenA
Ants On A LogRandy TravisC
You Wear It WellRod Stewart and Martin QuittentonD
The Ballad of Easy RiderRoger McGuinn, Recorded by Tom PettyC
Song Sung BlueNeil DiamondA
A Hard Day’s NightJohn Lennon and Paul McCartneyG
Johnny B. GoodChuck BerryC
Heart of GoldNeil YoungAm
Everything I OwnDavid GatesC
Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Ole Oak TreeIrwin Levine and L.Russell Brown and Recorded by Tony Orlando and DawnG
Three Little FishiesKay KyserC

April 25th, 2022 LUG Jam

Spring is in the air!

We hope you can join us at our upcoming jam on April 25th. We continue our jams online via Zoom.

The jam is open to all! Please feel free to forward this on to anyone who would enjoy the music!

A couple of things to things to keep in mind about using Zoom and our virtual jams.

  • We do a lot of setup and tuning of our equipment prior to the jam to offer the best sound we can. We sometimes have issues and we thank everyone for their patience as we work to resolve anything that happens.
  • In order to experience the best sound it is advisable to use headphones or add external speakers to your system. ( Many people find the volume too low from their system’s built in speakers). Headphones are preferable because they reduce the risk of echo and feedback.
  • During the jam when we are playing a song we will be muting everyone with the exception of the person leading the song. This unfortunately is the only way to ensure everyone can experience the music properly through the Zoom system. Please mute your system if you find it is not muted while the music is being played. You can also use the Zoom chat feature to communicate during the jam.
  • Between songs if you would like to speak or clap please feel free to unmute your system. Please make sure your system remains muted however if you are playing your ukulele or talking to your pet. This ensures that others will not be interupted. 
  • We will be sharing the chords and lyrics during the zoom session. You can resize and reposition the window if you find it is difficult to view on your system. We also make it possible to download chord and lyrics prior to the jam so that you can practise the set in advance. Most people find they get the most out of the jam by going over the music in advance.
  • We start the Zoom meeting at 6:45 PM. This gives everyone a chance to say hello and work through any issues prior to the start of the jam. We start strumming at 7:00 PM. The usual set is about 15 songs and we typically finish playing around 8:00 PM.

Hope to see you there!

Zoom Jam Information:
Time: Apr 25, 2022 07:00 PM America/Toronto

Meeting ID: 829 3094 7245
Passcode: 2022LUG


We provide the chords and lyrics in several different formats. Most systems can read PDF files and the set in that format can be downloaded here:

For those people with an iOS device with the OnSong app, you can download a copy of the set archive here.

For those with other song viewing software we have linked a ChordPro version of the songs to the Set List song title.

Walking With SpringJoe Mailander and Justin LansingC
Maybe BabyBuddy HollyC
Happy TogetherGarry Bonner and Alan GordonAm
That’s Alright, MamaArthur CrudupA
If Not For YouBob DylanC
From Me To YouPaul McCartney and John LennonD
Have You Ever Seen The RainJohn FogertyC
The Things We Do For LoveGraham Gouldman, Eric StewartAm
The Winding StreamThe Carter FamilyC
Rhythm Of LoveTim LopezC
Livin’ In The Woods In The TreesBlaze FoleyC
Like a HurricaneNeil YoungAm
Blown AwayJeff LynneD
Blue BayouRoy Orbison and Joe MelsonG
You’re So Sweet, Horseflies Keep Hangin’ Round Your FaceNeil DiamondC

April 11th LUG Jam


Most people find they get the most out of the jam if they practise the music in advance. We make the set available in three different formats so that mot people can use their favourite software to view the songs.

The most accessible format is a PDF file. The entire set can be downloaded a single file from here:

For those people that have access to an iOS device running OnSong, you can access a copy of the set from here.

And finally for other song viewing software we have a link to a ChordPro file.

TitleArtistKeyChorpro Link
The Lion Sleeps TonightSolomon LindaCChordPro
Mailman, Bring Me No More BluesStanley Clayton, Ruth Roberts, Bill KatzCChordPro
Lotta LoveNeil YoungCChordPro
The Highway Callin’ MeFred EaglesmithDChordPro
One Fine DayCarole King and Gerry GoffinDChordPro
Oh Boy!Sonny West, Bill Tilghman and Norman PettyCChordPro
Sylvia’s MotherDr. Hook and the Medicine ShowAChordPro
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers and Lorenz HartGChordPro
Navajo RugIan Tyson & Tom RussellGChordPro
Me and You and a Dog Named BooKent LaVoieDChordPro
You Got ItRoy OrbisonDChordPro
Long May You RunNeil YoungGChordPro
Own Heart’s DelightIan TysonAChordPro
Joy to the WorldHoyt AxtonDChordPro
Roll In My Sweet Baby’s ArmsTraditionalDChordPro

March Meltdown Jam – March 28th, 2022


It’s the time of year for the March Meltdown LUG Jam. Our next jam is March 28 at 7:00 PM . We have some hot numbers to keep you warm during those cool spring nights!

We will be holding the jam over Zoom. The details for the Zoom session are as follows:

March Meltdown LUG Jam

Time: Mar 28, 2022 07:00 PM America/Toronto

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 816 3835 1853

Passcode: 2022LUG

As usual we will be sharing the chords and lyrics during the jam. For those that would like to practice, you can download a copy of the set in several different ways:

  1. You can download a PDF copy of the set 2022 March 28 Set.
  2. For those with an iOS device running the Onsong application, you can access an OnSong archive here.
  3. For those with other song viewing software we have added a link to a ChordPro version of the song. in the Set List song title.

Keep on strumming and we hope to see you there!


Title Artist Key
I Can See Clearly Now Johnny Nash D
Hey What About Me Ian & Sylvia Tyson, Anne Murray version G
Wild Horses Keith Richards and Mick Jagger Em
Me and Bobby McGee Kris Kristofferson G
The Wonder of It All Ian Tyson C
My Guy Smokey Robinson G
Why Don’t You Love Me Like You Used To Do Hank Williams C
Only Love Can Break Your Heart Neil Young A
Achy Breaky Heart Billy Ray Cyrus C
It Doesn’t Matter Anymore Paul Anka, Recorded by Buddy Holly 1958 C
Never on a Sunday Original by Manos Hadjidakis as “Ta Pedia tou Pirea” (The Children of Piraeus) E
Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright Bob Dylan C
Walk Right In Gus Cannon D
La Isla Bonita Madonna, Patrick Leonard and Bruce Gaitsch Dm
Good Ol’ Hockey Game Stompin’ Tom Connors C
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