YuleUkes Lesson 1

Oh Christmas Tree and I Saw Three Ships are the first two songs for YuleUkers to learn. Each has just 2 chords (F & C7) and the music is on pages 12 and 13 in the 21 Easy Ukulele Songs for Christmas book. Once you’ve purchased the book you may also link to the video lessons which are here.

Here is an audio file of Oh Christmas Tree to practice with.

Here is an audio file of I Saw Three Ships to practice with.

O Come, All Ye Faithful


Key of F


 
Adeste fideles
Laeti triumphantes
Venite, venite in Bethlehem
Natum videte
Regem angelorum
Venite adoremus
Venite adoremus
Venite adoremus
Dominum

Oh, come, all ye faithful
Joyful and triumphant
Oh come, ye
Oh come, ye to Bethlehem
Come and behold Him
Born the King of angels
O’, come, let us adore him
O’, come, let us adore him
O’, come, let us adore him
Christ, The Lord
Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing all ye citizens of heaven above.
Glory to God in the Highest;
O’ come, let us adore Him,
O’ come, let us adore Him,
O’ come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.
Songwriters: JOHN FRANCIS WADE

Christmas is coming


 

spoken:
Scooter? Yes Ma’am. Gonzo? Check. Robin? Yes, Miss Piggy.
This is what we are going to sing. Ahem

Christmas is coming, the geese is getting fast (nice),
Please to put a penny in the old man’s hat.
If you haven’t got a penny, a ha-penny will do,
If you haven’t got a ha-penny than God bless you (good).

Now Scooter, you come in after my first line, and you two boys follow.
Christmas is coming, the geese is getting fast,
Please to put a penny in the old man’s hat.
If you haven’t got a penny, a ha-penny will do,
If you haven’t got a ha-penny than God bless you.

Christmas is coming, the geese is getting fast,
Please to put a penny in the old man’s hat.
If you haven’t got a penny, a ha-penny will do,
If you haven’t got a ha-penny than God bless you.
If you haven’t got a ha-penny…

spoken:
Uh, Miss Piggy? We’re finished.
Oh, I knew that.

O little town of Bethlehem


 
O little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight

For Christ is born of Mary
And gathered all above
While mortals sleep, the angels keep
Their watch of wondering love
O morning stars together
Proclaim the holy birth
And praises sing to God the King
And Peace to men on earth

How silently, how silently
The wondrous gift is given!
So God imparts to human hearts
The blessings of His heaven.
No ear may hear His coming,
But in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive him still,
The dear Christ enters in.

O holy Child of Bethlehem
Descend to us, we pray
Cast out our sin and enter in
Be born to us today
We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell
O come to us, abide with us
Our Lord Emmanuel

Joy to the world


 
Joy to the world! the Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare him room,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven, and heaven, and nature sing.

Joy to the world! the Saviour reigns;
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.
No more let sins and sorrows grow,

Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as, the curse is found.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.

Away in a manger


 

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head.
The stars in the sky looked down where he lay,
The little Lord Jesus asleep in the hay.

The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,
But little Lord Jesus no crying he makes.
I love Thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky
And stay by my cradle til morning is nigh.

Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever, and love me, I pray.
Bless all the dear children in thy tender care,
And take us to heaven, to live with Thee there.

I’ll be home for Christmas


 
I’ll be home for Christmas
You can plan on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents on the tree

Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light gleams
I’ll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams

I’ll be home for Christmas
You can plan on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents on the tree

Christmas Eve’ll find me
Where the love light gleams
I’ll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams
Songwriters: BUCK RAM, KIM GANNON, WALTER KENT

Mary’s boy child

Hark, now hear the angels sing, a new king born today,
And we shall live for evermore, because of Christmas Day
G C D7 G Em Am D7 / G G7 C Am G D7 G

Long time ago in Bethlehem, so the Holy Bible said,
Mary’s boy child Jesus Christ, was born on Christmas Day
G – C – D7 – G – / G G7 C Am G D7 G

Hark, now hear the angels sing, a new king born today,
And we shall live for evermore, because of Christmas Day
G C D7 G Em Am D7 / G G7 C Am G D7 G

While shepherds watch their flocks by night, they see a shining star,
they heard a choir sing a song, the music seemed came from afar
G – C – D7 – G – / G G7 C Am G D7 G

Hark, now hear the angels sing, a new king born today,
And we shall live for evermore, because of Christmas Day
G C D7 G Em Am D7 / G G7 C Am G D7 G

Now Joseph and his wife, Mary, came to Bethlehem that night,
they found no place to bear her child, not a single room was in sight
G – C – D7 – G – / G G7 C Am G D7 G

And then they found a little nook in a stable all forlorn,
and in a manger cold and dark, Mary’s little boy was born
G – C – D7 – G – / G G7 C Am G D7 G

Hark, now hear the angels sing, a new king born today,
And we shall live for evermore, because of Christmas Day
G C D7 G Em Am D7 / G G7 C Am G D7 G

Trumpets sound and angels sing listen to what they say
that Mary’s boy child Jesus Christ, was born on Christmas Day
G C D7 G Em Am D7 / G G7 C Am G D7 G