Oldies Singalong at the Rest Home


On an ongoing/adhoc basis we lead a ukulele-accompanied oldies sing-along for residents of the Gallatin Rest Home in their activities room. Basically, it’s on alternating Mondays at 3:30 at Gallatin Rest Home (1221 Durston, Bozeman) but check the B.U.C. event calendar to make sure we’re confirmed. Anyone who wants to play along (or even just sing) is welcome to participate.

We sit at tables with the residents so that everyone feels like part of the singalong and it’s not like a performance. It’s very low-key and casual.

Just bring your ukulele and show up a few minutes before 3:30pm. I provide song binders, but if you want to be prepared, you can preview the PDFs below. (There are no practices. It’s fine just to sing along on any songs that are beyond your playing level, but most of them are pretty easy!)

Practice Sheets: I bring enough song binders for all, so you do not need to print your own unless you want to practice. *Beware, I occasionally add sheets or reorganize, so the PDFs here are subject to changes or updates. We tend to jump around, but we try to play from the section that best fits the playing level of the ukers who participate. (If you print the whole booklet in order, it tends to go from easiest to hardest.)

Section 1 – Folk Songs (easiest) 01-Singalong-FOLK

Section 2 – Western Songs  02-Singalong-WESTERN

Section 3 – Popular Songs (1920s-1950s)  03-Singalong-POPULAR

Section 4 – Oldies 04-Singalong-OLDIES1

Section 5 – Level 2 Oldies (slightly more complex songs) 05-Singalong-OLDIES2

All songs (current as of 1/19/2015) – SINGALONG All

Thanks to San Jose Ukulele Club and Doctor Uke as the sources of the majority of the music I’ve compiled in these practice booklets.

If you have songs to add to the list, feel free to suggest or bring them. (If you’d like to organize a sing-along at another care facility, let me know.)

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