A stringed instrument shaped like a very small guitar with only four strings, the ukulele became extremely popular in the United States in the early part of the twentieth century. It continued to be a favorite until its gradual decline in the 1970s, though a more recent upswing in popularity has brought the uke back into the public eye. Part of the ukulele's popularity was its relatively low cost and ease of transport, which made it very popular among amateur musicians. Music publishers quickly realized that they could cash in on this phenomenon and began selling sheet music to popular songs with special ukelele chord tablature or fingerings.
Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor to Cab Calloway's Minnie the Moocher to the title track from Singin' in the Rain.
To see all of the ukulele sheet music pieces, search the library catalog and ask for your favorite.