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I'm trying to compile a songbook of as many zither type numerically notated songs as possible. Won't you please help? If you have any songs that I don't have in the list, please drop me a line at

The originial instructions for this tablature are found in the playing section.

These sheets were intended to sit atop a wire music rack that fit into metal grommets beside the top sound hole. Why not bring the ukelin over to the computer and play up a storm or print them out and annoy the neighbors. Enjoy.


Numeric Songs from the Original Ukelin Playing Instructions

Page 6 Aloha Oe
Page 7 Old Hundred, America
Page 8 Nearer My God To Thee
Page 9 The Mill Wheel, Annie Laurie
Page 10 and 11 Old Oaken Bucket, Last Rose of Summer
Page 12 Carnival of Venice


Leisure Hours
Series 22
A Collection of Standard and Up To Date Songs and Melodies (Graded)
Arranged for All Numeric Instruments

Page 2 876 All Alone
Page 3 984 Aloha Waltz
Page 4 210 Annie Laurie / Robin Adair
Page 5 887 Alexander's Ragtime Band
Page 6 & 7 1 America Forever! March
Page 8 & 9 199 Black Hawk Waltz
Page 10 136 Break The News To Mother
Page 11 655 The Blue Bells Of Scotland
Page 12 & 13 853 Ciribiribin
Page 14 175 Chop Sticks Waltz
Page 15 890 Casey Jones
Page 16 966 Come Back To Erin
Page 17 813 The Glow Worm
Page 18 1075 Home On The Range
Page 19 717 In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree
Page 20 1077 I've Been Workin' On The Railroad
Page 21 77 Killarney
Page 22 15 Kiss Waltz (Il Bacio)
Page 23 885 Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Page 24 2009 Love (Your Spell Is Everywhere)
Page 25 854 Call Me Up Some Rainy Afternoon
Page 26 11 Love's Old Sweet Song
Page 27 186 The Moth And The Flame
Page 28 & 29 918 Maria, Mari
Page 30 & 31 Die Lustige Wittwe (The Merry Widow)
Page 32 875 Put Your Arms Around Me Honey
Page 33 116 Old Black Joe
Page 34 & 35 784 O Susanna!
Page 36 13 Old Folks at Home
Page 37 842 Red Wing
Page 38 815 Shine On, Harvest Moon
Page 39 44 The Star Spangled Banner
Page 40 & 41 399 The Stars And Stripes
Page 42 2113 When It's Springtime In The Rockies
Page 43 861 Some Of These Days
Page 44 & 45 510 Tell Me Pretty Maiden
Page 46 934 The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine
Page 47 264 Woodland Whispers Waltz
Page 48 1072 Whoopee Ti-Yi-Yo Git Along Little Dogie

Johann Schick Numeric Song Sheets

11 Love's Old Sweet Song
22 Blue Danube Waltzes

42 Ave Maria
116 Old Black Joe
118 Miserere from "Travatore"
151 Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht. O, Du, Fröhliche, O, Du Selige.
166 Just One Girl
167 On The Banks Of The Wabash Far Away
168 She Is More To Be Pitied Than Censured
188 Hey Slovane
201 My Wild Irish Rose
308 La Paloma (The Dove)
313 Rigoletto Waltz
356 Sweet Rosie O'Grady
400 The Holy City
548 In The Good Old Summer Time
763 Cheyenne
788 School Days
789 Die Lustige Wittwe (The Merry Widow)
800 Silver Threads Among The Gold
842 Red Wing
860 Casey Jones
868 That Dreamy Italian Waltz
881 I Want A Girl
885 Let Me Call You Sweetheart
887 Alexander's Ragtime Band

893 Down By The Old Mill Stream
916 '0 Sole Mio!
934 The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine
942 Where the River Shannon Flows
959 Ritka Buza Ritka Arpa
988 Memories
990 A Perfect Day
992 When You and I Were Young Maggie
994 Just A Baby's Prayer At Twilight
1000 Smiles
1004 Carry Me Back To Old Virginny
1005 Till We Meet Again
1052 By The Sea
1052 Three O'Clock in the Morning

1055 That Old Gang Of Mine
1055 When Ere I Long for Native Land!
1061 The Sidewalks Of New York
1063 The Prisoners Song
1065 Remember
1066 Always
1068 Baby Face
1070 Bye Bye Black Bird
1071 The Lonesome Cowboy
1072 Whoopee Ti-Yi-Yo Git Along Little Dogie
1074 Red River Valley
1075 Home on the Range
1076 The Man on the Flying Trapeze
1078 She'll Be Comin' 'Round The Mountain
2000 Lindbergh (The Eagle Of The U.S.A.)
2001 Among My Souvenirs
2002 The Song Is Ended (But the Melody Linger's On)
2005 Ramona
2007 My Blue Heaven


Marx Numeric Song Sheets

To Tune The Violin Uke
1 Nearer My God Thee
2 Home Sweet Home
3 Last Rose Of Summer
4 Annie Laurie
5 Blue Bells Of Scotland
8 Sweet Bunch Of Daisies
9 Old Black Joe
11 Old Oaken Bucket
23 My Old Kentucky Home
24 Old Folks At Home
45 Turkey In The Straw
53 Dixie**
177 Star Spangled Banner
179 Rock Of Ages
197 What a Friend We Have In Jesus**
200 America
201 By the Light of the Silvery Moon**
203 Silver Threads Among The Gold
204 Red Wing**
222 Under The Yum Yum Tree
225 Somewhere
228 Good-Bye, Betty Brown
245 Stille Nacht
246 Du liegst mir im Herzen
508 It Looks Like A Big Night To Night
525 Mother Machree
526 What A Wonderful Mother You'd Be

Numeric Song Sheets, Origins Unknown (Found in violin-uke case)**

Changing Partners
Mockin' Bird Hill
On Top of Old Smoky
The Tennessee Waltz

Handwritten Marx Songs

Away In A Manger*
Can I Sleep In Your Barn*
Cant Stop Me From Dreaming*
Cut Down The Old Pine / Good Night Sweet Heart
Home On The Range*
Kasey Jones*
Let Me Call You Sweetheart*
Little Brown Jug
Little Brown Jug*
Little Old Lady*
Mystery Song
Mystery Song 2
Nobodys Darling But Mine*
Over The Waves*
Prisoner's Song / Shave And A Hair Cut, Six Bits*
Red Sales in the Sun Set*
Red Wing
Red Wing*
Roll Along Prarrie Moon*
Should I (?)
Silent Nite*
Spinning Wheel*
The Good Old Summer Time
The Isle Of Capree*
The Little Dutch Mill*
Till We Meet Again
Till We Meet Again*
Twenty One Years*
Venie Venie*
When I Grow Too Old To Dream*


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Pop Spencer deserves special mention for his undying love of musical hybrids and his crusade to research and preserve them. Many of the songs listed above are courtesy of his lifelong collection, to which I am in his debt.

*Many thanks to Gary L. Wixford, who took time out from his weanling colts to send me Marx numbers 23, 24, 45, 177, 179, 203 and the handwritten songs, all from his trove.

**Thanks to James Schidlowsky for sharing what he found in his Violin-Uke case.

Special thanks go to Steve Wyatt for scanning and sharing numbers 1, 9, 222, 225, 288, 246, 504, 526 and many handwritten pieces.

The information presented on this site represents my exhaustive search for ukelin information If you have anything to add to this site, or if you find any information in this site to be in error, please notify me at