BURP (Berkhamsted Ukulele Random Players) - archive of paper songbooks

Er, the home page. Natch.

The paper songbook archive

The songs

Dates for our all-comers' thrashes and concerts.

Where are...
the regular UkeThrashes? (Google map of The Three Horseshoes).

What do you need?
What to buy, where to buy it...

of some events

A few random (sic) YouTubes

...to other local clubs, ukulele sites, whatever...

Ukes for UNICEF - our annual Ukulele Festival.

The performers' pages
Stuff aimed at our gigging contingent: special editions of songs, mostly.


You probably don't want or need these!

Paper editions

Here are the previous versions of the song books which were intended for printing. They're still just about valid, and are formatted to be suitable for printing double sided and even in A5 booklet form

However... they are now probably on the way to being obsolete. The current lockdown situation and need for remote Zoom-enabled virtual gatherings has hastened their demise. And perhaps I won't have to bring about thirty kilos of songbooks to future thrashes?

BURP Songbook - Third edition

BURP Songbook - Book 1 - Third edition A to D - published 15th February 2014
BURP Songbook - Book 2 - Third edition E to I - published 15th February 2014
BURP Songbook - Book 3 - Third edition J to O - published 4th October 2014
BURP Songbook - Book 4 - Third edition P to S - published 19th January 2014
BURP Songbook - Book 5 - Third edition T to Z - published 20th January 2014

The 2014 to 2016 Bonus Books have been edited, improved in places and consolidated

I have taken the four 2014 to 2016 books and sorted them into three alphabetic volumes.

BURP Songbook - Book 6, A-H - published 23rd April 2017
BURP Songbook - Book 7, I-Q - published 23rd April 2017; resequenced on 28th April
BURP Songbook - Book 8, R-Z - published 23rd April 2017; and updated 24th July to add back in the chord boxes for Space Oddity

BURP's Christmas Thrash Book!!!

Our very own publication of plagiarised versions, tweaked here and there in the inimitable BURP style: The BURP Christmas Thrash Book

And a couple more:
    Jingle Bell Rock - published 6th December 2017
    Please Come Home for Christmas - published 9th November 2017
    Merry Christmas Everybody added 28th November 2016
    A Spaceman Came Travelling - published 5th November 2018

Late 2020 additions:

    Amazing Grace - created 28th September 2020
    Honey Pie - created 28th September 2020
    If You Could Read My Mind - created 25th October 2020
    Imagine - created 25th October 2020
    Keep On Running - created 25th October 2020
    Lover's Concerto - created 28th September 2020
    (Just Like) Starting Over - created 25th October 2020
    Woman - created 25th October 2020

    Across the Universe - created 26th May 2020
    Ballroom Blitz - created 6th June 2020
    Black Magic Woman - created 26th July 2020
    Can't Get You Out of My Head - created 11th July 2020
    I Can Hear Music - created 11th August 2020
    I'll Be Your Baby Tonight - created 14th June 2020
    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat Mudley - created 31st May 2020
    Light My Fire - created 13th August 2020
    Love Shine a Light - added 17th May 2020
    Love Will Keep Us Together - created 21st June 2020
    Make You Feel My Love - created 14th June 2020
    Manic Monday - created 14th June 2020
    The Model - added 7th May 2020
    My Boy Lollipop - added 8th May 2020
    Oliver! Mudley - created 8th June 2020
    Rebel, Rebel - created 1st August 2020
    Sherry - created 11th August 2020
    There She Goes - created 26th July 2020
    Tom's Diner - created 22nd May 2020
    Tutti Frutti - added 15th May 2020
    Volare - added 19th May 2020
    Waterloo - added 17th May 2020
    Windmills of Your Mind - created 24th May 2020
    You Ain't Going Nowhere - added 2nd May 2020

Recent additions (since 16 April 2020) and special one-offs:

Oh, my giddy aunt!!! Here's the 2017/18/19/20 Bonus Book:

    The BURP 2017/18/19 Bonus Songbook Cover Page - updated 21st March 2019
    Arms of Mary / Sailing (Sutherand Brothers mash-up) - published 7th August 2018
    Can't Get Used to Losing You - published 10th April 2019
    Dancing in the Moonlight - published 1st July 2019
    Deportee - published 19th April 2020
    Games People Play - published 28th February 2018
    Going to the Zoo - published 11th April 2020
    Go West - published 14th June 2018
    Happiness - published 13th March 2018
    Heart of Gold - published 13th September 2018
    Help Me, Rhonda - published 7th August 2018
    Human - published 28th March 2017
    I'll Tell Me Ma (The Belle of Belfast City) - published 6th November 2018
    I Say a Little Prayer - published 16th August 2018
    It Might as Well Rain Until September - published 3rd April 2018
    It's a Sin - published 6th March 2020
    It's My Party - published 5th September 2017
    I Won't Back Down - published 9th November 2017
    Jamaica Farewell - published 11th January 2017
    Let's Dance - published 2nd August 2017
    Listen to the Man - published 6th August 2019
    Listen to the Music - published 24th October 2019
    The Locomotion - published 11th March 2018
    Look What They've Done to my Song - published 6th January 2020
    Mary Poppins Medley - published 7th March 2019. Heh heh heh! You'll love it. Promise!
    Material Girl - published 15th September 2018
    Memphis, Tennessee - published 5th May 2017
    My Old School - published 5th September 2017
    Rockabye - finalised 11th January 2017. Yes, Clean Bandit's recent Christmas number one
    Sealed With a Kiss - published 10th April 2019
    Send My Love (to Your New Lover) - published 29th March 2017
    Shotgun - published 31st October 2018
    Sound of Music Medley - published 29th January 2019
    So What - published 24th October 2019
    Speed of the Sound of Loneliness - published 19th April 2020
    This is the Life - published 12th December 2019
    Where Do You Go To, My Lovely? - published 11th January 2017
    Whiskey in the Jar - alternate version - published 10th December 2018
    Wichita Lineman - updated 7th August 2018. BURPified from Scorpex's original version
    Whiter Shade of Pale - published 5th May 2017
    You Can Call Me Al - published 5th May 2017


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