BURP (Berkhamsted Ukulele Random Players) - the performers' page

Er, the home page. Natch.

The songs

Dates for our all-comers' thrashes and concerts.

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

Ukes for UNICEF - our annual Ukulele Festival.

of some events

A few random (sic) YouTubes

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

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

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


BURP Gigsters Stuff

Our publicity picture

BURP gigstorisers

(click for full size print-ready copy)

The gigs we have in the diary as of 28th May:

  • Sunday 7th May, from 10:30 to noon: Great Missenden High Street
  • Friday 12th May: a 60th Birthday Party, Langleybury Children's Farm
  • Thursday 18th May, from 11:15: Douglas Gardens Young at Heart, Berko
  • Saturday 20th May, 12:00 to 13:30: Hemel Lions: Rainbow Stage, Marlowes, Hemel
  • Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May, Berkhamsted Art Society, Civic Centre
  • Wednesday 7th June, 14:30: Ashlyns Care Home
  • Saturday 10th June: Abbott’s Langley Carnival; most of the afternoon
  • Tuesday 13th June, 11:15: St. Albans & Harpenden Stroke Club
  • Wednesday 21st June: Towersey Horseshoes Morris reunion. The Hampden Arms, Gt. Hampden HP16 0RQ
  • 24th June 12-3: Samaritans Cycle event
  • Tuesday 4th July: a birthday party on a narrow boat somewhere near Apsley. An hour or so between 14:00 and 18:00
  • Leverstock Green Village Fete Sat July 8th afternoon probably 2 pm to 5pm with 3 sets
  • Tuesday 11th July, 14:00: Say It With a Smile, St Luke's Watford
  • Music on the Common, Holmer Green, Saturday 15th July
  • Lark in the Park, Gadebridge Park, Hemel, Sunday 23rd July; midday to 17:00, (now confirmed)
  • Tuesday 10th October, 14:00: Say It With a Smile, St Luke's Watford
  • Tuesday 17th October, 14:00: Say It With a Smile, St Luke's Watford
  • Saturday 21st October: Just A Capella gig at Leverstock Green
  • Saturday 28th October: Haynes
  • Tuesday 21st November, 14:00: Say It With a Smile, St Luke's Watford
  • Tuesday 12th December, 13:30, Carers in the Park, Hemel, Christmas Bash #1
  • Friday 15th December, 13:30, Carers in the Park, Hemel, Christmas Bash #2

Rehearsal Dates

  • Wednesday 12th April, probably at Kevin's
  • And Monday 17th April, Kevin's

Douglas Gardens, May 2023:

BURP's selection from a Eukrythmics set

Stuff for Kim's 60th on Friday 12th May:

BURP_may_2023_set_list_langleybury_v0.2.pdf updated 10th May

Sixth and Final Full Set for Clifton Son-of-Haynes on 22nd April:

Version for projection of the Sixth and Final Full Set for Clifton Son-of-Haynes on 22nd April:

Final(-ish) Set for Croxley Guild Bowls Club on 1st April:

Runners and Riders for Friday Friends on 17th March:

Stef's Set:

BURP_Leighton_Buzzard_25_February_2023_v0.2.1.pdf added Happy Birthday 22nd February

Stanborough Set:

BURP_stanborough_feb_2023.pdf created Sunday 12th February

Wiggo set:

BURP_2023_january_set_list_wiggington_v1.0.pdf updated Tuesday 10th January

Christmas 2022 Special Editions:



Autumn stuff (draft Bovingdon Bowls and Civic Centre sets):

burp_autumn_2022_v0.5.pdf - updated later on on 11th November (significant changes)

BURP_november_2022_set_list_bovingdon_running_order.pdf - created on 12th November

Haynes 2022 stuff:

BURP_haynes_2022_v1.0.pdf - updated 21st October (but a trivial change)

burp_haynes_2022_projection_set_v0.3.pdf - updated 14th October

Set for the Northchurch Harvest Festival on Saturday 1st October


V1.1 of the Set List for Alison's Work Party


Folk Songs primarilly for Towersey Morris thing at The Rising Sun


Specials for Rosie's Party:

And, from the thrash book, we will do several of the following:

  • Taylor Swift: Love Story
  • Beach Boys: Sloop John B; Help Me, Rhonda; I Can Hear Music; Good Vibrations
  • Train: Hey, Soul Sister
  • Katy Perry: Hot ’n’ Cold, Roar
  • Pink: So What?
  • Ricky Martin: Living La Vida Loca
  • Hey Baby – DJ Otzi / Bruce Channel
  • Sweet Caroline
  • Wagon Wheel
  • Shotgun – George Ezra
  • Valerie – The Zutons / Amy Winehouse
  • Can’t Get You Out of My Head – Kylie
  • Material Girl - Madonna
  • Hey There, Delilah – Plain White Tees
  • It’s a Sin – Pet Shop Boys
  • Let Her Go - Passenger
  • Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  • Love Shine a Light _ Katrina and the Waves
  • Price Tag – Jessie J
  • This is the Life – Amy Macdonald

Holmer Green V1.0 (updated 14th July):


Jubilee Set-list V1.0 (updated 3rd June):


Rosemary's Retired Group Set V1.0 (updated 10th April):


John Laing Pension Group Set V1.0 (updated 4th April):


Beyond the Sea

Some tweaks to the published version. Here: beyond_the_sea.pdf

...and a demo: beyond_the_sea_demo.mp4

Here Comes the Sun

Here's a new demo, mostly for Nick and his bass parctice: here_comes_the_sun_demo.MP3

And now here's the official BURP transcription: Here Comes the Sun - concert edition now at version 2, 14th February, including hints on timings and George solo/Beatles annotation.

Play along with George and the lads here: Here Comes the Sun on Youtube. Put your capo on the second fret to play along.

And here's some more tab for the twiddly stuff: here-comes-the-sun-ukulele-1501431

And a quick tutorial/rehearsal space for the tricky middle bit: here_comes_the_sun_tutorial.MOV

Version 2.0 of the full set list for the WI gig on 4th March:

BURP_march_2022_wi_full_set_v2.pdf updated 3rd March

BURP_march_2022_wi_runners_and_riders.docx created 29th January. All these songs are in the following two songbooks:

Songs for January Rehearsal

Draft set for the Civic Centre gig

00_BURP_civic_centre_december_2021_full_set_v1.0.pdf created 2nd December

Draft set for Kevin's Big Birthday Bash

BURP_kevins_big_birthday_bash_set_november_2021_v1.0.pdf updated 25th November

03_human_concert.pdf with revised Oo-oo stuff

Other runners and riders:

00_BURP_concert_edition_holding_area_songs_v0.7.pdf updated 26th October; now including Rasputin, Time Warp, With a Little Help & Maxweel's. (And Shotgun (and updated Chariots (and Castle on the Hill, some Christmas stuff and a few r'n'r numbers)))

BURP at Haynes Final Set v1.1 October 2021 now with extra verse in Cotton Mill Girls and missing Slide Away back!!!


BURP at Hemel Lions Full probably final Set October 2021


Haynes Set-list:




The Beer Festival Set version 1.0:


The only change from Version 0.2 is that I've reverted Livin' La Vida Loca to a two-page version, because everyone - especially me - was getting confused trying to follow the one-page version

Draft set lists:


Full set for the Homer Green gig version 4, with revised Sweet Caroline and Rasputin in clearer font:


And a demo of Mardy Bum: Mardy Bum demo

Working papers for U4U10

Notes on using Zoom for musical collaboration:

U4U10 tech page

Dylan night:

Specials for the Beatles night:

Random (sic) new stuff:

Rock 'n' Roll evening scratch pad:

2020 repertoire additions:

2019 repertoire additions:

2018 repertoire additions:

Random new ones:

Nuther Christmas one:

Special Christmas songs for Waterside gig:

Special for the Shendish wedding:

  • Evergreen, Will Young's original key created 14th July 2017
  • Evergreen, transposed to G for gigging created 14th July 2017

Specials for summer 2017:

Consolidated Current Repertoire latest versions as of 8th May 2017:

The summer 2017 set list focusses on these songs:

  • 2, 4, 6, 8 Motorway
  • Another One Bites the Dust
  • Boys of Summer
  • Budapest
  • California Dreaming
  • Chasing Cars
  • City of New Orleans
  • Closing Time
  • Creep
  • Delilah
  • Dreaming of You
  • Half the World Away
  • Hang On, Sloopy
  • Hey Baby
  • Hey There Delilah
  • Hi Ho Silver Lining
  • Hold Back the River
  • Hot 'n' Cold
  • I Predict a Riot
  • I Shall Be Released
  • It Must Be Love
  • It's Friday I'm in Love
  • Karma Chameleon
  • Let Her Go
  • Let It Be
  • Let the Good Times Roll
  • Lightning Bolt
  • Living Years, The
  • Mustang Sally
  • Only You (Yazoo)
  • Rasputin
  • Sit Down
  • Slide Away
  • Space Oddity
  • Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore, The
  • Sweet Dreams
  • Teenage Dirtbag
  • Three Steps to Heaven
  • Time After Time Special girlie edition in C
  • Time Warp, The
  • Tub Thumping
  • Wagon Wheel
  • Walking in Memphis

Random so-called archive of other previous stuff which, you never know, might come in handy sometime...

Special songs for David and Monique's

Kids' Songs for LGCE School

Gig versions for the Peterborough wedding:

Gig versions from 2nd April for the Chesham gig:

New gig versions from 27th March 2016

Gig versions from 4th November 2015

Ukes for UNICEF 2015 Stuff

Earlier gig versions

Here's a so-called archive of some of our so-called arrangements. With any luck new material might be added to a new section in the fullness of...

Thrash songs that we do...

Tub Thumping
The Time Warp
Teenage Dirtbag

Other stuff:

Jet Plane
Wagon Wheel
Muddy Water
I'll Fly Away
Tennessee Waltz - updated 22/04/2012
Shady Grove
Bring Me Sunshine
After the Goldrush - updated 22/04/2012
Caledonia - gig edition added 22/04/2012, and minor edit 24/04/2012
Chasing Cars
Foolish You
Mary Don't You Weep
Dirty Old Town
Hey There, Delilah
If I Had a Hammer
This Wheel's on Fire, minor edit 24/04/2012
Swimming Song - updated 22/04/2012, and minor edit 24/04/2012

Christmas Songs:


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