Obama Ukulele Songs

I’ve been officially disengaged from politics since February 2003, so I wasn’t going to mention the election. But the trend of ukulele Obama songs is impossible to ignore.

As far as I’m aware, the first uke Obama song was Barak Obama Caucas Carol back in December but really took off with the formation of Ukes for Obama. You can find the chords for the Ukes for Obama songs on this page. Ukes for Obama are part of CNN’s competition to find the best short film of the campaign. You can vote for it here.

And here are a couple more Obama songs:


Ukelilli – Vote for Obama (Chords)(PDF)

You can buy Ukelilli stuff on her website.


Sylvie Simmons – Million Ukulele March

The Million Ukulele March is, British writer, Sylvie Simmons’ attempt to get a million ukuleles to pledge their support for Obama. You can sign up for the march (it’s virtual – you don’t have to get off your arse) on MySpace.

Listen to the song on MillionUkuleleMarch.com and

In the interests of balance: the only pro-Republican uke featuring video.

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19 Comments

  1. Ukuleleists for Obama « Panther Red October 23rd, 2008 11:16 pm

    [...] to ukulelehunt, the web is now crawling with people strumming the ukulele to show their support for his [...]

  2. Chris October 23rd, 2008 11:34 pm

    Hah can’t believe i’ve never come across ukes for Obama. Dig the idea and the vote for Obama song is catchy. I’ll need to learn it before election night. Though i’m gonna be pretty freaking drunk no matter which way it goes so probably won’t be able to pull it off.

  3. Scott October 24th, 2008 4:36 pm

    Just for the record, Some of us Ukers like McCain too.

  4. Chris October 24th, 2008 5:03 pm

    Scott you should make a McCain uke vid. The market’s wide open, i couldn’t find a single pro-McCain vid on youtube. Maybe call it “Drill, baby drill”?

  5. Zak October 24th, 2008 7:57 pm

    That makes 2 of us Scott.

  6. Rob NY October 24th, 2008 8:05 pm

    I’m with you Scott . We could make one together and call it N0bama.

  7. Jeff October 25th, 2008 2:36 am

    That was great. Even Zach Condon was strumming for Obama.

  8. Woodshed October 25th, 2008 11:43 am

    Chris: Good luck with the drunken strumming.

    Scott, Zak and Rob: Sounds like time for a McCain uke trio. Rhyme suggestions: Joe the plumber/ukulele strummer.

    Jeff: Thanks for the link.

  9. Howlin' Hobbit October 25th, 2008 5:39 pm

    And then, of course, there’s some of us ukers who’re voting the Barr/Root ticket.

    But I’m not going to sing about them. Just vote for them.

    The more votes that can be garnered for third parties (a misnomer, really, since there isn’t a dime’s worth of difference between the Republicrats and Democans and so it should be “second parties”) the more likely it is for the MSM and such to actually pay attention to the fact that there’s a lot of folks out here who’re tired of the same old same old.

  10. Marty C October 25th, 2008 9:38 pm

    In New Hampshire, I met this guy with a ukulele campaigning for Ron Paul . . . he was mediocre, but here’s the clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9U4gLDTJ2U
    go to 2:11 . . . he was jammin outside the office and someone stuck a camera in his face and told him to sing a ron paul song

  11. Woodshed October 26th, 2008 3:14 pm

    Marty: Thanks for the clip. That guy can’t be sober.

    Hobbit: Good idea to refrain from singing. Good political songs are very rare.

  12. Jason October 27th, 2008 7:26 am

    This post could have gone south quickly, but thankfully the level headed American uke players out there aren’t as vicious as the politicians themselves!
    Go Obama!!!!!

  13. Andrew October 27th, 2008 10:22 am

    Uketube darling Molly also supports Barack, even if it is for jokes about his name:
    http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=5glQhNF9X0k

    its towards the end

  14. Woodshed October 27th, 2008 8:57 pm

    Jason: I had my finger hovering over the ‘Delete’ button, but everyone’s been civil.

    Andrew: Thanks for the link. And I thought I knew how to drill a pun into the ground!

  15. Ayrton Parham January 9th, 2009 2:30 am

    Darn…I wanted to form Ukes for Ron Paul. She’s cute but politically mistaken. Our president shouldn’t “take care of us”. But that aside, this was great.

  16. Woodshed January 14th, 2009 9:22 pm

    Ayrton: I agree with you on that. But I think a lot of people voted for him with that intention. Which does worry me.

  17. Ukeishia April 4th, 2009 8:55 am

    I thought it’s a mockery.
    ..And I can sleep tighter
    Obama’s my fighter
    Vote for Obama
    And for his mama
    He turns us around
    And fixes my playground
    etc.

  18. andrew askultura January 26th, 2010 8:58 am

    WHAT ABOUT ANARCHIST UKULELISTS?

    cuz ya know ya need real balance from the democraps and republiconjobs:)

    anarchists make the best lovers
    yes they do!
    -played to b and d
    :)

  19. Woodshed January 26th, 2010 10:03 am

    andrew: I’d welcome more anarchist ukulele songs.

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