Shakespeare’s Sonnets arranged for Baritone Ukulele*
*If you don’t own a baritone ukulele, but you can read tablature (and can ignore the standard notation’s pitches), you’ll be fine playing these on a regular ukulele (mostly). A ukulele tuned to low G will produce great results at a higher pitch. You can also use the bottom four (highest pitched) strings on a guitar. And there’s always a tenor banjo tuned Chicago style. Shakespeare on the banjo … yup. The struggle is over.
Click on the sonnet number for a PDF of the sheet music.
From fairest creatures we desire increase (A minor)
When forty winters shall besiege thy brow (G major)
Look in thy glass and tell the face thou viewest (D minor)
Unthrifty loveliness, why dost thou spend (F# minor)
Those hours, that with gentle work did frame (E minor)
Then let not winter’s ragged hand deface (A major – sorta)