Kona Ukulele Players Association (KUPA)

Welcome to KUPA!

We are an ukulele sing-along group located in Kailua-Kona, HI.

We are a primarily ukulele singalong (though other instruments are welcome).  People of all skill levels are welcome to attend, from beginner to "Jake".

For location and time details, please contact us here
You'll find our music on the PDF Songbooks page!

Upcoming Kanikapila


One new song this week:

One More Last Chance - Vince Gill

Previous Meetings


Many new songs added to the book this week, most were inspired by the performance group meeting.  We'll get to them when we get to them.  xD

Blowin' In The Wind - Bob Dylan
By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Free Falling - Tom Petty
Guava Jelly - Kaʻau Crater Boys
Hale Halawai - Waltah Boy Tavares
Honky-Tonk Woman - Rolling Stones
Hukilau Song - Jack Owens
I'll See You In My Dreams - Gus Kahn
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter - Fats Waller
Jamaica Farewell - Harry Belafonte
Jambalaya - Hank Williams
King of the Road - Roger Miller
Little Grass Shack
Love Potion Number Nine - The Searchers
Memphis Tennessee - Chuck Berry
One Toke Over The Line - Brewer & Shipley
Puamana - Irmgard Farden Aluli
Puff the Magic Dragon - Peter, Paul and Mary
Red River Valley - Gene Autrey
Stray Cat Strut Medley - Stray Cats, Ray Charles, Harry S. Miller, Merle Travis
Surfin' USA - Beach Boys
Sway - Pablo Beltran Ruiz
Times They Are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan
Ukulele Lady - Richard A. Whiting
Under the Boardwalk - Drifters
When the Saints Go Marching In


Based on feedback from the group, I'll be tweaking some of the song sheets, to remove or shorten instrumentals, and to simplify some chords and timings in the KUPA book. There will still be a bit of challenge for some, but keep things light, fun, and balanced.

We also won't always get to all the new songs, and that's fine! We only got to 3 of them last time. xD

I added one new song this week:

  • Weight, The - The Band

And these are the new songs we still haven't tried.

  • All My Lovin' - Beatles
  • If Not Now - Carrie Newcomer (from SURF)
  • Luka - Suzanne Vega (from SURF)
  • Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae (from SURF, different key)
  • Rock This Town - Stray Cats (from SURF)
  • Spread a Little Aloha - Manaʻo Company (from SURF)
  • Three Little Birds - Bob Marley (from SURF)
  • Wayfaring Stranger - Traditional (from SURF)
  • Wayward Wind - Patsy Cline
  • When Pueo Flies - Robi Kahakalau (from SURF)
  • You've Got a Friend In Me - Randy Newman

New songs we played this Friday:

We don't always get to every new song. xD

  • Friday I'm In Love - The Cure (copied over from SURF)
  • Octopus's Garden - Beatles (from SURF)
  • Our House - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (from SURF)