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


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

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

Previous Meetings


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)

Another raft of new songs, this time!

  • All You Need is Love (SC200) - Beatles
  • Amie (What You Wanna Do) - Pure Prairie League
  • Blue Bayou (SC4) - Linda Ronstadt
  • Cheri - Peter Moon Band
  • I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
  • Ku'u Home O Kahalu'u (SC36) (C) - Jerry Santos
  • Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream - Ed McCurdy
  • One They'd Call Hawai'i, The - Loeka Longakit
  • Opihi Man - Ka'au Crater Boys
  • Pane Mai (F) - Robert Cazimero
  • Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
  • Rock This Town - Stray Cats
  • Spread a Little Aloha - Manaʻo Company
  • Tewetewe - Aona, Rodriguez
  • Times They Are A-Changin' (SC72) - Bob Dylan
  • Twenty-Six Miles (SC568) - Four Preps
  • When Pueo Flies - Robi Kahakalau
  • You Ain't Goin' Nowhere - Bob Dylan
  • Your Love Keeps Liftin' Me - Jackie Wilson
  • You've Got a Friend In Me - Randy Newman



No new songs this time, just a whole lot of fun.  xD


New Songs this Friday:

  • All Hawaii Stand Together - Dennis Pavao
  • Blue Eyes Cryin' In The Rain (SC324) - Willy Nelson
  • Drinkin' Problem - Ekolu
  • Fish and Poi - Sean Naʻauao
  • Hanalei Moon (G) - Robert Nelson
  • Henehene Kou Aka - Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
  • I'm Yours (G) - Jason Mraz
  • Local Boys - Na Leo Pilimehana
  • Luʻau Feet - Sean Naʻauao
  • Molokaʻi On My Mind - Blayne Asing
  • Rusty Old Steampipes - Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
  • Stuck On You - Ekolu version
  • Surf - Kaʻau Crater Boys
  • Sweet And Low (G) - Tropical Knights Version
  • Waimanalo Blues (G) - Country Comfort
  • You You You - Okee Dokee Brothers



THIRTY-SIX new songs for March 11th!!

This was, in large part, due to adding all SURF songs that were also in the Santa-Cruz book into KUPA, as SC-compatible sheets - indicated with an (SC).

  • 500 Miles - Peter, Paul, & Mary (SC)
  • Across the Great Divide (C) - Kate Wolf (SC)
  • As Time Goes By - Herman Hupfield (SC)
  • Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis (SC)
  • City of New Orleans - Steve Goodman (SC)
  • Country Road - Israel Kamakawiwoʻole version
  • Crocodile Rock (F) - Elton John (SC)
  • Don't Fence Me In - Cole Porter (SC)
  • Fins - Jimmy Buffet
  • Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival (SC)
  • Heart of Gold (C) - Neil Young (SC)
  • If The Phone Doesn't Ring, It's Me - Jimmy Buffet
  • I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (F) - Bob Dylan (Kaʻau Crater Boys version) (SC)
  • Imagine - John Lennon (SC)
  • I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles (SC)
  • Island Style (C) - John Cruz (SC)
  • Lahaina (the Centipede Song) (G) - Loggins & Messina (SC)
  • On The Road Again - Willy Nelson (SC)
  • Piano Man - Billy Joel
  • Rhythm of the Ocean - Hawaiian Style Band
  • She's Got A Way - Billy Joel
  • Singin' The Blues - Guy Mitchell (SC)
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwoʻole version (SC)
  • Sounds of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
  • Stray Cat Strut - Stray Cats (SC)
  • Teach Your Children - Graham Nash (SC)
  • Today - The New Christie Minstrels (SC)
  • Tomorrow Is A Long Time - Bob Dylan (SC)
  • Volcano - Jimmy Buffet (SC)
  • Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show (SC)
  • Wahine ʻIlikea - Dennis Kamakahi
  • What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
  • You Are My Sunshine - Jimmy Davis (SC)
  • Your Cheatin' Heart - Hank Williams (SC)
  • You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You - Dean Martin (SC)
  • Zombie - Cranberries