The Cruel War

from the vault Mar 23, 2021

Each month, we'll bring back a post From the Vault that we think is worth checking out again. This month, we share a powerful traditional tune that you can really dig into, whether in your own personal learning or for teaching to your students: The Cruel War. 

A hit single in 1966 for Peter, Paul and Mary, The Cruel War is an achingly beautiful traditional melody that lends itself perfectly to multi-part harmony singing.

This arrangement is taken directly from the new book Great Popular Songs, a collection of leveled supplementary repertoire for the Ukulele in the Classroom series. 

Learn more about Great Popular Songs: 20 Timeless Tunes Arrangement for Ukulele.

Download your FREE score (Printer-friendly PDF format):

C6 Tuning (g, c, e, a) 
D6 Tuning (a, d, f#, b)

To download the FREE printer-friendly teaching/learning notes for The Cruel War in your tuning, just click on a link below:

The Cruel War Teaching/Learning Notes (C6 Tuning: g, c, e, a)
The Cruel War Teaching/Learning Notes (D6 Tuning: a, d, f#, b)

Stay in the Uke Loop!

Subscribe to the Uketropolis Gazette. Free arrangements, tips, interviews and more delivered to your inbox.

Close

Stay in the Uke Loop!

Get monthly teaching tips, learning strategies and interesting interviews delivered right to your inbox.