The Cruel War

The Cruel War

By Traditional, arr. James Hill


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

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.

Click here to learn more about Great Popular Songs: 20 Timeless Tunes Arrangement for Ukulele.

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)


James Hill is editor of Ukulele Yes! and co-author of Ukulele in the Classroom. His online video-lesson program, The Ukulele Way, is used by thousands of students around the world. Visit for more.