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POLKA DOTS AND MOONBEAMS key F 3:38
piano intro ; vocal thru ; solo over the bridge and vocal back in at " now in a cottage filled with.." ; continue ; rall the last line and finish.

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M230. POLKA DOTS AND MOONBEAMS
key - F - range - C to E
Superlative ballad sung by Mel Torme ; Nat King Cole and all the greats.

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PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE key C 4:15
4 bar intro; vocal thru twice - no solo - tag the last line and finish.

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M855. PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE
key - C - range - B to D 
Lovely Livetrak arrangement of this great song; the definitive version by Matt Monro is simply wonderful.

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PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE key Bb 3:39
4 bar intro and vocal in at 13 secs, continue thru, short solo at 1:50, vocal back in at 2:16 with "anyone who sees her.....", continue thru, at 3:07 repeat the last line and finish.

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M1343. PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE - Bb Pianotrak
key - Bb - range - A to C
Beautiful and haunting piano only arrangement of this wonderful Matt Monro hit.

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PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE key C 4:04
Intro and vocal in at 28 secs, continue thru, short piano solo at 2:11, vocal back in at 2:37 with "anyone who sees her......", continue and repeat the last line at 3:34 and finish.

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M940. PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE Pianotrak
key - C - range - B to D
Very lovely 2015 piano only arrangement of this wonderful Matt Monro gem.
Easy to follow and latch onto.

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PRETEND YOU DON'T SEE HER key Bb 3:17
3/4 piano intro and vocal in with " look somewhere above her; pretend you don't love her; pretend you don't see her at all" ; into tempo and repeat whole song ; short orch and string solo ; vocal back in at " pretend you don't need her, my heart " ; continue ; repeat the last section again - "look somewhere above her ;pretend you don't love her ; pretend you don't see her at all" and finish.

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M537. PRETEND YOU DON'T SEE HER
key - Bb - range - D to F 
Lovely Livetrak arrangement of this waltz that scored a hit for Jerry Vale. Track starts with piano and vocal ( vocal as per Vale version) and tempo kicks in .

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PROMISE ME YOU'LL REMEMBER key F to Gb 5:07
Strings and orchestra intro; vocal thru as per the Harry Connick Jnr version. Same form.

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M824. PROMISE ME YOU'LL REMEMBER
key - F to Gb - range - C to E
Really wonderful song; used as the love theme for The Godfather part 3, and sung by Harry Connick Jnr.
Beautiful arrangement, and very much based on the Connick version.

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PROUD MARY key Bb 2:34
12 bar intro and vocal in at 20 secs with 'left a good job...", continue thru, break at 1:18 , vocal back in at 1:32 with "if you go down to the river...", repeat the chorus at 2:00 and finish with the intro break!

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M1217. PROUD MARY - Bb swing
key - Bb - range - G to D
BIG Livetrak swing arrangement of the classic Creedence Clearwater Revival song.
 

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PUPPY LOVE key D to Eb 4:16
4 bar intro, vocal thru, sax solo over the 1st "A" section, vocal back in at "I cry each night...", key change for the last verse, continue, rall the last line and finish.

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M278. PUPPY LOVE
key - D to Eb - range - A to D
This Donny Osmond hit works really well as a ballad.
Take out the bland chords and add some nice substitutions and a slower tempo. Livetrak arrangement with strings and a sax solo added.

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PURE IMAGINATION key D 3:07
4 bar intro and vocal in at 9 secs, vocal thru - no solo - at 1:43 go back to "if you want to view paradise...", continue thru as per the Newley version.

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M1347. PURE IMAGINATION - D
key - D - range - A to E
Stunning arrangement, based on the Anthony Newley version (he co-wrote this gem with Leslie Bricusse for "Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory"). Original key and form.

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PURE IMAGINATION key Eb 2:58
4 bar intro and vocal in at 8 secs, continue thru the song, short piano solo at 1:24, vocal back in at 1:42 with "we'll begin with a spin.....", continue thru and finish.

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M1041. PURE IMAGINATION - Eb
key - Eb - range - Bb to F
Wonderfully classy song, from the 1971 musical "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory". Here's a very cool trio arrangement!

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PURE IMAGINATION (Lou Rawls) key Db (original key) 4:00
4 bar intro and vocal in at 6 secs, continue thru and then into a half time groove and continue thru as per the Lou Rawls version, except with a proper ending - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06QYdaVBnlM

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M1317. PURE IMAGINATION (Lou Rawls)
key - Db - range - Ab to Eb
Great song from the movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and covered by all the classiest of singers. This version is based on the Lou Rawls funky 1976 version from his album All Things In Time.

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PURE IMAGINATION smooth key Eb 3:02
8 bar intro and vocal in at 15 secs, continue thru the song TWICE (2nd time starts at 1:25), continue thru - no tag - and finish.

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M1049. PURE IMAGINATION smooth
key - Eb - range - Bb to F
I really like this arrangement actually! A Livetrak main track, the drum kit being a "vocal" based kit, with a very cool "vocal" bassline added. The track is subtle and yet punchy, but keeps to the more subdued chilled sound!

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PURPLE RAIN key Ab 5:11
4 bar intro and vocal in at 19 secs, vocal thru all the way until the end and then from 3:45 it's piano lines (using the famous guitar lick and falsetto lines) with vocal ad libs, vocal back in at 4:41 with "I only want to see you, In the purple rain.." and finish.

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M1246. PURPLE RAIN - Ab
key - Ab - range - Eb to F (optional ad libs... and screams..!)
Much loved Prince song in a very cool TRIO arrangement. Same arrangement as M1246 except a full tone lower.

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PURPLE RAIN key Bb 5:11
4 bar intro and vocal in at 19 secs, vocal thru all the way until the end and then from 3:45 it's piano lines (using the famous guitar lick and falsetto lines) with vocal ad libs, vocal back in at 4:41 with "I only want to see you, In the purple rain.." and finish.

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M1245. PURPLE RAIN - Bb
key - Bb - range - F to G (optional ad libs... and screams..!)
Much loved Prince song in a very cool TRIO arrangement, in the original key.

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PUT ON A HAPPY FACE  key Eb 2:00
8 bar intro ; vocal thru ; short solo ; vocal back in and repeat last line twice and then again but phrase with piano.

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M143. PUT ON A HAPPY FACE
key - Eb - range - Bb to Eb
Great swinging standard.Singers include Tony Bennett; Nancy Wilson.

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PUT YOUR DREAMS AWAY key C 3:01
4 bar intro ; vocal thru ; string and orchestra short solo ; vocal back in at " when your dreams at night.....fade before you" ; tag the last line and finish.

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M504. PUT YOUR DREAMS AWAY
key - C - range - G to C 
Wonderful waltz in a Realtrak orchestral setting. Frank Sinatra used this gem as a closer for his TV shows but it's been covered by all the wonderful singers of the period.

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PUT YOUR DREAMS AWAY key Db 2:32
4 bar intro and vocal in at 8 seconds, continue through, piano solo at 1:11, vocal back in at 1:44 with "when your dreams at night...", continue through, tag the last line and finish.

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M1758. PUT YOUR DREAMS AWAY - Db swing
key - Db - range - Ab to Db
The classic waltz as a mid tempo swinger! It works great lyrically, giving the vocal plenty of space and it feels great!
Trio arrangement. Same arrangement as M1757 except a full tone lower.

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PUT YOUR DREAMS AWAY key Db 3:04
4 bar intro and vocal in at 9 seconds, vocal through twice - no solo, tag the last line at 2:38, slow down and finish.

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M1756. PUT YOUR DREAMS AWAY - Db waltz
key - Db - range - Ab to Db
Gorgeous Trio arrangement of the classic standard, used by Sinatra many times as a closer to his TV shows..
Same arrangement as M1755 except a full tone lower.

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PUT YOUR DREAMS AWAY key Eb 2:32
4 bar intro and vocal in at 8 seconds, continue through, piano solo at 1:11, vocal back in at 1:44 with "when your dreams at night...", continue through, tag the last line and finish.

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M1757. PUT YOUR DREAMS AWAY - Eb swing
key - Eb - range - Bb to Eb
The classic waltz as a mid tempo swinger! It works great lyrically, giving the vocal plenty of space and it feels great!
Trio arrangement.
 

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PUT YOUR DREAMS AWAY key Eb 3:04
4 bar intro and vocal in at 9 seconds, vocal through twice - no solo, tag the last line at 2:38, slow down and finish.

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M1755. PUT YOUR DREAMS AWAY - Eb waltz
key - Eb - range - Bb to Eb
Gorgeous Trio arrangement of the classic standard, used by Sinatra many times as a closer to his TV shows..
 

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PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER key Eb 3:53
4 bar intro ; vocal thru ; no solo - back to "people say..that love's a game.." ; continue ; repeat the last line 3 times ; rall and finish.

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M390. PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER
key - Eb - range - Bb to D
Lovely; contemporary version of this Paul Anka tune. Michael Buble's version is lovely!

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PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ key Fm 3:23
8 bar intro and vocal in at 15 secs, vocal thru twice, piano solo at 2:13, vocal back in at 2:43 with "dressed up like a million dollar trouper", continue and dead stop!

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M1065. PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ
key - Fm - range - C to F
Fabulously self indulgent TRIO arrangement of this Irving Berlin gem, at a cool tempo...Check out the demo....

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QUANDO QUANDO QUANDO key Bb/B 2:45
6 bar intro - vocal pickup on 7 ; continue full song ; trumpet solo ; vocal back in at "every moment's a day...." continue and key change at "I can't wait a moment more..."; continue ; repeat last line 4 times and finish.

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M392. QUANDO QUANDO QUANDO
key - Bb to B - range - D to D#
Awesome swingin' Realtrak arrangement of this popular hit!

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QUIET NIGHTS OF QUIET STARS key C 3:10
8 bar intro ; vocal thru ; short piano solo ; vocal back in at "quiet thoughts and quiet dreams..." ; continue and finish in tempo.

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M632. QUIET NIGHTS OF QUIET STARS - C
key - C - range - B to C
Livetrak arrangement of the wonderful Jobim gem.

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RAGS TO RICHES - key C 4:20
1 bar vocal cue and 1 bar pick up!!! ; vocal thru ; solo ; vocal in at " so open your arms and .... " ; continue ; rall last two lines and finish.

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M200. RAGS TO RICHES
key - C - range - A(optional) C to D
A lovely piano & bass version. As sung by Tony Bennett and recently by Jack Jones.

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RAG TO RICHES version 2 key C 2:47
4 bar intro; vocal thru; short guitar solo; vocal back in at "my clothes may still be torn and tattered"; continue and finish.

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M737. RAGS TO RICHES version 2
key - C - range - C to D (optional E)
Swinging quartet arrangement of this great old Tony Bennett gem.
Also available with the solo removed.

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RAINDROPS KEEP FALLING ON MY HEAD key F 3:16
4 bar intro and vocal in at 10 secs, vocal continue thru the song, short mute trumpet and flute solo at 1:40, vocal back in at 1:52 with "it won't be long.. til happiness..", continue thru, repeat the last line and ad lib, at 2:53 sing "raindrops keep falling on my head...." and finish.

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M1130. RAINDROPS KEEP FALLING ON MY HEAD
key - F - range - F to E
Very lovely 70's sounding arrangement of this classic Academy Award winning song from the 1969 movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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RAINING IN MY HEART key E 3:50
4 bar intro, vocal in at 12 secs, continue thru, piano solo at 1:48, vocal back in at 2:36 with "oh.. misery, misery.....", continue, repeat the last line and finish.

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M1100. RAINING IN MY HEART
key - E - range - B to A (suit lower range male and female range)
Very lovely Quartet arrangement of the old Buddy Holly hit, also scored a hit in the UK for Leo Sayer in 1978.

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RAINING IN MY HEART key F 3:44
4 bar intro and vocal in at 13 seconds, vocal through, short piano solo at 2:01, vocal back in at 2:28 with "oh, misery, misery.....", continue through, repeat the last line at 3:21 and finish.

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M1600. RAINING IN MY HEART - F
key - F - range - C to A
Classy TRIO arrangement of this 1959 Buddy Holly hit.
Same arrangement as M1599 except a full tone lower.

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RAINING IN MY HEART key F to Gb 3:02
4 bar intro and vocal in at 11 seconds, vocal through, no solo - at 1:43 go back to "oh, misery, misery....what's gonna become of me"....., key change and continue with the last verse, repeat the last line and finish.

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M1492. RAINING IN MY HEART - F to Gb Pianotrak
key - F to Gb - range - C to Bb
Lovely piano only arrangement of the classic Buddy Holly hit song.
Same arrangement as M1491 except a full tone lower. Suit lower male ranges.

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RAINING IN MY HEART key G 3:44
4 bar intro and vocal in at 13 seconds, vocal through, short piano solo at 2:01, vocal back in at 2:28 with "oh, misery, misery.....", continue through, repeat the last line at 3:21 and finish.

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M1599. RAINING IN MY HEART - G
key - G - range - D to B
Classy TRIO arrangement of this 1959 Buddy Holly hit.

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RAINING IN MY HEART key G to Ab 3:02
4 bar intro and vocal in at 11 seconds, vocal through, no solo - at 1:43 go back to "oh, misery, misery....what's gonna become of me"....., key change and continue with the last verse, repeat the last line and finish.

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M1491. RAINING IN MY HEART - G to Ab Pianotrak
key - G to Ab - range - D to C
Lovely piano only arrangement of the classic Buddy Holly hit song.

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RAMBLING ON MY MIND
keys - soloing and main theme in E; then solos in F#; A; D and then back to E 7:28
Eric Clapton live version - same form!

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M763. RAMBLING ON MY MIND (Eric Clapton)
keys - E for the main blues theme then for solos :- F#; A; D and then back to E
Based on an Eric Clapton live version of this song - same length and form, but any 12 bar blues would fit as long as you can cover the soloing!

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RED ROSES FOR A BLUE LADY key C 2:28
8 bar intro; vocal thru twice (2nd time build!!); repeat the last line and finish.

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M725. RED ROSES FOR A BLUE LADY 
key - C - range - C to D 
Old standard in a fresh Livetrak arrangement!

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RED SAILS IN THE SUNSET key F 3:46
4 bar intro ; vocal thru ; short harmonica solo over first "A" section ; vocal back in "swift wings I must borrow...." ; continue ; rall the last line and finish.

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M311. RED SAILS IN THE SUNSET - F
key - F - range - C to C
Wonderful old gem , given a gorgeous Realtrak arrangement! Engelbert Humperdink does a really nice version!!

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RELEASE ME key F to Gb 2:58
4 bar intro and vocal in at 13 secs, vocal thru full song, key change at 1:43 and vocal back to "please release me let me go.....", continue and repeat the last line at 2:31, rall and finish.

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M942. RELEASE ME - F to Gb
key - F to Gb - range - C to Eb
Very lovely arrangement of the Engelbert Humperdinck hit, with a more manageable semitone key change.

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RETURN TO ME key D to Eb 3:27
4 bar intro ; vocal thru ; key change leading to short solo over the last "A" section; vocal back in at "My darling, if I hurt you I'm sorry..." ; continue and repeat the last line and finish.

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M469. RETURN TO ME
key - D to Eb - range - A - D
Gorgeous arrangement of this huge hit for Dean Martin. Done very much with an Italian feel and in a slower tempo.

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RETURN TO PARADISE key Bb 3:52
16 bar intro and vocal in at 38 seconds, vocal through as per the Shirley Horn version - no solo - vocal back in at 2:15 go back to "velvet moon above...", continue and finish or ad lib ending.

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M1673. RETURN TO PARADISE - Bb Trio
key - Bb - range - Bb to D
Fabulous gem from the Shirley Horn album "Here's To Life". Wonderful Trio and percussion arrangement, great playing and a wonderful groove! Same arrangement as M1672 except a full tone lower.

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RETURN TO PARADISE key C 3:52
16 bar intro and vocal in at 38 seconds, vocal through as per the Shirley Horn version - no solo - vocal back in at 2:15 go back to "velvet moon above...", continue and finish or ad lib ending.

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M1672. RETURN TO PARADISE - C Trio
key - C - range - C to E
Fabulous gem from the Shirley Horn album "Here's To Life". Wonderful Trio and percussion arrangement, great playing and a wonderful groove!

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ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY key A 3:28
Piano intro and vocal in at 9 secs, continue and into tempo at "to Tennessee with all the love that's in ya....", continue thru, band solo at 1:40, vocal back in at 2:03 with "hang that cradle mammy mine.."; continue and build..., at 3:03 extend the last line and finish.

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M972. ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY
key - A - range - B to D
Really great old gem that scored huge hits for Al Jolson and Judy Garland. Here's a very lovely arrangement - piano only 1st time thru then the whole "band" kicks in for a big big finish. 2 demos below:
M972 demo 1
M972 demo 2

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ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY version 2 keys Ab to A to Bb 3:36
3 bar intro and vocal in at 8 seconds, piano and vocal only, once through, big band kicks in and a key change to A and vocal in at 1:28, continue through again, key change at 2:35 to Bb and sing "weep no more my lady... sing that song again for me..", continue, from 3:04 sing " Di-----xie--------melo------, Di-----xie--------melo------, Di-----xie--------melo------dy------" and finish.

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M1674. ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY version 2
keys - Ab to A to Bb - range - Bb to Eb (optional F)
Very much based on the Jerry Lewis and Sammy Davis Jnr live Telethon version from 1988, a full tone down from their version. 2 demos below - piano only 1st time on demo 1 and demo 2 the band kicks in....
DEMO 1

DEMO 2

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ROCKIN CHAIR key Eb 4:11
4 bar intro and vocal in at 19 seconds, vocal through - no solo - at 2:44 go back to "my dear old aunt Harriet...", continue through, slow the last line down and finish.

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M1687. ROCKIN CHAIR - Eb Trio
key - Eb - range - Eb to D
Wonderfully slow Trio arrangement of the Hoagy Carmichael classic.
My favourite version is by Matt Monro.

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ROCKIN CHAIR key F 4:11
4 bar intro and vocal in at 19 seconds, vocal through - no solo - at 2:44 go back to "my dear old aunt Harriet...", continue through, slow the last line down and finish.

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M1688. ROCKIN CHAIR - F Trio
key - F - range - F to E
Wonderfully slow Trio arrangement of the Hoagy Carmichael classic. My favourite version is by Matt Monro.
Same arrangement as M1687 except a full tone higher.

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ROCKIN' CHAIR key Eb 3:40
4 bar intro ; vocal thru ; solo ; vocal in at " my dear old aunt Harriet..." ; continue - no tag and finish.

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M237. ROCKIN' CHAIR
key - Eb - range - Eb to D
I love this Hoagy Carmichael tune so much! It's a simply structured song with great lyrics. Check out the BEST version by Matt Monro!!

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ROCKIN' CHAIR key Db to D 2:52
4 bar intro and vocal in at 10 seconds, continue through twice - no solo - key change to E at 2:22 for the very last verse and finish.

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M1723. ROCKIN' CHAIR - Db to D
key - Db to D - range - Db to C
Wonderful Hoagy Carmichael gem in a lightly swinging Quartet arrangement, key change included.
Same arrangement as M1722 except a full tone lower.

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ROCKIN' CHAIR key Eb to E 2:52
4 bar intro and vocal in at 10 seconds, continue through twice - no solo - key change to E at 2:22 for the very last verse and finish.

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M1722. ROCKIN' CHAIR - Eb to E
key - Eb to E - range - Eb to D
Wonderful Hoagy Carmichael gem in a lightly swinging Quartet arrangement, key change included.

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ROLL A SILVER DOLLAR key G to Ab 3:18
4 bar intro; vocal thru all the way - "you can roll a silver dollar.."; etc - verse ; chorus; verse; key change and the chorus; continue; repeat "a woman goes from man to man" 3 times and finish.

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M810. ROLL A SILVER DOLLAR
key - G to Ab - range - A to Db
Swinging Livetrak "Big Band" arrangement of this huge 50's hit; with a cool key change.
This version starts with the main theme - "you can roll a silver dollar.."; but the Bobby Darin version starts with a verse - "a man without a woman.."

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ROLY POLY key F 2:43
8 bar intro and vocal in at 8 secs, thru song 4 times - space for musicians to solo over - repeat the last line at 2:28 and finish.

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key - F - range - C to D
Old country hit in a TRIO arrangement, with loads of space for extra musicians to solo over!
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ROMAN GUITAR key Cm (C bridge) 2:46
4 bar intro ; vocal thru as per ; short instr break ; vocal back in ; continue and rall last line and finish.

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M494. ROMAN GUITAR
key - Cm and C - range - C to F
Popular Italian song. Scored hits for Connie Francis and Jerry Vale. Realtrak arrangement.

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ROSES OF PICARDY key Bb 2:51
8 bar intro; vocal thru twice; short band solo; vocal back in at "and the roses will die in the summertime..."; continue; end with "it's the rose that I keep...(2.3.4) in (2)... my (4).. heart......." .

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M652. ROSES OF PICARDY
key - Bb - range - D to Eb 
Great swinging Livetrak arrangement. Check out Bobby Darin's version......

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ROUTE 66 key G 2:50
4 bar intro and vocal in at 6 secs, continue thru twice - no solo - 3 time tag at the end and finish.

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M968. ROUTE 66
key - G - range - D to D (optional E)
Swinging TRIO arrangement of this classic gem, covered by everyone, in every style and genre.
This version has all the typical Nat King Cole stops and pushes..

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ROUTE 66 version 2 key G 2:55
4 bar intro, vocal in at 6 secs, vocal thru, Hammond organ solo at 1:19 over 2 verses, vocal back in at 1:54 with "now you go thru St Louis...", continue, 3 time tag and finish as per the original.

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M1015. ROUTE 66 version 2 - G
key - G - range - D to D (optional E)
Cool Rock n Roll take on the old Nat King Cole hit.

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S'WONDERFUL key C 2:16
4 bar intro and vocal in at 5 secs, vocal thru twice, piano solo at 1:23, vocal back in at 1:42 with "you've made my life so glamorous...", continue thru, tag the last line and finish.

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M1357. S'WONDERFUL - C
key - C - range - C to C#
Great 2017 swinging TRIO arrangement of this Gershwin classic. Hugely popular jazz standard.

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S'WONDERFUL key Db 2:39
8 bar intro and vocal in at 11 secs, vocal thru twice, piano solo at 1:41, vocal back in at 2:02 with "you've made my life so glamorous..", continue thru, tag the last line and finish.

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M1360. S'WONDERFUL - Db Pianotrak
key - Db - range  - Db to D
THE Gershwin classic with a piano only arrangement. With great playing, a great tempo, a really great piano, a great arrangement....all it needs is a great vocal on top!
Same arrangement as M1359 except a full tone lower.

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S'WONDERFUL key Db 2:32
8 bar intro, vocal in at 14 secs, vocal thru twice - no solo, tag the last line and finish.

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M1358. S'WONDERFUL - Db
key - Db - range - Db to D
Fantastic new 2017 TRIO arrangement of this Gershwin classic. A laidback swinging tempo, light piano fills and lovely subtle chord changes second time through bring this old standard to life again.
Same arrangement as M164 2017 except a full tone lower.

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S'WONDERFUL key Eb 2:39
8 bar intro and vocal in at 11 secs, vocal thru twice, piano solo at 1:41, vocal back in at 2:02 with "you've made my life so glamorous..", continue thru, tag the last line and finish.

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M1359. S'WONDERFUL - Eb Pianotrak
key - Eb - range  - Eb to E
THE Gershwin classic with a piano only arrangement. With great playing, a great tempo, a really great piano, a great arrangement....all it needs is a great vocal on top!

 

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S'WONDERFUL key Eb 2:32
8 bar intro, vocal in at 14 secs, vocal thru twice - no solo, tag the last line and finish.

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M164. S'WONDERFUL - Eb 2017
key - Eb - range - Eb to E
Fantastic new 2017 TRIO arrangement of this Gershwin classic. A laidback swinging tempo, light piano fills and lovely subtle chord changes second time through bring this old standard to life again.

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SAN DIEGO SERENADE key F 4:04
Same form as the Curtis Stigers version except piano solo at 1:37, vocal back in at 2:15, continue thru with the vocal and end with the interlude that plays between verses.

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M1201. SAN DIEGO SERENADE
key F - range - D to D
Loosely based on the wonderful Curtis Stigers version of this Tom Waits song, TRIO, same key, form but without extended soloing.
 

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SATIN DOLL key C 2:25
4 bar intro ; vocal thru twice ; 3 times repeat on last line and finish.

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M234. SATIN DOLL
key - C - range - G to D
Classic Ellington song loved by musicians and singers alike.
Lovely REALTRAK quartet version.

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SATURDAY NIGHT IS THE LONELIEST NIGHT key C 1:56
8 bar intro ; vocal as per Sinatra arrangement.

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M437. SATURDAY NIGHT IS THE LONELIEST NIGHT
key - C - range - A to E
Realtrak Big Band arrangement ; based on the Sinatra version.

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SATURDAY NIGHT IS THE LONELIEST NIGHT key Eb 3:38
4 bar intro and vocal in at 12 secs, vocal thru, short piano solo at 1:48, vocal in at 2:10 with "I don't mind Sunday night at all.....", continue thru, and finish.

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M1148. SATURDAY NIGHT IS THE LONELIEST NIGHT - Eb
key - Eb - range - C to Eb
Wonderfully moody take on the massive Sinatra hit. A TRIO arrangement that's more "torch song" and perfect for a laidback vocal.

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SAVE THE BONES FOR HENRY JONES key A 3:10
8 bar intro ; vocal thru ; vibes solo and big band solo ; vocal back in at the bridge section ; continue; ad lib as sections as per Ray Charles/Lou Rawls version.

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M498. SAVE THE BONES FOR HENRY JONES
key - A - range - E to E (G optional)
Fabulously blues drenched gem from Ray Charles and Lou Rawls! If you love the blues swinging you'll love this!

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SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME key Eb 4:17
4 bar intro ; vocal thru full song - no solo - back to "hey baby don't you know I love you so...." ; continue ; repeat "and don't forget who's taking you home.. and in who's arms you're gonna be...."etc and finish.

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M621. SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME 
key - Eb - range - Bb to F
Fresh dreamy swing arrangement of the huge Drifters hit!
Please check out the Harry Connick Jnr version from his album " ONLY YOU".

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SAVING ALL MY LOVE FOR YOU key C 3:16
8 bar intro and vocal in at 12 seconds, vocal through as per the original Whitney Houston form and add ad libs at the end ("for you.... for you" etc).

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M1759. SAVING ALL MY LOVE FOR YOU - C swing
key - C - range - A to E (optional A and G falsettos..)
Here's a quirky Live recorded "big band" keyboard arrangement of the Whitney Houston classic, in a male key. It works great as a swinger and you don't need to do the big falsettos a la Whitney. The main track has punchy keyboard brass lines, mellow brass chordal lines and light piano fills added later.

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SAY IT WITH FLOWERS key Ab to A 2:57
4 bar intro and vocal in at 12 secs, vocal thru, key change at 1:45, vocal back to "when you wanna say you're sorry...", continue, slightly rall the last line and finish.

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M1171. SAY IT WITH FLOWERS - Ab to A
key - Ab to A - range - Eb to E
Full orchestra arrangement, based on her version, of this great Dorothy Squires song. Also check out a great version by Joe Longthorne..

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SECRET LOVE key Eb 2:23
8 bar intro ; vocal thru ; short sax solo ; vocal back in at " so I told the friendly star.." ; continue ; tag/ad lib the last line and finish.

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M368. SECRET LOVE - Eb
key - Eb - range - Bb to Eb
Swinging Livetrak arrangement of this popular jazz standard and Doris Day hit!

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SEND FOR ME key G 2:46
4 bar intro ;same format as Nat King Cole version ; except a definite ending.

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M607. SEND FOR ME
key - G - range - D to D
Nice and fresh arrangement of the bluesy Nat King Cole hit.

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SEND IN THE CLOWNS key F 3:47
Loosely based on the Sinatra reprise version.

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M638. SEND IN THE CLOWNS - Pianotrak
key - F - range - Bb to C
Loosely based on the style of the Sinatra Reprise version - easy to latch onto. 2015 Piano only arrangement.

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SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY key Bb 2:33
4 bar intro ; vocal thru ; no solo - back to " seven... that's the time we leave at..." ; continue and finish.

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M625. SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY - Bb 
key - Bb - range - Bb to C 
Lovely Realtrak arrangement of this old gem. Suit lower range male or higher female ranges.

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SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN key Eb 3:26
4 bar intro ; vocal thru twice ; Hammond solo ; vocal back in at " with every word of love I hear...." ; continue ; tag the last line and finish.

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M310. SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN - Eb
key - Eb - range - Eb to Eb
Fantasic Hammond organ ; guitar and bass Realtrak arrangement aka Jimmy Smith gives this great old tune a new lease of life.

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SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN key Db to D 2:58
6 bar intro and vocal in at 12 secs, continue thru, key change then a solo from 1:22, vocal back in at 1:56, continue and finish as per the Jo Stafford version.

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M1221. SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN - Db to D
key - Db to D - range - Db to D
The arrangement is loosely based on a Jo Stafford version and keeps to the same form, but in an easy male key.
Check out the version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsU7dGT2Ixs

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SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN key Eb 3:18

The September in the rain backing track starts as a 8 bar intro and vocals in at 13 seconds, vocal thru twice, trombone solo at 1:51, vocal back in at 2:16 with “to every word of love, I hear you whisper….”, continue thru, tag the last line 4 times (build each time) and then finish. This track has a very swinging big band arrangement of this popular old standard. Click on the link below if you wish to listen to a short demo of the song. Once you understand the structure of it, click “buy now” to purchase the September in the rain backing track.

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M1081. SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN - Eb Big Band
key - Eb - range - Eb to Eb

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SEPTEMBER SONG version 1 key Bb 4:23
piano intro & vocal pickup into the verse - vocal cue leading to tempo-
" for it's a ...." ; continue ; solo ; vocal back in at " for the days dwindle down .." ; continue ; rall the last line and finish.

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M35. SEPTEMBER SONG version 1
key - Bb - range - Bb to Db
Verse included. Great song sung by Billy Eckstine, Sinatra, Dick Haymes et al.

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SEPTEMBER SONG version 2 key Bb 4:27
piano intro & vocal pickup into the verse - vocal cue leading to tempo-
" for it's a ...." ; continue ; solo ; vocal back in at " for the days dwindle down .." ; continue ; rall the last line and finish.

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M36. SEPTEMBER SONG version 2
key - Bb - range - Bb to Db
version 2 as above.

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SERENATA key F 3:15
8 bar intro ; vocal thru ; solo ; vocal in at " so near .....yet we're so far apart..." ; continue ; include the last tag section only on the very last time.

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M282. SERENATA
key - F - range - C to D
Wonderful Nat King Cole hit!! Great Live arrangement.

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SHAKIN' THE BLUES AWAY key Eb 1:49
8 bar intro ; vocal thru ; solo ; vocal back in at " do what the vodoos do..." ; tag the last line and finish.

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M159. SHAKIN' THE BLUES AWAY
key - Eb - range - D to Eb
Irving Berlin swinger.

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SHALL WE DANCE key G 1:55
8 bar intro ; vocal thru twice ; tag the last line and finish.

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M65. SHALL WE DANCE
key - G - range - E to D
From the "KING & I ", this wonderful show tune works well as a swinger.

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SHE key Bb 4:11
4 bar intro and vocal in at 18 seconds, vocal through, no solo - at 2:37 the vocal goes back to "She.. who always seems so happy in a crowd...", continue through, add the very end tag and finish.

M1602. SHE - Bb
key - Bb - range - G to Db
Gorgeous orchestral arrangement of the Charles Aznavour classic. Also covered by Elvis Costello for the movie "Notting Hill".
Same arrangement as M1601 except a full tone lower.

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SHE key C 4:11
4 bar intro and vocal in at 18 seconds, vocal through, no solo - at 2:37 the vocal goes back to "She.. who always seems so happy in a crowd...", continue through, add the very end tag and finish.

M1601. SHE - C
key - C - range - A to Eb
Gorgeous orchestral arrangement of the Charles Aznavour classic. Also covered by Elvis Costello for the movie "Notting Hill".

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SHE LOVES ME key Eb 2:56
8 bar intro and vocal in at 11 seconds, vocal through twice - no solo - use the additional lyrics, continue and finish.

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M1746. SHE LOVES ME - Eb
key - Eb - range - Bb to C
Wonderful showtune from the show of the same name, in a superb Trio arrangement, and a great tempo!
Same arrangement as M1745 except a full tone lower.

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SHE LOVES ME key F 2:56
8 bar intro and vocal in at 11 seconds, vocal through twice - no solo - use the additional lyrics, continue and finish.

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M1745. SHE LOVES ME - F
key - F - range - C to D
Wonderful showtune from the show of the same name, in a superb Trio arrangement, and a great tempo!

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SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL key C 4:10
orchestra intro and vocal in at 23 secs, vocal thru, at 2:50 go back to the bridge with the extended lyric :
"Now it's all over,
Still the feelings ling'er on.
For my dream keeps returning
Now that she's gone"

at 3:26
"For it was beautiful,
Beautiful, beautiful to be loved...."

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M1095. SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL
key - C - range - B to C (suit lower range male and higher range female)
Popularly known as the instrumental "Cavatina", Cleo Laine added lyrics and it became a wonderful vehicle for a great vocalist. This lovely arrangement is pretty loosely based on the Bryn Terfel version

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SHE WAS TOO GOOD TO ME key C 4:08
8 bar intro; vocal thru; short piano solo; vocal back in at "she would have brought me the sun".......; continue; rall the last line and finish.

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M677. SHE WAS TOO GOOD TO ME - C 
key - C - range - C to D (optional E)
Wonderful Rodgers and Hart ballad. Loosely based on the Chet Baker Real Book arrangement.
 

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SHE WAS TOO GOOD TO ME key Eb 4:20
orchestral and piano intro into tempo and vocal in; continue thru; short piano solo; vocal back in at "she would have brought me the sun...."; continue; rall the last line and finish.

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M678. SHE WAS TOO GOOD TO ME - Eb 
key - Eb - range - Eb to F (optional G)
Different arrangement from M677 and in a higher key as well.
I love the Boz Scaggs version on his latest standards album.
 

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SHE'S FUNNY THAT WAY key C 3:00
4 bar intro ; vocal thru ; no solo - back to "though she loves to work and slave..." ; continue ; tag the last line and finish.

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M402. SHE'S FUNNY THAT WAY Pianotrak
key - C - range - C to D
Sinatra favourite that works great as a "saloon song". 2015 piano only arrangement.

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SHE'S OUT OF MY LIFE key C 3:23
4 bar intro and vocal in at 16 secs, continue through as per the original form, once through.

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M1380. SHE'S OUT OF MY LIFE - C
key - C - range - (F optional low note) Bb to F (massive range!)
Gorgeous Michael Jackson hit in a TRIO arrangement.
Same arrangement as M1379 except 2 full tones lower, a more manageable male key.

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SHE'S OUT OF MY LIFE key E 3:23
4 bar intro and vocal in at 16 secs, continue through as per the original form, once through.

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M1379. SHE'S OUT OF MY LIFE - E
key - E - range - (A optional low note) D to A (massive range!)
Gorgeous Michael Jackson hit in a TRIO arrangement. This is his original key. It's also suitable for Female ranges so simply change the She to He!

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SHINY STOCKINGS key F 2:35
4 bar intro and vocal in at 8 secs, mute trombone solo at 1:12, vocal back in at 1:48 and continue, repeat the last line twice and finish.

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M989. SHINY STOCKINGS - F
key - F - range - C to F
Swinging Livetrak Quartet arrangement of this Count Basie classic! Suitable for the "guy" vocal take on things - check in the Real Vocal Book for the "guy" lyrics!

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SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME key F 2:06
4 bar intro and vocal in at 11 seconds, vocal through twice - no solo, from 1:28 sing.... "show me the way to go home.......", show me the way to go home.." then "show...........me...........the ..........way...........to go home....." and finish.

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M1675. SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME - F
key - F - range - F to C
Great Big Band arrangement of this very old and corny gem. I've slowed the tempo right down and it works great at this tempo with lovely lazy big band lines, horn hits and a great overall feel.
 

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SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME key G 2:06
4 bar intro and vocal in at 11 seconds, vocal through twice - no solo, from 1:28 sing.... "show me the way to go home.......", show me the way to go home.." then "show...........me...........the ..........way...........to go home....." and finish.

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M1676. SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME - G
key - G - range - G to D
Great Big Band arrangement of this very old and corny gem. I've slowed the tempo right down and it works great at this tempo with lovely lazy big band lines, horn hits and a great overall feel.
Same arrangement as M1675 except a full tone higher.

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SIDE BY SIDE key D 2:58
8 bar intro and vocal in at 16 secs, vocal thru, trumpet solo at 1:22, vocal back in at 1:55 with "through all kinds of weather..", continue thru, at 2:28 tag the last line and at 2:32 simply extend the last line (up the octave preferably..) and finish.

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M1205. SIDE BY SIDE - D
key - D - range - D to D (optional E)
Super orchestral arrangement of this old classic!

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SIDE BY SIDE key Eb 2:45
8 bar intro; vocal thru; short piano solo; vocal back in at "thru all kinds of weather..." ; continue; tag the last line and extend the last line - "side........ by........ side...."; and finish.

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M660. SIDE BY SIDE - Eb 
key - Eb - range - Eb to Eb 
Corny old tune that works really well in this slowertempo. Nice Livetrak arrangement.

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SIERRA SUE key F 2:46
3 bar intro and pick up on the 4th bar; vocal thru; violin solo; vocal back in at "the roses weep, their tears are falling" ; continue and finish.

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M740. SIERRA SUE
key - F  - C to D 
Popular hit for Bing Crosby; Gene Autry and Eddie Arnold. Livetrak arrangement.

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SINCE I FELL FOR YOU key F 3:43
4 bar intro ; vocal thru ; no solo - back to " now it's too sad....." ; continue ; tag the last line -- lengthen the ending and finish.

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M92. SINCE I FELL FOR YOU
key -  F - range - C to F
Wonderful ; blues based standard sung by Mel Torme; Joe Williams ; et al.
Verse not included.

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SINCE I FELL FOR YOU key Eb 4:01
vocal straight into the verse ("when you just give love..." ) - no intro ; continue into the MAIN song ; no solo - back to "now it's too bad.. and it's ..." ; continue and finish - no tag.

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M600. SINCE I FELL FOR YOU - Eb
key - Eb - range - Bb to Db
This version is based on the Real Book changes. Gorgeous and bluesy ballad in a cool Realtrak arrangement.

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SINCE I FELL FOR YOU key G 4:13
2 bar intro; vocal thru the verse and then into the main theme; no solo - vocal back to "well it's too bad....and it's too sad.."; continue; rall the last line and finish.

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M726. SINCE I FELL FOR YOU - G
key - G - range - D to F 
Fresh orchestral ballad version of this classy tune.

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SING version 1 key C 2:23
8 bar intro; vocal thru twice - no solo; continue; last line is " sing"...............(semitone up) "sing..........." (back down again) "sing a song" and finish.

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M811. SING version 1
key - C - range - D to F 
Swinging Livetrak "Big Band" arrangement of this MOR classic that swings so well! The Carpenters scored a big hit with the song.

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SING version 2 key C 2:25
8 bar intro; vocal thru twice; last line is " sing"...............(semitone up) "sing..........." (back down again) "sing a song" and finish.

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M812. SING version 2
key - C - range - D to F
Classic MOR gem in a Livetrak "Big Band" arrangement. Different arrangement; but similar in feel and tempo; to the 1st version.

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SINGIN' IN THE RAIN key G 2:48
4 bar intro, vocal thru twice - no solo - end with the typical intro and finish.

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M1029. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
key - G - range - D to D
The title song from the wonderful musical that had loads of great hit songs. Here's a laidback Livetrak TRIO plus strings arrangement.

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SKYLARK key C 4:11
piano intro and vocal in at 8 secs, into tempo , continue thru, piano solo at 1:59, vocal back in at 2:52 with "and in your lonely flight....", continue thru, rall the last line and finish.

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M1348. SKYLARK - C
key - C - range - A to D
Lovely TRIO arrangement of this Hoagy Carmichael gem (he wrote some really great songs!)

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