The Ultimate Fake Book

Nearly two decades ago, Hal Leonard created The Ultimate Fake Book, a collection of more than 1,200 songs which lived up to its name and set the standard for all fake books that followed. This 3rd ed. has been updated to include even more great songs and recent hits. Songs include:

Alfie · All the Things You Are · Always · And So It Goes · Autumn in New York · Beauty and the Beast · Brazil · Blue Skies · Body and Soul · Call Me Irresponsible · Can't Help Falling in Love · Candy · Caravan · Cry Me a River · Easter Parade · Edelweiss · Endless Love · A Foggy Day · Friends in Low Places · Georgia on My Mind · Heart and Soul · Here's That Rainy Day · How Deep Is the Ocean · I Love Paris · I Shot the Sheriff · I've Got the World on a String · The Impossible Dream · Isn't It Romantic? · It's Only a Paper Moon · The Lady Is a Tramp · Lazy River · Let's Fall in Love · Love Is Here to Stay · Makin' Whoopee! · Mona Lisa · Moon River · Moonlight in Vermont · My Funny Valentine · Oh, Pretty Woman · Piano Man · Precious and Few · Release Me · Satin Doll · Small World · Somewhere Out There · Sophisticated Lady · Strawberry Fields Forever · Summer in the City · Tears in Heaven · Ticket to Ride · Unforgettable · What'll I Do · When I Fall in Love · When You Wish Upon a Star · You Are the Sunshine of My Life · and hundreds more!

Hal Leonard, $49.95, ISBN-13: 9780793529391, 1,211 songs, 816pp. Feb 94

The Best Fake Book Ever

We've updated this fake book for a fourth edition to ensure that it remains the best ever! Features melody lines, lyrics and chords for 1000+ essential songs:

Amazed · At the Hop · Autumn Leaves · Bohemian Rhapsody · Cabaret · California Girls · Centerfold · Chariots of Fire · Crazy · Dust in the Wind · Earth Angel · Eleanor Rigby · Fever · Fire and Rain · From a Distance · Hello, Dolly! · Hey Jude · I Am Woman · Imagine · Joy to the World · Kansas City · La Bamba · Lady · Linus and Lucy · Longer · Me and Bobby McGee · Meditation · Misty · More · More Than Words · My Way · Oye Como Va · Peggy Sue · The Rainbow Connection · Respect · Route 66 · Shout · Spanish Eyes · Stormy Weather · Take Five · Thriller · Time in a Bottle · Unchained Melody · Wave · The Way We Were · Wonderful Tonight · Y.M.C.A. · You've Got a Friend · and hundreds more!

Hal Leonard, $49.95,ISBN-13: 9780634034244, 1,076 songs, 864pp, Nov '90

Ragtime & Early Jazz: Jazz Bible Series

This great fake book features 200 songs from the 1900-1935 era, including:

Ain't Misbehavin' · All of Me · Autumn in New York · Basin Street Blues · Blue Skies · Body and Soul · Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man · Cocktails for Two · Everybody Loves My Baby · Falling in Love with Love · Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You · Have You Met Miss Jones? · How Deep Is the Ocean · It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) · Just a Gigolo · Mood Indigo · Moonglow · My Blue Heaven · My Romance · Ol' Man River · Puttin' On the Ritz · Remember · Solitude · St. Louis Blues · When I Take My Sugar to Tea · When My Baby Smiles at Me · Why Was I Born? · You Made Me Love You · You Took Advantage of Me · You're My Everything · more!

Hal Leonard, $22.95, ISBN-13: 9780793558063, 200 songs, 240pp, Jan '97

The Swing Era

A great fake book with 200 songs from the 1936-1947 era, including:

April in Paris · Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea · Bewitched · Candy · Caravan · Cherokee · Darn That Dream · A Fine Romance · Heart and Soul · I'll Be Seeing You · I'll Walk Alone · I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm · It's Only a Paper Moon · Marie · Moonlight in Vermont · My Funny Valentine · The Nearness of You · Pennies from Heaven · Prelude to a Kiss · Sentimental Journey · Stompin' at the Savoy · Stormy Weather · A String of Pearls · Take the "A" Train · Tuxedo Junction · You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To · more!

Hal Leonard, $22.95, ISBN-13: 9780793556588, 200 songs, 248pp, Jan '97

Jazz of the 50s

This great fake book in the Hal Leonard Jazz Bible series includes 200 of the best jazz tunes from the 1950s. Features large size music notation, a chord glossary, artist & title indexes, and common usage chords. For piano, guitar, electronic keyboard and all C instruments. Songs highlights:

Alice in Wonderland · Autumn Leaves · Beyond the Sea · Born to Be Blue · Cry Me a River · I Wanna Be Loved · I'm Late · If I Should Lose You · In Walked Bud · Lady Bird · Lazy Afternoon · Lost in the Stars · My One and Only Love · Picnic · Stella by Starlight · Stolen Moments · Tenderly · Unchained Melody · When Sunny Gets Blue · Young at Heart · many more!

Hal Leonard, $22.95, ISBN-13: 9780793558087, 200 songs, 232pp, Sep '99

Jazz of the 60s and Beyond

200 songs from the 1960s and beyond, including:

Alfie · All Blues · As Long As He Needs Me · Bernie's Tune · Black Coffee · Blue Champagne · Blue in Green · Blue Train (Blue Trane) · Bonita · Call Me Irresponsible · Cast Your Fate to the Wind · A Child Is Born · Come Back to Me · DonÕt Rain on My Parade · Eleven · Follow Your Heart · Four on Six · Georgia on My Mind · Giant Steps · Goodnight, My Someone · Green Haze · I Left My Heart in San Francisco · I Loved You Once in Silence · If I Ruled the World · Iris · Judy · Lady Day · Lester Left Town · Moon River · More · Peel Me a Grape · Slightly Out of Tune (Desafinado) · This Masquerade · Triste · Waltz for Debby · What Am I Here For? · and more.

Hal Leonard, $22.95, ISBN-13: 9780793558094, 200 songs, 231pp, Jan '04

Performer's Complete Fake Book

Over 600 excellent songs, along with the exclusive feature of guitar chord frames, make this fake book one of the best values in printed music today. Professional, amateur and hobbyist musicians will love this handsome hardcover edition. With over 600 songs and 400 pages, you are paying just pennies per song! Plus... The Performer's Complete Fake Book includes: A selection of more well-known, popular songs than have ever been collected in a music book of this size and kind before. Full lyrics and guitar chord frames are included for each title. And to make locating favorite tunes easier, all songs are indexed in three ways: Alphabetically-By name of composer/lyricist-Categorically

Hal Leonard, $19.95, ISBN-13: 9780960735013, 612 songs, 396pp, Nov '82

Wedding and Love Fake Book

The best wedding fake book just got better! The 4th edition of this classic resource features over 450 songs, updated to include some of today's most popular love songs, as well as classical and sacred titles. For piano, vocal, guitar, electronic keyboard and all "C" instruments. Essential for every professional musician! !

All of Me * Ave Maria * Bless the Broken Road * Clair De Lune * Dream a Little Dream of Me * (Everything I Do) I Do It for You * The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face * Glory of Love * Have I Told You Lately That I Love You * Hornpipe * I Only Have Eyes for You * Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring * Love Me Tender * My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from 'Titanic') * Only You (And You Alone) * Precious and Few * Romeo and Juliet (Love Theme) * She's Always a Woman * A Thousand Years * Trumpet Voluntary * Unchained Melody * Unforgettable * Wedding March (Bridal Chorus) * Wonderful Tonight * You Raise Me Up * Your Song * and more.

Hal Leonard, $22, ISBN-13: 1495099298, 500+ songs, 456pp. Jul '18

Just Standards Real Book

The Just Standards Real Book contains 250 classic songs, from show tunes to jazz standards, that are the core required repertoire for musicians all over the world. Production teams in both the U.S. and the U.K. took great care to ensure the accuracy and usability of each arrangement and original composer sources were consulted to ensure that the arrangements remained true to the composers' intentions. Plus, useful and important chord substitutions are indicated for each arrangement, allowing the user to pick from the original chords or the more popular jazz versions.

Al Di La, Alice in Wonderland, Angel Eyes, Be A Clown, Birth of the Blues, Body and Soul, Charade, Ebb Tide, The Greatest Love Of All, I Had the Craziest Dream, The Parties Over, Send in the Clowns, Sunny, We've Only Just Begun, Willow Weep For Me, You Go To My Head, You Make Me Feel So Young

Alfred Pub, $39.95, ISBN-13: 9780739039441, 250 songs, 416pp, Sep '01

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