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The Blues - 2nd Edition


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Guitar, Piano/Keyboard - Difficulty: easy-medium to medium
Melody/Lyrics/Chords. By Various. Hal Leonard Paperback Songs. Blues. Fakebook. Vocal melody, lyrics, chord names and guitar chord guide. 256 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.702014).

Item Number: HL.702014
ISBN 0793552591. With vocal melody, lyrics, chord names and guitar chord guide. Blues. 4.25x6.75 inches.

Melody lines, lyrics, chords and guitar chord diagrams for 110 blues classics, including: After You've Gone • Basin Street Blues • Chicago Blues • Crossroads • I Ain't Got Nobody • I Believe I'll Dust My Broom • Killing Floor • Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out • The Sky Is Crying • St. Louis Blues • Stormy Weather • Sweet Home Chicago • The Thrill Is Gone • Tobacco Road • You Shook Me • and dozens more!

About Hal Leonard Paperback Songs

These perfectly portable paperbacks include the melodies, lyrics, and chord symbols for your favorite songs, all in a convenient, pocket-sized book. Using concise, one-line music notation, anyone from hobbyists to professionals can strum on the guitar, play melodies on the piano, or sing the lyrics to great songs. Books also include a helpful guitar chord chart. All books are 4-1/8" x 6-3/4".

  • 32-20 Blues 
  • All Your Love (I Miss Loving) 
  • As The Years Go Passing By 
  • Baby Please Don't Go 
  • Baby What's Wrong 
  • Back Door Man 
  • Before You Accuse Me (Take A Look At Yourself) 
  • Big Boss Man 
  • Blues Before Sunrise 
  • Blues For My Baby 
  • Blues You Can't Lose 
  • Boogie Chillen No. 2 
  • Boom Boom 
  • Born Under A Bad Sign 
  • Built For Comfort 
  • Caldonia (What Makes Your Big Head So Hard?) 
  • Cherry Red 
  • Cold Shot 
  • Come On In My Kitchen 
  • Cross Road Blues (Crossroads) 
  • Crosscut Saw 
  • Darlin' You Know I Love You 
  • Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong 
  • Double Trouble 
  • Down Hearted Blues 
  • Drunken Hearted Man 
  • Early In The Mornin' 
  • Eyesight To The Blind 
  • Five Long Years 
  • Forty Days And Forty Nights 
  • Frisco Blues 
  • From Four Until Late 
  • Further On Up The Road 
  • Going Down Slow 
  • Good Morning Little Schoolgirl 
  • Got My Mo Jo Working 
  • Hidden Charms 
  • Honey Bee 
  • How Many More Years 
  • I Ain't Superstitious 
  • I Believe I'll Dust My Broom 
  • I Can't Quit You Baby 
  • I Just Want To Make Love To You 
  • I'm A Man 
  • I'm Ready 
  • I'm Tore Down 
  • I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man 
  • If You Love Me Like You Say 
  • It Hurts Me Too 
  • Juke 
  • Kansas City 
  • Key To The Highway 
  • Kidney Stew Blues 
  • Killing Floor 
  • Little Red Rooster 
  • Love In Vain Blues 
  • Love Struck Baby 
  • Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 
  • Madison Blues 
  • Mama's Got The Blues 
  • Mannish Boy 
  • Mean Old World 
  • Mean To Me 
  • Mellow Down Easy 
  • Messin' With The Kid 
  • Milk Cow Blues 
  • My Babe 
  • No Particular Place To Go 
  • Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out 
  • One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer 
  • Pinetop's Blues 
  • Pride And Joy 
  • Ramblin' On My Mind 
  • Reconsider Baby 
  • Rock Me Baby 
  • Roll 'em Pete 
  • Rollin' And Tumblin' 
  • Rollin' Stone (Catfish Blues) 
  • Route 66 
  • Saint James Infirmary 
  • See See Rider 
  • Spoonful 
  • St. Louis Blues 
  • Stella Mae 
  • Still Got The Blues 
  • Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time) 
  • Sugar Blues 
  • Sweet Home Chicago 
  • Sweet Sixteen 
  • Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do 
  • Terraplane Blues 
  • Texas Flood 
  • The Lemon Song 
  • The Sky Is Crying 
  • The Things That I Used To Do 
  • The Thrill is Gone 
  • Three Hours Past Midnight 
  • Three O'clock Blues 
  • Trouble In Mind 
  • Walkin' Blues 
  • Walking By Myself 
  • Wang Dang Doodle 
  • When You Got A Good Friend 
  • Who Do You Love 
  • Why I Sing The Blues 
  • You Need Love 
  • You Shook Me 
  • Cow Cow Blues 
  • Every Day I Have The Blues 
  • How Long Blues (How Long, How Long Blues) 

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  • 5

    Olathe, KS
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  • August 10, 2012 Best Blues Songbook Ever

    One hundred ten of the most popular blues tunes in lead sheet format for under $8. And in a well printed and organized book small enough to carry in a guitar case or gig bag. It doesn't get any better than that! Just what I have been looking for...

    . Hal Leonard, you did it again.

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  • 5

    Eugene, Oregon
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  • May 06, 2011 The Blues

    Every morning, I listen to "Breakfast with the Blues" ( to start my day on a boogie beat. This book provides verses and simple melody notation of many classic blues tunes that I translate into banjo tablature. I love the clawhammer blues sound and found this book a solid...

    foundation for song selection and skill advancement.

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  • 5

    Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
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  • September 26, 2008 Good reference,

    A decent collection, but more of a reference document than anything. Its the size of a paperback novel, so propping it open on your music stand ain't really feasible, but if you have a good memory you could take it to jam sessions and quickly refer to it to...

    get up to speed on a tune.

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  • 5

    NSW, Australia
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  • January 17, 2008 Wang Dang Doodle

    Awesome eclectic little guide to about 100 blues tunes. All authors properly acknowledged. Accurate lyrics and melodies. Cost next to nothing and, best of all, fits in a guitar case. If Robert Johnson had this he may have cut a few more albums...

    31 of 58 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Greensboro, North Carolina
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • June 06, 2007 Excellent for the not so advanced players

    These classic blues tunes are very encouraging to this near sixty year old beginner (guitar).

    25 of 53 people found this review helpful.
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