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The Norman Gimbel Songbook

50 of the Lyricist's Finest

By Norman Gimbel

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50 of the Lyricist's Finest. Composed by Norman Gimbel. P/V/G Composer Collection. 200 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.313240).

Item Number: HL.313240

ISBN 0634058886. 9x12 inches.

From his 1961 hit “Bluesette” with Toots Thieleman, to composing the English lyrics to “The Girl from Ipanema,” to winning the Best Song Oscar for “It Goes like It Goes” from the movie Norma Rae, to composing the memorable theme songs for TV shows such as Laverne and Shirley and The Love Boat, composer Norman Gimbel has created a rich and diverse catalog of American standards. This superb P/V/G collection – containing 50 career-spanning songs selected by Gimbel himself! – also features a foreword written by his four children, a biography, great photos, and a chronological index of titles. Songs include: Bluesette • The Girl from Ipanema • Happy Days • How Insensitive • I Will Follow Him • I Will Wait for You • It Goes like It Goes • Killing Me Softly with His Song • Live for Life • Making Our Dreams Come True • Meditation • Ready to Take a Chance Again • So Nice (Summer Samba) • Sway • Sweet Happy Life • Traces • Watch What Happens • and more.

  • Canadian Sunset 
  • Different Worlds 
  • How Insensitive (Insensatez) 
  • I Got a Name 
  • I Will Follow Him (I Will Follow You) 
  • I Will Wait For You 
  • Live For Life 
  • Meditation (Meditacao) 
  • Pine Top's Boogie 
  • Ready To Take A Chance Again 
  • So Nice (Summer Samba) 
  • Always There 
  • Bluesette 
  • Killing Me Softly with His Song 
  • Making Our Dreams Come True 
  • Sway (Quien Sera) 
  • Watch What Happens 
  • A Whale Of A Tale 
  • It Goes Like It Goes 
  • Sweet Happy Life (Samba de Orpheo) 
  • Slow Hot Wind (Lujon) 
  • We Could Have It All 
  • Come With Me Now 
  • Bits And Pieces 
  • Time 
  • Amazing 
  • Together 
  • Wonder Woman 
  • Welcome To My World 
  • Flattery 
  • A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry 
  • Am I Feeling Love 
  • Girl In The Moon 
  • Good Friend 
  • It Was Me (C'etait Moi) 
  • Love Among The Young 
  • Moondust 
  • Only Love (L'Amour en Heritage) 
  • Past The Age Of Innocence 
  • Ricochet Romance 
  • Time For Me To Go 
  • Traces 
  • Where's Poppa 
  • Time Is A Gift 
  • Happy Days 
  • Girl 
  • Different 
  • The Girl From Ipanema (Garôta De Ipanema) 
  • Song Of The Sabiá (Sabiá) 
  • Água De Beber (Water To Drink)