Piano/Vocal/Guitar - Difficulty: easy-medium to medium
By Jimmie Rodgers. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Traditional Country. Fake book. With vocal melody, lyrics, chord names and introductory text. 64 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.306296).
Item Number: HL.306296
ISBN 0634006177. 9x12 inches.
A fascinating bio and the best songs from the Singing Brakeman, including: Blue Yodel No. 1 (T for Texas) * The Brakeman's Blues * Hobo's Meditation * I'm Free from the Chain Gang Now * I'm Lonely and Blue * In the Jailhouse Now * Jimmie Rodgers' Last Blue Yodel * Memphis Yodel * My Blue Eyed Jane * My Good Gal's Gone Blues * My Rough and Rowdy Ways * Mystery of Number Five * Pistol Packin' Papa * T.B. Blues * Train Whistle Blues * Yodeling Cowboy * more.
About Hal Leonard Fake Books
A "fake book" contains songs written in a concise format that includes only the melody and chords, letting you interpret the song's performance as you feel is appropriate. This is great for quickly learning songs by yourself or with an ensemble.
Each song in a fake book only has a single melody actually written out in notes, which is usually the vocal or lead melody. This melody will have the lyrics written beneath the notes, with each word aligned to its corresponding note. Above the notes of the melody will appear the names of the appropriate chords to play - for example, a "C minor" chord would be written as "Cmin" or Cm", rather than writing out all of the notes in those chords as they appeared in the original version of the song.
This format is very compact, which is why you will often see fakebooks containing 500 or more songs.