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Early Rock'N'Roll Era Fake Book

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Guitar, Piano/Keyboard, C Instruments - Difficulty: easy-medium
By Various. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Oldies, Rock 'n' Roll, 1950s and 1960s. Fakebook. With vocal melody, lyrics and chord names. 280 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.240167).

Item Number: HL.240167

ISBN 0634026100. 9.75x12 inches.

This fantastic new fake book for all C instruments features melody lines, lyrics and chords for more than 350 great songs from 1954 to 1964, including Can't Help Falling in Love, Leader of the Pack, Shout and more. Includes an artist index, and contents listing by song title.

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.

  • The Longest Walk 
  • Stay 
  • Abilene 
  • Surrender 
  • Don't Say Nothin' Bad About My Baby 
  • He's Sure The Boy I Love 
  • See You In September 
  • That's Why (I Love You So) 
  • Goodnight My Love, Pleasant Dreams 
  • There Goes My Heart 
  • Ahab The Arab 
  • Walk On By 
  • Please Mr. Sun 
  • Surfin' Bird 
  • Hey There Lonely Girl (Hey There Lonely Boy) 
  • Oh, Oh I'm Falling In Love Again 
  • Secretly 
  • Dance With Me 
  • Let's Get Together 
  • Tom Dooley 
  • Runaway 
  • We Shall Overcome 
  • Foolish Little Girl 
  • All I Have To Do Is Dream 
  • She Cried 
  • Too Much 
  • Poison Ivy 
  • All Shook Up 
  • Pride And Joy 
  • Come See About Me 
  • Ride The Wild Surf 
  • Drip Drop 
  • Love Me 
  • What In The World's Come Over You 
  • Stand By Me 
  • Alley Cat 
  • I Wanna Love Him So Bad 
  • Venus 
  • Stuck On You 
  • Along Came Jones 
  • Gone 
  • Beechwood 4-5789 
  • Try It Baby 
  • Two Lovers 
  • Don't 
  • Patches 
  • Heartbreak Hotel 
  • James (Hold The Ladder Steady) 
  • Norman 
  • A Rose And A Baby Ruth 
  • You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry 
  • Party Doll 
  • Suspicion 
  • The ABC's Of Love 
  • El Watusi 
  • I Want You To Be My Girl 
  • I'm Stickin' With You 
  • Romeo and Juliet (Just Like) 
  • Little Girl Of Mine 
  • My Dad 
  • My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own 
  • Run To Him 
  • Sheila 
  • Short Shorts 
  • Soldier Boy 
  • Ya Ya 
  • Everyday 
  • Apache 
  • One Fine Day 
  • At My Front Door 
  • At The Hop 
  • Baby I Need Your Lovin' 
  • Baby Love 
  • Barbara Ann 
  • Be-Bop-A-Lula 
  • Be True To Your School 
  • Because They're Young 
  • Beep Beep 
  • Big Bad John 
  • Big Girls Don't Cry 
  • A Big Hunk O' Love 
  • Bird Dog 
  • Black Denim Trousers And Motorcycle Boots 
  • Blue Suede Shoes 
  • Blueberry Hill 
  • Bo Diddley 
  • Bony Moronie 
  • Book Of Love 
  • Bossa Nova Baby 
  • A Boy Without A Girl 
  • Bread And Butter 
  • Breaking Up Is Hard To Do 
  • Bristol Stomp 
  • Bye Bye Love 
  • Calendar Girl 
  • California Sun 
  • Can't Help Falling in Love 
  • Candy Girl 
  • Cathy's Clown 
  • Chains 
  • Chains Of Love 
  • Chantilly Lace 
  • Charlie Brown 
  • Chug-A-Lug 
  • Close To Cathy 
  • Come Go With Me 
  • Cotton Fields (The Cotton Song) 
  • Crying 
  • Crying In The Rain 
  • Dance With Me Henry (The Wallflower) 
  • Dancing In The Street 
  • Dang Me 
  • Dawn (Go Away) 
  • Dead Man's Curve 
  • Devil Or Angel 
  • Devoted To You 
  • The Diary 
  • Dizzy Miss Lizzie 
  • Do Wah Diddy Diddy 
  • Do You Love Me 
  • Don't Be Cruel (To A Heart That's True) 
  • Don't Worry Baby 
  • Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) 
  • Dream Lover 
  • Duke Of Earl 
  • Earth Angel 
  • Easier Said Than Done 
  • The End Of The World 
  • Endless Sleep 
  • Ev'rybody's Somebody's Fool 
  • For Your Precious Love 
  • Four Walls 
  • Friendly Persuasion 
  • Fun, Fun, Fun 
  • Georgia on My Mind 
  • Get A Job 
  • Go Away, Little Girl 
  • Good Luck Charm 
  • Goodbye Cruel World 
  • Great Balls of Fire 
  • The Great Pretender 
  • The Green Door 
  • Greenfields 
  • Guitar Boogie Shuffle 
  • Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen 
  • Happy, Happy Birthday Baby 
  • Hats Off To Larry 
  • He'll Have To Go 
  • He's A Rebel 
  • Hearts Of Stone 
  • Heatwave (Love Is Like A Heatwave) 
  • Hello Mary Lou 
  • Her Royal Majesty 
  • Hey Paula 
  • Hi-Heel Sneakers 
  • Honeycomb 
  • Hound Dog 
  • Hushabye 
  • I Almost Lost My Mind 
  • I Beg Of You 
  • I Can't Stop Loving You 
  • I Fall To Pieces 
  • I Got a Woman 
  • I Got Stung 
  • I Love How You Love Me 
  • I Need Your Love Tonight 
  • I Walk The Line 
  • I Want You, I Need You, I Love You 
  • I'm Leaving It Up To You 
  • If I Had A Hammer (The Hammer Song) 
  • In The Still Of The Nite (I'll Remember) 
  • It Hurts To Be In Love 
  • It's All In The Game 
  • It's Just A Matter Of Time 
  • It's My Party 
  • It's Now Or Never 
  • It's Only Make Believe 
  • It's So Easy 
  • Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini 
  • Jailhouse Rock 
  • Jingle-Bell Rock 
  • Johnny Angel 
  • Kansas City 
  • Kisses Sweeter Than Wine 
  • La Bamba 
  • Last Date 
  • Last Kiss 
  • Lonely Teardrops 
  • Leader Of The Pack 
  • Let the Good TImes Roll 
  • Let's Twist Again 
  • Limbo Rock 
  • Lipstick On Your Collar 
  • Little Deuce Coupe 
  • Little Darlin' 
  • Little Egypt 
  • The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena) 
  • Little Sister 
  • Little Star 
  • The Loco-motion 
  • Lollipop 
  • Long Tall Sally 
  • Loop De Loop 
  • Louie, Louie 
  • Love Me Tender 
  • Love Potion Number 9 
  • A Lover's Question 
  • Lucille  
  • Make The World Go Away 
  • Maria Elena 
  • Maybe Baby 
  • Mr. Lee 
  • Moments To Remember 
  • Money (That's What I Want) 
  • Moody River 
  • More (Ti Guardero' Nel Cuore) 
  • My Boy Lollipop 
  • My Boyfriend's Back 
  • My Guy 
  • My Heart Is an Open Book 
  • Nadine (Is It You) 
  • Next Door To An Angel 
  • No, Not Much! 
  • No Particular Place To Go 
  • Oh Boy! 
  • Oh! Carol 
  • Oh, Lonesome Me 
  • Oh, Pretty Woman 
  • On Broadway 
  • Only Love Can Break A Heart 
  • Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel) 
  • Only You (And You Alone) 
  • Padre 
  • Peggy Sue 
  • Peppermint Twist 
  • Palisades Park 
  • Please Mr. Postman 
  • Pretty Little Angel Eyes 
  • Rag Doll 
  • Raindrops 
  • Rave On 
  • Ready Teddy 
  • Rebel 'Rouser 
  • Red River Rock 
  • Remember (Walking In The Sand) 
  • Return To Sender 
  • Rip It Up 
  • Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay 
  • Rock Around The Clock 
  • Rubber Ball 
  • Ruby Baby 
  • Sad Movies (Make Me Cry) 
  • Save the Last Dance for Me 
  • Scotch And Soda 
  • Sea Of Love 
  • Sealed With a Kiss 
  • Searchin' 
  • A See You Later Alligator 
  • Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream) 
  • Shake, Rattle and Roll 
  • Sherry 
  • The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) 
  • Shop Around 
  • Short Fat Fannie 
  • Shout 
  • Sidewalk Surfin' 
  • Silhouettes 
  • Since I Don't Have You 
  • Since I Met You Baby 
  • Sincerely 
  • Singing The Blues 
  • ('Til) I Kissed You 
  • (Seven Little Girls) Sitting In The Back Seat 
  • Sixteen Candles 
  • Sixteen Reasons (Why I Love You) 
  • Sleepwalk 
  • Slippin' And Slidin' 
  • South Street 
  • Speedy Gonzales 
  • Speedoo 
  • Splish Splash 
  • Stupid Cupid 
  • Sugar Moon 
  • Sugar Shack 
  • Sugartime 
  • Sukiyaki 
  • Summertime, Summertime 
  • Surf City 
  • Surfin' Safari 
  • Surfin' U.S.A. 
  • Susie-Q 
  • Sweets for My Sweet 
  • Take Good Care Of My Baby 
  • Tall Paul 
  • Tears On My Pillow 
  • (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear 
  • Teen Angel 
  • A Teenager in Love 
  • Tell Her (Tell Him) 
  • Tequila 
  • That'll Be The Day 
  • There Goes My Baby 
  • There's A Moon Out Tonight 
  • Things 
  • This Land Is Your Land 
  • The Three Bells 
  • Tonight You Belong To Me 
  • Treat Me Nice 
  • Turn Me Loose 
  • Tutti Frutti 
  • Twenty-Four Hours From Tulsa 
  • 26 Miles (Santa Catalina) 
  • Twilight Time 
  • The Twist 
  • Twist And Shout 
  • Under the Boardwalk 
  • Up On The Roof 
  • Wah Watusi 
  • Wake Up Little Susie 
  • Walk Don't Run 
  • Walk Like A Man 
  • Walk Right In 
  • 'Way Down Yonder In New Orleans 
  • The Way You Do The Things You Do 
  • What Am I Living For 
  • What's Your Name 
  • When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) 
  • Where Did Our Love Go 
  • Where Have All The Flowers Gone? 
  • Where Or When 
  • Where The Boys Are 
  • Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp Ba Bomp Ba Bomp) 
  • Who's Sorry Now 
  • Why Do Fools Fall In Love 
  • Will You Love Me Tomorrow (Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow) 
  • Willie and the Hand Jive 
  • Wooden Heart 
  • Yakety Yak 
  • Bobby's Girl 
  • You Don't Know Me 
  • You Don't Own Me 
  • You Talk Too Much 
  • You Win Again 
  • Young Blood 
  • Young Love 
  • Reet Petite (The Sweetest Girl In Town) 
  • The Watusi 
  • This I Swear 
  • Daddy's Home 
  • loving you 
  • I Get Around 
  • I Only Want to Be With You 
  • Donna 
  • I'll Be Home 
  • I Like It Like That 
  • Travelin' Man 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    freemans reach nsw australia
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • March 06, 2017 book beginning to intermediearly rock n roll fake

    excellent songs need higher level with treble and bass clef level easy big note good enough to perform

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  • 5

    Paul in NN
    Newport News, VA
    Difficulty Level:
    Not sure
  • July 13, 2012 Early Rock N Roll Era Fakebook

    This music book is great. There are more songs than I expected. I'm very happy with it.

    19 of 36 people found this review helpful.
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  • 3

    Al Haney, professional contemporary and historical musician
    West Texas
    Difficulty Level:
  • April 12, 2010 lots of lead sheets

    A good selection of songs of different types. The ballads, Carole King, Sedaka, and country songs sound pretty good. For some reason the R&B, Elvis and motown songs are not arranged as well. Also the font size is very small for my eyes. These condensed sheets are best used...

    to give you a basis to flesh out a full arrangement as these sheets lack a bass line, harmony, counter melodies, many intro's and turn arounds. This book is worth it for the lead line, chords and lyrics. Good cross reference, songwriter- performing artist.

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    34 of 64 people found this review helpful.
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  • 4

    Chuck Coles
    Eustis, Florida
    Difficulty Level:
  • July 15, 2008 This is a helpful book.

    This is a helpful book in getting arrangements ready for our 9 piece band for a special gig we will be doing. Once in a while there is an editing error, but they can be figured out by an amature arranger.

    33 of 68 people found this review helpful.
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  • 4

    New Jersey
    Difficulty Level:
  • March 31, 2007 Good Selection of Songs

    There is probably no fake book of 50s and 60s music that has it all. This is one of the better compilation of "oldies" in typical fake book style. My only criticism of this and other fake books is that I prefer a spiral bound book were I can use...

    only one side of the page when planing. While this is "spiral bound" you cannot fold it into itself and just play one page at a time. It has to opened fully.

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    46 of 85 people found this review helpful.
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