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Give Me The Simple Life

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By Rube Bloom

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Choral Choir (TTBB) - Level 3 - Digital Download
Composed by Rube Bloom. Arranged by Liz Garnett. Contemporary. Octavo. 4 pages. Liz Garnett #4281851. Published by Liz Garnett (A0.856201).

Item Number: A0.856201

This song appeared in the movie Enchanted Voyage (1946), sung by John Payne's character to his little sister (played by Connie Marshall) as they drive along in a horse and trap. Its lyrics express affection - even nostalgia - for a rural lifestyle, unworried by the stresses and difficulties of the sophisticated big city types. These sentiments are clothed in a melody that gives a sense that it relaxes as it rolls through each phrase towards its ideal of simplicity.

The tempo is a gentle swing, though there is a surprising amount of syncopation around given the song's message - perhaps the songerwriters wanted to point out that this is a character who makes a conscious choice to turn away from modernity, not a hayseed who has never made the comparison.

The arrangement is suitable for barbershop contest (BHS system).

Vocal Ranges:

Tenor: B4 - B5
Lead: E3 - E4
Bari: F#3 - F#4
Bass: F#2 - A#3

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