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Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Songbook

By Jimmie Rodgers

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.

  • Ben Dewberry's Last Run 
  • Blue Yodel No. 5 
  • The Brakeman's Blues (Yodeling The Blues Away) 
  • Dreaming With Tears In My Eyes 
  • High Powered Mama 
  • I'm Free From The Chain Gang Now 
  • Jimmie Rodgers' Last Blue Yodel (The Women Make A Fool Out Of Me) 
  • Let Me Be Your Side Track 
  • My Old Pal 
  • Mystery Of Number Five 
  • Pistol Packin' Papa 
  • T.B. Blues 
  • Yodeling Cowboy 
  • Blue Yodel No. 4 (California Blues) 
  • Blue Yodel No. 9 (Standin' On The Corner) 
  • Gambling Bar Room Blues 
  • Hobo's Meditation 
  • I'm Lonely And Blue 
  • I'm Sorry We Met 
  • Jimmie's Mean Mama Blues 
  • Jimmie's Texas Blues 
  • Memphis Yodel 
  • Miss The Mississippi And You 
  • Mississippi Delta Blues 
  • Moonlight And Skies 
  • My Blue Eyed Jane 
  • My Carolina Sunshine Girl 
  • My Good Gal's Gone Blues 
  • My Little Lady 
  • My Rough And Rowdy Ways 
  • Never No Mo' Blues 
  • Nobody Knows But Me 
  • Peach Picking Time Down In Georgia 
  • Train Whistle Blues 
  • Travelin' Blues 
  • Tuck Away My Lonesome Blues 
  • Why Should I Be Lonely 
  • Any Old Time 
  • Blue Yodel No. 1 (T For Texas) 
  • Daddy And Home 
  • In The Jailhouse Now 
  • Blue Yodel No. 8 (Mule Skinner Blues) 
  • Waiting For A Train 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Don J
    Beaumont, TX
    Difficulty Level:
  • May 06, 2015 Old Country Songs

    Excellent. Too few of Rodgers' biggest hits but love it.

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  • 3

    Steve Rodgers
    Stoke on Trent, England.
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  • December 02, 2007 Good value, but...

    There's no tablature in this book and also no information about the man or the songs but it is still good value for the forty-three songs it contains!

    14 of 29 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

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  • October 27, 2007 Jimmie Rodgers

    Great beginner Jimmy Rodgers songbook. Has his biggest songs.

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  • 4

    Tony Monaghan
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • February 15, 2007 Well worth it

    This kind of book is difficult to source in Ireland, it was well worth my while purchasing at Sheet Music Plus and the price is great. Overall, the book is pitched at a nice level. It provides the basic music plus chords and leaves the musician to interpret from there...

    . I found some chords suspect, based on my experience of Jimmy Rodgers recordings but all the tricky ones are there and sopund correct. I recommend this book especially if you would like to accompany yourself on somgs like My Carolina Sunshine Girl but cannot work out the chords.

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