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The Blues Fake Book

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Piano/Keyboard, C Instruments - Difficulty: medium
Composed by Various. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Blues. Fakebook (leadsheet notation; spiral bound). With vocal melody, lyrics, chord names and leadsheet notation. 407 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.240082).

Item Number: HL.240082

ISBN 9780793558551. 9x12 inches.

The most comprehensive single-volume blues publication ever, with songs spanning the entire history of the genre. Every major blues artist is well-represented, including Howlin' Wolf, Robert Johnson, B.B. King, Billie Holiday, Leadbelly, Alberta Hunter, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Witherspoon, Bessie Smith, Sonny Boy Williamson, and scores of others. Features very easy-to-read engravings of 400 fantastic songs, including: All Your Love (I Miss Loving) * Angel Eyes * Baby Please Don't Go * Basin Street Blues * Beale Street Blues * Bell Bottom Blues * Black Coffee * Crossroads * Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans * Everyday (I Have the Blues) * Fine and Mellow * Folsom Prison Blues * A Good Man Is Hard to Find * Hellhound on My Trail * (I) Can't Afford to Do It * I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues * Ice Cream Man * Lady Sings the Blues * Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) * Lucille * Mean Woman Blues * My First Wife Left Me * Nine Below Zero * Oh! Darling * Road Runner * Royal Garden Blues * St. Louis Blues * Steamroller Blues * Stormy Weather * Sweet Home Chicago * Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do * The Thrill Is Gone * Worried Man Blues * hundreds 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.

  • Trouble No More (Someday Baby) 
  • Mercury Blues 
  • Baby Doll 
  • Backwater Blues 
  • Dirty No-Gooder's Blues 
  • Down In The Dumps 
  • Foolish Man Blues 
  • In The House Blues 
  • It Makes My Love Come Down 
  • Long Road 
  • Pickpocket Blues 
  • Rocking Chair Blues 
  • Wasted Life Blues 
  • Something Inside Me 
  • Continental Blues 
  • Five Long Years 
  • I'm Tore Down 
  • Ain't Misbehavin' 
  • Ain't That Loving You Baby 
  • Mean Old World 
  • I Keep Going Back To Joe's 
  • Alimonia Blues 
  • Three Hours Past Midnight 
  • On The Road Again 
  • The Time Seems So Long 
  • I Know Your Wig Is Gone 
  • Vida Lee 
  • It's A Low Down Dirty Deal 
  • No Place To Go 
  • Last Night 
  • Take It Easy Baby 
  • Too Young To Die 
  • It's Too Bad Things Are Going So Tough 
  • Ain't Gonna Worry My Life Anymore 
  • Lonesome Whistle Blues 
  • Moanin' For My Baby 
  • I Don't Know 
  • Bluebird 
  • All Blues 
  • Goodbye Baby 
  • Come Back Baby 
  • That's No Way to Get Along 
  • Devil Got My Woman 
  • I'm So Glad 
  • Got To Hurry 
  • I'm A Woman 
  • Do Me Right 
  • Dead Presidents 
  • Meet Me (Down At The Bottom) (Down In The Bottom) 
  • Home To Mamma 
  • I Can Make Love 
  • I Can't Stop, Baby 
  • I Got To Find My Baby 
  • I Got What It Takes 
  • I Need Love 
  • I Want You Close To Me 
  • I Wanna Put A Tiger In Your Tank 
  • I'm A Natural Born Lover 
  • Just Like I Treat You 
  • Little Baby (You Go And I'll Go With You) 
  • Lovin'est Woman In Town 
  • loving you 
  • My Baby Is Sweeter 
  • My John The Conquer Root 
  • Ooh Wee 
  • One More Time 
  • Twenty Nine Ways To My Baby's Door 
  • Tail Dragger 
  • You Know My Love 
  • Young Fashioned Ways (Old Fashioned Ways) 
  • You Need Love 
  • It Do Me So Good 
  • All Aboard 
  • Cold Weather Blues 
  • Feel Like Going Home 
  • I Got My Brand On You 
  • Look What You've Done 
  • Standing Around Crying 
  • Walking Through The Park 
  • You Gonna Need My Help 
  • Decoration Day 
  • 23 Hours Too Long 
  • Poison Ivy 
  • Hey, Pretty Mama 
  • Broken Hearted Blues 
  • Catfish Blues (Rollin' Stone) 
  • Got the Blues, Can't Be Satisfied 
  • Don't Smoke In Bed 
  • Kokomo Blues 
  • Cool Drink Of Water Blues 
  • Diddie Wa Diddie 
  • Shake that Thing 
  • De Kalb Blues 
  • Blues On The Ceiling 
  • Life Is Like That 
  • All Your Love (I Miss Loving) 
  • Alright, Okay, You Win 
  • Roberta 
  • Jim Crow 
  • Easy Rider 
  • You Know I Got To Do It 
  • Custard Pie 
  • Careless Love 
  • Walk On 
  • Angel Eyes 
  • As The Years Go Passing By 
  • Ask Me No Questions 
  • At My Front Door 
  • Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You 
  • Baby How Long 
  • Baby, Let's Play House 
  • Baby Please Don't Go 
  • Baby, Scratch My Back 
  • Baby, What You Want Me To Do 
  • Baby What's Wrong 
  • Baby, Won't You Please Come Home 
  • Back Door Man 
  • Basin Street Blues 
  • Beale Street Blues 
  • Bell Bottom Blues 
  • A Big Hunk O' Love 
  • Billie's Blues (I Love My Man) 
  • (What Did I Do To Be So) Black And Blue 
  • Black Coffee 
  • Blow, Wind, Blow 
  • Blue Prelude 
  • Blue Train (Blue Trane) 
  • Blue Turning Grey Over You 
  • Blueberry Hill 
  • Blues Before Sunrise 
  • The Blues Had A Baby And They Named It Rock And Roll 
  • Blues With A Feeling 
  • Bo Diddley 
  • Boogie Chillen No. 2 
  • Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights) 
  • Born In Mississippi, Raised Up In Tennessee 
  • Born To Be Blue 
  • Bourgeois Blues 
  • Bright Lights, Big City 
  • Built For Comfort 
  • Caldonia (What Makes Your Big Head So Hard?) 
  • Can't Hold Out Much Longer 
  • Can't You Hear Me Talking To You 
  • Canal Street Blues 
  • Chicago Blues 
  • Close To You (I Wanna Get) 
  • Confessin' The Blues 
  • Country Girl 
  • Cow Cow Blues 
  • Crackin' Up 
  • Crazy Blues 
  • Cross Road Blues (Crossroads) 
  • Dallas Blues 
  • Checkin' Up On My Baby 
  • Did You Ever 
  • Dippermouth Blues 
  • Diving Duck 
  • Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans 
  • Don't You Lie To Me (I Get Evil) 
  • Double Trouble 
  • Down Hearted Blues 
  • End Of The Blues 
  • Everyday (I Have The Blues) 
  • Evil (Is Going On) 
  • Fever 
  • Fine And Mellow 
  • Flip, Flop And Fly 
  • Folsom Prison Blues 
  • Forty-Four 
  • Forty Days And Forty Nights 
  • Further On Up The Road 
  • Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You 
  • Georgia on My Mind 
  • God Bless' The Child 
  • Going Down Slow 
  • A Good Man Is Hard To Find 
  • Good Mornin' Blues 
  • Good Morning Heartache 
  • Good Morning Little Schoolgirl 
  • Good Rockin' Tonight 
  • Gulf Coast Blues 
  • Happy With The Blues 
  • Have You Ever Loved A Woman 
  • Heartbreak Hotel 
  • Help Me 
  • Hey Hey 
  • Hidden Charms 
  • Highway 40 Blues 
  • Honey Bee 
  • Hootie Blues 
  • Hound Dog 
  • How Many More Years 
  • Howlin' For My Darling 
  • I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares For Me) 
  • I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues 
  • I Ain't Superstitious 
  • I Almost Lost My Mind 
  • I Believe I've Been Blue Too Long 
  • I Can't Be Satisfied 
  • I Can't Quit You Baby 
  • I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good 
  • I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues 
  • I Just Want To Make Love To You 
  • I Want To Be Loved 
  • I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water 
  • I'm A Man 
  • I'm Ready 
  • I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man 
  • I've Been Treated Wrong 
  • Ice Cream Man 
  • In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down) 
  • It Hurts Me Too 
  • It Serves Me Right To Suffer 
  • It's A Low Down Dirty Shame 
  • Jailhouse Blues 
  • Jelly Roll Blues 
  • Juke 
  • Just A Dream 
  • Key To The Highway 
  • Killing Floor 
  • Let Me Love You Baby 
  • Let's Get Down To Business 
  • Letter To My Baby 
  • Little Red Rooster 
  • Live Another Day 
  • Long Distance Call 
  • Long Gone Blues 
  • Long Gone Lonesome Blues 
  • Love Struck Baby 
  • Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 
  • Lucille  
  • Matchbox 
  • Maudie 
  • Mean Old Frisco Blues 
  • Mean Woman Blues 
  • Mellow Down Easy 
  • Merry Christmas, Baby 
  • Midnight 
  • The Midnight Special 
  • Midnight Sun 
  • Milk Cow Blues 
  • Mind Your Own Business 
  • Moanin' At Midnight 
  • Mule Kicking In My Stall 
  • My Babe 
  • My Baby Left Me 
  • My First Wife Left Me 
  • My Home Is On The Delta 
  • My Man Blues 
  • Mystery Train 
  • Night Train 
  • No Particular Place To Go 
  • Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out 
  • Oh! Darling 
  • One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer 
  • Paying The Cost To Be The Boss 
  • Pinetop's Blues 
  • Piney Brown Blues 
  • Please Help Me Get Him Off My Mind 
  • Please Send Me Someone To Love 
  • Pride And Joy 
  • Ramblin' On My Mind 
  • Reconsider Baby 
  • Riverside Blues 
  • Rock Me Baby 
  • Roll 'em Pete 
  • Rollin' And Tumblin' 
  • Rollin' Stone (Catfish Blues) 
  • Royal Garden Blues 
  • The Same Thing 
  • San Francisco Bay Blues 
  • See See Rider 
  • The Seventh Son 
  • Six Cold Feet Of Ground 
  • Smokestack Lightning 
  • Some of These Days 
  • Sorrowful Blues 
  • Spoonful 
  • Saint James Infirmary 
  • St. Louis Blues 
  • Steamroller (Steamroller Blues) 
  • Stella Mae 
  • Still A Fool 
  • Still Got The Blues 
  • Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time) 
  • Sugar Blues 
  • Sun's Gonna Shine In My Door 
  • Sweet Home Chicago 
  • Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do 
  • Texas Flood 
  • That's Alright 
  • That's All Right 
  • Things Ain't What They Used To Be 
  • Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy 
  • The Thrill is Gone 
  • Tin Roof Blues 
  • Tishomingo Blues 
  • Tobacco Road 
  • Tollin' Bells 
  • Trouble In Mind 
  • Tupelo (Tupelo Blues) 
  • Wang Dang Doodle 
  • Weary Blues 
  • West End Blues 
  • When The Lights Go Out 
  • Who Do You Love 
  • Who's Been Talking 
  • Why Don't You Do Right (Get Me Some Money, Too!) 
  • Why I Sing The Blues 
  • Woman Alone With The Blues 
  • Worried Life Blues 
  • Worried Man Blues 
  • New York Town 
  • Dust Pneumonia Blues 
  • Candy Man Blues 
  • Yer Blues 
  • T-Bone Shuffle 
  • Three O'clock Blues 
  • Mary Had A Little Lamb 
  • Bring It On Home 
  • The Lemon Song 
  • You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover 
  • You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had 
  • You Don't Know My Mind 
  • Don't Go No Further (You Need Meat) 
  • You Shook Me 
  • Statesboro Blues 
  • Come On In My Kitchen 
  • Drunken Hearted Man 
  • From Four Until Late 
  • Hell Hound On My Trail 
  • I'm A Steady Rollin' Man (Steady Rollin' Man) 
  • Kind Hearted Woman Blues 
  • Little Queen Of Spades 
  • Love In Vain Blues 
  • Terraplane Blues 
  • 32-20 Blues 
  • Traveling Riverside Blues 
  • Walkin' Blues 
  • When You Got A Good Friend 
  • Blues For Alice 
  • Ah'w Baby 
  • Lady Sings The Blues 
  • Memphis Blues 
  • Yellow Dog Blues 
  • They're Red Hot 
  • Apologize 
  • Clouds In My Heart 
  • This Pain In My Heart 
  • Hesitation Blues 
  • Aw Shucks, Hush Your Mouth 
  • Honest I Do 
  • Hush Hush 
  • You Don't Have to Go 
  • Whiskey And Wimmen 
  • All My Love In Vain 
  • (I) Can't Afford To Do It 
  • Check Yourself 
  • Chicago Bound 
  • Dissatisfied 
  • Eyesight To The Blind 
  • Fattening Frogs For Snakes 
  • It's My Own Fault 
  • Mad Man Blues 
  • My Country Sugar Mama 
  • Nine Below Zero 
  • Road Runner 
  • Trying To Get Back On My Feet 
  • Your Funeral My Trial 
  • The Blues Ain't Nothin' But A Woman Cryin' For Her Man 
  • Bottle It Up And Go 
  • Country Boy Blues 
  • Cryin' In My Sleep 
  • Hey Lawdy Mama 
  • Highway 51 Blues 
  • I Ain't For It 
  • I Believe I'll Make A Change 
  • It Seem Like A Dream 
  • I've Been Dealin' With The Devil 
  • Lonely Boy Blues 
  • Louise, Louise Blues 
  • Mean Mistreater 
  • Michigan Water Blues 
  • My Last Goodbye To You 
  • 99 Blues 
  • Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Morning 
  • Peach Orchard Mama 
  • Rain Is Such A Lonesome Sound 
  • Rusty Dusty Blues 
  • Shady Lane Blues 
  • Shipwrecked Blues 
  • Wee Baby Blues 
  • Woke Up Cold In Hand 
  • Silver City Bound 
  • Big Road Blues 
  • Alabama Bound 
  • Vicksburg Blues 
  • Empty Bed Blues 
  • Prison Bound 
  • Broke And Hungry 

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  • 5

    Ontario, Canada
    Difficulty Level:
  • July 08, 2008 A wonderful experience of the blues

    As a guitarist and violin player I have found this awesome volumn of the blues a terrific benefit in learning the tunes and lyrics of many pieces. There are many of my old favourites as well as some pieces I am unfamiliar with. I find some of the keys a...

    little difficult to play in as I am a bit of a newbe in reading music. But it's a great jumping off place to get excited about learning more about improv. To have a book dedicated to blues saves a lot of time searching down titles. Wonderful job! Now if there was just a disc included to get the right feel of the song.....:)

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    Bob Kanters
    San Diego
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  • July 02, 2008 An essential tool

    Without this book and a few others like it your professional music library is not complete. The only thing that would make this fake book even more complete would be a searchable database of the contents on CD for the lyrics, composers, performers, etc.

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  • 5

    M. K. Mast
    Tyler, Tex.
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • December 20, 2007 The Blues Fake Book

    Just what I needed. This book is great for the beginner or the advanced

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