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The Chicago Fake Book
C Edition
By Chicago

Melody/Lyrics/Chords Piano/Vocal/Guitar, C Instruments - Difficulty: medium
C Edition. By Chicago. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Pop Rock and Soft Rock. Fake book (leadsheet notation). With leadsheet notation (includes melody line and chords) and lyrics. 232 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.306125).

Item Number: HL.306125

ISBN 9780793570775. 9x12 inches.

This comprehensive collection essential for Chicago fans features 187 songs: 25 or 6 to 4 * Ain't It Blue * Anyway You Want Me * Baby What a Big Surprise * Beginnings * Colour My World * Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? * Feelin' Stronger Every Day * Free * Gone Long Gone * Hard Habit to Break * If You Leave Me Now * Just You 'N' Me * Make Me Smile * Now More Than Ever * Saturday in the Park * You're the Inspiration * many more. Fake book arrangements for piano, voice, guitar, electronic keyboards, and all 'C' instruments.

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.

  • Baby What A Big Surprise 
  • Feelin' Stronger Every Day 
  • Wishing You Were Here 
  • Anyway You Want Me 
  • Gone Long Gone 
  • Hideaway 
  • Little Miss Lovin' 
  • Mama Mama 
  • No Tell Lover 
  • In Terms Of Two 
  • What Else Can I Say 
  • Stay The Night 
  • Loser With A Broken Heart 
  • Mama Take 
  • Bad Advice 
  • Get Away 
  • Hold On 
  • Love Me Tomorrow 
  • Overnight Cafe 
  • Prima Donna 
  • Remember The Feeling 
  • Rescue You 
  • Song For You 
  • Thunder And Lightning 
  • Upon Arrival 
  • Where Did The Lovin' Go 
  • Happy Man 
  • Please Hold On 
  • We Can Stop The Hurtin' 
  • Come In From The Night 
  • Runaround 
  • I Believe 
  • Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? 
  • Make Me Smile 
  • Just You 'N' Me 
  • Beginnings 
  • Questions 67 And 68 
  • Dialogue (Part I) 
  • Dialogue (Part II) 
  • (I've Been) Searchin' So Long 
  • Old Days 
  • Harry Truman 
  • Another Rainy Day In New York City 
  • Alive Again 
  • Scrapbook 
  • South California Purples 
  • Poem 58 
  • Flight 602 
  • I Don't Want Your Money 
  • In the Country 
  • Byblos 
  • Poem For The People 
  • At The Sunrise 
  • Where Do We Go From Here 
  • Lowdown 
  • Introduction 
  • Listen 
  • The Road 
  • Movin' In 
  • Wake Up Sunshine 
  • So Much To Say, So Much To Give 
  • Anxiety's Moment 
  • West Virginia Fantasies 
  • To Be Free 
  • Now More Than Ever 
  • Fancy Colours 
  • It Better End Soon - 1st Movement 
  • It Better End Soon - 2nd Movement 
  • Sing A Mean Tune, Kid 
  • Loneliness Is Just A Word 
  • A Hard Risin' Morning Without Breakfast 
  • Off To Work 
  • Fallin' Out 
  • Dreamin' Home 
  • Morning Blues Again 
  • Canon 
  • Once Upon A Time... 
  • The Approaching Storm 
  • Man Vs. Man: The End 
  • Someday (August 29, 1968) 
  • Liberation 
  • Memories Of Love 
  • It Better End Soon - 4th Movement 
  • It Better End Soon - 3rd Movement 
  • Prelude 
  • A.M. Mourning 
  • P.M. Mourning 
  • Mother 
  • Happy 'Cause I'm Going Home 
  • Free Country 
  • Progress? 
  • A Song For Richard And His Friends 
  • A Hit By Varese 
  • All Is Well 
  • While The City Sleeps 
  • State Of The Union 
  • Goodbye 
  • Now That You've Gone 
  • Alma Mater 
  • What's This World Comin' To 
  • Critic's Choice 
  • Darlin' Dear 
  • Something In This City Changes People 
  • Rediscovery 
  • Jenny 
  • Mississippi Delta City Blues 
  • Song Of The Evergreens 
  • Mongonucleosis 
  • Life Saver 
  • Hanky Panky 
  • Italian From New York 
  • The Woman Don't Want To Love Me 
  • Skinny Boy 
  • Devil's Sweet 
  • Aire 
  • Brand New Love Affair Part I 
  • Brand New Love Affair Part II 
  • Ain't It Blue 
  • Long Time No See 
  • Never Been In Love Before 
  • Oh Thank You Great Spirit 
  • Till We Meet Again 
  • Gently I'll Wake You 
  • You Get It Up 
  • Once Or Twice 
  • Hope For Love 
  • You Are On My Mind 
  • Skin Tight 
  • Together Again 
  • Till The End Of Time 
  • Policeman 
  • Vote For Me 
  • This Time 
  • Uptown 
  • Hot Streets 
  • Love Was New 
  • Take A Chance 
  • Run Away 
  • Paradise Alley 
  • Reruns 
  • Window Dreamin' 
  • Manipulation 
  • I'd Rather Be Rich 
  • Follow Me 
  • What Can I Say 
  • Only You 
  • Once In A Lifetime 
  • One From The Heart 
  • Only Time Can Heal The Wounded 
  • I Stand Up 
  • Forever 
  • Over And Over 
  • God Save The Queen 
  • One More Day 
  • I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love 
  • Holdin' On 
  • If It Were You 
  • Man To Woman 
  • Niagara Falls 
  • Sonny Think Twice 
  • Waiting For You To Decide 
  • What Does It Take 
  • Who Do You Love 
  • Chasin' The Wind 
  • Explain It To My Heart 
  • Along Comes A Woman 
  • Call On Me 
  • Colour My World 
  • Free 
  • Hard Habit to Break 
  • Hard to Say I'm Sorry 
  • I'm A Man 
  • If She Would Have Been Faithful 
  • If You Leave Me Now 
  • Look Away 
  • Nothin's Gonna Stop Us Now 
  • Saturday In The Park 
  • 25 Or 6 To 4 
  • Victorious 
  • We Can Last Forever 
  • What Kind Of Man Would I Be? 
  • Will You Still Love Me 
  • You're Not Alone 
  • You're the Inspiration 
  • The American Dream 
  • It's Alright 
  • Hollywood 

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 2

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • July 30, 2011 Chicago FakeBook

    The bad thing about this book is that some of the songs continue onto the next page, making it difficult to photo copy just the one song. Sometimes I like to make notes and I don't want to do that on the original sheet of music. Bad design

    16 of 33 people found this review helpful.
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  • 3

    Bob Baader
    Chicago, IL
    Difficulty Level:
  • November 10, 2004 Not Comprehensive, but adequate.

    Songs like "Street Player" are missing. If You Leave Me Now is transposed UP 1/2 step. It's easier to play, but harder to sing! LOL I think this is the only book with songs from Chicago 21 and for that, I appreciate it.

    24 of 50 people found this review helpful.
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