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The Mel Brooks Songbook

23 Songs from Movies and Shows with a preface by Mel Brooks

By Mel Brooks

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Piano/Vocal/Guitar
23 Songs from Movies and Shows with a preface by Mel Brooks. By Mel Brooks. By Mel Brooks. P/V/G Composer Collection. Broadway, Movies. Softcover. 152 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.324128).

Item Number: HL.324128

ISBN 9781540072412. 9x12 inches. Preface by Mel Brooks.

The great comedy filmmaker Mel Brooks wrote a song for his first movie, The Producers (1967). “It was the first real song I had ever written and I did it in a day.” He would continue to write songs for The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, High Anxiety, To Be or Not to Be, The History of the World Part 1, Spaceballs, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. More songs were written for the Broadway musical versions of The Producers and Young Frankenstein.

The composer/lyricist personally chose the songs for The Mel Brooks Songbook, which includes several photo stills from movies. It marks the first time several songs have ever been published, including “The French Mistake” (Blazing Saddles), “I'm Tired” (Blazing Saddles), “The Inquisition” (The History of the World Part 1), and “Men in Tights” (Robin Hood: Men in Tights).

When making The Twelve Chairs Mel Brooks realized, “it needed a title song for the opening credits sequence. I confessed to my wife, Anne Bancroft, that it was big stuff–a grand emotional song that would capture the insanity, furor, and heartbreak of the film! I thought it was probably beyond me. 'Nonsense!' she yelled, 'Go up to the attic and write the title song and don't come back till you have it.' I dutifully went to the attic, sat down, and was blessed with 'Hope for the Best, Expect the Worst.' In my not-so-humble opinion, maybe the best lyrics I've ever written.”

The 23 songs in this collection have been arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames.

  • Alone  Performed by Bee Gees,Bullet For My Valentine,Celine Dion,Glee Cast,Heart,Jesse Cook,Kenny G,Melissa Manchester;Composed by Adrienne Anderson,Barry Gibb,Billy Steinberg,Don Gilmore,Jason James,Jesse Cook,Kenny G,Matthew Tuck,Maurice Gibb,Mel Brooks,Melissa Manchester,Michael Paget,Michael Thomas,Robin Gibb,Tom Kelly;Lyrics by Adrienne Anderson,Barry Gibb,Billy Steinberg,Don Gilmore,Jason James,Matthew Tuck,Maurice Gibb,Mel Brooks,Melissa Manchester,Michael Paget,Michael Thomas,Robin Gibb,Tom Kelly
  • I'm Tired  Composed by A.R. Peddy,John Jacobson,Mac Huff,Mel Brooks,Melvin Tillis,Ray Price;Lyrics by A.R. Peddy,John Jacobson,Mac Huff,Mel Brooks,Melvin Tillis,Ray Price
  • I Wanna Be A Producer  Composed by Mel Brooks;Lyrics by Mel Brooks
  • Keep It Gay  Composed by Mel Brooks,Richard Rodgers;Lyrics by Mel Brooks,Oscar Hammerstein
  • When You Got It, Flaunt It  Composed by Mel Brooks;Lyrics by Mel Brooks
  • That Face  Performed by Barbra Streisand;Composed by Alan Bergman,Lew Spence,Mel Brooks;Lyrics by Alan Bergman,Lew Spence,Mel Brooks
  • Springtime For Hitler  Composed by Mel Brooks;Lyrics by Mel Brooks
  • 'Til Him  Composed by Mel Brooks;Lyrics by Mel Brooks
  • Theme From Blazing Saddles  Composed by John Morris;Lyrics by Mel Brooks
  • There's Nothing Like A Show On Broadway  Composed by Mel Brooks;Lyrics by Mel Brooks
  • High Anxiety (Main Title)  Composed by Mel Brooks;Lyrics by Mel Brooks
  • Men In Tights  Composed by Mel Brooks;Lyrics by Mel Brooks
  • Listen To Your Heart  Performed by Alicia Keys,D.H.T.,Roxette;Composed by Alec Wilder,Alicia Keys,John Legend,Mats Persson,Mel Brooks,Per Gessle;Lyrics by Alicia Keys,John Legend,Mats Persson,Mel Brooks,Per Gessle,William Engvick
  • Deep Love  Composed by Mel Brooks;Lyrics by Mel Brooks
  • Frederick's Soliloquy  Composed by Mel Brooks;Lyrics by Mel Brooks
  • Spaceballs (The Animated Series Theme)  Composed by Mel Brooks;Lyrics by Mel Brooks
  • Hope For The Best, Expect The Worst  Composed by Mel Brooks;Lyrics by Mel Brooks
  • It Could Work  Composed by Mel Brooks;Lyrics by Mel Brooks
  • Ladies   Composed by Mel Brooks,Ronny Graham;Lyrics by Mel Brooks,Ronny Graham
  • Marian  Composed by Hummie Mann,Mel Brooks;Lyrics by Hummie Mann,Mel Brooks
  • The French Mistake  Composed by Mel Brooks;Lyrics by Mel Brooks
  • Retreat  Composed by Mel Brooks,Ronny Graham;Lyrics by Mel Brooks,Ronny Graham
  • The Inquisition  Composed by Mel Brooks,Ronny Graham;Lyrics by Mel Brooks,Ronny Graham
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