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Babes in Arms

Babes in Arms is a 1937 musical comedy with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart and book by Rodgers and Hart. It concerns a group of small-town Long Island teenagers who put on a show to avoid being sent to a work farm by the town sheriff when their actor parents go on the road for five months in an effort to earn some money by reviving vaudeville.

Several songs in Babes in Arms became pop standards, including the title song; "Where or When"; "My Funny Valentine"; "The Lady Is a Tramp"; "Johnny One Note" and "I Wish I Were in Love Again".

The film version, released in 1939, starred Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney and was directed by Busby Berkeley. It radically revised the plot retained only two songs from the original stage version, "Where or When" and "Babes in Arms". The film is credited with making the trope of kids putting on a musical show for charity popular.

The original version had strong political overtones with discussions of Nietzsche, a Communist character and two African-American youths who are victims of racism. In 1959 George Oppenheimer created a "sanitized, de-politicized rewrite" which is now the most frequently performed version. In the new version, the young people are trying to save a local summer stock theatre from being demolished, not trying to avoid being sent to a work farm. The sequence of the songs is drastically changed, the orchestration changed, and the dance numbers eliminated.

The sanitized version was the only one available for performance until 1998 when the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music presented the original version.

Music By - Richard Rodgers | Lyrics By - Lorenz Hart | Stage Date - 1937 | Film Date - 1939


Songbooks and Collections

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Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein : Babes in Arms - Revised : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999120141 : 0881880590 : 00312014

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein : Babes in Arms - Revised

We proudly present a revised edition of this classic, featuring all-new digital engravings and the original Broadway artwork on the cover. We've added three new songs (All at Once - Imagine - You're Nearer) to these huge Rodgers & Hart hits from this musical: Babes in Arms - I Wish I Were in Love Again - Johnny One Note - The Lady Is a Tramp - My Funny Valentine - Where or When.

Songlist: All At Once, Imagine, Babes In Arms, I Wish I Were In Love Again, Johnny One-Note, The Lady is a Tramp, My Funny Valentine, Where Or When, You're Nearer

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Voicing: Solo | 20173b | Songbook | $12.95 | PVG


Lisa DeSpain : Johnny One Note : Showtrax CD : 038081339221  : 00-31150

Lisa DeSpain : Johnny One Note

This swing-style Broadway classic from the Rodgers & Hart musical Babes in Arms features the most clever music lyrics about poor Johnny, who could only successfully sing one note! Appropriate for choirs of all ages.

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5755p | Showtrax CD | $24.95


Individual Folios

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Johnny One Note : SATB : Lisa DeSpain : Richard Rodgers : Babes in Arms : Showtrax CD : 00-31146 : 038081339184

Lisa DeSpain : Johnny One Note

This swing-style Broadway classic from the Rodgers & Hart musical Babes in Arms features the most clever music lyrics about poor Johnny, who could only successfully sing one note! Appropriate for choirs of all ages.

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Lorenz Hart | Musical: Babes in Arms

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.85 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-31146 | Showtrax CD Available


Johnny One Note : SAB : Lisa DeSpain : Richard Rodgers : Babes in Arms : Sheet Music : 00-31147 : 038081339191

Lisa DeSpain : Johnny One Note

This swing-style Broadway classic from the Rodgers & Hart musical Babes in Arms features the most clever music lyrics about poor Johnny, who could only successfully sing one note! Appropriate for choirs of all ages.

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Lorenz Hart | Musical: Babes in Arms

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.85 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-31147 | Showtrax CD Available


Johnny One Note : SSA : Lisa DeSpain : Richard Rodgers : Babes in Arms : Sheet Music : 00-31148 : 038081339207

Lisa DeSpain : Johnny One Note

This swing-style Broadway classic from the Rodgers & Hart musical Babes in Arms features the most clever music lyrics about poor Johnny, who could only successfully sing one note! Appropriate for choirs of all ages.

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Lorenz Hart | Musical: Babes in Arms

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.85 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-31148 | Showtrax CD Available


Johnny One Note : 2-Part : Lisa DeSpain : Richard Rodgers : Babes in Arms : Sheet Music : 00-31149 : 038081339214

Lisa DeSpain : Johnny One Note

This swing-style Broadway classic from the Rodgers & Hart musical Babes in Arms features the most clever music lyrics about poor Johnny, who could only successfully sing one note! Appropriate for choirs of all ages.

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Lorenz Hart | Musical: Babes in Arms

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.85 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-31149 | Showtrax CD Available


My Funny Valentine : SATB : Paris Rutherford : Richard Rodgers : Babes in Arms : Sheet Music : 00214285 : 888680663742

Paris Rutherford : My Funny Valentinenew

The Rodgers & Hart standard has been recorded by many wonderful artists. Vocal jazz ensembles will amaze their audiences with this stunning bossa nova setting, as well as giving singers an opportunity to develop style and blend and enjoy singing these incredible lyrics.

Arranger: Paris Rutherford | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Lorenz Hart | Musical: Babes in Arms

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00214285 | Showtrax CD Available


My Funny Valentine : SSAA : Kirby Shaw : Richard Rodgers : Babes in Arms : Sheet Music : 08201056 : 073999195804

Kirby Shaw : My Funny Valentine

This great song is on just about everyone's top ten list of all-time classic ballads! Lush harmonies, varied textures, and a timeless melody and lyric...this is it!

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Lorenz Hart | Musical: Babes in Arms

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08201056


My Funny Valentine : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Richard Rodgers : Babes in Arms : Sheet Music : 08658800 : 073999221985

Kirby Shaw : My Funny Valentine

The Rodgers & Hart

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Lorenz Hart | Musical: Babes in Arms

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08658800


My Funny Valentine : SATB divisi : Bob Krogstad : Richard Rodgers : Babes in Arms : Sheet Music : 08747342 : 884088195618

Bob Krogstad : My Funny Valentine

The subtle beauty of this timeless Rodgers and Hart classic is enhanced by Bob Krogstad's masterful arranging touch. The rich harmonies progress in a classic jazz style into a perfect unfolding at just the right melodic moment. Magical! Duration ca. 3:50.

Arranger: Bob Krogstad | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Lorenz Hart | Musical: Babes in Arms

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08747342


My Funny Valentine : SATB : Roger Emerson : Richard Rodgers : Babes in Arms : Sheet Music : 40326051 : 073999252958

Roger Emerson : My Funny Valentine

A lush a cappella setting of this timeless standard features soprano solo or soli. Quite accessible! Available: SATB a cappella. Performance Time: Approx. 2:30.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Lorenz Hart | Musical: Babes in Arms

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 40326051


My Funny Valentine : SATB : Teena Chinn : Richard Rodgers : Babes in Arms : Sheet Music : 00-CH9926 : 029156984804

Teena Chinn : My Funny Valentine

One of the most well-known of the hit songs from the songwriting duo of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart was featured on Broadway as well in several feature films. Teena Chinn brings us an easy-to-sing "a cappela" setting.

Arranger: Teena Chinn | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Lorenz Hart | Musical: Babes in Arms

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-CH9926


My Funny Valentine : SATB : Jay Althouse : Richard Rodgers : Babes in Arms : Sheet Music : 00-WBCH9304 : 029156033274

Jay Althouse : My Funny Valentine

This stunning rendition of a timeless classic is destined to become a standard in the choral repertoire. Exquisite harmonies and a beautiful accompaniment add that touch of class. Perfect for any performance setting, this one is a must!

Arranger: Jay Althouse | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Lorenz Hart | Musical: Babes in Arms

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-WBCH9304


My Funny Valentine : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Richard Rodgers : Babes in Arms : Sheet Music : 00-WBCH9379 : 029156076523

Kirby Shaw : My Funny Valentine

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Lorenz Hart | Musical: Babes in Arms

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-WBCH9379


The Lady Is a Tramp : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Richard Rodgers : Babes In Arms : Sheet Music : 00-38199 : 038081426709

Kirby Shaw : The Lady Is a Tramp

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have spiced up this Rogers and Hart standard, originally written for the musical Babes In Arms. Kirby keeps it kickin'!

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Lorenz Hart | Musical: Babes In Arms

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-38199 | Showtrax CD Available


The Lady Is a Tramp : SAB : Kirby Shaw : Richard Rodgers : Babes In Arms : Sheet Music : 00-38200 : 038081426716

Kirby Shaw : The Lady Is a Tramp

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have spiced up this Rogers and Hart standard, originally written for the musical Babes In Arms. Kirby keeps it kickin'!

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Lorenz Hart | Musical: Babes In Arms

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-38200 | Showtrax CD Available


The Lady is a Tramp : SATB : Steve Zegree : Richard Rodgers : Babes In Arms : Sheet Music : 08742614 : 073999426144

Steve Zegree : The Lady is a Tramp

This Rodgers & Hart standard has been recorded by jazz greats Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme and many more. This jazz vocal setting by Steve Zegree is set in a hot salsa style with lots of tasty surprises to show off your ensemble!vAvailable separately: SATB, SAB, Instrumental Pak (includes parts for Trumpet I and II, Tenor Sax, Trombone, Guitar, Bass, Drums and Percussion) and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:10.

Arranger: Steve Zegree | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Lorenz Hart | Musical: Babes In Arms

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08742614


Where Or When : SATB : Steve Zegree : Richard Rodgers : Babes in Arms : Sheet Music : 35028750 : 884088870638 : 1480305308

Steve Zegree : Where Or When

From the Rodgers and Hart musical Babes in Arms and as a hit recording for many singers including Frank Sinatra, this upbeat chart-topper swings as a choral for your pop, jazz or concert groups. It's perfect for just the ladies, too!

Arranger: Steve Zegree | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Lorenz Hart | Musical: Babes in Arms

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028750 | Showtrax CD Available


Where Or When : SSA : Steve Zegree : Richard Rodgers : Babes in Arms : Sheet Music : 35028751 : 884088870645 : 1480305316

Steve Zegree : Where Or When

From the Rodgers and Hart musical Babes in Arms and as a hit recording for many singers including Frank Sinatra, this upbeat chart-topper swings as a choral for your pop, jazz or concert groups. It's perfect for just the ladies, too!

Arranger: Steve Zegree | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Lorenz Hart | Musical: Babes in Arms

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028751 | Showtrax CD Available


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