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(They Long To Be) Close To You

Music by Burt Bacharach, Lyrics by Hal David

Originally Performed by Carpenters

The song was first recorded by Richard Chamberlain and released as a single in 1963 as "They Long to Be Close to You", without parentheses. However, only that single's flip side, "Blue Guitar", became a hit. The tune was also recorded as a demo by Dionne Warwick in 1963 and re-recorded with a Burt Bacharach arrangement for her 1964 album Make Way for Dionne Warwick, and was released as the B-side of her 1965 single "Here I Am". Bacharach released his own version in 1968. But the version recorded by Carpenters with instrumental backing by L.A. studio musicians from the Wrecking Crew,[1] which became a hit in 1970, is the best known.

    Release Date: 1963

Songbooks and Arrangements


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Carpenters : Note-for-Note Vocal Transcriptions : Solo : Songbook : 073999860153 : 0634033700 : 00740177

Carpenters : Note-for-Note Vocal Transcriptions

12 of the finest tunes from this sibling duo, with lush vocal parts transcribed exactly as recorded, including all background and harmony parts, guitar chords and keyboard accompaniment.

Songlist: Superstar, Top Of The World, Bless The Beasts And Children, (They Long To Be) Close To You, For All We Know, Goodbye To Love, Hurting Each Other, It's Going To Take Some Time, Please Mr. Postman, Rainy Days And Mondays, We've Only Just Begun, Yesterday Once More

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Voicing: Solo | 2575b | Songbook | $18.95 | Vocal Transcriptions


Burt Bacharach : Anthology : Solo : Songbook : 723188615308  : 00-VF1530

Burt Bacharach : Anthology

Burt Bacharach is an American pianist and composer. He is best known for his many pop hits from the early 1960s through the 1980s, with lyrics written by Hal David, many of which were produced for and recorded by Dionne Warwick. Bacharach had written a total of 70 Top 40 hits in the US, and 52 Top 40 hits in the UK and must be considered one of the greatest songwriters of his generation. Here is a collection of all his greatest songs and what a legacy he has. Many great standards here!

Songlist: (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me, A House Is Not A Home, Alfie, Any Day Now , Anyone Who Had A Heart, Arthur's Theme , Blue Guitar, (They Long To Be) Close To You, Do You Know The Way To San Jose?, Don't Make Me Over, Heartlight, I Say A Little Prayer, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Make It Easy On Yourself, Making Love, Message To Martha, My Little Red Book , On My Own, One Less Bell To Answer, Paper Mache, Promises, Promises, Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head , Reach Out For Me, That's What Friends Are For, The April Fools, The Green Grass Starts To Grow, The Look Of Love, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Windows Of The World, This Guy's In Love With You, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5379b | Songbook | $19.95


Burt Bacharach : The Songs of Bacharach & David : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999131123 : 0793598397 : 00313112

Burt Bacharach : The Songs of Bacharach & David

23 beloved songs by this talented team: Alfie - (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me - Anyone Who Had a Heart - (They Long to Be) Close to You - Do You Know the Way to San Jose - I Say a Little Prayer - I'll Never Fall in Love Again - The Look of Love - Magic Moments - Make It Easy on Yourself - One Less Bell to Answer - Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head - Trains and Boats and Planes - Walk On By - What the World Needs Now Is Love - more.

Songlist: Walk On By, Alfie, (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me, The Look Of Love, Anyone Who Had A Heart, The April Fools, (They Long To Be) Close To You, Do You Know The Way To San Jose, Don't Make Me Over, A House Is Not A Home, I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself, I Say A Little Prayer, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Magic Moments, Make It Easy On Yourself, Message To Michael, One Less Bell To Answer, Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head, This Guy's In Love With You, Trains And Boats And Planes, What The World Needs Now, Wishin' And Hopin', Wives And Lovers (Hey, Little Girl)

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Voicing: Solo | 20270b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Carpenters : Carpenters Anthology : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999064261 : 0634032348 : 00306426

Carpenters : Carpenters Anthology

Features 43 of the best songs from this beloved sibling duo, including classics such as: Bless the Beasts and Children - (They Long to Be) Close to You - For All We Know - Goodbye to Love - Hurting Each Other - I Just Fall in Love Again - I Won't Last a Day Without You - It's Going to Take Some Time - Let Me Be the One - Merry Christmas, Darling - Please Mr. Postman - Rainy Days and Mondays - Sing - Solitaire - Superstar - There's a Kind of Hush (All Over the World) - This Masquerade - Ticket to Ride - Top of the World - We've Only Just Begun - When I Fall in Love - Yesterday Once More - and more. Includes two tables on contents: one alphabetically by song title, and one chronologically by album.

Songlist: Sometimes, Solitaire, All You Get From Love Is A Love Song, Where Do I Go From Here, Beechwood 4-5789, Superstar, Saturday, Because We Are In Love (The Wedding Song), Druscilla Penny, One Love, I Kept Loving You, A Song For You, You're The One I Love, (Want You) Back In My Life Again, Top Of The World, Sing, Bless The Beasts And Children, The End Of The World, Calling Occupants (Of Interplanetary Craft), (They Long To Be) Close To You, For All We Know, Goodbye To Love, Goofus, Hurting Each Other, I Just Fall In Love Again, I Need To Be In Love, I Won't Last A Day Without You, It's Going To Take Some Time, Let Me Be The One, Make Believe It's Your First Time, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20283b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


Chuck Sher : The Standards Real Book - C : Solo : Songbook

Chuck Sher : The Standards Real Book - C

Features the best tunes of Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Ellington, etc., as well as some pop and jazz standards. There are lyrics on almost every tune, all the verses are included, and the chords are a consensus of how each song has been interpreted by the best jazz artists, almost always hipper than the original changes. Includes vocal melody, lyrics, chord names, black & white photos and introductory text. "Singers! All of you should line up and kiss Chuck Sher's feet! For doing these genius fake books for us - I mean, a world without them is inconceivable." - Mark Murphy

Songlist: After You , Again, Agua De Beber (Water To Drink), Ain't No Sunshine, Alice in Wonderland, All About Ronnie, All My Tomorrows, All Of You, All The Way, All Through The Night, Alone Together, Am I Blue?, And The Angels Sing, Anything Goes, As Time Goes By, As We Speak, At Last, At Long Last Love, Autumn Nocturne, Bag's Groove, Baltimore Oriole, A Beautiful Friendship, Begin the Beguine, Bess, You is My Woman, The Best is Yet to Come, Bewitched, Bidin' My Time, Blackberry Winter, Blue and Sentimental, Blue Gardenia, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 7086b | Songbook | $41.95


Chuck Sher : The Standards Real Book - Bb : Solo : Songbook

Chuck Sher : The Standards Real Book - Bb

Features the best tunes of Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Ellington, etc., as well as some pop and jazz standards. There are lyrics on almost every tune, all the verses are included, and the chords are a consensus of how each song has been interpreted by the best jazz artists, almost always hipper than the original changes. Includes vocal melody, lyrics, chord names, black & white photos and introductory text. "Singers! All of you should line up and kiss Chuck Sher's feet! For doing these genius fake books for us - I mean, a world without them is inconceivable." - Mark Murphy

Songlist: After You, Again, Agua De Beber (Water To Drink), Ain't No Sunshine, Alice In Wonderland, All About Ronnie, All My Tomorrows, All Of You, All The Way, All Through The Night, Alone Together, Am I Blue?, And The Angels Sing, Anything Goes, As Time Goes By , As We Speak, At Last, At Long Last Love, Autumn Nocturne, Bag's Groove, Baltimore Oriole, Beautiful Friendship, A, Begin the Beguine, Bess, You Is My Woman, Best Is Yet To Come, The , Bewitched, Bidin' My Time, Blackberry Winter, Blue And Sentimental, Blue Gardenia, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 7087b | Songbook | $41.95


Chuck Sher : The Standards Real Book - Eb : Solo : Songbook

Chuck Sher : The Standards Real Book - Eb

Features the best tunes of Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Ellington, etc., as well as some pop and jazz standards. There are lyrics on almost every tune, all the verses are included, and the chords are a consensus of how each song has been interpreted by the best jazz artists, almost always hipper than the original changes. Includes vocal melody, lyrics, chord names, black & white photos and introductory text. "Singers! All of you should line up and kiss Chuck Sher's feet! For doing these genius fake books for us - I mean, a world without them is inconceivable." - Mark Murphy

Songlist: After You , Again , Agua De Beber (Water To Drink), Ain't No Sunshine, Alice in Wonderland, All About Ronnie, All My Tomorrows, All Of You, All The Way, All Through The Night, Alone Together, Am I Blue?, And The Angels Sing, Anything Goes, As Time Goes By, As We Speak, At Last, At Long Last Love, Autumn Nocturne, Bag's Groove, Baltimore Oriole, A Beautiful Friendship, Begin the Beguine, Bess, You is My Woman, The Best is Yet to Come, Bewitched, Bidin' My Time, Blackberry Winter, Blue and Sentimental, Blue Gardenia, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 7088b | Songbook | $41.95


Steve Tyrell - Back to Bacharach : Original Keys For Singers : Solo : Songbook : 884088275518 : 1423463773 : 00307024

Steve Tyrell - Back to Bacharach : Original Keys For Singers

Our matching folio to Steve Tyrell's tribute to Burt Bacharach - created with Bacharach's participation - features the actual vocal transcriptions of the recording.

Songlist: Walk On By, The Look Of Love, This Guy's In Love, One Less Bell To Answer, What The World Needs Now, Reach Out For Me, I Say A Little Prayer, I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself, Always Something There To Remind Me, (They Long To Be) Close To You, A House Is Not A Home, Alfie, Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head

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Voicing: Solo | 5170b | Songbook | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Various Arrangers : Your Perfect Wedding Song : Solo : Songbook : 884088511173 : 1603782648 : 02501551

Various Arrangers : Your Perfect Wedding Song

From standards to pop to country, this collection spans generations and genres to include the perfect song for any couple's big day. 64 songs, including: At Last - By Your Side - Can't Help Falling in Love - Faithfully - From This Moment On - Hungry Eyes - I'm Yours - In My Life - Just the Two of Us - Love Is Here to Stay - Make Someone Happy - Making Memories of Us - My Cherie Amour - Perhaps Love - Someone like You - Till There Was You - To Make You Feel My Love - The Way You Look Tonight - When I Fall in Love - When You Say Nothing at All - and many more.

Songlist: Follow Me, Open Arms, For You, You Belong To Me, At Last, Faithfully, Someone Like You, All My Life, I Finally Found Someone, It's Your Love, To Make You Feel My Love, Lucky, Give Me Forever (I Do), From This Moment On, Amazed, Your Everything (I Want To Be Your Everything), By Your Side, Annie's Song, It Is You (I Have Loved), The Way I Am, At Long Last Love, Home Sweet Home, I'm Yours, Stay With You, Making Memories Of Us, Better Together, In My Life, Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe, Can't Help Falling In Love, Lost Without U, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2535b | Songbook | $22.95 | PVG


Individual Folios

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(They Long To Be) Close To You : SSAA : Deke Sharon : Burt Bacharach : Carpenters : Songbook : 00152450 : 888680093778

Deke Sharon : (They Long To Be) Close To You

Arranger: Deke Sharon | Composer: Burt Bacharach | Lyricist: Hal David Performed By: Carpenters

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00152450

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