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For Once in My Life

Music by Ron Miller and Orlando Murden

Originally Performed by Stevie Wonder

"For Once in My Life" is a swing song written by Ron Miller and Orlando Murden for Motown Records' Stein & Van Stock publishing company, and first recorded in 1966. It was written and first recorded as a slow ballad. There are differing accounts of its earliest versions, although it seems that it was first recorded by Barbara McNair, but first released in 1966 by Jean DuShon. Other early versions of the ballad were issued by The Four Tops, The Temptations, Diana Ross and Tony Bennett whose recording was the first to reach the pop charts. The most familiar and successful version of "For Once in My Life" is an uptempo arrangement by Stevie Wonder, recorded in 1967. Wonder's version, issued on Motown's Tamla label, was a top-three hit in the United States in late 1968 and early 1969.

    Release Date: 1966

Songbooks and Arrangements


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Michael Buble : Songbook : Solo : Songbook : 073999065374 : 0634063146 : 00306537

Michael Buble : Songbook

All 13 songs from the major label debut by Michael Buble, a swingin' young Vancouver vocalist and major new talent! He has won several awards, including a Grammy and multiple Juno Awards. His first album reached the top ten in Lebanon, the UK and his home country of Canada, yet achieved only modest chart success in the United States. He found worldwide commercial success with his 2005 album It's Time, and his 2007 album Call Me Irresponsible was an even bigger success, reaching number one on the Canadian album chart, the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, the Australian ARIA Albums Chart and the European charts. Buble has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide.

Songlist: Come Fly With Me, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Fever, For Once in My Life, How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, Kissing A Fool, Moondance, Put Your Head On My Shoulder, Summer Wind, Sway (Quien Sera), That's All, The Way You Look Tonight, You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Michael Buble | 5192b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Pro Vocal : At The Lounge - Men's Edition : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088267193 : 1423460510 : 00740402

Pro Vocal : At The Lounge - Men's Edition

Whether you're a karaoke singer or preparing for an audition, the Pro Vocal series is for you. The book contains the lyrics, melody, and chord symbols for eight hit songs. The CD contains demos for listening and separate backing tracks so you can sing along. The CD is playable on any CD, but it is also enhanced for PC and Mac computer users so you can adjust the recording to any pitch without changing the tempo! Perfect for home rehearsal, parties, auditions, corporate events, and gigs without a backup band. This volume includes 8 favorites.

Songlist: Call Me Irresponsible, Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You, Dream Lover, For Once in My Life, Hello, Dolly!, More, Wives And Lovers, You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You

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Voicing: Solo | 6007b | Songbook & CD | $14.95 | Melody/Lyrics/Chords


Pro Vocal : Motown - Male Voice : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088218454 : 142343532X : 00740385

Pro Vocal : Motown - Male Voice

Whether you're a karaoke singer or preparing for an audition, the Pro Vocal series is for you. The book contains the lyrics, melody, and chord symbols for eight classic songs. The CD contains demos for listening and separate backing tracks so you can sing along. The CD is playable on any CD, but it is also enhanced for PC and Mac computer users so you can adjust the recording to any pitch without changing the tempo! Perfect for home rehearsal, parties, auditions, corporate events, and gigs without a backup band.

Songlist: Baby I Need Your Lovin', For Once in My Life, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), I Heard It Through The Grapevine, I Second That Emotion, My Cherie Amour, You Are the Sunshine of My Life, You've Really Got a Hold on Me

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Voicing: Solo | 6808b | Songbook & CD | $14.95 | Melody/Lyrics/Chords


Stevie Wonder : Stevie Wonder - Written Musiquarium : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999062885 : 0634004972 : 00306288

Stevie Wonder : Stevie Wonder - Written Musiquarium

Features 41 hits spanning his long and illustrious career: All Is Fair in Love - Ebony and Ivory - For Once in My Life - Higher Ground - I Just Called to Say I Love You - Isn't She Lovely - My Cherie Amour - Overjoyed - Part Time Lover - Ribbon in the Sky - Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours - Sir Duke - Superstition - That Girl - Uptight (Everything's Alright) - You Are the Sunshine of My Life - more. Includes a partial discography.

Songlist: You And I, For Your Love, All In Love Is Fair, True To Your Heart, Master Blaster, Fingertips (Part 2), Shoo Be Doo Be Doo Da Day, All I Do, As, Lately, You Will Know, Kiss Lonely Good-bye, Higher Ground, Overjoyed, For Once in My Life, Boogie On Reggae Woman, I Wish, Do I Do, Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing, Ebony And Ivory, That Girl, Go Home, Heaven Help Us All, I Just Called To Say I Love You, I Was Made To Love Her, If You Really Love Me, Living For The City, Love Light In Flight, My Cherie Amour, Part Time Lover, and more

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Stevie Wonder | 20256b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


Stevie Wonder : The Best of Stevie Wonder : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999064209 : 0634031643 : 00306420

Stevie Wonder : The Best of Stevie Wonder

20 of the greatest hits from this legendary Motown superstar's illustrious career. Includes: Ebony and Ivory - For Once in My Life - Higher Ground - I Just Called to Say I Love You - I Was Made to Love Her - I Wish - Isn't She Lovely - Living for the City - My Cherie Amour - Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours - Sir Duke - Superstition - Uptight (Everything's Alright) - You and I - You Are the Sunshine of My Life - and more.

Songlist: You And I, Fingertips (Part 2), Higher Ground, For Once in My Life, I Wish, Ebony And Ivory, I Just Called To Say I Love You, I Was Made To Love Her, If You Really Love Me, Living For The City, My Cherie Amour, A Place In The Sun, Ribbon in the Sky, Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours, Sir Duke, Superstition, Uptight (Everything's Alright), You Are the Sunshine of My Life, You Haven't Done Nothin', Isn't She Lovely

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Stevie Wonder | 20257b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Stevie Wonder : The Stevie Wonder Anthology : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999064476 : 0634036610 : 00306447

Stevie Wonder : The Stevie Wonder Anthology

A must for every Wonder fan, this is a comprehensive collection of 75 gems from 1963 to 1998. Includes: Boogie On Reggae Woman - Ebony and Ivory - Fingertips (Part 2) - For Once in My Life - Higher Ground - I Just Called to Say I Love You - I Was Made to Love Her - Isn't She Lovely - My Cherie Amour - Part Time Lover - Ribbon in the Sky - Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours - Sir Duke - Superstition - Uptight (Everything's Alright) - You Are the Sunshine of My Life - and more. This deluxe, 368-page collection also features a discography of all the songs, listed chronologically by album!

Songlist: You And I, For Your Love, All In Love Is Fair, True To Your Heart, Master Blaster, Fingertips (Part 2), Shoo Be Doo Be Doo Da Day, All I Do, As, Lately, You Will Know, Kiss Lonely Good-bye, If It's Magic, I Ain't Gonna Stand For It, Never Had A Dream Come True, Another Star, Did I Hear You Say You Love Me, Don't Drive Drunk, Ecclesiastes, Get It, Happy Birthday, He's Misstra Know It All, Heaven Is Ten Zillion Light Years Away, I'm Wondering, It's You, Joy Inside My Tears, Keep On Running, Knocks Me Off My Feet, Land Of La La, Ngiculela-Es Una Historia I Am Singing, and more

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Stevie Wonder | 20258b | Songbook | $29.95 | PVG


Various : The Big Book of Oldies : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999376715 : 0634032542 : 00310756

Various : The Big Book of Oldies

A whopping collection of 73 classic hits from the '50s and '60s for piano/vocal/guitar. Songs include: All My Loving - Barbara Ann - Be-Bop-A-Lula - Can't Take My Eyes off of You - Crimson and Clover - Crying - Donna - For Once in My Life - Get a Job - Good Vibrations - Great Balls of Fire - Green Onions - I Think We're Alone Now - Jailhouse Rock - Kansas City - La Bamba - Mellow Yellow - Mony, Mony - Rag Doll - Respect - Soldier Boy - Stagger Lee - Soul Man - Twist and Shout - Winchester Cathedral - Windy - You Keep Me Hangin' On - more!

Songlist: Walkin' The Dog, Ahab The Arab, Let's Get Together (Get Together), All My Loving, Hurdy Gurdy Man, Stand By Me, Jenifer Juniper, Along Comes Mary, Dizzy, Heartbreak Hotel, Crystal Blue Persuasion, Nobody But Me, Hold On I'm Comin', Soldier Boy, Ya Ya, Stormy, Somebody To Love, Elenore, Respect, Sock It To Me Baby, Donna, Barbara Ann, Be-Bop-A-Lula, Be True To Your School, For Once In My Life, Book Of Love, La Bamba, California Sun, I Thank You, Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20297b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


Individual Folios

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For Once in My Life : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Ron Miller : Stevie Wonder : Songbook : 08201501 : 073999604252

Kirby Shaw : For Once in My Life

You're going to love this fresh Latin-flavored treatment of this classic Stevie Wonder pop hit of 1968. Starting with simple unison lines, it develops texturally to a roaring finish!Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak (Combo) and ShowTrax CD.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composers: Ron Miller and Orlando Murden Performed By: Stevie Wonder

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08201501 | Showtrax CD Available


For Once in My Life : SAB : Kirby Shaw : Ron Miller : Stevie Wonder : Sheet Music : 08201502 : 073999125290

Kirby Shaw : For Once in My Life

You're going to love this fresh Latin-flavored treatment of this classic Stevie Wonder pop hit of 1968. Starting with simple unison lines, it develops texturally to a roaring finish!Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak (Combo) and ShowTrax CD.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composers: Ron Miller and Orlando Murden Performed By: Stevie Wonder

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.60 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08201502 | Showtrax CD Available


For Once in My Life : SSA : Kirby Shaw : Ron Miller : Stevie Wonder : Sheet Music : 08201503 : 073999648645

Kirby Shaw : For Once in My Life

You're going to love this fresh Latin-flavored treatment of this classic Stevie Wonder pop hit of 1968. Starting with simple unison lines, it develops texturally to a roaring finish!Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak (Combo) and ShowTrax CD.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composers: Ron Miller and Orlando Murden Performed By: Stevie Wonder

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08201503 | Showtrax CD Available

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