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Give Me the Simple Life

Music by Rube Bloom, Lyrics by Harry Ruby

Give Me the Simple Life is a 1945 song written by Rube Bloom (music) and Harry Ruby (lyrics). It was introduced in the 1946 film Wake Up and Dream.

    Release Date: 1946

Songbooks and Arrangements


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Various Arrangers : Women's Jazz 3 : SSAA : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Women's Jazz 3

Sung either soli or solo, the front section of 'Give Me the Simple Life' really sets up this chart for success. A written-out bass solo leads into an a cappella SSAA quartet feature that is 'a real gas!' Back to the bridge, on through a key change to the classic Basie "Splanky" ending. Suitable for contest or concert. Freytag's latin version of 'Summertime' will be fun for the singers and the audience. 'Playrooms' is an a cappella jazz waltz, that will set a gentle tone in your program. The text, written by Jackie Farrell, describes the beauty of young children and of the simple joys often forgotten by adults. 'Queen of Hearts' is a playful, easy to sing yet very full sounding version of this repeated pop and country top ten hit. The lead moves from part to part, giving the upper three parts each a chance to sing the melody. The alto 2 "bass line" features plenty of lyrics and countermelodies as well. 'I Remember Clifford,' a classic Benny Golson tune, is set here for female voices and a torch-style soloist. The tribute to jazz great and trumpet player, Clifford Brown, has remained a jazz standard since first introduced. The lush harmonies provide a beautiful setting for Golson's tribute. The soloist has freedom to sing the line as written or develop her own solo line.

Songlist: Give Me the Simple Life, Summertime, Playrooms, Queen of Hearts, I Remember Clifford

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Voicing: SSAA | 9375b | Sheet Music | $14.95 | A Cappella


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


Individual Folios

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Give Me the Simple Life : SATB : Russell L. Robinson : Rube Bloom : Songbook : 00-25125 : 038081266206

Russell L. Robinson : Give Me the Simple Life

A great marriage of melody and lyrics in this light swing standard, arranged in a style that's sure to click with your singers. Available in three voicings, perfect for any group from elementary through high school to adult community groups.

Arranger: Russell L. Robinson | Composer: Rube Bloom | Lyricist: Harry Ruby

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-25125 | Showtrax CD Available


Give Me the Simple Life : SAB : Russell L. Robinson : Rube Bloom : Sheet Music : 00-25126 : 038081266213

Russell L. Robinson : Give Me the Simple Life

A great marriage of melody and lyrics in this light swing standard, arranged in a style that's sure to click with your singers. Available in three voicings, perfect for any group from elementary through high school to adult community groups.

Arranger: Russell L. Robinson | Composer: Rube Bloom | Lyricist: Harry Ruby

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.75 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-25126 | Showtrax CD Available


Give Me the Simple Life : 2-Part : Russell L. Robinson : Rube Bloom : Sheet Music : 00-25127 : 038081266220

Russell L. Robinson : Give Me the Simple Life

A great marriage of melody and lyrics in this light swing standard, arranged in a style that's sure to click with your singers. Available in three voicings, perfect for any group from elementary through high school to adult community groups.

Arranger: Russell L. Robinson | Composer: Rube Bloom | Lyricist: Harry Ruby

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.75 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-25127 | Showtrax CD Available

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