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You Took Advantage of Me

Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Lorenz Hart

From the musical Present Arms, where it was introduced by Joyce Barbour and Busby Berkeley as the characters Edna Stevens and Douglas Atwell. The characters were formerly married, but still have romantic feelings for each other. On opening night, Berkeley forgot the lyrics and had to scat and hum the entire second verse. Berkeley also claimed that his nonsense lyrics for the improvised second verse left Hart "almost apoplectic", but the audience was amused and Hart later forgave him. The song was subsequently included in the 1930 film Leathernecking, an adaptation of Present Arms.

Rodgers described the song as a "sassy and unregretful number" which audiences liked far more than traditional contemporary love songs. In his book The Poets of Tin Pan Alley, Philip Furia wrote that the song depicted a "...wittily self deprecating character who was perfectly suited to lyrics that were at once intricately rhymed yet casually conversational."



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Linda Ronstadt : Big Band Female Standards - Songs in the Style of Linda Ronstadt : Solo : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 888680094690 : 194156660X : 00152965

Linda Ronstadt : Big Band Female Standards - Songs in the Style of Linda Ronstadt

Ten familiar classics as Linda Ronstadt would perform them are showcased in this vocal book with a CD that features two tracks for each song - one example vocal track, and a separate backing track.

Songlist: What's New, Crazy He Calls Me, Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be), When I Fall in Love, Skylark, Mean to Me, You Took Advantage of Me, Sophisticated Lady, Day In, Day Out, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

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Voicing: Solo | 3005b | Songbook & 1 CD | $24.95 | Voice and Piano


Pro Vocal : Favorite Standards - Women's Edition : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088279394 : 1423465512 : 00740418

Pro Vocal : Favorite Standards - Women'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 nine 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.

Songlist: Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, Darn That Dream, Don't Be That Way, A Fine Romance, My Baby Just Cares For Me, What is There to Say, You Took Advantage of Me, You're Driving Me Crazy (What Did I Do?)

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Voicing: Solo | 5025b | Songbook & CD | $14.95 | Melody/Lyrics/Chords


Richard Rodgers : The Songs of Richard Rodgers - High Voice : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999196955 : 0634032461 : 00740166

Richard Rodgers : The Songs of Richard Rodgers - High Voice

The most accomplished composer in the history of the American musical theatre was Richard Rodgers (1902-1979), with a professional career on Broadway that spanned more than 50 years. In an edition designed especially for singers, 45 songs have been carefully chosen from both the Rodgers & Hart and Rodgers & Hammerstein output. The accompaniments support the singer, rather than containing the melody in the piano part throughout, as in the standard sheet music editions of these songs. Most of these songs are transposed for the first time ever in this new collection. The song selection is almost the same for High Voice and Low Voice; (Soliloquy from Carousel only appears in in Low Voice, and My Lord and Master from The King and I only appears in in High Voice).

Songlist: Manhattan, No Other Love, Bewitched, Some Enchanted Evening, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?, Edelweiss, Falling In Love With Love, Hello, Young Lovers, I Could Write A Book, I Didn't Know What Time It Was, I Have Dreamed, I Wish I Were In Love Again, If I Loved You, Isn't It Romantic?, It Might As Well Be Spring, It Never Entered My Mind, The Lady is a Tramp, Love, Look Away, My Favorite Things, My Funny Valentine, My Heart Stood Still, My Lord And Master, My Romance, Nobody's Heart, Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin', People Will Say We're In Love, Something Wonderful, The Sound Of Music, The Surrey With The Fringe On Top, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 3088b | Songbook | $18.95 | With Piano


Richard Rodgers : The Songs of Richard Rodgers - Low Voice : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999438314 : 063403247X : 00740167

Richard Rodgers : The Songs of Richard Rodgers - Low Voice

The most accomplished composer in the history of the American musical theatre was Richard Rodgers (1902-1979), with a professional career on Broadway that spanned more than 50 years. In an edition designed especially for singers, 45 songs have been carefully chosen from both the Rodgers & Hart and Rodgers & Hammerstein output. The accompaniments support the singer, rather than containing the melody in the piano part throughout, as in the standard sheet music editions of these songs. Most of these songs are transposed for the first time ever in this new collection. The song selection is almost the same for High Voice and Low Voice; a very few major songs that are especially voice-type specific have not been transposed (for example, Soliloquy from Carousel in Low Voice, My Lord and Master from The King and I in High Voice). Highlights: Bewitched - Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful? - Falling in Love with Love - I Have Dreamed - If I Loved You - Isn't It Romantic? - It Might as Well Be Spring - My Favorite Things - My Funny Valentine - Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' - Some Enchanted Evening - Something Wonderful - Ten Cents a Dance - Thou Swell - To Keep My Love Alive - Where or When - You'll Never Walk Alone.

Songlist: Manhattan, No Other Love, Bewitched, Soliloquy, Some Enchanted Evening, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?, Edelweiss, Falling In Love With Love, Hello, Young Lovers, I Could Write A Book, I Didn't Know What Time It Was, I Have Dreamed, I Wish I Were In Love Again, If I Loved You, Isn't It Romantic?, It Might As Well Be Spring, It Never Entered My Mind, The Lady is a Tramp, Love, Look Away, My Favorite Things, My Funny Valentine, My Heart Stood Still, My Romance, Nobody's Heart, Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin', People Will Say We're In Love, Something Wonderful, The Sound Of Music, The Surrey With The Fringe On Top, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 3089b | Songbook | $18.95 | With Piano


Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart : Rodgers and Hart - A Musical Anthology : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999295603 : 0881883379 : 00307940

Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart : Rodgers and Hart - A Musical Anthology

A massive collection of 73 songs, including a foreword by Dorothy Rodgers and indexes by show title and song title. Songs include: Bewitched - Blue Moon - Ev'rybody Loves You - Falling in Love With Love - Have You Met Miss Jones? - I Could Write a Book - I Didn't Know What Time It Was - Isn't It Romantic? - The Lady Is a Tramp - Manhattan - The Most Beautiful Girl in the World - My Funny Valentine - My Romance - Sentimental Me - There's a Small Hotel - Thou Swell - You Took Advantage of Me - and more. Selections range from their most popular productions to some never-before published material - a real collector's item! 288 pages.

Songlist: Soon, Manhattan, Any Old Place With You, At The Roxy Music Hall, Bye And Bye, Here In My Arms, Bewitched, Blue Moon, The Blue Room, Can't You Do A Friend A Favor?, 'Cause We Got Cake, College On Broadway, Come And Tell Me, Dancing On The Ceiling, Disgustingly Rich, Everybody Loves You, Ev'rything I've Got, Falling In Love With Love, Quiet Night, The Girl Friend, Give It Back To The Indians, Glad To Be Unhappy, Happy Hunting Horn, Have You Met Miss Jones?, He Was Too Good To Me, I Could Write A Book, I Didn't Know What Time It Was, I Gotta Get Back To New York, I Like To Recognize The Tune, I Married An Angel, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20242b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart : The Best of Rodgers & Hart - 2nd Edition : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999082111 : 0793528658 : 00308211

Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart : The Best of Rodgers & Hart - 2nd Edition

This second edition features 36 of their best, including: Bewitched - Blue Moon - Dancing on the Ceiling - Falling in Love with Love - I Could Write a Book - Isn't It Romantic? - The Lady Is a Tramp - Little Girl Blue - Manhattan - My Funny Valentine - This Can't Be Love - Where or When - and more!

Songlist: Manhattan, Bewitched, Blue Moon, The Blue Room, Dancing On The Ceiling, Falling In Love With Love, Glad To Be Unhappy, Have You Met Miss Jones?, He Was Too Good To Me, I Could Write A Book, I Didn't Know What Time It Was, I Wish I Were In Love Again, Isn't It Romantic?, It Never Entered My Mind, It's Easy To Remember, Johnny One-Note, The Lady is a Tramp, Little Girl Blue, Lover, Mimi, The Most Beautiful Girl In The World, Mountain Greenery, My Funny Valentine, My Heart Stood Still, My Romance, Nobody's Heart, Spring Is Here, Ten Cents A Dance, There's A Small Hotel, This Can't Be Love, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20245b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Various Arrangers : Jazz Tracks for Singers - Men's Edition : Solo : Songbook : 073999871029 : 0634060708 : 00740243

Various Arrangers : Jazz Tracks for Singers - Men's Edition

15 songs in custom arrangements for singers, with a companion CD of tasty jazz trio accompaniments (piano, bass, drums). The men's songs are in a medium range.

Songlist: Alright, Okay, You Win, Body and Soul, Cheek to Cheek, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Fly Me To The Moon, The Frim Fram Sauce, Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You, I've Got the World on a String, I've Got You Under My Skin, Lean Baby, Nature Boy, Route 66, When Sunny Gets Blue, Witchcraft, You Took Advantage of Me,

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Voicing: Solo | 9051b | Songbook | $21.95 | Accompanied


Various Arrangers : Singer's Book of Jazz Standards - Women's Edition : Solo : Songbook : 073999602517 : 0634049666 : 00740208

Various Arrangers : Singer's Book of Jazz Standards - Women's Edition

50 Essential Jazz Standards from the repertoir of the greatest artists in New, Custom, Vocal Arrangements and singer-Friendly Keys with Traditional and Alternate Chord Changes.

Songlist: All Or Nothing, Alright Okay You Win, Autumn In New York, Black Coffee, Body And Soul, But Beautiful, Come Rain or Come Shine, Day By Day, Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me, Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, Fever, Fine And Mellow, Fly Me To The Moon, The Frim Fram Sauce, Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You, Good Morning Heartache, Hello Young Lovers, HoneySuckle Rose, I Could Write A Book, I Get Along With You Very Well, I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), I'm Beginning to See the Light, I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, It Might As Well Be Spring, Just One More Chance, The Late Late Show, Lost Mind, Lush Life, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 9410b | Songbook | $19.95 | Accompanied


Various Composers : The Belter's Book of Hot Standards : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999081152 : 0793548160 : 00740003

Various Composers : The Belter's Book of Hot Standards

How many times have we heard women pop singers complain about the printed keys of standard songs? "They're too high for me!" is the predictable comment. Here's a new collection that addresses that concern, transposing great songs down into a comfortable belting range.

Songlist: Black Coffee, Blame It On My Youth, Blue Skies, Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, Cry Me A River, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, From This Moment On, The Glory Of Love, God Bless' The Child, A Good Man Is Hard To Find, He Was Too Good To Me, I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), In A Sentimental Mood, Lazy Afternoon, Let Yourself Go, Long Ago (And Far Away), Love Me Or Leave Me, Make Someone Happy, The Man That Got Away, Maybe This Time, More Than You Know, My Heart Belongs To Daddy, On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever), On The Sunny Side Of The Street, One For My Baby (And One More For The Road), Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be), Sentimental Journey, She (He) Touched Me, Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year, Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All The Time), and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5541b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Individual Folios

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You Took Advantage of Me : SSA : Greg Gilpin : Richard Rodgers : Songbook : 00-33138 : 038081360461

Greg Gilpin : You Took Advantage of Me

What fun it was to see and hear this classic 1928 Rodgers and Hart tune from the musical Present Arms in the recent movie musical Fame, as performed by Megan Mullally. A fresh, comedic, and jazzy rendition, arranged just for your ladies.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Lorenz Hart

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.85 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-33138 | Showtrax CD Available


You Took Advantage of Me : TTBB : Aaron Dale : Richard Rodgers : The Crush : Sheet Music : 00218594 : 812817021242

Aaron Dale : You Took Advantage of Me

Originally written for the 1928 musical Present Arms, You Took Advantage of Me has become an American Songbook standard covered by countless artists over the years. This arrangement has been performed in various iterations in many BHS contests, but appears in print here as Dale originally intended it: a classic swing standard with plenty of personality and a tag that will bring any audience to its feet!

Arranger: Aaron Dale | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Lorenz Hart Performed By: The Crush

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $3.20 | A Cappella | video
00218594

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