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Little Saint Nick

Music by Brian Wilson and Mike Love

Originally Performed by Beach Boys

"Little Saint Nick" is a holiday-themed hot rod song about Santa Claus' sled, written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for American rock band the Beach Boys. The song was first released as a single on December 9, 1963, and peaked at number 3 on Billboard magazine's special seasonal weekly Christmas Singles chart. Its B-side was an a cappella cover of "The Lord's Prayer".

The idea for the song was partly inspired by record producer Phil Spector's plans to record a Christmas album. Wilson recalled: "I wrote the lyrics to it while I was out on a date and then I rushed home to finish the music." Some of its rhythm and structure derives from the group's "Little Deuce Coupe", also co-written by Wilson and released as a single six months earlier. Love was not originally listed as the co-writer of "Little Saint Nick". His credit was awarded after a 1990s lawsuit.

    Release Date: 1963


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Close Harmony For Men : <span style="color:red;">Little Saint Nick</span> : TTBB : Sheet Music : 812817020283 : 00137953

Close Harmony For Men : Little Saint Nick

Written by the Beach Boys this classic Christmas song reached number 3 in the charts in 1963. This arrangement is in an easy swing, with a variety of interesting harmonic and rhythmic figures. Keep the tempo steady and take care to sing the syncopations accurately and you'll have a lot of fun singing this vintage Beach Boy tune!

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Voicing: TTBB | Performed by Beach Boys | 8329b | Sheet Music | $3.20 | A Cappella


Deke Sharon : A Cappella Jazzpop Holiday : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : 073999323894 : 0634097768 : 08744812

Deke Sharon : A Cappella Jazzpop Holiday

Feel like Rockin' around Christmastime? Then check out this fun collection of five holiday favorites. Voicings vary slightly.

Songlist: Holly Jolly Christmas, Joy to the World, Little Saint Nick, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 6257b | Songbook | $5.95 | A Cappella


Let's All Sing : Let's All Sing Holiday Hits : Unison : Songbook : 888680046279 : 149501066X : 00141797

Let's All Sing : Let's All Sing Holiday Hits

Bring on the snow with fresh, new arrangements of holiday favorites that shuffle and swing! And for the grand finale, Irving Berlin's classic White Christmas is sure to be an unforgettable musical experience for singers and audiences alike! Great for choir, classroom and community, these songs have been carefully adapted for young unison voices with optional harmony for added fun. The Piano/Vocal Collection offers fully accompanied songs, and the Singer Edition comes in paks of 10 with vocal parts only. Perform these holiday gems live or with the professionally-produced recordings available on a separate performance/accompaniment CD. Suggested for grades 4-8. ScorePlay - click to view score with recording.

Songlist: Little Saint Nick, Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree, A Holly Jolly Christmas, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, White Christmas

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Voicing: Unison | 2736b | Songbook | $16.95 | Companion CD Available


Various Arrangers : Christmas Pops for Female Choirs : SSA : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 9781783052998 : 14042862

Various Arrangers : Christmas Pops for Female Choirs

"Wonderful Christmastime" is a typical melodic Paul McCartney number composed for the holiday season. "All I Want For Christmas Is You" evokes Mariah Carey or, for devotees of the film Love Actually, the adolescent Olivia Olson. "Santa Baby" is Eartha Kitt's Christmas wish list from 1953 while "Little Saint Nick" is the Beach Boy's homage to Santa's sled. Finally and gloriously come the Pogue's sublime piece of musical domestic rivalry "Fairytale Of New York". All are expertly arranged for SSA choir with piano accompaniment and range from easy to intermediate level. This mix of fun and mischievous Christmas songs will put a smile on the faces of choirs and audiences alike.

Songlist: All I Want For Christmas Is You, Fairytale of New York, Little Saint Nick, Wonderful Christmastime, Santa Baby

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Voicing: SSA | 2995b | Songbook & 1 CD | $9.50 | With Piano


Various Arrangers : Ladies Barbershop Christmas : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Ladies Barbershop Christmasnew

Originally written for Kristen Bell and contemporary a cappella group Straight No Chaser, "Text Me Merry Christmas" is a fun, flirty option for the holidays with a pop sensibility. Brand new Learning Tracks available produced by Katie Taylor. "Little Saint Nick" - You'll have 4-part a cappella harmony fun with this barbershop arrangement of the Beach Boys classic song! "Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season" - fun, swingin' chart for your holiday show, Adam Scott delivers a crowd-pleasing arrangement based on the original Andy Williams recording that paired these two holiday favorites together. Accessible for almost any level ensemble, this chart works great as a show opener or closer. "Warm and Fuzzy" - Originally recorded by country singer Billy Gilman for his gold-certified album entitled Classic Christmas. Peter Benson's arrangement is a fresh, fun, and friendly option for your holiday repertoire and is available in both men's and women's keys!

Songlist: Little Saint Nick, Warm and Fuzzy, Text Me Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season

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4585b | Sheet Music | $12.75 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Sing in the Barbershop Quartet Christmas Collection : TTBB : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 884088922788 : 1480352349 : 00121375

Various Arrangers : Sing in the Barbershop Quartet Christmas Collection

These great collections let men sing four-part a cappella harmony with a professionally recorded barbershop quartet. The books include TTBB parts and the CDs feature full performances. Just turn on the CD, open the book, pick your part, and sing along!

Songlist: Do You Hear What I Hear?, (There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays , I'll Be Home For Christmas, It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, Little Saint Nick, We Need A Little Christmas, White Christmas

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Voicing: TTBB | 8321b | Songbook & 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : The Christmas Caroling Songbook : 01 Songbook : 884088089641 : 1423414195 : 00240283

Various Arrangers : The Christmas Caroling Songbook

Melody, words and chords for 72 favorite Carols and Songs.

Songlist: All Throuh The Night, Blue Christmas, Carol Of The ells, Deck The Hall, Feliz Navidad, Happy Holiday, The Holly And The Ivey, Jingle Bell Rock, Little Saint Nick, Silver Bells, Toyland, and many more..., Come Sunday

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9388b | Songbook | $9.95 | Accompanied


Beach Boys : The Beach Boys Anthology : Solo : Songbook : 073999064339 : 0634032453 : 00306433

Beach Boys : The Beach Boys Anthology

The Beach Boys are an American rock band. Formed in 1961, the group gained popularity for its close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a Southern California youth culture of cars and surfing. Brian Wilson's growing creative ambitions later transformed them into a more artistically innovative group that earned critical praise and influenced many later musicians.

Songlist: All Summer Long, Barbara Ann, Be True To Your School, California Girls, Caroline, No, Catch A Wave, Dance, Dance, Dance, Darlin', Do It Again, Do You Want To Dance?, Don't Back Down, Don't Worry Baby, 409, Fun, Fun, Fun, Girls On The Beach, God Only Knows, Good Vibrations, Help Me Rhonda, Heroes And Villains, I Get Around, In My Room, It's OK, Keep An Eye On Summer, Kokomo, Little Deuce Coupe, The Little Girl I Once Knew, Little Honda, Little Saint Nick, Pet Sounds, Please Let Me Wonder, and more

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Beach Boys | 5311b | Songbook | $17.95 | PVG


Sing With The Choir : Christmas Favorites : Solo : Songbook & CD : 00333011

Sing With The Choir : Christmas Favorites

Sing your favorite holiday hits as part of a professional choir! The songbook features SATB parts and the CD has full performances of each song. Turn on the CD, open the book, pick your part, and sing along! 8 favorites arranged for 4-part mixed voices

Songlist: Frosty The Snow Man, The Holiday Season, (There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays, Little Saint Nick, Merry Christmas, Darling, Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town, Silver Bells, White Christmas

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Voicing: Solo | 8909b | Songbook & CD | $14.95


Various Arrangers : Christmas Songs for Kids - Second Edition : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999115710 : 0793514622 : 00311571

Various Arrangers : Christmas Songs for Kids - Second Edition

25 songs kids love to play during the holidays!

Songlist: Away In A Manger, The Chipmunk Song, Deck The Hall, The First Noel, Frosty The Snow Man, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane), I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, Jingle-Bell Rock, Jingle Bells, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Joy To The World, Little Saint Nick, The Night Before Christmas Song, Nuttin' For Christmas, O Christmas Tree, O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles), O Little Town Of Bethlehem, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town, Silent Night, Suzy Snowflake, Toyland, Up On The Housetop, We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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Voicing: Solo | 5571b | Songbook | $9.95


Various Arrangers : Sing-A-Long: Best of Christmas : Solo : Songbook : 888680012342 : 1480393010 : 00128624

Various Arrangers : Sing-A-Long: Best of Christmas

It wouldn't be the holidays without a sing-along! This unique Christmas collection features 20 songs with eight pull-out sets of lyrics so that everyone can sing along. Includes: All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth - Blue Christmas - Christmas Time Is Here - Feliz Navidad - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - It's Beginning to Look like Christmas - The Little Drummer Boy - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Sleigh Ride - White Christmas - Winter Wonderland - and more.

Songlist: All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth, Feliz Navidad, Little Saint Nick, Snowfall, Blue Christmas, The Little Drummer Boy, The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, Christmas Time Is Here, Wonderful Christmastime, Christmas Auld Lang Syne, Christmas In Killarney, The Christmas Waltz, Sleigh Ride, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas, A Marshmallow World, We Need A Little Christmas, White Christmas, Winter Wonderland, You're All I Want For Christmas

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Voicing: Solo | 8393b | Songbook | $12.95 | PVG


Let's All Sing : Let's All Sing Holiday Hits : Accompaniment CD : 888680046293 : 1495010686 : 00141799

Let's All Sing : Let's All Sing Holiday Hits

Bring on the snow with fresh, new arrangements of holiday favorites that shuffle and swing! And for the grand finale, Irving Berlin's classic White Christmas is sure to be an unforgettable musical experience for singers and audiences alike! Great for choir, classroom and community, these songs have been carefully adapted for young unison voices with optional harmony for added fun. The Piano/Vocal Collection offers fully accompanied songs, and the Singer Edition comes in paks of 10 with vocal parts only. Perform these holiday gems live or with the professionally-produced recordings available on a separate performance/accompaniment CD. Suggested for grades 4-8.

Songlist: Little Saint Nick, Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree, A Holly Jolly Christmas, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, White Christmas

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2737b | Accompaniment CD | $49.95 | Companian Songbook Available


Acoustix : Cool Yule : 00  1 CD

Acoustix : Cool Yule

Acoustix are one of the most consistently impressive barbershop groups performing today. "Cool Yule," their first holiday-themed recording, will add to their legend. Greg Volk arranged several songs, including "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch," (sung by bass Joel Rutherford, who also contributed two arrangements). Two Beach Boys scores, "Auld Lang Syne" and "Little Saint Nick," and a Mervyn Warren (of Take 6) chart, "The First Noel," show the quartet's burgeoning versatility, and it sounds great. For those listeners who prefer Acoustix to stay close to their barbershop origins, the locked-in chords of "O Little Town Of Bethlehem" and "Mary Had A Baby" will be a treat. About half accompanied in swinging big band style.

Songlist: Cool Yule, Silver Bells, You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch, The Christmas Song, Kay Thompson's Jingle Bells, Happy Holidays / Holiday Season Medley, The First Noel, Pine Cones and Holly Berries Medley, Little Saint Nick, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Mary Had a Baby, Auld Lang Syne

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5328c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Drifters : Winter Wonderland : 00  1 CD : LIF 160113

Drifters : Winter Wonderland

We have always loved recordings by the Drifters, and have enjoyed their live performances even more. "Winter Wonderland" is an all-accompanied collection of 10 soulful Doo-Wop Christmas tunes: "Christmas Just Ain't Christmas," "Winter Wonderland," The Beach Boys' wonderful "Little Saint Nick," "I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," "Please Come Home for Christmas," "The Christmas Song," "Silent Night," "O Holy Night" and "Auld Lang Syne." No frills, no extensive liner notes, just some great fun, romantic tunes to dance to, enjoy and brighten up your holiday season!

Songlist: Christmas Just Ain't Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Little Saint Nick, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Please Come Home for Christmas, The Christmas Song, Silent Night, O Holy Night, Auld LangSyne

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4363c | 1 CD | $6.95 | Accompanied


Straight No Chaser : Holiday Spirit : 00  1 CD : 075678970801 : 515785

Straight No Chaser : Holiday Spirit

In December of 2007 SNC, one of our favorite male Collegiate a cappella groups, posted several videos of past performances, including a 10 year old video of a live cut of their version of the "12 Days of Christmas" on YouTube. To say it caused a sensation would be putting it mildly-6 million people saw it during December, with an additional 2 million seeing it since then. Combined, Straight No Chaser has received over 10 million views of their videos on YouTube. Formed a dozen years ago while students at Indiana University, this phenomenon has caused the group to reassemble and re-emerge, a process covered on a series of webisodes, covering their rehearsing together for the first time in 10 years, doing their photoshoot, and then recording this album, "Holiday Spirits." Even the New York Times told the story of SNC in their Arts & Leisure section in September of 2008. All that excitement aside, the album is great! 14 songs, all group-arranged, especially by group member Dan Ponce, who also wrote the lovely "Christmas Wish" and "Indiana Christmas." "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," "Jingle Bell Rock," "The Christmas Song," "This Christmas," "Hark the Herald Angels Sing/Angels We Have Heard on High" and Brian Wilson's classic "Little Saint Nick" show off the smooth harmonies, brilliant leads and killer arrangements that made SNC one of the best Collegiate groups. Then "The 12 Days of Christmas" shows us what the fuss is all about. It contains samples of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," and suddenly the song has morphed into Toto's "Africa." It's funny, surprising, perfectly realized and all done with the human voice, all of which was not lost on the delighted live audience. The album finishes with "Sweet Little Jesus Boy," the Phil Spector "Wall of Sound" carol "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," "Carol of the Bells," and sublime covers of "Silent Night" and "Auld Lang Syne." We couldn't be happier for the success of talented SNC, who haven't lost a half-note since their college days, and can enthusiastically recommend "Holiday Spirits," one of the most enjoyable Christmas recordings we have heard!

Songlist: Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Jingle Bell Rock, The Christmas Song, Christmas Wish, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Angels We Have Heard on High, Little Saint Nick, The 12 Days of Christmas- Live, Indiana Christmas, Sweet Little Jesus Boy, Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), Carol of the Bells, Silent Night, Auld Lang Syne

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2519c | 1 CD | $9.95 | A Cappella


Straight No Chaser : All I Want For Christmas : DVD 00 2 CDs : 075678905988 : CX 525629

Straight No Chaser : All I Want For Christmas

The perfect gift for everyone on your list! This special edition 2 CD + DVD box set includes the best selling albums Christmas Cheers and Holiday Spirits, plus a DVD of the group's Live in New York Holiday Edition Concert Special. Included a 14-page booklet featuring childhood photos of all group members.

Songlist: Santa Claus is Coming to Town , Jingle Bell Rock, The Christmas Song, This Christmas , Christmas Wish, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/Angels We Have Heard on High, Little Saint Nick, The 12 Days of Christmas- Live, Indiana Christmas, Sweet Little Jesus Boy, Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), Carol of the Bells, Silent Night, Auld Lang Syne, The Christmas Can-Can, We Three Kings, Christmastime is Here, Let It Snow, Donde Esta Santa Claus, I'll Be Home For Christmas, Hey Santa!, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch, O Holy Night, Santa Claus is Back in Town, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Jingle Bells, Who Spiked the Eggnog?, The 12 Days of Christmas, Intro: Bohemian Rhapsody, and more

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6032dvd | DVD 00 2 CDs | $37.95 | A Cappella


Greg Gilpin : Fire and Rain : Showtrax CD : 884088476151 : 35027120

Greg Gilpin : Fire and Rain

A James Taylor classic, Greg's arrangements for SATB, SAB and TBB voices reflect the original recording and add lush vocal harmonies that melt into the incredible lyric. Sure to be an audience and performer favorite, it is a stunning pop ballad and an enduring concert selection. Available separately: SATB, SAB, TBB, StudioTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:35.

Songlist: Love is Here to Stay, The Way We Were, The Gene Puerling Sound, The Way We Were, Love is Here to Stay, Caramba (Good Gracious, My Love), Santafecino de Veras, La Doble, A Boy and a Girl, Barb'ry Ellen, There Is Joy, Joy, Joy!, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Rejoice!, The Lords Prayer, African Sanctus - Finale and Gloria, Jack's Valentine , Barbara Allen, Can't Buy Me Love, A Belen Pastores (Villancico), J'ai Cu Le Loup, America, The Beautiful, The Star-Spangled Banner, Friendship Song, A La Nanita Nana, Canciones Hispanas, Halo, Just the Way You Are, A House Is Not A Home, Gone, Gone, Gone, Axel F, and more

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| Showtrax CD | $26.95


Individual Folios

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Little Saint Nick : TTBB : Christopher Peterson : Brian Wilson : Beach Boys : Showtrax CD : 00121914 : 884088944612

Christopher Peterson : Little Saint Nick

You will have fun, fun, fun with this 1963 holiday classic by the Beach Boys! A great concert showcase for men's choirs and close harmony groups!

Arranger: Christopher Peterson | Composers: Brian Wilson and Mike Love Performed By: Beach Boys

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00121914


Little Saint Nick : TTBB : Jon Nicholas : Brian Wilson : Beach Boys : Sheet Music : 00137953 : 812817020283

Jon Nicholas : Little Saint Nick

Written by the Beach Boys this classic Christmas song reached number 3 in the charts in 1963. This arrangement is in an easy swing, with a variety of interesting harmonic and rhythmic figures. Keep the tempo steady and take care to sing the syncopations accurately and you'll have a lot of fun singing this vintage Beach Boy tune!

Arranger: Jon Nicholas | Composers: Brian Wilson and Mike Love Performed By: Beach Boys

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $3.20 | A Cappella |
00137953


Little Saint Nick : 3-Part : Audrey Snyder : Brian Wilson : Beach Boys : Sheet Music : 00155840 : 888680602390

Audrey Snyder : Little Saint Nick

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Composers: Brian Wilson and Mike Love Performed By: Beach Boys

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00155840 | Voicetrax CD Available


Little Saint Nick : TB : Audrey Snyder : Brian Wilson : Beach Boys : Sheet Music : 00155841 : 888680602406

Audrey Snyder : Little Saint Nick

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Composers: Brian Wilson and Mike Love Performed By: Beach Boys

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00155841 | Voicetrax CD Available


Little Saint Nick : SSAA : Jon Nicholas : Brian Wilson : Sheet Music : 00218600 : 812817021266

Jon Nicholas : Little Saint Nick

You'll have 4-part a cappella harmony fun with this barbershop arrangement of the Beach Boys classic song!

Arranger: Jon Nicholas | Composers: Brian Wilson and Mike Love

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $3.20 | A Cappella |
00218600


Little Saint Nick : SAB : Mark Brymer : Brian Wilson : Beach Boys : Sheet Music : 08743130 : 073999854657

Mark Brymer : Little Saint Nick

You'll have holiday fun, fun, fun with this Beach Boys classic from the 60s. Great for choirs of all ages! Available: SATB, SAB, 2-Part and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:15.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composers: Brian Wilson and Mike Love Performed By: Beach Boys

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.60 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08743130 | Voicetrax CD Available


Little Saint Nick : 2-Part : Mark Brymer : Brian Wilson : Beach Boys : Sheet Music : 08743131 : 073999181715

Mark Brymer : Little Saint Nick

You'll have holiday fun, fun, fun with this Beach Boys classic from the 60s. Great for choirs of all ages! Available: SATB, SAB, 2-Part and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:15.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composers: Brian Wilson and Mike Love Performed By: Beach Boys

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08743131 | Voicetrax CD Available

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