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A Cockeyed Optimist

From the musical

South Pacific



Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II


    Release Date: 1949


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Joan Frey Boytim : The First Book of Broadway Solos - Mezzo-Soprano : Solo : Accompaniment CD : 073999253054 : 0634094947 : 00740324

Joan Frey Boytim : The First Book of Broadway Solos - Mezzo-Soprano

Joan Boytim is the leading American expert in teaching young voices. In 1997 Hal Leonard released this four-volume series of Joan's excellent selections of Broadway material for singers. Lyrical music was chosen to be used in traditional classical voice teaching. Now each volume is available as a CD of professionally recorded accompaniments. Mezzo-Soprano Edition includes 22 songs: As Long As He Needs Me - Getting to Know You - It Might As Well Be Spring - Maria - My Favorite Things - My Funny Valentine - On My Own - Where or When - and more.

Songlist: Maria, On My Own, As Long As He Needs Me, Bali Ha'i, A Cockeyed Optimist, The Earth And Other Minor Things, Falling In Love With Love, Getting To Know You, I Enjoy Being A Girl, I Love Paris, If I Ruled The World, In My Own Little Corner, It Might As Well Be Spring, My Favorite Things, My Funny Valentine, People, Simple Little Things, Something Wonderful, The Song Is You, What's The Use Of Wond'rin', Where Or When, A Wonderful Guy

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Voicing: Solo | 4127b | Accompaniment CD | $12.95 | With Piano


Richard Walters (editor) : The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - 16-Bar Audition : Solo : Songbook : 884088476038 : 1423490967 : 00230040

Richard Walters (editor) : The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - 16-Bar Audition

Mezzo-Soprano/Belter edition. Songs especially good for auditions have been chosen from Volumes 1-5 of The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology and edited to 30-40 second 16-Bar excerpts. Each volume includes over 100 songs in original keys.

Songlist: Memory, Someone Like You, Don't Call Me Trailer Trash, Heads Or Tails, The Miller's Son, Shadowland, Who Will Love Me As I Am?, Always True To You In My Fashion, Always A Bridesmaid, Stars And The Moon, Shy, Here I Am, A Change In Me, And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going, My New Philosophy, Look At Me Now, How Did We Come To This?, The Past Is Another Land, Life With Harold, When You Got It, Flaunt It, Anything But Lonely, Live Out Loud, Hit Me With A Hot Note, On My Own, As If We Never Said Goodbye, As Long As He Needs Me, Good Morning Baltimore, I Can Hear The Bells, Still Hurting, When You Come Home To Me, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2477b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Richard Walters (editor) : The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Volume 1, Revised : Solo : 2 CDs : 073999237153 : 0634061828 : 00740230

Richard Walters (editor) : The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Volume 1, Revised

Two accompaniment CDs in each package which match the books containing a collection of songs from the musical stage, categorized by voice type. The selections are presented in their authentic settings, excerpted from the original vocal scores.

Songlist: Memory, The Miller's Son, Always True To You In My Fashion, An Old Man, Anyone Can Whistle, What Would You Do?, Don't Cry For Me Argentina, Broadway Baby, By The Sea, Cabaret, A Cockeyed Optimist, Could I Leave You?, Dance: Ten; Looks: Three, Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend, Doin' What Comes Natur'lly, Funny Honey, Happy To Keep His Dinner Warm, He Wasn't You, The Hostess With The Mostes' On The Ball, How Are Things In Glocca Morra?, I Ain't Down Yet, I Cain't Say No, I Enjoy Being A Girl, I Got The Sun In The Morning, I'm In Love With A Wonderful Guy, In Buddy's Eyes, The Lady is a Tramp, Look To The Rainbow, Losing My Mind, Send In The Clowns, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2516b | 2 CDs | $22.95


Various Artists : Musical Theatre Anthology for Teens : Solo : 00  1 CD : 073999761016 : 0634094904 : 00740320

Various Artists : Musical Theatre Anthology for Teens

An accompaniment CD is now available for the popular vocal folio.

Songlist: Can You Feel the Love Tonight?, Adelaide's Lament, Colors Of The Wind, Someone Like You, Don't Call Me Trailer Trash, I Won't Say (I'm In Love), Reflection, Whistle Down The Wind, Shy, A Change In Me, Missing You (My Bill), My New Philosophy, As Long As He Needs Me, Disneyland, In My Life, A Bushel And A Peck, Candle On The Water, A Cockeyed Optimist, Dance If It Makes You Happy, Nothing, Fabulous Feet, Falling Out Of Love Can Be Fun, Goodnight, My Someone, I Have Confidence, I'll Know, I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair, I've Never Been In Love Before, It Might As Well Be Spring, Johnny One-Note, Miss Marmelstein, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2680b | 1 CD | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Joan Frey Boytim : The First Book of Broadway Solos - Mezzo-Soprano : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999084436 : 0793582849 : 00740082

Joan Frey Boytim : The First Book of Broadway Solos - Mezzo-Soprano

This is the perfect first collection for many voice students, whether they are teens or college singers or adults. Joan Boytim has selected songs appropriate for each voice type, and has chosen keys that suit the vocal needs of novice singers studying in traditional, generally classical lyric singing. The editions of the songs in these collections are short and straight-forward. Teachers have found these books invaluable. To make the collections even more useful, each volume is offered in a book/companion CD edition with piano accompaniments recorded by pianist Laura Ward.

Songlist: Maria, On My Own, As Long As He Needs Me, Bali Ha'i, A Cockeyed Optimist, The Earth And Other Minor Things, Falling In Love With Love, Getting To Know You, I Enjoy Being A Girl, I Love Paris, If I Ruled The World, In My Own Little Corner, It Might As Well Be Spring, My Favorite Things, My Funny Valentine, People, Simple Little Things, Something Wonderful, The Song Is You, What's The Use Of Wond'rin', Where Or When, A Wonderful Guy

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Voicing: Solo | 4123b | Songbook | $16.95 | With Piano


Louise Lerch (editor) : Musical Theatre Anthology for Teens : Solo : Songbook : 073999116373 : 0634030744 : 00740157

Louise Lerch (editor) : Musical Theatre Anthology for Teens

A three-book series of large collections of theatre and movie musical songs for teens, with no songs duplicated from the best-selling The Teen's Musical Theatre Collection. There are over 35 songs in each volume, with enough variety to keep any stage-struck teen singing for months. Songs range from the classic musicals, to Disney movies, to contemporary Broadway shows.

Songlist: Can You Feel the Love Tonight?, Adelaide's Lament, Colors Of The Wind, Someone Like You, Don't Call Me Trailer Trash, I Won't Say (I'm In Love), Reflection, Whistle Down The Wind, Shy, A Change In Me, Missing You (My Bill), My New Philosophy, As Long As He Needs Me, Disneyland, In My Life, A Bushel And A Peck, Candle On The Water, A Cockeyed Optimist, Dance If It Makes You Happy, Nothing, Fabulous Feet, Falling Out Of Love Can Be Fun, Goodnight, My Someone, I Have Confidence, I'll Know, I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair, I've Never Been In Love Before, It Might As Well Be Spring, Johnny One-Note, Miss Marmelstein, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2666b | Songbook | $17.95 | Voice and Piano


Michael Dansicker : The 16-Bar Theatre Audition Soprano : Solo : Songbook : 073999997231 : 063406343X : 00740253

Michael Dansicker : The 16-Bar Theatre Audition Soprano

Most large audition calls for musical theatre, both professionally and in larger school situations, specify that those auditioning bring in a "16-bar" excerpt. The professionals in musical theatre often complain that singers don't know how to construct an appropriate 16-bar audition, either in choosing a song or in editing an excerpt. With this new series, that problem is solved forever! Editor Michael Dansicker, a composer/producer/music director, is a seasoned musical theatre veteran, with 100 Broadway credits. He brings his expertise and broad knowledge of the literature to this series. Each excerpt has been given a thoughtful, graceful and effective form. No more illegible scribblings for the poor audition accompanist! An enormous variety of literature is represented, from old standards to movie songs to the latest Broadway and Off-Broadway material. With 100 songs per volume, any singing actor, whatever his or her talents and strong suits, will have many choices. In the preface, the editor gives valuable pointers on the nature of a good audition and some factors in choosing songs.

Songlist: And This Is My Beloved, Art Is Calling For Me, As Simple As That, Baubles, Bangles And Beads, Before I Gaze At You Again, Billie, Children Of The Wind, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, A Cockeyed Optimist, Come Home, Comes Once In A Lifetime, Cry Like The Wind, Dancing On The Ceiling, Do I Hear A Waltz?, Don't Like Goodbyes, Falling In Love With Love, Getting Married Today, Glad To Be Unhappy, The Golden Ram, He Was Too Good To Me, Home, How Are Things In Glocca Morra?, How Lovely To Be A Woman, I Belong Here, I Could Have Danced All Night, I Could Write A Book, I Got Lost In His Arms, I Have Dreamed, I Have To Tell You, I Like Him, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5337b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Pro Vocal : Broadway Classics - Women's Edition : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088268381 : 1423460820 : 00740410

Pro Vocal : Broadway Classics - 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 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 Broadway hits.

Songlist: A Cockeyed Optimist, Do-Re-Mi, Getting To Know You, Happy Talk, It's The Hard-Knock Life, Lida Rose, Sunrise, Sunset, You'll Never Walk Alone

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Voicing: Solo | 6010b | Songbook & CD | $14.95 | Melody/Lyrics/Chords


Pro Vocal : South Pacific - Mixed Edition : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088269326 : 1423461169 : 00740413

Pro Vocal : South Pacific - Mixed Edition

Whether you're a karoake singer or preparing for an audition, the Pro Vocal series is for you! The book contains the lyrics, melody & chord symbols, and the CD features demos for listening and separate backing tracks so you can sing along. The CD is playable on any CD player, but also enhanced so PC & Mac users 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 12 songs.

Songlist: Bali Ha'i, A Cockeyed Optimist, Dites-Moi (Tell Me Why), Happy Talk, Honey Bun, I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair, Some Enchanted Evening, There Is Nothin' Like A Dame, This Nearly Was Mine, A Wonderful Guy, You've Got To Be Carefully Taught, Younger Than Springtime

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Voicing: Solo | 6020b | Songbook & CD | $14.95 | Melody/Lyrics/Chords


Richard Rodgers : The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999132076 : 0634049240 : 00313207

Richard Rodgers : The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection

It's a grand collection fit for two of the most influential and successful composers of the modern era! This folio presents 70 songs from 11 of their blockbusters, complete with background information on each show and a great bio of this famous team. It also features an index by show and an alphabetical song title index. Songs include: Bali Ha'i - The Carousel Waltz - Climb Ev'ry Mountain - Dites-Moi (Tell Me Why) - Do-Re-Mi - Edelweiss - A Fellow Needs a Girl - Getting to Know You - A Hundred Million Miracles - I Cain't Say No - I Enjoy Being a Girl - I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair - It Might as Well Be Spring - It's a Grand Night for Singing - June Is Bustin' Out All Over - Kansas City - My Favorite Things - Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' - Oklahoma - Our State Fair - Shall We Dance? - Some Enchanted Evening - The Surrey with the Fringe on Top - There Is Nothin' like a Dame - You'll Never Walk Alone - You've Got to Be Carefully Taught - and more.

Songlist: You Are Beautiful, Impossible, All At Once You Love Her, Maria, All Kinds Of People, No Other Love, Bali Ha'i, Come Home, Bloody Mary, Soliloquy, Some Enchanted Evening, The Carousel Waltz, So Far, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, A Cockeyed Optimist, Dites-Moi (Tell Me Why), Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?, Do-Re-Mi, Edelweiss, Fan Tan Fannie, A Fellow Needs A Girl, Stepsisters' Lament, The Gentleman Is A Dope, Getting To Know You, Hello, Young Lovers, A Hundred Million Miracles, I Cain't Say No, I Enjoy Being A Girl, I Have Dreamed, I Whistle A Happy Tune, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20307b | Songbook | $24.95 | PVG


Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein : The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein - Belter/Mezzo-Soprano : Solo : 01 Songbook & 2 CDs : 884088393380 : 1423474759 : 00001229

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein : The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein - Belter/Mezzo-Soprano

This package include two companion CDs, one featuring full performances and the other, piano accompaniments. The CDs work in all CD players but are also enhanced CD-ROMs with tempo adjustment software that will work in all PCs and Macintosh computers. The book includes information on each show as well as a plot note for each song and biographical information on Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Songlist: Bali Ha'i, A Cockeyed Optimist, Stepsisters' Lament, The Gentleman Is A Dope, Honey Bun, I Cain't Say No, I Enjoy Being A Girl, In My Own Little Corner, It Might As Well Be Spring, Love, Look Away, My Favorite Things, Something Wonderful, Ten Minutes Ago, We Deserve Each Other, A Wonderful Guy, You'll Never Walk Alone

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Voicing: Solo | 3023b | Songbook & 2 CDs | $22.95 | Voice and Piano


Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein : South Pacific : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999124002 : 0881881155 : 00312400

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein : South Pacific

The New York Times described South Pacific, the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and nine Tonys, as magnificent ... lively, warm, fresh and beautiful. Our deluxe revised Vocal Selections features 15 beloved songs by Rodgers & Hammerstein, a biography, plot synopsis, history of the show, and photos! Includes: Bali Ha'i - Happy Talk - Honey Bun - I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair - Some Enchanted Evening - There Is Nothin' like a Dame - A Wonderful Guy - and more.

Songlist: Bali Ha'i, Bloody Mary, Happy Talk, Some Enchanted Evening, A Cockeyed Optimist, Dites-Moi (Tell Me Why), Honey Bun, I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair, My Girl Back Home, There Is Nothin' Like A Dame, This Nearly Was Mine, Twin Soliloquies (This Is How It Feels), A Wonderful Guy, You've Got To Be Carefully Taught, Younger Than Springtime

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Voicing: Solo | 20109b | Songbook | $14.95 | PVG


Richard Walters (editor) : Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Mezzo-Soprano Book - Vol. 1 : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088129910 : 1423423658 : 00000484

Richard Walters (editor) : Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Mezzo-Soprano Book - Vol. 1

The world's most trusted source for great theatre literature for singing actors. The CDs include piano accompaniments. The book features authentic editions of each song in the original keys. The songs have been carefully chosen for each voice type and are culled from a wide selection of classic and contemporary shows.

Songlist: Ain't There Anyone Here For Love?, Always True To You In My Fashion, Anyone Can Whistle, Broadway Baby, By The Sea, Cabaret, A Cockeyed Optimist, Could I Leave You?, Dance: Ten; Looks: Three, Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend, Doin' What Comes Natur'lly, Don't Cry For Me Argentina, Don't Tell Mama, Funny Honey, Happy To Keep His Dinner Warm, He Wasn't You, The Hostess With The Mostes' On The Ball, How Are Things In Glocca Morra?, I Ain't Down Yet, I Cain't Say No, I Enjoy Being A Girl, I Got The Sun In The Morning, I'm In Love With A Wonderful Guy, In Buddy's Eyes, The Lady is a Tramp, Look To The Rainbow, Losing My Mind, Memory, The Miller's Son, An Old Man, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5543b | Songbook & CD | $39.95 | Voice and Piano


Rick Walters : The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Volume 1, Revised : Solo : Songbook : 073999610727 : 0881885452 : 00361072

Rick Walters : The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Volume 1, Revised

39 songs, including: Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend ¥ Don't Cry For Me Argentina ¥ I Ain't Down Yet ¥ Losing My Mind ¥ Memory ¥ Send in the Clowns ¥ and many more.

Songlist: Ain't There Anyone Here For Love?, Always True To You In My Fashion, Anyone Can Whistle, Broadway Baby, By The Sea, Cabaret, A Cockeyed Optimist, Could I Leave You?, Dance: Ten; Looks: Three, Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend, Doin' What Comes Natur'lly, Don't Cry For Me Argentina, Don't Tell Mama, Funny Honey, Happy To Keep His Dinner Warm, He Wasn't You, The Hostess With The Mostes' On The Ball, How Are Things In Glocca Morra?, I Ain't Down Yet, I Cain't Say No, I Enjoy Being A Girl, I Got The Sun In The Morning, I'm In Love With A Wonderful Guy, In Buddy's Eyes, The Lady is a Tramp, Look To The Rainbow, Losing My Mind, Memory, The Miller's Son, An Old Man, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 1912b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : Musical Theatre Anthology for Teens : Solo : Songbook & CD : 073999343328 : 0634047639 : 00740189

Various : Musical Theatre Anthology for Teens

These bestselling songbooks for teen singers, featuring more than 35 beloved Broadway songs per volume, were released in 2001. Now these valuable teaching resources are available with accompanying CDs featuring professional piano accompaniments!

Songlist: Adelaide's Lament, As Long As He Needs Me, A Bushel And A Peck, Can You Feel the Love Tonight?, Candle On The Water, A Change In Me, A Cockeyed Optimist, Colors Of The Wind, Dance If It Makes You Happy, Disneyland, Don't Call Me Trailer Trash, Fabulous Feet, Falling Out Of Love Can Be Fun, Goodnight, My Someone, I Have Confidence, I Won't Say (I'm In Love), I'll Know, I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair, I've Never Been In Love Before, In My Life, It Might As Well Be Spring, Johnny One-Note, Miss Marmelstein, Missing You (My Bill), My New Philosophy, Nothing Can Stop Me Now!, Once You Lose Your Heart, Reflection, Shy, So Many People, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5818b | Songbook & CD | $32.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : Broadway Classics - Women's Edition : Solo : Songbook : 888680723750 : 154001536X : 00256670

Various : Broadway Classics - Women's Editionnew

The Hal Leonard Vocal Sheet Music series is an exciting new series for singers, featuring authentic piano accompaniments and custom guitar chord diagrams, tailored to each song's unique chord progressions and designed to provide realistic support. 25 songs for women's voices are included in this volume, all from legendary Broadway productions: Cabaret - Carousel - A Chorus Line - Evita - Fiddler on the Roof - Girl Crazy - The King and I - Les Misérables - A Little Night Music - The Music Man - Song & Dance - South Pacific - and more.

Songlist: Memory, Somewhere, Always True To You In My Fashion, Anyone Can Whistle, On My Own, As Long As He Needs Me, Bewitched, But Not For Me, Cabaret, Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, A Cockeyed Optimist, Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend, Don't Cry For Me Argentina, Maybe This Time, Far From The Home I Love, Send In The Clowns, Goodnight, My Someone, Hello, Young Lovers, I Could Have Danced All Night, I Dreamed A Dream, I Enjoy Being A Girl, I Got Rhythm, I Got The Sun In The Morning, If I Loved You, If I Were A Bell, Make Someone Happy, The Man I Love, My Favorite Things, My Funny Valentine, The Simple Joys Of Maidenhood, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 40594b | Songbook | $19.95 | Singer & Piano/Guitar


Various Arrangers : Musical Theatre Classics - Mezzo-Soprano : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999130959 : 079356235X : 00740038

Various Arrangers : Musical Theatre Classics - Mezzo-Soprano

A fantastic series featuring the best songs from Broadway classics. Collections are organized by voice type and each book includes recorded piano accompaniments on CD. 11 songs, including: Don't Cry for Me Argentina - How Are Things in Glocca Mora? - Losing My Mind - Why Can't You Behave?

Songlist: Love Song, Don't Cry For Me Argentina, A Cockeyed Optimist, How Are Things In Glocca Morra?, I Dreamed A Dream, Look To The Rainbow, Losing My Mind, People, The Sweetest Sounds, What Did I Have That I Don't Have?, Why Can't You Behave?

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Voicing: Solo | 3057b | Songbook | $22.95 | Voice and Piano


Vocal Selections : South Pacific : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088259211 : 1423457552 : 00313418

Vocal Selections : South Pacific

South Pacific has timeless magic, as evidenced by the seven Tony Awards for the latest production, including Best Musical Revival. This deluxe souvenir songbook showcases the 2008 revival, with 11 full-color pages - including seven pages of production photos - plus an article by Ted Chapin, president of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization.

Songlist: Bali Ha'i, Bloody Mary, Happy Talk, Some Enchanted Evening, A Cockeyed Optimist, Honey Bun, I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair, My Girl Back Home, There Is Nothin' Like A Dame, This Nearly Was Mine, A Wonderful Guy, You've Got To Be Carefully Taught, Younger Than Springtime

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Voicing: Solo | 20057b | Songbook | $14.95 | Voice and Piano

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