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Don't Know Why

Music by Jesse Harris

Originally Performed by Norah Jones

"Don't Know Why" is a song written by Jesse Harris which originally appeared on his 1999 album, Jesse Harris & the Ferdinandos. It was the second single by American singer Norah Jones from her debut studio album Come Away with Me (2002). Although Jones's version only peaked at number thirty on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, it was a critical success for her that helped establish her as a respected new artist, and subsequently her album sold extremely well. The single went on to win three Grammy Awards in 2003 for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. It remains Jones's biggest hit single in the United States to date, and her only one to reach the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. The single was also a hit internationally and reached top 10 in several countries. The song charted at 459 in Blender magazine's 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born.

    Release Date: 1999
Awards
2003 - Grammy Winner - Record of the Year
2003 - Grammy Winner - Song Of The Year


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Barrie Carson Turne : Just Voices - Jazz : SSA. / SAT : 01 Songbook : 884088627430 : 1847720528 : 14041562

Barrie Carson Turne : Just Voices - Jazz

Ten easy three-part a cappella arrangements of classic jazz songs, for either SSA or SAT choirs, with a piano part for convenient rehearsal. All of these rousing pieces are presented in new arrangements by Barrie Carson Turner. Just Voices Jazz brings together ten timeless jazz songs that make an ideal introduction to mastering the a cappella style.

Songlist: Ain't Misbehavin', Come Fly With Me, Don't Know Why, Fever, Fly Me To The Moon, If I Had You, Stormy Weather, 'Tain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It), Take the 'A' Train, The Girl From Ipanema

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Voicing: SSA. / SAT | 7267b | Songbook | $14.95 | A Cappella


Deke Sharon : Modern A Cappella : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : 073999755398 : 1423400488 : 08744949

Deke Sharon : Modern A Cappella

Looking for some recent top 40 hits, done in the collegiate a cappella style? Well look no further - the answer is here! These are all multi-part SATB arrangements with solos, and all have been hits on the radio at some point between 2002-2005. Deke Sharon collaborated with arranging phenom Robert Dietz to deliver this first-ever collection.

Songlist: Don't Know Why, Drift Away, Heaven, She Will Be Loved, Steal My Kisses

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 9112b | Songbook | $6.95 | A Cappella


King's Singers : Swimming Over London : SATB divisi : 01 Songbook : 884088502584 : 1617806293 : 08751835

King's Singers : Swimming Over London

This collection of selected songs from the King's Singers album Swimming over London is a mixture of King's Singers pop favorites and brand new songs and arrangements.

Songlist: Andromeda, Angel , By The Time, Don't Know Why, Hide and Seek, Home, I'm Yours, It's A New World, Lazybones/ Lazy River, Swimming Over London

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Performed by King's Singers | 8924b | Songbook | $9.95 | A Cappella | Companion CD Available


Various Arrangers : Pop Hits for Mixed Voices Vol. 3 : Mixed 5-8 Parts : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Pop Hits for Mixed Voices Vol. 3

Featured in the DreamWorks Motion Picture Shrek, this new arrangement of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah,' as performed by the King's Singers, will be a touching moment in any program. Powerful poetry, deep emotion, warm choral textures are all highlights of Sarah McLachlan's 'Angel,' now in an expressive a cappella setting. Now available in this a cappella concert arrangement, the moving lyrics and soaring vocals of Josh Groban's 'You Raise Me Up!' will inspire all who hear it. Kirby Shaw's exquisite a cappella arrangement of Billy Joel's 'And So it Goes' is available for men's and women's ensembles. This bluesy a cappella doo-wop setting of 'Change the World' has a great message and is easy to learn. Classic Eric Clapton! A great pop or jazz choir feature! The Norah Jones classic single, 'Don't Know Why,' is now available in a rich a cappella setting that will be equally rewarding to rehearse and perform.

Songlist: Hallelujah, Angel, You Raise Me Up, Change The World, Don't Know Why

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 9520b | Sheet Music | $10.95 | A Cappella


Norah Jones : Come Away with Me : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999064957 : 0634052640 : 00306495

Norah Jones : Come Away with Me

Come Away with Me stole the show at the Grammy Awards, winning an astonishing five major honors. We're proud to present the piano/vocal/guitar matching folio to the blockbuster debut from soulful singer Norah Jones: Best New Artist, jazz/pop crossover expert, Blue Note recording artist, and daughter of Ravi Shankar. Includes her smash hit single - and the Song of the Year - Don't Know Why and 13 others: Cold, Cold Heart - Come Away with Me - Feelin' the Same Way - I've Got to See You Again - Lonestar - The Long Day Is Over - The Nearness of You - Nightingale - One Flight Down - Painter Song - Seven Years - Shoot the Moon - Turn Me On. Also available in an Easy Piano edition (00306523, $12.95).

Songlist: Nightingale, Come Away With Me, Seven Years, Don't Know Why, Shoot The Moon, I've Got To See You Again, One Flight Down, The Long Day Is Over, Turn Me On, Feelin' The Same Way, Lonestar, Painter Song, Cold, Cold Heart, The Nearness Of You

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Norah Jones | 40110b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Pro Vocal : The Grammy Awards Best Female Pop Vocal Performance 2000-2009 : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088607166 : 1458415856 : 00740447

Pro Vocal : The Grammy Awards Best Female Pop Vocal Performance 2000-2009

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

Songlist: Ain't No Other Man, Beautiful, Chasing Pavements, Don't Know Why, Halo, I Try, I'm Like A Bird, Rehab, Since U Been Gone, Sunrise

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Voicing: Solo | 7840b | Songbook & CD | $14.95 | Melody/Lyrics/Chords


Pro Vocal : Contemporary Hits - For Female Singers : Solo : Songbook & CD : 073999490527 : 0634061968 : 00740246

Pro Vocal : Contemporary Hits - For Female Singers

Whether you're a karoake singer, aspiring vocalist 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. Or for singing just for the fun of it!

Songlist: Beautiful, Breathe, Complicated , Don't Know Why , Fallin', The Game Of Love, I Hope You Dance , My Heart Will Go On

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Voicing: Solo | 9170b | Songbook & CD | $12.95 | Melody/Lyrics/Chords


Various : The Great American Songbook - Pop/Rock Era : Solo : Songbook : 888680754419 : 1540030504 : 00278788

Various : The Great American Songbook - Pop/Rock Era

Most people think of older standards when they hear Great American Songbook, but these more recent hits are so successful that they already have earned their place in musical history. Includes piano, voice and guitar arrangements of 100 songs.

Songlist: Lowdown, More Than A Feeling, Ain't That A Shame, Time After Time, Runaway, All Along The Watchtower, God Only Knows, All I Have To Do Is Dream, Rocky Mountain High, Stand By Me, Lean On Me, American Pie, The Look Of Love, Walking In Memphis, Don't Know Why, Don't Stop Believin', Be-Bop-A-Lula, Billie Jean, Blue Suede Shoes, Blueberry Hill, Summertime Blues, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Daydream, Bye Bye Love, California Dreamin', Drift Away, Can't Help Falling In Love, Good Vibrations, Dance To The Music, Deacon Blues, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 40602b | Songbook | $29.95 | PVG


Various : Contemporary Coffeehouse Songs - 2nd Edition : Solo : Songbook : 888680891299 : 1540039218 : 00285923

Various : Contemporary Coffeehouse Songs - 2nd Edition

Grab a fancy cup of java and hang with your friends while playing these favorites for piano, voice and guitar. Includes: Budapest (George Ezra) - Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol) - Don't Know Why (Norah Jones) - Fallin' for You (Colbie Caillat) - Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley) - If It Makes You Happy (Sheryl Crow) - Let It Go (James Bay) - Lost Boy (Ruth B.) - Say You Won't Let Go (James Arthur) - Skinny Love (Bon Iver) - This Town (Niall Horan) - Who Will Save Your Soul (Jewel) - You Learn (Alanis Morissette) - and more.

Songlist: River, Least Complicated, Round Here, Ice Cream, One Of Us, You Learn, Stay, Wonderwall, All I Want, Trouble, Lucky, Torn, Meet Virginia, Let Him Fly, Steal My Kisses, Let It Go, Hallelujah, This Town, Don't Know Why, Have It All, Babylon, Who Will Save Your Soul, What I Am, Banana Pancakes, Black Horse And The Cherry Tree, Put Your Records On, First Day Of My Life, Save Tonight, Chasing Cars, I Will Follow You Into The Dark, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 40615b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


Various : 151 of the Most Beautiful Songs Ever : Solo : Songbook : 888680925482 : 1540048292 : 00291051

Various : 151 of the Most Beautiful Songs Ever

This huge songbook (672 pages!) features 151 standards that every musician should know! Each song is arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames. Songs include: All the Things You Are - At Last - Bridge over Troubled Water - City of Stars - Constant Craving - Crazy - Gabriel's Oboe - Hallelujah - Imagine - La Vie En Rose (Take Me to Your Heart Again) - My Heart Will Go on (Love Theme from 'Titanic') - Over the Rainbow - Perfect - River Flows in You - Shallow - Somewhere - Summertime - This Is Me - Time After Time - Wonderful Tonight - You Raise Me Up - and more. Listen to a Spotify playlist of all the songs from this book!

Songlist: Easy Living, Open Arms, Crazy, Good Night, Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Believe, Beautiful In My Eyes, You Belong To Me, Beauty And The Beast, The Colour Of My Love, At Last, Gabriel's Oboe, The Rose, Time After Time, Sway, Faithfully, If, Perfect, Hello, All I Ask Of You, All I Have To Do Is Dream, Change The World, Someone Like You, All Of Me, The Tracks Of My Tears, Ooo Baby Baby, Best Of My Love, All The Things You Are, All The Way, Somewhere, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 70728b | Songbook | $32.95 | PVG


Vocal Pop : Original Keys for Female Singers : Solo : Songbook : 884088653934 : 1458437922 : 00312656

Vocal Pop : Original Keys for Female Singers

Grab the mic! This collection features 22 pop hits as sung by the original artists - such as Lady Gaga, Adele, Beyonce, and Whitney Houston - all in vocal/piano arrangements.

Songlist: Bad Romance, Black Horse And The Cherry Tree, Beautiful, Bleeding Love, Breakaway, Breathe, Building A Mystery, Don't Know Why, Halo, Hero, I Dreamed A Dream, I Kissed A Girl, I Will Always Love You, If I Ain't Got You, Love Song, My Heart Will Go On, Ray Of Light, Rehab, Rolling In The Deep, Teenage Dream, We Found Love, You Belong With Me

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Voicing: Solo | 7801b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Roger Emerson : Hal Leonard Vocal Method - Soprano / Alto : 01 Songbook : 840126936506 : 1705107591 : 00351249

Roger Emerson : Hal Leonard Vocal Method - Soprano / Altonew

The Hal Leonard Vocal Method is designed for anyone interested in learning the basics of singing, using vocal exercises and popular songs. Complete with demonstration audio tracks, accompaniment tracks, and step-by-step video instruction, this easy-to-use beginner's guide serves as an introduction to everything needed to begin singing with proper technique. Topics covered include: posture, breathing, warm-ups, consonants, vowels, phrasing, vibrato and range extension. Songs in this edition for soprano and alto singers include: At Last - Dancing Queen - Don't Know Why - I Will Remember You - Rolling in the Deep - A Thousand Years - and more. Audio and video are accessed online using the unique code inside the book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.

Songlist: Posture, Breath, Using the Breath, Phonation, Warmups, Vowels, Constonants, Beauty And The Beast, At Last, I Will Remember You, Don't Know Why, Make You Feel My Love, Bye Bye Blackbird, Dancing Queen, Rolling In The Deep, A Thousand Years, Fields Of Gold, Part Of Your World, Something To Talk About

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1051b | Songbook | $14.95


Denver A Cappella Project : Beyond Ordinary : 00  1 CD

Denver A Cappella Project : Beyond Ordinary

This Colorado-based evenly-mixed voice a cappella octet was formed in 1999, and has a varied repertoire ranging from Jazz to Pop, Classical and Gospel to Folk. "Beyond Ordinary's" 14 cuts highlight this versatility, beginning with Stefan Farrenkopf's deadpan "Easter Island Head," Jesse Harris' moody "Don't Know Why," Charles Sylvestri and Eric Whitacre's brooding , dissonant "Sleep," the nice Derric Johnson-arranged "Railroad Medley," a bluesy, rhythmic "Route 66," traditional favorites "Amazing Grace" and "Ezekiel Saw de Wheel," Greg Jasperse's ethereal "Voice Dance," Lennon/McCartney's "Lady Madonna," the Moses Hogan-arranged spiritual "Elijah Rock," and finishing strong with the traditional "All Creatures of Our God and King." DACP has three excellent recordings and years of live performances under their belts, and it shows. Sweet harmonies, solid vocal percussion, deep basslines, spirited leads-this is fun stuff from this talented octet!

Songlist: Easter Island Head, Don't Know Why, Sleep, Where the Sun Will Never Go Down, Railroad Medley, Route 66, Amazing Grace, Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, Voice Dance, Witness, Lady Madonna, Take On Me, Elijah Rock, All Creatures of Our God and King

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2443c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


Take 6 : Iconic : 00  1 CD : 039911047620 : IDLB104762.2

Take 6 : Iconic

Surely one of the most iconic a cappella groups in history Take 6 has been creating great vocal harmony for many decades. They are true masters of the art and this latest release continues the tradition of vocal excellence.

Songlist: Back in Love Again, Can't Stop the Feeling, Change the World, Sailing, Don't Know Why, Got to Get You Into My Life, All This Love, Could It Be I'm Falling in Love, Roof Garden, Nothing But the Blood

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3088c | 1 CD | $12.95


Individual Folios

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Don't Know Why : SATB : Paris Rutherford : Jesse Harris : Norah Jones :  1 CD : 08744062 : 073999218824

Paris Rutherford : Don't Know Why

The number one album Come Away with Me established Norah Jones as one of the year's top performers. Her former choir director, Paris Rutherford, has tastefully arranged this top single in a vocal jazz setting perfect for high school and beyond. Available: SATB, IPak(R), ShowTrax CD. Approx. Time: 3:10.

Arranger: Paris Rutherford | Composer: Jesse Harris Performed By: Norah Jones

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08744062 | Showtrax CD Available


Don't Know Why : SATB divisi : Philip Lawson : Jesse Harris : Norah Jones : Sheet Music : 08745543 : 884088071325

Philip Lawson : Don't Know Why

The Norah Jones classic single is now available in a rich a cappella setting that will be equally rewarding to rehearse and perform.

Arranger: Philip Lawson | Composer: Jesse Harris Performed By: Norah Jones

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.70 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745543

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