Kevin Keller has been singing barbershop since 1978. He is a certified Music Judge and popular coach with quartets and choruses across the country. When he finds time, he looks for songs that have not been done in the barbershop style (or at least he hasn't heard them done before). So you may find some different songs here that will offer some variety.

Unless it states otherwise, it is written for men. That doesn’t mean that a song can’t be transposed for women. Write Kevin for more information. Those marked N/A are currently not available, but if interested, ask anyway and get a date for release.

Song
Mens Tracks Womens Tracks Other Voicing Contest Pricing Comments
A Kiss to Build a Dream on
XL
XL
No
3
Great bari or lead solo - slow swing done by Louis Armstrong
Africa
X
X
E, J, R
No
2
Yes, that barbershop standard made famous by Toto! As sung by The Riverblenders
After I've Called You Sweetheart
X
Yes
3
Standard barbershop ballad
Ain't it the Truth
X
XL
Yes
2
Fun bluesy number from Arlen/Harburg. As sung by Up All Night
All I Do Is Dream of You
X
X
Yes
2
Three choruses with varying tempos from slow/sultry to rip-roaring. As sung by Frank the Dog.
All I Need is the Girl
XL
Yes
3
Sondheim Number from Gypsy - uptune
All the Things You Are (8 part SSAATTBB)
XL
No
3
Very challenging but beautiful
Almost There
XL
X
Yes
2
Swingy uptune from Disney's "The Princess and the Frog". As sung by Voice 4 Voice
Anything Goes
X
Yes
2
Cole Porter tune - very Broadway - as sung by Alexandria Harmonizers
Are You Havin' Any Fun?
X
M
X
Yes
2
Swing tune inspired by the recent Tony Bennett Duet CD
At the Mississippi Cabaret
X
X
Yes
1
Driving Uptune from a 1914 song.
Ava Maria (SATB)
X
No
1
Bach/Gounod version that can be sung a capella or with piano accompaniment.
Be A Clown
XL
Yes
3
Uptune (sounds like Make 'em Laugh)
Believe
X
X
Yes
3
Ballad from "Polar Express"
Both Sides Now
X
Yes
2
Joni Mitchell classic as sung by Up All Night
Broken Hearted
(Here Am I)
X
Yes
2
Based on Cheers! bersion byJohn Muir. New verse for women.
Brother, My Brother
XL
Yes
2
Dramatic ballad from the musical "The Civil War". As sung by Sound of Illinois chorus
Candy Man - Parody (The Government Can)
X
Yes
2
The regular words or the parody words to "The Government Can"
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
X
X
K
No
3
That great Frankie Valli number, made popular by many singers
Cartoon Medley
X
No
2
Show closer with fun cartoon songs as sung by Cheers! - a real crowd pleaser
Cell Block Tango
X
No
2
Hit from the show Chicago. As sung by Kansas City SAI
Chasin' the Blues
X
X
Yes
1
A fun swing number from 1920
Cherish
X
X
J
No
2
Yes, teh Association! As sung by Vermillion Valley Show Chorus
Childhood
X
Yes
2
Michael Jackson song. As sung by Musical Island Boys
Chimney Medley
X
H
Yes
2
Medley of two Mary Poppins songs - Chim Chiminee and Step in Time, as sung by West Towns Chorus
Come Dance/Fly With Me Medley
X
B
Yes
2
Inspired by Barry Manilow recording
Come Dance With Me
X
G
X
Yes
2
Swing uptune - sung by Late Show
Come Fly With Me
X
A, B, E
X
A, R
Yes
2
Swing uptune - sung and recorded by Realtime & OC Times
Come What May
X
X
Yes
2
Ballad from Moulin Rouge. As sung by After Hours
Daydream
X
XL
Yes
2
John Sebastian tune
Deep in My Heart, Dear
XL
Yes
3
Sigmund Romberg - demands lead voice range
Die Lorelei
(TTBB and TLBB)
X
X
No
1
A historic German folk song, arranged in TTBB and in barbershop (TLBB)
Don't Let The Moon Get Away
X
X
Yes
2
Nice swing tune
Don't Look at Me That Way
X
X
Yes
2
Teriffic Sarah vaughan song
Don't Put a Tax on the Beautiful Girls
X
Yes
1
Classic barbershop standard revamped. As sung by TNS
Down With Love
X
XL
Yes
2
Arlen/Harburg song - title track of Down With Love
Doxology (Women - 5 part)
X
X
No
1
Modern tiwst to "Old Hundreth"
Drifting
X
X
No
2
Harry Connick Jr. song, recorded by Gotcha! Lead or bari solo
Everybody Loves Somebody
X
Yes
2
Dean Martin croon song
Everybody's Crazy Over Dixie
X
X
Yes
1
Uptune
Everyone's Wrong but Me
X
A
X
Yes
2
Great Ella Fitzgerald tune. As sung by Masterpiece
Feed the Birds
X
H
XL
Yes
2
Ballad from Mary Poppins, as sung by West Towns Chorus
Fantastic, That's You
X
Yes
2
Nice swing tune
50's Rock and Roll Medley
X
A
Yes
2
Medley of Rock Around The Clock, Jailhouse Rock, Shake, Rattle and Roll. As sung by Voices of America
Get Happy
X
A
No
2
Great opener, as sung by Cheers! and Masters of Harmony
Get Happy/Hallelujah
X
No
2
Great opener
Get Up and Go
X
No
2
Pete Seeger classic, perfect for seniors quartets
Goodbye, My Lady Love
X
O
Yes
1
A new treatment of an old classic
Gotta Go!
XL
Yes
3
Contest uptune
Gotta Lot of Rhythm in my Soul
X
X
Yes
2
A superb Patsy Cline uptune
Great Atomic Power
X
XL
No
2
Gospel piece
Guilty
X
XL
Yes
2
A beautiful slow swing tune
Happy Days are Here Again
X
No
2
Opener song with verse. As sung by Cheers!
Harmony
X
No
2
Elton John song
Heatwave
X
No
2
Motown classic as sung by Vermillion Valley Show Chorus
Hello My Baby
X
I
X
Yes
1
Driving uptune, as sung by Flipside/Redline
Here's To Love
X
Yes
2
Song from the movie "Down With Love"
How Deep Is The Ocean?
X
X
Yes
2
Irving Berlin classic. As sung by Cheers!
I Believe in You
X
XL
Yes
2
From "How to Succeed in Business..." as sung by Big Apple Chorus
I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
X
XL
Yes
2
Peppy uptune; choice of verses. Write me for verses. As sung by Vocal Ease
I Can't Help Falling In Love With You
X
No
2
The Elvis classic - Bass solo as sung by Cheers!
I Dig Rock and Roll Music
X
X
J
No
2
Mama's and Papa's classic hit
I Fall to Pieces
X
X
Yes
2
Great country & western ballad
I Fall to Pieces/Crazy
X
Yes
2
Patsy Cline medley, as sung by Tune Town Chorus
I Know Why and So Do You
X
X
Yes
2
Gentle swing tune
I Love Being Here With You
XL
X
J
Yes
2
Fun swing tune
I Love That We're Old Fashioned
XL
X
Yes
3
Beautiful gentle swing tune that expressses old-time sentiment
I'll Dream of You Again/And So To Sleep Again Medley
XL
XL
No
3
First song is a Harry Connick Jr. song that fits the old 8 part standard, but in 4 parts
I May Be Gone For A Long, Long Time/Yankee Boy
X
Yes
1
Uptune treatment of a classic, plus original song as a bridge
I Must Be Comin' Down with the Blues
X
Yes
3
An original song by Kenny Hatton and Chilton Price. As sung by High Definition
I Saw Three Ships
X
No
1
Driving Christmas Tune. As sung by AoH
I See the Light
X
X
Yes
2
Ballad from Tangled. As sung by Voice 4 Voice
I See Your Face Before Me (Men and SATB)
XL
XL
Men-Yes
3
Beautiful, haunting ballad
It Had To Be You
X
A
X
Yes
2
Treatment of chorus is Big Band motivated. As sung by Cheers!
It's Time to Say So Long (Carol Burnett Theme)
XL
X
No
2
Women's chart. Written with optional5th part, but 4 part arr. As sung by Main Attraction
I'm Glad There Is You
X
Yes
2
Jazz standard - as sung by Progression
I'm Stone in Love with You
X
No
2
Tenor solo feature
I've Got A Crush on You
X
X
Yes
2
A great standard, as sung by Nexus & The Crush
I Wish That I Could Hide Inside This Letter
XL
Yes
3
A fun little song, perfect for a C/B- level quartet or chorus
Just A Kid Named Joe
X
Yes
3
Similar to old Pekin arr., except higher 7th count
Just Give Me a Reason
X
Yes
2
From pink, as sung by Momma's Boys
Just in Time (SATB)
XL
No
3
Peppy uptune
King of the Road (SATB)
XL
No
3
Roger Miller tune - tenor solo
Last Night Wen We Were Young (SATB)
XL
X
No
3
SATB arrangement, melody in S. TTBB also available with melody in first tenor
Let's Fall In Love
X
XL
Yes
2
Swing tune. As sung by Top Shelf
Let's Get Away From It All
X
X
Yes
2
Different treatment than BHS arr.
Let's Just Stay In
X
Yes
2
Croon-ballad. As sung by Frank the Dog
Little Saint Nick (SATB and Men)
XL
X
No
3
Beach Boys Christmas tune
Lullaby for Baby Jesus
X
No
1
Jesus Brazilian Christmas Carol for 6 parts (lead solo with 5 part harmony). As sung by AoH
Make Them Hear You
X
Yes
2
Sung by Cheers! and Toronto Northern Lights - from the musical Ragtime
Mean to Me
X
X
Yes
2
Swingy tune, as sung by NeXus
Miracle
X
Yes
2
Celine Dion ballad. As sung by Voices Unlimited
More
XL
No
3
Bobby Darin treatment
More I Cannot Wish You
X
XL
Yes
2
Ballad from Guys and Dolls
Morning Side of the Mountain
X
Yes
2
Ballad from the 1950's. As sung by Wildcard
Music Man Medley
X
Yes
2
Medley of songs from the Music Man including Ice Cream, Wells Fargo Wagon, Pick-A-Little, and 76 Trombones. As sung by the West Towns Chorus
Music of My Heart
X
No
2
N'Sync song. Used as a swan song - some extended lead solo. As sung by By Popular Demand
My Diane (actually Diane)
X
Yes
3
Beautiful verse sets up a beautiful melody. As sung by The Chase
My Life for a Song
XL
No
3
Swan song. As sung by Cheers!
My Old Montana Home
X
Yes
3
Original song by Starks and Fitzpatrick (ballad)
My Special Angel
X
A
X
Yes
2
Great 50's ballad. As sung by Voices of America
(The) Nearness of You (SATB, TTBB)
X
No
2
A beautiful vocal jazz treatment as sung by City Nights
O Come O Come Emmanuel (Veni, Veni)
X
A
X
R
No
1
As recorded by Gas House Gang and AoH
O Little Town of Bethlehem
X
A
No
1
All three verses different textures. As sung by AoH
Oliver Medley
X
Q
X
Yes
2
Medley of Where is Love, Consider Yourself, and Who Will Buy? As sung by Sound of Illinois
On My Own
X
D
X
No
2
Great piece from Les Mis - lead solo in verse. Sung by Saturday Evening Post and Toronto Northern Lights
Patapan
X
X
X
No
1
As recorded by Gas House Gang
Perfidia
X
X
No
2
Vocal jazz treatment as sung by City Nights
Please Don't Forget Me
X
P
Yes
3
Original song by Norm Starks (ballad)
Put on a Happy Face
X
Yes
2
Driving uptune. As sung by After Hours
Rainy Night in Rio
X
Yes
2
Fun swing tune from the 50's. As sung by Dexter's Alibi
Red Hot Henry Brown
X
Yes
3
A fun uptune along the lines of Hard Hearted Hannah
Rhode Island is Famous for You
X
Yes
2
Cute uptune
Ride, Red, Ride
X
Yes
2
A new treatment of an old classic. As sung by Ignition!
Ring a Ding Ding
X
Yes
2
Classic Sinatra song as sung by Top Shelf
Roll Out of Bed with a Smile
X
Yes
2
A new treatment of the Nighthawks classic
Rudolph Montage (8 part Men and Women)
X
No
2
The complete musical score fo Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Written for men and women's choruses combined
76 Trombones
X
B
Yes
2
Contest uptune. Sung by West Towns Chorus
Sam, the Old Accordian Man
X
Yes
2
Driving uptune, as sung by Flipside/Redline
Shadow of Your Smile
X
E
X
Yes
2
Beautiful ballad. As sung by Sterling
Sing It A Capella
X
XL
XL
No
3
Arrangement based upong Glad chart. As sung by Here's the Deal and City Nights
Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat
X
Yes
2
Contestable version of the Guys & Dolls song
Smile
X
X
Yes
2
The Charlie Chaplin tune made contestable, as sung by Flipside/Redline
Some Nights
X
J
No
2
Mega-hit by Fun
Somebody to Love
X
Yes (?!)
2
Yes, Queen. As sung by Voices Unlimited
Someone Like You
X
No
2
As recorded by Crossroads
Something Tells Me You're The Girl
X
Yes
1
1914 ballad. Harmonies similar to "Just a Little Street"
Standing on the Corner
X
X
Yes
2
Driving uptune treatment of the classic song. As sung by San Diego Chorus
Star Spangled Banner (SATB, Men)
X
X
No
1
Inspired by Knudsen Bros.
Stompin' at the Savoy
X
A
X
No
2
Production number of the jazz standard. Chorus only with drums - multiparts. As sung by Ambassadors of Harmony
Supremes Medley
X
No
2
The "supreme" Supremes medley (I Hear a Symphony, Where Did Our Love Go, Reflections, Baby Love, Stop in the Name of Love, You Can't Hurry Love)
Swinging on a Star (SATB, TTBB)
X
X
No
2
Barbershop-like treatment as sung by City Nights
S'Wonderful (SATB, TTBB)
X
X
No
2
Vocal jazz treatment as sung by City Nights
The International Rag
X
Yes
1
Irving Berlin Rag, as sung by Alchemy
That's Life
X
XL
Yes
2
Ala Cheers!, based on Citations and Tulsa Tradition
The 23rd Psalm
X
No
2
Great arr. for sacred occassions
The More I See You
XL
No
3
Beautiful lead or bari solo - Nat King Cole hit
Then
X
No
2
Brad Paisley hit - bari solo
They Call the Wind Mariah
X
A
No
2
Paint Your Wagon classic. As sung by AoH
This Nearly was Mine
X
Yes
2
Ballad from South Pacific. As sung by Up All Night
This Old House
X
No
2
Demands gospel bass with low bottom (D or Bb tags available). As sung by Sterling
This Time the Dream's on Me (SATB)
XL
No
3
Soprano solo
Through a Long and Sleepless Night
XL
No
3
Haunting melody - not very barbershop but singable
To Love and to be Loved
XL
No
3
Appropriate for weddings
Together, Wherever we Go
X
G
X
J
Yes
2
Uptune from Gypsy
Topsy Turvy Day
X
No
2
From Hunchback of Notre Dame - driving opener
Unchained Melody
X
Yes
2
Ballad treatment
Vaya Con Dios
X
X
No
2
As sung by The Four Bettys
(The) Voyage
XL
No
3
Approriate for anniversaries
What Child is This/A Child of the Poor - Solo + Chorus
X
X
F
No
3
These two Christmas songs overlay on top of each other - lyrics are striking. As sung by AoH
What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger
X
J
No
2
Kelly Clarkson hit. As sung by The Riverblenders
What Kind of Fool am I?
X
C
X
Yes
2
Contestable arrangement/Power Ballad. As sung by Cheers!, Big Apple Chorus, Mega City Chorus and others
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
X
No
1
A standard where each verse raises key. As sung by Cheers! and Sterling
When She Loved Me
X
X
R
Yes
2
A tender ballad from Toy Story II. Sung by Storm Front
When the Call is Rolled up Yonder
X
X
No
1
A rollicking arr. of this gospel tune with a killer tag. As sung by Cheers! and Sterling
When You Come Home
X
No
2
Tenor or Lead solo. A "Mom" song.
Where Everybody Knows Your Name
X
Yes
2
Cheers! Theme song
Who Can I Turn To?
X
X
N
Yes
2
Ballad from "Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd". As sung by Big Apple Chorus
Why Haven't I Heard from You?
X
No
2
Reba McIntire hit. As sung by Society Rhythm
Will the Sun Ever Shine Again
X
XL
Yes
2
Disney song. As sung by Voices Unlimited
Willy Wonka Medley
X
Yes
2
A fun and contestable medley of I've Got a Golden Ticket, Pure Imagination, Oompa Loompa and Candy Man. As sung by The Alliance (they did make a few changes)
Willy Wonka Medley
X
No
2
A fun medley of Candy Man, Oompa Loompa, Cheer Up Charlie, and Pure Imagination. As sung by Sterling
Wizard of Oz Medley
X
A
Yes
2
Medley of Wizard of Oz songs telling the story of Dorothy in Oz. As sung by West Towns Chorus
YMCA
X
No
3
Yes, from the Village People! Lead solo with backup
You and I
X
Yes
2
Merideth Willson - beautiful lyrics and melody
Your Cheatin' Heart
X
Yes
2
Hank Williams briught to barbershop! As sung by Great Nashville Singout

 

L - The arrangement exists but due to legal issues, this particular voicing needs to be legalized. In this case, the arranger fee will be waived in lieu of the legal fees.

Pricing:

1. $40 for unlimited copies and licensing to perform for quartet; $50 + $1.25 per copy above 40 copies. Contact me via email or send directly to my home address with a note stating in which arrangement you are interested and for what group you are purchasing this.

2.
Associated mechanical per copy fees and arranger donation ($40 except for medleys). Contact Harmony Marketplace at the Barbershop Harmony Society for all of the details. If you write me, I’ll still send you to them! 800-876-SING or marketplace@barbershop.org

3. Contact me for more information. It varies from song to song how to deal with the publisher.

Learning Tracks:

There are a few of these arrangements that have learning tracks available. There may be differences in notes in some cases, so inquire from the source to find out.

(A) Tim Waurick www.timtracks.com

(B) Sean Milligan www.learning-tapes.com

(C) Chris Arnold www.qsvp.com

(D) Chris Arnold www.qsvp.com Definite changes to music

(E) Shawn Thomas www.shawngthomas.com

(F) Judy Vidal judytunes@rushmore.com

(G) Jordan Litz www.jordanlitz.com

(H) Ryan Griffith www.vocalcuts.com

(I) Gary Lewis www.garylewispress.com

(J) Anne Bureau www.queenannerecordings.com

(K) Lynda Keever lynda.keever@comcast.net

(L) Tony DeRosa

(M) Denis LeFlamme laflamme.denis@facebook.com

(N) Katie Taylor www.TaylorTrax.homestead.com

(O) James Estes

(P) Drew Wheaton Andrew.wheaton@simpatico.ca

(Q) Tim Beutel tim.beutel@gmail.com

(R) Kim Kraut kim@kimkraut.com

Previews:

Previews are available for several arrangements. I will send out 16-32 bars, depending on the song. My experience shows that generally a group will get a good feel if the song will work or not. If you need more, then we can work that out. For all #2’s, you can obtain preview copies through the Harmony Marketplace at the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Contact:
Kevin Keller
5 Summit Station
St. Charles, MO 63303

636-373-0158 (H)
314-765-3194 (O)
kkbari@charter.net


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