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

Comments

Contest

Pricing

Tracks

A Kiss to Build A Dream On

Great bari or lead solo - slow swing done by Louis Armstrong

No

3

 

Africa (Men, Women) Yes, that barbershop standard made famous by Toto! As sung by The Riverblenders No 2 E - Women
After I've Called You Sweetheart Standard barbershop ballad Yes 3  
Ain't it the Truth Fun bluesy number from Arlen/Harburg. As sung by Up All Night Yes 2  
All I Do Is Dream of You (Men and WomenL) Three choruses with varying tempos from slow/sultry to rip-roaring. As Sung by Catchers Block. Yes 2  

All I Need is the Girl

Sondheim Number from Gypsy – uptune

Yes

3

 

All the Things You Are
(8 part SSAATTBB)

Very challenging but beautiful

No

3

 

Almost There (MenL, Women) Swingy uptune from Disney's "The Princess and the Frog". As sung by Voice 4 Voice Yes 2  
Anything Goes (Men) Cole Porter tune - very Broadway - as sung by Alexandria Harmonizers Yes 2  
Are You Havin’ Any Fun? (Men, WomenL) Swing tune inspired by the recent Tony Bennett Duet CD Yes 2 M
At the Mississippi Cabaret (Men, Women) Driving Uptune from a 1914 song Yes 1  
Ava Maria (SATB) Bach/Gounod version that can be sung a capella or with piano accompaniment No 1  

Be A Clown

Uptune (sounds like Make 'em Laugh!)

Yes

3

 

Believe (Men and Women) Ballad from "Polar Express" Yes 2  

Broken Hearted (SAI)
(Here Am I) (Women)

Based on Cheers! version by John Muir. New verse for women.

Yes

2

 

Brother, My Brother

Dramatic Ballad from the musical “The Civil War”. As sung by Sounds of Illinois chorus

Yes

2

G

Candy Man – Parody (The Government Can) The regular words or the parody words to “The Government Can” Yes 2 L
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You (Men, WomenL) That great Frankie Valli number, made popular by many singers No 3 K -
Women Only

Cartoon Medley

Show Closer with fun cartoon songs as sung by Cheers! – a real crowd pleaser

No

2

 

Cell Block Tango (Women) Hit from the show Chicago. As sung by Kansas City SAI No 2  
Chasin’ The Blues (Men, Women) A fun swing number from 1920 Yes 1  

Cherish (Men, Women)

Yes, the Association! As sung by Vermillion Valley Show Chorus

No

2

J - Women

Childhood Michael Jackson song. As sung by Musical Island Boys Yes 2  
Chimney Medley Medley of two Mary Poppins songs - Chim Chiminee and Step in Time, as sung by West Towns Chorus Yes 2 H

Come Dance / Fly with Me Medley

Inspired by Barry Manilow recording

Yes

2

B

Come Dance With Me (Men, Women)

Swing uptune - sung by Late Show

Yes

2

G?

Come Fly with Me
(Men, Women)

Swing uptune - sung and recorded by Realtime & OC Times

Yes

2

A - Both
B - Men
E - Men

Daydream (Men, WomenL) John Sebastian tune Yes 2  

Deep in My Heart, Dear

Sigmund Romberg - demands lead voice range

Yes

3

 

Die Lorelei (TTBB and TLBB) A historic German folk song, arranged in TTBB and in barbershop (TLBB) No 1  
Don't Let That Moon Get Away (Men, Women) Nice Swing Tune Yes 2  

Don’t Look at Me That Way (Men, Women)

Terrific Sarah Vaughan song

Yes

2

 

Don’t Put a Tax on the Beautiful Girls Classic barbershop standard revamped. As sung by TNS Yes 1  
Down with Love (Men, Women) Arlen/Harburg song - title track of Down with Love. Yes 2  
Doxology (Women - 5 part) Moden twist to "Old Hundreth" No 1  

Drifting
(Men, Women)

Harry Connick Jr. Song, recorded by Gotcha! Lead or bari solo

No

2

 

Everybody Loves Somebody (Men) Dean Martin croon song Yes 2 B

Everybody's Crazy Over Dixie (Men, Women)

Uptune

Yes

1

 

Everyone’s Wrong but Me (Men, WomenL) Great Ella Fitzgerald tune. As sung by Masterpiece Yes 2 A-Men
Feed The Birds (Men, WomenL) Ballad from Mary Poppins, as sung by West Towns Chorus Yes 2 H
Fantastic, That’s You Nice swing tune Yes 2  

50's Rock and Roll Medley

Medley of Rock Around the Clock, Jailhouse Rock, Shake/Rattle and Roll. As sung by Voices of America

Yes

2

A

Get Happy

Great Opener, as sung by Cheers! and Masters of Harmony

No

2

A

Get Happy/Hallelujah

Great Opener

No

2

 

Goodbye, My Lady Love A new treatment on an old classic Yes 1  

Gotta Go!

Contest Uptune

Yes

3

 

Gotta Lot of Rhythm in my Soul (Men, Women)

A superb Patsy Cline uptune

Yes

2

 

Great Atomic Power (Men, WomenL) Gospel Piece No 2  
Guilty (Men, WomenL) A beautiful slow swing tune Yes 2  

Happy Days Are Here Again

Opener song with verse. As sung by Cheers!

No

2

 

Heatwave (Women) Motown classic as sung by Vermillion Valley Show Chorus No 2  

Hello My Baby (Men, Women)

Driving uptune, as sung by Flipside/Redline

Yes

1

I-Men

Here's to Love Song from the movie "Down with Love" Yes 2  

How Deep Is The Ocean?
(Men, Women)

Irving Berlin Classic. As sung by Cheers!

Yes

2

 

I Believe in You (Men, WomenL) From "How to Succeed in Business..." as sung by Big Apple Chorus Yes 2  

I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me (Men, WomenL)

Peppy Uptune; choice of verses. Write me for verses. As sung by Vocal Ease

Yes

2

 

I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You

The Elvis Classic – Bass Solo. As sung by Cheers!

No

2

 

I Dig Rock and Roll Music (Men, Women) Mama's and Papa's Classic hit. No 2 J - Women

I Fall to Pieces (Men, WomenL)

Great country & western ballad

Yes

2

 

I Fall to Pieces/Crazy (Women) Patsy Cline medley, as sung by Tune Town Chorus Yes 2  
I Know Why and So Do You (Men, WomenL) Gentle Swing tune Yes 2  
I Love Being Here with You (MenL, Women) Fun swing tune Yes 2 J - Women
I Love that We’re Old Fashioned Beautiful gentle swing tune that expresses old-time sentiment Yes 3  

I'll Dream of You Again/And So to Sleep Again Medley

First song is a Harry Connick Jr. song that fits the old 8 part standard, but in 4 parts

No

3

 

I May Be Gone for a Long, Long Time/Yankee Boy

Uptune treatment of a classic, plus original song as a bridge

Yes

1

 

I Must Be Comin' Down With The Blues An original song by Kenny Hatton and Chilton Price. As sung by High Definition. Yes 3  

I Saw Three Ships

Driving Christmas tune. As sung by AoH

No

1

 

I See The Light (Women) Ballad from Tangled. As sung by Voice 4 Voice Yes 2  
I See Your Face Before Me (SATB, Men) Beautiful, haunting ballad Men- Yes 3  

It Had To Be You
(Men, Women)

Treatment of chorus is Big Band motivated. As sung by Cheers!

Yes

2

 A -men

It’s Time to Say So Long (Carol Burnett Theme)

SAI chart. Written with optional 5th part, but a 4 part arr. As sung by Main Attraction

No

2

 

I’m Glad There is You Jazz Standard – as sung by Progression Yes 2  
I’m Stone in Love with You (Men) Tenor Solo feature No 2  

I’ve Got a Crush on You (Men, Women)

A great standard, as sung by Nexus and The Crush

Yes

2

 

I Wish That I Could Hide Inside This Letter A fun little song, perfect for a C/B- level quartet or chorus Yes 3  

Just A Kid Named JoeL

Similar to old Pekin arr., except higher 7th count

Yes

3

 

Just in Time (SATB) Peppy uptune No 3  
King of the Road (SATB) Roger Miller tune – tenor solo No 3  

Last Night When We Were Young

SATB Arrangement, melody in S. TTBB also available with melody in first tenor.

No

3

 

Let’s Fall in Love (Men, WomenL) Swing tune. As sung by Top Shelf Yes 2  

Let's Get Away From it All
(Men, Women)

Different treatment than Society arr.

Yes

2

 

Let’s Just Stay In (Men) Croon-ballad. As sung by Frank the Dog Yes 2  
Little Saint Nick - SATB and Men Beach Boys Christmas Tune No 3  

Lullaby for Baby Jesus

Jesus Brazilian Christmas Carol for 6 parts (lead solo with 5 part harmony). As sung by AoH

No

1

 

Make Them Hear You

Sung by Cheers! and Toronto Northern Lights - from the musical Ragtime

Yes

2

D

Mean to Me (Men, Women)

Swingy tune, as sung by NeXus

Yes

2

 

Miracle (Men) Celine Dion ballad. As sung by Voices Unlimited Yes 2  
More Bobby Darin Treatment No 3  
More I Cannot Wish You (Men, WomenL) Ballad from Guys and Dolls. Yes 2  

Morning Side of the Mountain

Ballad from the 1950’s. As sung by Wildcard

Yes

2

 

Music Man Medley

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.

Yes

2

 

Music of My Heart (N'Sync)

Used as a swan song - some extended lead solo. As sung by By Popular Demand

No

2

 

My Diane (actually Diane)

Beautiful verse sets up a beautiful melody. As sung by The Chase

Yes

2

 

My Life for a Song

Swan Song. As sung by Cheers!

No

3

 

My Old Montana Home Original Song by Starks and Fitzpatrick (ballad) Yes 3  

My Special Angel (You Are)

Great 50's Ballad. As sung by Voices of America

Yes

2

 A

(The) Nearness of You (SATB, TTBB) A beautiful vocal jazz treatment as sung by City Nights No 2  

O Come O Come Emmanuel (Veni, Veni) (Men, Women)

As recorded by Gas House Gang and AoH

No

1

A - Men

O Little Town of Bethlehem

All three verses different textures. As sung by AoH

No

1

 A

Oliver Medley (Men) Medley of Where is Love, Consider Yourself, and Who Will Buy? As sung by Sounds of Illinois Yes 2 Tim Beutel

On My Own (Men, Women)

Great piece from Les Mis - lead solo in verse. Sung by Saturday Evening Post and Toronto Northern Lights

No

2

D - Men

Patapan
(Men, Women, SATB)

As recorded by The Gas House Gang

No

1

 

Perfidia (SATB, TTBB) Vocal jazz treatment as sung by City Nights No 2  
Please Don't Forget Me Original Song by Norm Starks (ballad) Yes 3 Ps
Put on a Happy Face (Men) Driving uptune. As sung by After Hours Yes 2  
Rainy Night In Rio Fun swing tune from the 50's. As sung by Dexter's Alibi Yes 2  

Red Hot Henry Brown

A fun uptune along the lines of Hard Hearted Hannah

Yes

3

 

Rhode Island is Famous for You Cute uptune Yes 2  

Ride, Red, Ride

A new treatment of an old classic. As sung by Ignition!

Yes

2

 

Ring a Ding Ding Classic Sinatra song as sung by Top Shelf Yes 2  

Roll out of Bed with a Smile

A new treatment of the Nighthawks classic

Yes

2

 

Rudolph Montage (8 part Men and Women) The complete musical score of Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer. Written for men and women’s choruses combined No 2  

76 Trombones

Contest Uptune. Sung by West Towns Chorus

Yes

2

B

Sam, The Old Accordian Man

Driving uptune, as sung by Flipside/Redline

Yes

2

 

Shadow of Your Smile (Men, Women)

Beautiful ballad. As sung by Sterling

Yes

2

E - Men

Sing It A Cappella
(Men, Women, SATBL)

Arrangement based upon Glad chart. As sung by Here's the Deal and City Nights

No

3

 

Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat (Men) Contestable version of the Guys & Dolls song Yes 2  

Smile (Men, Women)

The Charlie Chaplin tune made contestable, as sung by Flipside/Redline

Yes

2

 

Somebody to Love Yes, Queen. As sung by Voices Unlimited Yes (?!) 2  

Something Tells Me You're The Girl

1914 Ballad. Harmonies similar to "Just a Little Street"

Yes

1

 

Standing on the Corner (Men, Women) Driving uptune treatment of the classic song. As sung by San Diego Chorus Yes 2  

Star Spangled Banner
(SATB, Men)

Inspired by Knudsen Bros.

No

1

 

Stompin’ at the Savoy (Men) Production number of the jazz standard. Chorus only with drums - multiparts. As sung by Ambassadors of Harmony No 2 A
Supremes Medley (Women) 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) No 2  
Swinging on a Star (SATB, TTBB) Barbershop-like treatment as sung by City Nights No 2  
S’Wonderful (SATB, TTBB) Vocal jazz treatment as sung by City Nights No 2  

That Cat is High
(Men, Women)

Manhattan Transfer inspired arr.

No

3

 

That International Rag

Irving Berlin Rag, as sung by Alchemy

Yes

1

 

That's Life

Ala Cheers!, based on Citations and Tulsa Tradition

Yes

2

 

The 23rd Psalm

Great arr. for sacred occasions

No

2

 

The More I See You

Beautiful Lead or Bari Solo – Nat King Cole hit

No

3

 

Then (Men) Brad Paisley hit – bari solo No 2  
They Call the Wind Mariah (Men) Paint Your Wagon classic. As sung by Ambassadors of Harmony No 2 A
This Nearly was Mine (Men) Ballad from South Pacific. As sung by Up All Night Yes 2  

This Old House

Demands gospel bass with low bottom (D or Bb tags available). As sung by Sterling

No

2

 

This Time the Dream’s on Me (SATB) Soprano solo No 3  

Through a Long and Sleepless Night

Haunting melody - not very barbershop but singable

No

3

 

To Love and to be Loved

Appropriate for weddings

No

3

 

Together, Wherever We Go (Men, Women)

Uptune from Gypsy

Yes

2

G – Men,
J - Women

Topsy Turvy Day

From Hunchback of Notre Dame - driving opener

No

2

 

Unchained Melody

Ballad Treatment

Yes

2

 

Vaya Con Dios (Men, Women) As sung by The Four Bettys No 2  
Voyage, The Appropriate for Anniversaries. No 3  

What Child is This/A Child of the Poor - Solo + Chorus (Men, Women)

These two Christmas songs overlay on top of each other - lyrics are striking. As sung by AoH.

No

3

F - Women

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes you Stronger (Women) Kelly Clarkson hit. As sung by The Riverblenders No 2 J

What Kind of Fool Am I?
(Men, Women)

Contestable Arrangement / Power Ballad. As sung by Cheers!, Big Apple Chorus, Mega City Chorus and others

Yes

2

C - Men

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

A standard where each verse raises key. As sung by Cheers! and Sterling

No

1

 

When She Loved Me (Men, Women)

A tender ballad from Toy Story II. Sung by Storm Front.

Yes

2

 

When the Roll is Called Up Yonder (Men, Women)

A rollicking arr. of this gospel tune with a killer tag. As sung by Cheers! and Sterling

No

1

 

When You Come Home

Tenor or Lead Solo. A "Mom" song.

No

2

 

Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Men) Cheers! Theme song Yes 2  

Who Can I Turn To?
(Men, Women)

Ballad from “Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd”. As sung by the Big Apple Chorus

Yes

2

N - Women

Why Haven’t I Heard From You? (Women)

Reba McIntire Hit. As sung by Society Rhythm

No

2

 

Will the Sun Ever Shine Again (Men, WomenL) Disney Song. As sung by Voices Unlimited Yes 2  

Willy Wonka Medley

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).

Yes

2

 

Willy Wonka Medley A fun medley of Candy Man, Oompa Loompa, Cheer Up Charlie, and Pure Imagination. As sung by Sterling. No 2  

Wizard of Oz Medley

Medley of Wizard of Oz songs telling the story of Dorothy in Oz. As sung by West Towns Chorus

Yes

2

A

YMCA

Yes, from the Village People! Lead solo with backup.

No

3

 

You and I

Meredith Willson - beautiful lyrics and melody.

Yes

2

 

Your Cheatin' Heart

Hank Williams brought to barbershop! As sung by Great Nashville Singout

Yes

2

 

 

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 for chorus. 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

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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