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Hello Mary Lou

Music by Gene Pitney

Originally Performed by Gene Pitney

"Hello Mary Lou" is a song written by U.S. singer Gene Pitney. Nelson's version, issued as the B-side of his No. 1 hit "Travelin' Man", (Imperial 5741), reached No. 9 on the Billboard music charts on May 28, 1961. In the United Kingdom, where it was released as an A-side (with "Travelin' Man" as the B-side), it reached No. 2. It was also a hit in much of Europe, particularly Norway, where it spent 14 weeks at No. 1. In New Zealand, the song reached No. 4

    Release Date: 1960

Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Various : Barberpole Cat Songbook Volume 2 : TTBB : 01 Songbook : 812817020856 : 00155413

Various : Barberpole Cat Songbook Volume 2

The original Barberpole Cat Program launced bin 1971 became standard repertoire for barbershoppers around the world. The Barberpole Cat Songbook Volume 2 is designed to bridge the gap between polecat songs and music at a difficulty level that many groups sing. It is music for when you want to sing something everybody knows but can't decide what to learn.

Songlist: After You've Gone, Caroline, From The First Hello To The Last Goodbye, I've Been Working On The Railroad, We All Fall, (When It's) Darkness On The Delta, Goodbye, My Coney Island Baby, Hello Mary Lou, I Don't Know Why (I Just Do), Lida Rose, Over The Rainbow

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Voicing: TTBB | 4282b | Songbook | $21.95 | A Cappella

Various Arrangers : Close Harmony Fun : TTBB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Close Harmony Fun

Its always fun to sing in close harmony so let's be sure to also sing some really fun songs! Ricky Nelson's 1960's hit "Hello Mary Lou" is a natural for the tight harmony found in this well-crafted barbershop version. Thie Billy Joel hit "The Longest Time" from 1983 is still a favorite with audiences and singers. This Barbershop arrangement will be the hit of your show! The humorous doo-wop hit "Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp Ba Bomp Ba Bomp)" from 1961 is arranged by the masterful Aaron Dale and is a treat for any quartet to sing. "Bohemian Rhapsody" - This arrangement is an absolute winner! Deke has the wonderful talent of creating arrangements that beginning quartets can sing while simultaneously being very rewarding for more experienced singers.

Songlist: Hello Mary Lou, The Longest Time, Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp Ba Bomp Ba Bomp), Bohemian Rhapsody

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Voicing: TTBB | 4402b | Sheet Music | $10.45 | A Cappella

Various Arrangers : Sing In The Barbershop Quartet - Rock In Harmony  : TTBB : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 884088270414 : 1423461800 : 00333014

Various Arrangers : Sing In The Barbershop Quartet - Rock In Harmony

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: Day-O (The Banana Boat Song), Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight, Happy Together , Hello Mary Lou, In My Room, The Longest Time, Silhouettes, Under the Boardwalk

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Voicing: TTBB | 5473b | Songbook & 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella

Close Harmony For Men : <span style="color:red;">Hello Mary Lou</span> - Parts CD : TTBB : Parts CD : 884088068905 : 08745490

Close Harmony For Men : Hello Mary Lou - Parts CD

"Hello Mary Lou" was written by Gene Pitney, and performed by Ricky Nelson in 1961. It has been recorded by many groups including Led Zeppelin and Queen. The style of this arrangement is similar to the best-known version by Ricky Nelson. The song should have a moderate duple meter feeling, like an easy country two-step. On the second verse, be sure to feature the lead voice in the musical texture. At measure 41 allow the tenor to join the lead feature. Keep the tempo steady all the way through to the tag, but feel free to hod the last chord as long as you want for a strong ending. The CD features part-predominant tracks, sung with lyrics.

Songlist: Hello Mary Lou, Part-predominant CD, Full Performance, Tenor, Lead , Baritone, Bass

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Voicing: TTBB | 9339c | Parts CD | $14.95 | A Cappella

Dealer's Choice : Anthology Vol 4 : 00  1 CD

Dealer's Choice : Anthology Vol 4

A different line-up than that of the previous recording-Brian Beck and Greg Clancy assuming the positions of Al Kvanli and Greg Lyne-Volume Four nonetheless reflects the same fine close harmony that made Dealer's Choice consistently popular, even today. Leading off with a crowd-pleasing Beach Boys medley, the Dealers segue into "If You Could Read My Mind," the 'seventies pop hit, the arrangement of which is entirely original and a barbershop how-to manual of stylistic conversion. A recommended selection for any fan of the genre, but Dealer's Choice enthusiasts will want all four volumes.

Songlist: Beach Boys Medley, If You Could Read My Mind, Hello Mary Lou, Brian's Song, I'm Looking At The World Through Rose Colored Glasses, Where Is Love?, I Don't Know Why I Love You Like I Do, You'll Never Know, Mr. Piano Man, Like The First Tme

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5224c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella

Entertainmen : Royal Entertainment : 00  1 CD

Entertainmen : Royal Entertainment

The 96-strong EntertainMen added a breath of fresh Swedish air to the 2008 BHS International Chorus competition in Nashville, placing 14th and wowing the crowd with very funny material, marvelous costumes and solid harmonies. "Royal Entertainment" is exactly that, 14 songs with a bonus. Favorites are "Ronja," "Cowboy Hero Medley," "Steed Georgia Brown," "Madrigal (Kom du ljuva hjartevan)," "Flying Sinatra Medley" (sung by in-group quartet Four Cryin' Out Loud), "Standing in the Kitchen," "Meatballs Medley" and "Hooked On A Feeling." Spirited, big fun and funny, these guys have a purpose: "To sing the song with the whole body." They're having a great time up there and so are we!

Songlist: Ronja, Cowboy Hero, Steed Georgia Brown, Madrigal (Kom du ljuva hjartevan), Hello Mary Lou, The Girl Is Mine, Inget Stoppar Oss Nu, Edelweiss, Flying Sinatra Medley, Standing In The Kitchen, Meatballs Medley, I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter, Hooked on a Feeling, Helan gar, Ronja- Extended Club Dance Afterglow Remix

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5841c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella

Fatherly Advice : A Little Fatherly Advice : 00  1 CD

Fatherly Advice : A Little Fatherly Advice

At the Mid-Winter Convention in Jacksonville, Florida, Fatherly Advice (Tenor Dan Tangarone, Lead Dick Bek, Baritone Bill Thurman and Bass Burt Staffen) won the gold and became the 1996 SPEBSQSA International Senior Champions. FA takes a firm grip on the heartstrings at song one, "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down..." and the gentle tugging goes on until song 27, "We All Fall," is over. There Never was a Gang like theirs, all Dear Hearts and Gentle People with a Shine on Their Shoes, who sang "Heart of My Heart." And they sing it with such sweet harmony, you know it was true. A real feel-good CD!

Songlist: I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter, A Shine On Your Shoes, Little Street Where Old Friends Meet ( It's Just A), Walkin' With My Honey (I'll Be), If, Turn Your Radio On, In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning, There Never Was A Gang Like Mine, The Story Of The Rose (Heart of My Heart), The Gang That Sang "Heart Of My Heart", Peg O'My Heart, Old Songs Are Just Like Old Friends, The Very Thought of You, I Don't Know Why ( I Just Do), Dear Hearts and Gentle People, When I Take My Sugar to Tea, Dream a Little Dream Of Me, Lida Rose, Mood Indigo, Lullaby in Ragtime, Hello Mary Lou, It Had to Be You, Sleepy Time Gal, Radio, Remember Radio, What'll I Do, Coney Island Baby / We All Fall

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5416c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella

Gotcha! : Right Now! : 00  1 CD

Gotcha! : Right Now!

Gotcha represents the next generation of barbershop, placing twelfth in the 1999 Championships in Anaheim. Hailing from Southern California, these fresh-faced lads are known for their intense live performances, galvanizing audiences with their bold and energetic delivery. Their repertoire is strong on barbershop stalwarts such as "For Me and My Gal," "My Honey's Lovin' Arms" and "Jazz Me Blues." The four obviously relish an opportunity for heavy lifting, deploying all their tools of the trade with challenging tags on songs such as "Anytime Medley" and "Hello Mary Lou," the latter arranged by David Wright, musical director and arranger for Ambiance. Indeed, the company that Gotcha is keeping indicates a fine barbershop sensibility, and a connoisseur's taste - listen to their performance of Boston Common's "I'm Sitting On Top Of The World."

Songlist: Jazz Me Blues, Gotta Be on My Way, There Goes My Heart, Anything / I Can't Give You Anything But Love Medley, Hello Mary Lou, Royal Garden BLues, I'll Always Be Mother's Boy, Twelve Days After Christmas, For Me and My Gal, Drifting, My Honey's Loving Arms, I'm Sitting on Top of the World, What'll I Do, Don't Beat the Heart that Loves You, Swing Down Chariot

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5188c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella

Individual Folios

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Hello Mary Lou : TB : Kirby Shaw : Gene Pitney : Ricky Nelson :  1 CD : 00-41875 : 038081469553

Kirby Shaw : Hello Mary Lou

Ricky Nelson landed on the Billboard Hot 100 with this B-side single from 1961. Great voice-leading and fun harmonies guarantee success for guys of any age.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Gene Pitney Performed By: Ricky Nelson

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-41875

Hello Mary Lou : TTBB : David Wright : Gene Pitney : Ricky Nelson : Sheet Music : 08745489 : 884088068899

David Wright : Hello Mary Lou

Ricky Nelson's 1960's hit is a natural for the tight harmony found in this well-crafted barbershop version. Available separately: TTBB a cappella and VoiceTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 1:50.

Arranger: David Wright | Composer: Gene Pitney Performed By: Ricky Nelson

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745489

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