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Contest Ballads

Contest Ballads
All Of My Life (CB)

Irving Berlin's beautiful love song - YUM…!

Am I Blue (CB)

NEW! Yummy new ballad. LOVE IT!

Are You Lonesome Tonight (CB)

EZ! Great song...fairly easy; exciting peak!

Baby Mine (CB)

EZ! Lovely ballad to a child. From the movie "Dumbo."

Baby Your Mother (CB)

UPDATED! Classic barbershop ballad with wonderful storyline.

Bandstand In Central Park, The (CB)

An original story about a real place in Fort Madison, Iowa. Dynamic contestable ballad with a nostalgic theme!

This Nancy B original is available for $50.00 plus per copy fee of $1.00.

Bill (He's Just My...) (CB)

Yummy contest ballad!

Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home (CU)

This is an audience killer! You gotta see it to believe it!

This song is available for $50.00 plus per copy fee of $1.00.

Born In A Trunk (CB)

Great Judy Garland showstopper!

Boy Next Door, The (CB)

Who can forget Judy Garland's crush on the boy next door? A beautiful ballad!

Broken Hearted (Here I Am...) (CB)

Do you love singing with heart? This contest ballad is for you! Not too difficult - needs singing!

Bundle Of Old Love Letters (CB)

A favorite...fairly easy, always beautiful.

Crying Myself To Sleep (CB)

Outstanding! Requires skill...Top Stuff!

Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup (CB)

Nat King Cole made this ballad famous! AND the lyrics meet the current SAI standards (2015) for contestability!

Don't Cry, Little Girl, Don't Cry (CB)

Beautiful...fairly easy, nice storyline.

Down By The Old Mill Stream (CB)

Consider this short EZ Barbershop Classic for your next contest. Show the judges your barbershop skills!

This song is available for $30.00 plus per copy fee of $1.00.

Gone (CB)

EZ! Fairly easy, and definitely has impact. Life's hopes and dreams are sometimes lost!

Good Night, Sweetheart (CB)

New! Poignant love song made famous by Rudy Vallee. Anyone remember him?

Halls Of Ivy (CB)

EZ! Simply beautiful collegiate classic.

He Was There (CB)

Exciting, terribly grand climax! You'll enjoy singing this romantic Mardi Gras love story.

This Nancy B original is available for $50.00 plus per copy fee of $1.00.

Heart Of My Heart (CB)

EZ! Very easy...very beautiful.

Home On The Range (CB)

EZ! Western theme ballad. Order a Preview. You have to see this one to believe how beautiful it is.

This song is available for $50.00 plus per copy fee of $1.00.

I Cried For You (CB)

TOP DRAWER! For a rangy lead!

I Didn't Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier (CB)

Moving ballad so appropriate to our times. We need to deliver this message in song! Some low D's in bass required.

This Nancy B original is available for $50.00 plus per copy fee of $1.00.

I Don't Want To Walk Without You (CB)

Wonderful 40's ballad...needs singing!

I Used To Love You But It's All Over (CB)

NEW! Oldie but goodie. Explore the drama.

This song is available for $50.00 plus per copy fee of $1.00.

I Won't Forget (CB)

A few years back, Kim Hulbert and I were into song writing. The best one has been sleeping and is now ready to be enjoyed by our singing world. Bet you'll love singing this love song!

This original song is available for $50.00 plus a per copy fee of only $1.00 to cover website maintenance.

I'd Give A Million Tomorrows (CB)

Wonderful contest, great story.

I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time (CB)

EZ! Andrews Sisters swing ballad.

This song is available for $50.00 plus per copy fee of $1.00.

I'll Get By (CB)

Familiar "oldie" with a most romantic storyline: "I'll Get By...as long as I have you." Moderate range...and the BASS gets the melody for a line or two!

I'll See You Again (CB)

Jeannette McDonald favorite. Yummy!

I'll See You In My Dreams (CB)

Classic 20's love song...beautiful!

I'm Always Chasing Rainbows (CB)

Classic, beautiful, poignant!

This song is available for $50.00 plus per copy fee of $1.00.

I'm Doing What I'm Doing For Love (CB)

Strong message, strong music. Needs singing!

I'm Nobody's Baby (CB)

A sleeper! Check out this charming and humorous story.

This song is available for $50.00 plus per copy fee of $1.00.

I've Been Waiting For Your Phone Call for 18 Years (CB)

EZ! A blast! Funniest ballad yet!

This song is available for $50.00 plus per copy fee of $1.00.

If (CB) - Perry Como's Hit Song

NEW! Small title for a POWERFUL ballad! A Perry Como hit, and it can be yours, too!

If I Had My Life to Live Over (CB)

EZ! Lovely message and beautiful barbershop chords. It can't get better than that!

If I Had My Way (CB)

Great singable BARBERSHOP love song!

This song is available for $50.00 plus per copy fee of $1.00.

If I Love Again (CB)

Wonderful contest ballad! Arranged in collaboration with the late great Ed Waesche. A bit challenging.

If I Ruled The World (CB)

NEW! Grand and Glorious new ballad for the super chorus or quartet. AND, who could resist a collaboration by Renee and Nancy?

If I Were The Only Girl In The World (CB)

Great love song. STRONG CONTEST! Check it out!

If There'd Never Been An Ireland (CB)

A favorite...beautiful! For all Ireland-lovers!

If You Love Me, Really Love Me (CB)

Dynamic contest ballad...GREAT!

Irish Lullabye (CB)

EZ! Toora Loora...EASY and beautiful!

This song is available for $50.00 plus per copy fee of $1.00.

Is It True What They Say About Dixie? (CB)

A barbershop happy ballad with great dynamics, full of ringers! A sleeper...!

Laughing On The Outside (CB)

EZ! Popular 40's ballad, fairly easy.

Little Child, The (CB)

Lovely ballad with surprise ending.

Little Old Lady (passing by...) (CB)

EZ! Delightful story of a lovely lady...poignant.

Love Walked In (CB)

Gershwin ballad - TOP STUFF!

Lover Come Back To Me (CB)

Wonderful, challenging, contestable song! If it was a hit for Jeannette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, it might just thrill your audiences, too!

Memories Only Now (CB)

EZ! Easy to sing, beautiful message.

This original song is available for $30.00 plus per copy fee of $1.00.

Midnight Rose (CB)

Classic BARBERSHOP ballad! Not difficult - wonderful singing!

Mighty Like A Rose (CB)

Classic song of mother  love for baby - lovely.

This song is available for $50.00 plus per copy fee of $1.00.

My Mother's Eyes (CB)

NEW! Newly created version of a great song...show your skills on this yummy barbershop ballad.

No Greater Love, There Is (CB)

NEW! A grand LOVE ballad, first made famous by Billie Holiday...suitable for contest, and sure to be loved by Sweet Adelines!

Nobody's Rose (CB)

Top Stuff! Strong BARBERSHOP drama...

One More Song (CB)

NEW! Nancy B has created a new contest ballad to touch the emotions of all singers, especially those who love our kind of harmony. Powerful! Give it a look!

This Nancy B original is available for $50.00 plus per copy fee of $1.00.

Over The Rainbow (CB)

NEW! Newly revised version of the wonderful Judy Garland song.

Roses of Picardy (CB)

Classic dynamic ballad, poignant love story - very singable for moderately skilled group.  STRONG CONTEST!

Roses of Yesterday (CB)

Irving Berlin masterpiece...SUPERB!

Say It Isn't So (CB)

TOP STUFF...a sleeper...take a good look!

Second Hand Rose (CB)

EZ! Good comedy, ala Streisand...and good BBS, too.

This song is available for $50.00 plus per copy fee of $1.00.

Second Hand Rose / She Is More To Be Pitied... (CB)

Great COMEDY and great BARBERSHOP!

This song is available for $50.00 plus per copy fee of $1.00.

Suddenly There's A Valley (CB)

Add your name to the many greats who performed this song filled with faith and hope: Gogi Grant, Petula Clark, Jo Stafford, Reba McIntire, Andy Williams, The Drifters and many others!

Tears for Souvenirs (CB)

Yummy tearjerker...with optimistic ending! Try it!

That Old Gang Of Mine (CB)

EZ! Easy barbershop classic...a ringer!

That Wonderful Mother Of Mine (CB)

EZ! Easy and beautiful...perfect for your Mother's Day package, too.

This song is available for $50.00 plus per copy fee of $1.00.

There Goes My Heart (CB)

Dynamic ballad. GREAT singing!

There Will Never Be Another You (CB)

NEW! A classic Jazz Standard by Harry Warren & Mack Gordon, recorded by Frank Sinatra and too many other jazz artists to mention! You'll really enjoy this one!

This Is My Night (CB)

NEW! Powerful new song...for SINGERS!

This original song is available for $50.00 plus a per copy fee of only $1.00 to help with website maintenance.

Toyland (CB)

EZ! Perfect for Christmas and CONTEST, too!

Two A Day (The Wonderful World of the...) (CB)

Nostalgic ballad about Vaudeville...great song and message!

When I Grow Too Old To Dream (CB)

EZ! Revised, lovely, fairly easy and beautiful message.

When I Leave The World Behind (CB)

EZ! An Irving Berlin favorite. Easy, beautiful storyline.

This song is available for $50.00 plus per copy fee of $1.00.

When I Lost You (CB)

Irving Berlin at his best! Top contest stuff!

This song is available for $50.00 plus per copy fee of $1.00.

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (CB)

EZ! Just your basic Irish ballad with a heartfelt message.

This song is available for $30.00 plus per copy fee of $1.00.

When You Wish Upon A Star (CB)

EZ!...and lovely! Was it Snow White or Cinderella...or you?!!!

Where Does The Time Go? (CB)

EZ! "Wonderful Barry Manilow harmonies and a perfect message for our singers...POWERFUL!

LEARNING TRACKS: A 4-part learning track is available for purchase from Tim Waurick at www.timtracks.com.

White Cliffs of Dover, The (CB)

EZ! Beautiful WW2 ballad. Easy but DYNAMIC!

Who'll Be The Next One (...to cry over you) (CB)

Another great ballad. Top Stuff!

Why Should I Cry Over You (CB)

STRONG medium-level, yummy contest ballad. Check it out.

Will It Be Me This Time? (CB)

Lynnell Diamond's great original. Tops!

This song is available for $50.00 plus per copy fee of $1.00.

With A Song In My Heart (CB)

NEW! A Rodgers & Hart hit song that is sure to be a h it on the contest stage. too.

Yesterday I Heard The Rain

NEW! A classic song with all the elements of a TOP CONTEST BALLAD! Could be your ticket to success...give it a LOOK!

*If you are considering singing this arrangement, please click on CONTACT US at the top of this page and write Nancy a note. She will respond to you right away with some IMPORTANT information. 

You may not purchase this song from the website.

You Can Have Every Light On Broadway (CB)

Juicy contest ballad...lots of drama!

This song is available for $50.00 plus per copy fee of $1.00.

You Don't Know Me (CB)

NEW! Smash 50's hit ballad performed by the GREATS has now entered the barbershop contest world! If you can send a ballad over the footlights, this may be your song...give it a look. Top Drawer!

*If you are considering singing this arrangement, please click on CONTACT US at the top of this page and write Nancy a note. She will respond to you right away with some IMPORTANT information. 

You may not purchase this song from the website.

You Made Me Love You (CB)

EZ! Classic! Strong BBS! Alternate verse included (Dear Mr. Gable...)

You're Just A Flower From An Old Bouquet (CB)

UPDATED! Wonderful for contest and audience appeal...message updated. Fine stuff!

 

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