A fake book is an anthology of lead-sheets - simplified (jazz) charts with melody and chord progression - for standard tunes.
Fake books originally infringed copyrights, and their circulation was primarily underground. Today, legal versions of fake books can be found as Real Books.
The Real Book - Volume 1
Here's the list of the 400 songs in the Hal Leonard Real Book - Volume 1 (Sixth Edition).
A Night In Tunisia | A String Of Pearls | A Sunday Kind Of Love | African Flower (Petite Fleur Africaine)
Afro Blue | Afternoon In Paris | Agua De Beber (Water To Drink)
Airegin | Alfie | Alice In Wonderland | All Blues | All By Myself | All Of Me | All Of You | All The Things You Are | Alright, Okay, You Win | Always | Ana Maria | Angel Eyes | Anthropology | Apple Honey | April In Paris | April Joy | Arise, Her Eyes | Armageddon | Au Privave | Autumn In New York | Autumn Leaves
- C :C'est Si Bon (It's So Good)
Call Me | Call Me Irresponsible | Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man | Captain Marvel | Central Park West | Ceora | Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)
Chelsea Bells | Chelsea Bridge | Cherokee (Indian Love Song)
Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White | Chippie | Chitlins Con Carne | Come Sunday | Como En Vietnam | Con Alma | Conception | Confirmation | Contemplation | Coral | Cotton Tail | Could It Be You | Countdown | Crescent | Crystal Silence
- D :D Natural Blues | Daahoud | Dancing On The Ceiling | Darn That Dream | Day Waves | Days And Nights Waiting | Dear Old Stockholm | Dearly Beloved | Dedicated To You | Deluge | Desafinado | Desert Air | Detour Ahead | Dexterity | Dizzy Atmosphere | Django | Doin' The Pig | Dolores | Dolphin Dance | Domino Biscuit | Don't Blame Me | Don't Get Around Much Anymore | Donna Lee | Dream A Little Dream Of Me | Dreamsville
- I :I Can't Get Started With You | I Can't Give You Anything But Love | I Could Write A Book | I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good | I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart | I Love Paris | I Love You | I Mean You | I Remember Clifford | I Should Care | I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free | I'll Never Smile Again | I'll Remember April | I'm All Smiles | I'm Beginning To See The Light | I'm Your Pal | Icarus | If You Never Come To Me (Inutil paisagem)
Impressions | In A Mellow Tone | In A Sentimental Mood | In The Mood | In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning | In Your Quiet Place | Indian Lady | Inner Urge | Interplay | Invitation | Iris | Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't (Ma' Baby)
Isn't It Romantic | Isotope | Israel | It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
It's Easy To Remember
- K :Kelo
Memories Of Tomorrow | Michelle | Midnight Mood | Midwestern Nights Dream | Milano | Minority | Miss Ann | Missouri Uncompromised | Misty | Miyako | Moment's Notice | Mood Indigo | Moonchild | Mr. P.C. | My Buddy | My Favorite Things | My Foolish Heart | My Funny Valentine | My One And Only Love | My Romance | My Shining Hour | My Ship | My Way | Mysterious Traveller
- N :Naima (Niema)
- Q :Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)
So What | Solar | Solitude | Some Day My Prince Will Come | Some Other Spring | Some Skunk Funk | Somebody Loves Me | Sometime Ago | Song For My Father | Sophisticated Lady | Speak No Evil | Standing On The Corner | Stella By Starlight | Steps | Stolen Moments | Stompin' At The Savoy | Straight No Chaser | Stuff | Sugar | Swedish Pastry | Sweet Georgia Bright | Sweet Henry
The Blue Room | The Girl From Ipanema (Garota De Ipanema)
The Green Mountains | The Inch Worm | The Intrepid Fox | The Magician In You | The Most Beautiful Girl In The World | The Night Has A Thousand Eyes (Old Man From) The Old Country | The Saga Of Harrison Crabfeathers (Poem For #15)
The Song Is You | The Sorcerer | The Sphinx | The Star-Crossed Lovers | The Surrey With The Fringe On Top | The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise | There Is No Greater Love | There Will Never Be Another You | There'll Be Some Changes Made | They Didn't Believe Me | Think On Me | Thou Swell | Three Flowers | Time Remembered | Tones For Joan's Bones | Topsy | Tour De Force | Triste | Tune Up | Turn Out The Stars | Twisted Blues
West Coast Blues | What Am I Here For | What Was | When I Fall In Love | When Sunny Gets Blue | When You Wish Upon A Star | Whispering | Wild Flower | Windows | Witch Hunt | Wives And Lovers (Hey, Little Girl)
Woodchopper's Ball | Woodyn' You
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Fake book search
- Andy Robinson The Fake Book Index - a comprehensive and searchable list of available fake books. Search for particular songs.