Arrangements by Marilyn Penketh


Accentuate The Positive by Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer

Published in 1944 & made popular by lots of recording artists ......Bing Crosby, Andrews Sister, Perry Como, Ella Fitzgerald and even Sir Cliff Richard to name a few. It's sung in the style of a sermon & Johnny Mercer said that accentuating the positive is the key to happiness.


Close To You Why do birds suddenly appear, every time you are near?  Just like me, they long to be....close to you.......as sung by The Carpenters.


From The Time You Say Goodbye  The Goodbye Song as sung & played by the Joe Loss orchestra. Arrangement in collaboration with Rob van der Meule.


Go Tell It On The Mountain...over the hills and everywhere, Go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born........ a Gospel song.


Handful Of Songs (A) I've got a handful of songs to sing you, new songs and blue songs and songs to bring you happiness, no more no less..............as sung by Tommy Steele.


Happy Birthday To You 


Heart Of My Heart (popular chorus only)


Heart Of My Heart (The Story Of The Rose - verse + chorus)


I Have A Dream I have a dream, a song to sing, to help me cope with anything........as sung by ABBA.


If If a picture paints a thousand words then why can't I paint you?as sung by Telly Savalas. 


If I Give My Heart To You 

This song was written by Jimmy Brewster, Jimmie Crane & Al Jacobs and was made popular by Doris Day in 1954. It has also been recorded by Nat King Cole, Anne Shelton, Joan Regan and Sir Cliff Richard.

This contestable arrangement features the lyrics, melody and musical structure as originally written.


If You Had All the World And Its Gold You can't buy the sunshine at twilight, you can't buy the moonlight at dawn. You can't buy your youth when you're growing old..........................made popular by Perry Como. A contestable arrangement. 


I'm Sorry I Sent You Away An original song from the Penketh family with music by Karen, lyrics by Toni-Ann and arrangement by Marilyn. This contestable ballad tells of the heartache at being apart from your loved one.


Island of Dreams  I wandered the streets and the gay crowded places............as sung by The Seekers/Dusty Springfield. £2 per copy (LABBS rate)


It Is Well With My Soul Hymn written by Horatio Spafford  in 1873. Made homeless by the Chicago fire in 1871, he sent his family to safety in England but the ship was sunk en route and all 4 of his children drowned. This is a very moving song.


Joshua Fought The Battle Of Jericho (Another Gospel song)



Land Of Hope And Glory Let's celebrate the red, white & blue and stand up for patriotism! As sung at the  Last Night of the Proms.


Let It Be Me I bless the day I found you, I want to stay around you, now and forever, let it be me....as sung by the Everly Brothers.


Many Tears Ago They said your cheating heart would make me cry...................and like a fool I gave it a try.............. I should've listened when they told me so, many, many tears ago........as sung by Connie Francis. A contestable arrangement.


Oh Susanna Oh Susanna, don't you cry for me, for I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee.....as written by Stephen Foster.


Old Folks At Home Way down upon the Swanee river, far, far away.............as written by Stephen Foster.


Rocka My Soul  Rocka my soul in the bosom of Abraham ....another Gospel song.


Shenandoah (Sea Shanty) A traditional American folk song dating from the early 19th century. 


Shine On Me A barbershop standard, very useful for warm-ups and tuning chords.


Sing! Sing, sing a song, make it simple to last your whole life long. Don't worry if it's not good enough for anyone else to hear. Just sing a song! As sung by The Carpenters


Strollin'/Underneath The Arches A couple of classic songs, woven into a medley, as sung by the inimitable pair from the Crazy Gang - Bud Flanagan & Chesney Allen.


Take Me Home Country Roads Yee-Ha! Get out your cowboy boots and line-dancing gear...........as sung by Olivia Newton-John.


What A Wonderful World  I see trees of green, red roses too......as sung by Louis Armstrong.


When Will I Be Loved?  I've been cheated, been mistreated .......as sung by The Everly Brother. £2 per copy (LABBS rate)


Where Is Love? ........does it fall from skies above? .....from the musical Oliver.