Where Can I Find a Simplified Version of The Indian Love Call?

by Mary

Mary asks:

My sheet of "The Indian Love Call" by Rudolph Frimhl is rather complicated for my students. Is there a way I can get it in a simplified way and lower key?



Dana's reply:

Hi, Mary,

Even though Indian Love Call was written in the 1920's, it still seems to be under copyright. I have looked in vain for a free sheet of this song. And even if you want to purchase a digital download online, Musicnotes.com can't sell it in this country (as I write this in July 2010) because of copyright issues. So you will have to buy it.

At Sheetmusicplus.com, there are sources of this song which look promising.

The Young Pianist's Library Book 3 (Broadway Classics for Piano), arranged by Denes Agay, looks like a distinct possibility for your piano students.

It is only $6.95, and includes 10 songs:

Hallelujah! composed by Vincent Youmans; With a Song in My Heart; Zigeuner; Because You're You; April In Paris; Blues In the Night; Indian Love Call; Just A Memory; Lullaby Of Broadway; and What Is This Thing Called Love?

Or go directly to what is probably the original arrangement in this collection:

Essential Songs of the 1920s

They don't let you see the actual arrangement, but the collection is enticing -- a partial listing of the 103 songs includes:

Ain't We Got Fun? • All by Myself • April Showers • Basin Street Blues • Bill • The Birth of the Blues • Blue Skies • Bye Bye Blackbird • California, Here I Come • Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man • Chicago (That Toddlin' Town) • Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue (Has Anybody Seen My Girl?) • I Can't Give You Anything but Love • I Wanna Be Loved by You • I'm Looking over a Four Leaf Clover • If You Knew Susie (Like I Know Susie) • Indian Love Call • Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella • Look for the Silver Lining • Makin' Whoopee! • Manhattan • Moonlight and Roses (Bring Mem'ries of You) • My Blue Heaven • Ol' Man River • Puttin' on the Ritz • Second Hand Rose • St. Louis Blues • Stardust • Thou Swell • Toot, Toot, Tootsie! (Good-bye!) • 'Way Down Yonder in New Orleans • Who's Sorry Now • Yes Sir, That's My Baby •

The Indian Love Call was Jeanette McDonald's and Nelson Eddy's "theme song," so it seems appropriate to let them sing it here:

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