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Lullaby of Birdland

PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2003 7:09 pm
by Swing This!
Heard this great tune the other day...and thought it would be a good one to do a "gypsy" arrangement on. Anyone have ideas on what the chord progression is?

cheers

:t:

PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2003 8:29 pm
by Thrip
You can find this tune in most Real/Fake books.

Written by George Shearing, who of course was in Stephs band during the war.

Re: Lullaby of Birdland

PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2003 1:17 am
by TedGottsegen
Swing This! wrote:Heard this great tune the other day...and thought it would be a good one to do a "gypsy" arrangement on. Anyone have ideas on what the chord progression is?

cheers
:t:


Here goes :arrow: :

[A]
Fm6 - Dmin7b5 | G7b9 - C7b9 | Fm7 - DbM7 | Bbmin7 - Eb7
Cmin7 - Fmin7 | Bbm7 - Eb7b9 | AbM7 - Db9 | Gmin7b5 - C7

[A]
Fm6 - Dmin7b5 | G7b9 - C7b9 | Fm7 - DbM7 | Bbmin7 - Eb7
Cmin7 - Fmin7 | Bbm7 - Eb7b9 | AbM7 - Db9 | Gmin7b5 - C7

[B]

Cm7b5 - F7b9 | Bbm7 - % | % - Eb7b9 | AbM7 - % |
Cm7b5 - F7b9 | Bbm7 - % | Eb7b9 - % | AbM7 - C7 |

[A]
Fm6 - Dmin7b5 | G7b9 - C7b9 | Fm7 - DbM7 | Bbmin7 - Eb7
Cmin7 - Fmin7 | Bbm7 - Eb7b9 | AbM7 - Db9 | Gmin7b5 - C7

Each chord gets two beats unless the "%" is there, in which case it gets four. :D

Let me know if you have any questions. :wink:

Best,

Ted

PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2003 7:31 am
by justjack
Check here for a chart you can print out:
http://www.guitar-primer.com/Charts/index2.html

(Lots of other classics, too.)

PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2003 6:42 pm
by TedGottsegen
justjack wrote:Check here for a chart you can print out:
http://www.guitar-primer.com/Charts/index2.html

(Lots of other classics, too.)


Whoa! Thanks for the link, Jack. That site will definatley come in handy. And I wasted all that time manually copying the chords.... :cry:

PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2003 1:44 am
by Swing This!
Thanks Ted, et.al. look forward to checking it out.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2003 8:08 am
by justjack
Whoa! Thanks for the link, Jack. That site will definatley come in handy. And I wasted all that time manually copying the chords....


No problem. Check this as well- I'd just posted it before we made the big move. No melodies, but tons of tunes.

http://www.ralphpatt.com/Song.html

Lullaby of Birdland

PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2003 9:46 pm
by Jan Primus
It is a beautiful tune. One of my favorites for years. I usually drop it down to the key of G to please the violin types...

Another great is "How Hight the Moon" which, if your lead is enterprising, you can lay "Ornithology" right over the top. Great sound.

Jan

Re: Lullaby of Birdland

PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2003 10:01 pm
by TedGottsegen
Jan Primus wrote:Another great is "How Hight the Moon" which, if your lead is enterprising, you can lay "Ornithology" right over the top. Great sound.


Basily does this quite well on their new CD.