Lullaby of Birdland

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Lullaby of Birdland

Postby Swing This! » Sat Feb 22, 2003 7:09 pm

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?

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Postby Thrip » Sat Feb 22, 2003 8:29 pm

You can find this tune in most Real/Fake books.

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

Postby TedGottsegen » Sun Feb 23, 2003 1:17 am

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
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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,

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Postby justjack » Sun Feb 23, 2003 7:31 am

Check here for a chart you can print out:
http://www.guitar-primer.com/Charts/index2.html

(Lots of other classics, too.)
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Postby TedGottsegen » Sun Feb 23, 2003 6:42 pm

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:
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Postby Swing This! » Mon Feb 24, 2003 1:44 am

Thanks Ted, et.al. look forward to checking it out.
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Postby justjack » Mon Feb 24, 2003 8:08 am

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
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Lullaby of Birdland

Postby Jan Primus » Mon Feb 24, 2003 9:46 pm

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.

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Re: Lullaby of Birdland

Postby TedGottsegen » Mon Feb 24, 2003 10:01 pm

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.
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