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neastguy

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anyone know the chords to that one? I'd like to figure it out fingerstyle.. I know I'll be able to get the bass and melody but I'm having a hard time hearing what the chords are during the walking bass line.. I figure some of you guys can just hear it and know them pretty quick, doesn't sound to difficult.... thanks.....
 

JonR

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It's in Db, which is a tricky key, so here it is in C (capo 1 for original key):

A section
|C - C/Bb - |Fmaj7/A - Fm69/Ab - |C/G - Am7 - |D9 - G(7) - |
|C - C/Bb - |Fmaj7/A - Fm69/Ab - |C/G - G7 - |C - - - |

B section
|F - - - |C - - - |F - - - |C - - - |
|F - - - |C - - - |D7 - - - |G - (G7) - |

Those first 2 bars are essentially the standard C-C7-F-Fm jazz sequence, but the melody hits maj7 and 9 on those final 2 chords, which is what makes it complicated. (There's a D in the last chord too.)
You can also play the Am7 as A7. (I found a jazz version that does that, and also plays altered versions of the G7 chord!)

The instrumental (whistling) section modulates to F (first section chords a 4th up).

Good luck with the fingerstyle arrangement! (I tried it, but can't find an easy way of playing both tune and bass line on those first 2 bars - it's possible with no other chord tones, but sounds a little stark that way.)
 

neastguy

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It's in Db, which is a tricky key, so here it is in C (capo 1 for original key):

A section
|C - C/Bb - |Fmaj7/A - Fm69/Ab - |C/G - Am7 - |D9 - G(7) - |
|C - C/Bb - |Fmaj7/A - Fm69/Ab - |C/G - G7 - |C - - - |

B section
|F - - - |C - - - |F - - - |C - - - |
|F - - - |C - - - |D7 - - - |G - (G7) - |

Those first 2 bars are essentially the standard C-C7-F-Fm jazz sequence, but the melody hits maj7 and 9 on those final 2 chords, which is what makes it complicated. (There's a D in the last chord too.)
You can also play the Am7 as A7. (I found a jazz version that does that, and also plays altered versions of the G7 chord!)

The instrumental (whistling) section modulates to F (first section chords a 4th up).

Good luck with the fingerstyle arrangement! (I tried it, but can't find an easy way of playing both tune and bass line on those first 2 bars - it's possible with no other chord tones, but sounds a little stark that way.)
awesome thanks.. cant wait to try this and start arranging....... I might transpose it up to E.. I noticed it was in Dflat also
 
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I have a transcription of this version in an old "Fingerstyle Guitar" magazine:



Parts of it are stellar.
 

Buddy Boy

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Jon, is there a reasonably friendly fingering you like for that Fm69/Ab? Keeping the bass on the low strings is a stretch it seems.
It's in Db, which is a tricky key, so here it is in C (capo 1 for original key):

A section
|C - C/Bb - |Fmaj7/A - Fm69/Ab - |C/G - Am7 - |D9 - G(7) - |
|C - C/Bb - |Fmaj7/A - Fm69/Ab - |C/G - G7 - |C - - - |

B section
|F - - - |C - - - |F - - - |C - - - |
|F - - - |C - - - |D7 - - - |G - (G7) - |

Those first 2 bars are essentially the standard C-C7-F-Fm jazz sequence, but the melody hits maj7 and 9 on those final 2 chords, which is what makes it complicated. (There's a D in the last chord too.)
You can also play the Am7 as A7. (I found a jazz version that does that, and also plays altered versions of the G7 chord!)

The instrumental (whistling) section modulates to F (first section chords a 4th up).

Good luck with the fingerstyle arrangement! (I tried it, but can't find an easy way of playing both tune and bass line on those first 2 bars - it's possible with no other chord tones, but sounds a little stark that way.)
 

JonR

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Jon, is there a reasonably friendly fingering you like for that Fm69/Ab?
Yes, that's the tough one...

I've just worked on this a little, and I think the following tab might work for the first 2 bars (nothing like as fancy as the video posted above! - which is in Eb, btw, E a half-step down):

Code:
      C     C/Bb    F/A     Fm/Ab   C/G     Am      D9      G
-----|-------------|------3--------|---------------|0-------------|-------
-----|------8------|5--------------|5-----------1--|----1-3-------|------
-----|5-----------5|----5---------5|----5---2------|--------------|-------
-5-7-|---5------5--|----3-------3--|----5-------2--|----0------0--|-------
-----|-------------|---------------|--------0------|--------------|-------
-----|8-----6------|5-------4------|3--------------|2-------3-----|-------
Cleverer players would be able to embellish that a little. (The C/G voicing is not the best sounding, but quite easy to play from that position).
 

neastguy

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ah... this sucks being at work and being able to play around w/ this... lol
 

neastguy

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messed around with the tab this morn.. pretty cool... I think I'm going to work it up in E though as soon as I get some time... only had 5 minutes this morn...
 

JonBNK

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I don't have a scanner. I'll dig around for the magazine and see if I can take a picture of it. :)
I know that I'm about 6 years late on this forum, but I'd like to know if the fingerpicking magazine transcription was ever uploaded anywhere.
 

cameron

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Just a bit of trivia- this has lyrics and Andy sang the original version. After hearing it, producers decided to redo it in the whistled version we all know.
Andy Griffith was a music major at UNC and participated in student productions of Gilbert & Sullivan operettas and other musical theater. He starred in one Broadway musical, the original production of Destry Rides Again, in 1959-60. He was nominated for a Tony award as Best Actor in a Musical for that show.
 
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Axis29

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One of my favorite bands (just opened for them Sunday and they played this one to finish out the encore... Very entertaining!

 




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