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Nov 14, 2017 - 2:53:21 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q8p5bGL0nc

I've been getting into Billies' vocals on this song. Anyone have a Lead Sheet close to this version? Can you post it for me?

Thanks you guys.

David

Nov 17, 2017 - 6:56:44 AM
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Nov 17, 2017 - 8:56:49 AM
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Yes, that the lead sheet to that tune, but that's not how she sings it on the record. Her timing, phrasing, and note choice are all her own.

Nov 17, 2017 - 12:23:25 PM

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Hey Rick, yeah, I look on the net all the time for sheet music. Most of it is incomplete, as sort of a leader. I just thought maybe someone out there may have something similar to Billies. Probably futile, by gotta try right!

Nov 17, 2017 - 2:25:18 PM
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Despite Billie Holiday's liberties with timing and even sometimes melody lines, the background chords and basic song structure remains the same. You should probably be able to capture the tune with Rick's lead sheet and change some details to be closer to the recording. No one will ever be able to duplicate Billie Holiday's rendition exactly, so you may as well not even try--just make the song your own in whatever way you choose.

(I also find most of the net stuff is incomplete, but one in a while you get lucky. I've had more success with searching for tunes with the term "lead sheet" rather than "sheet music."

Nov 17, 2017 - 2:36:31 PM

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I hear you George. But that sheet is not complete. I know I can can buy the complete, but I love the FREEdom of the internet, in all respects. I'm so glad we don't have to pay for everyones' renditions of their own music that someone posts on here.....I can't tell you how much. It's such a cool thing. I don't know if this is good or bad for all you artists out there......but it's pretty damn cool for the time being.

Nov 17, 2017 - 7:16:44 PM
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Yep! Just looked more thoroughly at that lead sheet, and you're right. It's missing a large chunk of the song. (When I first casually looked, I did think it looked a little bit short!)

One of my big complaints with the music world, and jazz standards in particular, is that too many songs are not played in their entirety, and "fake books" and lead sheets very often leave out either the verse or chorus. When was the last time you actually heard the verse to "Melancholy Baby," or the opening of "Shine on Harvest Moon," or all of "After You've Gone?"

Maybe I'm a purist, but I like to hear all of what the composer(s) intended, and when I play, I hope to honor their intentions. It really gripes me that so many times, it's so difficult to do so.

My only thought is to listen and listen and listen to the recording of this tune and hopefully your ears and brain working in conjunction can figure out the harmonies for the missing section.

Good luck!

Edited by - G Edward Porgie on 11/17/2017 19:21:58

Nov 18, 2017 - 11:18:09 AM
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I checked for other lead sheets/sheet music for this song and found only the usual incomplete versions or those that had to be purchased.

In a way, I can't blame the providers. This tune is still under copyright protection and anyone printing it would have to pay royalties to the copyright owners. That may seem unfair, but I don't blame the composers or his heirs in trying to make some money.

Perhaps you should just bite the bullet and buy yourself the sheet. You might also check around thrift stores and antique dealers for an old copy, although that would be time consuming and likely wouldn't be any cheaper. Ebay might be another possibility.

When I have time, I'll look through my old sheets and see if I have this song, but I doubt it, as much of what I have is from a different era.

Nov 18, 2017 - 4:18:19 PM
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The google gives this result. It's a pretty horrible format, but it might help you out.



C Cdim Dm7 G7 Dm Dm7+ Dm7 Cdim
The snow is snowing, the wind is blowing
C Em7 Bm5-/7 A7 Gdim A7
But I can weather the storm
Dm Am7 Dm7 Fdim G7
What do I care how much it may storm
C Am7 Dm7 G7 C Cdim Dm7 G7
I've got my love to keep me warm
C Cdim Dm7 G7 Dm Dm7+ Dm7 Cdim
I can't remember a worse december
C Em7 Bm5-/7 A7 Gdim A7
Just watch those I cicles form
Dm Am7 Dm7 Fdim G7
What do I care if I cicles warm
C Edim Dm7 G7 C Cdim Dm7 G7
I've got my love to keep me warm

Bridge

Em B7/13- Em7 A9
Off with my overcoat, off with my glove
Dm Em7 A7 Dm Dm7 G7 G7/13-
I need no overcoat, I'm burning with love
C Cdim Dm7 G7 Dm Dm7+ Dm7 Cdim
My heart's on fire, the flame grows higher
C Em7 Bm5-/7 A7 Gdim A7
So I will weather the storm
Dm Am7 Dm7 Fdim G7
What do I care how much it may storm
C Edim Dm7 G7 C E7 A A7 A7/13- A7
I've got my love to keep me warm
Dm Dm7 G7 Fdim C
I've got my love to keep me warm

Edited by - arturo7 on 11/18/2017 16:19:29

Nov 18, 2017 - 4:33:27 PM
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I actually have another version of this one on PDF but I have no idea how to link it here.

Nov 19, 2017 - 4:47:06 AM

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Arturo.....Thank You! I'm going to go over it right now with your chart and see what comes.

Thanks everyone.

Nov 19, 2017 - 11:25:29 AM

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quote:
Originally posted by davidcava

Arturo.....Thank You! I'm going to go over it right now with your chart and see what comes.

Thanks everyone.


 

No problem. The version I have on PDF is a chord chart, much easier to read.

Nov 19, 2017 - 11:58:56 AM

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If possible Id like to see the chart. You might be able to attach it in a message to me.

Nov 19, 2017 - 12:31:18 PM

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couldn't attach to email

let's try this


Edited by - arturo7 on 11/19/2017 12:33:43

Nov 19, 2017 - 12:37:01 PM

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Maybe that worked. I haven't played this one so the chart is pretty raw. A bit messy and no A B markers.

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