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Chord Req: Sweet Georgia Brown

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GUEST,Ray. S. 13 Jan 06 - 09:48 AM
M.Ted 13 Jan 06 - 04:37 PM
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Subject: Chord Req: Sweet Georgia Brown
From: GUEST,fiddler434
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 02:52 AM

Can anyone out there help me find the chords for Sweet Georgia Brown in the key of F. Thanks


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Sweet Georgia Brown
From: Terry K
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 03:36 AM

My version is in E, for what it's worth -

First 3 lines are 4 bars of E7, A7, D7 respectively then 2 bars of G, 2 bars of B7

Back to 4 bars of E7 followed by 4 of A7, then for "fellers she cain't get" it is Em,F#dim,B7, repeated for "fellers she ain't met" then close out with G7 F E7 A7 D then G followed by a descending bass back into the first line.

No doubt you will get a better version very soon.

cheers, Terry


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Sweet Georgia Brown
From: Leadfingers
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 06:04 AM

(D7)No Gal made has got a shade on Sweet Georgia Brown

(G7)Two left feet but oh so neat is Sweet Georgia Brown

(C7)They all sigh and want to die for Sweet Georgia Brown

I'll tell you just(F) why , you know I dont lie

(D7)Its been said she knocks em dead when she comes to town

(G7)Since she came why its a shame how she cools em down

(Dm)Fellows she cant get are(A7) fellows she's never met

(F)Georgia(A)named her(D7)Georgia claims her(F)Sweet(C7)Georgia(F)Brown

Thats more or less the progression I use in F


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Sweet Georgia Brown
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 06:26 AM

Just a few changes to that Lf:

I'll tell you just (F)why_(Gm), you (C7)know I don't (F)lie, not (A7)much

(Dm)Fellows (Em7)she can't (A7)get are (Dm)fellows (Em7)she ain't (A7)met
(F7)Georgia (E7)claimed her (Eb7)Georgia (D7)named her (G7)Sweet (C7)Georgia (F)Brown.

That'll do for a basic sequence in F (as you say the usual jazz key for it). You can of course extend those 7ths to 9ths of various kinds and there are passing chords and other substitutions you can insert too. If you need chords for the verse let me know.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Sweet Georgia Brown
From: GUEST,fiddler434
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 03:28 PM

This is why I love mudcat cafe! Thanks so much for the help


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Sweet Georgia Brown
From: Peace
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 03:31 PM

Google this too.

www.freddiegreen.org/transcriptions/sweetgeorgia.html


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Sweet Georgia Brown
From: GUEST,M.Ted
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 04:19 PM

Thanks a million for the Freddie Green link, Brucie! An enormous amount of very insightful commentary about his playing style, which was probably the best rhythm guitar style in jazz(and, therefore, in all of music!)--especially focussing on his one-note chords--


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Sweet Georgia Brown
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 04:28 PM

I'd had a look at that site earlier (if it's easy to find online I'd prefer to give a link rather then posting!) but discounted it because it wasn't the requested key (it's in Ab there). Good site though as M.Ted says.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Sweet Georgia Brown
From: Peace
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 04:36 PM

http://www.freddiegreen.org/transcriptions/sweetgeorgia.html


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Sweet Georgia Brown
From: GUEST,M.Ted
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 05:26 PM

Forgot to mention that Terry K's version is in G, not E, as he said--as for discounting the Ab version, don't do that--the fingerings are exactly the same for Ab as for F (and G for that matter)--only offset a couple frets--


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Sweet Georgia Brown
From: Terry K
Date: 04 Jun 05 - 03:12 AM

I suddenly realised that after the last chord was G - silly of me to hope no-one would notice!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Sweet Georgia Brown
From: GUEST,Ray. S.
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 09:48 AM

I attach my arrangement of Sweet Georgia Brown for Guitar & Banjo in Key of "G" in case it is of interest to other musicians.

Banjo lead in.......G.F.F#.E.......

E Guitar....(Banjo upper octave 3rd pos`)
No one made has got the shade on Sweet Beorgia Brown

A7
Two left feet but oh so neat is Sweet Georgia Brown,

D7
Folks all sigh and want to die since she came to town

(Banjo 2nd pos`)       G    D7             G      B7
Now Ill tell you just why, you know I dont lie (not much)

2nd Part.
(Banjo 2nd pos`)
G            Am       B       G          Am      B
Fellas that she cant get are fellas that she aint met

G (Banjo 3rd pos`) B       Em          A7    D7      G
Georgia named her, Georgia claimed her, Sweet Georgia Brown.

Rundown into next verse is Guitar with Banjo.
Breaks and runs by each instrument to suit instrumentalists.

BCNU Ray.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Sweet Georgia Brown
From: M.Ted
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 04:37 PM

Here are "my" chords:
Intro:
|G7 F#7-F7/

||:Bm7 E7/Bm7 E7/Bm7 E7/Bm7 E7/
Em7 A7/Em7 A7/ Em7 A7/Em7 A7/
Am7 D7/Am7 D7/Am7 D7/Am7 D7/
G GMa7/G6 G/ G G6/ B7 B7:||

BRIDGE

|Em Em/B7 B7/Em Em/ B7 B7/
G G6/E7 E7/A7 D7/(G B7)| (Last Time: /(G G)||

Four counts per measure, one measure between slash lines. Two counts for the first chord, two for the second, chords connected by a dash get one count each.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Sweet Georgia Brown
From: GUEST,James Dunne
Date: 04 Nov 07 - 09:05 PM

I like Mick Pearce version of Sweet Georgia Brown. Mick, are you still available to send me the full set of chords in F... or any key? jld@comcast.net


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Sweet Georgia Brown
From: GUEST,danmaftei
Date: 22 Jun 09 - 06:17 PM

This is the Brother Bones version. It's in F, but it ends in Ab. As usual, you can add and remove 7th, 9ths, etc, as you jazz freaks like. :-)

Each letter and '-' represents one beat; each bar ('|') represents one measure. Capital letters are Major, lower-case are minor.

Verse:
F - - - | F - - - | Bb7 - - - | Bb7 - - - |
Eb7 - - - | Eb7 - - - | Ab6 - - - | Ab6 - G6 F6 |
F - - - | F - - - | Bb7 - - - | Bb7 - - - |
f - C7 - | f - C7 - | Ab7 G7 F#7 F7 | Bb7 Eb7 Ab7 - |

There's a weird bridge which sounds amazing, not sure if I have it right.

Bridge:
f - - - | f C7 f - | f Gdim Ab f/C | Bb7 - Eb7 - | Eb f7 Eb - | Eb - Eb/G |

In the last phrase, the bass moves up on f-f# on the second beat, into the g. Those may be diminished chords, not sure.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Sweet Georgia Brown
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 22 Jun 09 - 06:25 PM

Written in 1925 by bandleader Ben Bernie & Maceo Pinkard (music) and Kenneth Casey (lyrics) and used for many years by the Harlem Globetrotters, who made it their theme song, I've always loved it!


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