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Dbm7 chord Ab/C chord E7/B chord Eb7 chord C7 chord F7-9 chord Bbm7 chord F/Bb chord Eb9 chord Ab6 chord Cm7 chord Bo chord Bbm7/Ab chord Gm7-5 chord Eb7-9 chord Fm7 chord Ab chord Gb6 chord F9 chord Dbmaj7 chord Ab6/9 chord Eb11 chord Abmaj9 chord D/E chord E7 chord Amaj7 chord Bm7 chord
C Sharp minor 7 chord
Dm7 chord E7-9 chord A7-5 chord A chord Am9 chord D9 chord Gmaj7 chord C13-5 chord Am7 chord D11 chord Gb7-9 chord Bbm9 chord Dbmaj9 chord C7-9 chord Abmaj7 chord Eb7-5 chord Bb9 chord A9 chord Db13 chord Gb9 chord Bbm9/Ab chord Amaj9 chord D6 chord Dm6 chord A over C Sharp chord A6 chord D7-9 chord G6 chord Db9-5 chord Db6 chord Fm chord
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|Dbm7       |Ab/C      |E7/B      |Eb7       |
 
C7     F7-9  Bbm7             F/Bb    Bbm7       Eb9
Don't  you   know, he was the king of saxophones
              Ab6
Yes indeed he was;
Bbm7                       Cm7     Bo       Bbm7
Talkin' 'bout the guy that made it sound so good
            Bbm7/Ab         Gm7-5
Some people knew him by the Bean
    Eb7-9
But Hawkins was his name
 
Fm7               Eb7-9                 Ab
    He sure could swing and play pretty too
Gb6            F9                         Bbm7
Sounds good to me -- should sound good to you
                           Eb9
I love to hear him playing Body and Soul
     Eb7-9    Ab6         Dbmaj7
Very pleasing to the ear -ear
 
       Cm7
When I first heard it on the record
                       Bbm7
I just stopped-- right there
               Bbm7/Ab        Eb7-9
Sounded like a band of angels in the sky
                                      Ab6/9
And I have never ever heard a sweeter tone
Eb11                                  Abmaj9
    In fact I pay no 'ttention to the saxophone
 D/E     E7              Amaj7                         Bm7   E7
'Ti-i-il Coleman Hawkins came along and spoke to every one --
C#m7          Dm7
Saying better listen won't you hear me
                 C#m7
While I play for you --
 
               Bm7
Sometimes it's hot
       E7-9      A7-5  A
Then a gain it's blu  -e
N.C.
My soul just seems to wander
Am9                        D9
Pleasing each and everyone --
               Gmaj7             C13-5
It's what I've long been craving for
 
    Bm7                 E7-9
The doors have not been always open
Am7      D11                Gmaj7
    But      I am trying to please you
Gb7-9
Please don't try to stop me
 
Hope you like it folks
 
    Bbm7                     Bbm9
And then he started cooking --
 
Everytime he played
                  Eb9
Some melodic melo dy fast or slow
          Eb7-9            Ab6       Dbmaj9
You could tell that it was Hawkins --
 
         Cm7
No other one ever has
      Bo
Quite captured his tone
Bbm7             Bbm7/Ab
Just he alone --
                   Gm7-5
Has the sound that penetrates
        C7-9
It will sure go right through you
       Fm7      Bbm7
Yes it will --
          Abmaj7                        Ab6
And every chorus gives you just another thrill
 
       F9
Then a long came Eddie Jefferson
   Bbm7                                    Eb9
He sang the melody like Hawkins played it
           Eb7-9
He sang it true
   Eb7-5   Ab6
He sang it blue
     Bbm7              Cm7
Made words for it too
                         Bo
All his fans in New York loved him
                 Bbm7
There's no one a bove him
            Bbm7/Ab  Gm7-5
Here in the U  S     A
               C7-9                  F9
I've heard 'em say ol' Eddie was the man
 
                Bb9
Oh how he could sing
           A9
Man did he swing
            Db13              Gb9
Sang on the wing, did his own thing
       Bbm7
Yes he did
 
        Bbm7
Through out the country --
                                  A9
Music lovers are still wiggin' on Eddie's singing
Abmaj7                Bbm7
All around the world --    he is known
Cm7          Bo
    Rhythm   was his special joy --
   Bbm7                 Bbm9/Ab
He swung it like a horn
 
                  Gm7-5
He must have been born to be a singer
Eb7-9                           Abmaj7      Ab6
      'Cause his lyrics were so sincere and true
Eb7-9
Funny sad or blue
   Abmaj7
Oh yeah!
 
          Bm7       E7
And we've got to re mind you
Amaj9                  Bm7
Many years it took him
              C#m7     Eb7-9      D6             Dm6
Singing every day to a chieve his first claim to fame
 
A/C#                Bm7                E7
      He was twenty years ahead of his time
       A6
And he knew it
 
But he kept right on-a singing
 
He went all around the world making rhythm
       Bm7                          Am7
'Cause music sure was in him and he knew it was
                    D9          D7-9
Sang with Moody and Richie Cole
         G6
He could sing it just like Bird
        Bm7           E7-9
But his forte was the words he wrote to
Bbm7
Music that he sang
 
 
So he sang, and he sang
       Bo       Bbm7
And he sang his words so clever
Abmaj7                    Bbm7        Db9-5
       And I know they'll silence him never
 Cm7            Bo
      'Cause he cut this masterpiece
 
    Bbm7                        Gm7-5
And now we're trying to sing it for you
Eb7-9
       Hope the Bean and Eddie both would still approve
      Db6 Fm
There we  go
   N.C
We didn't mean to reminisce
        N.C
You can surely bet
        N.C
That we won't forget
          N.C
'Cause we hear them yet
     Am7     Abmaj9
Good byyye  -eyyye

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