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My Funny Valentine chords

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Basic new approach to play it alone and sing along. Smooth and quite difficult approach to cover chet baker's slow and moody version. Was this info helpful? Yes No
There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
An interpretation of one of his early versions in which he sings. These chords try to cover mainly the piano 
and bass chords and harmonies but not to fully replace or completely simulate them. It's quite tricky and you
should really figure out your way to play it. First tab btw.



The main theme is basically X-m X-m(ma7) X-m7 X-m6 while X can be any chord. I use to play it in C as 
Chet Baker usually did and add the bass note into the pattern. Just try some fingerpicking and I think the
chords show how and what to play. But feel free to make some soft strums at the chromatic part for example 
in the end (sounds so good with an e-guitar without any effects/pure amplified sound).

   Cm   Cm(ma7)/B  Cm7/Bb   Cm6/A    Abma7   Fm7   Dm7b5   G+   Ebma9  Bb7sus4  

   G7(#5,b9)  B+  Bbm7  Eb9  G7(b9)  Cm*  Cm7* 


Cm          Cm(ma7)/B     
   My funny valentine
Cm7/Bb             Cm6/A
       Sweet comic valentine
Abma7            Fm7           D#m7b5     G+
    You make me smile with my heart 
Cm                Cm(ma7)/B   
   Your looks are laughable
Cm7/Bb        Cm6/A      
Abma7               Fm7               Dm7b5    G+
     Yet you're my favourite work of art


        Ebma9    Bb7sus4   Ebma9     
Is your figure less than Greek?
Bb7sus4  Ebma9    Bb7sus4  Ebma9
Is your mouth a little   weak?
Bb7sus4   Ebma9  G7(#5,b9) Cm*    Cm7*
When you open  it  to   speak
         Abma7       Dm7b5  G+
Are you smart?


   Cm                Cm(ma7)/B
But don't change your hair for me
Cm7/Bb           Cm6/A
      Not if you care for me
Abma7       Dm7b5    G7(#5,b9)   Cm7*   B+  Bbm7 Eb9
Stay little valentine,           stay
Abma7       Dm7b5    G7(b9)  Cm
Each day is valentines       day

Tip: play the last "stay" part in a chromatic nice flowing way. The Eb9 does not fully resolve it
and leaves the full resolving to the last Cm.

Try to figure out your way espacially the Bridge part is a bit tricky. 
Also try to vary some chords to find your sóund e.g. Fm7 in the first fret or 8th or try some G+ variations..

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oscar.ra29 10 Apr 24, 2017 10:51 PM, edited on April 25 2017, 02:52 am

I owe you a beer. These chords made it easier to me to play this beautiful song.

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docvet 10 May 15, 2017 07:11 AM

Great job. It plays easier (for me anyway) in Am

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albinsj 10 6 days ago

Thank you soo much

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