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Straighten Up And Fly Right ukulele

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Song:	Straighten Up and Fly Right
Written by:  Nat King Cole & Irving Mills
Performed by:  The Nat King Cole Trio, 1944
Ear-scribed by:  Blueyacover

I was originally inspired to transcribe Lyle Lovett's version, but then decided that
original version would be better to do.  Robbie Williams vsn. is also sick.  I could not
any vsn. this song on the U.G. site, so enjoy.  Sorry, I'm not such a great guitar 
but predominantly a piano player. Peace.

Upbeat Jazz Tempo = 70
Key Ab Major
Chords For Piano

Chords used:  Ab, Ab6/C, Db6, Ddim7,
Fm7, E9, Eb9,
	        C7, F7, F9, Gb9, Bb9,
 Bb7(#5)

Verse I
Ab		Ab6/C	      Db6		Ddim7
A buzzard took a monkey for a ride in the air

Ab6	       Fm7			         E9       Eb9
The monkey thought that everything was on the square

Ab		Ab6/C	      Db6		Ddim7
The buzzard tried to throw the monkey off his back

Ab6	       Fm7			      Bb7(#5) 	Eb9
The monkey grabbed his neck and said,  “Now listen, Jack…”

Chorus I

Ab6/C		Db6
Straighten up and fly right

Ab		Bb7(#5)  Eb9
Straighten up and fly right

Ab6/C		Db6
Straighten up and fly right

Ab6	     		E9	Eb9
Cool down papa, don’t you blow your top

Ab6/C		Db6
Ain’t no use in divin’

Ab		Bb7(#5)
What’s the use of  jiving

Ab6/C		Db6
Straighten up and fly right

Eb9			Eb9   Eb7   Ab6
Cool down papa, don’t you blow your top

Bridge

C7
The buzzard told the monkey, “you are choking me”

F7		      Gb9	      F9
“Release your hold, and I will set you free”
Bb9
The monkey looked the buzzard right dead in the eye

Bb7		Eb9	Bb7(#5)	    Eb9	Eb7	    Ab6
And said, “Your story is so touching, but it sounds just like a lie”

Chorus II
Ab6/C		Db6
Straighten up and fly right

Ab		Bb7(#5)  Eb9
Straighten up and stay  right

Ab6/C		Db6
Straighten up and fly right

Ab6	     		E9	Eb9
Cool down papa, don’t you blow your top

(Piano/Bass solo, Guitar/Bass Solo based on verse chord progressions)

Ab6/C		Db6
Straighten up and fly right

Repeat Chorus II
Ab		Bb7(#5)
Straighten up and stay right

Ab6/C		Db6
Straighten up and fly right

Eb9			Eb9   Eb7   Ab6
Cool down papa, don’t you blow your top

Piano/Guitar outro

(individual notes…)		(Chord)
Ab, G, Gb, F, Eb, F, G,
	Eb9 ^
			Fly right!
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davidcodington 556 Jul 15, 2014 01:10 AM

When you transpose the Ddim7 doesn't change with it....Can you fix the tab so it does change?

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