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One Day Ill Fly Away Chords

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One Day I'll Fly Away

Written by Joe Sample (Music) and Will Jennings (lyrics). As performed by Randy Crawford.

Note: For the Moulin Rouge!/Nicole Kidman version, you need to tweak a bit.
I might transpose that one another time.
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[Intro]

D   Gm/D   D   Gm6/D   Em7/D   D


[Verse 1]

D Gm/D      D
I make it alone
Gm6/D Em7/D  D
When love is gone
D         Gm/D      D
Still you made your mark
Gm6/D   Em7/D  D
Here in my heart


[Chorus]

D            Gm/D  D
One day I'll fly away
B7sus4     Bm7     Em7        A7   A7sus4
Leave your love to yesterday
Dm            Dm/C      Gsus4      Gm7
What more can your love do for me
Csus4 C    Cdim  C  Bbm/F        F
When  will love  be through with me?


[Verse 2]

D Gm/D      D
I follow the night
Gm6/D Em7/D     D
Can't stand the light
D    Gm/D     D
When will I begin
Gm6/D   Em7/D D
     My life again


[Chorus]

D            Gm/D  D
One day I'll fly away
B7sus4     Bm7     Em7        A7
Leave your love to yesterday
Dm            Dm/C      Gsus4      Gm7
What more can your love do for me
Csus4 C    Cdim  C  Bbm/F        F
When  will love  be through with me?


[Bridge]

Dm            Dm/C      Gsus4      Gm7
Why live life from dream to dream
    Bb        F        Dm  A7/C# D  Dm
And dread the day that dreaming ends


[Instrumental]

Bb   Ebm/Bb   Bb   Ebm6/Bb   Cm7/Bb   Gm

D/F#   Gm   F  Gm6  
Bb  C  A7/C#  Eb  F  F/G  F
F/E


[Chorus]

D            Gm/D  D
One day I'll fly away
B7sus4     Bm7     Em7        A7  A7sus4
Leave your love to yesterday
Dm            Dm/C      Gsus4      Gm7
What more can your love do for me
Csus4 C    Cdim  C  Bbm/F        F
When  will love  be through with me?


[Bridge]

Dm            Dm/C      Gsus4      Gm7
Why live life from dream to dream
    Bb        F        Dm  A7/C# D  Dm
And dread the day that dreaming ends


[Outro]

D            Gm/D  D   Gm/D  D   Gm/D  D
One day i'll fly away, fly away, fly away
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radguy 10 Oct 03, 2014 01:32 AM

You're close. There's part of the instrumental which uses the verse phrases transposed to Bb (Ebmin)... Then it transposes to F (Bbmin) with the run up to F.

In the bridge, the chords on the second line are Bb F Dmin A7 Dmin.

As for what key it's in, I don't think the song even knows.

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LincM 752 Aug 11, 2015 08:36 PM

I've actioned this, finally. Let me know what you think, I've taken your advice and have fleshed it out a bit, having re-listened as I've worked through it.

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LincM 752 Aug 04, 2015 07:29 PM

Thanks for the reply. I'll make the changes once the tab gets assigned to my proper account.

As to the key of the song, in typical Joe Sample style, "keys? we don't need to stinkin' keys". It's technically in only two keys, strictly speaking, but from even the changes, it does meander, but that's what you get with songs written on jazz premises, even if they're not strictly jazz songs.

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