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Goodbye Pork Pie Hat chords

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Artist: Charles Mingus
Song: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Tuning: Standard
Key: Ebm

This is a blues song with cool/weird changes written by Charles Mingus famously covered 
Beck, John Mclaughlin and Joni Mitchell.
Its a 12 bar blues (can be read as 3 sections of 4 bars each)
These chords can be played as a chord melody arrangement

| Ebm*  B13| EM7+11 A7b5    | C#m9 B9| C#9 Eb7 |
| Abm7  B13| EM7+11 Bb7#9#5 | C7b5 F7| B7  EM7|
| A13 Ab7 | Bb7 C#7** | Ebm B7 | E A7 ||

*If your not playing the melody I'd recommend Eb7#9

**Some versions just play B9 for 2 bars here

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Stub_Mandrel 11 Jun 15, 2014 04:24 AM, edited at 08:25 am

OOPS! That was meant to be a tweak to the Jeff Beck Tab...

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dmhotep 10 Jun 25, 2015 12:38 AM

More accurate changes, from the original recording, would be:

| Eb7#9 B13 | Emaj9 A7b5 | Db9/11 B13 | Db9/11 Eb7 |
| Abm7 Ab-6 | F-7 Bb7#9#5 | C7b5 F13 | B7 Emaj7|
| A13 Ab7 | Bb7#5 Db7 | Eb7#9 B7 | Emaj7 A7b5 ||

|| F-L7 Bb-7 | F-L7 Bb-7 | F-L7 Bb-7 | F-L7 B7 |
| D-7b5 G7#9#5 | Ab-7 Db7 | F-L7 Bb7 | F-L7 B7 ||

Last measure of the head changes could also be: | Bb7#9 ||

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rik4510 10 Aug 27, 2016 03:20 AM

Nice transcription. Just dont follow the F-L7? Do you mean minor, or dominant?
Please clarify
Thanks Rick

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