Billy Strayhorn - Take A Train Chords & Tabs

 

Take A Train Chords & Tabs

Billy Strayhorn Chords & Tabs

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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From: kevins@ornews.intel.com (Kevin Smith)


Take The A Train            Billy Strayhorn and The Delta Rythm Boys

C6             |                | D7-5           |
/   /   /   /  | /   /   /   /  | /   /   /   /  | /   /   /   /
You                must take the  A Train

Dm7            | G7                        | C              |
/   /   /   /  | /    /     /        /     | /   /   /   /  | /   /   /   /
To               go to Sugar Hill way up in  Harlem

Verse 2
If ....... you miss the A Train
You'll ... find you've missed the quickest way to Harlem

Bridge/Coda

FM7            |                |                |
/   /   /   /  | /   /   /   /  | /   /   /   /  | /   /   /   /
Hurry           get on  now it's  coming

D7             |                | Dm9     G9     |         Db9
/   /   /   /  | /   /   /   /  | /   /   /   /  | /   /   /   /
Listen          to those rails a-thrumming                 All

C6             |                | D7-5           |
/   /   /   /  | /   /   /   /  | /   /   /   /  | /   /   /   /
'board               Get on  the  A Train

Dm7            | G7
/   /   /   /  | /        /     /     /
soon             you will be on Sugar Hill in


C   C7/E  F    Ab7/Gb | C/G G9  C6  CM9
/    /    /    /      | /   /   /   /
Harlem.

I have the order listed as 2 verses then the bridge/coda.
Here are the meledies to the two sections.  The |'s represent
quarter note beats and the .'s represent the eigth notes
between them.

Melody to verse:
   C6
   |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .   | |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|-----9----------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-------------------------10-------|
A|-10------------------------------|-----------------10---------------|
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

   D7-5
   |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .   | |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|-9-------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|-----11--------------------------|----------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

   Dm7                               G7
   |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .   | |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|-------------9--------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-----8---9-------------------11---|
A|-12------------------------------|-12--------------10--9---8--------|
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

   C
   |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .   | |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D|-10------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E|-----12--------------------------|----------------------------------|

Melody of bridge/coda:
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   FM7
   |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .   | |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|-9--------------------------------|
D|-----10--------------------------|-------------------------10-------|
A|-12------------------------------|-----8-----------12---------------|
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

   FM7 (cont.)
   |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .   | |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|-9-------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|-----12--------------------------|----------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

   D7
   |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .   | |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|-9--------------------------------|
D|-----10--------------------------|-------------------------10-------|
A|-12------------------------------|---------9-------12---------------|
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

   Dm9             G9                                Db9
   |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .   | |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|-9-------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|-----12--------------------------|-----------------11---------------|
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

   C6
   |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .   | |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|-----9----------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-------------------------10-------|
A|-10------------------------------|-----------------10---------------|
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

   D7-5
   |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .   | |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|-9-------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|-----11--------------------------|----------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

   Dm7                               G7
   |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .   | |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|-------------9--------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-----8---9-------------------11---|
A|-12------------------------------|-12--------------10--9---8--------|
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

   C       C7/E    F       Ab7/Gb    C/G     G9      C6      CM9
   |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .   | |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D|-10------------------------------|---------9---10-------------------|
A|---------------------------------|-10--12---------------------------|
E|-----12--------------------------|-------------------------8--------|

Possible chord voicings:

*** A=10th fret

   C6       D7-5     Dm7      G7       C        FM7      D7
   EADGBE   EADGBE   EADGBE   EADGBE   EADGBE   EADGBE   EADGBE
   8x798x   x5657x   x57565   3x343x   x35553   x8A9A8   x57575

   Dm9      G9       Db9      C7/E     F        Ab7/Gb   C/G
   EADGBE   EADGBE   EADGBE   EADGBE   EADGBE   EADGBE   EADGBE
   x5355x   xA9AAA   x43444   x75556   x87565   x9x989   xAA98x

   CM9
   EADGBE
   x35433


Let me know if there are any errors.
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