quiet night Antonio Carlos Jobim
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 1995 23:41:29 -0500 From: verkuilen john v Note: I have no clue how you want to file this. It was written by Jobim, but he's not even on the recording from which it was taken. Corcovado/Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars by Antonio Carlos Jobim (English lyrics by Gene Lees) Song taken from the version on _Getz/Gilberto #2_ (Verve). Transcribed by: Jay Verkuilen, firstname.lastname@example.org The fingering and arrangement are my own. I haven't figured out exactly what Joao Gilberto is playing (he does a lot of little improvized parts as far as I can tell). Chords (all moveable forms): D9: x-5-4-5-5-5 Abo: 4-x-3-4-3-x (optional, play the top string 4) g7: 3-x-3-3-3-3 Gb7: 2-x-2-3-2-2 Fmaj7: x-x-3-5-5-5 f7: x-8-x-8-9-8 f6: x-8-x-7-9-8 e7: x-7-x-7-8-7 F+7: x-8-7-6-8-x d7: x-5-x-5-6-5 a7: 5-x-5-5-5-5 G(b9b13): 3-x-3-4-4-4 G13: 3-x-3-4-5-5 Bb9: 6-5-6-5-x-x C: x-3-5-5-5-x (there had to be at least one easy one here! :) There is a little guitar intro at the beginning, but I usually wing it. It sounds like a circle of fifths progression down to D9. The song structure is: English Verses 1 and 2 (Astrud) Portuguese Verses 1 and 2 (Joao) Solo over Verses 1 and 2 (Stan--man could that guy solo!) Portuguese Verses 1 and 2 (Joao) English Verses 1 and 2 (Astrud) I think they might collapse the last two times together, but can't recall and only have the arrangement from _Elis and Tom_ (Verve) here, which is substantially different. (_Elis and Tom_ is absolutely superlative, by the way--get it if you can as there won't be any more pressings of it in the US.) Verse 1: (English lyrics shown with corresponding Portuguese lyrics directly below--listen for the proper rhythm and phrasing, which is tough) Part A: D9 Quiet nights of quiet stars, Um cantinho, um violao Abo Quiet chords from my guitar, Esse amor uma cancao, g7 Gb7 Fmaj7 (*) Floating on the silence that surrounds me. Pra fazer felice a quem se ama. Part B: f7 Quiet thoughts and quiet dreams, Muita calma pra pensar, e7 F+7 Quiet walks by quiet streams, E ter tempo pra sonhar, D9 d7 Abo (**) And a window looking out on the mountains and the sea, how lovely! Da janela ve-se a Corcovado o Redentor, que lindo! Verse 2: Part A: D9 This is how I want to be, Quero a vida sempres assim, Abo Here with you so close to me, Com voce perto de mim, g7 Gb7 Fmaj7 Until the final flicker of life's ember. Ate a apagar da velha chama. Part B: f7 f6 I who was lost and lonely, E eu que era triste, e7 F+7 Believing life was only, Descrente desse mundo, d7 G(b9b13) e7 a7 A bitter tragic joke have found with you, Ao encontrar voce eu conheci, d7 G13 G(b9b13) C Bb9 F+7 (**) The meaning of existence, oh my love. O que e felicidade, meu amor. (*) They often improvise here playing around with a7, g7, and Fmaj7. (**) Listen carefully here. The shifts are tough. Jay Verkuilen email@example.com "A human society without conflict would be a society not of friends, but of ants." --Sir Karl Popper, _Unended Quest_
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