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PostSubject: So They Say It's Christmas chords   Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:41 am

Does anybody have the chords or a chart for this Setzer classic?
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PostSubject: Re: So They Say It's Christmas chords   Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:38 am

Yup, I have the chords somewhere. Watch this space. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: So They Say It's Christmas chords   Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:48 am

Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: So They Say It's Christmas chords   Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:01 pm

OK, couldn't find my old papers, so I had to sit down and figure them out again. And it's probably not 100% accurate, but the chords fit nicely enough to be Brain Setzer's stand-in without annoying the orchestra too much... Wink

Verse (or actually two verses with different last four bars)
1 (3)
Eb96 - Fm7 - / Gm7 - Fm7 Bb13 / Eb96 - Fm7 - / Dm7b5 - G7 - /                                                                    
Cm7 - Db9 - / Cm7 - Db9 - / Cm7 - Gm7 C7 / Gbm7 B7 Fm7 Bb7 /                                                                
2 (4)
Eb96 - Fm7 - / Gm7 - Fm7 Bb13 / Eb96 - Fm7 - / Gm7b5 - C7(#9) - /                                                                
Fm7 - Abm7 Db9 / Gm7 - C9 C7b9 / Fm7 - E7#9 - /                

Turnaround 1 (between verse "1+2" and "3+4", and between the solo and the last verse)
Eb96 - Gb9 - / E96 - A13 Bb13 /

Turnaround 2 (between verse "3+4" and solo, plus during outro)
Eb96 - Bbm7 - / Eb96 - Bb7#9 - / Eb96 - Bbm7 - / Eb96 - Bb7#9 - /

The solo is also "verse 1+2". After the solo and turnaround 1 (for the second time), play verse 2 again. Then, when the band slows down/stops, and Brian sings "... when they say it's Christmas time..." he plays alternate inversions of the Fm7:

   .                                        Fm9/C        E7#9/B       E9/B
e|--1---3----------4---6----------8------------x------------x---
b|--1--------------4--------------8------------8------------7---
g|--1--------------5--------------8------------7------------7---
d|--1--------------3--------------6------------6------------6---
a|--x--------------x--------------x------------x------------x---
e|--x--------------x--------------8------------7------------7---

The soundtrack version from "Jingle All The Way" (with Lou Rawls on vocals) ends in a fadeout with turnaround 2 repeated, while the "Boogie Woogie Christmans" versions ends with an Eb96b5.
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PostSubject: Re: So They Say It's Christmas chords   Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:34 pm

Muchos mahalos!



Does this look about right? I renamed a few of the chords, but I think I have it right?
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PostSubject: Re: So They Say It's Christmas chords   Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:24 am

Looks good, apart from bar two of the first "house" (dunno if there's another name for it in English, but that's the Norwegian terminology anyway); the first chord's supposed to be an E96, not Eb96. (1st house: Eb96 - Gb7 - / E96 - A7 Bb7 /)

You probably also need to write some kind of coda, since the very last verse is just  the second half, and the band stops one bar before the "houses". And the final chord needs to be an Eb-something... Wink
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