Straighten Up And Fly Right: Diana Krall

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Wonderful song from the 40s and Diana Krall does it best. Here's the chord chart and you'll find the chord progressions listed below. Have a favorite song of hers?

Straighten Up And Fly Right

Words and Music by Nat King Cole and Irving Mills

Key: F
Time: 4/4

Intro

F6  Gm6/Bb  F6  Bb7  F6  Gm6/Bb  F6/C


Verse1
       F6                                             Gm7                Abdim7
The buzzard took the monkey for a ride in the air
       F6/A                                                  D7(add13)       C6/9
the monkey thought that every thing was on the square.
        F6                                                  Gm7             Abdim7
The buzzard tried to throw the monkey off his back.
       F6/A                                                                                 Eb6/9  E6/9  F6/9
the monkey grabbed his neck and said, "Now, listen, Jack."

Chorus

F               F7         Bb/D    F/C
Straighten up and fly right
Bb7          Bb/A         Gm7  C7
straighten up and fly right
F               F7            Bb/D  F/C
Straighten up and fly right
       Bb     Bb/A                                  C7
cool down papa, don't you blow your top.
F         F7       Bb/D F/C  Bb Bb/A        Gm7    C7
Ain't no use in jivin', What's the use in divin'?
F               F7        Bb/D    F/C
Straighten up and fly right
Bb            Bb/A                  C7             F  F6
cool down papa, don't you blow your top.

Verse 2

A7                                                                     A9
The buzzard told the monkey, "You're choking me
D7                                                D9
Release your hold and I'll set you free."
       G9
The monkey looked the buzzard right dead in the eyes 
                C7                                                                      Eb6/9  E6/9  F6/9
and said, "Your story's touching, but it sounds like a lie."

Chorus

F               E7       Bb/D      F/C
Straighten up and fly right
Bb7          Bb/A         Gm7  C7
straighten up and do right
F               F7            Bb/D  F/C
Straighten up and fly right
 F7           Dm7                       G9          C7   F6
cool down papa, don't you blow your top.




Chords used throughout the song in no particular order. I think it is so important to know chords and build on your chord vocabulary.

L.H. / R.H.

F6 = F/BDbEAb
Gm6/Bb = Bb/BbDEG
Bb7 = Bb/FABbD
Gm7 = G/GBbDF
Abdim7 = Ab/AbBDF
F6/A = A/ACDF
D7(add13) = Db/BDbFBb
C6/9 = C/BbDEA
Eb6/9 = EbBb/GCF
E6/9 = EB/GC#F#
F6/9 =  FC/ADG
F7 = Eb/CG
Bb7 = Bb/BbF
Bb/D = D/BbF
A7 = A/C#EGA
A9 = C#/C#EGB
D7 = D/CF#A
D9 = A/F#CE
G9 = G/BDFA
C7 = C/BbCE

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