Straighten Up And Fly Right: Diana Krall

Straighten Up And Fly Right: Stepping Out l Piano Diana
Stepping Out (Diana Krall album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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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"Jazz washes away the dust of every day life." -- Art Blakey

I'm Just A Lucky So And So by Duke Ellington

I'm Just A Lucky So And So: PianoDiana

I'm Just A Lucky So And So by Duke Ellington

From the album, Miscellaneous. Genre: Jazz. Written in 1945, renewed in 1973.

Play very slow with 4/4/ time signature.

Intro

(Key of G)

G6/9  Cmaj7  G/B  Em  Eb7  D7


Gm(maj7) Gm7  Gm6  Gm+  Gm  Em7b5
Some people need a lot of money
       Eb7      D7         Gm7
and nothin' else but money
                       G9        C9
to make their life complete.
      Gm/D Cm6/D  Gm
Not me, not me.

Gm (maj7) Gm7 Gm6 Gm+ Gm Em7b5
I haven't got a lot of money
       Eb7    D7         Gm7
but life is milk and honey.

                   G9       C9            Gm/Bb
Yes, life is mighty sweet you see
          A7              Am7/D  D7
this is my philosophy.

(Key of G)

G            
As I walk down the street
C
Seems everyone I meet
G                                    G9  c7
Gives me a friendly hello
Gm6/Bb A7 Am7/D  D9       G6    Fmaj7   Eb     D7
I guess I'm just a lucky so and so


G                           C
The birds in every tree

Are all so neighborly
G                               G9    C7
They sing wherever I go
Gm6/Bb  A7  C/D  Am7  D9         G  Fmaj7  Eb  D7b9
I guess I'm just a lucky so and so

G                   C13
If you should ask me the amount
Gmaj7
In my bank account
      C13                                      Gmaj7
I'd have to confess that I'm slippin'
      F#m7b5              B7   em         G#m7b5
But that don't worry me, confidentially
                D/A     A7b9     Am7/D  D9
I've got a dream that's a-pippin'

G                               
And when the day is through
C                          
Each night I hurry to
G                                         G9        C7
A home where love waits, I know
Gm6/Bb  A7  Am7/D   D9  G6  Fmaj7  Eb  D7
I guess I'm just a lucky so and so

G
And when the day is through
C
Each night I hurry to
G                                          G9      C7
A home where love waits, I know
Gm6/Bb  Am7/D  D9                G  C/G  G6/9
I guess I'm just a lucky so and so


Hear Diana Krall play from the album, Stepping Out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz9W1oyoRyw

Jazz Chord Chart to Duke Ellington's I'm Just A Lucky So And So


What the chords look like:

LH / RH

Intro

G6/9 = GDB/EAD
Cmaj7 = CB/EGB
G/B = BG/DGD
Em = EB/GDG
Eb7 = EbBb/GDbF
D7 = DA/F#CF

Verse

Gm (maj7) = GF#/BbF#Bb
Gm7 = F/BbFBb
Gm6 = E/BbEBb
Gm+ = Eb/BbEbBb
Gm = GD/BbDG
Em7b5 = EB/GD
Eb7 = EbBb/GDbF
D7 = DA/F#CF
Gm7 = G/GBF
G9 = GDB/DFAD
C9 = CBb/DEBb
Gm/D = D/BbDG
Cm6/D = D/ACEbG
Gm
Gm (maj7)
Gm7
Gm6
Gm
Em7b5
Eb7
D7
Gm7
G9
C9
Gm/Bb = BbG/DG
A7 = AG/C#EA
Am7/D = DG/CEA
D7

Chorus

G = GD/BDEG
C = CGE/CEG
G
G9
C7 = CG/BbE
Gm6/Bb = BbG/DEG
A7
Am7/D
D9 = D/CEF#B
G6 = G/BDEG
Fmaj7 = FC/AE
Eb = EbBb/GD
D7
G
C
G
G9
C7
Gm6/Bb
A7
C/D = DC/EGE
Am7
D9
G
Fmaj7
Eb = EbBb/GD
D7b9dA/F#CEb
G
C13 = C/BbDEA
Gmaj7 = GD/BDF#
C13
Gmaj7

F#m7b5 = F3/CEF#A
B7 = B/BD#F#A
Em
G#m7b5
D/A = A/AF#A
A7b9 = A/GBbCF#
Am7/D
D9
G
C
G
G9
C7
Gm6/Bb
A7
Am7/D
D9
G
C/G
G6/9 = GD/BEA

Song Lyrics


Chord Sheet

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