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Chord Req: Take Me to the Land of Jazz

30 Jan 10 - 08:56 PM (#2826029)
Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: TAKE ME TO THE LAND OF JAZZ
From: GutBucketeer

I've been working on "Take me to the Land of Jazz" (Edgar Leslie / Bert Kalmar, 1919) for a while. Lowe Stokes and his North Georgians recorded an amazing version which is supposed to include the first recorded example of country flatpicking. It's Awesome.

Here is the link to the file on Box.net

http://www.box.net/shared/nozfvovq0c

Anyway, I tried to work out the chords from the original sheet music (at the Lester Levy collection) and transposed them from Bb to C. They don't sound exactly right to me. Especially the Am at the end of the first line. What do you guys think?


TAKE ME TO THE LAND OF JAZZ - Lyrics - International Lyrics Playground
      
TAKE ME TO THE LAND OF JAZZ
(Edgar Leslie / Bert Kalmar,   1919)

C      D7      G7    Am
It was down in Tennessee
C       D7    G7 Am
That the Jazzy melody,
C    Cdim D7 D7   F+5 D7    C   D9 G7
Origina---ted then wait-ed for popularity;

C      D7    G7   Am
Now in every cabaret,
C       D7   G7         Am
It's the only thing they play,
C                  A7                        
I love to hear it, must be near it;
D
That's why I say:

C
Take me to the Land of Jazz,
D7
Let me hear the kind of blues that Memphis has;
G7
I want to step,
    D7                  D7b5       G7
To a tune that's full of ginger and pep;
C
Pick 'em up and lay 'em down,
Am    E7 Am Dm E7
Learn to Raz ma taz,
A7
Let me give you a warning,
D7                         G7
We won't get home until morning;
       C
'Cause everybody's full of Jazzbo;
G7                   C
In the lovin' Land of Jazz."


There is music in each breeze
Even trombones grow on trees,
You hear 'em moaning and groaning their tuneful harmonies;
Every cotton planter's son,
When he meets his lovin' "hon,"
Is simply pestered and requested;
To join the fun.


30 Jan 10 - 08:57 PM (#2826030)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: Lowe Stokes Take Me To That Land of Jaz
From: GutBucketeer

Some of the chords are a little off placement. But I used the code html and don't know how to do any better.


05 Feb 10 - 03:18 PM (#2830905)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: Lowe Stokes Take Me To That Land of Jaz
From: GutBucketeer

refresh


05 Feb 10 - 07:06 PM (#2831097)
Subject: Chords Add: TAKE ME TO THE LAND OF JAZZ
From: GUEST,Pete Peterson

Do you want to sing it? I think that would be a little high for a male voice. Anyway, our band does it in G and we have these chords:

A7 / D7 / G / / / (no minor!)
A7 / D7 / G / / /
C#dim7/ / / C#dim7/ / /
A7/ / / / D7 / / /

A7 D7 G
A7 D7 G
G / / / G / / / /
A7/ / / D7/ / /

G / / / /G / / /
A7 / / / a7/ / /
D / / / D / / /
A7 / / / D / / /
G / / / G / / /
C / / / B7/ / /
A7/ / / A7/ / /
D7 / / / D7 / / /
G / / / E7/ / /
A7 / D7/ G / / /

What do you think?


05 Feb 10 - 09:22 PM (#2831187)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: Lowe Stokes Take Me To That Land of Jaz
From: GutBucketeer

Thanks Pete. I will try the chords out !


10 Feb 10 - 11:57 AM (#2835052)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: Lowe Stokes Take Me To That Land of Jaz
From: Jim Dixon

You can hear TAKE ME TO THE LAND OF JAZZ performed by Marion Harris in 1919 at The Red Hot Jazz Archive.


10 Feb 10 - 01:59 PM (#2835200)
Subject: Chords Add: TAKE ME TO THE LAND OF JAZZ
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)

Here's a fairly complete set of changes from the Levy sheet music (in the sheet music key of Bb). The dim7 chords I've generally named according to the bass in the sheet music piano part, though playing it through on the guitar I've often used one of the other notes as bass. Similarly the Bb/Gm/Bb could be just Bb.

Mick



TAKE ME TO THE LAND OF JAZZ
(Edgar Leslie / Bert Kalmar,   1919)


(Bb)It was (C7)down (Gdim7)in (F7)Ten-nes-(Bb)see(Gm Bb)
(Bb)That the (C7)Jaz-(Gdim7)zy (F7)me-lo-(Bb)dy,(Gm Bb)
(Bb)Origi-(Gdim7)nat-(C7)ed then (Gb7)wait-(C7)ed for (Bb)pop-u-(C9)lar-i-(F7)ty;
(F7)Now in (C7)ev-(Gdim7)ery (F7)cab-a-(Bb)ret,(Gm Bb)
(Bb)It's the (C7)on-(Gdim7)ly (F7)thing they (Bb)play,
(F7)I (Bbm)love to hear it, (Gb7)must be near it;
(Cm7)That's why I (F7)say: (Adim7)


(Bb)Take (Gm7)me (Bb)to (F7)the (Bbdim7)Land of (Bb)Jazz,
(C)Let me (C7)hear the kind of blues that (Gdim7)Memphis (C7)has;
(F7)I want to (Cm)step,
(F7)To a (C7)tune that's full of (Dm)ginger and (F7)pep;
(Bb)Pick (Gm7)'em (Bb)up and (Edim7)lay (Bb)'em (Bb7)down,
(Edim7)Learn to (F#dim7)do that (Cm7)Raz-ma-(D7)taz,
(G7)Let me give you a (G+)warn-(G7)ing,
(G7)We (C7)won't get home until (Gm6)morn-(C9)ing;(C7)
(C7)'Cause (F7)everybody's full of (Bb)Jazz-(Bdim7)bo;
(F7)In the lovin' (Dm)Land (F7)of (Bb)Jazz.


13 Feb 10 - 12:01 AM (#2837848)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: Lowe Stokes Take Me To That Land of Jaz
From: GutBucketeer

Wow Thanks Mick!


01 Feb 12 - 04:38 PM (#3300493)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: Take Me to the Land of Jazz
From: GUEST,Matt Kelley

No one has pointed out that the fabulous Lowe Stokes version is in F.


01 Feb 12 - 05:27 PM (#3300514)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: Take Me to the Land of Jazz
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)

Mentioned in the very first post Matt!

Mick


02 Feb 12 - 12:25 AM (#3300639)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: Take Me to the Land of Jazz
From: GUEST

The first post talks about the Lowe Stokes version, but it posts in the key of C, not F like the record.


02 Feb 12 - 05:03 AM (#3300682)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: Take Me to the Land of Jazz
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)

OP's states that the chords were an attempt at the chords from the sheet music, which he transposed from Bb to C. The chords I gave were a fuller set from the sheet music left in Bb (probably not exactly how I'd play on the guitar - they reflect the changes in the piano accompaniment and I'd simplify a bit for guitar). The Lowe Stokes version in F uses the same tune and a simplified transposition of the same chords

Mick