Julie London – Cry Me A River tab

Artist: Julie London
Song: Cry Me a River
Year: 1955
With a potential Jazz acoustic session fast approaching I was surprised to find only one 
version of free music tablature on the World Wide Web for such a famous Jazz Classic! 
So I decided to upload the following arrangement.
Please note that this is “Jazz” so the following is only a guide. You are therefore 
expected to experiment with different chord inversions and passing notes and chords, slides 
etc to make the song your own, whilst still remaining faithful to the original song.
Pay very careful attention to timing, dynamics, tone production from right hand and most 
of all the full depth of emotion the piece has to offer. It’s a beautiful song, so I 
hope you have lots of fun. Cheers.

Transcribed by E. Evans


Em9 Em7M Am9 Am7ME||----7----------7--------|----------------------|B||----8----------8--------|----5--------5--------|G||----11----10-9-8--------|----5--------5--------|D||------------------------|----9----8-7-6--------|A||------------------------|----------------------|E||------------------------|----------------------|
C11+ B7/5 Em9 Em7/5+----8-------8--10--8--7--|------------------|-----------------------------|----8-------8---------6--|------------------|-----------------------------|----9-------9---------8--|------------------|--------11------------12-----|----8-------8---------7--|------------------|-----9------9-----10-----10--|----9-------9------------|------------------|-----------------------------|----8-------8------------|------------------|--12----------12-------------|
Em13 Em7 Am7 D9 G7M G6 F#m7 B7----------------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|----------------------------|--5--------5---------|-------------2----4----|---------12----------12-----|--5--------5---------|--4----------2----2----|-----11-----11----12-----12-|--5--------4---------|--4--3--2----2----4----|----------------------------|-----------5---------|------------------2----|--12-----------12-----------|--5------------------|--3----------2---------| X2 X2 = play twice
Bm11 E9- E+ A9 A13 A7 Am7 D9-------------------|-----------------------|--------------------|--5------6----5----|--5---------7--6--5----|--5--------5--------|--7------7----5----|--4---------6-----6----|--5--------5--------|--7------6----6----|--5---------5-----5----|--5--------4--------|---------7----7----|--4--------------------|--7--------5--------|--7----------------|---------5-------------|--5-----------------| X2 X2 X2 X2
G7M F#m7/5B7 Em9 Em7/5+ Em13 Em7-----------5-----7----|----------------------|---------------------|--3--------5-----7----|----------------------|---------------------|--4--------5-----8----|----11--------12------|----12----------12---|--4--------4-----7----|----9---------10------|----11----------12---|----------------------|----------------------|---------------------|--3-------------------|--12----12--12-----12-|--12-----12--12------| X2
Am7 D9 G7M F#m7 B7 Bm11 E9- E+---------------------|---------------------|------------------------|--5-------------5----|-----------2----4----|--5--------6-------5----|--5-------------5----|--4--------2----2----|--7--------7-------5----|--5-------------4----|--4--------2----4----|--7--------6-------6----|---------5------5----|----------------2----|-----------7-------7----|--5------------------|--3--------2---------|--7---------------------| X2 X2 X2
A9 A13 A7 Am7 D9 D11 D aug---------------------|---------------------|--------5--3-----------|--5--------7----5----|--5-------------5----|--3-----5--------------|--4--------6----4----|--5--------5----5----|--3-----3--------------|--5--------5----5----|--5--------4----5-------4-----3--------------|--4------------------|-----------5----5----|--5--------------------|-----------5---------|--5------------------|-----------------------| X2 X2 X2
B m7 C#m7/5- F#9+ F#9- Bm6---2------------------2------------2|-----------------------|--9-----7-------|---3--------------3------3-------3--|--8---------10----8----|--7---------7---|---2----------2-----------2----2----|--9---------9----------|--7----------7--|---4--------------------------------|--9---------8----------|--9-------------|---2----2-------------------2-------|-----------------------|--7-------------|------------------------------------|9----------------------|----------------| Play chord then arpeggio X2 / play broken chord
C#m7/5- F#9+ F#9- Bm6 C#m7/5- F#9+ F#9----|--------------------------|-----------7--------|-------------------------|-------8--------10----8---|--7--------7--------|--8---------10----8------|-------9---------9--------|--7--------7--------|--9---------9-----9------|-------9---------8--------|--6--------6--------|--9---------8-----8------|--------------------------|--------------------|---------9--------9------|--9-----------------------|--7-----------------|--9----------------------| X2
B G# A D# maj7b5
-----------------7---|--8-------9-----------10---9--8----|-----------------7---|--9-------10-----------8-----------|-----------------8---|--8--------9-----------8-----------|-----------------9---|--10------11-----------7-----------|---------------------|-----------------------------------|---------------------|----------------7------------------| X4 slide X2
Em9 Em7/5+------------------|-----------------------------|------------------|-----------------------------|------------------|--------11------------12-----|------------------|-----9------9-----10-----10--|------------------|-----------------------------|------------------|--12----------12-------------|
Em13 Em7 Am7 D9 G7M G6 F#m7 B7----------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------|----------------------------|--5------------5---------|-------------2----4-|---------12----------12-----|--5------------5---------|--4----------2----2-|-----11-----11----12-----12-|--5------------4---------|--4--3--2----2----4-|----------------------------|---------------5---------|------------------2-|--12-----------12-----------|--5----------------------|--3----------2------| X2 X2
Bm11 E9- E+ A9 Am7 D9 Am7 D9 G7M-------------------|--5---5--------------------|---------------------------|--5------6----5----|--7---7---------7-----6--5-|--5--------5-----5----5---3|--7------7----5----|--6---6--------6----6-6----|--5--------5-----5----5---4|--7------6----6----|--5---5-------5---5-5------|--5--------4-----5----4---4|---------7----7----|--5---5-----5---5--5-------|-----------5----------5----|--7----------------|--5---5----5---------------|--5--------------5--------3| X2 Slide in Broken chords X2 X2 1st On A9 let them ring
Em9 Em7M Am9 Am7M----7----------7--------|----------------------|----8----------8--------|----5--------5--------|----11----10-9-8--------|----5--------5--------|------------------------|----9----8-7-6--------|------------------------|----------------------|------------------------|----------------------|
Am7 D9 Am7 D9 G7M|-----------------------------||--5--------5-----5----5---3--||--5--------5-----5----5---4--| play 3 times|--5--------4-----5----4---4--||-----------5----------5------||--5--------------5--------3--| X2 X2
Am7 D9 E m11|--------------------------2---||---------5--------5-----3-----| Play last three chords arpeggio AND|-------5--------5-----2-------| let the last chord ring!!!|-----5--------4-----2---------| (Cos that’s . . . JAZZ!!!)|-----------5-------2----------||--5--------------3------------|
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