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Nat King Cole – Straighten Up And Fly Right chords
Song: Straighten Up and Fly Right Written by: Nat King Cole & Irving Mills Performed by: The Nat King Cole Trio, 1944 Ear-scribed by: Blueyacover I was originally inspired to transcribe Lyle Lovett's version, but then decided that original version would be better to do. Robbie Williams vsn. is also sick. I could not any vsn. this song on the U.G. site, so enjoy. Sorry, I'm not such a great guitar but predominantly a piano player. Peace. Upbeat Jazz Tempo = 70 Key Ab Major Chords For Piano Chords used: Ab, Ab6/C, Db6, Ddim7, Fm7, E9, Eb9, C7, F7, F9, Gb9, Bb9, Bb7(#5) Verse IAb Ab6/C Db6 Ddim7A buzzard took a monkey for a ride in the airAb6 Fm7 E9 Eb9The monkey thought that everything was on the squareAb Ab6/C Db6 Ddim7The buzzard tried to throw the monkey off his backAb6 Fm7 Bb7(#5) Eb9The monkey grabbed his neck and said, Now listen, Jack Chorus IAb6/C Db6Straighten up and fly rightAb Bb7(#5) Eb9Straighten up and fly rightAb6/C Db6Straighten up and fly rightAb6 E9 Eb9Cool down papa, dont you blow your topAb6/C Db6Aint no use in divinAb Bb7(#5)Whats the use of jivingAb6/C Db6Straighten up and fly rightEb9 Eb9 Eb7 Ab6Cool down papa, dont you blow your topBridgeC7The buzzard told the monkey, you are choking meF7 Gb9 F9Release your hold, and I will set you freeBb9The monkey looked the buzzard right dead in the eyeBb7 Eb9 Bb7(#5) Eb9 Eb7 Ab6And said, Your story is so touching, but it sounds just like a lieChorus IIAb6/C Db6Straighten up and fly rightAb Bb7(#5) Eb9Straighten up and stay rightAb6/C Db6Straighten up and fly rightAb6 E9 Eb9Cool down papa, dont you blow your top(Piano/Bass solo, Guitar/Bass Solo based on verse chord progressions)Ab6/C Db6Straighten up and fly rightRepeat Chorus IIAb Bb7(#5)Straighten up and stay rightAb6/C Db6Straighten up and fly rightEb9 Eb9 Eb7 Ab6Cool down papa, dont you blow your topPiano/Guitar outro (individual notes ) (Chord) Ab, G, Gb, F, Eb, F, G,Eb9 ^ Fly right!