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At Last

Composer Harry Warren    (click to list other tunes)
Submitted by David Luebbert
Posted 1/16/02; 4:51:51 AM
Msg# 2335 (top msg in thread)
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Chord changes for Harry Warren's At Last. This was a hit for the Glenn Miller Orchestra in the early 40s . Twenty years later soul singer Etta James did an amazing version. I heard her rendition for the first time yesterday as I was trying to prepare this transcription at the request of a SongTrellis user.

The transcription follows the tempo of her performance pretty exactly. Usually sheet music of some sort is the source of the chord sequences presented on this site. In this instance, I couldn't find any.

Fortunately, my saxophone teacher knew the tune and gave me the A section and the first part of B before my lesson was finished yesterday. The last half of the B section is transcribed by ear and seems to match up pretty well with what Etta's orchestra was playing in accompaniment. There is a possibility that I'm hearing this wrong, so check it out for yourself.

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