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"Good enough for jazz"

New Orleans jazz is played by heart and ear. You fake some good old tunes and improvise on the melodies and the chords they are built on. Most of the tunes are forgotten a long time ago, nobody ask for them, nobody should play them, and today they should have been almost useless if it hadn't been for a few persons and bands who love early jazz and try keeping this old music alive. To preserve these tunes is more of a cultural achievement. Often you have to transcribe them from old recordings, because there has not been any sheet music available for many decades, if ever. Below are some which of some reason have occurred. The transcriptions are mostly an interpretation of the song and don't claim to be quite right, simply just "good enough for jazz". The upper section with the chords is for C-instruments (banjo, guitar, piano, bass), the lower with the melody is for instruments tuned in Bb (trumpet, clarinet, soprano- and tenor sax, trombone). Have a look at the tune, memorize it, put in your soul, and play it hot!

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Latest added tunes: Cabaret, Eb, Up a lazy river, F, Let the great big world keep turning, Eb (corr.), All by myself, Bb (corr.), In the gloaming, F (corr.), Purple rose of Cairo, C/Ab (corr.), Really the blues, Bb (corr.), I don't know why, Bb, Hold me, Bb, Together, F, First choice, Bb, Premier bal, Ab (corr.), Magic island, C (corr.), Shadow of your smile, Bb, Hiawatha, Bb/Eb (corr.), I can't give you anything but love, F, Dream a little dream of me, F (corr.), Squeeze me, F, Bossa Dorado, Dm, Frog-i-more rag, Bb/Eb (corr.), Farewell to Storyville, F (corr.).
Listen to some of the latest added new good old tunes
played by Jazz Pirates. Latest session November 13, 2014.
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Tunes A - I   Tunes J - Y
Click on the name of the tune for melody and chords New on list Listen to the tune
1919 rag, F 100407 Jazz Pirates 2010
2:19 blues (Mamie's blues), F 100426



Ace in the hole, F
140903
Jazz Pirates 2014
Adieu foulard, C

 

Jazz Pirates 2011
Red Wing 1996
Adios muchachos, Bb 090824
A foggy day, F
131030

A fool such as I, Bb
140524
Jazz Pirates 2014
African queen, Bb
120918
Jazz Pirates 2012
After the ball, F
110510
Jazz Pirates 2012
After you've gone, Bb
140321
Jazz Pirates 2014
A gypsy without a song, Gm
140124
Jazz Pirates 2014
Ain't misbehavin', Eb
121215

A kiss to build a dream on, Bb
130326
Jazz Pirates 2013
Alabama song, Bb 081102 Jazz Pirates 2012
Alabamy bound, F

 

 
Alcoholic blues, F 101215 Jazz Pirates 2010
Algiers strut, F

2004/101226 

Red Wing 2006
Algiers waltz, F

 

 
Alice blue gown, Bb

 

Jazz Pirates 2012
A little street where old folks meet, Eb 090113 Jazz Pirates 2012
Allah's holiday, Eb 090608
All alone, F 081018
All by myself, Bb

2005/141107 

Jazz Pirates 2014
All I do is dream of you, Bb
120415
Jazz Pirates 2012
Almost like being in love, Bb 101002
Along the road to Gundagai, F

 

Jazz Pirates 2009
A love song of long ago, F
140309

Am I blue?, F

 2005/121208

 
Amor, Bb 080901/081230
An evening prayer, Bb
130715
Jazz Pirates 2013
Angelina, Eb 081016
Angry, Bb
120922

Anita's birthday, F
110808
Jazz Pirates 2011
Any time, F

060125/090518 

Jazz Pirates 2009
A perfect day, Bb

(rev. 090108) 

Jazz Pirates 2008
Congo Square 2002
Apple blossom time, Bb 100501
A si pare, Gm/Bb/Eb
110907
Jazz Pirates 2011
As long as I live, F
120129

As-tu le cafard?, Bb,
121105

At a Georgia camp meeting, Bb
140408
Jazz Pirates 2014
At sundown, F 101225
At the cross, F

 

Jazz Pirates 2014
A thousand good nights, F
A thousand good nights, Ab

 

Jazz Pirates 2010
Red Wing 2008
Aura Lee, Bb
120914
Jazz Pirates 2012
Red Wing 1995
Avalon, F
111106
Jazz Pirates 2013



Baby won't you please come home, Bb
140721
Jazz Pirates 2014
Bandana days, Bb
140223

Ban moin en ti bo, F 090426 Jazz Pirates 2011
Beautiful dreamer, F

070130

Jazz Pirates 2012
Beautiful Ohio, F

(lyrics and rev. 090108) 

Jazz Pirates 2014
Because of you, Eb 090702
Bechet's fantasy, Eb 090817 Jazz Pirates 2009
Begonia, F

 

Jazz Pirates 2009
Beguin-beguine, F 090602 Jazz Pirates 2009
Beg your pardon, F 090703 Jazz Pirates 2013
Bells of St. Mary's, Eb

 

 
Besame mucho, Dm
111101
Jazz Pirates 2011
Best things in life are free, C

 

 
Between the devil and the deep blue sea, F
130801
Jazz Pirates 2012
Big butter and egg man, F 090521 Georgia Ramblers 1968
Big chief battle axe, Gm/Bb
140102
Jazz Pirates 2014
Big lip blues, Bb
110502
Jazz Pirates 2012
Bimbo, Bb
120427
Jazz Pirates 2013
Black and blue, Gm

 

Jazz Pirates 2014
Black and tan fantasy, Bbm
120605

Black beauty, Bb 101208
Black but sweet, Fm 090906 Jazz Pirates 2011
Black Orpheus (Manha de Carnaval), Dm
140729
Jazz Pirates 2014
Blame it on the blues, Eb
131021
Jazz Pirates 2013
Blanche touquatoux, F 100424
Blessed assurance, Bb 101103
Blue again, C
120221

Blue and broken hearted, Bb
130805

Blue and sentimental, F
120328

Blue bells goodbye, F

 

Jazz Pirates 2014
Blueberry Hill, Bb 100816 Jazz Pirates 2010
Blue blood blues, F

 

Jazz Pirates 2014
Jazz Pirates 2009 
Blue eyes crying in the rain, F

 

Jazz Pirates 2010
Blue Hawaii, Bb

 

Jazz Pirates 2012 
Blues in the air, Eb/Cm
110616

Blues in thirds, F 091008
Blues my naughty sweetie gives to me, Bb
120904
Jazz Pirates 2012
Red Wing 1996
Blue turning grey over you, Bb
120324
Jazz Pirates 2014
Bogalusa strut, Bb (rev.)

070716/100427

Jazz Pirates 2010
Georgia Ramblers 1967
Bohunkus blues, Eb 091009 Jazz Pirates 2009
Borneo, F 090914 Jazz Roots trio 1999
Bossa Dorado, Dm
140918

Breeze, F 090801 Jazz Pirates 2012
Bring me sunshine, Bb
110408
Jazz Pirates 2011
Broken windmill, The, Gm/Bb
130102

Brown love, Bb
110214
Jazz Pirates 2012
Brown skin gal, C
111118
Jazz Pirates 2012
Buddy Bolden's blues, F 100312 Jazz Pirates 2014
Buddy Bolden stomp, Bb/Eb
140619

Burgundy street blues, C

 


Button up your overcoat, F 090328 Jazz Pirates 2014
Jazz Pirates 2009
By(e) and by(e), Eb
140131 Jazz Pirates/Thomas W 2007
Bye bye blues, Bb
131105

By the river of the roses, Bb

 

Jazz Pirates 2012



Cabaret, Eb
141119

Cachita, F
130810
Jazz Pirates 2013
Cake walking babies from home, Bb
120912
Jazz Pirates 2009
Calcutta, F
120901
Jazz Pirates 2012
Caldonia, F 081208
Candy lips, Bb 090524 Jazz Roots 1994
Caravan, Fm 100120
Careless love, F
120316
Red Wine duo 1963
Carioca, F 091026 Jazz Pirates 2009
Carnaval ā la Martinique, F 100519 Jazz Pirates 2011
Carnaval is a bacchanal, Eb

 

 
Carry me back to old Virginny, F
130224
Jazz Pirates 2013
Cecilia, Bb 101023 Jazz Pirates 2014
Ce filon, Bb 100406 Jazz Pirates 2012
Ce mossieu qui parle, Bb 100130 Jazz Pirates 2011
C'est magnifique, F

 

Jazz Pirates 2013
C'est si bon, Bb

070625

 
Chalumeau blue, F/Bb
120319
Jazz Pirates 2012
Charming Trinidad, F

 

Jazz Pirates 2009
China boy, F
110207
Jazz Pirates 2014
Cielito lindo, Bb 090723
Ciribiribin, Eb

 

Jazz Pirates 2012 
Citation creole, Dm
121013/16
Jazz Pirates 2012
C jam blues, C

 

mysto.jazz.nu 2004
Cloe, Bb

 

 
Coffee grinder, Bb 090304 Jazz Pirates 2010
Collegiate, Eb

 

Jazz Pirates 2013
Red Wing 1996
Comes love, Gm
140417
Jazz Pirates 2014
Come to the Mardi Gras, C

 

 
Cook good, Bb 101212
Coon blues, C
111220

Coquette, Eb

 

Jazz Pirates 2012
Corrine Corrina, Bb

070408 (2004)

Jazz Pirates 2014
Jazz Pirates 2010 
Cradle song, F

061205

New Orleans United 2001
Red Wing 1997
Crazy, Eb

 

 
Creole belles, F 100321 Jazz Pirates 2010
Creole bo bo, G
140206
Jazz Pirates 2014
Creole jazz, F 091203/110908 Jazz Pirates 2011
Creole song, Eb

 

Jazz Pirates 2010
Crying in the chapel, C
110921
Jazz Pirates 2011
Crying my heart out for you, Bb
131004
Jazz Pirates 2013
Cryin' time, F

 

 
Cuban love song, Eb 101024
Cuban Pete, Bb
120518
Jazz Pirates 2012
Curse of an aching heart, Bb

 

Jazz Pirates 2013
Cushion foot stomp, Eb 100608



Dancin' with the one you love, C

 

Jazz Pirates 2012
Danny boy, F

 

 
Dans les rues d'Antibes, F/Bb
110324

Dardanella, Bb
120108
Jazz Pirates 2012
Dark eyes, Gm 100719 Jazz Pirates 2010
Darkness on the delta, Eb

061204

Red Wing 2006
Corona Jazzband 1998
Darling Nellie Gray, Eb 101029 Jazz Pirates 2010
Georgia Ramblers 1968
Dear old Southland, F

 

 
Deep purple, F

 

Jazz Pirates 2014
Delia's gone, F
120227
Jazz Pirates 2012
Delicado, G 110115
Delta mood, F

2005/090809

Jazz Pirates 2009
Den första gång jag såg dig, F

 


Did I remember, Eb

 

 
Diga diga doo, Dm

 

Jazz Pirates 2011
Doctor Jazz, Eb
110418
Jazz Pirates 2011
Does Jesus care? Bb

 

Red Wing 2008
Red Wing 1998
Do Lord, Bb

 

Jazz Pirates 2010
Don't fence me in, F
130827

Don't give up the ship, F
Don't give up the ship, Bb

131201 

Jazz Pirates 2009
Don't leave me now, Bb
110615
Jazz Pirates 2011
Don't sweetheart me, F

 


Don't worry 'bout me, Bb 100923
Don't you feel my leg, F 100911
Dos Gardenias, Cm
140606

Down by the old mill stream, F

 

Jazz Pirates 2012
Down home rag, Bb

 

 
Down in honky-tonky town, Bb 100908 Jazz Pirates 2010
Down in jungle town, Bb
140305
Jazz Pirates 2014
Do you know what it means to miss NO, Bb (alt. chords)
Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans, Bb

120616
071011/101130

 
Do your duty, F
130311

Dream, Bb 090720 Jazz Pirates 2014
Dream a little dream of me, F
140304/141002

Dreaming the hours away, F
111109
Jazz Pirates 2011
Drop that sack, Bb
131211

Drum boogie, Eb

 

 
Där näckrosen blommar, Bb

 

Red Wing 2008



East of the sun, F
140811
Jazz Pirates 2014
Eccentric, Bb 101229
Egyptian fantasy, Gm/Bb
110714

Eh, la bas!, F

 

Jazz Pirates 2011
El cumbanchero, Dm 110205 Jazz Pirates 2011
El doudou, Bb
120515
Jazz Pirates 2012
Elephant stomp, Bb

 

Jazz Pirates 2009
End of the world, Eb

 

 
Enjoy yourself, Bb

 

Jazz Pirates 2011
Everywhere you go, Eb

 

Jazz Pirates 2012
Exactly like you, Bb 101105



Far away blues, Bb

 

 
Farewell blues, Bb 100530 Jazz Pirates 2010
Mystos Quintet 2003
Farewell to Storyville, F

070228/140904

Jazz Pirates 2014 
Femme Martinique doux, Gm 081208 Jazz Pirates 2012
Fidgety feet, Bb/Eb/Ab (new clearer)
Fidgety feet, Bb/Eb/Ab

 111024
2005

 
First choice, Bb
141016

Flamingo, F
140219

Float me down the river, Ab

 

Jazz Pirates 2011
For all we know, F

 

 
Forgive me, F 100806 Jazz Pirates 2010
For once in my life, Bb, advanced

 

 
For once in my life, Bb, NO-style

 

 
Four or five times, Eb 100213 Jazz Pirates 2011
Frankie and Johnny, Bb
110820
Jazz Pirates 2011
Frog-i-more rag, Bb/Eb
140828/140910
Jazz Pirates 2014



Gatemouth, Eb

 

 
Gee baby, ain't I good to you, Eb
140329
Jazz Pirates 2014
Gentle Annie, F

 

Jazz Pirates 2009
Red Wing 2006
Georgia cabin, Eb
120907

Georgia on my mind, F

140220/060506 

 
Get happy, F 100817 Jazz Pirates 2010
Get out of here, Bb
110228
Jazz Pirates 2011
Red Wing 1997
Gettysburg march, Ab 100203
Girl of my dreams, Bb

 

Jazz Pirates 2010
Corona Jazzband 1998
Give it up, F

 

Jazz Pirates 2013
Red Wing 1996

Give me your telephone number, Bb
140319
Jazz Pirates 2014
Glory of love, F

 

Jazz Pirates 2014
Go down, Moses, Dm
131212
Jazz Pirates 2013
Goin' home (Colyer), C
110309

Go tell it on the mountain, F
131128
Jazz Pirates 2013
Graveyard blues, C

061101

Jazz Pirates 2013
Red Wing 1997
Gravier street blues, C
120206

Gypsy love song, Bb

 

Jazz Pirates 2014
Red Wing 1996
Gypsy without a song, Gm
140124
Jazz Pirates 2014



Halle hallelujah, F
120805
Jazz Pirates 2012
Harbor lights, Eb 080919
Hard times, Eb 090831 Jazz Pirates 2009
Hawaiian melody, C 101220 Jazz Pirates 2011
Heartaches, F 090314 Jazz Pirates 2009
Heart of my heart, Bb
111113
Jazz Pirates 2011
Heebie jeebies, Bb
110203
Jazz Pirates 2011
Here comes the hot tamale man, Eb

071129

Jazz Pirates 2013
Here I stand with my heart in my hand, Eb
111015

Hesitating blues, F
110503
Jazz Roots trio 1999
He touched me, F

 

 
He will remember me, Bb 091122 Jazz Pirates 2009
Hiawatha, Bb/Eb

2005/141005/
141007 

Jazz Pirates 2014
Jazz Pirates 2010
Georgia Ramblers 1968
Higher ground, F 100221 Jazz Pirates 2010
Highways are happy ways, Eb

 

Jazz Pirates 2012
Hindustan, Bb
Hindustan, C

121203
2004 

Jazz Pirates 2014
Red Wing 2008 
His eye is on the sparrow, Ab

 

Red Wing 2006
His eye is on the sparrow, F (George Lewis)

 

Jazz Pirates 2012
Holding my Saviour's hand, Bb

Hold me, Bb
141020
Jazz Pirates 2014
Home (When shadows fall), Eb
140706

How can you face me?, Bb 100805
How can you leave me now, F
120524
Jazz Pirates 2012
How great Thou art, Bb

 110404

 
How strange, Fm
140205
Jazz Pirates 2014
Hushabye, Gm
140807
Jazz Pirates 2014
Hymn for George Lewis, Ab
100115
Jazz Pirates 2010
Hymn to freedom, C (NO chords)
Hymn to freedom, C

091128
050709 

Jazz Pirates 2009
Red Wing 2008



I ain't gonna give nobody none of my jelly roll, Bb 100725 Jazz Pirates 2012
I am a pilgrim, F 100306 Jazz Pirates 2013
I believe in miracles, Bb 091109 Jazz Pirates 2009
I can't begin to tell you, Bb (ā la Chris Blount)
I can't begin to tell you, Bb (lyrics)
131115
131114

Jazz Pirates 2013
I can't believe that you're in love with me, Bb
131214

I can't escape from you, Bb

 

Corona Jazz Band 1998
I can't give you anything but love, F
141003
Jazz Pirates 2014
Ice cream, C

 

Red Wine duo 1963
Ida, sweet as apple cider, Bb
140210
Jazz Pirates 2014
I don't know why, Bb
141021
Jazz Pirates 2014
If I can help somebody, Eb
131124
Jazz Pirates 2013
If I had my life to live over, Bb

 

Jazz Pirates 2012
If I had my way, Bb
110823
Jazz Pirates 2011
If I had you, Bb
111003

I get the blues when it rains, F
131212
Jazz Pirates 2013
I hate a man like you, Gm 100622 Jazz Pirates 2010
I know that you know, Eb
130424

Iko iko, C

 

Jazz Pirates 2011
I let a song go out of my heart, Eb
110813

I like bananas because they have no bones, F

 

Jazz Pirates 2013
I'll always be in love with you, Bb 100524 Jazz Pirates 2014
I'll be seeing you, Eb 090129
I'll fly away, F
I'll fly away, Eb

100807

Jazz Pirates 2013
I'll see you in C-U-B-A, Bb 091011 Jazz Pirates 2013
I'll see you in my dreams, F

 

Jazz Pirates 2011
I'll take you home again, Kathleen, Eb

 

Jazz Pirates 2012
I lost my gal from Memphis, Dm 091228
I love you, F

 

Jazz Pirates 2012
Linder/Collin 1997
I love you so much it hurts, F
140101

I min lilla lilla värld av blommor, F
(In my small small world of flowers, F)

 

Jazz Pirates 2009
Red Wing 2004
I'm alone because I love you, F
120613
Jazz Pirates 2014
I'm coming Virginia, F 110109 Jazz Pirates 2011
I'm confessin' that I love you, Bb

 

 
I'm forever blowing bubbles, Bb
111124
Jazz Pirates 2013
I'm getting sentimental over you, Eb
121014
Swing Low 1992
I'm going home to see my Lord, C 101001 Red Wing 2008
I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter, Bb

 

Jazz Pirates 2014
I'm living good, F

 

Jazz Pirates 2012
I'm looking over a four leaf clover
110711

I'm nobody's baby, Eb
I'm nobody's baby, F

090123
070108

Jazz Pirates 2013
I'm putting all my eggs in one basket, C

 

Jazz Pirates 2012
I'm sorry I made you cry, Bb

 

 
I'm with you where you are, Eb 110104 Jazz Pirates 2011
I must have that man, Bb
090103/110407
In a little Spanish town, Bb

 

Jazz Pirates 2014
Jazz Pirates 2011
In a Persian market, Bb
110818

In a shanty in old shanty town, F

 

Jazz Pirates 2013 
Indian love call, Eb 100201 Red Wing 1998
Indian summer, F 091226
I never knew, F
130920

In my heart there is a yearning, F

080109

Jazz Pirates 2010
Into each life some rain must fall, Eb
Into each life some rain must fall, C

131230
060724 

Jazz Pirates 2014
Red Wing 2008
In the garden, F

 

 
In the gloaming, F 090823/141105
In the good old summertime, Bb

 

Jazz Pirates 2014
In the mood, F

 

 
In the shade of the old apple tree, F

 

Jazz Pirates 2011
In the summertime, F
130609

In the sweet bye and bye, F

 

 
In the upper garden, F

 

Jazz Pirates 2010 
Irish black bottom, F 091022 Jazz Pirates 2012
I shall not be moved, Eb
120422
Jazz Pirates 2012
I surrender, dear, C

Is it true what they say about Dixie? F

090608 

Jazz Pirates 2012
It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing, Bb
110524

It feels so good, Bb
120307

I thank you, mister Moon, F

 

 
It is no secret, Bb 100213
It's all because of you, Bb

 

 
It's me, o Lord, Eb
111013
Jazz Pirates 2011
It's nobody's fault but mine, Bb

 

 
It's only a paper moon, F
121128
Jazz Pirates 2012
I used to love you, Ab 100621
I've found a new baby, F
111208

I've got everything, Bb
I've got everything, C
090913
090903
Jazz Pirates 2014
Jazz Pirates 2012
I wanna be like you, Bb

 

 
I wanna be loved by you, F 090526
I want a little girl, F

 


I want to be happy, C 100902 Jazz Pirates 2010
I want you, F
140325
Jazz Pirates 2014
I wish I knew how it would feel to be free, F

 

Jazz Pirates 2009 
I wish't I was in Peoria, Gm/Eb
140120
Jazz Pirates 2014
I wonder where my easy rider's gone, F
131023
Jazz Pirates 2013
I wonder who's kissing her now, F

 

Jazz Pirates 2009
Tunes J - Y
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