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Goodbye Porkpie Hat

Ballad
Charles Mingus/Joni Mitchell

A
bbbbbb 4 & 4
B7[]

j f
3

E7(#9)
Charl - ie

When

came up

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3 3 3
speaks of Les - ter from the sub you know some one on the mus - ic great has gone the to way mid - night makes

B13

E%(#11)

A7(b5)

b f & b bbbb f f f f f nf nf
sweet - est swing - in' mus - ic bass and Les Char - lie's

D9(4)

B13

bf

bf f f
man
sax
-

f f f f f
had a
o - phone in

D9(4)
pork - y tax - i

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3
pig hat on

E9

fj
a now

ter's

horns and brakes

f f f f f 3 bbbbbb f f f f f f f f f & f f f f f f
A9
3

B9

F9

B7[]

bright

star

in

dark

age

when the with the

band -

stands

had so

thous - and

ways

of

re -

Charl - ie's

down in

Mex - i

co

heal - ers

the

side - walk leads us

with

b & b bbbb f nf f nf nf f f f
fus - ing a black two man litt ad le mus - ic to -

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F13

B7
-

f bf
miss - ion

E%(#11)
3

nf bf nf

j ff
3

To Coda

bf

black the

dan - cers

danc - in'

out - side

10

bbbbbb nf bf f f &
mu - sic - ian

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A7

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in those days they put him in an un - der - dog

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D7

po -

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sit

E7(#9)
-

ion

B13

E%(#11)

cell - ars

f f f f f
and

A7(b5)

chit - lins

when

j f

Goodbye Porkpie Hat

B
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b & b bbbb f

E9
Les -

f f f f f f ter took him a wife


3

arm

f f f f f f f
3 3
in arm went black and

C2/E
white

16

bb & b b bb f f f f f f
and some saw red

E13(4)

r f f f f f f f f f f
and drove them from their hot - el be - d

E7[]

18

b & b bbbb f f f f f f f f f f
lo ve is nev - er eas - y

A9

F7(b5)

B7(b5)

r nf n f bf f nf bf nf f
3
it's short of the hope we have for

B7(#5)

20

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E9
happ

j f f f f f f nf
i ness

A13(#11)

E9

bright and sweet

love

f nf f f f f f
A13(#11)
eas - y is nev - er street

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No - w we are black and white em - brac - ing out in the lun - a - tic New York night it's ver - y un - like - ly we'll be driv - en

C7(b5)

C7(b5)/F

F7[]

B13

B7(#5)

24

bbbbbb &

E9

out of

f f f f
town

A13(#11)
or

j3 f f f f f f 3 f f f f f f f J
be hung in a tree that's un - like - ly

E9

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Goodbye Porkpie Hat

C
26

b & b bbbb

To

j f

B/D

night

G/D
these

A9/C B13 B7(#5)

crowds

are

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ha

E
-

B/D G/D
ppy

f f f f
and loud

B13(#11)

B7(#5)

f f f f f f f nf
child - ren are up dan - cing in

E7(#9)

the

30

b & b bbbb

A9
streets

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3 3 3
in the stick - y middle of the night summ - er

B9

E13

ser - e - nade of tax - i horns and fun ar - cades

32

b & b bbbb f

E11

where right or

f f f f f f f nf bf
wrong un - der ne - on

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f f nf bf f f f f f f f
ever - y fee lin' goes on for

E/D E/D

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b & b bbbb f nf f f f f f f f f f f f
you

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3

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and me

the side - walk is

hist - ory book

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3
and a cir - cus, dang - er - ous clowns

G7

B13(#11)

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3 bbb b f f j r b b f f f f f f f f fnf bf f f & f f f f ff f f f f f 3

E9

bal an - cing dread - ful and won - der - ful,

per - cep - tions they have been hand ed day by day,

gen - er - a

tions on

Goodbye Porkpie Hat

D
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[SOLO w. vocal ad libs]

b & b bbbb

nf bf
do - wn.

E7(#9)

V
E7

B13

E%(#11)

A7(b5)

D9(4)

B13

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b & b bbbb V bb & b b bb V b & b bbbb V

D9(4)

V V

A9

V V V

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V V V

F9

V V V V

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V V

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C7(b5)

V V

V V

F7[]

V V

B13

V
B13

E%(#11)

A13

A7

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B7(#5)

D9(4)

E7(#9)

E%(#11)

A7(b5)

D.S. al Coda

We

j f

CODA

b & b bbbb f f
black bar

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A7

rit.

there's a

f f f
3

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sign

up on the awn - ing

f f f nf f bf f f f f
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D9(4)

it says "Pork - pie

bbbbbb & f f f
Hat Bar"

E7(#9)

B9

3 4

E%(#11)

and there's black bab - ies

E11 U 4 bU f ff 4w f f f f nf bf
danc - ing to night