A Night In Tunisia chords by Charlie Parker/Dizzie Gillespie



A Night In Tunisia chords

||: Eb7 | Dm7 | Eb7 | Dm7 |
| Eb7 | Dm7 | Em7b5 A7 | Dm7 :||

| Am7b5 | D7b9 | Gm6 D7b9 | Gm6 |
| Gm7b5 | C7b9 | F69 | Em7b5 A7 |
| Eb7 | Dm7 | Eb7 | Dm7 |
| Eb7 | Dm7 | Em7b5 A7 | Dm7 |

| Em11 | Em11 | Eb9#11 | Eb9#11 |
| Dm7 | Dm7 | G9#11 | G9#11 |
| Gmmaj9 | Gm9/F | Gb7#9 | Gb7#9 |

| Fmaj7 | N.C | Em7b5 | A7 |


About

When people say “let’s play A Night In Tunisia”, they mean the instrumental Dizzie Gillespie/Charlie Parker version from 1944, not Chaka Khan’s version with lyrics!

You may want to learn the melody, as well as how to improvise over this legendary jazz standard, but perhaps you should start with learning the chords.

This way, you can play it live and leave the melody and solos for the trumpet and sax players to fight over, but still, be on the gig.

Once you do learn the melody, think about what scale it’s using, this will help once you’re asked to take a solo!


And the Melody Still Lingers On (Night In Tunisia) lyrics

In 1981, Chaka Khan writes lyrics for this classic. Now the song is called And the Melody Still Lingers On (Night In Tunisia). Here are the lyrics.

A long time ago in the 40s,
Dizzy and Bird gave us this song.
They called it a night in Tunisia,
and the melody still lingers on.

It was new and very strange,
blew the squares right off the stage.
Few could play along,
But the melody still lingers on.

Max and Miles to name just two,
together they grew.
The music was young and strong,
and the melody still lingers on.

They paved the way for generations,
from Coltrane to Stevie.
No one could stop the winds of change,
without them, where’d we be?

The Duke and the Prez were there before,
the past you can’t ignore.
The torch is lit, we’ll keep the flame,
and the melody remains the same.

||: Ba-da-da-da :||

Solo

The Duke and the Prez were there before,
the past you can’t ignore.
The torch is lit, we’ll keep the flame,
and the melody remains the same

||: Ba-da. ba-da-da-da :||

||: Ba-da-da-da :||

Solo

A long time ago in the 40s,
Dizzy and Bird gave us this song.
They called it a night in Tunisia,
and the melody still lingers on.

||: In the 40s, a night in Tunisia :II


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