Madeleine Peyroux Biography

Madeleine sings like she was born in a different era


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Madeleine Peyroux

Madeleine Peyroux is an American jazz singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

Often compared to Billie Holiday for her vocal similarities, Peyroux’s second solo album only had one original tune on it, Don’t Wait Too Long.

Released in 2004, the album Careless Love sounds as if it was written eighty years ago.

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Don't Wait too LongUsing chord progressions like I – VI – II – V with some interesting extensions and slash chords, Madeleine Peyroux launched herself as a contemporary answer to Billie Holiday.

The bridge section uses a long cycle of 4th progression, further adding to the 1940s Jazz/Blues vibe.

Go to Don’t Wait Too Long chords.


Don't Wait Too LongYou can cry a million tears
You can wait a million years
If you think that time will change your ways
Don’t wait too long

Go to Don’t Wait Too Long lyrics.

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