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 Posted: Fri Mar 2nd, 2018 01:04 pm
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Marty Ray Boone wrote:
Wow! A lot of things could be said about this. Basically we now have one more great jazz music creation on the forum! Thank you for sharing. :)Thanks---BUT I think 'great' should be reserved for the TRUE greats, jazz or otherwise.

Glad you like the song, though. Please pass it along. I'd like to see some recordings by fine singers. Here's an updated lyric, and thanks to an astute singer named Christine, who pointed out some lyrical anomalies. I THINK I got it right, finally (and 2 notes now have to be added to the lead sheet melody):


NOT A BAD NOVEMBER By Joel Fass
(c) 2003 Exemplar (ASCAP)

Verse (rubato):

When September leaves her chill
Though it be a bitter pill
Never curse September, or the luck you've got
For when new love comes one day
That's the time for us to say:
'It's not over---and there's one more thing it's not':

(Ballad tempo)
A1:
It's not a bad November
After that chill in early Fall
No, it's not a bad November---after all

A2:
It was a dreary, dark September
(S)he left, and I heard winter's call
Ahead of time, cold and rime---December
What a Fall!

B:
Then October came with greener view
Bringing promise, bringing you
We found love
And a song our hearts could sing

Now it's November, all is new
I have found my strength in you
When we love---Every
Season seems like Spring

C:
All told, it's
Not a bad November
in fact since you came my way
It's May---each day's our first

So come on in, December
Do your worst! (2nd x: to coda)

(Instr. solo from 'Now it's November...';vcl. re-entry at: 'All told, it's...'

Coda (over repeated instr. figure):

November
November!



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