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Satin Doll Ukulele

(ver. 1)
Duke Ellington

Play in barre chords, slow swing jazz....

			      Satin Doll    Ellington/Strayhorn

	Dm7        G7      Dm7    G7
	Cigarrette holder, which wigs me,
	Em7      A7        Em7  A7
	Over her shoulder, she digs me,
	Cm  D7      Abm7 C#7   C7    - C#dim
	Out cattin' that Satin Doll.
	Baby shall we go out shippin',
	Careful amigo, you're flippin',
	Speaks latin, that Satin Doll.
	C     Gm7      C
	She's nobody's fool,
	       Gm         C           F
	So I'm playin' it cool as can be.
	     Am7       D7
	I'll give it a whirl,
	    Am7           D7           G7
	But ain't for no girl catchin' me!
	Telephone numbers, well, you know,
	Doing my rhumbas with Uno,
	And that 'n' my Satin Doll.

Exit:	D7 - G7 - C7


actually, I changed my mind; the melody is so easy (and slow) it really
doesn't need to be tabbed, since the whole thing could be played on one
string.  I think it's easier (on me, at least) simply to write the note
names over the lyrics.  so, here goes:

Satin Doll--by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, and Johnny Mercer

Chords: Dm7          G7     Dm7    G7       Em7       A7       Em7  A7
Notes:   A  G  A     G  A     A    G    A   B  A  B   A   B     B   A   B
Words:  Cig-a-rette holder, which wigs me,  over her shoulder, she digs me

Chords: Am9  D9        Abm9 Db9   C
Notes:  D   C  D        Bb  Ab Bb  G
Words:  Out cattin',   that satin doll

subsequent verses are the same.  onto the bridge:

Chords:  Gm7             C7           Gm7        C7b9        FM7  Gm7 Am7 Bbm7
Notes:   G    C  Bb  A    G    A  Bb  C   Bb  A   G   A  Bb  C
Words:  She's no-bod-y's fool, so I'm playing it cool as can be

Chords:      Am7             D7     Am7          D7b9           G7  Dm7 G7
Notes:  C     D   C  B A      B   C D     C   B  A    B   C    D
Words:  I'll give it a whirl, but I ain't for no girl catching me       

I assume you know how the rhythm goes.  Hope this is accurate, and hope it
helps.  If any of this is unclear, let me know.  Suggestions, corrections,
improvements, general wisdom welcome.


"Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself."
         ---George Santayana, _The Ethics of Spinoza_
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