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Agua de beber (Water To Drink)

Composer Antonio Carlos Jobim    (click to list other tunes)
Submitted by David Luebbert
Posted 4/9/08; 1:07:12 AM
Msg# 4126 (top msg in thread)
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Chord changes for Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Agua de beber". Key of B minor. The English translation of the title is "Water To Drink".

The conceit for the lyric is that her love is water and his heart is a flower that needs water to drink to bloom.

The tune starts with an 8 bar introduction that is repeated twice. The main melody is 24 bars long. Between statements of the main melody, one repetition of the intro is used as an interlude. After the last statement of the main melody, the intro is used as an outro.

The chords and melodic material used in the main melody seem to parallel those of Matt Dennis's Angel Eyes fairly closely before Jobim moves the tune in an entirely different direction.

Page 1 and Page 2 of the score for this progresssion.

The chord progression score is colored to indicate those chord voicings where Jobim indicated that an alternate root should be used. Chords whose lowest notes are colored are to be played with the alternate bass note used in that voicing.

The harmonic note coloring used to indicate the harmonic function of  notes used in the chord voicings is:

Root - black
minor 2nd - brown
Major 2nd (9th) - green
minor 3rd - dark blue
Major 3rd - light blue
Perfect 4th - purple
Augmented 4th (#11) - magenta
Perfect 5th - red
Augmented 5th (b13) - Forest green
Major 6th - tan
minor 7th - gold
Major 7th - silver blue

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