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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.
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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Last update: Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 9:06 AM.