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We've Been Blessed lead sheet

We've Been Blessed

Composer :  Gail Selkirk

Instrumentation and Musicians:

  • Vocals :  Gail Selkirk
  • Piano:  Gail Selkirk
  • Bass:  Gail Selkirk
  • Drums:  Jimmy Boudreau
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Lead/Lyric Sheet:

Background of the Song

The sentiment expressed in We've Been Blessed is simply that in spite of having bills and debts and an old car and an old house,  we're still doing just fine.

The Gory Details:

This jazz waltz in Eb carries a gentle tongue-in-cheek element throughout the whole song.

In order to enhance the "blessed" theme,  there is an ecclesiastical-sounding intro' and outro' featuring angelic female voices.   Inserting a relative minor vocal "phony-fugue" in the middle of We've Been Blessed brings this playfulness further along.

Take a listen to We've Been Blessed by clicking on one of the links above.   Then download the PDF file that contains the lead/lyric sheet, and try it out!

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