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What'd I Say

Composed by Ray Charles - Digital Sheet Music

What'd I Say

Composed by Ray Charles - Digital Sheet Music

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What'd I Say sheet music composed by Ray Charles
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What'd I Say composed by Ray Charles - Digital Sheet Music
A Billboard country hit in 1988 recorded by Earl Thomas Conley
  • Contains complete lyrics
  • This product is available worldwide

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Title:

What'd I Say

Composed by:

Ray Charles

Instruments:

Piano Voice, range: Bb3-A4 Guitar

Scorings:

Singer Pro

Piano/Vocal/Guitar

Original Published Key:

F Major

Product Type:

Musicnotes

Product #:

MN0042699

Price:

$5.50
Includes digital copy + 1 print. Each additional print is $3.99

Number of Pages:

5

Average Rating:

Rated 2.5/5 based on 1 customer reviews

Top Review:

"I realize that this tune actually was born from a jam, but because it has been around for ..."

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Lyrics Begin:

Hey, mama don't you treat me wrong,

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Musicnotes Collection

Composed by:

Ray Charles

Number of Pages:

5

Form:

Song

Instruments:

Piano Voice, range: Bb3-A4 Guitar

Scorings:

Singer Pro

Piano/Vocal/Guitar

Original Published Key:

F Major

Product Type:

Musicnotes

Product #:

MN0042699

Metronome:

q = 180

Styles:

Soul

R&B

Pop-Soul

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Composer:

Ray Charles

Lyricist:

Ray Charles

Date:

1961

Publisher:

Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Product Type:

Musicnotes

Product #:

MN0042699

Lyrics Begin:

Hey, mama don't you treat me wrong,

From the Album:

Late in the Evening

From the Books:

Ray - Music From the Motion Picture Soundtrack

Ultimate Showstoppers / Rock N Roll

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5/12/2008 9:32:04 AM

What'd I Say Arrangement - Ray would not be happy!

I realize that this tune actually was born from a jam, but because it has been around for more than 40 years, one would think that a piano arrangement for this Ray Charles classic would be: 1. In the original key 2. Would reflect some of the riffs Ray and others used when recording the tune. Unfortunately, none of the above are reflected in this arrangement. 'What'd I Say' is a simple "1-4-5" progression - without the Wurlitzer riffs and nuances (hear Ray's orginal, and versions by Jerry Lee Lewis, Willie Nelson, and Lyle Lovett) particularly between the 1 and 5 changes at the end of the refrain - this arrangement just does not provide 'due diligence' - particularly at the $4.95 price tag. About the only thing this arrangement is good for is providing the basic structure of this R&B classic. The fact that it's a straight rock / R&B progression makes this arrangement pratically worthless. Save the $4.95 for some other MusicNotes arrangement - there are alot of them that a

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