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abc-BIG-BAND-TENOR-lil-darlin-T1

```X:1
T: Lil' Darlin' (1st Tenor)
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: G
|| Z4 !segno! \
|: "[A]" "C9" z g3 "Gm7" d2 "Gbdim(b5)" ^c2\
| "F9sus" =c2A2 "F7(b9)" c2 _ed-\
| "F#m7" d8-\
| "D7(b9)" "G7(b9)" d6z2|
| "C9" z g3 "Gm7 Gb9(b5)" d2 ^c2\
| "F9sus" =c2 A2 "F7(b9)" c2 cB-\
| "G13" B8\
|"G7(b5)"-B4z2 z "(B6)"^d||
|| "[B]" "Eb6" e2 e=d "(Ab9)" "Ebm6" _e3/2g1/2e3/2d1/2 \
| "Bb6" -dA-A4 "Bb" z "(D6)" ^d\
| "Eb6" e2 e3/2=d1/2 "(Ab9)" "Ebm6" _ege=f-\
| "Dm7 G7(b9)"-f8 !coda! ||
|[1. "[C3]" "C9" z g3 d2 ^c2\
| "Gm7 Bbm6 C9" d2 G2 ^c3/2c1/2=f3/2e1/2-\
| "Cm7" e6 z "1st"^c\
| "Dm7" dfa_b-b4 :|
|2. "[C3]" "C9" z g3 d2 ^c2\
| "Gm7 Bbm6 C9" =c2 A2 c3/2c1/2_ed-\
||-d4-d zDB-|-B4-B4|
|-B4 z2 BA- \
|-A4 e4\
|^f4 z2 BB-\
| B4 c4|B4 z3 (3BBB\
|A4 e4|d4 _d4 | c4 B3 z|
|"[D]" B4 _B4 | A4 ^AB z2\
| B4 _B4| A4 ^G4\
| =G4 z2 Ed-|d4 B4| A4 c4| B4 d4 !D.S.alcoda! |
|!coda! z g2 d2 ^c2|=c2 A2 c3/2c1/2_ed-\
|d6 z ^c\
|dfa_b-b4|z g3 d2 ^c2 |=c2 A2 c3/2c1/2_ed-\
|-d6z ^c|dfa_b-b4|
| zg3d2^c2|=c2a2c3/2c1/2_ed-\
|-d z _ed-d2 dc-|c4 z4 | f8|
```

abc-BIG-BAND-TENOR-lil-darlin-T2

```X:1
T: Lil' Darlin' (2nd Tenor Sax)
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: G
|| Z4 !segno! \
|: "[A]" "C9" z ^c3 "Gm7" B2 "Gbdim(b5)" G2\
| "F9sus" A2 G2 "F7(b9)" A2 AA-\
| "F#m7" A8-\
| "D7(b9)" "G7(b9)" ^G6 z2|
| "C9" z ^c3 "Gm7 Gb9(b5)" B2 G2\
| "F9sus" A2 G2 "F7(b9)" A2 ^F=F\
| "G13" F8\
| "G7(b5)" -F4 z2 z "(B6)" ^G||
|| "[B]" "Eb6" A2 A^G\
"(Ab9)" "Ebm6"\
A3/2_B1/2A3/2=B1/2-\
| "Bb6" -B=F-F4 "Bb" z "(D6)" ^G\
| "Eb6" A2 A3/2^G1/2\
"(Ab9)" "Ebm6"\
A3/2B1/2 BA-\
| "Dm7 G7(b9)"\
-A4 ^G4 !coda! ||
|[1. "[C3]" "C9" z ^c B2 G2\
| "Gm7" B2 "Bbm6" E2 "C9" G3/2A1/2^c3/2=c1/2-\
| "Cm7" -c4 c2 z "1st" ^A\
| "Dm7" B3/2d1/2 A^G -G4 :|
|2. "[C3]" "C9" z ^c3 B2 G2\
| "Gm7 Bbm6 C9" A2 G2 A3/2G1/2 =cB-\
|-B4-B zDA-|-A4 ^G4|
|=G4  z2 GG\
| G4 c4\
| B4 z2 A^G-\
| G8|=G4 z2 (3GGG\
| G4 d4\
| c4 A4\
| _A4 =F2 z2||
| "[D]" G8\
| F4 =FF z2\
| G8\
| d8\
| ^c4 z2 EB-\
| B4 G4\
| G4 F4\
| A4 ^G4 !D.S.alcoda! |
|!coda! z ^c3 B2 G2\
| A2 G2 A3/2G1/2 =cB-\
| B6 z ^A\
| Bda^G-G4\
| z ^c3 B2 G2\
| A2 G2 A3/2G1/2=cB-\
|-B6z ^A\
| BdA^G -G4|
| z^c3B1G2\
| A2 G2 A3/2G1/2=cB-\
| -B z cB-B2 _BA-\
| -A4 z4 | =B8|
```

abc-lil-darlin-piano

```X:1
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
T: Piano Chords
K:F
||:"[A1]" "G9" [d4G] "Dm7" [A2]\
"Dbdim(b5)" [G2]\
| "C9sus" [F6C6] "C7(b9)" [C2A2]\
| "(Fmaj9)" "Am7" [A8c8e8]\
| "A7(b9)" "D7(b9)" [A8^c8e8g8] z2|
| "[A2]" "G9" [d4G4] "Dm7 Db9(b5)" [A4D]\
| "C9sus" [C6] "C7(b9)" [C2]\
| "F13" A8| "F7(b5)" [F6] "(A6)" [A2]|
| "[B]" "Bb6" [B6] "(Eb9)" [E2] "Bbm6" [B2]\
| "F6" [F6] "F9" [F2] "(A6)" [A2]\
| "Bb6" [B4] "(Eb9)" "Bbm6" [B4]\
| "Am7 D7(b9) Repeat [A1]" [A8]|
"The End" !coda!|
```

abc-lil-darlin

```X:1
T: Lil' Darlin' (Tenor Sax)
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: G
||:"[A1]" "A9" z e3 "Em7"B2 "Ebdim(b5)"A2\
| "D9sus" G2E2G2 "D7(b9)"AB-\
|"(Gmaj9)" "Bm7"B8-\
| "B7(b9)" "E7(b9)"B6z2|
|"[A2]" "A9" z e3 "Em7 Eb9(b5)"B2 A2\
| "D9sus" G2 E2 G2 "D7(b9)"AB-\
| "G13" B8\
| "G7(b5)" -B4z2 z "(B6)"^G|
| "[B]" "C6" A2 A^G "(F9)" "Cm6" A_BA=G\
| "G6" z D3-D2"G9" z "(B6)"^G\
| "C6" A2 A^G"(F9)" "Cm6" ABcd-\
| "Bm7 E7(b9)"-d8|
|1. "[A3]" "A9" z e3 B2 A2\
| "Em7 Gm6 A9" G2 E2 GABA-\
| "Am7" A6 z "1st"^F|"Bm7" Bde^f-f4:|
|2. "[A3]" "A9" z e3 B2 A2\
| "Em7 Gm6 A9" G2 E2 GABA-\
|-A6 z2| "Solo Kick" G2 E2 FG AG :|
"The End" !coda!|
```

### Snooky Young - Lil Darlin' (1989)

Here are the complete lyrics to lil darlin. They are simple and repetitive for one reason only - continuity of phrasing.
I have written them in "rolling form" so you don't have to worry about coda signs etc.
As you can see there aren't any for the trumpet solo - this is because the backing figures in some places are not the same as those on the published chart.
The phrase leading into the trumpet solo - "I do....I do.... " is basically for the saxes but you'll hear that anyway on the youtube track.
The last note - "play" - is considered by many - especially the lead players to be the safest word to use to avoid splits and bad intonation. I quite agree but if you wish to do so use another word that you feel comfortable with. May I also suggest that Claire and Tone record their lead parts which makes it a lot easier to play when you have a good lead line to follow which I have no doubt they will provide with 100% excellence plus!!

Enjoy enjoy enjoy!!!!

I love to play this love - ly tune.
I love to play this love - ly tune.
The tune is so lovely and gor - geous.
The tune is so lovely to play.........
I love to play this beautiful tune.

I love to play this love - ly tune.
I love to play this love - ly tune.
The tune is so lovely and gor - geous.
The tune is so lovely to play........
I love to play this beautiful tune.

Sax section lead - Oh yes I do - into

Trumpet solo 16 bars.

I love to play this love - ly tune.
I love to play this love - ly tune.
The tune is so lovely and gor - geous.
The tune is so lovely to play.......
I love to play this beautiful tune.

I love to play this beautiful tune.

I love to play this beautiful tune.

I do.
I do.

Play.......
With this chart it is vitally important that you listen to it first until you know it inside out and can literally sing it in your sleep - it's better than snoring!! Go to youtube and punch in Count Basie Lil Darlin it's a masterpiece of ensemble playing and more importantly not pushing the tempo. Although the tempo is faster than the one you're using listen to how they place every downbeat perfectly. Listen to how Marshall Royal the lead alto does this with great effect and in particular the way he shapes each phrase. In my opinion it's a masterclass in leading not only the saxes but the band as well. When you're listening use this lyric for the first eight bars it fits perfectly - and sing along with the band. Don't hum it whatever you do until you can do it in dead synchronisation with the band.

I love to play this love_ly tune.
I love to play this love_ly tune.

Notice how beautifully effective the space the band leaves between every note is.

Think how good it will sound when FCSB does it!!
Then and then only play your part using the lyrics - don't forget the spaces between the notes - to guide you and nothing else. Also those whose notes move on the word tune eg: Adam you'll drop from f sharp to bottom b ( juicy..he he) make sure you sing the matching notes and hold them on for the correct measure. Remember your instrument will be your voice so don't forget to sing properly!!
I do have a complete set of lyrics and if the above works for you I'll gladly pass them on. As you've probably gathered they're not the correct lyrics - these were taught to me by Andy Foscoe who was the lead alto when I was in the Buddy Rich memorial band - sorry about the terrible name dropping!! - but the most important thing is that they work. I openly admit that this might raise some technical issues but please give it a try.
Mark Hutchins