Short Description: The sheet music is a note-for-note transcription of a live version of "Tipitina" (Dr. John) for piano & vocal from the YouTube Video
Licensed Territory: worldwide
Instrumentation: Piano & Vocal, incl. Chord Symbols
Interpreter: Dr. John (Mac Rebennack)
Music & Lyrics by: Roy Bird (Professor Longhair)
Level: 4 (of 5)
Order No. 101-115-8011d
Video: Please click on the video icon above!
Tipitina was composed by Professor Longhair (* 1918 in Bogalusa, Louisiana, +1980 in New Orleans, Louisiana, real name Roy Bird), one of the role models of Dr. John. The song was recorded in 1953 for Atlantic Records. The meaning and the origin of the piece are in the dark. It has become a New Orleans standard that many have covered, including Allen Toussaint, James Booker, and Hugh Laurie. Jazzinotes has another cover version here: by Matthew Ball.
We can transpose this score for you. This is how it works:
1. Order it in the original version.
2. Order our article Transposition A.
3. Send an informal email to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: “Transposition”). In the text of the email please indicate the title of the original as well as the key desired.
You’ll receive the transposition within a couple of days as a pdf-file you can open using your password for the original version.