They Can't Take That Away From Me


Transcribed from Neal Hefti's outstanding chart written for Sinatra's 1962 "Swingin' Brass" album, this chart is an absolute Sinatra classic. We have notated the chart "as played", and have used the original Reprise studio master tapes as the reference for this transcription. These tapes contain not one, but multiple takes of the recording, allowing us to pick up little subtleties in the band voicings that are not obvious from the released album version. The chart is scored for 5444, with no sax doubles, and the 4th Trombone is Bass. We have notated the little drum licks and fills and the muted Trumpet solo behind the band during the instrumental half-chorus. The vocal key id Eb, modulating to D for the second chorus, and back to Eb to finish.

Part Number
Arranged by
Neal Hefti
Transcribed by
Myles Collins
Frank Sinatra
2 mins 40 secs
Trumpets 1-4
D6, D6, G5, E5
Trombones 1-4
A4, Gb4, Eb4, C4
Vocal Ranges
Bb2 - Eb4 (11 steps as sung)
Vocal Key
Eb, D, Eb

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