I'll Fly Away chords & lyrics & piano sheet music - a new arrangement for piano, in the keys of G and F.
You have never heard this satisfying arrangement before - very pretty and full of energy! I always loved the lyrics of this song, but never had seen a piano arrangement that I liked to play.
I always believed this song sounded best on guitar, and that pianists should just leave it alone. With the usual church hymnal arrangement, this is a stodgy and lame-sounding song, not joyful and triumphant like it should be.
But I was asked to play "I'll Fly Away" for a memorial service recently, and decided I was going to FIX that impossible arrangement.
Success! I never liked to play this song before, and now I do!
The trick to making the melody move along quickly is the open, flowing left hand chords. See the close-up of page one, below:
The left hand is playing octaves and tenths, for the most part, and doing a bit of "pivoting" on the second and fourth notes in the pattern. Not heavy-sounding, and the faster you can play it, the faster the song can go!
Here is page two:
And a close-up view of page two:
This is not a particularly EASY piano arrangement... just effective and fun!
If you need something easier, try one of the lead sheets at my other site, Music-for-Music-Teachers.com:
These are in several different keys.
Playing lead sheets requires an understanding of chords.
Need guitar tabs for this song?
Chords and lyrics too, at Music-for-Music-Teachers.
The links to the piano arrangements:
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Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.
I also happen to love the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Christian worldview that portrays The Great War in the heavens, in which we here on earth are destined to be a part.
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