I'll Fly Away
Chords, Lyrics, & Sheet Music for Piano

I'll Fly Away chords & lyrics & piano sheet music - an arrangement for piano, in the keys of G and F, guitar tabs in G and D, and a lead sheet which includes a duet, so far just in the key of G.

You have never heard this satisfying piano 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'll Fly Away chords and lyrics and piano sheet music, a beautiful new arrangement!

Hear the arrangement, in F:


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 a couple years ago, 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!

This is not a particularly EASY piano arrangement... just effective and fun!

Two guitar arrangements

Here is the top half of page 1, in the key of G.

Guitar tablature for I'll Fly Away

In the key of D, a glimpse at page 2

I'll Fly Away hymn for guitar

And the lead sheet plus duet combo:

Music lead sheet for hymn I'll Fly Away

Page 2 of the lead sheet combo, a vocal duet:

I'll Fly Away vocal duet

Still under copyright...

It turns out that, unbeknownst to me, this song is STILL UNDER COPYRIGHT.  It's been up on my site for a bit, until an alert musician wrote to share this news with me.  (I'm usually very careful about copyright, but in this particular case I fooled myself, perhaps because of the old-timey feeling of  "I'll Fly Away.")

I am very sorry, but I cannot give it away for free.

SheetMusicPlus has publishing rights to it, and I do make arrangements for them, so I re-did some sheet music details and have placed the music over there, for sale.  It is $5.00, of which I will receive 50 cents.


The links to the piano arrangements:



Download the funeral hymn for piano in the key of F



Download I'll Fly Away chords & lyrics for piano in the key of G




The links to the guitar arrangements:



I'll Fly Away guitar tabs in D



I'll Fly Away guitar tabs in G



The link to the lead sheet/vocal duet in G:



I'll Fly Away lead sheet plus duet in G



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