AFTER YOU'VE GONE (1918)
Music by Turner Layton with lyrics by Henry Creamer
About This Score:
This jazz standard with Vaudeville origins has long been popular with New Orleans musicians. Besides being timeless, it is one of the few early songs that retained use the verse in performances by vocalists and instrumentalists alike.
This lead sheet reflects the original published sheet music, chorus and verse. The chords for the chorus reflect common performance practice, often in a blues tempo. However, the use of up-tempo double-time feel (rhythmic values augmented to twice their length) became popular with swing-era musicians or "Dixieland" bands influenced by Benny Goodman.
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