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Day Is Done

Nick Drake

Brad Mehldau Solo -- From album "Day Is Done" (2005)


Transcribed by Jeff D'Antona

*
.


& b b 44 . R

b ww

Cm

Piano

F7

Cm

? b b 44
b

bb
b
&

G7

Ab

? bb #
" # .
b
RHLH (4-12)

Ab

bb
b
&

CV

##
J

" ##
R

Cm

Ab

n b b

b
" " r "
" r
" n

.
.
n n
R
. n - . .
? bb

"
R
b
b

bb
b
&
b

Cm

? bb
b

G 7sus

G7

- n

.
"
DR

.
.

* Note - the harmony is based on the chord changes of the song and bass notes, rather than
a harmonic analysis of what is being played. This is done to show what Mehldau plays over
a given harmony.

Day Is Done (Brad Mehldau Solo)

E b7

bb . . b n . " . .
b
&

11

F7

b ..

? bb .
b
bb
b
&

14

Cm

? b b
b


J J

bb n
b
&

16

? bb

b .

n
R

Ab

Ab

b ..

# b

r

# #
OL

Ab

n
R

G 7sus

. " #

..

b
!
Cm

b b " # " " " " #


b
&

18

C ped

? bb .
b

.
J

RF (18-24)

n
J

b b # " "
b
&

20

? b n.
bb

.
" # -

n - .

Day Is Done (Brad Mehldau Solo)


22

&

bbb

.
.

.
? bb n
b

" "

.
-

Cm

b b "
J "

&
-

(Lay back)

24

? bb n .
b
bb
b
&

27

G7

? bb
b

DR

Cm

n
.
J ..

F7
# . n # .
n

bb b
n . # n n .

&

? bb

b
&bb

31

Cm

OL

n
R
"

? b # n - .
bb

n
n

n # # n #

RHLH (29-33)

"

CV

OL

Ab

# #
" n # # n #

Ab

29

.
b
r
n

r
b

Day Is Done (Brad Mehldau Solo)

bb b

&

33

G 7sus

? b b " J .
b

# n n b
bb
b
&

35

G7

DR (34-37)

Cm

b
& b b ( )

37

F7

? bb
b

Ab

Ab

R " " R
b b ..

.
n J J . R .

# n n b n # b n
? bb J
b
3

E b7

j
#

" R

. n b b
n

Cm

OL

CV


bb b b n b n b n
&
b

( )
( )
b
n

? bb
#

.
"

40

Cm

Ab

C ped

b
& b b . j n

42

? b
bb

G 7sus

RF (42-43)

n n
J
n

Day Is Done (Brad Mehldau Solo)

bb
b
&

44

- .

? b b " r . .
b .

RHLH (44-49)

bb b .
&

47

? bb

b
&bb

b
b n

? bb
b

49


b b n

Cm

? bb
b

...
"J

b OL #(53-55)
n

bb b

"
&

53

Cm

? b
bb

b
. R

b b . n

bb b .
&

51

" #

G7

n .
.
J J ..

n
R

>
.
- n n b n b

# n n
.
R

n - b -

n ... n
R

Day Is Done (Brad Mehldau Solo)

bb
b
&

55

n .

n #

b
? b b J
b

n ..
n
" n J .

Ab

bb
b

&
b

- -

57

? bb
b

..
.

Ab

n " b b n
.
..

.
.

b " " n " " b " " n

G 7sus

Cm

n
b

" R
CV

n
J

E b7

b
" " " ""
&bb " " " "


b ..
n
? bb . " " .
..
"

b
J
R
R

60

G7

Ab

. -

bb b
&

62

F7

? bb
b

Ab

? b
b b

"

# n # n

n
#

"

... ... - ....


# n
n

n
b
" J
J
"
J
3

bb b >
&

65

Cm

Cm


"

Day Is Done (Brad Mehldau Solo)

Ab

bb
b
&

67

G 7sus

...

.
? bb J
b

C ped

n ..

>
bb b n n # > n
&

69

DR (69-71)

? b b
b

...
.

bb b # # # n n # #
&

72

ww
w
? bb w
b

b
& b b # # n # n

74

? bb

b b
b
&

76

? b
bb

Cm

OL (72-74)

..

...
J " R " R " J.

. n # # n # # # #
R
wwww

n > b >
n

!

. R . R "

RHLH (76-79)

"

"

"

G7

n b

Day Is Done (Brad Mehldau Solo)

E b7

bb b " "

"
n

&
J
R
R

R
r
"

n

.
? bb "
b

78

F7

Ab

bb
b
&

80

? bb " n b .
b
3

Ab

Cm

"

Ab

>
b b "


&

> ( )
n

R
b

n
J
Swing 16hs
b n n

b
? bb "
n . .
n

82

84

&

bbb

Cm

? bb
b

E b7

" r

DR (84-85)

G7

. b -

b b

b
&bb "
? b

bb

86

G7

# n

F7

n ..

Day Is Done (Brad Mehldau Solo)

bb b " b . ( )
&

88

DR (88-92)

Cm

? bb
b

Ab


. R

...

Ab

bb
b
&

91


? b b J
b
3

...
.

# n ( )

Cm

...

J
3

A b7

G 7sus

n .
3

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KEY:
RHLH = Right and Left hand interplay
DR = Delayed or triplet Rhythms
RF = Repeated figure in RH and melody in LH
OL = "Out" lines
CV = Close voicings in LH

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