Hillary G. Bailey, “The Last Chord” (ca. 1935)
I remember the songs you taught me
and I can still see your hands on the keys —
graceful and intuitive
and the old upright still reverberates your memory
through the light and dust
and the years
cf. Harry Wayne McMahan, “The Television Commercial” (1954)
cf. piano photograph by Free-Photos via Pixabay (edited collage)
Frequently he held in his hand a little present that Fanny Brawne had given him — a small, oval, white carnelian. It was the only tangible thing left to remind him of their engagement; for he would still not have her letters opened. Words struck home to him too powerfully.
—Walter Jackson Bate, John Keats
Elton John – “Love Lies Bleeding”
Harder than you would think because of the octave shifts!
1. Root Position:
2. Upper Structure Inversions/Voicings:
3. Alternate Bass Notes: