Memory – Andrew Lloyd Webber (Cats)

Difficulty: Medium

Can be played on piccolo

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Having been performed by Elaine Paige, Barbra Streisand, Susan Boyle, Sarah Brightman, Barry Manilow, Shirley Bassey and many others, 'Memory' is an iconic tune that people know without having seen the play it's from, 'Cats' the musical!

It's a lovely tune to play, no matter your instrument or skill level, there will be a part of this song you'll enjoy playing :)

 

Bb-Bb
Midnight

A    Bb   ^C       Bb     G      Bb-Bb
Not a sound from the pavement

A       Bb     ^C    Bb    F       G - G
Has the moon lost her memory?

D#   F    G - F    D#-D
She is smiling alone...

 

D     F       F-C
In the lamplight,

D          D#-F         G
The withered leaves

A - Bb     A   G     F
Collect at my feet

D       .Bb     F       .G-.G   .Bb   .Bb
And the wind begins to moan...

 

Bb-Bb
Memory,

A   Bb-^C  Bb  G   Bb-Bb
All alone in the moonlight

A   Bb   ^C    Bb    F    G     G
I can dream of the old days

D#  F    G-F-D#    D
I was beautiful then...

 

D    F-F-C
I remember

D       D#   F     G       A
The time I knew what

Bb-A-G         F
Happiness was

D    .Bb      F - F     .G   .Bb-.Bb
Let the memory live again...

 

.A-D         .A - .G           .A       D    .A
Every streetlamp seems to beat

.A   .A-D-D-C    C-.G
A fatalistic warning

F  -  F             F - A
Someone mutters

G         F          E - E           E - G
And the streetlamp gutters

F           A     A    A    B     ^C-G
And soon it will be morning....

 

Bb-Bb
Daylight

A   Bb   ^C   Bb   G    Bb-Bb
I must wait for the sunrise

A   Bb    ^C   Bb  F   G   G
I must think of a new life

D#  F    G - F     D#  D
And I mustn't give in...

D            F          F          C
When the dawn comes

D - D#      F    G   A  Bb-A-G   F
Tonight will be a memory too

D   .Bb    F     F   .G   .Bb-.Bb
And a new day will begin...

 

F          Bb     F    D#    F-Bb    F
Burnt out ends of smoky days

D#       F      Bb     Bb    G#   G#-G#
The stale cold smell of morning

C#     C#-C#    C#
A streetlamp dies,

F-D#-C#    C   C    C-D#
Another night is over

C#-F-F     F    G    G#-D#
Another day is dawning...

 

^C# ^C#
Touch me!

^C  ^C#  ^D#-^C#   Bb   ^C#    ^C#
It's     so         easy        to    leave    me

^C  ^C#-^D#  ^C#  G#  Bb-Bb
All   alone   with   the   memory

F#  G#  Bb  G#  F#   F
Of my days in the sun...

 

F   G#   G#    D#
If you touch me,

F           F#-G#-Bb
You'll understand

^C   ^C#-^C-Bb   G#
What happiness is

F      C#   G#   G#
Look, a new day

Bb   ^C#-^C#
Has begun....

 

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