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    Default Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is - Robert Lamm

    Does anybody really know what time it is. Chicago

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    Default Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (Chicago) - Robert Lamm

    from Chicago II/Chicago album

    Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (Chicago) - Robert Lamm

    Edit: Aaagh! My goodness! What a shame! My BAD...
    I've corrected the title of the song.
    I'm really sorry and thank you Bob for maintaining the thread.
    Last edited by shin1ro; 10-22-2019 at 09:52 AM. Reason: Corrected post title, moved to existing song thread

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    BTW...Wikipedia explains about composition of this song.

    quote >>>>>
    Right after the free form piano solo, the time signature of the fanfare preceding the trumpet solo is, per-bar,
    8/8 7/8 9/8 8/8 7/8 8/8
    then transitions to a section in 6/8 for 6 bars...(omitted)
    <<<<<< quote

    According to Wiki description,
    the 6 measures in the intro part is probably rewritten as:

    |G G - F F F - r |
    |G G - Eb Eb Eb - |
    |D - - - - - - - r |
    |Bb Bb - Ab Ab Ab - r |
    |Bb Bb - G G G - |
    |Gb - - - - - - - |

    (where r : rest, - : note held)

    Adding an 8th rest, the score becomes simple
    to understand (and to perform as well).

    I hear the intro in 8ths (8/8 or 4/4 time), to be more exact than my simple chart:
    |r G G - F F F - |
    |r G G - Eb Eb Eb - |
    |D - - - - - - - |
    |r Bb Bb - Ab Ab Ab - |
    |r Bb Bb - G G G - |
    |Gb - - - - - - - |

    I don't know where the idea in Wikipedia comes from but
    I believe six 8/8 measures (obviously simple) could be the one
    what the composer originally meant.

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    Re title correction...
    I figured it was probably due to a "helpful" auto-correct..
    )BOB

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