Work Song Chord Charts

Nat Adderly, the trumpet playing brother of Cannonball Adderly, wrote “Work Song” for an album by the same name released by Riverside in 1960. Pay close attention to the hits for the rhythm section. This is a 16 bar blues.

Below are the chord charts with chords spelled out for each instrument. Scroll down to see your instrument. Download by clicking the button below the PDF.

Below is a Rhythm Chart for Work Song. This chart gives you the hits in the rhythm section on the first head (usually repeated) and then you can comp as you wish on the solo sections.