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Licks & Riffs : Robbie Williams - Millenium

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The opening theme of Robbie William's 'Millenium' is taken from the James Bond theme "You Only Live Twice". Apparently though, there will be no Bond role for Robbie himself.

What gives the melody its haunting appeal is largely the supporting harmony. In the key of C major, the dominant, or 5th degree of the scale would normally be a major chord - G major. Using the chord in the minor key is the trick here.

Here are those chords with a simple scale above

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All the great John Barry needed to do to turn that into his Bond theme was to add a bit of ornamentation.

We've added our own ornaments here:

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Notice how similar this is to Barry's other well known melody, the tune for 'Midnight Cowboy'. That tune replaces the G minor with a Bb major chord, to similar effect (there's only one note difference between the two chords), and uses a similar four note pattern above.

Lyrics

we've got stars directing our fate
and we're praying its not too late
millennium

some say that we...

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James Bond 007 Collection - Piano/Vocal/Chords - sheet music at www.sheetmusicplus.com
James Bond 007 Collection - Piano/Vocal/Chords For voice, piano and guitar chords. Format: piano/vocal/chords songbook. With vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics, chord names, guitar chord diagrams, color photos and introductory text. Movies. 120 pages. 9x12 inches. Published by Warner Brothers. (WB.PFM0039)
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Robbie Williams: Angels - sheet music at www.sheetmusicplus.com Robbie Williams: Angels Performed by Robbie Williams. For voice, piano and guitar (chords only). Format: piano/vocal/chords single. With vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics, chord names and guitar chord diagrams. Dance Pop and Britpop. E Major. 8 pages. 9x12 inches. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.352108)
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Escapology - sheet music at www.sheetmusicplus.com
Escapology Performed by Robbie Williams. Edited by Richard Martin. Songbook (Piano/Vocal/Chords. Arrangements for piano and voice with guitar chords). 103 pages. Published by Warner Brothers. (9809A)
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Swing When You're Winnng - Book/CD - sheet music at www.sheetmusicplus.com
Swing When You're Winnng - Book/CD Performed by Robbie Williams. Edited by Richard Martin. Piano arrangement mixed folio. Published by Warner Brothers. (9597A)
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Swing When You're Winning - Alto Sax Book/CD - sheet music at www.sheetmusicplus.com Swing When You're Winning - Alto Sax Book/CD Performed by Robbie Williams. Edited by Richard Martin. Instrumental collection (Alto saxophone). Published by Warner Brothers. (9593A)
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