Watch the After You’ve Gone online guitar lesson by Brooks Robertson from Essentials: Boom-Chick Fingerstyle Etudes
"After You've Gone" is a classic tune from 1918. The lyrics were written by Henry Creamer and the music was composed by Turner Layton. It has been recorded numerous times by many great artists including Chet Atkins & Suzy Bogguss, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, and many more. These classic recordings would be good to take a listen to as you work on the tune to familiarize yourself with the melody and variations these artists have applied to the tune.
We'll be playing the verse and chorus of this one in the key of C Major. It has some tricky spots here and there where you'll want to take your time and invest some extra energy and repetition. This is one of my favorite tunes; I hope you enjoy this arrangement of "After You've Gone".