"Well You Needn't" is a jazz standard composed by Thelonious Monk in 1944. Like another Monk standard, "Epistrophy", it is notable for a chord sequence in which the root note moves by semitones.
There is some disagreement about the chord progression in the bridge. On many club dates and jam sessions, musicians play the tune as it was transcribed in the original Real Book: G7 | G7 | Ab7 | Ab7 | A7 Bb7 | B7 Bb7 | A7 Ab7 | G7 C7 |
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