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12th. Street Rag
Words by E. Bowman, Music by J. Sumner - 1914
Intro:
C  C#dim G7 -
Verse:
C - G7 -
- - C -
- - G7 -
D7 - G7 -
- G7 -
- - C -
- C7 F Ab7
C D9        G7 C -
Chorus:
C  - G7 -
- - C -
- - G7 -
D7 - G7 -
- G7 -
- - C -
C C7 F            Ab7 C
D7 G7 C   (G7 to chorus)
8-beat count down to start of Intro. Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Verse:
In a cer -tain ci -ty, where the girls are cute and pret -ty, they have a rag -gy jaz -zy jazz -time tune.
When you hear that syn -co -pat -ed Jazz cre -a -ted mel -o -dy you could dance all morn -ing night and noon,
When the slide trom -bone and moan -ing sax -o -phone be -gin to play. It will make you sad, 'twill make you glad
Oh! Boy, What Joy, Burn my clothes for I'm in Heav -en, Wish I had a mil -lion wo -men,
Sol -o -man in all his glo -ry, could have told an -oth -er sto -ry, Were he but liv -ing here to -day,
With his thou -sand wives or more, a Jazz -Band on some E -gypt shore, he could dance the night and day a -way.
I will tell you how they dance
That tant -a -liz -ing 12th. Street Rag.
 
Chorus:
First you slide and then you glide, then shim -mie for a while;
To the left then to the right "Lame Duck" "Get o -ver Sal"
Watch your step then Pi -rou -ette, Fox Trot, then squeeze your pal
O -ver you comes steal -ing such a fun -ny feel -ing 'til you feel your sen -ses reel -ing,
tant -a -liz -ing, hyp -no -tiz -ing, mes -mer -iz -ing strain,
I can't get e -nough of it please play it o'er a -gain;
I could dance for ev -er to this re -frain,
To that 12th. Street, Oh you 12th. Street Rag.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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