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Aba Daba Honeymoon
Words and Music by A. Fields and W. Donovan - 1914
Number 2 on the Hit Parade in 1951, played for 9 weeks.
 Verse:
Am - -             E7 Am
C           Cm G           A7 G            D7 G
Am - -             E7 Am            C
G           C G           C G            D7 G7                  
 Chorus:
C           Am C           Am C -
C           Am C           Am G7 -
- - C -
D7 - G7          Dm G7
C           Am C          Am C -
E7 - Am -
Dm -            B7 C -
D7 G7 C  -  (G7 To Chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Note: Each line of chords above aligns with each line of lyrics below.  Disregard the gray cells.
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Verse:
'Way down in the Con -go -land Lived a hap -py chim -pan -zee,
She loved a mon -key with a long tail, (Lord -y, how she loved him!)
Each night he would find her there, Swing -ing in the co -coa -nut tree, And the
mon -key gay, at the break of day, Loved to hear the Chim -pie say:
 
Chorus:
"Ab -a, dab -a, dab -a, dab -a, dab -a, dab -a, dab," Said the Chim -pie to the Monk,
"Bab -a, dab -a, dab -a, dab -a, dab -a, dab -a, dab," Said the Mon -key to the Chimp.
All night long they'd chat -ter a -way, All day long they were hap -py and gay,
Swing -ing and sing -ing in their hon -ky, ton -key way.
"Ab -a, dab -a, dab -a, dab -a, dab -a, dab -a, dab," means Monk I love but you,"
"Bab -a, dab -a, dab," in mon -key -talk, means "Chimp, I love you too," Then the
big ba -boon, one night in June, He mar -ried them, and ver -y soon They
went up -on their ab -a, dab -a, hon -ey -moon.
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Listen to Jim and the WineLand Banjo Band play "Abba Dabba Honeymoon" on Youtube (click here)

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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