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A BANJO SONG
Words by Howard Weeden, Music by Sidney Homer - 1910
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G D7 G D7
B7 Em A7 D9
G D7 G D7
E7 Am7 A7 D9
G D7 G D7
B7 Em A7 D9
G - E7 Am7
A7 D7 G D7
G D7 G -   (D7  repeat)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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I plays de ban -jo bet -ter now Dan him dat taught me do,
Be -case he plays for all de worl', An' I jes' plays for you.
He learns his chunes I jes' lets down A ban -jo -string or two
In -to de deep -est of my heart, An' draws up chunes for you.
Slow -ly dey comes swing -in' up, A -quiv' -rin' through an through,
Till wid a rush of tin -glin' notes Dey reach -es light an' you.
I nev -er knows if dey will shine Wet wid tears or dew;
I on -ly knows dat, dew or tears, Dey shine be -case of you,
Dey shine be -case of you, of you.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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