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Abilene
Words and Music by Lester Brown, John D.  Loudermilk and Bob Gibson - 1963
Number one on the U.S. country music chart for four weeks, and peaked at number 15 on the pop music charts.
 Chorus:
G B7 C G
A7 D7 G              C G               D7
G B7 C G
A7 D7 G              C G
 Bridge:
C Cm G G7
C Cm A7 D7
 Chorus:
G B7 C G
A7 D7 G              C G     (repeat all)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
The rows of chords above align with the lines of words below.
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First Chorus
Ab - i - lene,  Ab - i - line,  Pret - ti - est town I've ev - er seen,
Wo - men there don't treat you mean in Ab - i - lene,  My Ab - i - lene.
I sit a - lone most ev -'ry night,  Watch those trains pull out of sight.
Don't I wish they were car - ry - ing me back to Ab - i - lene,  My Ab - i - lene.

Bridge
Wish I could go there, That girl I know there,  Would love me all my days.
Why did I leave her,  Nev - er to see her,  Oh, what a price to pay.
 
Last Chorus:
Crowd - ed cit - y,  There ain't noth - ing free,  Noth - ing in this Town for me.
Wish to the Lord that I could be in Ab - i - lene,  Sweet Ab - i - lene.
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Listen to the WineLand Band play and sing "Abilene" (YouTube)
 
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
(Inspired by a 1960's arrangement by the Brothers Four)
 
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