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April Showers
Words by B.G. DeSylva, Music by Louis Silvers - 1921
Verse:
G              Am7               Bm             D7                G                Gmaj7 D7                                   
G              Am7 Bm             D7 G -
Bm            Em6 Bm          F#7b9 Bm E7
D A7 D7     Am      D7      Am D7
Chorus:
D7 - G -
D7 - G -
E7 - Am -
Em6 - D7     C#        Am     Ddim D7
- - G -
E7 - Am -
- Cm6 G A7
Am            Am7 D7 G -            (D7 to chorus) 
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
The Chorus is in the key of G but starts on a D7 chord.
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Verse:
Life is not a high -way strewn with flow -ers,
Still it holds a good -ly share of bliss,
When the sun gives way to A -pril show -ers,
Here's the point that you should nev -er miss.
 
Chorus:
Though A -pril Show -ers may come your way,
They bring the flow -ers, that bloom in May,
So if it's rain -ing, have no re -grets
Be -cause it is -n't rain -ing rain you know, (It's rain -ing vi -o -lets,)
And where you see clouds, up -on the hills,
You soon will see crowds, of daf -fo -dils,
So keep on look -ing for a blue -bird And list' -ning for his song,
When ev -er A -pril Show -ers come a long.
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Listen to Jim and the WineLand Banjo Band play "April Showers" (youtube)
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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