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Beer Barrel Polka
Words by Lew Brown, Music by Jaromir Vejvoda - 1934
Number 1 on the Hit Parade in 1939, played for 16 weeks.
 Verse:
C - - G7
- - - C
- - - G7
- - -    ( G7    Bb7    Dm    G7) C                 
G7 - - -
C - - -
G7 - - -
- - C -
G7 - - -
C - - -
G7 - - -
- - C -
F - - -
 Chorus:
F - - -
- - C7 -
- - - -
- - F -
- - - -
- - Bb -
Gm E7 F -
G7 C7 F             -     (end after repeat)
 Turnaround:
Dm - A7 Dm
C - G7 C
- Cdim C7 -         ( to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Each line of chords above align with a line of words below.
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Verse:
There's a gar - den, what a gar - den,  On - ly hap - py fa - ces bloom there,
And there's nev - er an - y room there,  For a wor - ry or a gloom there,
Oh! there's mus - ic and there's dan - cing,  And a lot of sweet ro - man - cing,
When they play a pol - ka, They all get in the swing.
Ev - 'ry time they hear that oom - pa - pa,
Ev -'ry bo -dy feels so tra -la -la
They want to throw their cares a - way,
They all go lah - de - ah - de - ay,
Then they hear a rum - ble on the floor,
It's the big sur - prise they're wait - ing for,
And all the coup - les form a ring,
For miles a - round you'll hear them sing....
(4 measures with no lyrics)

Chorus:
Roll out the bar - rel,  We'll have a bar - rel of fun,
Roll out the bar - rel,  We've got the blues on the run,
Zing! Boom! Ta -rar -rel,  Ring out a song of good cheer,
Now's the time to roll the bar -rel,  For the gang's all here.
 
Turnaround:
(no lyrics, repeat chorus)
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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