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Bye Bye Blackbird
Music by R. Henderson, Words by M. Dixon - 1926
Dm             F+ Dm7          G7 Gm7          C7 G7            Dm
A7 - Dm A7
Dm             F+ Dm7          G7 Gm7          C7 G7            Dm
A7 - Dm Bdim
C7   Bb            Bbm F
C7 - - A7
Dm             F+ Dm7          G7 Gm7           C7 G7            Dm
G7 - C7 -
F Bb             F Am            C7 Gm7          F
- Bdim Gm7          C7 -
Gm C             Gm C7             Am C7
- - F -
F7              Ab F7 Cm F#dim
Gm            Bbm F              G7 Bbm C7
F Bb              F Am             C7 Cm            D7
Gm -               C7 F             -     (C7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Black - bird, Black - bird,  Sing - ing the blues all day,
Right - out side of my door.
Black - bird, Black - bird,  Why do you sit and say,
"There's no sun - shine in store".
All thru the win - ter you hung a - round,
Now I be - gin to feel home - ward bound.
Black -bird, Black - bird,  Got - ta be on my way,
Where there's sun - shine ga - lore.
Pack up all my care and woe here I go sing - ing low,
Bye Bye Black -bird.
Where some - bod - y waits for me,  Sug - ar's sweet so is she,
Bye Bye Black - bird.
No one here can love and un - der - stand me,
Oh what hard luck stor - ies they all hand me.
Make my bed and light the light,  I'll ar - rive late to - night,
Black - bird Bye Bye.
Click here to watch the Wineland Banjo Band Play "Bye Bye Blackbird" (youtube)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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