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Blue Skies
Words and Music by Irving Berlin - 1927
 Verse:
G              G7 C             C7 G -
G              G7 C              G A7 -
Bm            D F#7 D7 -
G              G7 C             C7 G -
 Chorus:
Em B+            B7 G A9         Cm
G C9            D+ G -
Em B+            B7 G A9          Cm
G C9            D+ G -
G Cm           G Cm            G Cm          G
G Cm           G Cm            G D7           G
Em B+            B7 G A9          Cm
G C9            D+ G -    (repeat chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Verse:
I was blue just as blue as I could be,
Ev -'ry day was a cloud -y day for me,
Then good luck came a -knock -ing at my door,
Skies were gray but they're not gray an -y more.
 
Chorus:
Blue Skies Smil -ing at me,
Noth -ing but Blue Skies do I see,
Blue -birds sing -ing a song,
Noth -ing but blue -birds all day long.
Nev -er saw the sun shin -ing so bright, Nev -er saw things go -ing so right,
No -tic -ing the days hur -ry -ing by, When you're in love my! how they fly.
Blue days all of them gone,
Noth -ing but blue skies from now on.
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Listen to Jim play "Blue Skies" on the 5-string banjo (mp3)
 
Listen to Jim and the WineLand Band play "Blue Skies" (YouTube)
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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