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Buttons And Bows
Words and Music by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans - 1948
Number 1 on the Hit Parade in 1948, played for 19 weeks.
Gm7         G7           F Gm7 F
Bb             F Bb          F Gm7       C7 F
F              Dm F           Dm F           Dm F            Dm             
Bb F           Bb       C9     F           Dm F            Dm
F              Bb C          C7        F - -
F              Dm F           Dm F           Dm F            Dm
Bb F           Bb       C9 F           Dm F            Dm
F              Bb C          C7        F - Cm7       F7
Bb - - F
- - G9        Dm7     G7    C7
F              Dm F           Dm F           Dm F            Dm 
Bb F           Bb        C9 F           Dm F            Dm
F              Bb C           C7        F F -       (To Chorus)
Gm7        C7 F Gm7       C7 F
Gm7        C7 F Gm7       C7 -              F
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
This song is in the key of F.
A western ranch is just a branch of Nowhere Junction to me.
Gimme the city where livins' pretty and the gals wear finery.
East is east and west is west and the wrong one I have chose;
Let's go where you'll keep on wearin' those frills and flowers and buttons and bows.
Rings and things and buttons and bows.
Don't bury me in this prairie, Take me where the cement grows;
Let's move down to some big town where they love a gal by the cut o' her clothes,
And you'll stand out in buttons and bows.
I'll love you in buckskin or skirts that you have spun.
But I'll love ya' longer, stronger where yer friends don't tote a gun.
My bones denounce the buckboard bounce and the Cactus hurts my toes;
Let's vamoose where gals keep usin' those silks and satins and linen that shows,
And you're all mine in buttons and bows.
Gimme eastern trimmin' where women are women in
High silk hose and peekaboo clothes, and French perfume that rocks the room,
And you're all mine in buttons and bows.
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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