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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.
Verse:
Gm7         G7           F Gm7 F
Bb             F Bb          F Gm7       C7 F
Chorus:
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)
Ending:
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.
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Verse:
A west -ern ranch is just a branch of No -where Junc -tion to me.
Gim -me the cit -y where liv -ins' pret -ty and the gals wear fin -er -y.
 
Chorus:
East is east and west is west and the wrong one I have chose;
Let's go where you'll keep on wear -in' those frills and flow -ers and but -tons and bows.
Rings and things and but -tons and bows.
Don't bur -y me in this prai -rie, Take me where the ce -ment 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 but -tons and bows.
I'll love you in buck -skin or skirts that you've have -spun.
But I'll love ya' long -er, strong -er where yer friends don't tote a gun.
My bones de -nounce the buck -board bounce and the Cac -tus hurts my toes;
Let's va -moose where gals keep us -in' those silks and sat -ins and lin -en that shows,
And you're all mine in but -tons and bows.
 
Ending:
Gim -me east -ern trim -min' where wom -en, are wom -en in
High silk hose and peek -a -boo clothes and French per -fume that rocks the room
And you're all mine in but -tons and bows.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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