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Words and Music by Cecil Mack and James P. Johnson - 1923
Am           Am7   Am6 Dm           E7 Am
-               Am7 Am6 B7 E              G7
- C E7 Am
G             Gdim G              Em D7 G7
C E7 A7 -
D7 G7 Am7 G7
C E7 A7 D9
G B7 E7 G7
C E7 A7 -
D7 G7 Am7 G7
Am C7 F D7
Am7 G7 C -       (G7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Car - o - lin - a, Car - o - lin - a,  At last they've got you on the map,
With a new tune, Fun - ny blue tune,  With a pe - cu - liar snap!
You may not be a - ble to buck or wing,  Fox - trot, two - step, or e - ven sing,
If you ain't got re - li - gion, in your feet,  You can do this prance and do it neat.
Charles - ton! Charles - ton! Made in Car - o - lin - a,
Some dance, Some prance, I'll say, There's noth - ing fin - er than the
Charles - ton, Charles - ton, Lord how you can shuf - fle,
Ev - 'ry step you do, Leads to some - thing new, Man I'm tell - ing you, It's a la - pa - zoo.
Buck dance, Wing dance, Will be a back num - ber, But the
Charles - ton, the new Charles - ton, That dance is sure - ly a com - er.
Some time,  You'll dance it one time, The dance called the
Charles - ton,  Made in South Car - o - line.

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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