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Chatanooga Choo-Choo
Words by Mack Gordon, Music by Harry Warren - 1941
Number 1 on the Hit Parade in 1941, played for 13 weeks.
 Part 1:
C - - -
G7 Dm            G7 C -
- - - -
G7 Dm            G7 C C7
 Part 2:
F                C7 F                C7 F                C7 F                F7
Bb             Fdim F                D7 G7(b9) Db7           C7
F                C7 F                C7 F                C7 F                F7
Bb             Fdim F                D7 G7(b9) Db7            F
 Part 3:
C - - -
G7 Dm            G7 C -
- -                C7 F6 Ab7           D7(b5)
C               Am7 D7             G7 C -
C               Am7 D7             G7 C -           (End)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Each row of chords above aligns with a row of words below.
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Part 1:
Pardon me boy,  Is that the Chattanooga Choo-Choo?
Track twenty-nine,  Boy you can gimme a shine.
I can afford,  To board a Chattanooga Choo-Choo,
I've got my fare,  And just a trifle to spare.
 
Part 2:
You leave the Pennsylvania Station 'bout a quarter to four,  Read a magazine and then you're in Baltimore.
Dinner in the diner,  Nothing could be finer,  Than to have your ham an' eggs in Carolina.
When you hear the whistle blowin' eight to the bar,  Then you know that Tennessee is not very far
Shovel all the coal in, Gotta keep it rollin',  Woo, woo, Chattanooga there you are.
 
Part 3:
There's gonna be,  A certain party at the station,
Satin and lace,  I used to call "funny face".
She's gonna cry,  Until I tell her that I'll never roam,
So Chattanooga Choo Choo,  Won't you choo-choo me home?
So Chattanooga Choo Choo,  Won't you choo-choo me home?
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Listen to Jim and the WineLand Banjo Band play "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" on Youtube (click here)
 
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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