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China Boy
Words and Music by Dick Winfree and Phil Boutelje - 1922
Verse:----------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
Fm         Cm Fm        Bbm C7         C+ Fm
Fm         Cm Bbm      C7 Bbm C7
C7 - Db+   Eb+   F+   G+ C7
C7 - Db+   Eb+   F+   G+ C7
Chorus:--------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
F            C+ F           C+ F -
F            C+ F           Db7 D7 -
G9 - - -
Bbm - F -
Ab Eb7 Ab -
- Eb7 Ab C7
F            C+ F            C+ G9 Bbm
F G9          C7 F -  (C7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
The verse to this song is in the key of Fm, and played at a slow tempo.
The chorus is in the key of F, and played at a faster tempo.
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Verse:
O -ri -en -tal moon -beams thru a wil -low tree, Sprin -kle light in sil -v'ry rays.
Al -mond eyes with ba -by, croon -ing song is she, In her quaint Ce -les -tial way.
(no lyrics)
(no lyrics)
 
Chorus:
Chi -na Boy go sleep,
Close your eyes don't peep.
Sand -man soon will come,
While I soft -ly hum.
Bud -dha smiles on you,
Moon -man loves you too: So,
While their watch they keep,
Chi -na Boy go sleep.
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Listen to Jim and the WineLand Banjo Band play "China Boy" (Youtube)
 
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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