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Cruising Down The River
Words and Music by Tollerton and Beadell - 1945
Number 1 on the Hit Parade in 1949,  played for 19 weeks.
 Verse:
F Abdim C7             C9 C7
F G7 C               Fm Cdim          C7
Bb Bbm F -
G7 - Gm C7
F Abdim C7             C9 C7
F Dm Am -
F#dim C A7 Dm             Fm
C G7 Gm C7
 First Chorus:
F              Fdim F              Fdim F               Cm D7
G7           Dm7 G7           Dm7 G7 Fm             G7
C7          Cdim C7           Bb C7           Cdim C7
F F#dim C              Fm Cdim          C7
F             Fdim F              Fdim Dm            C+ D7
G7           Dm7 G7            Dm7 G7 G#dim
F              Dm Gm7          C7 F               Cm D7
G9            G7 Bb             C7 F -
 Bridge:
F             Cdim F9            Cdim F7            Cdim F9           Cdim
F7           Cdim F9 Gm -
G7           Ddim G9            Ddim G7            Ddim G9           Ddim
G7           Ddim G9 C7 Gm           C7
Last Chorus:
F             Fdim F              Fdim Dm            C+ D7
G7           Dm7 G7            Dm7 G7 G#dim
F              Dm Gm7          C7 F               Cm D7
G9            G7 Bb             C7 F -    (repeat all chorus)
12-beat intro.  Play 3-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
This song is in 3/4 waltz time.
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Verse:
If you will go a - long with me,
We'll trav - el with the tide.
And I will al - ways keep you,
On the shel - tered side.
How - ev - er rough the way may be,
The wa - ters dark and low,
Thru' all the storm - y weath - er,
I will al - ways steer you home.
 
First Chorus:
Cruis - ing Down The Riv - er,
On a Sun - day aft - er - noon,
With one you love, the sun a - bove,
Wait - ing for the moon.
The old ac - cord - ion play - ing,
A sen - ti - men - tal tune,
Cruis - ing Down The Riv - er,
On a Sun - day aft - er - noon.
 
Bridge:
The birds a - bove all sing of love,
A gen - tle sweet re - frain.
The winds a - round all make a sound,
Like soft - ly fall - ing rain.
 
Last Chorus:
Just the two of us to - geth - er,
We'll plan a hon - ey moon,
Cruis - ing Down The Riv - er,
On a Sun - day aft - er - noon.
 
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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