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Darktown Strutters' Ball
Words and Music by Shelton Brooks - 1917
Verse:
C G7 C G7
G -              E7 Am            D7 G             G7
C G7 E7 Am
G -              E7 Am            D7 G             G7
Chorus:
C -              A7 D7 -
G7 - C             Cdim G7
C -              A7 D7 -
F Cdim C                E7 A7
D7 G7 C -       (G7  to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Verse:
I've got some good news, Hon -ey, An in -vi -ta -tion to the Dark -town Ball,
It's a ver -y swell af -fair, All the "High browns" will be there,
I'll wear my high silk hat and a frock tail coat, You wear your Par -is gown, and your new silk shawl,
There ain't no doubt a -bout it, babe, We'll be the best dressed in the hall.
 
Chorus:
I'll be down to get you in a Tax -i, Hon -ey, You bet -ter be read -y a -bout half past eight,
Now dear -ie, don't be late, I want to be there when the band starts play -ing.
Re -mem -ber when we get there, Hon -ey The two -steps, I'm goin' to have' em all,
Goin' to dance out both my shoes, When they play the "Jel -ly Roll Blues,"
To -mor -row night at the Dark -town Strut -ters' Ball.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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