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Words and Music by L. Wolfe Gilbert - 1921
Number 2 on the Hit Parade in 1952, played for 13 weeks.
G                 A7 D7            G A7 D7              G
-                  A7 D7            G A7 D7  
Am - A7 D7
G                D7 G             G7 C            G7 C
G                D7 G7           D7 G            D7  G
A7 - D7 -
G                D7 G             G7 C            G7 C
G - A7           D G   (D7 To Chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Rail -road train, Rail -road train, Hur -ry some more Put a lit -tle steam on just like nev -er be -fore
Hus -tle on, Bus -tle on, I've got the blues Yearn -ing for my Swan -ee shore
Broth -er if you on -ly knew You'd want to hur -ry up to
Down yon -der some -one beck -ons to me. down yon -der some -one reck -ons on me
I seem to see a race in mem -o -ry. Be -tween the natch -ez and the Ro -bert E. Lee.
Swan -ee shore I miss you more and more Ev -'ry day, My mam -my land you're sim -ply grand,
Down yon -der when the folks get the news. Don't won -der at the hul -la -ba -loos.
There's dad -dy and mam -my, There's eph -raim and Sam -my. Wait -in down yon -der for me.
Sound Clip:
Listen to Jim play "Down Yonder" on the 5-string banjo (425k mp3 file)

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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