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Elmer's Tune
Words and Music by Dick Jurgens, Sammy Gallop and Elmer Albrecht - 1941
Number 1 on the Hit Parade in 1943, played for 15 weeks.
C              Edim Dm           G7 C            Ab9 G7
C Dm           E7 Am7         D7 G9
G7 - F              C Dm7         C
G7 - D7           G9 C
G7 - F              C Dm7         C
G7 - D7           G9 C             C7
D7 - G7 -
G7 - F              C Dm7         C
G7 - D7           G7 C     (G7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Note: This song is in the key of C, however the chorus starts with a G7 chord.
El - mer de - cid - ed that he would write a lit - tle mel - o - dy;
Yes sir, he fin - ished it soon, and now they're sing - in' El - mer's Tune.
Why are the stars al - ways wink - in' and blink - in' a - bove?  What makes a fel - low start think - in' of fall - in' in love?
It's not the sea - son, the rea - son is plain as the moon,  It's just El - mer's Tune.
What makes a la - dy of eight - y go out on the loose?  Why does a gan - der me - an - der in search of a goose?
What puts the kick in a chick - en, the mag - ic in June?  It's just El - mer's Tune.
Lis - ten, lis - ten, there's a lot you're li - ble to be miss - in;
Sing it, swing it, an - y old way and an - y old time.
The hur - dy gur - dies, the bird - ies, the cop on the beat;  The can - dy mak - er, the bak - er, the man on the street;
The cit - y charm - er, the farm - er, the man in the moon,  All sing El - mer's Tune.

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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