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I'm Gonna Sit Right Down
And Write Myself A Letter
Words by Joe Young. Music by Fred E. Ahiert -1935
Number 2 on the Hit Parade in 1936, played for 6 weeks.
 Verse:
C                B Dm7           G7 C               B Dm7            G7
C               Am7 Dm7           G7 C              Am Dm7            G7
C                B Dm7           G7 Am           Am7 C                Cm
G               Em Am7           D7 Dm7 G7
 Chorus:
C             Cmaj7 C6             G+7 Cmaj7 -
- E7 F               A7 Dm
Dm7 G7 C Gm             A7
D7 - G7 -
C             Cmaj7 C                G7      Cmaj7 -
- E7 F               A7 Dm
F              Fmaj7 F6              F#dim C              Gm A7
D7 G7 C -   (G7 repeat chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Verse:
The mail - man pass - es by,  And I just won - der why,
He nev - er stops to ring my front door bell.
There's not a sin - gle line,  From that dear old love of mine,
No, not a word since I last heard Fare - well.
 
Chorus:
I'm Gon - na Sit Right Down And Write My - self A Let - ter,
And make be - lieve it came from you.
I'm gon - na write words, oh so sweet,  They're gon - na knock me off my feet,
A - lot of kiss - es on the bot - tom,  I'll be glad I got - em.
I'm gon - na smile and say "I hope youre feel - ing bet - ter",
And close with love the way you do.
I'm Gon - na Sit Right Down And Write My - self A Let - ter,
And make be - lieve it came from you.
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Click here to watch the WineLand Banjo Band play this song (youtube)
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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