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King Chanticleer
(Also Known As "The Texas Tommy Dance")
Music by Nat. D. Ayer, Words by A. Seymour Brown - 1910
Cm -            Bm  Cm D7               F#7 Cm
Cm -            Bm  Cm D7               F#7 Cm
G D7 G D7
G D7 - G7
Cm -            Bm  Cm D7               F#7 Cm
Fm - Cm -
Fm - D7 G7
First Chorus:
Eb F7 Bb7 Eb       Bb7
Eb Gm F7 Bb7
Eb F7 Bb7 Eb       Bb7
Eb         Eb7 Ab F7        Bb7 Eb
Second Chorus:
F G7 C7 F         C7
F Am G7 C7
F G7 C7 F         C7
F           F7 Bb G7        C7 F
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Note: This song changes keys. The verse is in Cm, the first chorus is in Eb, the second chorus is in F.
Click here for a link to "The Texas Tommy Dance" which includes the "Trio" melody.
When the Sun be -gins to rise, And you see the light in the East -ern skies, you hear a roost -er crow.
No doubt you've oft -en won -dered why, If you've wak -ened by his morn -ing cry; The truth you ought to know.
Down in the barn yard -where all is still, Each day at dawn comes the call so shrill.
It ech -oes back from the neigh -bring hill, "I am King Chan -ti -cleer!"
When his migh -ty voice is heard Then ev -'ry farm -yard beast and bird, you'll no -tice will ap -pear,
Then comes a sight that makes you stare. An -swer -ing calls -come from ev -'ry where,
See all the an -i -mals gath -er there To pay hom -age to their King!
'Round the barn -yard goes the might -y cav -al -cade, Gor -geous -ly ar -rayed, See them on par -ade!
All the an -i -mals as -sem -ble there, As the break of day draws near.
All the crick -ets, bees, and birds up -on the wing, All com -mence to sing, Hear the cho -rus ring!
All their voi -ces raise, And they ac -claim the praise of Chan -ti -cleer!
(Repeat Chorus)
Listen to Jim and the WineLand Band play "King Chanticleer" (YouTube)

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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