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Mama's Gone, Goodbye
Words and Music by Peter Bocage and A. J. Piron - 1924
Gm               Eb7     D7 Gm                      F9 Gm            Eb7    D7 Gm
A7 D A7 D
Gm               Eb7     D7 Gm -                Eb7    D7 G7
C7 F Gm             C7 F7
Bb - Gb7 -
F7 Gb7           F7 Bb -             Cm6  Ddim
Eb6 Ebm6 Bb G7
C7 -               Gb7 F7 -              C7     F7
Bb - Gb7 -
F7 - D7 -
F#7              G7 F#7           G7 C7 -      G7   Gb7    F7
Bb Gb7                     F7 Bb -    (F7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
I've been itching mighty long, to sing to you this little song,
It's the separation blues, and I'm off'ring no excuse.
You have been mighty mean, to this sweet precious queen,
And someday you'll realize, what you're losing in this prize:
Fare thee well, Mama's gone, goodbye,
No use to cry, no use to sigh.
For years you've dogged me 'round, now's the time to let you know what's on my mind,
I'm goin' away, Don't ask me to stay,
Fare thee well, I've been to school,
Learned a brand new rule, I ain't no fool!
I'm goin' to get a man to treat me right, one who'll stay home ev'ry night,
Fare thee well, Mama's gone, goodbye.
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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