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The Man On The Flying Trapeze
Words and Music by Walter Okeefe - Copyright 1933
Verse:----------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
C - - G7
- - C         Cdim C          G7
C -           G7     C Dm Fm
C G7 C -
Am - E7 -
Am Dm E7 -
Am F7 E7 Dm
Am E7 Am G7
Chorus:--------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
C - - G7
- - C         Cdim C          G7
C -           G7     C Dm Fm
C G7 C - (to chorus)
6-beat intro.  Play 3-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Note:  This song is in 3/4 waltz time.
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Verse:
Once I was hap -py, but now I'm for -lorn,
Like an old coat that is tat -tered and torn,
Left in this wide world to weep and to mourn;
Be -trayed by a maid in her teens
Now this girl that I loved, she was hand -some
And I tried all I knew, her to please
But I nev -er could please her no quar -ter so well,
As the man on the fly -ing tra -peze.
 
First Chorus:
He'd float through the air with the great -est of ease,
The dar -ing young man on the fly -ing tra -peze,
His move -ments are grace -ful, all girls he does please,
And my love he has pur -loined a way.
 
Second Chorus:
She'd float through the air with the great -est of ease,
You'd think her a man on the fly -ing tra -peze,
She does all the work while he takes his ease,
And thats what's be -come of my love.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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