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MATILDA
Traditional West Indian Calypso Song
Harry Belafonte version words and music by Norman Span - 1953
Chorus:
C - F -
G7 C          G7 C          G7      C -   (NC)
C - F -
G7 C          G7 C          G7      C -   (NC)
Verse:
C C7 F -
G7 C          G7 C          G7      C -   (NC)
C - F -
G7 C          G7 C          G7      C -     (NC repeat all)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Note: "NC" means No Chords.
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Chorus:
Ma - til - da,  Ma - til - da,
Ma - til - da,  She take my mon - y and run Ve - ne - zue - lah.  (Ev - 'ry - bod - y!)
Ma - til - da,  Ma - til - da,
Ma - til - da,  She take my mon - y and run Ve - ne - zue - lah.
 
Verse:
Five hun-dred dol - lars friends I lost, What made me sell my cat and horse.
Hey - a Ma - til - da,  She take my mon - y and run Ve - ne - zue - lah.  (Ev - 'ry - bod - y!)
Ma - til - da,  Ma - til - da,
Ma - til - da,  She take my mon - y and run Ve - ne - zue - lah.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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