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The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down
Words and Music by Cliff Friend and Dave Franklin - Copyright 1937 by Warner Bros. Inc.
Number 2 on the Hit Parade in 1937, played for 10 weeks.
Part 1:------------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
C - -               Ebm6 G7
-          C#dim G7     C#dim G7 C
- - -   (repeat Part 1) ------------------
Part 2:------------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
F                  Bdim F                Bdim F                 Fm6 -
C A9             A7 D7              G7 -
C - -               Ebm6 G7
-          C#dim G7     C#dim G7 C
- - - D7          G7
C         (end) ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.  Do not play the gray cells.
Note: Play Part 1 two times, then go on to Part 2.  
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Part 1:
Oh, the Merry-Go-Round broke down, and we went round and round.
Each time t'would miss, we'd steal a kiss and the Merry-Go-Round went
"Um-pah-pah, um-pah-pah, Um-pah! Um-pah! Um-pah-pah!'
 
Part 1 repeat:
Oh, the Merry-Go-Round broke down, and it made the darndest sound,
The lights went low, we both said "Oh!" And the Merry-Go-Round went
"Um-pah-pah, um-pah-pah, Um-pah! Um-pah! Um-pah-pah!'
 
Part 2:
Oh what fun - a wonderful time.  Finding love for only a dime.
Oh, the Merry-Go-Round broke down, but you don't see me frown.
Things turned out fine and now she's mine, 'cause the the Merry-Go-Round went
"Um-pah-pah, um-pah-pah, Um-pah! Um-pah! Um-pah-pah!"
Oh, the Merry-Go-Round broke down.
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Here's a link to "The Looney Tunes Theme" (click here)
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History of The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down (click here)
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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