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Mexicali Rose
Words by Helen Stone, Music by Jack B. Tenney - 1923
C - Cdim C
- Cdim G7 -
- - - -
- B C -
- - Cdim C
- C7 F              A7 Dm
- Cdim C A7
D7 D+7 G7 -
C - C9 C
- - Dm G7
- G9 Dm7 G7
- - C -
- - C9 C
- C7 F               A7 Dm
- Fm6 C A7
D7 G7 C -   (G7 to chorus)
12-beat intro. Play 3-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
This song is in 3/4 waltz time.
Mexicali rose, I'm leaving,
Don't feel blue.
Mexicali rose, stop grieving,
I love you.
When the dove of love is winging,
Through the blue,
All the castles you've been building,
Will come true.
Mexicali rose, stop crying,
I'll come back to you some sunny day.
Every night you'll know that I'll be pining,
Every hour a year while I'm away.
Dry those big brown eyes and smile dear,
Banish all those tears and please don't sigh.
Kiss me once again and hold me,
Mexicali rose, goodbye.
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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