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Missouri Waltz
Music by Frederick Knight Logan / Lyrics by James Royce Shannon - 1916
Part 1:
F C7 F -
- C7 F -
Bb - F -
G7 - C7 -
F C7 F -
- C7 F -
Bb Bdim F -
G7 C7 F - (end after repeat)
Part 2:
Dm - - -
Cm - A7 Dm
- - - -
- A7 Dm -
- (Interlude) - - -
- (Interlude) A7 Dm -
Dm A7 Dm A7
Dm A7 Dm -
Bb - F -
G7  C7 F -  (repeat part 1)
6-beat intro.  Play 3-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Part 1:
Hush -a -bye, ma ba -by, slum -ber -time is com -in' soon;
Rest yo' head up -on my breast while Mom -my hums a tune;
The sand -man is call -in' where shad -ows are fall -in',
While the soft breez -es sigh as in days long gone by.
'Way down in Mis -sou -ri where I heard this mel -o -dy,
When I was a lit -tle child on my Mom -my's knee;
The old folks were hum -min; Their ban -jos were strum -min'
So sweet and low.
 
Part 2:
Strum, strum, strum, strum, strum,
Seems I hear those ban -jos play -in' once a -gain,
Hum, hum, hum, hum, hum,
That same old plain -tive strain.
(Interlude, no lyrics)
(Interlude, no lyrics)
Hear that mourn -ful mel -o -dy,
It just haunts you the whole day long,
And you wan -der in dreams back to Dix -ie, it seems,
When you hear that old -time song.
 
Part 1 (repeat):
Hush -a -bye, ma ba -by, go to sleep on Mom -my's knee,
Jour -ney back to Dix -ie -land in dreams a -gain with me;
It seems like your Mom -my is there once a -gain,
And the old folks were strum -min' that same old re -frain.
'Way down in Mis -sou -ri where I learned this lul -la -by,
When the stars were blink -in' and the moon was climb -in' high,
Seems I hear voic -es low, as in days long a -go
Sing -in' hush -a -bye.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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