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Mockin' Bird Hill
Words and Music by Vaughn Horton - 1949
Number 1 on the Hit Parade in 1951, played for 18 weeks.
Verse:----------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
G - C -
D7 - G -
- - C -
D7 - G -
Chorus:--------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
G C          G C G
D7 - G                    C G
- C          G C G
D7 - G -  (repeat all)
12-beat intro. with 2 note lead-in.  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:
When the sun in the morning Peeps over the hill,
And kisses the roses 'round my windowsill.
Then my heart fills with gladness When I hear the trill,
Of the birds in the treetops on Mockin' Bird Hill.
 
When it's late in the evening, I climb up the hill,
And survey all my kingdom while everything's still.
Only me and the sky -- and an old whippoorwill,
Singin' songs in the twilight on Mockin' Bird Hill.
 
Chorus:
Tra-la-la, twiddly-dee-dee, It gives me a thrill,
To wake up in the morning to the mockingbird's trill.
Tra-la-la, twiddly-dee-dee, There's peace and goodwill;
You're welcome as the flowers on Mockin' Bird Hill.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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