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Ol' Man River
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II, Music by Jerome Kern - 1927
F              Dm F               Bb F              Bb F              Dm
C7 Gm7          C9 F              Bb6 F
F              Dm F               Bb F              Dm F              E7
C7           Gm7 -                C9 F              Bb F              E7
Am           E7 Am            E7 Am6         Dm Am           E7
Am          Dm6 Am          G#dim Am          Bdim Am           C7
F              Dm F                Bb F               C9 Dm           G7
F              Dm Gm9           C7 F -        (C7 repeat)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Ol' man river, dat ol' man river, He he must know somethin', but don't say nothin',
He jus' keeps rollin', He keeps on rollin' along.
He don't plant 'taters, he don't plant cotton, An dem dat plants em, are soon forgotten,
But ol' man river, he jus' keeps rollin' along.
You and me, we sweat and strain, Body all achin' and racked with pain.
"Tote dat barge!" "Lift dat bail!" Git a little drunk an' you land in jail.
Ah gits weary, an' sick of tryin', Ah'm tired of livin', An' skeered of dyin',
But ol' man river, he jus' keeps rollin' along.
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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