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Peter Cottontail
Words and Music by Steve Nelson & Jack Rollins - 1950
Number 1 on the Hit Parade in 1950.
C           Cmaj7 C7 F -
G7         Dbdim7        G7 C          Dbdim7 Dm7      G7      
C           Cmaj7 C7 F -
G7         Dbdim7 G7 C             F C           C7
F             F+ F6          F            C C7
F             F+ F6         Am      D7 G           G7
C           Cmaj7 C7 F -
G7         Dbdim7 G7 C              F C     (G7 repeat)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Here comes Petter Cottontail, Hoppin' down the bunny trail,
Hippity hoppin', Easter's on it's way.
Bringin' ev'ry girl and boy, Baskets full of Easter joy,
Things to make your Easter bright and gay.
He's got jelly beans for Tommy, Colored eggs for sister Sue,
There's an orchid for your Mommy, And an Easter bonnet, too.
Oh! here comes Peter Cottontail, Hoppin' down the bunny trail,
Hippity hoppity, Happy Easter day.
Listen to Larry Kennedy play "Peter Cottontail" (mp3)
Recorded at 39 Main Restaurant in Tiburon, CA - 1975

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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