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Red Sails In The Sunset
Words by Jim Kennedy, Music by Will Grosz - 1935
Number 1 on the Hit Parade in 1935, played for 16 weeks.
Verse:----------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
G - - F7
G C         Adim G           A7 Am7       D7
Chorus:--------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
G - C         Cm6 G
-            Dm Am7      D7 Am7      D7 G
- - C          Cm6 G
-            Dm Am7      D7 Am7      D7 G
C          Cm6 G D7 G
C          Cm6 G A7 D7
G - C         Cm6 G
-            Dm Am7      D7 Am7      D7 G    (D7  to chorus)
8-beat intro.with 1 lead-in note.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Verse:
'Twas down where fisher folk gather, I wander'd far from the throng.
I heard a fisher girl singing, and this refrain was her song:
 
Chorus:
Red Sails In The Sunset, 'way out on the sea.
Oh! carry my loved one, home safely to me.
He sailed at the dawning, all day I've been blue.
Red Sails In The Sunset, I'm trusting in you.
Swift wings you must borrow, make straight for the shore.
We marry tomorrow, and he goes sailing no more.
Red Sails In The Sunset, 'way out on the sea.
Oh! carry my loved one, home safely to me.
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Listen to Jim and the WineLand Banjo Band play "Red Sails In The Sunset" on Youtube

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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