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San Francisco Bay Blues
Words and Music by Jesse Fuller - 1958
Verse:
Bb                   Eb                Bb                  -                  
Eb - Bb -
Eb Ebm6 Bb G7
C7 - F7 -                  
Bb Eb Bb -
Eb - D7 -
Eb Ebm6 Bb G7
C7 F7 Bb F7
Chorus:
Bb - - Bb7
Eb - - Bb
Eb Ebm6 Bb G7
C7 - F7 -
Bb - - Bb7
Eb - D7 -
Eb Ebm6 Bb G7
C7 F7 Bb (repeat all)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Verse:
I got the blues when my ba -by left me by the San Fran -cis -co Bay,
She's tak -in' an o -cean lin -er and she's gone so far a -way,
I did -n't mean to treat her so bad, She's the best gal I ev -er have had,
She said good -bye gon -na make me cry, I'm gon -na lay down and die.
I have -n't got a nick -el, Ain't got a lous -y dime,
If she don't come back I think I'm gon -na lose my mind,
If she ev -er comes back to stay, There's gon -na be an -oth -er brand new day
Walk -in with my ba -by down by the San Fran -cis -co Bay.
 
Chorus:
Sit -tin' down and look -in' through my back door, Won -d'rin which way to go,
Wo -man I'm so cra -zy 'bout she don't want me no more.
Think I'll take me a freight train, Be -cause I'm feel -in' blue,
Ride all the way till the end of the line, Think -in' on -ly of you.
Mean -while in an -oth -er cit -y Just a -bout to go in -sane,
Seems like I heard my ba -by the way she used to call my name,
If she ev -er comes back to stay There's gon -na be an -oth -er brand new day,
Walk -in' with my ba -by down by the San Fran -cis -co Bay.
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Click here to watch the WineLand Banjo Band play this song (youtube)
This song is played in the key of C in the video.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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