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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 baby left me by the San Francisco Bay,
She's takin' an ocean liner and she's gone so far away,
I didn't mean to treat her so bad, She's the best gal I ever have had,
She said goodbye gonna make me cry, I'm gonna lay down and die.
I haven't got a nickel, Ain't got a lousy dime,
If she don't come back I think I'm gonna lose my mind,
If she ever comes back to stay, There's gonna be another brand new day
Walkin with my baby down by the San Francisco Bay.
 
Chorus:
Sittin' down and lookin' through my back door, Wond'rin which way to go,
Woman I'm so crazy 'bout she don't want me no more.
Think I'll take me a freight train, Because I'm feelin' blue,
Ride all the way till the end of the line, Thinkin' only of you.
Meanwhile in another city Just about to go insane,
Seems like I heard my baby the way she used to call my name,
If she ever comes back to stay There's gonna be another brand new day,
Walkin' with my baby down by the San Francisco Bay.
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Click here to watch The WineLand Banjo Band play this song (youtube)
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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