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Shaking The Blues Away
Words and Music by Irving Berlin - Copyright 1927
Verse:
F Bb7 F F7
Bb Bb7          C7 F -
F Bb7 F -
C D7           G7 C7 Cdim        C7
Chorus:
F  - C7 -
- - F              Eb Db7         C7
F - C7 -
- - F -              Bb7
A7 - D7 -
G7 - C7 C+7
F - C7 -
- - F -        (C7 repeat)
8-beat intro with two lead-in notes.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Verse:
There's an old su-per-sti-tion 'way down south, Ev-'ry bod - y be - lieves that troub - le won't stay,
If you shake it a - way.
When they hold a re - vi - val, way down south, Ev - 'ry bod - y with care and troub - le, that day,
Tries to shake it a - way.
 
Chorus:
Shak -ing the blues a -way.  Un -hap -py news a -way.
If you are blue it's eas -y to shake off your cares and troub -les.
Tel -ling the blues to go.  They may re -fuse to go,
But as a rule they'll go if you'll shake them a -way.
Do like the voo -doos do,  List' -ning to a voo-doo mel -o -dy,
They shake their bod -ies so, to and fro with ev -ry shake a luck -y break.
Prov -ing that there's a way.  To chase your cares a -way.
If you would lose your wear -y blues, shake them a -way.
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Watch the WineLand Banjo Band play this tune (youtube)
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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