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Shanty In Old Shanty Town
Lyrics by Joe Young, Music by Little Jack Little and John Siras - 1932
C7  -                            F       C7      Cm    D7
Gm      D7     Dm       E7 F -
C7 - F       C7       Cm -
Dm E7 Am             Adim C7
F A7 D7 -
G7 F#7 G7 -
C7                G7 C7 F       Bb      Db7 F                D7    
G7       F      Bbm G7 C7 -
F A7 D7 -
G7 F#7 G7 -
Bb     Edim     Bb Bbm F                   A7 D7
Gm C7 F -       (C7 to chorus)
6-beat intro.  Play 3-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
The above arrangement is in 3/4 waltz time as in the original sheet music.
Click here to listen to the chorus in 4/4 time (4-beats for each cell).
I'm up in the world, But I'd give the world,
To be where I used to be;
A heavenly nest, Where I rest the best,
Means more than the world to me.
It's only a shanty in old Shanty Town,
The roof is so slanty it touches the ground;
But my tumbled down shack, by an old railroad track,
Like a millionaire's mansion, is calling me back.
I'd give up a palace, if I were a king;
It's more than a palace, it's my ev'ry thing.
There's a queen waiting there with a silvery crown,
In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town.
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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