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Shrimp Boats
Words and Music by Paul Mason Howard and Paul Weston - 1951
Number 3 on the Hit Parade in 1952,  played for 10 weeks.
G C G                 Am7 G
Am7 D7 G -
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C Bb         A         Ab G -
C                       B Bb         A         Ab G -
G C G                 Am7 G
G C G                 Am7 G
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- C G                 Am7 G     (repeat all)
12-beat intro.  Play 3-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
This song is in 3/4 waltz time.
First Verse:
They go to sea with the evening tide,  
And their womenfolk wave their goodbye.
Ill saint vas,  There they go.  
While the Lousiana moon floats on high.
And they wait for the day they can cry.
Second Verse:
Happy the days while they're mending the nets,
'Til once more they ride high out to sea.
Ill sant vas,  There they go.
Then how lonely the long nights will be,
'Til that wonderful day when they see.
Shrimp boats is acomin',  Their sails are in sight.
Shrimp boats is acomin',  There's dancin' tonight.
Why don't cha hurry, hurry, hurry home,  Why don't cha hurry, hurry, hurry home?
(Look here the) Shrimp boats is acomin',  There's dancin' tonight.
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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