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Slow Poke
Words and Music by Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart, and Chilton Price - 1951
Number 1 on the Hit Parade in 1951, played for 16 weeks.
G -     D7 -
- - G -
G7 -                G+ C -              G+
A7 Em7          A7 D7           Am7 D7
G D7 -
- - G G7
C Cm G E7
Am            E7 Am             D7 G -           (D7  repeat)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
You keep me wait -in' till it's get -tin ag -gra -vat -in', You're a Slow Poke,
I wait 'n' wor -ry but you nev -er seem to hur -ry you're a Slow Poke.
Time means noth -in' to you, I wait, and then,
Late a -gain, Eight o' clock, nine o' clock, quar -ter to ten.
Why should I lin -ger ev -'ry time you snap your fin -ger, Lit -tle Slow Poke,
Why can't you hast -en when you see the time's a -wast -in; You're a Slow Poke, dear.
Why should I keep try -in' to change you, it's not the thing to do.
I guess I'll have to learn to be a Slow Poke too!

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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