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Somebody Stole My Gal
Words and Music by Leo Wood - 1918
C -            Adim G7 -
C -            Adim G7 -
A7 - D7 -
D7 - Em            G7 -             Dbdim
Dm           A7 - Dm -
D7 - G7            Cm Dbdim       G7
C -             Cdim Dm7 -              G7
- Dm7       Ab7+ C -
A7 - D7 -
- - G7 Dm7        G7+      
C -             Cdim Dm7 -              G7
- Dm7       B7b5 E -              G7
C - C7 -
F - Fm -
C            Adim Abdim       C D7 -
G7 - C -       (G7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
The last two measures of the chorus are played three times as an ending.
Gee, but I'm lonesome, lonesome and blue,
I've found out something I never knew,
I know now what it means to be sad,
For I've lost the best gal I ever had.
She only left yester day,
Somebody stole her away.
Somebody stole my gal,
Somebody stole my pal,
Somebody came and took her away,
She didn't even say she was leavin'.
The kisses I loved so,
He's getting now I know,
And Gee! I know that she,
Would come to me, If she could see,
Her broken hearted lonesome pal,
Somebody stole my gal.
Jim plays this song in a 5-string medley on YouTube (time-stamp 3:05)

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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