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Saint Louis Blues
Words and Music by W. C. Handy - 1914
Intro:------------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
Fm Bbm      Bdim C7 -
- - Fm       G7 C7
Verse:------------ ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
||: F7 Bb F F7
Bb - F -
C7 - F -        (repeat)   :||
Interlude:--------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
||: Fm Bbm      Bdim C7 -
- - Fm       (G7) (C7)   (repeat)   :||
Chorus:----------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
||: F    Dm    F    Bb F    Dm    F    Bb F    Bb    F    Bb F
Gm  Bb Gm  Bb F    Bb    F    Bb F             Bb   F
- C7 F -          (repeat)   :||
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Note:  Notice the "repeat" symbols ||:  :|| for the Verse, Interlude, and Chorus.  Repeat as indicated.
Chord names in ( ) are to be played during the repeat.
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Intro:
(no lyrics)
 
Verse:
I hate to see de ev' nin' sun go down,
Hate to see de ev' nin' sun go down,
Cause my ba-by, he done lef dis town.
 
Feel-in' to-morrow lak Ah feel to-day,
Feel-in' to-morrow lak Ah feel to-day,
I'll pack my trunk, Make ma get a-way.
 
Interlude:
Saint Lou -is wo-man wid her dia -mon' rings,
Pulls dat man roun' by her a -pron strings.
 
'Twant for pow-der an' for store bought hair,
De man I love would not gone no-where.
 
Chorus:
Got de Saint Lou-is Blues jes as blue as Ah can be.
Dat man got a heart lak a rock cast in the sea.
Or else he would-n't have gone so far from me.
 
I loves dat man lak a school boy loves his pie.
Lak a Ken-tuck-y Col'n-nel loves his mint an' rye.
I'll love ma ba-by till the day Ah die.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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