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Saint Louis Blues
Words and Music by W. C. Handy - 1914
Fm Bbm      Bdim C7 -
- - Fm       G7 C7
||: F7 Bb F F7
Bb - F -
C7 - F -        (repeat)   :||
||: Fm Bbm      Bdim C7 -
- - Fm       (G7) (C7)   (repeat)   :||
||: 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.
Repeat as indicated with ||:  :|| symbols. Chord names in ( ) are to be played prior to repeats.
I hate to see de ev' nin' sun go down,
Hate to see de ev' nin' sun go down,
Cause my baby, he done lef' dis town.
Feelin' tomorrow lak Ah feel today,
Feelin' tomorrow lak Ah feel today,
I'll pack my trunk, Make ma get away.
Saint Louis woman wid her diamon' rings,
Pulls dat man roun' by her apron strings.
'Twant for powder an' for store bought hair,
De man I love would not gone nowhere.
Got de Saint Louis Blues jes as blue as Ah can be.
Dat man got a heart lak a rock cast in the sea.
Or else he wouldn't have gone so far from me.
I loves dat man lak a school boy loves his pie.
Lak a Kentucky Col'nnel loves his mint an' rye.
I'll love ma baby till the day Ah die.
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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