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SWANEE
Words by Irving Ceaser, Music by George Gershwin - 1919
 Verse:
Fm Bbm Fm Gm7         C7
Fm G7           Bbm7 Fm -
Bb Fm Bb Fm           C7
Fm - C -               C7
Fm Bbm Fm Gm7         C7
Fm G7           Bbm7 Fm -
Bb Fm Bb Fm           C7
Fm C7 Fm            Fm7 G7          Dbm6
 Chorus:
F - F+ -
Bb Gm7          C9 F            Gm7 F      C       F       C7
F Db7 C9 -      Gm     D7    Db7
C9 - F C9   Am     E       C7
F - F+ -
Bb Gm7          C9 F            Gm7 F       C       F      C7
F F+ Bb           F+      Gm -              F#dim
C7     Dm     C     Bb Am    C7    F - -   (end after repeat)
C7 - F -
C7 - Bb   F -
C7 - F -
F                 F7 G9             C7 F             Db7     Bb7 F  (repeat chorus)
4-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Note: This song is in two keys, the verse is in Fm, the chorus is in F.
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Verse:
I've been a - way from you a long time,
I nev - er thought I'd miss you so,
Some - how I feel,  Your love was real,
Near you I long to be.
The birds are sing - ing,  It is song - time,
The ban - jos strum - min' soft and low,
I know that you,  Yearn for me too;
Swan - ee,  You're call - ing me.
 
Chorus:
Swan - ee,  How I love you,  How I love you,
My dear old Swan - ee;
I'd give the world to be,
A - mong the folks in D - I - X - I - E - ven know my,
Mam - my's,  Wait -ing for me,  Pray - ing for me,
Down by the Swan - ee,
The folks up north will see me no more,
When I go to the Swan - ee shore.
(end after repeat)
Swan - ee,  Swan - ee,
I am com - ing back to Swan - ee.
Mam - my,  Mam - my,
I love the old folks at home.
(repeat chorus)
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Click here to watch this song played by a Banjo Ensemble (youtube)
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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email: jbott@ix.netcom.com