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The Banjo Song
Music by Peter De Angelis, Words by Robert P. Marcucci - 1952
Recorded by Billy Duke and his Dukes
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F - - -
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C7 - F        Cm6 D7
G7 - C -
F - - -
A7 - Dm -
Bb - F -
First Ending------ ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
C7 - F        Cdim C7      (repeat)
Second Ending--- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
C7   Gm7 C7
F Bbm Gm7 F           (end)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Ban - jo,  Ban - jo,  Ban - jo,  Ban - jo,  on my knee,
Oh,  let me hear that Ban - jo,  Ban - jo play sweet har - mo - ny;
It keeps a ring - in' and ring - in' in your heart,
It keeps a swing - in' and swing - in' from the ver - y start.
Oh,  let me hear that Ban - jo,  Ban - jo play that mel - o - dy,
Rag - time,  jazz - time,  swing - time just for you and me;
And while you're mer - ri - ly hum - min' the ban - jo's mer - ri - ly strum - min'.
 
First Ending
Jazz it up,  swing it up,  play those mel - o - dies.
 
Second Ending
Ban - jo,  Ban - jo,  Ban - jo,  Ban - jo play those mel - o - dies.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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