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The Trolley Song
Number 1 on the Hit Parade in 1944, played for 14 weeks.
Nominated for Best Original Song at the 1945 Academy Awards.
F6 Bb6            C9 F6 Bb6         C6
F6 C9 F6 -             Adim
Gm7 C9 F Am
Fm6 G7 Gm7 C7
F6 Bb6            C9 F6 Bb6          C6
F6 E7 Am Fm6
C Dm7 Cmaj7 F6
C Dm7           G7 Gm7 C7
F6 - - -
- - Gm7 C7
F7 - Bb9          Bbmaj7 Bbm
F6            Dm7 Gm7          C7 F6 -     (repeat chorus)
Gm7 C7 F6 -
Gm7 C7 F6 -
Dm6 E7 Am7 Cm
G             Am7 -                D7 G7 C9
 Last Chorus:
F6 - - -
- - Gm7 C7
F7 - Bb9          Bbmaj7 Bbm
F6 Cm9 F6 Bbm6
F6 - Fdim -
Gm7 C9 Adim -
Gm7            C7 F6 Bb6 A7
Dm - Gm7 -                C9
F6       (Instrumental) Bb7 F6 -              (End)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
With my high-starched collar and my high-top shoes,
And my hair piled high upon my head,
I went to lose a jolly hour on the trolley,
And lost my heart instead.
With his light brown derby and his bright green tie,
He was quite the handsomest of men,
I started to yen, so I counted to ten,
Then I counted to ten again.
"Clang, clang, clang" went the trolley,
"Ding, ding, ding" went the bell,
"Zing, zing, zing" went my heartstrings,
For the moment I saw him I fell.

"Chug, chug, chug" went the motor,
"Bump, bump, bump" went the break,
"Thump, thump, thump" went my heartstrings,
When he smiled I could feel the car shake,
He tipped his hat, and took a seat,
He said he hoped he hadn't stepped upon my feet,
He asked my name, I held my breath,
I couldn't speak because he scared me half to death.
Last Chorus:
"Buzz, buzz, buzz" went the buzzer,
Plop, plop, plop" went the wheels,
"Stop, stop, stop" went my heartstrings,
As he started to leave, I took hold of his sleeve with my hand,
And as if it were planned.
He stayed on with me and it was grand,
Just to stand with his hand holding mine,
To the end of the line.
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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