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The Varsity Drag
Words by Buddy De Sylva and Lew Brown, Music by Ray Henderson - 1927
Verse:
C7 - - -
Fm - - -
G7 Ab7 A7 Bb7
C7 - - -
Fm - - -
G7 Ab7 G7 Ab7   Eb   B   G7
Chorus:
C C7 F Fm
C Cdim G7 -
C C7 F Fm
C Cdim         G7 C B7
E Am             E Am            E -              G7
C Fm             C F               C G7
C C7 F Fm
C Cdim         G7 C -  (G7  to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Verse:
We've al -ways thought, know -ledge is naught; We should be taught to dance.
Right here at Tait, We're up to date; We teach a great new dance.
Don't think that I brag. I speak of the Drag.
Why should a Shiek learn how to speak Lat -in or Greek bad -ly?
Give him a neat mot -to com -plete, "Say it with feet glad -ly!"
First les -son right now; You'll love it and how you'll love it!
 
Chorus:
Here is the Drag, See how it goes. Down on the heels, up on the toes.
That's the way to do the Var -si -ty Drag.
Hot -ter than hot, New -er than new. Mean -er than mean, Blu -er than blue.
Gets as much ap -plause as wav -ing the Flag.
You can pass man -y a class, wheth -er your dumb or wise.
If you all an -swer the call, when your pro -fess -or cries: Ev -'ry -bo -dy
Down on the heels, up on the toes, Stay af -ter school, Learn how it goes.
Ev -'ry -bo -dy do the Var -si -ty Drag.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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