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Wabash Blues
Words by Dave Ringle, Music by Fred Meinken - 1921
Verse:----------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
Bb    Bb+   Gm   Bb+ Bb    Bb+   Gm   Bb+ C7        F7 Bb
-             D7 Gm         Bb C7 F7
Bb Bb7 Eb F#7
Bb  Edim      F7 Bb               G7 C7        F7 Bb7
Chorus:--------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
Bb7 - Eb -                 Edim
Bb7 - Eb -                 Eb7
Ab - Eb -
B7 - Bb7 -
- - Eb -                 Edim
Bb7 - Eb -                 Eb7
Ab - Eb -                 Edim
Bb7 - Eb -  (end after repeat)
Patter:----------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
Bb        D7 Gm        Bb F#        Db7 F#        Db7
C7          Ebm6 C7  Ebm6  F7 Bb        Bb7 Eb         Bb        
Bb        D7 Gm        Bb F#        Db7 F#        Db7
C7          Ebm6 C7  Ebm6  F7 Bb        Bb7 Eb   Bb (to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
This song is in two keys, Verse is Bb, Chorus is Eb, Patter is Bb.
Play Verse, Chorus, Patter, Chorus.
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Verse:
Near -ly bro -ken heart -ed since the day that I once start -ed from my Wa -bash home,
In -di -an -a's sweet and it's a place that's hard to beat but then I longed to roam,
My old home -stead I now can see, I had a girl was as sweet as could be,
Now ev -'ry day I'm so lone -some it's mis -er -y.
 
Chorus:
Oh, those Wa -bash Blues,
I know I got my dues,
A lone -some soul am I,
I feel that I could die,
Can -dle light that gleams,
Haunts me in my dreams,
I'll pack my walk -ing shoes,
To lose those Wa -bash Blues
 
Patter:
Thru the syc -a -more the can -dle light is shin -ing bright, Mem -'ry brings the scent of new -mown hay to me each night,
I am start -ing for that spot no need to ask me when, I'll be leav -ing hoof -prints tward the old home road a -gain.
Expect to see the moon - shine on the Wa - bash an - y mght, Seems that such a pic - tures bound to turn me to the right
Mak - ing up my mind to see that home so far a- way, But un -til that hap -pens here's the best that I can say:
(back to chorus)
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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