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Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
Words and Music by Henry Creamer and Turner Layton - 1922
F C7 - F
Dm A7 - Dm
F Bb F G7            C7
F Bb             D7 G7 C7
C7 Gm7          C7 F -
F C7            Cdim C7            C+7 F             F#dim
C7 Gm7          C7 F -
F7 - Bb             F+7 Bb
G7 - C7            Cdim C7
F Ddim F Db7
F              F#dim C7 F -       (C7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Guess! Where do you think I'm goin' when the winds start blowin' strong?
Guess! Where do you think I'm goin' when the nights start growin' long?
I ain't goin' East, I ain't goin' West, I ain't goin' over the cuckoo's nest.
I'm bound for the town that I love best, Where life is one sweet song.
Way down yonder in New Orleans, in the land of dreamy scenes,
There's a garden of Eden, that's what I mean.
Creole babies with flashing eyes, softly whisper with tender sighs,
Stop! Oh, won't you give your lady fair a little smile?
Stop! You bet your life you'll linger there a little while.
There is heaven right here on Earth with those beautiful queens,
Way down yonder in New Orleans.
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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