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When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Words and Music by Leon Rene, Otis Rene, and Clarence Muse - 1930
F E7 C        Cdim C7        Cdim
C7        Cdim C7         C+ F         Dm Gm7      C7
F E7 A -            Edim
Bm7         E7 Bm7         E7 A C7         F7
Bb Bbm F G7
C9 Gm  B7  Am  A7 Bb         Eb9 F
Bb Bbm F G7
C9 Gm  B7  Am  A7 Bb         Eb9 F           E7
A -            Edim Bm7       E7 A
- -            Edim Bm7       E7 A          C7
Bb Bbm F G7
C9 Gm  B7  Am  A7 Bb         Eb9      (F7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Note: This song is in the key of F, but the chorus starts with a Bb chord.
Home - sick, ti - red,  All a - lone in a big ci - ty,
Why should ev - 'ry - bod - y pi - ty me?
Night - time's fall - ing,  And I'm yearn - ing for Vir - gin - ia,
Hos - pi - tal - i - ty with - in ya calls me.
Pale moon shin - ning on the fields be - low,  Folks are croon - ing songs soft and low,
Need - n't tell me so, be - cause I know,  it's Sleep - y Time Down South.
Soft winds blow - ing thru the pine - wood trees,  Folks down there live a life of ease,
When the twi - light brings the ev' - ning breeze,  It's Sleep -y Time Down South.
Steam - boats on the riv - er, a - com - ing, a- go - ing,  Splash - ing the night a - way,
Hear those ban - jos ring - ing, the folks all a- sing - ing,  They dance till break of day.
Dear old South - land with its dream -y songs,  Takes me back there where I be -long,
I'll find heav - en in my moth - ers arms,  When It's Sleep -y Time Down South.

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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