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The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
Words by Eugene Lockhart, Music by Ernest Seitz - Copyright 1919
 Verse:
Am               Dm Em            C7 Dm E7
Am               Dm Em            C7 Am             D7 G7              C
Dm               G7 C              Em Dm             G7 Am             E7
Am               Dm Em            C7 Dm G7              G+
 Chorus:
C                  G+ Am             G+ C               Am E7
F                  G7 C D7 G7              G+
C                  G+ Am             G+ C               Am E7
F                   G7 C               A7 Fm6          G7 C    (G+ to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
The verse is in the key of Am, the chorus is in the key of C.
Click here to play the chorus in the key of F.
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Verse:
Down in the la - zy west rides the moon,  Warm as a night in June;
Stars shimm - 'ring soft in a bed of blue,  While I am call - ing and call - ing you.
Sweet - ly you are dream - ing,  As the dawn comes slow - ly stream -ing;
Wa -ken love in your bow - er,  Greet our tryst - ing hour.
 
Chorus:
Dear one the world,  Is wait -ing for the sun -rise,
Ev -'ry rose is heav -y with dew.
The thrush on high,  His sleep -y mate is call -ing,
And my heart is call -ing you!
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Listen to Jim and the WineLand Banjo Band play "Waiting For The Sunrise" (Youtube)
 
Listen to Eddie Peabody explain how to play "Waiting For The Sunrise" (Youtube)
 
Click here for a plectrum banjo chord-melody chart to "Waiting For The Sunrise"

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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email: jbott@ix.netcom.com