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YES! We Have No Bananas
Words and Music by Frank Silver and Irving Cohn - 1923
 Verse:
C               F6 F G7 C
C               F6 F B                B7 E            Dm6
C               F6 F G7 C
G G6 Am6 G7
 Chorus:
C - - -
D7 G7 C C7
F Fm C -
B B7 E7 G7
C F C C7
F - - -            G7
C - C7              B7     Bb7 A7
D7 G7 C -      (G7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Verse:
There's a fruit store on our street,  It's run by a Greek,
And he keeps good things to eat,  But you should hear him speak.
When you ask him an - y thing,  Ne - ver an - swers "no",
He just "yes - ses" you to death,  And as he takes your dough he tells you:
 
Chorus:
YES!  We have no ba - na - nas.
We have no ba - na - nas to - day.
We've string beans and HON - ions, cab - BAH - ges and scal - lions,
And all kinds of fruit and say.
We have an old fash - ioned to - MAH - to.
Long Is - land po - TAH - to.
But YES!  We have no ba - na - nas.
We have no ban - na - nas to day.
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Click here for extra chorus lyrics from the original sheet music
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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