PLAY                                                                                                                               Return to Songs
YES! We Have No Bananas
Words and Music by Frank Silver and Irving Cohn - 1923
C               F6 F G7 C
C               F6 F B                B7 E            Dm6
C               F6 F G7 C
G G6 Am6 G7
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.
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:
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.
Click here for extra chorus lyrics from the original sheet music

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
This Chord Chart may not appear correctly with some browsers.  It should be viewed with a full size window.
The chord names should appear in single rows.   Let me know of any problems.