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Aba Daba Honeymoon
Words and Music by A. Fields and W. Donovan - 1914
Number 2 on the Hit Parade in 1951, played for 9 weeks.
 Verse:
Am - -             E7 Am
C           Cm G           A7 G            D7 G
Am - -             E7 Am            C
G           C G           C G            D7 G7                  
 Chorus:
C           Am C           Am C -
C           Am C           Am G7 -
- - C -
D7 - G7          Dm G7
C           Am C          Am C -
E7 - Am -
Dm -            B7 C -
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:
'Way down in the Congoland Lived a happy chimpanzee,
She loved a monkey with a long tail, (Lordy, how she loved him!)
Each night he would find her there, Swinging in the cocoanut tree,
And the monkey gay, at the break of day, Loved to hear the Chimpie say:
 
Chorus:
"Aba, daba, daba, daba, daba, daba, dab," Said the Chimpie to the Monk,
"Baba, daba, daba, daba, daba, daba, dab," Said the Monkey to the Chimp.
All night long they'd chatter away, All day long they were happy and gay,
Swinging and singing in their honky, tonkey way.
"Aba, daba, daba, daba, daba, daba, dab," means Monk I love but you,"
"Baba, daba, dab," in monkeytalk, means "Chimp, I love you too,"
Then the big baboon, one night in June, He married them, and very soon,
They went upon their aba, daba, honeymoon.
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Listen to Jim and the WineLand Banjo Band play "Abba Dabba Honeymoon" on Youtube (click here)

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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