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Words and Music by Lester Brown, John D.  Loudermilk and Bob Gibson - 1963
Number one on the U.S. country music chart for four weeks, and peaked at number 15 on the pop music charts.
G B7 C G
A7 D7 G              C G               D7
G B7 C G
A7 D7 G              C G
C Cm G G7
C Cm A7 D7
G B7 C G
A7 D7 G              C G     (repeat all)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
First Chorus
Abilene,  Abiline,  Prettiest town I've ever seen,
Women there don't treat you mean in Abilene,  My Abilene.
I sit alone most ev'ry night,  Watch those trains pull out of sight.
Don't I wish they were carrying me back to Abilene,  My Abilene.

Wish I could go there, That girl I know there,  Would love me all my days.
Why did I leave her,  Never to see her,  Oh, what a price to pay.
Last Chorus:
Crowded city,  There ain't nothing free,  Nothing in this Town for me.
Wish to the Lord that I could be in Abilene,  Sweet Abilene.
Listen to the WineLand Banjo Band perform "Abilene" (youtube)
Vocal by Rich Combs
Listen to The Brothers Four perform "Abilene" (youtube)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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