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Abilene
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.
 Chorus:
G B7 C G
A7 D7 G              C G               D7
G B7 C G
A7 D7 G              C G
 Bridge:
C Cm G G7
C Cm A7 D7
 Chorus:
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.
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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.

Bridge
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.
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Watch The WineLand Band perform "Abilene" (youtube)
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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