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Alabamy Bound
Words by Bud DeSylva and Bud Green, Music by Ray Henderson - 1925
Verse:
Em C7 Em -
Am        B7 Am        B7 Em -
Em C7 Em -
Am        B7 Am        B7 Em -
D7        Adim Am        D7 G -
D7        Adim Am        D7 C        B7 -
Em C7 Em -
Am        B7 Am        B7 Em -
Chorus:
Gm - - -
A7 - - -
D7 - Em -
A7 - D7  Ddim     D7 Em
Gm - - -
A7 - - -
G     G7  E7 - A7 -
C     D7  C  D7 - G   (repeat chorus)
Patter:
Em - G+ -
Gm - A7 -
D7 G B7 Em       Gm
D        Ddim D        Gmaj7 A7 D7
Em - G+ -
Gm - Gmaj7 -
Eb7 G Eb7 G
-                C G         B7  Em A7         D7 G
Last Chorus:
Gm - - -
A7 - - -
G     G7  E7 - A7 -
C     D7  C  D7 - G   (End)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Verse:
Goodbye, blues,
Birdies are singin' ev'ry old thing in tune,
Goodbye, blues,
Nothin' but laughter mornn' and afternoon,
Saw a rosebud in a store,
So I'm goin' where there's more,
Goodbye, blues!
Troubles are over I'll be in clover soon:
 
Chorus:
I'm Alabamy bound,
There'll be no "Heebie-Jeebies" hangin' round,
Just gave the meanest ticket man on earth all I'm worth,
To put my tootsies in an upper berth.
Just hear that choo-choo sound,
I know that soon we're goin' to cover ground,
And then I'll holler so the world will know "Here I go",
I'm Alabamy bound.
(Repeat Chorus)
 
Patter:
I can hear that choo choo whistle blow,
Watch that engine when we start to go,
Now we're in Baltimore Knockin' at Dixie's door,
What's that, Bill? Louisville, We passed that before.
Fields o' cotton tell me where I am,
Hear that feller yellin' "Alabam",
Mammy, Mammy,
Get your kisses ready for yo' honey lamb.
 
Last Chorus:
I'm just a lucky hound,
To have someone to put my arms around,
That's why I'm shoutin' for the world to know "Here I go",
I'm Alabamy bound.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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