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Alabama Jubilee
Words by J. Yellen, Music by J. Cobb - 1915
C Ab7 C           G7 C            G7
C Am D7 G            G7
C Ab7 C           G7 C
D7 G           G7 D7 G7                  
A7 - D7 -
G7 - C -
A7 - Dm -              D7
C            E7 F            C D7          G7 C   (G7 to chorus)
4-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Mandolins, violins, Ev'ry body's tunin' up, the fun begins,
Come this way, Don't delay, Better hurry honey dear, or you'll be missin',
Music sweet, ragtime treat, Goes right to your head and trickles to your feet,
It's a reminder, a memory finder of nights down in old Alabam'.
You ought to see Mister Jones when he rattles the bones,
Old Colonel Brown foolin' 'round like a clown,
Miss Virginia who is past eighty three,
Shoutin "I'm full o' pep! Watch yo' step, watch yo' step!"
One legged Joe danced aroun' on his toe,
Threw away his crutch and hollered,"Let 'er go!" Oh, honey,
Hail! Hail! the gang's all here for an,
Alabama Jubilee.
Watch John Green sing "Alabama Jubilee" (youtube)
Watch the Oakland Banjo Band with Buddy Wachter play "Alabama Jubilee" (youtube)
Listen to the South Town Strummers play "Alabama Jubilee" (youtube, timestamp 3:35)
Listen to Frank Vodich play "Alabama Jubilee" on the plectrum banjo in 3 keys (mp3)

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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