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As Time Goes By
Words and Music by Herman Hupfeld - 1931
Number 1 on the Hit Parade in 1943, played for 21 weeks.
Eb            Cm Fm            Bb7 Eb C+           C7
Fm           Bb7 Eb     G7   Cm    Eb Bb            D7 Gm   D7   Bb7
Fm           Bb7 Eb    Gm   Cm Fm -               Bb7
Fm           Bb7 Bbm          Bb7 Eb -                Gm
F7 Bb7           Fm Eb Bb7
Fm           Bb7 Bbm          Bb7 Eb            Bb+ Eb             Gm
F7 Bb7           Fm Eb            Ab Eb             Eb7
Ab C7 Fm Adim
Cm          Ab7 F7 Bb7          Edim Bb7
Fm          Bb7 Bbm          Bb7 Eb -                Gm
F7 Eb            Edim Fm            Bb Eb  (Bb7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
 This song is in the key of Eb.
This day and age we're living in gives cause for apprehension, With speed and new invention, and things like third dimension,
Yet, we get a trifle weary, with Mister Einstein's the'ry, So we must get down to earth, at times relax, relieve the tension.
No matter what the progress, or what may yet be proved, The simple facts of life are such they cannot be removed.
You must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss, A sigh is just a sigh;
The fundamental things apply, As time goes by.
And when two lovers woo, they still say, "I love you." On that you can rely;
No matter what the future brings, As time goes by.
Moonlight and lovesongs never out of date, Hearts full of passion, jealousy and hate;
Woman needs man and man must have his mate, That no one can deny.
It's still the same old story, a fight for love and glory, A case of do or die!
The world will always welcome lovers, As time goes by.
Watch Jim play this song at a banjo show (youtube)

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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