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At The Codfish Ball
Music by Lew Pollack, Words by Sidney Mitchell - 1936
F              Am       E7            Eb7      D7  -
G7 -               C7     F              Dm      F               Dm
F              Am E7            Eb7 D7 -
G7 - C             C7 C               C7
F - - -
C7 - F Bb              C7
F - - -
C7 - F Eb               F7
Bb - - Bb7            Ab
G - C -                 C7
F - - -
C7 - F -        (C7 to chorus)
16-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Next Friday night you're all invited to dance from eight till five,
All the fishes still alive are having a ball.
It's some affair, they'll all be there from the Herring to the Whale,
They'll turn out to shake a scale, in Neptune's Hall.
Come along and follow me to the bottom of the sea,
We'll join in the jamboree, At The Codfish Ball!
Lobsters dancing in a row, Shuffle off to Buffalo,
Jelly fish sway to and fro at the Codfish Ball!
Finn an haddie lead the eel, Through an Irish reel,
The Catfish is a dancing man, But he can't can can like a sardine can!
Tunas "truckin'" left and right, Minnies moochin' what a night!
There won't be a hook in sight at the Codfish Ball.
Watch the "Southtown Strummers" play "Codfish Ball" (youtube)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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