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Bye Bye Blackbird
Music by R. Henderson, Words by M. Dixon - 1926
Dm             F+ Dm7          G7 Gm7          C7 G7            Dm
A7 - Dm A7
Dm             F+ Dm7          G7 Gm7          C7 G7            Dm
A7 - Dm Bdim
C7   Bb            Bbm F
C7 - - A7
Dm             F+ Dm7          G7 Gm7           C7 G7            Dm
G7 - C7 -
F Bb             F Am            C7 Gm7          F
- Bdim Gm7          C7 -
Gm C             Gm C7             Am C7
- - F -
F7              Ab F7 Cm F#dim
Gm            Bbm F              G7 Bbm C7
F Bb              F Am             C7 Cm            D7
Gm -               C7 F             -     (C7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Blackbird, Blackbird,  Singing the blues all day,
Right out side of my door.
Blackbird, Blackbird,  Why do you sit and say,
"There's no sunshine in store".
All thru the winter you hung around,
Now I begin to feel homeward bound.
Blackbird, Blackbird,  Gotta be on my way,
Where there's sunshine galore.
Pack up all my care and woe here I go singing low,
Bye Bye Blackbird.
Where somebody waits for me,  Sugar's sweet so is she,
Bye Bye Blackbird.
No one here can love and understand me,
Oh what hard luck stories they all hand me.
Make my bed and light the light,  I'll arrive late tonight,
Blackbird Bye Bye.
Click here to watch the Wineland Banjo Band Play "Bye Bye Blackbird" (youtube)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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