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Charley My Boy
Words by Gus Kahn, Music by Ted Fio Rito - 1924
C G7 C F7             G7
C Cdim           Ab7 C -                G7
C G7 C F7             G7
C Cdim           G7 C7 -
F - C A7
D7 - G7 -
C - - -                G7
C - D7 -
G7 - - -
C -                  Fm C G7
C - - -                G7
C7 - F -
Ab7 - - -
C -                  A7 D7 G7
C - E7 A7
D7 G7 C -      (G7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Charley is an ordinary fellow to most everyone but
Flo, his Flo.
She's convinced that Charley is a very extraordinary
Beau, some Beau.
And every evening in the dim light,
She has a way of putting him right.
Charley my boy, Oh Charley my boy,
You thrill me, you chill me with shivers of joy.
You've got the kind-a, sort-a, bit of a way,
That makes me, takes me, tell me what shall I say?
And when we dance I read in your glance,
Whole pages and ages of love and romance.
They tell me Romeo was some lover too,
But boy he should have taken lessons from you.
You seem to start where others get through,
Oh Charley, my boy.
Listen to Curt Williams (tenor banjo) & Jeff Williams (piano) perform "Charlie My Boy" (mp3)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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