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Chinatown, My Chinatown
Music by J. Schwartz, Lyrics by W. Jerome - 1910
 Verse:
C Em C Em           G7
C Em Dm7        G7 C
Dm - D7 Dm7         G7
 Chorus:
C - - G7
- Am D7 G7
C - -              C7    F
-            Fm6 C            A7      D7           G7 C   (G7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Verse:
When the town is fast a sleep, and it's midnight in the sky,
That's the time the festive Chink Starts to wink his other eye,
Starts to wink his dreamy eye, Lazily you hear him sigh.
 
Chorus:
Chinatown, my Chinatown, Where the lights are low,
Hearts that know no other land, Drifting to and fro,
Dreamy dreamy Chinatown, Almond eyes of brown,
Hearts seem light and life seems bright In dreamy Chinatown.
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Listen to Jim and the WineLand Banjo Band play "China Town" (Youtube)
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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