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Cocoanut Grove
Words and Music by Harry Owens - 1938
F            Dm Am        Dm Gm7       C7 F          C7
F            Dm Am        Dm Gm7       C7 Gm7      F
Gm         Bbm F           Dm G9          G7 Gm7     C7
F -             F7 Bb F                   Db7
C7sus      C7     C9 Gm7       C7 F          Gm7    C+ F
F -             F7 Bb F                   Db7
C7sus      C7     C9 Gm7       C7 F          Gm7    C7 F Gm7 G#dim F7
Bb          Bbm F                       F+ Bb        Bbm F                     F+
Bb    D7  Gm    Bbm F    Cm   D7 G9 Gm7      C7
F -              F7 Bb F                    Db7
C7sus      C7     C9 Gm7        C7 F -  (C7 to chorus)
16-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
I know of a place poets write about, An island of dreams they delight about,
Where the birds on high sing a song to us, And the earth and sky belong to us;
There's a grove of palm trees growing by the sea, Beckoning to you and me:
There's a cocoanut grove where life is entrancing, And there sweetheart, we'll find romancing,
And love for two, By the light of a southsea island moon;
There's a cocoanut grove where your happy lover will do his part, And soon discover,
A rendezvous, In the shelter of a tropical lagoon;
Palm trees will be swaying, While steel guitars are playing;
Believe what I'm saying, Dear, I swear it's true;
There's a cocoanut grove where I'll be confessing the simple truth that you've been guessing,
Sweetheart, I love but you.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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