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 Coney Island Washboard
Music by Hampton Durand and Jerry Adams, Words by Ned Nestor and Aude Shugart - 1926
C                Cdim Ab7                   C               G7   C              G7   
C                Cdim Ab7 C               G7 C              G7
Edim Dm A7 Dm
D7 - G7             Dm G7
C - A7 -
D7 - - -
G7 - C A7
D7 - G7 -
C - A7 -                D7
- - - -
Ab7 - C               E7 A7
D7 G7 C  -    (G7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Down by the beach lived the sweetest little peach,
And I must say she just had the cutest way,
Playing a chord upon a washboard.
The folks would gather rown',  from ev'rywhere in town,  just to hear her play.
On her Coney Island washboard she would play,
You could hear her on the boardwalk ev'ry day.
Soapsuds all around,  Bubbles on the ground,
Rub-a-dub-a-dub in her little tub, All her tunes she found.
Thimbles on her fingers made the noise,
She played "Charleston" with the laundry for the boys.
She could rag a tune right thru' the knees of your brand new silk B. V. D.'s,
With her Coney Island washboard roundelay.
Listen to the Peninsula Banjo Band play "Coney Island Washboard" (mp3 click here)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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