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Dear Hearts And Gentle People
Words by Bobby Hilliard, Music by Sammy Fain - 1949
Number 1 on the Hit Parade in 1949, played for 15 weeks.
D7             Am7 D7 G                C G
D7             Cm6 D7 G -
D7             Am7 D7 G                C G
D A7 D7 -
||: G G7 C G
-                  D7 G              Bbdim D7 -
G G7 C Cm6
G D7 G   (repeat chorus) :|| G7
C   G  
Em Em7            A7 D7               A7 D7
G G7 C Cm
G D7 G -   (end)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
There's a place I'd like to be, And it's back in Tennessee,
Where you're friendly neighbors smile and say hello.
It's a pleasure and a treat, To meandor down the street,
That's why I want the whole wide world to know.
I love those dear hearts and gentle people,
Who live in my home town.
Because those dear hearts and gentle people,
Will never ever let you down.
They read the good book from "Fri" to Monday.
That's how the weekend goes.
I've got a dream house I'll build there one day,
With picket fence and rambling rose.
I feel so welcome each time that I return,
That my happy heart keeps laughing like a clown.
I love the dear hearts and gentle people,
Who live and love in my home town.
Listen to the WineLand Banjo Band perform "Dear Hearts And Gentle People" (mp3)
Vocal by Randi Shore
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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