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DOWN YONDER
Words and Music by L. Wolfe Gilbert  - 1921
Number 2 on the Hit Parade in 1952,  played for 13 weeks.
Verse:
G                 A7 D7            G A7 D7              G
-                  A7 D7            G A7 D7  
Am - A7 D7
Chorus:
G                D7 G             G7 C            G7 C
G                D7 G7           D7 G            D7  G
A7 - D7 -
G                D7 G             G7 C            G7 C
G - A7           D G   (D7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Verse:
Railroad train, Railroad train, Hurry some more, Put a little steam on just like never before.
Hustle on, Bustle on, I've got the blues, Yearning for my Swanee shore.
Brother if you only knew, You'd want to hurry up to...
 
Chorus:
Down yonder someone beckons to me. down yonder someone reckons on me,
I seem to see a race in memory, Between the Natchez and the Robert E. Lee.
Swanee shore I miss you more and more ev'ry day, My mammy land you're simply grand,
Down yonder when the folks get the news, Don't wonder at the hullabaloos.
There's daddy and mammy, There's Ephraim and Sammy. Waitin down yonder for me.
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Listen to Jim play "Down Yonder" on the 5-string banjo (mp3)
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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