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El Condor Pasa
English Words by Paul Simon, 1970
Music by Jorge Milchberg and Daniel Robles - Copyright 1933 - Composed in 1913 by Alomía Robles
Verse:
Em - G -
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Em - - -
- - G -
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Em - - -
Chorus:
C - - -
G - - -
C - - -
G - - -
Em - - -      (repeat all)
8-beat intro. with one lead-in note.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
 
First Verse:
I'd rather be a sparrow than a snail.  
Yes,  I would.  If I could,  I surely would.
Hmm.
I'd rather be a hammer than a nail.
Yes,  I would.  If I could,  I surely would.  
Hmm.
 
Second Verse:
I'd rather be a forest than a street.
Yes,  I would.  If I could,  I surely would.
Hmm.
I'd rather feel the earth beneath my feet.
Yes,  I would.  If I could,  I surely would.  
Hmm.
 
Chorus:
Away,  I'd rather sail away,
Like a swan that's here and gone.
A man gets tied up to the ground.
He gives the world its saddest sound,
Its saddest sound.  Its saddest sound.
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Listen to Jim and the WineLand Banjo Band play "El Condor Pasa" (Youtube)

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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