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Far Away Places
Words and Music by Joan Whitney and Alex Kramer - 1948
Number 1 on the Hit Parade in 1949, played for 19 weeks.
Chorus:
F - - -
- - Gm7 C7
F F7 Bb Bbm6
F C7 F Gm7
F - - -
- - Gm7 C7
F F7 Bb Bbm6
F C7 F F7
Bridge:
Bb C F -
C7 - F F7
Bb C F D7
G7 G9 C C7
Chorus:
F - - -
- - Gm7 C7
F F7 Bb Bbm6
F C7 F -   (C7 repeat all)
12-beat intro.  Play 3-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Note: This song is in 3/4 Waltz Time.
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Chorus:
Far Away Places With strange soundin' names,
Far away over the sea.
Those Far Away Places With the strange soundin' names,
Are callin',  callin' me.
Goin' to China or maybe Siam,
I wanna see for my self.
Those Far Away Places I've been readin' about,
In a book that I took from a shelf .

Bridge:
I start gettin' restless whenever I hear,
The whistle of a train.
I pray for the day I can get underway,
And look for those castles in Spain.

Chorus:
They call me a dreamer,  Well maybe I am,
But I know that I'm burnin' to see,
Those Far Away Places With the strange soundin' names,
Callin', callin' me.
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Sing-along on "Far Away Places" with the WineLand Banjo Band on YouTube (click here)
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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email: jbott@ix.netcom.com