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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 A - way Pla - ces With strange sound - in' names,
Far a - way o - ver the sea.
Those Far A- way Pla - ces With the strange sound - in' names,
Are call - in',  call - in' me.
Go - in' to Chi - na or may - be Si - am,
I wan - na see for my self.
Those Far A- way Pla - ces I've been read - in' a - bout,
In a book that I took from a shelf .

Bridge:
I start get - tin' rest - less when - e - ver I hear,
The whis - tle of a train.
I pray for the day I can get un - der - way,
And look for those cas - tles in Spain.

Chorus:
They call me a dream - er,  Well may - be I am,
But I know that I'm burn - in' to see,
Those Far A- way Pla - ces With the strange sound - in' names,
Call - in', call - in' 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