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Hey, Mr. Banjo
Words and Music by Freddy Morgan and Norman Malkin - 1955
C F C              G7 C
C F C              G7 C
C E7 Am G7
C F C              G7 C         (repeat)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Click here for Jim's arrangement with verse.
Hey,  Mister Banjo,  play a tune for me,
Play,  Mister Banjo,  a happy melody.
We'll all clap our hands and we'll stamp our feet,
You keep strummin' while we keep the beat.
Play,  Mister Banjo,  a pretty melody.
Hey, Mr. Banjo, plunk another tune,
Hurry, Mr. Banjo, the night ends all too soon.
Make your banjo talk while we dance and sing,
Do a fancy walk while you pick the strings.
Hey, Mr. Banjo, plunk a tune for me.

Listen to Jim play along with "Hey, Mr. Banjo" on the plectrum banjo (mp3)
Watch Freddy Morgan (composer) and Jad Paul play "Hey, Mr. Banjo (youtube)
Listen to Gene Sheldon play "Hey, Mr. Banjo" (youtube timestamp 12:24)
Watch Nick Lucas and Lawrence Welk performers play "Hey, Mr. Banjo" (youtube)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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