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It Happened In Monterey
Words by Billy Rose, Music by Mabel Wayne - 1930
Bb F7 Gm D7
Eb G7 Cm G7
Cm G7 Cm Gm
F C7 F7 -
Gm Bb F9 F7
F9 F7 Gm -
Bb - F7 -
- - Bb F9
Gm Bb F9 F7
F9 F7 D7 -
G7 - C7 -
F9 F7 Bb -      (F7 to chorus)
12-beat intro.  Play 3-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
This song is in 3/4 waltz time and the key of Bb.
In my imagination, I'm finding consolation,
Somewhere along the Rio Grande,
Sadly I'm reminiscing, madly again I'm kissing,
Someone along the Rio Grande.
It happened in Monterey, a long time ago,
I met her in Monterey, in old Mexico.
Stars and steel guitars, And luscious lips, as red as wine,
Broke somebody's heart, And I'm afraid that it was mine.
It happened in Monterey, Without thinking twice,
I left her and threw away the key to paradise,
My indiscreet heart, longs for the sweetheart,
That I left in old Monterey.
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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