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The Japanese Sandman
Words by R. B. Egan, Music by R. A. Whiting - 1920
Fm           Edim Fm          Db9   B9 C7 -
Fm           Edim Fm         Bbm  Bdim C7 -
Ab            Eb7 Ab          Bb7 Ab        Bbdim C7
Fm           Edim Fm          Db7   C7 Fm         F7 Bb         F7
Bb            C7 F C7 F
F - D7 -
G7           C7 - F -
- - A -
E7 - A         Adim Gm        C
F F7 Bb -
Bbm - Gm7 C7
F - Dm        Bb G7         F
-            Dm6 C7 F -    (to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Verse is in the key of Fm, chorus is in F.
Won't you stretch imagination for the moment and come with me,
Let us hasten to a nation lying over the western sea,
Hide behind the cherry blossoms here's a sight that will please your eyes,
There's a baby with a lady of Japan singing lullabies,
Night winds breathe her sighs.
Here's the Japanese Sandman, Sneaking on with the dew,
Just an old second hand man, He'll buy your old day from you,
He will take ev'ry sorrow, Of the day that is through,
And he'll give you tomorrow, Just to start life anew.
Then you'll be a bit older, In the dawn when you wake,
And you'll be a bit bolder, With the new day you make.
Here's the Japanese Sandman, Trade him silver for gold,
Just an old second hand man, Trading new days for old.

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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