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Words by Gus Kahn, Music by Wayne King and Burke Bivens - 1936
G D7 G D7
G           C7 G         D+ G         C7 G          D7
G D7 G D7
G           C7 G         D+ G         C7 G          D7
G - A7 -
D7 - G         D+ G
E7 - A7 -
- - D7 -          Eb7    D7
G7 - C -
A7 - D7 -
G - A7 -                 Cdim
G7         Edim D7 G -  (D7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Oh the love bug bit and bit me good, I'm doing things I never should,
Since I met my Josephine, Cutest gal I've ever seen.
She can be so bad or be so nice, Can be so warm or cold as ice,
But my life won't be serene, Till I get my Josephine.
There never was a gal I could love like I love my Josephine,
She's a flirt, she's a scamp, she's the vampiest vamp I've ever seen.
It seems to me she's always flirting, With the fellows passing by,
But when I say she winks, Then she tells me she thinks, There's a cinder in her eye.
I believe it would be better if I'd leave her and forget, Ev'rybody says it would be wise,
But each time that I go out to dance with somebody else, I find myself dancing with tears in my eyes.
For there's nobody quite so nice who can be quite so mean,
As my gal, What a gal, Josephine.

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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