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Kentucky Babe
Words by Richard Henry Buck, Music by Adam Geibel - 1896
C              Am C             Am C G7
Dm           G7 Dm D7 G
C Dm           G C Dm           G
C             Ab7 C            Ab7 G D7           G7
C G7 C              Am C             Am
Dm G7 Dm           G7 C
Ab C Ab C
A7 Dm           G7 C -                  (End)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats or 8-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Skeeters am a hummin' on the honeysuckle vine,  Sleep,  Kentucky Babe!
Sandman am acomin' to this little babe of mine,  Sleep,  Kentucky Babe!
Silv'ry moon am shinin' in the heavens high above.  Bobolink am pinin' for his little lady love.
You is mighty lucky,  Babe of old Kentucky,  Close your eyes and sleep.
Fly away,  Fly away,  Kentucky babe,  Fly away to rest,
Fly away,  Lay your little wooly head on yo' mammy's breast,
(Hum) (Hum) (Hum) (Hum) (Hum) (Hum) (Hum) (Hum)
Close your eyes in sleep.
Watch the WineLand Banjo Band play "Kentucky Babe" (youtube, timestamp 2:00)
Listen to Perry Bechtel play "Kentucky Babe" on the Plectrum Banjo (mp3)

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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