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Words and Music by Abe Lyman, George Waggner, J. Russel Robinson - 1926
G              C G                 D7 G              D7 G               D7
G - D7
G              C G                 D7 G              B7 Em             E7
A7 - D7 -                 G
D7 - G -
D7 - G G7
E7 - A7 -
D7 - G -             Gdim
D7 - G -
D7 D+ B7 E7
Am Cm G               B7 Em
Am          A7 D7 G -   (repeat chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
This song is in the key of G.
I have something on my mind that I've just got to say,
Mary Lou,  Mary Lou.
Just the same old story in the same old fashioned way,
Mary Lou,  Listen, do!
Mary Lou,  Mary Lou,
Cross my heart I love you!
Ev'ry bell in the steeple is ready to ring,
And all the people are planning pretty presents,
All for you,  Mary Lou,
Won't you give your promise true?
Why for miles a round they're waiting to start their celebrating,
when you say "I do",  Mary Lou!
Listen to Jim play "Mary Lou" on the plectrum banjo (mp3)
Sing-along on "Mary Lou" with The WineLand Banjo Band (youtube click here)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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