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Missouri Waltz
Music by Frederick Knight Logan / Lyrics by James Royce Shannon - 1916
Part 1:
F C7 F -
- C7 F -
Bb - F -
G7 - C7 -
F C7 F -
- C7 F -
Bb Bdim F -
G7 C7 F - (end after repeat)
Part 2:
Dm - - -
Cm - A7 Dm
- - - -
- A7 Dm -
- (Interlude) - - -
- (Interlude) A7 Dm -
Dm A7 Dm A7
Dm A7 Dm -
Bb - F -
G7  C7 F -  (repeat part 1)
6-beat intro.  Play 3-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
This song is in 3/4 waltz time.
Part 1:
Hushabye, my baby, slumbertime is coming soon;
Rest your head upon my breast while Mommy hums a tune;
The sandman is calling where shadows are falling,
While the soft breezes sigh as in days long gone by.
'Way down in Missouri where I heard this melody,
When I was a little child on my Mommy's knee;
The old folks were humming; Their banjos were strumming,
So sweet and low.
Part 2:
Strum, strum, strum, strum, strum,
Seems I hear those banjos playing once again,
Hum, hum, hum, hum, hum,
That same old plaintive strain.
(Interlude, no lyrics)
(Interlude, no lyrics)
Hear that mournful melody,
It just haunts you the whole day long,
And you wander in dreams back to Dixie, it seems,
When you hear that oldtime song.
Part 1 (repeat):
Hushabye, my baby, go to sleep on Mommy's knee,
Journey back to Dixieland in dreams again with me;
It seems like your Mommy is there once again,
And the old folks were strumming that same old refrain.
'Way down in Missouri where I learned this lullaby,
When the stars were blinking and the moon was climbing high,
Seems I hear voices low, as in days long ago
Singing hushabye.
Listen to Joe Maphis play "Missouri Waltz" (mp3)

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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