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Moonlight On The Ganges
Words by Chester Wallace, Music by Sherman Myers - 1926
Dm         C Dm         C Dm         Am Dm         Em
Dm         C Dm         C Dm -
A            Gm A            Gm A            Gm A            Gm
A            Gm A            Gm A -
Dm         Gm7 C7          F Bb         Bbdim F
Gm7       C7 F            Dm A           E7 A
A - Bb7       B7 C7         Db7
C7         F#m6 B7         Fm6 Ebm6     Dm6 D+         C+
F6          Fmaj7 -            F7 F6 -
Gm7       Bb - Am -           Dbdim
Dm G7 C7 -
Gm6       F#m6 B6         Fm6 Ebm6     Dm6 Db+         C+
F -            F+ Bb6        F+ Bb6
Dm6    Bbdim    -            F C7          D D7        Ddim
Gm7 C7 F            (Bb7 A7   Ab7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
This song is in the key of F.
Dew drops glistening, no one listening,  By the Ganges some one whispering,
To a Hindoo maid:
"Though tomorrow, dear, you will yearn,  Don't you sorrow, dear,  I'll return,
To my Hindoo maid."
Melody bells of love ring out 'Neath the mellow moon,
Melody bells that try to tell you I'm returning soon,  
In the mellow...
Moonlight on the Ganges,
My little Hindoo,
When I whisper'd Love's sweet melody,
All our dreams and our schemes came true.
Someday on the Ganges,
I'll meet you once more,
And I'll kiss you and caress you,
Where the waters kiss the silent shore.
Listen to Frank Vodich play "Moonlight On The Ganges" with his plectrum banjo (mp3)
Listen to Eddie Peabody play "Moonlight On The Ganges" with his Banjoline (mp3)

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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