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On The Alamo
Words by Gus Kahn, Music by Isham Jones  -  1922
Eb Abm Eb -
- Abm Eb -
G Cm G -
- Cm G Bb7
Eb Abm Eb -
Cm F9 Fm7 Bb7
Eb - F7 -
Bb7 Bb+7 Eb -
- - Bb -
F7 - Bb7 Bb+7
Eb - F7 -
Bb7 Bb+7 Eb Cm       G7
- - Cdim -
F7 Bb7 Eb -   (F7 repeat)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Lonely through the long weary day,
Lonely in the gloaming I stray,
And in fancy I am down where Someone's waiting for me.
Down there where I long to be roaming,
Noonlight tells me love's dream is o'er,
Moonlight finds me wand'ring once more.
Where the moon swings low, On The Alamo,
In a garden fair where roses grow.
In the tender light of the summer night,
I can see her wander to and fro.
For she said I'll wait by the garden gate,
On the night I said I love you so.
And in all my dreams it seems I go,
Where the moon swings low, On The Alamo.
Watch the Oakland Banjo Band perform "On The Alamo" (youtube)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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