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Words and Music by Lindsay McPhail and Walter Michels - 1920
Verse:----------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
Em Am         B+   B7 Em         C A7          C7
B7 - Am Cdim  B7
Em B7 C7 B7
Em Am         B+   B7 Em         C A7          C7
B7 - Am Cdim  B7
Em Am         B7   B+ Em         C7 B7          D7
Chorus:--------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
G Eb7 G Eb7
G          Em A7          D7 G           C7 G           C7
G Eb7 G Eb7
G       D#dim  Em A7 D7         Am F7          D7
G G7 C Eb7
G G7 C Eb7
G Eb7 G           B7 E7
A7 Am         D7 G           C7 G   (D7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
King San of Sen - e - gal,
Sat on the shore,
At Bu - la - may,
Sing - ing a sad re frain,
To his dear queen who'd gone a - way.
This was his lay.
Oh, sweet - heart Lo - na,  My dar - ling Lo - na,
Why have you gone a - way?
You said you loved me,  But if you loved me,
Why did you act this way?
If I had ev - er been un - true to you,
What you have done would be the thing to do.
But my heart aches, dear,  And it will break, dear,
If you don't come back home a - gain to San.
Sound Clip:
Listen to Jim play "SAN" on the 5-string banjo (460k mp3)

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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