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SAN
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.
This song is in the key of G.
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Verse:
King San of Senegal,
Sat on the shore,
At Bulamay,
Singing a sad refrain,
To his dear queen who'd gone away.
This was his lay.
 
Chorus:
Oh, sweetheart Lona,  My darling Lona,
Why have you gone away?
You said you loved me,  But if you loved me,
Why did you act this way?
If I had ever been untrue 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 again to San.
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Listen to Jim play "SAN" on the 5-string banjo (click here)
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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