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Sweet Georgia Brown
Words and Music by Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey - 1925
Em B7 Em B7
Em B7 Em -
- B7 Em B7
A7 - D7 -
- - - -               B7
E7 - - -
A7 - - -
D7 - - -
G D7 G B7
E7 - - -
A7 - - B7
Em B7 Em B7
G -                 E7 A7             D7 G      (B7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Verse is in the key of Em, chorus is in G. Click here for Dm, F arrangement.
She just got here yesterday, Things are hot here now they say,
There's a big change in town.
Gals are jealous there's no doubt, Still the fellows rave about,
Sweet, Sweet Georgia Brown.
And ever since she came, The local folks all claim:
No gal made has got a shade on Sweet Georgia Brown,
Two left feet but oh so neat has Sweet Georgia Brown,
They all sigh and wanna die for Sweet Georgiea Brown
I'll tell you just why, you know I don't lie, Not Much!
It's been said she knocks 'em dead when she lands in town,
Since she came why it's a shame how she cools 'em down.
Fellers she can't get are Felers she ain't met,
Georgia claimed her Georgia named her Sweet Georgia Brown.
Listen to Don Obertone play "Sweet Georgia Brown" on the tenor banjo (youtube)
Watch Dave Marty perform "Sweet Georgia Brown" in a banjo workshop (youtube timestamp 0:58)
Listen to Curt Williams, Mike Meldrum, and The West End Banjo Band play "Sweet Georgia Brown" (mp3)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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