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Shaking The Blues Away
Words and Music by Irving Berlin - 1927
F Bb7 F F7
Bb Bb7          C7 F -
F Bb7 F -
C D7           G7 C7 Cdim        C7
F  - C7 -
- - F              Eb Db7         C7
F - C7 -
- - F -              Bb7
A7 - D7 -
G7 - C7 C+7
F - C7 -
- - F -        (C7 repeat)
8-beat intro with two lead-in notes.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
There's an old superstition 'way down south, Ev'ry body believes that trouble won't stay,
If you shake it away.
When they hold a revival, way down south, Ev'ry body with care and trouble, that day,
Tries to shake it away.
Shaking the blues away.  Unhappy news away.
If you are blue it's easy to shake off your cares and troubles.
Telling the blues to go.  They may refuse to go,
But as a rule they'll go if you'll shake them away.
Do like the voo-doos do,  List'ning to a voo-doo melody,
They shake their bodies so, to and fro with ev'ry shake a lucky break.
Proving that there's a way.  To chase your cares away.
If you would lose your weary blues, shake them away.
The WineLand Banjo Band plays "Shaking the Blues Away" (youtube)
The Ingenues Band plays and sings "Shaking The Blues Away" (youtube)

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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