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Shanty In Old Shanty Town
Lyrics by Joe Young, Music by Little Jack Little and John Siras - 1932
C7  -                            F       C7      Cm    D7
Gm      D7     Dm       E7 F -
C7 - F       C7       Cm -
Dm E7 Am             Adim C7
F A7 D7 -
G7 F#7 G7 -
C7                G7 C7 F       Bb      Db7 F                D7    
G7       F      Bbm G7 C7 -
F A7 D7 -
G7 F#7 G7 -
Bb     Edim     Bb Bbm F                   A7 D7
Gm C7 F -       (C7 to chorus)
6-beat intro.  Play 3-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
The above arrangement is in 3/4 waltz time as in the original sheet music.
Click here to listen to the chorus in 4/4 time (4-beats for each cell).
I'm up in the world, But I'd give the world,
To be where I used to be;
A heav -en -ly nest, Where I rest the best,
Means more than the world to me.
It's on -ly a shan -ty in old Shan -ty Town,
The roof is so slan -ty it touch -es the ground;
But my tum -bled down shack, By an old rail -road track,
Like a mil -lion -aire's man -sion, is call -ing me back.
I'd give up a pal -ace, if I were a king;
It's more than a pal -ace, it's my ev -'ry thing.
There's a queen wait -ing there with a sil -ver -y crown,
In A Shan -ty In Old Shan -ty Town.
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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