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Words by Cecil Mack and Lew Brown, Music by Ford Dabney - 1924
Eb - F7 -
Bb7 - Eb Bb7
Eb - F7 -
Bb            Bb+ G7 Cm    Ebm   Dm   F7 Bb7
Eb Ebm       Adim Bb7 -
Eb Ebm       Adim Bb7 -
G7           Dm G7 Cm -
F7           Cm F7 Bb7 -
Eb Ebm       Adim Bb7 -
G7 - Cm           G7 Cm
Fm - Eb C7
Fm Bb7        Bb+ Eb -       (Bb7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Happy Jack, known around the town as "some" boot-black,
Never worried tho' he worked like sin, Had a grin, Guaranteed to bring the bus'ness in,
Ev'ry day when they'd ask him how he got that way,
He would tell 'em "If you envy me, Just try my recipe:"
Shine away your bluesies,
Shine, start with your shoesies,
Shine each place up, make it look like new,
Shine your face up, wear a smile, or two,
Shine your these and thosies,
You'll find that ev'rything will turn out fine,
Folks will shine up to ya, Ev'ryone will how-dy-do ya,
You'll make the whole world shine.
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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