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Shine On Harvest Moon
Words and Music by Nora Bayes & Jack Norworth - 1908
Em          B7 Em         Am Em         C7 B7
Em          B7    Em A7 D7
Am D7 G -
A7          D6 A7          D6 Em          A7 Ddim       D7
E7 - A7 -
D7 - G            Am7 A#dim     G7
E7 - A7 -
D7 - G            C G    (to chorus)
8-beat intro. Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
This song is in the key of G.
The night was mighty dark so you could hardly see, For the moon refused to shine.
Couple sitting underneath a willow tree, For love they pine.
Little maid was kinda 'fraid of darkness so she said, "I guess I'll go".
Boy began to sigh, looked up at the sky, Told the moon his little tale of woe.
Oh, Shine on, shine on, harvest moon up in the sky.
I ain't had no lovin' since January, April, June or July.
Snow time ain't no time to stay outdoors and spoon,
So shine on, shine on, harvest moon, For me and my gal.
Watch Oakland Banjo Band guest Buddy Wachter perform "Shine On Harvest Moon" (youtube)

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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