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South Of The Border
Words and Music by Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Carr - 1939
 Refrain:
F Gm7            C7 F -
- -                 Fdim C7 -
F F7 Bb -             Gm7
F Gm7            C7 F -      (repeat refrain)
 Bridge:
F Gm C7 F
-                D7 Gm F               C9 F
 Last Refrain:
F Gm7            C7 F -
- -                 Fdim C7 -
F F7 Bb -             Gm7
F Gm7            C7 F -
C7 - F -
C7 - F -              (End)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Refrain:
South of the Border, down Mexico way,
That's where I fell in love when stars above came out to play.
And now as I wander, My thoughts ever stray,
South of the border, down Mexico way.
 
She was a picture in old Spanish lace,
Just for a tender while I kissed the smile upon her face.
For it was "Fiesta" and we were so gay,
South of the border, down Mexico way.
 
Bridge:
Then she sighed as she whispered "Mañana," Never dreaming that we were parting,
And I lied as I whispered "Mañana," For that tomorrow never came.
 
Last Refrain:
South of the border, I rode back one day,
There in a veil of white, By candlelight she knelt to pray.
The bells told me that I mustn't stay,
South of the border, down Mexico way.
Ay-ay-ay-ay, Ay-ay-ay-ay,
Ay-ay-ay-ay, Ay-ay-ay-ay.
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Watch the Oregon Trail Banjo Camp Band perform this song (youtube)
 
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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email: jbott@ix.netcom.com