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Words and Music by Zez Confrey - 1922
G            Bm -             G6 -             Ddim D7
Am7 -             D7 -             D+ G
-             Bm -             G6 -             Ddim D          Dm6
A7 D            B7 Em          A7 D7        Eb7
G - -             G7 E7
A7 - - -
D7 -              Adim Em -
A7 - D D7
G - -             G7 E7
A7 - - -
Cm6 - G            D7 G
A7 D7 G -  (D7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
'Tention folks, speak of jokes,  This is one on me,
Took my gal,  To a dance,  At the Armory.
Music played, dancers swayed,  Then we joined the crowd;
I can't dance, took a chance,  And right then we started:
Stumbling all around,  Stumbling all around,  Stumbling all around so funny,
Stumbling here and there,  Stumbling ev'ry where and I must declare,
I stepped right on her toes,  And when she bumped my nose,
I fell and when I rose,  I felt ashamed,  And told her,
That's the latest step, That's the latest step, That's the latest step,  My honey,
Notice all the pep,  Notice all the pep,  Notice all the pep.
She said,  "Stop mumbling,  Tho you are stumbling,
I like it just a little bit,  just a little bit,  quite a little bit."
Listen to the Northwest Banjo Band play "Stumbling" (mp3)

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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